I'm on vacation! random questions

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
I'm on vacation! random questions
47
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 10:41am

1. Do you like packed, no time to rest vacations or leisurely restful ones?

2. Bare bones hotel or a bit of luxury?

3. Do only consider it a vacation if you actually go away or is using vacation time and staying home also a vacation?

4. Best time of year for a vacation?

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 10:46am

1. Do you like packed, no time to rest vacations or leisurely restful ones?

I don't like either/or. I like a combination of really busy days and restful days by the pool or lake or whatever. I get too bored with just one or the other.

2. Bare bones hotel or a bit of luxury?

Depends. If I am going someplace exciting, like London or Paris or San Francisco, I would rather skimp on the hotel to have money to do other things. If I am someplace not all that exciting and know I am going to spend a lot of time in the hotel, I might go for a bit of luxury there.

3. Do only consider it a vacation if you actually go away or is using vacation time and staying home also a vacation?

Getting away is a must for me.

4. Best time of year for a vacation?

There is no bad time of the year for a vacation.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 10:54am

1. Do you like packed, no time to rest vacations or leisurely restful ones?

I like a combination of the two. Like to have things to do but also have a few hours a day to veg.

2. Bare bones hotel or a bit of luxury?

We like a bit of luxury. Could not afford that in what we call our "poor" days. Now that we can afford it we being able to have it.

3. Do only consider it a vacation if you actually go away or is using vacation time and staying home also a vacation?

I consider any vacation time away from work to be a vacation because it is a break in routine. I am off a couple of weeks at Christmas time, we usually do not go anywhere but I still consider it a vacation.

4. Best time of year for a vacation?

We just found out that May is a good time for a vacation. The kids are still in school so the hotels are fairly empty and the weather is pretty nice. The only downside is with kids taking end of year field trips the attractions can be kind of full with busloads of kids.

Avatar for rollmops2009
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 11:02am

I don't know really. We do not usually go on vacation in any regular sense.

As a kid, vacation meant staying in our country house for weeks on end and being pestered to go the beach (something I did not like). Apart from that, our parents also took us on trips. Some of the trips were very interesting, but they were not presented as "vacation." Trips were educational/professional and there was a program, there was no lolling by the pool.

As an adult, I have never really gone on vacation much. Since I have always lived an ex-pat existence, time and money for travel are usually spent on going "home" to see my family, and that is NO vacation. Other than that, we have sometimes taken a few days to go somewhere, but I rarely find that restful in any way. Maybe when I get old and can travel alone, I will discover the joys of vacation.

I have stayed in a couple of really nice hotels over the years, especially a memorable one in Crete. Normally I would be too cheap to spend money on such a hotel, but I have to admit that it can be nice for a few days.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-23-2009
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 11:04am
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 11:09am

"Since I have always lived an ex-pat existence, time and money for travel are usually spent on going "home" to see my family, and that is NO vacation."

Being a military family I can totally relate. We took a vacation when we lived in Turkey and I realized that was the first actual vacation that we had taken since we had gotten married, All other "vacations" entailed visiting family (including our"honeymoon").

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 11:13am

1. Do you like packed, no time to rest vacations or leisurely restful ones?


leisurely restful ones!!


2. Bare bones hotel or a bit of luxury?


LOL,i've never heard of bare bone ones but if you mean a motel 8,no thanks..when we travel to visit family,we often stay at a holiday inn express or best western.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 11:16am


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 11:17am

1. Do you like packed, no time to rest vacations or leisurely restful ones?


I like both, we alternate sometimes between the two.


2. Bare bones hotel or a bit of luxury?


Again, both.

PumpkinAngel

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-2002
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 11:28am

1. Do you like packed, no time to rest vacations or leisurely restful ones?
Hmmm, a bit of both? We rarely take vacations, since most of our vacation time involves visiting family. The few vacations we've taken have involved a combination of busy days and lazy days. That suits me well.

2. Bare bones hotel or a bit of luxury?
I don't really like hotels. Bare bones or luxury doesn't matter as much as finding someplace small and comfortable, preferably pensions or bed&breakfast type places. One of the nicest places I ever stayed cost only about 60€ per night. It was a room in a chateau outside Bordeaux. The owner, a lovely woman who served us a bottle of wine on the terrace our first evening there, also ran a vineyard. The room was beautifully restored. Breakfast was served at a small table in the kitchen. It felt like pure luxury.

3. Do only consider it a vacation if you actually go away or is using vacation time and staying home also a vacation?
I spend a lot of time on vacation at home. It feels like vacation because I can sleep in ;-).

4. Best time of year for a vacation?
Depends on where I'm heading. Summers in Scandinavia are brilliant, but much as I enjoyed Italy last summer, I'd rather head there in fall or spring in the future.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-2002
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 11:32am
Our "honeymoon" involved spending a week giving my family a grand tour of Vienna and the surrounding area. Since the visitors included my father, step-mother and mother (they really don't get along) the experience was...um...interesting. I also had to snatch a bit of time every day to get to the lab and nurse an ongoing experiment. Restful it was not...

Pages