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I’m writing you from my apartment in San Francisco today. Normally, I live in New York, but I also have an apartment in SF. I know it’s a little ridiculous, but to me, it’s part of living a rich life.

I’ve asked you before: What does “rich” mean to you?

For some people it means fancy shoes. Let’s call this GOODS.

(As opposed to patronizing personal-finance “experts” who tell you all materialistic things are bad, my take is half of them WISH they could afford $500 shoes. Buying nice things is not evil — if you want them, and you can earn enough and automate your money to afford them, do it.)

For other people, it’s having 6 months of an emergency fund. Let’s call this SAFETY.

For some, it’s donating 10% to their local church or charity. Let’s call this CHARITY.

For other people, it’s being able to take a 3-week vacation to Asia…or take a pay cut to work at a job they love instead of chasing money. Let’s call this FREEDOM.

You’ve heard me talk about what rich means to me, like waking up and deciding I want to go to SF for a week and hang out with my friends there. Or see my parents for a weekend. I call this being FLEXIBLE.

You can see there are TONS of definitions of a rich life. And none of them make you feel guilty for using your money to do what you love.

But today, as I sit here in my second apartment (something I never thought I’d say…ever), I want to focus on one. I love the idea of being able to fly somewhere on a whim.

So I’m doing a new giveaway. This one is really simple:

I’m giving away two roundtrip tickets to anywhere in the USA.

All I ask is that you tell me where you’d fly and who you’d bring in the comments below.

I’ve done a few of these giveaways, but nothing like this. As long as you keep spreading the word about IWT, I’ll keep doing these. I want us to all share the idea that living a rich life doesn’t have to mean scrimping and cutting back on everything. That it’s OK to want more — and to craft your life around achieving it.

This ends 9/24.

Here’s the 10-second signup:
www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/roundtrip

 

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  1. I would bring a girl I’m interested in dating to Las Vegas. She’s Canadian.

  2. I would bring my husband and newborn to visit family in Seattle.

  3. I would bring my little brother who just started college.

  4. My husband wants to go to Maine. We live in Los Angeles. We don’t really know what is in Maine but it seems like it would be great to fly there and rent a car and go exploring.

  5. I would fly to Omaha, Nebraska. Sounds exciting, I know, but hear me out. I want to go there to discover my past.

    I’ve been researching my family history recently and discovered that many of my relatives come from a little town north of Omaha. I looked up the town and what I learned reminds me much of the place I grew up in Idaho. I don’t know much about my family history other than a few facts and I want to go to this place and discover who these people were, what did they do there, how did they contribute to their community, etc.

    I’d like to take my wife as my traveling companion during some time off between semesters in her law school studies. She compiled research on her own family and is very good finding information. I need to have my research assistant with me to help find that information that will help me identify with my past and how it shapes me today.

  6. I’d like to take my soon-to-be fiance to New Orleans for a nice getaway. It’s one of her dreams to wander around the French Quarter all day and eat beignets. Needless to say, I fully support her wanting to travel cross-country for some fancy French doughnuts.

  7. I would either go to California, not sure what city, or to NYC. I would take my mom. She has taken me on so many trips through my life and it has made my life so much more interesting and enriched. It would be up to her whether we went and relaxed, more like explored, somewhere in California, or if we went to NYC and visited one of my lovely cousins who lives there and we both miss.

    I hope I win it, because my mom has been through so much this year and deserves someone else paying for the flight, finally.

  8. I’d go to Chicago with my husband! We recently talked about how we want to explore different places while we have the excitement and relative flexibility (pre-children).

  9. I would go Florida with my girlfriend because she’s been dying to swim with manatees.

  10. Since I haven’t yet been to Chicago, the only major city which I haven’t visited, I think I would travel there with my photographer friend. I want to improve my skills and it would be awesome to travel with him to take photographs of Chicago for a few days or week!

  11. I would fly to LA, i’ve always wanted to visit the entertainment capital. I would bring my best friend.

  12. I would bring may dad to visit anyone of his siblings which he doesn’t get to see other than on FB. They are all spread out on all four corners of the US but I would say the furthest one is in Hawaii which we’ve never gone to see because of the distance and affordability of tickets. My final answer is Hawaii. Thank you Ramit for even offering this opportunity and I wish the winner the best time of their lives.

  13. Katherine Chalmers Link to this comment

    I would be selfish and decadent. I’d go to Las Vegas or Key West all alone, find a great hotel with a beautiful view and wi-fi by the pool then pour myself into an important creative project for my company that won’t fit easily into my normal schedule. Four days immersed in concentrated work and strategic planning – just taking breaks to sleep and swim – would be amazing. No meetings, no phones ringing, no cooking, no cleaning, no butts or noses to wipe – just really good work and a chance for uninterrupted sleep.

    I’d give the other ticket to my husband (if he survived running the house and keeping the kids alone for 4 days) so he could pursue his dream of finding a new job in the Bay Area.

    • Jessy Washburn Link to this comment

      I would fly to New York, and I would bring my BFF Tracey with me. we’d have a ball!

  14. My wife and I would probably fly to Chicago for some nice away time.

  15. Im an American living in the Middle East. Assuming I’m eligible for this, I’d take my mom to San Francisco. She’s never been back there since she was born there 60+ years ago.

  16. I would bring my boyfriend to visit Portland, OR. I’ve never been to Oregon and we’re considering moving there.

  17. San Francisco, and I’d take with be a guy I met on OKCupid. On our first date, we talked about your book. We’ve both read it, and were both making a change in our lives based on the Big Wins idea. Also, while we are in San Francisco, we’d want to meet up with you for coffee or drinks.

  18. I would take my best friend to NYC because she LOVES the city and says it’s incredible and that she wants to take me to experience it as well.

  19. If I won the tickets, I would take my sister to Orlando or Miami, Florida with me. She’s been a bit depressed lately and taking her on a trip to somewhere sunny might help her snap out of it. After graduating college with a teaching degree and credential she hasn’t found steady work anywhere. Together we could just relax in Florida, somewhere we’ve both never been and catch up on our sister time.

  20. I would bring my husband to Disneyland. His brother gave us tickets for his birthday. However, the tickets expired before they reached us in the mail. We would still like to go anyway.

  21. Living a rich life means to me doing extraordinary things.

    I would go to Hawaii with my best friend and I would
    -Swim with dolphins during the day and manta rays at night
    -Take showers under huge waterfalls
    -Tan at a green sand beach
    -Surf at a black sand beach
    -Hike a volcano
    -Poke lava with a stick
    -Skydive above the island
    and of course get unreasonably drunk.

  22. Definitely Hawaii w/ my guy!

  23. I’d take myself and a friend to Hawaii for a learn-to-surf camp because living a rich life means adventure and living life to the fullest!

  24. To me, being rich means having freedom to take time off when I want to.
    I would fly to Boston with my mom, and here is why:

    Not that I’m living my own life, it’s been a while since I have been able to take time off to be with family. Plus, the woman I love the most in this world, and the person who loves me most is my mom, so I want to have a good time with her.

    I can disconnect from work, and spend time and money for my mom, which she never does herself, because she would rather spend money on my brothers or me. Boston is a city where she always wanted to visit, and it will also be an opportunity for me to reconnect with some people who are there, but haven’t been able to meet each other for a while.

  25. i’d fly to sf to visit friends and family and eat awesome food, and bring my husband.

  26. I’d fly over to Arizona to take my mom to the Grand Canyon. She has wanted to go forever and has never had the chance. After she’s gone through treatment for breast cancer I’d love to take her there finally. She’s had a really rough life and I think she deserves something nice for once.

  27. I’d take my long distance BF and fly from Miami to Hawaii for a week of exploring, swimming and volcano climbing.

  28. I’d take my boyfriend to Seattle, Washington. Neither of us have been there, so we’d get to explore a new city together.

  29. I’d take my mom to Alaska because she’s always wanted to get away from it all and lose track of time (we live on the east coast and figured the wacky hours they’ve got will do nicely to play on that metaphore).

  30. I’d fly with my husband to Honolulu. We’ve never been; going is on our bucket list. :)

  31. I would bring my fantastic girlfriend to California so we could both see the Pacific for the first time (to me, being rich means new exoeriences). I’d use it to see a number of friends who I’ve missed for years (to me, being rich means enriching my interactions with others). And I’d use it to take the opportunity to pitch some startup ideas to talented people out there (to me, being rich means the opportunity to build something lasting).

  32. I would take my new wife on a honeymoon to Spain.

  33. Ramit,

    I’m not looking for tickets. Just wanted to Thank You for your inspirational insights, advice and overall value you bring to inspiring entrepreneurs. Think this is a great thing your doing giving away tickets and want to wish everyone here the best on their entrepreneurial endeavors.

    My hope is to one day be able to give back like this as well.

    Wil

  34. I would take my girlfriend from Washington DC to SF to visit her family. She doesn’t she see them often because we are using extra money to pay down debt.

  35. I would fly to Puerto Rico, where I’m getting married next spring, with my fiance. We decided shortly after we got engaged that we didn’t want to spend a small fortune on an extravagant party we probably wouldn’t enjoy anyway. We’ll be eloping instead, spending a fraction of what we might have on table decorations and a catered dinner to have a couple of nights at a beach house with good friends.

  36. I’d go to some coastal state and just hang out for a week. Having the money to be able to do that once in a while is one of the things I want to be able to do with my money.

  37. San Fran, with my wife. She has never been there.

  38. I would go to Seattle with my friend Kim. She makes a very good living as a corporate lawyer, but she’s never been to Seattle! I used to be really into grunge music in the 90′s, so Seattle was my Mecca for a long time. My favorite band was Soundgarden. They were named after an art piece in Magnuson Park, so it would be really cool to see that!

  39. My boyfriend and I already booked a hotel room in Chicago…now we just need the plane tickets! We’re going either way…but free tickets would make the trip much better (and we could afford a sweet architectural boat tour)!

  40. I’d fly to Hawaii with my partner. We need some sun!

  41. I would go to New Orleans

  42. Herbert Hildebrandt Link to this comment

    Thanks for the great opportunity! I’d take my lovely wife of six years, Julia, and we would fly from Detroit to San Diego and visit friends, do sightseeing, and volunteer a few days at a home for impoverished street children across the border in Baja, Mexico.

  43. My kids have been dying to go to Hawaii. So I’d take my husband for free and then front the cost for my kiddos to go with us.

  44. Where ever my wife wants to go for the honeymoon we never had!

  45. Barry Wright, III Link to this comment

    I’d fly with my girlfriend to Charleston, SC so we can see her family – haven’t visited since March.

  46. I would visit San Fran again. My parter and I moved to Pennsylvania over a year ago, and haven’t had the money to visit northern California.

  47. I would bring my friend who is also finishing with grad school in May, and we’d take a vacation to the national parks out West.

  48. I’d bring my wife and we’d fly to San Diego to visit friends.

  49. I’d like to visit a friend I haven’t seen in years who recently moved to Rochester Mn, I’d take my wife because she doesn’t get to fly as often as I do!

    • As a former Rochester resident, may I suggest you visit sometime before October and after May. Otherwise, bring warm gear and rent a car with snow tires. Also, if you ask directions on how to get anywhere in the city and everyone adds “it’s only 10 minutes away” they are telling the truth.

  50. Oooh, I would go to see the redwoods in California with my husband! I’ve been to Cali, but never to see the redwoods, and my husband has never been to Cali. It would be awesome to get away, just the two of us (we have 3 kids).

  51. I’d take my mom out to Colorado for a mother/daughter trip. She lives in Florida and I’m in PA, so I don’t get to see her much. Plus she’s had two major surgeries this year and could use a vacation.

  52. Take my wife to Oregon to celebrate her parent’s 40th anniversary.

  53. I would like to go to Seattle with my wife.

  54. I would fly my wife and I to San Diego. She’s never been to California.

  55. I would take my girlfriend to Denver and scope out jobs in, or near, Boulder. I’ve been job searching for stuff there from Minneapolis, and it’s not working out the best. This eventual job I’m searching for would provide me the FREEDOM you mention above. Plus, we’d probably summit a few mountains and check out some of the best rock climbing in the world while out there.

  56. I’d surprise my pops with a last minute weekend trip to Chicago, to go see NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” live.

  57. I’d take my wife to the Grand Canyon. It’s our 22nd wedding anniversary this month and we’ve always to visit there.

  58. Hi, I would love to take my husband and I to a trip to Napa Valley, it would be a dream come true.

  59. Amanda Bullerwell Link to this comment

    When I win, I’ll take my husband to Seattle. We used to live there, and miss our old haunts. Espresso and chocolate croissants just aren’t the same anywhere else.

  60. If I won, I would take my boyfriend to Seattle. I’d love to show off my home town to him :)

  61. I would bring my wife to New York.

  62. I would take my parents, who have been incredibly supportive of me through an illness, to anywhere they want to go. Really, anywhere. Otherwise, I’d spend some time recovering on a beach in California with a beat friend. There’s nothing more I could ask for than some R&R.

  63. I would bring my spouse and fly to Kona, HI.

    Mahalo!

  64. I would take my wife to NYC. It’s one of the places on her bucket list- and if she is happy- I am happy.

  65. Chris B. Behrens Link to this comment

    I’m heading to a company retreat in Maui in January – I’d take my two older sons along to show them whales, hike a volcano and go parasailing.

  66. I would take my high school son to Copenhagen.

    He has only lived in the USA, with the suburban car culture. It is important for him to understand how a society and work with bicycle transportation.

  67. I would take my wife to San Francisco. I’ve seen a lot of the eastern US, but none of the western US.

  68. I’d take my husband and we’d travel to NW Arkansas. My parents bought and moved into a new home just before our wedding in April and they’ve been dying to show it off to us. I just printed and framed wedding pictures for them and I’d love to hand deliver them to them!

  69. I want to go to Las Vegas with a friend!

  70. My fiance, Tyler, and I would take off on a trip to an exciting new city – we’ve been talking about visiting Austin, TX for some amazing food and good music, or relaxing on the beach in San Diego, CA – where I went to college and would love to visit, so I can take him on a trip down my memory lane!!

  71. Hawaii, to visit sister-in-law on Oahu. Or if mainland, then California to see Redwoods before they’re obliterated.

  72. I have seven-day vacation by the end of this year. I was thinking of going to Hawaii. But I decided to take some courses after my full-time job and save money for 6-month emergency fund. With that said, I found myself enable to afford a vacation in Hawaii. I would love to go to Hawaii with my bf.

  73. The plane tickets would be immediately handed on over to my sister as she is flying around all across the country for her dental school interviews. She would most likely take the extra ticket and give it to my mom. My sister has been working hard to fulfill her dreams, and our family has been there throughout the process to support her. Our family’s success and happiness is what we consider a rich life.

  74. I would probably use them to go someplace I likely couldn’t afford to fly otherwise, like Hawaii or Seattle, with my boyfriend.

  75. I would love to take my wife to go to Denver, CO. My brother and his wife just recently gave birth to my first nephew in the family, and we would love to go visit but aren’t able to afford to get there.

  76. Ramit – I don’t need the tickets. I want them.

    Since I am now have no problem getting hired wherever I feel like working, my wife now needs to go to Austin to look for a new house, and I need to better acquaint myself with a new company I’m leaving Seattle for.

    Having used the scripts I’ve learned here over the past couple years, and through the book, we are planning to move every few years.

  77. I would bring my dad and we would go to San Fransisco. You must really love it there to have a second apartment. It’s always been my dream to go to San Fran. I want to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Haight-Ashbury. My dad was in the Navy in the 70′s and was stationed there. I love hearing his stories about what it was like to live there back then. I think it would be so much fun to take him back and have him show me around. It’s probably changed a lot since he was last there but I think he would have a good time seeing his old hangout spots.

  78. I’d bring my wife, daughter, and parents to Lanai, Hawaii. Most relaxing place in the world…

  79. It’s a toss up between LA and St. Louis. Sounds random, but I’d love to visit LA with my little sister and St. Louis with my husband.

  80. I would take my significant other and head up to NYC. She’s never been, and I consider it the greatest city on earth. Hard to beat, especially this time of year!

  81. Well as long as you’re not specifying *continental* US, then Hawaii with my husband-to-be. We both have old friends in HI that we are bummed can’t make it to our wedding this fall, and it would be great to see them again. Plus, Hawaii!

    If continental, then Portland, OR to visit our new nephew and plan our relocation there. But he’ll be at the wedding, so really Hawaii trumps that :)

  82. I’d bring my fiance to Hawaii for a pre-honeymoon. We’re planning an international one later in the year, but she’s bummed that we won’t be going anywhere right after the wedding at the end of September.

  83. I would take my husband and two kids to LA. None of us has ever been to the west coast, except my husband, and thought it might be good place to start since we’ve lived in NYC for the past 20 years and we could do the comparisons.

  84. I’d fly to Tahoe to see my grandmother and my aunt and I’d bring my Dad. I haven’t gotten to see my grandmother since she moved there.

  85. I’ve been longing for the Pac NW – So I’d take my partner to Seattle, WA.

  86. I will go to Hawaii with my boyfriend because we haven’t been there and heard it was the nicest place in US.

  87. I would take my little sister to wherever she wants to go. She doesn’t have the same privileges to travel that I do, and I would love to bring her somewhere new.

  88. I would take my fiance back to Austin, TX. He had lived there for 5 years before we started dating and really misses his friends there.

  89. Andrew Jude Rajanathan Link to this comment

    I’d love to go to San Francisco, California with my best friend!

  90. Take my wife to visit family.

  91. I would go to Hawaii with my best friend Peter because he needs to relax!

  92. I’d bring my wife to New York. I have friends I haven’t seen in too long there, and my wife and I haven’t really traveled together yet.

  93. I’d take my lovely wife back to the first city we lived in (Seattle) for some beers at Pine Box and sandwiches at Salumi. After she is done being pregnant, of course.

  94. I would take my sister to San Francisco – a city she’s never been to – for one last weekend as siblings and best friends before she gets married in December and moves out of my spare room.

  95. I would go to San Francisco with the man I love because I hear northern California is pretty fabulous.

  96. My girlfriend and I would fly back to California to visit family and friends on the west coast. I would also get back and visit Stanford campus, because I’ve been away for far too long.

  97. Kennedy Space Center, with a dear friend.

  98. I would visit Portland with my boyfriend. I have a bunch of friends there and haven’t been to visit, plus it’s a place we’re considering moving to once we’re done with Chicago!

  99. Fly into Seattle and make the drive down to Portland with my husband, enjoy the sites on the way.

  100. Gabor Javorszky Link to this comment

    I would bring my girlfriend to New York, where I’d like her to see the big apple, and while there, also reconnect with the family I used to stay at in 1999 for 4 months.

  101. I’d take my fiancee to Hawaii. Aloha!

  102. Chris Elsberry Link to this comment

    I’d love to go to Boston with my wife. We have some friends out there that would love to show around the city. Plus I have never been out there and I think it would be a great city to enjoy and visit.

  103. I would fly to New York, New York with my good friend Vlad to experience the city and see a friend who is now going to school there.

  104. I’d like to go to Australia to visit with online friends and colleagues I’ve never met in person.

  105. I’d fly my parents to San Francisco, so they can properly celebrate a big birthday that they’re unable to afford.

  106. I would take my girlfriend, who doesn’t have the financial freedom to quit a job she doesn’t like, to wine country (Napa) to relax.

  107. I would take my mother to San Francisco, neither of us have been to California. She has always been someone who has helped me through any problems I have, she deserves a vacation more than I do.

    Jim

  108. I’d take my soon to be wife to NYC. I used to live there, and she’s never been. I’d love to show her around.

  109. My girlfriend and I would fly to Thailand. We’ve spent the past 10 months traveling around the US, but I really, really want to get to southeast Asia, particularly Thailand.

  110. I would bring my girlfriend (she lives in Switzerland, but is wanting to visit in December) to NYC, hopefully over Christmas and New Years, because she has always wanted to be in Times Square at Christmas and then to watch the ball drop at New Years.

  111. Montana with my brother

  112. If I were to win the two tickets, I would take my wife of 6 years. Our goal was to visit Yosemite National Park by our 5th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, due to life circumstances beyond our control, we never made it there. It would be an awesome gift to see such a magnificent display of nature!

  113. I would fly my girlfriend to Cleveland to meet my mother.

  114. I would take my girlfriend to Hawaii.

  115. I’d take my wife and we would fly back home to Evansville, IN from Denver to visit family.

  116. I would go with my 14-year-old son to New York City because I was there two years ago with my partner and it is an amazingly diverse place. We live in the small town of Port Townsend, WA and so in comparison, NYC will be an awesome place to take him for exposure to another way of life, to rich cultural diversity and to have fun!! He is a homeschooler, so travel is a great learning adventure! Thanks, Ramit!

  117. I would take my girlfriend to my best friend’s wedding in Arizona next month because we can’t afford to both go right now. Or maybe we’d go to Boston to meet my niece.

  118. My wife and I never got to take our honeymoon to New Orleans (health issues) so I’d take her there, finally.

  119. Ruchira Kannambille Link to this comment

    I would bring my boyfriend who lives in Chicago (I’m in NJ), and I’d love for us to fly to Hawaii!

  120. wife@NYC loved last time we went, haven’t been able to get back there since

  121. I’d fly to either San Fran or NY and attempt to talk you into consulting with my business. :)

  122. I would fly me and my new bff Cathy to San Diego, CA. It’s my hometown and she’s never been there because she’s from Alabama. I would love to show her the West Coast. She’s such an awesome girl and this would really show her how much she means to me! #girlpower

  123. Seattle. Just got back from my honeymoon there, and fell in love with it. I’d love to take my wife back there, see a different type of weather than late summer perfection, and maybe even look at the job/housing market.

  124. I would fly to new york with my father and go around connecting with all the top strength & conditioning coaches in new england.

  125. i would take my husband to BOSTON!

  126. Pretty cool idea. I’d take my wife to the East Bay Area of California to visit family – although I’ve gone a few times in the past few years to help out with needs there, my wife hasn’t been able to go because of her job, or finances, or other commitments. I think she misses them!

  127. NYC with my sweet husband!

  128. I’d take my best friend for a week in Vegas. We’ve never been there but talk about it all the time.

  129. Syeda Batool Hosain Link to this comment

    I’d fly to New York with my sister for some much needed bonding time! :)

  130. I would take my husband to the California wine country! :)

  131. I would take my girlfriend to the beaches of Oregon where some of the best camping is to be had. This would really mean a lot to her.

  132. I’d go on a trip with my husband. We haven’t flown together yet. It could be interesting.

  133. I would go to the west coast. My husband and I live on the East coast and just adore the West coast. He is looking for a job out there and we would use the tickets to scope out some more places. We’ve been to a few but would love to visit Seattle and Oregon and see what those places are like. California is a nice place also, but it would be nice to really have our pick of cities :D

  134. Being from Canada I assume I’d fly anywhere in Canada, I’d take my boyfriend to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia! My family originated there so I’d love to show him my heritage and the wonders of the rock :) And possibly the whiskey distillery!!

