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What's the first thing you do on a vacation?

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Perhaps you like to read all about the emergency exits in your hotel ?

OR maybe just relax, shop, eat, organise tours, or whatever?

2. Posted by tresham (Full Member 67 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

first thing I do is collapse on the bed, then pull of the bed cover...then I usually check out the bathroom..... if it's been a long day of travel... ie DFW _ SYD I'll take a shower.... then I wanna head out the door and explore....

3. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Good question. But it depends on the type on vacation. I'm assuming you are not talking about a quick weekend trip. And I'm assuming you're talking about after you've been at the location long enough to find your way to the hotel and check in. The "first thing" I do before I even get to the hotel is find a map. I like to know where I am and where I'm going. After I've checked in, I generally go outside for a short walk around the hotel, no more than 2 or 3 streets away. Check out the shopping and eating possibilities. Then begins the process of planning what to do for the rest of the time I'm there.

-QZ

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Up to you to assume whatever you like

5. Posted by dougj (Budding Member 32 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

if i'm good and rested I either shower and explore, or just grab my camera and start exploring.
if i'm tired i take a quick nap.

6. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I like to get comfortable; where I'am sleeping. Followed by a power nap. When the batteries are charged, I'am off!

M.

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

"Power Nap" is an apt description, remarcable

8. Posted by YerMan (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Depends very much on how long I've been travelling, jet lag etc. If I'm tired, I tend to be a bit of a power-napper too, but not more than about two hours.

Obviously, a shower.

Like Q-Zhang, a quick recce of the surrounding area.

And most improtantly, FIND A BEER.

9. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Wocca you really seem interested in what we have to say judging by the quantity of threads you have posted! I personally like to find my room, put my luggage down, and then run out and scope the hotel. After that(sometimes it takes a while, sometimes a few seconds) I want to bounce and discover the city as fast as possible!

10. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting travelover

Wocca you really seem interested in what we have to say judging by the quantity of threads you have posted!

You are right I find it very interesting, especially the comments from well-seasoned travellers. I must say that there are some very incisive thoughts expressed on this website. :)