(Closed) Another Spinoff: How much do you think you’ve spend on vacations?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
  • poll: How much do you spend on vacations/ year?
    $0 - I'm a home body : (3 votes)
    5 %
    $1 - $1000 - Usually a quick weekend trip : (15 votes)
    25 %
    $1001 - $2500 - We like to get away : (8 votes)
    14 %
    $2501 - $5000 - We love to travel : (18 votes)
    31 %
    $5001 - $7500 - We travel in luxury or do mutiple trips a year : (8 votes)
    14 %
    $7501 - $10000 - We go all out!! : (1 votes)
    2 %
    $10001 + - holy crap! : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    4675 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Until this year I’ve had little time or money to travel, the only trips I went on were up to my parents, or to random places nearby, but nothing I would call a vacation.  

    This year we spending in the $7500 upwards range 😮 

    Post # 4
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I usually do 2 vacations per year for about a week each. Almost always, one of those is a week in Mexico at an all -inclusive. So that’s about $800-$1000. And the other one is either another all-inclusive/ cruise or international. Depends on finances. The last 3 years, I’ve gone to Israel for 10 days every year. Next year, I plan on a trip to Amsterdam to visit SO’s family. This summer, I’m hoping to do a few weekend trips since I can’t take a week off from my externship. I’m planning a camping trip and a trip to a Canada safari. Although I’m a law student, travel is really important to me so I always budget for it. I feel like I “deserve it” because of the stress of school all year. haha

    Post # 5
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    1543 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    the honeymoon will be the most money i ever spent by far. we hardly ever go on vacation – we just can’t afford it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    221 posts
    Helper bee

    Well typically we don’t really go anywhere far due to money. We’ll spend like a weekend or half a week up with his family which is only a 3.5 hour drive. Maybe we’ll go to universal or something when we’re there. When we lived in Tampa we had annual passes to Adventure Island, Busch Gardens, and Sea World, so whenever we had a day off together we would just grab an early lunch somewhere and spend the afternoon at one of these places. Super cheap and fun day when you don’t have to buy food.

    This year is the most expensive vacation year… We’ve spent so much already and we’re only going to spend more. We went to Ohio to visit our Best Friends in January for about a week. FI’s sister had a commitment ceremony in Key West at the end of March, so we were in Key West for 4 nights. Now we have our own wedding and honeymoon coming up…

    Our best friends that live down here are moving to New York… I can definitely see another trip up North possibly next year. I don’t want to go in January again though… I hate cold weather. I moved to Florida from Pennsylvania for a reason!

    Post # 7
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    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    We love traveling. Just little weekend trip somewhere with a big trip maybe once a year. I would say the little trips add up to maybe $2500 a year, and the big trip is $4-5000?

    Post # 8
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    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I love to travel and I travel as much as I can.  I’ve easily spent over 10k in my lifetime on trips.  I’m pretty sure that I spent 10k or close to it on one trip a few years back…. lol

    ETA:  Misread and thought it was in lifetime.  BUT, prior to getting married, it was typical to spend at least $5-7k in a year and at times as high as $10k+.  Now it’s closer to $3k.

    Post # 9
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    1181 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We have been spending $3k-$5k a year. This year we are over $10k already and are planning 2 more trips (so far)!!

    We like to travel.

    Post # 10
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    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We try to do one nice trip a year- we’ve gone to Northern Cali (San Fran, Yosemite), Vancouver and Whistler, Hawaii, and this year we went to Ireland.  For our honeymoon we want to go to Australia and New Zealand!

    Post # 11
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    we try to do one trip every year out of the country – usually to the carribean. usually around 2k-2500 for the both of us. our honeymoon was 5k though. We try to do weekend trips through out the summer here and there on the cheap so i said between 2501 and 5k for a year.

    Post # 12
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    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We do a european vacation every year. We try hard to do it on the cheap, but it’s still prob 4-5k. And we travel a couple other times a year for family vacations and weekend stays.

    Worth every single penny!

    Post # 13
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    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We do a fairly nice $3-4000 trip for the last four years.  And then also go to our respective “homes” which we budget a thiusand dollars a year or so for  Last year was the blowout though. We spent $12,000 for three weeks in Europe and another $5000 for a week in Maui. Needless to say last year was a splurge not likely to be done again soon. 

    Post # 14
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    999 posts
    Busy bee

    In one year, just for myself I probably spend less than $1k on trips but it depends on how far I am going. I probably end up going to Vietnam 1 day and that would definitely cost me at least $5k.

    Post # 15
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    826 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve never truly been on vacation, so $0!

    The idea of going on vacation kind of freaks me out…all that money and no tangible items (except souvenirs) to show for it.

    My fiance and I might try a one or two night stay at a bed & breakfast this year…but I’m not sure.   

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