Thursday, March 26, 2009

17 Round the World We Go! Your suggestions needed.....

World here we come!!!

As many of you know we are getting married this July. And as all of you know we love to travel. So we decided that anything short of a global adventure would be an unsatisfactory honeymoon. We've purchased OneWorld round the world tickets and on July 12th, the day after we tie the knot, we are set to embark on a trip that will span the globe and hopefully change our lives forever.

Our itinerary is currently up in the air so we are looking for ideas from you our readers for places to go and sights to see. Whether you've known us for years or just stumbled upon this site, whether it's your hometown or favorite secluded beach, we want your input on spots to visit.

Please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments. Thanks to those who have already commented! We have started a list below of people's suggestions. And be sure to visit back later to follow our journey. Don't worry, we promise it will be legend.......wait for it...
  • Australia - Melbourne, Perth
  • Austria - Salzbourg, Vienna
  • Belgium - Euro Star train to Brussels
  • Bolivia - Salar de Uyuni and Cerro Rico mines
  • Ecuador - Galapagos Islands, Quito
  • France - Blois, Normandy
  • Germany - Munich, Neuschwanstein and other castles of Bavaria
  • Ireland - Bushmills, Giant's Causeway, Westport
  • Italy - Bologna, Capri, Florence
  • Jordan - Petra
  • Malaysia - Perhentian Islands
  • Philippines - Puerto Gallera and Boracay
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, and Selous Reserve
  • The Netherlands - Utrecht


  1. Do a tour of the castles of Bavaria. Schloss Neuschwanstein was my favorite--you can take a horse-drawn carriage up the mountain, which would be perfect for a honeymoon!

  2. Sounds like such a fun time! I live in Singapore and one of my most favorite places to visit is Perhentian Islands in Malaysia. The beaches are beuatiful and there is much nice wildlife, even sea turtles!

    This place is much less busy then other places in Malaysia and Thailand but the monsoon comes in november so be sure to get there before then!

  3. Just was reading some of your blog posts....thanks for the great trip reports! I figured I would throw my two cents in on places to visit. Tanzania remains my most favorite places I have ever had the good fortune of visiting. Sure there are the big name destinations like Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro but be sure to make some stops elsewhere.

    I'd recommend the Selous Reserve....tons of wildlife, not crowded with other tourists like the Serengeti and there is a beautiful river that runs through the reserve. Can't wait to check back and see where you go!

  4. You can travel to the Puerto Gallera or Boracay with beautiful beach...and very cheap (food and accomodations).

  5. it's the first time I read about your travel, I'd suggest Salar de Uyuni and Cerro Rico mines in Bolivia (and all Bolivia, of course!) They're 2 very special place and unforgettable!! If you want to see some pictures you can find them on our website (text is in italian but pictures say everything!)

  6. Oi. Parabéns pelo seu excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil. Abração

  7. I just stumbled onto your site while looking for information on Iceland. My number one recommendation - no contest - is the Galapagos Islands. It would be best if you loved animals and had some interest in natural history, but it's an amazing place for anyone! It was interesting to see that you're doing a round the world trip - we met a young woman from England there who was doing the same.

  8. Just got back from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and it is definitely on the top of the list. Spend some time around Quito also.
    Another place (or adventure) I would recommend is to take a train (Euro Star) from England to Brussells (goes under the English Channel) and enjoy Brussells.

  9. you must go to JORDAN! petra is absolutely AMAZING and is one of the newer wonders of the world. google it to understand.

    also ecuador is a good one, plus it is really inexpensive. if you're in the are you might as well head over to CHILE!

    feel free to ask me ANYTHING about jordan or italy. i've spent lots of time in both (especially italy)

  10. i should add my email address!

  11. just stumbled upon your blog. my wife and i are doing the exact same thing (married last sept, traveling from last october, one month left till we go home). feel free to email me and i'll send you a link to our blog that hopefully will give you lots of ideas.
    email is aroetterATcsDOTstanfordDOTedu
    (replace the AT and DOT as appropriate of course) above all, have an awesome trip! - Alex

  12. just stumbled upon your blog, and it's so great to hear that you're going on a round-the-world trip! i'll second the recommendation to neuschwanstein castle - i just went there a month ago and it's absolutely fairytale! be sure not to miss munich too, as the city is filled with lovely people and shops and pubs. there's a cafe called rischart opposite the glockenspeil that serves the best apple strudel in warm vanilla sauce.

    besides that, i highly recommend vienna and salzbourg - they're magical and very historic. in italy, go to bologna for amazing authentic italian tortellini and bolognese. in france, i highly recommend blois in the loire valley (it's a small medieval town with curious cobblestone alleys and pathways littered with interesting shops, eateries and bookshops) for its majestic castle (there are two other castles nearby too in neighbouring towns).

    if your trip allows u to come down under, melbourne would be on top of my list for a bustling cosmopolitan city that boasts of many hidden alleys with shops,cafes and restaurants. the art and culture is reknowned in melbourne too. for beaches, perth might be better. and of course, if you're game to go further down under, new zealand is one of nature's best kept secrets. south island is reknowned for adventure sports, whilst north island is slightly more cosmo and agricultural. spectacular scenery is promised.

    i hope u have a great trip, and look forward to readin about your adventures! :) congratulations!

  13. It's been 13 years since I was in Italy and we did stayed in hostels but Florence was my favorite city. I also loved Capri. I was there in October and it was beautiful.

    Ireland- not sure if you plan on going there but since if have been there three times I think it's safe to say it's my favorite. Go to Westport in Co. Mayo to get a pint at Matt Molloy's Pub and then head up to Bushmills in Northern Ireland to see the Giant's Causeway- my understanding is it's packed with tourist in the summer but in November, it's pretty quiet. Also the Bushmills Distillery is there too. You guys will have a great time. Can't wait for next weekend!

  14. Hi Katrina and Patrick,
    If you make it to the Netherlands, I very highly recommend Utrecht, a city about 20 minutes south of Amsterdam by train. It has all the beauty and 'dutch feel' of Amsterdam without all the heavy tourist traffic. I lived there for four months when I studied abroad and dream of going back ASAP.
    Happy Travels, Molly Housh

  15. Normandy, France - small French villages among the battles scars of D Day

  16. Helen Australia

    You asked for some ideas re Australia. As one of your responders has said, Melbourne is a lovely cosmopolitan city with a good feel. Alice Springs I think you will find a rather grim and sad place, certainly as far as our indigenous population is concerned. Sydney we
    know best and love - despite not living there any more.

    Sydney Harbour has to be one of the best and loveliest in the world. There are many beautiful sites to see, and especially some of the most fantastic harbour foreshore walks. Maps are readily available from the ferry service in Sydney. Fish and chips at Watsons Bay is a must - either from the waterfront pub or just take-away - will be some of the best you've had,and the view right down the harbour to the Harbour Bridge is world-class. The Opera House is also a must. Even if you don't attend a performance, go inside and around outside. Also there are some of the best walks in the world along the coastal beaches - also some of the best in the world (not half biased, are we?). The cliff top walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach is absolutely spectacular. If you manage to tear yourselves away from the harbour, a day trip of the Blue Mountains is recommended. Have a wonderful stay.


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