Help me Pick a Destination.

Canada
January 6, 2008 7:17pm CST
I want to take a trip. I live in Canada. I want to spend less than $2000 for a one week vacation. I don't care if its tropical or just beautiful. I'm not all about the "touristic" things. I would like to go either at the end of July 2008 or first of November 2008. I have thought about England but would prefer Ireland... But! I also want to go to Cuba and maybe Thailand. Russia intrigues me too..... Anyone have any ideas? suggestions? any past trips you've taken that were good?
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I would suggest that you search under all inclusive vacation packages. This way your vacation price they give you will include your airfare, hotel, and all food and drinks and entertainment. This is the way my husband and I take our vacations. Last year we went to Cancun for a week. We stayed at a wonderful resort. It was less than $1500 per person and it was our airfare, taxi to the hotel, hotel, all food and drinks including cocktails, nightly entertainment too.
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• Canada
7 Jan 08
Thanks Sunshine. I am looking into all inclusives. Since this will be my first trip since I had my son (almost 6 years ago). I don't want something stressful lol. Can I ask, feel free to tell me to bugger off, but with souviners and just other things how much "spending" money did you give yourself for that trip?
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
7 Jan 08
We are pretty much beach bums, so we really didn't spend way too much money. We would lay on the beach, the waiter would come to us and bring us our cocktails all day long. We did our shopping in our beach chair, buying from the locals on the beach. I bet we didn't even spend $100 and I bought 4 t-shirts for my kids, a bracelet, a bathing suit wrap, and a purse. I forgot to tell you that all tips and taxes were also included in the price.
• United States
7 Jan 08
OOOh you're thinking different continent and everything. Where have you traveled before? I live in alaska (which is beautiful in the summer) and i've only ever traveled to california, hawaii, and the east coast states. I want to go to france, italy, china, and england.
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• Canada
7 Jan 08
I've been all through Central and South America and to France. I've been all across Canada which I highly recommend. I've also been down to New England which I consider my second home (my boyfriend resides in New Hampshire and I go there at least once a month).
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I'll be watching the responses to see how to travel internationally on only $2000 a week. Transportation costs are so high these days that I'm looking for bargains, too.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Pick history. I don't know about Canada's history, but same probably applys - do a "tour" of your countries history - what made it what it is today. Here in USA - I'd love to tour the east coast and see the hundreds of places, things, towns, monuments - and so much more - that made my county what it is today. I'd hit the Smithonian Inst's for more about the past tangible things and the battle fields of thsoe that fought for my freedom and even things like the Boardwalk and coney island for more modern parts of the history of my country. Or - tour all the national parks - preserving the physical history of this country - ever been to Deah Valley? Amazing place! Have you seen Old Faithful erupt? Ever heard of Devil's postpile or Devil's Tower? Do something like drive the original old Route 66 across the country - how cool that would be! Pack your lunch and eat at a landmark! Hotels are usually the expensive thing on trips. Other than Motel 6, no suggestions there!
• Canada
7 Jan 08
Yes I love to travel Canada and I do want to travel the US. I want to go to the Grand Canyon lol
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
8 Jan 08
There is so much natural history in USA - I have to say, that after seeing hte Grand Canyon - nothing against it, but I'd rather see so many other things. A huge hole int he ground millions of years old - it is nice and beautiful, but unless you climbe or ride down to the bottom, you just stand there and look..... Just my opinion - I've seen it as a kid and then as an adult, and the adult time was just no fun! Go to a place where you can actually go touch, get close or travel around the spot instead of just standing there looking. LIke Yosemite national park -and Sequoia - drive THROUGH those huge trees and hike and go to the water falls and things like that!
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• Canada
8 Jan 08
Oh if I was going to do the grand canyon I wouldn't just go to some railed plateau and take a few pictures and say "woo! grand canyon" noooo I would want to get on a donkey or something and tour it lol.... As for Yosemite.. I've been told the rock climbing is amazing. I would def. want to do that. I've traveled in New England and LOVE it to pieces, people, culture,. history, scenery (breathtaking).... I recommend that! But you are so right. Often people want to visit these far off places and neglect to get to know their own country. That's sad. I've been across Canada a few times already and it never ceases to amaze me the new things I see.
• United States
17 Jan 08
I can help you get your vacations at wholesale prices. At least they would be cheaper. I have no idea where to tell you to go. I live in the US. Haven't even been to canada.
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• Canada
18 Jan 08
We need to talk then! lol
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• United States
19 Jan 08
Ask me anything. I am involved in a biz called platinum one destinations. If you want to get pts to redeem for vacations, then you have to buy into the biz. It will cost $1500 after Jan 31t. Til then it is $1200. If you only want to get the wholesale prices, you can buy a your own website similar to expedia where you would book your own travel and stuff. You would get wholesale prices, but other the reg public would not. Does that make sense? This is not a time share.
@urbandekay (18314)
8 Jan 08
$2000 for a weeks vacation sounds very extravagant all the best urban
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• Canada
8 Jan 08
well that is prob. the most I want to spend on the flight hotel etc...
• United States
7 Jan 08
When I saw your picture, I immediately think Ireland because of your red hair!
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• Canada
7 Jan 08
Oh yeah I'm Irish lol My grandpa stowed away on a boat and ended up in Canada. He never was legal here lololol
@raijin (10382)
• Philippines
7 Jan 08
Since you live from a cold place, why not try warm places like Hawaii or some destinations here in Asia. Just last year, I toured a Canadian friend of mine here in the Philippines. We went to some places, been to the crater of a volcano and bought some souvenirs that can only be found on that place. But there are lots of places here to go through, since Philippines is consisted of 7,000+ islands with beach shores and perfect getaways. You can also go to Thailand, Hongkong, Malaysia and try their foods then learn more about other cultures..
• Canada
7 Jan 08
I have a friend that has a Villa in the Phillipines. I had thought about going there but figured the air fare alone would drain most of the money I'd want to use.
@nkhanna (926)
• India
7 Jan 08
well travelling ot Europe would always be an exhilarating experience for you.i think you should go to switzerland.its the most romantic place on earth.howsoever if you wanna travel in asian counrties i would suggest you to go to malaysia.its really environmental friendly country.its full of greenery and the best part is its weather which is always very romantic.i loved this place a lot.there are many beaches and mountains and many good places to see.i think you can suffice in $2000 canadian dollar.
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Depending on how you like to travel with $2000 and some planning you may be able to do much more than one destination. Since you've got quite a few months for planning with either of those months, you've got plenty of time to find great deals. There are cruise lines that offer really great packages if you think you'd enjoy traveling by ship. Watching for sales on airfare and staying in hostels you could probably create a small tour of Europe. Or driving and camping you could probably tour a few states in the US.
• Canada
7 Jan 08
I hadn't thought about a Cruise.... Actually it isn't a bad idea lol thanks for that alternative thought pattern.
@wahptb (189)
• Canada
18 Jan 08
I loved Cuba. You can get an all inclusive week there for less than $2000 so that would leave you a lot of spending cash. It's very beautiful. Some people say the food is mediocre but honestly I loved most everything at the buffet. The only thing about Cuba is that the 4 or 5 stars might remind you more of a 3 star here. If you aren't too used to staying at the Ritz Carlton I don't think there'll be a problem. I would go back anytime.
@ralfff (32)
• France
7 Jan 08
i suggest a 7 days cruise in carribean will be great.