  135. I’d fly to New York (:-o never been!!) And I’d take my girlfriend :-)

  136. I’d take my husband and daughter to Italy to investigate one of my past lives there :)

  137. I’d take my wife to Seattle. See some friends, escape from Chicago, unwind…

  138. Hi, I would fly with my boyfriend to beautiful island of Maui and go island hopping! Enjoy a luau with a roasted pig and open bar, check out the hula performance, whale-watch, scuba dive, and eat, eat, eat, eat, and eat more food!

  139. I’d fly to Portland with my awesome boyfriend.

  140. I would take my husband to Las Vegas. It’s his favorite place to go and we have cut back on our traveling this year to focus on paying off our consumer debt, paying off the house and saving for college. We have 5 kids and it’s nice to go to the fantasy world of Vegas for a getaway,

  141. Robert Schaffner Link to this comment

    I’d go to California or New York

  142. I would take my boyfriend, an active duty military officer who is about to return from his deployment to Afghanistan, to a city of his choosing. If he asked me to pick, I would say San Francisco (so we could tour wine country together) or Hawaii, because he’s wanted to go there for quite a while.

  143. I would use the tickets to fly to New York because I have not been there (would love to visit). I am interested in working in New York so this would be a good opportunity. I’d probably take my girlfriend as sort of our 5th year anniversary gift.

  144. Tough call on which pair would get the tickets, but I would either give them to my parents so they could take a trip to Hawaii to visit my uncle (who my father hasn’t seen in many years) – OR – I’d give them to my in-laws who live in Texas so they could come up to visit my wife and our kids (who they only get to see a couple times a year at most). Think I might have to go with the in-laws to bank the points with my wife. :-)

  145. I’d take my wife and 2 kids to Arizona and go see the Grand Canyon. I’d love to go on the SkyWalk and possibly take a helicopter ride over the Canyon as well.

  146. I would take my girlfriend to Monterey Bay to visit the aquarium.

  147. I would take my mother with me to visit family in Minnesota. Her remaining parent is aging rapidly, and all the rest of our family lives there, and we don’t go there very often to see them.

  148. Let’s talk about freedom and flexibility. My wife and I decided to start traveling much more this summer. We have 2 kids, so it’s a huge matter of freedom to us, and my jobs allow me to work from anywhere, so if I wish, I can work from the road. That’s flexible!

    We decided to stop using the kids as an excuse to never do anything or stay cooped up; instead we’ve gone on 4 vacations this summer and are planning at least 2 more this year. We intend to keep it up permanently.

    With these tickets, We’d go to wine country, California, and then would drive up through Oregon and Washington state.

  149. I would go to my home away from home, Baton Rouge, for the Alabama-LSU football game. Enjoy it with my sister in her last semester in school and enjoy the food, people and culture I miss with friends.

  150. Asheville, NC with a friend to go to Moogfest

  151. I would take my husband and fly to Seattle for the weekend. Or take my cousin and fly off to New York for the weekend. No matter what, I would have a great time!

  152. I’d go with a buddy to alumni weekend at our old college. Boston to Albany and back…not too far, but a plane beats a train!

  153. Delores Olagbegi-Anjorin Link to this comment

    I would like to visit the U.S Virgin Islands and would bring my husband on this trip. We just celebrated our 1 year anniversary, and it would be a nice gateway to reflect on our future together and discuss how to we can be rich.

  154. Betsy Blodgett Link to this comment

    I would bring my husband with me to LA, as he has never been to Southern California. We would go in the winter, when we can’t handle any more Kansas weather!

  155. The wife and I would fly to NYC

  156. I’d take my wife and 4 month old son to Alaska.

  157. I would take my girlfriend to New York City.

  158. Tickets to Austin for my BFF and I to attend SXSW and see The Oatmeal speak!

  159. I would bring my husband to Hawaii to visit his hometown. It’s been a long time that he hasn’t been back there and I want to surprise him. Thanks!

  160. I would fly and visit family in Chicago….where I used to live…since I had cancer and was under a mound of medical bills I have not visited/vacationed anywhere…..Christmas in Chicago would be amazing (myself, husband and son)

  161. I’d go to Chicago with my best friend to get all my friends from college back together for fun.

  162. Exciting giveaway! I would bring my boyfriend to a beach vacation!

  163. San Francisco, California, with mom! One she deserves a vacation and secondly because I fell in love with the city when I visited two years ago!

  164. This is a tough decision! I think I’d go with Tahoe for a little R&R with the husband.

  165. I would fly to Atlanta, and then buy a ticket to Honduras. I’d bring my wife.

    We’ve been interested in starting a business with some women down there (who my wife has worked with previously), so we’d go down there to get the wheels in motion!

    It’s a great idea that would help them (and help the customer). Excited to get it started soon. Thanks for running this contest!

  166. I would take my best friend to Colorado so we could go snowboarding there together. Being rich to me means adventure!

  167. I would bring my better half along to MD to see my oldest daughter and her family.

  168. I would bring my wife to visit her best friend from college in Georgia to go hiking.

  169. I would go to New York. I like it there, and am thinking of moving there.
    My company has an office there, so I can make it happen.

    • I think I”m on the only person who didn’t say who’d I’d bring…
      My mom, she’s never been to NY and so this would be awesome for her.

  170. I would take my boyfriend to either San Francisco (where I’ve always wanted to go) or back to LA, where we visited 2 years ago and loved it!!

  171. I would take my long distance boyfriend. We would spend a weekend in the mountains completely unplugged with just each other. Montana or Colorado somewhere. I’ll have to research.

  172. Ramit – long time listener, first time caller.
    Currently living in Argentina with my boyfriend. We visit New York (where I’m from) often, but he’s never been to the west coast. I’ve gotta take this kid to see the Grand Canyon and the Golden Gate Bridge. That’s what I’d do with the tickets. Oooh, the thrill of possibly winning!

  173. I would take my girlfriend to Las Vegas. My best friend moved there last year, and I haven’t seen her since. The secret plan is to propose once I get to Vegas, but one step at a time. I have to win first!

  174. I wouldn’t fly, I would rent a car and drive across country, alone. Not bringing someone would be a change for me.

  175. I would take my boyfriend to Hawaii to visit a few of our friends from college that we haven’t been able to see since an epic 2010 New Year’s Eve in San Diego.

  176. Kellie Perkins Link to this comment

    I would fly home for Christmas to surprise my mom, and I would take my boyfriend of 6 years!

  177. I’d take my boyfriend to Moscow and then hop on the Trans-Siberian Railway and just keep going.

  178. My mother and I both are big fans of your book and your blog and we implement many of your techniques in our every day lives. We both have been working very hard in the past couple of years and have not seen each other as much as we would life (we lived about an hour away from each other). I would take my mother to Hawaii for a getaway.

  179. Like Jade and Elisa C., my husband, 2 kids and I are going to Miami in January to visit my cousin and sister (flying in from Costa Rica). If we can save money on half the airfare then, we would be better able to fly to Costa Rica to visit my sister and brother-in-law in August.

  180. I’d take my husband and baby to Charleston for a dear friend’s wedding and American South mini-tour.

  181. I would fly my girlfriend out to New York as she lives in Los Angeles. Long distance relationships suck!

  182. I would go to either Lanai or Anchorage and I would take my sister, give her poor brain a break from all the engineering/math.

  183. I would take my mom and fly with her to Australia. My mom graduated from medical school just a few years ago at nearly the age of 50. She raised five kids mostly without the help of my dad and had to start medical school over pretty much every time she had one of my siblings. Her resilience inspires me everyday. One of her greatest regrets is that she has not had the opportunity to see the world. My youngest brother just went off to college, so I would love to give her the opportunity to travel to the farthest away location that I can think of.

  184. I would fly to NYC to spend some quality time with my best friend, who’s English, and wants to experience more of the “American life.”

    We’d have to bring our cameras to document the whole trip– visiting incredible restaurants, historic sights, craft cocktail bars, and quality coffeehouses!

  185. I’d probably try to go to the Superbowl in New Orleans with my best friend if my team gets there.

    My other choice would be flying my parents to the grand canyon for a much-needed and well-deserved vacation.

  186. I’d gift the tickets to Dan & Kate, my brother & his girlfriend who are awesome to my parents who live in NY. I haven’t been as great a caretaker since relocating to LA 5 years ago & they fill the role nicely. They drop by on weekends to visit, eat the enormous amounts of food that my mom prepares, stop by w/ snacks — it’s all very sweet & homey, and I’m thankful for their interactions. Then I’d buy myself a ticket & take pictures of them (a la secret service style) so they can have candid shots of their memories.

  187. I would bring my husband along and go to Washington DC to experience our nation’s history.

  188. I would bring my girlfriend to Portland, OR. We have never been there and Oregon is one of the last states I haven’t been to.

  189. I would go to NewYork and see broadway. I would bring my best friend with me.

  190. My wife and I would fly to New Orleans to volunteer with one of the following organizations: Architecture for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity, or American Red Cross. After volunteering through the morning and afternoon hours, we’d go out on the town to soak in some NOLA music and to grab some NOLA grub.

  191. No doubt about it: Florence with my boyfriend.

  192. My wife and I would fly to Washington, D.C.

  193. My husband and I were married in New Orleans in April. Because of the wedding, we’re so broke, our next vacation is at least 2 years away. We would LOVE to go back to the Big Easy for the Super Bowl this year.

  194. I would take my wife to Hawaii!

  195. I would fly to Honolulu and take my sister with me. She’s a cancer survivor and we would visit one of her friends who lives on the North shore.

  196. I’d take my hubby to Vegas!

  197. I would take my boyfriend to San Francisco for the Napa/Sonoma vacation we’ve talked about for over a year

  198. I would take my wife down to Biketoberfest in Daytona, FL and promote our products by making contacts with dealers and distributors.

  199. I would want to take my best friend to Guangzhou for the China Import and Export Fair.

  200. I want to go to DC.

  201. I would go with my boyfriend either back to California for Thanksgiving to visit his family (first time meeting – eek!) or else, maybe on a less stressful trip to Tahoe with him over new years with friends – I’ve never been to either place!

  202. I’d fly to Hawaii with my boyfriend.

  203. I would go to LA with my wife and son to see Hollywood.

  204. I would take my wife to New York.

  205. Sarah van Loon Link to this comment

    I would take my husband, and we would go to San Francisco!

  206. I would bring a dear friend and I would likely go to New Mexico. Never been there.

  207. Mangala Murthy Link to this comment

    I would take my husband and fly off to Hawaii. He’s never been before!

  208. I’d go to Seattle with my boyfriend – neither of us has ever been to the Pacific NW!

  209. I would go to Paris and I would bring my sister. We have dreamed of going to paris for years now, especially since we learned how to speak French…we want to go and practice! ;) Paris is my dream city and I can’t wait until I have enough saved up to travel there.

  210. Justin Hollender Link to this comment

    I would take my wife to Hawaii for a vacation. She has always wanted to go there, and our 10 year anniversary is coming up – it would be a great surprise.

  211. I know it’s ridiculous given the places I haven’t been, but I’d take my husband back to Hawaii. LOVED that vacation.

  212. I’d take my mom to Europe

  213. I’d take my wife to NYC for a little vacation – she’s been there once before when she was little, and wants to go back to enjoy the city now that she’s grown up.

  214. My boyfriend and I would love to go to San Francisco

  215. I would take my husband on a trip alone since we just had a newborn. Ideally to Austin for some good music and entertainment.

  216. Konstantinos Siozios Link to this comment

    I’d bring my beautiful wife and take her to Hawaii :-)

  217. Anywhere in the USA? Duh. That would have to be Hawaii or Alaska. Hawaii if it’s wintertime where I live. Alaska if it’s summertime where I live.

  218. I would take my husband to California to either California or Hawaii!

  219. I’d explore the west coast with my girlfriend.

  220. I would bring my sister to Alaska.

  221. Would be bringing the man with me – he’s never been to the West Coast – can we get the keys to your SF apartment?

  222. Ramit,
    I would fly my mother to the ocean… she’s never been to the ocean, and she’s not getting any younger!

  223. I would bring my best friend/roommate to visit our old college roommates who now live in New York.

  224. I’d take my grade schooler to the Inauguration (depending on the winner) or to Mt. Rushmore.

  225. I would fly to LA for the first time and bring along my boyfriend.

  226. I would take my sister to San Francisco, somewhere I’d doubt she’d ever go and somewhere I’d like her (and me) to actually see!

  227. I’d take my mom to the Grand Canyon because it’s on her bucket list.

  228. I’d bring my wife to Boston (always wanted to visit) for our 2 year anniversary!!!

  229. I would take my family to see the New England States and NYC. Why? Because they are there and being a West Coast boy I have never been back East.

  230. Los Angeles, with Sifu for the annual IIMAIA Camp at the Inosanto Academy in Marina Del Ray

  231. I want to take my boyfriend to Hawaii, where my mom grew up and her family still lives. Growing up in California, I didn’t realize how lucky I was to see them regularly and how close it made all of us. I haven’t been able to visit them for years, and my bf’s never been to HI. I want to introduce him to that part of my history and my awesome fun-time family, because he’s part of it now!

  232. I will take my girlfriend and myself to colorado to snowboard!!!!

  233. If I won the tickets I’d take my boyfriend to the Grand Canyon. I’ve always wanted to witness a sunrise/sunset and I believe I’ve found the right person to share that experience with.

  234. I’d give the tickets to my aunt Mimi and cousin Andi so they could visit me.

  235. I’d fly to San Francisco and bring my boyfriend.

  236. Hi Ramit,
    I’m currently working remotely from Chicago to complete an internship, the last thing I need to do to finish my B.S. I’d fly to Phoenix yo be able to meet my intern sponsors in person, as well as to visit some friends and family in the area whom I’ve not seen in years. I’d bring my close friend and mentor with me…the man who got me started on my path to success and helps me stay disciplined and focused.

  237. What a fun contest!

    I would fly to New York and then maybe Seattle!

    :-)

  238. I’d be taking my daughter Katie and going to NYC for a show! :)

  239. Anna Korkman Lopes Link to this comment

    I want to go to NY and would invite my husband to come with me to explore the Big Apple and attend a mastermind meeting I’m dying to attend.

  240. My parents would really like to see Grand Canyon, so I would take them there. They are international and always dreamed of visiting U.S. and seeing Grand Canyon!

  241. andrew seifert Link to this comment

    i would take anyone of my friends whos willing to go randomly somewhere else to seattle and introduce them to the greatest city in the USA

  242. I would fly to my hometown of Seattle, WA and bring my significant other. We are two young working professionals living together in New York City and it’s often cost-prohibitive for us to fly across the country to spend time with my family. He hails from southern Florida which is a much easier trip to make cost-wise and time-wise so we have been able to make frequent trips to his hometown. By exploring his hometown and spending time with his loved ones, I know so much more about him as a partner that I otherwise wouldn’t. Two free roundtrip tickets to Seattle would give us freedom and flexibility but most importantly, the chance for him to get to know me better through seeing my hometown and spending more time with my loved ones. :)

  243. I would take my husband to Erie, Pennsylvania to visit our best friends and their newborn.

  244. I would bring my husband and fly to LA from very rural Virginia!

  245. I would bring my husband out west – to relax! We’ve had an awfully hard year with a lot of trials and we could really use the getaway!

  246. I would take my daughter to NY-to visit friends with the PD & Fire Department during Christmas time. We have dreamed of taking this trip for a while not only to see the tree and museums but to eat at some of the most famous places in the world! And to see where the towers stood to honor them in person.

  247. At the moment, I’d fly as close to South America as I could get, as I’ve had a goal of visiting all of the continents (except for Antarctica, I had to be somewhat realistic) before my 30th birthday, and at the moment I’m one month and one continent away from reaching that goal…

  248. Me and my now husband got married last month! Unfortunately we can’t afford going anywhere to celebrate! It would be great to have a weekend out of town to relax!:)

  249. I would bring my wife, Jan, with me to visit our son, Anthony, in New York City to see how our parent student loan investment is surviving in the “big city” as a starving actor working to get his big break.

  250. I would bring my wife and kids to see a 49ers game in San Francisco before they move to the new stadium. We’ve never seen a game there and I’ve been following since I was a kid.

  251. I would bring my roommate, Candace, with me to Hawaii. She loves traveling, but her social work job doesn’t allow her to travel. Our best friend moved there two years ago with her military husband and we would do just about anything to see her!

  252. I would bring a friend and fly to the next location where you will be speaking in the United States. I am very interested in learning more from you!

  253. I would go to punta canta to rekindle a romance and of course rest and relaxation from being so poor….lol

  254. I would fly to Detroit, MI to help with sustainability movement, social change, community redevelopment efforts, and grass roots networking to revitalize the city. I would make a 4 week trip of it…. for the benefit of all… Thank you

  255. I would take my wife back to Kauai to spend some time relaxing and visiting friends. We were fortunate enough to live there at one time and she made some great friends. It opened her eyes to the world and was a perfect experience for us to grow together. Now with a child, spending money to fly to Hawaii is not a top priority.

  256. I would be interested in flying to San Francisco or Wisconsin(to meet my boyfriend). :)

  257. New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
    There’s nothin’ you can’t do
    Now you’re in New York
    These streets will make you feel brand new
    Big lights will inspire you
    Let’s hear it for New York, New York,
    New York

    I’d go to New York (if that wasn’t obvious enough) and take my boyfriend to eat ourselves silly!

  258. I’d take my wife for a well-deserved vacation away to drive the California coast, beginning in San Francisco and ending in LA.

  259. I would go to Hawaii with my boyfriend :)

  260. I am a college student graduating in the spring and would use the tickets to travel somewhere I would not likely be able to go in the United States when I got older… Probably somewhere in California (I am from NY). I would take my friend from college Robyn

  261. I would bring my boyfriend and we would fly to Sydney, Australia to visit some friends from college.

  262. Rob from Mpls is right: we’d head to NOLA. And totally enjoy every second.

  263. I honestly don’t know. I wish I could have some amazing story or idea to throw out there, but I don’t. My closest friends are outside the US, for at least another year, so I wouldn’t be able to take either them. I’d probably ask a friend whom I want to be closer with, and go to some social event, to try and find a time to relax, or enjoy myself. Maybe something like MAGfest, or Pax East. Maybe even Pax Prime, if scheduling allowed it next year. Or maybe I’d go somewhere alone, somewhere quiet, somewhere different. Something different, something new to experience. I dunno where that would be found at, but just a new experience that I could enjoy.

  264. Hey,
    Thanks for this. I would fly to NYC with my boyfriend to visit my best friend. I haven’t seen her in 5 years and we have been friends since the day she was born. I have never been to NY, and my boyfriend is currently launching a business with funding through kick starter. He could network and I could play. Thanks again. :)

  265. Bora Bora for our honeymoon, sucka!

  266. I would take my fiance to Paris.. It’s her favorite city.

  267. I would bring my wife to anywhere she wants to go because she is the primary educator of our 6 children plus makes extra money part time in a marketing business. We are focused on meeting a number of goals and don’t mind the sacrifices we are both making but she deserves some pampering and a vacation.

  268. Hawaii with my mom…she deserves a nice, relaxing getaway.

  269. I would take my girlfriend to Alaska.

  270. I would bring my boyfriend with me to Hawaii!

  271. I’ll take a free trip to Vegas anytime.

  272. I’d take my husband on a trip to San Fran!

  273. I’d take my Mom to see a New York Broadway show.

  274. I would take my wife to New York. If I can use them any time I wish, I would go in December. She’s never seen NYC at Christmastime and I know she’d love it!

  275. I’d go to DC with my husband to visit our newly married friends.

  276. Kat Vecomnskie Link to this comment

    Hey Ramit,
    I would go to San Fran with my boyfriend for the same reason you have your second apartment there. I live in NYC and my best friend just got a job at Apple and moved across the country, effectively making happy hour dates much more difficult.

  277. I’d use to pay for whatever my next vacation ends up being. It could be Vail, Vegas, Nashville, Florida, NYC (I’ve never been). If these options all fall through, I’d go to CA to visit family. I’d take my friends on the vacation or my sister on the family trip.

  278. I’d take my son to San Francisco for a college graduation present!!

  279. I would take my girlfriend to Hawaii.

  280. I would take my husband and youngest son to Yellowstone National Park during the winter. I think the park would be so beautiful with snow cover!

  281. I’d bring my husband anywhere, but I’d love to go to New York first.

  282. I’d bring my wife to the Seattle/Portland area to visit friends and family – she’s from South America and hasn’t seen much of the states!

  283. I would fly my husband and I to Portland, Oregon to study with the top Tribal Fusion belly dancer in the world, Rachel Brice!

  284. I would go to Kauai with my husband.
    Thanks!

  285. Hi Ramit! Hope all is well! If I had two airline tickets to go anywhere, I would take my husband to Hawaii because we tried to go for our honeymoon several years ago. We couldn’t afford it at the time. We are still trying to go to Hawaii! I believe in my heart that we will get there…because there isn’t anything wrong with wanting more for ourselves :)

    By the way, congratulations on owning 2 apartments. That’s fantastic!

  286. Would go to NYC with my husband and watch a show on Broadway

  287. I would fly to Texas to see my family, I would take my youngest son so that he could spend time with my oldest who is well on his way to living a rich life. Sometimes parents are not the best people to inspire their own children. I am hoping if I stay out of it, (and just play with my grandchild), he will listen to his brother and start doing instead of being.

  288. I would take my hard-working husband to Chicago because we both have always wanted to explore that city, and he would receive a well-deserved break!

  289. I’d use the money to get to Asheville, NC for me and my significant other. Asheville is the location for Lindy Focus, an extravaganza for lindy hoppers around the world to take classes from international instructors and dance with some of the best of the best.

  290. I would bring my little girl (almost 2 yrs old) to visit my mom in Michigan. It’s hard having a young child and living so far away from grandma!

  291. Ramit, I’ve always wanted to visit San Francisco to really experience what the tech/startup/web scene is like there, in person. I’m currently running a startup SEO company in the midwest.

    I would bring my wife to SFO with me for an awesome vacation and personal investment in our future. :)

  292. I would fly to Maui with my sister because she’s my best friend and no matter where we are, its always an adventure. I know we’d have the trip of a life time!

  293. New Orleans with my husband! It’s been on our “someday” list for ages.

  294. I would fly to Florida for my school graduation and take my sister with me, who has not been out of the state. She deserves a vacation as do I.

  295. I’d travel to San Francisco and I’d bring my brother; we live in different cities & it would be a good time to catch up.

