a while back, i bought one of those cheap tickets from Los Angeles to London on Norwegian, with the intention of using it as a jumping-off point to go somewhere else. at first i thought it was going to be Skye (one of my goals), but for several reasons, it’s moved off my short list, to be replaced with Iceland, Croatia, and Tunisia.
i’ve listed pros and cons for each but i’m suffering from analysis paralysis — any suggestions would be very welcome! note that this will be a workation, so i’ll be doing my usual exploring until mid-afternoon, then working from the airbnb (or hotel, though not preferable) until bedtime.
timing-wise, i would do stuff that requires full-day commitments early on in the trip since it’d be July 4th weekend, but i’d likely stay put and base out of a major city for the rest of the following week. for analysis purposes, let’s assume flights all cost around the same amount of money (which they do) and are not mile-earning (which they are likely not).
this is also on my bucket list (where Skye is still remaining, by the way), but cost-wise, it seems like it might just be worth it to just wait until Icelandair has a sale? i would be saving money for sure, but the next two destinations i think are more expensive in general so it might be more worth it to go to them instead? i do not know this to be a fact, though.
Tunisia has recently come on my radar (not sure how it got there) and i really want to go. the only thing that’s holding me back is the questionable internet that’s there. i suppose i could ask potential airbnb hosts about their connection speeds, but i don’t know how reliable their answers are. i’d likely stay in Tunis for most of my trip, if that makes a difference.
i’ve always wanted to visit Croatia*, and Dubrovnik and environs (including the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, thanks to a suggestion by The Flight Deal) have come highly recommended. my main problem is that i’m not sure i can spend a whole week in Dubrovnik and my requirements for starting work in the afternoon (and requiring speedy internet) seem to preclude much moving around, no? it’s pretty much a bus-based system to get in and out of Dubrovnik (or ships, but that’s hella slow) so i am not sure how well that’d work since other sights/sites are not that close.
(*i’ve only ever passed through on a train from Budapest to Ljubljana…goodness, nearly 8 years ago. i remember the Zagreb train station, but that’s about it.)
so? any reasons to choose one over the others? halp please!