Comments on: What’s a Vacation to You? http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 13 May 2014 21:56:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Felippe http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-801576 Felippe Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:42:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-801576 I preffer go shopping or ride my motorcycle. I know i have so different tastes but I think we have to enjoy as much as we can in our hollidays. Enjoy Christmas time friends.

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By: dervla http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-513590 dervla Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:02:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-513590 we’re in the middle of this dilemma at the moment. Not sure what elements to prioritize … but really need to make a decision and just go!!

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By: brittney http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-512440 brittney Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:40:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-512440 Meaghan – I’m SURE you’ll find something – I shouldn’t have been such a downer! We had such a great time, and congratulations on a) getting married and b) your honeymoon.

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By: natasha http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-512243 natasha Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:56:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-512243 I now live a location independant lifestyle.I love choosing a location where there is great food. eating different food is very important to my experience in that country.
Btw i have only discovered your blog and i am loving it :)

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By: melissa http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-511754 melissa Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:09:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-511754 As Christy said above, for me it’s also a change of scenery or even just beautiful scenery that makes it a vacation for me. Geographically beautiful places that are different from where I live are what inspire me to relax and think differently. Second would be food, because I’ll go anywhere in search of good food. Third would be a comfortable hotel- by no means do I mean luxurious, but just a decent bed and curtains that block out too bright sunlight!

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By: bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-511578 bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com Sun, 30 Jun 2013 06:59:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-511578 Such a good discussion — my husband and I have different views on this for sure!

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By: Tasha http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-511486 Tasha Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:19:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-511486 I second that! I just spent a BEST day at my parent’s gorgeous home in the woods and pool with family – like every weekend…and it felt like a vacation!!!

But for a destination trip I’d say the scenery, privacy (when possible) and food are important to me:) A beautiful room is a bonus! ♥

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By: Chris http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-511386 Chris Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:47:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-511386 Gabrielle,

Yes! We talk about this all the time since it’s our job. We are always seeking to improve our rooms at the Inn which means we have to stay in them ourselves sometimes…I didn’t think it would be relaxing because I see the to-do list but it was! It also gives me such a good perspective on what our guests see. I also so appreciate a good hotel room now. Even when I go to a chain hotel, I notice every little detail.

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By: Marille http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-511329 Marille Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:43:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-511329 Above all else, I need to be able to relax. This means a comfortable hotel that is well-located–ideally near a subway or public transit if I’m in Europe. I need to be able to get to a couple of good restaurants nearby, so that even if I’m too tired to go out and do much, I can still grab a quick bite. I’ve started to realize that I like to be able to work in a decent amount of lounging on my vacations, so a good hotel is key.

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By: Meaghan http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-511038 Meaghan Sat, 29 Jun 2013 05:23:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-511038 We are going to Puerto Rico in September for our honey moon! Really looking forward to the beaches and the zip lining but super bummed in regards to your comment about the food!

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By: CMN http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510839 CMN Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:21:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510839 It’s really such an interesting question, isn’t it? I think it depends on what sparked your interest in a location. Some cities, it’s all about the culture and arts. Other places, it’s all about nature and relaxing… Or maybe adventure and discovery… For me, the hotel choice usually follows the activity list. If I’m going somewhere that I’ll be out all day Site-seeing, then the hotel needs to be convenient, comfortable, and safe. The hotel is the place where you sleep and store your stuff. But if I’m going to spend the day AT the hotel — a la the beach or a wilderness destination — then I want an awesome hotel that raises the bar. Some place that’s a luxury compared to my regular real life. And then there’s that rare gem… When the hotel itself is The Destination that caught your attention in the first place! (Though, lets be honest… Most of us regular folks aren’t able to afford Those particular hotels! LOL!)

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By: Jenni Bailey http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510759 Jenni Bailey Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:53:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510759 Adventure all the way! Even if it doesn’t involve scaling the side of a mountain (as in the photo above), I feel like some kind of discovery is essential to a good vacation.

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By: bdaiss http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510740 bdaiss Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:10:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510740 As someone who travels for work quite often, I understand the vital importance of a good hotel. My definition of vacation is any time work isn’t involved! I’m fortunate to work in the National Parks and often get to take my family along. UNfortunately, that means they play while I work most of the time. It’s a blessing, but also exhausting.

But we’re heading out in our new camper for a few nights in the woods. Even that counts as a mini-vacation to me! No phones, no internet. Just us and nature.

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By: Christy@SweetandSavoring http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510686 Christy@SweetandSavoring Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:48:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510686 Ooh, this is difficult! My top three would be culture, food, and relaxation- adventure I can find if I’m at home. The top thing that came to mind for me is a change of scenery- I get so restless and tired of seeing the same things every day, that what I look forward to on vacation is just seeing different things! Different vegetation/animals, different architecture, different people, etc. So that’s my answer- a vacation to me is a change of scenery :)

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By: Chase @ The Smell of Summer http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510654 Chase @ The Smell of Summer Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:57:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510654 For me it is a mix between Relaxation and Adventure. I like to avoid all technology & work while on a vacation, while mixing in a few adventure activities that I don’t get to do during my normal week at home.

Chase Miller
The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Lifestyle Blog

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By: Marian http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510632 Marian Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:12:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510632 The company followed by activity are key. Really the company is number one, anyplace is wonderful with the right people.

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By: Karin Katherine http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510591 Karin Katherine Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:20:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510591 This is such a great question. For my Mommy Sabbaticals I’m all about the relaxation and privacy. I plan on being in or near my room so the room/resort is highly important.

When it’s travel with kids then I’m looking for adventure. What we can see and do. The hotel is also important (not easy to find accommodations to accommodate our family). But activities are high on the list.

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By: Nicole Devereux http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510589 Nicole Devereux Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:20:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510589 I’d like it all, too! But, if I had to rank, I’d say adventure and relaxation, followed by food and culture. I’d love to frolic and explore all day, and then be able to sit back and relax with a drink and good food at night.

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By: brittney http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510584 brittney Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:17:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510584 oh man – this spring we went to Puerto Rico for a week because we wanted the “adventure” part. We went zip lining, and did private beaches, and scuba diving, and all of it – but there was no. good. food. We tried SO HARD to find something tasty, but by the end of the week we couldn’t wait to leave just so we could eat something that wasn’t terrible. I felt like we were trapped in a super beautiful prison. The point is: food has become a more important part of our vacation priorities

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/whats-a-vacation-to-you/comment-page-1/#comment-510575 Sarah Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:10:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38234#comment-510575 Yes all of the above! Mostly I go for sights and scenery!! It’s my dream to go someplace that vegetarian is more prominent. I seem to always end up in places where it is very uncommon and end up eating French fry meals while my husband has gorgeous dishes!

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