Joyce and I have long cherished celebrating our full retirement from paid employment with a seriously long trip to places yet unvisited. I am playing catch up so, although all the places planned on our jaunt are new to me, Joyce is revisiting some old haunts.
That said we set out to plan a trip to enjoy a year with no winter, hence the focus on the southern hemisphere.
Having looked at travel agents and round the world tickets we finally decided that the trip could only be planned if we undertook all the booking ourselves and therefore we are in the throes of booking individual flights, accommodation, car hire and day trips. The internet certainly has its uses.
The map shows the planned itinerary thus far. we have flights booked through to Easter Island and have a clear idea of where and when we are going to staying en route.
There is still a lot to do but it is keeping us well occupied with regular visits to Kayak, Trivago, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Viator and car hire websites.