  296. I’d go to Key West with my husband because it’s been on our list for awhile!

  297. I would fly to Plateau Sky Ranch airport near Northville, NY, with my soon-to-be husband, and take him on vacation in the Adirondack State Park where he used to spend his childhood summers.

  298. I’d bring my fiancee to LA, to visit with the best friend I never get to see (I live in Maine).

  299. Kristine Benevento Link to this comment

    1. Fairbanks, Alaska
    2. Michael Benevento

  300. I’d steal my bride of 23 years away on little vacation to the Florida Keys. She deserves it as a great mom to our three kids.

  301. I would take my son back to New York and show him where he lived for the first few years of his life.

  302. If I could choose any place it would be to fly to Hawaii. I would take my boyfriend to celebrate both his admission to graduate school and my passing all four parts of the CPA exam.

  303. I’d use the two tickets, not on my self, but on my brother and long time best friend. I just recently moved to SF and would love to have them come visit me and show them around this awesome city.

  304. I would take my sister to Hawaii!

  305. I would bring my sister to either new york or california. She is in her last year of grad school and deserves a much needed vacation.

  306. I’d bring my mother to Las Vegas so she can visit my uncle. A little family time, a little gambling…win/win. Except that I probably won’t win at gambling.

  307. I’d go to San Diego, and I’d bring my wife. Love to relocate there.

  308. I would fly to New England with my wife and do a fall color tour.

  309. I would take my son to Denver, CO.

  310. Mark Leavenoworth Link to this comment

    I would donate the tickets to my church so they can use them to fly to Honduras. Our church has a mission team that goes to different parts of Honduras to provide free medical services to the people in the region. Our church helps to pay for the flight expenses, but most of the expenses fall on the individuals who make the trip. BTW, my wife is a Honduran so this mission is dear to our hearts.

  311. Jefferson Lehman Link to this comment

    I would take my wife back to Hawaii where we had our Honeymoon over 21 years ago !

  312. I’d fly out to SF or NY to meet with you, I’d like to pick your brain in person, ask you some of the questions I’ve been wanting to ask you for a while about your drive, success and pursuit of happiness.

  313. I would take it to New York, NY and I would bring my grandmother because she deserves a vacation and to see other parts of the country. She has raised me and my two older brothers all our lives and now she deserves something special like this! I would love to give her this opportunity!

  314. Brandon Ashton Link to this comment

    I’d take my wife to the great city of Pittsburgh, PA. It’s my hometown and it’s amazing.

  315. To me, being rich means experiencing LIFE and sharing my happiness with the people I love. Travel and discovering new places, culture, and meeting new people makes me happy and makes life worth living. If I had the capacity and time to do these things liberally, while being able to share it with those that matter most to me, then I would truly consider myself RICH. Rich in life, rich in experiences, and rich in love.

    If I had the chance to fly anywhere in the U.S., I would fly to NY, from my current location, SF bay area. I have never been to NY but have always dreamt of going. The amount of culture and new experiences/people that are present in NY is amazing. I would take the love of my life, or perhaps my long-term mentee and friend, who I always encourage to discover the best in life.

  316. I would bring my wife and daughter to California to see the Redwoods.

  317. I would take my wife to Boston because it’s next on our “airplane + weekend = real date” list. We dated long-distance from SF-Nashville, but have only had a handful of “real dates” since we got married 13 years ago.

  318. I’d take my best friend to San Francisco.

  319. I would take a friend to Hawaii.

  320. I would take my husband to Lake Tahoe for a weekend.

  321. I would go to Seattle with my boyfriend. I have always wanted to visit the first Starbucks, but it seems silly to plan a trip just for that. But with free tickets, it would be worth making my dream come true! :)

  322. I would take my wife to Honolulu to visit my brother and his family who are stationed there.

  323. Alicia from SF Link to this comment

    I’d go to New Orleans and interview as many fun and interesting elderly people as I could for a screenplay I’m writing. One can glean only so much information from books or online. Nothing beats boots-on-the-ground research. As for a companion, I’d have to choose a friend who doesn’t mind being the designated driver.

  324. Indianapolis, for the Indy 500. I’d take my father on his 70th Birthday year to the event he’s always wanted to attend.

  325. My wife and I would take a trip to South Beach to enjoy some Miami nightlife and warm sandy beaches.

  326. I would fly to Barcelona, Spain with my mother.

  327. I would bring my girlfriend somewhere remote and natural, maybe Montana, so we can relax and write. I quit my corporate job this year to start my own business so have ceased all travel and spending money… until this trip!

  328. Thank you Ramit… you’re fresh!

    I would go to NYC and I’d take my guy.

  329. I would send my two sons to visit their grand uncle and cousins in San Jose, Ca. My uncle traveled by car this summer from San Jose to Chicago, and met my 15 and 12 year old boys for the first time. I would love for them to have more time with their California family.

  330. I’d fly to Madison, WI with my girlfriend. I used to live there and I’d see my friends there and show all the great parts of the city to my girlfriend. Then I’d take the Van Gelder bus down to Beloit, WI where I went to college and run a ballroom dance workshop for the club that got me started in dance; I’m now a professional ballroom dance teacher and I’d love to be able to give back to the club. I’ve done this once before and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had.

  331. I would take my new best friend Macy to Portland for a week of cloudy musical and culinary debauchery.

  332. I would love to visit Maui for some much-needed rest, relaxation and fun in the sun with my best friend!

  333. I would travel with my wife to meet a business acquaintance who has been a great partner but the three of us have yet to meet face to face. We would make some long range plans benefitting all parties. I really like a contract where all parties won win!!!

  334. Would go to NYC with my wife.

  335. I would take a trip with to Hawaii with my son!

  336. Christopher Fallon Link to this comment

    I’d go to Rhode Island to visit my parents and I’d bring my boyfriend. They were supposed to be coming to LA this summer to stay with me for a few weeks, but dad needed heart surgery and was told he shouldn’t fly. The surgery went well, but I haven’t been able to get back and visit.

  337. I’m going to Arizona and I’m taking my sister. We have always wanted to go there and it never really works out. Our intention is to do an awesome spa weekend.

  338. I’d take my sister as a thank you for being so kind to her younger brother (me) of late. I’d like to show her Los Angeles and then drive up Highway 101 coast road to SF. Yep, be very cool to win this prize.

  339. I’d take my wife to the Ocean at Kittyhawk NC so she could be there one last time to see the ocean and the National Seashore. Her health is failing and we spent many summer vacations there raising our family. She would like to visit again before she is unable to make the trip.

  340. I’d take my dad to Los Angeles to see my brother play his senior year recital at USC. He has been saving to be able to go to his graduation but would really like to see his recital too.

  341. I would love to get to Jackson, WY with my GF for some skiing @ Jackson Hole!

  342. I’d like to fly my husband and myself out to California to meet you, Ramit. We seem to be at a crossroads in our life and could use some much-needed advice from someone who seems to have most (if not all) of life’s challenges figured out. If I had that opportunity, I think I’d also want to splurge and buy my daughter (who is graduating from college in May) and her fiancee with us so they could benefit from your wisdom too – get a head start on things I wish I knew when I was their age. :)

  343. I would love to bring my girlfriend, who is Argentinian, and has not seen much of the US, to NYC, since she is a huge Broadway fan. We are in Montana so it would be a big treat!

  344. My younger sister took her first real job out in South Carolina in June. I would take my girlfriend out there to visit her because we still haven’t been out there (even though we have promised to visit) due to the price of the flights from Chicago to Greensvill/Spartenberg.

  345. I’d draw straws to decide who travels and then throw a dart at the U.S. Map.

  346. I’d take my sister to Disney World.

  347. Hawaii with a friend.

  348. I would bring my buddy who got me started with I will teach you to be rich and I would go to vegas probably.

  349. Hawaii or the NW coast with family.

  350. I would bring my girlfriend and go to Austin, TX. It’s on our must-see list:)

  351. Hey Ramit,
    I’ll be taking my sister to Hawaii. Shes my best friend and we’ve never taken a vacation together.

  352. I would let my husband choose the destination!

  353. I would bring my better half to the the Florida Keys for the 2013 Key West PrideFest. She’s been to the Keys before, but I have never been there, and it looks like the weather would be great, there’s tons of things to do, and PrideFest sounds like a blast!

  354. I would take my husband (i just got married last year, after waiting for 34 years, so i really appreciate our time together) to New York. I have traveled over most of the US, but have never made it to the NE yet and would REALLY love to feel the energy and enjoy the rush of New York City.

  355. Disneyland with my husband and kids. Two tickets would really cut the cost…

  356. Ditto NYC with my spouse. An eating tour!

  357. I would use the tickets to fly to Atlanta for a Braves game. My little brother is a huge Braves fan. His love of baseball has kept him sane since he’s been living at home, unable to finish his junior and senior years of college bcs of financial difficulties. It would lift his spirits so much.

  358. I would grab my wife and boys and go to Portland. HUH??? Why Portland? Our best friends just moved there and what fun is a trip if you can’t share it with people you love. This way we can maximize the value of the tickets!

  359. Anna Aleksandrova Link to this comment

    I would take my best friend, Julia, ice fishing with me in Alaska.

  360. My husband and two tots to Orlando, FL – WDW in 2013. Not exactly my dream vacation but damn skippy the kids are excited. It will be their first time on an airplane and my reward to them for being potty trained. Hopefully the beginning of many faraway adventures for my family.

  361. I’d take my mom to San Francisco. We were there earlier this year but she was stuck in meetings and lectures most of the time.

  362. Matt McGunagle Link to this comment

    The Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization is meeting in Chicago this November. As the president of the Cal Poly Entrepreneurs club in San Luis Obispo I plan on fundraising to cover the costs of the trip. If I won these two roundtrip tickets I would take one of my fellow officers in the club and have a great time hanging out with entrepreneurs in Chicago!

  363. I would also fly to SF because:

    #1 A few of my biggest blogging/business inspirations live there: Corbett Barr, Scott Dinsmore, and you (And I’d like to have a beer with all 3…., I’m paying).

    I’d take my girlfriend because she’s busting her ass to improve life for her parents and family, after having immigrated from the poverty in the Philippines. She’s a hustler for sure, and could use a short weekend vacation.

  364. My wife and I would fly to Philadelphia. She had really hoped to visit the Barnes Museum there before it moved to it’s new location, but we couldn’t make it. She would still really love a chance to visit the new location.

  365. I would fly with my boyfriend to Hawaii or New Orleans or San Francisco or to wherever the best live music was happening…

  366. I would take my girlfriend wherever she wanted to go. She is British and grew up in England, but has lived in many places around the U.S. over the last 11 years (Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Seattle, Honolulu). We both work hard, have no debt, and try to be smart about finances, but much of our leisure money is spent visiting family overseas. Since she often reminisces about the places she’s lived and the people she knew there, I’d like to give her the chance to revisit one of those locations and reconnect with old friends.

  367. I’d fly to L.A. with my husband. Neither of us has ever been, and we just discovered a love of traveling together. Ah, that would be heavenly.

  368. I would send my two oldest sons (23 and 21) to visit with their little brother (19) going to school in Bellingham, WA. He doesn’t get to come back to Kansas (there’s no place like home!) very often and they could spend some quality time together during a school break. I would call that “bro bonding”.

  369. I would take my mom to visit my grandmother in Georgia!

  370. I would fly to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. My husband and I plan on moving out there to start our business. The last time we were there we only spent a day, so being able to go back would allow us to look at housing and get more information about the steps we need to take!

  371. I would take my 20yr old niece on an adventure to New Orleans or New York – let her get a yummy taste of freedom and play because she has the heart and work ethic to power her world. We need to go dancing to live music, see great art (in any form) and be carried away! Thanks for planting the seed in my mind!

  372. I will like to fly to Alaska with my Fiance.We have never been out of Nigeria.We hope we win.Thank you!!

  373. Paris, to meet this one girl!

    • Whoops, clearly we all know what was on my mind… anyways, since Paris is not in the US… I’ll have to pick NYC and invite the girl down there, to one of my favorite cities in the world!

  374. I would take my boyfriend to the Bahamas! My parents went a long time ago and tell wonderful tales of great beaches and service-oriented businesses. It would be so cool to be able to verify their stories! :)

  375. Jacqueline Cook Link to this comment

    Vegas Baby, all the way!! I would bring my boyfriend and hope that he would marry me :-)

  376. I would take my girlfriend (I know, real original) and we’d just show up at the SFO international airport and play spin globe until we land on a country that’s departing that day.

    To me being rich is having the freedom to think and act creatively with no monetary boundaries.

    Thanks Ramit, and I love your book, use it as a reference all the time.

    P.S. I bought it at the Books Inc, bookstore right below your house on Chestnut, and didn’t realize you lived there till I saw the address in the book!

  377. I will fly home to Portland to look for a place to move! After living in Dallas, Texas for 5 years on the “big adventure to learn a new career which I found out I hated”, I DID find what I really REALLY loved which is allowing me to move back home. Funny how that works, huh? And yes, I’ll bring my partner so he can have a say in the place we move into. Peace, brother!

  378. I’d take my mom to DC!

  379. I would fly with my wife to Hawaii. We went on our honeymoon and celebrated our 10th year anniversary in Hawaii. It would be great to be able to celebrate our 20th year anniversary, this year, in Hawaii again. Great memories. Blessings.

  380. i want to go to hawaii with my mom. i think my mom needs time out from her regular life.

  381. I would give the ticket(s) to my roomate so he can propose to his girlfriend in Hawaii like he wants to but doesn’t have the means to make it a reality.

  382. I would take my girlfriend to Texas, where she is from, and has been longing to visit a lot of her old haunts. It would be a great experience to get a bit more of a taste of what she considers “home”

  383. charbel barakat Link to this comment

    I’d fly with my elderly dad to Nome, Alaska, to visit my uncle (his brother) who we haven’t seen in many years. It would be an awesome surprise.

  384. Hawaii. Definitely Hawaii so that I can hang ten with the best friend.

  385. I would take my wife to San Francisco and Napa Valley for some tasty wine and food and perhaps an in-person meeting with Ramit!

  386. My story involves a psychotic ex, my wife, and San Francisco. Ready? Awesome.

    5 years ago, when my wife and I first started dating, we took our first trip together to San Francisco at Thanksgiving. The problem? A very mentally-unbalanced ex wanted to make that trip a living hell for both of us. When we touched down at SFO that Wednesday, I had 73 text messages. I know New York to SF is a long flight, but that’s still a lot of angry texts.

    Throughout the duration of the trip, I could hardly keep my phone on. Calls literally every hour. It turned me into a nervous wreck. Still, we both fell in love with San Francisco. And in a weird way, the torture exacted upon us by almost-Glenn-Close-from-Fatal-Attraction clone really brought us together.

    I wouldn’t go back in time to change that trip and make it more pleasant. But I’d love to give that trip to my wife all over again.

    So, I’d take my wife to San Francisco.

  387. Jessica Wolfram Link to this comment

    I would like to take my best friend of 28 years to NY to celebrate both of us finishing school and acquiring our dream jobs. Neither of us have been to the East coast, and neither of us took our dream jobs for the money, so who knows when we’d actually be able to enjoy the “freedom” of a disposable income to spend on ourselves like this. :)

  388. I would fly to San Fransisco and I would bring my friend Elise.

  389. Elizabeth Cook Link to this comment

    I would take my best friend with me to Disney World!!!

  390. I’d take my fiance to San Francisco :)

  391. I’d fly my husband and I to somewhere in California, so he could have a chance to convince me that I’d love it to, and we should live there for a while.

  392. I would take my husband to Juneau, Alaska.

  393. I would love to fly out to L.A. to visit my little sister. She’s a recent college grad and moved all the way across the country to pursue her dream of writing for film and TV. So far she’s succeeding like a boss and I’d love to make her day by showing up in L.A. and surprising her.
    I’d bring my boyfriend because he’s also deserving of a surprise trip. He’s overcome so much in the past 4 years, especially when it comes to his financial situation. What he wants the most for both of us this year is to take a decent vacation together. I’d love to make that happen for him.

  394. I would go to Oahu, HI with my Mom. My Mom hasn’t seen one of her closest friends in many years, and I would love to be able to take her to visit and see the place she was married again. :)

  395. Having financial abundance to me means having choices. The choice to travel being one of them… I would absolutely love to either go to the virgin islands or hawaii. I’d have to think about who I’d bring with me… probably either my sister or a friend. I’ve been infusing myself in the world of wealth creation and winning this offer would be an incredible celebration of how sweet life is.

  396. I did a 10-day kayaking/hiking/ice climbing/backpacking trip with a small adventure group in Alaska and it’s hands down the BEST trip I have ever taken. It was so beautiful there that scenic photos you see on the internet do not do the justice. I did a variety of things there including an ice climbing day trip and a 2-day backpacking in Denali State park. I wish I could staying longer and do more of the two activities above! I am determined to go back. I am doing planning on my own this time and am bringing a group of outdoorsy friends. It’s going to be an adventure :)

  397. I would take my friend Jessica, and we would go explore San Francisco, where we are planning to move in April!

  398. I would go to NYC! And bring my sister

  399. I would fly to California to with my husband and our son to visit his sister’s family so our children could meet for the first time. We haven’t seen each other in over two and a half years!

  400. To me, being rich means having flexibility and freedom of choice. So, at the moment I don’t know who I’d take or where, and that’s the beauty of it. I could surprise a good friend with a trip to Colorado to explore the Rockies, or to the maple forests in Vermont, or to Nashville for a country music extravaganza, or to Portland for hipster culture immersion, or to Minnesota to visit a dear friend who has just moved, or to Boston for the Head of the Charles regatta… the possibilities are endless. And that’s pretty awesome.

  401. I’d fly to Maui with my wife. I like her.

  402. I’d fly out to Napa with my friend who works too much and needs a break.

  403. I’d take my soon-to-be-husband to Hawaii for our honeymoon. :)

  404. I would take my mom to NYC. We’ve both been having a financially tough year in LA so I think a chance to visit our family back East and ease her into the idea of me moving to New York to look for work would be a really wonderful thing for us both to do together.

  405. I would take my husband and kids to visit my sister and her husband in CA.

  406. I would bring my girlfriend to Florida!

  407. I would love to visit NYC. I have always wanted to go their with my fiance.

  408. Thanks for the opportunity!

    I would take my boyfriend to California for a much desereved vacation. We could drink our way through the wineries :)

  409. I’d take my girlfriend to Alaska, we’ve talked a lot about taking a trip there.

  410. Hi Ramit –

    I would take my fiance to SoCal wine country – we’re planning our Spring wedding and with your saving, investing, & lifestyle tips already in place in our lives it should be a breeze!

    Thanks for everything you do!

  411. Hey Ramit,

    This one’s a no brainer.

    Since I live in Europe and have never been to the US I’d love to visit New York, The Big Apple and bring my wife and daughter. Go to Central Park in Manhattan, visit Ground Zero, … visit the Metropolitan Museum Of Art,… maybe a musical on Broadway. Just have a good time there with my loved ones . And of course as a photographer, take tons of pictures myself. And maybe, if you’d be okay with that Ramit, meet the man himself, if you’re not in SF.

  412. I would take my boyfriend back to Puyallup, WA so he could visit his family!

  413. Hi Ramit –
    this has been an interesting summer – a time of growing. My husband and I have faced several crazy challenges regarding expanding our family, both of our careers, our financial situation. We and our three year old are still happy and thankfully healthy even though it’s been a roller coaster. We both could use a inspirational trip to our favorite city, New York! We love it and haven’t been able to get away. Taking a trip to NYC always inspires and puts a fresh perspective on life!

  414. I would bring my friend Justin with me to Rhode Island to visit my friend Chris, who just moved to RI to get his Phd in Physics.

  415. Jaymi Retzlaff Link to this comment

    I would bring my boyfriend and go to New York City.

  416. Melicia Laroco-Molter Link to this comment

    I would go to San Francisco to attend a the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and to present some social media work that I have done for the Jail and Prison Health Committee. The tickets would give me additional time to catch up with some old colleagues, see old friends, meet others face to face for the first time, and check out some amazing innovations in public health.

    I would bring my husband since all teachers could use a break!

  417. I will bring my partner to the West Coast so we can experience our love of the outdoors in a whole new way.

  418. I would go to Oahu with my long-suffering wife to join my mom when she goes next year.

  419. Ramit: My wife and I first met in Alaska, where the two of us were attending the wedding of mutual friends. I would take my wife back up to Alaska –– Anchorage, Alaska — to catch up with those friends and thank them for getting married, because it allowed us (my wife and I) to meet, fall in love, and also get married.

  420. It would be amazing to go to Austin, Texas with my best friend who lives across the state who I hardly get to see. We both grew up in California which is all we know and it would be nice to see another way of life in the US. Part of living a rich life includes having the option to travel with friends and visit places that we are curious about.

  421. I’d fly to New York City with my boyfriend. He loves cooking, and fine dining (and back home in the Bay Area I’m often the recipient of both) and it would be an awesome chance for me to return the favor.

  422. From COS to Baltimore. Why? To attend the wedding of a young man that my family has adopted as one of our own when he was going to Colorado School of Mines with my son. Far from home, loving good food, Steve became a regular fixture when special meals happened here at the house. In turn he adopted us as well! Now he’s getting married and I’d love to be there!

  423. I would bring my roommate to Hawaii. She has never been and I think it is a must-see. Both of our financial/lifestyle goals are FREEDOM & FLEXIBILITY, so travel is a huge part of our household culture.

  424. I would take my son to NYC to try out the new wheelchair accessible cabs.This means he could take his power chair and be FREE from the bus system and the need for me to push him where he wants to go. For once, it could be NYC on his terms.

  425. I’d bring a friend of mine to San Francisco, for food and exploration! Also: stalking you (just kidding).

  426. I would go to the Rocky Mountains with my 16-year old son who desperately needs to get away from video games and into nature.

  427. I’d take my husband. Would probably go to California and rent a car. Drive up the coast, visit some wineries and Sequoia National Park. I’ve always wanted to see the big trees! :)

  428. Hawaii and NYC definitely! And I would bring my mom along.

    Being rich means doing whatever u want and whenever u want it.

    Thanks Ramit!

  429. Undoubtedly I would take my girlfriend to NYC for NYE. We both work a lot – her in med school, and myself as a start-up – so that would be quite the treat. :)

  430. I would go to Hawai and bring a special friend. Thanks!

  431. Somewhere fun with someone fun.

  432. I would fly into Washington with my best friend and explore the west coast. We have never left the east coast and dream of getting out there.

  433. I would take my husband to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. It’s all about the music.

  434. Wow, what a wonderful opportunity! I’d take my husband with me to New Zealand because we have always wanted to go there.

