March 12, 2009

The Pre-Planning

Finally starting to write about my (extended) South America trip. Lets begin from the pre-planning stage. Helps being a designer to create visual itineraries… this is what I cooked up.

Route, Dates and Initial Itinerary


The plan initially was to go through London, stop by and stay with a friend and move on to Brasil > Bolivia > Peru > Ecuador

Route Options & Costs


Made this using a website – I forget the name. Will update this post with it. Fabulous way to map your route, explore flight options and see costs upfront.

Visual Itinerary


This was my favorite piece of inspiration. Before this, the whole trip looked like a dream. Now it had a face. Spent half a day making this, but totally worth it! The dream was taking shape…

Next update: The real itinerary and first week in Brasil!


xanindia said...

You are a well traveled man. Nice of you to see different places at such a young age. And you are very organize huh. Nice plans

Frozenswirl said...

and to think of it..we *almost* crossed paths :)

Roshnee said...

I totally agree with Xanindia.
I envy you. I so so envy you!!!
Are you going to be at Peru during the Sun festival? Where the ancient kings and queens come in a parade and stuff? Machu Pichu! Cuzco!Lake Titicaca! Wowwww

Kaushal said...

@xanindia - thank you :) i'm not honestly organized - just love designing stuff. this was the only planning. once i got there, everything was as-it-comes. zero planning. more fun.

@swirl - cya next month in Mumbai! :)

@Rosh - well u can do it too, u know that! i ain't going anywhere for now. focused on work.

prasanna said...

Hey! Came to your page from your profile in TravBuddies for Ladakh. I am on an extended vacation in India and am planning a trip to Ladakh, Nepal and Sikkim (2-3 months). I am Indian, 26,M, working in US but taken a year off to travel and live life on the road. Currently at home in Chennai. Planning a trip Mid-June and onwards. If you are looking for travel buddy or planning buddy, would love to get in touch with you -

prasanna M

Kaushal said...

thank you for reaching out, Prasanna. my plans are still in the offing and will surely let you know once something concrete shapes up!

Jinu P said...

Ok some brutally honest confessions coming your way!

I reached your blog trying to get a contact who could put my resume in BCWebwise. (You work there if I am not mistaken, right?)

But I am totally sold on your blog. It has moved beyond the realm of 'I' which most blogs are (including mine)Universal checklist - wish more world leaders could think on those lines!

Glad I landed here!

Kaushal said...

hey Jinu, i've been a lazy blogger lately so apologies for the late reply...

i dont work at BCWebWise but know pretty much everyone there :) used to work for

thanks for the nice words... being a Leo its a conscious decision to avoid talking all ME ;)

see u around!

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