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Best holiday

leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
edited February 5 in Coffee lounge
Hi, just for fun I thought it’d be nice to recall the best holiday you’ve ever had, and perhaps why.

mine was a week in Derbyshire some years ago, beautiful scenery and some very interesting places to go and my son was an excellent host. Altogether very pleasant.
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  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    I've been to Florida four times and always took the time to travel down from Orlando to the Everglades because theres no place on earth like it.

    My favourite memory of the place was going down to the Everglades on one of these visits and doing a midnight trip out into the swamps. At one point in the trip we encountered a large female Alligator in the lamplight with all her young climbing over her and making that amazing cheeping sound they do. Its a moment I will never forget as long as I live
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    My best holiday was a four week tour in my campervan with my partner across Wales and England  we made fantastic friends  went to some lovely campsites realy enjoyed ourselves 

    Hopefuly next camper vsn trip will be the lake district 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    That sounds literally awesome @BrettW, I’m sure it must be an amazing memory.

    yes @lisathomas50 there are many beautiful places to visit in the UK. When my family were younger we all had a lot of fun in snowdonia, my kids were astounded by the scenery and have never forgotten it. We stayed there on three different occasions, twice near Caernarfon and once on the lizard peninsula. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal I fo go to those places frequently when not in lockdow as I  don't live far from there realy I have lived in wales along time I love it  one of my favourite places is st davids there is a lovely camp site there on top of the cliff looking down at the sea  and the cathedral is within walking /wheel chair / scooter  distance  lovely place to just chill out
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 341 Pioneering
           21 of us went to Hisaronu in Turkey some 12 years ago now, where we watched my son marry my beautiful daughter-in-law. It was the best holiday of my life and the best day.  Hopefully when lockdown is well and truly over I will do it all again with my daughter being the bride  <3
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    @vikingqueen reading your post I was reminded of the film mamma Mia, must’ve been great fun!
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    One of the best recent Holidays was when we took Mum down to Weymouth for her 60th birthday in May 2009, stayed in a very nice Apartment complex and everything was in walking distance.

    Since then we went over to the Isle of Wight in 2010, that was excellent, nice Beach, good accommodation, most places in walking or very short drive distance.


  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    @MrAllen1976 that sounds realy nice 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,628 Disability Gamechanger
    For my favourite holidays I don’t think the location actually really mattered, I just enjoyed them so much because I was having a really hard time at home and it was nice to be able to get away for some respite.  :)
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 341 Pioneering
       @leeCal it was the best, we had a blast, and made many Turkish friends. My partner and I carried on going year after year and the amount of people that remembered us and asked about my son and his family was amazing. A beautiful country with beautiful people, and I'm missing my holidays so much. We regularly what's app the family where we stay and they do the same. Oh for this lockdown to end  :(
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    @BrettW I think we all need a holiday  lol  I cant wait lol
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,714 Disability Gamechanger
    Our favourite destination for some years has been Los Gigantes in Tenerife far south of the island.in 2019 we went to the big posh 4* hotel there and it was out of this world, we plan to go back later this year all things being equal for seniors managements 60th and our ruby wedding.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,311

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    edited January 24
    @leeCal What a lovely thread, I think some positive mental imagery will cheer us all up!  :)

    My answer to this question changes every-time I answer it, dependent on my mood!  I have to say staying with my other half's family in Corfu two years ago was really special.  They live in a remote village and have their own animals and grow their own fruit/veg.  I spent the days helping collect eggs, laughing at the goats, watching fire-fly's at night and eating the juiciest figs I've ever known.  It was absolute bliss  <3
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited January 24
    One of the best Holidays we had was staying in a Farmhouse in Cornwall way back in July 1990, a working Farm, fresh milk every morning, could've done without the Bee traps in the Kitchen though, and that day Dad got crapped on by a Cow.

    At the time my Brother was just turned 17 and had passed his exams at College.



  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,092 Disability Gamechanger
    A couple come to mind for me tho I love any holiday 

    Dominican republic for my honeymoon all inclusive really great hotel on the beach . Spending days by pool walking on the beach meeting other honey moon couples and lots of cocktails food 

    Florida doing all the disney parks and in a luxury villa 8 of us with it's own pool and villa was huge 
    Best bit swimming with dolphins 

    I really like Cyprus greece and turkey the people are so friendly and the food is amazing and just the laid back way of life 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    All these holidays sound brilliant.
    i can only imagine how wonderful it must be to swim with a dolphin @janer1967 🙂
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    My first ever holiday abroad was to Florida @janer1967. Went with my ex wife. We spent a week in Orlando then flew to the Bahamas where we got married on a beach in Nassau.

