Ok i have to ask....

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Ok i have to ask....
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 4:19pm

what do you do when you plan a trip....

Do you research the trip yourself, call a travel agent, or just drive?

Do you have a strict budget, little budget or none?

Do you buy a new wardrobe, a few things, or go as you are?

Will you go for a vacation that is hot, cold or somewhere inbetween?

Where ever you go do you...want to see and do everything, sit on a beach or other?

Add a question....

what brought these questions on...well first of all the travel thread and then my booking of a two night stay in winnipeg next month for dh`s appt. Got a good online price deal on the room....now what to do while there. Dh wanted to go to a Jets game...but you have to go on a list to be drawn for tickets they are that much in demand

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Sun, 03-04-2012 - 6:34pm

understand on bargain.

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Sun, 03-04-2012 - 6:19pm
sweetrose007x wrote:

too bad they did not have those comment cards then you can complain .


we have told some and gone online and left complaints...but some things like not changing blankets, bedspeads, and other stuff alll the time is policy. The hotel 8 has a policy they dont give out extra pillows. that is why they are bargain

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Sat, 03-03-2012 - 12:21pm

too bad they did not have those comment cards then you can complain .

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Sat, 03-03-2012 - 10:18am
sweetrose007x wrote:

interesting and will keep in mind on blanket and pillow.

yes we know not to leave things behind.


we once stayed at a super 8. never again. thin blankets, bedspread was dirty, no extra pillows and the front desk didnt give out extras either. now this was a hotel that was within a year old. The walls were paper thin. we hadly slept

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Sat, 03-03-2012 - 10:14am
hugss wrote:
Sadly yes on frugal but an sure you will enjoy it anyways :)


i think so too

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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 4:11pm

interesting and will keep in mind on blanket and pillow.

yes we know not to leave things behind.

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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 3:16pm
Sadly yes on frugal but an sure you will enjoy it anyways :)




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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 2:09pm
sweetrose007x wrote:

Good idea tip to bring microwaveable bowls for your leftovers. we always forget but we use paperplates.


good idea!! another thing we often bring is my picnic bag if staying for a few days. it has the knives forks, spoons, plates, bowls, and i pit salt and pepper, ketchup, mustard, relish, margarine and ziplocks in it too. I like to take disposable glasses too some places too. when i cleaned a hotel in my 20`s i remember we had a pail that you dipped the glasses in to wash them. this often lasted all day. food for thought when you go to a hotel!! dont forget if going for a few days...take a a quilt if that is what you use and your pillows. I also have a bathroom bag i hang on the door. Hate having stuff out and forgetting it or it walks. yes maid will take stuff...i have seen it. esp drugs or change left in the open

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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 2:03pm
hugss wrote:
But shopping for you alone is awesome if you ask me Glenda,
Little monies with just a few things for you hopefully ;)


we will still got to the stores i like...but sadly will have to be more frugal

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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 1:56pm
neverstopping wrote:
veercan2005 wrote:
I don't know how I missed this thread, it's one of my favorite subjects!!

what do you do when you plan a trip....

Do you research the trip yourself, call a travel agent, or just drive?

I do too

We research, plan, and make arrangements ourselves.

Do you have a strict budget, little budget or none?

Somewhat of an idea of what it will cost, but we know there are always surprises.

Isnt that the truth

Do you buy a new wardrobe, a few things, or go as you are?

We generally don't need to buy anything. Sometimes we'll buy something while on a trip, but we don't go shopping on purpose. If we see something we like and it's reasonably priced, we'll maybe buy it as a rememberance of the trip.

Ya i like to do that too. i often bring the kids t shirts too

Will you go for a vacation that is hot, cold or somewhere inbetween?

We prefer to be comfortably warm, but not sweaty hot.

ya you can be too hot

Where ever you go do you...want to see and do everything, sit on a beach or other?

Both see things and sit and relax too.

Ya i get bored and have to see stuff

Add a question....

Can't think of any, but if you go on over and visit my Vacations & Trips board, there are lots of ideas and tips there. You can find the link under my siggy.

what brought these questions on...well first of all the travel thread and then my booking of a two night stay in winnipeg next month for dh`s appt. Got a good online price deal on the room....now what to do while there. Dh wanted to go to a Jets game...but you have to go on a list to be drawn for tickets they are that much in demand

Hope you do find something fun to do while there!!

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