Hi All! Whew, this world is a big place! I have 1-2 weeks off between Jan - Mid march (I am looking into the 2nd and 3rd week Jan though as I already have babysitting semi lined up). Through my own stupidity I have ended up with massive airline credit as well so the plane ticket is no longer factoring into my budget. I can basically go wherever I want which seems to be the problem, Im so lost! I have been to Italy and Ireland so would like to try someplace new. This will be my first solo trip so Im kind of nervous/excited at the prospect!!
Here is what Im looking for:
•Beautiful landscape and ancient architecture
•someplace not in the US (unless its Hawaii)
•Somewhere where I will feel comfortable (not harassed being on my own) and where I wont feel like an old lady amongst a sea of co-ed partiers (im not huge on the nightlife/club scene)
That being said, I have no preference on temperature (Im traveling from Boston so anything slightly warmer than a deep freeze in January will be good).I do enjoy the beach but dont want to park it there for my entire trip.
I have been considering
•Australia (where I was planning on going but my friend bailed, I am worried about monsoon season).
I am trying not to spend more than $1000 on the ground including transportation once I land. Thinking it would be most budget friendly to base myself somewhere, rent a short term apartment and go from there. I have never stayed in hostels but am open to the idea if its a spectacularly/safe clean one. I would truly appreciate any ideas on location and accommodations, day trips etc.