Ketchum, Idaho Monday, Oct 13 2008 


Ketchum, Idaho resides on Blaine County, Idaho in the United States of America. Ketchum rests in the Wood River Valley, beside Sun Valley. Both Valleys sit near Bald Mountain, where skiing is known worldwide. Ernest Hemingway, as a celebrity, made Sun Valley popular by his love of the land there. It was here he loved to fish, hunt, and also where he committed suicide. He is buried in the Ketchum Cemetery.


Here is the itinerary for Ketchum, Idaho:

Day 30:

-Arrive in Idaho at 8:00 am

-Take shuttle to Ketchum

-Check in at Clarion Inn of Sun Valley. Total cost for three nights is $80.00. More info

Day 31:

-First Activity: Air Tour

Backcountry Charter services take tourists around the wonderful landscapes of Wood River and Sun Valley, into the beautiful forests and beyond. Qualified pilots will be sure to safely take you on a tour and get you back on the ground.

More Info

Day 32:

-Second Activity: Ernest Hemingway Festival

Join the festivities with the people of Ketchum to honor the great Ernest Hemingway in a party of celebration. A fee of $30 is the admission to meet relatives of Hemingway, listen to novels presented by speakers and have the ability to talk about what the novel represents, and all sorts of exciting activities.

Day 33:

Third Activity: Sun Valley Heli Ski Resort

Pay a sum of $1,100 to ski the great resort of Sun Valley, where the weather is warm but the ‘snow’ is ready. Learn your way through the basics of skiing in a fantastic day filled with fun and excitement.

Day 34:

-Check out of Clarion Inn of Sun Valley

-Return rented car to Sun Valley Airport

-Depart for Indianapolis on a oneway flight to home

End of Itinerary. Enjoy your trip. :]


Havana, Cuba Monday, Oct 13 2008 

Cuba was first sighted by ChristopherColumbus on October 12, 1492 and claimed for Spain. Originally inhabited by Native Americans, it soon became the haven of Spanish colonies and was rich in exports of sugar, cofee, and tobacco. Today Cuba is controlled by a dictatorship headed by
Raúl Castro.


Havana is the capital city, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. Bustling with activity, the average tourist will find tons and tons of stuff to do.


Cuba is warm year-round due to the islan’ds position in the belt of the trade winds and from warm offshore currents Average temperatures range from 72 degrees in January and February to 82 degrees in August.


The itinerary for Havana, Cuba is scheduled below.

Day 23:

-Arrive in Havana, Cuba, after the flight from Venice to Cancun, and Cancun to Cuba for $2000

-Rent a car at the Havana airport for $130

-Book the Hotel Oasis Panorama for six nights for $500

– Activity 1:Ernest

Hemingway House in


Here you will explore Hemingway’s house and life in Cub, experiencing the country much as he did.

Day 24:

-Activity 2: Jazz Festival

Today you will enjoy the sights and sounds of Havana’s anuual international jazz festival. Havana is famous for its lively jazz music.


Day 25:

-Activity 3: Stroll along the Beach

Today you will do nothing more than simply walk along the beach and enjoy the beauty of the ocean.


Day 26:

-Activity Four: Marina Hemingway

Today you will again be taking a walk, but this time along the Marina Hemingway, a large canal and port in Hemingway named after Papa himself.


Day 27:

-Activity 5: The Pilar

Today you will see Papa’s boat, the Pilar, in all its majesty.


Day 28:

-Activity 6: Visit La Floridita

La Floridita was one of Hemingway’s bars. Today you will eat there and spend the rest of the day in the city exploring and buying souvenirs, relishing your last moments here.


Day 29:

– Board the plane back to Cancun; you have already paid for your return trip

-Pay $780 for the flight ticket to Sun Valley, Idaho

Venice, Italy Monday, Oct 13 2008 


Italy is located off the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and shares it’s borders with that of France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Rome is the capital of Italy, and was once the dominate power in Western civilization. Italy is a democratic republic and has the 8th greatest standard of living in the world.


Venice is located far north in Italy and is the capital of the province Veneto. Having many glorious nicknames, such as “City of Light” and “Queen of the Adriatic,” Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is situated in the Venetian lagoon, scattered in 118 tiny islands. Its climate is a normal cool in the winter, hot in the summer type with no extreme weather importances. Venice follows Central European Time.


The itinerary is as follows:

Day 19:

-Arrive in Venice from Uganda at 1:05 pm.

