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Thu Dec 8, 2011, 02:51 PM

I'm going to plan a vacation soon. Any suggestions? nt

Must be some place warm!!!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 02:57 PM

1. Have you ever been on a cruise?

A cruise to several ports of call is great in that you get to see several locales. You can get some pretty good deals if you shop around. The ones that I have been on only cost about $100 per day, including food.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 02:59 PM

2. I was on a cruise once, and I did love it. Sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale, into the Carribean.

it was a lot of fun. I should consider that again.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 03:07 PM

3. I've never cruised. I don't like being on someone else's schedule....

... I've used Vacation Rentals By Owner to find condos several times, and have never had a bad experience.


http://www.vrbo.com


Cancun, Grand Cayman, Florida Keys, Bahamas. Note that all are nice and warm! You may be able to guess why I picked these locales.

Good luck.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 03:52 PM

5. Take a look at some condo's in Myrtle Beach, SC..

Spent the month of November there. The weather was great, even at that late date.

We like to rent Condos in MB and in Florida. Perfer Cabin's in Pigeon Forge, TN.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 03:21 PM

4. As one who have travelled by ship, plane, car and trains there is no better place to be than home.

 

Save your money and spend it around your own city to help your local economy.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 03:55 PM

6. I could never afford to travel..

when I was raising my family. Sorry, it's my turn now. You well traveled people will have to stay home and support the local economy now, lol.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 04:05 PM

7. Enjoy! You'll love it!

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Response to Little Star (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:04 PM

12. LOL, good for you. My only suggestion to you is don't always go where the tourist go. You

 

would be surprised how much money you can save doing that. Of course that is if you go to a lovely country. I don't know how far you want to go. Canada is so beautiful and the people are really nice. But where ever you decide to go have fun. If you go by yourself make sure you stay connected to your family by cellphone. Good luck. I'm glad you don't listen to me. I am old now and I am so tired of travelling.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 06:29 PM

8. Come down to Florida. I'll show you dozens of cool places to see.

Don't let the bad image sway you. Florida has many wonderful little secret places.

You just need to find the right local to point them all out to you.

Cheers.

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Response to kayakjohnny (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 06:45 PM

9. Actually, I've been to Florida a few times.

I've stayed in Clearwater, Disney and Ft. Lauderdale.

Each time the weather has been beatiful. And we have enjoyed ourselves. Where are some places that are off the beaten path? The guys in the family like to do some golfing. Me, I like to read, walk on the beach and eat well!

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Response to boston bean (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 06:49 PM

10. I will compile a list for you.

Give me a little time.

I might be away from my comp soon tonight.

I will find you tomorrow with some nice Florida options.

Cheers.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 08:10 PM

11. I loved Belize -

the cayes off the coast. I stayed on Ambergris. I don't dive but it was fantastic snorkeling and the water is beautiful. Best of all it is a casual place where you eat fresh lobster, walk around bare-foot if you wish, and many of the hotels don't even have tv's in the rooms (or huts). Paradise.

Here is where I stayed: http://www.ramons.com/

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Response to TBF (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 02:23 PM

14. Beat me to it-

I loved Belize!

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Response to BillStein (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 02:35 PM

15. I visited several years ago (at least 15) - it was popular then with divers

may be less of a secret now

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:17 PM

13. Sanibel Island, Fla.

You like to walk and read and eat well, it would be perfect. It's quiet, peaceful. not even traffic lights, and miles and miles of white sand to walk on, collect seashells, and watch the waves. Just returned from a week there for my 60th birthday. Re-read Anne Morrow Lindbergh's "Gift's from the Sea" on the beach. She wrote it while staying on Captiva nearly 60 years ago, the island connected to Sanibel.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:17 PM

16. If you're going during the northern winter...

Then head down to the southern hemisphere. I liked Argentina and South Africa.

Unless you just want to laze in the rays, then there are closer destinations.

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