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Do you travel far on public holidays or do you prefer to stay home - and why

Last reply: 4th Jan 2018 / 16 replies / Post by spog777

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annie

Posted by: annie
Posted: 12th Feb 2013

annie says: no usually on public holidays we prefer to stay home and have a get together with family members and friends.
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Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 3rd Apr 2013

says: Its so relaxing and recharges your batteries to get away for that long weekend. always make holiday destination not more than a two hour drive if it is only for the long weekend. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 3rd Apr 2013

says: Its so relaxing and recharges your batteries to get away for that long weekend. always make holiday destination not more than a two hour drive if it is only for the long weekend. Reply

BAM

Posted by: BAM
Posted: 17th Apr 2013

BAM says: Hi,
I like to travel & do things so staying at home is not usually my first choice.
There is so many things to see & do in the great Australian outdoors and with the extra day you can get out of the rat race to unwind. Often you only need to drive a couple of hours or fly a couple.

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Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 18th Apr 2013

says: no not to far because its not enough time off Reply

spog777

Posted by: spog777
Posted: 18th Apr 2013

spog777 says: I too love to get away for a short break but often the prospect of hours in heavy traffic really turns me off of the idea Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 18th Apr 2013

PGS says: Doesn't matter how long the public holiday is, if it isn't in walking distance I stay home. Reply

brandonjiggins

Posted by: brandonjiggins
Posted: 20th Apr 2013

brandonjiggins says: stay home because its only one day or take a few extra days off and go far away Reply

Jani82

Posted by: Jani82
Posted: 23rd Apr 2013

Jani82 says: Hey..really depends on the time of year. When it's cooler we tend to just stay home or close to home. If the weather is nice and it actually becomes a long weekend (Mon or Fri Public holiday) we like to go away the beach is generally where we will head!
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helen40

Posted by: helen40
Posted: 27th Apr 2013

helen40 says: Now that I am retired I avoid going away on public holidays because of the huge amount of traffic. So I take my breaks at other times. Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 28th Apr 2013

Blossom says: We tend to stay home. There are too many fatigued drivers on the road and more risk of accidents. People work all day then drive long distances at night. We always stopped every couple of hours, and got out and walked around to get some fresh air. If possible swap drivers. In cold weather don't over use your heating as that can cause drowsiness, the cause of many accidents. people are in a hurry and tend to take unnecessary risks. When passing trucks give them plenty of space. They can't slow down or stop as quick as a car. Having travelled in a truck as a passenger for one day, I was horrified how many stupid things drivers do and am surprised there is not a lot more accidents. Overtaking on blind corners, across double lines, and cutting people off. If you leave the regulation space behind another car, sometimes an "idiot" will pass and squeeze in then you have to try to hurriedly gain legal space again - not a 2 second success. Reply

erin84

Posted by: erin84
Posted: 30th Apr 2013

erin84 says: No. We tend to stay home as it means we can have some quality family time together and/or get projects done around the home. Plus, traffic is always worse on long weekends. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 2nd Jul 2013

says: If its winter it nice to see different scenery. In the warmer months I'd prefer to have a barbeque and hang around the pool. Beats sitting in the traffic and racing to get somewhere for a few days. With life so busy maybe we need to start enjoying our own backyard a little more.... Reply

antzy

Posted by: antzy
Posted: 18th May 2014

antzy says: For public holidays, we tend to stay at home unfortunately. I'd love to go away on public holidays but my boyfriend prefers to stay :( Reply

swartz

Posted by: swartz
Posted: 22nd May 2014

swartz says: it doesnt bother me...as long as things are open Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 4th Jan 2018

PGS says: Stay home as much as possible.
Double points, too many cops & more than enough idiots on the road already. Reply

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