Looking for a great vacation as a graduation gift...Help!

Fri 23 Jun, 2006 06:44 pm
Hey all,

I finally graduated and achieved my masters degree. As a gift, I'm going to be sent on vacation! Wooo hooo!

My only problem is figuring out where to go! I'm just looking for a FUN TRIP! The only limit is that it not be TOO pricey (trying to stay under $2000 if possible). I don't care about the temperature (hot or cold). I just want a great experience.

I'd like to go somewhere I've never been before. I've been to the Continental United States (I'm American), most Carribean Islands, Mexico, Spain, Canada and Portugal so far.

I've been thinking of Sydney, Australia, but I'm open for any other good ideas. Does anyone have any other good ideas, know of anything that might be better, or of any vacation packages that are worth it? I'd appreciate any ideas you may have.

Thanks! Very Happy
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Fri 23 Jun, 2006 08:18 pm
Oh, that's a nice gift! When will the vacation be?
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Sat 24 Jun, 2006 05:21 am
Ok peoples, forget the request for help. I just found the BEST website out there to get INCREDIBLE deals, and I'll just rely on that that.

This is it: www.travelzoo.com

It finds various vacation packages available and puts them all in one place.

Oss, I'll probably be doing this in mid August, and so far, it's a dead tie between BRAZIL and AMSTERDAM!


Fri 31 Mar, 2017 06:39 am
Tell me about good vacation packages for India
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cicerone imposter
Sat 1 Apr, 2017 03:24 pm
I have traveled extensively having traveled to 81 countries, and some years ago, my nephew asked me to take his mother on a trip. I recommended to her either China or Egypt because of their long histories, and the many interesting sites. She wanted to go to Egypt, so I took her there and to Jordan.
Some years later, I have visited Israel twice. Knowing how religious she is, I think she would have enjoyed Israel more than Egypt or Jordan.

I think for you, Egypt or China would be a very good experience. Do the river cruise - on the Nile or the Yangtze. You get to visit the important cities that are centuries old, and the sites are some of the best in the world. There's a book by Simon Winchester on the Yangtze River. Read it before or take it along if you go to China and the Yangtze.

Beg and borrow to do the trip you want. You'll never regret it.

Also, do some reading before you go. A good Tour Director will always take you to the most important sites and explain the history. Take a note book, and leave the video cam at home. A compact camera is the best.

If you do end up going to Sydney, go to the Shangrila Hotel's blu bar in the early evening and have a cocktail. It's one of Sydney's memorable sites that many visitors miss. Everybody goes to Gastown, and some to Chinatown.

Have a safe and exciting trip, and post a summary of what you saw and experienced upon your return.
cicerone imposter
Sat 1 Apr, 2017 04:36 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Too late; couldn't delete.
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