Our first plane ticket is booked and we finally have a “go” date… July 6, 2011. No less than 6 days after our final day of work (June 30), we will be on a plane to Cancun, Mexico. This is going to be a tight schedule to get everything arranged before our departure, but Mike and I agreed that the sooner we could leave, the better.
Why Cancun? It was the cheapest flight into Central America – our starting point. It turned out to be even cheaper to fly from Regina than our original plan of busing it to New York, flying to Miami, and catching another flight out of Miami… which means we don’t have to start our trip with 3 days straight on a bus (booyah!). From there we can catch a series of buses to our true starting point… Spanish courses in Antigua, Guatemala.
This is a huge step. We now have a date to count down to (86 days, if anyone’s keeping track) which means we can finally post a fancy countdown timer on the blog. Check it out on the sidebar.
Aside from vaccinations, this is the first real expense of the trip. The damage: $859.60 for the two of us. However, as we have so diligently been charging all those shots to our travel visa, we were able to apply $150 in travel points towards the plane tickets. So, all in all, we only paid a total of $709.60 to start our amazing RTW journey.
And so it begins!