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    Spoose, you lucky, lucky thing. I love the east coast, and our next big driving vacation will probably be motorhoming out to Newfoundland, specifically to spend some time in Gros Morne (has to be a motorhome - we will not tent it) and L'Anse aux Meadows. Make sure you bring a good camera. I've not been to Newfoundland yet (have been to NB and NS - gorgeous, both of them), but I've seen some pictures of Gros Morne and it is spectacular.
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    Femmefatale, France sounds wonderful. I know you won't be in Provence but have you ever or has anyone been to St Paul de Vence? It is a medieval village in the south of France. It transports you back in time, if anyone is in this region, it is a must-see. Also, has anyone been to Eze in the south of France? I love it and the way Eze Village lights up at night. It's so beautiful! My daughter is in Paris right now and I am so envious of her and of all of you traveling this summer. I will be staying home working to pay for kids tuitions. Not complaining, just saying.

    Nova Scotia - One of my best girlfriends just returned from a 3 week tour of Nova Scotia. She loved it, she said her favorite part was out on a lobster boat. She just got home yesterday so I haven't heard all the stories and have not seen her photos, yet. She said she took 700-800 photographs because the scenery was breathtaking.

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    I have no vacation plans, and that's my problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty;3127732;
    I have no vacation plans, and that's my problem.
    Awww -- -- I can relate! No "go away" vacation for us, either, because we had to spend a buttload of $$$ on surgical copayments, time missed from work (no sick pay), etc., and now we're trying to play "catch up."

    Our solution is to do a "stay-cation" -- find cheap or free touristy fun stuff right near where we live. (Even using public transportation, like the trolley, light rail and commuter ferry, because it feels more touristy -- and saves gas.)

    Maybe that could be a solution -- be a tourist in your home town, even if only for a weekend. Another thing that's fun in stay-cationing is doing stuff to make your apartment or house (even just bathroom or bedroom) hotel-like: fill a little basket with sample-size shampoos, lotions and other smelly-girly stuff; make your bed to look like turn-down service and put a wrapped chocolate mint on your pillow; get a ready-made gift basket (or make your own) and a nice bottle of wine as a gift to yourself, and put it next to a vase of pretty flowers on your coffee table or night stand.

    Sure, it's not the same as going on a fabulous vacation, but it's a fun and relatively inexpensive way to break up the monotony and feel vacation-ish.
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    Ellen, those are wonderful ideas for a staycation. I had a 5 day weekend last weekend but no money to really go anywhere. So I did nothing that I didn't want to do for the entire weekend. I stocked up on supplies so I didn't have to go shopping. I didn't cook very much, so I didn't have a lot of kitchen clean up. I read, watched movies, and relaxed A LOT. I look forward to doing it again over the memorial holiday weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvsginger;3126812;
    Also, has anyone been to Eze in the south of France? I love it and the way Eze Village lights up at night. It's so beautiful!
    We drove through Eze on the way from Nice to Monaco-- cute village in a very scenic drive! Love the south of France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen;3127860;
    Our solution is to do a "stay-cation" -- find cheap or free touristy fun stuff right near where we live. (Even using public transportation, like the trolley, light rail and commuter ferry, because it feels more touristy -- and saves gas.)
    I think this is a great idea. One year my family did this and we did some tourist things around our home town and in the vicinity. I still remember a murder/mystery tour we took in our town, it was so cool, it wasn't exactly the history you'd learned in school.

    I think being a tourist in your own town is usually underestimated, we tend to take that town for granted and therefore we miss out on a lot of things. It can be a lot of fun to learn new things about the place you take for granted.

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    Spoose how wonderful to be going to the Maritimes, especially in August. We went last July and really loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missyboxers;3128723;
    We drove through Eze on the way from Nice to Monaco-- cute village in a very scenic drive! Love the south of France.
    Me too, we were at the palace in Monte Carlo and while the others were watching the changing of the guard, I decided to shop. You know those streets filled with shops, that are very narrow on the way to the palace? So, there's Prince Albert stationed in his car between two other cars, which I am assuming were body guards. While 90% of the tourists are watching the changing of the guard, the prince drove right into the palace without being noticed!! But I did, he was nice and waved to me. I hear he is very athletic and enjoys spending his days playing all types of sports.
    Did you go to the mall in Monte Carlo?

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    I have a question for all of you cruisers. Is it worth the extra money for an upper deck room with a balcony since you're seldom in the room? And if I go with one of the lower deck staterooms, is interior or ocean view best? I'd prefer an ocean view but am wondering how it will be that close to the water. Can you really see anything to make it worth the extra bucks?
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