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Old 02-04-2020, 9:39pm   #1
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Default Serious thread. I need to get outa here ASAP. Where do you recommend?

I havenít had a second to myself in 23 years without a real day off or vacation.
I feel like Iím 5 minutes from death as I sit here.

I need a quiet beach resort without children.
I just need to sit down in peace and have numerous drinks by myself.

Prefer a 4-hour flight or less from PA. Florida would be ideal because its close.

I just donít know where to go and I donít want to make a bad guess by looking at pictures on Expedia.
I want to leave this Sunday morning.

What I donít want is resorts that show pools or beaches with 500 chairs lines up.

Where do you recommend?
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Old 02-04-2020, 9:43pm   #2
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Maybe go somewhere that alcohol isnít the first choice ?

Cayman Islands are 4 hours from Philly. It has a 7 mile beach. Swim with the stingrays. Go to the Sea Turtle farm. You need a passport.

No passport ? Go to US Virgin Islands. St. Thomas- but stay away from downtown . Stay at the Ritz.
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Go rent a house in Emarld Isle in N.C. off season. Nice beach
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5 hours gets you to St. Lucia. 6 hours will get you Grenada, CuraÁao, or a plethora of Caribbean islands.

Donít limit yourself to the US. There are a LOT of great vacation sites.
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FL may not be the best 1st choice. Itís either touristy, bars, crowded, or thereís absolutely nothing. Nada.
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Do you have a passport ?
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Do you have a passport ?
No.

The problem is that I need to make reservations ASAP for Sunday.
If I just go to Expedia and look at pictures of resorts, it will just be crapshoot of what it looks like in real life.
Donít want to get there and be disappointed.
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Come down to Amelia Island, FL. Itís offseason so no crowds. Lots of pristine white sand beaches & great restaurants. A short drive from JAX airport. Stay at the Ritz or Omni, or rent a condo through VRBO or Airbnb. Weather is perfect this time of year.

A short walk from our house:
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No.

The problem is that I need to make reservations ASAP for Sunday.
If I just go to Expedia and look at pictures of resorts, it will just be crapshoot of what it looks like in real life.
Donít want to get there and be disappointed.
Daytona is usually pretty nice, but the 500 is taking place in a week so it will get crowded. There are lots of places within close driving distance, though.
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https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g...ds-Hotels.html

Go to the Ritz on St. Thomas. Youíll thank me.
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Come down to Amelia Island, FL.
That looks amazing and just what I want but,
Just searched.
The 5-star places are already booked.

I canít wait, I need to get outa here by this weekend.
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That looks amazing and just what I want but,
Just searched.
The 5-star places are already booked.
Sounded to me like Steeb was offering you his spare bedroom...
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Snowed here today.
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That looks amazing and just what I want but,
Just searched.
The 5-star places are already booked.

I canít wait, I need to get outa here by this weekend.
Ritz- St Thomas. Do. It.
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Sounded to me like Steeb was offering you his spare bedroom...
Thatís the way I heard it.can the dude paint?
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I have a friend that lives near Boca Ratan Florida.
I just texted him and told him maybe Iíll just show up for lunch and then figure out where to go next.
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Ritz- St Thomas. Do. It.
I just checked .
Nothing available this close.

I cant wait.
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Sounded to me like Steeb was offering you his spare bedroom...
Itís nice, but not Five Star nice. Room service can be spotty at times.
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I just checked .
Nothing available this close.

I cant wait.
I found several rooms.

https://www.marriott.com/reservation...ltTab=standard

If you donít want to go, just say it.
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Itís nice, but not Five Star nice. Room service can be spotty at times.
Yeah, but I heard the maid is hot.
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