Keeping the Surprise a Secret
September 30, 2013 7:45 AM Subscribe
I've chosen the destination for a surprise trip and have all the basics planned - how long can I can keep the secret going and how/when should I plan the reveal?
posted by DuckGirl to travel & transportation (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Based on this earlier question
, I've decided the bf and I will be heading north to Alaska for a 3-day weekend. Flights, lodging and rental car are booked; dinner plans for one night are confirmed and I feel confident that regardless of weather we'll be able to figure out on the fly if we want to hike, climb, run, or just laze about. So, I'm confident that once we get where we'll going, everything will be grand. The bigger question is how long can I draw out the secret (up to airport security?) and what clever ways might I provide him a few clues to where we're going without entirely giving it away.
Any thoughts on Alaska-specific clues or teasers? I don't fully trust myself to pack for him, so I have to reveal enough about wardrobe so that he'll be well-equipped, but I think I can be vague enough that he might think we're going anywhere mountainy/cold. Any anecdotes about pulling off a surprise trip up until the last minute?
Thanks in advance - I wouldn't have chosen this specific destination without some great MeFi input and I'm really looking forward to the trip no matter what!