Good idea Tingo!
The main trip for this year is my honeymoon The whereabouts are not quite sure yet... for the longest time we were thinking of Belize (and then driving for a few weeks through the States) but lately we have been thinking more and more about going to South Africa for a couple of weeks - works better both work wise and money wise (which is a bummer really because I would prefer the six week option!)....
I also have some weekend/week trips 'planned' to Milan and Hilversum (the Netherlands) and very, very tentatively am hoping that this will finally be the year I can do the trans siberian express - but I am not counting on that one....
Isn't it terrible when you have to work a year just to get some vacation days???
Sorry, you have to go back to work w/o vacation for such a long time.
Now to the end of the year, I think I'll take a couple oversea trips. But I plan to take a trip of a lifetime sometime this year - Round The World in one weekend.
- Friday - get off work a bit early -Catch the American Airline flight AA50 from Dallas, Texas at 5:05pm to London Gatwick. Arrive in Gatwick at 7:45am on Saturday.
-Saturday- Sightseeing London. Take the Tube to London Heathrow and get on British Airways BA0007, leaving LHR at 2:30pm, and arrive in Tokyo Narita at 11:05 am on Sunday.
- Sunday- Take train to go sightseeing Tokyo. Get back to airport to catch flight AA60 depart from Tokyo at 7:10 pm, and arriving in Dalllas, Texas around 3:30 pm.
Thus, RTW in one weekend. Just carry my totebag, which have my camera outfit an extra set of clothing, toiletry and passport.
What do you think?
Monday when I get back to my office, if anyone ask, "What did you do during your last weekend?"
-" Oh, nothing much, I just took a trip around the world"
lol, now that would be quick RTW trip! That would definitely be cool.... do let us know if that is going to happen.... so much for 'round the world in 80 days'
I sure will keep you posted.
I was going to Tokyo for a couple days with my dad in March, and take my Mom to Vietnam in April. But thing can change. As you know, I have been furloughed by AA for almost a year now. Even though, I still have my travel benefits, but only with AA and not with other airlines. Yesterday, I was called in for an interview with American Eagle ( a subsidiary of AA). If I go back to work then I won't be able to take long trip for a few months. But, on the other hand, I will be able to travel on other airlines. So, my RTW trip in one weekend would be possible. Most people don't like long flights, but I am the opposite. Once I am up among the clouds, I feel great - no phone calls, no work, no fighting the traffic, no bill to pay (until you get home)- just sit, eat, watch movies, listen to music and get served, especially if you flight business or first class. By the way, on long flight, while people begin boarding the plane, you should go back to the counter (often right by the boarding gate) and ask the agent to see if you can switch your seat to the one that has an empty seat next to it. You will fell much better, once you get off!
Round the world in 80 hours! I wonder what effect that has on jet lag?
I've got a slightly slower RTW trip planned starting April. Samuel provided the perfect excuse for this one; getting married in Norway! Well, of course, seeing as we had to get there anyway for the wedding, it only made sense to stretch it out to a 4 month journey
The trip will take in the US, UK, France, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany as it stand at the moment. All in all, the best trip I have ever planned (and hopefully the best trip I have ever been on)!! You'll surely be hearing more about this on these forums in the months to come
Hi Sam and Iloveflying
Sam: Congratulations for your honneymoon! I'm sure it will be an excellent trip wherever you migth go. And yes it is terrible to have to work a year to get some holiday. I'm already constantly thinking about my next trip, I almost can't way to start making plans, but it's still such a long time
RTW in one weekend, sounds like it will be a cool trip, but a bit expensive for my budget
I am thinking of heading down to South America. I want to spend some time in Costa Rica for about a month at the end of the year. Although i'm working on sneaking down to Rio de Janeiro for a week in April. Because I haven't been out of the country much there are so many places to see!!
It's supposed to be Athens for the Olympics but I'm having trouble finding a hotel so I've almost resigned myself to selling my tickets and giving Athens a miss. If that happens then my next trip will probably be Thailand next winter for a couple of months. Or possibly Central America. Or possibly a few South Pacific Islands.
Any advice from anyone who has been to either of my three choices and can describe their relative merits would be greatly appreciated.