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Summer Getaways

As much as I love living in this city, I love visiting other places.  It’s good to get way from time to time! Not only do you get a break from the grind, you get a chance to taste the good life other places has to offer.

I was in New Orleans earlier this month attending the wedding of a wonderful couple! I was so happy to see them so in love and excited about their future together. (BTW: It was the coolest wedding EVER).

New Orleans is just a romantic place to be, single or not.  Between the food, music, and especially the people, you are bound to have a great time.  I hope to get back to New Orleans for the Essence Festival and I will be headed out to volunteer on my annual trip in Mexico next week.  I would love to squeeze in a quick trip to LA or NY this summer too.

What do you have planned for summer?  Is there a special destination that you plan to check out with a special someone?  Are you planning a girls weekend or a weekend with the guys in Vegas?

What are the top places to go in the summer if you are single and looking?

What do you think are the most romantic places to go as a couple?

What’s your most memorable summer vacation? You can change the names to protect the innocent, if you like!

Safe travels to everyone globe trotting this weekend!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

222 comments Add your comment

Hillary Clinton

May 27th, 2011
6:57 am

Any place without Bill is a honeymoon…

Leigh

May 27th, 2011
7:04 am

I enjoy the N GA mountains. Just a cabin, a bit of food and my hubby is all I need for a great weekend!

Ray Ray

May 27th, 2011
7:32 am

Well me and my (SO) will be going on a 4 day Bahamas cruise in July. Can’t wait for that.

@iChangeLivesTQ

May 27th, 2011
7:47 am

MIAMI during Labor Day weekend is a legit place for the singles.

Dan - Simply....Superior

May 27th, 2011
7:51 am

I have a wedding, move, and house to pay for

Freak a “vacation”

Jim

May 27th, 2011
8:04 am

Jamaica, Mon!

Fion

May 27th, 2011
8:12 am

Man, I Love Cabo!!! It’s hard to beat.

Fion

May 27th, 2011
8:19 am

@ Dan
“I have a wedding, move, and house to pay for”

Freak a “vacation”

….or you could trade that for what’s behind door #2. :)

Dan - Simply....Superior

May 27th, 2011
8:35 am

@Fion

I’ve been behind door #2, it holds no surprises for me.

But thanks for the offer.

SlimNu

May 27th, 2011
8:57 am

Daaaaaaaaamn, Dan you shut that down quick :lol: Good morning all

abc

May 27th, 2011
9:07 am

A nice quiet beach. Not even Panama City Beach or Destin anymore, they’re too crowded, filled with kids, high rises. I go more for St George Island. St. Lucia is happening. Smoky Mtn. getaways are good, around Townsend, or some places in NC.

Different strokes, of course, but the only reason I’m in Atlanta is work and money. I don’t really find that much of redeeming value, not for me, personally. New Orleans is all about poverty, if you take a good look at it, and the last 5 years have simply made it much worse. Cajun food is nice, but you don’t have to go to NO to get it. Music is nice, but you don’t need a city at all for that. For instance, the best Jazz scene for several hundred miles around here is in Knoxville, TN.

Dam Funk

May 27th, 2011
9:22 am

Congrats Dan…did not know you were “jumping the broom”…lol…godspeed homie

vaca spots..lets see…ha wa yah…lol

SlimNu

May 27th, 2011
9:25 am

I’ll be going to the cabins in Pigeon Forge this October…it’s going to be a lot of us split up between two large cabins. We did this last year so the group has grown significantly because they saw how much fun we had. We’re planning a costume contest & karaoke. As far as summer travel goes, I think the beau and I are going to try to head to Hilton Head in the next few weeks since a friend of mine has a condo down there. So if time permits, I hope to hit the beach and try not to get tore up by jellyfish this time

Dan - Simply....Superior

May 27th, 2011
9:28 am

I would tell y’all about the quiestest, nicest beach spot, but I wanna keep that to myself.

Next summer hopefully though.

