On Saturday, we went to the New York Times Travel Expo at the Javits Center. I have previously only been to the Javits Center on my yearly trip to Book Expo America, and was sorry to see that the travel show was much smaller and gave out a fraction of the number of tote bags (BEA basically fills my tote bag quota for the year). We'd planned to go to do a little research into travel companies to figure out if it make sense to go with a package deal for our honeymoon trip, and also to see if there were any cool destinations we hadn't considered that would sway us from Thailand. What we learned is that we'd rather plan something on our own than go on a planned out group trip, and also that while my dream of going to Antarctica is still out of reach, going to the Greenland is surprisingly affordable (plus: polar bears, which is the one thing really missing from Antarctica). Either way, it was still fun, and since we still plan to honeymoon in Thailand, we got travel literature on basically every Thai island in existence. We haven't booked it yet, but we're thinking June, so if this is the last post you read for a while, definitely check back in July for pictures of Buddhist temples and whatnot.
|This woman at the Tourism of Thailand booth did some incredible things with fruits and vegetables. If Thailand hadn't already been our first choice, learning about their culture of artistic garnishing surely would have added it to the list.|
|The sunset over the bridge. One of the many perks of having an iPhone is that no event need go un-captured.|