Travel Stats for a One Year Trip Around the World

Posted By Kendrick in Planning


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After recently completing a one-year trip around the world, I sat down with my notes and tabulated a number of interesting statistics. In this one, I wanted to share a few of my highlights from 380 days on the road and visiting over 70 countries!

Total money spent:

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Total days spent travelling around the world – 380 days
Average money spent per day while travelling around the world – $59.67 CAD
Total pre-trip spending – $7,065.22 CAD
Total spending including pre-trip – $29,738.71 CAD

Key expenses:

Total 380 days spending on food – $2,804.50 CAD
Total 380 days spending on accommodations – $3,952.15 CAD
Total 380 days spending on flights – $5,063.49 CAD
Total 380 days spending on intercity trains, buses, and ferries – $2,064.51 CAD
Total 380 days spending on touristy related expenses (tours, tips, tickets, etc) – $4,679.26 CAD
Total 380 days spending on taxis and Uber – $1,235.72 CAD
Total 380 days spending on VISAS and tourist permits/fees – $967.97 CAD

Points and Miles spent:

Total 380 days points and miles spent – 580,000 Aeroplan Miles, 133,000 Avios Miles, 100,000
Alaska Miles, 113,000 Starpoints, 36,000 Marriott Points, 1 Marriott E-Certificate, 60,000 Best Western Points

Travel stats:

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Number of flights flown – 73 flight segments
Number of airport lounges visited – 41
Number of countries visited – 72 countries + 4 observer countries (Vatican City, Taiwan, Kosovo, Palestine)
Total countries visited during lifetime – 75 + 4 observer countries (Vatican City, Taiwan, Kosovo, Palestine)
Weight loss – 4 lbs

Types of accommodation used:

Hostel – 89 nights
Airbnb – 55 nights
Guest house – 8
hotel/motel – 74 nights
Staying at a friend or family’s place – 75 nights
Camping/outdoors – 9 nights
Tour group accommodation – 12
Workaway volunteer accommodations – 28 nights
Sleeping on a plane/train/bus – 13
Mystery – 17 (couldn’t find my data where I stayed)

Number of times I flew with each airline:

• Air Canada – 1
• Turkish Airlines – 2
• Royal Jordanian – 1
• Egypt Air – 2
• South African Airways – 4
• Singapore Airlines – 3
• Silk Air – 1
• Air Asia – 3
• Cathay Dragon – 3
• Thai Airways – 8
• Qantas Airline – 3
• Cebu Pacific – 2
• Air India – 2
• Jetstar Pacific – 2
• Vueling (Vietnam) – 1
• Korea Air – 2
• Eva Air – 2
• Nam Airways – 2
• Cathay Pacific – 2
• United Airlines – 1
• Avianca – 3
• Latam – 4
• Aerolina Argentina – 1
• Azul Lineas Aereas – 1
• Gol Airline – 1
• Tap Portugal – 2
• Polish Airlines – 3
• Swiss Airlines – 1
• Scandinavian Air – 1
• Norwegian Air – 1
• British Airways – 1
• Wizz Air – 1
• Croatia Airlines – 1
• Austrian Airlines – 1
• American Airlines – 2
• Belava – 2
• Carpatair – 1

The New Seven (8) Wonders of the World Visited during my trip (and lifetime):

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1. Chichen Itza (Visited before my one year trip)
2. Petra
3. Taj Mahal
4. Great Wall of China
5. Machu Picchu
6. Cristo Redentor
7. Colosseum of Rome
8. *Honorary Member* Pyramids of Giza

The New Seven Wonders of Nature visited during my trip:

1. Table Mountain
2. Puerto Princesa Underground River
3. Halong Bay
4. Jeju Island
5. Komodo Dragon Island
6. Amazon Rainforest
7. Iguazu Falls

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My top 10 favourite countries:

1. South Africa
2. Colombia
3. Thailand
4. Malaysia
5. Poland
6. Scotland
7. South Korea
8. France
9. Vietnam
10. Liechtenstein

My top 10 favourite cities:

1. Chiang Mai
2. Edinburgh
3. Wroclaw
4. Krakow
5. Guatape
6. Jeju City
7. Dubrovnik
8. La Paz
9. Puerto Princesa
10. Nice

What I love about travel is that my perceived cities/countries that I loved isn’t always 100% the same as after I visited all of them. I would have never imagined that South Africa would be my favourite country or Edinburgh would be in my top 10 favourite cities.

So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading about my 380 days around the world travel stats and find it useful when planning your own trip!

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