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Old 06-05-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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So where is your most favorite vacation destination in the world?

Mine is most definitly the out islands of the Bahamas, especially the SE Bahamas, particularly Rum Cay, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, but the totally uninhabited Plana Cays are my absolute most favorite---paradise within paradise!!

This area is my favoite by a long shot because I can get there totally under my own power without needing the airlines (which I HATE!!) as it is just 300 miles from the USA, but it feels like it is literally half way around the world and as far from home as you can possibly get. But thats not the only reason.

The other driving factor is not just the remoteness of such areas, but that they have the absolute most prestine beaches (wide and sandy) that I have ever seen, that not only go on for as far as 10 miles at a time, but are VERY devoid of even seeing 1 single other person 99% of the time!!

Luckily in July, I am going to be visiting this area, and will be renting an 18' Boston Whaler, and when the weather is near perfect (I have to pick my day carefully for this!) I'm going to take the boat on my own without a guide to Plana Cay--a whopping 55 miles each way, something that 30% of me is a bit on-edge about, but that 70% of me is excited as hell about doing!!
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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This area is my favoite by a long shot because I can get there totally under my own power without needing the airlines (which I HATE!!) as it is just 300 miles from the USA, but it feels like it is literally half way around the world and as far from home as you can possibly get. But thats not the only reason… I am going to be visiting this area, and will be renting an 18' Boston Whaler...
I don't understand. You say you can get there under your own power, but then you have to rent a boat once you're there… Are you swimming the 300?

My favorite area is the CO high country, if you actually wanted to know.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I don't understand. You say you can get there under your own power, but then you have to rent a boat once you're there… Are you swimming the 300?

My favorite area is the CO high country, if you actually wanted to know.
Good question! Sorry for the confusion!

Getting there UMOP means that I am able to be the one solely responsible for all segments of transportation to get there. It does not necessarily mean that in the literal sense (walking, biking or swimming), although those methods certainly would by definition.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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It sounds like a cop out, I know, but I can't pick just one. I love to travel and would go mad ONLY going to a beachy warm place or ONLY going to the mountains or ONLY going to urban areas...you get the picture. So I can't pick one absolute favorite vacation spot. However, some of my favorites:

Canadian Rockies, especially closer to Jasper/further away from Banff

Curacao, some of the best snorkeling from shore, no boat needed, that I have encountered

London, one of my favorite world cities

Ireland, the Dingle Peninsula specifically. The charming town of Dingle itself, the landscape of the peninsula...just magic.

Southern Utah/Moab/Zion/Bryce..absolutely stunning scenery everywhere you look.

I could keep typing forever...I love seeing new places and could never choose just one favorite. the older I get, the more my list will grow!
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Tahiti! Most romantic spot on the planet. The more remote, the better!
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:13 PM
 
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Hi I'm from India. I like Kerala, its really a beautiful place
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:50 PM
 
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Out of places I've ever been: Croatia, Argentina, or Thailand
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Like the above poster they're all so different, and have a different appeal, so can't pick one. For instance urban destinations, historic old towns, spectacular scenery, culture.etc.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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The next one I'm heading to
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Getting there UMOP means that I am able to be the one solely responsible for all segments of transportation to get there. It does not necessarily mean that in the literal sense (walking, biking or swimming), although those methods certainly would by definition.
I figured UMOP meant a boat in the case of a caribbean isle, but what threw me is that you said you had to RENT a boat once you're there. Since you're not swimming it either, that makes me think you have a plane, but in that case couldn't you go just about anywhere a commercial airline would "UMOP"?
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