I have a request, dear readers, and I need your help!
My New Zealand visa expires on June 1st, and it is my plan to leave the country sometime in the week prior, as I have commitments that take me up to May 22nd.
I also plan to spend a few months this summer in Canada, catching up with family and friends after the last two years’ absence.
But I’d really like to go somewhere in between New Zealand and Canada! I figure I have 3-4 weeks to play with, and lots of frequent flyer miles to get me just about anywhere I wish.
What Would You Suggest?
I’m feeling almost paralysed by the sheer amount of choice I have. The world is my oyster, and I’m lost in ideas of where to go and what to do!
In the name of my travels generally being slow, this 3-4 week stint is almost like a “vacation”.
(Ha – The Professional Hobo is going on vacation! What will this girl think of next?!)
Criteria for Suggestions
So I want to hear from you. Where should I go? What should I do? What would you do in my shoes? I will take all suggestions to heart, but in order to make a sound decision, I need them to follow some general guidelines:
Tell me Why
In addition to suggesting where I should go, tell me why I should go there. Ideally the weather and circumstances will also be good given the timing of late May/early June.
What can I Accomplish in 3-4 Weeks?
In less than a month, I can’t “conquer” a country and see all there is to see. It’s just not my style, as was evidenced in Germany and Perth. And I have no desire to bounce from one “must-see” destination or attraction to another, effectively exhausting myself during my little “vacation”.
Instead, I’d much rather stay in just one or two places, and have a somewhat encapsulated experience that I can immerse myself in and come out with a feeling of accomplishment of sorts. I like the idea of volunteering in trade for my accommodation somewhere, or taking on a mission (like walking part of the Camino Santiago in Spain, or climbing Machu Piccu in Peru, or learning to Tango in Buenos Aires, or volunteering with sea turtles in Costa Rica…just a few ideas).
A Little Down-Time is Good
I’d like a little bit of down time (with an internet connection) so I can stay on top of my location independent writing career. This can be a limiting factor, but it’s not a deal-breaker if the opportunity is magnificent enough to warrant me cutting the umbilical cord I have to my laptop for a short while!
Easy to Plan
Given that I have just over a month to plan and book this extravaganza of a vacation, I need it to be relatively easy (and of course, feasible) to research, plan, and book. Something with a long waiting list or requiring exhaustive amounts of research won’t be possible – this time.
Let ‘er Rip
So what would you suggest? Leave your suggestion(s) in the comment section below!