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My last vacation was about 5 years ago. I won a free trip ("3 days, 2 nights") so my wife and I went to Miami, Florida, USA for a weekend vacation. I live roughly 900 miles/1500km from the nearest ocean so it was almost like going to a different planet for me. :P
Our plane arrived around 8pm (20:00) on the first day, and left at 6:30am on the 3rd day, so the "3 days" was really 1 full day and 2 travel days. But, hey, free is free...
How about you?
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Oh that's cool. I never win those things =D But the "2 travel days/1 full day" is a bit... uhm, smart on their part.
My last vacation was to Bodrum (in Turkey), last year. I was there for roughly 8 days. I stayed at a friend's house.
One of my classmates in high school was Turkish, and one of my former co-workers as well. Both spoke of their homeland very fondly. Especially the food. :)
Well, the food is good if you don't mind gaining weight =D
To Turkey (Also Bodrum) with my parents and niece, some years ago already (can't remember) was really hot and as most vacations when i was a kid i got bored, sitting at a pool/beach all day isn't my thing, happy sitting behind my pc, my own bed, no weird foods. :p
And 3 day trip to England, Bristol and Devon, to meet an (ex) friend, but that's also been a long time ago.
Yeah I am not the beach/pool type either. I like to explore around and see how the regular people live there. Weird stuff like, visit the supermarket and see what types or brands of foods they have that are different from what I have back home. :P
Oh, uh.. I would say 30 years ago. >.<
That was an actual vacation, but I am lucky enough to live an hour away from the Rockies so I go do some off-roading and day trips as often as possible (every few weeks).
I guess when you live near such a place there's not much reason to leave :) took a family trip to the Rockies (in Colorado, though) when I was a kid. There are no mountains at all where I live, so it was definitely something very different. And the whole outdoor lifestyle they had, it was really quite a different culture.
My vacation is at home
Can't leave home... that's where the food is!
That's super-cute. :3
Well... the last actual vacation was December 2017 in Honduras. Other "minor" trips have been a 3 day weekend in Asheville NC July 2018 then a 5 day trip to Maine and Boston August 2018. Next vacation is going to Rehoboth Beach Delaware next month and then to Lake Chautauqua NY in August.
My parents just got back from a cruise where they visited Honduras along with a few other Central American countries, and I haven't even talked to them yet to hear about how it went. I should probably do that... :)
Took a road trip to the northeast when I was a teenager, with my family. Visited Connecticut and New York (drove through NYC then up to Rochester to visit family). I think we may have crossed over into Massachusetts at some point. I don't remember much because I was extremely sick for most of the trip and at one point had to go to an emergency room in a rural hospital in the middle of nowhere.
I used to live very close to Rehoboth Beach, (in Seaford) it's great! (well, was many years ago when I was last there, anyway) Ocean City Md is also close by (30 min drive maybe) and used to have the best boardwalk I've ever been to. Now I know they had 1-2 hurricanes since, so I'm not 100% sure where they stand. Loved that area though, really would like to go back sometime.
Used to hang out at the old arcades etc all summer... miss the old days
Thanks for the heads up on Ocean City, we are definitely going to be doing the beach some days but I have also been looking for good day trip ideas and this is great
Sure thing, just double check as my info is pretty old (like 20+ years old) Threshers Fries if you get to OC, they been there since before the depression :)
I've been to Rehoboth maybe 6-10 times in the past 12 years (have a friends with a house there). It's really nice. I like it more than Ocean City because the latter is just too big and touristy for me. Maybe when I was younger I'd have preferred OC. I also liked Dewey the 1-2 times I went there (when I was young).
Ha! I wouldn't have been sure there were 3 people on the whole site that knew where Rehoboth was, let alone on the forums!
Nice to hear it's still doing well, and yes, OC has always been the more visited beach by far. I love them both dearly.
This is basically the main drag today as it approaches the beach. Photo credit not mine.
Put 20+ year older cars in that picture and it almost looks the same! <3 that.
In April I toured by bike from Izmir to Cappadocia, taking the detour via Aydın, Muğla, Antalya, Konya.
The actual riding took me only 9 days (1500 km), but I spent a lot of time in between at friends, relatives, friends of friends and occasionally in my tent. At the end my friends also took me by car to stay with nomadic goat herders for three days.
Every stage of the one-month trip was so very different (e.g. a lot of rain, even a snow storm on a mountain ridge, but also gardening, antique churches, caves, long walks with friends of 30 years, meeting relatives after 35 years, etc.) and all in all magical. I still feed on the memory of it all. :)
about 10 years ago, with my family during highschool - I think I' haven't been anywhere since then.
