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Your vacation preference

  1. elayne001 profile image71
    elayne001posted 7 years ago

    What type of vacation do you prefer: roughing it like in camping or luxurious with everything provided for you?

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      china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      camping my way up a remote river (that still has clean water and fish in it!) as I fly fish it. Tent and what I can carry on my back should be enough - I might never come back big_smile

      1. NoHomeBase profile image61
        NoHomeBaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds like my kind of holiday!

    2. robertmay profile image61
      robertmayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Definitely have to go with a luxury vacation.  I loved roughing it when i was younger, but now I do enjoy the comfort of having things all taken care of for me when I travel.

      1. uner profile image60
        unerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i like to enjoy best of both world. sometimes i go backpack, sometimes i go in full and even stayed in a luxury villa. it depends on plans

    3. Africa Unlimited profile image60
      Africa Unlimitedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The less kit I have to carry the better. I enjoy from sleeping in a sleeping bag to sleeping in a luxury hotel, comfortable with either.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Elaine, what's up? It's great to see you. smile big_smile

    I prefer luxury over camping, but do enjoy camping. smile

    1. elayne001 profile image71
      elayne001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Same here Cagsil. After a big camping trip, I had a cold in the middle of summer. I'm not too good at roughing it out, but we had fun anyways.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  3. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Luxury for sure.  I nice cruise ship and an outside cabin with a private balcony is the way to go!

    1. elayne001 profile image71
      elayne001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds marvelous Lily Rose - our next trip should be a cruise (my first). I am looking forward to that.

      1. Lily Rose profile image86
        Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My husband and I went on our first ever cruise for our honeymoon and we just fell in love with the experience.  We haven't been on another one since then, but we desperately want to!

        1. KCC Big Country profile image88
          KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          My husband came to America (from England) via the Queen Mary 2 in pure white-glove luxury.  He said it's the only way to travel.  I want to go on a cruise so badly now.

      2. wytegarillaz profile image75
        wytegarillazposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        big tip , we tolld our cruise people it was our honeymoon, we got upgraded, bottle , wine & chocolates in the cabin !
        was fantastic trip!
        love camping but the cruise was good!!

  4. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I camp in a motorhome.  Best of both worlds.

    1. elayne001 profile image71
      elayne001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I remember doing that with my grandparents when I was young. Better than sleeping out in the open unless there are plenty stars and no bears.

  5. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I like a big house right on the crystal clear waters and snow-white sands of the Gulf...oh, wait...

  6. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    wow...is this a trick question?  lol

    I've never taken a vacation, so, um, I think I'd say camping...wait!  No!  I want luxery!! But, if I'm on vacation...I'd want to leave TV behind, and all that electrical stuff...so I'd go with....camping!  But, there's all those bugs and things....nope, I'd hafta take the luxery.   Fer sure...I think....??

    Maybe I should alternate?  lol

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol, nice one Rafini,

      I like camping, haven't done it in years, but also would like to travel OS again, as I haven't done THAT in an even longer time.

      So many places I like to explore and visit before my bucket list runs out.

      1. Rafini profile image89
        Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        overseas sounds good.  I almost convinced myself to go to Hawaii last year (but then I bought my own home - much better choice!)  someday I'd like to visit Europe, Australia, Jerusalem, China, Japan, Alaska....okay, why don't I just say I'd love to travel?  IF it were ever to become affordable, that is. hmm

  7. wytegarillaz profile image75
    wytegarillazposted 7 years ago

    What memories will you remember best when  your older ?

    cooking on an open fire , skinnydipping in the river, toasting marshmallows, exploring nature, laying back looking at the stars

    or sitting in a small hotel room ????

    travel brings so much life experience you just cant beat it !!!

    Cruising is lovely now and then, turning up in a new port !

    watching the coastline as you sip wine in the spa with the one you love on a week day !!!!!!

  8. ExpandYourMind profile image72
    ExpandYourMindposted 7 years ago

    I like saving money, but I really enjoy all the frills.  I have to admit I'd take the luxury over the camping.  But, if I have an opportunity to take my dog, I don't mind roughing it.

  9. Dolores Monet profile image98
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    As long as there is a large body of water to jump into, I'm there.

  10. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    would love to stay on a beach, with a cottage where I can grill fish or anything, walk and pick up sea shells, then swim again and at night I can gaze at the stars and swim, and for a short distance away there is a night life where one can go -- bar etc.

    and a bf where I can force him to eat whatever I cook and then enjoy the surroundings, then we can walk together day and night gazing at the stars at night.

  11. onlygrace profile image60
    onlygraceposted 7 years ago

    It depends on my mood. Sometimes I want to spent my times on nature environment, in that case, I prefer camping. However, I don't deny sometimes I like going vacation with everything prepared. Sleep in the Five Star Hotel, going to luxurious place riding a Ferrari is my dream.

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    Bermuda and camping in Knoebel's

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    CassandraCullenposted 7 years ago

    I love luxury hotels but I still enjoy my annual camping trips, every now and then.

