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Too nice of accomodations and we end up lounging around too much?

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This sounds silly, but our family has noticed that when our accomodations are "lush", we end up lounging around the unit and facilities too much. We freqently sleep in to 9-10 A.M. We cook breakfast like at home and service it on the patio deck. We go to the poolside and end up thinking, "we came all the way here to sit by the pool?".

When traveling to other places where the accomodations are minimal, we are up at 6 A.M. and out the door ASAP to see everything we can of the local area until are tired for the night. We frequently don't return for the night until 10 P.M. After a couple nights in that particular area, we are packed and on the road to the next pitstop for more active exploring.

I know this is just two different types of vacationing. But at the end of the vacations our family really had more enjoyment with the latter.
 

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That's Not A Defect, That's A Feature.

This sounds silly, but our family has noticed that when our accomodations are "lush", we end up lounging around the unit and facilities too much. We freqently sleep in to 9-10 A.M. We cook breakfast like at home and service it on the patio deck.
Exactly. We love it. And it's not just us.

Shux, nephew & family enjoyed Vistana Villages so much that they skipped 1 whole WDW day just so they could hang around the timeshare -- the unit, the amenities, the pools, etc. -- & enjoy themselves right there on site.

That phenomenon is 1 of the things that make us such big timeshare fans.

Is this a great country or what ?

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

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Same here!! Sometimes I love to go after a very busy time to just hang out, enjoy the view and spend time with my family. There is usually so much to do onsite that whatever we do off the resort for fun is just a bonus!
 

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Hugh - we like to be active on vacation too, so what we do is make a plan before we leave home. We schedule an activity every other day, and make a reservation if necessary, or sometimes the activity is just be sightseeing, hiking, or snorkeling on our own. We schedule the alternate days for lounging - usually at the pool or beach. If you have a plan, I bet you will get out more.
 
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Veg'ing out has its place

We love to sleep in, lounge around, and nap by the pool - just relax!

We need the time to de-stress and unwind. It's just so delicious to veg out without the phone ringing, the mail to answer, the alarm to wake up to, etc. And it's nice to enjoy being with the kids when everyone isn't stressed and rushing around. We can play games with them, do some low-key resort activities, admire their pool summersaults, etc. We also eat all meals together without having to watch the clock, and we don't have all the stuff to always pick up that we do at home!

Even when we do the tour bit, we never overschedule - perhaps 2 full day tours a week maximum, or maybe something every-other-afternoon. My son swears he will never leave the resorts we go to in Cancun again, he'll sleep late, then go down to play volleyball and hang at the beach and pool the rest of the day and evening. I'm with him. DH can usually be talked into going with someone else on 1-2 activities, but that's it.

Part of the issue may have to do with where you live, if you have your own pool at home, how hectic your schedule is, whether your family normally eats together and so forth.

Vegging out can get boring, and it isn't as memorable as the times we trekked through ruins, visited museums, etc. But it certainly has its place for us!
 

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I so identify with you. Lush accomadations just call to you to relax and not go anywhere. When we are in subpar places we definately choose to do things in the area and use it for a place to sleep. I love both types of places as I am not to offput to try someplace rustic in an area that has lots to see and do.
 

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This sounds silly, but our family has noticed that when our accomodations are "lush", we end up lounging around the unit and facilities too much. We freqently sleep in to 9-10 A.M. We cook breakfast like at home and service it on the patio deck. We go to the poolside and end up thinking, "we came all the way here to sit by the pool?".

When traveling to other places where the accomodations are minimal, we are up at 6 A.M. and out the door ASAP to see everything we can of the local area until are tired for the night. We frequently don't return for the night until 10 P.M. After a couple nights in that particular area, we are packed and on the road to the next pitstop for more active exploring.

I know this is just two different types of vacationing. But at the end of the vacations our family really had more enjoyment with the latter.
I totally agree. I was just thinking about the exact thing, when we were In Hawaii a few weeks ago, and the kids just wanted to hand in the room or at the pool. I'm thinking - we have a pool at home.

