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how much money should i take for the 26 day grand southern?

11 Oct 2010 katie asked

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im going on the 26 day grand southern in june and im also thinking about doing both the la and new york explorer. What would you all say is a decent amount of money to take?
  • 13 Oct 2010 Jelly_Bean said

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    I did the GS this summer. I took $100 a day and spent probably another $700 on a card – that was doing almost all the optionals, going out most nights, souvenir hunting and shopping a wee bit too! If you want to do less optionals etc you could probably go down to as little as $50 a day.
    But remember, you will never do this trip again, so don’t let a few dollars stop you experiencing something amazing!
    Have fun!

  • 13 Oct 2010 ptooma said

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    Originally posted by Jill:
    I did the GS this summer. I took $100 a day and spent probably another $700 on a card – that was doing almost all the optionals, going out most nights, souvenir hunting and shopping a wee bit too! If you want to do less optionals etc you could probably go down to as little as $50 a day.
    But remember, you will never do this trip again, so don’t let a few dollars stop you experiencing something amazing!
    Have fun!


    Well said !!! And most of N America will gladly take credit cards for almost anything.
    You can get small fries from McDonalds or a stick of gum from a grocery and pay w/ a credit card.

    - Vic
  • 14 Oct 2010 katie said

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    Thanks for the replies, im thinking of around 150 a day will be more than enough then!

  • 1 Nov 2010 RJ1817 said

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    rule of thumb is $100 a day

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