Round The World Trip Map And Index


Pre Trip Planning

Round The World Trip in 2012
Round The World Trip Initial Planning
Round The World Trip Destination Wish #1: Trans-Siberian Railway
Budgeting for a Round The World Trip
Round The World Trip Destination Wish #2: Petra, Jordan
Round The World Trip Destination Wish #3: Great Walks in New Zealand
The Departure Year is Finally Here
Round The World Trip Delayed for 1 Year
Round The World Pre-Trip To Do List
Crafting a Savings Plan for a Round The World Trip
Five Weeks Before Departure
New Gear for Round The World Trip
Cocktail of Travel Immunizations
Change of Departure Date and Destination
Itinerary for First Month of Round The World Trip
Packing for a Round The World Trip
The Departure Day is Finally Here


May 2014

Fighting Fatigue on First Day in Lima, Peru
The Desert Oasis of Huacachina, Peru
Flying over the Nazca Lines in Peru
Altitude Sickness in Cuzco
Machu Picchu, 9 Years Later
Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu Journal
Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 1: Mollepata to Soraypampa
Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 2: Soraypampa to Salkantay Pass to Huayracpunko
Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 3: Huayracpunko to Colpapampa
Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 4: Colpapampa to La Playa
Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 5: La Playa to Llactapata
Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 6: Llactapata to Aguas Calientes
Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 7: Machu Picchu
In Review: 18 Days of Backpacking in Peru
Desaguadero Border Crossing and Bolivian Roadblocks
Stuck in La Paz, Bolivia


June 2014

La Paz to Uyuni, the Bus Ride from Hell
Salar De Uyuni and Reserva Nacional De Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa
Stuck Again in Uyuni, Bolivia
Crossing the Villazon-La Quiaca Border into Argentina
In Review: 11 Days of Backpacking in Bolivia
Thoughts After One Month on Round The World Trip
Quality Time with Dad in Cordoba, Argentina
Vacation Within a Vacation
Libreria El Ateneo, Buenos Aires
Riding the Subte in Buenos Aires


July 2014

Heading to the World Cup Final in Rio
Heartbreak at the World Cup Final
A Week in Rio de Janeiro
Ilha Grande, Paradise with Good Company
A Quick Stop at Paraty, Brazil
Sao Paulo, And an Amazing Hostel
Curitiba, Brazil


September 2014

Absent-mindedness and Kind Strangers
Rainy Days on The Beaches of Boipeba
Milford Track Booked For April 2015
Lazy Days in Jericoacoara
Crossing The Brazil-Venezuela Border
Manaus, At The Heart of The Amazon
In Review: 61 Days of Backpacking in Brazil


October 2014

Hike to Mount Roraima – Days 1 to 3
Hike to Mount Roraima – Days 4 to 6
Angel Falls, The Place I Wanted to Visit The Most in South America
Crossing The Venezuela-Colombia Border From Maracaibo to Maicao
In Review: 18 Days of Backpacking in Venezuela
Santa Marta, Taganga, and Tayrona National Park


November 2014

Thoughts After 6 Months on Round The World Trip
Feeling Re-Energized in Cartagena
Voluteering at Angeles de Medellin Foundation
Manizales, Salento and Valle de Cocora


December 2014

In Review: 52 Days of Backpacking in Colombia
Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile
Almost at The End of The World in Punta Arenas, Chile
Puerto Natales, Chile
Torres del Paine W-Circuit Journal
Torres del Paine W-Circuit Day 1: Paine Grande to Refugio Grey
Torres del Paine W-Circuit Day 2: Refugio Grey to Campamento Italiano
Torres del Paine W-Circuit Day 3: Campamento Italiano to Mirador Britanico to Refugio Los Cuernos
Torres del Paine W-Circuit Day 4: Refugio Los Cuernos to Campamento Chileno
Torres del Paine W-Circuit Day 5: Campamento Chileno to Base de las Torres to Hotel Las Torres
In Review: 12 Days of Backpacking in Chile
Glaciar Perito Moreno and El Calafate
Majestic Fitz Roy and El Chalten


January 2015

Last Few Days in Argentina and South America
In Review: 73 Days of Traveling in Argentina
In Review: 250 Days of Backpacking in South America
Costs for 250 Days of Backpacking in South America


