We only vacationed once every 2 years when I was young and it was always by car. We lived in Upstate NY and would go to the beach in NH.
Now my Aunt was the traveler. She cruised, went to Europe, a six week around the world with stops in the Pacific and Africa. She would not take these trips every year but about every 3 or 4 years. The only place she went by herself and not with friends was Europe, but did have friends in Holland that she would stay with and travel around with them. She never married and lived with my Grandmother and if my Aunt did not have a big trip planned then the 2 of them would vacation someplace they could get to by car within a day or 2.
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