Where would you rather go on vacation: A plush hotel, a secluded cabin, camping

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  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    Where would you rather go on vacation: A plush hotel, a secluded cabin, camping or somewhere else?

    Everyone has his/her own idea of the dream getaway.  What's yours, and why?

  2. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 6 years ago

    Out of these three a secluded cabin - could we make that a secluded stone cottage - because it would mean I'd be on nature's doorstep and I prefer to completely get away from things when I go on holiday (vacation!). My last venture took me to Catalonia in Spain. We rented a small casa high up in the foothills of the Pyrenees and spent a heavenly 10 days exploring and relaxing. Crowded beaches and bars packed full of tourists just ain't my thing.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am so with you on that, Chef!  And I envy your stay in Spain - how did you find your retreat?

  3. RTalloni profile image91
    RTalloniposted 6 years ago

    A secluded but plush cabin in wintertime when it is snowing.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ooooh - wouldn't that be beautiful!  Have you ever done Yellowstone in the winter?  That's on my Bucket List!

  4. isenhower33 profile image75
    isenhower33posted 6 years ago

    I would love to go back pack across Australia smile

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I love that idea!  Did you ever see the movie, Australia?  It wasn't all that acclaimed, but it is spectacular!

    2. isenhower33 profile image75
      isenhower33posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I havent, but im a huge movie buff so now i have to watch it lol smile I dont think i'll ever have the money to do that unless my music makes me famous lol smile

  5. nmdonders profile image82
    nmdondersposted 6 years ago

    I would choose a secluded cabin because that's my type of scenery.  However, I watch a lot of horror movies and bad things happen in secluded cabins haha.  Not sure if I'd want to be alone there or not.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, gosh - please don't tell me about those movies!  I don't want to worry about that part!

  6. Gordon Hamilton profile image95
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 6 years ago

    For me it has to be a small hotel on the coast which affords excellent sea fishing by day, fine dining on locally caught/reared/produced food in the early evening and a welcoming bar with a real fire in which to spend the latter part of the evening. I'm fortunate in that I get to live this dream at least a couple of times a year! smile

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow - so, can we come and visit?  Sounds like a true paradise!

  7. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    A weekend stay at New Orleans during Mardi Gras then board a month long cruise to tour plenty of stops in Europe.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ooooh - fun idea!   I haven't done Mardi Gras as an adult - it would be so interesting to see!

    2. Michelle Hawkins profile image60
      Michelle Hawkinsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you on that cruise to Europe just not sure if I could handle a whole month being on a cruise, 2 weeks would be better for me.

    3. lburmaster profile image81
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, past two weeks is overkill. However, I would rather not do the dishes and go to every available port in Europe than come back and wish I had gone. Mardi Gras is always entertaining, as a child or as an adult. Just beware of the drunks.

  8. Pamela99 profile image92
    Pamela99posted 6 years ago

    I love to go to a secluded cabin in the mountains. The beauty and peace are so special. These vacations are some of my best memories.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have a niece who owns cabins in the hills in Ohio, and it is just gorgeous.  I keep planning to go there for a long weekend,  or maybe a month . . .

  9. leroy64 profile image81
    leroy64posted 6 years ago

    Depends. 

    While the plush hotel sounds good, I think I would be happier with a cabin in East Texas, near a creek or pond where I could fish for catfish.  I would not want it to be too secluded,  A small town nearby would be nice, if only to find vegetables to go with the fish.  Too much of a city boy to completely rough it, although I do know enough to stay out of bull pastures.

    When I need to completely get away from people:

    I drive to Lubbock, or some place in West Texas, and enjoy the solitude and flat land between here and there.  I might even stop and feel the sun burning my skin and my worries away-at least temporarily.  In this case, the destination really is never as important as the road.  That is because the destination has people and the road only has cars and coyotes - oh, and Dairy Queens.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      We must live near each other - I love the Piney Woods, too, and I absolutely agree that a ride through West Texas is very renewing.  Plenty of time to think and meditate, and it's actually kinda ruggedly beautiful.

  10. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    Marcy...You always ask great questions.  Of the 3 choices you have given us, I can immediately choose the "secluded cabin."   I'm not fond of camping.......OK, I hate it....went once and griped the entire time.   I don't need the luxuries and amenities of a plush hotel, (although this would be very nice for a special occasion week-end) but I really must have some conveniences that a cabin would give me.  I like quiet, peaceful and natural surroundings  and how conducive a vacation like this would be to relaxation and introspection.    I'm all packed, where's the cabin?

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, let's go together, dear friend!  How about Maho Bay in the Virgin Islands?  It has trees and greenery, cabins, and a beach that is out of the movies!

  11. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    A plush hotel with all the fixin's - room service, a private pool or spa.  Outdoors is not my cup of tea, besides I live in Montana so the cabin and camping experience would be redundant.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!  I see your point!  Montana is breathtaking, though - lucky you!

  12. Michelle Hawkins profile image60
    Michelle Hawkinsposted 6 years ago

    I have several places I'd love to go to and see. 1 in particular would be to stay in a secluded cabin somewhere in Alaska.  I'd love to go whale watching. I've stayed at nice, plush hotels before. I've camped in the woods several times and I've been on 6 cruises all over the caribbean but I've never gone to any place like Alaska before.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Have you done the Alaska cruise?  I hear it is wonderful - another Bucket List must-see for me.  Whale watching is great - i got to do it in Hawaii, and I had no idea how exciting it would be.  Hope you get to live your dream vacation!

  13. mikejhca profile image94
    mikejhcaposted 6 years ago

    If I go on vacation I want to be outside.  I don't travel places so I can sit inside and watch TV.  I would rather be in a secluded cabin or a tent than a plush hotel.  When I have used hotels on vacation I did not spend very much time in them.  In my opinion the best thing about a nice hotel is the pool but I can do without a pool.  I prefer swimming in natural water.  Pool water has bleach in it and I find beaches more relaxing than pool areas.

  14. rfmoran profile image87
    rfmoranposted 6 years ago

    I prefer anyplace on the water, whether it's a condo, a house or a boat. A cruise ship works just fine.

  15. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    I'd like to take a starship ride to Mars, Saturn and Alpha Centauri.

    Do you know where I could find a good, inexpensive starship?

  16. austinhealy profile image69
    austinhealyposted 6 years ago

    A secluded drifwood cabin on a small, out of the beaten path Caribbean island,  in the winter, with the right person of course smile

  17. BSloan profile image72
    BSloanposted 6 years ago

    I would opt for the plush hotel.  While I'm on vacation, I like to feel pampered, which for me would mean no cooking and no cleaning!

  18. mommy ara profile image71
    mommy araposted 6 years ago

    I think I would like to take my family to a secluded cabin up in the mountains surrounded by lush greenery. A few days away from technology (TV, computers) and just concentrate on each others' company would be nice.

 
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