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Thread: "Comfort Zone"......... Very Individual

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    "Comfort Zone"......... Very Individual

    This is a shoot off from another thread.

    Aruba is a foreign country.
    Aruba is heavily marketed in the Northeast USA and also in certain areas of S America and Europe.
    Lots of folks who have never been out of the USA go to Aruba....Aruba might be their first experience in a foreign land.
    I think that those folks are taking a huge step and it is all a very unique learning experience.
    The comfort zones I would imagine, vary greatly.

    I bet there are folks that are very comfortable in USA franchise restaurants, USA franchise car rentals and USA Hotel chains in Aruba.

    A few years ago we spent a week at a resort in the DR. My comfort zone included only the resort/beach area.
    But that is me.......my comfort zone does not branch out too far.

    It is all about individual preferences and comfort.
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    Aruba was our first out of the USA experience. Our first day at Tropicana we felt very out of sorts and unsure about everything. I had only found this forum a short time before our trip so I didn't have all the knowledge I have gained here. Once we hit Palm Beach we had a whole different level of comfort, and probably because of the familiar chains and proximity of the touristy type attractions. It was an awesome first experience for us. Later we cruised and had a bad experience in Nassau, very uncomfortable. So back to Aruba and all the things we have come to love all over the island, and now that IS our comfort zone, the whole island.
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    It's really not safe to leave the resort areas in DR without a tour or guide.

    I agree that everyone's comfort zone is different.

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    I try not to judge other folks vacation preferences, but it is not always easy... Even DH and I differ. I could be in the pool or ocean all day and read voraciously. He likes reading, but would rather socialize and some trips he barely gets wet. I asked him why he enjoys coming to Aruba when he despises sand on his feet and only tolerates water if he is snorkeling or scuba diving... his answer just to get away from all the responsibilities of adulting at home. Can't argue with that We have been on a couple of cruises, and without a doubt Aruba is the only island we have felt at ease exploring. We still need to coax ourselves to deviate from our routine and try a couple new things each visit
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    my trip reports are boring. walk, beach, dinner out or home, casino or home, repeat. I don't care what others do or don't do on "their" vacation and don't expect anyone to care what I do or don't do. this is the whole point of a vacation, to vacate your every day life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    my trip reports are boring. walk, beach, dinner out or home, casino or home, repeat. I don't care what others do or don't do on "their" vacation and don't expect anyone to care what I do or don't do. this is the whole point of a vacation, to vacate your every day life.
    Ditto. I feel exactly the same...




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    Trip reports are never ever boring!!!!

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    Once upon a time I made mention that in Aruba we take late afternoon naps if time permits.
    A response was made ........there is plenty of time to sleep when your dead.

    At the time, I was thinking "huh? really?"

    As Gaby mentioned "to vacate your every day life"

    Exactly!

    A nap in Aruba is my comfort zone and is how I vacate my everyday life !!
    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    my trip reports are boring. walk, beach, dinner out or home, casino or home, repeat. I don't care what others do or don't do on "their" vacation and don't expect anyone to care what I do or don't do. this is the whole point of a vacation, to vacate your every day life.
    Ditto here too.....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Once upon a time I made mention that in Aruba we take late afternoon naps if time permits.
    A response was made ........there is plenty of time to sleep when your dead.

    At the time, I was thinking "huh? really?"

    As Gaby mentioned "to vacate your every day life"

    Exactly!

    A nap in Aruba is my comfort zone and is how I vacate my everyday life !!
    We nap almost every day in Aruba so we can party at night.


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