-Check in at Hotel Ca Amadi- Guest House for three nights at $486.66. Hotel Details

Activity 1: Boat Tour: Art and Culture in Venice


Accademia Galleries Regular: 6,50 €
Students 18-25 years (only E.E.C citizens): 3,25 €
Senior E.E.C citizens over 65: free (ID required)
Frari’s Church : 2.50 €
Scuola di Sar Rocco :
Regular: 5.50 €
Groups: 4.00 €

Private tour up to 6 persons: 520 euros + admission fees
Group rate on request

More Info

Day 20:

-Second Activity: Duck Hunting

Hemingway and many of his Italian friends would go duck hunting in the marshy lagoons circling the city of Venice. Through the heat or the cold, duck hunting can be a most exciting sport if one understands it clearly. If not, well, you might want to bring a good book and a cup of coffee. You’ll need it.

Day 21:

-Third Activity: Carnevale di Venezia

Eight days before Lent, people from across the world spend their nights filled with parties during the Venice Carnival, an Italian Mardi Gras. Tourists gather into their dresses and hide behind their masks to race about the City of Light until Lent arrives. No other festival captures the beauty in the city of Venice.

Day 22:

-Check out of Hotel Ca Amadi -Guest House

-Depart at Venice Airport for Cancoon

Kenya and Uganda, Africa Monday, Oct 13 2008 


Kenya is located in East Africa, bordering the countries of Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Sudan. The country is named after Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain peak in Africa. Kenya is a semi-presidential republic under the presidency of Mwai Kibaki. The prime minister is Raila Odinga. Kenya declared itself as a republic from the United Kingdom on December 12, 1964. The official languages spoken are Swahili end English, and the country uses the Kenyan shilling as currency. 74.25 Kenyan shillings equals one U.S. dollar. Kenya is under the time zone of East Africa time. Kenya also has a very hot and dry climate range. Although it rains well in March and May, the weather stays hot throughout the year.


Uganda is located between Sudan, Kenya, Zaire, and Tanzania. The official name of the country is Jamhuri ya Uganda, and the capital is Kampala. The president of Uganda is Yoweri Museveni, and the official language is English. The currency is the Ugandan shilling; one American dollar equals 1,640 Ugandan shillings.


The itinerary is as follows:

Day 15:

-Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (the capital of Kenya) at 9:00 pm

-Pick up rental car at Nairobi Airport. The cost of a rented Toyota Land Cruiser will be $552 ($184 per day). More Info

-Check in at the Hilton Nairobi for two nights. Total cost of the hotel is $473.60. Hotel Details

Day 16: Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is an inactive stratovolcano in North-Eastern Tanzania that is the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters. Mt. Kilimanjaro has three volcano cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Uhuru Peak is the highest peak from the cone Kibo and is one of the Seven Summits. The climate of Mount Kilimanjaro has been causing worldwide interest as ice caps begin to melt at the very top. Scientists disagree on whether or not the volcano might ever erupt.

Day 17:

-Check out of the Hilton Nairobi

-Drive in rented vehicle to Uganda

Day 18:

-Arrive in Uganda

~The Nile~

-The Nile River is major river in Africa that is said to be the longest river in the world at 6,650 kilometers. The Nile’s mouth begins in the Mediterranean Sea. The river has two tributaries: the White Nile and the Blue Nile, both having special actions in the river’s motion. The White Nile, as the primary source, is the longer of the two, but the Blue Nile holds most of the Nile’s water source. The great river passes through Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, and Kenya.

-Drive to Entebbe Airport in Uganda

-Drop off Rental Car

-Depart for Venice, Italy at 7:50 pm. The total cost of the flight is $1,084. The flight will take about twelve hours and fly a distance of 5,265 miles. More Flight Details

Paris, France Monday, Oct 13 2008 


France, the largest Western Europe country, has been a world power almost since the 17th century. As a unitary semi-presidential republic, France follows under the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. France has the sixth greatest economy in the world, and has several oversea lands. France’s capital is Paris, the largest city in the country. The official language spoken in the country is French, and the President of France is Nicolas Sarkozy. The Prime minister of France is François Fillon. The currency of France is the euro, they follow the Central European time zone. One of France’s most historic times was in 1804 when Napolean Bonaparte created France into the First Empire that resided over Europe until 1814.


Paris, France, or best known as “The Light City,” is located in Northern France, resting along the Seine river. The city has a population of 9.93 million according to a census taken in 2005. It is one of the most populous areas of Europe. Paris is the economic leader of the country, and also a world “global city” in business and culture. Paris is extremely popular in tourism; more than 30 million foreign tourists travel through Paris a year.


Because of its central location, Paris has diverse continental weather that brings hot, stuffy summers and chilling winters. Storms are frequent, but without any downpour of rain.


The itinerary for Paris, France is scheduled below.

Day 11: (Continued)

-Arrive at Paris Airport at 10:40 am.

