What’s a Single Girl to do with 2 months off?
September 23, 2008 12:40 PM Subscribe
In the not so distant future, I will hit 7 years with my employer, which entitles me to the company benefit of 2 months off, with pay. I have been saving (I have about 5k set aside for this) and I want to start making plans within the next 6-12 months. Until recently, I had been spending the time and saving the money planning a trip for two as my ex receives the same benefit at the same time.
posted by Jenny is Crafty to travel & transportation (22 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I am afraid if I don’t plan something and kick myself in the butt, my two months will be spent as a recluse in my apartment or visiting my mother in Idaho, which well, would be worse than not having the time off. I am having a really hard time picturing what to do now that I am very single. I can’t picture going on vacation by myself, but I need to get over that as I will be!
One idea that I have had is to drive to Seattle and park my car on the Alaskan Ferry and then see where life and 5k leads me, but I cant really see that stretching for two months. Besides, I have never been out of the USA and I would like to do some world traveling specifically for museums, history, and native culture. I don’t like densely populated areas or large crowds AT ALL. I know I would not enjoy resorts or a cruise or visiting a large city and want to travel off the beaten path, but I am clueless as to where to go that would still be safe.
Does anybody have experience with this or suggestions on where to go? Can you offer advice on getting over the mental weirdness of traveling alone for such an extended period of time?