Win­dow Seat

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MOST peo­ple spend months care­fully plan­ning their dream hol­i­day, but what if you had the chance to take a trip, and had no idea where you were go­ing?

That was the re­al­ity for 33 hol­i­day­mak­ers in Wash­ing­ton, DC, last week, who boarded a bus in the US cap­i­tal bound for a mys­tery lo­ca­tion.

The trip, which took the spon­ta­neous strangers three hours out of the city and into West Vir­ginia, was the re­sult of a tourism cam­paign ini­ti­ated by the West Vir­ginia Tourism Of­fice, which in­vited peo­ple to ap­ply for a “fall week­end get­away to a mys­tery lo­ca­tion”.

The lucky win­ners were sent in­struc­tions to show up at the de­par­ture lo­ca­tion at 7am with lay­ered cloth­ing, hik­ing boots and a “sense of ad­ven­ture”.

The two-day trip was enough to con­vert most trav­ellers, with one claim­ing “West Vir­ginia def­i­nitely de­liv­ered.”

A mys­tery well solved.

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