Anyway I love the timeshare thing.
 

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I know what you mean! In Hawaii we find a nice balance. We keep ourselves on Arizona time, so get up early, enjoy the pool for a couple of hours, then go off exploring. At that point it's only 9 or 10am! We're then back in the unit by 8 or 9 to relax for a bit before bed.

Going to Harborside next week...time difference runs the other way. We'll see what happens there! It's probably going to depend on the weather. :shrug:
 

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Vacationing and sightseeing are not entirely synonymous. One can vacation without sightseeing. PJRose expressed it very well.

One can sightsee to the point of exhaustion. Those are the people that come home and say they need a vacation to recover from their vacation.

Personally, my idea of roughing it is Motel 6 and I hate roughing it. I get cranky. I want nice accomodations. It helps me feel more relaxed and I enjoy myself more.
 

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Nothing wrong with just lounging around on vacation and enjoying your plush accomodations.....

I have been on many vacations where I returned and said " oh my, I am exhausted I need a vacation" LOL.

All depends what type of vacation you are looking for each and every time....whether it be adventurous and exciting and lots of tours and activities or a laid back, hang around, de-stressing, pampering , relaxing vacation.

I do agree the better our resort, the more time we spend at resort, but hey that is what timsharing is all about, having so many choices and so many types of accomodations etc.

Think of all you have to do at home and then you may not think you are lounging around too much on vacation...you are taking time to smell the roses as they say!!!
 

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LOL, the last time we were on Hawaii's Big Island, our condo was actually nicer than our home; and we spent more time on the porch and hanging around and BBQing than we did touring the island and at the beaches.
 

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Same here

Hugh - we like to be active on vacation too, so what we do is make a plan before we leave home. We schedule an activity every other day, and make a reservation if necessary, or sometimes the activity is just be sightseeing, hiking, or snorkeling on our own. We schedule the alternate days for lounging - usually at the pool or beach. If you have a plan, I bet you will get out more.
We do the exact same thing. This way we get the best of both world without over exhausting ourselves.
Bart
 

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We also try to do the every other day thing like Denise/Bart. Works well for us.

Another angle here is that the accommodations sometimes aren't as nice in locations where there's more to see/do? For instance, units near national parks are often pretty spartan compared to others. Obviously, there are exceptions, but it may be a factor.....
 

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Hubby gets 4 weeks of vacation a year. We TS those 4 weeks, and if driving, always travel with our bikes.

Vacationing to us is a well-needed break from the every day stress (job, school, bills, demands on time, etc.) Sometimes we sightsee or go to parks, etc. We always ride bikes and I like to take walks. Even if friends or family are with us, we sleep in (8:30-9:00 ;) ) if we want to and move at our own pace. We like to spend time at the resort, as well.

We learned a few years back that the value of our vacations is in the relaxation - de-stressing is the MOST important part. Sometimes that means doing things and other times, it means just sitting on the balcony with a cup of tea (coffee for Hubby) watching the world go by.
 

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We actually have two kinds of vacations, one is for chilling, the other is for sightseeing. Timeshares are for chilling. We can get away from each other and read, sleep or watch tv without bothering the others. Or we can all be together.

When we are on a sightseeing vacation, like when we went to Italy, all I booked were clean, affordable hotel rooms with a good shower and a comfortable bed because we only slept and showered in the room.
 

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This sounds silly, but our family has noticed that when our accomodations are "lush", we end up lounging around the unit and facilities too much. We freqently sleep in to 9-10 A.M. We cook breakfast like at home and service it on the patio deck. We go to the poolside and end up thinking, "we came all the way here to sit by the pool?".

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So Vhat's wrrong vith that!:zzz: :rofl:
 

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If I'm at a place for the first (and likely only) time I will want to see what is out there. One can lounge anywhere. But now that we've bought a second timeshare (hooray, so excited) at a resort withing driving distance, and we have stayed there before, it will probably become a place to chill if we don't trade it. Once the last child is out of the house, I can see DH and I going down for quiet time (and golf).
 
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