Stranded in Barbados

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  1. viguera
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    Depends on where you call home...

    NE is snowed and frozen in.

    Been in that situation before at least the airline gave us a place to sleep and fed us,

    Enjoy the warmth..it will be 17 below next week here
     
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    Sorry, didn't mean to give the wrong impression... I'm safe and sound at home, enjoying the wonderfully balmy 9 degree weather we've been having in CT, and the upcoming crazy swings (up to 45-50 then back to 10).

    And while I agree that it's a nice place to get stranded, it all depends on whether you have the vacation time and money for incidentals if you do get stuck out there.
     
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    Lovely place to be stranded, however it is not really cheap value island. Great beaches though.
     
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    You wish you were stranded in Barbados I suspect.
     
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    I would suspect MOST of us would.

    When sandy hit I was stranded in Kona for an extra 3 days. Which was perfectly fine by me, but I did have to tell my job that I had started a month before I wouldn't be making it in ;)
     
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    Well its better than CT for sure. But I find Barbados the most boring of all the Caribbean Islands.
     
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    I find Nassau and even Bermuda far more boring though. Sure they have the tourist buzz, but personally I think they're too touristy now.
     
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    Agree but Nassau and Bermuda arent in the Caribbean:)
     
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    We were stranded on St. Maarten in April of 2010 due to the volcano eruption and let me assure you, even though that's a great place to visit, it's a terribly expensive place to be stranded when your tour package runs out. Hotel rooms at rack rate are not funny.

    And what was less funny was our employers' attitude about us being away from our respective jobs for two weeks!

    We were not the worst off, by any means. One couple vacationing at the same place we were was due back in France at the end of their tour package to resume being care-givers to a terminal relative. Not only could they not afford the cost of continuing to stay at the hotel at "regular" prices, they had to be back to relieve the temporary care-givers, and there was no way for them to get back (unless they wanted to fly westward back to France, which they also could not afford).

    The stress they experienced totally wiped out the benefits of the "R&R" they were intended to have by being relieved of the care-giver stress during the planned one-week vacation.
     
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    Seems like time to talk to the time share sellers in Barbados.
     
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    I was 65 when I took my first vacation that was longer than 2 days.

    I am now 72 and the business goes on even when I am not there...Amazing..,
     
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    By choice ? :eek:
     

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