The NCNow survey
Monday, May 24, 2010 - 12:02 pm

Last week's question:

"Where will your vacation travel plans take you this year?


30.2% -- What vacation?

26.1% -- Staying close to home

26.1% -- Within Northeast

12.9% -- Elsewhere in North Americ

4.7% -- Beyond North America

Total responses: 318

Total comments: 107

Here are your comments:

1. I am taking two vacations this year. First vacation is to the beach in St. Augustine, Florida and the second is to Walt Disney World Mon, Jun 7, 2010 11:23 AM

2. Maine!!!! Mon, Jun 7, 2010 10:06 AM

3. What is a vacation? Mon, Jun 7, 2010 7:13 AM

4. Plan on attending the Washington DC celebration when Obama is indicted for campaign tampering Mon, Jun 7, 2010 6:44 AM

5. My one friend buys me Coors Light and we have a fire every night. Fight with my neighbors and toss garbage on their lawn and cans. Everyone should have mean neighbors. Mon, Jun 7, 2010 6:25 AM

6. going camping in Lake George with the family. Will also be going to Six Flags in Lake George Mon, Jun 7, 2010 2:15 AM

7. Can't afford to take one. Mon, Jun 7, 2010 12:22 AM

8. Camping locally and getting out of NY when possible. Sun, Jun 6, 2010 9:28 PM

9. Going to Maine to get away from this place....... Sun, Jun 6, 2010 8:31 PM

10. Put grass along my neighbor's fence line and drink Coors Light Beer. Play loud music to get rest of my neighbor's made too. Eat fish full of PCB so I can act like the rest of me neighbors. Sun, Jun 6, 2010 9:35 AM

11. Summer: 2-3 days camping in Adirondacks & day-trip for an antique boat ride in Clayton BUT the big trip is a Caribbean cruise in December. The cruise is the kind of vacation you save for a couple years to do! Can't wait! Sun, Jun 6, 2010 8:50 AM

12. me and da boyz is gunna sitz on da porche an dwink some beers. maebe katch a wabbit. Sun, Jun 6, 2010 7:53 AM

 13. I have no extra money for a vacation this year. Sun, Jun 6, 2010 4:22 AM

 14. Across the northern part of the country with maybe a visit into the Canadian Rockies. We'll checkout the west coast and then high tail it back on a slightly different route through the northern central states. Sat, Jun 5, 2010 2:32 PM

 15. Paying taxe$ with extra job- if I can find one$ Sat, Jun 5, 2010 12:15 PM

 17. Somewhere between my back yard and the Racquette River. I don't need ruby slippers to know there's no place like home..... Sat, Jun 5, 2010 11:43 AM

 18. Taking a trip through the southern states, taking our time, seeing the sights as we go. Sat, Jun 5, 2010 9:42 AM

 19. I cannot afford to go on vacation this year. I am on a fixed income. Social Security decided we didn't deserve an increase this year. I live in the town of Norfolk. The Town of Norfolk assessors decided I wasn't paying enough taxes so they raised my assessment by $10,000. I thought retirement was going to be joyful. If it gets anymore more joyful, I will be on Welfare. Sat, Jun 5, 2010 9:36 AM

 20. Just returned from a 10-day vacation to Orlando, Florida..home of Disney!! That will be it for the rest of the we will stay here, close to home and keep ourselves busy!! Can't afford anything else... Sat, Jun 5, 2010 12:08 AM

 21. Camp every year for a week on our boat in the Canadian Thousand Islands. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 6:51 PM

 22. Adirondacks. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 2:24 PM

 23. Orlando for Christmas, Maine for a summer weekend and NYC for 6 days total. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 12:15 PM

 24. No comments Fri, Jun 4, 2010 11:14 AM

 25. just away for the weekend to attend a couple family weddings. Otherwise not enough time with us both working 2 jobs. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 10:33 AM

26. We'll be visiting family in PA as we typically do every summer. It's enjoyable and driving conditions are not usually a problem. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 9:55 AM

27. I just lost my job thanks to the inept idiots that run NYS- so I will be going to the unemployment office for the summer and no where else, at least they have AC there Fri, Jun 4, 2010 9:53 AM

28. will travel to upstate NY to visit family. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 9:19 AM

29. Unemployment leaves no room for vacations. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 8:53 AM

30. We are going to stay close to home, hoping to rent a place on the water at Higley or Cranberry or go camping. This is the best time of year in the North Country. Fri, Jun 4, 2010 7:43 AM

31. Higley Fri, Jun 4, 2010 6:45 AM

32. Don't really have any extra money to go out of the area this year. Thu, Jun 3, 2010 9:50 PM

33. Anywhere except NY... To many increased fees and taxes. A vacation with less greed will be more enjoyable. Thu, Jun 3, 2010 7:27 PM

