Spontaneous weekend travel, anyone?

Oracle abrakazam
Feb 2 15 Comments

High TC Blinders, do any of you casually buy same day airfare to go to random events?
Feel like if I had an extra $50k and no aspirations requiring major financial commitments I'd randomly travel long distances every other weekend.

Or is everyone singularly focused on FIRE, real estate, and private schools?


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TOP 15 Comments
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    You must like wasting money
    Feb 2 6
    • Booking.com beer.
      Yea, but why not to buy tickets in advance and save thousands of $$$?
      Feb 2
    • Microsoft gonfishin
      That would be financially smarter, but OP wants to live and be free, not tied down to weeks of planning and calendar reminders.

      He/she just wants to go to the airport, pull from the hat, and live a little.

      I actually admire it, good for you OP, go see the world.
      Feb 2
    • Booking.com beer.
      Sounds reasonable!
      Feb 2
    • Oracle abrakazam
      gonfishin nailed it
      Feb 2
    • Nvidia monolith
      Totally love this OP. It is so much more exciting to be spontaneous. Go live a good life.
      Feb 2
  • Square diBaj7
    This is why living in the Bay Area is so great. Drive 1-5 hours in any direction and there’s something exciting to do.

    Supplement this with reward travel, fueled by the high cost of living, and you can fly to Hawaii or NYC or other popular destinations for free every couple months.
    Feb 2 4
    • Cerner kerner
      I know of one direction you wouldn’t want to do that and couple others that would put you in the exact same spot after an hour. Exhilarating!
      Feb 2
    • Vertivco / Eng

      Vertivco Eng

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      Reward travel?
      Feb 2
    • Square diBaj7
      Credit card points/miles redeemed wisely.
      Feb 2
    • LexisNexis Risk Solutions XgsJva6
      @square which credit card do you recommend to get maximum possible back on buck returns (miles)
      Feb 2
  • LinkedIn Duck Pond
    I love to travel. Make it a point to as often as I can. Sometimes do road trips if I don’t want the hassle of flying.
    Feb 2 0
  • Amazon Izzypop
    Yeah, especially if you have the airline miles- you can get way more bang for your buck, especially international travel, with them. And doing trips over a long weekend burns less vacation time.
    Feb 2 0
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    I've done NYC a few times if there are good deals. I don't pay ridiculous airfare.

    That said, I have done a *ton* of spontaneous road trips.
    Feb 2 0