london calling.

by - 09:00

After two days of battling the flu, I am finally feeling better. Last night, Ryan and I picked a friend of ours up from the airport after he'd been gone for a week in London. Oh, London! And as said friend shared stories of his experience abroad (including picnics, museums, and architecture conferences), wheels were turning and we decided right then and there that we absolutely must take a trip to London some time in the future. But why stop there? I started talking about how we should really try to plan for one big ten-day trip a year. It would give us something to continually look forward to. A new destination each year sounds like so much fun, don't you think? How often do you take big trips or mini-breaks? I'd love to know!


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  1. Anonymous1.7.10

    the only thing good about my jobs is the vacations so, every august i have 20 days off to tour around and enjoy life. it's going to be a lifetime must.

    when in london please enjoy the parks. the ones in the town center are nice and i would also recommend hamstead heath.


  2. We have 2 big trips planned this year plus several mini ones. I'm so excited! We're going to Napa for 9 days for our wedding in August and then going to Italy for 10 days for our honeymoon in September. We've been to Texas and California for short trips already, are heading to TN for the 4th and also have a trip to Vegas planned in November. WHEW. How will we find the time to do it all? It's worth it though. Take that 10-day vacay and don't think twice about it!

  3. CLGJr1.7.10

    Never! Which is why I wholeheartedly support the idea. Maybe taking these mini-cations will be on my list of things to do in the world of academic freedom-induced bliss. You must make a stop in Ox if you go!

  4. short-term vacations after a crazy half of the year at work make me breathe easier. I'm planning a trip to London too, my first to Europe - can't wait! :)

  5. yes go to london and maybe paris? we usually take 2 big trips that are a week long. we're taking a late honeymoon in october. a few states in america and a week in mexico!

  6. I usually take two 2-3 week vacations each year. One home to the U.S. around the holidays and another international trip (last summer was to Spain and Portugal, the year... well, you'll find out it 2 weeks!). I also try to add two or three long-weekend trips. But then again, it's so easy to do that in Europe, since everything is pretty close.
    You should totally go to London! It's my second favorite city, after New York.


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