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Old 10-14-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Says I am going to the Philippines. Probably reflects the fact they are a large minority here.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I'm an NV resident (although admittedly never there). I'm the only non-Filipino from NV I know who travels to the PI frequently though. Other destinations are much more popular. Pretty much everyone has been to Mexico
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL
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I'm a data analyst, and I could tell this thing was crap from the moment I looked at it.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:45 PM
 
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Travel for pleasure and travel to see the family are two different things. Sometimes they overlap, sometimes they don't!

When most people think of travel, they think of pleasure trips. "I'm traveling to Europe for two weeks, whoo hoo!" versus "I'm going to Grandma's house in Ohio for a week."

The map in the article was highly misleading because it was obvious the "popular" travel destinations for many states are linked to recent immigrants returning "home" to see families. The upper midwest going to Mexico, for example.

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How is that not considered travel?
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:02 AM
 
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It's funny how people in the east want to go to the Caribbean, the upper Midwest to Mexico, and the west to the Pacific.

The Most-Searched Destinations In Each State
Texas, El Salvador? Something off here. Perhaps we have a lot of immigrants from El Salvador wanting to go home and visit family?
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:07 AM
 
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Travel for pleasure and travel to see the family are two different things. Sometimes they overlap, sometimes they don't!

When most people think of travel, they think of pleasure trips. "I'm traveling to Europe for two weeks, whoo hoo!" versus "I'm going to Grandma's house in Ohio for a week."

The map in the article was highly misleading because it was obvious the "popular" travel destinations for many states are linked to recent immigrants returning "home" to see families. The upper midwest going to Mexico, for example.
Precisely. It was presented, in my opinion, as vacation (as in woo hoo! LOL). Very misleading, and pretty much useless.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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A lot of it has to do with cost. I live in Arizona. People located here who want a foreign beach vacation can go to the Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, etc.. relatively inexpensively. Why would they pay extra to go to Aruba, the Caymans, Jamaica, or Bermuda? Not that different but more expensive to travel to. I have friends in San Diego who are in Hawaii every time I turn around. Why? Plenty of cheap flights from Southern California to Hawaii. It's a different story if you live in New York. Same reason English people are more likely to go to the beach in Spain much more frequently than Americans do. Every time I think of going to NYC for a week I look at my budget and decide to drive to LA.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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A lot of it has to do with cost. I live in Arizona. People located here who want a foreign beach vacation can go to the Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, etc.. relatively inexpensively. Why would they pay extra to go to Aruba, the Caymans, Jamaica, or Bermuda? Not that different but more expensive to travel to. I have friends in San Diego who are in Hawaii every time I turn around. Why? Plenty of cheap flights from Southern California to Hawaii. It's a different story if you live in New York. Same reason English people are more likely to go to the beach in Spain much more frequently than Americans do. Every time I think of going to NYC for a week I look at my budget and decide to drive to LA.
I too agree that the cost of the trip is a major factor when traveling for pleasure. Quite often certain destinations have cheaper travel costs from particular areas of origin.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Huffington Post? Lol!
A collection of snippets and 'news'...right up there with Yahoo 'news', imo.
This. I can't believe that rag still exists. It's the online version of The National Enquirer.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: CO
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A lot of it has to do with cost. I live in Arizona. People located here who want a foreign beach vacation can go to the Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, etc.. relatively inexpensively. Why would they pay extra to go to Aruba, the Caymans, Jamaica, or Bermuda? Not that different but more expensive to travel to. I have friends in San Diego who are in Hawaii every time I turn around. Why? Plenty of cheap flights from Southern California to Hawaii. It's a different story if you live in New York. Same reason English people are more likely to go to the beach in Spain much more frequently than Americans do. Every time I think of going to NYC for a week I look at my budget and decide to drive to LA.
^^^^^^This.
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