Around the World in 3 Days

With some information in hand and a bit of imagination, I told our son that we’re going to take him around the world in just 3 days. “What?” he asked in disbelief. “No way!” he continued. “Yes way,” I said.

It was last year on Labor Day weekend when we traveled around the world in just 3 days. Our first stop was Easter Island, to see the famous massive carved stone head-and-torso, average 13 feet (4 meters) tall and 14 tons.

 

Around the world in 3 days first stop: Easter Island.

From there we flew to England, the city of Wiltshire to be exact, to see one of the famous monuments in the world: Stonehenge.

Around the world in 3 days second stop: Stonehenge.

Now that we were in Europe, we hopped on to Transylvania, a region in Romania. It’s time to see Count Dracula relatives: the bats, coming out at dusk looking for their prey.

Around the world in 3 days third stop: Transylvania.

On the second day of our trip around the world in 3 days, we did a time travel and transfer back to the Pacific War. We stopped at Japan, China, Korea, lots of small islands in the Pacific, Papua New Guinea, South East Asia, and of course Hawaii to watch our World War II heroes defended freedom for our nation and human beings.

Around the world in 3 days fourth stop: the Pacific.
Our son with Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

While we were in the Pacific, I realized it’s already half-way to Indonesia. So, what’s better than spending time with my childhood friend and enjoying lontong sayur (soft rice with vegetable curry) that we liked to eat back when we were in high school?

On the last day of our adventure, we went to the local river for a relaxation. It was a nice day, the water was clean, and there weren’t other people around: a perfect time to end our around the world in 3 days adventure.

Around the world in 3 days fifth stop: Indonesia.

And it’s all taken place in Hill Country, Texas, just around 3,5 hours from home on the south side of Ft. Worth.

 

For more information on Around the World in 3 Days:

  1. Visit Stonehenge II and Easter Island in the Texas Hill Country. About 40 minutes from Fredericksburg in the city of Ingram.
  2. Watch the Bat Emergence at Old Tunnel State Park at 10619 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78629.
  3. You’ll Get Transferred at National Museum of the Pacific War for a complete history of World War II in the Pacific area. Located at 340 E Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Phone: (830)997-8600.
  4. Cooling Down at Guadalupe River in Boerne. Located on FM 474, it’s a local jewel and doesn’t miss it when you reach the bridge.

 

Accommodations:

  • The first night we were camping at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Cost: $10/night.
  • The second night we stayed at my friend’s house in Boerne. Cost: Big laugh and sleepless night.

 

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  1. Amazing itinerary for 3 Days. It’s always interesting to know the history in World Wars.

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Yes! We had a blast and my son learned a lot about WW II, especially the Pacific War that day.

  2. Hahaha, I thought at first when I was reading the post how is this possible? But well, loved the post and glad to see you have such fun around Texas. Good trip too!
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    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Thank you and thank you!

  3. Marvi says:

    Cool idea! For a while there I thought you had a private jet or something.. LOL.. What a fun way of seeing the world and in just 3 days indeed! I’ve read about the Stonehenge II and Easter Island in the Texas Hill Country.. Such a cool way to visit incredible sites like this near you! 🙂

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      I wish I have a private jet! 😉

  4. Flo says:

    What a great way to see monuments from around the world without traveling too far! I’ve always felt that exploring our own backyards is so underrated. Sounds like a wonderful 3 days!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      I agree with you. A lot of people think that exploring our own backyard is not fun. I think they just don’t know how to make it fun.

  5. Jas says:

    Funnnnnn!!!!!! At first I thought I read wrong and kept re-reading it over and over again thinking how the heck can anyone go around the world in such a short amount of time hahaa. I visited London couple years back and wanted to make a stopover to the Stonehenge but never got a chance so this is definitely giving me the travel bugs. These are some great itinerary suggestions by the way! If I had kids, this would for sure be the way I’d bring them “around the world” 😉

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Haha! Lots of my friends thought the same, too. They thought we went to Easter Island and they were like “WOW!” My friend in Holland asked me to stop by at her place when we were looking at “Stonehenge”. It was a fun way to bring the kids on their around the world adventure.

  6. I almost took you seriously 🙂 What did your son say at the end of the world tour? Is he up for another trip soon? What a fun post this is.

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      He said, “Great job, mommy! Though it’s only in Texas.” Haha.. He’s so exciting that we’re going to celebrate Christmas with family in Pittsburgh.

  7. Hahaha! You almost got me. We also have a similar place like that in Cebu, only that it focuses on Holland. But oh, yes—Easter Islands. That is one of our dream destinations after seeing the documentary 180 Degrees South.

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      I think it’s a good start before seeing the real ones. 🙂

  8. David says:

    I would love to visit Easter Island! That’s so cool that you can visit these places around Texas
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    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Cool, isn’t it? Haha!

  9. Jaleh says:

    This is so sweet, what a nice way to introduce your son to some history 🙂 Looks like you had a great time. You had me fooled at the beginning lol I was expecting a literal trip around the world!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      🙂

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