I just thought I would post this in case it gives anyone information and because I am tired of seeing it in my “Drafts” section. Obviously, this was from when I was planning to go for 2 years starting with the drive to Vancouver and the $900pp (sigh) cruise.
health insurance: $2500 for 1 year
Aug 16-Sept 10 drive to Seattle. 61 hours and 3870 miles incl stops in Cleveland, Michigan, Denver, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, and Seattle where we ditch the car. gas: (20 mpg, $3.50/gallon) $677, food $500? (25 days), lodging (tent camping, staying w/friends) $500 or less? + about $1700. budget $2000 to be safe
Seattle to vancouver greyhound 4 hours $100
Sept 12- Sept 27 Vancouver to Tokyo cruise (15 nights) ($900 x 6)= $5400
Tokyo to Shanghai by ferry 48 hours ($170 x 6)= $1020
air bnb place in shanghai for a night or two – I found a place that sleeps 6 for $59/night
Shanghai to Xian to see terra cotta warriors – $30/person for recliner seats, trip is about 20 hours.
Shanghai to Cambodia
India Jan-March starting in the south going northward
April-June Turkey. eastern europe
July-Aug western europe and could go back home after 1 year.
Aug 20-27 Westbound Cunard transatlantic Hamburg- NYC $1500pp x 6= $9000 (should be less since not all adult tix and we will share cabin)
around same date Hamburg-NYC by plane about $1000 pp = $6000
The second year:
Aug-Oct Poland/Czeck republic?
Nov-Feb southern Spain a la soultravelers3 or stay in Spain until April cruise from Barcelona to Miami then home 4 ms. early
March to S. America? Asuncion April – June then Ecuador July-Aug?
July to Amsterdam for cruise to Boston then home
April 27 Barcelona to Miami NCL Norweigen
July 29 repositioning cruise Amsterdam to Boston 18 days Holland America