    Thank you Ramit for paying it forward. You’re an inspiration. :)

  435. I’d bring my partner, who is a special ed teacher in the public school system. We live on the west coast, but our families are on the east coast — so we’d go home for the holidays!

  436. I would bring my girlfriend. She is a full time student, works full time, and dances in a ballet company. She doesn’t get much time to herself so this would mean a lot to her. I would take her somewhere like Rome or Paris, because she loves art and fashion. It would be a great experience for her.

  437. I would take my mother to San Francisco. She’s never visited anywhere outside of where we live in Philadelphia except New York. She’s always dreamed of seeing the golden gate bridge.

  438. My husband and I are saving for a belated honeymoon in Hawaii, and we’d bring our 1 year old daughter. That way you’d be sending three to paradise for the price of two — what a deal!

  439. I would take my girlfriend, also an avid reader of yours as well, and we would go to New Orleans together. We both love to travel, but have never been able to go somewhere together. We each have taken trips to Europe (she is there right now) but have not gone with each other. We have only traveled once together on a getaway in the US, but that was to see her family, so it doesn’t really count. I would love to be able to go on a vacation with her, since this is the woman I see myself marrying in the near future.

  440. Stalking Sarah Link to this comment

    Bring my wife and go from Boston where we live to Seattle — from there we’d do a long road trip all the way down the west coast, seeing family, sightseeing, drinking wine, seeing friends, etc. Then we’d fly home out of L.A.

    For me, being rich is having the time and the money to be with the people you love relatively easily and often.

  441. I would fly to San Francisco with my twin brother so could explore the city together and take a trip to Yosemite!

  442. I would go to Kingston, Jamaica and take my mother. Because, since I left for college and my family moved to the US she hasn’t been back and I would love for her to be able to go back and go with her so she can see her family and friends.

  443. If I won the contest, my husband and I would fly to CA to visit his sister in San Francisco, drive the PCH, visit my uncle in LA, and spend a week relaxing in San Diego. This is a trip we’ve been planning to take but it will probably be another 3 or 4 years before we can afford the airfare and time off from work.

  444. Patricia Melvin Link to this comment

    I would like to join my sisters in New York in Feb for a Reunion.I have a sister who lives in New York and I have another sister coming in from Switzerland.Have not seen them in 5 years.Thanks for the contest!

  445. Freedom is doing.

    I’d go to L.A. with my friend Richard.

  446. I’d take my husband, a lifelong 49ers fan who has never seen the Pacific Ocean, to San Francisco.

  447. I would bring my wife and we would go where ever she wants :P.

  448. http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/contests/rules.php – folks – the tickets are for continental US in case you are interested.

  449. i would take my wife to LA, from rural va

  450. Mike Esperanza Link to this comment

    I don’t know if this is possible, but I’d give the tickets to my parents to fly from San Diego to New York. If not, I’ll use a ticket and purchase a ticket for either my mom or dad.

    The reason why I’d give it to them is because I recently landed a job in New York and have a ticket already purchased from San Diego to New York. I would love it if my parents would be able to come and visit. They have never been out there and it would be a great chance for them to visit.

  451. If I were to be the one bestowed with the two round trip tickets to ANYWHERE in the world (oh, my goodness, the possibilities!) I would go to Cebu, Philippines, and bring along my lovely friend Rico for a vacation full of sand, sun, diving, culture, and fun.

  452. Some time in the spring of 2013, I will (FINALLY) be marrying the love of my life. Traditionally, the groom’s family helps pitch in on the honeymoon, but my groom’s father is estranged and his mother passed away five years ago. Considering the fact that the economy has decreased our earning potential, we are concerned that a honeymoon may not even happen. If chosen, we would like to fly to Las Vegas, Nevada to enjoy the sights and take in a performance of the Cirque de Soleil show “Love,” a musical tribute to The Beatles.

  453. I’d take my brother to Aspen to finally learn how to ski!

  454. I would bring my wife to North Carolina. I’ve read several Nicholas Sparks books (Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, etc) and the state just seems so beautiful. We would go to Wrightsville Beach, Rodanthe, etc. She would love it.

  455. I would visit San Francisco/Napa with my wife. I would offer to buy Ramit lunch at his favorite Indian restaurant in the Tenderloin while there.

  456. I would take my daughter to New York City.

  457. I would take my wife to go see one of our best friends out in San Diego who is currently in training for the Navy SEALS. It is an honor was he is doing for our country, and it would be an honor to go see him. Plus, we have some family out there as well!!

  458. There’s actually no place in the US i would want to travel. But, since this says in the US i would say. From Michigan i would like to travel back to Maine where i was born. Just to go see the summer house in New Harbor Me. which used to be our familys. But when my mother and sisters murdered my father 18 years ago and destroyed his will. They stole my inheritance and my younger brother’s as well. I’d take him on a trip back to New harbor and at least show him where we used to live and where i grew up as a child. He wasn’t born in the US because my father was in the air force and he’s 12 years younger than myself. We were in panama when he was born. And he’s never even been to Maine.. much less seen our familys summer home.

  459. I would bring my Mom to Grand Canyon

  460. I would go to the US Virgin Islands with my husband and our baby son.

  461. As I do not live in the US but in Moscow, Russia I will still need to arrange my trip to get there… but having done that (planning to arrive in SF visiting some friends in Silicon Valley) I would take a trip to the place with the big tries (still need to look up the place)… want to experience the leaves falling in Winter… Just sounds like a good idea. Must be relaxing:)

  462. I’d take my boyfriend to the Amalfi Coast :)

  463. I would take a business partner to Portland for a gramtwriting conference or to DC for a tech conference

  464. I would take my best friend with me to New York!

  465. I’d give them to my Mom and Dad and send them somewhere warm- after 25 years of piano recitals, ball games, bringing treats to class and raising three kids, it’s the least I could do.

  466. I would bring my fiance to San Francisco. We moved from there years ago and haven’t been able to go back, but we would love to visit our friends and favorite places!

  467. I would go with my wife to Washington D.C. or New York. We recently got married, and we’ve been talking about doing an east coast trip for ages, but we haven’t put it together yet.

  468. I’d fly my family to Austin, to explore the city, check out the tech scene and look at housing. We’re considering relocating from the Northeast to Austin, where cost of living is 30-40% cheaper, but tech jobs are abundant and salaries are more or less equivalent.

  469. More than likely I would take my older brother Daniel who hadn’t been on a real vacation since becoming a single father. Approaching 10 years and still lives with mom and dad – ouch!

    Destination – Australia and New Zealand

  470. St. Petersburg, the on in Russia. My wife really wants to go. The only way I’d go is if it was free.

  471. Neuva York!! I want to see Starry Night in the MoMA! (For my 30th b-day, I did a Van Gogh tour of France…now I want to see the painting that inspired me.) I would take my cousin to celebrate her fast-approaching wedding and marriage.

  472. I would fly to New York to start taking the necessary steps to move there and find a job I love.

  473. I would bring my boyfriend to Austin, TX. We’ve never been.

  474. I’d take my husband and we’d visit his brother in San Francisco, who we see very little. But that’s only my second option – If they want to and could arrange something for the kids, I’d give the tix to my sister-in-law and her husband, so THEY can visit that same brother in San Francisco. We visited him there once already, and they never have.

  475. Taking my girlfriend out to Seattle would be great.

  476. My parents had four daughters in four years. I am the second born. My three sisters and mother have died. All that is left in our family is me and my dad. I would want the opportunity to take my father to Alaska, a place he’s always wanted to see. He’s 85 now.
    My father ministered to my maternal grandmother in her declining years. He added on to his own home and built an apartment when she needed care. Then when she needed to be in a nursing home, he drove 40 miles three times a week to visit her.

    For as long as I can remember my father worked two jobs. Never once have I ever heard him complain about his situation, his health or his life. Two weeks after I escaped an abusive husband, he was diagnosed with cancer. I drove back and forth [8 hours each way] to help care for him because he lived alone during his chemotherapy.

    Three years ago he decided to remarry a wonderful woman, twenty years his junior and they have created a wonderful life for themselves. He is an outdoorsman….fishes almost every day and prefers to be outside whenever he can. He’s in good health now. Has never taken any medication and has an active lifestyle. I am writing to ask your help in making my father’s dream come true and to use this ticket for him and his life long dream of seeing Alaska’s wildness.

    Thank you for your generous offer and all the good work you do. Cathy in Asheville, NC

  477. I would like to visit California with one of my buddies.

  478. Estelle Winsett Link to this comment

    I would take my husband to California so that we could do a wine tour in Sonoma County.

  479. I would love to take my grown daughter on a trip to New York, for shows and fashion. THanks for the opportunity to enter

  480. I would take my partner to the San Fransisco area. He is currently in the process of visiting schools before he starts applying to receive his MBA next year, and there are a few prospect schools out that way…. Plus a tour of Napa wouldn’t be too bad either.

  481. I would take my girlfriend to New York!

  482. I would go to Missouri with my wife for vacation and to visit my relatives

  483. I would take my husband to d.c. So he could see the smithsonian air n space museum

  484. I’d take my boyfriend to Hawaii

  485. I would fly to Sante Fe. My wife and I are going to be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, and we are planning on going to go to Sante Fe, and see the Georgia O’Keeffe museum.

  486. I would fly into Newark, NJ…. to visit my family for Christmas! I would bring my wonderful boyfriend. It would be a change from the Texas heat, but I would love to see my family!

  487. I would bring my boyfriend to Northern California

  488. I would go to Vancouver with one of my sisters. Because it’s gorgeous there and I would love to do fun outdoorsy stuff with them . :)

  489. I’d take my MIL to California. She moved to be close to us here in Tennessee, but I know she misses her friends and family so much.

  490. Who is easy, I’d bring my wife somewhere. Where is harder. We might make it an interview trip, scheduling a few interviews for new positions in Colorado (Denver and surrounding area) and visiting for those. The other options is a full-on vacation trip which would end up being who knows where. Probably one of the many places we haven’t been together yet.

  491. I would take my husband to NYC for the holidays. We’ve talked about it for a long time, but he works too much as he is striving for financial freedom for our family of 5. I think it would be a perfect way to end our year. Thanks for the opportunity!

    A~

  492. I’d go to Austin with my wife to visit her best friend.

  493. if i had the privilege of winning these tickets (which, by the way, is an extraordinary gesture on your part – thank you!), i would take my oldest & best friend to california. she has never been to the west coast, & i want her to experience that part of the country (especially since i plan to move there next year & need to convince her to join me!). aside from giving her the chance to travel to a place she’s never been, it would also allow me to see one of my best friends who lives in laguna. i haven’t seen her in almost a year, when we were both living & working in new york (that clearly didn’t work out for either of us… we’re both more west coast obviously). it’s high time i see her, catch up, & start making plans for my move to her side of the country. :)

    i’m sure other people entering the contest will have better answers & more important reasons for wanting the tickets, but i pray i win anyway. i don’t have the means to fly wherever i want on a whim, & winning these tickets would give me that opportunity. i would be able to give the gift of a new experience to my friend while also reconnecting with another dear friend & planning my future in a new place (cali, here i come!).

    thanks for the contest & for consideration of my application.

  494. I’d fly to Indianapolis to visit my good friends Emily and Anthony.

  495. My girlfriend came to this country from Cuba (not that long ago) to have many of the things you described that simply aren’t available in that country–goods, safety, freedom, and the ability to be charitable (and she is the most charitable peson I know). Relatively speaking, she had a great life there, but she wanted more for herself and paid a huge price (leaving behind everyone she knew and loved) just to have an opportunity for something better–a very specific goal that would not be achievable in Cuba. The girl acts in spite of fear and takes more calculated risks than anyone I’ve ever met. She’s a total inspiration. She’s told me a number of times that she would love to see Central Park in NYC during the fall, so that’s where I will take her if I win these tickets. In fact, I’ll find a way to take her even if I don’t win the tickets . . . .

  496. I would take my wife to Seattle for business and pleasure.

    Pleasure: We moved from Chicago last year and now are living in Park City. It’s incredible. We love it BUT one of the few things we miss are those gloomy rainy days.

    Business: We started a side business manufacturing energy bars and needed to find a bigger supplier. We’ve identified one in the Seattle area. We would do a site visit.

  497. I would definitely take my boyfriend, and we would likely use the tickets to help him meet his goal of going to every state before he turns 30… we have 6 months left, and 1 state (ALASKA!). Definitely cutting it close…

  498. Hi Ramit!
    I would choose NYC
    I would bring a family member, whoever wanted to join me the most :-)

  499. I’d pack up the boy-child, and wing away to the Big Easy…a COMPLETE departure from our small Pacific Northwest burg…And there’s be hot…and there’d be wild…and there’d be culture…and wild…and architecture…and cafe’s and music and US.

  500. I would like to take a friend to Hawaii. Both of us are recently divorced and struggling to get back to normal (whatever that is). Neither of us have ever been there before and would like to see it.

  501. I would take my best friend to san deigo so we can learn to surf.

  502. I would love to fly over to Las Vegas ( I’m in New York). It was my dream to go to LV for my 21st birthday but my friends and I couldn’t afford a weekend there. I would take my best friends, Niraj and Erin, from DC to come with me. They love electronic music as much as me and we would just have so much fun!

  503. Jonathan Casalaina Link to this comment

    I would fly to California with my girlfriend.

  504. I would take my wife to New York City.

  505. I would like to take mi wife to San Francisco. A few years ago i had the oportunity to take a business trip alone, so i made a promise that i would take her there for vacation, but so far i haven’t been able for financial reasons

  506. I’d fly from Tampa to San Francisco with my wife so that her family can see the new baby for the first time. It’s a long shot, but we won’t be able to afford a trip to California any time soon. While I’m there I’d be sure to stop at Ramit’s second apartment to thank him…

  507. Jessica Anderson Link to this comment

    I’d take my boyfriend to Alaska to see the Northern Lights!

  508. Would love to get away with my girlfriend (of 3 years in January) for a little bit; we go to different colleges about 5 hours apart and rarely see each other.

  509. After having lived in Boston their entire lives, my cousin and her fiancee moved to San Francisco four months ago. She really wants people to visit, but tickets can be expensive. If I won, I would take myself and my brother (a medical resident, who doesn’t have a ton of expendable income beyond paying off his med school loans) to San Francisco to stay with her and visit Napa (we’ve never been!).

  510. I would love to visit Seattle. It has been a destination that I have wanted to see for a long time. I would bring my best friend Erin because she is moving away soon and it would be one last thing we can do together.

  511. I would bring my 8-year-old son.

  512. I live on the east coast, I would take my wife and go to washington state to visit a long time friend.

  513. Thanks for this opportunIty! I will fly with my adult daughter to Vancouver, WA for a vIew of the great PacIfIc Northwest. She has chronic illness and her quality of life has eroded making it harder for her to walk. The cooler weather is also better for her condition.

  514. I’d go to DWF to spend time with my parents, brothers, sister and nieces and nephews.

  515. I’d fly with my business partner to a place like Esalen California so we could have a mini-retreat and plan our next moves with a huge sense of possibility

  516. I’d take my girlfriend and I from NYC to San Francisco for a fun vacation :) Hopefully visit some fun tech startups along the way!

  517. I would take my mom to Kauai.

  518. I would take my wife of 15 months and go to small cabin on a lake in Minnesota. Oh Yeah! Were are eskimo’s from Alaska, but were tiring of our igloo (means house), and we want to spend a week on a lake in the tropics of the South.

  519. Pamela Cunningham Link to this comment

    I would take my sister to Hawaii for a luxurious tropical vacation.

  520. I would take my fiance and fly off to Monte Carlo, Monaco. I’ve worked in the gaming industry for eight years and want to visit the Godfather of casinos, The Monte Carlo.

    On another note — I work in the marketing department of a casino, and the psychology behind why people gamble is something that never fails to amaze me.

  521. Answering this publicly will get me in trouble. My boyfriend is in NYC, I am in Atlanta with my son, and I travel so much for work already it is silly. I already fly to NY monthly or more, and I should say LA so I can go do some work there…but…
    The only state I have never been to is Alaska, but I think I saw it once when I was in Vladivostok! :)
    So I’ll cast a vote for a cell-phone and internet free vacation in some wild part of Alaska. I’ll take the boyfriend if I can tear him away from work.

  522. I’d travel to San Francisco with my girlfriend. My conscious spending plan allows me to spend money on what’s important to me, including my time with her. Heck, maybe we’d even meet up with you, Ramit.

  523. My kids and I are on a quest to explore all 50 US states before the oldest turns 18. We’ve conquered a lot of the west, but have yet to get to the east coast. I’d use this chance to take my daughter to Washington DC. Wait, no…maybe NYC. No…probably DC first. Of course, I’d have to find a way to scramble a ticket for my son too, or he’d be crushed, but if I had 2 out of 3 tickets, I’d make the other one happen somehow!

  524. Roundtrip Train Tour tickets, please, for a Fall Colors Tour of New England. After 3 years of living in the desert of Dubai, my husband and I could use some R&R in a beautiful place in our favorite mode of transportation.

  525. I’d fly my sister to San Francisco.

    While we used to travel a lot together then, since I’ve grown up we’ve never flown anywhere together.

    I’d take her to San Fran because it’s far outside both our comfort zones, we know no one there and we’d have to learn and explore the city together.

    There’s that and the undisputable fact that cable cars are cool.

  526. I’d fly to St. John in the USVI with my wife, investigating how to move and live there!

  527. My husband and I would fly to Pennsylvania to visit our son who is a freshman in college for Parents’ Weekend or to see him play lacrosse in the Spring.

  528. I would fly to Maui and bring my husband with

  529. I would take my good friend Inez and travel to Hawaii. We’ve never been there before. She works so hard helping take care of her 4 grandchildren and never takes a vacation and I’m going through some stressful personal issues. A trip like that would be fantastic for both of us.

  530. My significant other, Thom, would be my traveling companion. We have both lost a parent and been juggling our “real” jobs with side work and debt payment for the past 1 1/2 years. In that time, we have not traveled together at all for fun. And both of us traveled for fun extensively before we met. Santa Fe is an area we are both interested in moving to. We have never been there, but have friends that moved there. That would be a great thing to travel together and check out our potential future! Thom is developing alternative pain relief products, and I am a designer. Santa Fe seems like the perfect place for us to visit. Thanks for offering this contest!!!

  531. I’ll fly to Hawaii because I have been fantasizing about lying in a hammock on the beach, drinking a coconut, in total relaxation. I’ll take my friend Diego with me. We freaking deserve a break dammit.. :)

  532. I would fly to San Francisco for their upcoming literary festival in October 2012. While I’m there, I would check out the Henry Miller Library and Vesuvio Cafe — a popular hangout for the beatnik writers — among other literary hot spots (I’m currently pursuing an English Literature). I would take my photographer sister with me.

  533. I dont even know if I am eligible for this because I am from Sweden but I would take my dad on a trip to California. Neither of us have been to the states before but we have both talked about it.

    We want to eat meals in XXXL sizes, swim in the ocean and roller-skate down the boulevard!! We can do none of that up north in Sweden.

    Thank you for taking the time to make one persons dreams come true, whoever it might be.

  534. NY with my best friend – ultimate city :)

  535. I’d like to take a trip to New Hamphire and New England for a vacation away in the woods!

  536. I would take my wife to Boston; she’s always wanted to visit that area.

  537. I’d fly to San Diego to do an informational interview for some companies I’m interested in. I’d bring a friend to keep me company.

  538. I would take my wife to Colorado Springs to visit her family.

  539. I would take my boyfriend to Alaska.

  540. I would take my friend to Chicago because it is one of the few cities I have never been too.

  541. I’d fly to San Francisco. I’ve never been to the west coast, but I’ve heard it’s beautiful.

  542. Brianna Roberts Link to this comment

    Hi Ramit,
    For me living a rich life means being able to give my family big gifts if I feel like it. That’s why I’m in an MA program and have my eye on several specific places I’ll be applying to before and after graduation. In other words, I’m exactly where I want to be right now, and don’t feel any need to travel.
    But if you handed me two tickets to anywhere in the USA, I know exactly what I would do with them. I would send my mom and my grandmother to see my great-uncle in Illinois. Both my grandmother and my great-uncle (her late husband’s brother and best friend) are in their mid-eighties and it used to be she and my mom would fly out every year to see him and the rest of her family. For a few years my two sisters and I went too. But now with my mom taking care of my grandmother (who’s in the early stages of dementia) and struggling to keep up with the bills, there’s no money for it. This would be a wonderful gift for the both of them. It would give my mom a break, and my grandmother the chance to see her family while there’s still time, and while she still remembers them. It’s what I would give them if I were out of school and working already – but I’m not quite there yet, and won’t be for a few more years.
    Thanks for considering my entry,
    -Brianna

  543. I am planning to propose to my girlfriend next year. We’ve been dating for 5 and a half years and I know we are both ready.

    I would take a trip to Hawaii to set up an Uhhh-Mazing proposal ^_^

    Thanks Ramit!

  544. I would take my boyfriend to Hawaii since he has not been on vacation in more than two years. He has been working extra hard and needs a well deserved luxurious vacation.

  545. I’d go to hawaii with my almost boyfriend. i think a trip like this could send us over the edge!

  546. I would fly to San Francisco to see a friend who has been sick and I would bring my 12 year old daughter who has never been to the West Coast. She is in middle school and could use the boost.

  547. I want to to Providence from Atlanta to ask old professors for recommendations for my graduate school applications. Asking in person is so much more effective than sending them emails! These recommendations could change my life!

  548. I would take my husband to Maui, HI!

  549. I would go to New York and bring my little brother.

  550. I would bring my Cousin she really needs a break in life and to be able to do something like this.

  551. I would bring my boyfriend to visit my twin in San Francisco

  552. I would fly to Chicago with my boyfriend to visit two of my very good friends for their 10 year anniversary that is coming up in November!

  553. Best friend to Seattle

  554. Keeli Sorensen Link to this comment

    I’d take my partner to visit his youth camp in Wisconsin, which he swears is the most beautiful and warm place in the US. I’d love to learn more about this part of his life and make new memories with him in the place that’s given him so much already!

  555. I would take my grandfather, who has been like a father to me, anywhere he chooses to go on vacation for a few days. He just turned 78 and still operates a small business he opened after he retired from being a high school teacher and athletic director. The man has worked full time since exiting college at 22 years old, and this would be much deserved relaxation time!

  556. Los Angeles to see the girl of my dreams …

  557. Jiunn Haur Lim Link to this comment

    I will go to Hawaii!

  558. I would bring my mom to New York City. We’ve never been to the Big Apple.

  559. I would take my husband to Las Vegas. He would love the surprise.

  560. I live in Europe and normally ski in Europe but I’d send lots of very positive, rich vibrations your way for a pair of tickets to Colorado. I’d take a special someone who’d massage me after a loooong day of skiing, preferably by the fire. That’s what I call a rich life!

