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Types of vacations Sep 29

I suppose everyone could come up with a list of kinds of vacations, and most of the lists would be different. Here’s my list, sorted more or less by luxury. I invite you, dear reader, to comment and add your own compendium of the varieties of travel, or your opinions about the ones in my list.

  1. The “staycation.” Stay at home and work. Not much fun. More on that in another post.
  2. Camping. I’m thinking Boundary Waters Canoe Area here. Really roughing it—sleep on the ground, eat your own cooking. For some, especially Scouts, this is regarded as great fun. More on that in a future post. You can include motorcycle trips in this category. More on that in another post.
  3. Visit the relatives. We’re sorting this list by luxury, remember, not enjoyability. Depending on your relatives (and you), this can be a pretty good experience, especially if it doesn’t last too long. Guests and fish stink after three days, the saying goes. Be sure to take them out for dinner as a thank-you.
  4. A road trip to a vacation spot. Your destination is some place of geographical or historical interest, with a decent place to lay your head. Budgets can vary a lot, but you always spend more than you planned, and total fun is inversely proportional to distance from home.
  5. Cruise, resort, or some exotic location—planned and handled by a travel agency. This is by far the easiest way to travel, and the cost doesn’t have to be prohibitive. If you (ahem) find an agency that does discounts, you can actually get a really good deal. You come home refreshed, and not broke.

Okay, your turn. Click the comments link (on the right below) and put in your two cent’s worth. We bloggers thrive on comments, you know.

The trip starts here Sep 28

Dear Diary,

Today I begin a new adventure—I’m going to blog about travel. Some of the time, anyway. Right now the site looks rather plain, but by the time this gets out into the sunshine, it should look a bit classier.

I invite you to join me for the trip!