#TTOT Round-Up: A Weekend Away

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Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT on “A Weekend Away!” 

Q1 via SwannySA: What are your ingredients for the perfect weekend getaway?

  • travel_edits: The three S’s: sun, shopping and staying up to party all night
  • RunawayJuno: No cell phone. Yes to wifi but no phone call from home or work
  • GFexplorers: Think my stomach may be in charge when I’m on a long weekend. It’s all about the street food
  • FathomWaytoGo: Excellent company. Inspiring destination. Great food. A deck of cards + a good poker face
  • reikoallen: Dance shoes, salsa music, jacuzzi tub or a massage after 3 long nights of dancing
  • VacationChoices: Adventure, Eats & something I’ve never seen
  • Turtlecovesuite: My wife, no mobile phone, no kids at the beach house

Q2 via lizcleere: Where’s the furthest you have traveled for a weekend away?

  • LauraChubb1: Did Dubai to Istanbul for a weekend
  • Roopunzel: New York from London – that was one mad weekend
  • toffeebugs: Manila to Hong Kong for the weekend. Two hours flight and you are in a city with different culture
  • christinenspain: A weekend away in Morocco..but I live in southern Spain so it’s not TOO far
  • hjortur: Flew from Reykjavik to Barcelona for a U2 concert. Soooo worth it
  • ilivetotravel: Santiago 2 Atlanta. Did it about 20 times in 2010
  • DangerousBiz: Last summer I flew from Ohio to Vancouver for a weekend to go to TBEX! Definitely far for just 3 days

Q3 via familyonbikes: What do you pack for a weekend away that you don’t for a longer journey?

  • 2wildniks: Kayak
  • Liligo_UK: Sketchbook, usually can’t be bothered to lug it around on longer trips and opt for a notebook instead
  • scrapbookoflife: A change of clothing for each day
  • FreakOutOfTown: Fewer toiletries, as I believe in stealing shampoo from friends and loved ones
  • wanderplex: More stuff! Somehow I can travel with a lot less on longer trips
  • AngelinaFoster: I definitely pack more shoes, makeup and accessories for a weekend away
  • yomadic: A tent and an “esky”. Weekends away end up being camping weekends

Q4 via economy_carhire: What are your top 3 ultimate destinations for a weekend getaway?

  • kelaussie29: Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, Prague if in Europe. Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong in Asia. Melbourne, Brisbane, Queenstown in the Pacific
  • LuxeTiffany: New York City; Newport, Rhode Island and the Berkshires, MA
  • BudgetTraveller: Top 3 have to be Krakow, Lisbon and St Andrews
  • FraserApartment: Bangkok, Amsterdam and Bali
  • travel_edits: Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Stockholm are all pretty cool, if you’ll pardon the pun
  • SuuperG: Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe
  • cougjosh: If no money constraints or I had my own jet? Berlin! Dublin! London 
  • travelerlove: Ayayaya… LOMBOK. Melbourne. And Ho Chi Minh is my top ultimate weekend getways

    Q5 via Emma_James – Name three items you consider essential for a weekend away

    • Lozula: Good company, an open mind, and a stack of cash
    • hotels4u_com: Toothbrush, a change of underpants and a smile
    • earthswanderer: Good company, nature, relaxation. (vs. running around like a nut
    • shannonartsdiva: My camera, my journal, my sense of adventure
    • landlopers: Significant other, camera, toothbrush 
    • monaibra: Great company, music, and comfortable shoes
    • GoingNomaddanib: Bathing suit, camera, caiprihina
    • IPrefer: An open mind, friends/laughter, and snacks
    • Nomad_Student: Quiet, laughter & an excellent bottle of red

      And there you have it, “A Weekend Away”!     

      Next week’s #TTOT topic is: “What’s New in 2012!” Submit your questions HERE on #TTOT’s fanpage and don’t forget to follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT to chat about all things travel!

      As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, roniweiss, toddwassel, traveldesigned, insidetravellab, WildJunket, tbloggersunite and mobilelawyer!

      Have YOU got anything to add to the “A Weekend Away” discussion? 

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