  561. I would fly to LA with my mom and my six month old son. My mom lived in SoCal for 10 years and we both have a number of friends out there that I’d love to introduce my son to. With daycare costs and everything it’s going to be a while before I can afford the trip myself.

  562. I would love to treat my husband to a trip to New York! We have both recently retired and would love to see the ‘Big Apple’! There would be so much to do and see there – We could visit the Met Museum of Art for me, Times Square, and take a stroll in Central Park! What a wonderful holiday that would be!

  563. I would bring my daughter to visit Disney world Orlando Resort

  564. Does Puerto Rico count? My husband & I are hankering to go someplace tropical.

  565. Jolanda Zickmann Link to this comment

    I would love to travel with my husband to the Westcoast. He is from Italy and loves wine- Napa valley as a nice alternative to Tuscany.

  566. New Orleans, for Mardi Gras

  567. my wish is to live in new york but its impossible

  568. Jeremiah Patterson Link to this comment

    I would fly to Atlanta, GA. I would take my lady with me.

  569. Barbara Saunders Link to this comment

    I would go to Korea. My father was in the war there. I study a Korean martial art. I want to do a project that collages his black-and-white photographs from the 1950s with some of my own from the same places, combined with a personal essay about the trip. My dad could not make the trip, so I’d take my boyfriend, who studies the same martial art.

  570. I would love to go to Austin TX to visit my boyfriend.

  571. I would go with my boyfriend to New Orleans, LA

  572. I would fly to either New York with my brother (we’ve been talking about visiting NYC to pursue school and careers), or take my mother on a well-deserved holiday in Hawaii.

  573. I’d take my husband to Sonoma to where we got married and take some time for just the two of us.

  574. NYC. I’d bring my brother.

  575. I’d take my fiance back to san Diego so we can visit family and find our dream jobs.

  576. I would fly to Chicago to visit my friends and I would bring my girlfriend

  577. I would fly my mother (whose first and only times leave the state of GA were in 2008 and 2012 consecutively to drop me off at college and for my graduation this past May) to Aspen this winter. She is obsessed with snow and as a GA resident she see’s so little of it. It’d be a great trip to give her that I can’t yet afford on a grad school budget! And she could experience all the snow activities she wish she could have done when she was younger. :)

  578. Hi, Ramit.

    I’d fly to Cally with my mom to meet my half-sister Linda. My mom only got to hold her one time before giving her up for adoption close to 50 years ago. Linda just found us a little over a month ago. She saw a picture of me in a purple wig and was pretty sure her 30 year search could now be over.
    She sent an email to my mom on of all days my mom’s 70th birthday asking if it was possible that she was her birth mother.
    And, it is so.

    What a trip that’d be!

  579. I would take my mom to New York for one of my company’s conferences, we have one in November, April and June. She wasn’t able to come to my last one in June in Los Angeles because she works all the time, but hopefully If I could get tickets to fly I think she would be able to take the time off and spend with me. Would mean the world to her and myself :) There’s nothing richer in life than it being filled with your family and the people you love and support most.

  580. Easy. Sister. Texas. Done. I’ll pack my bags and wait for you to let me know that I won. :)

  581. I would love to see my best friend in Seattle since I haven’t seen here in a year and we live across the country from each other.

  582. I’m surprised to see how many people would come to Seattle! I live here now it is pretty wonderful, but I thought it was a bit of a secret… ;)

    I’d fly to Alaska with my brother, tour around, and then take the ferry back home! That’d be fun! :D

  583. I would go back to Luoyang, China. I lived there for awhile and I made a ton of Chinese friends that taught English there that I’d love to go back to see again. I would bring my girlfriend and some props from the USA – so that I can give them to my friends to help them teach!

  584. California, I’d bring my wife.

  585. I would bring my boyfriend and visit the Bay Area – to go to SF, visit a couple schools for my MBA and do wine country

  586. i would bring my friend raymond and we would fly to california. always wanted to visit and skate california

  587. I would go to San Francisco with my wife and 2 kids to meet with you and spend half a day with you!

  588. Rory Barczewski Link to this comment

    Absolutely Hawaii. I’ve always dreamt about exploring the island’s nature, culture, and lifestyle. I’d take my girl since we love traveling together and want to see the world.

  589. I would bring my best friend. She is a huge support and encouragement in my life, always in my corner, always keeping me focused on what is important. She’s pretty much my hero and I don’t know what I would do without her!

  590. Stuart Rosenberg Link to this comment

    I would go to Seattle and the Cascades as I had been in this part of USA about 15 years ago and would like to see the changes. I would take my wife as she never has visited the Northwest and she would enjoy the Cascade Mountains.

  591. I would take my husband to Miami to meet some of my extended family.

  592. I’d fly to California and bring my mom with me.

  593. I’d splurge and take my fiance to Bora Bora for our honeymoon.

  594. New York, New York. Never been, would bring fiance.

  595. I would take my younger brother who is currently a freshman in college to NYC. We would spend our days sightseeing historical sights along with taking in art shows.

  596. I would take my wife back to her birthplace of the island of Kaui in Hawaii. She was born there, has far-flung relatives still living there and her father is buried there. She has been back exactly one time since moving at age 7 (she’s now 28) and is desperate to return home and spend time with me, her wonderful husband, and her family that still lives there and steadily continues to add new members to the family that we have yet to meet. Send us to Kaui!!

  597. I would go to California with my cousin that’s in college here in Atlanta. Basically to stay for thanksgiving break with her and her family since she wouldn’t have gone in the first place

  598. I’d bring my lovely wife to my home town in Seattle, WA.

    We haven’t had a vacation in 3 years and have put life on hold to deal with medical stuff. This would be a welcome respit. Thankyou for the opportunity.

  599. I would take my husband to Kauai. We’re in the process of switching careers at age 48. My husband went from sales to firefighter/EMT and I’m switching from paralegal to photographer/web site designer. With the economic downturn and layoffs we decided to find more engaging, more transportable careers. For the moment my husband lives on one side of the state and I on the other to make this career conversion work. I would love to spend a week in one place with my husband in one of the places we love. Thanks!

  600. I want to go to Miami and I’d bring my best friend. We have both experienced a very difficult year personally, so it would be a great way to relax, renew and recharge!

  601. My mom’s been talking about taking a trip to Yellowstone National Park sometime this fall. We haven’t gone on a trip together since I graduated from college, so I’d like to take her there and maybe spend some time with her.

  602. Hey Ramit!

    I’d only need one ticket, to visit my boyfriend in Sitka, AK. I live in Illinois and haven’t seen him since February.

    Love your blog!

  603. jeffrey wacker Link to this comment

    I would take my wife to Maine.

  604. jeffrey wacker Link to this comment

    I would take my wife to Maine.

  605. I would fly to New York City, and I would bring my partner. My partner was once an active, vibrant woman, but unfortunately she has been struck by ME/CFS, an autoimmune disorder that affects its victims kind of like if cancer and AIDS had a love child. Her life now is very limited compared to what it once was, but she still wants to go to NYC, even though she’s limited in what she can do. She loves theater and good restaurants and wants to see the Balto statue in Central Park and I would really love to give her that. So that’s what I would do.

  606. I’d bring my husband and fly to the grand canyon!

  607. To Los Angeles to visit my grandchildren which I have not been able to see for some years because of an unlucky turn in my financial situation. As far as someone to bring I would find someone in my town not so fortunate to have ever traveled and I would invite them to use the other ticket.

  608. I would bring my husband to Chicago since we both have always wanted to go there. It would be a somewhat late 1 year anniversary/birthday gift for him. :)

  609. I would visit my parents in Washington DC (I’m in Chicago).

  610. My husband and I would love to visit California, specifically San Francisco (and while there we’d rent a car to drive 2 hours South to visit The Monterey Bay Aquarium).

  611. My wife hasn’t been back to Seattle to see her side of the family in a couple of years, so I’d love to take her there. (Even better, I’d take her when I have a show opening there next winter!)

  612. I would take my best friend.She is a mother of 2, just had her 2nd and is going through some financial difficulties.She has said many times she would like to just get away.What better place to take her than Las Vegas!

  613. I’d fly me and my boyfriend to Alabama to go see a good ole SEC Football game with my sister who goes to school there.

  614. Cathryn Chandler Link to this comment

    I would fly myself and my partner to Portland, OR for a long weekend. We both work really hard, both at our jobs and as graduate students, and our money is tight (why I read your blog!) Recreation time is precious, and vacations are rare.
    A long weekend in Portland visiting friends and family, and getting to see the Pacific Northwest for the first time (for me) would be just the refreshing and re-energizing time we need.

  615. Krista McDermid Link to this comment

    I would either take my husband or one of my two children and fly from Texas up to Michigan to see my dad. I only get to see him every 3-5 years, and we miss each other! It’s too hot for him down here and too cold for me up there ;)

  616. I would bring my wife and we would go to Tampa to visit our friend and his family, he was my best man at our wedding 35 years ago!

  617. I would take my boyfriend to Vegas – I’ve never been and it is on our list of places to visit :)

  618. I would fly to New York to visit my dear cousin who just lost her husband. I’d bring my friend Jan to sing with me for her. We both are members of the Threshold Choir, which was formed to sing for people in struggle, some with living and some with dying. I was born & raised outside NYC but have lived in northern California since 1970 and have not been back there since.
    Even if I don’t win, I thank you for your generosity!

  619. I would bring my husband and visit my family, Portland to Seatle and west from Nebraska.

  620. I would take my son to Washington D.C. so he could see first hand the capitol, monuments, Smithsonian buildings, and history of our country. It’s one of the many trips on our “list” to do.

  621. I want to go to Miami with my wife to visit my wife’s friend

  622. I would take my girlfriend to Maui. They have some outrageous tree houses there, and I’ve wanted to stay in one since I was about eight. She’s not that outdoorsy, but even she thought they were pretty sick.

  623. i’d take my sister to go visit my other sister in houston. she just had surgery on her back.

  624. I would love to take my wife for a little getaway to New England in the fall when the leaves are changing colors – fall is her favorite time of the year.

  625. I would take my boyfriend to meet my parents in New Mexico.

  626. I would take my girlfriend, whom I’ve been with for almost 5 years to various cities in California (in particular, San Francisco, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose). I want to show her how great a place CA is and try to convince her to move there with me (if I can get a job there). I am considering employment opportunities there and it would require relocation. My goals are the top tech companies in the valley, and I am a senior in Computer Science at an university looking for entry-level positions. She is hesitant in moving, and so I am conflicted with my location restraints in where I want to work. This trip would be an excellent vacation opportunity, and hopefully inspiration to live there in the future.

  627. Would bring girlfriend to Florida keys. Nuff Said.

  628. I would go to Seattle to visit my sister and Salt Lake City to visit my parents.
    If Alaska is included in this (and it seems like it is), I’d go to Alaska instead of Seattle (she can come up there along with me!).

  629. I’d take my sweet husband to Hawaii for a second honeymoon. We’d like to fly overseas together before we start a family.

  630. I’d fly to Portland to see my son Rich and his wife Jessica and their daughter Ella. I’d bring my wife Patty, along with Michael and Rachael. We’ve not seen their new place since they moved from Arizona.

  631. Jonathan Cronstedt Link to this comment

    Hey Ramit,

    I would DEFINITELY come to New York with my wife. I’m trying to get her more interested in travel, and NYC is an area that she currently has interest in, so we’d be there in a heartbeat.

    Take care.

  632. I would not travel anywhere. I would have Ramit and whoever he wanted travel to the Land of Lincoln and see everything from Abraham Lincoln sites to some of the oddest places in the world like haunted mansions with Halloween right around the corner.

    I would love to travel but the wife teChes and we have a two year old. So hopefully Ramit can travel and see wonderful, central Illinois.

  633. I would take my 7-year-old daughter Ella to NYC. I can’t think of anyone who would appreciate it more or have more fun– the art at the Met, the dinosaurs at the MoNH, a Broadway play, the Bronx zoo… OMG we’d have such a good time.

  634. I would fly to New York City and I would bring my boyfriend.

  635. I would take my best friend anywhere in the U.S. where there is a sense of nature and peace.
    My best friend lost her brother last year and in between working full time, raising two kids and going to school I feel that she hasn’t had time to just be and grieve.
    So I would take her anywhere … Sedona, Arizona… Seattle, Washington .. Colorado … anywhere where she could just be for a while in nature and have some time to get away from things.

  636. I would go to Portland, OR to see my family. It’s been over 2 years. My dad is 80 and my mom is 70. I’d take a friend to help me minimize family drama ; ) Thx Ramit.

  637. Preedee Chenhansa Link to this comment

    I would bring my girlfriend to Hawaii. She’s been wanting to go on vacation but my work has been too busy for me. I’d work it out so I could work remotely and still be there to enjoy some time with her. FREEDOM to work anywhere I want, make my girlfriend happy, and keep up with my project at work! Perfect.

  638. I’d take my wife and fly out to visit my parents and siblings in UT

  639. I would fly to Myrtle Beach SC golf. I would take my mom. My mom has had a lot of health issues recently and I think she’d really like this. She taught me to golf as a teenager and with her health issues, she hasn’t been able to play as much as she usually likes too.

  640. I’d fly to Washington D.C. with my sister to visit my aunt and uncle and some friends from Stanford and Berkeley.

  641. I would take my daughter, Lucy, to visit my sister Liz in Houston, TX. Liz has been to visit us many times in the past two years, to assist with various hospitalizations of our elderly parents. I would like to take my daughter to Houston for Cookie Weekend, our pre-Christmas holiday baking, that we haven’t done for a few years.

  642. I would fly to California with my comrade Ryan and climb Mount Whitney.

  643. I would take my fiance to Las Vegas, I’ve never been and have been trying to make plans to go for the last couple years but then we got pregnant and had a little boy this summer :)

  644. I would take my girlfriend with me to my cousin’s wedding in Virginia. We would also see Washington DC for the first time! I recently automated my finances and am well on my way to affording the tickets my self but it would take a lot of pressure off my other goals to win these tickets!

  645. I would use the money to fly to one of my rotation sites or interviews next year when i’m flying around the country trying to find a job.

  646. I would take my wife to Austin, TX, to enjoy the food, music and lifestyle of the town that we always fantasize moving to from the Big City!

  647. Hey Ramit!
    Just entered myself in the contest! I’m currently in Chicago and I’ve been recently laid off after working for a small health care company for about 1 year and a half.

    What I plan to do with the tickets if I win is to pursue my passion in acting. I would bring my cousin or a friend along with me and I would fly off to New York or LA to network with directors, producers, actors and look for small time work.

    I’ll be giving myself a time frame to do this and I have backup plans if nothing happens. I already have a degree and a decent resume relating to the health care field. But I don’t want to look back 20 years from now and regret that I didn’t do this one thing. Thanks for the oppurtunity!

  648. I would take my wife to Kauai to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary 3 years late because we were broke and didn’t go then.

  649. I would take my wife to Los Angeles. Beautiful city…

  650. my husband and I would go to San Diego.

  651. Hmm. Hawaii. I wouldn’t be able to go because I’m based outside the US, but I’d give it to my mom + sister. Mom deserves it.

  652. I’d bring my daughter to Taos, NM – a famously artistic place.

  653. I would travel to New York with my husband and bring my son too! We’d see the sights including the Statue of Liberty which fascinates my 8 year old. We’d also go to Long Island to visit my closest friend and see her new house. I would also do some wine blogging on the trip.

  654. I’d head off to my old stomping grounds in LA with my wife. We love some time away from boston in the City of Angels!

  655. I would take my sister, Jackie, to Napa for a relaxing weekend and to visit some wineries. She’s worked to put herself through graduate school to be a nurse anesthetist, and I’d like to take her somewhere to show her that people realize how hard she works.

  656. I would fly my family to Orlando. I would use the tickets for me and my wife and spring for two tickets for my daughters. We won Disney World passes a few years ago but have held off due to travel expenses. Winning this would make it happen. Thanks, Ramit!

  657. I would take my best friend. She and I would probably go to New York to visit friends, or Yellowstone to go hiking / camping.

  658. San Francisco with my husband. (And we’d totally leave our 3-kids-under-3 at home with our loving family ;)

  659. I would take my girlfriend to Hawaii. Neither of us have been there, and she’s barely traveled. Hawaii in January sounds heavenly.

  660. I would take my girlfriend to some place exotic … Cincinnati, OH

  661. I would carry my girlfriend of 9 years to Hawaii, I thinks that’s a beautiful place to move our relationship to the next level :)

  662. Thao Nguyen-Le Link to this comment

    Being in a love distance relationship for the past 5 years, me and my boyfriend has no really had much time to spend with each other. It would really nice to just have some time to spend with each other. I would like to travel somewhere where we have never been before, maybe somewhere in California to visit friends or Chicago to try some deep dish pizza.

  663. I would bring my girlfriend, Valeria Coll, to visit her mom in Gilroy, CA. I would like to visit the surrounding areas. Never been to California.

  664. Me and my partner from England have never been abroad,
    so it would be a dream come true to visit New York!
    a beautiful city with so many galleries to inspire our art! We’d enjoy a romantic evening on a horse and carriage ride through Central Park, and look round the areas where all the big movies and favourite series ‘Friends’ where filmed!
    I may be getting my photographs exhibited in New York so we’d love to see them displayed there!

    My idea of a ‘rich life’ is a life of creativity and adventure. To explore and take in every day beauty, to do the impossible through my art and see beyond what is visible through child-like eyes.

  665. I would go to the Grand Canyon with my father. While growing up I went there a few times with my family, and I’ve wanted to go back for years. We plan to go sometime next year and free tickets would make it that much better.

  666. I always wanted to go to NYC with my husband. So we’d go there.
    I was planning on a getaway two years ago but then we got pregnant and ever since we haven’t had the time to save money for this (or the nerve to leave the baby with the grandparents)

  667. I would bring my life-traveling partner, my boyfriend Alex, and we would fly to Seattle and then drive down the full West-coast!

  668. I’d go to Hawaii and take my wife.

  669. Massachusettes to see my brother and his family whom I haven’t seen in about 5 years :( I would use the two tickets for me and my oldest son and then purchase two more for my younger sons so the whole family could come.

  670. I would fly to Charleston, South Carolina with my boyfriend of three years!!

  671. I would fly to New York with my girlfriend on 10/20/12 to see Sporting KC play the NYRB in a very important soccer match for the Eastern conference.

  672. I would take my best friend to Hawaii for a much needed vacation.

  673. I would take my older sister or my mom to Hawaii with me (because I’ve always wanted to go and I absolutely love whales), to repay them for their support over the past few *really* challenging years for all of us. (I’d rather not go into details in a public forum, so that’s all I’ll say).

  674. I would bring my wife to San Francisco for a little get away before the birth of our first child.

  675. Northern California to see the Redwood Trees with my best friend. It’s been a dream of mine since second grade when I learned about their existence.

  676. It would be a toss up between Hawaii, Texas, or Alaska. I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii and Alaska, but I have family in Texas!!! I would bring my husband (and then pay for another ticket for my son!).

  677. My husband has never visited New York City, and I would love to take him! It would be great to tour the museums and eat at some delicious restaurants.

  678. I’d take my mom to visit her sisters in the Minneapolis area.

  679. Bring my daughter to LA to meet all the friends I haven’t seen in the 15 years since I moved back east

  680. Hawaii with my husband

  681. I would go with my honey to northern Minnesota, to Boundary Waters, that is in our list of 100 things to see/do.

  682. I would fly with my wife to NYC.

  683. I would go to Palo Alto to visit one of my best friends. We owe her& her husband a visit once I pay off my credit cards.

  684. Go to Hawaii with my wife.

  685. I would fly to New York with my son to visit my other three children who live there.

  686. Well, I’ve been a caregiver for my mom & had to leave work to care for her. I’ve been in a very, very Hot state for several yrs.!! I would def take a trip to Big Alaska & take the home aide who has been helping me over these yrs, she deserves it too.

  687. I would go to Hawaii and take my wife

  688. I’d take the girl I’ve been dating. Not sure where we’d go. I’m thinking probably somewhere out west like Colorado so we can do some hiking. Or maybe Washington, DC to meet my parents or Pennsylvania to meet hers.

  689. I would take my mom to Hawaii for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway; she deserves it!

  690. I would fly from NC to WI to visit my parents, and I would take my husband with me.

  691. This is a hard decision, but I’d probably go back to San Francisco since the trip last year wasn’t long enough and I didn’t get to meet any of the startup folks I know there. As for who’d come along, that’d a hard choice, but I’m sure one of my friends could be talked into going…

  692. This one’s easy. I’d take my wife to Hawaii.

  693. Take my sister to Alaska.

  694. I’d take my wife back to Hilton Head.

  695. I would take my son and fly to Connecticut so he could see where I grew up.

  696. San Francisco, most likely with a friend from high school with whom I’ve wanted to catch up intensively for some time!

    I’ve been meeting a ton of smart, fascinating, wonderful people out in the Bay Area online and probably want to move there at some point, plus I particularly want to attend a Seasteading Conference soon (assuming it gets held there again this year), so I can’t think of any better place to fly right now!

  697. I’d take my partner with me to West Palm Beach to visit some friends. I’d do a bunch of laps in their pool, and then write / play with ideas / shoot nerf hoops while discussing details & scenes for a screenplay. Meanwhile the GF is in the sun at the beach across the street, coming in to refill her drink or stop us for dinner.

  698. I’d take my best friend (another travel hound) and go to Alaska. One of my many goals is to visit each of the 50 United States. I’ve got thirteen more to go so every little bit helps.

  699. I’d like to start a wine-tasting business, so I would love to take my boyfriend (my biggest supporter) to California to really learn more and network. And it’s beautiful.

  700. I would fly to NYC…and would take my brother, he’s never been and he needs to see the good life

  701. I’ll take my wife and daughter on a vacation to Maui, HI. Yes that’s 3 tickets that I’ll need.

  702. I’d take my favourite girl to New York – neither of us have ever been ;)

  703. I’d take my husband to Hawaii. We’ve never been!

  704. Bring my wife backpacking to Kalalau beach in Kauai.

  705. I would bring my husband and we would fly to Las Vegas.

  706. I would bring my husband of 7 years on a real honeymoon to Hawai’i.

  707. I would take my son to Jamaica!

  708. I would bring my friend to LA

  709. I would take my girlfriend to Cleveland so I could finally meet her family for the first time: mother, sister, grandmother, niece, nephew…

  710. anywhere in the USA? Hawaii with my boyfriend so that he can meet my mom’s side of the family

  711. I would take my husband to NYC for the first time.

  712. I would travel with my spouse–away time is precious to us. Together we would decide whether to fly to Alaska or Hawaii–we’ve never been to either state or to Boston (he’s from that area and I’ve never been there, so it would be fun for me to see the city through his eyes and for him to see it through my “fresh” eyes). Any adventure would be great!

