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View Poll Results: Where should Traci explore next?!
Traci, be responsible, use it to go home or for a conference or something. 4 33.33%
WELCOME TO NEW YORK, IT'S BEEN WAITING FOR YOU 4 33.33%
Forget the US, come Down Under. (Static Wolfie.) 2 16.67%
Australia!!! (and pack Trish in your suitcase) (Jovial.) 3 25.00%
Dragonland! (A-Lonely-Goatherd) 1 8.33%
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Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 1st 2016, 10:04 PM

Delta overbooked my flight home and I was stuck flying the next day. But I got $400 towards another flight. So...
WHERE SHOULD I GO? Comment below. I'm thinking this will either be my MLK weekend trip with my partner (in that case, it needs to be west coast so he can drive to the place ) orrr my spring break trip (then it can be anywhere in the United States or Canada ) Don't just say where you're from, although I'd love to visit each and every one of you. But really folks, give me ideas. I could be responsible and save it for my internship or a conference flight or something...OR I COULD BLOW IT ON TRAVELING TO RANDOM PLACES. But give ideas.


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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 1st 2016, 10:40 PM

Well... You could just come to Ottawa, amazing place. However, who wants to be in Ottawa where all the political stuff happens (and where Justin Trudeau lives)

East Coast, have you been to L.A? Seattle? I've never been so if you do go, take some photos! California? You could visit Vancouver, it's on the East Coast and I hear it's really nice there!

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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 2nd 2016, 05:27 AM

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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 2nd 2016, 06:29 AM

Oooh I got one! You should go to Ann Arbor!


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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 2nd 2016, 12:21 PM

I can only really say on how I generally split this kind of income. I usually set 70-80% aside, and use the rest for leisure of some sort or other... although the exact % depends on just how much money we're talking about. Yes, I have an exact % (lol). I created an excel spreadsheet for it that adds up income over 2 weeks and gives it a %.

That would give you about $100 to play around with (cinema, restaurants or whatever you're into), and $300 to keep for another time, to buy something you need with it, or just keep it in the bank.

I know... I'm no fun. lol

Do whatever you feel like. I'm not even voting. It's your money, your choice.

P.S. I get it that it's towards a flight. But it's effectively like credit, alleviating you of having to spend $400 on air travel in future. It does effectively save you $400, one way or other, which you can spend on whatever.

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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 3rd 2016, 06:16 AM

California is fun. Honestly, I'd probably go to new York. I've always wanted to visit and if I had the money I would. Being responsible can be boring sometimes.


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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 3rd 2016, 06:38 AM

If you wish to go along the west coast, California maybe good to visit because it has Disneyland!

Or you can go to Europe!


   
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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 3rd 2016, 06:04 PM

Screw disneyland go to disneyworld! Why settle when you could go to the real thing?
or just go to new york, where theres tons of awesome stuff to do, and itll probubly cost less than disneyworld..


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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 3rd 2016, 06:28 PM

I live in NY(C). I have a lot to say about it. But I can't really say you should like oh em gee go there or anything. I'm like ehhh about it. Hey, if you thoroughly enjoy getting trampled, it is not my place to judge. There's more than what meets the eye I guess is what I'm saying here. Then again NY can be really fun. It can be, yes. I never been to the other locations so I can't say.
   
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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 3rd 2016, 10:01 PM

California isn't all that exciting. I mean yes we have the ocean and Disneyland. San Francisco is okay. Sacramento isn't that fun only thing we have is the state capital/.

I homnestly would go to like flordia or London.


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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 4th 2016, 01:49 PM

I would argue that Florida isn't all that fun. We have the theme parks, which are great in the "off season," and when it isn't as hot. In summer it's just too hot, stormy, and wait times are 2+ hours. Christmas isn't that much better. I say save it for an emergency where you need a ticket short notice. You can usually get tickets cheap if you book far enough ahead. Besides, traveling for fun also requires hotel funds :P



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Re: Traci got $400 towards a flight so... - January 4th 2016, 06:56 PM

I'm going to be a boring fart here and say, keep it for when you need it. What may seem like a great idea by jetting off to somewhere new at the time may not end up being great after you find you really could have done without spending more money on a really necessary flight somewhere else in the future.


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