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Hi,

Well, I make a distinction between "vacation" and "travel".

I "travel" for racquetball tournaments. I run them and play in them. This year I spent 5 days in Chicago, and will spend 5 days in Phoenix and 5 in Memphis. And I will probably take 1/2 a dozen weekend trips to more local tournaments (I'm in DC). I don't count these as "vacation", except the 1st year I went to Phoenix I took extra time to see the Grand Canyon and Sedona.

Vacation: I try to travel internationally once a year. In March BF and I went to Costa Rica. Then it's mostly weekend trips (we'll go camping a few times in the summer, skiing a few times in the winter, and take a few trips to Atlantic City). This year, I also plan to meet my aunt and uncle in Utah to go hiking, and we're planning a fall trip with some friends to Boston.

We also travel to NH to visit our families once in the summer and at Christmas.

Karen
who works for the gov't and gets lots of vacation time
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