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View Poll Results: I would splurge on a $10,000, one week long vacation if my net worth is
ZERO (live now, pay later) 1 1.05%
at least 100K 0 0%
at least 250K 0 0%
at least 500K 3 3.16%
at least 1 million 17 17.89%
at least 2 million 25 26.32%
at least 4 million 26 27.37%
Never, regardless of my net worth 14 14.74%
Just before I die, so I can die broke 4 4.21%
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:17 PM   #41
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I'm pretty cheap, but we do travel a lot so that's how I justify it. I have spent money on things that I can are unique experiences. This past summer, DW and I spent $270/per person for a 2 hour ballon ride, but we figured it's one of the best places in the world to go ballooning (Cappadocia) and it's was with one of best ballonists in the world. VERY nice experience too.

I find that airfares are by far the most expensive part of our travel, even on the trips that are 3 weeks or longer. We usually stay at mid-ranges places and eat local food where ever we go, so those costs are quite minimal. Admittedly, this is mostly 2nd-world or 3rd-world travel. On average, we tend to spend about $1000-$1500/week for the both of us including airfares.

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Old 12-07-2006, 05:38 PM   #42
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>>On average, we tend to spend about $1000-$1500/week for the both of us including airfares.

Without wishing away the time with our children when they are small, I do look forward to the day when I can buy just two airline tickets, rent a small car and stay in a hotel room (instead of a big house) when the children are all old enough to leave alone and thus travel more frequently, for less money and more spur-of-the-moment.

Travelling with a family of 6 (with all kids under 10) is a major undertaking....
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Got to treat yourself sometime. If you want it then pay the freight - regardless of the cost. That is what FI is all about in my opinion.
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I said no way, it's not the money, it's the time. One week is too short a period for that kind of outlay. I fully intend to spend those kind of dollars on a 1-2 month trip to Europe in a few years, but we're certainly planning on a somewhat lower daily average expenditure. 8)
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