Do you take relaxing vacations or sightseeing trips?

posted 3 months ago in Travel
  • poll: What type of trips/vacations do you usually take?
    Mostly Sightseeing/On the Go : (35 votes)
    39 %
    Mostly Relaxing : (11 votes)
    12 %
    Mix of Both : (44 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 31
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    2227 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Sightseeing.  I can relax at home! We’ve got lovely beaches here. Just took this photo on my walk this morning. Though I love going to Fiji in winter for a week of warmth to break up the cold. 

    Post # 32
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    100% sightseeing. I went to an all inclusive once for a destination wedding and, as I expected, hated it. Our two big trips for 2019 were 15 days in Japan in the spring (Tokyo, Sapporo, Otaru, Hiroshima) which was our 4th time in Japan. Then in the fall we went to Denmark (mostly Copenhagen but with day trips out from there) and a day in Malmo Sweden since it’s just a short train ride away. 

    This year we have already booked our spring trip to Japan, again haha. In the fall we are thinking doing a Finland and Estonia trip which will probably be 10 days.

    Post # 33
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    15000 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Before it was siteeeing mostly, at a relaxing pace.  With my son now whos about 15 months, we’re sticking to relaxing easy trips.

    Post # 34
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    54 posts
    Worker bee

    I would say that we’re definitely the couple on the go! Our vacations are typically go, go go! We love seeing and exploring BUT once we hit that time where our adventure isn’t possible due to weather we’re really good at being completely useless and lazy. Thats been the history of our trips anyway. For example we had planned an 8 day backpacking trip once and the weather changed to 3 days of flash flood warnings so we made last minute hotel reservations, laid in bed/went to the pool for 3 days and made new backpacking plans for the remainder of the days. I love our go with the flow travel but we never plan a trip with relaxation in mind. 

    Post # 35
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    Definitely sightseeing. We aren’t about to travel properly because of medical issues, but when we go to a new city, we always want to check out the museums, etc.

    I get bored to death if I’m sat doing nothing, so a day on the beach would be a nightmare, let alone a whole week. I live near the coast, so I could go to the beach any time if I wanted to. If I’ve gone somewhere else, I want to see things and do things I couldn’t at home.

    Post # 36
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    345 posts
    Helper bee

    Sightseeing. We’ve only been one ‘relaxing holiday’ but that was to the Gambia and we stayed in an Eco Lodge so it was quite different, and we got bored of relaxing and still did various walks and excursions! 

    Post # 37
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    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I like to incorporate both into my vacations. Husband and I love “exploring”, so we generally pick places that have lots to do, but also offer more “relaxing” options as well. We typically split our vacation about 3/4 exploring and 1/4 down time.

    That’s why I love all inclusives… you have everything you need already covered, but if you want to wander off the resort and find other activities then you have that option. I absolutely LOVE to lay out on the beach, but out of a seven day vacation I would probably only want to spend maybe one or two days doing that, and the rest would be wandering around, diving into the culture of wherever we are. 

    Post # 38
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    Definitely sightseeing. Our thought is that beach vacations and cruises will be great family trips, whereas walking 10-15 miles per day in a huge city won’t be, so we’re fitting in the latter while we can. 

    Post # 39
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    2170 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    We literally do half and half. For our honeymoon, we went to Greece and the first half of the trip was all sightseeing (Athens and Santorini). Then the last day in Santorini we chilled at the beach and the whole time we were in Crete we spent every day on the beach just relaxing! That is pretty much how we structure all our trips: Sightseeing up front, relaxing the second half! 

    Post # 40
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    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Because I live on an island, I travel to explore and sightsee so the thought of travelling to relax is strange to me lol.  If I want to relax I would have a staycation and drive to the beach.  When travelling, me and Darling Husband like to structure our vacations with a mix of on the go with downtime.  If we have a early morning or a full day of sightseeing then we would make sure to keep the next morning free for sleeping in and light exploration etc.  I like to end my vacation feeling as if I have seen and experienced alot but also refreshed. 

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