2002 Q1 Vacation:  5149.46251N, 044.9946W

Vacation Selection:  Sun 5 Jan 2002

Rules

Step 1:  Pick a random latitude and longitude on the globe (using a formula ensuring a uniform distribution on a sphere).

Step 2:  If it is in the water, throw it out and go back to Step 1.

Step 3:  If it is on land, find the nearest major city (large enough to have an airport with regularly scheduled commercial flights) to the spot.  Find the price of a round trip airfare from Newark, NJ to that major city using an Internet travel site.  If the roundtrip airfare (specifying I dont care about the dates, what is the cheapest possible fare) is more than 500$, throw out the point and go back to step 1.

Step 4:  If the roundtrip price is under 500$ to that city, then this will be my random spot for the 2002 Q1 vacation.

Random Points

#1:   1325.46431S, 1766.958008E --> Pacific Ocean
#2:   924.63633N, 822.52592E --> Near Kano, Nigeria --> 1878$
#3:   2657.15157N, 4437.97836E --> Near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia --> 1079$

#4:   630.1750946N, 11319.03061W --> Near Yellowknife, Canada --> 1161$

#5:   5534.36935S, 10552.69501W --> South Pacific Ocean
#6:   187.713432N, 1446.979065W --> Pacific Ocean
#7:   2841.36501N, 1732.886658W --> Pacific Ocean
#8:   609.563828S, 7149.81522W --> Drake Passage
#9:   159.80786S, 10219.52637E --> Near Palembang, Indonesia --> 1275$

#10:  649.74094N, 16245.44678E --> Pacific Ocean
#11:  1035.51102S, 4656.69746W --> Near Brasilia, Brazil --> 608$
#12:  6929.21814N, 159.35698E --> Norwegian Sea
#13:  6242.6725S, 2719.77413W --> South Atlantic Ocean
#14:  642.55237N, 145.159569E --> Near Ostersund, Sweden --> 605$
#15:  1653.46634N, 15822.64008W --> Pacific Ocean
#16:  1947.70435S, 17637.2464E --> Pacific Ocean
#17:  5331.10184N, 13140.37292W --> Hecate Strait
#18:  2649.62307S, 6130.75188W --> Near Tucuman, Argentina --> 691$

#19:  7633.59756S, 5224.83803W --> Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica --> No Flights
#20:  5929.72237N, 1568.986816E --> Sea of Okhotsk
#21:  740.45998N, 5116.24649W --> Atlantic Ocean
#22:  7649.70627S, 733.71719E --> Near Coats Land, Antarctica --> No Flights
#23:  7031.91345N, 2435.83191W --> Near Mesters Vig, Greenland --> No Flights
#24:  5149.46251N, 044.9946W --> Near London, UK --> 198$

And the Winner

Point #24 is just to the Northeast of the town of Aylesbury in Bucks County, England, UK.  The round trip airfare is within my budget for this trip.  This is where I will go.