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It seems hard to believe that it is almost 75 years since the first regular flights from Britain to Australia began, but it's apparently true that as far back as 1935, the wealthy were skipping the long boat trips and flying Down Under. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Australia flights next year, Qantas Holidays are putting on a real "trip of a lifetime" vacation on the historical "Nostalgia" and "Classical" routes.
Flying with a group of just 22 passengers on a classic Convair CV580 plane, the 22-day trip from London to Sydney (or the 21-day reverse journey) will be something quite special. With a maximum flying time of four hours per day, there are numerous stops in countries as diverse as the Czech Republic, Syria and Vietnam. Daily excursions could take you over the Himalayas, by water taxi to stilted houses in Brunei, or on a dawn cruise on the Ganges.
Earlier this year, a Washington Post writer named Maryann Haggerty and her husband decided to take the ultimate vacation: an around-the-world journey. The problem was, they had only 29 days to spare for a trip that most travelers set aside six months for. But they did have plenty of cash for direct flights and decent hotels, and they didn't feel compelled to wander too far off the beaten track, so they were like "Screw it, let's do it." So they did it. And from the looks of things, they did absolutely everything right. Circling the globe in a month is a daunting task, but in an interesting wrap-up of her journey in the paper this weekend, she dishes on the details that helped her and her husband visit eight countries in just over four weeks and actually enjoy the experience.