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 SmartAlec
Joined: 2/8/2005
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well I am a tad too old to be sleeping on the ground but enjoy small pensions etc. Greece was good for that. I dont mind backpacking but like my creature comforts ie. hot water and good shampoo. Really hate****oaches! How do they grow that big?
 simplybefree
Joined: 10/23/2005
Msg: 27
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Posted: 6/27/2006 12:56:37 PM
C0ckroaches...yeah...hate them too...once slept in a hotel that was infested with them in San Jose, Costa Rica...I slept with the lights on to make sure they stayed in the walls while I cought up with my much needed beauty sleep. lol When I gazed over to my friend's bed, she was all wrapped up in her mosquito net (they didn't have any hooks to hang them) for double action protection! lol~
 trmas
Joined: 6/30/2006
Msg: 28
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Posted: 7/1/2006 8:05:59 AM
I try to take a true vacation twice a year. Usually tropical, with snorkeling and scuba diving. I also get spoiled traveling a lot for work, but usually that is just within the United States. Stay at lots of nice hotels, but try to get out and experience the city in the evenings.

A week or two in Mexico on the coast is an excellent travel destination for those looking for a good time on a budget. Service is fantastic, and everything is cheap.
 daws
Joined: 11/11/2005
Msg: 29
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Posted: 7/3/2006 12:32:14 AM
I prefer traveling with someone else whom I can share the experience with. All inclusive I have found really limits you. If you spent the money you feel obligated to eat at the resort even if the food sucks(eg. mexico).
i went to thailand and just traveled around with my my buddy and had a much more memorable experience then any all inclusive trip had to offer. Meeting the people and learning about the cuture where ever I visit is what intrigues me.
 roxanne1652
Joined: 5/31/2005
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Posted: 7/30/2006 1:47:58 AM
I am totally adaptable! I do cheap real well--I went to France about 5 years ago--I watched the Washington Post for a couple of months (I was bored) and saw the tickets go down to $99/each way. I KNOW!!!! Also in their travel section, they had an ad "Live in a villa" in Italy, Spain, France, etc. (The only reason I picked France was because those were the cheapest tickets. See? Told you I was adaptable!)

Anyway, I called about these "villas" and rented a house in Normandy for a week and one in the south of France (me thinking that they were talking Riviera; turns out the Alps are also in the south of France.) But, again, I am adaptable! Probably should have looked at a map before I went . . . . The houses were beautiful--the one in Normandy must have been a couple hundred years old and it was kind of like a little village or something all by itself--there was a barn, a couple houses, a pool (but I went in February) and I was the only one there. It was heaven--as peaceful as I could have dreamed of. And having had kind of a rough winter before that, it was exactly what I needed.

The houses (both were 3-bedroom) cost about $400/wk., which was great, as I didn't need to eat out all the time. And when I got to them, they both had fresh flowers, a fire in the fireplace, and a bottle of wine waiting for me.

The other week I was there I spent in Paris or on the road at hotels.

I rented a car and asked them for the smallest, cheapest one and got a brand new Peugot (sp?).

So I cheaped out on all of that, but then could afford to eat in a 4-star restaurant and pretty much go and do whatever I wanted to.

It was great! Since I had all of these beds, I invited everyone I know to come on over, and between working and not having passports (were none of these people Boy Scouts?) only one friend came for a long weekend.

I do think that "adaptable" is the only type of traveler to be. Whatever, it works for me!
 trucndbabe-taken
Joined: 6/19/2006
Msg: 31
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Posted: 7/30/2006 4:40:11 AM
I would love to go away for a long time... that would be awesome
 catrin
Joined: 5/2/2006
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Posted: 7/31/2006 12:28:35 PM
Every year I visite a foreign city on my own. I stay there for about 5-6 days. I book all in advace, but when I arrive abroad I plan a brief trip outdoor with local trains or buses.
It's relaxing and funny and I'm proud of myself! eheh! :)
 blueeyeddvl
Joined: 4/18/2005
Msg: 33
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Posted: 7/31/2006 12:41:56 PM
Most of my trips are usually between 1-2 weeks and I have tried everything from the All Inclusive resorts to backpacking as well. Although when I went backpacking I was with my gf and we wanted some privacy so we stayed at cheaper hotels/guesthouses where we had our privacy.

Went 6 weeks to South East Asia and had a great time backpacking, meeting up with people on the same route and learning about the different cultures and foods.

Plan is every 2nd year to take about 5-6 weeks to go somewhere exotic and imerse ourselfs into their culture and daily life. Too bad we have to work other wise we'd be travelling almost the whole year at a time.
 Joilyn99
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 34
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Posted: 7/31/2006 4:27:27 PM
I guess carefree n fun. lol
 bikerfred
Joined: 6/30/2006
Msg: 35
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Posted: 8/4/2006 10:33:56 AM
I like to travel light on my motorcycle. Camping or staying in hotels are both fine. I enjoy seeing natural beauty like waterfalls or even historic places. I have traveled to many placed but the mountians of Western North Carolina are the best in my opinion.
 Lyna77
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 36
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Posted: 8/4/2006 2:03:03 PM
A fun one I guess, lol on a budget luv to travel but in groups, n try new things all the time.
 nontangent
Joined: 5/27/2006
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Posted: 8/4/2006 6:44:03 PM
Get the cheapest ticket you can find on the internet (this will actually dicate where your next vacation will be), pack the backpack with 2 changes clothes, 2 t-shirts, couple of travelogues, phrase book in native language, cash, expired credit cards (for those random police stops) and hit the road. Youth hostels, B&B, private houses. The hotels just seem to be way too sterile, you'll never meet those oddities of the road staying in a 5 star. Avoid cities - seek out the small towns and hamlets. Don't let constraints of language disuade your decision to go - might be a little scary at first, but you can get by with charades. "A bed, beer and a bus" is just about the extent of required fluency in any country.

