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Where are you going on holiday this year?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by JessicaRabbit1, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Grandsire

    Grandsire Star commenter

    France again, by rail, for the main course. Cheshire and North Wales in the campervan as starter or dessert, or both. Probable ambles along the south coast with a friend as well. For reasons too sad to go into here, I have a lot less planned this year than normal, so will need to make more of an effort to get away.
     
  2. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Valencia in August- we’ve been before, but youngsters want to go again, so it was all booked last Saturday. We might do Scotland or somewhere else UK at Easter, but no big plans for then as one of the family will be in full GCSE revision mode (I hope!).
     
  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    We're spending a couple of weeks driving through Basilica and Calabria in the summer. We've booked the flights but will need to plan route and accommodation. Probably a mixture of agro-tourism places and hotels or air bnb in cities.

    We're also planning a couple of nights in Zurich to see Mr Pc's sister. Switzerland is so expensive that it may cost almost as much as last year's trip to St Lucia to visit his brother! (Possible slight exaggeration here.)

    Then there will be a few visits to PCjr at her uni.

    Oh and a couple of nights near Barcelona.

    We do love a trip and because of various circumstances are in a position to do some things much more cheaply than would otherwise be possible.
     
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    (((Grandsire))). Always sad to hear about sad things for 'one of our own on here'. :(

    Don't I know it.:rolleyes: Our trip must surely be taking in the most expensive parts of Europe. Which is why I call it 'the trip of a lifetime', as we won't be repeating it.
     
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  5. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    Our one Rhine cruise was interrupted for 3 days by too much water in the Rhine (it was mid-May). Speaking to the coach drivers accompanying us, they said this was common except in summer...when the river was often too low!

    I think one just has to cross one's fingers and hope...
     
  6. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Everyone's breaks sound good … Lara, your's sounds amazing!!!!

    We do have 'care' duties, with my elderly father and mother-in-law. It's not that there aren't other siblings to share the load, but many of you will know the 'I can't be out of the country if they're sick/in hospital, etc,' feeling. We've decided to go for it though, and have booked a couple of weeks at our favourite little town in Menorca. … made sure I've taken out the travel insurance to cover all eventualities! Also plan to go caravanning with the grandkids at Whitsun and maybe at the end of the summer holidays.
     
  7. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I hope you will post about your holidays, so I can share your experiences vicariously. :) If anyone deserves a good holiday, it’s you Lara!
     
  8. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    We have a cruise in SE Asia booked for next month, and a week in Granada in March to beat any Brexit problems... Then in December (to February) we're planning our second visit 'Down Under'.

    As others have said, we are keen to do as much as we can whilst we are able! So there may be a few more squeezed in!:D
     
  9. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    Going to do Scotland , driving the North Coast 500 with a couple of friends in a camper van
     
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  10. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    Euro Camping around France.
     
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  11. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    We booked a fortnight in Cornwall for June, which will be lovely - somewhere we've been a number of times and love.
    But it felt a long way off, so yesterday I booked a week in a windmill in Suffolk for March.
    Went abroad last year, so this year we stay in the UK. It's been a pattern for ages, and nothing to do with Brexsh*t.
     
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  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Croatia and Montenegro - hopefully my wife is going to book it today !
     
  13. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    I would love to go back to Niagara Falls again. I was incredibly lucky about 10 years ago to have the chance to go to Toronto for a week, with the Catholic Partnership in our diocese to see how Canadian schools provide for their SEN pupils. We went to Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake on our free day. It was in February and I have never seen so much snow in my life!
     
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  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Definitely. We're foresaking Europe for Scotland in the spring, and waiting to see what happens regarding borders and exchange rates before making any decisions about the autumn, although the plan is for another long trip to France.

    We do actually want to visit Scotland, which we've shamefully neglected over the years, so it seemed like a good opportunity. The Orkneys and Hebrides are the main priority, and hopefully the McMidges won't have got into their stride yet in April. I've seen what they're like in July.
     
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  15. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    I couldn’t afford a holiday last year and I doubt I will this year so I will enjoy hearing all about yours! I have a milestone birthday in 2020 by which time eldest will be 20 and youngest will be 17 so hopefully Bank of Mum will be in a better position and I can go somewhere nice.
     
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  16. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    Will see what deals are to be had in Europe. Would be nice to have some Spring sunshine and warmth as we go into cold, wintertime. Wouldn’t mind hibernating for a few months until then. Could do with some sleep.......
     
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  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Niagara falls is far more spectacular in the Winter than it is in Summer - although if you do go then you must do the boat trip which goes under the main falls.
     
  18. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    A week in Majorca in early May with my husband's cycling club; I can tag along for the first time as they always go in term time and as a retiree such options are now open to me.
    Nothing else planned as yet but will no doubt do something else later in the year.

    Husband has two weeks work scheduled in France - due to end on March 28th. :eek:
    He keeps talking about "the last helicopter out of Saigon"...
     
  19. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Don't miss Amiens. Plus if you go on 14 April you get the huge flea market as a bonus, if you like that sort of thing.
     
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  20. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I know it's not in France but we went into Naples Cathedral last Summer

    It is amazing
     
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