34. Going to southern Maine (Casco Bay area, also known as "God's country") Thu, Jun 3, 2010 5:34 PM

35. Just to places of interest in NYS and New England state....But Not to Canada. Thu, Jun 3, 2010 4:07 PM

36. At various times in June, July, and August we will be leaving home in NH and: Visiting family near Rochester, visiting family near Burnt Hills, visiting my daughter at Clarkson, camping at Acadia National Park, and camping in the Adirondacks. Maybe a quick trip to Ottawa? Thu, Jun 3, 2010 3:23 PM

37. We spend a few weeks in Cape May, NJ every summer. Other than that, probably just a few weekend trips visiting family around the Northeast. Thu, Jun 3, 2010 10:40 AM

38. 14 Days in paradise at Fish Creek pond campground. Thu, Jun 3, 2010 10:32 AM

39. Staying close to home - camping at Cole's Creek...working and enjoying my family the rest of the summer. Thu, Jun 3, 2010 10:12 AM

40. Between the high cost of gasoline especially in Potsdam and canton, and the fact that it has been made very hard to go over into Canada, I will be staying right here in Northern New York. Thu, Jun 3, 2010 2:33 AM

41. Our state has everything for me to enjoy my vacation!!!! Thu, Jun 3, 2010 1:58 AM

42. A working vacation. We are looking for employment outside of NYS!!! Wed, Jun 2, 2010 9:35 PM

43. Who can afford to take vacation? Wed, Jun 2, 2010 8:59 PM

44. Dover, DE, Higley Flow, Lisbon Beach, Rochester. So happy I bought a camper. An inexpensive way to have fun with friends and family. Its like having a party on wheels!!! Wed, Jun 2, 2010 3:00 PM

45. To work to pay taxes for God-knows-what. Wed, Jun 2, 2010 2:00 PM

46. We spent a long extended weekend with friends in Canada. What a delight! That's probably about it for vacations this summer. Wed, Jun 2, 2010 1:00 PM

47. With the economy the way it is can't afford to take a vacation need every penny we can get to survive. What a mess this President has us in. Wed, Jun 2, 2010 11:52 AM

48. Yankee Stadium! Wed, Jun 2, 2010 11:19 AM

49. Who can afford to go anywhere? If we're lucky we'll get to Super Walmart every payday. Wed, Jun 2, 2010 8:41 AM

50. Vermont, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Wed, Jun 2, 2010 6:29 AM

51. Away from St. Lawrence county Wed, Jun 2, 2010 5:04 AM

52. No job, no money=no fun times unless something changes. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 10:22 PM

53. Can't afford a vacation if not working. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 8:23 PM

54. Baton Rouge baby!! Tue, Jun 1, 2010 8:21 PM

55. For the most part, my family will be traveling out-of-state to spend less money elsewhere. New York State is completely out of control with everything from the taxes on gasoline to fewer activities for families to do at a state park. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 6:38 PM

56. Nassau in The Bahamas is where are going! It's easy to get there by plane and at a reasonable cost. The people of the Bahamas are friendly and the islands are easy to get around, you don't need a car. Best of all is the food and weather, the seafood is always fresh and the weather is balmy all year. The Bahamas have their own breweries, Sands and Kalik, this alone is worth the trip! Tue, Jun 1, 2010 6:10 PM

57. I just lost my job so no vacation to me, waiting in line at the department of labor in the AC will be my vacation. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 5:04 PM

59. Not too much extra cash this year. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 3:11 PM

60. Can't afford to go anywhere. Will probably stay right here in the North Country. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 2:43 PM

61. I'm lucky to be able to afford the gas to get back and forth to work!!! I'd LOVE a vacation but it certainly isn't in the cards this year...I can barely afford to pay for the basics to live on. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 12:40 PM

62. Simply plan to enjoy a warm, dry summer (unlike last year, I hope). Tue, Jun 1, 2010 12:25 PM

63. You kidding, Only Tea Party people have the free time and money to travel around anymore. The rest of us have to work.. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 12:15 PM

64. Hoping to take day trips to places, and see as many different events as I can. There is a lot going on around here and should be fun to see. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 11:38 AM

65. we are planning a vacation close to home due my husband illness and short on money due to the cost of transportation back and forth to dialysis center in Malone, NY. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 11:03 AM

66. 1- Buffalo Area with friends Tue, Jun 1, 2010 11:03 AM

67. The kids are grown and live out of state because there is nothing here to keep them here. Now it's just me and my husband and I wish we could afford to go on a vacation. Haven't had one since my honeymoon 42 years ago. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 10:39 AM

68. Spending 25th Wedding Anniversary with the family in Germany this year where we met so long ago. Last chance for a family vacation as the oldest is graduating and heading to college in the Fall. Hard to believe we are turning a major chapter in our lives this summer. Really hate seeing it coming to an end. Sad to see the kids grow up, but couldn't be prouder either. Mixed emotions on this season of lasts and firsts. Enjoy it while it lasts. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 8:57 AM

