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Old 10-11-2009, 07:13 AM   #1
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2010: the year for travel

Why 2010 will be the year of the travel deal

10 places to find travel bargains during the Year of the Deal.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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We've got Laos planned for late February into March. Just bought plane tickets to Bangkok on EVA, will figure it out from there.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:03 PM   #3
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Three days in London, then 12 days on a Baltic cruise. Already booked for June.

Did Australia (3 weeks) this past June.

Every year is a travel year for us. 2010 is no different ...
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:48 PM   #4
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Big travel year planned for 2010 - nothing booked yet.

Current plans are a month in Colorado, 6 weeks in England and 4-6 weeks in Canada.

Roll on that ER date

We actually got a pretty good deal recently. DW got a call that Mum was seriously ill so we needed to get 2 tickets to Manchester, UK the next day, returning a couple of weeks later - $1,150. When a similar thing happened in 1995 when my Mum died I had to do the same thing and it cost $995 so 14 years later and the price has not changed much.
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Alan, I hope your DW's "mum" is feeling well.

We are starting 2010 with a cruise, seduced by cheaper prices for better accommodations than all past trips. Also planning on Europe for the summer.
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We're thinking about a month split between a cottage in Ireland and family in Belgium for either Fall 2010 or Spring 2011. We'll have a stopover in NYC on the way there and back as well.

Hoping for cheap plane fares, as it'll be our first time with four tickets...
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Alan, I hope your DW's "mum" is feeling well.
Thanks for your thoughts.

I'm afraid she died the day we landed. She had been in hospital for the previous 8 weeks and very sick for the last couple of years so it was not a big surprise. We went to England for 3 weeks in May since all 3 of our surviving parents were well past their "three score years and ten".
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Looking into visiting nearby towns, scenic wonders, and museums we haven't been to yet. Once I figure out the public transit system, I'll be off. "I've been off for years". I figure travel fees to those areas should average less than ten dollars for day trips. Since we're not planning pricey trips, we're popping for more expensive nearby attractions: $125 for whale-watching tours, a dinner variety show for about $150 each (discounted).

The biggest trip we're considering is to the next state to visit SO's sister. I'd like to use ground transportation to see the scenery, maybe AMTRAK with bus connection.
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Chile for 2.5 weeks in February, an Alaska cruise & land tour (2 weeks), and at least three weeks down at Palace Resorts in Mexico or Punta Cana (We're Palace Premier members). We want to begin our travels to Asia soon, before we become old farts.
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We're off to Boston & Maine tomorrow then in January a cruise or Costa Rica and of course one or two trips to visit my daughter,son in law and grandson .
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Yellowstone is our planned trip for 2010. Or the New Mexico high country. We are already on the monthly "savings plan" for either destination.
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I am planning to go back to England next year. I plan to attend the Chelsea Flower Show at the end of May and then spend a week or so in London visiting my son.
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Sounds good. But I'm starting to hate air travel with a burning passion.
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Yellowstone is our planned trip for 2010. Or the New Mexico high country. We are already on the monthly "savings plan" for either destination.
From New York? Do it properly. Take Schedule the time to do both. You won't regret it. If you are driving, even better -- the drive between the two is unmatched.
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From New York? Do it properly. Take Schedule the time to do both. You won't regret it. If you are driving, even better -- the drive between the two is unmatched.
Oh, I'd love to take a month or two and wing it across America.
However, dh2b still w*rks full time and cannot be away that long. Pout.
So we will do 1 of those trips this year, the other next year.
We will fly in very close, then do some localized road trips.
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Alan, I hope your DW's "mum" is feeling well.

We are starting 2010 with a cruise, seduced by cheaper prices for better accommodations than all past trips. Also planning on Europe for the summer.
we too are looking at a nice 14 day cruise in mid to late January...
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Oh, I'd love to take a month or two and wing it across America.
However, dh2b still w*rks full time and cannot be away that long. Pout.
So we will do 1 of those trips this year, the other next year.
We will fly in very close, then do some localized road trips.
Ah, well. I do hope he gets well soon.

I can't help you then. Both locations are in the "must see"/"bucket list" category. Yellowstone has too many people for me but there is a well-earned reason for that. New Mexico, as I said before, is rightly named the "Land of Enchantment."

BTW, What do you consider the "high country" of New Mexico?
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[QUOTE=freebird5825;864071]Yellowstone is our planned trip for 2010./QUOTE]

In case you missed the Ken Burn's special, here a couple photographs of the Yellowstone Inn to whet your appetite:

Dakotagraph: Couple more from Wyoming
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We're planning 3 weeks in Egypt in January 2010. DIY, not a package tour. Cairo, Western Desert, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel.
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I'll be in Sequoia National Park next week. Then, for a bit of a change of pace, I'm returning to Burma and Thailand for 2 1/2 months on Nov 30. Some of you may recall that I just spent two months in the region this past summer. Sorry, but I'm not much for photos (can you say "disposable camera"?), and I'm a little too lazy to post lengthy travel reports on this forum. Adventures as fabulous as you might imagine, however.

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