Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 27

Thread: Vacations?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2022
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    6
    Reputation
    16
    Type
    Bachelor

    Vacations?

    Anybody here ever go on vacations? I've been on like 5 in my 31 years of life but not yet since going my own way. Is there a point to it?

  2. #2
    Senior Member mgtower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    6,150
    Reputation
    16846
    Type
    Ghost

    Re: Vacations?

    I haven't gone off vacation! Fucking off and on to my own thing is my passion! Nobody has to tell me how to do it, where to spend it, it just comes natural!

    Vacations are for corporate slaves, the whole idea of vacation time being limited in scope, duration, time, and location is foreign to me! Vacation should be the primary event in life and everything else secondary!

    I was a ski bum for a good number of years, but not a bum by any stretch of the imagination, I work hard and play even harder!

    Cutting out all the anchors in life (she her pronouns) is what enabled me to do it! Peter Pan's a good example! The only difference is my wings are made by Solomon!


    In the beginning, it only ate men, now it's coming for the women and children, and nothing can stop it.

  3. #3
    Senior Member stanmsl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
    Posts
    407
    Reputation
    1798
    Type
    Bachelor

    Re: Vacations?

    Been to over 80 countries most of them solo one of the best things I ever did.
    Men are becoming MGTOW by the millions, most without ever having heard the term. They are simply doing what all living organisms finding themselves in a toxic environment do. They adapt to it or remove themselves from it. Females are not liking either the adaptations or the removal.

    TWITTER FEED

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2022
    Location
    Midwest, USA
    Posts
    6
    Reputation
    16
    Type
    Bachelor

    Re: Vacations?

    Wow. I'm stuck working 12 to 16 hours a day. Clearly I need a new profession haha.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Wherever you go, there you are.
    Posts
    2,807
    Reputation
    4663
    Type
    Just Me.

    Re: Vacations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiohead108 View Post
    Anybody here ever go on vacations? I've been on like 5 in my 31 years of life but not yet since going my own way. Is there a point to it?

    I occasionally visit the town of my birth to catch up with family and old friends if that counts.

    As for the general view of vacations, getting away from it all for a while, then my life is a perpetual vacation and there’s nothing to get away from.

    I even enjoy my work. My boss had to get on my case recently to start taking my accrued holiday leave.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    384
    Reputation
    1504
    Type
    Neutral

    Re: Vacations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiohead108 View Post
    Anybody here ever go on vacations? I've been on like 5 in my 31 years of life but not yet since going my own way. Is there a point to it?
    Traveled a lot for work and pleasure, domestically and internationally. the first 3 years after my divorce, I travelled like crazy filling my bucket list. Im thinking of going to Bali again later this year

    get this
    My next trip is for a wedding
    LOL

  7. #7
    Member GDash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2022
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    56
    Reputation
    96
    Type
    Figuring it out

    Re: Vacations?

    Now that it is just me and my son, I want to take him somewhere he will really like before school starts back. We live in Kentucky and honestly there isn't anything here like I have in mind. I was thinking Universal Studios, but from some of the videos I have seen, it looks a little boring.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2022
    Posts
    20
    Reputation
    223
    Type
    Bachelor

    Re: Vacations?

    Is there a point to it?
    I kind of wonder why you wrote the above question. I guess it has something to do with Jackoff's point:

    ...my life is a perpetual vacation and there’s nothing to get away from. I even enjoy my work.
    I think whether there is a point to it depends on what you've defined as your own way. Everyone's going to be different.

    For me, there's absolutely a point to vacation regardless of MGTOW because it's a break from doing the same thing, whether that's dealing with incessant nagging or an isolated routine of working, eating, watching TV, and sleeping. Thank MGTOW I never have to deal with the former. But whatever routine I end up in becomes a norm that I need to get away from and probably come back to.

    This vacillation is probably the basis for my own definition of "my own way." If I'm tired of being landlocked, I go to the ocean. The sand becomes annoying, so I go to the woods. If I get weary from adventure, I find a peaceful place to call home. Not everyone's nomadic or as free as I am, but the point still holds: vacation to get out of your routine to give some color to life. Or don't. Whatever makes you happy.

    I'm currently writing this beneath a towering pile of fog-covered volcanic rock. I'm quite happy about this. I spent the morning surfing the bay surrounding it. If I did this everyday, ironically, I'd need a vacation from it.

