Random Travel Thread

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 1:27 PM
posted by justincredible

We rented an Airbnb out in a more rural part of town last time. Wife wants to stay downtown this time. She found a nice airbnb for like $81/night right downtown.

The old Woolworth store downtown is a pretty cool local art gallery if you're into such things.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 1:38 PM
posted by queencitybuckeye

The old Woolworth store downtown is a pretty cool local art gallery if you're into such things.

I did enjoy walking around there. The old general store is a good time waster too.

Automatik Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 2:56 PM

Just booked a lovely 8 hr bus to Ohio for Easter. I haven't been home since August, should be fun....and cheap!

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 3:20 PM
posted by Laley23

Asheville is much better vacation spot than Charlotte. Just stay there the whole time.

Agree

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 3:21 PM
posted by justincredible

We rented an Airbnb out in a more rural part of town last time. Wife wants to stay downtown this time. She found a nice airbnb for like $81/night right downtown.

I stayed at the Grove Park Inn .............definitely worth a quick visit 

thavoice Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 3:26 PM
posted by Automatik

Just booked a lovely 8 hr bus to Ohio for Easter. I haven't been home since August, should be fun....and cheap!

8 hours...good luck with that 

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 4:03 PM
posted by Automatik

Just booked a lovely 8 hr bus to Ohio for Easter. I haven't been home since August, should be fun....and cheap!

Hope you can bring bevs

fish82 Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 5:49 PM

Just booked my trip to Stockholm for 3/18-25. Work trip, but still pretty stoked.

Automatik Senior Member
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Fri, Mar 9, 2018 12:49 PM

I just pulled an audible and decided to go to Spain for 10 days in August. I originally was planning Romania then Spain, but the flights to Romania are outrageous and I have some friends that will be in Barcelona during the same time.

Round trip flight from NYC to Barcelona Doing DGTL festival in Barcelona over the weekeend, then Mallorca for a few days. Then thinking another city, but not sure where? I've already been to Madrid and Valencia. Do I do another beach coast city, or go inland? Considering Alicante or Marbella. Portugal is also an option, it seems to be trendy hotspot these days. I might just say fuck it and stay in Mallorca for 5 days, place looks amazing.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Fri, Mar 9, 2018 12:55 PM

My girlfriends and I just booked another cruise for November. Just a short five day to Amber Cove and Grand Turk. Yes, I know cruises are bad and lame, etc. 

Now I'm just trying to get my husband to pick the dates for the Azores. 

Automatik Senior Member
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Fri, Mar 9, 2018 1:02 PM

Are you subscribed to Scott's Cheap Flights? I just got an email yesterday about deals to the Azores. $400-500ish round trip from the East Coast.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Fri, Mar 9, 2018 1:07 PM
posted by Automatik

Are you subscribed to Scott's Cheap Flights? I just got an email yesterday about deals to the Azores. $400-500ish round trip from the East Coast.

We aren't, but I'll have to check it out. There are some good deals on Groupon. I've never booked a Groupon trip, but have actually heard good things from some friends who have, so we've been doing some research on those. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Sat, Mar 10, 2018 8:03 AM

Never heard of Scott’s cheap flights, will have to follow. I do follow The Points guy.

Anyone ever been to Barbados for more than a cruise stop? Company might have an opportunity there for a couple years that we may explore.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Sat, Mar 10, 2018 8:08 AM

theflightdeal.com is another good deal site as well.  

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Mar 10, 2018 9:49 AM
posted by iclfan2

Never heard of Scott’s cheap flights, will have to follow. I do follow The Points guy.

Anyone ever been to Barbados for more than a cruise stop? Company might have an opportunity there for a couple years that we may explore.

Was there for a week for work (GRC Race/Top Gear Taping). Didn’t see much of the island, but the beaches were gorgeous.

Automatik Senior Member
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Fri, Mar 16, 2018 9:26 AM

Also recently got the app, Hopper. Wish I knew of this before, great prices if you jump on them when available. I got a notification for a round trip to Barcelona for $540, great price for peak season. Didn't make a move, went up to $950 the next day...fail.

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Mon, Mar 19, 2018 11:13 AM

Just booked flights to Stockholm and home from Copenhagen in Late June/Early July. Pretty pumped to see what Northern Europe is all about.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Mon, Mar 19, 2018 11:17 AM
posted by Automatik

Also recently got the app, Hopper. Wish I knew of this before, great prices if you jump on them when available. I got a notification for a round trip to Barcelona for $540, great price for peak season. Didn't make a move, went up to $950 the next day...fail.

Hopper from my experience has been very accuraute with predicting flight prices.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Mon, Mar 19, 2018 11:20 AM
posted by Automatik

Also recently got the app, Hopper. Wish I knew of this before, great prices if you jump on them when available. I got a notification for a round trip to Barcelona for $540, great price for peak season. Didn't make a move, went up to $950 the next day...fail.

Did you pay attention to that flight that was $540? IE did it take off at like 2 am, have a 40 hour layover somewhere, etc...

Automatik Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 11:08 AM

Yes, it was legit. Prices have been changing drastically lately. I'm open to a 12 hourish layover if the stop city is desirable. I'm also considering one ways and booking the return from London

 

Just got back from Miami last night. Work is hard today. :(

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