I just took 3 weeks off in October....

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    Jul 12, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    Where should I go?
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    Jul 12, 2012 11:54 AM GMT
    Anywhere in the world...
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    Jul 12, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    Budget and or general interests?
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    Jul 12, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    Pick a continent you haven't been to.
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    Not really on a budget.

    The only inhabited continent I've not been to is Australia.
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    New Jersey
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    What's in new jersey? Besides jay and silent bobs secret emporium?
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    Jul 12, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    I think they have a Shore there.
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    Jul 12, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    Blueavenger saidNot really on a budget.

    The only inhabited continent I've not been to is Australia.



    I was about to suggest Australia. It is definitely a continent you want to experience -- and to do it right, 3 weeks is a good amount of time. Sydney Australia is one of my Top 5 places on earth.
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    Jul 12, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    What is there to do? Besides the beach.
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    Jul 12, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    Borski1992 saidI think they have a Shore there.



    Never would have guessed.
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    No budget concerns? Do what a good friend of mine did and pay the Russian Federal Space Agency $25 million to visit the Space Station.
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    Three years ago in the fall I went with the boyfriend and two girl-friends to Costa Rica. We rented a 4-wheel drive Suzuki jeep-like thing and had a week long adventure. At that time of year you can find accommodations pretty easily. It is safe, as in you won't get robbed. But you have to be careful on the roads due to crazy drivers and lack of guard rails. Rain storms can cut off access to places, but only for a matter of hours. It was the finest in 3rd world adventure...jungles, beaches, volcanos, cloud forests, swimming under natural water falls, endless miles of unlabelled dirt roads through valleys and mountains, great food and the most laid back people I've ever met. Because it is so hard to find your way around, it forces you to interact. As I don't speak spanish I would just say the name of the place I was going to and the local would just point. The Lonely Planet guide was super helpful.
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    Comrade_Cranky, he's straight and married, but he's pro-gay, progressive and gives a lot of money to human rights causes every year. He's an incredible human being and one of the few men I respect.

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    besides you, of course ;)
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    Jul 12, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    credo saidComrade_Cranky, he's straight and married, but he's pro-gay, progressive and gives a lot of money to human rights causes every year. He's an incredible human being and one of the few men I respect.

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    besides you, of course ;)


    And me, I should hope.
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    Jul 12, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    If you want the normal vacation experience there's a lot of obvious choices, but if you want a culture shock type experience go to China! I wouldn't expect a lot of people to think of going/wanting to go for a vacation there, but I swear it's impossible to go and not be amazed, have funny/weird experiences, and have tons of fun!
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    Jul 12, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    I'd suggest the south island of New Zealand if you haven't been. Get down to Queenstown. It'll be too late to ski but the rivers in the area are great for rafting/kayaking and the town is incredible. It's a good size but not huge with easy access to tons of outdoor things to do....some of the best hiking and camping in the world. Captain Cook called Dusky Sound the most beautiful place on earth and he saw most of it.

    My other suggestion would be Ireland, especially starting in Galway. You can easily rent a small car for pretty cheap and hit the Dingle Penninsula, the Aran Islands, Newgrange and other spots before seeing Dublin.
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    Jul 12, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    MadExistence saidNew Jersey


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    Jul 13, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    I haven't decided if I want to do something adventurous or relaxing. Say I don't have 25 million to fly into space. I've been to china already. I've thought about new Zealand before... Who knows. I'd probably be going by myself so that rules out the awesome buddy trip.
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    Jul 13, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    Blueavenger saidNot really on a budget.

    The only inhabited continent I've not been to is Australia.


    Australia! Sydney! The Gold Coast!
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    Jul 13, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Blueavenger saidI just took 3 weeks off in October....
    Can I borrow your time machine?
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    Jul 13, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Blueavenger saidI just took 3 weeks off in October....
    Can I borrow your time machine?



    Sadly. Not a time machine. But I try to average about 11 weeks of vacation per year.
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    Jul 13, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    Chile and Argentina.
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    Jul 13, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    Chile is the gateway to Antarctica. I hear it's better to go in February....
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    Jul 13, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    Wow sounds nice, with that much time you should learn/do something, not just go somewhere. For example, go to the yucatan peninsula and become and advanced open water diver, do some reef dives, night dives, turtle dives and most importantly cavern dives in the cenotes. Then head down to Belize and dive the blue hole.

    You could go to a surf camp, learn to kite surf, sail, or something else equally cool.