Post-Graduation Trip

May 7th, 2019, 07:54 AM
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Post-Graduation Trip

I am graduating from High School on the 6th of June and my friends and I want to take a short trip during the following weekend (7-10). Originally we were thinking about Seattle, but are open to new ideas. Our budget for tickets is $250, hotel price does not matter, and we have no specific preferences. All other expenses arent an issue.
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May 7th, 2019, 07:59 AM
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What happened to your trip to Europe . . . and Japan . . . at the same time?
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May 7th, 2019, 08:53 AM
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How about somewhere in the southern states such as; Texas, LA, Tennessee, or Georgia, maybe a long weekend trip to New Orleans. You could also look at colleges when you travel.
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May 7th, 2019, 10:46 AM
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Going to this trip June 7-10, Europe 12-26, and a wedding In Honolulu in July. Busy summer
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May 7th, 2019, 03:44 PM
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I live in Seattle. It's a great city. Why don't you want to come here after all?

Where do you live? Can you get a plane ticket to Seattle for $250?
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May 8th, 2019, 04:11 AM
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Where do you live & what are you looking for...beach, mountains, city?
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May 8th, 2019, 02:10 PM
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They live in Southern California, Los Angeles.
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May 9th, 2019, 08:02 AM
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Going to Temple U in the City of Brotherly Love . I will be attending with my friend and we will move in together. We will go next spring for their dual admissions program. Any discerning or optimistic facts about Philly or that University?
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May 9th, 2019, 08:55 AM
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Going to Temple U in the City of Brotherly Love . I will be attending with my friend and we will move in together. We will go next spring for their dual admissions program. Any discerning or optimistic facts about Philly or that University?
Be aware of safety concerns. Someone I know who applied there for graduate school had a lecture during orientation for a couple of hours that was all about safety. Stay in groups, don't use the ATM there, etc.
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May 9th, 2019, 01:54 PM
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Be aware of safety concerns. Someone I know who applied there for graduate school had a lecture during orientation for a couple of hours that was all about safety. Stay in groups, don't use the ATM there, etc.
Is the safety concern unique to Philly? As compared to cities like LA or NY? And also yeah I will visit it beforehand probably in August to check out the area too.
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May 9th, 2019, 02:07 PM
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Is the safety concern unique to Philly? As compared to cities like LA or NY? And also yeah I will visit it beforehand probably in August to check out the area too.
My understanding was that it was the part of Philly where Temple is located.
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May 9th, 2019, 03:00 PM
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My understanding was that it was the part of Philly where Temple is located.
I just watched videos of people going to Temple and who are currently enrolled and they say that it was a big problem in the recent past, but now they have improved on security and overall safety. Then again, USC is located in probably one of the worst places in Los Angeles and has bulletproof windows in some areas.
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May 10th, 2019, 08:23 AM
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Hey Butterfingers--it is probably true wherever you go!! The bottom line is to always wherever you are be aware of your surroundings. You've probably been brought up in school with drills for an active shooter--how depressing is that!!
Have fun.

I think Seattle would be a great getaway.
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May 10th, 2019, 11:13 PM
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Yea we want to live somewhere that actually has different seasons. Plus Philly is close to everything so we can visit a new place every weekend (if two broke college kids could afford it) LOL
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May 11th, 2019, 07:52 PM
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Denver. The Mile High City.
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May 12th, 2019, 05:10 AM
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Temple University is not in the best section of Philadelphia, but the issues are not unique to Temple. Most big cities have the same safety issues. Many of my friends and a couple family members attended Temple with no issues. Just use common sense.
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Denver. The Mile High City.

I will definitely visit denver once in a while for obvious reasons...
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May 12th, 2019, 01:12 PM
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Temple University is not in the best section of Philadelphia, but the issues are not unique to Temple. Most big cities have the same safety issues. Many of my friends and a couple family members attended Temple with no issues. Just use common sense.
Definitely will use common sense. Also is Philly a good choice? What are some thoughts on Philly?
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May 13th, 2019, 05:11 AM
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Philadelphia is a very good choice. So much to do....historical sites, fantastic restaurants, great night life.
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May 13th, 2019, 05:20 AM
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I agree about Philly. Our son went to UPenn and enjoyed his time there, and we enjoyed visiting him. You can also get to NYC and DC easily.
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