The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Princess Cruises Celebrates National Relaxation Day + GIVEAWAY!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Princess Cruises Celebrates National Relaxation Day + GIVEAWAY!!



You all know I LOVE to travel. I will travel anywhere at anytime because it is one of my passions. Sometimes travel can be stressful but, ultimately, traveling is relaxing and wonderful. This month National Relaxation Day fell on August 15th. I love that there is a National Relaxation Day but Relaxation Day should be every day of the week! Luckily, I was actually relaxing by a pool on Costa Rica so I am glad that I was able to celebrate it to its fullest! (see below)



In an effort to see how men and women prefer to relax and disconnect from everyday life. Recently, Princess Cruises asked 1,000 adults across the U.S. about their own personal vacation relaxation styles.  Here are some noteworthy findings:

* Silence or Sensory Delight? – More than a third of respondents consider themselves as "sensory relaxers," who like to recharge by soaking up the sights and sounds of events and activities around them, such as sporting events, movies or beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Whereas, another third of respondents consider themselves as "silent relaxers," who prefer quiet spaces, ceased conversations, and losing themselves in books or the soothing sounds of nature.

* Tried and True or New? – More than half (64%) of respondents prefer somewhere new when choosing a relaxing vacation, compared to only a third (36%) who prefer a tried and true destination.

* Relaxation Setting? – The most popular type of scenery found to be most relaxing when on vacation is ocean and waves (59%). Mountain scenery came in second (20%), followed by sunrises and sunsets (17%).

* Play it by Ear? – Respondents were evenly split when asked if pre-planning every vacation activity (52%) or being completely spontaneous (48%) produced a more relaxing experience when planning a vacation.

* To Cook or Clean? – More than two-thirds (67%) of respondents agreed that having someone else cook for them was the most relaxing way to enjoy a meal on vacation.

It's nice to see that many people are as adventurous as I am. I love traveling to new places. I prefer ocean and waves to mountains. Although give me a pool and I am a happy camper. And although I love to cook, there is nothing better than having someone make your meals while on vacation!!

If you are looking for vacation inspiration or just want to escape from work for a minute? Check out the Princess Cruises Relaxation Minutes videos where you can experience 60 seconds each of more than 50 glorious getaways!


And in celebration of National Relaxation Day, Princess Cruises has a Relaxation Pack for one lucky reader!! This is a great gift prize! The prize includes: an embroidered bath robe, bath slippers, body wash, body lotion, sugar scrub, candle and more! This is perfect for relaxing on a Princess Cruise (my dream) or just relaxing at home!!

To win, all you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!! Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

575 comments:

  1. I like to relax reading a book or a magazine. Patricia

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  2. My dream vacation is an Alaskan cruise or to go back and visit the Dominican Republic. Patricia

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  3. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/373431770219151360

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  4. I browse the internet to relax or soak in the tub with some Epsom salt

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  5. https://twitter.com/nat5732/status/373436258925568000

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  6. I relax by watching TV in my big ole comfy bed.

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  7. https://twitter.com/QueenB_Tammy/status/373440095979720704

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  8. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/373442369326043136

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  9. What is relaxing? I think I forgot!

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  10. My dream vacation would be a vacation! I don't get vacations very often

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  11. i would love to go to Hawaii or a ctuise of the Mediterranean

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  12. If it is nice out I will take a lawn chair and a glass of water with lemon in it and I will take a book or some knitting and sit outdoors. If it is winter a hot bath will do the trick with some magazines to read.

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  13. Dream vacation to go on a trip to Ireland and Italy

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  14. I love my whirlpool bath tub. When I need to relax I get lavender epsom salts and take a nice long bath with a book.

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  15. I relax with a hot bath and a good book.

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  16. My dream vacation is anywhere quiet. I would love to be alone on an island somewhere, just to relax and swim and be away from everyone

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  17. My watching my favorite shows on tv and trying to relax.

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  18. I relax with a good book and a cup of tea!

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  19. I relax by taking a nap or a bubblebath.

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  20. I relax by taking a nap or a bubblebath.

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  21. My dream trip would be to travel around the islands in the Indian Ocean,Australia,Africa,and South America.

