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What's your favorite domestic vacation destination and why?

I'll start.

For our #1 domestic spot to unwind from busy life, decompress and relax, it's Paso Robles. A quiet, sleepy little central coast CA town, great food, great wine, and we stay at a little 14 room boutique hotel with two huge outdoor fireplaces. We sit outside in front of a fire place after a great dinner out and sip a bottle or two of wine we purchased that day at one of the local wineries. Rinse and repeat daily.

Yours?

Has anyone ever considered

fast food is a societal problem and we should just tax them out of existence? My case would be:

1) The food is just plain bad for you
2) It is expensive relative to a normal home cooked meal (I mean, prime rib will be more than a Big Mac so we're talking daily fare here)
3) The destroy regionalism. The McD is Santa Fe is going to be like the McD in Seattle like the one in NYC. Local character is a good thing and food is a huge part of local character.
4) Drive mom&pop type restaurants out of the market.
5) Not good corporate citizens.
6) Chick-fil-A. Need I say more?

I think there is actually much to be said for this thought.

New Zealand Expelling Obese Immigrant

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23475583

The long and short is that a man is being denied a renewal of his work visa due to weighing 286 pounds. The immigration minister states it is important for immigrants to stay healthy so they do put a drain on the healthcare system. I always thought New Zealand was a good place to live too.
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