Best place to travel on the cheap

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  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    just go up to Montreal.

    Cool city.

    Very short flight from the midwest, and presumably you can get a budget airline to cart you up there cheaply. Proximity saves time out of your 4 days. Plus you can practise your French.


    great food, great jazz, and there are some pretty cool hotels.
     
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    I'm heading to Prague this Friday with my wife for a week. I was there two years ago with some buddies and resolved to go back. They are still on the Koruny and still a bit depressed from being in the Soviet Bloc. Got a Travelocity flight from Philadelphia round trip with one stopover (Paris to, Atlanta back) for around $640 each. Downtown hotel I reckon is a 3 star for $120/night (off season). You can eat and drink cheaply and well if you avoid the high end, tourist spots. City was not bombed in WWII so its architecture is still good. Getting around the city on foot or tram is easy.

    I wanted to go sooner rather than later while it is relatively inexpensive.
     
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    I would probably go with Las Vegas, it's not all about the gambling there. My personal choice would be a room at the Wynn, maybe catch some shows on the Strip at night and check out some of the parks near Vegas (Lake Mead is to the east, Desert Wildlife Refuge to the north, Red Rock Canyon to the west, and Mojave Preserve a little bit south) if you're into that kind of stuff. There's also great shopping with the Forum Shops and many of the casinos along S Las Vegas Boulevard. If nothing else, there's always golf [​IMG]

    If you're looking for something specific drop me a line, I lived in Las Vegas and may be able to help you out. If you need airfare help I'm pretty good with that too.

    JB
     
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    Edit: Didn't want to say something negative to discourage a potentially enjoyable vacation.
     
  5. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    No, celery please do! I just want ideas on where to go... if you think of a negative about somewhere that has been mentioned please let me know.. i don't want anything to be sugarcoated; I want to know what a trip would really entail.
     
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    Try Boracay Island in the Philippines and stay there for a week. It's one of the few places that the U.S. dollar still has a good travel value.
     
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    Try Boracay Island in the Philippines and stay there for a week. It\\'s one of the few places that the U.S. dollar still has a good travel value.
    Boracay is amaaaazing....but its a pain in the ass to get to. 4 days, and flying out of the midwest, you would basically lose it all in travel time.
     
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    I'm heading to Prague this Friday ...
    Prague is great, I'd suggest Krakow (Poland) too, very nice city (and cheap too)
     
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    Some of these trips seem too great to miss out on... I might have to extend it a few days so we can do the Boracay or Prague instead of somewhere int he US. Thanks for all the help guys!
     
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    Some of these trips seem too great to miss out on... I might have to extend it a few days so we can do the Boracay or Prague instead of somewhere int he US. Thanks for all the help guys!

    dude,

    first you have to decide what it is you want -

    you have a certain amount of money

    and a certain amount of time


    if you have $3,000 and 4 days, you should be spending little on flying and nice hotels. if you have more time, you should spend more money flying, and cheaper hotels.

    and when do you want to go? going to prague in january isn't that great, but Boracay would be. flip it to august and it might be the other way around.


    if you said - $3,000 to spend, what do I do? you'd get a completly different answer.
     
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    That's right, plan a trip for eastern Europe in spring or summer.
     
  12. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    dude,

    first you have to decide what it is you want -

    you have a certain amount of money

    and a certain amount of time


    if you have $3,000 and 4 days, you should be spending little on flying and nice hotels. if you have more time, you should spend more money flying, and cheaper hotels.

    and when do you want to go? going to prague in january isn't that great, but Boracay would be. flip it to august and it might be the other way around.


    if you said - $3,000 to spend, what do I do? you'd get a completly different answer.


    Good point. I guess at this point 3 grand is the max I can go given where I am financially and career-wise. I'll have to take these out-of-country ideas and put em in a notebook somewhere for future trips. Thanks for bringin me back to reality a bit.
     
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    Prague is great, I'd suggest Krakow (Poland) too, very nice city (and cheap too)

    Coincidentally, I've added Krakow to my "future trips" list based on a conversation I had last night with a Polish acquaintance.
     
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    fly out of o'hare on one of british airways winter vacation packages

    www.ba.com

    usually an all inclusive price, including flight, hotel, breakfast and some siteseeing passes, etc., for 4 days

    i see chicago to berlin or vienna, or budapest or prague or london are offered, 3 or 4 days from $678 per person ...... check the purchase and fly out by dates, etc. sometimes they're really restricted

    or check other airlines, they all offer the same sort of deals
     
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    Coincidentally, I've added Krakow to my "future trips" list based on a conversation I had last night with a Polish acquaintance.
    You can see some photos here and here, just to motivate [​IMG]
     

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