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Posted: 11/22/2012 12:49:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:20:47 PM EST by JaxsonRaine]
Alright, here's the deal. My family gets a benefit of being able to go on cruises for steeply discounted prices, or even free. If we were to move to the Miami area, we would essentially be able to take a free cruise any time we wanted. Go out for a 3/4 day cruise every weekend or every other weekend... 7-14 day cruises for vacations, etc...

I've never been to Florida, and I'm not really eager to move, but that is a seriously tempting offer. Nothing would change as far as our income, I'm sure CoL would be more in the Miami area than around here... If we're going to have to pay around $1000/month more for living expenses, then we could stay here and use that money to fly to a port, but we wouldn't be able to go out nearly as often.

Thoughts?


ETA humidity is not a concern, I could live anywhere up to 100 miles from Miami proper.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:51:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:54:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 12:55:45 PM EST by LOMartin]
Take a vacation over here.
Rent a house/apartment in the area you would like to live in for a week and see for yourself before going all in.

Born and raised in Miami. I love this city.
I have lived in NYC and GA. Nothing beats Miami.

You trade off open dry land for hiking and shooting for open oceans for fishing and water activities.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:54:43 PM EST
Hell yeah.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:55:28 PM EST

Cruises get old.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:56:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By ZW17:
1st world problems.

I also can't decide if I should have some more turkey, or another slice of Blueberry/Cream Cheese pie.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:57:36 PM EST
No way in hell I would move from AZ to FL.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:57:44 PM EST
Does your family live in the Miami area?
How often could you really use the benefit? Often weekends get eaten up with other responsibilities.
Check in the Florida HTF and see if you really want to lilve in Miami, not sure how the crime rate is there today but it was pretty high.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:59:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By LOMartin:
Take a vacation over here.
Rent a house/apartment in the area you would like to live in for a week and see for yourself before going all in.

Born and raised in Miami. I love this city.
I have lived in NYC and GA. Nothing beats Miami.

You trade off open dry land for hiking and shooting for open oceans for fishing and water activities.

We would definitely do that before making a final decision. Wife unit loves the beach and ocean, plus low-altitude is good for her health. I call the mountains home, but maybe it wouldn't be so bad.

Would you have any advice for areas to look at? We can be up to 100 miles away, but would probably want to keep it under 50. Low crime but not outlandishly expensive?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:00:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mech2007:

Cruises get old.



I've heard both ways. Been talking to some people who go 6-12 times a year, and have been doing so for years, and never get sick of it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:01:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By AZBADBOY:
No way in hell I would move from AZ to FL.

I love AZ... a little hot for my taste, I prefer UT but it's not practical for us.

Being within 100 miles of the beach would make my wife the happiest gal in the world though.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:01:34 PM EST
Floating motels covered in Danish Goose Stuffing

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:02:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By motoguzzi:
Does your family live in the Miami area?
How often could you really use the benefit? Often weekends get eaten up with other responsibilities.
Check in the Florida HTF and see if you really want to lilve in Miami, not sure how the crime rate is there today but it was pretty high.

No family on the East coast. No family here either, they are all up in central/northern UT.

I think we'd probably be able to go 1-2 times a month for the 3-day cruises. We're pretty low-maintenance and can set our schedules however we want.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:04:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:05:18 PM EST
You'll get tired of cruises.

And Miami.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:09:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By ZW17:
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:

Originally Posted By ZW17:
1st world problems.

I also can't decide if I should have some more turkey, or another slice of Blueberry/Cream Cheese pie.


You obviously haven't been here long....

Fucking get both.

Too late... feeling sick from too much sweet...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:10:29 PM EST
How does your family get cheap or free cruises?


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:11:56 PM EST
Your looking to move to Miami for free cruises and you don't like the heat of AZ wait till you feel the humidity of Florida.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:13:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Qweevox:
How does your family get cheap or free cruises?



PERSEC
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:15:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Progun1911:
Your looking to move to Miami for free cruises and you don't like the heat of AZ wait till you feel the humidity of Florida.

Don't worry, I spent a year in Brasil having to always wear a tie/long-sleeve shirts, or even a suit, with no vehicle, no AC, and no fan for half the time. I can handle it.

We live where we live to make things easier on my wife, not myself.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:37:09 PM EST
I was looking for a quick website about mean elevation above sea level so I could make a joke about Miami and found this BS.

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/the-future-is-now-for-sea-level-rise-in-south-florida/

Not one paragraph into it and I'm LOL.

What's your count on the "facts" claimed in the article that are total bullshit?


Sorry for the tangent, but it struck me as interesting.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:00:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 2:08:53 PM EST by Mach]
Let me get this straight.

