I am at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, over 3,000 miles from anywhere I expected to be on our round-the-world trip for Atlas and Boots. In fact, Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah are all unplanned stops. I expected to be in South America by December 2014, but instead spent an extra month in Tahiti – and then boarded a luxury cruise across the Pacific which most certainly wasn’t on the agenda. What I’m trying to say is that, for me, not buying a round-the-world (RTW) ticket has been a blessing.
We certainly considered the RTW option: we spent hours discussing and researching, but gave up when we couldn’t find an economical route that worked for our unusual journey. That’s not to say the RTW is without merit. If you’re torn between the options, have a look at the round the world ticket pros and cons below and make a decision based on your particular trip. Continue reading