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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 12-03-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Thought this would be interesting because depending on where you live, you may never leave your own state...or you may be so close to a border you leave daily.

For me personally being in Mid-Michigan, it's never more than 2-3 times a year and only for vacation. Detroit has all our big city activities such as sports, concerts, or a big airport. So there is no real reason to leave unless its just for fun.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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Thought this would be interesting because depending on where you live, you may never leave your own state...or you may be so close to a border you leave daily.

For me personally being in Mid-Michigan, it's never more than 2-3 times a year and only for vacation. Detroit has all our big city activities such as sports, concerts, or a big airport. So there is no real reason to leave unless its just for fun.
This is a big reason not to travel much out of state. But a lot depends on your family. Many of us have family that lives across sate lines. Also, in rural areas, those things you mention may be a few mles across the border. Example, for me to see an NFL game, I have to travel to either Charlotte or Atlanta.
Consider yourself lucky to be a big city boy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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well 2012 was a banner year for me for state to state travel

MA, NH, ME, NY, PA, OH, IN, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, AZ, TX, NC and my first visit to Tennesee and Hawaii in the last month.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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I would imagine smaller state residents leave their state more often. For example, getting out of Texas can take a while for many parts of the state.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Quite a bit actually.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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About once every month or two now that I'm Georgia

When I lived in PA, 300+ a year, Worked in NJ, Family in NJ and NH ...
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: The City
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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
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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In the past year work has taken me to CA, OH, CT, MA, PA and NOVA. Vacations/weekend getaways have taken me to Canada, PA, Mexico, MA, MD and VA.
I live in NY and travel all over the state. Probably a couple dozen times I've been out of state in this year. Similar to other years.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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On average 2x/month.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Daily. I live in Michigan and work in Ohio. Aside from that, probably a couple of times a year.
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