So here's the scoop. I've been working at the same place for 5 years and I'm getting pretty burned out (yeah, 5 years isn't that long to some of you! ). Well, I've decided pretty firmly that I plan to quit by years end. I have a few plans already for a little travel, but will have around $10,000 (U.S. mind you) left to do extra travel. What I'm looking for is some idea of places I could go where that money would last me at least 2 months or longer, the longer the better. Here's some starting criteria (may get updated as we go along): *I like a good mix of urban living and also going out to the countryside. *Would like a place with a decent night life, when I feel like going out. *Decent-Good public transportation or reasonable car rental prices. *Accommodations wise, I like guest houses/B&Bs or self-catering apartments. *Friendly people is a must *Relatively safe There's just some stuff for starters. As far as a particular region in the world, I'm pretty open minded. I'm looking forward to hearing some great suggestions!