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Poll: Which is the most relevant factor for scheduling your vacations?
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Samantha Payn  Identity Verified
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My husband's schedule and the timing of events Nov 27, 2011

My husband is a teacher so his vacation times are set by the educational calendar and we have to follow that. Additionally, there is a music camp which we like to attend each year, and the date for that is a factor we bear in mind when holiday planning.

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Denise DeVries  Identity Verified
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Air fare!!! Nov 27, 2011

Need I say more?

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David Wright  Identity Verified
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depends where I'm going Nov 27, 2011

I avoid the height of summer in hot countries and tend to go there in autumn, whereas with other countries it might be best to be there while it's warm

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Hege Jakobsen Lepri  Identity Verified
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My heart goes out to those Nov 27, 2011

... who say they never take vacations.
Even though I've screwed up a few of my own vacations by accepting jobs that made it impossible to enjoy my time away fully, I always manage to get a few days here and there with no work (and no connectivity)


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Workload Nov 27, 2011

and my wifes holiday schedule at the moment. My children are in kindergarten for the next 2 years, then I will have to fall victim to the "school holidays"

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xxxInterlangue
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Destination Nov 27, 2011

I tend to avoid rainy seasons: have plenty of rain all year round at home! I also try to get as much daylight as I can, no Arctic circle for me in December.
For short breaks/weekends, air/train fares are the most relevant factor.


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Michaël Temmerman  Identity Verified
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whenever I need it Nov 27, 2011

I take time off whenever I need it or feel like it. I don't exaggerate and do take into account my workload, but if I want to take time off, I will.
I work very hard, so I also deserve time off.


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Sophie Dzhygir  Identity Verified
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Season and workload Nov 28, 2011

I avoid taking vacation in July and August, because those are the busiest month in the year. But that's fine because I don't like very hot weather, so I usually go on vacation in May-June or September-October.
And then, air fares can also help decide the very days when I'll be travelling.


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neilmac
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I can basically take time off whenever I want (which isn't usually often), so it really depends on family and friends who have a more rigid vacation schedule.

Apart from other people, I suppose the most important factor would be whether I can afford it, or if I actually want a vacation at all.

I fell off my new bike the other day (it brakes too fiercely compared with its predecessor and catapulted me over the handlebars) and landed on my face so am having a mini-break for a few days until the purple eye, bruised ribs and scraped nose get better...

[Edited at 2011-11-28 09:59 GMT]


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xxxInterlangue
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Re Nov 28, 2011


neilmac wrote:

I fell off my new bike the other day (it brakes too fiercely compared with its predecessor and catapulted me over the handlebars) and landed on my face so am having a mini-break for a few days until the purple eye, bruised ribs and scraped nose get better...

[Edited at 2011-11-28 09:59 GMT]


Get well soon!


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Ditto Nov 28, 2011


Interlangue wrote:


neilmac wrote:

I fell off my new bike the other day (it brakes too fiercely compared with its predecessor and catapulted me over the handlebars) and landed on my face so am having a mini-break for a few days until the purple eye, bruised ribs and scraped nose get better...

[Edited at 2011-11-28 09:59 GMT]


Get well soon!


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patriciacharnet  Identity Verified
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other Nov 28, 2011

heal strong neilmac

depends on workload and depends if I need a holiday


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Sonia Maria Parise  Identity Verified
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My husband's schedule ... Nov 28, 2011

I schedule my vacations depending on my husband's flight schedule.

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Workload is a part of it, but the WEATHER is important. You don't realise it until you've been stuck in an Asian monsoon with no planes taking off just because it was "summer" in some other part of the world.

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