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People don't know how to vacation anymore!

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posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

If I could afford it I know what I would do.




posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

I do that all the time.

I visit the jungles of the Congo, the Amazon River Basin, the plains of the Serengeti. I've travelled thru time, I even been to Mars , the Moon and the ends of the Universe.

I got thirteen thirteen channels of s*** on the TV to choose from...



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
I enjoyed my time 'off' without having to go anywhere. Depends on what you settle for. If I had a lot of money I guess I would waste it running round the globe too.


Maybe in my mind it's about familiarity then. A week long beach trip or ski trip doesn't feel to me like a vacation because I grew up doing that even though it's been a long time since I've done either.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: intrptr
I enjoyed my time 'off' without having to go anywhere. Depends on what you settle for. If I had a lot of money I guess I would waste it running round the globe too.


Maybe in my mind it's about familiarity then. A week long beach trip or ski trip doesn't feel to me like a vacation because I grew up doing that even though it's been a long time since I've done either.

If you work aday job, you accrue vacation time, if you come back to work and you didn't go anywhere you will be ridiculed...

...you have to go on extended vacation to far away places or else.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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My idea of a vacation is a nice cabin or house with a good view of a lake and hammock where I can literally just unwind away from it all for a week or so. No phone signal, no internet, no cable or streaming services. Maybe a good book or two and a fishing rod, I would be set.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 06:59 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: intrptr
I enjoyed my time 'off' without having to go anywhere. Depends on what you settle for. If I had a lot of money I guess I would waste it running round the globe too.


Maybe in my mind it's about familiarity then. A week long beach trip or ski trip doesn't feel to me like a vacation because I grew up doing that even though it's been a long time since I've done either.

If you work aday job, you accrue vacation time, if you come back to work and you didn't go anywhere you will be ridiculed...

...you have to go on extended vacation to far away places or else.

Man. You must work with some narrow minded people and critical people!



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Shhh! It's important to Google, Apple and Amazon's long-term profitability that people share what they're doing, where they're doing it, what they think about it, who they're sharing it with, and what those people think about it (and what other people think about what they think about it.)

Ya know what's cool though? When others are doing that - you don't touch the phone/pad/whatever, and be fully in the moment. The contrast to what's going on around you makes it even more enjoyable - realizing how far you've pulled yourself out of it.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 08:25 PM
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I don't consider being around a bunch of drunk college punks on a beach a vacation. Give me a cabin in the Smokey Mountains any day of the week.
I don't see any selfie sticks where I vacation.
edit on 6-4-2018 by ker2010 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 09:55 PM
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It's a western thing. We vacation mainly to post it on our social media platforms to prove we were there. Browsing tinder you are guaranteed to see multiple people posting pictures taken at the exact same spot from all around the globe. You traveled half way around the planet to walk the same path as millions before you. How idiotically unique you are.

The op is talking about spring break. That's an entirely set of issues. Mainly young adults are being raised by the village rather than their parents and this is the result. Trashy people with no real morals. A cocktail of designer drugs and std's. Sounds fun...



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: JAY1980




It's a western thing. We vacation mainly to post it on our social media platforms to prove we were there. Browsing tinder you are guaranteed to see multiple people posting pictures taken at the exact same spot from all around the globe. You traveled half way around the planet to walk the same path as millions before you. How idiotically unique you are.


this sounds like misery and internal conflict

traveling is fun everyone should do it



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

Hackett & Marillion sigh - it sucks being in Perth sometimes - good luck to you my Canadian lucky man



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:12 PM
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originally posted by: SpartanStoic
Try going on vacation where there's tons of Chinese nationals... it's far worse. They are vain as hell and take tons of selfies and photos in front of every damn thing with taking a moment to appreciate it. I love my iPhone as much as anyone but I generally don't use my phone when eating a meal.

Not a surprise that people are tuning out at the dinner table.

There was an article about taking 5 days off FB reduces people stress by something like 50%.



last year i went to washington dc and i gave up trying to get pictures of things because f the chinese tourists, they were beyond disrespectful of the memorials, doing weird poses in front of the ww2, vietnam and korean memorials, like the peace sigh weird poses ect.
it got beyond annoying



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:15 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: JAGStorm


Why are you concerned with what other people do when it doesn't impact your personal enjoyment?


False statement...what everyone is doing ALWAYS has an impact on any level...no matter how small it has at least a slight effect.

What people are thinking affects others even at the highest frequencies of coherence.