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  22. Taking a bubble bath, putting in contests, and reading. myamurphy@mail.com

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  23. My dream vacation would be anywhere right now. I'm in a not-so-good marriage, and I don't have money to leave. Anything at this point would feel like a vacation. myamurphy@mail.com

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  24. Tweet! https://twitter.com/mya98604/status/373521655684808704 myamurphy@mail.com

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  25. watching my favorites tv shows . connie danielson

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  26. I go for a pedicure to relax.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  27. I just returned from my dream vacation... Australia !

    Love3570@aol.com

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  28. I relax by going to the spa once in a while.

    tlnnjw329(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. i read a book with a cup of tea on a comfy seat

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  30. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/373545051705454594

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  31. I read to relax.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  32. I'd like to go to Denmark.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. I read to relax.
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  34. My dream vacation would be to Australia. The ocean. The coast. Wow!
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  35. I relax by listening to music

    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  36. I relax with a bath when I get to fit one in!

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  37. My dream vacation is a 2-week trip to Disney World where we can split our time between the Cinderella Castle Suite and the Polynesian resort. Plus a couple of days at Universal to see the Harry Potter area.

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  38. I relax by doing deep breathing while listening to soft guitar music.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. A glass of wine and a good book in the summer, hot cocoa and a good movie in the winter!

    skyejaden at gmail dot com

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  40. I relax by swimming or reading

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  41. https://twitter.com/ALJ1025/status/373577237775134722

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  42. I like to nap or take a walk on the beach to relax. Charlotte
    david.winters@verizon.net

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  43. Lots of TV, internet and reading!

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  44. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/373592065159868416

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  45. I like to kick back in a bubble bath with Vogue and a glass of wine!

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  46. I relax by reading a good book and eating some chocolate

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  47. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/373612619522768896

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  48. Massage is one of my favorite things. Very relaxing

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  49. My dream vacation lately has been either visiting the Holy Land and going on a Europe cruise

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  50. @heather69195426 https://twitter.com/Heather69195426

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  51. I relax with a warm cup of Camomile tea and a good book

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  52. i sit down with a scary movie and blanket.
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    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  53. Tweet: https://twitter.com/dlhaley17/status/373622703510409218

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  54. First, I put the blinds down then have some cool air in the bedroom. Then have a nice tea by the side table while lying in a soft bed.

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  55. I relax with hot tea and the couch!

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  56. I relax by zoning out on the couch with a good movie or TV show.

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  57. My dream vacation is to visit my birthplace.

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  58. drean vacation is italy
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  59. i relax with a hot bath
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  60. I like to relax with a big glass of iced tea and a good book.

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  61. My dream vacation would be a cruise to the Bahamas.

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  62. I love to cook, that's how I relax! writer61 At yahoo Dot com

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  63. I relax with a hot bath, a glass of wine and a good book.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  64. I want to visit Ireland

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  65. i relax with hot cups of cocoa. Sometimes, soaking in a bubble bath is relaxing.

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  66. My dream vacation is to go to Italy and visit most of the major cities.

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  67. I like to relax with a good book.

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  68. I relax with mindless tv or a good book

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  69. A hot bath and classical music - Stephanie MacDonald - nanuwins@aol.com

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  70. I relax by watching a movie or reading a book.

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  71. I would love to visit Hawaii with all my girlfriends.

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  72. I relax by going for a walk on the beach or boardwalk!

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  73. https://twitter.com/clc408/status/373818836308348929

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  74. Tweet -https://twitter.com/nat5732/status/373848477945450496

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  75. I relax with a container of ice cream and music, haha

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  76. Heather Freeman said: I like to curl up with a book and a cup of tea or coffee.

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  77. I Read a book or watch TV

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
    alyce poalillo

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  78. my dream vacation is anywhere that has a beach

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  79. I relax by perusing the internet and looking for fun giveaways!

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  80. You wanted a link... here it is!
    https://twitter.com/lambofgoth/status/373912493308911616

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  81. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/373913778657587200

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  82. I surf the internet or watch movies to relax.

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  83. My dream vacation is to go to England with my best friends.

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  84. My dream would be a private island

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  85. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/373924197887533058

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  86. I relax by sitting with my wife and daughter.

