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k-herm
02-08-2006, 06:04 PM
Inspired by maureen's thread and her friend who holidays in Wales:

Where else [if anywhere] do you peeps go on holiday? Since we returned from our first family trip in Oct, not a day has gone past where one of us has not mentioned something to do with the Florida experience.

We'd obviously love to return and probably will in a couple of years, but for our next trip, what could we do that is: 1-Cheaper; 2-Not so far away; 3-Full of fun; 4-Warm in Oct??? Does such a place exist? [I suppose the answer is no, but no harm in asking eh]

JohnnySharp2
02-09-2006, 12:28 AM
There are many other places we would love to go, top of the list is New York.

Would also like to go to Austria, especially Salzburg and Switzerland too , Venice/Vienna/Milan/Barcelona also appeal....just do not think Joshua would get anything out of it so Florida (not just Orlando) is still tops for us. Plus we like to have a few weeks of really nice weather.
You cannot beat not having to wear jeans and coats whilst on holiday so the climate as well as the attractions and shopping etc means we have no plans to go anywhere else just yet.

We would almost feel we were being unfair in Josh, he just loves Orlando and for the whole package (whilst expensive) it cannot be beat.

disneyholic family
02-09-2006, 12:56 AM
what could we do that is: 1-Cheaper; 2-Not so far away; 3-Full of fun; 4-Warm in Oct??? Does such a place exist? [I suppose the answer is no, but no harm in asking eh]


Warm in October and not so far away I suppose would be anywhere around the Mediterranean (although i don't know how cheap that is).

mushumadness
02-09-2006, 01:08 AM
this year we are going to rhodes, greece. as well as florida

Its a nice relaxing break before a hectic trip to florida, we are only going for a week to rhodes though as chris cant get any more time off.

Pootle
02-09-2006, 01:35 AM
I'm very fond of the Italian Lakes, Garda in particular. It has very beautiful resorts, is warm in the evenings in summer (October, though is 'iffy' for evenings!) BUT, staying in a good 4 or 5 star hotel is most definitely not cheap. I like Switzerland too, and the same applies.

Your criteria may be possible in Spain I guess, but the 'full of fun' bit defeats me :) Guess I'll just keep booking Florida too then ;)

Claire L
02-09-2006, 02:35 AM
Lanzarote is nice and warm in October, but it is more of a beach holiday. We find a week in Lanzarote at that time of year fab for some last minute sun before winter.

Claire ;)

carolfoy
02-09-2006, 03:02 AM
Cheap and warm in october? the red sea, better class of hotel for your money than in the canaries and the sea will definately be swimmable.

A few places I shall hopefully be trying in the near future are: Egypt, Thailand, Namibia, Mozambique and more of the caribbean

AlanUK
02-09-2006, 03:07 AM
Just moving this over to the Community Board :teeth:

Madjock
02-09-2006, 04:12 AM
In between our WDW holidays we have been to Lake Garda, beautiful area with some fantastic restaurants, Turkey, again beautiful country with lots of interesting history and finally, Dominican Republic, we stayed in the North which I believe is not as pretty as the South but we enjoyed it. Both Turkey and DR we stayed all inclusive although far from cheap, worked out much better value for us.

We also love the South of France and the Dordogne where the food is the best we’ve ever eaten anywhere!.

gilld
02-09-2006, 04:17 AM
We like the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. The Caribbean can be done quite reasonably but it would only be *** - don't know if that's an ok standard for you - but of course October is still hurricane season so you take your chance.

Minniespal
02-09-2006, 04:42 AM
DF HATES Florida, so I usually go with my mum which means that we haven't been away together as a couple for a holiday for two years. We've done city breaks but that really isn't the same.

This year we are going to USA - San Francisico, New York, Las Vegas and Hawaii. He doesn't have a problem with the US that Disney, strange boy :confused3

KayleeUK
02-09-2006, 05:53 AM
Florence - you must convert him :)

Minniespal
02-09-2006, 05:54 AM
Florence - you must convert him :)

Kaylee, I have tried :confused3

Kilted_Yank
02-09-2006, 06:41 AM
A few places I shall hopefully be trying in the near future are: Egypt, Thailand, Namibia, Mozambique and more of the caribbean

An adventurous sort, aren't you?

disneyholic family
02-09-2006, 07:00 AM
This year we are going to USA - San Francisico, New York, Las Vegas and Hawaii. He doesn't have a problem with the US that Disney, strange boy :confused3


how long are you going for? that's a lot of ground to cover....just the flying alone will take a lot of time (especially to hawaii)...