Of course believing you are in your own untouchable field is great...broadcasting calmness and peace fantastic...too say that personal enjoyment is unaffectable is not only laughable but flat out untrue and can and is being proven scientifically..spiritually..telepathically...

Indeed a breaking point is being reached...a morphic field of entanglement growing more pronounced..and those that scoff at others observations..parrot new age doublespeak and make light of everything are becoming....the more unseen.

Too bad most do not want to here what they actually know is happening...



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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It is just an economic fact, that any vacation oriented establishment had better offer good WIFI, or they will just not get the business. Sadly, some can never be away from being in touch with others , or investments for more than a day for reasons that are totally theirs.

You have the option of not taking any media devices with you when you go away.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 02:20 AM
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originally posted by: paradisepurple
The worst are the selfie-stick tourists, mostly from the Far East, who wander around with their toys practically surgically attached to their hands. I have experienced this a lot and I swear this type of tourist only ever glances at the scenery or whatever just once - the rest of time they just see it through their camera phone. Weird. And they're selfish as they go about with their bloody selfie sticks held in the air, they have no regard for anyone else.





The stick is banned in HK Disneyland.

People were hurting themselves and others.

My wife has one. lol.

Sometimes I wish I could kick the phone out of their hands 60 ft in the air and watch them try to catch it coming down.



Hey I could have posted the Go Go's.





posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 03:06 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk

originally posted by: burgerbuddy

originally posted by: JAGStorm
So I was on spring break in a spring break town. I has been about six or seven years since I had visited. Nobody knows how to relax anymore! In just that short time a lot has changed.
There was one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and all these people were just taking selfies and browsing nonstop. Isn't vacation to get away from it all and enjoy the scenery? I could not believe the amount of people walking while taking selfies. It seemed surreal as if I was in the twilight zone. I sat there on beautiful white powdery sand and watched. Many people only went into the water to take posed selfies and jumped right back out. I made dinner reservation. I received a confirmation on my cell phone, now here is the disturbing part, I then received another cell phone message basically asking if I was really coming. This was a common scenario not just with the restaurant, text after text after text. So I get to the restaurant and there are so many people not talking to each other but instead looking at their cell phones or taking photos of their food. I know this is the popular thing to do right now, but I think people are truly missing out on real experiences. Maybe this is why everyone is unhappy and stressed out all the time. They are too connected never letting go. It is very easy for me to do because I grew up without technology. I think I should open a vacation spot and not allow devices of any kind, only a rotary phone in the lobby and that's it! No computers and of course no cell phones!



Spring break is not a real vacation.

...

Tech gives us instant grat.

I'm guilty of it, starting on the plane or sooner.

Pics or it didn't happen, lol.

...



(shudder!)

Ummmm, that just sounds, well,...wrong!



WHY?

Thanks for the mammaries.

I'm a bit beyond Spring break.

I play with tigers in thailand and climb the bell tower in Notre Dame.

Drink at Harry's Bar in Venice.

Stand on Mt. Titless.

Espresso at a cafe along the seine. A baguette in the Louvre.

MacDonalds at Pisa.

Beer in Vienna, Prague and Berlin. Chinese food in Budapest.

Sausages in Liechtenstein. Banks and car dealerships, amazing.

Street food in Taiwan, Da Nang and golf in Hainan Island.

BS places in Shanghai. the Bund.

Volcanoes in the Philippines.

This year will be the northern lights somewhere around dec-feb.

Let people have their fun.

Our family stays at Westins.







posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: nightbringr

originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: intrptr
I enjoyed my time 'off' without having to go anywhere. Depends on what you settle for. If I had a lot of money I guess I would waste it running round the globe too.


Maybe in my mind it's about familiarity then. A week long beach trip or ski trip doesn't feel to me like a vacation because I grew up doing that even though it's been a long time since I've done either.

If you work aday job, you accrue vacation time, if you come back to work and you didn't go anywhere you will be ridiculed...

...you have to go on extended vacation to far away places or else.

Man. You must work with some narrow minded people and critical people!

Not anymore!



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 07:37 AM
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About vacations and getting away from it all? Escaping the drudge of your life to go somewhere you can better tolerate your existence?

No matter where you manage to go, the place will always be called here.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: ParasuvO
What people are thinking affects others even at the highest frequencies of coherence.


What other people think of me doesn't impact my vacation enjoyment so my comment still stands.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: ParasuvO
What people are thinking affects others even at the highest frequencies of coherence.


What other people think of me doesn't impact my vacation enjoyment so my comment still stands.


Even customs officers?




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