69. Going out of the North Country to see family this summer. Tue, Jun 1, 2010 8:31 AM

70. Cross country on the Harley again this year. :^) Mon, May 31, 2010 3:34 PM

71. plan on staying within the area. day trips only. Can’t afford the gas, airlines are to high priced and after taxes minimal amount left over for fun. what money in the bank is staying there, gonna use that for moving expenses if things get any worse. Mon, May 31, 2010 12:10 PM

72. OBAMA Did not bail me out, I work for a living! Mon, May 31, 2010 11:34 AM

73. No $$$ to go to vacation this year. Mon, May 31, 2010 11:34 AM

74. I will be going home for my vacation. my hometown use to be Massena NY. I now live in Greensville, NC, I try to get home two times a year, to see family and friends. Mon, May 31, 2010 10:48 AM

75. Getting to expensive to do anything fun. Mon, May 31, 2010 9:57 AM

76. With my wife, vacations are more work than they are worth. Mon, May 31, 2010 8:58 AM

77. No extra money to go on vacation this year, Thanks to the economy!! Mon, May 31, 2010 8:07 AM

78. Outer Banks Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, May 31, 2010 7:36 AM

79. Vacations are a luxury for the rich at this time. The average person on the street has not been able to afford a vacation due to high grocery prices, gas or medical expenses. Sun, May 30, 2010 9:27 PM

80. Who can afford a vacation? Sun, May 30, 2010 7:34 PM

81. We travel by car and shop our way and to Prince Edward Island and back every summer for 4 weeks! I am looking forward to the break this year! Sun, May 30, 2010 6:36 PM

82. We will be staying at home as we do not feel we can afford to take a vacation. With the economy the way it is, it is hard to understand how people can afford it. Sun, May 30, 2010 5:31 PM

83. Actually will be enjoying staying home and unplugging TV and phone... just enjoying nature unfold with my gardens outdoors Sun, May 30, 2010 3:56 PM

84. I have no specific plans in motion, except for a series of trips to the mountains Sun, May 30, 2010 10:39 AM

85. Northern NY to Chicago, IL to catch Route 66 to Santa Monica CA, then up the coast to Washington State through the northern states into Canada and back to northern NY. :) 9,000 miles or more on the Harley. Can't wait. :) Sun, May 30, 2010 10:14 AM

86. Going to Maine! Sun, May 30, 2010 8:52 AM


88. 8 days and 7 nights on the Island of St. Lucia to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary!!! Sat, May 29, 2010 9:24 PM

89. Summer C-A-N-A-D-A (after the George Thorogood concert at the Rez). Winter - Florida Sat, May 29, 2010 9:19 PM

90. We have reservations at Higley Flow State Park along with many other family members. Thank goodness it wasn't closed! Sat, May 29, 2010 8:40 PM

91. can't afford to go anywhere, I work hard just to make ends meet ,while state and union workers do next to nothing and get paid ridiculous salaries!!!! Sat, May 29, 2010 8:08 PM

92. The coast of Maine , Cape Cod and Bolton Landing on Lake George for the Month of September starting the Day After Labor Day . Yep we're retired and the crowds are gone, the rates go way down and you can walk into any restaurant or play any Golf course without reservations . LIFE IS GOOD !! Sat, May 29, 2010 6:54 PM

93. Alaska Sat, May 29, 2010 6:47 PM

94. Cannot afford one. Pay raises are being held back again this year. Sat, May 29, 2010 5:06 PM

95. In my back yard. Sat, May 29, 2010 3:18 PM

96. To the non-humid but sunny warm West Coast to see my grandchildren. Sat, May 29, 2010 11:30 AM

97. Unfortunately we won't be getting a Vacation at all this year. Because of conditions at work my husband doesn't even have the ability to take a day off for anything. Sat, May 29, 2010 10:37 AM

98. Another stupid question Sat, May 29, 2010 7:32 AM

99. Outer Banks NC Sat, May 29, 2010 7:05 AM

100. are you kidding me...who has the time or the money Sat, May 29, 2010 2:27 AM

101. Just hoping to have a job after Monday since Alcoa doesn't care about US employees! Fri, May 28, 2010 11:52 PM

102. I can't afford to take a vacation. Prices go up but the paycheck stays the same. It would be nice to have one check to spend on something special for my child and me - like a vacation! Fri, May 28, 2010 8:51 PM

103. You have got to be kidding! Vacation? Most are lucky to be able to do anything other than work these days, unless you know how to work the system, and work "under the table" and have food stamps, health care, etc. taken care of for you at others expense! Fri, May 28, 2010 8:15 PM

104. Florida...Florida..and South Carolina! Fri, May 28, 2010 6:58 PM

 105. Will spend vacation money outside of NY to get away from the greed and increased fees and taxes. Fri, May 28, 2010 6:35 PM

106. Driving 3 weeks across the good ol' USA to Southern California and the west coast. Fri, May 28, 2010 6:11 P

107. San Francisco, Monterey and Napa! I have a sister in the area and go every year.