I’m at it again, traveling around the world. In celebration of my 40th birthday, I am heading to Tuscany and Bali, two of my favourite places in the world.
Treating myself to a business class (Aeroplan) ticket, my super crazy itinerary confirms that I am a “jet setter”! While I am visiting only two countries (on two different continents) this time, I have flight connections in 10 countries, on 3 continents, with 7 airlines! Many people wouldn’t dream of taking such a journey, and while I had little choice in the matter, for me, this itinerary is kind of exciting! (Although I can’t comment on what the experience would be like if it didn’t involve business class and all the “perks” that come with it, such as priority boarding, airport lounge access (great for small a small bite, place to work on a blog post, have a shower!), spacious plane seats and upgraded multi-course meals, and two checked luggage pieces! (Yea souvenirs!)
During my three main air travel segments, I am scheduled to travel a total of 101 hours (4.2 days), which includes airport layovers (HELLO LOUNGE !)
Yellowknife to Edmonton (Air Canada)
Edmonton to Calgary (Air Canada)
Calgary to Frankfurt (Air Canada)
Frankfurt to Brussels (Lufthansa)
Brussels to Florence (Brussels Airlines)
Florence to Zurich (Swiss Air)
Zurich to Bangkok (Swiss Air)
Bangkok to Singapore (Thai Airways)
Singapore to Denpasar Bali (Singapore Airlines)
Denpasar Bali to Taipei (Eva Air)
Taipei to Los Angeles (Eva Air)
Los Angeles to Calgary (Air Canada)
Calgary to Yellowknife (Air Canada)
During my 2015 epic solo round-the-world journey, Tuscany and Bali were among the many places I visited. Both hold a special place in my heart, so much so, that I will be returning to the very same places over the next five weeks. I look forward to reconnecting with friends and meeting new ones, unwinding with a glass or two of vino, visiting wineries, touring around with my camera, and I especially look forward to disconnecting at the Bali Silent Retreat. (Yep…silent.)
To give you a preview of what is in store for me, I’ve included a collection of photos from my most recent visit to Tuscany and Bali.I always imagined I would do something big and special for my 40th birthday. While I would have liked to be sharing this trip with special friends, I am doing so with you, the reader. If you’re interested in learning more about how this trip went (and others), be sure to like my tawnabrownphotography Facebook page, follow me on instagram (@tcblivingmylife), and for the full stories, complete with photos and videos, I invite you to subscribe to my blog (see the top right hand side of the screen).
PS…I haven’t posted on my blog for a very long time, and as many of you know, I have many experiences and places to share with you. I assure you that I have not given up, and as long as you remain interested, I will continue to write and share. Feel free to leave a comment below! I always love hearing from readers!