My Around-The-World Flight of Fancy

February 6, 2012

in Armchair Travel, Destination Updates

  • SumoMe

AroundWorldJan12It’s that time of year again:  Time to be thinking about taking a three and a half-week globe-trotting trip aboard a Boeing 757 with my wife and 76 of our “new best friends.”

Like to join us?  Read on.

Where It’s At

Here are the great places around the world that we’d be visiting after our private jet takes off from Washington, D.C.:

  • Lima, Peru
  • Cusco and Machu Picchu or Trujillo and Chiclayo, Peru
  • Easter Island
  • Samoa
  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rain Forest
  • Angkor Wat or Hidden Temples of Cambodia
  • Chengdu, China
  • Lhasa, Tibet or Xi’an, China
  • The Taj Mahal
  • Tanzania’s Serengeti Plain or Ngorongoro Crater
  • The Wonders of Ancient Egypt or Petra, Jordan
  • Marrakech or Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

After winging our way around the world for nearly a month, we’d find ourselves back where we began our journey in Washington, D.C.

In The Lap of Luxury

We’d be accompanied by our own professional chef and enjoy cuisine reflecting the stops along our odyssey by air.  We’d stay in grand hotels on the ground, and recline in luxury on board our high-end aircraft.

Ante Up

If you’re ready to go on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, don’t raise your hand.  Instead, reach for your wallet.  It’s going to cost you at least $66,950 per person, double-occupancy, to ride high-in-the-sky on this planet-circling “Around the World by Private Jet” jaunt offered by National Geographic Expeditions.

Picture This Pipe Dream

If you’re like me and have “Champagne tastes, but a beer (travel) budget,” don’t worry:  You can still do the trip from your armchair, watching this slideshow on the National Geographic Expeditions Website.

And unless I hit a big jackpot when I’m in Las Vegas next month, I’ll be sitting in the La-Z-Boy recliner next to yours rather than in a comfy seat on that Nati0nal Geographic Expedition 757.  Pass the popcorn, please.

(Even if you don’t have a jet setter’s bank balance, National Geographic Expeditions can probably take you on a more affordable, but still memorable, journey to someplace you’ve never been before.  Click here to pick a destination for your next trip.)

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