I need to go camping

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  1. Hollywood

    Hollywood is part black.

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    I have been told that the downside to owning a cabin is that you always feel like you need to go there and so don't have the variety you would otherwise. I would be curious as to what you think on those lines.

    I work with a guy that grew up going to a family cabin and says he wants a cabin for his family so I am guessing it is a mental thing.
     
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    I would think it kind of depends on what you're looking for when you vacation. Do you want to see the world, travel, explore new things--or is your primary goal simply relaxation? I'm a mix of both (probably like most people), but I'm more the former instead of the latter.
     
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    It depends on how you are using the word "need"

    I'll tell you this, I am going to Jamaica in march with coworkers who also earned the trip, they are all planning and preparing for that trip. They ask me if I am excited for it and I tell them I haven't even thought about it yet, Its not until late march and I am going to mexico this weekend. I'm going to take the trip, it is free, I will enjoy it but I spend every weekend on the beach so it is probably less exciting for me.

    I do not "need" to go to my place in mexico, I just want to. Cabins require more work so maybe that is why they feel that way? I don't know. I can do all the travel I want even while having my place in mexico. It is all want, not need.

    Now, may I do less stuff because I just want to go to my place in Mexico? yes. But, that is a choice and only a reflection of how much I enjoy being there.
     
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    Id agree with this too. I plan to travel a lot but that is expensive, it costs me $100 round trip to spend a weekend in mexico. I do not believe this is hindering any of my other travel. Owning a cabin is different, unless you buy it cash, you now have a mortgage payment eating up a lot of your money.

    I plan to have something up north though. Housing markets are out of control so I might just buy land and throw a trailer or a manufactured home on it for now.
     
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    That answers the question. Some of the people I talk to feel an obligation to go to their place simply because they have it and feel like they are wasting money if they dont use it. If you have a place you love and dont want to go anywhere else then its moot.

    That us how my coworker describes his parents cabin. They didnt want to go anywhere else.

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    that's the big one, they have a mortgage on it I am sure so then yeah, you are paying for it and might feel obligated. At the same time, you can always rent it out and it is a permanent asset, not a temporary one so while you are paying monthly, its not like its a subscription. There are much, much, much worse investments to make than real estate. To me its the best one to do.
     
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    Not only the mortgage but upkeep. One couple that I am specifically thinking about, I remember them talking about having to maintain their place...either paying someone to do it or doing it themselves during a trip up.

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    I figure if I had a place up north I'd be there minimum of once a month and would enjoy maintenance to it

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    I feel the same way. And if not me then family can use it for the low price of helping to maintain it.

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    I stayed home this weekend and to be honest, it sucked. I didn't have my kids with me so I just laid around and watched narcos and did some chores. Woulda been far better off socializing with people in mexico.
     
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    I'd put a thousand bucks on it being destructive teenagers not understanding the consequences of what they are doing. I remember those days.
     

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