Get thee from a nunnery!
January 26, 2008 11:42 PM Subscribe
Any suggestions for places and events I could take part in to help me get out of my rut?
posted by Madamina to travel & transportation (8 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I have to say that I'm jealous of the places my friends and family have been. To give you two examples: my boyfriend has been to Coachella and is on a Mardi Gras float as I type, and my family has planned round-the-world trips without even asking me if I wanted to go, simply because they assumed I wouldn't want to (untrue and tremendously hurtful).
I haven't been on a real TRIP trip in a couple of years, and I'm feeling how narrow my horizons have been. Traveling is one of the biggest ways for me to feel self-sufficient; I'm not really worried about my skills and comfort, but I just haven't had a lot of chances to take a really fun break within the last few years. I just want something I can point out as a really exciting time that not everyone gets to do.
Things I have enjoyed:
--a week in Toronto at shoemaking camp (stayed with another MeFite -- hey, Jacqs)
--exploring San Francisco on a scavenger hunt
--good food! yay!
--a place with good public transportation (this could include scooter rentals :P)
--I don't currently have a passport. There's half the problem. I'm working on it!
--I'm willing to do slightly wacky stuff, but something like Burning Man is likely not really up my alley... nothing ultra-counterculture or something that would be best enjoyed in an altered state :P
--I have a little cash and time, but not a lot. (I'm a grad student.) Something long-weekendy or a nontraditional spring break would be good, as long as it doesn't involve me working all the time -- I do want a break!