  9. #9
    Senior Member ResidentEvil7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Location
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Posts
    895
    Reputation
    1291
    Type
    Ghost

    Re: Vacations?

    I haven't been outside Illinois in 22 years. Unless it's a weekend getaway to Starved Rock State Park with my best friend, I don't do vacations. I'm just not a traveler type, because I get home sick easily. I love my man caves and I don't like leaving them.

    Now that my dad is retired, he has ideas of traveling with me. Now that I have some income I can enjoy Las Vegas again. I went there when I was 13, and being underage there was not much to do.
    It's a man's world and we need to take it by the throat and make it give us what we desire.

  10. #10
    Senior Member mgtower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    6,150
    Reputation
    16846
    Type
    Ghost

    Re: Vacations?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanmsl View Post
    Been to over 80 countries most of them solo one of the best things I ever did.
    If you drank in any of those countries like I did, there's likely more than 80 if you include the ones you can't remember!

    You know you're off the beaten path when you go through checkpoint charley with drop gates and dudes walking around with machine guns (saying to one another, let the loco gringos through, obviously not guerillas).
    In the beginning, it only ate men, now it's coming for the women and children, and nothing can stop it.

  11. #11
    Administrator Unboxxed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5,448
    Reputation
    14947
    Type
    enigmatic

    Re: Vacations?

    Is there a point to it?
    How do you define vacation?

    Vacation: An act or an instance of vacating.


    Before I retired, the point of taking my entitled time off was to take a break from work. That itself was somewhat of a vacation. They pay you for not being there. Hey, I can dig that. Even if I stayed home and did not travel, this was a vacation from work. I was vacating work. That was the point.


    Vacation: A period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation.

    If you mean vacating your home, traveling away from your domicile to stay overnight anywhere else for successive nights, I did it to explore other places, to visit the destinations, to personally experience the things I came to experience, to see things for myself that I've only read about, to get away from my domicile for a change, for mental health, to hopefully have a good time for the money and effort, to enjoy life, to improve my personal knowledge in this way, to have fun. Any of those reasons were the points of it.

    Now that I am retired, every damn day is a vacation. The point of it? If you need to ask...
    The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. - Mark Twain

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
    - Henry David Thoreau

    There are 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.

    Suitable for bookmarking: www.fakehatecrimes.org and www.breitbart.com/tag/hate-crime-hoax

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Several countries
    Posts
    58
    Reputation
    313
    Type
    Neutral

    Re: Vacations?

    Yes.

    I plan trips and ride my motorcycle to really remote places and frequently camp. I've traversed entire states, a province, and very large part of Mexico. Much of the trip on dirt roads. I'm usually alone. A week completely alone and on the road like that, I go days without speaking to anyone and little to know interwebz. Its a little surreal to be that alone with your thoughts.

    Will be adding in doing that with my dog and SUV soon as I'm building an Overlander. I'm going to get one of those electric mountain bikes and bring it, too. Most likely will be alone.

    Over the next few years, I'm going to rent a place in some great dive locations and do some diving. But not tooo much, just to keep fresh and maybe grab some new certifications. Diving is a hobby I'm saving for being older to replace motorcycling.

    I'm a hyper connected internet addict, all my vacations involve very little internet. They're a complete 180 from my normal life.

    You're young and have plenty of time and clearly, drive, but I recommend you find some shit you like to do, a change of pace and try some new stuff. Alone and with friends.

    /Tired.

  13. #13
    Member Jesse Custer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    47
    Reputation
    96
    Type
    Neutral

    Re: Vacations?

    Once i start my new job and build up my bank balance a bit, im planning to go on holidays within Australia solo. Visit another major city for the weekend or something like that. I haven't gone anywhere in 15 years, was going to do a major european holiday a couple of years ago but that got cancelled due to the pandemic. I've honestly forgotten how to enjoy myself after spending years just working and paying my mortgage.

  14. #14
    Senior Member WheelBarrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Boardwalk
    Posts
    372
    Reputation
    1225

    Re: Vacations?

    The last "vacation" I went on was a family vacation in 1979 and I was 16. We had fun but aspects of it were not worth repeating.

    These days a day trip to an antique tractor or steam show would be just as fulfilling. Sometimes just a short day trip to look at a piece of farm equipment is just enough of an escape but sure feels good to pull back into the driveway.