-Rent a car at Paris Orly Airport. The cost is $163.50. Car Rental Info

-Check in at the Hotel De La Bourdonnais for three nights at a total cost of $523.17. Hotel Info

-Activity 1: Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris, France, built in 1887 to 1889. It reaches 324 meters high and is used as an observation and radio-broadcasting tower. A tour plus dinner and a cruise will cost $207.95. More Info


Day 12:

-Activity 2:The Louvre

The Louvre is the world’s most visited art museum located on the bank of the Seine river. The Louvre Museum was once a palace that belonged to Philip II, but during the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed it a museum to hold masterpieces of the nation. The cost of a tour through the art museum is 9 euros or $12.18.


Day 13:

-Activity 3: Arc de Triomphe

The monument is the centerpiece of the Place Charles de Gaulle that honors those that died during French wars. The Arc de Tromphe is the second largest triumphal arch in existence.

Day 14:

-Check out of the Hotel De La Bourdonnais.

-Return rented car to Paris Orly Airport

-Depart for Kenya, Africa at 9:30 pm. The total cost of the trip will be $2573.70, and the total duration will be eleven hours and forty-five minutes. The distance of the flight is 5,318 miles. More Flight Info

Pamplona, Spain Monday, Oct 13 2008 


Pamplona Cathedral

Pamplona Cathedral

Pamplona, Spain was founded in 74 BC and is the capital of Navarre, located in the center of the valley Cuenca de Pamplona that resides next to the Ebro Valley. The climate is a combination of Oceanic and Continental Mediterranean. Navarre was annexed into Spain in 1512, improving and urbanizing the city. Pamplona is considered a city with the one of the highest standards of living in Spain.


The itinerary for Pamplona, Spain is as follows:

Rented Car

Day 8: (Continued)

-Arrive at Pamplona Airport at 2:15 pm. Flight Details

-Rent a car at Pamplona Airport. More Car Info

Car Rental Details
Opel Corsa 2dr
or similar Economy, Manual (stickshift)
BasicPick-Up Details:
Pamplona, Spain
9 Jul 2009 @ 15:00
Pamplona Airport

Drop-Off Details:
Pamplona, Spain
12 Jul 2009 @ 15:00
Pamplona Airport

Payment Details:
Total Cost*:
152.27 USD
Amount Due at Pick-up: 0.00 USD
Deposit Due: 152.27 USD

*Rates for optional equipment such as racks and child seats are calculated and paid locally at tim

e of pick-up

-Check into the Zenit Pamplona for three nights

at a price of $1083.04. Hotel Info


-First Activity: San Fermin Festival

Pamplona, Spain is famous for its San Fermin, a festival that became popular worldwide when Ernest Hemingway wrote

his first novel, The Sun Also Rises. The celebration is said to be the greatest festival in Spain.




Day 9:

-Second Activity: The Running of the Bulls

The San Fermin Festival’s greatest attraction it the Running of the Bulls, where a set of bulls are let loose on a crowd of running participants. The sport is celebrated throughout Spain and even in some parts of France, but it is most famous during the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona. Anyone can join for free, so be prepared to run Susan!


Day 10:

-Third Activity: The Bullfight

Bullfighting is a favorite custom in countries such as Spain, Portugal, and Southern France. Bullfighting consists of professionals teasing and angering a bull until it attacks. Such a dangerous sport has proved fatal for many risk-takers. In the end of the fight, the bull is stabbed through the heart by a sword. Hemingway saw his first bullfight in 1923. A ticket for the Barrera Sombra fight is $140.

Day 11:

-Check out of Zenit Pamplona Hotel

-Return rental car at Pamplona Airport

-Depart for Paris at 6:50 am. The flight cost adds up to $1,101.60, including tax fees. It is a total of 851 miles to get from Pamplona to Paris with the Iberia Airlines. The trip should take two hours and forty-five minutes. Flight Info


Valencia, Spain Sunday, Oct 12 2008 


The next stop on the Hemingway Adventure is Valencia, Spain. Located in the southwest of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain lies between Portugal and France. After France, Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe at 504,030 km² and has the 8th largest economy in the world. More Info


Spain’s capital and largest city is Madrid, and its population ranging around 45,200,737 since 2007. The official language of the country is called Castilian, a form of Spanish. The country is both a parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy under King Juan Carlos I. The prime minister of Spain is Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, and the currency is the euro. One American dollar equals 0.7379274002 of a euro.


Because of Spain’s diverse landscape, ranging from mountains to inconsistent lowlands, Spain’s climate fluctuates drastically. The summers can rage with intense heat, and the winters can be almost arctic.

More Info Can Be Found Here


Valencia City Hall

Valencia, Spain is the third largest city in Spain, located on the Costa del Azahar. The official language spoken here is Valencian, and the city is known for its famous architecture and its cultural festivals. Valencia has a diverse Mediterranean climate with an average temperature of 17.8 °C (64 degrees F). The beautiful sights of Valencia’s beautiful land proves to be an excellent place for tourists to vacation. More Info

Valencia City Hall


The itinerary for Valencia, Spain :

Day 5:

-Arrive in the Valencia Airport in Spain at 1:50 pm

-Pick up Rental Car at airport. The total cost of the rental car will be $152.27. (The cost can be paid when the car is returned.) Details

Economy/Manual (stickshift)/2 Doors

-Check into the Husa Reina Victoria Hotel at a total cost of $348.48 for three nights.

