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Where In the World Am I? Follow Along on My Surprise Birthday Trip

Wendy Perrin | July 13, 2015

Last night my husband, Tim, bundled me and the kids off to the airport for a surprise trip. I was told to pack—hard to do when you don’t know where you’re going—and the only clues Tim gave me to work with were: I needed my passport, swimsuit, Gore-Tex parka, and hiking boots.

This isn’t my first surprise trip. Ten years ago, when the boys were toddlers, Tim whisked me away on a romantic ski trip to Andorra. That was our first vacation alone together after the kids were born, and the element of not knowing our destination added to the thrill, as it did this time.

But, this time, I figured it out as soon as we got to the airport. Can you tell from this clue?

 

Leaving #NYC. En route to…I bet you can guess from the clue.

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I’ve been wanting to go to Iceland for years now—to explore the otherworldly volcanic landscape, soak in the renowned geothermal pools, and eat my way through Reykjavik. I’ll be snapping photos the whole time, so follow me on Instagram (I’m @wendyperrin) to see what happens next. We can all be surprised together!

 

#Rusty #weathered #shed #Keflavik #iceland A photo posted by Wendy Perrin (@wendyperrin) on

#BlueLagoon #Iceland A photo posted by Wendy Perrin (@wendyperrin) on

Where #Iceland’s president lives.

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If you can pronounce it, they oughtta give it to you. #Iceland A photo posted by Wendy Perrin (@wendyperrin) on

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2 Comments

  1. Philippe Brown

    What a fun idea. We’ve been prescribing the idea of travel as therapy for years and surprise trips can yield the most interesting results. Well done to all of you. Do tell us how it went, what you learnt and how it might change you as a traveller in the future.

  2. Eva Ash

    How awesome is Wendy’s husband? He surprises a travel writer with a trip?! Gutsy man. He’s a keeper!

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