You have never been on a cruise and have never been to FL but you are considering moving to Miami to go on free cruises


Why don't you take a vacation, fly to Miami and go on a cruise and see what it is like.

You might just hate both of them
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:07:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mach:
Let me get this straight.

You have never been on a cruise and have never been to FL but you are considering moving to Miami to go on free cruises


Why don't you tke a vacation, fly to Miami and go on a cruise and see what it is like.

You might just hate both of them

Get out of here with your logic.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:07:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Giltweasel:
I was looking for a quick website about mean elevation above sea level so I could make a joke about Miami and found this BS.

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/the-future-is-now-for-sea-level-rise-in-south-florida/

Not one paragraph into it and I'm LOL.

What's your count on the "facts" claimed in the article that are total bullshit?


Sorry for the tangent, but it struck me as interesting.

Lol. "Some places are as low as 3 feet above sea level". Yup, and parts of the beach are as low as 0.01 inches above sea level!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:09:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 2:10:48 PM EST by JaxsonRaine]

Originally Posted By Mach:
Let me get this straight.

You have never been on a cruise and have never been to FL but you are considering moving to Miami to go on free cruises


Why don't you tke a vacation, fly to Miami and go on a cruise and see what it is like.

You might just hate both of them

Hence the title 'Should I consider'.

Just looking for input from people who have done some cruising, and people from the area. We're clearly not going to move if we don't enjoy it.

ETA I would be extremely surprised if I didn't enjoy it. Wife unit has done it before, and she pretty much just wants beach somewhere. Getting access to beaches in the Caribbean would just be added bonus. I tend to enjoy just about anything/anywhere, so it probably won' be an issue.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:14:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 2:15:23 PM EST by AR15fan]
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:

Thoughts?


Arizona is better than Florida on gun rights and other conservative values.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:20:20 PM EST
Watch "The Poseidon Adventure".

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:22:43 PM EST
shit hole city ..... suck a dick first .......... if that wasnt the worst thing you have ever done ...... then move to miami













proof .... crime, the 826, hialeah, overtown, miami ave, traffic, no one speaks english, liberty city, opa locka....
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:24:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:

Originally Posted By Giltweasel:
I was looking for a quick website about mean elevation above sea level so I could make a joke about Miami and found this BS.

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/the-future-is-now-for-sea-level-rise-in-south-florida/

Not one paragraph into it and I'm LOL.

What's your count on the "facts" claimed in the article that are total bullshit?


Sorry for the tangent, but it struck me as interesting.

Lol. "Some places are as low as 3 feet above sea level". Yup, and parts of the beach are as low as 0.01 inches above sea level!


For now...



Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:27:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 2:30:54 PM EST by JaxsonRaine]
Originally Posted By VACaver:
Watch "The Poseidon Adventure".


Haha, I was waiting for someone to post a pic of that. I'm glad that movies don't keep me from trying things, or I'd end up like this. [div]

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:28:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:

Thoughts?


Arizona is better than Florida on gun rights and other conservative values.


this!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:37:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:

Originally Posted By LOMartin:
Take a vacation over here.
Rent a house/apartment in the area you would like to live in for a week and see for yourself before going all in.

Born and raised in Miami. I love this city.
I have lived in NYC and GA. Nothing beats Miami.

You trade off open dry land for hiking and shooting for open oceans for fishing and water activities.

We would definitely do that before making a final decision. Wife unit loves the beach and ocean, plus low-altitude is good for her health. I call the mountains home, but maybe it wouldn't be so bad.

Would you have any advice for areas to look at? We can be up to 100 miles away, but would probably want to keep it under 50. Low crime but not outlandishly expensive?


Depends on how you enjoy living.

Miami areas,
Brickell = 8st sw and brickell ave .higher cost apartment living on the bay with dozens of restaurants/bars
Coconut Grove = Bay Shore Dr and 27 ave .high/middle class dense living bay front views but surrounded by ghetto.
Coral Gables = Le June Rd and Coral Way .high/middle class older homes mostly family's. With some new apartments on Coral Way.
Kendall = 137 ave and Coral Way .middle class with some expensive large land properties in the mix. Young families.
Homestead = outside the city, farm land, with some nice developsment homes, some ghetto, some really bad ghettos. But your money gets you more land.

All these locations are 5 -40mins away from the Port of Miami as ordered.

Hope that helps.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:38:47 PM EST
How do you have time to cruise with your post count? You joined 57 days ago and you've posted over 3600 times? That's got to be some kind of record.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:41:11 PM EST
Miami? You mean like the capital of Cuba?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:41:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By LOMartin:
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:

Originally Posted By LOMartin:
Take a vacation over here.
Rent a house/apartment in the area you would like to live in for a week and see for yourself before going all in.

Born and raised in Miami. I love this city.
I have lived in NYC and GA. Nothing beats Miami.

