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    Nov 19, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    I'll have $5000-$10,000 soon. Whats the best city to visit for a week for that kind of money including plane ticket, restuarants, hotels, etc?
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Nov 19, 2008 6:01 AM GMT
    I would reccomend NOT coming to Boise...
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    Nov 19, 2008 6:02 AM GMT
    What do you like?
    What don't you like?

    Put the money in an HSBC online savings account and earn interest. Spend a little, not more than half.
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    Nov 19, 2008 6:44 AM GMT
    If I had that coming to me i'd spend $2000 and bank the rest. With the gloomy days ahead who knows when you might really need it.

    I think if I were you, i'd like to spend Christmas in New York.
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    Nov 19, 2008 7:19 AM GMT
    Las Vegas is my favorite city to visit in the U.S.
    I havent really travelled much but this year its gonna change.
    Favorite places to go (and you DON'T need a lot of money)

    -Vancouver
    -Montreal
    -Mayan Riveria
    -London
    -Las Vegas
    -NYC
    -Antigua
    -Atlantic City

    You can stay in Cancun or the Mayan Riveria at a 5 star resort for over a week, all inclusive, meals everything for under 2 grand. You would probably pay 3 times that anywhere else
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    Nov 19, 2008 7:28 AM GMT
    That's a good chunk of change for spending in nearly any city. In some, it might even buy you a house! LOL!

    Since you are based in Texas, you could go for a week to nearly anywhere in North America or Europe, and maybe even a South American location if you just pick one city (Buenos Aires or Rio).

    It depends on the time of year, but if I were you I'd just pick the one place you've always wanted to go to and just go there especially if you've never been before. But in my book, you can't go wrong with Paris, Barcelona, Rome, San Francisco, New York, or Montreal...although the last two are cold in winter. You could do a side trips in those areas to--respectively--Versailles, Ibiza, Tuscany, Napa, Atlantic City, Quebec City.
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    Nov 19, 2008 7:50 AM GMT
    NewbieNew saidI would reccomend NOT coming to Boise...


    Idaho. I thought about hitchhiking around there cept there's that skinhead problem you guys got in that state. lol.

    PinnyWhat do you like?
    What don't you like?

    Put the money in an HSBC online savings account and earn interest. Spend a little, not more than half.


    Sean_85If I had that coming to me i'd spend $2000 and bank the rest. With the gloomy days ahead who knows when you might really need it.



    ...

    That sounds like a grown-up thing to do. That sounds like something my personality will not permit. icon_biggrin.gif But maybe I'll be consider investing a grand in something like that. Either way I've come to accept my hobo future. icon_razz.gif I'm but that isn't up for debate. I'm just horrible with money.

    Seb26Vancouver
    -Montreal
    -Mayan Riveria
    -London
    -Las Vegas
    -NYC
    -Antigua
    -Atlantic City



    You sound like a big gambler. icon_smile.gif Not much into the gambling scene cept maybe those slot machines. I've thought about NYC and London big time. Never really gave thought to Canada.






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    Nov 19, 2008 7:50 AM GMT
    yeah, im kinda curious why the hell you would be blowing 5-10 grand in a weekend. your name is not diddy and you dont own an island. its probably better to save that money.
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    Nov 19, 2008 8:12 AM GMT
    If you have that money why don't you pay some bills. Then go travel. Go to Asia. You'll get you're worth.
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    Nov 19, 2008 8:18 AM GMT
    Seb26 saidyeah, im kinda curious why the hell you would be blowing 5-10 grand in a weekend. your name is not diddy and you dont own an island. its probably better to save that money.


    I edited my last post.

    Most likely it'll only be $6000. And I doubt I'll blow it on a weekend. I'm thinking about going to a city for a week. A roundtrip ticket. Experience a city in a week. Lately I've had such anxiety, urging traveling and liveliness. I'll probably buy a blackberry and a professional camcorder. I estimate those two to cost a little under $2500. Then after that I'll spend less than $700 on tickets to...anywhere. Then maybe I'll get a hotel for a day or two and Couchsurf (usually free) the other days.

    So I'm guessing I'll spend around $4000.
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    Nov 19, 2008 10:36 AM GMT
    NEW ORLEANS
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    Nov 19, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    I just came back from 2 weeks in Puerto Vallarta, stayed on the "Gay Beach",
    had a wonderful time, very gay, walkable to all restaurants, bars,etc. Going again next year.
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Nov 19, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    I would consider a city that is not too expensive and put some money in the bank instead. I just cancelled my 2 weeks cruise in January. With this economy, nobody knows what will happen, and I think it's wise to have some liquid cash saved up just in case.
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    Nov 19, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
    How about the Cayman islands....for the Jazzfest!
    http://www.caymanislands.ky/jazzfest/

    I am not a Michael Bolton Fan ...but Anita Baker...Angie Stone...and Robin Thick will be performing during the weekend - Anita is my favorite...wish I could go!

    anyway...just an idea...have fun!
  • ROYCE13

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    Nov 19, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    if you have a passport, go to Buenos Aires and rent an apartment for a week, you can live well for a week on restaurants and wine, it is cheap there, the season is now "summer' or Brazil as well. Montreal for a week is nice as well. NY is great, but I cannot do NY on the cheap even if I try.
    Miami is nice this time of year as well, (I did not look to see where you are from). Rent an apartment in these places as well, go to VRBO.com and other sites for apartments of all price ranges and view them as well. There are many other sites as well.
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    Nov 19, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    ROYCE13 saidif you have a passport, go to Buenos Aires and rent an apartment for a week, you can live well for a week on restaurants and wine, it is cheap there, the season is now "summer' or Brazil as well. Montreal for a week is nice as well. NY is great, but I cannot do NY on the cheap even if I try.
    Miami is nice this time of year as well, (I did not look to see where you are from). Rent an apartment in these places as well, go to VRBO.com and other sites for apartments of all price ranges and view them as well. There are many other sites as well.


    I'm thinking Buenos Aires and perhaps a European city, Berlin or Paris.
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    Nov 19, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    Buffalo, NY.

    You can buy a house for 10k and be a slum lord collecting rent until it is condemned.
  • luvs2travel

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    Nov 19, 2008 8:16 PM GMT
    Try Rio de Janeiro or Belo Horizonte in Brazil. I love those two places. Getting there is expensive, but it's otherwise pretty affordable once you are there. And it's really beautiful. Great weather this time of year.

    Also, there is always Paris which is amazing any time of year.
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    Nov 19, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidBuffalo, NY.

    You can buy a house for 10k and be a slum lord collecting rent until it is condemned.


    Ugh. My father's part of the family lives there. Its entering fuckin Blizzard City this time of year.
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    Nov 19, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    I love Paris, London, Venice and Florence. It really depends on what you like to do. If you like to walk around a city with plenty of culture and history then the old European cities cannot be beat (although at this time of year they might be cold and wet).