Special snowflake adventure for the snowflakeless
December 4, 2012 1:04 PM Subscribe
Help me figure out a special-snowflake adventure for under $3000 per person, leaving this weekend?
posted by ista to Travel & Transportation (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A friend and I (both mid twenties) have off Dec 8-21. Originally planning to go learn to ski in Utah and stay with friends, but given the warm weather and iciness, decided to postpone that trip.
We've been to Western Europe and Central America recently so I would like to try another region than those. Not opposed to staying in North America.
We're both into adventures and good story fodder and trying new things. We don't want to sit on a beach all week. Warm is better but I'm not opposed to cold weather as long as there are people out and about, and preferably the option for winter sports.
We both like nightlife and good food. I don't eat meat except fish, he loves meat but will gladly experiment with veggie/pesci things. Good beer and cocktails are hobbies of both of ours. I'd be interested in hiking or outdoorsy things but don't want that to be the ONLY thing we do. Other than kinda seedy hostels he's not really interested in "roughing it" (unless it's for something story-worthy like hiking the Inca Trail)
As for the cost, just want to keep the whole trip under $3000 each including flights, flying out of Houston. That probably eliminates most of Asia and Australia / NZ. We don't need to be gone for the whole 14 days but at least a week would be great.
If you have any suggestions that even loosely fit the above criteria, fire away. Thanks!