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Going to Hawaii as someone who doesn't care for the outdoors...

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Grandfather passed away recently. Now there's talk about family trip which would largely be paid for.  My mom has wanted to go to Hawaii for years and years and years. I have almost zero interest in Hawaii. I'm not an outdoorsy person, not a beach person, scuba, kayaking, etc. I don't have any real interest in the "culture" of Hawaii. Not into "clubbing" or nightlife stuff. What would there be in Hawaii to keep me from being just a straight up bump on a log? I feel like I'd be massively letting down my mom if tried to turn this offer down.

 

Pearl Harbor. Like, that's about the extent of what I'd be interested in seeing.

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Since you're on vacation, maybe try just lounging on the beach? I know you said you're not a beach person, but sometimes it's great to just lay around, enjoy the sounds of the waves and realize you don't have to worry about shit.

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Maybe try and be normal?

 

Who the fuck wouldn’t look forward to a paid trip to Hawaii. 

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Okay I mean this in the nicest way possible: what the actual fuck is wrong with you OP?

 

I’ll gladly go on this trip for you if you want. Jfc. 

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I'm like this.  I personally wouldn't go on a Hawaii vacation unless I felt obligated.  I'm not a beach person.  I don't like being in the sun.  My family does a beach resort vacation every year or two and I have to go along so as not to disappoint people.  So I feel for you.  The way I get through it is to view it as an opportunity for relaxation time.  No stress, no work.  Just serenity.  I usually bring a few books, a portable game player (DS, Switch, etc). and put my feet up and get through a backlog of reading and gaming that I can't at home due to time restraints or responsibilities.  On resort, while the family is at the pool or on the beach, I'm enjoying quiet, uninterrupted reading and gaming time in a hammock with a cold adult beverage while being left alone.  This year we went to Cancun and in one week I made it through Sharp Ends, Smoke & Mirrors, and most of Final Fantasy IX.  It was great.  Sure, occasionally you'll be asked to do some enforced family fun thing, but for the most part if you make it clear that you like to use vacations to relax and decompress you can probably enjoy quite a bit of indoor or shaded "leave me be" time.

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Oh, yeah I totally know I'm being a Debbie Downer on this one (and thanks @Slug for having my back). If I just use this as some "away" time I'm sure I'll be fine. Plus, I talked with my gym trainer who very similar to myself and he grew up in Hawaii and convinced me there's probably at least a little that I can find to occupy my time. 

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It also kinda depends on where you are in Hawaii. Honolulu is a real city, but if you're on another island there really isn't much.

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7 hours ago, Slug said:

I'm like this.  I personally wouldn't go on a Hawaii vacation unless I felt obligated.  I'm not a beach person.  I don't like being in the sun.  My family does a beach resort vacation every year or two and I have to go along so as not to disappoint people.  So I feel for you.  The way I get through it is to view it as an opportunity for relaxation time.  No stress, no work.  Just serenity.  I usually bring a few books, a portable game player (DS, Switch, etc). and put my feet up and get through a backlog of reading and gaming that I can't at home due to time restraints or responsibilities.  On resort, while the family is at the pool or on the beach, I'm enjoying quiet, uninterrupted reading and gaming time in a hammock with a cold adult beverage while being left alone.  This year we went to Cancun and in one week I made it through Sharp Ends, Smoke & Mirrors, and most of Final Fantasy IX.  It was great.  Sure, occasionally you'll be asked to do some enforced family fun thing, but for the most part if you make it clear that you like to use vacations to relax and decompress you can probably enjoy quite a bit of indoor or shaded "leave me be" time.

You party animal!

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30 minutes ago, Biggie said:

You party animal!

:dancing:

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8 hours ago, Slug said:

I'm like this.  I personally wouldn't go on a Hawaii vacation unless I felt obligated.  I'm not a beach person.  I don't like being in the sun.  My family does a beach resort vacation every year or two and I have to go along so as not to disappoint people.  So I feel for you.  The way I get through it is to view it as an opportunity for relaxation time.  No stress, no work.  Just serenity.  I usually bring a few books, a portable game player (DS, Switch, etc). and put my feet up and get through a backlog of reading and gaming that I can't at home due to time restraints or responsibilities.  On resort, while the family is at the pool or on the beach, I'm enjoying quiet, uninterrupted reading and gaming time in a hammock with a cold adult beverage while being left alone.  This year we went to Cancun and in one week I made it through Sharp Ends, Smoke & Mirrors, and most of Final Fantasy IX.  It was great.  Sure, occasionally you'll be asked to do some enforced family fun thing, but for the most part if you make it clear that you like to use vacations to relax and decompress you can probably enjoy quite a bit of indoor or shaded "leave me be" time.

 

Who says you have to?

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As someone who works all day and does the kids/wife thing all evening, everyday.... you have no idea how nice a "boring" beach trip actually is for your soul. Enjoy it dammit. For me at least! 

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On 8/8/2019 at 7:35 PM, Rachel said:

 

Who says you have to?

Go? When the wife and kids go on a family vacation, you go too. If you don't you're the jerk. 

 

EDIT: Fixed!

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1 hour ago, Slug said:

Go? When the wife and kids go on a family vacation you go to. If you don't your the jerk. 

 

You just triggered her with bad grammar.

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I'm kind of in the same boat as @Slug, but I took my honeymoon in Hawaii and loved it.  It's almost annoyingly beautiful there, like you keep expecting to find a part of it that isn't picturesque and you fail.  If you want to have a low key time, it's very easy to do that.  

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1 hour ago, Slug said:

Go? When the wife and kids go on a family vacation you go to. If you don't your the jerk. 

 

*you’re 

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13 hours ago, Keyser_Soze said:

 

You forgot "too"

 

Disappointing

 

no way smh GIF by Fox Searchlight

 

Please stop talking to me and interacting with me, thanks 

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On 8/8/2019 at 4:53 AM, Biggie said:

Maybe try and be normal?

 

Who the fuck wouldn’t look forward to a paid trip to Hawaii. 

Me

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2 hours ago, 2user1cup said:

Me

That’s because you own your very own personal island Apoc

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I love a do nothing vacation. I’d love to just see Hawaii. I would never choose to go to a beach, but when I end up at one for a family reunion or something I don’t mind floating out in the water for a while and chilling out in the shade on a beach chair. 

 

Im also not an out doors kind of person, but I do love Segway tours when I visit new places. It’s a stress free, fun way to see a city. I think at least. Last time I did one it was also an excellent way to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go. 

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On 8/8/2019 at 11:17 PM, Rachel said:

 

*you’re 

Fixed. :blush:

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