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How many vacations do you take per year?

We usually take one big one in the summer. This year we're driving down to Daytona Beach (two days to get there), staying one night in Daytona, driving to Miami, staying one night there, going on a cruise for 5 days, driving to Savannah, staying one night, driving to VA for one night, driving to Cleveland and then heading home. So it's basically a roadtrip with a cruise in the middle.

We also do two or three long weekend trips throughout the year usually to Chicago or Frankenmuth, MI or some other place not too far away.

We are able to do this because we almost always drive which is way cheaper than flying & allows us to save money by eating meals out of our cigarette lighter powered mini fridge instead of paying for meals out. We save up much of the extra money we make throughout the year doing garage sales or selling stuff on craigslist. If you want more tips I'll link you to my blog entry about roadtrips w/kids.


Asked by EwansMommy at 1:26 PM on Aug. 4, 2010 in Travel

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  • We always take a week-long beach house vacation (FL panhandle) with all the kids, then another week for just my DH and I around the time of our anniversary (Aug 21). This year we're going to Cabo San Lucas. Several times a year we drive to downtown Cleveland (35 min away) and stay at the Ritz-Carlton for the weekend. We also take weekend trips to various other places during the year, just depends on what's going on.

    Answer by Scuba at 2:46 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • zero,can't afford it

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:29 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • To actually go somewhere? None since 2006. But I do get 120 hours (15 days + 3 discretionary days) of vacation time a year, so ummm.. well I take them whenever, LOL. I hope we can take a small vacation next year and then our big one in 2012.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 2:26 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • 1-2 big ones. This year we are going to St. Croix for 9 days. 2 small ones to visit relatives (which we don't consider vacations) just trips.

    Answer by Keksie at 3:17 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • none

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 1:27 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Usually 2 big ones, and a few little ones.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 1:27 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • We take weekend trips maybe 5-6 times a year and big vacations once every year or 2.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:28 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I haven't been on vacation in 17 years.... so my answer would be 0.

    Answer by WoodWitch at 1:29 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • one

    Answer by misunderstood1 at 1:30 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • We take one big vacation a year with little weekend trips once a month. It's so much fun.

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 1:31 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

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