Tuesday, May 15, 2012

on a big jet plane.

at the end of this year i will graduate from my bachelor of primary education...
but i'm not ready for fulltime work just yet...
i don't want to commit to anything without being willing to stick it out for a decent amount of time...
enter my after-uni-gap-year!

my gap year between high school and uni involved fulltime work as a live-in nanny in Australia...
this time around i want to travel overseas and really see/experience the world!

im currently looking for any advice all the bloggers out there can give me about where to go and what to see!

here's what im thinking at the moment...

1 month travelling Europe in April/May.
one week in london, spending time with my sister (who will be living there)...
one week travelling around ireland and scotland.

Fly to the USA and work at summer camp for 3 months.

One month travelling the USA.
26 day Contiki Grand Southern tour...

contiki


but there are other places i want to see and dont know if i have time...
so i dont know if this tour is actually the best for me!?!
i really do want to see most the places on the tour tho (really want to visit New York, South Carolina, Miami, New Orleans, Memphis, Texas - ok pretty much everywhere on the tour!)...
but i would also like to get to portland, home of the lovely caitlin...
and chicago (again a tad influenced by miss caitlin!)...
Niagra falls and the Grand Canyon would be cool too...
basically i want to go EVERYWHERE, but i just dont have the time...
ofcourse, i plan to travel to the USA again at some point, but would love to hear your reccomendations!

so advise me peeps!


note: i have chosen contiki tours as i have been on one before to new zealand and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have also so far found it to be the most cost effective tour company. If you have had experiences with another company i would love to hear your recommendations! I am in no way affiliated with contiki, nor have i been asked to write this post or am i receieving any compensation for doing so. However if contiki would like to sponsor me to blog about these tours i'd willingly accept ;).




:)


xx

6 comments:

Miss Caitlin S. said...

ah, you are so cute! Portland would be sooooo fun to see you in, omg, but it's so out of the way for a US tour :( Such is the problem! If you are here for a short time I would feel so bad alerting you to Portland rather than the places that house more history and/or shirtless, hot American men, ha. Chicago is amazzzzzing as you know but so are so many other places here. That Southern tour looks so neat!! Seriously, that is a huge amount of landmarks to hit, especially LA, Vegas, Grand Canyon (SOOOO amazing), DC & NYC. And I've never been to Miami but I have only heard amazing things. I wonder how similar it is to Australian beaches actually.

Where would you work at summer camp if you did that option?

And then your European tour looks even cooler- I have always wanted to go to Amsterdam. My Sister is flying there tomorrow and touring Europe thereafter for 2 months and I'm so jealous of her! I would definitely lobby for that as well ( the French Riviera, amazing!).

So basically, I'm totally unhelpful and agree with everything you think, haha. But really, these options are amazing and the world will be your Oyster! i'm just glad you're taking the time to travel like this before you settle into the every day working life because it's definitely a little more than ho-hum...

you are so cute though! thank you for not only being so nice but letting me stalk your life and hear about it- because I love it!

Bonnie said...

I would love to spend an entire month traveling. That sounds like heaven to me right now.

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GlamorousGirl said...

cute!!!

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Megan said...

im from the virginia coast which i loveeee....

but my favorite cities in the US are: charleston south carolina (my top #1!); savannah, georgia; portland, oregon (caitlins home!); chicago; dallas, texas; san diego california; and pittsburgh pennsylvania. oh and washington dc because it is really like home for me!!!

and when youre in europe...if someone offers you a chance to hit up norway...comeeeee!!

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

I can give you some leads on summer camps to work at, I know a few people who own summer sleepaway camps! Let me know if you are interested... But it you come to the US you need to call me!

rinniez said...

I have been looking into a camp in Pennyslvania called Camp Lohikon (or something like that)... I have to go though a company in order to get work at any US camp tho, so im not guaranteed to get a choice of where I end up. Would love to hear any suggestions that people have tho!!!

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