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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Because there's a lot of cool shit out there to see. And eat. Mostly to eat. 
And grab.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Plenty of ways to travel without spending all of your money. I pay more taxes than my gf has ever made... And she's traveled all over the damn world.

But dunno... By Ethan's definition, I don't care that much about vacations (unless there is some other element that makes them special), but very much enjoy travel. I want the goal to be about the experience. Whether it be skiing, eating sweet food, climbing rocks, or touring cultural institutions.

If the goal is just relaxing... I've got lots of ways to take time and relax that don't require planning, airports, or sleeping in rented beds. Can't fathom paying $$$ to go stay within the confines of an all inclusive resort in some exotic locale.

I don't have a stressful life, but even I can appreciate the benefit of getting away from it all.
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I suppose I mean it more in the sense of, if I am bothering with the effort and travel time of going to Fiji, why am I doing it to just stay within the confines of some resort filled with familiar food and amenities.

Obviously there are plenty of people who want that sort of vacation...but for me, that sort of need would be much better met with something like a lake cabin/cottage that's within a 2 hour drive and just offers simplicity and familiarity. Any more effort than that and I probably want to transition into "travel" mode and get more out of the trip than mimosas and reading a book on the beach.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

but for me, that sort of need would be much better met with something like a lake cabin/cottage that's within a 2 hour drive and just offers simplicity and familiarity.

Stay in your own state FIB!!!  :censored:

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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

Stay in your own state FIB!!!  censored.gif

southwestern michigan is better anyways!
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But then you have to drive through Gary to get there.  :cheers:

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I suppose I mean it more in the sense of, if I am bothering with the effort and travel time of going to Fiji, why am I doing it to just stay within the confines of some resort filled with familiar food and amenities.

Obviously there are plenty of people who want that sort of vacation...but for me, that sort of need would be much better met with something like a lake cabin/cottage that's within a 2 hour drive and just offers simplicity and familiarity. Any more effort than that and I probably want to transition into "travel" mode and get more out of the trip than mimosas and reading a book on the beach.


Yeah, I've never understood people that go to a place that is different than where they live and then go eat at a Chili's or stay in some resort and never check out the local scene. However, even though I don't understand it, I'm pretty big on each to his own.
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post
 

Stay in your own state FIB!!!  :censored:

 

My wife has a friend from law school who grew up in IL.  I convinced her that everyone outside of IL referred to them as Illinesians.

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Originally Posted by otc View Post


southwestern michigan is better anyways!


I think we can all agree that this discredits your taste.

post #23679 of 24155
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Travel is great but getting home is even better.

Just cancelled our Xmas vacation to help pay for the backyard. frown.gif

What I don't get is people that are in debt up to their eyeballs and still drop bucks on vacation. It would seem to me the first thing to go when broke is travel.

I agree. I like seeing new places, but in the end I just love where I live and love getting back into my routine. Also, I find the process of travel torturous. I hate airports, and sitting on a damn plane for hours, living out of a suitcase. I hate all of that to be honest. Also, in general I find that the ridiculous cost of travel in many cases isn't worth it. Also, I am a strange guy whenever I go to a new place I mostly do the same thing I do when I am in New York just somewhere else. That said, it is pretty obvious that I am happy with my life. These people (mostly women) that need to live, or see every place on the planet never appealed to me. I'd much rather find a place you love and hang there. Time changes things enough in a city and if you're bored in a place like New York you're not doing it right.
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The many variations of sour keys in the snack food aisle in bag form never come close to the real thing: single serve at the Convenience Store counter.
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I think it's just not for everyone. Like I said I think a piece of my life would be missing if I couldn't. But it's been my goal to experience as much of this planet as possible as I can before I die. The biggest reward for me is meeting totally different people who live/think differently than I do, and seeing/experiencing things I've never done before.

But yeah, I can see how it wouldn't be a priority for some people. And I wouldn't judge you for feeling differently (you insular little shit) tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I ask this in a non derogatory / condescending tone: why is it that travel is so alluring for many people?

I admittedly haven't visited many foreign countries but my recent trip to Iceland has me wondering what I'm missing out on. I'm normally not a FOMO type of person and I generally couldn't care less about taking vacations here and there.

But I dunno. Lately I've been kinda itching to change things up. But I also don't want to spend a lot of money either 😅

I love to travel and absolutely hate to fly. I'm 6'3" and really cant afford business class tickets. I love the little things that make a person disconcerted when in a foreign country, from symbols used in road signs to the handles on doors to the small elevators with strange closure to them. The sights, sounds, and smells stick with me forever as well.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Time changes things enough in a city and if you're bored in a place like New York you're not doing it right.




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I've never done this but I know the type of travel I would absolutely hate. That would be one of those, "See Europe in seven days via bus!" I would hate driving to a famous sight, spend an hour or so, then back on the bus to another site, rinse repeat and a different inexpensive hotel room every night. Outside of the fucking bother of all that, seeing buildings and stuff is nice, but my favorite part is the people and local haunts. I like to stay put and explore an interesting locale much deeper than just the tourist spots.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I think we can all agree that this discredits your taste.

To be fair, I am exclusively referring to staying at a house on lake michigan in SW michigan. The natural weather patterns have simply blessed the eastern shores of lake michigan.

The beaches and water conditions (sunset over the lake, etc) are far preferable to Door County or Lake Geneva and it's ilk.

Other than that, I'm not sure what SW Michigan has to offer.
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