Completely Unrelated but.. How to Travel Around the World for $418

August 18th, 2011

Just a heads up, this post has absolutely nothing to do with law, music, or IP.

My iPhone recently “broke” (long explanation omitted here but thankfully it happened 3 days before my warranty was expiring).  While I was at the Apple store genius bar, I had a great chat about travel with my assigned genius.  She told me about a recent article she had read about a guy who booked an around the world plane ticket, with 15 different destinations on the itinerary, for $418.  Traveling is a huge passion of mine, so, of course, I was intrigued.

Basically, if you open credit cards linked to airline mileage perks, you can rack up a substantial amount of miles quickly.  No need to change spending style or live extravagantly.

Here is the article.  - http://gizmodo.com/5710654/how-to-fly-35000-miles-visit-4-continents-9-countries-and-15-cities-for-418

Read at your own risk.  You will definitely spend the next two hours on an airline alliances website planning out your journey, so if you have a lot on your plate today, I’d hold off on reading until the weekend.

My around the world adventure (if / when it ever actually happens) will take me down through South America, across to Austrailia, up to Jakarta and Bali, then through Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam (and I’ll do Laos and Cambodia while I’m there), a couple stops in China, Korea, ending in Japan, then back to NY.

Where would you go??