I know that there are people "holed up" in Mexico and people living on the cheap in places like India while the economy is on the down turn. I just think it's a pretty good idea for many people. I think you can hold off on starting up unemployment benefits and live off of part of their savings for a very cheap amount of money per month. Just rent out the place if on a lease or own and put the stuff in storage. Then get a little cabana and a motorcycle or Yugo and "wait it out" while hopefully having fun.
Of course, another way is to ride around the world for a year on the cheap.
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. In town? Come visit us on a Weds night. We love show and tells! Want to speak about your trip or motorcycle topics in the Bay Area of Northern California? We have a club hall. IM me. If you give us enough notice and if we like your topic, you can come and speak. We have room for others to come and listen too.