Vacation Question...

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  1. Beernuts

    Beernuts Active Member

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    Question: While on vacation would you rather have:

    A) Food Poisoning

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    B) No Internet Access

    Well, according to a recent survey (by Roku) more people would rather suffer from food poisoning while (47% say it is a disaster) on vacation than have no internet access (49% say it is a disaster).

    In addition it takes Americans on average 26.5 minutes to ask for the wifi password at a vacation rental; and 31.1 minutes for kids to ask their parents to watch tv while vacationing.
     
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  2. AgronAlum

    AgronAlum Well-Known Member

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    No internet for sure. And I’m sure my son would ask about the TV but the answer would be an emphatic no.
     
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  3. VeloClone

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    While on vacation I like to have vacation from electronics as well unless I am using gps or investigating some of the things we are going to be doing and I can use my phone's data for that.
     
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  4. pulse

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    B. I barely use my phone on vacation. Last time I didn’t take a single photo and the only texts I sent were for dinner reservations that didn’t give me food poisoning.
     
  5. runbikeswim

    runbikeswim Well-Known Member

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    Its always context:

    If it is a vacation that requires a lot of information, like we are driving 8 states over 2 weeks in New England, we need Internet and phones to navigate, find places to visit, and enjoy the vacation.

    If we are on a cruise ship, we lock up our phones when we get on the boat and don't turn them on until we get off.

    In general, we need a vacation from the Internet and email, so for us, we look for vacations that allow us to unplug. We still use cameras for pictures.
     
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  6. cyclonedave25

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    Easy, No Internet Access.
    You can and should still enjoy your vacation without Internet access. Escaping from social media, email, etc. are a part of going on vacation.
    Food poisoning will ruin everything. EVERYTHING.
     
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  7. CloniesForLife

    CloniesForLife Well-Known Member

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    I vacation up in the Boundary Waters because it's impossible to have any internet or phone. Great way to disconnect
     
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  8. ISUCyclones2015

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    I mostly do an hour with my phone or laptop at the end of the night with a nightcap and usually a cigar. Minus GPS and picture taking.

    **** food poisoning, I've only had it once and I would like to keep it that way
     
  9. Sigmapolis

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    Not having Internet is good for you on vacation.

    I like going overseas, putting my phone on airplane mode, and not turning it back on until I am landing at Dulles or something. No more relaxing way to be for awhile.
     
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  10. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    Vacation is about doing what you want. You want to do internet? Fantastic here’s some internet.

    You want to do watch tv? Excellent here’s a TV don’t let me catch you not letting me do what I want to do for vacation. Which is likely drinking, doing drugs, and driving large speedboats.
     
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  11. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

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    I'll take the no internet.
     
  12. jcyclonee

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    On some days, I'd rather have food poisoning than have internet access.
     
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  13. CycloneSarah

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    If I knew I wouldn't have internet and could plan for it with paper maps and pre-selected activities and restaurants then I'd be ok. If I left home and suddenly all internet was lost, I'd be SOL. I suppose that's why the AAA lady also gave me a paper map when all I asked for was a guide book for our trip this weekend. Maybe I shouldn't have thrown it away already....
     
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    No internet, easily. I can't remember ever having much use for internet at all on any of my vacations. Too busy relaxing and seeing the sites.
     
  15. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

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    I still like to have paper maps around because for me it makes it easier to make new diversions if I see a sign for something that catches my eye. Darn GPS only likes to give you one choice and sometimes I like to deviate from it and a paper map makes it easier for me to. Really like GPS for finding a specific place and getting to it though.

    Have a great trip.
     
  16. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    Somewhat unrelated, but I recently deleted my work e-mail from my phone and it has significantly improved my quality of life.
     
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  17. c.y.c.l.o.n.e.s

    c.y.c.l.o.n.e.s Well-Known Member

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    I am assuming that the people who chose food poisoning have never had it.

    I had it nearly 30 years ago and still remember how horribly sick I felt like it was yesterday. Vomiting, diarrhea, and was covered with every blanket that I owned and still shivering. I probably should have gone to the hospital, but didn't.

    I recently spent 3 days camping with no cell service and it was great.
     
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  18. Isualum13

    Isualum13 Well-Known Member

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    My vacations are usually fly-in fishing trips in Canada.

    The place we've been going for a few years recently built new cabins. They now have flushing toilets.
    The water for showering and the toilets comes from the lake.
    They fly-in the drinking water.

    Solar panels and a backup generator power the batteries that provide the power for the lights and all the c pap machines for the sleep apnea folks.

    Internet isnt even a thought. I suppose food poisoning could be.

    And although they probably could put in satelite internet, it is quite unnecessary. They provide a satelite phone for emergencies for free and for personal use too, at a cost.
     
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  19. JY07

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    I think over the past year or so I've had food poisoning twice (big shoutout to the sports page in ankeny and hy-vee's grocery pickup service)

    I'm picking option B over A 100% of the time: I'd rather drive lost than ****/throw up all over the car
     
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  20. NickTheGreat

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    That's bananas. Food poisoning sucks.
     
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