This game I’m playing that involves flying as many miles as possible for the least amount of money, combined with trying to get to 5 new countries every year can get complicated. First of all, going to Europe in the summer is out of the question. Secondly, other trips usually are out of season as well. Thirdly, every time I talk with a fellow traveler I usually change my mind about a possible destination….because I can’t stand that they’ve been there and I have not!
Right now I’m looking at August and the choices are Addis Ababa, Dakar or Rio. The hands down winner when you look at miles and price is Ethiopia, the difficult part is that Delta, my usual airline, does not fly there so the trip would involve going to Nairobi and connecting with a low-cost carrier.
There are many plusses and minuses to consider….what do you think?