Well, $413 to be exact. Of course, the answer is...it depends. Just like how some people think traveling is expensive, and wonder how we could afford traveling the world (while still being financially savvy).
Here are two separate round-trip flight tickets I booked recently, costing approximately $400 each.
When I booked the flights for our round-the-world trip, I knew that the travel would be intense with several red-eye flights and long layovers. Even better, they are all in economy. =P You can say we are crazy, but that's the benefit of being young, do it while we can right? Fortunately, we had access to United Club and Star Alliance lounges in various airports, thanks to the United Club Card (read on to find out how we got it for free). Having lounge access certainly made our travels much more enjoyable and comfortable.
So which lounges have we visited?
In August 2017, we embarked on a trip around-the-world visiting 5 countries:
While planning for our trip to Cape Town, we knew we wanted to explore several scenic areas outside of the city, and the best option was to rent a car. Note that South Africa is a right-hand drive country (i.e. drive on the left side of the road, steering wheel on the right side of the car), that means it's a total opposite of driving in the US. If you're up for the challenge, read on.
During our recent Round-the-World trip, we had a 12-hour layover in London en route to Cape Town, South Africa. I've visited London before but hubby hasn't, so instead of waiting all day in the airport, we decided to take the opportunity to explore the city. Here's what we did...
For a not-so-frequent traveler like me, elite status is not something easily attainable. Besides, I usually opt for the most cost-efficient option for leisure travels, so that doesn’t help much with accumulating the number of nights, stays, or miles required for elite statuses.