March 2015

New Zealand, On The Road Again After a 2 Month Break
8 New Zealand Great Walks in 8 Weeks
Preparing for The Great Walks and Waiting Out Cyclone Pam
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Day 1: Onepoto to Panekire Hut
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Day 2: Panekire Hut to Waiopaoa Hut
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Day 3: Waiopaoa Hut to Marauiti Hut
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Day 4: Marauiti Hut to Hopuruahine Landing
Wairoa and Taupo, In Between Great Walks
Tongariro Northern Circuit Day 1: Mangatepopo Hut to Oturere Hut
Tongariro Northern Circuit Day 2: Oturere Hut to Waihohonu Hut
Tongariro Northern Circuit Day 3: Waihohonu Hut to Whakapapa Village


April 2015

Wellington, Christchurch, Mount Cook, and Queenstown, In Between Great Walks
Routeburn Track Day 1: Routeburn Shelter to Routeburn Falls Hut
Routeburn Track Day 2: Routeburn Falls Hut to Lake Mackenzie Hut
Routeburn Track Day 3: Lake Mackenzie Hut to The Divide
Milford Track Day 1: Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut
Milford Track Day 2: Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hut
Milford Track Day 3: Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hut
Milford Track Day 4: Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point
Te Anau, In Between Great Walks
Rakiura Track Day 1: Oban to Port William Hut
Rakiura Track Day 2: Port William Hut to North Arm Hut
Rakiura Track Day 3: North Arm Hut to Oban
Stewart Island, In Between Great Walks
Thoughts After 1 Year on Round The World Trip
Kepler Track Day 1: Te Anau to Luxmore Hut
Kepler Track Day 2: Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut
Kepler Track Day 3: Iris Burn Hut to Moturau Hut
Kepler Track Day 4: Moturau Hut to Te Anau
A Return to Milford Sound
Coastal Pacific Train, Hitchking, And Nelson, In Between Great Walks


May 2015

Abel Tasman Coast Track Day 1: Marahau to Anchorage
Abel Tasman Coast Track Day 2: Anchorage to Bark Bay
Abel Tasman Coast Track Day 3: Bark Bay to Awaroa
Abel Tasman Coast Track Day 4: Awaroa to Whariwharangi
Abel Tasman Coast Track Day 5: Whariwharangi to Totaranui via Gibbs Hill Track
Heaphy Track Day 1: Brown Hut to Perry Saddle Hut
Heaphy Track Day 2: Perry Saddle Hut to James Mackay Hut
Heaphy Track Day 3: James Mackay Hut to Heaphy Hut
Heaphy Track Day 4: Heaphy Hut to Kohaihai
Riding The Tranzalpine Train in New Zealand
In Review: 69 Days of Backpacking in New Zealand
Sidney and Perth, Australia
Australian Rail Pass: The Ghan and The Indian Pacific
Road Trip to Magical Uluru
Rental Car Relocation, And Driving the Great Ocean Road in Australia


June 2015

In Review: 23 Days of Backpacking in Australia
Taipei, The Hometown I Barely Knew


July 2015

Taiwan’s Night Markets


August 2015

Osaka, And First Japanese Culture Shock
Hiroshima and Miyajima
Returning to Japan Later in the Year, and Learning the Hostel Business
Temple Living on Mount Koya
Visiting the Old Capital City of Kyoto
Thoughts After 500 Days on Round The World Trip
A Short Visit to Hida Takayama
Climbing Mount Fuji
Tokyo, Japan


September 2015

Hong Kong and Macau
Formula One Weekend in Singapore


October 2015

6 Weeks of Relaxing in Singapore
MotoGP Race in Sepang, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur and Malacca, Malaysia


December 2015

Autumn Colors in Kyoto and Nara
Following River Plate at the FIFA Club World Cup
2 Months of Living in Osaka
Ikoma Sanjyo Amusement Park
2 Months of Living in Osaka


January 2016

Nara Dreamland – Abandoned Amusement Park
In Review: 88 Days of Backpacking and Living in Japan
Hualien and Taroko National Park in Taiwan
Yuli Township And Walami Trail, Taiwan
Kenting National Park, Taiwan


February 2016

Riding The Alishan Forest Railway to Fenqihu
Alishan National Scenic Area
In Review: 28 Days of Backpacking in Taiwan
Yangon, And First Impressions of Myanmar
Kalaw, In The Shan State of Myanmar
Hike From Kalaw to Inle Lake
Inle Lake and Indein Village
Hsipaw, And a Failed Train Ride
Pyin Oo Lwin, And Another Failed Train Ride


