One of the ones we are looking at would have 1 sea day and 49 days at various ports, more like a mobile hotel, the longest one i have been on was a 21 day cruise and i was going a bit stir crazy by the end, it had way to many days at sea. The food was quite good but it got to be a bit boring after 14 days, we relished the days in port as we could try all sorts of new cuisines onshore.I think I'd get sick of the small cruise ship rooms over a long period of time like that. Or probably anything over 21 days
I find staycations can be fun and less stressful and cheaper too. And yeah sometimes there can be stuff right in your own city that you never even thought of checking out especially in the outskirts. Trails etc.
No actual plans to go far myself but I'll probably spend lot of time on my off grid property this summer and actually bring a tent and food etc and stay there for days at a time when I have a stretch of time off. Need to really start clearing some land and start building. Going to treat it more like a camping trip, than full blown doing work though. Last year I had morton syndrome and couldn't do anything but sit, I'm being careful with walking too much this winter to avoid getting it again. Sometimes I feel like it wants to come back but then it clears up again.
Absolutely, it's great to enjoy where you live and find new things. That's crucial.It's all what you make it. I don't travel outside the immediate area. I can have fun spending a day looking for rocks in a creek, and seeing what there is to see in the woods. Go off the trails, and look at the small details. There's interesting stuff out there if you keep your eyes open.
Absolutely, it's great to enjoy where you live and find new things. That's crucial.
But to not travel is a shame.
Just booked a trip to Europe late December so we can spend some time in Prague for their Christmas markets.Des Moines, Iowa
Eastern Europe for the Christmas Markets
Pretty wild swings in travel destinations this year.
18-20 hours depending on layover. But the flight to Singapore is only 8 hours from there. It all would have been in business class. And Taipei was really just to break up the return from Singapore slightly while hitting another island. So I don't know what the big deal was.Geez, how long a flight is it from MI to Bahrain?!
For sure. And usually means the start of the vacation starts after security at the departure airport instead of after landing at our destination. Not to mention that first day is a lot easierflights to Europe are a breeze after doing flights to SE Asia, business class is hella nice though, lay down seats ftw
Good news, everybody! My trip to Scottsdale has been moved. Now I’m going to Glendale!
18-20 hours depending on layover. But the flight to Singapore is only 8 hours from there. It all would have been in business class. And Taipei was really just to break up the return from Singapore slightly while hitting another island. So I don't know what the big deal was.
Well, lay down seats might fixing the sleeping bit - that and a couple of glasses of wine.flights to Europe are a breeze after doing flights to SE Asia, business class is hella nice though, lay down seats ftw
Have you been to Yellowstone before?Booked 3 nights this summer in West Yellowstone, 2 nights at Big Sky in Montana, and 3 nights at a ranch in Montana. Family trip.
Now I need to find a camping partner for some long weekends.
Never been and am super excited to go. Ultimately want to do a couple big road trips out west, Utah, Colorado, new Mexico, Arizona, etc... just to see all the best national parks. Like half camping half hotels. One day.Have you been to Yellowstone before?
I spent a few nights in West Yellowstone back in 2016 on a trip with my brothers (paired with 2 nights in Gardner, and 3 nights in Jackson), where we went to a few different parts of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. An unforgettable trip.
I don't remember anything too exciting about West Yellowstone beyond it being a standard touristy small town with okay food. We mainly used it as our hotel base for 3 days.Never been and am super excited to go. Ultimately want to do a couple big road trips out west, Utah, Colorado, new Mexico, Arizona, etc... just to see all the best national parks. Like half camping half hotels. One day.
The trip sounded great, any tips on West Yellowstone?
Nice photos now I'm even more excited.I don't remember anything too exciting about West Yellowstone beyond it being a standard touristy small town with okay food. We mainly used it as our hotel base for 3 days.
I would say that you'll want to try to get into Yellowstone early (like, sunrise early, or a little before); both to beat the crowds at the gate and to get some stuff in before the semi-frequent afternoon thunderstorms that come in that type of terrain. West Yellowstone does position you well for the geyser basin (Old Faithful and whatnot, Grand Prismatic, a number of great trails, falls, and pullouts), and it isn't too far to Mt Washburn, if you want to hike to the top and get a great view of the park (definitely start this one early, per thunderstorms comment).
I have some pictures too from that trip on Flickr, if you're interested: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25349187@N04/albums/72157671154327495
Washburn is fun, so are the geysers and grand prismatic. There is also a trail that had an overlook for grand prismatic too, which is supposed to be pretty awesome. Gibbon Falls (I think) and Firehole (name is blanking a bit) are also neat. You're probably going to be too far to get to Mammoth, but that was another cool spot. There is also the grand canyon of Yellowstone and the main falls of the Yellowstone river (Artists Point) which may be within travel distance. So many trails and sites - you can't go wrong.Nice photos now I'm even more excited.
Yeah I was just looking for tips for inside the park. We are just using West Yellowstone as a place to sleep and have dinner and breakfast.