Reservation Details

Hotel Information

Hotel Map

-First Activity: Art and Science City

The Art and Science City is a fantastic, glowing city within Valencia that shows the breathtaking, modern architecture of the 21st century. A ticket for one adult for one to three days is a total of 30.60 euros or $41.68. More Info

Day 6:

-Second Activity: Cathedral of Valencia

The Cathedral of Valencia is a Roman Catholic Cathedral that was built between 1252 and 1482. It is located in the Plaza de la Reina, Valencia, Spain. Known for its many treasures, such as the Holy Grail, the Cathedral of Valencia is a highlight of historic architecture and beautiful art. The Cathedral is free to explore but the tower is 1.20 euros or $1.63. Hours are 7:30 am-1 pm and 4:30 pm-8:30 daily.

Day 7:

-Third Activity: Sailing/Fishing

One of Hemingway’s favorite hobbies was to fish. A guide will take you out onto a fishing boat for the day to try your luck with a fishing pole. The total cost of 325 euros or $442.31. More Info

Day 8:

-Check out of Husa Reina Victoria

-Return rented car to Valencia Airport

-Depart for Pamplona, Spain at 11:10 am. The total duration of the trip is two hours and twenty-five minutes, and the distance is an exact 400 miles. The cost plus tax fees of the flight is $287.50. Flight Details

Oak Park, Illinois Sunday, Oct 12 2008 

Chicago, Illinois- a 237 square mile city with a population of 3 million- is the largest populated city in Illinois and in the Midwest. It resides in the northeastern part of Illinois, resting on the southwestern border of Lake Michigan. It’s the third-most populous city in the region, behind New York City and Los Angeles, and one of the largest suburban areas in the country.
Chicago, or sometimes called the Windy City or the City of Broad Shoulders, was incorporated as a city in 1837 and quickly became the leader of transportation, finance, and industry in the Midwest. Chicago’s airport O’Hare International is the nation’s second busiest airport, and will be the port you will arrive in. It is also the airport you will leave in to Spain later in your adventure.
Chicago has two counties: Cook and DuPage. Cook county is where Oak Park is located, the hometown of Ernest Hemingway, and where you will be staying for the duration of your trip in Illinois. Oak Park is a 4.7 sq. mile town that lies west of Chicago.
The weather of Oak Park is similar to that of Indiana, so the climate will be reasonably warm during the summer, so your stay should be filled with good weather for any activities.
Your itinerary for Oak Park, IL is scheduled below.

Day 1:

-Leave Indianapolis Airport for the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL at 8:35 am.

-Arrive at 8:40 am in Chicago. (Indianapolis, IN is eastern time and Chicago, IL is central; therefore, you must be sure to set your watches back one hour manually if they do not automatically change during the trip.)

-The total duration of the trip is 1 hour and 5 minutes, and the total distance will be 169 miles. Cost for the flight will be $93.50 plus tax fees. Flight Details Here

-From O’Hare International in Chicago, use public transportation to arrive in Oak Park, IL. See Directions

-Check into The Write Inn in Oak Park. Your reservations include three nights in a standard room with a queen bed. The total cost for lowest available prices is $551.10. More Info

Standard Queen Bed Room

Standard Queen Bed Room


Ernest Hemingway Museum

Ernest Hemingway Museum

-Your first activity: Ernest Hemingway Museum

Discover rare and interesting facts about the legendary Papa H. The Ernest Hemingway Museum allows viewers to look inside the life of the great writer, and understand many mysteries that shroud the writer and his thoughts. The museum is open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm all week except on Holidays. You will attend the museum after you have settled in at The Write Inn. More Info

Day 2:

-Your second activity: Near North Food Tasting Tour

You will go on the Near North Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour to experience delicious new tastes of Chicago restaurants and sightsee in the suburbs of the city. You will attend eight locations to discover new tastes. One adult ticket for the tour is $40. To attend the tour, you must meet in Gold Coast near Michigan Avenue.

More Info Here

Day 3:

-Third activity: Wrigley Field.

Sit down at the ballpark with a hot dog and cola to watch the Cub Sox’s play on their home field. Tickets cost approximately $80.50 for one seat. Your seat will be in section 223, row 16. Clicky for More Info

Day 4:

-Check out of The Write Inn

-Take public transportation back to O’Hare International Airport (See above directions)

-Depart Chicago, IL for Valencia, Spain at 3:25 pm

The cost of the flight is a total of $1,492.00. Duration of trip is eleven hours and thirty-five minutes, and total distance of flight is 5,513 miles. Flight Details Here