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If money were no option, my husband and I would travel to all the National and State Parks throughout the US with a 5th wheel rv.

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Three places.

The ISS (International Space Station), Dubai and Asia.

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If time were also not an issue, I'd do a couple of months in Australia and New Zealand. I'd definitely take my parents. We get along well and actually make pretty good travel companions. I'd seriously consider taking my sister and her family (husband and two boys). We have different ideas about vacations, but with some planning we could make it work. And I'd want to take a few friends along for when I got sick of my family. The three that I have in mind are all good friends and I've done some travel with two of them and they definitely make things more fun and exciting.

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I'd have a stay-cation and use the money to buy ridiculously expensive food 3 meals a day, every day for however long I could stay on my vacation.

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I've been to Dubai. Twice. Not my cup of tea, but hey, maybe someone else's. I've been to three cities in Australia. Sydney being my favorite.

My dream vacation lately has been Fiji or Tonga.

It really just depends on what you're into.

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If money is truly no object, then Vegas during the WSOP. Great poker, and if you bust out of an event you're still in Vegas! Anybody who can't find something fun to do in Vegas is mentally ill.

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mars and back. mabe take a tour of the entire solar system.

except europa. i would attempt no landing there.

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I would love to go someplace tropical, like (insert tropical country here). It would be nice to go alone, but I would take my wife with me if she said so. :)

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Grand Canyon. I would like to see all the national parks but first on the list is the Grand Canyon.

Would staying hame and doing whatever sounds fun count? I have a stack of books and movies I want to relax with but finding the time...

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Money NO object? I would be gone in a heartbeat. A year, at least. Six months in Italy; 3 of that in Rome, 2 in Sorrento/south Italy, and probably a month in Tuscany. At least 3 months in Spain, the Costa del Sol area. Madrid, too. Want to see the Prado. And the Basque area. A couple of months in Panama, Equador, other areas in South America.

Still unlimited money to travel? England (the Tate) and France (the Lourve). More time in Italy & Spain. South America again - Argentina. And on and on. What a marvelous dream! Thanks!!

I have NO problem travelling alone. Would take close friends/relatives who might want to go. :-)

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@jsimsace: If you live anywhere within driving distance of a coastline, Caribbean cruises are really cheap. Like $70 a day for food, transportation and lodging. We take one every couple of years, and we have to fly to get to the coast.

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I've already been to most of the usual vacation destinations. So money (and consequently time) being no object, I would first spend a month or two getting in better shape (I work out now but have to squeeze it into my work schedule, with unlimited funds I could hire a personal trainer and really focus). Then I would go out and conquer the world. I think I'd start in Asia, there's a tour in Thailand I've wanted to take, where you ride elephant back to visit temples claimed centuries ago by the jungle and end up at a working elephant logging camp. The men and elephants knock down trees and haul them to the river, where they are lashed together to make rafts. You leave your elephant at the camp and ride one of these makeshift raft to the city. After that there's a camera safari by train in Africa where you stay in sleeper cars and disembark to explore via Land Rovers they carry on flatbed cars.

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From there it would be off to the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Then to the places I thought I'd never get to see: Machupichu. Easter Island. The Galapagos Islands. Antarctica. There's a thing called Equitours, where you go to different countries and explore on horseback over the course of days or weeks, staying in private homes along the way. Some time in the Caribbean learning to scuba dive and spending time with animals I want to see such as whale sharks. The grand finale would be a world cruise, because after half a year of cruise food I would need to go back to that personal trainer for another couple of months.

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@moondrake: Sometimes cruise lines have airfare-included sales, you could look for them. After the month of February the marketing gets a bit more aggressive (cruise lines assume that most people book by then, so they try to draw out those who lag behind the rush). Starting in the month of March, and usually on tuesdays, you'll find sales going on. I get emails for them all the time because I'm expected to promote them to my own clientele.

Has anyone been to Central and South America? I'm doing research for development of some promotions. I know Costa Rica is pretty popular (but under-marketed in my opinion). The Olympics will be in Rio next time, so Brazil is bound to be mentioned more often.

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@srfoolishbuyer: We usually make our travel plans in January and February to take advantage of the travel deals offered then. But although I live in a major city, we are never included on the "airfare included" list of cities, and the add-on is always outrageous. I usually do better putting the itineraries together myself than through package deals. We went to Central America last summer, Belize and Roatan, Honduras. If you have any specific questions I'd be glad to answer them, although we went on a cruise ship so we had only a day in each. Both were simply wonderful, so wonderful it got us to daydreaming about retiring there (the tour guides made big pitches to that effect in both countries). Next month we are headed to Costa Rica for the first time. I understand it is a nature lover's paradise, so I expect it's going to be another dream retirement locale for us. We are flying there and staying for 8 days so we'll get a real experience of the place.