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Old 07-01-2015, 06:17 AM
 
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I liked this suggestion but after doing 14 hours non-stop on a plane ride to Japan... I was hoping for something no more than 7 or 8 hours non-stop. That was just insane
Going to Ecuador from the USA is no more than 6-8 hours depending on your city of origin. From Guayaquil (the largest city and business center of the country), the flight to the Galapagos is an hour and half. Also Ecuador is on the same zone as the USA East Coast. So the adjustment to local time is quite easy.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I was going to suggest this! Denver would be a great getaway to nature away from the grey and concrete of NYC.

Estes Park is the popular mountain town but may be too touristy for some. Quick glance over google maps of that area shows many other small towns available.

Maybe she can do a uber ride to a cabin and just enjoy the serene views? If more active, can try to do some nice hiking/trails in RCMNP. Make sure to acclimiate to the altitude and take plenty of water!
Yes. Not being able to drive is beyond my comprehension.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Yes. Not being able to drive is beyond my comprehension.
Seeing your username, it may also show that not being able to ride may also be quite ridiculous as well?

But yeah definitely when I get back on two wheels again, I'd love to ride through the great sceneries of the US.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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How about some of the Bahama out Islands!!

Fly directly to Nassau, and then connect there on Bahamas Air to some of the other islands like Eleuthera, Great Exuma, Cat island and Long Island (as different from the other Long Island as it gets!).

All of these islands have STUNNING beaches with that perfect shade of blue water, but best of all, you have a 95% chance of being the ONLY one on any of these beaches!

Outside of some nice local bars/music bands, don't count on any sort of casino or nightlife atmosphere. That being said, the stunning scenery more than makes up for this and you will find very nice (luxury if you want) places to stay on any of these islands.

Luckily, even though Nassau can be dangerous and crime ridden in certain sections, these out islands (AKA: family islands) are very safe, as most people dont even lock doors!)

Here are a few resources: The Best Bahamas Beaches are on Eleuthera.

https://www.google.com/search?q=eleu...cQ_AUoAg&dpr=1
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I second the idea of Montreal!! You can Amtrak or a short flight up and plenty to see without a car!! That would definitely be a great one for the long weekends.

Chicago and Seattle are my two favorite US places during the summer.

International destinations 7-8 hours would pretty much be Europe. I like all the usual suspects so just depends on your interests. Iceland is a wild card...I've never been myself but have heard great things and there are some very good deals to visit. You'd probably need a car to really enjoy it unless you hook up with a tour, which would be my recommendation for you.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Seeing your username, it may also show that not being able to ride may also be quite ridiculous as well?

But yeah definitely when I get back on two wheels again, I'd love to ride through the great sceneries of the US.
I've been on some really fantastic rides through the western mountains. Nothing beats riding a Harley over Trail Ridge Road or something similar.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I second the idea of Montreal!! You can Amtrak or a short flight up and plenty to see without a car!! That would definitely be a great one for the long weekends.

Chicago and Seattle are my two favorite US places during the summer.

International destinations 7-8 hours would pretty much be Europe. I like all the usual suspects so just depends on your interests. Iceland is a wild card...I've never been myself but have heard great things and there are some very good deals to visit. You'd probably need a car to really enjoy it unless you hook up with a tour, which would be my recommendation for you.
I third Montreal!!
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