I don't like travel agents. I'm just too much of a control freak to hand it all over to someone else. Amy and I've been talking about and thinking about this trip for the better part of a year and we knew what we wanted, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to see and and do. So thank goodness for the internet - a control freaks greatest friend. Off I went onto the world wide web. I found all sorts of websites and ways of booking bits and pieces. Amy, trusting soul that she is, let me go to it.
Unless you like fiddling around a lot and can be pretty organised about it, I wouldn't recommend the do it yourself approach. But if you're a control freak, there's no better way to travel!
Here it is - the final version of our itinerary. The bits that don't have accommodation listed, or that just say 'Arizona' or 'Washington' are deliberately up in the air. We're looking forward to just having the freedom to figure it as we go.
The Grand Tour
June 28 – August 19
Qantas, QF 458 Tullamarine: 18:00. Arrive Sydney 19:20
Airport Sydney International Inn
Address: 35 Levey Street, Arncliffe 2205 NSW,
Phone number: +61 02 95561555
Korean Air, KE 122 Sydney: 08:00. Arrive Seoul 17:40
Korean Air, KE 11 Seoul: 19:30. Arrive LAX 14:30
Arrive LAX. 14.40
Travel to Disneyland
Los Angeles Airport Shuttle to Anaheim Area Hotels: 17:00
Anaheim Quality Inn and Suites
Includes 3 day Disneyland pass.
June 30 - July 2
Collect car 12:00, July 2
Budget, Los Angeles Anaheim Disney.
Star Ford Mustang Convertible.
Check out of Anaheim Quality Inn and Suites
Drive to Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Hilton
Las Vegas – The Star Trek Experience
Check out of Las Vegas Hilton
Hit the road to Arizona and New Mexico
Albuquerque Airport, New Mexico, 12:00
Fly Albuquerque to Birmingham, Alabama
Southwest Airlines, WN1094. 13:10
Arrive Birmingham at 18:00
We’ll figure it out when we get there.
Fly Birmingham to Richmond VA
US Airways US 2236
Depart Birmingham 10:40
Arrive Charlotte North Carolina: 12:58
US Airways US 2290
Depart Charlotte: 14:29
Arrive Richmond Virginia: 15:35
Collect Car, 15:00
Alamo, Richmond International Airport
Chevrolet Equinox SUV 4 door automatic
Best Western Governors Inn
9826 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond.
Check out, 12:00
Hit the Road travelling north
Alamo, Washington Union Station 06:00
Train to New York
Depart: Washington Union Station, (WAS) 06:35
Arrive: New York, Penn Station (NYP) 09:59
We’ll figure it out
August 1 - 3
National, New York Manhattan West 77th. 06:00
Head to Toronto
See Bruce the Lawyer
Bruce E. Walker
65 Wellesley Street East
Collect Marriage Licence
Toronto City Hall
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto Hotel
475 Yonge St
Wedding 1:30pm Toronto Civic Wedding Chambers
Back on the road again – travel to Chicago
Staying with Robin
National, Chicago, Downtown, 20:00
Train to LA
Depart Chicago Union Station (CHI)
Los Angeles Union Station (LAX)
We’ll figure it out
Korean Air, KE 18 Los Angels 12:30. Arrive Seoul: 16:55
Korean Air KE 125 Seoul 19:25.
Arrive Melbourne 07:20