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Old 08-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Location: Niceville, FL
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It's now legal for Americans to travel to Cuba on cultural/people-to-people tours, though you'll usually pay a premium for that legality. Here's one group of many that does it:

Legal Travel to Cuba from USA
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:30 PM
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@beachmouse wow I'll have to take a look at it! Maybe it'll knock Havana off the list!
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:23 AM
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The only continent that I haven't touched at all is Antarctica so I guess a cruise there for 2 weeks where one gets off the ship to visit various locations and see the wildlife in the summer months there.
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Location: Near L.A.
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British Columbia, Canada


Hong Kong




Argentina (especially want to see Buenos Aires)

Chile (especially want to see Santiago)



New Zealand

Central and Western Asia "loop": Astana (Kazakhstan), Georgia, Turkey

Texas (don't snicker, it really is a cool place)


New York City (with little side trip up to the Adirondacks and then way out Long Island)


Trans-Siberian Rail from Moscow to Vladivostok

South Africa (but with a tour group more than likely and not solo, safety is a real issue there)

Mexico City (probably has enough to keep one busy for two weeks, but then probably better with a tour group b/c of safety issues)

Did I mention Tokyo?! Oh...I probably want to check that city out more than any other one in the world.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:02 PM
Location: San Diego, CA
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Alaska, specifically the Aleutians and the Norton Sound.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Location: D.C.
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Probably Jerusalem. I went there on a cruise, but it was only for a day and that wasn't nearly enough time to really see everything and take my time seeing everything. I'd take side trips to Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea and also Jordan since it's so close.
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Location: The South, by the grace of God
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Gotta be the northwest part of Montana- Yellowstone and Glacier parks. Not sure where I would "plant" for the trip, but that area needs much more in-depth attention.

....Unless it could be around Harvest in No. Cal wine country...then I would do an internship for one of the Sonoma wineries and be up at sunrise and dead on my feet by the end of the day...
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:09 PM
Location: City of Angels
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I am thinking of including a two week side-trip to Kenya/Tanzania into my next SE Asia trip this winter. Never been to the Great Rift Valley before but I have wanted to check it out for years. Probably 6-8 days of partying in Nairobi and Mombasa, and the rest checking out the regular tourists sites.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:20 PM
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Montreal and Quebec City
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:59 AM
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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Originally Posted by annerk View Post
Not sure there is two weeks of stuff to see/do in Greece unless you are taking ferries to the various islands. Don't get me wrong, Greece is interesting and in parts beautiful, but I'm not sure that it would keep ones interest for that long.
That's hilarious. I was just about to post my list, which would include Crete, just one island, albeit a big one, in Greece. I could spend weeks and weeks exploring Greece. So much history, so many beautiful places, great food, people.

I think that for some big cities like NYC or even Paris, two weeks would be too long for me. Unless there were day-trips and frankly I wouldn't do daytrips from New York. Paris, yes. Now two weeks in London would be lovely. I've spent at most a week at a time in Amsterdam, and that was enough, although I'd love to go back--it's easy to explore other parts of the country from there.

Same for most big cities I think. I spent a few days in Bangkok this year and would not spend two weeks at a stretch there--too frenetic and hot, you need a break from that! Same with many cities.

So, my list, for two weeks:

- Greece, notably the Peloponnese and Crete (or perhaps Rhodes or Lesbos)
- northern Spain, along the coast
- Rome, Florence and in between (although "doing" Italy would take longer than two weeks)
- Rio with some day trips
- Amsterdam with some day trips
- Paris (ditto)
- Portugal (pick a region or two, and explore, or just base yourself in Lisbon)
- Japan
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