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Help me find a fun/inexpensive vacation for my boys and I!

Mother of two sons here - they are all grown up and we are talking about taking our first out-of-state vacation in years. The problem is that we are vacation-planning inept and don't know where to start. It has to be as cheap as possible, but I'm not sure how to search or how to find deals. This is where you come in handy! We live in Cleveland, Ohio and are looking at somewhere on the west coast (perhaps San Francisco) or even Mexico/South America. (Europe is also an option, but perhaps very expensive?) We want it to be far enough away, and not too chilly (a bit is okay, and temperate is fine as well). [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Sep 23, 2013 - 13 answers

I needs to travel home on the cheap! (From Tokyo to Ohio)

I am going to be moving back home from Japan (Narita or Haneda) to Ohio (Cleveland-Hopkins) in about 3 weeks to a month. I have not purchased a plane ticket yet, and have no clue where to start. I am considering doing a bit of traveling in between, but don't have too much money to spend so I would like to iron out the details of my return plans first. Help me, Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 18, 2013 - 4 answers

The Best Gear for the Rest of Us.

What forums do you know of that discuss good gear at budget prices? I'm aware of Budget Light Forum for flashlight aficionados and Poor Man's Watch Forum for watch junkies. What else is there? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Jan 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Cheap paper for watercolor practice?

Are there any no-hassle, cheap alternatives to watercolor paper? I want to practice a lot without spending a lot. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jul 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Eating on the cheap in Vancouver.

Looking for inexpensive meals in Vancouver. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Jun 14, 2012 - 22 answers

My New Year's Resolution is to Stop Procrastinating

What is the best sparkling wine or champagne under 20 dollars? Also, I need help with a last-minute New Year's celebration. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 30, 2011 - 42 answers

A good-graphics lappy that's cheap but not crappy?

Help set me up: I am looking to buy my son a laptop. An inexpensive laptop. It should have a strong enough graphics card to run, say, MineCraft and other games/video smoothly; should have a webcam. Otherwise, it will be used for general schoolwork and internetting, and maybe some light music recording. Screen size is not important, so small displays are OK. So: new or used? Or buy a cheap one and upgrade the graphics card? What specs should I aim for? Any sources/sites that are better for finding good deals? I am wishing to find something for $200--am I wishing too hard? Thanks!!
posted by not_on_display on Aug 12, 2011 - 21 answers

How to enjoy being abroad in London on a limited budget?

I'm studying abroad in London for six months, starting this Wednesday, as in three or four days from now. I need advice on how to live cheaply in London and still enjoy myself. Rent and two meals a day are covered, but I need advice on everything outside of that (Very long, sorry!) [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jan 1, 2011 - 42 answers

Vintage running shorts!

Need some help finding vintage running shorts, on the cheap if possible. [more inside]
posted by brandman on Jun 15, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I find a cheap Copic Marker vendor?

I am looking for cheap Copic Ciao/Sketch markers. They are very expensive (the cheapest I have found is $80 USD for a pack of 36, but the sale is no longer on). I was wondering if anyone knows of a good vendor who sells them cheaply. I live in Canada (meaning: it would have to be local or a vendor that ships to Canada).
posted by angelaas525 on Apr 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I priceline a hotel room for an entire year?

Let's say I wanted to disappear for a year to work on a personal project. Where would I go to make it as cheap as possible? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Feb 11, 2010 - 18 answers

What to do with all of this free time?

I'm unemployed until march. I find myself spending hours on the internet for lack of anything better to do. What can I do that is either extremely cheap, or preferably free, to fill up my time until then? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Jan 24, 2010 - 30 answers

Help us have fun without The Almighty Cable

Just moved my boyfriend into a new apartment, and he will be unable to afford cable tv for quite awhile. As admitted boob toob junkies, we are quickly running out of things to do when we just feel like being around the house. Suggestions of fun and relatively budget friendly (under $30 to accomplish, preferably with a re-usability factor) activities to do at home, without the magical box. [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing on Jul 24, 2009 - 41 answers

I need a crash course in finding good prices in Melbourne.

