Just as the weather turns, I begin to think about escaping the cold and inevitable snow and ice. Usually, when I weigh the advantages of warmer climes over the temperate ones, the four-season locales get the edge and I realize it is less about the weather and more about the travel.
In thinking about this hypothesis — for surely I am not leaving New England in the next few months — I was considering the “what ifs.”
Now, without limitations, the “what ifs” can be nothing more than a contest in outlandish re-upping.
There need to be rules in any worthwhile contest, right?
Here’s how to play:
You have been given a passport (if traveling internationally), any required visa (if traveling to a place that makes you obtain one for entry), and $500.00 USD. You’re transportation had been paid for. You’re staying a week.
- Where do you go?
- Who do you take with you? (Your $500 covers you and any companion(s) you might bring along.)
- What three items do you pack? (You are traveling in normal, regular clothing, not in multiple layers.)
- Who is your emergency contact back home? How are you related to this person?
Here’s my travel agenda:
- Tent, pillow, camera
- Pawel. He is our former au pair/our youngest child’s godfather/the likely caretaker of our four while Rob and I are away.
He’d be the first one to learn that we’ve decide not to return.
How about you?