Have you planned your next vacation?

@laydee (12814)
Philippines
May 11, 2009 8:25am CST
Do you like planning for vacations? or are you the type who could just pack their bags and let your feet decide where to go? Have you planned your next vacation? I actually have, but it's not somewhere far, but instead I'll be spending a few days with someone on a very nice resort here in my place. I'm quite excited for it. How about you?
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
11 May 09
I use to be huge on just taking off and goin on road trips but that was before kids and such...now planning is needed not just because of hte kids but due to money and of course the house and all my pets etc..
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@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
12 May 09
philips alu juicer - a wide chute juicer that juices fruits whole
planning for vacations is actually a process that is quite fun. i imagine where i will be and what are the things i do. i usually start planning as early as three months before the vacation itself. there was only once that i went on a vacation spontaneously. it was a short trip to a neighbouring country. we just packed our bags, picked up our passports and headed to the agency to get the earliest air tickets. it was quite fun too but i guess i won't be doing it again.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Why won't you be doing it again? What were the down side of unplanned vacations?
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• Singapore
16 May 09
firstly, sorry about the picture. it was for another discussion that i was replying to at the same time. sadly the picture didn't manage to turn up there but up here instead. guess it's age and the lifestyle i'm used to. i did the unplanned vacation when i still didn't mind spending the night on a bench. we got ourselves a hotel room only when we arrived there. if there were no room available, we'd most probably be sleeping on a chair in the airport. however, i need at least something soft to spend the night on now. so that's why i won't be doing it again.
@Colmuc (708)
11 May 09
Hi Laydee, I hope you have a wonderful time. When I am planning a holiday it takes a lot of time. Last year my Asian trip involved 14 different flights and 8 different hotels. This year I am still not sure what I will do but I have to decide soon and start again with the detailed planning work. The only thing for sure is that it will again be in Asia..
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Wow 14! Why Asia?
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@Colmuc (708)
15 May 09
Hi Laydee, I love Asia with it's many different cultures and beautiful landscapes. Such a variety of everything. The people are friendly and kind although in many cases they are very poor. The food is fantastic! The one exception is Bali. It was a wonderful place several years ago but a limited number of greedy dishonest people and an inefficient, uninterested civic administration have totally spoiled it. Fortunately there are many other super places and I have still never been in the Philippines.
• China
13 May 09
i have planed many times about my next vacation,however,when the time comes,it will so many reasons that i cann't realize the original plan!if i planed my holliday,i will achieve it do my best.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
Perhaps you're the type of person who doesn't need to plan long-term because things just go as you plan. Perhaps it would work for you if you just saved up money then go where the wind takes you. Good luck!
• Malaysia
12 May 09
i've been planning my vacation for the last 3 months and i'll be going to melbourne for a holiday in 2 weeks time. woohoo!
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
wohwooo!!!! hehehehe.. Good for you!
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
12 May 09
I really like planning my vacations. I like to look at maps and to think about the places that I would like to visit. My fiance and I started planning our next vacation a while ago. We are going to visit Lithuania and Latvia in July this year. We have bought our train and bustickets and we also made hostel reservations. There are still some things that we need to do before we go, but it is nice that we don't have to worry about tickets and hostels, now we can concentrate on the interesting preparations like reading about the history and the sights and learning a bit of the language.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
That's good planning.
• Manila, Philippines
12 May 09
I have my plans already for my next vacation, and that will be on September 20 2009 in Puerto Galera here in the Philippines. That will be our 1st Year Anniversary with my wife and my 2 month old son. Hopefully by that time he is already 7 month old. Can't wait for that day as this will be the first time that me and my wife together with my son will be out of town for a vacation. The vacation will last for only 4 days but hopefully I can request for another day off from work so that I can extend my vacation to a full 5 days.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Oh yeah that's good! I do hope you'll get an extra day for your family.
• United States
11 May 09
I am sneaking in a vacation when I take my state exam for teaching. Instead of taking it at the local test site I choose to take it at a test site that is near my sister on the other side of the state and stay for a week to visit and relax.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Yeah, that's a good way to go on vacation without incurring too much cost! Good luck on the state exam for teaching!
• India
11 May 09
Due to financial trouble I unable to plan this vacation. I lost financially and emotionally as well . Due to this there is no meaning of vacation in my life.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
You could just try to get out of where you are at right now, perhaps a breathe of fresh air would do you good in order for you to overcome the depression you are in right now. Vacations need not be expensive, going to the province or visiting a prospective place for employment or just to visit a friend would do you good. Who know, opportunity might come.
