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Trip Statistics

Time for another trip – this time to Alaska and Europe from August to November 2018.  We’ll be home in time to vote!

Map of our stops 

Days traveling – 73 days as of October 16, 2018

Countries Visited

  • Canada
  • Alaska
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Malta
  • Switzerland

Cities Visited

  • Vancouver BC
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • Cumberland
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Tonsberg, Norway
  • Stockholm
  • Helsinki
  • Talinn, Estonia
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Krakow, Poland
  • Munich, Germany
  • Victoria, Gozo, Malta
  • Melleiha, Malta
  • Zurich, Switzerland (for the night)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Airports, Airlines, and Flights

  • DEN – IAD
  • IAD – DEN -YVR (Vancouver)
  • Fairbanks – ORD – IAD
  • IAD – MUC – CPH – BGO
  • OSL – Stockholm
  • Stockholm – HEL
  • Riga (RIX) – Warsaw (WAW) – Krakow (KRK)
  • KRK – MUC
  • MUC – MLA
  • MLA – ZRH

Trains

  • Bergen – Tonsberg
  • Tonsberg – Oslo
  • Zurich – Geneva

Ferries

  • Helsinki – Talinn
  • Malta – Gozo
  • Gozo – Malta

Airlines Flown

  • United
  • SAS, repeatedly
  • LOT – not the most efficient!
  • Air Malta
  • Lufthansa
  • Swiss Air

The 2017 – 2018 RTW Trip

Days Traveling – starting August 31,  2017 – 263 days as of May 18, 2018!

Countries visited

  • United States – Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Hawaii
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Turkey – Istanbul airport only
  • Tanzania
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Seychelles
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Thailand
  • India
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • New Caledonia
  • Vanuatu
  • American Samoa

Cities visited

  • Omaha, NE
  • Iowa City, Washington, Pella, IA
  • Creston, IA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Cumberland, MD
  • Shanksville, PA
  • Bedford, PA
  • Heidelberg, Germany – 3 times, so far
  • Munich, Germany
  • Padua, Italy
  • Lucca, Italy
  • Pisa, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Vatican City
  • Split, Croatia
  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Muwanze, Rwanda
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
  • Praslin, Seychelles
  • London
  • Cambridge, England
  • Inverness, Scotland
  • Fort Augusta, Scotland
  • Fort William, Scotland
  • Nairn, Scotland
  • Oxford, England
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Delhi, India
  • Agra, India
  • Udaipur, India
  • Jodhpur, India
  • Jaipur, India
  • Ranthambore National Park, India
  • Bundi, India
  • Narlai, India – can you find this one?
  • Perth
  • Fremantle, Australia
  • Margaret River, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
  • Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Woodend, Victoria, Australia
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Figtree, New South Wales
  • Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Pago Pago, American Samoa
  • Nadi, Fiji
  • Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Number of trains used  – 11

Number of plane flights

  • DEN – OMA – 15 minutes late departing, on-time arrival
  • MCI – IAD – on time
  • IAD – FRA – 15 minutes early arrival
  • FCO (Rome) – SPU (Split)  20 minutes late
  • SPU – FRA
  • FRA – Istanbul
  • Istanbul – Kilimanjaro (JRO)
  • Arusha – Waiusa
  • Arusha – Serengeti
  • Serengeti – Mwanza to clear immigration in Tanzania
  • Mwanza – Kigali, Rwanda
  • Kigali – Johannesburg,  South Africa (JNB) – 1 hour late
  • Johannesburg (JNB) – Cape Town (CPT)
  • Capetown (CPT)- Johannesburg (JNB) – Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)
  • Mahe, Seychelles  (SEZ) – FRA
  • FRA – London (LHR)
  • Inverness – London Luton
  • London (LHR) – Munich (MUC)
  • Munich (MUC) – Bangkok (BKK) – 1st class on Thai Air!
  • Bangkok (BKK) – Koh Samui (USM) – Bangkok (BKK)
  • Bangkok (BKK) – Delhi (DEL) – Bangkok (BKK) – 45 minutes late arriving
  • Bangkok – Perth (PER)
  • Sydney (SYD) – Port Macquarie (PQQ)
  • Port Macquarie (PQQ) – Hobart (HBA)  7 hours late arriving
  • Hobart (HBA) – Melbourne (MEL) – 1 hour late leaving
  • Melbourne (MEL) – Sydney (SYD)
  • Honolulu (HNL) to Maui (OGG)
  • Maui (OGG) – Denver (DEN)

Ferries

  • Mahe – Praslin
  • Praslin – La Digue – Praslin
  • Praslin – Mahe
  • MONA in Hobart
  • Manly in Sydney
  • water taxi in Vanuatu

Airports – fly into or out of

  • Denver (DEN)
  • Omaha (OMA)
  • Kansas City (MCI)
  • Washington Dulles (IAD)
  • Frankfurt (FRA)
  • Rome (FCO)
  • Split (SPU)
  • Kilimanjaro (JRO)
  • Arusha
  • Waiusa
  • Serengeti
  • Mwanza
  • Kigali
  • Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Cape Town (CPT)
  • Seychelles (SEZ)
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
  • Inverness (INV)
  • London Luton
  • Munich (MUC)
  • Bangkok (BKK)
  • Koh Samui (USM)
  • Delhi (DEL)
  • Perth (PER)
  • Sydney (SYD)
  • Port Macquarie (PQQ)
  • Hobart (HBA)
  • Melbourne (MEL)
  • Honolulu (HNL)
  • Kahalui, Maui (OGG)

Number of steps via our  Garmin – September 1 – 30 –  we’ve walked about 338,738 steps.  Our biggest day was the day we walked 26,981. Yes, my feet hurt!

October 1 – October 31 – I have another 355,135 steps recorded – about 134.7 miles. 19,786 was the biggest day.

November 1 – November 30 – 215,814 steps

December 1 – December 21 – 247,907 steps  – 17,047 was our biggest day!

January 1, 2018 – January 31, 2018 – 269,842  19,116 was our biggest day!

February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018 – 223, 306   Lots of this month was spent driving around India.

March 1, 2018 – March 30, 2018 – 240,628

Airlines flown