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Old 08-26-2009, 01:22 AM
 
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I swear they make you more tired than relax, all you do is spend your whole time worrying about what your going to miss next and rush and carry around two big old bags of luggage. I'd rather just sit in my hot tub and watch tv than to go to Miami or NYC
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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That's not really how I see it but there's plenty of places you can go to just relax. The Caribbean is great for just lying on a beach all day, cruises are also great for just lounging around. If you want to stay within the US, there's plenty of beach towns great for just lounging or casually wandering up and down the boardwalk. Not all vacations have to be full of site seeing, events or activities.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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If you aren't having a good time, you aren't doing it right! Sometimes they can be relaxing and fun, sometimes exhausting and fun. The secret is to pick your own speed and find a good travel companion!
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Default Sometimes you have to push yourself

There are times I've made travel plans well in advance, prepaid air tickets and all. Then when it comes close to the time to leave, I start dragging my feet.

But everytime, I always push myself out the door, push myself into the plane and everytime, after it's all over, I'm so, so, so thankful I went.

A change of environment is always healthy for anyone.

And always remember, vacations are not luxuries, they're as much necessities as eating food. Yes, there are times you don't feel like cooking or eating food, but you do it anyway, and are glad you did after the last bite is taken.

Same with travel. Look upon it as a necessity and push yourself into that plane if you must! But go, go go! After it's all over, even though you may come back more tired than when you left, you'll be glad you went!
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:17 AM
 
Location: DC
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I swear they make you more tired than relax, all you do is spend your whole time worrying about what your going to miss next and rush and carry around two big old bags of luggage. I'd rather just sit in my hot tub and watch tv than to go to Miami or NYC
There are different types of vacations, it just sounds like you're not going on the one that suits you best. If you want a relaxing vacation, skip the sightseeing. Last time I went to Miami I spent about 10 hours a day sleeping on the beach, it was one of the most relaxing trips I ever took.

Also, plan well beforehand, chill out, and you won't spend your whole time "worrying about what you're going to miss next". You miss it, you miss it, not the end of the world just another story to tell. You can also easily avoid the big bags if you pack lighter or pick a "base" where you leave your bags and just go on day trips.

The more active trips I avoid calling "vacations" anyway, I usually just say I'm taking a trip or travelling somewhere. The word "vacation" implies relaxation to me, so if I'm gallavanting all over South America it's not really a vacation in my mind.
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