Author Topic: 5 day Kauai/Maui Trip Report with 4 month old and maneuvering tznius issues  (Read 15454 times)

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I didn't do a helicopter tour... Does that mean there was no point in my trip?

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I didn't do a helicopter tour... Does that mean there was no point in my trip?
And I didn't do Segways in Paris. We both might have been a truly awesome activity, but we didn't miss the reason you go to the place or what the place is famous for.

I'm not saying a trip to Switzerland is worthless if you don't go to the Alps or that Hawaii just for hiking is a waste, but how does one plan a trip to a place and not do the main attraction? You don't go to Orlando and go on the London Eye and go to that little water park. You go for Disney/Universal/Sea World.

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And I didn't do Segways in Paris. We both might have been a truly awesome activity, but we didn't miss the reason you go to the place or what the place is famous for.

I'm not saying a trip to Switzerland is worthless if you don't go to the Alps or that Hawaii just for hiking is a waste, but how does one plan a trip to a place and not do the main attraction? You don't go to Orlando and go on the London Eye and go to that little water park. You go for Disney/Universal/Sea World.
Unless he feels that doing the "main attraction" compromises on values he holds more dear (like god, Torah and mitzvos) than your arbitrary value of doing the main attraction when you go visit a place.
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Unless he feels that doing the "main attraction" compromises on values he holds more dear (like god, Torah and mitzvos) than your arbitrary value of doing the main attraction when you go visit a place.
Then why go there?? I know he's been on other hikes and mountains but don't go to a place that's known for its beaches to see the greenery that it also happens to have. Whatever. Agree to disagree.

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Then why go there?? I know he's been on other hikes and mountains but don't go to a place that's known for its beaches to see the greenery that it also happens to have. Whatever. Agree to disagree.
BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER THINGS TO DO!!!
He went for the things you wouldn't go for- but you make it seem like he did something stupid. Your argument is weak and frankly pointless.

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He went for the things you wouldn't go for- but you make it seem like he did something stupid.

Ding ding ding!

Everyone keeps forgetting the main point. The OP took an unusual trip and had an amazing time. Despite skipping what most of us would consider "must dos" he seems to have no regrets.

Discussing if such a trip is right for you is one thing. But to attack/bash/criticize the OP or his decisions is just wrong.
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Ding ding ding!

Everyone keeps forgetting the main point. The OP took an unusual trip and had an amazing time. Despite skipping what most of us would consider "must dos" he seems to have no regrets.

Discussing if such a trip is right for you is one thing. But to attack/bash/criticize the OP or his decisions is just wrong.
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Everyone CHILL!! OP enjoyed his trip, good for him, let it go.
It's amazing how such a neutral TR could generate such arguments!

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5 day Kauai/Maui Trip Report with 4 month old and maneuvering tznius issues
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2015, 10:44:42 PM »
Amazing how OP posts a decent trip report but includes an angle that some people might find useful and somehow it gets more attention than a SomethingFishy TR.

I would guess that for a good portion of ppl on DDF they go on any vacations without experiencing the local food because kosher is important to them.  Probably for the majority of the people who travel and don't keep kosher, that is crazy. How can you travel to all these unique places and not experience the local cuisine!

Yet no one get flak so saying, I packed a suitcase full of pomegranate meals for my trip to...

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And Paris is known for cuisine. How could you go to Paris and not have French cuisine? You definitely shouldn't go if your not gonna have the French cuisine. After all that's what Paris is known for
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And Nevada is known for prostitutes. You definitely shouldn't go to las Vegas if you're not gonna frequent them.
And Amsterdam is known for that and drugs. You definitely shouldn't go to Amsterdam if you won't participate
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And Nevada is known for prostitutes. You definitely shouldn't go to las Vegas if you're not gonna frequent them.
And Amsterdam is known for that and drugs. You definitely shouldn't go to Amsterdam if you won't participate
I didnt want to write that. But a certain member of the forum went to Europe on a honeymoon and he didnt experience a lot of the top attractions in those places.
Now let's all chill and thank you OP!
You can get a private charter to scuba and snorkel if you really wanted to.- not to undermine the trip of anything!

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I didnt want to write that. But a certain member of the forum went to Europe on a honeymoon and he didnt experience a lot of the top attractions in those places.
Now let's all chill and thank you OP!
You can get a private charter to scuba and snorkel if you really wanted to.- not to undermine the trip of anything!

We don't knew if he experienced all those things cause he never finished his trip report :) ;D

I think everyone needs to relax and stop twisting everyone's words in both directions

ETA: to clarify I don't think that forum member did any of those stuff
« Last Edit: January 21, 2015, 11:00:32 PM by SOS »

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Props on keeping a cool head during these discussions.

After 8 kids I think he knows how to do that :D

I thought it was the vacation from the 8 kids that kept him so calm.

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Why is  everyone critical of the OP? He did what he thought correct and reported back to help others. Let's not make this a popcorn thread