Take some time off, they said. Then you are so flexible, they said. And you don’t have to book and plan in advance. Well, as great as that sounds, as it turns out, it’s not that easy.
Our travel organiser (Thanks, Marcel!) is investigating possible travel routes, flights, campervans for weeks now and noticed that it is getting more and more expensive. For example in Australia, because we arrive there in the peak tourist season. Given that we don’t want to waste our money, we had to think a bit ahead and secure flights to get some hot deals. In addition, when entering a country you often have to be able to show a ticket for your departure, otherwise border officials get nervous. Not that you don’t want to leave the country again 🙂 The Australian visa that we have chosen forces us to think about the next destination early on anyway, because we are only allowed to stay 3 months at a stretch.
We thought long and hard whether we would use the departure from Australia in March to visit New Zealand again, or whether we would make a trip to Fiji. Finally, Marcel looked at Canada and the US and eventually the decision was made to travel to the US. When researching campervans for rent, we realized that in the US they want to know exactly how many miles you plan to drive with the van. Thus, you need to know where you want to go and what places you want to visit – or it’s gonna be quite expensive in the end.
So far, so good. This is why several flights were booked today:
- from Sydney to Hobart (Tasmania/Australia)
- from Hobart via Melbourne to Adelaide (Australia)
- from Sydney to Los Angeles (US)
- from Los Angeles to Auckland (New Zealand)
We also booked these campervans:
- Tasmania: 29 days
- Australia’s South: 33 days
- Soutwest of the US: 38 days
- New Zealand North Island: 40 days
And of course we updated our travel route page accordingly 🙂