You trade off open dry land for hiking and shooting for open oceans for fishing and water activities.

We would definitely do that before making a final decision. Wife unit loves the beach and ocean, plus low-altitude is good for her health. I call the mountains home, but maybe it wouldn't be so bad.

Would you have any advice for areas to look at? We can be up to 100 miles away, but would probably want to keep it under 50. Low crime but not outlandishly expensive?


Depends on how you enjoy living.

Miami areas,
Brickell = 8st sw and brickell ave .higher cost apartment living on the bay with dozens of restaurants/bars
Coconut Grove = Bay Shore Dr and 27 ave .high/middle class dense living bay front views but surrounded by ghetto.
Coral Gables = Le June Rd and Coral Way .high/middle class older homes mostly family's. With some new apartments on Coral Way.
Kendall = 137 ave and Coral Way .middle class with some expensive large land properties in the mix. Young families.
Homestead = outside the city, farm land, with some nice developsment homes, some ghetto, some really bad ghettos. But your money gets you more land.

All these locations are 5 -40mins away from the Port of Miami as ordered.

Hope that helps.



Thanks, that will help a lot.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:44:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Qweevox:
How do you have time to cruise with your post count? You joined 57 days ago and you've posted over 3600 times? That's got to be some kind of record.


92 days, and that's been thoroughly covered. I've had lots of free time the last year while taking care of my family.

Also, having time to post would indicate that it would probably be a good thing to go on cruises :)
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:45:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 2:50:39 PM EST by krpind]
removed...banned by staff
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:45:31 PM EST
no

I don't like AZ and my answer is still no
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:45:46 PM EST
woooooooooaaahhhhhh
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:46:41 PM EST
Here we go again....


Ban time
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:47:45 PM EST
At least this time its girl porn.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:51:02 PM EST
Ugh... I hate some people so much. Really the only thing about the internet that I don't like.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:12:53 PM EST
more like $1200 -1500 rent
I like the big boats though.....
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:22:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:
Originally Posted By LOMartin:
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:

Originally Posted By LOMartin:
Take a vacation over here.
Rent a house/apartment in the area you would like to live in for a week and see for yourself before going all in.

Born and raised in Miami. I love this city.
I have lived in NYC and GA. Nothing beats Miami.

You trade off open dry land for hiking and shooting for open oceans for fishing and water activities.

We would definitely do that before making a final decision. Wife unit loves the beach and ocean, plus low-altitude is good for her health. I call the mountains home, but maybe it wouldn't be so bad.

Would you have any advice for areas to look at? We can be up to 100 miles away, but would probably want to keep it under 50. Low crime but not outlandishly expensive?


Depends on how you enjoy living.

Miami areas,
Brickell = 8st sw and brickell ave .higher cost apartment living on the bay with dozens of restaurants/bars
Coconut Grove = Bay Shore Dr and 27 ave .high/middle class dense living bay front views but surrounded by ghetto.
Coral Gables = Le June Rd and Coral Way .high/middle class older homes mostly family's. With some new apartments on Coral Way.
Kendall = 137 ave and Coral Way .middle class with some expensive large land properties in the mix. Young families.
Homestead = outside the city, farm land, with some nice developsment homes, some ghetto, some really bad ghettos. But your money gets you more land.

All these locations are 5 -40mins away from the Port of Miami as ordered.

Hope that helps.



Thanks, that will help a lot.



Move to the Keys.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:27:46 PM EST
You live in Arizona...forget the crime in Miami...the humidity in Florida will kill ya.

Never having been to Florida, don't even consider taking a job there before visiting.



Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:30:38 PM EST
Or, you could just buy a frequent flyer miles credit card and rack up the miles with everyday purchases and bills....
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:35:01 PM EST
Are you still going to be happy with the relocation as soon as you get bored of cruises (which won't take long I might add)?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:39:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By VACaver:
You live in Arizona...forget the crime in Miami...the humidity in Florida will kill ya.

Never having been to Florida, don't even consider taking a job there before visiting.





Humidity isn't a problem for me, I have experience with that.

I think the CoL in a decent area will just end up being too much.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:40:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By brassburn:
Are you still going to be happy with the relocation as soon as you get bored of cruises (which won't take long I might add)?


Not everyone gets bored of them though. IMO it should be a nice way to travel to some really great areas for relaxation time.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:42:23 PM EST
That sounds like a virgin moving to Pahrump, NV for easy access to legal hookers.

Sounds silly to me to move to a city and state you've never visited to take advantage of something you may not want, your life though.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:45:38 PM EST
Miami eh?

Fala Portugues?

Hablas Espanol?

Ya speak da Ebonics?


Miami isn't as glamorous as CSI shows it to be...
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