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Trip Introduction: Round The World Trip After College Graduation (12 countries & 4 continents)

Trip Introduction: Round The World Trip After College Graduation (12 countries & 4 continents)

Trip Introduction: RTW Trip after Graduation

Review: Ritz Carlton Battery Park Statue of Liberty Room

Exploring NYC + Transportation

Review: American Airlines Admiral Club JFK
Review: Cathay Pacific First Class JFK-HKG

Review: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Harbour View

Review: Hong Kong Airlines Economy HKG-BKK

Review: Marriott Bangkok Apartments

Review: AirAsia First Class DMK-KUL

Review: DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Executive Suite

Review: AirAsia First Class KUL-SIN

Review: Holiday Inn Singapore- Clarke

Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class SIN-HKG

Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Lounges @ HKG

Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class HKG-DXB

Review: RItz Carlton Dubai-FC Junior Suite

Review: Dubai Activities

Review: Royal Jordanian Business Class DXB-AMM

Review: Jordan + West Bank

Review: Royal Jordanian Economy AMM-CAI

Review: Hilton Ramses Executive Suites

Review: Hilton Pyramids Golf Presidential Suite

Review: Train from Cairo, Egypt to Alexandria, Egypt

Review: Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza Executive Suite

Review: Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch

Review: Turkish Airlines Economy Plus HBE-IST

Review: Qatar Airlines Economy IST-DOH

Review: Qatar Business Class Lounge Doha

Review: Qatar Airlines Business Class DOH-FRA

Review: Frankfurt Hostel

Review: Singapore Airlines Premium Economy FRA-JFK


Welcome to my introduction on my Round-The-World Trip after college graduation. I traveled a dozen countries on 4 continents in 2 months by myself. For a majority of the trip I traveled FIRST/BUSINESS CLASS and stayed in 5 star hotels! You will learn how I used miles and points or took advantage of other deals for my trip.

Planning The Trip:

The primary reason for this trip was to visit my Buddy from College, Bashar, while he was home in the West Bank. With visiting Bashar as my main requirement, my secondary goals were to experience specific airlines, visit certain cities, and review specific hotels. Once all of my “requirements” out of the way I wanted to visit the Middle East first and then head to Asia, but with Ramadan occurring I thought it would be better to visit once it is over.

In each review I will break down what points/miles/deals I used to book that specific experience. In summary I used the following to book this trip:

Alaska Miles: 70,000

British Airways Avios: 67,500

Singapore Miles: 45,000

Hilton Points: 100,000

Hyatt Points:2 Free Night Certs

Ritz-Carlton Points: 3 Free Night Certs

Cash: ~$650-1,000

 

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About a week before departure many Middle Eastern countries banned flights to/from Qatar. My original plan was top fly from Alexandria, Egypt to Doha, Qatar on Qatar Airways but I had to be re-accommodated on Turkish Airlines after the blockade.

The order of countries/cities was as follows:

1: USA

2. Hong Kong, China

3. Bangkok, Thailand

4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5. Singapore

6. Dubai, UAE

7. Amman, Jordan

8. Ramallah, West Bank

9. Cairo, Egypt

9a. Alexandria, Egypt

10. Istanbul, Turkey

11. Doha, Qatar

12. Frankfurt, Germany

In the end my this is what the map looked like with my routings.

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Plus a couple of sneak peak pics

 

At The End Of The Day

This was a crazy fun trip that I am blessed to have been able partake in. I experience so many “first times” throughout my journey like first class and hotel upgrades. This trip is something I will remember forever and only fuels my desire to travel the World more. I hope to inspire more people to do the same, no matter their financial situation.

Without miles/points I don’t think a fraction of this trip would be possible without shelling out some serious cash. Stay tuned and learn how you can take advantage so you can travel too!

 

Review: Ritz-Carlton Battery Park Statue of Liberty Room

Review: Ritz-Carlton Battery Park Statue of Liberty Room