MT Advice For Vacation Planning
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Posted by NaturalBeam on 1/10 at 7:51 am to RickAstley
Screw DC, there's nothing relaxing about that. I'd either go to Vegas or some place tropical.


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Posted by RickAstley on 1/10 at 8:42 am to HumongousYeti
Thanks, as far as keeping within your budget, do you have an idea of what you are willing to spend on a vacation each year? Or do you just spend accordingly with where you want to go?


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Posted by saderade on 1/10 at 11:20 am to RickAstley
I went to DC a year and a half ago and had a good time. But it was the least relaxing vacation I have ever been on. We did the White House, Capitol, most of the Smithsonian, all the major monuments, and Arlington National in 3 days. Arlington is a must see and I would try to get in the White House if possible.


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Posted by NaturalBeam on 1/10 at 11:43 am to saderade
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I went to DC a year and a half ago and had a good time. But it was the least relaxing vacation I have ever been on. We did the White House, Capitol, most of the Smithsonian, all the major monuments, and Arlington National in 3 days. Arlington is a must see and I would try to get in the White House if possible.
Exactly. All that stuff is great and definitely worth seeing, but I only did it when I was in DC for another event. I would never purposely schedule a vacation there.

As for $$, my only advice is don't skimp on anything. Set a generous budget and stay within it but don't get cheap on the trip, or what's the point in going?



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Posted by RickAstley on 1/10 at 2:05 pm to NaturalBeam
I'm not trying to be exactly cheap, I really just want to be budget wisely. I get what you are suggesting though too, since vacations come far and few between, no sense in being scared to open the wallet a little more than usual.


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Posted by HumongousYeti on 1/10 at 7:53 pm to RickAstley
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Thanks, as far as keeping within your budget, do you have an idea of what you are willing to spend on a vacation each year? Or do you just spend accordingly with where you want to go?



I try to keep to a budget within every place I visit. However, I always bring more than enough funds in case I decide to spend more or for unexpected expenses.

My advice is to take vacations during the fall/spring to save money and avoid crowds. This way you're not vacationing when school is out for the summer or during the winter holidays. There's usually a decent amount of daylight during the fall/spring as well.

If you really want to save money, stay in hostels. There're usually $30-40 a night and are great for solo travelers.

I agree with other posters that D.C. sure won't be a relaxing vacation. When I was there for 3 days, I saw a lot of sights during the day and partied at night. Lots of walking. Probably only slept 12 hours that whole time.

Oh and get used to paying $10 per drink.

Hope this helps.




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Posted by RickAstley on 1/11 at 10:14 am to HumongousYeti
Thank you Humongous and the rest of the board in this thread. There has been some excellent advice posted in here which I will certainly use.


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