Avid athlete needing a break for a serious vacation!

  • Athletic79

    Posts: 31

    Nov 21, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    Well guys I can seriously us some advice as to where to take a serious well deserved vacation!

    For the pass 2 years I've been working, traveling for work and well, racing as a competitive runner and worrying about everyone else (family and friends) but have had NO TIME to take myself a break for god sake!icon_eek.gif As the year comes to a end and the new year right around the corner, I have a pretty big year coming up in 2012 as a runner, BUT before that time comes around I would like to go somewhere, weather oversees, or even here in the US OF A! The problem is, is that I have know clue where I can go thats worth going ya know? I've been thinking of places but can't make my mind up. So I figure I would ask some of you if I may? Hoping to take a one week break somewhere to relax and have fun. Be thankful for some idea guys! Thanks!

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    Nov 21, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    Why not come to Australia the weather is just coming into summer and our beaches are the best we also speak English and it is a safe and easy country to travel around
  • vintovka

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    Nov 21, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    More info wold help--what's your budget? How much time would you have?

    My favorite destination to just relax is Costa Rica.
  • a303guy

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    Nov 21, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    have to agree with Pacha, Australia is just about the most enticing place to seriously get away from it all. And probably one of the last places on earth where the general populace still likes Americans.icon_smile.gif

    If you cant get there (it is an expensive plane ride, but at least the exchange rate is reasonable once you are there) Hawaii' is to me the next best option. its just like being mainland, but yet...it isnt. I always find that aspect of being on the islands interesting, as everything is just slightly different from here. Hard to describe, really.

    Probably the best thing about both is that the time zones are just so different from here on the mainland, that most people just give up trying to reach you, which, if you're wanting to get away from it all, is about 1/2 the battle...
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    Nov 22, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    Hawaii - if you want to relax and quiet fun, maybe one of the less traveled islands. If you want fun, and activity, then Oahu.
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    Nov 22, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    try a homo cruise, thought they'd always be fun
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    Nov 22, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    yeah, a little more information would be helpful. if you're looking to relax on the beach and do nothing, go to vieques. it's a small island off the coast of puerto rico. beautiful beaches, great food....totally relaxing. if you're looking for something more active, there's great snowboarding/skiing in park city, utah. if you're after warm weather, buenos aires is a great city with lots to do and see. or, if you can take a longer trip, head down to queenstown in new zealand....paradise. captain cook said it was the most beautiful place on earth and he saw a good chunk of it. they've got everything...glaciers, beaches, rafting/kayaking, hiking, all sorts of adventure stuff, great food, good people....great place to visit.
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    Nov 22, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    Honolulu and the rest of Hawai'i.

    Closest thing to visiting a foreign country without leaving the United States.

    No passport needed. The U.S. Dollar is the currency, so no exchange rate issues.

    Also, it's a state. Keep your money here in the U.S. for now. We need our own tourism more than anybody else.
  • UStriathlete

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    Nov 22, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    Definitely Hawaii...

    big island (snow on top of mauna kea), kauai or maui.... that's where chrissie wellington 4x ironman champ is taking her holiday.

    Australia (Gold Coast) would be nice but it take 2 days to get there, with only one week, not worth it.
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    Nov 22, 2011 10:49 AM GMT
    Sailing vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands - completely relaxing.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 22, 2011 11:27 AM GMT
    Check out www.budgettravel.com for ideas and low cost destinations.
  • Athletic79

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    Nov 22, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Man I really appreciate all of the suggestions and had a lot of them as well! It seems that Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii are the most suggested.

    It seems that I needed to give some of you more information also.
    Well I would like to go somewhere were I can get away form the snow for a little as I have been around it A LOT living here in Denver and in Northern Arizona (Flagstaff). Ticket fare isn't a issue for me as that I have saved countless amounts of flyer points well over 100,000 (174,000 to be exact hahaha) traveling so much this past year and a half. Somewhere to relax, have fun and not worry about everyday life (running,work,ect) for a while. New Zealand does sound awesome though and I have though about it!