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    I'm split on what I want to do... I usually take a week long vacation towards the end of the year... sometime in sept - dec...

    But for the last 4+ years it's always been Arizona and/or Vegas... I always find myself heading back to the Sedona/Grand Canyon area... I just like being there- but the other part of me says to go someplace new... Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, something like that... Maybe northern cal... someplace I haven't been.

    So I'm torn... how often do you visit the same places, if at all, for vacations?

  • #2
    I'd go for some contrast.

    The G.C. is beautiful as is AZ.

    If it were me I'd try someplace a little more green this time.

    Colorado, or No Cal maybe.


    Or just say screw it and go rafting in Werst Virginia.

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    • #3
      I try not to visit the same place twice. There is too much to see in this country let alone the world to keep going back to the same place. And if you find yourself gravitating back to the same place(s) perhaps you should consider moving to that area.
      Last edited by battallion14; 03-14-2006, 03:08 PM.

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      • #4
        Funny you should post this. My wife and I just were talking about that last night. We want to go on a cruise, but with all the news about them right now, seems like not a good idea. Want to go to Vegas again...but it would be again...We want to go for just a weekend/four day getaway without the kids...I know..I know...what BAD selfish parents we are. LOL Or maybe one of all inclusive island plans like Sands or Atlantis. I hate vacations! I told her we should stay home and save the money...



        and buy more stuff for the Jeep! But that didnt go over well!

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        • #5
          My job used to take me to the "island" type spots once a year, though that part is over now...

          Atlantis/paradise island was my favorite of them all, though you deffinitely need to be part of the "Atlantis" resort if you go to paradise island... outsiders aren't even allowed to walk around the otherside of the hotel, only go to the stores/shops/casino inside... the best beaches in the world are right there.

          The Domincan Republic (Casa de Campo in this case) was the worst place I've been... A true nasty 3rd world coutnry someone decided to build some cheap golf courses and employ the local militia to keep the rift-raft out. One day there will be revolution there.

          Hawaii (Maui, Lanai, Big Island) was a close second to the bahamas... obviously a lot further for those of us on the East Coast... A lot more to do in Hawaii, though not the big island... the most boring of all the islands if I had to choose.

          Barbados was a nice get away, I was only there for a few days... it's a world above the Dominican Republic, but still not every part is the safest for tourists. Beaches were nice, but Bahamas were nicer. My favorite part of the island were the underground caverns in the middle, near the "moutains."

          So in the past my job was enough to curb my "crave" for new places... but my new position keeps me home/stateside much more than before, so these trips I take have to count twice as much as before.

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          • #6
            some flat land...

            Florida Keys is where you mentioned earlier. You can do a resort scuba class and dive Looe (sp?) Key reef off Summerland Key. You won't find a better dive in the continental U.S. and Key West absolutely ROCKS if you're one with a taste for the spirits. Hang out at Sloppy Joe's. You can still feel Ernest's spirit there if you concentrate.

            Well, you posted all that 'water stuff' while I was writing this... sorry.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by blackwater
              Florida Keys is where you mentioned earlier. You can do a resort scuba class and dive Looe (sp?) Key reef off Summerland Key. You won't find a better dive in the continental U.S. and Key West absolutely ROCKS if you're one with a taste for the spirits. Hang out at Sloppy Joe's. You can still feel Ernest's spirit there if you concentrate.
              The keys will only be a day trip... I get to Miami on Friday morning, Sunday I have a wedding to go to, and monday I come home...

              I'm going to try and leave early saturday morning, get to key west, hang out a little bit, take pictures along the way, and drive back...

              Driving though roads I've never been on is the best part of a vacation for me... Even when I go back to AZ each time, I always drive different roads/highways if at all possible... Once the GPS program had me on a public "road" that got me about 8 miles to the middle of no where and a locked gate... Barely enough room to make a u-turn, and I sped out of there twice as fast as I drove there... (the other side of the locked gate had a "no tresspassing" sign with a bullet whole and it meant, no tresspassing where I already was... it was locked to keep people out, I was already inside.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sbacon
                We want to go on a cruise
                Bacon Check out http://www.royalcaribbean.com/gohome.do

                Jen and I went on a 5 day cruise with some guys and there familys I work with lastyear.

                It's the best vacation I have been on. I ate so much i wanted to puke..

                After my lobster dinner, I ordered a steak dinner, they just keep bring food, its endless, The food is outstanding i must say.

                Both couples took there kids, ages 7,8 and 12. Lots of activitys for kids, they were kept very busy. They have a daycare set-up so parents can get good and drunk.

                We were thinking of going on the newest ship next year, but we decided to save up and buy property instead.
                Last edited by Piginajeep; 03-14-2006, 03:22 PM.

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                • #9
                  I was on a royal caribeean cruise when I was 12, my sister was 10... they had activites for us and kept us busy all day and some of the evenings as well... I didn't see my parents other than to sleep, which I guess they liked too. Deffinitely worth it if you have to take the kids... fairly safe too. I think we only lost 1 kid the entire week.

