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My parents are leaving to attend a family wedding on Maui on October 9th, returning on the 21st. I wasn't planning to go, but they've talked me into considering it. The cheapest flight leaves on Monday October 7th. I've got roughly 24 hours to decide. They are offering to pay for my airfare! (~$1000 US)
They will be spending their first four nights with family, then attending the wedding on the 12th, then spending the rest of their time at a resort on Maui. I hate being around/am awkward around family and don't want to stay with them.
My current plan:
-Fly into Honolulu and spend the first few days at a hostel on Oahu
-Ferry to Maui for the wedding
-Stay with my parents (for free) at the resort the rest of the time
-Hopefully rent a scooter on Maui as my main form of recreation. I have one myself and can be entertained just riding around for hours. My parents will do this for me if I'm not old enough. If I go, I'll get a 50cc because neither my parents nor I have a motorcycle endorsement on or licenses.
I read that most white tourists visit Maui, while most Asians visit Oahu. I also read that Oahu's the only island you can get around without a car/taxi. White people/Americans tend to do lame/safe shit when they travel, so it seems like staying on Oahu for a while would be ideal.
-Can anybody recommend a cheap (and good, if possible) hostel? Obviously I'd like one with no curfew/bullshit.
-What's some cool shit I can do other than hiking/biking/nature stuff, boating/jet skiing, riding scooters, and trying to get drunk (what I'm planning to do already)?
-Is it off-season? Will there be many tourists?
-Should I get a private room at the hostel? I've only stayed in communal sleeping areas a few times and only with a travel group, so there were no strangers.
-What nationalities am I likely to meet?
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Hey /b/. I want to talk about travelling.
I'm planning on going travelling to the following countries in the summer of 2015 and was wondering if anybody on here (locals or tourists) have anything to say about the following places:
- Brussels, Belgium
- Berlin, Germany
- Moscow, Russia
- China (Beijing and tourist sights like great wall, terracotta army etc)
- Pyongyang, North Korea (as a guided tour, not on my own lol)
- Japan (Kyoto, Tokyo, Hiroshima and hopefully Sapporo)
Any advice or experiences welcome.
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My boyfriend lives up in Halifax in Canada. I live in New Jersey. Neither of us are particularly wealthy, with me being in college and him siphoning from his parents. However, he intends on coming down this December for a visit, but as it stands, it looks like the only tolerable option for him is to go by airplane, which would be extremely expensive when we pile on the other costs of the trip.
Are there any boats from Halifax to, say, New York? Or any convenient buses? Anything cheaper than a flight, basically.
This would also be for future use, because when I want to go up and visit him, I want to be sure I'm not spending too much. Quantity of trips to Halifax is far better than the quality of the journey there.
Pic related, me if I can't figure this shit out
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I'll be living in Colombia for 6 months soon. What are some cool things to do in Colombia and the adjacent countries during my free time? I enjoy adventure, nature/wildlife, nightlife, history, culture.
I'll be living in Bogota, but I plan on moving around the country and visiting some of the neighbouring countries. I speak Spanish and have been in South America before.
I would prefer to do some things "off the beaten track". I would especially like to go into the Amazon for a week or so. I also made some Venezuelan friends and I would like to visit their country. I have, however, heard that Venezuela isn't the best place for a tourist to visit these days. I'm usually not a scaredy cat so this didn't really made me chance my plans or anything, however, I would like to confirm with you guys that it's okay to visit.
Thanks in advance for any tips
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Hey there, I'm going to New York. The Big Apple. Apple Apple Land.
I'm going to be there for around a month, what should I do? I really appreciate the thoughts, I'm totally down for trying new things so feel free to suggest anything!
Also, where should I stay? I leave in like three weeks and haven't found accommodation...
posted in b/, meant to post in here...what the fuck is up with /b, amiright?!