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How long is a good vacation?

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Your opinions and the benefit of your experience please.
10 years ago, March 28th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #67354  
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How long is a good vacation? I was thinking a week\'ish is good enough. So, how long would your ideal vacation... :p i\'m not looking for any retirement plans...

And where is the ultimate chill out destination in your mind? Reply to this

10 years ago, March 29th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #67446  
I think a month is ideal. Long enough but not so long that travel burnout to takes hold.

For a chill out destination, I would go for south east Asia.

Mel Reply to this

10 years ago, March 29th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #67450  
It does depend on the individual, but for me - someone who travels on their own and not on any tours - the 50 day mark is my limit before "cultural fatigue" hits me. If I go past 2 months, then my enjoyment level can really drop.

Likewise, the minimum holiday I would take is always 4 weeks, as anything less doesn't give me that feeling of being away. My optimum is therefore around the 6-7 week mark.

For a chillout destination - I would second South East Asia, but also add East Africa. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 29th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #67453  
Having said the above, we dont always get all of what we want. I will be spending just 9 days in India in May. I would prefer if it was a month, but 9 days is also a treat for me. A bit like being given one piece of candy, instead of the whole bag. It tastes fantastic and leaves me wanting more. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #67577  
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India in May is quite hot but yeah, as rightly said when you're on an assignment that takes up a lot of your space, even a two day break seems like Heaven. Ten days of break is perfect bcoz you get two weekends along with an entire week to relax. I'd also vote for South East Asia! Reply to this

10 years ago, March 30th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #67605  
Yeah, I heard it will be hot. But the air tickets to get there are such a good price at that time..... 😊 I will be in Mumbai, so I expect it wont be as uncomfortable as around Delhi.

Mel Reply to this

10 years ago, April 5th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #68309  
well I think 1 month is enough but traveling must not extent too that individual person get bored in tour.

and i think going for meribel in France for spending your vacation.

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10 years ago, June 30th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #77915  
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I also prefer short breaks throughout the year than extended vacation. It helps break the monotony of the daily grind.

Day trips, long weekend getaways and few weeks holiday here and there during school breaks better suit our lifestyle.

I haven't been on a long vacation (for months on end) and curious to experience how it feels like...maybe someday down the track or on our retirement perhaps ?

The ideal chill-out destinations are rainforests and white sandy beaches for me.


cheers ! 😊
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10 years ago, June 30th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #77930  
N Posts: 13
How long is a good vacation?,,well for me two weeks is enough. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 1st 2009 No: 10 Msg: #78124  
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Depends on how far away it is. If it is the local trip I plan to take in July - Yellowstone National Park - a week is good. But if it is farther away - say Europe, I would want at least a month. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 6th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #78577  
For a good vacation, I think the activities during the holiday make a huge difference. If I'm just sitting on a beach getting burnt and just watching the ocean (which I love to do) then about a week and I'm good to get back to the daily grind. However, doing cultural events, museums, tours, etc. means that I need way longer than a week, preferrably about 6 weeks. And of course any mixture in between! Reply to this

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