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Old 02-15-2012, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last few years i used to be ALL about snowboarding, wanted to travel the world and visit all the resorts this planet had to offer. So far, i've only touched the tip of the iceberg. visited all of western canada, going to lake tahoe and a few other places. i know that's next to none, but do you guys ever get that feeling that it's time to switch it up a bit? I feel like i wanna start going to beaches and where the weather is 100 degrees hot...just thought i'd put it out there...how do you guys feel about your endeavors?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When I didn't live in the mountains I would do 6the weeks a year in snow and two weeks in the troppics. That was a good mix.
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It's always nice to lay on the beach, especially when it's all-inclusive

But I live 10 minutes from one of the nicest beaches in Ontario so I can get my fix of that in the summer. My nearest hills are nothing near the best, so snowboarding vacations usually win.
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In my opinion it is worth seeing the world beyond ski slopes.. but you have a finite amount of $$ so spend it on what makes you happiest. I probably spend too much $$ on traveling but I really enjoy racking up experiences.. from boarding to surfing to music and more "culturally" oriented trips.
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In my opinion it is worth seeing the world beyond ski slopes.. but you have a finite amount of $$ so spend it on what makes you happiest. I probably spend too much $$ on traveling but I really enjoy racking up experiences.. from boarding to surfing to music and more "culturally" oriented trips.
i'm all about travelling too. i'll pay to have memories that last forever rather than spending it on material things that deteriorate within XX amount of time. Trips are so much more worth the money invested. i've had so many memories snowboarding, i think it's time switch it up a bit. instead of going 100% all out on boarding. i think i'm gonna go 60/40 on beaches. 40% being towards boarding. try it out for a bit see how that works out then go back to 100% boarding fantasy. haha
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Sorry but that sounds lame

You can still sit on the beach and drink cocktails when your in your 60's and 70's, try dropping int a 50 degree tree run with 2 feet of powder when your in your 60's or older.

My vacations will be 100% snowboarding , backpacking and mountaineering until I'm to old to do so


[SARCASM/ON] Just think about how IMPRESSED your grandkids\nephews\nieces will be when they see pictures of you sitting on the beach [SARCASM/OFF]

I want to be remembered as that crazy uncle\grandpa who jumped out of planes, climbed mountains and snowboarded out of helicopters that lead by example and had a big influence on their future.
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Sorry but that sounds lame

You can still sit on the beach and drink cocktails when your in your 60's and 70's, try dropping int a 50 degree tree run with 2 feet of powder when your in your 60's or older.

My vacations will be 100% snowboarding , backpacking and mountaineering until I'm to old to do so


[SARCASM/ON] Just think about how IMPRESSED your grandkids\nephews\nieces will be when they see pictures of you sitting on the beach [SARCASM/OFF]

remind me to tell you how cool you look when you're slobbering your face off due to drunkenness at age 60/70 around a bunch of 20-30 year olds.

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remind me to tell you how cool you look when you're slobbering your face off due to drunkenness at age 60/70 around a bunch of 20-30 year olds.
Sorry no I have a bad ass girlfriend and close group of accomplished life long friends who do all this shit together and follow the same life mantra. We'll all be sitting around comparing\remembering mountain war stories(and drinking cocktails on the beach or better yet passing around the whiskey bottle\blunt and shooting guns outside of Glacier Montana) while your bumming that you wasted your youth being a drunk idiot in Vegas or mexico with the rest of the surbaban white picket fence sheep.

When I'm on my deathbed(or better yet dying DOING something I love) I'll be able to look death in the eye and smile because I've that's what I've done over and over throughout my entire life, knew I took life by the balls and lived every minute I could to the fullest.

but hey to each his own have fun doing whatever it is your PASSIONATE about
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Sorry no I have a bad ass girlfriend and close group of accomplished life long friends who do all this shit with us and follow the same life mantra. We'll all be sitting around comparing\remembering mountain war stories(and drinking cocktails on the beach or better yet passing around the whiskey bottle\blunt and shooting guns outside of Glacier Montana) while your bumming that you wasted your youth being a drunk idiot in Vegas or mexico.

When I'm on my deathbed(or better yet dying DOING something I love) I'll be able to look death in the eye and smile because I've already done it repeatedly throughout my entire life, knew I took life by the balls and lived every minute I could to the fullest.

but hey to each his own have fun doing whatever it is your PASSIONATE about
i hope your gf's name isn't palmela for the sake of that matter. but you read my mind perfectly: "to each their own". that being said, i don't see a point to continue this pissing contest. i simply asked what you guys thought about your endeavors. not to get defensive because i didn't want to pursue a 100% powder oriented life. never said i wasn't "passionate" about snowboarding. but you win bud. kudos.

admins, you can close this thread now. totally didn't go in the direction i was expecting it to.
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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.
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