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Hello, all!

In honor of the family weekend I'll be having tomorrow (babysitting my parents at Walt Disney World for two days.. Yay..) I bring you some unique vacation destinations!

I have 25 Unusual Places to Take a Vacation and 50 Unpredictable and Non-Clichéd Places to Travel to in Your 20s

I did a quick glance and didn't see any overlaps.. but I'm mostly blind, sometimes. :)

Let me know which destination you'd like and a number, or I can randomize for you.

As always.. rewards are icons or landcomm sigtags (if applicable) or I can write you a thing, if I know the fandom. Also, as always, rewards will be delivered... I just can't promise they'll be timely. *shifty eyes*

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kaige68
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:27 pm (UTC)
OH!!! Give me one of the 25 please! Number 14 please!
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:31 pm (UTC)
14 Black Rock Desert-Burning Man Festival For those who feel the urge to "radically express themselves" the Burning Man Festival held in the Black Rock desert is the destination for you. The Burning Man is a week long event that begins on the last Monday of August and ends on the first Monday in September and gets its name from the ritual of burning a large wood effigy on Saturday evening.

Good luck!
guineamania
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:28 pm (UTC)
Can I have #14 from both please! I need more inspiration for words atm!
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:30 pm (UTC)
14 Black Rock Desert-Burning Man Festival For those who feel the urge to "radically express themselves" the Burning Man Festival held in the Black Rock desert is the destination for you. The Burning Man is a week long event that begins on the last Monday of August and ends on the first Monday in September and gets its name from the ritual of burning a large wood effigy on Saturday evening.

14 Kathmandu, Nepal Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and a delight for the senses. Over the years, it's become a favorite of backpackers, but there are still many parts of the city untouched by foreigners to explore.

Good luck!
guineamania
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
This would be a real good time to write Doctor Strange wouldn't it ...
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:57 pm (UTC)
I have to admit I haven't had the chance to see it, yet.. So.. Yes? :D
guineamania
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
Haha it's mostly set in Kathmandu and was the first thing my mind went to!
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
Nice! Well.. I send you some good writing vibes, in that case!
tkeylasunset
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
May I have one of each, please? Random is fine!

Fun writing times lay ahead, I believe!!!
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
18 Panda Inn Panda Inn is a chain of restaurants that originated in Sichuan, China and features basically everything panda related. Even the staff is dressed in panda suits!

48 Varanasi, India This vibrant and holy city is one of the oldest on the planet. It's the type of place that will be forever etched into your memory.

Good luck!
agdhani
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:54 pm (UTC)
#9 from each...maybe I'll be luck and the other prompts I have stacked up will combine to make something awesome ;)
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
09 Jules' Undersea Lodge Have you ever tried to count fish instead of sheep in order to fall asleep? If not, you just might be in for a treat once you swim into this outrageous hotel. Jules' Undersea Lodge is located in Key Largo, Florida and is the only undersea hotel in the United States built 30 feet deep on the ocean floor. Inaugurated in 1986, this undersea hotel requires guests to go scuba diving to get into one of the two rooms available.

09 Mestia, Georgia Mestia is an isolated town located in Northern Georgia, but it's completely worth the visit. Drink Georgian wine, hike to a glacier, mingle with the locals and experience the epic beauty of the Caucasus mountains.

Good luck!

Edited at 2017-01-13 01:57 pm (UTC)
agdhani
Apr. 23rd, 2017 08:26 pm (UTC)
I used one of the two prompts...
we'll see if the second yields fruit too.

a chapter from a longer multi-verse work...this chapter involves Young Bruce Wayne, Arya Stark, Shades Alvarez, and Laura Kinney
Combined a couple of different prompts so crossposted to those too.

Fandom: Gotham, Game of Thrones, Logan, Luke Cage
Rated G

http://archiveofourown.org/works/10527315/chapters/23730297
craterdweller
Jan. 13th, 2017 02:06 pm (UTC)
How about #20 from first list and #19 from the second please :)
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 02:07 pm (UTC)
20 Desert Nomad House If you have ever felt the urge to just get away from it all, this is the perfect unusual place for you. Rick Joy's "Desert Nomad House" is located in the Tucson desert right besides... nothing, absolutely nothing (for the exception of the Saguaro cacti). The simple design consists of a rusted steel box housing a 780 square foot bathroom; a living room , kitchen, and dining area; and a 440 square foot bedroom with a 200 square foot office. This is the epitome of a tranquil get away.

