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I’m Asking: Will You Travel This Year?

The recession has put a huge dent in the demand for air travel, and consequently, airline ticket deals seem to be getting better every week. Still, experts predict airlines will suffer empty seats this Spring as travelers opt to stay home or take a staycation instead of expensive trips.

Will you be cashing in on your vacation days and joining the ranks of consumers who are still dishing out funds for travel, or do you plan to sit tight at home and rely on exotic foods to cure your wanderlust?

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gingerale33 gingerale33 6 years
Yes. My family and I went to Disney World in January (great deal, cool weather, low crowds) and some of the girls and I will be heading to Oregon and Washington in August.
Advah Advah 6 years
Yep, otherwise I wouldn't see my family. It's expensive leaving abroad and loving parents and siblings! :(
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
Yes, we're leaving on Saturday on a 10-day Scandinavian road trip (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland). Then in August we'll go to Canada and the USA for 4 weeks to visit my family and do some shopping. And for Christmas we're thinking about going somewhere more exotic. We really appreciate the 5 weeks of paid vacations we get here in Norway. :)
ChimericGirl ChimericGirl 6 years
I've never been in a good financial position to travel much (recently went from broke college kid to broke "underemployed, don't know what to do with my liberal arts degree" adult) but travel is essential to living a fulfilling life IMHO. My current wish is to really explore my home state (Colorado) which, luckily, is a really neat place to do outdoorsy, adventure-y excursions. But Paris, Buenos Aires, and Sydney will always be on my mind.
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Yup. I snagged super-cheap tix to Spain, with a free stop in Paris, so off I go. Staying in hostels, though, to keep prices low while I'm over there. I am also eBaying some rarely-worn clothing to help cover costs. I'd rather travel than have swanky shoes.
nissener nissener 6 years
We will be traveling but not as much as last year. We don't live close to family and our friends so travel is a necessity for us. We are trying to cut back. We just moved to a new state so we are going to take mini weekend trips within driving distance for our adventures this year. Air fair is pricey out of where we live. Hopefully gas doesn't get out of control again this summer.
margokhal margokhal 6 years
I'm moving, so I'm traveling in that sense. Otherwise, I'm not going anywhere unless somebody else is paying for it.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 6 years
My husband and I are going to Berlin and London in August! The trip will actually only cost us about $500 total (not including spending money) because we got the plane tickets for free (cashed in a TON of frequent flyer miles), and we are staying with family in Berlin. The only thing we have to pay for are 3 nights at a London hotel and plane tickets from Berlin to London. Not bad at all!
mehollowell mehollowell 6 years
I love to travel and definitely will be!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
We're not going anywhere big this year, but next year for our 5th anniversary, we want to take a trip to either Florida or California for a week. I'm definitely looking forward to it...we're going in the early spring and I'm always ready for some warm weather right about then.
girlstarorg girlstarorg 6 years
I'm definitely travelling, flight is already booked! Currently living in the UK, going back to Canada to visit family for a month.. and I cannot wait!
cmd0610 cmd0610 6 years
Two trips to France in summer and fall, and then probably a Mexico scuba trip for Thanksgiving and maybe to Salt Lake City for skiing at Christmas- we don't skimp on vacation!
Dhorwich Dhorwich 6 years
On Thursday I'm going to Cabo with some girlfriends for a long weekend getaway. The rates were amazingly good! I've got a wedding in August in Nashville and I'm saving for a BIG trip to Europe in the Fall, if all goes according to plan. I haven't been on a REAL vacation (more than a long weekend or to someone's wedding) since the Millennium! The rates are so good right now I can't resist since luckily I am on solid ground.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 6 years
We cancelled our big vacation plan so we have money to take weekend trips, attend weddings, etc.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 6 years
New York at the end of April.. but I think that will be the only one!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Hoping to, Puerto Rico!!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 6 years
Just a weekend trip with our family, nothing exciting for my husband and I, but our daughter is going to love the zoo.
luna08 luna08 6 years
Not this summer. I live in a beach town, so it always seems like a waste on money. I do want to do some traveling this fall and winter when life slows down! We need a TravelSugar! :)
Liss1 Liss1 6 years
We are going on a cruise to Bermuda in May! I can't wait we haven't gone on vacation in over two years. Luckily we already paid for the vacation in October or we wouldn't be able to afford to go right now.
syako syako 6 years
We're going to the U.K. in the summer. :D
supercoolnat supercoolnat 6 years
Yes, I'll be traveling. We're not going to let anything stop us from taking the Mediterranean cruise we've saved up for!
lydialee_home lydialee_home 6 years
I found a very good deal on cruise.com - We are going to Alaska this August. I want to see the glacier before it melt from global warming.
miss-malone miss-malone 6 years
Yes, probably in the summer...
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years
No, only for work.
TidalWave TidalWave 6 years
yes! I haven't traveled anywhere in over two years, so this will be my travel year. I don't know what everyone else has been doing for the past few years, but i've been saving like a chipmunk.
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