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Thread: Can you possibly get bored in paradise ????

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    Can you possibly get bored in paradise ????

    So we all love this place , and Iv been pushing for my wife to stay 2 to 3 weeks . She asked do you think we would get bored ? So for all of you that stay 2 + weeks to a month is there any time you are bored with paradise ? Great Friday afternoon question when Im sitting in my office wishing I was back there and Iv only been home a week !lol
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    Two weeks would be too long for me. I find 10 days to be perfect. It’s not that I get bored, I just start to get itchy to go home. For me twice a year for 10 days at a time is ideal. Of course, for others 10 days wouldn’t be enough.

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    Paul feels about the same as you Peg.
    In Aruba he wants to be go go go.
    Eventually by day 10 or 11, he is itching to go home.
    His "itch" is missing his Lilydog especially in the evenings.

    I could stay much longer than the normal 2 weeks we stay.
    As long as I have my crocheting, card making stuff and wifi I am good.
    It's the evenings that are times that cause restlessness.
    If we are not at the casino I have got to be doing something productive!!
    (Crocheting or cards)

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    Two weeks would be too long for me. I find 10 days to be perfect. It’s not that I get bored, I just start to get itchy to go home. For me twice a year for 10 days at a time is ideal. Of course, for others 10 days wouldn’t be enough.
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    10 days felt perfect to me. Do I wish that could be 10 days twice a year instead of once? For sure! But not in the cards if I ever want to retire!! LOL!
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    Lisa, my sentiments exactly. 10 days is perfect but for me waiting a year for another 10 days is tough. But my husband really wants to spend time traveling to many other places, when he retires soon, checking them off his bucket list, which I completely understand….as long as Aruba is incorporated into the yearly itinerary, I am good!!!!

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    10 days felt perfect to me. Do I wish that could be 10 days twice a year instead of once? For sure! But not in the cards if I ever want to retire!! LOL!
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    We're 10-12 days for ideal time..... but.... if we were retired and didn't have doggie etc at home it would probably be a different story!
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men!
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    Love the different replies, keep them coming !
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    We spend most of the year here and I am NEVER bored! You develop a routine and a way of life. We use to vacation for 3 weeks at a time...very relaxing....travel even back in the late 80's early 90's was tiring (and we were of course much younger...lol) Vacationing we found 3 weeks great...really relaxing. We were not on the go every minute. I can spend hours on the beach reading a good book (and I can spend way too long in the casino...lol). Anyhow I think longer is worth a try....never know until...!
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    We have been to Aruba numerous times for 1,2, 2 1/2, 3 and last year for 9 weeks. I do not ever want to go for just 1 week again. Two weeks is great but we look forward to longer trips in the future. Neither of us ever gets bored on Aruba.
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    When we were just vacationing, we loved 3-4 week stints... we both had very stressful jobs and it would take us a few days to unwind and then the anxiety of going back to work would needle at us a few days before leaving. And. I. Hated. Leaving.

    We were down here for eight months during the pandemic and neither of us recall being bored - it might be a little different because we own a home down here and there's ALWAYS something to work on.

    Now that we're down here full-time, we haven't become bored BUT I'm definitely planning a trip off-island in the spring so we don't get "Island-Stir-Crazy'.

    When I used to travel for work and was staying in hotels, I'd get really bored, really fast on-site. I think it was the transient nature of being in a hotel and you never really settle because it's not your place. I think I'd be the same way if we were staying in the tourist areas and would probably want out after two weeks.
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