19 Corsica, France Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean with epically diverse geography. Not surprisingly, it's considered one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Good luck!
craterdweller
Jan. 14th, 2017 08:40 pm (UTC)
Will be using Corsica as part of a story for fic exchange (for at least one scene at any rate)- so thank you -

no rewards necessary - unless you want to add words/pics to one of your WIPs :)
thtwzjustadream
Jan. 13th, 2017 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love travel fic. Can you please randomize for me and maybe deal me two prompts?

Thanks!
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
12 Yellowstone National Park Located in the state of Wyoming, USA, the Yellowstone National Park is popular for its wildlife and geothermal features. It is among the most preferred tourist destinations for nature lovers because of its subalpine forest and sundry ecosystems, though Old Faithful, a giant cone geyser, is still its major feature. Through the years, several explorers have conducted expeditions in this park and have discovered more of its underlying canyons, lakes, rivers and mountain ranges.

38 Seoraksan National Park, South Korea This park is home to Seoraksan Mountain, which is the third highest mountain in South Korea. It's full of beautiful nature, making it perfect for hiking.

One from each list -- Good luck!
thtwzjustadream
Jan. 17th, 2017 04:08 am (UTC)
Sigh..I wrote nearly 1,300 words but forgot to say so here. It didn't go travel fic on me...ended up being a detail in Ch1 of a fic based on my 'Create your own TV show' challenge from the other year. I'm happy, have been wanting to write something based on it!

No need for a reward, since I'm late- but if you want to take it as motivation for words on a wip or artwork, great!

Excerpt:


TV show Title: It Never Rains in California
Premise: Fictional early 1990s show that aired on an equally fictional cable network known for edgier, more explicit shows- nothing that wouldn't be usual on premium TV now, but that didn't exist then. Centers on a college-bound HS football player and his artist/actor friend-with-benefits. His friend takes off for Hollywood without a word to anyone, until a drunken/stoned 4am call months later. Football player goes to L.A. to find him, and things get even messier as he meets his new friends. Each chapter will start with a scene from the show, followed by a fanfic based on it.
[Spoiler (click to open)]

Elliot didn’t have to look up to know who was standing behind his chair in the library. He could smell the scent of the bubble gum Cutch had a habit of stealing from his little brother’s baseball card packs; could feel the familiar solid warmth of Cutch overhead, leaning in, pressing his body against the back of Elliot’s shoulders and his head.

“S'Pretty,” Cutch said. “Where is it?”

“I don’t know,” Elliot shrugged; shivering at the warmth of Cutch’s breath by his left ear as Cutch leaned closer in toward the drawing Elliot was working on. “It’s…a park. By a mountain. In South Korea or…somewhere like that.”

Elliot gestured toward the encyclopedia above his sketchpad with his free left hand, and kept on working at shading the leaves in the forefront with a pencil.

“What’s that color?” Cutch asked, then he blew a small bubble.

It popped by Elliot’s ear – a short, tight snap he felt like a thin trail of lightning running from his ear, down his neck and over his shoulders.

Goddamn, Cutch. Way to fucking complicate study hall. Elliot tried not to squirm in his seat and failed.

“It’s vermillion. We got assigned a color to work with and… that’s what I got. Not orange, not red…vermillion. Easy to find at the art supply store. Not.”

“Wish I had a talent like that,” Cutch stepped left and pulled up one of the library chairs, dropping into it.

Elliot saw him put an elbow on the table and lean his head on his hand. Oh…crap…he was watching him work and …..there was that shiver of energy, again, all through him this time. He couldn’t draw with Cutch watching him; couldn’t not feel horny as fuck at those green eyes flitting from Elliot’s face to his hands like his sketching was the most fascinating thing going on in the room.

Which, Elliot was pretty sure, it wasn’t - even though this was the most barebones school library in the state, maybe.

“You do have a talent,” Elliot said, stopping to fish around his box of pencils for the green and the black – partly to start on the other portions of the sketch, and also to push away the tingle. “You run like the actual wind, and you can catch a ball wrapped in pigskin. You’ll probably be a millionaire someday because of your talent and… I’ll have a shitty apartment over a garage with a space heater and a stray dog that followed me home. So….shut the fuck up.”

