Tuesday, January 6, 2009

So we're planning a trip...

...but we don't know where.

airplane Pictures, Images and Photos

Josh will have some time between graduation and the start of his job, and we'd like to seize that time off for an overseas trip. You know, before he has to work for a living and has limited vacation time.

On that note, if anyone is looking for a two year gig with weeks upon weeks of freedom? BUSINESS SCHOOL. Let's see... a two week spring break, time before and after an internship, a week off at Thanksgiving, and three weeks off around Christmas. And yes, that does mean Josh has this week off while I slave away selling books. He is going to miss that when he re-joins the real world.

Back to the vacation conversation. We want to take a trip somewhere, but we also want to buy a house around that time. When did I start crapping money, you ask? Exactly. I didn't.

So we're looking for a relatively inexpensive vacation. We're flexible about the location, but have some boundaries. We're not sit-on-the-beach people. Nothing tropical. I don't think we're looking to do Asia or Africa. South America was great, but we don't plan to go again for our next trip. Europe is somewhere that we'd both like to visit, having only been to London and Istanbul. Nothing in-between! Or perhaps Australia and New Zealand?

Any suggestions? Tips? Favorite places? Websites? Travelzoo is already a favorite!


sbaar said...

"When did I start crapping money?" HILARIOUS!

I know what you mean. There are so many things I want to do. Problem is, I don't have a lot of money and even if I did, I don't think I'd have any easier time deciding what to do with it. Lol.

I still highly recommend South Africa (even though you said no Africa). And I had a great time when I was in France in high school.

Try www.flycheapabroad.com. That's where we got our tickets to South Africa. Good luck!

Erika said...

Always got to push Israel but I know it's probably a bit expensive :) Alaska is a beautiful place to visit especially if you go closer to summer. But there is something special about Europe and I would envy you a great deal if you went to New Zealand. I hear it's beautiful!

Dave and Jenni said...

Austrailia - totally. That way I can live vicariously through you. Seriously, though, the plane tickets are pretty expensive, but all of our family members who have been over there have absolutely loved it. It's a really laid back culture, but there's a TON to do and see. The only draw-back is that if you go in May-June, it will be the end of their fall, beginning of winter so beach activities would be out. But if you're not beach people anyway, I guess that wouldn't matter.

Now, my dream vacation would be Italy - roaming the Italian countryside, eating pasta until I couldn't fit into my airplane seat, etc. LOL.

Can't wait to hear what you decide on!

Jaimbob said...

I say you head back to Europe... I think that you would love Italy! Imagine eating gelato next to Trevi Fountain... ;) But I also heard that Greece is amazing....

I'm not sure about Australia or New Zealand as I've heard it is pretty expensive to get out that way.

Kristen said...

i wish we would have done a trip when lance finished vet school - as a celebration, a before we had kids kind of trip. so glad you are going to do something.

oh australia would be wonderful. there are so many great/fun places to visit. i haven't been to europe and would love to go there. my siblings who have all gone have loved austria/switerland!

Lynn said...

If you decide on Australia/ New Zealand, I would definitely recommend the cruise route like we did. Check out Patrick's recap video on my sidebar to get an idea of what our trip was like. It was AWESOME! I would be happy to answer any questions for you. And yes, it is expensive and a long flight.

Europe is on our list within the next 3 years since we know people in England and Germany.

Keep us posted.

Allison said...

Rome, Italy or Paris, France. Not only is there tons to do in both places, but they are quite possibly two of the most romantic cities in the world (I'm also partial to Istanbul, naturally, but you've already been there). :) We got our tickets to Japan on ultimatefares.com, but lately they haven't seemed to have very good prices.

Anyway, that's my recommendation. Enjoy! I look forward to hearing where you're going....