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Old 07-29-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Three days in transit by air. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia -> Beijing, China -> Irkutsk, Russia -> Moscow, Russia (overnight) -> Houston, TX -> Minneapolis, MN (home). I had booked round-trip tickets from home to Moscow, and then I took the Trans-Siberian railway down to UB. (That was my other longest journey...4 days straight in a train across Siberia and Mongolia, stopping only for a few minutes here and there.) I guess I waited too long to book my flight from UB back to Moscow, and availability wound up being tight because it was getting close to the holidays. UB to Beijing to Irkutskto Moscow is by far the craziest flight schedule I have ever experienced. It's a good thing I loved airports and flying!
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Air:
- Door to door: ~40 hours (US to Asia, including layovers to change planes)
- Time in air: 23 hours (London to New Zealand)
- Single flight: 13 hours (London to Singapore)

Car:
- Single drive: ~15 hours (Chicago to Denver, including stops)
- Road-trip: 2 weeks (Minneapolis > Chicago > South Carolina > Florida > New Orleans > Memphis > Iowa)
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I've traveled round the sun 45 times. Each trip has taken a year to complete.
I call it life and it's a long road; been around 56 times myself.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Sudbury, ON to Vancouver, BC by Greyhound bus at 2 days and 19 hours if I recall correctly.

Also Toronto to Delhi, India at just under 19 hours of flying/layovers.

In about three weeks I'm set to take another Greyhound from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl to Sudbury, which is about 2 continuous days.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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But I bet your version didn't including the exciting fight between prostitute and john in the parking lot of the only hotel in Atlanta that has available rooms during a ground stop event.
One of the reasons I prefer to plan my connections in cities where I have friends/family I could stay with in an emergency.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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I have had several long trips. These include going from Tel Aviv, Israel to Melbourne, Australia via London, UK (overnight paid by airline), Bangkok, Thailand, Sydney, Australia before arriving at my destination. Another long flight was Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles (USA) via Fiji and Tahiti. A third trip was going from NYC to Gabarone, Botswana via Dakar, Senegal and Johannesburg, South Africa and same on the return. 2 trips from NYC to Jinan, China via Chicago and Beijing and on the 2nd trip getting stuck in Beijing overnight due to air pollution which canceled the flight and next day having to go from the airport to the high speed train on the other side of the city in order to go to Jinan and then needing to find a way to get from the Jinan train station (without speaking Chinese) to my final destination. My return on one of those trips to the USA was via Chicago and the other one via Washington, D.C.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I call it life and it's a long road; been around 56 times myself.
62 times around myself. Hoping for at least 30 more.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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One of the reasons I prefer to plan my connections in cities where I have friends/family I could stay with in an emergency.

Alas, Podunk Field only has connections through Atlanta, DFW, Charlotte, and Houston. Charlotte gets you wonky connections, and my friends & family are generally too sensible to live in Georgia or Texas.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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In 1993, I did "one lap of America" on a Greyhound pass; From my NE Penna base to Washington, Lake City, FL, New Orleans, Houston, Brownsville, back to Houston, El Paso, Phoenix, L. A, Sacramento, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, and back home -- about 8000 miles in 20 days. The "inside gateway" between Sacramento and Seattle (on a Thanksgiving Day, with only two veteran drivers for companionship much of the way) was the most interesting part of the trip.
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