    Since I quit my job almost four and a half years ago I have spent the grand total of just one night not in my house and that was a quasi camp out for an amateur radio field day operation. I really don't have any desire to be away from here overnight as I spent plenty nights in motel rooms during my working life.

    The company sent me to several training seminars. From those I got to visit places like the Grand Canyon, Bourbon Street, the automobile museum in Reno, NV, the Kennecott copper mine and Golden Spike historic site, both near Salt Lake City, UT plus other minor attractions. Things like that interest me and are worth spending some driving time to see.

    One thing is don't follow the crowd, do what interests you.
    “Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2021
    Posts
    206
    Reputation
    175
    Type
    Bachelor

    Re: Vacations?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanmsl View Post
    Been to over 80 countries most of them solo one of the best things I ever did.
    How do you find the time (and money) to do all that travel?

  16. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2022
    Posts
    9
    Reputation
    26
    Type
    Bachelor

    Re: Vacations?

    I enjoy travelling. I live in England and in the past few years I've had vacations in Spain, Holland, France, Belgium, Mexico and the USA. It's interesting and fun to see other countries.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Posts
    1,303
    Reputation
    2968
    Type
    Ghost

    Re: Vacations?

    I've gone away a few times, usually I get bored. Everything I like is at home so for me vacation is staying at home playing guitar doing what I enjoy. I have been on two cruises first one I loved, second I hated it, same cruise company both times. I need a place where there is plenty to do otherwise it is pointless and I don't like the idea of paying big bucks to rent a nice place somewhere when I could be adding those funds to upgrading my own place or getting something I could have long term - like more toys lol.

  18. #18

    Re: Vacations?

    Vacations are something one should figure out themselves. What I am seeing it has become a social construct/ industry on its own. "You must travel because you must." Fuck that. If you "need" to travel to "escape" your daily life I advise to investigate what is wrong in your life instead of fleeing it.
    Personally I only travel when I want to. Haven't left my country in 3 years now. First I hate to fly: being treated like vermin at airports and having to spend hours between obnoxious useless eaters. Second I'm actually scared for the insane reactions to the cough. I wouldn't want to be locked down into the country where I'm being because someone gets a running nose there.

  19. #19

    Re: Vacations?

    My vacations look like survival trips. The only thing I plan in advance is the country and of course the things I really need while being in this country. These things usually fit in a medium sized backpack.

    When you do this and you arrive in a new country with a strange culture and foreign language, you will feel lost, on another planet and your anxiety will increase. As you can't fly back in your comfort zone, you will have to overcome all different sorts of barriers and work it out, by yourself, without your family, without your friends, no, just you!

    And it will make you stronger, you will learn how to talk with different people and (!) you will definitely learn humility. And when you made it and prevailed, you will have all options available, all paths open.

    You want to travel through the country by a chicken bus, why not, do it. You want to stay in the mountrains or on the beach and just enjoy your stay in a hotel, sure, why not. You got to know a local who rents his appartment to a fair price, sure let's try.

    It's the most freeing thing for me, being like the wind. "Save tonight, tomorrow I'll be gone!"
    "Le seul moyen d'affronter un monde sans liberté est de devenir si absolument libre qu'on fasse de sa propre existence un acte de révolte." - Albert Camus

  20. #20
    Senior Member stanmsl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
    Posts
    407
    Reputation
    1798
    Type
    Bachelor

    Re: Vacations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brock View Post
    How do you find the time (and money) to do all that travel?
    Lived at home and never got married, lived a minimalist lifestyle before I'd ever heard of the term.

    Left job to go travelling 3 times, in last 12 years settled in 1 job so did lots of small trips since then. In Europe with budget airlines this is easy to do.
    Men are becoming MGTOW by the millions, most without ever having heard the term. They are simply doing what all living organisms finding themselves in a toxic environment do. They adapt to it or remove themselves from it. Females are not liking either the adaptations or the removal.

    TWITTER FEED


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 7, 2017, 4:07 PM
  2. Vacations in Pattaya - Be aware!!
    By Silvestroyer in forum Lounge
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: April 17, 2015, 4:44 AM
  3. Vacations
    By jagrmeister in forum Lounge
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: February 2, 2015, 3:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •