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Dreaming my life away thinking of my next vaca

Old Dec 11th, 2002, 06:01 PM
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The five day forecast is for continued wind and rain. Dark when I go to work and dark when I leave work.<BR><BR>You bet I am daydreaming of our next vacation.
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 05:54 AM
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Many of us have the same affliction. For me it is a constant cycle. I am already planning my next trip by the time I get home from the last. We are retired and typically travel every spring and fall--most often in April and Oct. The enjoyment comes in 3 distinct phases for every trip. The planning phase takes at least 3 months and may be the most enjoyable for me. The third phase is sharing the slides and prints with friends afterward. We have a number of friends who try to direct us to destinations just so they can enjoy it vicariously thru us. <BR>So, yes it is an obcession that is my primary hobby in retirement. I love it and would not change a thing. Next April it is centro Spain for 2 weeks, already enhanced by our resident expert on Spain, Maribel. Picture Holy Week in Segovia, Avila, and Salamanca. <BR>Have to run now--I have several books and brochures to read about Spain.
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 06:18 AM
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I've found my soul mates! I'm so obsessed with travel, that I have to have at least 1 trip on the planning board or I hyperventilate. Hubby and I have a ritual: the night after we get home, we go out for dinner and &quot;shake&quot; in agreement on our next trip (of course, I have several picked to chose from). I have to watch myself when with other people so I don't monopolize the conversation with travel talk. Most of our friends/family think a trip is going 110 miles from home - by car!
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 06:51 AM
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Join the club, Overseas travel has been my latest addiction. Can't get enough. <BR><BR>My friends tell me I should be a travel agent!
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 07:00 AM
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It is easy to be obsessed with overseas travel now since it is so affordable compared to carribean,etc. But for now,I will live my life vicariously through all of you and this site.These kids and this job seem to get in the way,for now. Keep the travel reports coming.
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 07:53 AM
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You all are my kind of people! I daydream of travel all the time, check this board more than I should (especially at work), and try to limit my travel talk to the few friends who share my passion. I've only been over the pond twice so far (Ireland the first time and a trip to Paris, Provence, Cinque Terre, Rome and Corfu Greece the second time), but it has made me obsessed with Europe. Right now I have a 4 day trip to Toronto planned in the spring (to tide me over until October, when I get to go back to Italy for a week). You people keep me sane!!!
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 08:29 AM
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Home is just a bus stop before the next journey!<BR>Just back 10 hours ago from San Francisco, and already looking at Fodors!...
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 09:15 AM
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I have found my Home! - I also spend much of my time dreaming of our next trip (&amp; other places for future trips). I know how everyone else feels about conversations with others - My brother's 1st words out of his mouth when I said that Hubby &amp; I were going to Great Britian next summer was &quot;I know what we will be hearing about for the next year!!&quot; I can't help it - I am excited (this will be our 1st overseas trip - we have only just been able to start some serious traveling - but plan on more in the future!!)
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 09:25 AM
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Are you kidding? Definitely I devote chunks of time to dreaming of where I want to go next, or once I'm booked, what things will be like when I get there! I enjoy my life a lot, but every once in a while, dreaming about vacation is an excellent coping strategy.<BR><BR>Every morning, my phone rings at home &amp; it's my boyfriend, telling me that in 33 days, we're going to be in Italy. This time of year when everything is so hurried &amp; harried, it really helps to know there's something nice waiting (a vacation) on the other side of the holidays.<BR><BR>BC
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 09:32 AM
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Oh my gosh!! You guys have confirmed that I'm really not mental! I'm constantly thinking of my next vacation. I'll talk to anyone about travel. I always have a trip in the planning which is almost as fun as the trip itself! If I return from a trip and don't have another in the planning stage I'm almost depressed. My friends &amp; family aren't quite like me, they go to the same beach year after year after year. I want to see the world! We're going to Europe in March. Can't wait!
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 11:46 AM
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I'm always dreaming of travel...sometimes I think the planning and research is the best part! We are going back to London for the 4th time and I can not wait.
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 08:19 PM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps thinking of when and where I'll be visiting next. Never mind that we visited Paris a couple of months ago and our expenses are high, I want to return to Paris. However, I seem to be considering Rome these days. I know all the components of these imaginary trips. The problem is the $$!
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 09:54 PM
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Are you kidding, dreaming and planning our next trips is almost a full time job. I sit in front of my computer hours and plan months in advance. Hubby will come along but is not that involved in the planning. Right now Spain, New York, Oregon and China are on the calendar. So much to see out there, just need more time......and money.<BR>Happy trails everyone!!!!
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 11:00 PM
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Actually the present moment is more interesting. It''s gorgeous here in Hawai'i Nei right now. Hawai'i is at its best in winter. <BR><BR>After Scotland last summer, next summer will be the anticipated and obligatory college campus tour. I'm speaking domestically, although St. Andrews would be a lovely choice.<BR><BR>My best wishes for peace on earth and good will to all.<BR><BR>Aloha<BR><BR>Kalena
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 03:15 PM
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Old Dec 13th, 2002, 06:29 PM
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Wow. It's great to realize I'm not nuts. I love travelling. I live for it - and I spend months planning my next vactation. Were going to Germany next year.<BR> We always travel in May because it's warm enough and not into the busy tourist season yet.<BR> I even created my first website this year to prolong the experience of travel. If your planning a trip of Scotland check out my website<BR>www.members.shaw.ca/lizalan/<BR><BR>Elizabeth
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 06:46 PM
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<BR><BR>On my next visit to Europe, I think I should like to visit Vienna, dodge left to Prague, and then ramble on to Berlin.
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 08:38 PM
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I'm another adict - and proud of it!<BR>When I'm travelling, I feel alive. I try to enjoy life the rest of the time but I need to have something planned to look foreward to.
 
Old Dec 16th, 2002, 01:45 PM
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I'll tell you I am overjoyed to learn that I am not the only one in need of counseling. My wife, little girl and I got back from Wengen and Paris about 4 weeks ago and I immediately started thinking about our fall trip. Maybe this all has something to do with basic human requirements: Abigal Adams said that traveling was not about seeing other places rather about opening one's heart to other feelings. Now I don't want to get too touchy feely about this but maybe it is the way we feel, in the essential sense, when traveling that makes it all so compelling. Like dope for an addict.
 
Old Dec 16th, 2002, 04:35 PM
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Except, unlike dope, travel is legal and not bad for your health!
 

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