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  87. In the bath, with a book.

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  88. A cruise to Alaska in the summer or the Caribbean in the winter! I will settle for one that doesn't mean doing more work at home than if it wasn't a vacation though...

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  89. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/373960932323377152

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  90. Would like to go back to Vegas, it has been years!

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  91. A cup of tea and a good book is my favorite way to relax.

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  92. tweeted https://twitter.com/JenniferWexler/status/374000350694346752

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  93. I relax by having a nice glass of wine, and taking a warm bath

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  94. I browse the internet to relax.

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  95. I relax by looking at art and drinking coffee out on the patio. I find comfort in reflecting on my accomplishments.

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  96. I relax by curling up with a good book or lounging around watching Netflix.

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  97. i love to relax while taking a hot bubble bath.

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  98. my dream vacation would be going to Hawaii

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  99. Daily tweet
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/374187834128613377

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  100. I relax in a nice hot bubble bath.

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  101. I relax by either getting in the pool and reading, or sitting on my porch and reading

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  102. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/374240201947615232

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  103. I like to relax in my pajamas with a cup of hot chocolate
    Thanks!

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  104. My dream vacation is a trip to Bermuda
    Thanks!

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  105. I relax with a glass of wine and a bubble bath.

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  106. I relax by lighting some candles and making a bath.
    brand242003@yahoo.com
    brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

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  107. My dream vacation would be a trip to Italy.
    brand242003@yahoo.com
    brandy graham )name on rafflecopter)

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  108. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/lambofgoth/status/374286375693979648

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  109. I relax with a hot bubble bath
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  110. My dream vacation is to visit Sea World
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  111. Tweeted- https://twitter.com/amyorvin/status/374319802891763712

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  112. I take a long bath

    (jen487@hotmail.com)

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  113. I relax by laying on the couch with a pillow and blanket.

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  114. My dream vacation would be to go to Greece.

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  115. I relax with some music and stay on the bed with a face mask on:)

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  116. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/374351468137967617

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  117. i tweeted https://twitter.com/JenniferWexler/status/374380375184637953

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  118. I like to take a long bath

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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  119. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/374519572839145472

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  120. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/374531084127453184

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  121. Dream vacation is to stay home. I don't have to pack,travel or put up with hustle and bus

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  122. Watching Tv, listening to music, and playing with my kids.

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  123. I relax by watching a good movie and eating junk food.

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  124. My dream vacation is to go to Antarctica.

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  125. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/374656541695045633

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  126. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/374674611335475200

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  127. I stay home in the air conditioning!

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  128. Dream vacation is to travel the world.

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  129. I read a book.
    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  130. I would love to go to Ireland.
    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  131. Tweet - https://twitter.com/nat5732/status/374876356082794496

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  132. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/374881416225374208

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  133. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/374921875622985728

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  134. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/374930715164409856

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  135. i sit on the sofa and watch tv to relax

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  136. ideally, i'd like to take a big family vacation to hawaii

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  137. Bubble bath and glass of wine.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  138. Outside in the sunshine....
    pamc77@yahoo.com

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  139. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/375042690309558273

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  140. https://twitter.com/lambofgoth/status/375048751737368576

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  141. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/lambofgoth/status/375048751737368576

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  142. dream vacation is Paris in the springtime...

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  143. nice hot cup of coffee after a looong day.

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  144. I curl up with a blanket and a romance book on a big comfy chair we have and just read.

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  145. My dream vacation would be an Alaskan Cruise!

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  146. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/375263099563311104

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  147. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/375312629868158976

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  148. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/375350080535945217

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  149. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/375381308190363648

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  150. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/375600038207975424

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  151. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/375628659467382784

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  152. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/375633769044402176

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  153. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/375749316775657472

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  154. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/375755484629716992

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  155. I relax by going to the gym. Seating it out for an hour or two makes me soooo happy. colleenaw@hotmail.com

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  156. My dream vacation would be an Alaskan cruise. colleenaw@hotmail.com

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  157. I relax by reading a book on my little deck.
    Susan Chester

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  158. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/375971220795043840

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  159. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/375982478928138241

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  160. I take a bath with candles lit and blues playing.

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  161. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/376011768184582145

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