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Old 05-20-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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What counts as a vacation?

Even with 2 days off work, you can go camp out somewhere -- but also I have my home kind of a place that is as good as a vacation to me. I can go biking, horsebackriding, hiking, and even camp out and have a bonfire in my own backyard.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Out West
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The last time I had an official vacation was 2007.

I don't consider moving from FL to ME and getting set up and settled to be a vacation.

As for weekends off...that didn't happen much at my last job, in FL.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Default Last year...

To Las Vegas, NV. 12th visit.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:14 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Having grown up at Dairy Farm Boarding school, then @ age 18 becoming a caregiver for disabled parent (for next 32 yrs). ... I 'retired' at age 49 and every day is a vacation!

Though I travel every chance I get. (even my previous job had me living in several countries and traveling 28+ weeks / yr). While overseas work is very exhausting and demanding; even THAT is a vacation compared to a Dairy Farm. I like Saturdays, as we only work 1/2 day (12 hrs instead of 24).
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Just got back from 3 weeks in China. Going to South America in a few months for 5 weeks.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The last time I had a proper 2-week vacation with my husband was in 2005. As soon as my husband and I are both in full-time employment (i.e. not contractors) at the same time, we'll travel a lot more, I'm sure. We've been on several mini-breaks, the most recent was to Asheville, NC last month.

I visited England in 2009 and 2011 but as the trips were both for family funerals, I wouldn't call them vacations. But it was good to see family and friends.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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2 months ago - cruise to the Bahamas
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Having grown up at Dairy Farm Boarding school, then @ age 18 becoming a caregiver for disabled parent (for next 32 yrs). ... I 'retired' at age 49 and every day is a vacation!

Though I travel every chance I get. (even my previous job had me living in several countries and traveling 28+ weeks / yr). While overseas work is very exhausting and demanding; even THAT is a vacation compared to a Dairy Farm. I like Saturdays, as we only work 1/2 day (12 hrs instead of 24).
Yes - I think it's just all how vacation is defined. People's whose jobs require them to be at the airport Monday morning may end up putting in a lot of travel but it's not a vacation just because they went somewhere.

My dad would want to stay longer in Florida in the winter but couldn't afford to unless he found a job so he would work as a campground host -- he said it was the easiest funnest job he ever had but it allowed him to stay in an RV campground, he had to put in 4 hours every day but the rest of the time they could do whatever they wanted to do.

There were times I couldn't afford to travel or didn't have the vehicle for travel so I decided to vacation in the town I live in, and that included getting motel room for a couple nights and trying to find tourist things to do just like I would do if I were somewhere far away.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: London
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It's been about 5 months since I took a vacation in Amsterdam for New Year's. And it's about 4 days until I go to London and Paris . I take about 2, 3, 4 trips per year. Gotta love unlimited paid vacation.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I guess I'm on vacation right now -- house-sitting for my parents on the other side of the country. Flew out, and have just been sitting on my arse doing practically nothing. Works for me.

Last winter, went out to San Diego and went sailing with some friends... Before that, would've been last summer. Took the Amtrak to NYC (living in Mississippi at the time), partied in the city, then road-tripped with some friends back down. Stopped at an awesome car show in Pennsylvania, too! Later that summer, I went to Detroit and DC, though that was for a competition... so, while I enjoyed the trip, I don't think it really qualifies as a "vacation".

Word of advice: live cheaply, so you can travel more often.
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