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View Poll Results: How many vacation weeks do you TAKE each year?
Zero 0 0%
One 14 10.14%
Two 36 26.09%
Three 25 18.12%
Four 37 26.81%
Five 11 7.97%
Six or more 15 10.87%
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:25 AM   #1
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Question How many Vacation weeks do you take a year?

This is not to ask how many you receive as a work benefit, but how many weeks you take a year for vacation?
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:46 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by TXinmyheart
This is not to ask how many you receive as a work benefit, but how many weeks you take a year for vacation?
This year, two, but a lot of times we will take 3. I'm one of those people who quite often think "if I'm here, it's just a short distance to there." So we always end up taking long journeys!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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The last few years I actually take 2 full weeks for either WDW or a Disney cruise. Sometimes, I take one full week and then finish the other days with long weekends, but still always take all of my allotted time. Next year I am taking 2 full weeks (WDW Feb and DCL Oct) and also taking some extra time in May to go to Tennessee for my nephew's graduation.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:55 AM   #4
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We take a week of real vacation- sitting on the beach doing nothing! We also take a week at Christmas but we may not go anywhere. Otherwise we just take a lot of Fridays and Mondays and maybe have short weekend trips if anything.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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When our company switched to a use it or lose it policy, we switched to using the whole 4 weeks each year. The year my wife retired we had to fit it all into the first 3 months of the year before she told them, otherwise they would prorate it.

At the end when I was a contractor and did not get paid vacation, l would take whatever my wife got.

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:25 AM   #6
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Before we moved to a larger property and brought our horses with us, we would vacation at least 3 weeks a year. This year we squeezed in 1 week before we moved. Hoping to have at least 1 week next year, possibly 2 depending on how the house sitter works out.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #7
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I'm a SAHM so we vacation whenever hubby takes off and that's usually 2-3 weeks a year and then we do small weekend getaways where he'll take off on Thursday and Friday.

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:42 AM   #8

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We usually take about 4 to 6 weeks overall. But I also have add that we rarely take a vacation where my DH doesn't do a few hours of work... either through email or conference calls on his Crackberry.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:59 AM   #9
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We usually do two weeks of vacation. One week in the spring at WDW with the whole family and a week in the fall/winter at WDW for just the girls. We don't usually go anywhere else unless its for a short weekend trip.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #10
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7 or 8 weeks per year. I just love to travel
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by borgthe
7 or 8 weeks per year. I just love to travel
^^^^^^ Me in 5 years when our last one graduates! Will be taking advantage of spring and fall getaways!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:53 AM   #12
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It was 2 for a long time, but now we make sure to take 4.

We have also found that 7 days is not enough and have tried to make it at least 10 in a row.

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #13
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I put 3. It varies from year to year so much. If you also include camping, then a few weeks more.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:02 AM   #14

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I answered two but I'm not sure what you are looking for with the poll. I rarely take two weeks at the same time but I do usually take two full weeks over the course of the year (ex. 1 week for a cruise during Spring Break and then 1 week to visit family during the summer).

I also try to combine the vacation with holidays so I will take a week off over the 4th of July but two of those days will actually be holiday pay instead of vacation day, etc.

I get 4 weeks a year but rarely take them all and about half are split up into an small day or two vacations in combination with a weekend, etc.

1 week of vacation is the usual, but trying to take more than that at one time usually doesn't happen. It is too hard for people to cover my job while I am out. A lot of my work could wait for a week until I get back, but two weeks is too long for things to sit undone at work.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #15
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We usually do 1 to 2 weeks, in May/June, some times with a cruise & a stay at WDW. Later in the year we'll try for October, (Wine & food festival, been doing this for years) some times we'll cruise here if we didn't go in the summer. We also will do long weekends here & there to visit family & friends.
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