@Funk – thanks

SlimNu

May 27th, 2011
9:34 am

I have a feeling today is going to be another slow snail creeping blog day. Folks probably are off for the holiday while I’m stuck here at work.

Slimm thinking it’s a good time to go streaking

kimmie

May 27th, 2011
9:37 am

Morning Gang!

Slim – I’ll be at work for a little while. Hoping to cut out around noon.

Well, as you know my vacay this summer will be my upcoming nuptials and honeymoon in fabulous Las Vegas. CAN NOT WAIT!!!

Usually, any place near water is all good for me! As long as I’m with my boo, all is right with the world wherever we are!

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
9:38 am

Good morning. Not much a vacation for me this summer. Although I have 380 hrs of vacation (and still climbing), most of it will be used going on college visits. Will make a vacation out of that.

Dam Funk

May 27th, 2011
9:38 am

@slim i am at work…and by my level of work…seems like the rest of america is as well…least i have my tunes to help me out thru the day and the blog sites…fight and slap vids never get old…lol..someone needs to come out with a DVD series..hood rats gone wild…or women thou art loosed – the ghetto hood rat beast edition..lol

kimmie

May 27th, 2011
9:40 am

Leggs – Those college visits are actually fun! Especially those near a city or cool college town. I didn’t do that many when I was looking, but I went on a few with my niece.

SlimNu

May 27th, 2011
9:41 am

DF – Fight and slap vids are funny but I’ll never forget Crackheads Gone Wild…that was a riot lol

Dam Funk

May 27th, 2011
9:47 am

@slim – radiohiphop.com – is trash..but boy i have seen some folks get seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerved on the vids…folks is out of control now-a-days

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
9:49 am

@kimmie ~ I went on one college visit with a friend of mine a few years back. I did enjoy it. It was so heartwarming to see the youngins so interested in college. I will find a way to make these tours informative as well as us having as much fun as possible.

2CPTG

May 27th, 2011
9:54 am

morning folks……got a lil time to kill….

summer getaway? don’know yet…..

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
9:55 am

Morning, 2C.

DreamsMaterialize

May 27th, 2011
9:55 am

Morning
Martha’s Vineyard and Nuntucket were great. Hilton Head before it was over-run. Catalina island was pretty awesome too. My summer trip will most likely happen around Christmans…looking to do a trip to Tahiti.

2CPTG

May 27th, 2011
9:56 am

Hey Leggs!!!! how goes it?

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
9:57 am

Going well on this end, 2C.

Ok, I now know which suitcase I’m jumping into.

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
10:02 am

With a little more exercise, I think I’ll be able to contort my body into a comfortable position for the long trek.

Dam Funk

May 27th, 2011
10:08 am

look atcha phone

Purple Rain

May 27th, 2011
10:15 am

The Galapagos, the Amalfi Coast and Martha’s Vineyard are by far my best vacation locations. For a serious planned vacatipon it is always one of those three spots. For weekend getaways I will go wherever I have the urge. :)

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
10:21 am

How many have looked at their phones??? LOLOLOL

Dam Funk

May 27th, 2011
10:25 am

@leggs…that “look atcha phone” was from a video yesterday where a father was on his daugther about her facebook post

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
10:29 am

@Dam Funk ~ that’s even funnier because I looked at mine and had a msg from a blogger. Guess it was a coincidence.

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
10:41 am

LOS ANGELES — Porn performers will soon be given a list of recommended health care providers for their frequent sexually transmitted disease testing, and results will be fed into a new industry database, according to a porn trade group.

SlimNu

May 27th, 2011
10:42 am

I’m lost with the phone stuff but ok….

The Reanimated Corpse of Swiss (now with titanium-infused bionic w@ng)

May 27th, 2011
10:48 am

Morning peeps…

Getaway spots: I’m easy. Just give me someplace tropical, with a nice beach & all the booze I can drink & I’m set.

(P.S. — Somebody explain to me how I got the “You are posting comments too quickly” message the first time I tried to post this? I hadn’t posted anything since yesterday….)

