Sun, Sand, Surf and Salt Air
RCP readers would rather head to the beach, says one survey.
The summer of 2006 is now just a pleasant memory and chances are you're
already planning -- or at least dreaming about -- your next great getaway.
If you're like other Redmond Channel Partner readers, you probably prefer
the seashore to just about anyplace else on earth.
In a recent survey of about 500 RCP readers, we threw in a few
lifestyle questions just for fun -- including one asking participants
to name their favorite vacation spots.
"Ocean" was by far the most common response, garnering more
than a quarter of the votes. "Mountains" came in a distant second.
"Resort" ranked third, trailed by other options ranging from
cruises to active-outdoor trips, such as biking and hiking.
A few respondents used their own words to describe their fantasy getaways.
One yearned for "urban adventure," another for "barefoot
sailing" and a third for "camping and getting away from technology."
One reader longed simply to "relax at home and let everyone else
go away." And one described a particularly unusual ideal vacation
venue: "a library with an attached pizzeria."
Your Preferred Vacation?
*Percentages rounded to nearest whole number;
5 percent of respondents provided no answer
But, apparently, some respondents didn't even dare to dream about leisure
time, as evidenced by this wistful comment: "I haven't had a real
vacation in more than 10 years."
Anne Stuart, the former executive editor of Redmond Channel Partner, is a business technology freelance writer based in Boston, Mass.