Good Lord, I have never been much of a traveler – I like my creature comforts too much, I guess. But my 5 day trip to New York was BRUTAL. I did it before, and it wasn’t nearly that hard. Both times were bus tours, but last time the drive was broken with rest stops, hotels for the night, and a comfortable bus. This time, it was 18 straight hours in a seat that had next to no padding, and absolutely no room to move. The seat ahead of me was less than an inch away from my knees while upright – and dug into my knees when it was reclined. If you weren’t claustrophobic starting out, you were after about 2 hours of being pinned into a sardine can.
After all that whining, I still love New York. It is a great experience, and never the same trip twice. Now I just need to take a peek around and see what I missed.