I was just wanting some input from you guys as to what you would do. Say you have a couple grand saved up, is been a hell of a year and you want to reward yourself. Would you rather go on a big shopping spree or would you rather go all out on a 7 day cruise? This is my dilemma, for the past 4 years I have always opted for the shopping spree. My reasoning has always been that you can keep these material items until you die and resell them if need be, whereas the vacation is just "X" amount of dollars thrown away in a week. I actually honestly never really been on a vacation, flying down to visit grandma or to attend so and so's wedding does not count. It just does not seem best bang for buck in my mind.
However as of recent I have started to wonder 'if the grass is greener on the other side'. But I scoff at the idea and put it into the back of my mind and think of the Audemars watch, a car upgrade, another pair of shoes, etc. As the days go by I find myself thinking about going on a vacation more and more. Sitting there at work daydreaming about myself lounging on my stateroom balcony, with the blue seas, open wind, and not a care in the world. So now I got both ideas on the scale, I actually like both equally...So do I buy my hearts desires once again or do I mix it up? Do you personally like buying things more than going on vacation? Friends of mine and people I talk to at work all have mixed opinions. A older fellow that I know swears by travel and says that in all his years he only wishes he had been to and seen more places. My younger and more materialistic friends beg to differ. Does "age come with wisdom?" Or is this ol' timer off his rocker?
Of course if I made more money I could afford to do both but thats not happening right now so I got to make do. What do you guys think?