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Old 05-31-2007, 08:07 AM   #21
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Travel is a big goal for my DW and I

We are mid-50's, and still working FT. We hope to both step down to PT by end of 2007 or early 2008.

We travel 5 -6 times a year for pleasure. Some long weekends for family visits (we live in MI, brother & sister live in NC & TX). We take one 2 week foriegn trip each year (Greece this year, France last year), and we are good independent travelers. We speak, anywhere from poorly to well, six languages between us. We will take a week in Quebec this summer, and a Caribbean cruise in December.

In 2008 we hope to take approx. eight weeks traveling. When we fully retire (in 2-3 years) we want to travel three month/year. We look at friends & family our age, and we believe that our "window" for such travel is limited, and we probably won't want to do as much by our mid-60's.

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Old 05-31-2007, 08:47 AM   #22
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Not retired yet, but I suspect the answer will be "less than we originally planned." Flying is more and more of a chore and a big drag as time goes on, and at some point I'm not sure any destination is worth the hassles and drudgery of flying.

And to think I used to like to fly...

"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)

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