Vacation versus Travel

Sep 4th, 2019, 11:31 AM
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I guess I hate the idea of "allotted" time

I have a full time day job and need to work. So vacation time... well is what it is. And yes there is only so much of it. My 3 weeks annual leave is well under the amount of time I'd be OK traveling.
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Sep 4th, 2019, 11:34 AM
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Having only three weeks vacation is cruel and unusual punishment. Can’t someone be sued?
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Sep 4th, 2019, 11:35 AM
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yeah, three weeks is dastardly.
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Sep 4th, 2019, 11:37 AM
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Lots of Americans have less. I talked to someone yesterday who has 5 days off per year, sick, vacation, whatever.

needless to say she’s not in a union.

suze, all the time I worked I felt the same, though I had 4 weeks, and tho I could take more time when I was self employed I couldn’t afford to . My very favorite thing about my retirement almost two years ago is no time strictures.
We are driving out to Tucson this year with no real plan about how or when we return. It’s like a miracle after over 40 years of work.
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Sep 4th, 2019, 11:39 AM
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hey that's my promotion, vacation here started out as 2 weeks.

i can't afford to retire yet.
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Sep 4th, 2019, 11:57 AM
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When DH worked we would have a week in La Palma doing not a lot, plus several weeks somewhere else. Often we would book a flight a first night hotel and a car and see where we ended up.
Now with the camper we check the weather forecast and head off into the great unknown.
We rarely plan anything. It helps that we are not into museums and must sees. Nor are we shoppers.
Right now we have just watched the stars come out after the sunset during a walk on the beach at a campsite in Brittany. Perfect.
I could travel in the camper for ever if it was allowed. DH likes to go home.
When I read some of the itineraries on the Europe forum I feel exhausted and would certainly need a vacation to get over them.
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Sep 4th, 2019, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by starrs View Post
How would a destination wedding be labeled? Travel? Vacation? Obligation?

gtg, I hope to have weeks like that after I retire!
travel if I have time afterwards

vacation if it’s really just a few days

obligation if whole time is spent with family. But I don’t love weddings, and I’m unlikely to buy a plane ticket to go unless I can turn it into travel.
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Sep 4th, 2019, 01:30 PM
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I love to go away, but I am happy to come home too. I like my life at home. I am retired and can do whatever I want.
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Sep 4th, 2019, 01:56 PM
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”it was a big complicated mess of travel, vacation, work, friends, and weddings.”

Not a bad epitaph.
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Sep 4th, 2019, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Nikki View Post
”it was a big complicated mess of travel, vacation, work, friends, and weddings.”

Not a bad epitaph.
LOL
An accurate one too!
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Sep 4th, 2019, 06:16 PM
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<<How would a destination wedding be labeled?>>

Pretentious, thoughtless, boorish, narcissistic, etc.
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Sep 9th, 2019, 01:52 PM
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To me vacation Is about laying around the pool or on the beach. Traveling is about exploring and new experiences, yes you can relax, but that isn't all there is. The idea of sitting around a pool for a week is not my cup of tea, but I get it.
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Sep 10th, 2019, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
<<How would a destination wedding be labeled?>>

Pretentious, thoughtless, boorish, narcissistic, etc.
Really? It seems to me that just about any wedding is a "destination wedding", because inevitably, many guests will fly from other cities.
So, if you live in New York, a wedding in San Diego is a "destination wedding"-- same as flying to Hawaii from San Diego for a wedding.
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Sep 11th, 2019, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MoBro View Post
Really? It seems to me that just about any wedding is a "destination wedding", because inevitably, many guests will fly from other cities.
So, if you live in New York, a wedding in San Diego is a "destination wedding"-- same as flying to Hawaii from San Diego for a wedding.

no, not really. In a lot of cases, the “destination” is where either the groom and bride already live, or whichever side of the family has more of a “claim”. I think the last six weddings I was invited to involved people who grew up locally, went to college and settled down in the same region. A few people people probably did fly in, but it wasn’t the majority.

Whereas as one of my friends wants to have a destination wedding at a remote luxury mountain resort, for more or less Instagram reasons, and to limit the guests to whoever “really cares”. I’d have to agree with all of Seamus’ adjectives. It’s a lot of hassle and expense for even the bride and groom, for no better reason than “it’s unique”.
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Sep 13th, 2019, 03:30 PM
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“ A few people people probably did fly in, but it wasn’t the majority.”
Our wedding experiences have been the opposite. Friends and family came from all over the country, even some came from overseas.
I think because the couples getting married had moved away from home, had new friends from college & work, as well as old friends from high school, so their invite lists ranged far and wide.
For example, our DD has moved away from her home town, has lived in four other major cities, and her fiancé is from yet another city and lived in several others. They chose to get married in her home state, invited all their friends, and lots of people traveled to their wedding. Most of her friends had similar experiences.
Thus my suggestion that the majority of weddings are technically ‘destination’ weddings.
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