  713. I would take my husband to Maine…this is my last state to visit and then I will have been to all 50!!!

  714. I would take my wife and travel to NYC for christmas.

  715. I’d fly to Charlottesville, Virginia, to celebrate New Year’s Eve with many old friends.

  716. I would take my boyfriend to Hawaii because it’s supposed to be BEAUTIFUL.

  717. With a young child at home, my husband and I never travel alone for pleasure any more. Instead of going to visit family once again, I’d like to take him to see Acadia National Park in Maine.

  718. Anchorage Alaska! With my husband. Want to see Alaska for the first time and know whether or not we would want to move there.

  719. I’d definitely take my husband and visit the Grand Canyon and Utah and all its glorious national parks or explore Hawaii. It’s our dream to visit some of the most breathtaking places in America!

  720. Kenneth Walters Link to this comment

    Avery good friend and I would fly to Portland, Oregon to see another very good friend.

  721. I’d bring my awesome sister and I would come to NY to visit you so you could slap some sense into us on why we have these ridiculous money issues when we both know better.

  722. Courtney Lynn Leiphart Link to this comment

    I would fly to Seattle or Portland because I’ve always wanted to see the Pacific Northwest, hike in the Hoh Rainforest and see some friends who live in the area. I would take my hubby along because he is my best friend and we love to be together.

  723. I would taravel to San Francisco with my girlfriend, visit family and stay with friends in the area. I’d plan my trip for when you were there, and ask to meet over coffee wherever and get fifteen minutes of insight from you. As a new entrepreneur, I would like to glean any wisdom I can from someone who has been there and prospered.

  724. I would fly to Hawaii with my husband for our 5 year anniversary.

  725. I’d use the two tickets myself, as I’m trying to move back to the SF Bay Area and need them for interviews! San Francisco is my absolute favorite place (and the Pacific Northwest in general), but I’m stuck in hot, dry Texas at the moment.

  726. I would take my husband and our two kids (obviously buying their tickets!) to visit my parents in Austin, Texas for Christmas before we move to Germany for work. My mom had a bout with cancer (she’s fine now, thank heaven!) this spring, and it really underscored the importance of family for us. We must be in Germany for work, but we want our two young boys to know their Nana and Papa.

  727. I would fly to Tanzania with my best buddy to finally hike Mt. Kilimanjaro before the glacier at the summit is gone forever…

  728. I would go home to the Twin Cities because not only are they wonderful cities, but I have many wonderful friends there who I have not seen in some time. I would bring my husband and my 11 month old because my friends there have not yet met the little guy!

  729. I’d take my girlfriend to California, or maybe Hawaii. She’s Chinese so she’s never been much of anywhere in the US. It’s all new to her.

  730. The practical side of me would be to fly my wife and I down to Miami for my sisters wedding.

    The adventurous part of me would fly my wife and i to DC to look at the museums and monuments.

  731. I would take my sister to california as she had been at home for last 2-3 years due to muscular problem..its her dream to see beautiful places.

  732. I would take my wife back up to Niagara Falls in NY; we enjoyed the Canadian side several years back, and it’s such an awesome view.

  733. I would take my older sis for a girls night weekend and live it up in NYC!!!

  734. I would take my little sister, Carrie, to Hawaii because she deserves a vacation! She is a junior in college, but due to a rough bout of Lyme’s disease followed by a terrible Migraine disorder she has been unable to participate in most of “college life” for the past year. Last year she had to pass up both her pre-planned spring break and winter break trips with friends last year, as well as missing out on an awesome summer job opportunity due to flare ups of her illness. I would love to take her on a relaxing vacation!

  735. I would take my boyfriend to California.

  736. I would take my husband to Kansas City. I promised him when I finished my bachelor’s degree I would take him to Kansas City to watch the Chiefs in Kansas City (we live in California.) Due to money constraints, we haven’t been able to go. I graduated in 2007. I would love to surprise him with that!!

  737. Jennifer Teschler Link to this comment

    I would take my best friend to New Orleans-where we met volunteering after Katrina-so we could see the city and how the recovery is going. We have another good friend there that I’ve been promising and failing to visit for years now, so this would be the ideal chance to go! Though, Hawaii is calling me too…The freedom to travel at will would be wonderful–that why I read and follow Ramit’s advice!

  738. I’d bring the girlfriend to Chicago to get some hot dogs.

  739. I would go to Japan and take my daughter as she deserves to see the world with bright eyes.

  740. I would take my husband to Colorado because he hates skiing in Southern California where we live and he longs for the long runs and powdery snow of the rockies. :)

  741. antony copeland Link to this comment

    I wouldlike take my Wife toand Chicago.
    My Wife and I had planned on a trip to Chicago. A long hard look at our finances made us decide that we need to focus on home repairs (we need new shingle and insulation) and getting out of debt.
    Winning this giveaway would allows us to celebrate our newfound fiscal responsability without ruining the plan.

  742. My husband has been wanting to go to Alaska for years to go fishing/hunting…would surprise him.

  743. I would bring my husband to San Francisco and then to his hometown, Ames, IA, for an annual anniversary trip!

  744. I would travel to New York City with my wife.

  745. I would take my wife to the Pacific Northwest. She’s a hard working stay at home mom with a 4 year old and twin 20 month olds. She rarely gets a break and has often wished to visit the Pacific coast.

  746. I’d go to NYC. For me it’s the most interesting city in the world. My travel partner would be my dad. I owe him a lot and he hasn’t been able to travel the world as he always wished by himself due to money issues. It would definitely make him happy.

  747. I’d fulfill my wife’s dream of living like a Parisian by going to Paris. There’s a lot of happiness in a bite of baguette in Paris.

  748. I would go and explore Austin, Texas for the first time because I’ve heard such great things about living there. I would bring my brother because he has also thought about living there and is my best friend.

  749. Hawaii, to visit my friends and to scope out how much money I’ll need to move out there within the next 3 years. I would take my roommate, because she’s never been there before.

  750. I’d take my boyfriend on a vacation to the west coast

  751. I would take my wife and 16 month old son to Minneapolis. We would love to catch the peak leaves season of Fall. Thanks for the great give away contest!

  752. I would opt for round trip tickets Miami, FL – Phoenix, AZ so that I could visit the Grand Canyon National Park and I would take my mother.

  753. I would take my Dad with me and go hit up South Beach in Miami FL

  754. Russell Ramaswamy Link to this comment

    I’ll take my beautiful wife of 8 years , Mariana who just completed her 39th birthday on Saturday (Sep 8th) who gave me two beautiful kids motucito (half Indian-half Venezuelan, ONLY IN AMERICA) and moti to Alaska. We’ve always wanted to go there. Both of us love to travel have been to more than 35 countries and just returned back to living in the US after living 7 years overseas.

  755. Yo! so many comments! already.

    I’d like to go to Bali, or Somewhere with some really good surf when it’s hitting on and with a bunch of friends not by myself. Let the good times roll.

  756. I would fly to NYC with my wife for Hannukkah with the mishpocha. (My favorite Yiddish word. It means “extended family”, in this case 5 generations of my wife’s cousins.)

  757. I would go St. Augustine Florida with my Boyfriend so he can visit where hi slittle brother was put to rest. ANd so he can see the last place where his brother was truly happy.

  758. I’d bring my husband, and go to North Carolina to visit family.

  759. Miriam Camison Link to this comment

    I would like to travel to New York with my sister.

  760. I’d fly my girlfriend to visit her sister in Santa Fe to give her a much needed break from studying at vet school.

  761. My husband and I would love to go to Hawaii.

  762. Corina Thompson Link to this comment

    My dearest friend is getting married the week before I do. My financial resources are allocated to my own wedding. Free tickets to get to Oklahoma for his wedding will be wonderful! I will bring another friend who wold lie to go but for whom it is also financially tight.

  763. I’d take the hubs to NYC

  764. I would go with my girlfriend to Washington DC to see the Exorcist steps.

  765. I’d love to go see Hawaii! I’d take my roommate.

  766. I would take my son to Montana!

  767. Michigan: the frigid air is only tolerable because of the warmth of the people who call this state home. Though I love driving in snow and sliding on ice (sometimes into other cars), I would welcome a chance to take a break from the cold and to relax in sunny Florida. A winter day in Florida can be as warm as 70 degrees, or so the Google tells me (to use a term from George W. Bush). Though Google is generally as honest as Abe Lincoln, I remain skeptical of this fact. I have to see it to believe it. Without a doubt, I would invite my closest friend to accompany me in this adventure to the sun-kissed state of Florida!

  768. Corina Thompson Link to this comment

    or rather, would like to go, not lie to go :)

  769. I would go to New Jersey. On purpose. My father lives there, and he’s in great health but not getting any younger. I’d rather go for a visit than a funeral, if you know what I mean.
    In addition: Two weeks from now moving from Seattle to Alaska. Having lived there for 17 years, I know it’s very expensive to fly anywhere if you’re starting from Anchorage. Two free tickets…well, how are you going to turn that down???
    I’d bring along my niece, who lives in Alaska and hasn’t been back to see her Pop-Pop for at least seven years. Now that she has two kids, she can’t afford to fly very often.

  770. I’d take my wife to the US Virgin Islands for vacation.

  771. I’d take my wife back to Kauai. We went in March but due to mistakes I made, it was a stressful and unhappy trip. I’d love to take her back there and make it better.

  772. Depending on the date, I’d go to Alaska with my sister during our life hiatus to explore an unfamiliar place

  773. From Charlottesville, VA I’d fly to San Francisco to visit college buddies in in grad schools/jobs around that area and explore what seems to be an amazing city! It probably is a great place since you also have an apt there Ramit :)

  774. I want to take my husband out to Michigan to see my 85-year-old mom, who is currently visiting my sister. Mum is a member of the Greatest Generation, and she is my hero. She still gets up at 5 a.m. to milk her cow. She had 13 kids, and every one of us is healthy and a productive member of society. I want to spend as much time with her as I can. That’s called Freedom, Flexibility – in fact, it references all your Reasons to be Rich, except Charity; because to see my mother and help her out is charity to me, not to her. All the time I have with her is a gift.

  775. My boyfriend and I have always wanted to visit Hawaii!

  776. My wife and I would go to Alaska!!

  777. I’d fly to Lima, Peru with my fiance! We want to go to Machu Picchu.

  778. I’d take my wife to see Jason Mraz and (more importantly) Christina Perri in concert, since they’re not coming to our area on their tour.

  779. I would grab my sister and fly to Tahiti!

  780. I would bring my husband to see my dad in Phoenix, Arizona. We have not seen my dad since our wedding on 10/08/2011 so it would be an amazing chance to reconnect. Dad is a war survivor, a Vietnam Vet that suffers tinnitus in both ears. Traveling is not easy for him and this would a great gift as my husband has never seen where my father lives!

  781. Gladys Sánchez Link to this comment

    Hey Ramith,

    Two round tickets for my little sister and myself to New York :) – we hail from Spain and haven´t had the chance to visit the States so far.

  782. I would take my girlfriend somewhere we have never been

  783. I’d take my husband to see his mom (best mother-in-law ever!) in Boston. She’s just home from a month in the hospital and it’s been really hard being 3000 miles away. Thanks for the inspirational messages!

  784. I would take my new lady friend to Las Vegas to celebrate my graduating, landing an awesome job and to celebrate my upcoming 30th birthday. It has been a very productive year for me and I hope to celebrate properly!

  785. I’d try to take my mom on a much-needed vacation to Hawaii or Key West. I don’t know anyone who deserves it more than she does.

  786. I saw anywhere and avoided the whole USA part. I would change my answer from “Monte Carlo” to San Diego, where I’d drown my non-reading sorrows in tequila over the border.

  787. My best friend, James… And we’d fly from Ohio to Colorado.

  788. me and my wife would go to somewhere far and awesome and try to land some clients to extend our reach as a business.

  789. I would take my son to Hawaii. He’s told me a few times that he wants to live there because he’s read that it’s so perfect. :) I also want to learn how to surf.

  790. Impressed by how many people said they’d like to visit Michigan. I’m originally from there. I’d fly to Hawaii and bring my cousin with me. We need some QT.

  791. I would take a vacation and go to NYC. I have a friend I want to visit there. I would take my sister or another friend with me.

    My other option would be to travel to Scotland. It is my favorite vacation destination.

    • Doh. I didn’t mean to put Scotland because that is obviously not in the USA. I definitely would go to NYC.

  792. My dads side of the fam is loaded, but my moms side is less so. Id take a trip out to the northwest to visit them (I haven’t been in 7 years).

    Don’t worry, it’s not all altruistic (bwahaha!); I’m in the Dream Job program and I’d love to meet up with some experts out there. For example, this circuit designer that runs her own 700k/yr company with whom I have an “if you’re ever out here” situation.

  793. I’d fly from Detroit to San Diego with my friend Lisa to visit another friend that just moved there this summer. Plus, I’ve never been!

  794. I would take my fiance to Seattle or skiing in Utah — depending on the time of year.

  795. I`ve never been to the states, so i think i would start from NY. Together with my girlfriend. Just to take time off for a while.

  796. I’d fly with my girlfriend to San Francisco, we’ve wanted to go for a while.

  797. I’d fly to Maui, a destination I hear calling lately!!! Thanks Ramit!

  798. Anne Smallwood Link to this comment

    I would take my best friend and fly up to Maine this summer to take a week vacation on a windjammer boat:)

  799. I would bring my Fiance to meet my 93 year old grandfather in San Bernadino, CA since he can’t travel cross country to our wedding.

  800. I would take my wife to San Francisco. She has never been there and would love the beauty of the west coast, as well as San Francisco itself.

  801. I would fly to Chicago with my 4 year old son because no one in Texas knows how to cut thick curly hair!!! Love your book & emails. Also think you’re the funniest Indian person besides Mindy Kaling :)

  802. I’d like to take the girlfriend to Alaska to see some glaciers before they’re all gone. She’s always wanted to see them.

  803. I would take my husband and travel to Portland, Oregon to see relatives (his) and to visit the cool places referenced in Patricia Briggs’s latest Mercy Thompson novel.

  804. Mallory Van Waarde Link to this comment

    I would go to Vegas for my birthday with my friend Alli!

  805. My wife and I would fly to NYC for the weekend. We have been wanting to go there together since we got married over 4 years ago.

  806. I would take my husband to Sarasota.

  807. I would like to fly to Pennsylvania and I’d like to bring my Husband. He will quit his military job and start our own business. With the ticket from you, Ramit, we will be able to save more for our capital.

  808. I would go to California wine country with my husband.

  809. I would like to take my boyfriend to New Orleans to experience a rich life. He’s never been, but I know that a city full of excellent food and incredible music is just the place to make us feel like we’re living the rich life. We’re both in school and struggling to go places together that are fun and affordable. I’d love to explore the cemeteries full of beautiful mausoleums, and I know my boyfriend would like the chance to drink a beer while walking down the street.

  810. I would take my dear wife to Anchorage, Alaska so that she can get some well deserved R&R for all the hard work she does and be inspired by the natural beauty of Alaska to help her creative juices flow; she’s an artist who wants to turn her hobby into a small business :)

  811. I would bring my boyfriend to New York!

  812. I love visiting just about anywhere. What I love more is multifunctional things. So I would co-ordinate setting up a job interview for my helicopter pilot husband and then research residential options and adventure opportunities to check out before and after the interview. Possible destinations? FL, TX, AK and HI. Anywhere that is interested in someone who can hover like nobody’s business and is a passionate teacher.

  813. I would go to Nevada to visit family and take my husband. And my son, but…would have to pay for him.

  814. I would take my Dad to Atlanta, Georgia. He is a Civil War expert and has never seen the historic sights in person.

  815. To take my lovely wife to California to see a Redwood tree. Just to travel across the country to see a tree.

  816. I’d bring along my husband and one year old daughter to San Francisco where my husband’s sister and her family live. It would be wonderful to meet them with my winning tickets! They are dying to see our little one. And yes, I ‘d love to meet you as well:)

  817. I’d take my family to Maine for Christmas.

  818. I would take my mom with me to visit Seattle. I’ve never been, but I would like to visit my cousin that I have not seen in over fifteen years.

  819. I’d go to Colorado with one of my parents to visit my brother, who just moved there. I’d obviously also bring the other parent, but this would at least cover one of their flights.

  820. I would fly with my girlfriend to San Francisco. We’ve always wanted to go. Plus, I have a close friend in San Fran, and another in San Diego who just had a baby. It’s always been my dream to drive down the coast. If I didn’t have to worry about the cost of the tickets, I’d have more money to do the Cali exploring I’ve always wanted, and I’d be able to see my friends.

  821. I would take my wife to NYC for a fancy weekend – an opera, a nice dinner, maybe a carriage ride around Central Park.

  822. I would go to Seattle and take a cool friend or a girl I haven’t met yet.

  823. I would like to fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with my friend who is from there (but lives near me now).

    I’ve wanted to visit for a long time to learn more about the culture and enjoy the food, but haven’t quite reached my saving goal for the flight yet.

  824. I would fly to visit my sister in Florida. She lost everything but bounced back and built a successful online retail business. I’d just like to see how she does it all. I guess I’d like to be inspired again.

  825. Take a trip to central america to scuba dive with my friend Clay…

  826. I would surprise my girlfriend with a trip to visit her family in Colorado, who were affected by the wildfires a few weeks ago, but are luckily safe.

  827. I would take my dad and go from Atlanta to Bandon Dunes on the Oregon Coast.

  828. I’d take my wife with me to San Francisco. We live in Florida and I had to spend some weeks in SF for work. I love the city and would like to be able to take my wife there.

  829. I would go with my husband to wine country, Nappa and Sonoma Valleys, in California. I graduated from grad school this June (while working full time) and have not gotten into the habit of using my vacation days other than for my thesis project. I still have 18 days I need to take this year and my husband and I have been talking about traveling for wine tastings since before we were married. If we run out of wineries to visit we would hop over to Washington State wineries with my brother who lives near Seattle.

    My husband and I have lacked creativity on planning vacations so far (we spent our honeymoon museum hopping in NYC and Washington DC but we are into that sort of thing) and free airfare will spark our desire to travel more.

  830. Only a few years after our first encounter with I Will Teach You to Be Rich, my husband and I are well on our way to our dream of living location independent and being self-employed. I’ve gone from charging $60 to $95 and hour for tutoring preschoolers and am now in the educational app business. My husband is making more than he ever has being self-employed working from our living room.

    My husband and I no longer have “day jobs” and are planning on living abroad starting this December. If I win these tickets, I will bring my skinny runner man husband and extend our travels to more than just Australia but Southeast Asia as well – Cambodia, Thailand, Phuket…

  831. My girlfriend and I have always wanted to visit Italy to see where our families came from. What better way to celebrate our one year anniversary than a romantic getaway to Italy?

  832. I would fly to New Orleans, LA with my husband – I love that city and would love to share it with him as he’s never been.

  833. I’d go somewhere in the west. Yellowstone maybe? I’d take either my girlfriend or my cousin and go on a backpacking trip.

  834. I would take my wife somewhere warm with a beach, that would be a sign of living rich to me.

  835. Grand canyon with my boyfriend.

  836. I would take my lovely wife on a getaway to San Francisco. She is about to deliver our third child and is in need of some R&R after being such a trooper during this pregnancy.

  837. My daughter and I would go to Virginia to visit a family friend whom I served with in the US Air Force when we were both stationed in Europe in the early 1990′s. We’ve remained in contact but haven’t seen each other since we said good-bye the day my family left Europe. My friend has been holding my porcelain china hostage; she’ll give it to me only in person. I’m sure it will be an emotional reunion of two military Veterans and close friends.

  838. I would love love love to go to Culebra, Puerto Rico……with my sister. It’s crazy but how does a getaway from college stress sound??…That’s what I want….pure fun and relaxation:D

  839. Erin Overstreet Link to this comment

    I would go to Hawaii for a vacation. It’s been years since we’ve take a real vacation and I hear Hawaii is very nice.

  840. I’d fly to Los Angeles with my best friend and commence on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. We’d pick random cities on the map in the direction of home and explore a new place every day, learning about the history of our country through our gut feelings and insatiable senses of curiosity. Since we’re young and have few commitments besides keeping ourselves fed and sleeping under some type of roof, we could be spontaneous as we (cheaply) traveled back the ~2,500 miles toward the East Coast. We would feel rich although we aren’t in any sense of the word, camping by night and traversing new ground by day, without any naysayers to tell us to conform to society’s ideal of wealth. We’d rather define that word ourselves.

  841. I would take my sister to New York so that we, two Australians, could explore a place that we’ve heard and seen in the media so much about.

  842. I would go to Portland, OR and I would take my best friend, Joe. We run college cross country and track so there is a strong connection to Oregon with runners. I have wanted to visit Oregon my whole life. I would love to experience the mountains, trails, and the outdoor attractions that Oregon has to offer.

  843. Alaska or Seattle to visit family over the holidays (so 4,000 or 3,000 miles of flying).

  844. The freedom to travel when and where I want is definitely my view of a “rich” life. I would like to take your generous offer and take my boyfriend to Europe. While there we would fulfill a fantasy of ours to travel by train to multiple countries and fill ourselves with culture & inspiration.

    • And since I just re-read that you are giving away tickets within the US (whoops) – I would switch up my answer and say that I would take my boyfriend to Hawaii for a luxurious excursion in attempt to keep summer alive!

  845. I would go to Tahiti, with my sister, and dive for pearls. She is my little mermaid and I love her mucho. We have never had the time to travel together. So this would be wonderful.

  846. I would take my fiancee (who by then will be my wife!) to visit friends near Atlanta.

  847. Ramit, I would need only one of these tickets. I would use it come visit you at your apartment in San Francisco.

    There, I could Teach you why the monetary philosophies of Mr. Money Mustache and Ramit Sethi are not nearly as different as you suggested on the financial bloggers conference stage we recently shared.

    I’m not a frugality blogger or a “buying things is evil” ranter. I’m actually a fairly rich man at this point. But monetary wealth (and my advanced age of 38) has bought me a taste of freedom from wanting things that is proving elusive to most other rich people. It’s actually a pretty advanced superpower to add to one’s roster of abilities. I believe I’d be able to train you in this superpower, given a longer in-person talk.

    It would also give me a chance to take a picture of ME, eating plates of chicken wings with YOU, a photo I need to update an earlier article I wrote about your IWTY book.

  848. I would like to bring my wife to hawaii as it has always been my dream destination since i was young. The waves, the sea, the beaches..pure

  849. I just graduated from the Masters program at the Ohio State University in Landscape Architecture.

    I would love to fly my wife and baby son (free to fly under 1 year, he is three months) to Los Angeles from Columbus around Christmas (6 months is the acceptable time to fly a baby), so that our boy can visit both of his grandmas for the first time.

