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It's all just travel

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ken2v, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. ken2v

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    Vegas, Kauai, a quick run down to La Quinta; it's all just vacation. I don't have this separate box marked "Vegas" and that's all we do and think about. We're big fans of Vegas, it's fun, but it's all just part of that wonderful big thing known as a getaway. We don't have a Vegas mindset and an elsewhere mindset -- even if we do things in the former we don't do anywhere else -- we don't have a Vegas fund and another fund for other spots. We don't carve out x days for Vegas and then dole out the rest, we just figure out when and where we want to go and we go, and if one place yields, oh well, we'll have another fun spot and that other will work back in at some point. We just want to make sure we get away as often as possible.

    Maybe we're just heretics.
     
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    Same here.. Maybe because we are dink's but we don't budget for vacation, we just pick a place and go. Usually not planning out more than a month or 2 tips in advance
     
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    I don't consider Vegas vacation.

    It's Vegas.

    Vacation is a week or two with just my wife and no casinos.
     
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    I give my wife a hard time about that she's says Vegas isn't a vacation (just to be a pain in the ass I tell her if I take a vacation day at work it's a vacation) but even from the east coast we only do 3 nights (4tops) or sometimes even 2 if it's a solo trip so it really isn't a vacation. We have made so many trips half the time we don't even bother to leave the Wynn complex..
     
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    Well, I know Mrs. Shifter gets her chill on in Vegas, but I definitely get this given how you roll.
     
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    I wish I had more than three weeks vacation time. I think I get four once I hit my ten years at my company which will be 2017.

    Since all my family lives up in PA I need one of those weeks to go home in the summer and spend it down the shore.

    The other two I use for Vegas and other trips. I love going to Peru and that has to be a weeklong trip. I can gamble there though. Although they only have one craps table in the entire city and its rarely open.
     
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    I agree with Ken and Shifter on this - we don't consider Vegas a vacation, it is a weekend getaway for us as we live so close we do a lot of trips last minute because we have nothing planned for the weekend. Since we have averaged 10 Vegas trips a year for the past 15 years or so, it is not anything special, it is just something to do - gamble, golf, spa, good dinners, etc. We do not have separate Vegas budgets, it is all part of just of our routine. Real vacations are as Shifter suggested - going away somewhere with your wife and exploring new destinations, cultures, or trying something new.
     
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    Vegas is not a vacation to me either. In fact there's times I get back from Vegas and go fuck I don't wanna go to work, I need a vacation.

    Vegas is just a place to release my need to be a degenerate who just wants to drink and gamble without giving a fuck about work, worries, whatever. Win or lose its my happy place, but I'm always more tired when I come home then when I left.

    I am a beach guy! I love Mexico! Go to an all inclusive at least once or twice a year. Plus my parents have a house in Cabo so I can always head there. A beach, a little golf, good food, good company and of course good booze...that to me is a relaxing vacation.
     
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    I like going everywhere and keep going to Vegas to visit friends there or take people who haven't been before.

    Only going once this year but also doing France, Poland, Greece (potentially, I'm trying to put the brakes on this one for reasons of annual holiday time from work - I only get 28 paid days a year off) and Rhode Island.

    We also like to get away in the UK as many weekends as we can and I'm looking to buy a starter boat this year.
     
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    This trip is a great example of why Vegas isn't a vacation.

    6 hours in and I've shaved 2 years of my heart with the swings.

    Vacation is supposed to be relaxing and rejuvenating.
     

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