Cutch didn’t answer; just huffed a sound of annoyance at his words and sat back in the chair, picking at his own fingernails.

“It’s seventy three degrees out,” Cutch announced.

“So?”

“Saw it on the thermometer outside the gym on the way back from practice. Seventy-three damn degrees. First time since, when? October?”

“Probably.”

“We should go outside. Get some sun.”

“Just like that? No hall pass, just….”

“We’re in study hall, not detention. We’ve got lunch in fifteen minutes. No one’s going to give a damn or probably even notice.”

Elliot nodded; stuffed his pencils in their box and dropped them in his backpack along with the notebook.

He patted his pants pocket on his way to standing, making sure the joint he’d rolled this morning was still there, tightly nestled in its baggie. Cutch rolled his eyes and shook his head at the gesture, snapping his gum again – but he got up and followed.




Edited at 2017-01-17 04:11 am (UTC)
kitmerlot1213
Jan. 13th, 2017 03:58 pm (UTC)
Damn interesting!

Could I have the following:

#13 in Unusual Places to Take a Vacation
#13 in Unpredictable and Non-Clichéd Places to Travel to in Your 20s

Thanks :)
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 04:01 pm (UTC)
13 Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve A vast ocean of lava flows that covers about 618 square miles of land, the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of the most unique scenery in the United States. Craters of the Moon was formed between 15,000 and 20,000 years ago after a series of volcanic eruptions in the region transforming the landscape into a rugged "Apocalyptic-looking" environment. Visitors can lodge in one of the available campgrounds enabling visitors to witness the crater's spectacular sundown and sunrise.

13 Gallipoli, Turkey Gallipoli is the sight of one of the bloodiest battles of World War I. It's also exceptionally beautiful and in addition to its history, it offers incredible views of the Aegean Sea.

Good luck!
asphaltcowgrrl
Jan. 13th, 2017 06:43 pm (UTC)
May I have #9 from each please?
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 07:07 pm (UTC)
09 Jules' Undersea Lodge Have you ever tried to count fish instead of sheep in order to fall asleep? If not, you just might be in for a treat once you swim into this outrageous hotel. Jules' Undersea Lodge is located in Key Largo, Florida and is the only undersea hotel in the United States built 30 feet deep on the ocean floor. Inaugurated in 1986, this undersea hotel requires guests to go scuba diving to get into one of the two rooms available.

09 Mestia, Georgia Mestia is an isolated town located in Northern Georgia, but it's completely worth the visit. Drink Georgian wine, hike to a glacier, mingle with the locals and experience the epic beauty of the Caucasus mountains.

Good luck!
asphaltcowgrrl
Jan. 14th, 2017 06:27 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of both of these places! Not sure my fic comes anywhere close to either of these prompts, but it's like 2600 words, so that counts for something, right?

Fishing in the Dark
crookedspoon
Jan. 13th, 2017 08:09 pm (UTC)
Can I have a random place for both?
erinm_4600
Jan. 13th, 2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
08 The Orient Express Train rides are a great way to see the country side and no other train does it with as much class as the Orient Express. Operated by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, the Orient Express is a passenger train service that passes through Paris, Venice, London and Istanbul. Known as the king of all trains, it houses classy accommodations, bars; and dining and boutiques. Without a doubt, this is indeed grand luxury on rail.

21 Rumbur Valley, Pakistan If you want adventure, culture and beauty, visit Rumbur Valley in Pakistan. Be prepared to live off the grid, however, as there are no phone signals, electricity or newspapers.

Good luck!
chokolattejedi
Jan. 14th, 2017 05:43 am (UTC)
A random one from each, please! :D
erinm_4600
Jan. 14th, 2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
03 Galapagos Islands The Galapagos Islands is a group of volcanic islands near the equator in the Pacific Ocean that boast in their natural beauty and are home to an incredible array of animals found nowhere else in the world. Stepping into these islands is like stepping into another world. In fact, it was on these islands that Charles Darwin conducted his experiments!

08 Lofoten Islands, Norway Located in the northern part of Norway, the Loften Islands are perfect for fishing and hiking. It also has some of the most incredible scenery in the world.

Good luck!
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