Earlier this year Elena and I went on an amazing 4 month adventure around Asia visiting Thailand, Bali, Laos and Singapore. It was long planned trip and it was fabulous. As many of you know the highlight came at the end when we got engaged.
Well, I just finished booking flights for our next adventure: we’re headed to Europe for 2 months.
I made a little animated map of our route using a cool new service I found called Tripline which imports from TripIt, making it pretty easy.
Hit Play in the top right corner, enjoy the show and then let me know how the map works for you in the comments. I’m thinking I’ll do one after the face for Asia, and maybe make a “year end round up” map if it works.
The focus of this trip is to attend Terra Madre and Salon de Gusto in Torrino. Elena will be attending to represent SlowFood’s Maui chapter. Coincidentally WordCamp Europe happens a month before Salon de Gusto, so being us, we’re heading over early and combining the two events. Then while researching flights I found out that I can book American Advantage MileSAAVer award airfares into and out of Barcelona. So we’re using my 100,000 American Airlines miles. 30k miles each for the flight from SNA (Orange County) to BCN (Barcelona) and only 20k BCN to OGG (Maui). The flights from OGG to the mainland are Hawaiian and Alaska Miles. The european flights are all cash, but I found some great fares from Barcelona to Sofia, Sofia to Rome and Turin to Barcelona.