Where in the world should two best friends go on vacation?
January 24, 2014 9:59 PM Subscribe
Two women in our mid-20's with some international travel experience. No specific budget or length of time designated yet - more info on that inside. Multi-country or multi-city definitely an option. History, art, and food are of interest.
posted by jorlyfish to Travel & Transportation (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am willing to put up about $2k in funds but am not sure about her yet. I will pay for her airfare, at the very least. I'd like to get a little more bang for my buck and be able to see and do a lot rather than see an expensive location on a shoestring budget.
We are in the very early stages of planning but are looking at going maybe late this year or sometime next year in the spring or summer. Timeframe is also not solid, but for the sake of scale, say we're looking at 5-10 days. We are both currently located in Houston, TX.
We are fairly streetwise, but safety is still an overall concern. Locations with poor treatment of women or that would just be downright risky are out.
We are not interested in outdoorsy type vacations (walking around and sightseeing outdoors is fine; camping, skiing, surfing, and so on are not high interest), beach-centric vacations, or cruises.
Almost the whole world is open for consideration, but international travel that we may be less likely to be able to do in the future than going somewhere in the continental US or Mexico is of higher interest. Despite really excellently meeting the art/history/food interests, Italy & France are out.
We both speak some Spanish already, but would be willing to pick up some other basic language skills if necessary.
So MeFites: Where should we go? Anywhere (non-obvious) we should avoid?