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Old 04-17-2019, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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When I was younger, I thought nothing of driving 60 hours straight on a regular weekend. Coworker and I drove Topeka to Idaho and back. Also remember Montreal to Richmond. Can't remember any 3-day weekends.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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3 hours max nonstop flight from my home airport.

Currently, I'm living in a small town, the farthest city I can fly to nonstop is LA. But I guess I prefer Chicago(700 miles) since I've never been there yet.

If I live in a big city like Dallas or Houston, I will be willing to spend a long weekend in Seattle or Boston in summer or Florida in winter.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:01 AM
 
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I’ve done Boston-Salt Lake City long weekend ski trips a number of times. Usually 3 nights and 4 ski days. Catching the early morning Delta flight, you can be skiing by 11:30 and Deer Valley will give you a day ticket if you show them your boarding pass. You can ski until 2:30 the last day and still catch the last flight and be home in bed around midnight.

I’ll do New England to Florida for a long weekend.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:59 AM
 
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My 82 year father just did a 3 day/2 night trip from Israel to NYC in order to attend his granddaughter's performance at Carnegie Hall. He paid full price for the airline ticket, hotel room and Carnegie Hall ticket.

Many years ago my sister also did a 3 day/2 night trip from Israel to NYC as well when she had free standby tickets on all airlines. (Back then she worked for one of the American carriers in Tel Aviv and she stayed with our grandmother who was living in the NYC area at that time.)
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:51 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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For me Northern Florida. I live in SW Florida and it takes 5-6 hours just to get out of the state. I would like to go to St. Augustine one of these days.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Four hours traveling is about my maximum for a three-day weekend, maybe add an hour or, at most, two, for a four-day weekend. That would be either driving or flying. With flying, it would mean a 2- or, at most, 3-hour flight, since you have to waste approximately two hours in the airport before the flight, and it would not allow for a stop. I also live about 45 minutes from the nearest airport, so that factors in, too. I live in southwest Florida, so a trip where I'd drive might take me to the east coast of the state or maybe northern Florida or the very southern end of Georgia... that would be about it. When flying, I've gone to New England, Washington, DC, and Ohio for long weekends.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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I did Baltimore to Iceland for a weekend. Left Thursday night and was home in time to watch the Superbowl that Sunday night.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:03 AM
 
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I have driven nearly 500 miles (each way). Seeing the sights on the drive is part of the charm for me.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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The longest driving I've done is 10 hours each way on a 3-day weekend - Moline, IL to Toronto, ON. I really like driving places, though

The longest flight has been Nashville to Denver.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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For a long weekend? 5 or 6 hours driving, tops. I love to drive, but I don't want to spend my hard-earned time off in the car. Not sure I have flown anywhere for a 3 day weekend - too much trouble.
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