I got on a plane for the first time when I was 2 years old. It was a Boeing 747 flying between India and Saudi Arabia. Ever since then, I have been hooked on aviation. A significant portion of my life and funds go towards traveling and exploring the world. A few years ago, I decided that I was going to make it my mission to travel to every single country before I turn 50. So far, I'm on track. Some years are great. Others, not so much. But the progress is always moving forward.
When I first started traveling independently, I wanted to get to New Zealand. At that point, I had two options: fly New York to Los Angeles to Australia and then to New Zealand. That's all great, but I really didn't want to spend $2000 to fly in coach. So, I waited. In exactly 15 days, I take off for the journey of a lifetime: New Zealand in pure luxury.
Etihad First Class Apartments:
Etihad announced their A380 jets not too long ago. And it took the world by surprise. I'm privileged to fly one of the first few flights in an apartment. Yep, a first class apartment. Spoiled? Absolutely!
These photos speak for themselves:
Emirates First Class:
On my way back from New Zealand, I'm flying back on the Emirates A380 in their first class cabin. I'll once again, let the photos speak for themselves:
Park Hyatt Sydney:
To chase this image:
CHASING THE DREAM:
The total market price of this trip is close to $50,000. That's larger than most people's down payment on a house. While I'm paying nowhere close to that amount, I am taking a few weeks off to chase the dream.
I meet with so many people that want to either travel, quit their job, start a company, etc. BUT, they don't. I'm only concerned with people that do. The people that chase their dreams. The people that make the hard choices. The people who actually mean what they want.