Photo by Community Member @bradromano
Photo by Community Member @bradromano

The end of a long week is the perfect moment for the travel bug to hit. After a cycle of waking and working, we’re dying for new horizons, and they don’t have to be far. Enter the weekend trip: a concentrated capsule of travel, satisfying our craving to wander, without even having to book a plane ticket! These little getaways are some of the easiest — and sometimes most enjoyable — journeys we’ll ever make. This week, we want to zoom in on these shorter trips: what you see, what you bring, and how you make the most of your time.

This Thursday, Feb. 4 at 2pm ET, we’ll be joined by co-hosts who often indulge in these short jaunts:

Elle Buetow (@itsellephoto): Ontario-based adventure photographer

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Share a photo from a recent standout weekend. Where was it taken, and what made it special?

Q2 – 2:06pm EST
Short trips are all about essentials. What three things could you not travel without, even a small distance?

Q3 – 2:12pm EST
Do you prefer using your time to explore landmarks or find your own hidden spots? Why?

Q4 – 2:18pm EST
No matter where you go, what’s an activity that always figures into a weekend trip?

Q5 – 2:24pm EST
Has a shorter trip in one place ever turned into, or inspired, a longer one there? What about it brought you back?

Q6 – 2:30pm EST
Pick a side! Which do you prefer, the ease of a day trip or the depth of an overnight stay? Why?

Q7 – 2:36pm EST
Who would be your ideal day/weekend trip buddy? Where do you want to go? Tag them!

Q8 – 2:42pm EST
Tell us about an unexpected moment or mishap on a short trip. How did it come about?

Q9 – 2:48pm EST
Is there a weekend trip in your area you’ve heard about but haven’t tried? Why do you want to go?

Q10 – 2:55pm EST
Pick one place, anywhere in the world, to spend a weekend. Where would you go and why?