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Travel Channel: Where are you going today?

Robert Taylor – February 25, 2008 03:02PM Reply Quote
Thread for discussing travel...

tomierna (Admin) – April 03, 2008 05:31AM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Going to be in Chicago for the weekend.

stan adams – April 03, 2008 10:12AM Reply Quote
Me too, oh I live here, nevermind

El Jeffe – April 03, 2008 11:47AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I just went to Mammoth Cave yesterday. I figure I spent about $400 for a two hour cave trip that had probably 35 minutes of sit-and-listen to presentation time. I hate vacations.

What a journey.

ghidorah – April 03, 2008 09:51PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
my girlfriend just came back from a vacation--does that count?

Madaracs – April 04, 2008 05:32AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Sure. Where did she go? And love must not stink anymore!

ghidorah – April 04, 2008 07:12AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
No, love hasn't stunk since this girl from my past walked by the coffee shop. Its one of those chance things that happens to work out great. She just went on a spring break to Portland with her little 5 year old daughter for 5 days--it just seemed like forever.

El Jeffe – April 04, 2008 09:04AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
well, good. As long as she wasn't going on break to bop some other guy. :)

What a journey.

Madaracs – April 04, 2008 09:34AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
You mean punch them right, Lil Jeffer? ;-)



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El Jeffe – April 07, 2008 03:02AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Estimates of USA travel to Europe?

http://www.etc-corporate.org/resources/uploads/MENLO_ETC%20Member%20Report.pdf

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In the past three years, approximately 39.9 million Americans (19.3% of U.S.]



http://www.gyford.com/phil/writing/2003/01/31/how_many_america.php

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How many Americans own passports?

One of the reasons America is sometimes described as being an insular country is the low ownership or passports, and thus the low rate of international travel. Which in some ways is fair enough; in comparison to Europeans, for example, popping over to another country is often a bigger deal than jumping on a train. But Ted read that only 7 per cent of Americans own passports and wondered where the figure comes from. It seems the statistic varies, for example:

* 25%: “75% of Americans don't own a passport”
* 22%: “just 22% of Americans own a passport”
* <20%: “less than 20% of all Americans own a passport”
* 15%: “85 percent of Americans do not own a passport”
* 10%: “only 10 percent of US citizens *ever* own a passport”
* <10%: “fewer than 10 percent own a passport”
* 7%: “only seven percent of Americans own a passport”

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Also, those living in the eastern (24%) or western (24%) regions of the United States are more likely to travel abroad than those living in the South (13%) or Midwest (17%). This may be because it is easier and likely more affordable for those living on the coasts to fly to other countries.








What a journey.

rino – April 07, 2008 03:05AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Muchas Gracias.

El Jeffe – April 07, 2008 03:22AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Interesting it peaked during Reagan. Bottomed during Bush 41. Is very high now. But more importantly did not dip at 2001 (much) imo???

What a journey.

ddt – April 07, 2008 05:40AM Reply Quote
would love to skip town, take my bike to spain. not gonna happen any time soon.

but: i did drive SF->Santa Barbara on friday to visit a friend. Hwy 101 was gorgeous -- all the recent rains have made the hills greener than i've ever seen them. on saturday, continued on to LA for family stuff, sunday drove back up north via Hwy 5 through the san joaquin valley. usually it's brown and dusty, but again, the rains have made it a bit green.

overall, probably cost me less than flying plus parking, and was about the same time door-to-door. got about 25mpg average, which isn't great, but i was driving about 80% b.s.s. (bill smith speed) and there was a lot of wind.

ddt

El Jeffe – April 07, 2008 05:43AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
BSS

LOL

You wouldn't know BSS if it slapped you in the face, sonny!

What a journey.

ddt – April 07, 2008 06:06AM Reply Quote
(bleaching brain to get rid of mental image...)

ddt

El Jeffe – April 07, 2008 11:57AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I also don't kiss guys.

So, even if YOU do, I'd appreciate it if you

respect the corpse.

What a journey.

rino – April 21, 2008 03:05PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
OK, headed, slowly off the continent. Today just down to Beantown so we can catch the first flight out. Then landing in Puerto Rico to change and head to St Thomas. Then a cab to Charlotte Amelie and the ferry to St John. Then another ride to finally land in the Maho Bay campground. It's a schlep worth taking.

We carry about three/four bags of groceries just to hit meals in between the restaraunt that's on site.

I'd paste a link to my gallery but the iPhone doesn't copy/paste!!
http:// robertdenton.org/gallery/ has a St John area.

Cheers all...

tliet – April 21, 2008 08:30PM Reply Quote
Nice. Have a good time.

ddt – May 15, 2008 11:56AM Reply Quote
favorite web sites for booking flights? i've used orbitz in the past.

ddt

johnny k – May 15, 2008 12:30PM Reply Quote
Used kayak for the first time in March. Great! Also southwest.com.

rino – May 16, 2008 10:08AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
kayak.com ---- good travel booking

I hope to take out my kayak for first time this weekend.

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