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    Former MSE Lawrence
    'How many overseas holidays will you take this year?' poll discussion
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    • 24th May 10, 12:07 PM
    'How many overseas holidays will you take this year?' poll discussion 24th May 10 at 12:07 PM
    Poll Between 24 May and 1 June 2010:

    How many overseas holidays will you take this year?

    Summer’s arrived and it's nearly holiday time, but including weekend breaks, how many times do you think you’ll holiday outside the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) this year? (excluding work trips)

    A. None 36% (5908 votes)
    B. 1 26% (4153 votes)
    C. 2 19% (3018 votes)
    D. 3 10% (1679 votes)
    E. 4 5% (732 votes)
    F. 5 2% (298 votes)
    G. 6 1% (158 votes)
    H. 7 0% (54 votes)
    I. 8 0% (44 votes)
    J. 9 0% (10 votes)
    K. 10 0% (30 votes)
    L. 11-20 0% (50 votes)
    M. More than twenty 1% (126 votes)

    Total Votes: 16260

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    • minerva_windsong
    • By minerva_windsong 24th May 10, 12:24 PM
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    • #2
    • 24th May 10, 12:24 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 12:24 PM
    Just the one for me - the OH and I are planning a trip in September, but where and when is a bit up in the air at the moment due to job stuff.
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    • jamespir
    • By jamespir 24th May 10, 12:28 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 12:28 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 12:28 PM
    none as i cnat afford it
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  • dmg24
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    • 24th May 10, 3:49 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 3:49 PM
    I'm a five a year girl!
  • sodamnfunky
    • #5
    • 24th May 10, 3:51 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 3:51 PM
    3 this year. Already been to Tenerife in January.
    • squirrelchops
    • By squirrelchops 24th May 10, 4:33 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 4:33 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 4:33 PM
    2.

    A treat to Corfu as I have finished my degree at along last. A cheapy...well needs to be as won't be cheap once we get there!!

    Second is a fortnight in France in our camper van.
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 24th May 10, 7:49 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 7:49 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 7:49 PM
    Just the one, and I have just returned from it, next years trip wont be until Aug/Sept so it will be a long time stuck at home.
    • lazer
    • By lazer 24th May 10, 8:03 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 8:03 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 8:03 PM
    At least 10 - prob more than 20!
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    • Diesel44
    • By Diesel44 24th May 10, 8:08 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 8:08 PM
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    • 24th May 10, 8:08 PM
    None, I think we have some great holiday places in the UK.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 24th May 10, 10:32 PM
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    I went to Ireland (the Republic of Ireland) at the beginning of the year and I've been over to the continent twice so far, once in April and once in May (but both of these where just for the day), so not sure what I come under.
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    • lazer
    • By lazer 24th May 10, 10:44 PM
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    If daytrip counts - i'll have to increase my answer to around 50! But i live in N.Ireland so am quite often over the border!

    I think perhaps the definition of overseas should be overseas! ie: if your from Engkand Scotland or Wales, Ireland is overseas, if your from Ireland, England, Scotland or Wales is overseas!
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    • tara747
    • By tara747 25th May 10, 10:29 AM
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    6 for me, with the possibility of squeezing in an extra one... I LOVE travelling.
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  • elfen
    Just the one for me so far. Unless I find a cheap deal and want to go alone
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    • flutterbyuk25
    • By flutterbyuk25 25th May 10, 11:03 AM
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    Ooh...5 I think for me I love travelling.

    I went to New Zealand (and back via Dubai) in January, I'm going to Italy tomorrow, Ireland in July and Montreal in Nov. I also want to go away in Sept but not booked that yet!

    I've also already been away 4 times in UK for weekend breaks, and have another 2 booked for June and July!

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    • jiggyquincy
    • By jiggyquincy 25th May 10, 12:38 PM
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    ive just voted and looks like 23 ppl voted more than 20 trips! who the hell can afford to go twenty plus trips a year! i want to know their secret! please?!
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    • stevemcol
    • By stevemcol 25th May 10, 6:54 PM
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    At least 10 - prob more than 20!
    Originally posted by lazer
    I'm guessing you're retired?

    Oops, just read your next post.
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 25th May 10, 8:50 PM
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    If daytrip counts - i'll have to increase my answer to around 50! But i live in N.Ireland so am quite often over the border!

    I think perhaps the definition of overseas should be overseas! ie: if your from Engkand Scotland or Wales, Ireland is overseas, if your from Ireland, England, Scotland or Wales is overseas!
    Originally posted by lazer
    I did think of that as I was writing it - but then decided it was overcomplex and people in NI could decide
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    • dronid
    • By dronid 26th May 10, 7:54 AM
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    5+ for me. I have family in Spain and New Zealand and friends all over the world so I can travel quite cheaply.

    I could make it better myself at home. All I need is a small aubergine...

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    • treaclebob
    • By treaclebob 26th May 10, 10:09 AM
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    I'm lucky enough to have a little holiday home in the Irish Republic so it will be around 12 for me but maybe that doesn't count? We would usually have at least one trip abroad but not this year, strikes and volcanoes put us off.
  • tiseran
    Feel quit ok about taking trips abroad, as we go as a family to visit friends in Sweden and Kazakhstan. This is inexpensive overall, as Ryanair fly us for near nothing and the cost to Kazak isn't too much (do not use British Airline). So, taking trips to other places is what we call a visitors permit, going to places we love to visit and get plenty of pleasure in staying with friends. Maybe you all should try to do this and save loads of dosh!
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