Now we are up to the letter C and while there is an abundance of options, I can't quite decide. One of the requirements when choosing a city is that it can't be somewhere we have traveled to previously. Another is that if it is ridiculously far away by plane, then it probably won't work as we won't have a full week to spend at our destination and so we have to plan wisely. The last one is expense, which basically is self-explanatory, but if a flight is a couple thousand dollars, it's probably not going to make the list.
Yesterday afternoon I came up with a short list after excluding some insanely great options that didn't make the list. Most of those were either in Australia, New Zealand, or Asia. Here is what I found:
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada (photo courtesy of Visit Calgary)|
Cardiff, Wales, UK: The capital and largest city in Wales, Cardiff has a population of nearly 350,000. With a tremendous amount of history, sports, and culture, Cardiff is an exciting option for our New Year's Eve plans. Considering I have been to England and Ireland and will be traveling to Scotland soon, visiting Cardiff would mean that I had the chance to visit all of the United Kingdom. Their Winter Wonderland even boasts a spectacular firework finale to bring in the new year. No surprise that once again I've picked a city that doesn't offer a direct flight option so we would have to probably fly to Dublin or Edinburgh or another UK city before flying to Cardiff. You can view an amazing slideshow of images of Cardiff from the Visit Cardiff website by clicking here.
Do you have any suggestions or ideas to help me decide? I really haven't made a final decision and probably should start deciding soon. Feel free to add your comments below and I will most definitely keep you updated on my travel plans.