    I love Cyprus too the island is beautiful. We had a car for the week and drove up the mountains one day where we went horse riding in the snow. That was a memorable holiday too
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,092 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds great @BrettW I went just a month after 9/11 so was bit security overload valid of course . Would love to take my son one day 

    @leeCal yes an amazing experience I have done it in majorca too 

  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    It was great @janer1967 its just a pity a shark didn't eat the ex-wife whilst we were there - would have saved me years of heartache lol 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    @BrettW very romantic wedding sorry it ended badly 
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    It's OK @lisathomas50 we are still on speaking terms :smile:
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    @BrettW your braver than me 😆 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,092 Disability Gamechanger
    @BrettW empathise with you there I have 3 broken marriages never again she tells herself lol 
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Favourite holiday was with the family in a villa for three weeks in Florida ...We have travelled a fair bit , Tenerife , Portugal,  Spain, Majorca ,   ( which we used to got to for three months of the year ) the warm weather helped my breathing problems. We have been to Turkey a few times as well . I would love to go back to Turkey ( God willing ) .  😎😎
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 24
    I have a strong memory of eating a grilled sardine in Spain when I was ten years old, it was delicious. I also stayed with a French family in dieppe for three weeks when I was eleven ish, which was a disaster, they spoke little English and I little French and we didn’t get on at all well. 

    Those were my last foreign holidays, a long time ago, over fifty years actually. 😕
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    edited January 24
    janer1967 said:
    @BrettW empathise with you there I have 3 broken marriages never again she tells herself lol 
    Maybe we should take our ex's on a holiday with shark infested waters @janer1967 :smiley:
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Hi @leeCal..... was it your French trip that put you off foreign holidays ?  I love the grilled sardines done in the bbq at the side of the road .I used to go to a small fishing village in the algarve ...right off the beaten track (Burgau)
    A local delicacy was crab( it was served in the crab shell ,) it was lovely .🙂👍
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    No @Seanchai I was self employed and in and out of work so I never knew if I had spare money or not for a posh holiday. I’ve had very few holidays over the years because of that and my health kept me off work too quite often. I’ve snatched a few days here and there in the UK and I don’t feel deprived at all but I must admit the holidays above do sound idyllic.

    Perhaps when all this pandemic is over I’ll look at having a foreign holiday. Fingers crossed 🤞.
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    Go for it @leeCal - you're never to old to go out there and see the world!
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    It's the insurance that's a killer now (for us )..... 10 years ago we could get a month in Spain or Portugal ( including insurance ) for around £500 for us both ....for two weeks holiday we would pay around £400 insurance these days.
    I just have a bad feeling about this virus (  how long it will last )....and what it will do to insurance for holidays 🤔🙄
    I hope you manage to get a foreign holiday in the not to distant future LeeCal. 👍
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    Does anyone know  the travel rules since we came out the EU 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Does anyone know  the travel rules since we came out the EU 
    Travel's a bit restricted within the EU I think, Google knows everything of course.

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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope thank you for the link 
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 770 Pioneering
    Mine is probably my first holiday in Cape Town back in the 80s. South Africa is such a beautiful country, not safe but beautiful. 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Post lockdown I'd like to go to Disneyland, preferably the Florida one but the French one would be cheaper and more or less the same characters and selfie ops and that.


  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    @MrAllen1976 I have been to the one in Paris I loved it doesn't take long on the euro tunnel 
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    I've been to both @MrAllen1976. Paris is an expensive place but cheaper to get to. DisneyWorld is more expensive to get to but cheaper once you are there :smile:
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,043 Pioneering
    My nicest holiday was futerventurer 2 and half years ago, it was my 1st time flying. A beautiful island, friendly and clean. I went with my partner who only had a few months left to live, so was our last holiday. I really didn't want to come back to the UK. I'm hoping to go back there when everything returns to normal. My Spanish needs some work tho, but luckily everyone spoke English.
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Anywhere in Italy, lake como, venice, sorrento, capri Pompeii. 
    In England, my favourite place is kynance cove in cornwall, also st ives, although it does get very crowded there.
    Although haven't been anywhere since 2012... :/
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 3
    I went to Edinburgh a few years ago and that was nice, hilly of course but nice. 

    I also had had a few days in Berwick and visited Alnwick castle which is worth seeing, they filmed some Harry Potter there. I wanted to visit lindisfarne island but it was difficult for us to get to in our three day visit, we were without transport that time. 

    (Kynance cove looks good @cress! Wikipedia says;
    Kynance Cove features in the 2015 production of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, a period drama of three daily episodes first broadcast on 26 December 2015.[14] It is also used as a location for the TV series Poldark (2015 TV series), as Ross Poldark’s beloved Nampara, and in the episode The Devil's Foot from The Return of Sherlock Holmes.)
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Yes @leeCal it's very beautiful...I remember as a kid the only sea I'd seen was full of seaweed and murky coloured couldn't believe how clear and blue the water was at kynance, thought I was on a tropical island!
    Happy memories of taking my own kids, who loved it too.
    I'd seen the first two programmes you mentioned but you've now inspired me to take to amazon and buy all three...and Aiden Turner (poldark) doesnt hurt either lol
    In the unlikely event of lottery win, it's where I'd love to live...so, no chance of that then  :/
  • coylygirlcoylygirl Member Posts: 238 Pioneering
    Froggie backpacker resort in the island of Flores in the indonesian Archipeligo
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