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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo - Jan/Feb 2018
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2017, 07:10:23 PM »
Interesting. The environmental cost is pretty terrible, unfortunately, but if it's replacing other vacations, it might not be TOO bad? I'd be curious to see numbers on that aspect of it.

I wonder what is involved in renting meeting rooms on cruise ships (cost, availability, etc.).
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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo - Jan/Feb 2018
« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2017, 06:58:30 PM »
This may not be true for everyone, but I have found cruises usually end up costing twice the advertised rates, once you add in tipping and all the little fees.  Which isn't to say I wouldn't do a CM cruise!

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2017, 09:22:05 PM »
This will not be happening this winter, but leaving this thread for the future, as Cabo seems like a good location due to easy access from the US (especially w/ Southwest, and potential for Companion pass use).

In my research, I found all-inclusive resorts for ~$115 USD/night, including everything (lodging, all food, alcohol, etc.) right on the beach. Seems fun.
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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2017, 10:33:49 PM »
In my research, I found all-inclusive resorts for ~$115 USD/night, including everything (lodging, all food, alcohol, etc.) right on the beach. Seems fun.

@arebelspy, thanks for checking this out.

It sounds like a great location.  Perhaps we can make a go of it another year.

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #54 on: December 17, 2017, 10:16:45 PM »
Bummer that it won't happen this year, but thanks for starting the discussion. Now to find some other excuse to visit Cabo soon.. :)

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2017, 01:38:31 AM »
:) maybe we'll have more money by then!

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2017, 12:00:44 PM »
This will not be happening this winter, but leaving this thread for the future, as Cabo seems like a good location due to easy access from the US (especially w/ Southwest, and potential for Companion pass use).

In my research, I found all-inclusive resorts for ~$115 USD/night, including everything (lodging, all food, alcohol, etc.) right on the beach. Seems fun.

I balked at first when a friend of mine wanted to celebrate her 50th birthday at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana a few years back. I ended up booking it anyways because my friend currently lives abroad and I though it would be a nice way to get together. She invited about 10-15 people. I knew she would be upset if I didn't go.

At the last minute, the resort cut the price down even after we paid. I think she also got a bulk rate for the group. I keep expense notes for all trips and everything else for that matter. Well all-in-all I paid $637 for four nights. That comes out to $157 per night. It would have been cheaper if someone had shared the room with me, but everyone else had someone to room with so I got a very nice (but cheapest option) solo room.

Yes, it was expensive but the food was truly amazing. All three meals in a day were large buffets with high quality food. We all stayed together in one location on the beach. I'm not a cruise fan, but the all-inclusive was better than I thought it would be, and it was the right setting to keep everyone together on focusing on my friend's milestone bday.

Would I have planned this trip on my own? Probably not. But I know my friend really appreciated that I went.

I also bookended the trip with some solo travel to the capital and stayed in a hostel and then a trip to Chicago.

With some travel hacking, I spent a total of $1600 for everything for 12 days (a few in the capital, a few in Punta Cana, a few in Chicago). It probably would have been cheaper had I not stayed in an all-inclusive, but it all averaged out well.

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« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2017, 04:43:48 AM »
We like the all-inclusive option, too. You spend a little more money, but you only have to experience the pain of spending the money once, before the trip starts. Then you can mentally let go of the urge to conserve during the trip. It's a dumb psychological trick to play on yourself, but it works for me.

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2018, 02:11:40 AM »
Bummer that it won't happen this year

I didn't say not this year, I said not this winter. :)

I'm looking at dates in April. Maybe late March.

Anyone interested?
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« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2018, 05:15:25 AM »
Bummer that it won't happen this year

I didn't say not this year, I said not this winter. :)

I'm looking at dates in April. Maybe late March.

Anyone interested?

I am interested, but I can't get there until early May, as I will still be employed up til then...

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2018, 06:33:45 AM »
Bummer that it won't happen this year

I didn't say not this year, I said not this winter. :)

I'm looking at dates in April. Maybe late March.

Anyone interested?

I'm still interested. I've always wanted to go to Cabo and this is a great reason to.

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2018, 07:17:18 AM »
I could be tempted...

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« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2018, 10:18:51 AM »
I'm looking at dates in April. Maybe late March.

Anyone interested?

Both yay and bummer. Glad still happening, but we're probably going to be in South East Asia in March and April and will miss it. Will keep up with dates in case it somehow works out.

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo - Jan/Feb 2018
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2018, 06:10:56 AM »
Also, what is the cost of such an event/person? Sounds very expensive.

The cheapest all-inclusive resort I've found in Cabo is ~$150 USD/person/night. Includes lodging, food, and beverages (alcoholic and non).

That is about the same as the more rustic CM Seattle.  Ideally we'd do cheaper because Mexico, but if we have to do the same price, but more fancypants, that is probably acceptable.

Doesn't sound too bad! Is there a cost for the event itself (conference room, etc.) or just the hotel nights? I've been to the Riu before, it's a few minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas but a little cheaper and really great everything.

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2018, 02:25:40 PM »
Bummer that it won't happen this year

I didn't say not this year, I said not this winter. :)

I'm looking at dates in April. Maybe late March.

Anyone interested?

That's still winter here...  :)

We just made plans for a late March trip somewhere else.  Maybe next year!

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2018, 11:34:47 PM »
Following, we'd (Perla and Dustin) definitely be interested depending on dates.

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #66 on: January 26, 2018, 12:28:05 AM »
Following, we'd (Perla and Dustin) definitely be interested depending on dates.

Breakout Bridge session?!?!

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« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2018, 04:41:09 PM »
Following, we'd (Perla and Dustin) definitely be interested depending on dates.

Breakout Bridge session?!?!

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Haha, I'd be happy to do an intro to Bridge if there is some interest.  Tough game to teach in just a session, but I think I could at least cover it in a broad sense!

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2018, 11:03:09 PM »
Forgot to mention, we take Avalon everywhere we go now, let's say it has been a highly interesting game to play with friends and family.  We've had some very "heated"/emotional games haha.

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« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2018, 12:13:55 PM »
I'm out for cabo.  Just spent our airline points on a different vacation.

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« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2018, 10:15:39 PM »
The hubby and I would be interested in Cabo depending on dates/prices

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Camp Mustache Cabo - Jan/Feb 2019
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2018, 10:47:51 PM »
Title change to Jan/Feb 2019

Let's try for next year.    :)
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« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2018, 04:00:48 AM »
We would be interested in this next winter too.  Apparently you can fly direct from Toronto to Cabo!

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Re: Camp Mustache Cabo
« Reply #73 on: November 17, 2018, 02:58:12 PM »
I'm totally up for this!