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                  • #10
                    lot of miles...

                    Originally posted by BirdOPrey5
                    ...I'm going to try and leave early saturday morning, get to key west, hang out a little bit, take pictures along the way, and drive back...
                    Well, it's been awhile BOP, but I don't think you'll swing that round trip in a day. You can probably make Islamarada with no trouble. (That's where the Beach Boys' song 'Kokomo' came from...) Have you a PITA (yes, it's real drink at the Tiki Hut.) If you have two or three you won't worry about catching your plane Monday and you can see the rest of the Keys as you please.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by blackwater
                      Well, it's been awhile BOP, but I don't think you'll swing that round trip in a day. You can probably make Islamarada with no trouble. (That's where the Beach Boys' song 'Kokomo' came from...) Have you a PITA (yes, it's real drink at the Tiki Hut.) If you have two or three you won't worry about catching your plane Monday and you can see the rest of the Keys as you please.
                      Google says 3.5 hours each way from Miami to Key West... Unless there's a lot of traffic (and I don't know, there might be), I shouldn't have a problem doing it in one day... I've driven Orlando to NYC in one day withou a problem.

                      Granted I'll be stopping every 10 miles (or as available) for pictures... but once I get going sometimes I just take pics from the car...

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                      • #12
                        I've gone to the exact same place for vacation for 56 years. If it hadn't been for MIL service, it would be 58. My dad and I did have property there for 40 years.

                        Going again this year and that will make 57.

                        If you like going somewhere, you keep going.

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                        • #13
                          I haven't traveled a lot but I have been a few places.

                          For warm weather:
                          Antigua was my absolute favorite so far. It is a very nice tropical island. I spent about 12 days there with my then girlfriend (now wife) after graduating from college. It was one of those places where you can just forget what time it is and what day of the week it is. We rented a nice little apartment kind of place right on the beach. The window were only screens and shutters (no glass). It only ever seemed to rain at nite and the daytime always had bright blue skies and the water was clear and perfect! There is not a whole lot to the island and not a tremendous amount of stuff to do... but to me it was perfect.

                          North Carolina Outer Banks is also a cool place. I live close enough that we usually go out there at least once a year for 4 or 5 days at a time. Nice open beaches... most of which you can drive on. You can do some surf fishing if you like and there are even some secluded areas where you can actually enjoy nature in your birthday suit (haven't tried that one yet... not excited about getting that much sand in my nether regions!!!) But I know a few people who have and my uncle-in-law is a park ranger down there and has told me plenty of stories about busting people in the nude. He just harrasses them a little bit and then leaves them alone... he has never given a ticket to any of them even though it is not completely legal... people know about it and most authorities just look the other way... well they may peak a bit .

                          Aruba was a place that I didn't like that much. It was more of a desert kind of island. My wife and I spent about a week down there about 3 years ago. Overall it is an ok place... but not a place I would go back to. The only highlight was the place we stayed at was on one of the only two official topless beaches on the island. Not a lot of good looking poeple there... but there were a couple of cute girls... it was always so funny to seem out there the first day without their tops on... tan lines were halarious... and then later in the day they were bright red in the previously untanned areas... my wife and I got a huge laugh out of watching that.

                          Winter areas:
                          Only real place I have been was to Breckenridge Colorado this past Christmas. That place was awsome. Didn't do any skiing (although I wanted to, my wife is not a skier and I am a novice at best.) But we did go snowmobiling twice. Man... that was the best time I have had in a long time. Going over 60mph on snow in white out conditions was crazy!!!! Being from NC we don't get to see that much snow... so we had a great time!!!

                          Cities:
                          NYC - I've just always liked it. Been around 6 or 8 times (mostly for work). When there with work always got to stay about 2 or 3 blocks from Times Square. That was nice and convient to just about everything I wanted to do and see. I am usually a late nite person and always like being out at 2 or 3 am and seeing plenty of people wandering around and places actually being open. (Around my house EVERYTHING closes at 10 pm or earlier... even on weekends. Ok... not everything... the 24 hour Walmart is always interesting at 3 am, some scary people in there.)

                          San Fran - Spent about 3 weeks there (stayed with my uncle who lived there). Interesting place. The weather was a bit crazy... warm during the day and then freezing at nite when the fog rolled in.

                          Other cities that I don't care for that much... Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, and, D.C.

                          I've never been overseas... but there a bunch of places in Europe that I would like to go and I think Australia and New Zealand would be cool too.

                          So... I agree with other posts... plenty of places to see.. don't go to the same place too many times. Once you have visited a bunch you can start going back to some of your favorites.

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                          • #14
                            My family has property in the Adirondacks that I also go to each year (sig pic is from there) but never for more then 4 or so days at a time... It's great to have a place that almost never changes over the years, I hope it will be there for a long time to come... I guess it's been in the family about 30 years now... Longer then I have.

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                            • #15
                              One of the things I have liked about Camp Jeep the last 3 years is, they have moved it to a different location each year. This year it is in Wisconsin. It will be nice to see a different part of the country.

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