London is a terrific traveling gateway to the rest of Europe and North Africa.  There are so very many countries that are accessible within a two or three hour flight!  — Morocco, for example is three hours away.  Rome, a mere two and a half hours.  For the time it took me to fly from Austin to Boston, I could be in Turkey or Croatia.  Even more far-flung destinations, such as India or South Africa are brought a little bit closer.  While such trips would seem like a terribly long and exotic ordeal from the US, they are a little bit more practical by cutting out the transatlantic portion of the journey.

The Mister and I are starting to brainstorm ideas for next year’s vacations, and it’s great fun to know that so many countries are within our reach and possible for a long-weekend trip.  We might try Italy for his spring break!  (I’m thinking Rome or Cinque Terre…)

Happy and safe travels to those of you venturing through airports and highways today for Thanksgiving!



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