Birthday trip

Old Sep 12th, 2015, 09:00 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 312
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Birthday trip

I am turning 60 at the end of October and I would like to take a celebration trip with my 25 year old daughter.
Due to her schedule we only have 5 days. We will be leaving from Boston.
Looking for ideas for a fun trip. Would love to do something a bit exotic, but it can't be too far, due to time restraints. Directs flights preferred. Though I see that some of the direct flight from Boston (Costa Rica for example) are only on Sat. We would be flying on Friday (or red eye on Thurs) and returning for evening class on Wed.- so most likely on Tues.
Would appreciate any suggestions!
cpeicott is offline  
Old Sep 12th, 2015, 10:41 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,943
Received 26 Likes on 4 Posts
So you have 3 days to be somewhere, excluding travel days. Or less if you travel Thursday morning. So the closer and easier to get to (direct flights) the more practical it will be. Also best to not venture too far east or west to avoid jet lag.

These come to mind:

Puerto Rico
Quebec City (surface transport?)
New Orleans
Mexico City
MmePerdu is offline  
Old Sep 12th, 2015, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 369
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
New Orleans
Austin (fun and quirky but not necessarily "exotic")
Hobbert is offline  
Old Sep 12th, 2015, 06:22 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 312
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks...thinking Iceland...any thoughts?
cpeicott is offline  
Old Sep 15th, 2015, 11:23 AM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 281
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I visited Iceland in March (also offseason) and had a fantastic time!

With your timetable, I would redeye on Thursday night (the Icelandair nonstop BOS-KEF lands at 6:30 AM), so you have Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday night on the ground, plus half day Tuesday.

I'd base out of Reykjavik, and reserve one day for the Golden Circle and one day for the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. For the fossar (waterfalls) on the South Coast, you could do a very long day trip or spend a night near Vik. If you wanted to get out to Jokulsarlon, I would definitely recommend spending the night, but it will be longer distances in a short period.

Check out some recent trip reports on the Europe board. Most of them took longer trips than yours, but you can still get a good sense of what to expect (I never finished mine, but it's in there):
inspiredexplorer is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Jan 21st, 2017 02:59 PM
Jan 16th, 2015 01:50 AM
Jan 13th, 2015 09:50 AM
Jun 4th, 2011 04:34 PM
Feb 9th, 2006 09:33 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:38 AM.