  14. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I live in mine. smile

  15. Gypsy48 profile image75
    Gypsy48posted 7 years ago

    A luxurious hotel would suit me just fine. I tried camping once and I was quite miserable, never again.

  16. onegirlfactory profile image76
    onegirlfactoryposted 7 years ago

    I would totally love to experience both. But I have to say that staying in an exclusive resort with the finest amenities would be the height of relaxation.

  17. GarunaLiu profile image61
    GarunaLiuposted 7 years ago

    I prefer luxurious with everything provided for me when traveling. In case forgetting about how much we spent. (in real life, we have to consider the budget)

  18. trish1048 profile image75
    trish1048posted 7 years ago

    I tried camping, the rough version once, and it was ok.  Since then I've spent time in a camper and I loved it.  I can even see myself living in a camper full time smile  All the amenities of home, but totally peaceful.  A way of having the best of both.

    I've taken a cruise, and that was fantastic!  Talk about luxury, free to do whatever you felt like doing, whether on board or at the ports of call.

    I also would love to get a room in a luxury hotel in NYC.  The past three years I've had to go to NYC very often, from May through August.  I thoroughly got used to the noise and the hustle and bustle.  A favorite thing I found were the street vendors who sold fruits, breads, meats, vegetables and fresh flowers.  I'd pick out something to eat, go get a coffee from the vendor on the corner, then find an empty bench and enjoy people watching as the sun came up.  Nothing like a steaming cup of coffee nice and early in the morning sitting on the bench and enjoying the lovely weather.

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    suscanposted 7 years ago

    I am into luxury. i love Las Vegas. If I move for PA, I would move nearer to Vegas.

  20. nicregi profile image77
    nicregiposted 7 years ago

    I am into luxury places (big...big fan of beaches around the world) smile

  21. talfonso profile image82
    talfonsoposted 7 years ago

    Luxury, especially cruising...

  22. MichelleArakaki profile image58
    MichelleArakakiposted 7 years ago


    1. joyfuldesigns profile image68
      joyfuldesignsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Probably a combo of the two, I don't care for either extreme, but whatever it is, I don't like to be overly scheduled.

  23. lilian_sg profile image73
    lilian_sgposted 7 years ago

    Most of the time I would choose luxury...but I guess when there is too much of something I will start to be bored!

  24. pilesnoway profile image60
    pilesnowayposted 7 years ago

    I'm a sort of adventurous traveler so I think a camping-like vacation would be the best for me--a mountain trek, or a roam at the finest cities like Rome with my backpack, jeans with torn seams and old travel shoes will always be great!

    'Had to stay in a good hotel though. But not in a luxurious one. I enjoy traveling, especially if I don't shed bucks. And I don't shed bucks for accommodations, I'd rather spend it for the souvenirs and for printing my captured moments from an old still camera.lol big_smile

  25. salt profile image72
    saltposted 7 years ago

    Love luxury, love adventure and a challenge.

    Dont mind chartering a yacht or even luxury safari camping. the best of 2 worlds.

  26. wilsontom profile image61
    wilsontomposted 7 years ago

    i always prefer adventurous destination.

  27. cascoly profile image60
    cascolyposted 7 years ago

    may favorite is  trekking which combines luxury AND adventure - rather than backpacking with a 60 lb pack for a 2 week trip, trekking helps build the local economy and lets you actually see something other than your boots as you trudge along.

    we did a 2 week trip to the Huayhuash in Peru, spending most of the time at 12,000 or higher, and crossing a 15-16,000' pass on many days.  no way i'd still be able to do that self contained.


    1. solar10 profile image59
      solar10posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wherever, as long as a good internet connection is available, for writing for hubpages  ;-)

      1. cascoly profile image60
        cascolyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        internet?  we barely had an outhouse!  came home with several thousand images to process  - took LOTS of camera batteries

  28. Vendla profile image56
    Vendlaposted 7 years ago

    Roughing it, being out with nature, with very few people around. Also like great treks, did the Inca Trail last year, it was amazing.

  29. Avamum profile image83
    Avamumposted 7 years ago

    I love both.  I've been camping for almost my entire life - and that is tent camping, none of that RVing stuff.  It is my time for peaceful contemplation, hiking, teaching my children about nature and the environment.  Also enjoyed time at luxury resorts in the Caribbean where I could just sit on the beach and read, splash in the ocean, and eat to my heart's content! Travelling and vacationing in different places and different styles is a joy!

  30. Bellamie profile image58
    Bellamieposted 7 years ago

    I would want to be totally spoiled!  There's no way I'm "roughing" it out camping, sleeping with bugs or eating fish that I just watched someone gut and clean!  Nope it's hospitality, good food, good company and SHOPPING!!  lol!!

  31. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    I prefer "roughnecking in the woods" vacations. When I take time off, I want to "get away from" the real world, technology, rat-race, pressures of every day life.
    I use my vacation time to Rest! I go for peaceful and relaxed vacations. Usually in an area where there are no people within several acres at the closest!