Poll: What kind of vacation person are you?

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 31 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 12:05 PM
posted by Laley23

Heading out there for work tomorrow. Of course they have us staying at the Marriott TPC Resort and not the strip. Hotel blockings were for the Cosmo (my favorite), but due to COVID NBC pushing us as far away from crowds as possible. 


Have fun! On weekdays the place is at like 10% of normal amount of people. It’s really easy to stay safe and distanced while doing the typical Vegas activities. On the weekends everyone from California comes in because they are shut down and it gets pretty busy. 


Also if you need a place for a dinner one night check out Esthers Kitchen. It’s in the art district and one of my top 3 restaurants I have ate at anywhere and it’s very reasonably priced. 


sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 31 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 12:11 PM

Top 5 Places I want to go:

I wanna do a London - Paris - Amsterdam trip

2 weeks all around Italy

Greece

Costa Rica

St Lucia 

When Covid is over we will probably check off one of the European trips and Costa Rica or St Lucia. 


I would love to go to Australia but I’m not sure I could endure that long of a flight. 

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 12:34 PM
posted by sportchampps

Top 5 Places I want to go:

I wanna do a London - Paris - Amsterdam trip

2 weeks all around Italy

Greece

Costa Rica

St Lucia 

When Covid is over we will probably check off one of the European trips and Costa Rica or St Lucia. 


I would love to go to Australia but I’m not sure I could endure that long of a flight. 

Do you have miles? We used miles for upgrade to Sydney and  was well worth it. Business Class on flights like that is a vacation within the vacation.


33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 12:35 PM
posted by sportchampps

Also if you need a place for a dinner one night check out Esthers Kitchen. It’s in the art district and one of my top 3 restaurants I have ate at anywhere and it’s very reasonably priced. 

Awesome. If we have time, will check it out. I get in at 7 local tomorrow so no dinner. Should have time Friday though. Saturday we are onsite super late.
queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 12:49 PM
posted by Laley23

Heading out there for work tomorrow. Of course they have us staying at the Marriott TPC Resort and not the strip. Hotel blockings were for the Cosmo (my favorite), but due to COVID NBC pushing us as far away from crowds as possible. 


Thought you were getting out of the TV business?

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 3:33 PM
posted by queencitybuckeye

Thought you were getting out of the TV business?

Attempting. Finished up classes in August and have had a few interviews since. Thought I had a job with Amazon but stalled after 2nd interview.

A few things keeping me in the industry at the moment:

  1. No daycare with me home M-T. Wife works from home and can manage Fridays and the occasional odd trip where I’m gone earlier or home later than standard Thursday night flight Sunday am flight.
  2. Not willing to take a significant payout right now. Maybe in future, when being home will matter more to me, but not right this second. And unfortunately while my skills match 99% for these jobs (maybe even overqualified on a lot), employers don’t see the experience they want, and I can’t even get an interview to explain

  1. Things are shifting in my company due to COVID, and I may be in line for a bee position with 10% the travel of now. I’d be the client service rep for NBC Sports or CBS Sports, which would be a lot more work, but a decent pay increase and WFH plus travel only around 10-15x a year. 


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