    If selected, I would photography my trip, blog about it, and do drawings of the experience for you to have content on your site.

  850. I want to fly my 15 year old granddaughter to San Francisco so I can be there the first time she sees the Golden Gate Bridge. Spent several years there a long time ago and want to pass the magic on to this unique and amazing young lady.
    Frank

  851. Oluwaseun Fawunmi Link to this comment

    I am a NIgerian living in Lagos. Could you give e a trip within Africa? I would like to visist some down and out places to see another side to living

  852. Ashley Thompson Link to this comment

    I would fly to Montana with my boyfriend. I haven’t seen him in 6 months because he works for the forest service in WA and I am a grad student in VA. We need to spend quality time in the great outdoors!

  853. I’d fly to Hawaii with my husband! Winter is approaching and we need an escape!

  854. My husband and I would fly to New York to visit our friends. We recently moved from New York to Los Angeles, so we’re really missing them.

  855. I’d take my boyfriend to Montana or Wyoming– we’ve always wanted to see the country there and try out a dude ranch!

  856. I’d bring my boyfriend to SF for a much needed vacation. We’ve been meaning to visit for a while now! (Promise we won’t stalk you, Ramit)

  857. Brad Cracchiola Link to this comment

    I’d take my wife and kids to London to visit family and let my girls experience europe for the first time.

  858. I would go to New York to visit my wife’s family to let them see our new baby. I’d also take the opportunity to drive over to New Jersey and meet with me biggest client and begin building a face-to-face relationship.

  859. If I win the tickets, I’d fly a friend and myself to New Orleans. We both moved to Denver from New Orleans in 2004 for school. After Hurricane Katrina, plans for moving home got totally screwed up. In 8 years, I’ve been able to visit home once. This friend of mine hasn’t been back even once. It would be great if we could get back home for even a few days this year to see family and friends we both miss do much. Cheers.

  860. I would take my daughter to California to visit colleges. She is a senior, and the only visits we’ve been able to do have been locally in NY and CT. She never had a sweet 16 party, because I just couldn’t afford it, and she’s been working so hard in school (with lyme disease with invaded her brain), so seeing some campuses where she’d like to go to college, would be extraordinary :)

  861. I would bring my boyfriend and we’d fly to San Francisco. I’ve always wanted to visit that city and see some of Northern California beyond.

  862. Michelle Hollis Link to this comment

    I would go to Las Vegas with my boyfriend.

  863. I would take my husband to St Louis because it is where we met.

  864. I would take my wife to New York City. I have a friend there and we had a great time when we visited there. Lots of activity and inspiration in that city.

  865. I’d travel to NYC!

  866. Florida – To take my mom on a vacation!

  867. I grew up on the east coast and met my husband when I moved to Oregon. I would fly to Logan with him and road trip up the coast to Maine, where I spent time as a child during the summers. He hasn’t spent much time in New England-and while I grew up in VA, I went to college and grad school there and it was an amazing time in my life. I would like to share some of my favorite places with him.

  868. I would take my wife to New Zealand. That is her dream vacation but we’ve always justified putting it off; finishing school and having a surprise baby definitely make it harder to justify that kind of a vacation.

  869. Aside from being overzealous and taking sis to Tahiti.. Alaska would be the bomb. I have always heard that the glaciers around that area, killer whale sightings etc are no less than amazing. Not to mention the Aurora Borealis.. to see that in person would be a dream come true!!

  870. i would take my fiance to new york to meet my grandmother and to visit my parents, so my mother and I could shop for wedding gowns together.

  871. HI,
    I would love to fly to Miami with my girlfriend. Thanks in advance!

  872. I would bring my nephew as he was promised a trip for earning straight-A’s.

  873. i would go to honolulu with my husband. it’s one of the few places neither of us has ever been to :)

  874. I’d take my husband to Hawaii for our long-awaited honeymoon! We’re celebrating our first anniversary today and have been putting of our honeymoon so that I could pursue my dream of starting my own career coaching company. It’s been amazing to live my dream, but I want us to celebrate each other, go for amazing hikes, surf in warm water, have some drinks on the beach and enjoy other *honeymoon* activities!

  875. I would fly to Arizona with my husband to see the Grand Canyon and James Turrell’s Roden Crater. Many years ago we went to see some landscape art in New Mexico and fell in love with that part of the country.

  876. I’d take my twin sister to Hawaii, we’ve never been on a trip together just the two of us! After she fractured her femur a few years ago we promised each other that sometime we would go on an amazing hiking trip when she recovered, so where better than a volcano?!

  877. Hey Ramit,
    I would take my younger brother with me to see New York City. I’ve never stepped foot there, and would sure love to!

  878. First of all, Mom and I would fly to see my sister, then my sister and her husband would use the two complementary tickets to fly to NOLA for their anniversary! And we would babysit my nieces a few days and then join Erin and Mike!

    My personal strategy ultimately is to have freedom–freedom to have an emergency fund for myself (and cat–yes, she has her own account) and enough to live on and have a decent life, do my artistic work on the side and hang out with friends and family. Extra money, if available is for fun and clothes. Next adjustment of my strategy is to amp up retirement fund!

    Thanks for asking!

  879. My wife and I would go to Puerto Rico.

  880. I’d bring my husband and our 8-month old daughter to visit my parents/her grandparents in Alabama (13-hour drive from where we live). Besides Skype sessions with my parents, she doesn’t get much exposure to my native culture or language, since I’m the only person in our household who speaks it.

  881. I would take my husband either to Atlanta to see my sister’s family or to Boston, the city that we first met and fell in love. I’d love to share your tips with my sister as she has tried to be rich by saving and cutting expenses for fun things.

  882. I would split the tickets for two trips between LA and Denver, where my long-distance girlfriend lives. She’s knows me better than I know myself most of the time, and I know she’d have wanted to sign up for this too.

  883. I would bring my best friend and go to New York.

  884. I want to take my mom to see the sun rise on the West Coast…she deserves it after all we’ve been through

  885. I would go to Seattle with my boyfriend and visit the North Cascades.

  886. I would bring my girlfriend to Las Vegas to watch Tim Mcgraw. She loves him and has never seen him in person before so I think that would be an awesome treat for her.

  887. My bestie and I can go to Portland and eat pub burgers and truffle oil pizza!

  888. Elizabeth Schneider Link to this comment

    I’d bring my father to Maine. He’s been to 49 of the 50 states in the US. I really want to go to Acadia National Park and to help my father mark off the last state would be truly exciting to me.

  889. I would take my super sweet, hard-working boyfriend to Kauai for a romantic vacation.

  890. Hey Ramit!

    What a fun idea! I would take my brother, Kevin, to Portland, Oregon. I’ve heard it’s unique charm, restaurants, funkiness, and creative scene is unparalleled. It would be great to experience what the tv show, Portlandia, “enjoys” about Portland too. Put a bird on it!

    Thank you,

    Sarah v

  891. Kathleen VanDerAa Link to this comment

    I’d bring my husband w/me to NYC

  892. I would bring my roommate from college and we would fly to Washington DC to visit our other roommate who we’ve been hoping to visit for the past two years! I’d finally check off my “East Coast Trip”, driving up the coast to visit NYC and Boston, as well.

  893. Andrea Arellano Link to this comment

    I would go to Hawaii and take my best friend Daniela Chavez!

  894. Seattle with my wife – we have never been to the PNW and really want to go

  895. I would take my best friend and fly to Hawaii, obviously!!!!!!!!!!!

  896. I would take my boyfriend, a vet from Vietnam, to Aspen, Colorado to see the fall colors changing or to see the Rockies covered with snow!

  897. I would bring my girlfriend with me to Miami to finally meet my Dad.

  898. I will bring my best friend (husband) to Washington D.C.!

  899. I would bring my wife to Vegas. Neither one of us has ever been there and we were just talking about planning a trip with another couple in the next 6 months or so.

  900. My fiancé and I are currently working in two different cities – Los Angeles and Atlanta. I would fly to see her.

    • To clarify, I would use one ticket to fly to Atlanta, and I would use the other ticket for her to fly to L.A.

  901. I’d take Alexandra to visit my brother in Slovenia.

  902. New York City with my hubby. Our favorite city, but we have not been there in many years.

  903. I would go to New York again, finally…and bring my mom!

  904. I’d take my sweetie to New York!

  905. i would take my friend risa and visit Portland. Shes on a quest to see all 50 states and oregon is one of the states she’s missing.

  906. Daniela Chavez Link to this comment

    I would go to Hawaii and take my best friend Andrea Arellano !!!!!

  907. Now here’s a nice social experiment, to see how many more click-throughs and new subscriptions you get from a non-spammy prize offer!

    My travel companion would be my best friend and soul mate who also happens to be my wife (no dry-retching, please). Our ideal destination would’ve been Prince Edward Island, but even though it’s part of America Jr., it’s technically not part of the USA, so instead we’d like to go to Boston and have a nice casual weekend there.

  908. I would fly to Dawson City with my wife. I have always wanted to go to The territories but it is insanely expensive. I will likely go one day anyway, but if a free ticket to anywhere was offered…

  909. Hi Ramit,

    I’d take my husband to San Francisco. We went there 3 years ago and it was hands down the BEST vacation we have ever been on. There was so much to see and do…and still so much left to discover.

    Thanks for all that you do!
    Diana

  910. I would take my girlfriend with me. I would most definitely go to bora bora and ask my wonderful girlfriend to marry would be awesome.

  911. Craig McCaskill Link to this comment

    I’d take my wife back to New York (where we got married) or to hawaii (the vacation we’ve always wanted). How would I decide? I’d flip a coin.

  912. I would take my girlfriend to Hawaii !

  913. My boyfriend and I would take an anniversary trip to the place we fell in love, Charleston!

  914. I would take my boyfriend to Alaska. He’s from there, and he hasn’t been back for a couple of years.

  915. I’d bring my wonderful husband of 31 years, and we’d go to Sedona, Arizona.

  916. I would bring my boyfriend out to the west coast and see the giant sequoias.. it’s time to remember there’s a life beyond our computer screens and that some things thrive even without money. It’s time to be inspired.

  917. I would bring my mother to New York City!!!

  918. I’d bring my boyfriend to San Francisco to visit his family and my sister on the West coast. Fall is the best time to go, but really, I’d go anytime!

  919. I’d go camping in Utah with my sister–Bryce Canyon, Arches, or Zion…it’d be a really cool photo expedition!

  920. If Alaska is on the table, I’ll fly my parents there so they can take a cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary next summer.

  921. I would take my cousin with me to Japan so we can eat FRESH authentic sushi and stay at the Hello Kitty hotel (since she has never gone overseas and has had a Hello Kitty fetish for as long as I can remember).

  922. I would really like to take my oldest daughter (as well as my next daughter!) to visit a college in FL – visiting campus would also allow her to apply for a certain scholarship that would help out immensely! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  923. I’d fly to Tuscaloosa, AL, with my husband to see my son who started college a few weeks ago.

  924. I would take my wife and fly to see my mom in Colorado. We haven’t seen her in over a year. We both left the same town to go to opposite ends of the country.

  925. I would take my daughter to Kauai, where she honeymooned.

  926. I would take my husband and myself to Hawaii!

  927. I would bring my sister with me to New England to see the fall leaves next year.

  928. I would travel with my boyfriend and go to Austin. We were making plans to go on our own, but he just moved to the Bay Area (I’m in NYC), so now unfortunately the only plane tickets we can buy is to visit each other. A long weekend away somewhere neutral would be such a treat.

  929. I’d take my youngest child to visit his grandparents in NY.

  930. I would bring my younger sister to Seattle so she can see the headquarters of Starbucks.

  931. I would take my girlfriend to Boston to visit my sister and friends. I have never been there before and have been wanting to fly out there for the past year to visit.

  932. I want to take my wife to Honolulu, Hawaii. If it must be in the continental United States, we would choose Los Angeles, California instead. We love warm weather areas!

  933. My husband and I would love to go to New York City for a romantic gateway. :-)

  934. Amy B Wiiliams Link to this comment

    Not sure at this moment. Most likely use the airfare for an upcoming training/certification in my profession and take my son or boyfriend along. Otherwise would love to visit San Fransisco!

  935. I’d bring an adventurous friend with me to Alaska to do some backcountry hiking and photography.

  936. Kristopher Clark Link to this comment

    I would take a flight with my wife to New York because I’ve never been further west than Montana and would love to see what all the hype is about.

  937. I would take my boyfriend Brian to see California, either San Francisco or San Diego. Neither of us have ever been to the West Coast, and I’ve been told that I’d love San Diego (by my aunt) and love San Francisco (by my parents). It would be an adventure!

  938. I will bring my wife. She would like to visit the QVC studios (i know, i know) up in West Chester, PA. Aside from that we both like visiting historical sites and the east coast has a lot to offer.

  939. After reading this post (http://www.teachforamerica.org/blog/indian-country-back-school-season-kicks-without-teachers), I am seriously considering taking a trip to South Dakota. I’d bring a friend of mine who also works in education and an interest in seeing other cities and how they are working on closing the achievement gap within their respective communities. I know a lot about urban districts throughout the US, and even abroad, but there is so much work our country needs to do as far as creating educational opportunities in more rural areas.

  940. To Hawaii, with my fiance. For our honeymoon :)

  941. I’d fly to Hawaii and take my sister. We’d experiences luaus, try surfing. Lay out on the beach. Just take a fun break. May be go check the volcanoes

  942. I’d take the wife to Key West. Diving, soaking up the sun and reading on the beach would be it.

  943. Sara Whitehouse Link to this comment

    I would go to Thailand with my best friend, Dana!!!!!!!!

  944. C Cheryl Archer Link to this comment

    I’d take my grand-daughter, Azariah, to Disneyland and visit family in the Florida area.

  945. I would fly to Maui, HI with my husband to celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary. We honeymooned in Maui in 2002 and it was FABULOUS!

  946. I’d take my mother, and possibly my father, if he wanted to go, back to Boston so we could all see her sister again. It has been 20 some years since they got to visit and it would be nice to have the family together for a bit.

  947. I am interested in taking a trip out to Palo Alto and meeting some engineers on the forefront of electric vehicle technology. I intend to move to CA eventually, and it would be a cool way to see if its a good fit. I would bring my girlfriend and spend some time on the beach too!

  948. I would fly to Miami with my wife – my cool new brother in law just got engaged & are already planning a wedding just past the new year.

  949. Was on a flight yesterday and sat next to someone from Idaho. They spoke about how beautiful it was, and how great the hiking and outdoor activities are. I’ll never have a reason to go to Idaho, but it sounds like a good idea, so I think I’d pack my fishing pole and fly there with my girlfriend if I had the opportunity.

  950. I would take my mom skiing at Vail in Colorado because neither of us have ever skiied there. We live in Washington State and ski in Idaho; supposedly in Colorado it snows all night long and then the sun comes out during the day. Vail has some of the best skiing in the nation and I would love to take my mom there while she can still ski in the trees (she is 53 now!).

    Let it snow! :)

  951. I would take my hubby (and our 3 month old) to visit hubbys grandparents and my brother in Florida.. two birds, one stone :)

  952. I would take my mom to New York to visit my cousin – as neither of us has ever been!

  953. To NYC with a friend who hasn’t explored NYC.

  954. I would go to Paris, and take my hard working boyfriend for a romantic getaway

  955. If I won I’d take my wife to New York City. She’s always wanted to go but until recently wasn’t keen on flying but now she’s overcome that fear a trip to NYC would be a great way to celebrate.

  956. Easy schmeezy. It’ll be 25 years since I met my husband while bartending together in LA, so we’d fly into LAX, check into LeParc Hotel in West Hollywood, have a cocktail at the Coronet, dinner at Matsuhisa the first night and El Coyote the second (talk about opposites) then cruise around Laurel Canyon where we first lived together, then down to Hermosa Beach where we last lived. I’d seek out and gaze at some spectacular plants I can’t grow anymore in our new home state, have lots and lots of ethnic food (Peruvian, Mexican, Japanese, Korean, Indian). Going downtown to visit MOCA, we’ll see if we can track down our Fiji-Indian friend who used to have her own amazing restaurant before she won the lottery (fo-real!) and see what she’s got cooking. If we can’t find her, we’ll do dim sum in Chinatown. That’s just the first 24 hours!

  957. I would take my husband and go to Florida in the winter

  958. I would bring my boyfriend to Iowa City for my little sister’s 21st birthday in April :)

  959. I’d grab a college pal and head to SF for the AMERICA’S CUP!

  960. I would take my granddaughter to see her grandparents in the UK

  961. One of my best friends is almost done with breast cancer treatment. I would take her wherever she wants to go!

  962. I’d travel to San Francisco, and I’d take my best friend with me. Silicon Valley is once again abuzz with start-ups, and the area has an incredible entrepreneurial energy that I want my friend to feel and to experience. Another good friend of mine lives in Palo Alto, and I want to take a tour of Facebook’s HQ with him.

  963. Mark McCaffrey Link to this comment

    I would take my beautiful wife to California.

  964. I’ve never been to the Rocky Mountains, so I’d like to go to Colorado. I would take my girlfriend and we would go snowboarding/skiing.

  965. My boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship and can’t see each other as often as we’d like, so I’d go to San Francisco to spend a weekend with him!

  966. Casey Armstrong Link to this comment

    I would go to Nepal and bring my girlfriend. It changed my life, I met the most amazing people, and I’d love to share such a mind blowing and positively eye opening experience with the person I love.

  967. I’d take my boyfriend to meet my mother in Seattle, where she’s receiving treatment for bone cancer.

  968. Charissa Perez Link to this comment

    If you don’t mean just the continental US, I would go to Puerto Rico to visit family. Both sets of grandparents and some aunts / uncles live there, so visiting family there makes for a cheaper trip by having a place to stay but in a nice warmer destination (we’re in Indiana). Oh – and I’d take my husband.

  969. My husband and I are planning to move back out West so I’d use these tickets to help us scout out possible places in Montana…oh and fit in a couple days skiiing as well (did I mention this would be in the winter?).

  970. I would definitely go to Miami with my best friend. I’ve always wanted to go there.

  971. A friend of mine from out East and I would love to go to Vegas and L.A. … part of a fandom thing. Would love to surprise her with a free ticket!

  972. I would love to fly to the Big Island of Hawaii with my boyfriend to see if this is a place we’d want to move to. He has the opportunity in the next few months to take a position there with his job and I’d love to explore to see if this is the place for our future.

  973. I would take my husband to Florida. I have never been there and living in the SF Bay Area most of my life, I imagine it has much different weather than I am used to. The Pacific ocean over here is too cold for me to swim in so I’d love to be able to walk into the ocean and not feel as if my body is going to crack. Thanks for the chance!

  974. I would fly to Maine and I would take my boyfriend.

  975. I’d take my friend to San Diego and enjoy the many adventures Southern California has to offer! I would love to do a winery bus tour, and enjoy the California coast!

  976. New York or Hawaii with my fiance. New York for a regulartrip,Hawaii forour honeymoon.

  977. I would bring my WIFE!
    We would go to KAUAI!
    TV!

  978. I would take my 5 year old son to North Carolina (from Los Angeles) to visit my sister and her 2 kids and my best friend and her 3 kids. My friend’s husband is deployed to Afghanistan and we want our kids to know each other.

  979. I would bring my daughter to go visit her uncle in Seattle!

  980. I have always wanted to experience Paradise during the holidays. So, Hawai’i it is for me during the holiday season. It doesn’t get much better than wearing flip flops, shorts and a tank top while being surrounded by Christmas lights and sightings of Santa.

    Thanks, Ramit!!

  981. I would pack the bare minimum of essentials and grab my fiancé and head to Kauai. He has never been and deserves an unplugged trip. Thanks and best of luck!

  982. I would take my husband to either upper NY state, or Seattle.

  983. I’d love to travel to Montana and bring my friend who loves the outdoors. I know she would appreciate the natural beauty of the state the same way I would.

  984. I would bring my boyfriend to New York to visit his brother that we haven’t seen in over a year! Thx, Ramit!

  985. Hey Ramit,

    Cool idea! I’d bring my wife to Sacramento, where we once lived and where our first three children were born. Being rich means the freedom and flexibility to get away, even for a short while, to re-charge and remind ourselves of all of life’s wonderful possibilities. As weird as it sounds, Sacramento is a place where we could do all of that and more.

  986. I’d take my son to the Grand Canyon. It’s a promise I made to him and I’d like to keep it.

  987. I would take my older sister to New York (we’ve never been outside California before).

  988. I’d probably choose NYC and bring my girl there specifically this Christmas season. We’ve never experienced a “White Christmas,” plus we’ve all heard of how magical the holidays could be in the Big Apple.

    Other than the simple yearning for new experience would probably be the possibility of finding a new career growth in that area. I’m into design and as far as I know, the creative industry of this city is astonishing.

  989. Melissa LeBlanc Link to this comment

    Bar Harbor Maine
    My brother

  990. I would take my boyfriend and go to Alaska!

  991. I would take my best friend and business partner to NYC. I used to live there for 9 years and have many friends I would like to see. She grew up on a farm so it would be an amazing experience for us. I would also work on building an East Coast team. We would also love to meet with you to pick your brain about becoming like you!

  992. I would take my wife of 25 years to the US Virgin Islands.

  993. I would take my boyfriend to either New York or Miami. We’ve talked extensively about both and love the vibe of both cities.

  994. Cristian Saquel Link to this comment

    I would go to San Francisco to visit my uncle and enjoy the beach, I would take my fiancée

  995. I dream flying to Kauai Island, HI all the time with my partner Edward. :-)

  996. I would bring along my girlfriend to Hawaii. She is an incredibly generous partner and such a hard worker. She deserves a vacation. Being in college this would most definitely benefit the both of us.

  997. Matthew Marshall Link to this comment

    I’d to take a close friend to San Fran and visit the surrounding areas to see if I’d possibly like to live there in the future. While in San Francisco I’d also like to meet up with some young entrepreneurs and pick their brains about start ups and their experience. Of course, my first entrepreneur to meet up with is this cool dude Ramit Sethi, not sure if you’re heard of him but he’s kinda of a big deal. Thanks, Matthew

  998. I’d head to Hawaii with my boyfriend.

  999. It sounds cliche’, but I would take my girlfriend on a hiking/trail running excursion to the Grand Canyon and places nearby. We both grew up in the US and have never seen the Grand Canyon. We also began running in recent years as a way to get healthy and in shape — we enjoy entering races and also running in new, scenic places while on vacation. And we have come to especially enjoy running on scenic off-road trails.

