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View Poll Results: What is your vacation style?
Relaxation (i.e. beach, all-inclusive, staycation, local getaway) 17 17.17%
Adventure (i.e. very heavy siteseeing or activities most days) 28 28.28%
Combination of both on same vacay (i.e. cruise with excursions) 31 31.31%
Alternate vacations (i.e. one relaxation and one adventure) 11 11.11%
Other: Please explain 12 12.12%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-19-2021, 09:50 PM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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While I can savor food while traveling by myself, I find myself caring more about that when I am traveling with others or if I'm visiting people I know in the so called or known as exotic locale.
I love when I'm traveling with others who know the all of the local good spots to chow down. Otherwise, I rely on Yelp and similar review sites. I will say that I am bigly into food under whatever circumstances
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Old 06-19-2021, 11:25 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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I tend to go someplace and stay for 4-6 days, long enough to get the feel of the place. I might take short day trips if there is something I want to see. I might rent a place for a week rather than run willy-nilly to see something for 30 minutes and then race on to the next attraction.

On road trips I'll drive only about 400 miles a day and schedule stops at historic or other notable hotels.
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Old 06-20-2021, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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I'm more of an explorer personality type. My family wasn't very outdoor active, so minimal boating trips, park visits, etc.. We were mostly water park, amusement park, city attractions, and beach type vacation folks, usually stayed hotels. The furthest west I had ever been till my late 20s was the Wisconsin Dells as a young teen. When I finally started traveling, I finally got out and into the mountains, beach areas, etc. and did a lot more exploring than what I recall with the family. Got out to the western US and it was amazing. To me, living an outdoor active lifestyle is relaxation. If I wanted to just sit around and relax, I could do that at home and save thousands of dollars.

It is just me and my wife. My wife loves the beach, so what we try to do every year is a week beach vacation and a week outdoor focused vacation, usually somewhere new. I'll find some day hikes while she usually just relaxes at the lodging. We really aren't into visiting larger urban centers for now, though if we are in the area I don't mind checking out the city.
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Old 06-20-2021, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Putting them in categories is meaningless. When it is s raining on Niagra Falls, go to the casino.
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Old 06-21-2021, 05:42 AM
 
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For most of my adult life, all my vacation time was dedicated to ski trips. Four Chile summer ski trips. Three weeks in New Zealand skiing the South Island. My sister lives in Vancouver and I’ve had access to a house at Whistler since the 1980s for a yearly trip. My mom used to winter at Snowmass and later at Park City so I was there yearly. I used to work in Denver and Boulder a lot and had skis stashed at my office there. I skied every weekend at my Vermont place and telecommuted from it winters for a decade. I had a boss once who commented that I only took adrenaline vacations while he typically went to his lake house and read a book. In my late-50s, I started losing my enthusiasm and started doing Europe trips instead. I’ve spent huge amounts of time in Europe but always as business travel. Airports. Hotels. Office buildings. Business meals. A busy schedule. Only a bit of sightseeing. It’s nice to circle back to places I’ve been many times as a road warrior and visit as a tourist.
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Old 06-22-2021, 12:46 AM
 
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I tend to go someplace and stay for 4-6 days, long enough to get the feel of the place. I might take short day trips if there is something I want to see. I might rent a place for a week rather than run willy-nilly to see something for 30 minutes and then race on to the next attraction.

On road trips I'll drive only about 400 miles a day and schedule stops at historic or other notable hotels.
^^^^^ I do the above, but as part of long trips.
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Old 06-22-2021, 04:59 AM
 
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I take the "wing it" style. No real plans. Just pick up and go. Wonder abit. But no way in this universe do I get up early or stay out late. My rest is the only plan I stick to on the Wing it method.
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:46 AM
 
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Mine is more wing it, like I'll set a few sites I want to see while I'm visiting somewhere but I hate planned itineraries with set meal times etc. I don't make reservations, I like wondering into places and finding good food, meeting locals, etc.
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Old 06-23-2021, 01:17 AM
 
Location: NW Seattle
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Mine is more wing it, like I'll set a few sites I want to see while I'm visiting somewhere but I hate planned itineraries with set meal times etc. I don't make reservations, I like wondering into places and finding good food, meeting locals, etc.
Same here.

I also find it tedious and stressful to just drive 9 hours in a day and only stop for gas. I much prefer stopping to explore towns along the way, and not even having my route or exact destination totally planned out in advance. That to me is adventure.
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:57 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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When we went Hawaii, I mixed in days of doing this like going to the top of Mauna Kea, riding the flume, plane ride around the island, helicopter ride over the volcano, etc., with down days of nothing in particular planned. Highlight of those days would be finding a hole in the wall local place to have lunch

Same thing for when we would rent a house in the NC mountains/Shenandoah Valley. Every other day was a kickback day

Our Alaska cruise next year will include doing things like fishing, kayaking, hiking, etc. but anyone who wants to can just relax and enjoy the scenery and the solitude.
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