Last year we rented a car and drove to the coast. Stayed in a rental just across the street from the beach for a week. Visited some museums and historical sites and such. Swung through the capital for two days on the way home, saw some cherry blossoms and the National Mall..
I put over 3500 miles on the rental car. Definitely got my money's worth. Paid <$400 for 10 days. :P
I've always wanted to do the cross-country drive, but never have. Living in MD, I used to go to the Mall often (used to play flag football there in the shadow of the Washington Monument). But I don't head downtown much, even though it's so nearby.
But I don't head downtown much, even though it's so nearby.
But I don't head downtown much, even though it's so nearby.
Because the traffic is ridiculous. :P
I won a free trip
I won a free trip
Maybe I should say "earned" it... It was a reward for good performance at my job. Basically "employee of the year" kind of thing
then a couple months after the free trip, I quit and went to work someplace else. :P
Last year i visited Peru for three weeks and I loved it. It was a round trip all over the country and included several cities and some sightseeing. I visited the Nazca-lines, Machu Picchu, the Titicaca-lake, I traveled a few kilometers on the Inca-trail, went above 5000 meters of altitude and did some condor-watching. I ended the trip in the rainforest where I was eaten alive by mosquitoes. And i ate the tastiest animal on earth - the alpaca! XD
Peru is such a beautiful and diverse country. If I had the money, I would do it all over again!
Last October with school (more like an excursion than a vacation). We went to Ljubljana and it was a lot of fun. This year were going to Brno and I'm part of the committee :)
Same here :(
June 2018. I went to Madrid, Barcelona and Paris.
I went to Los Angeles 2 months ago and stayed there for 2 weeks :)
People seem to have different ideas of what a vacation is, in this thread.
I'm currently on vacation, but that's also just me being at home and relaxing. But I guess that's not a vacation for some :P
The last time I traveled was last Saturday to my grandparents, but that was for like 6 hours and there are people saying that that's not long enough.
Last multiday travelling vacation was two or three summers ago when me and a few friends went to a cottage by the sea for a weekend. But 3 days isn't enough for a few people here :D
So basically the last time I've had a "rEaL" vacation was 13-14 years ago when I went to Sicily for a week with my grandparents. If someone wants to claim that ain't a real vacation either, then I must admit I've never had a vacation in my life. :D
That's my favorite kind of vacation to be honest... here we call it a "staycation"
Once I took a week off of work and told people I was traveling, but really just stayed home with no visitors or phone calls. It was nice. :)
Yeah, we do use that term as well, though it tends to be a more active thing, where you essentially stay at home, but you also go out and visit your local tourist-y places. So you save money on travel and board, but you still "explore".
I love staying home though. I want to have 3 specific travelling vacations in my life and otherwise I just wanna stay home where my comfy bed and endless entertainment are :D
Just came home from my vacation. Went to Budva for 5 days with my girlfriend. It was very nice but the prices there are VERY high. Didn't expect such high prices to be honest. Burned through our "backup" money quite quickly lol.
We went there by car, 300 kilometers in each way.
Last month I and my wife went to nearest town to see local American Football match. The day was rainy, so the field became swamp completely, There was nearly 30 fans beside us, almost girlfriends or brothers and sisters of players. The game was cool, and I felt little proud of us, coming from other town.
P.S. American football isn't popular at all here, in Ukraine.
Last one was last year, when I went to Poland. Nice, budget friendly country to visit.
Last summer I went to Albania and then Greece. Awesome places, wish I can go back there soon~
Tallinn, Estonia, last august.
We (me and gf) generally try to go somewhere at least once per year, but last year we also went to Italy for Giro d'Italia so we'll probably stay home this year..
Way too long ago ;\ Think my last vacation was to go spend a month with my ex in Canada. I think back in 2016 I think? Just been too busy/broke to afford anything last few years. Im hoping maybe next year or the one after I can afford to go like... anywhere really lol Probably New Orleans, Louisiana. Always wanted to go there lol A lot of history there. My aunt (She lived near New Orleans) always tells me about all these cool historical sites and buildings and museums... Plus the bayou always caught my interest (and I can only imagine the fishing haha)
Sweden, like … right now. 3 weeks of boardgames, beer and BBQ. 15 days left to go.
The ocean is just 200m away too.
I just visited San Francisco. It's the biggest vacation so far with the whole family, first plane trip. Usually, we just drive a few hours.
Let me answer in a haiku how i feel about our last family trip
Fourteen years ago
week at Adriatic sea.
I still can not swim.
4 days of swimming at the same coast in Rab, Croatia. We were on vacation three times with my family so far. Same place every time.
2 years ago, I went to the Syrian coast with my friends, it was a nice experience since it was my first vacation with my friends (not family), we spent one week there as far as I can remember, swam in the sea, played cards, and ate fish