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Old 06-06-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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For whatever reason, some people just hate the idea of visiting certain places. Some people simply refuse to go to developing countries, some hate to visit big cities such as Paris or New York, many don't want to go to any mountains. For myself, the one place I absolutely refuse to go to is the Caribbean's.

Are there any places you (maybe irrationally) refuse to visit over the years?

No need to respond if you intend to say something like "all places are beautiful and unique in their own ways and I am willing to visit anywhere given the chance". This post is more about eccentricities of people.
Florida and cruises...also 3rd world countries, but that really isn't irrational.

Florida is a hot dump. I'd rather spend my time on the Gulf Coast in LA, MS, AL, or TX, or the Georgia or South Carolina coast.

Cruises I really don't understand. Vacation is supposed to be a time of relaxing and getting away from it all, not being surrounded by thousands of other people on a floating resort where I would spend most of my time. When you finally get to port, you really cannot do too much exploring because you only have a few hours before you're back at sea. It sounds like a terrible vacation. The only time I'd get on a cruise is if I went to Antarctica and that is just because it is the only means to get there.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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Florida and cruises...also 3rd world countries, but that really isn't irrational.

Florida is a hot dump. I'd rather spend my time on the Gulf Coast in LA, MS, AL, or TX, or the Georgia or South Carolina coast.

Cruises I really don't understand. Vacation is supposed to be a time of relaxing and getting away from it all, not being surrounded by thousands of other people on a floating resort where I would spend most of my time. When you finally get to port, you really cannot do too much exploring because you only have a few hours before you're back at sea. It sounds like a terrible vacation. The only time I'd get on a cruise is if I went to Antarctica and that is just because it is the only means to get there.
Wow you sound like lots of fun to be around.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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I'll go anywhere, as long as it doesn't include all of the picky, complaining whiners on this board. Lol

This is why it is not good to do group travels and group tours, then you get stuck with a bunch of sour grapes.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Mountain girl trapped on the beach
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I've done a lot of traveling for both vacation and work: Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, the 'Stans, Africa, and the Middle East. Having said all that, the one place I have no desire to go is Cuba. If the political thaw continues there is the potential I will be sent there for work and if that happens, I will do my best to have them send someone else.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Personally, I wouldn't have any interest in visiting any third world countries. Not that there's anything wrong with them ... I just know myself well enough to know that I wouldn't enjoy the experience.

No interest here, either.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I loved Eastern Europe though. Part of it may be thought of as "Third World".
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:39 PM
 
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Florida, India, China, Middle East, Southern California . . .
When I lived in Floridistan, once a week a cruise ship from somewhere else would make an unscheduled port due to a mass outbreak of dysentery, So, any traveling on a cruise ship---No thanks
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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I just came here to see how Florida fared, so far I've not been too disappointed. New Jersey might be the dark horse in this race however.
As far as places that hold little interest for me to visit, Abu Dhabi and Qatar top my list. I'm sure the everyday locals are delightful I just have issues with conspicuous consumption for the sake of conspicuous consumption.
Having spent my first 34 years in Jersey, I'd actually say it's a decent place for a vacation. You can tour the Revolutionary War battlefields, go on some lovely hikes, spend time at the shore (boardwalks are a blast there), hit NYC or Philly, see a variety of kind of obscure sights (Grounds for Sculpture, Doris Duke Estate, Princeton University), cross over into Bucks County, PA and tour some lovely river towns, etc. If you had a week with a clear schedule in NJ, I assure you, you would not be bored. Living there... well, that's another story.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:15 PM
 
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Any high radiation areas are on my No list. (parts of Japan, Chernobyl...)
Not into the Stan-lands either. I've been here and there. I'm liking the USA at the moment.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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The heat, the animal excrement piled here and there, the beggars, the urchins.
Due to open defecation being a problem over there, it probably wasn't animal excrement...
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