I just wondered what the best sort of holidays people have had?
America. loads of room everywhere even 'busy' places. go to the national parks. big open spaces, hardly any people around, lots of wildlife.
I enjoyed organised coach trips. Where by just being on the trip, I belong to the group automatically although I've never met any of them before.
Also in the hotel and on excursions it's up to me whether I want to be alone or follow what the group or groups are doing.
I've been on two cruises and loved them - lots of interesting places to see, lots to do on the ship (plus quieter bars to escape to if you want some peace), and a nice, quiet cabin to go back to at the end of the day. I find the sea very relaxing too. On top of all that, going on the planned excursions means I don't have to stress about finding my way around unfamiliar places.
I also loved Switzerland, particularly in the mountainous areas. The snow is stunning (and has a nice way of muffling sound), and those areas are nice and cool (I struggle with hot weather holidays). Lovely food and great pubs too :)
For UK holidays, I quite like escaping to a caravan site somewhere pretty. It's peaceful and even if it rains, if feels really cosy (plus you get your own bathroom, unlike when camping).
I cannot do beach holidays - just sitting & frying myself is too boring. We do Disney Florida every year - we hit the parks hard and we do all the extra-curricular stuff like diving in The Seas in EPCOT or behind-the-scenes experiences at SeaWorld meeting the penguins and feeding the sea-lions.
We're looking at doing one of these next March - no thinking required, all inclusive, all excursions thrown in - no stress, no organising, no driving - just sit back and let it all happen - and they will pick us up just down the road.
We're looking at Scotland - too far for me to drive and I've never been there - where do you go?
I did two Scottish tours. Both in January of successive years. I thought I would be more guaranteed of snow than at home. We got some snow but a lot of wind and rain.
I stayed at a hotel in a small place called Arrochar near loch long.
On the outward journey we visited a town called Moffat in the southern uplands. Near one of the endless woollen mill shops. These are tourist traps. Woollen jumpers permanently on sale reduced from £240 to only £100.
We had days out to
And of course woollen mill shop after woollen mill shop. These and wetherspoon pubs were good shelters from the rain.
On the way back we stopped for lunch and a couple of hours at Gretna green and more woollen mill shops.
Yeah - that sort of thing. I think January in Scotland would be a bit hard-core
We're looking at doing one that includes visiting a bunch of castles. The cost of the week away is so low that it would cost me more in petrol to drive there & back - around £230 - and they feed me and put me up in a hotel - can't beat it..
Our neighbour has done a couple and she rates them highly.
I really want to go to Disney
It's not as expensive as you might think - we go out of season - normally February - it's as hot as a good British summer but with no crowds.
We were there this year - costs were £1300 each - but that's fully inclusive - you get your flights, mid-range Disney hotel, hire car & insurance, all photos, park tickets, all food & drinks (and alcohol), all parking - and $200 Disney money - if you compare the full cost of many other holidays, it's not too bad.
That's not as bad as I thought! Although being with a teacher means out-of-season holidays are a no-go. I'll definitely save up so I can get there sometime - it sounds amazing