Some of us are influenced by the countless brochures that flood our mailboxes. We turn pages, and then, a yearned-for trip appears! Perhaps we’d never thought of a cruise around the Cape, but the pictures look awesome.
We also take advice from friends and family. If someone brags about a trip to Nepal, we might investigate and then go. Or not.
And then there are those of us who look at a map of the world, drop a finger on a spot, and then that’s where we’ll go.
Your task is to write a story in which your protagonist decides to go on a vacation. She might investigate using a variety of methods, but the old-let’s-spin-the-globe and see where it lands might make for an interesting story.
She would have to research the best time to go, the expected weather, things to do and see and accommodations, including travel.
To make it more interesting, she invites someone to come along. This could be a parent, best friend or casual acquaintance. Maybe she finds a class being offered on the area, meets a group that’s going, and joins them.
Make something unexpected happen so that there’s drama. If could be a sudden downpour that wipes out the main road, a romance that goes wrong, a heated discussion of where to go and how did we not find the way.
Have fun with this one.