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View Poll Results: I prefer to the vacation...
at the beach. 55 48.25%
in the mountains. 59 51.75%
Voters: 114. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:38 AM
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I like the mountains,i like lots of trees,babbling brooks, i like fall colors, i like skiing in the winter, i like snow etc..
Beaches? not so much,what do you do on a beach other than sit on your butt,look at water,smell dead fish and sweat a lot.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:42 AM
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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There was no "both" choice so I didn't vote. We live 3 hours from both in different directions of course.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:13 AM
Location: Way up north :-)
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I love both. The sound of the ocean and the smell of the salty air is so soothing and invigorating. But it's so darn hard to find privacy on a beach, aside from going in the middle of winter. I went to Cape Cod one December - it was just gorgeous and totally private since no-one else had the same level of insanity.
For a longer term prospect, it'd have to be the mountains in a secluded cabin with access to a water source. Yeah, I'm the scary hillbilly they done warned ya 'bout.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:59 PM
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Though I live in the northwest, I hardly give a rip about mountains. It's to the beach for me ~ preferably in California.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:23 AM
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I like them both so I often pick areas where I can access both within the day. California, New Hampshire, VA/NC. If you go out of the US there are loads of places (like Thailand) where the mountains come down to the beach.

One of my favorites is Wales where there are gorgeous sandy beaches and a train or car ride will take you into some lovely mountains similar to the Ozarks in less than two hours.

Take a look! Visit Snowdonia - Snowdonia accommodation, things to do, attractions
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:27 AM
Location: Bishkek
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Since we live close to the beach, we try to hit the mountains in the summer to cool off.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:09 AM
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I'm an unadulterated beachcomber, so the answer is obvious here- but mountains are fine with me, too. What I dislike most are boring flatlands -unless there are lakes and wilderness to give it some variety. And of course the drab wasteland called "Suburbia"...
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:53 AM
Location: USA
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Beaches hold no allure for me because of my allergy to the sun, so, I choose anywhere else.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:27 AM
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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The mountains.

The coast ('coast' seems to be a more relevant contrast to 'mountains') is certainly nice, but I love the crisp clean smell of the mountain air, the amazing vistas, the living rock exposed, and the fantastic biological and climatic variation that comes with the great elevation variety of mountains.

Then there's the added bonus that the mountains are simply less popular than the coast, and there is so much more of them (the coast being, by definition, a relatively narrow piece of land). Due to this, there are vast swaths of spectacular mountains where one can be and it is not crowded, as opposed to coasts, which generally draw people and the refuse of civilization in unpleasant numbers and quantities.

But like I said, I do enjoy the coast.

Coastal mountains are particularly nice!
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:39 PM
Location: Outer Space
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Mountains. I never knew how much I liked them until I spent time hiking in them. I'm a born flatlander and never knew any better.

If there are no mountains, I'll happily take the beach.
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