I love 3 of the 4 places you list and there is tons of stuff to do in each one...

where are you going in Hawaii? (which island?)

carolfoy
02-09-2006, 07:39 AM
An adventurous sort, aren't you?

Just a little bit!

Have been to a few African countries, India, some caribbean islands and of course USA, and Canada and a lot of the med.
Need to take DS (10) to a few further-flung places.

Tink78
02-09-2006, 07:48 AM
Since being together, DH and I have been to Jersey, New York, Kos, DLP, Orlando, and then some places in the UK.

We prefer (at the moment) doing more city holidays than beach so we can go out and explore (via - the pubs!!), although Kos for 2 weeks was wonderful.
We did nothing for 2 weeks except put on loads of weight by eating and drinking far too much! :rotfl2:

I think Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote etc are supposed to be lovely in October.
Nice and sunny and warm!

k-herm
02-09-2006, 08:39 AM
Thanks for the replies so far. :thumbsup2

I can see the appeal of many of your suggestions, however I suppose you could say we're shallow when it come to holidays - local history, castles and museums don't do it for us. The more we talk about this, the more we feel we need theme parks.

I've looked at Tenerife, etc and nice as they sound, I'm not sure there's enough to do. Mainland Spain of course, has Port Aventura near Barcelona and Terra Mitica [anyone experienced these?] further south, but the weather's not so good in Oct...traditionally mid 60s.

We're going to have to sacrifice one of our holiday conditions I think. Maybe organise a holiday around DLP perhaps, although TBH, France has never appealed to me.

Decisions, decisions...

carolfoy
02-09-2006, 08:41 AM
How about a 2 center france theme park break with Parc Asterix followed by DLP?

Merylj
02-09-2006, 08:59 AM
We`re struggling with this one as well! I`ve promised DH we won`t return to WDW this year ( but in the back of my mind I`m thinking Sept :teeth: )
I think we`ll visit Austria or the Italian Lakes in June and apart from that inspiration is lacking.
Can anyone recommend a Greek resort - for DD and her BF both 18, they want a holiday after their A levels this summer but want somewhere quiet?

carolfoy
02-09-2006, 09:18 AM
St Georges in Corfu is quieter than Kavos (the 18-30 style resort) but is close enough if theydo want to venture in for an evenings clubbing.

Merylj
02-09-2006, 11:30 AM
St Georges in Corfu is quieter than Kavos (the 18-30 style resort) but is close enough if theydo want to venture in for an evenings clubbing.

Thanks for that - I`ll get her to have a look :wave2:

k-herm
02-10-2006, 07:18 AM
I managed to speak to someone yesterday who had been to Port Aventura.

They went as a family of 4 with teenagers and thought it was brilliant. Stayed in the resort hotel which has direct walking access to the park and water park. On site guests get front line access to all rides or fast pass [depending on time of year]. They spent a full week at the hotel - went to Barcelona one day, Salou another [a 10 minute walk] and spent the rest of the time in the park. Loads of shows apparantly and the Dragon Kahn coaster which I would go to Spain for itself. :woohoo:

However I have looked on Tripadviser and some have complained about the hotel and it's staff. :confused3 Dunno, I feel tripadviser and its like brings out the worst in people...moan, moan, moan.

Anyway, I'm going to look into this further...

mark&sue
02-10-2006, 09:33 AM
I have been to Port Aventura when we drove 2,000 miles round spain in the summer of 2003. There a few on site hotels and we stayed at the closest and I could not fault it. We liked this theme park as it stayed open late and we really enjoyed going back to theme park in the evening when the temperatures cooled down. We only stayed three nights at this resort which we thought was enough and we did include a day trip to Barcelona

We also liked Parc Asterix and stayed in the on-site hotel here which we liked too.

Now we are DVC members we are hoping to go to WDW every year and have a second holiday in Europe. DH would love to go skiing again. Which is ideal at this time of year.

Keep the ideas coming


Susan