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View Poll Results: How often do you leave your home state?
0-1 time a year 15 15.63%
2-3 times a year 17 17.71%
4-5 times a year 12 12.50%
6-12 times a year 9 9.38%
More than 12 times a year 43 44.79%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: The City
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I'm split between DC/MD and Philly/NJ.

When I'm in MD, I go to DC every couple weeks.

When I'm in NJ, daily.

Although, I don't think of DC as really being "separate" from MD and Nova, and I honestly don't even think of Philly as being part of PA.

I think in these areas especially where major metros traverse states, the significance of going to another state really isnt there, an afterthought.

I am many times in 3 states in one day without ever leaving my metro or traveling very far

In place like NYC, Philly, DC you can take a subway one stop and be in another state, it really doesnt feel like you ever leave the area so to speak
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Probably at least once a week, most weeks more.

Though to be fair NJ is less a mile (you can take the subway to another state) and DE is only about 20 miles away. I dont think traveling out of state has the same significance here. If I couted non local states probably 1-3 times a month on average
agreed. i live near PA and NY so it's no big deal. we live in NJ and actually cut through PA to get to my IL's in NJ. i also used to cut through NY to get to my job in NJ. it's not uncommon.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I said more than 12 times a year.
None of our family lives in Oklahoma. Both our kids are out of state in college (Arkansas and Georgia), and we visit each of them several times a year. Most of our family is in Texas and we are there all the time. Plus, we will always have pleasure travel and some business travel, always out of state.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:53 AM
 
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So sad I rarely travel ... I just do it by surfing the web, reading travel magazines and watching travel shows.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I usually only travel out of state 1-2 times a year. I live in CO, but my family and friends all live along the East Coast. We do one big trip over the summer, where we drive to the East Coast to visit family/friends, then fly to PR to visit my in-laws. I usually either travel for Christmas or Spring Break beyond that.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Constantly, everytime we buy something expensive for no taxes ( About 8 miles from the border)
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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I live 2 miles from a neighboring state. I go there at least 2 or 3 times a week. I also travel frequently to other areas of New England. However, I rarely visit New York State which is only about 1 hour to the west.

When I worked in business I used to travel frequently throughout the US.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: The City
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agreed. i live near PA and NY so it's no big deal. we live in NJ and actually cut through PA to get to my IL's in NJ. i also used to cut through NY to get to my job in NJ. it's not uncommon.

Not only that but when I lived in Bucks County PA very close to NJ there were times I would cut through NJ to get back to PA, but also to get gas many times to Jersey specifically for cheaper gas that is pumped for you
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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When I lived in Cincinnati and worked downtown, I'd leave Ohio three times a day, getting to work and back and taking my lunchtime walk.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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I leave at least once a month for weekend trips to Florida, North Carolina etc. I also go on a few long distance trips a year. Routine trips back home to see Friends and Family in Texas. Lastly where the Air Force needs me as well. So well over 12 times a year. I could never stay put in the state I'm living in for very long. Granted I think you're correct on the size topic, before I joined and while living in Texas I only left the state maybe 3-5 times a year.
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