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Old 09-10-2010, 09:24 AM   #121
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We just booked a winter getaway to Maui with another couple. We were there 12 years ago, but this will be their first trip to Hawaii. We're looking forward to a brief escape from Ol' Man Winter
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We will see how it goes in October. We have an apartment in Rome for 10 days.
We are flying to Rome today for a week, then on north for another 3 weeks.
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Planning to climb Borah Peak by the southwest ridge route today and tomorrow. If I don't post back here by Sunday midnight, someone please send the cavalry.

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Looks like we'd save a few steps by skipping the cavalry and sending up a recovery team:
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The people who post to this travel thread about frequent luxurious trips must be drawn from a different set from the people who post moderate invested assets and modest expenses on other threads, and those who are trying to wring the last penny from their food budget.

I am always confused about this.

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Old 09-10-2010, 11:18 AM   #127
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The people who post to this travel thread about frequent luxurious trips must be drawn from a different set from the people who post moderate invested assets and modest expenses on other threads, and those who are trying to wring the last penny from their food budget.

I am always confused about this.

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I guess "Financially Independent" means different things to different people. DW and I are basically frugal me more so than she, however we budget for and look forward to traveling. I don't think those posting here are all that different than the budget conscious, perhaps just different spending priorities.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:22 AM   #128
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The people who post to this travel thread about frequent luxurious trips must be drawn from a different set from the people who post moderate invested assets and modest expenses on other threads, and those who are trying to wring the last penny from their food budget.

I am always confused about this.

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I'll be strolling around Land's End today without a cruise ship, will eat out all meals; that's luxury enough for me. As jimnjana says, it's all about priorities and deciding how to use resources.


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I guess "Financially Independent" means different things to different people. DW and I are basically frugal me more so than she, however we budget for and look forward to traveling. I don't think those posting here are all that different than the budget conscious, perhaps just different spending priorities.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:31 AM   #129
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The people who post to this travel thread about frequent luxurious trips must be drawn from a different set from the people who post moderate invested assets and modest expenses on other threads, and those who are trying to wring the last penny from their food budget.

I am always confused about this.

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See the USA in your Chevrolet - taking my 06 Equinox for a 2-3 wk trip out to the rain forest west of Port Angeles, WA in a week or so to visit Sis and BIL recently retired - no particular route just driving that direction til I get there.

heh heh heh - won't sleep in rest stops but will look for cheap motels. .
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See the USA in your Chevrolet - taking my 06 Equinox for a 2-3 wk trip out to the rain forest west of Port Angeles, WA in a week or so to visit Sis and BIL recently retired - no particular route just driving that direction til I get there.

heh heh heh - won't sleep in rest stops but will look for cheap motels. .
If you stop in Seattle give me a call. I'll even stand you to a coffee and Top Pot donut.

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The people who post to this travel thread about frequent luxurious trips must be drawn from a different set from the people who post moderate invested assets and modest expenses on other threads, and those who are trying to wring the last penny from their food budget.

I am always confused about this.
Different priorities I guess. Our core expenses right now are running $21000 a year or so (for a family of 4 not including our to be paid off mortgage). I'm guessing we will spend $12000 a year or so on traveling during ER once we have more time and aren't working. In other words a huge proportion of our ER budget will be travel. Unless/until we get tired of it. Now, $12000 a year won't buy a lot of luxury for four of us, but it will take us a long ways to some interesting places.

I guess there are plenty of people on here who spend over $10,000 a year on other interests/hobbies. Like McMansions, RV's, airplanes, boats, etc. Gotta have something to do to answer the question "whaddya do all day"...
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I'll be strolling around Land's End today without a cruise ship, will eat out all meals; that's luxury enough for me.
Hey..I have a trip planned today. I'm gonna go to the liquor store and stock up.

I make this trip at least twice a year...I have to drive 30 minutes for the 'hard' stuff...stupid liquor laws.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:47 PM   #134
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Leaving for Canada on Sunday. Plan is to drive up from Texas, stopping as we go in motels, to our first place which is a rented house in Niagara-on-the-Lake, then off to Whitby and then to Georgian Bay.

This is a family re-union of DW's with 18 1st cousins from Canada, England and Scotland. The week in Georgian Bay is just ourselves and our son who will be flying up.
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DW and I finally agreed to go down to the Florida Keys for a few days next Monday. We will be staying at Hawks Cay and then will move around the state a little and explore. I'll let everyone know how we enjoy Hawks Cay and any other adventures we run into.
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See the USA in your Chevrolet - taking my 06 Equinox for a 2-3 wk trip out to the rain forest west of Port Angeles, WA in a week or so to visit Sis and BIL recently retired - no particular route just driving that direction til I get there.

heh heh heh - won't sleep in rest stops but will look for cheap motels. .
Have you been to Hurricane Ridge? I've been there twice, the last time being a month ago. I plan to go back and do some serious hiking. It is incredibly beautiful.
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I collect Hard Rock Cafe guitar pins and have about 50 of them from all over the world and the US. I have 4 days off in October and have based a driving trip on picking up some of the gaps in my collection: Nashville-Cleveland-Niagara-Toronto-Detroit-Chicago-St Louis-Nashville. It remains to be seen whether I have any time for actual sightseeing...
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