You'll have some great memories. And if you go on the cheap, you can take at least twice the vacations each year!

 Lyna77
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 38
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Posted: 8/4/2006 8:20:29 PM
great advice, will do I do plan to go of the beaten path, in London want to go to the jack the ripper walks, plan to visit my sisters freind in another town, n see the places that not all tourist go to get to know the locals I feel is cool
 adamselindisdress
Joined: 4/11/2006
Msg: 39
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Posted: 8/4/2006 10:42:33 PM
I like my comfort these days!

4 or 5* hotel, lots of sun, sea and sand - (sex was back in the days...lol)

Fly to Egypt tonight for 2 weeks, can't wait.


Someotherdude
You stated in your post that you'd learned where not to go - do share before I book next years holiday!!
 someotherdude
Joined: 7/6/2005
Msg: 40
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Posted: 8/5/2006 10:38:27 AM
Places I would never go on vacation are:

Bahamas, Jamaica and Mexico off the top of my head.

If I was going to the Caribbean, I'd go to one of the Dutch Islands (St. Maarten, Aruba, Curacao) or maybe the US Virgin Islands.

It really depends what you like though. In Jamaica and Mexico you will get hassled non stop anywhere you go (you want taxi? weed? coke? girls? boys? silver?) and they will undoubtedly try to overcharge you for everything you could imagine.

The Bahamas are just sketchy. All resorts, or places you don't want to be when it is dark.

But, everyone is different.
 roxanne1652
Joined: 5/31/2005
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Posted: 8/5/2006 3:47:55 PM
I know--you didn't ask me, but I'll chime in anyway!

In my book, no sane woman would go to South Korea. (Or man, however they tend to overlook sanity issues with men; oh hell, they tend to overlook ANYTHING re: men!!)

I know, I touted my adaptability, but Korea strained my limits. It exceeded my bounds.

It sucked. Fortunately, I went there to teach English and not on a vacation.

(Every other place I've been to has been lovely, though.)
 Lyna77
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 42
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Posted: 8/6/2006 9:44:38 AM
Wow the Virgin islands sounds nice, to bad you say that about Jamaica heard its nice.
 someotherdude
Joined: 7/6/2005
Msg: 43
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Posted: 8/8/2006 3:27:46 PM
It depends where you go or what you want to do. I know people that have gone to resorts in Jamaica and had a great time, but I'm not really into that kind of thing.

Also, I was in Ocho Rios when I went there, it's a dump. Might have skewed my perspective.

Most of the Caribbean is poor. It's nothing like you think it will be if you've never been there.
 Lyna77
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 44
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Posted: 8/9/2006 6:47:12 AM
Wow, but still like to explore the caribean islands as well as other parts of the world, its neat to see places that r exotic n different, interesting.
 fire n ice
Joined: 8/9/2006
Msg: 45
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Posted: 8/13/2006 5:53:51 AM
Long stretch
No agenda
North
 Lyna77
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 46
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Posted: 8/13/2006 2:08:53 PM
I do like to explore different places, even if its not so perfect, fun, camping, n going to new places all the time is my plan every year, with a group n lots of planning it should be fun.
 airplane_geek
Joined: 3/8/2006
Msg: 47
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Posted: 8/13/2006 2:55:21 PM
I've done just about everything except stay in a luxury hotel for a while. I'm looking for a sugar mamma to help me check that box!

I prefer to go somewhere for four-five days and stay somewhere nice- not a roach motel and not a place with a doorman. Somewhere firmly implanted in the middle with a bunch of little extras- wireless internet, a maid that shows up once a day (you'd take that for granted, but it doesn't always happen), complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour kitchen/restaurant is nice but not required.

Sometimes, I like to just go camping for the weekend. My standards mentioned above go out the window for a couple days of roughing it.
 Lyna77
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 48
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Posted: 8/14/2006 6:28:54 AM
As long as the motel is clean I dont care how fancy it is, when I travel I plan to go out alot n only use the room for sleep, lol, that is what vacation is for to have fun go out alot n not stay inside so much, doesnt make sense the point of traveling is to have outside fun, explore n have a blast doesnt have to be perfect I have been to Ecuador n Panama great places to explore the cities r nice magical n u get a good hotel with the American dollar is strong for about 10. bucks a night including breakfast, maid ect.
 A.J.R.
Joined: 6/4/2005
Msg: 49
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Posted: 8/14/2006 12:22:09 PM
I think im a litlte bit of everything. I have a taste for all kinds of travels and adventurs! So i guess that would make me the adventurous kind? Im young, so i find myself right now, at this point in my life, wanting to do the backpack roughin it experience...and taking the road less traveled. Theres so much out there to see and do, and learn!! Im actually in Chile, SA now for the summer and loving it!
 Lyna77
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 50
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Posted: 8/14/2006 2:08:11 PM
I plan to see the caribean next year by Dec, lots to see n do, so much to explore
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