I did something really fun just the other day. I impulsively planned a trip to New York, to take place in just a few weeks. I’m flying overnight on the red-eye, and I’ll be there for just one day.
Seeing as how I live in Southern California, this is no short distance. Mostly it’s a business trip, but I plan to sneak in fun, too. I’m just in love with the idea of getting off the plane in New York with no hotel to find, no suitcase to lug around, no week-long budget to ration, and no pacing myself for the long haul. It’s all-out for one day. Sleep is for tomorrow.
It got me thinking about some great romances that take place while the hero and heroine explore a city for only one day (or night).
Like Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn capering around scenic Rome.
Or Before Sunrise, with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy wandering through Vienna, falling in love.
Let’s say I hand you an airplane ticket, good for round-trip travel to any city in the world–but you can only spend 12 hours there. Where are you going? What do you plan to do and see? What will you pack in that carry-on?