What shops should I go to in Melbourne, Australia, to buy inexpensive necessities (clothes, shoes, groceries, linens, electronics)? [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Apr 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Inexpensive RCA-in, RCA-out, In-line DVR with no subscriptions?

Inexpensive standalone (non-computer) DVR solution for in-line video game recording? Preferably RCA in, RCA out, with 10+hours record time uncompressed/highest quality. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Apr 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Help brighten up my apartment.

Where can I buy inexpensive art or other wall hangings in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane on Jan 13, 2009 - 9 answers

What are the best bargains at IKEA?

IKEA Filter: What are some cheap, yet surprisingly durable or high-quality items worth purchasing at IKEA? [more inside]
posted by cucumberfresh on Dec 11, 2008 - 66 answers

Culture me for cheap!

Help me pick out the best play, opera, lecture and art exhibit to see this winter in NYC. I'm a lowly wage slave who can't shell out $300 to see every Broadway sensation that comes to town, so I'd like to attend one incredible event in each category with a high return-on-awesome factor so I can walk away cultured but not impoverished. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Dec 11, 2008 - 12 answers

more bang for my meager buck

I'm going to Rome for one week in February. How can I cheap out on lodging while there? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

free me from my free time

How should I use my copious amounts of free time while being poor in a country where nobody understands me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2008 - 34 answers

Paris Shopping on the Cheap?

I'll be in Paris for a few days next month, and I'd like to check out some thrift stores. I'm not looking for anything fancy or designer, just maybe some cute skirts or sweaters. Most of the articles I've seen online talk about places where you can get couture for a fraction of the price, but that's not really my thing. Also, this might be silly, but I'm a size 8 US...would resale shops have things in my size? Any advice that can point me in the right direction is greatly appreciated!
posted by odayoday on Oct 31, 2008 - 7 answers

bang for the buck

Where are the cheapest places to live/travel in Latin America right now?
posted by cookie googleman on Oct 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Inexpensive awesome in Copenhagen?

Inexpensive awesome in Copenhagen? [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Aug 14, 2008 - 14 answers

Cooking on the cheap

Cheap home-made food for a group of people? [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Jul 29, 2008 - 30 answers

Cheap NYC fun

The Staten Island Ferry is said to be "one of the best values in New York City" because it's free and offers great views of the city. What are other "best values" in NYC, including shopping, food, activities, and anything else that's surprisingly inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jun 23, 2008 - 19 answers

Inexpensive dating in Boston

Looking for dating ideas that meet three simple criteria: 1. Inexpensive. 2. In Boston/Camberville and T-accessible. 3. Doable in this weather. [more inside]
posted by brett on Feb 25, 2008 - 18 answers

Holiday help.

Looking for a nice, inexpensive vacation destination for this coming January (2008), leaving from Montreal. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada on Aug 6, 2007 - 3 answers

Random couches? A good idea for a young, adventurous couple?

Should my b/f and I attempt the couchsurfing experience for our upcoming roadtrip, or do you have any tips regarding the process? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jun 17, 2007 - 6 answers

zoom-zoom without vroom-vroom

What are good (read: cheap) destinations for carless travel? [more inside]
posted by rhoticity on Jun 2, 2007 - 30 answers

College Dining

What's your favorite healthy food that can be bought on a college student budget? [more inside]
posted by charmston on May 31, 2006 - 36 answers

Inexpensive banjo that still sounds good?

What's the least amount of money you can spend and still get a decent banjo? [more inside]
posted by defenestration on Apr 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Christmas gift quesiton CD burner

Christmas gift: I'm looking for a good CD-burner for under $50. My friend's out of drive bays, so it needs to be external, preferably USB. Best Buy, CompUSA, etc. all charge full-price, so I know I can get a better deal on a few sites (Pricewatch, etc.) I'm just wondering if there's a good brand. My friend just wants to burn music, I don't need a DVD-burning feature or anything like that.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Dec 12, 2004 - 5 answers

Decent-sounding, relatively inexpensive computer speakers

Suggestions for decent-sounding but relatively inexpensive computer speakers?
posted by biscotti on Feb 5, 2004 - 14 answers

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