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I enjoy traveling outside of snowboarding vacations, but beach vacations where there is nothing on the agenda other than lying on one's back do not appeal to me at all. When I go somewhere, I like to do things and explore the local region. Mountain biking, hiking, etc. sound great. Lying on my back next to the pool or beach sounds like a waste of a vacation.
there's more than just sitting. there's skydiving, snorkelling, scuba diving, ziplining. bunch of shit. just gotta look into it

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I think you misinterpreted what I said its not about "snowboarding"(skydiving, snorkelling, scuba diving, ziplining is cool it's a bit touristy but whatever floats your boat) it's about really taking advantage of your youth while you still have it because once it's gone it's gone, you could get hit and killed in your car tomorrow or squashed by a bus while your crossing the street.

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there's more than just sitting. there's skydiving, snorkelling, scuba diving, ziplining. bunch of shit. just gotta look into it
Mehhh, done it along with all the other typical resort activities like you've listed. It feels pretty prefab to me. I guess I'm in a position to have this opinion since I've gone on those types of vacations before, and looking back they've been less rewarding and memorable than other vacations.

I suppose if you've never done it before then you may as well try it to see what it's all about. Who knows, you may love it. Until you've done it you won't know for sure, so go for it. I'm all for broadening horizons.

Edit: my most memorable vacations before having children have been mountain biking, camping, and backpacking. After having children my most memorably vacations include camping, skiing/snowboarding, and exploring national parks and monuments with the family. We've gone on a few beach vacations and had a good time, but all in all they weren't our favorite trips.

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Getting into snowboarding was "switching it up" for me. I spent a couple of decades living at the beach, I had enough of that and now I'm enjoying the mountains.
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Getting into snowboarding was "switching it up" for me. I spent a couple of decades living at the beach, I had enough of that and now I'm enjoying the mountains.
Same here. I used to hate winter with the cold and the short days. Now I count the days until first snowfall.


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While I do enjoy sitting on some caribbean beach doing nothing but drinking and snorkeling, flying around the world to snowboard is way more appealing.

The way I look at any vacation that I have the chance to do (fiscally and away from work) I simply ask myself, Will I regret this if I don't do it? We don't get the opportunity to do really cool shit all the time, so the chances I do get I whole heartedly embrace to do something new and different.

Not always snowboarding, I backpacked the Zion Narrows this past year, phenomenal experience. As was posted above; you're only young once. I won't be hiking 14 miles with 30 pounds of shit when I'm 40.

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I won't be hiking 14 miles with 30 pounds of shit when I'm 40.
Why not? 40 is not old.
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As was posted above; you're only young once. I won't be hiking 14 miles with 30 pounds of shit when I'm 40.
Wtf.... I plan to take my first heliboard trip at 40. My son willl be 17 that year and we will drop some big lines together.... I'm 35 now, he is 12. 40 is the new 30.
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Wtf.... I plan to take my first heliboard trip at 40. My son willl be 17 that year and we will drop some big lines together.... I'm 35 now, he is 12. 40 is the new 30.
ahhh...50 is the new 30...the kids are gone


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Kind of confused the direction this took.. i didn't think the options were choosing between snowboarding or a sit around and do nothing trip. That is kind of a strawman... as their are a ton of things to do in between the two. Of course as originally stated, do what makes you happiest but I would never want to strictly limit my travel to snowboard trips and I do think there is a difference between seeing the world "kidless" (and somewhat carefree) versus with a family (not that both can't be rewarding/enjoyable).
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