Where will Manifold team have an offsite in July or August?
Sep 1
M$672 bet
We're doing an offsite in Mexico City in June: https://manifold.markets/Austin/how-many-people-will-stay-at-mexifo And likely one in Washington DC in September: https://manifold.markets/noumena/will-i-be-part-of-a-group-renting-t But in between, we'd like to have another offsite sometime in July or August. Where and when should this be? Some ideal qualities in an offsite location: - Comfortably house + work 10+ people - Not too expensive: <1.5k/night for 10ish nights - Close to cool stuff to do - Flights are not difficult or expensive - Good weather Oh, and ideally we'd be close to EAs/awesome startup people. (Or be able to convince a lot of them to join us!)
JamesGrugett
James Grugett answered
Anchorage, Alaska
72%
DavidChee
SirSalty answered
Seoul, Korea
8%
JamesGrugett
James Grugett answered
Boise, Idaho
3%
SG
S G answered
Istanbul
2%
JamesGrugett
James Grugett answered
Las Vegas
0.9%
Austin
Austin answered
Orlando, Florida
0.7%
SG
S G answered
Austin, TX
0.2%
dglid
David Glidden answered
Boston, MA
0.2%
dglid
David Glidden answered
Chicago, Illinois
0.2%
dglid
David Glidden answered
Toronto, Canada
0.2%
dglid
David Glidden answered
Denver, Colorado
0.2%
Austin
Austin answered
South Africa
0.2%
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JamesGrugett
Anchorage, Alaska
72%
JamesGrugett
It's summer time so we should go somewhere northern! Alaska is really interesting and Anchorage is the largest city. We can stay downtown, near other young people. It's clean, there's cool bars, lots of hiking and water sports on the lakes/ocean. July/August is the time of year with the best weather and tourism in Anchorage (https://weatherspark.com/y/252/Average-Weather-in-Anchorage-Alaska-United-States-Year-Round) The days also have ~18 hours of sunlight, which I argue will make us more productive, haha!
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JamesGrugett
James Grugett is betting Anchorage, Alaska
Biggest downside: flights are a bit more expensive
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Austin
Austin is betting Orlando, Florida
I like the idea of Alaska (never been!) and going north for the summer. Though I don't see great housing options for Anchorage; things seem to be some combination of more expensive, less large, and less "nice" haha. This seems to be the best? https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/30687017?check_in=2022-08-01&check_out=2022-08-08&guests=1&adults=12&s=67&unique_share_id=820f5e70-87dd-40a0-8f2e-01c327ace4ef
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DavidChee
Seoul, Korea
8%
DavidChee
Cons: Prob way more expensive than other options Pros: Everything (insane internet, food, things to do, weather). I might be there anyways and can be tour guide?
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Austin
Haha would be pretty down actually! The houses themselves actually look really cheap, here's one I like: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/35895424?check_in=2022-07-20&check_out=2022-08-03&guests=1&adults=12&s=67&unique_share_id=865933e5-9735-43fb-a235-d8f1d60a1822
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Austin
Austin is betting Orlando, Florida
Though, apparently the weather is kinda bad in July (hot, monsoon season?)
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Austin
Yeah I'm currently leaning Alaska in Aug, DC in September, Seoul in Oct/Nov
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DavidChee
SirSalty is betting Istanbul
@Austin It will be pretty hot but shouldn't be too bad. If we were to go in the summer the other option would be to go to Jeju Island instead of Seoul.
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JamesGrugett
Boise, Idaho
3%
SG
Istanbul
2%
SG
S G bought M$1
From an FX perspective, this is the best time to go. https://manifold.markets/Duncan/will-the-turkish-lira-trade-at-high
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DavidChee
@SG 👀 For other people betting it should be known I also lived in Istanbul for 7 years and would be able to make the trip seamless.
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JamesGrugett
Las Vegas
0.9%
JamesGrugett
According to @DavidGlidden's calculator, this is the cheapest city for us to all fly to. I think we should save it for the Fall / Winter though
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dglid
David Glidden is betting Denver, Colorado
@JamesGrugett yeah I would avoid Vegas in summer for sure
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Austin
Orlando, Florida
0.7%
dglid
@Austin +1 to the heat, I lived in Orlando and you do not want to be there in July unless you’re forced to.
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SG
Austin, TX
0.2%
dglid
Boston, MA
0.2%
dglid
Chicago, Illinois
0.2%
dglid
Toronto, Canada
0.2%
dglid
Denver, Colorado
0.2%
dglid
Boulder a similar option with good tech culture (from what I’ve heard)
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Austin
Austin is betting Seoul, Korea
Benefits: Ian and Gavriel are already in the Boulder/Denver area! Drawbacks: wait to go in winter, so we can go skiing on weekends
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Austin
South Africa
0.2%
dglid
David Glidden is betting Denver, Colorado
@Austin if you do this, definitely make it Cape Town, maybe with a personal trip to a safari before or after
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dglid
Chicago, IL
0.0%
General Comments
dglid
Some more boutique US options: Raleigh, NC, Charleston, SC, Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA
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dglid
Come winter, consider Vegas and Cancun. Cheap flights and good infrastructure for out-of-towners.
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dglid
We did Austin, TX, which was fun though a bit harder to get to/pricier.
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dglid
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Austin
@dglid Oh this is super cool - thanks for the pointer!
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DavidChee
Seoul in Korea!!
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