Keep in mind that we were quoted $3523 for a RTW ticket that looked like this:
Seattle, USA -> New York, USA -> Guayaquil, Ecuador -> London, England -> Delhi, India -> Bangkok, Thailand -> Hong Kong -> Seattle, USA
Thanks to my mad (and compulsive) internet searching skills, I've come up with this bad boy.
Seattle, USA -> New York, USA -> Panama City, Panama -> New York, USA -> Paris, France (connection in Reykjavic, Iceland) -> overland to London, England -> Delhi, India -> Bangkok, Thailand -> Vancouver, Canada -> overland back to Seattle, USA
The grand total for the trip above including taxes and fees comes to $3089.22. We'll have to find our way to Ecuador, but we've read that there are boats and ships that leave daily to the Galapagos from Panama. We might be able to weasel our way onto one of those if we're lucky enough. We'll also have to make our way to England to leave for Delhi, but we figure that we'll be doing a lot of overland travel within Europe and it shouldn't be too challenging.
I'll keep you updated. We still don't know the finer details of where we're going which may end up to purchasing a lot of last minute tickets. I can only pray the prices remain the same- if not cheaper!