What are your summer vacation plans?

United States
February 26, 2007 5:34pm CST
spring and summer are fast approaching. What are your vacation plans for the spring and summer season? Do you vacation in the summer or winter? My family normally goes somewhere for at least a week, but this summer one of my children will be in Europe for 10 days and the other will be away for 5 weeks at a student scholar enrichment program. Their trips are making it hard for us to plan a vacation!
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
26 Feb 07
We usually go on vacation in the spring and fall. This spring we cannot afford a vacation. My boyfriend originally comes from an other part of the country, so we usually try to spend some time with his family in the fall. That will not cost us much, and is usually very nice. We get to spend some time with our nieses and nephews. As we live a 7 hour drive away from them we do not get to meet that often. I love playing with them, so i am absolutely looking forward too ur autumn vacation.
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• Ireland
26 Feb 07
After Easter, I plan to spend a long weekend in London. My best friend lives there, so I like to visit her at least twice or three times every year. I hope to go to Wales in June and drive on up to Edinbugh in Scotland. I will probably spend a couple of nights in various cities en route to Scotland and take in some sightseeing on my journey. I just hope the weather is fine as I dislike driving along the motorways in the rain.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
We are going to be moving to Florida this summer, so not sure if we will be able to do much since our money will be tied up in moving expenses. LOL But, hopefully, we can get settled a little and take the kids to Disney World after we get there. I think I am just as excited--if not more--than they are. I have always wanted to go and never did because my parents could never afford it.
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• Philippines
27 Feb 07
My vacation plans for this summer are already planned and hope it pushes through. My whole family will be going to Italy and possibly Paris for the holy week. Im so excited that on the holy week, I will visit the Vatican in Rome, Italy! I'll give up beaches first for this year :)
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I'm planning on another trip to Washington state. My two best friends, my sister and nieces all live there. I try to go every 6 months. I went last from October 11th to Novemeber 3rd, 2006. One friends bithday is in May and the other is in June a week after mine. So I was thinking 3 weeks in June. But we'll see. One of my friends is coming here sometime this spring. The other one came last october and I flew back the same day with her to Washington...lol My sister was here last june. I haven't really decided for sure.
27 Feb 07
I don't have a plan for summer vacation. As I normally go away before, because I enjoy this season and want to do important things around here. I guess it includes the normal things for me though but I can't wait for next years holiday! ~joey
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@blueskies (1186)
• United States
27 Feb 07
We haven't had the funds to take a summer vacation in at least three years. We don't expect this year to be any different, as there are home repairs that need to come first. Also, my son is supposed to be in school all summer. It should be interesting trying to make him understand why he has summer school and his sister doesn't this year. Maybe we'll be able to swing a weekend trip up to Canada. The kids loved that the last time we went. A few years ago, we rented a camper at Six Flags and stayed for a weekend with the kids. We had a wonderful time. I hope to be able to do that again within the next couple of years (before my daughter graduates).
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
27 Feb 07
I usually go down to Florida in the summer and I hope to move there very soon.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
In the late spring, we hope to travel to Chicago to do some sightseeing and shopping. Since I'll still be in school over the summer, we'll have to take it one day at a time. That's when the Cedar Point passes will be pulled out for 1 or 2 day trips up to Lake Erie. We never tire of either place!
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
27 Feb 07
its funny to hear you make a trip to chicago,, we live so close-and hardly ever go-unless we are flying out of ohare or something. And at Christmas time we shop on Michigan Avenue!
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
28 Feb 07
This year I will be taking all my vacation leave to visit my son after two years of absense. I will be flying to Amsterdam to meet his new wife and her family. This will be a vacation of a lifetime for me. I have never really thought much about traveling outside the country, but I will to see my only son. He left 3 days after graduating high school and when I arrive it will be 2 years since he left. I am so excited!
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• United States
28 Feb 07
We seem to mainly take our vacations in the winter because my son and husband like to snowboard and ski. We make a trip up to Big Bear every year for President's Weekend and this past January we took another week long trip up there to celebrate my son's 16th birthday. I would LOVE to take a summer vacation but it's basically impossible because of my son's football schedule and training. He's in sports all year long so it makes it hard for us to get away for any length of time. We manage somehow during his 3 weeks off for winter break but that's about the only free time we have. We take alot of mini weekend trips when we can so that he doesn't miss school. We do not have any summer trips planned for this year. We do plan to do a bunch of weekend trips here and there but nothing is set in stone. There's only one place that I know I want to plan this year in November for our anniversary. There is a little spa resort in Palm Springs about 45 minutes from our home. I went there last summer for a bachelorette weekend for my niece and it was like a little slice of heaven. We only stayed for a couple of nights but I was so relaxed when I got home. I want to take my husband this year if we can work it out with our schedules. I wanted to go last November but it didn't happen. I think my next REAL vacation won't be until the summer of 2009 when my son graudates and we go away to Hawaii for the first time to celebrate his graduation. My husband wants to go down to Mexico this Christmas but I'm not sure if we'll be able to or not.
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@inked4life (4227)
• United States
27 Feb 07
My son is a big Star Wars fan so we are heading down to Disneyworld for their Star Wars weekend in June. Then my wife is taking them up to her parents in Canada and leaving them there for 2 weeks, so we'll have a couple of weeks to ourselves.
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• Norway
27 Feb 07
My host family here in Norway usually go to Spain during summer and they already told me that i can come with them if i want to.I will surely go with them.Traveling is one of my passion and Spain is my next target.And i'm glad coz the oppurtunity is at my side.
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
27 Feb 07
i hope to be sitting by my pool more this summer,, if we ever get summer. and using our boat more often. I love to go fishing with my husband, and last year we only went once! It will be a busy summer because our youngest son graduates high school, and so there will be many parties to attend, and have one of our own also.
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@angelface23 (2498)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Well I just had a baby and I think she is still too young yet for a car trip. Me and my husband want to see the NFL Hall of Fame in Ohio and also the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame is in Ohio too so maybe if someone can watch the baby for a weekend then we can actually go somewhere.
• United States
27 Feb 07
I plan on visiting Great Britain and Seeing all the countries there. My most favorite im sure will be Scotland because that is my heritage.
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@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I am going to the Philippines this coming May with my bf. I'm very excited because the last time I've been there was 2004. We are planning to go to Boracay...still thinking about Singapore or Hongkong.
@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
We can never really plan anything in advanced because of everyones work so we kind of take it as it comes.
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26 Feb 07
I intend to spend 2 months working, anywhere I can get a student job really, and maybe spend the last month relaxing with my family before starting up work again! Thankfully I'll have a break soon, which I simply can't wait for! I'm trying to find something to do as well but for now no plans other than to enjoy spending time with my family and friends in Paris.
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@dmillman (2273)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Vacation? I wish! I've been unemployed since September, so I can't afford a vacation. We'll still do weekend trips now and again to Salem, and we'll be staying over for a night or two when we exhibit at the Salem Maritime Festival. I've been dying to go on a cruise, but that won't be happening any time soon, that's for sure. We want to get a house, but first we have to pay off our debts, now that they're getting worse because I'm unemployed. If I could take a cruise, it would be to somehwere tropical. We went to St. Lucia for our honeymoom almost 5 years ago and we really enjoyed it. So, I'd like to try that area again. If only I could win the lottery..................if I played - hehehe. Well tonight their announcing the winner of the Publisher's Clearing House contest, maybe it will be me - yea, right! So all I get to do now is to be envious of all of you with vacation plans!
• United States
11 Mar 07
Sorry, you can't win the publisher's clearing house sweepstakes, I've got dibbs on that one! Ha!