  1000. I would take my husband on a much needed vacation away from 2yr old twin boys to anywhere, but probably NYC!

  1001. I would take my husband and go to visit friends. Which friends? That would be a tough choice… Boston? LA? Portland? I’d cross that bridge when we got there. :)

  1002. would go to new york…with anyone who is fun! maybe my mom, maybe my cousin.

  1003. My wife always feels cold. I’d fly her out to Hawaii in the middle of winter for our anniversary.

  1004. Philadelphia, PA – We have spent the past five years trying to bring the first grandchild for my in-laws into the world. All of our riches have gone into this effort, including 5 failed surrogacy attempts. Our surrogate in Mumbai India is now due to deliver a singleton in 6-8 weeks. Grandparents are too old to travel and live across the country. Picking up baby will zero out our savings once and for all. I would like my in-laws the opportunity to see their first grandchild once we are back in the US with our baby.

  1005. I am taking the plunge and moving to Austin, Texas pretty much by myself. I am super excited but know that i will be very homesick at some point. So I would use the tickets to come home to Las Vegas!

  1006. I would love flexibility and freedom, but as a graduating college student, my bank account’s pretty empty these days!

    I would (pending discussion with the love of my life) take the two of us either to Colorado, which I have been longing to visit; a National Park (had more than enough of big cities lately!); or to visit my “brother”/martial arts instructor, who just moved to San Francisco.

    • I forgot the fourth option — the aforementioned love of my life has been wanting to go to Hawaii for years. No arguments there, either! There are so many great options, you really can’t go wrong. Thanks for this opportunity!

  1007. I would travel to NY with my roommate to meet some colleagues and brainstorm ideas on how to better serve my community and help bring radical change into their lives.

  1008. I’d bring my sweetheart to the Napa Valley in California so we can go on wine-tasting tours and enjoy a wonderful vacation together before we start graduate school!

  1009. I would take my wife to New York for a long overdue anniversary get-away!

  1010. First off, THANK YOU for all your articles and emails…I read every single one of them and find them to be very insightful.

    I am turning 30 this year and already have a big trip planned for close friends and family to one of my favorite places, VEGAS. Although I already have my flight booked, some of my friends are not attending due to financial reasons. I would love for them to be there and if I won these tickets, I would give them to my friends so they could be there to celebrate with me.

    Winning these two flights would be THE best present and we would for sure make the most of it by having the time of our lives out there.

  1011. I’d love to take a trip to Japan with my penpal from Australia whom I haven’t been able to meet yet!

    Regardless of winning this contest. I’m gonna make it happen!

    Got my Japan trip ING account marinating as we speak. ;)

    • Oops! I totally didn’t see that it’s restricted to the US! I’d have to choose Virginia for sure!

      I’d love to visit the Monroe Institute! Explore the mind! :3

  1012. Hawaii with my sweetie so I can show him what a REAL vacation is like.

  1013. I would bring my husband to Las Vegas. Not because I care at all about gambling, but because my wonderful son, beautiful daughter-in-law and three precious grandchildren just moved to NW AZ. We would take a short break from caregiving for my elderly parents and spend time enjoying the grands.

    I did have some money set aside for a trip, but a family of skunks recently decided to take up residence in our crawl space and it has cost us $100 per skunk to evict them!

  1014. I’d go to LA to get a tattoo from LA ink with my best friend Jay

  1015. I would fly to Peru to investigate the ruins and people there.

  1016. I would take my girlfriend to Portland. We’ve always wanted to explore that area.

  1017. I’d take my partner to my family reunion next year in CA to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday.

  1018. I would fly to Sarasota, Florida with my wife to see my grandparents. They are 87 years old and we don’t get to see them much. The last time we saw them was at a family reunion about 4 years ago. Since then, they’ve had some health concerns come up as they age.

  1019. This is hard but I would flip a coin between Washinton DC and New Orleans. I have been to both and love them! DC for all the free history/museums or New Orleans for beignets and jazz. I would take my mom.

  1020. I would love to see Ireland with my DH!

  1021. Denver to go to a Broncos game. I’d bring my brother.

  1022. The obvious person I would take with me is my boyfriend for the not so obvious reason that I would do anything to be able to send him to see his only two remaining relatives in Utah. We live in Indiana and are very hard on money so he hasn’t seen them in almost 12 years and that’s the only family he has besides me.

  1023. I would fly to Colorado to visit my two sisters who were separated from me because they were adopted and forced to move out of the state in which we used to live in.

  1024. I’d take my soon to be wife to somewhere we’ve never been before… either to the Pacific Northwest or somewhere in New England – both are areas we’ve talked about one day taking a trip to and exploring (both for pleasure and to see if we could stand living there for a potential job oppty one day)

  1025. I would take my son to Dublin. He is a freshman in high school and he has his sights set on Trinity College in the Heart of Dublin. He wants to connect with his Irish roots.

  1026. I would fly to Hawaii to experience the beauty and relax at a resort. I would take someone I wouldn’t mind seeing in a bikini every day on the beach.

  1027. San Fran with my wife!

  1028. I’d go to LA and get a tattoo from LA ink with my friend Jay

  1029. I’d take my best friend to Cape Cod for the both of us to relax from our insanely busy schedules and do nothing but watch the waves on the shore.

  1030. I’d like to treat my buddy Austin to a trip to San Francisco and possibly drive up to Yosemite or Lake Tahoe. He doesn’t get to take many trips anywhere so it would be cool to hit the west coast and show him some of the cool places I’ve visited out there.

  1031. If I win, I’m taking my boyfriend to Hawaii! Though I’m not sure we would need round trip tickets… who would ever want to leave paradise?

  1032. I would like to take my son to San Diego for our first family trip.

  1033. Seattle, with my Dad!

  1034. I’ve never been to the west coast – I’d love to take my husband and see the redwoods!

  1035. I’d take my husband to New York City, where I’m from! My whole family and most close friends are in NYC and I’d love to visit them, and then take a road trip down to South Carolina to visit my 2 year old niece! Family’s very important to me and I try to visit them as often as I can.

  1036. I would love to go to Anchorage, Alaska….NOW!!! Or even in the spring. Right now the animals and nature is getting ready for another long hard winter and my husband and I love to view the beauty of Nature. We don’t long for “stuff”, our riches is being able to enjoy the outdoors…finding our own adventures, exploring where we can, when we can. We even enjoy watching the birds in our own backyard-hummingbirds are the best!!! Alaska-so different from our home here in Florida, offers so much different beauty in plants, animals and landscapes, that we would so enjoy walking the nature paths and breathing the fresh cool air-(we are middle-aged so we don’t actually climb the mountains….)

  1037. I would take my girlfriend to Alaska! It is the last state in my goal to visit all 50 states before I turn 30!

  1038. I will take my mom from California to New York City.

    We both want to get our fill of Broadway shows and stuff ourselves with hummus from The Hummus Place.

    PS: I clicked on your blog today to copy the link for a friend of mine. We are all sharing your blog anyway, even without your giveaways. Although, the giveaways are a pretty nice touch. ;)

  1039. Stephanie Lattuca Link to this comment

    I would love to take my husband to Hawaii for that honeymoon we never had…

    Thanks,
    Stephanie

  1040. I would take my girlfriend and fly us to New Orleans, where her daughter has just begun college. I live in Portland, OR, and she lives in Chicago, so a trip together would be a luxury.

    My girlfriend and I once had a very strange road trip some 25 years ago where we took a cab from Virginia to New Orleans with a car full of people for Mardi Gras, and it remains one of the more surreal experiences of our lives. I would like to take us back to the scene, and have a long, comforting trip that doesn’t involve Bourbon Street, state troopers, speed limits, or realizing no one has money for gas.

  1041. I would go to Ann Arbor, Michigan to visit a friend. No one ever visits her there. I would take my sister if she could get the time off.

  1042. I would take my cousin to Vegas

  1043. I’d bring my brother somewhere in northern CA/WA/OR

  1044. Spencer Shelton Link to this comment

    I would bring my wife, and we would go to Hawaii.

  1045. I would happily take my husband to Massachusetts so we can spend time with Auntie Margaret & Uncle Theo — as well as our other family members over Thanksgiving.

  1046. I would take my husband to the Florida Keys for some kid-free time. Never been before and could use the R&R.

  1047. i would take my husband, who is my best friend, and i would love to go to san diego because of it’s beauty (:

  1048. I would fly with my husband to visit my sister in Boston.

  1049. I would bring my boyfriend to go to San Francisco so we can visit my parents.

  1050. My husband and I would love to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, if you are not including the territories and are instead only offering the 50 states, I would pick Hawaii, since I think he’s seen the rest. How do you choose these? Just by randomness? May the oldest reader win, since it’s probably me. :-)

  1051. I wound take my husband to LA

  1052. I would fly from New York to Los Angeles, where some of my best friends live and where the sun is always shining.

  1053. I would take my Husband to Alaska. He is 77 and always wanted to go see Alaska. It’s time!

  1054. I would take my husband to Alaska, we are born and raised New Yorkers and one of my dreams has been to see the northern lights. We don’t know what it’s like to go somewhere that isn’t on a subway line.

  1055. I would go to Hawaii with my wife! I hope I win this time. I follow Ramit closely and end enjoy his work!

  1056. I would take my wife Laura and 7 wk old Declan to California to drive the Coastal Highway.

  1057. I would go to San Diego, California, and I would take my girlfriend.

  1058. I would take my 8 and 11 year old sons to Hawaii – they have wanted to go there since they first saw my husband watch a golf tournament on tv.

  1059. I’d bring my lovely Sophie, who is from New Hampshire, and who has never been to California!

  1060. I would fly to San Deigo with my husband for our anniversary – that is one spot we’ve always wanted to go.

  1061. I would go to California, because I’ve never been, and I would take my boyfriend because we are both in desperate need of a vacation. We are working hard but want to get more balance, and this would be the perfect chance.

    Thanks Ramit for offering this opportunity!

  1062. Ramit,
    I would fly out to Mt Rushmore with my wife. That is a place that the two of us would like to see.
    How do we share this? I’ve shared your book with friends, but is there a link or something to your blog/ videos that I could share with my friends?
    For years, I’ve advocated another book, bought several copies as gifts for friends. I came across yours when the other book was sold out. The Indian name intrigued me (I’m Indian American as well). I started reading the book and have been hooked on your info since. Keep up the good work.
    I will be sure to continue to spread the word!
    Warm regards,
    Jerry

  1063. United Verde mine, Jerome Arizona: where my namesake discovered the mineral ransomite in 1928.

  1064. Emily Van Atta Link to this comment

    I’m going on vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands with my boyfriend! Rich Life = High End Relaxation

  1065. Disneyland with my husband Adam!

  1066. I would take my wife (because she’s a hard-working teacher and deserves it) to the northeast for a long weekend to stay in a B&B and relax in the countryside.

  1067. Id bring my girlfriend to San Fran.

  1068. When I win I will fly from Phoenix to Austin to visit family and friends. I’ll take my coworker Sergey who has been wanting to experience Austin.

  1069. I would bring my boyfriend to Washington, D.C. because we both love learning about the country’s governmental history.

  1070. I would book a trip to New England for me and my husband of 25 years – with three kids in college that anniversary passed with only a nod and some Chinese takeout!

  1071. I would go to New Orleans, LA or Phoenix, AZ with my girlfriend who has been diagnosed with cancer. I am not saying that for sympathy or an extra incentive to win…only that bills have amounted and the “normalcy” of life has and will be altered for the near future. We live in St. Louis, MO and aren’t the biggest fans of the cold weather, summer wasn’t the same finding out the news of her diagnosis, and it would be great to get away once treatment is over in January.

  1072. I would bring my fiance (soon to be wife) to Hawaii for a honeymoon

  1073. Denise M Mercuri Link to this comment

    I would fly 2 Italy & bring my best friend Julie

  1074. I would take my dad to Alaska. Ever since I was in High School, my dad and I have had a competition: first one to visit all 50 states wins eternal bragging rights. Alaska is one of the harder (and more expensive) to obtain. I would treat my Dad to a trip to Alaska with me. He would stay ahead of me in the game, (he needs 3, I need 5), but that is one state I want the two of us to experience together in our race to see all sides of this country.

  1075. I would go look at colleges on the West coast, mainly LA, and bring my friend who is interested in the same colleges.

  1076. jeannie boulange Link to this comment

    I would visit New Orleans, I saw recently “Beats of the Southern wild”, and this movie is such a Joy to watch, it reminded New Orleans. I, also am from french ancesters, I would bring my soon to be 16th years old boy- Sept 14-
    He would discover this beautiful region of the Usa and this would be my gift to him after a really hard year for him as I, we went trough a divorce.
    Be well and thanks for the opportunity.

  1077. I would bring my new friend Tif to NYC, her favorite city, to thank her for the great time at the camp and her smartness, her natural talent for meticulously describing things, her inspiring stories about China, her humour, empathy & vivid character and the new card games she taught me.

  1078. I would fly to Georgia to see my family during college vacation time.

  1079. I would fly to Tortola to the British Virgin Islands to honor a friend who has passed on, but once took me there.

  1080. I’d take my best friend to Miami. You’re a boss, Ramit!

  1081. Louisa Podlich Link to this comment

    I would love to go visit Alaska with my gentleman friend. A life dream is to go kayaking out there and I would LOVE to win tickets to make this dream a reality!

  1082. my husband to Washington State to see his mom

  1083. I’d got to Maui with my sister. :)

  1084. I want the flexibility and freedom to fly somewhere without having it be a work/vacation or a family/vacation or a friend/vacation or a staycation. I want the freedom to go somewhere that isn’t on the list of places I should go.

    If I had two tickets to anywhere in the United States, I would fly me and my partner to Key West where we’d sleep and swim and eat and be.

    I want the flexibility and the freedom to just be.

  1085. I would bring my boyfriend to visit his parents in Hawaii. I’m an engineering consultant, so I can work from anywhere. I’d plan to alternate work and vacation days, plus free housing! That is my definition of rich–the flexibility to travel and work whenever/wherever I want.

  1086. I would take my best friend to the beach. Her choice which one!

  1087. I’d fly to New York. I’ve never been, and a great friend of mine is moving there next Sunday.

  1088. I’d go to Tacoma, WA with my grandkids

  1089. Oh Ramit,

    Please send me to Paris, where my husband and I have been trying to go for years. Every time we try, something comes up, and we have to change the trip to see family in Orlando or Detroit. We never get to do anything for us — that’s a real luxury.

    I studied French for years and have never been able to go. Your techniques are going to help me get some funds to make this free flight into a real getaway complete with the rental of a tiny red car and excursions to the countryside.

    Looking forward to it, and thanks!

    Nancy

  1090. I would fly my father-in-law and his wife to visit us from CA. They’re the only grandparents that don’t live within driving distance.

  1091. I would take my 8 year old daughter to fulfill her wish to see Disney World in Orlando.

  1092. I would go to SF. I had to leave the city because I couldn’t afford to live there, and I miss it, and all my friends, TERRIBLY. I’d bring my boyfriend, who can’t afford a vacation even after graduating from law school because it’s been next to impossible to find well paying jobs in the legal sector during this recession.

  1093. I’ll take my boyfriend to New York City. Neither I nor my boyfriend have been to NYC and I’m not sure you’re really allowed to call yourself an American if you haven’t been there. AND I could give Ramit a big thank you hug for the trip (assuming he’s not in SF). ;) How cool would that be??? (the answer is VERY cool incase you were wondering).

  1094. I love this question! I would love to win two tickets to New Orleans, so I could take my 6yr old daughter (NOT to Disney, but to MARDI GRAS!) b/c she LOVES dress up, parades, and live creative performance. We would film everything and make an episode for my online TV show where I travel with my daughter to different places and interview people about their “sweet spot” a self defined place of success. I’ll make sure and give you a clip for your site, so your audeince can see us in New Orleans, as a thank you:)

    If you have 36 seconds, watch this and you can meet me and my daughter:
    http://youtu.be/WwYTykH1fps

    xo Desha Peacock

  1095. Dear Ramit-
    I would take my lovely wife to Washington D.C. She deserves a nice trip since she has been doing an extraordinary job raising our two small children, and it’s been a very long time since we have had a vacation. She has never been to the nation’s capital and has wanted to go for some time now.
    Thank you!

  1096. I would like to go to New York with my husband.

  1097. Just about a year ago, my youngest son died of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 22. I’d love to go to Kalispell, Montana (think Glacier National Park) to work with a glass blower to design some keepsake touchstones for his girlfriend and family members he left behind. The artist takes hair or cremains and blows them into the glass. Truly beautiful!

    I’d take my son’s “other mother” – a close personal friend who lived with our family for 10+ years. Losing my boy continues to cause such sadness and grief for her that I think the trip would be healing and part of a spiritual journey.

    Then we would venture off for explorations of Glacier National Park before the snow comes.

  1098. I would take my partner and or son to Hawaii for a much much much needed holiday and so that my little guy could put his feet in the sand and see swim in the ocean for the first time.

  1099. I would fly to Hawaii with my wife.

  1100. Casie Krishnan Link to this comment

    I’d go with my husband. As far as where: maybe Chicago, New York, Texas, or northern California. We’ve never really thought about it. We live below the poverty line and have to scrimp and save just to pay the bills. Right now, we’re praying that my husband will find a job, any job. Our savings are almost gone and we don’t know how we will pay the rent next month. Much less the electric bill. Everyday is a struggle which is why I listen to Ramit. I hope that 1 day we will get off government assistance and have the financial POWER to provide for our children on our own.

  1101. I would go with my friend to Las Vegas to visit a couple who recently got married.

  1102. I would take my husband to Hawaii!

  1103. I would go to Hawaii and bring my best friend from childhood.

  1104. I would go to San Francisco! With my best friend Patricia. In search for a boy! XD

  1105. I would take my friend Al to Washington, DC to visit the museums and monuments and historical places.

  1106. I would fly to San Francisco with my fiancee, but promise not to visit your apartment, Ramit. We have always wanted to visit the Bay area and Napa!

  1107. To me, being rich means having the FREEDOM to determine my own work and leisure schedule. So I can invest more time and energy into life-expanding interests, like traveling, enrolling in a fancy raw foods based culinary workshop, learning to surf, flying to meet interesting people and experts after reaching out to them Ramit-style.

    With these round-trip tickets, I’d travel with my boyfriend to San Francisco. First, we’d be able to determine if SF is, in fact, the city we want to adopt as our own once we complete the entrepreneurial project we’ve begun outside of our 9-5 jobs. We plan to quit our jobs as soon as this new project hits the $2000 a month level. This will mean scraping by, but will free up our time to devote to expanding the project, or moving other ideas we have into reality, as we’ve done with this one. (The momentum we’ve created with this initial project has been inspired by you, Ramit!)

    We’d also love to buy you a lunch or coffee when we’re there, if you’re up for it. In fact, if this were to be made possible, it would be the highlight of the trip for us!

  1108. I would take my wife to Hawaii, where we spent our honeymoon 45 years ago. It would be a wonderful trip in celebration of our very productive and rewarding marriage,

  1109. Whom I’d bring: my wife and daughter (would pay the extra / cash in my miles)
    Where: Mt Shasta – to scope out where I will be retiring.

  1110. Since my boyfriend and I have 8 kids between us & would feel too guilty to go somewhere & leave any of them at home, I would give the tickets to his oldest son and his bride-to-be. They are getting married next month and I’d use the tickets to send the newlyweds to Hawaii for their honeymoon!

  1111. I would take my partner to Louisiana to visit his family and to see where we grew up. They came up to visit us here in New England (after 25 years) and we all had such a great time that I’d like to expeirence more of these great memories on their turf. We’d also use this chance to take a BBQ road trip through East Texas where his father grew up. Bomb!

    OR

    Hawaii!!! Let’s face it – a free trip to Hawaii is on anyone’s list; and I’d like a proper vacation for once.

    Hell! It’d be awesome if the tickets are mutli-segmented and you gave us the chance to do both! Do it! I triple-dog dare you!

  1112. I would bring my girlfriend to the big easy and go see a Saints game at the Superdome while we’re at it.

  1113. I would go to Savannah, Georgia with my husband. We got engaged there on New Year’s Eve 2000 – waiting for Y2K!

  1114. I would go to San Francisco with my best friend Danielle!

  1115. I would take my fiance (will be husband by the time we travel) to NYC. He’s from Ukraine and has never been to New York, and I think he must see it and experience it to understand a big part of American culture! This would be our first real vacation, on our own, since the only traveling we’ve done so far together has been exclusively for work or family. It will be a time for us to further construct our prosperity plan and vision for our abundant future, adjusting our mind set from “have to do” to “want to do”.

  1116. A trip to anywhere in the US! Me and Alan In Hawaii in February!!!
    Direct flights!! ANC to HON!!! in the US by definition

  1117. I’d take my mom to NY for her high school reunion. We haven’t traveled together since I was 6 (I’m 23 now) because she has been out of the job market for various reasons, making family trips impossible.

  1118. I would bring my boyfriend to Hawaii to visit our good friends who just had a baby. They are stationed at a Marine base and don’t get visitors often because of the distance.

  1119. melissa nieting Link to this comment

    I would bring my fiance with me to explore California with me!

  1120. Oops I replied to your email cause I didn’t realize there were gettable-to-able comments!

    I would take my two best girlfriends somewhere (and we’d all be able to chip in for the third ticket) for a girls’ getaway–it’s been TEN YEARS since the last one, and we are only 28!

  1121. I’d auction the tickets off on eBay and add the amount to my emergency fund, which I’d then invest to create such a return that I could bootstrap the next Google on my own. :p

  1122. I would fly to NY with my boyfriend to visit friends. Very simple. I’ve always wanted to go, and now that some of my friends have moved there, I have more reason to go visit.

  1123. I would like to go to San Antonio, Texas. I would take my middle grandson with me. We are always interested in visiting sites of great historical moments in our country’s history and also in chasing after our own ancestors.

  1124. I would take my boyfriend to Cabo. I adore the beach, and we were there together, working (so not able to fully enjoy it), before we started dating. It would be a nice treat since he is moving from Canada to the U.S. to be with me!

  1125. Go to SF and bring my good friend with me. Lots to learn and explore over there. Not to mention, lots of inspirational people!

  1126. I would take my children to florida – spend time in the Everglades, on the Keys and a quick trip to Disney :)

  1127. I would take my lady to Hawaii. Neither of us has been and she has never been anywhere hot in the winter.

  1128. I would fly to Portland to visit my son who’s a medical school resident there. I would take his twin bother with me for obvious reasons, plus due to the fact rthat he is very patiently training me about the ins and outs of technical analysis. Three cheers for young tigers who beleive they can teach
    an old dog new tricks!

  1129. I would take my husband to NYC. We’ve always wanted to visit NYC and espcially tour some of the local jazz clubs.

  1130. I think I’d take my amazing boyfriend and head down to New Orleans!