This is my first post at this forum, Though I hope to make more.
I am in the early process's of planning an RTW, Slated for 2010. It will be me and a freind from Australia (I am from the U.S.). And will include a rather large number of countries. We intend for the trip to last an entire year. I am not so much asking for countries to visit, as we pretty much have that worked out. I am more asking for places we should visit in these countries. Things like, Resturants, Clubs, Bars, or Services I should make note of will be muchly thanked.
The basic itenerary for the trip Works out like this.
Late febuary - March - April, road tripping around the united states, Hitting all 48 Continental states. With forays into Ontario, Quebec and British colombia Canada.
May - June, Iceland, Ireland and the U.K. I am quite familier with the U.K. having been there around 5 times, and having just completed a 8 week trip there this past may. I plan to get a Britrail pass for the UK and Ireland. But I am a little more fuzzy when it comes to Ireland and Iceland. Specifically Iceland, So any help on this would be greatly apreciated..
As an aside, after having had some odd experiances in trying to find flights from asia to Egypt, and having been told most of them will take me back to Heathrow anyway. I have decided just to fly from London to Egypt for a week, and return to london afterwords.
July - August - September, Western and Eastern Europe and Russia. I intend to get a Eurail pass and an East Rail pass, and work my way through all the Continental european countries, Ending in Russia for a week before getting on the Trans siberian and heading for China.
Beggining of october, Two weeks in China
End of October, Two weeks in Japan
November - December, Australia, New Zealand.
January - Febuary, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile (including Easter Island), and ending in Mexico. Before flying back home to Atlanta at the beggining of march.
As I had said previously, I have just planned and completed an 8 week trip in the U.K., Not the most exotic locale by any means. But it was the first trip I planned from beggining to end. Now I'm on to something larger. So I have the planning skills, But I'm having a bit of a problem with the logistical elements. Specifically finding airfares to use as estimates from one place to another..
I am not planning this trip to be anything more than a whirlwind excursion across the globe.. Not staying anymore than 2 days in any town unless otherwise noted. I realise its not the best way to travel, But I figure when I'm older and slower I can go back and be slow in my travels.
So any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas would be greatly appreciated.