This was my second annual month-long trip around the world in 2007. This time I slowed things down a little and stayed longer in each place than on the first trip. Destinations included: Machu Picchu, Peru, Cape Town, Thailand, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand & Fiji. For this trip, I again used frequent flier miles for the RTW ticket which saved quite a bit of money. I will be visiting all new places with the exception of Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town was my favorite city on the last trip and I didn’t feel like I had enough time there. I am also going back to Thailand and China but to different cities within. Other than that, all the stops are places I’ve never been before.
This trip was different from the last in that it should not draw any parallels to “The Amazing Race.” I had planned at least three days in each place and in some cases as many as five or six days. Again, like the last one I was travelling solo and hadn't planned a few parts of my trip hoping something interesting would prop up!