Best FarFlung Travel Destinations (with the man who’s been everywhere)

Last week I surprised Stefan of Rapid Travel Chai after starting a Facebook live with the format:

We’re going to plan a round the world trip of far-flung destinations.

Stefan has been to 189 countries (of the 193 UN Countries), and on the TCC list (of 325 countries) he has been to 293.

So sitting down and getting to ask him to start naming his favorite far-flung countries was awesome. Since our live-streaming audio was poor, I decided to go ahead and make a post putting text, a map, and pictures to the best far-flung travel destinations we routed as a round-the-world trip.

Interactive version of map below.

Interactive version of map below.

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Roadtrip Suggestion: Bosnia & Herzegovina (plus Off-peak Croatia and Montenegro)

Bay of KotorTwo reasons you should take my advise and do this trip:

1) Our short visit to Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina were some of my favorite travels. Highly under-rated travel destinations!

2) The car rental starting in Croatia was a heck of a deal! And one ways are the same price.

Bosnia & Herzegovina is unique and culturally rich, I think, above and beyond the rest of eastern Europe (with the exception of Bulgaria). It’s at the intersection of great empires, making it both multi-cultural and unfortunately the center of conflict in the 90s.

And while it’s obviously a great place to visit now, it still doesn’t have anywhere near the level of tourists you’ll see all over Croatia.

When you can do a oneway car rental for under $10 a day and visit so many different cultures so close together… It’s a no brainer vacation, no matter your interests.

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Our Self-Drive Safari in Kenya

Masai Mara elephant 1

Upon seeing a $211 mistake fare for a roundtrip to Kenya we and a few friends, flew to Nairobi, and rented a small 4×4 for a week, and drove out to Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru.

Now that we’ve finally made a video from our trip to Kenya a couple years ago, I realize I never posted about the fantastic safaris on the blog.

In this post I’ll talk about:

  • Safari Tips
  • Show pictures
  • Discuss where to stay / best areas etc…
  • More pictures

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Best Use Of JetAirways JP Miles & JetPrivilege Award Chart

In the past I’ve tried to explore other programs. Since Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege (aka JPMiles) is one of a few transfer partners of Citi, I decided to give a peek and remake their award chart so it’s easy to understand.

I see a few good uses that might be worthy of a Citi TY points transfer. I’ll list all of the best uses, then show the award chart, and then dive in deeper about each use.

In short, the three best uses I see are: flights to Hawaii for 15k/30k, flights to Caribbean and Central America for 10k/20k, and possibly the cheapest Citi TY transfer to fly Emirates First or Etihad First.

However… there are a lot of details around these deals as each depends on the region of the US you fly out of. For deals, details, and the JP Miles Award chart, dive in.

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We have spent the majority of our marriage traveling full time, living out of hotels.   All the while, we list our expenses publicly, budgeting $25,000 a year for our nomadic life while still staying in mostly 4 or 5 star hotels across ~20 countries a year.
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