Total out of pocket cost for airfare for the four of us? $1,548.40. Seriously. Now, that doesn't include a couple of train trips we'll be taking. But of those, only one, the trip from Madrid to Barcelona, is physically necessary to complete our circumnavigation.
Here are the details how much, in airfare and miles, it cost all four of us:
|Boise -> NYC (stopover) ->Madrid||$392||120k American Airlines|
|Madrid -> Barcelona (via train)||n/a||n/a|
|Barcelona -> London||$160||70k BA/Avios|
|London -> (Paris via train) -> Istanbul (stopover) -> Bangkok||$780.40||117k BA/Avios|
|Bangkok -> (Koh Samui via train -> Siem Reap via train) -> Seattle||$205.20||130k United|
|Seattle -> Boise||$10||50k Alaska Airlines|
We'll be adding to this in coming weeks as we tighten up the train trips. But the real lesson is that four people can go around the world for under $2,000! And we could have done it for much cheaper if we would have simplified our itinerary.