@aikhong (664)
• Malaysia
11 May 09
Going for trips or vacations needs planning, in my opinion. We have to plan ahead roughly the places we're going to visit, what's the nice food we've to try, or what's the specialties of it which can't be missed. Besides, the place to stay, how long i want to stay and the budget for the trip is another important things to take care and planned before going for a vacation. So, usually it takes me a few weeks of planning before going for vacations and actually i'm going with my group of friends more often and they're the one who make the decision, so i'll leave the planning work for them, haaha.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Hehehhee.. truly planning creates stress! My boyfriend and I will be having a vacation next week, and I've been planning it (since it's in my area, he's visiting) and I'm all stressed out, but I try not to. Whew! Just too excited!
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@angelsmummy (1700)
11 May 09
i normally decide the day b4 that we are going away then let the travel agent decide where lol
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Hehehehe.. That's cool! I could never be like that though, I'd be like cramming a whole lot.
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
26 Jun 09
I have not planned my next vacation now.I already went for a vacation.I will plan my next vacation after i do work for one year.I already went to my native place in the month of march.I did shopping in the biggest shop there.I also went to the beach and enjoyed the waves.I also ate out that night in a hotel.We mostly eat home food in native place.Its rare when many people come to our place we go out to order food.
@fasyahime (634)
• Malaysia
13 May 09
nope because i prioritize the money for paying bills,study loans and saving for the future!but if i had kept enough money,i really wish to have tour around the world by cruise ship after I'm 100% sure that the cruise can safe from being attack by pirate! huhu!because i', not really fond by riding a plane,really had big headache especially on long hour flight! maybe i will try to have tour by train! huhu! who's know maybe i can become great writer like j.k Rowling! huhu! creating super famous character while have great blast watching great scenery from train! huhu
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
12 May 09
I hate vacations. To me a vacation would be being alone or mostly alone and staying on the internet for long hours and maybe doing something fun, yet productive. I do not like going away. I don’t see the point plus there’s hassles and money to be spent I think it’s all dumb. I am going to Orlando and doing the whole Disney thing with my family though in June. I can’t believe I have to do this either. I don’t even like my extended family we are going with. It’s gonna suck soo bad. I will be very happy when it’s over. The one thing I do like about vacations is the traveling. I like to fly and even drive if I’m driving. I also enjoy hotels a lot.
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• United States
12 May 09
I have a general ideal where I am going but I have not made the reservations yet. We are not taking out next vacation until November 2010. My husband wants me to look and see if any other time will be cheaper and we will just take my granddaughter out of school. She will be in 3rd grade but my kids have told me when they were in school parents were always taking their kids out of school to go on vacation. They were even in high school when they were doing that.
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• United States
12 May 09
Good for you! My daughter and I have the trip of our lifetime planned for next month. It's part fun and part work related. Otherwise, we'd never be able to afford it. I think getting away on vacation is important. You don't have to do anything fancy but everyone needs a break from stress and routine. May you enjoy every minute of your getaway!:0)
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
12 May 09
hey laydee! me and my officemates are planning to go on a vacation again, i think in October. the last vacation we had was last month. we do not always plan this early. sometimes, we would just feel like going on a trip on the coming weekend and its already Tuesday or Wednesday. sometimes, we like it better if we do it in a hurry because everything goes according to plan. we seldom plan very early because sometimes, it doesn't push through or it doesn't go well. for our October trip, we planned this very early because there was a promo on the airline ticket and we just had to grab it. ^^ we have to take care first of the transportation since its the most important thing in traveling. for the accommodation, food and all that, we would plan it maybe early October or late September. ^^
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@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
12 May 09
vacation?? in this economy? we can barely make ends meet and are hanging on by a thread. paying our monthly bills is a struggle so no, there will be no vacations any time for the unforeseen future. anyone who can afford a vacation has nothing to worry about in my book.
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@20062010 (34)
• China
12 May 09
I am allways exciting about vactions. Because it means I can have a lot of time to do whatever I want to do and don't need to much of homework as in the school. As to this vacation, I plan to go travel in some places that I am longing to go for a long time and go to visit some famous universties to realise my dreams of enjoying the different culture and great sceneries in different places. In additon, I am going to find a firm that can offer me a job and work there as an intent. However, I think it is very difficult for me to get a job as an intent in a firm, because I am too shy and don't have enough confidence to do whatever I want to do.It seems that is impossible for me to fullfil the two vovational plans. I feel that I don't have enough courage to do whatever I wish to do in my life and I am extremely sad about ii and quite worry about my future.
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• India
12 May 09
well i dont plan any thing before it depends on my leave if i get leave from my work then well i am off on some vacation with friends or if at that time all are busy then i make a move to some of my cousins place who are far away from me
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