March 2016

Mandalay, Inwa, And Amarapura
Boat Ride From Mandalay to Bagan
Exploring The Wonders of Bagan
In Review: 26 Days of Backpacking in Myanmar
Island Life in Koh Mak and Koh Wai, Thailand
Thoughts After 2 Years on Round The World Trip
Crossing The Infamous Thai-Cambodia Border at Poi Pet
A Long Break at Angkor Wat and Siem Reap


April 2016

Battambang, Bamboo Train, And Phnom Sampeau
In Review: 15 Days of Backpacking in Cambodia
Bangkok, Food, Songkran, And a Good Bye
In Review: 23 Days of Backpacking in Thailand
Muscat, And First Impressions of Oman
Sur, Wadi Shab, and Wadi Bani Khalid
Majestic Sharqiya (Wahiba) Sands
The Goat Market in Nizwa, Oman
Bahla Fort, The Tombs of Al Ayn, and Misfat Al Abryeen
A Visit to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
In Review: 14 Days of Backpacking in Oman


May 2016

Unexpected Dubai
A Beautiful Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Pleasantly Surprised by Doha, Qatar
Djibouti, And My First Experience in Africa
Being a Celebrity in Hargeisa, Somaliland
Somaliland’s Independence Day
Cave Paintings Of Laas Geel
From Scorching Hot Berbera to Cool Sheikh
In Review: 5 Days of Backpacking in Somaliland
Taking 13 Flights in 20 Days
Food Indulgence in Kuwait City
Asmara, And First Impressions of Eritrea
Churches and Cemeteries in Asmara
Massawa, And Testing The Limits of My Patience
Caves, Canyons, And Ruins of Qohaito
Riding a Historic Train in Asmara
In Review: 7 Days of Traveling in Eritrea


June 2016

In Review: 21 Days of Traveling in UAE, Qatar, And Kuwait
Mashhad, My First Destination in Exotic Iran
Riding The Night Train From Mashhad to Yazd in Iran
Exploring The Desert Town of Yazd
Day Trip to Kharanaq, Chak Chak, And Meybod
Mosques And Bazaars of Shiraz
Persepolis And The Tombs of Naqsh-e Rustam
Exploring The Ancient Castles and Temples of Firuzabad, Iran
Isfahan, The Most Beautiful City I Visited in Iran
Desert Oasis Town of Kashan
Ancient Town of Abyaneh, And Beautiful Fin Garden
Tehran, My Last Stop in Iran
In Review: 24 Days of Backpacking in Iran


July 2016

Costs for 731 Days of Backpacking Around The World
My Top 5 Countries After 731 Days on Round The World Trip


September 2016

Nature Getaway to Australia’s Crowdy Bay National Park


October 2016

A Return to The Great Ocean Road on a Campervan


November 2016

Short Trip to Byron Bay and Nimbin


May 2017

Post Travel Blues and Loss of Wanderlust


July 2017

Coming “Home” And Doing a Long US National Parks Road Trip
Western USA Road Trip Journal
Western USA Road Trip: Planning


August 2017

Western USA Road Trip: Sequoia National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Kings Canyon National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Yosemite National Park
Western USA Road Trip: San Francisco & Napa Valley
Western USA Road Trip: Redwood National and State Parks
Western USA Road Trip: Lassen Volcanic National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Crater Lake National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Waterfalls in Oregon
Western USA Road Trip: Olympic National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Mount Rainier National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Seattle


September 2017

Western USA Road Trip: North Cascades National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Yellowstone National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Grand Teton National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Great Basin National Park
Western USA Road Trip: Zion National Park

Comments (3)

  • Jorene July 26, 2016 at 3:40 am Reply

    Your trips look amazing! What prompted you to traverse so many parts of Latin America? I’m planning to head to Latam but am concerned about Zika. Any case for concern?

    • Kevin July 26, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Hi Jorene, I grew up in Argentina so South America is a special place for me. It’s such a large and diverse area, I still feel that there’s so much to see. Unfortunately I don’t know much about Zika. When I was there it wasn’t an issue.

  • Henry Salari February 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm Reply

    You’ve been to my birthplace, Iran. That is awesome!!! I wish I could visit it one day.

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