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Canadafag here, I was thinking of taking an "extended vacation" to London this spring, by which I mean, renting an apartment for a couple months and just bumming around. Legally it shouldn't be an issue as we can stay in the EU without a visa for up to 3 months, I believe. However, I'm not exactly sure of how I would go about securing a rental in a foreign country. Anyone have experience in doing something like this?
I'm also not sure WHERE to find apartments. I've been checking Craigslist (good in North America...), but just about everything listed there for London is an obvious scam (£100 a week for a luxury apartment in Belgravia! yeah, fuck off). So what sites do British people use?
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Hello, I am college student living in Florida and I'd like to move out of state once I finish my degree (Education). I'd really like to move somewhere that's relatively cool year round (cold winters/rain is fine) and that's a decent place to live. I've been researching this for quite awhile but I'd like to get some opinions from you. The states in particular that I've been looking at are WA, PA, MA, ME, and CT (the shooting hasn't dissuaded me).
Thanks for the input!
The Merchant Navy
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A friend of mine is currently a cadet for the Merchant Navy in the UK and highly recommends his course and the career path that follows it.
I'm primarily interested in this as it as an opportunity to travel the world on a ship, earn a very respectable salary and have as much as 6 months off per year.
The travel and time off are the obvious attractions for me; I can't handle a 9 to 5, having 2 days off per week, I'd rather my time off was measured in weeks and months. This also benefits recreational travel on my down time.
All opionions welcome, experience in the field preferable if you are going to get involved.
TLDR: Should I join the Merchant Navy? I'm white, British and aspire to be a captain
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Hey /trv/, I'm considering going on a 5 day disney cruise that would take us from Miami, to Grand Cayman, Then Cosumel, followed by an unspecified area in Mexico.
I'd be in attendance with 2 dozen colleagues of mine. My issue however, is that I have no idea if this cruise is a good or bad idea. Does Disney actually offer decent cruises? Are these destinations fun? Boring?
My inexperience puts be at a loss here. If anyone would be willing to share advice, I'd really appreciate it!
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Somehow during the last weekend of August/first week of September, I have to make my way from Atlanta to Helsinki the cheapest way possible. The sticky proposes the whole air courier thing as an option but from what I understand, that has generally gone by the wayside in recent years.
Before I do something drastic like consulting a travel agent, I thought I'd come to you guys first to see if you have any tips that would make this trip more cost efficient. I know I'm leaving this kind of wide open but Finland is uncharted territory for me so I'm not sure how to make my way over to northeastern Europe since it isn't as travel-friendly as Western.
Anyway, any suggestions would be great. Also, I realize swimming then walking would be the cheapest way, but it's a little more time sensitive than that so I guess one step beyond that would be nice.
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I am currently building a budget to travel, and until I get on the road, I am looking to make a library on traveling, backpacking etc.
Could you recommend me some good books on the topic? For inspiration, knowledge, tips, information, as well as motivation to travel.