The Next Big Adventure

June 26, 2012


It’s time for me to just get back out in the world. Unlike most of my adventures in which I’ve been pursuing a job, this one is truly for friends. I’ve meet a lot of people in my travels, and hope to catch up with most of them on a series of one-way tickets across North American, Europe, Asia, and even Africa. So what’s the itinerary?

Dallas to Washington DC
I will finally have the chance to see my cousin’s baby and hopefully meet up with a fan I’ve been chatting with for over a year. After doing the proper research on finding a credit card, I’m buying this ticket in cash with my AA Citibank card to get miles and save on luggage charges.

Washington DC to Toronto
A Megabus ticket for $18 across an international border? Yes, please. Two expats I met while teaching English in South Korea will be returning from two years in the country, and I look forward to catching up.

Toronto to Frankfurt
Though I did consider booking this portion with a travel site, my AAdvantage miles turned out to be enough (though the taxes and fees were a bit higher than I expected). Nevertheless, it’s a good deal to meet up with a lovely young lady I met during my time in San Francisco and finally see Europe as an adult. We’ll be galavanting around Germany and France for just over a week.

Frankfurt to Bangkok
Yes, back to Thailand. The program director of Thai Mueang Volunteers has agreed to take me in for a few weeks in August, and I do so miss the taste of Durian and the sight of the Indian Ocean. Hopefully I’ll be a little less culture shocked this time around and will be able to more enjoy my experience… not that last time wasn’t anything but exceptional. This leg is paid for courtesy of my brother’s United miles.

Bangkok to Dubai
Two married Aussie friend of mine have set up shop in this UAE oasis, and I’m dying to see the skyscrapers and learn more about their world. Still figuring out the logistics of paying for this leg (which is why I’m basing myself in Thailand to reduce expenses).

That’s all I have for the moment. Everything is still tentative, but with so many frequent flyer miles at my disposal and wanderlust creeping up on me, I gotta fly.

One Response to The Next Big Adventure

  1. Andrea on June 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Sounds like a great itinerary! I’ve been to all of those places except Frankfurt and Toronto – nice choices, wish I was going on this trip =)

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