Going anywhere from New Zealand except Australia or Fiji involves a long flight. In 2006, we took a break from work in New Zealand to visit friends and family in the US and explore Italy. Over the course of 60 days, we visited Australia, California, Oregon, Washington, Florida, Italy and Singapore.
Three weeks in Italy traveling by train allowed us to visit Rome, Florence, Venice and Cinque Terre. Singapore delivered electronics galore, fantastic food, cleanliness, beautiful port, friendly people and never ending 40th anniversary fireworks.
And the final goofy self-portrait — still smiling after 63 days, over 60 hours on 10 airplanes, 18 hours on 9 trains, and sleeping in 27 different beds. That’s a wrap on this round the world trip.