Upon further consideration, though, I guess it could be true: Many people shop for entertainment and fun. If that’s what someone does for recreation, why shouldn’t it influence where and how s/he vacations?
Are you a recreational shopper? Do you enjoy it and seek out opportunities to shop? Is the experience fulfilling? Does it cheer you up when you’re down? Is it a social thing—do you shop with friends and family?
I am not a recreational shopper. I avoid shopping, on vacation and in everyday life. I’m oh-so-happy to let Mike do it. I tend to let the shopping pile up, and then I feel badly about all the money I’m spending when I finally get around to doing it. There are some bad repercussions for this. I sometimes don’t buy things I should when I should and wind up spending more in the end because I was too cheap to solve the problem in a timely fashion. I definitely have money issues—a dysfunctional relationship with it.
But to have shopping opportunities influence vacation choices is something I cannot relate to. How about you?