The spring tripper’s guide to maximizing every last vacation day.
Published Apr 4, 2010
(Photo: Jaume Gual)
Time, or the lack thereof, has squashed many a New Yorker’s getaway fantasy. The average harried city dweller can reasonably squeeze in a few long-weekend jaunts to Miami or L.A., or maybe even a week in Tuscany or Tulúm, if one is really lucky. But a paid multiweek relaxation marathon? Probably not.
However, there is an argument to be made for NYC-style efficiency in trip-taking. As we demonstrate in the following pages, you can fit a whole lot of excitement (or sloth) into a realistic chunk of time: Consider the eight-night sabbatical in gorgeous, umbrella-shaded Mallorca; the five-night diving-and-rafting expedition in coastal Honduras; or the “plush-rustic” weekend of cow-milking and free-range-chicken-feeding on an idyllic upstate farm. We’ve outlined itineraries for these trips and many more, all organized by length and taste, some far away, some much closer to home. Just mark the calendar, clear your schedule, and you’re off.
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Ever see an Arabian oryx? Paddle with finbacks? Shear a sheep? Chase monarch butterflies? Do it with your kids, here.
Contributors: Arabella Bowen, Andrew Burmon, Geraldine Campbell, Rachel B. Doyle, Julie Earle-Levine, Rachel Felder, Nicholas Gill, Adam H. Graham, Vanessa Grigoriadis, David Kaufman, Cemile Kavountzis, Kate Nerenberg, Liz Ozaist, Everett Potter, Annelise Sorensen, Brendan Spiegel, and Fiorella Valdesolo.