It occurs to me that I haven't updated anyone on my summer plans. Well, here's the scoop so far:
I've been accepted back by my teaching program in Italy. I'm thinking I'll do that all summer, spend the 2 week break in Madrid looking for work, then move there after the end of the season. I don't plan to come back until at least Christmas.
As we speak, I'm looking through flights. I had considered visiting people on my way over, but that just feels like such a hassle right now. I'd rather go over a few days early and spend the extra time on the beach in Nice. Accordingly, here are a few of my possible flight plans:
Fly to ATL to TOR to KEF (yep that's Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland) to LHR (London Heathrow) to NCE
Fly to ORD to TOR to KEF to LHR to NCE
Fly to ATL to JFK/BOS to SHN to DUB to MAD to BGY (one of the Milan airports)
Fly to ATL to BOS to DUB to LHR to NCE
Fly to ORD to DUB to NCE
You may think that that last one would be the obvious winner, but it almost seems a little too simple for me. I kind of want to see how many flights I can take and how many different countries I can hit up. I've never been to Canada or Iceland.