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Old 07-30-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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He has already posted on the cruise board just last week..
In reading his posting history he seems to always be weighing MANY different options about a lot of things.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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In reading his posting history he seems to always be weighing MANY different options about a lot of things.
The only things I've been changing are the fact of a cruise or where else to go. Still the same budget, and same general ideas of what to do.

And those that have asked, it doesn't really need to be too warm (anything above 50* is hot for us). I still have the idea of a cruise in mind.. Still looking at a few of them.

And I did mention I can get cheap airline tickets, those are to: Orlando, Phoenix, Miami, LA, Vegas, and A couple others I can't remember.

Thanks for all the great replies!!
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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And one reason why I would love to do Anaheim is that I am a big Anaheim Ducks fan and would definitely go to a few home games. Also, it says the drive to LA and Disney/Universal is only about 20-30 minutes
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Got passports?

Sometimes booking a hotel and air package ends up being cheaper than doing them separately. Playing around on Hotwire, I can find a lot of air+ hotel with private bath packages Fargo to Barcelona, Spain- Depart January 4, return January 12 for between $2600-$2800, some of them even with kitchenettes so you can eat a few meals in. Figure on using public transportation and add a little to the budget for food (think of what you'd usually spend for groceries and eating out for a week and add that to budget) and attractions and you could make something like that work. Lisbon, Portugal would also work on that kind of budget.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:01 PM
 
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And one reason why I would love to do Anaheim is that I am a big Anaheim Ducks fan and would definitely go to a few home games. Also, it says the drive to LA and Disney/Universal is only about 20-30 minutes
"It" lies. It's over an hour from Anaheim to LA. Do you have any idea how heavy traffic is 24/7 in LA? However long you think something will take, double it. Triple it during the hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Before you go much further, I'd strongly suggest you look at the admission prices for the theme parks. That will be a giant budget buster. One day at Disney and one day at Universal for the two of you with no park-hopping will eat up a whopping $400. That time of the year the parks have pretty limited hours. Hotels in the Anaheim area will run minimum $120/night with taxes. Anything less than that would not be a hotel you'll want to stay in. Add in the rental car and fuel, and you are up into the high $2000's, and you haven't considered food yet.

Frankly I think you are probably going to have to consider adding another $500+ to your budget to go to Southern California.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Florida Keys are expensive. LA won't be warm in January. Puerto Rico might work. How about a cruise?
LA is great weather in January.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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LA is great weather in January.
It depends on what you consider great weather.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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"It" lies. It's over an hour from Anaheim to LA. Do you have any idea how heavy traffic is 24/7 in LA? However long you think something will take, double it. Triple it during the hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Before you go much further, I'd strongly suggest you look at the admission prices for the theme parks. That will be a giant budget buster. One day at Disney and one day at Universal for the two of you with no park-hopping will eat up a whopping $400. That time of the year the parks have pretty limited hours. Hotels in the Anaheim area will run minimum $120/night with taxes. Anything less than that would not be a hotel you'll want to stay in. Add in the rental car and fuel, and you are up into the high $2000's, and you haven't considered food yet.

Frankly I think you are probably going to have to consider adding another $500+ to your budget to go to Southern California.
True, that's good stuff to consider, thanks!
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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It depends on what you consider great weather.
70 degrees in the day.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: plano
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Costa Rica, great climate year around.its rainy season is the least favorable but it lines up with the hurricane season which is May to nov. It's a great place to visit and not that far, it's also very safe.
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