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Old 07-22-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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as irootoo said:
"And given the utter torment that is air travel these days, it's not worth it to me."
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I love Staycations. I traveled enough all my life on business and enough pleasure...so no interest..
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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as irootoo said:
"And given the utter torment that is air travel these days, it's not worth it to me."
You do t have to do air travel to do vacation. Iíve been two weeks on my road trip. Today my husband and I kayaking in one of the most beautiful lake. The weather was perfect, couldnít ask for better. Poor people can stay on campground, old folks like us go into log cabin.
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:07 AM
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Location: Scotland
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Many of us have done that in the decades when we were young.
I couldn't afford travel when I was young. I didn't start traveling until my 40's and haven't stopped since.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Just got back from a Cruise to Italy and Greece...very hectic and far too many tourists. Not enjoyable in the least. I much prefer extreme hiking and climbing in our national park system...even better during the off season!
Late September is a better time there, but I agree the crowds are ridiculous these days. We were in Turin and surrounding areas last September and it was delightful.

What we love with Italy is eating late, going out to dinner at 9pm. Being able to stroll around late at night. So different to home where everyone seems to want to go to dinner at 6 30 these days.

We live in a beautiful place, overlooking a bay and ten minutes from beaches. But we love to see anywhere new. DH has requested Tanzania and Kenya for next year.

I figure we have about ten years before travel insurance becomes too difficult to obtain. I must work out a program! After that there is still a bit to see here.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:39 AM
Status: "Traveller " (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: Scotland
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Late September is a better time there, but I agree the crowds are ridiculous these days. We were in Turin and surrounding areas last September and it was delightful.

What we love with Italy is eating late, going out to dinner at 9pm. Being able to stroll around late at night. So different to home where everyone seems to want to go to dinner at 6 30 these days.

We live in a beautiful place, overlooking a bay and ten minutes from beaches. But we love to see anywhere new. DH has requested Tanzania and Kenya for next year.

I figure we have about ten years before travel insurance becomes too difficult to obtain. I must work out a program! After that there is still a bit to see here.
I haven't been to either, but did live in Uganda so was able to go to all the national parks and go on safaris. Loved it!

We also live in a beautiful place on a sea loch with mountains on the other side. However, even though we have pretty beaches here, the water is too cold year round.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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I'm still working and love to travel. But we are leisure travelers and enjoy our time away. Our daughter is in Alaska so we love going up there. I am never frazzeled when I get home. I work in a small office and a few others love to travel so we share stories.
We try and take 4 day get aways at least 2-3 times a year. We have one scheduled in 3 weeks.
Plan to keep on traveling when I retire. There is still much I want to see.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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No more long trips for me. A weekend away to see family is it. Ive seen enough of the world. It holds no fascination any more.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:29 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Sunrise is beautiful flying over Mt Shasta (at the moment). Lake Shasta is very scenic and full, will be in Carmel before noon.

TSA took <3 min this AM (and it was crowded).

<30 min Home to gate... including LT parking + shuttle + check-in + walking to furthest gate. Really not a big deal.

And I just saved 12 hr driving. + fuel, food, 'wear n tear' (on car and body)...
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:06 AM
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Location: Scotland
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No more long trips for me. A weekend away to see family is it. Ive seen enough of the world. It holds no fascination any more.
I can't imagine not being fascinated by seeing more of the world.
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