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Old 05-26-2012, 09:04 AM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We just returned from 9 days in Vegas and will, most likely do a cruise in early November. Being retired gives us the option to vacation when we want, so the summer months are for staying at home. Vacation time is usually late spring and mid fall.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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We went on spring break this year with the wife's family. They actually paid for a decent amount of the accommodations (beach condo), so we just had to fund gas and food. Being frugal and having a car with great MPG, we didn't spend all that much total. Not having kids also means more disposable income than most others. We don't like the heat, so we have no plans on summer vacations. We might go for a day trip or two to some festivals around the state, not sure yet. However, we are planning a Fall trip to the Appalachian Mountains.

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Due to co-workers getting married and a staff shortage, two of my three vacation weeks occur consecutively in September. It's been a while since I've vacationed in September, so I'm open to suggestions (solo traveler, mid-30s).
This is a perfect time for trips to almost anywhere, given most K-12 and college aren't able to travel. We did a two week trip to get a feel for some places out west. Fly into Denver and rented a minivan, then drove to Rapid City, Glacier NP, Yellowstone, and back to Denver. Drove just under 3,000 miles, saw a lot, missed a lot, but it was a really good feeler trip for a large section of the Rocky Mountain west.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park would also be another suggestion, and you could also check out the Blue Ridge Parkway and areas in that region, or hit Florida for a week or so, then back up to the mountains.
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