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Old 06-09-2009, 05:42 AM
 
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Do you consider any time away from your home town a vacation or would on night or even a long weekend be considered a getaway?
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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When I was working I had 5 weeks vacation after 20 years (a 30 year job) and could afford to go on vacations.
Now that I'm retired I can't afford to do anything but "Honey Do" vacations.
But the house and yard looks good.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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We go on mini-breaks throughout the year, but officially, we go on vacation (to include long drives or flying, hotel stays, dinners out, sightseeing) once a year, usually for a week. We are saving up for big ones (a trip to Disneyworld and to Europe) but always make sure we take our kids on vacation. Both my husband and I grew up in houses where "a trip to Grandmas" was considered a vacation. We want our kids to grow up with great memories and photo albums. We use all of our vacation time (and truthfully, some sick time too) every year.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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There's too much work to be done to be taking vacations. Taking vacations feels like stealing money--unless you're NOT getting paid for them, and then I'd rather have the work. You're getting paid...and you're NOT working. Bad combination.

I remember a job where they were cutting hours, and I'd come in just long enough to get the job done and leave again...only worked about 4 hour days.
May I ask you why you don't like to travel and see other parts of our wonderous country?
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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We usually take two vacations a year. Usually one is a full 7-9 days, the other is a little shorter, 3-5 days.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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At least two per year and we like one to be domestic the other international

Then a few long week end getaways within driving distance, we try to get to Saratoga Springs each year for a long weekend during racing season
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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How many vacations/vacation days or weeks do you take per year?

Is it enough or do you wish it was more? Do you use your vacation time to go somewhere or do you staycation for some of your vacation time?
This year: 365 days. It's about right, actually. We'll be ready to stop travelling in a few more months.

Normally; Every second I can get. 2 weeks + Xmas and holidays is the standard. It is nowhere near enough. I'd gladly trade less pay for more time off (love unpaid vacation).
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