Vacation suggestions please!!

  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    I randomly ended up with 6 days off of work (March 2-7) and I am looking for some last minute vacation ideas! I'm sure many of you have gone on some last minute solo trips and likely have a few fun stories to tell. I've never been to Europe and I'm not even sure if it is possible or a good idea to do in that short of time. I am not opposed to staying in the US....provided it is somewhat warm and has much less snow than MN!! I just got back from Vegas, so I probably don't need to go ack soon!

    Please help!! Thanks!
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    A lot of views, but no suggestions!! C'mon people!
  • Zinc

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    Do you prefer city or country?
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
    City would be best unless it is a small country and my options are limited. At this point I will take anything icon_smile.gif
  • Zinc

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    Because I would suggest driving Hwy 1 between SF and LA if you haven't done so already. I guess that's both city and country.
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    Could be fun! My only time in CA has been in the Oakland airport and a few days in Anaheim for a conference. A lot left to explore. Thanks!
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:47 AM GMT
    Why doesn't Delta fly into GYE?!?
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:48 AM GMT
    You'll never go wrong with 6 days in the bay area...skiing in Tahoe...full falls in Yosemite, the beauty of San Fran...wine country, pacific coast, playing with the boys in the Castro...Weather should be clear and in the 60's to 70's...



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    Feb 26, 2013 5:58 AM GMT
    I wouldn't try europe in 6 days. it takes 2 days traveling and 3 days just to get over the jet lag.

    Caribbean, maybe, if you can get a flight. Personally, after this winter, I'd head someplace warm and naked.
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 6:14 AM GMT
    LeftofCenterus saidYou'll never go wrong with 6 days in the bay area...skiing in Tahoe...full falls in Yosemite, the beauty of San Fran...wine country, pacific coast, playing with the boys in the Castro...Weather should be clear and in the 60's to 70's...

    Any recommendations on places to stay? Tahoe would be awesome!
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidI wouldn't try europe in 6 days. it takes 2 days traveling and 3 days just to get over the jet lag.

    Caribbean, maybe, if you can get a flight. Personally, after this winter, I'd head someplace warm and naked.

    That was my fear with Europe. Warm and naked sounds great!
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
    Borneo.
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidBorneo.

    Looks beautiful, but the flight has three connections lasting over 42hrs. Might need a couple weeks for a trip like that!
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    Feb 26, 2013 10:31 AM GMT
    Unless you are an airline employee or have a sweet sugar daddy, the last minute decision makes going any distance somewhat expensive with prohibitive airline ticket prices. Europe this time of year is not a great idea due to cold, damp weather. Mid-April to early June or mid-September to early November are best for missing tourists and lower hotel rates. Sorry for not having any suggestions for do's as opposed to don'ts. Good luck.
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    Feb 26, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    Depending on your budget, I vote for the Caribbean also. There are plenty of all inclusive resorts to choose from.
  • asana

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    Feb 26, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    Puerto Vallarta!
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
    nabob7729 saidUnless you are an airline employee or have a sweet sugar daddy, the last minute decision makes going any distance somewhat expensive with prohibitive airline ticket prices....

    I have a friend who works for Delta with one buddy pass left that needs to be used in the next two weeks. On a side note...I make my own money icon_smile.gif
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidDepending on your budget, I vote for the Caribbean also. There are plenty of all inclusive resorts to choose from.

    I've never been. So many options to choose from!
  • motivated

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    asana saidPuerto Vallarta!

    I was there in 2005 and loved it. I definitely want to go back sometime!
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    Buy a map, draw a 500 mile radius around where you are now. Now go anywhere outside of that circle.
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    motivated said
    nabob7729 saidUnless you are an airline employee or have a sweet sugar daddy, the last minute decision makes going any distance somewhat expensive with prohibitive airline ticket prices....

    I have a friend who works for Delta with one buddy pass left that needs to be used in the next two weeks. On a side note...I make my own money icon_smile.gif


    There are - or used to be - ways. When I went on my Caribbean vacation, I spent a fruitless day trying to book a flight. It just couldn't be done. So I gave up. The next day, I got a call at work from some supervisor at Delta.
    "Say, I was just looking through my computer logs... were you trying to book a flight to St. Croix yesterday?"
    "Um... yes..."
    "Oh, those flights are all hopelessly over-booked. But you have more miles than half the people on the plane. So... we'll just bump some other schmoe."
    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif "You can do that?"
    They just called me out of the blue.
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  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
    Key West. Stay at a clothing optional guesthouse. You won't be alone for long. Warm, should be entering the Spring Break period so lots of goodlooking guys. Long flight, though. Still, better than Europe given your time constraints.
  • LJay

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    New Orleans? The Monteleone Hotel is right in the quarter and you could do a day trip into Antebellum Mississippi. Instead of all party, try to get in a little history. It is an atmosphere unlike anything else and should be warm in comparison to Minnesota. In the summer Now Orleans is an intolerable steambath.

    PS--Plan to EAT. This is the last place in the world you want to go on a diet. They think butter is a health food.
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:01 PM GMT
    use points for the hyatt in The Maldives ..bungalows over the water do a google image search for the maldives resort if you have extra money for this resort- coco palm boduhithi

    cheaper place virgin gorda stay in a villa there fly to st thomas or tortolla and 30 min ferry to island of virgin gorda google image seach - virgin gorda
  • motivated

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    Feb 27, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    4i3JR0phan7 saidBuy a map, draw a 500 mile radius around where you are now. Now go anywhere outside of that circle.

    You forgot to add "and only go South!"