The Reanimated Corpse of Swiss (now with titanium-infused bionic w@ng)

May 27th, 2011
10:49 am

D@mn, this blog software is a hot, steaming P.O.S.

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
10:49 am

Yes it is, swiss!

@PR ~ I was stuck in a grocery store for about 15 mins. All the lights went out and it has power doors. I was thinking about throwing a shopping cart at the window….the lights came back on! It was comical watching the police officer rushing to the back of the store to herd in the customers. I heard one cashier telling him to hurry to the back before people started stuffing their pants with meat! So, even in the midst of that dark store, I still found a chance to laugh!

Purple Rain

May 27th, 2011
10:49 am

I got soaked yesterday!

destin dawg

May 27th, 2011
10:50 am

A cruise is just alot of bang for the Buck… if you like aliitle black jack.. shows… LOTS of food … go when school is in for best rates and not so many kids… we like Nov. thru Feb… Carnival is dependable.. fun .. reasonable prices.. just Don’t charge alot of drinks.. or book shore trips on your sign and sail card.. take a cab.. $ave.. drive to Jax.. Port Canaveral.. Tampa… one way rental car each way.. no parking $$$

The Reanimated Corpse of Swiss (now with titanium-infused bionic w@ng)

May 27th, 2011
10:51 am

Purple — What? Did you run into R. Kelly?

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
10:53 am

One again, my post is above the person I’m answering!

The Reanimated Corpse of Swiss (now with titanium-infused bionic w@ng)

May 27th, 2011
10:55 am

Actually, the weird post time / sequence issues probably system clock discrepancies in their app farm, not software, but still…

SlimNu

May 27th, 2011
10:58 am

Maybe this thing is overloaded and it’s just putting stuff wherever….I wouldn’t mind a cruse because I gets to EAT EAT EAT and at the formal dinners, I get to try new things or eat something a bit different that I have been.

SexyCool

May 27th, 2011
11:00 am

destin – I’m with you on the cruise.
Dreams – I’m with you on heading to warm climates when it’s cold in the A.

Hence, the cruise that M and I are taking the first week of December.

czBrat

May 27th, 2011
11:04 am

HiYas!

how’s every lil thing in blogsville? topic didn’t seem too interesting at first, but yous guys are sure keeping me entertained.

let’s see … s/o and i are putting together a trip to cali wine country and possibly a few lazy days in the keys. oh, and i’m dreaming of a b-day in st. thomas this fall. i’d say that would make for a very good year, but next year i’m gonna hire Dreams as my vacation planner. :razz:

Leggs, i simply MUST figure out a way to barter some of those vacay hours from you. :lol:

Leggs

May 27th, 2011
11:15 am

It’s a crying shame I have so many hours. For the past 2 years, I’ve rolled over my hours and received a check for the rest. This year, it will be a little different (lol).

abc

May 27th, 2011
11:17 am

Cruises aren’t what they used to be. Food and service quality are nowhere near older standards, but then, with prices as low as they are, it’s understandable. Likewise, the kinds of people that go on cruises are different too — if it’s a Carnival cruise, to me, that’s just my kind of folks, i.e., party til you puke. Royal Carribean is better, but not that much better — although the quality of live entertainment is better on RCCL. Princess, about the same; Norwegian, I boycott, but they’re about the same; Cunard is a big step up, they still have quality like I prefer, and the clientele isn’t quite so so.

It’s kind of like flying on a plane. Once upon a time, people dressed up, and minded their manners. Now it’s like riding a Greyhound bus that flies. Cruises have gone that way too, in my opinion. My wife really loves them though, so we go. Mostly RCCL, never Carnival.

abc

May 27th, 2011
11:21 am

I meant to say that on a Carnival cruise, those are just not my kind of folks.

DreamsMaterialize

May 27th, 2011
11:29 am

Hence, the cruise that M and I are taking the first week of December.
SexyC Where are you guys headed?

next year i’m gonna hire Dreams as my vacation planner.
czBrat Hey if you’re gonna do it, you gotta do it right. lol I got a bunch of fun stuff on my vacations list. How you been mamita?