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View Poll Results: I prefer to the vacation...
at the beach. 55 48.25%
in the mountains. 59 51.75%
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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Where do you prefer to travel: the beach or the mountains (This excludes cities and states where mountains and the ocean meet)?
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Definitely the mountains, though I do like to get to the beach once a year.

I don't know if you'd call it a vacation but I've gotten in the habit of setting up "office hours" by a creek in the Smokies. I try to get there once a week or so to clear my head, plan upcoming activities, take care of paperwork and bills. Beats sitting inside, I tell you.

So if the mountains are my office then maybe the beach IS my vacation.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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The beach. To me, nothing says vacation like palm trees and clear blue water. I vacationed in Alaska one year and it was absolutely beautiful, but I had to wear a jacket. I dont like being cold and wearing a lot of clothes on vacation.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:23 PM
 
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Beach...just returned from 2 weeks in the Keys...have been to the mountains...Bavarian Alps in late March...breathtaking ,but chilly
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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I live in San Diego, so the mountains give me the change of scenery I'm looking for.... the tropics are nice though for the "less active" vacation (beer+lounge chair).
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: SD
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Sad to say but we live at the beach and vacation at the beach. We always travel to a different beach somewhere in our own state or in another for a vacation. This year we're branching out and doing wine country and not going to the beach..
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: In a delirium
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While I love the beach and being warm, I'm never as happy as when hurtling down a mountain covered in powdery snow with a board strapped to my feet.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Norcross GA
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I love the beach! The mountains scare me a bit, my luck I will go off on a hiking trail and get lost for days until rescuers find me. Paul Bunyon I am not.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Once per year to the beach is sufficient for me, and I could probably go longer. The mountains are different though - they're where I get my energy and recharge. They're also where my favorite activities are found (mountaineering, skiing, hiking, biking, etc...) Ideally, my beach trip each year would be to a stunning tropical paradise, but since I live in Raleigh, I "settle" for the Outer Banks most years...actually leaving tomorrow for our annual trip!
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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BEACH--Every time! The mountains are pretty and all that, but nothing beats the ocean, sitting with a cold beer and some beach music.....heaven!
mdp-az--try Myrtle Beach--much nicer than the Outer Banks!!!
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