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Aug 15th, 2013, 04:41 PM
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IDEAS NEEDED FOR A CHEAP GETAWAY OUT OF COUNTRY AS A NEW SOLO TRAVELER

So I am a working femaie with a regular 9 to 6 job who wants to spend her weekends and minimal vacation time traveling to different parts of the country...but on a budget of course. Can anyone suggest a few places I can go that is cheap, fun and safe as I start on this solo traveling journey
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Aug 15th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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Welcome to Fodors, and to solo travel (I do a lot of it). Please don't shout (capital letters).

Which country?
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Aug 15th, 2013, 04:48 PM
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I am open to suggestions for any country

So far I have been looking into Antigua Guatemala. Seems inexpensive, relaxing and full of culture so far. But I need more options to pick from

Where have you been in the past that was inexpensive but a joy.
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Aug 15th, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Mexico. I love Puerto Vallarta and have been going solo there for years. But Cabo and La Paz were fun too. I'd like to get to the Caribbean side and see Playa del Carmen.
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Aug 15th, 2013, 04:58 PM
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I've been to Cancun Mexico which im sure is not the same. Are these places in expensive
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Aug 15th, 2013, 05:48 PM
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"inexpensive but a joy'

South East Asia. Portugal. Greece. Ukraine. Nepal. I could go on, but none are weekend destinations if you live in the US.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 12:49 AM
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So I am a working femaie with a regular 9 to 6 job who wants to spend her weekends and minimal vacation time traveling to different parts of the country.

Your country? It would help to know where Your country is, although I presume it's the U.S.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 04:20 AM
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sparkchaser - that was the point of my "which country" question, although the OP is apparently convinced we have ESP and misunderstood it.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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I'd like to know what 'inexpensive' means as well. Someone might consider $500 a day (including all costs for travel, etc.)inexpensive while someone else might consider that expensive.

No one has a crystal ball or is a mind reader as thursdaysd suggests Aderonke. The more relevant info you provide the more relevant responses are likely to be.

Give a budget number (all costs included) for a given period of time (a week, a month, a weekend).

You also need to provide info on your interests. 'Fun' is another word that is meaningless unless you tell us what YOU consider fun. One person might want cities and museums while another wants beaches and partying.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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The places I mentioned are nothing like Cancun. Mexico can still be fairly inexpensive depending where you go, where you stay, what you choose to do. But I'm talking ~$30/night for hotel rooms. It is not as cheap as SE Asia can be.

I also am confused because you mention "weekends" which is not long enough really to go anywhere out of the US, unless you happen to live close to Mexico or Canada's border.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 12:35 PM
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As a first time solo traveler, i would think everyone had a crystal ball purchased from all the lovely places they've visited

i live in the united states of america

I would like to go anywhere in the world for a week and alone

my budget is 1000 dollars for everythingggggg.

and as far as the weekends, if anyone of you live in the united states of america, if there are any states you can suggest for a quick weekend visit. some times i like to add a personal day to my weekends where they then become 3 day long weekends.
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thanks for all the suggestions thus far
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$1000 for 7 days, including airfare from the U.S.? Which city? Knowing that will narrow things down quite a bit

I think it's safe to say forget about Europe.
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$1000 for a week is not a lot but I'm up for this challenge.
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We need to know where you live, to figure the cost of the plane ticket portion of your trip.

I could go solo to Mexico for $1000 for 7 days from Seattle for example:

$500 plane ticket to Puerto Vallarta
$245 hotel room (7 x $35/night)
$255 food, spending, local transportation ($36/day)

Or if you are willing to stay in nice hostel you can get a bed for as little as $16/night (in a 6-bed female shared dorm) which would allow your daily spending budget to increase substantially.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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LOL @ forget about Europe..FORGOTTEN

I am leaving from New York City

So my first choice so far has been in Central America..Antigua Guatemala. But I was looking for other countries that were just as cultural and cheap.

I was looking into booking with a company that helps set up travel, shuttle and hotel arrangements from place to place. But you guys way seem cheapter.

Any more suggestions..
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Aug 16th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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NYC? I have good news.

Depending on the time of the year, you can fly to Istanbul for $613.

Kayak has some good vacation options. http://www.kayak.com/vacations#/NYC-...3-11-22/1adult
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Aug 16th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Take the train to Montreal.
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They speak French in Montreal
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That's probably not going to happen for $1000 for a week all included.

Also realize the biggest single expense (especially for such a short trip) is likely your plane ticket, so the further you try to so (South America for example) the more money you will use up on the ticket, the less you'll have for the rest of your trip.

I personally would never take a 9-12 hour plane ride unless I had 2-3 weeks for the trip.

Negril Jamaica is easy to get to from bask East. And there are cheap places to stay there off the beach. It's tropical. You fly into Montego Bay then shuttle out 90 mins. to Negril.
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