Project Pacific Circle was the most ambitious award trip I’d ever concocted. Starting in Orlando, I traveled through Los Angeles on my way to an overnight in Fiji before spending several days in Auckland and the surrounding area, continuing on to Sydney, connecting through Bangkok on my way to Hong Kong and Macau, stopping in Taipei on my way to Osaka and Kyoto before winding up in Tokyo prior to my return via New York to Orlando.
In total, this trip spanned more than 25,627 miles in the air and looked like this:
Craziest of all, this entire itinerary took place over just 14 days. That meant, taking into account only flights and not movement on the ground, I was moving at an average speed of more than 76 MPH every minute of every day, sleeping or awake.
The trip may have taken just two weeks, but it took a bit longer to finish compiling my thoughts on the trip. Now, you can find all of my dispatches from Project Pacific Circle in one place: