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    I'm looking for vacation ideas. In Feb 2010, the olympic games are going to be in town. And I'm not. This means I have about 4 weeks of vacation that I need to plan, and have been looking for ideas.

    I have a few ideas already... but I want to hear what other people have to say. I would like to move around a fair bit, but certainly would object to a single good place!

    - I considered visiting Europe. I have family in Denmark, Non has family in London, and we have friends in Paris during that time. All would put us up, making it a pretty awesome trip. Downside? It's february. In Paris and Denmark. That's a pretty big downside. Upside? I would totally get to visit some people from here, heh.

    - I've looked into a 3-5 week cruise, covering the pacfic rim. This means I'd probably hit the big (and farther down, Feb = summer) parts, like hawaii, australia, new zealand, signapore, japan, hong kong, china... It can be expensive, but at the same time, food and board is already included and I don't have to worry about other transportation. Plus, I get to plan less and enjoy more! Downside? Not many, really. Somewhat expensive. Have to fly through the US, unless I can catch one here in Vancouver. Don't really get to meet anyone, or do anything local. Would be very relaxing, I'm sure.

    - I've looked into spending a week, or multiple weeks, at various resorts. Places like Sandals, sure, but also Jalouise and Le Sport Body. They seem like an ok idea, but I get really mixed reviews from every resort. Seems hit or miss, and also not something I may enjoy (and then be stuck with). It does cost less than cruising, but most of the appeal comes from drinking. Neither Non or I drink, so that makes it even less appealing. I could head to a nicer place (Four Seasons, etc), but that'd be ridiculously expensive, even at a discounted rate.

    I haven't drawn up a budget yet (ok, well, I have... and you all know I have... so meh... but I'm not limiting myself yet )...

    What would you do? Any suggestions/done it before/done any of the above things?

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    I say work through the four weeks and use the extra money to buy your wife a ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    I say work through the four weeks and use the extra money to buy your wife a ring.

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    We have a fair bit of money tucked away because I didn't do that, and so now I can take a vacation!

    Besides, I have to take the vacation days :P I don't have an option to work through them.

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    February in Paris and Denmark? Nah. Maybe if it was right down in the Med... yeah.

    How about a road trip around California and Mexico?

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    Vancouver?

    People who want to go on vacation tend to never think about what their own city has to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Vancouver?

    People who want to go on vacation tend to never think about what their own city has to offer.
    I'd love to go to Vancouver too, Uber, but I think his point is that he doesn't want to deal with the probably rather cataclysmic hassle of the Olympics being in town, and avoiding that is the perfect opportunity to go somewhere *else*. I tend to agree... even if I have thought about trying to get to see them someday .

    As for vacation ideas, I'm pretty much out - the cruise sounds quite nice, though. Most of my vacation ideas are summer-type ones, and wouldn't be too enjoyable in February .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    February in Paris and Denmark? Nah. Maybe if it was right down in the Med... yeah.

    How about a road trip around California and Mexico?
    I was thinking about this, but there is nothing of huge appeal here for me. I've been to mexico and california a few times. I was thinking about going from east to west, up and down... but this being february, there are huge areas I wouldn't want to touch due to weather/etc.

    I was looking at south america and the antarctic though!


    Quote Originally Posted by kelric View Post
    I'd love to go to Vancouver too, Uber, but I think his point is that he doesn't want to deal with the probably rather cataclysmic hassle of the Olympics being in town, and avoiding that is the perfect opportunity to go somewhere *else*. I tend to agree... even if I have thought about trying to get to see them someday .

    As for vacation ideas, I'm pretty much out - the cruise sounds quite nice, though. Most of my vacation ideas are summer-type ones, and wouldn't be too enjoyable in February .
    I work right down from the convention center and live just down the street from some of the events. It'll be the worst 4 weeks of my life o_O

    I'm leaning towards the cruise, but I haven't given up hope on the spa resort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    How about a road trip around California and Mexico?
    Seconded. Make sure to stop by San Diego. Oh, San Diego.

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