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Best Vacation Ever
To be quite honest I like Luxury Travel on a budget price. I don't stay in hostels. There are plenty of chain hotels I avoid and I would rather walk than fly Southwest.
I am picky. I admit it. As a woman sometimes traveling alone, sometimes with other women, or sometimes with a child I need to feel safe. Hell, even when I'm traveling with a guy I still want to feel safe & so does he.
I advise people traveling to the US to be wary of crime in tourist spots just like in european cities. Watch out for muggers on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Just like you should watch for pick pockets around the Louvre, in Paris. But still don't let those worries stop you from making that trip.
I am often asked what has been my best vacation. That's tough. As a child just going to the coast with my parents was the BEST EVER. As a teen camping and hiking in the state parks, visiting cities shopping or visiting any other country. As an adult it varies too.
I really LOVE Europe. All of the above photos were GREAT Trips. Some places I will return to over & over (Bath) others once was plenty (Barcelona.) But am glad I was able to experience each places. I try & stay long enough to really get a feel for the area.
I have been to a lot (and I MEAN A LOT) of places in the United States too. And not just airports. That doesn't count as vacation travel. Thats just GETTING to the destination. What stands out? Well it depends on what you want to do and why.
Sadly it's no longer cheap to fly in the US like it is in Europe.
And you need to consider the weather when you plan a trip. This (Below) is meant to be funny, but it actually pretty much the truth.
So it really depends on what you want to do and how much time & money you have to spend. Sadly most of us have a shortage of both. Or some extra cash, but no time to take off or plenty of time but no extra funds. :(
Thats why closer to home trips can be fun & easier on the budget too.
It really depends on what your ideal "Super Trip" is. Shopping, eating, drinking, sightseeing, adventure, theme park or just laying by a pool doing nothing.
Speaking of we have set a firm sorta date to go camping in October. It's firm except - it's based on the weather..if it's still MEGA hot we will wait. But see deer season starts in Nov. so NO ONE wants to be in the woods then, well no on except the hunters.
And as I have said before I'm not a fan of Disney. (If my blog goes down and I suddenly disappear, then please dear reader start the search with Disney.)
The older and more traveled I am the more I dislike it. We spent one Thanksgiving staying "on property" in Fla. It cost a fortune and I was done. :(
I have been back 3 or 4 times since and I am really, completely done now. It is so expensive, crowded, hot and did I mention expensive? Also I feel like I am in a marketing nightmare where you must continue to buy and buy to support the movies/actors/themes or be a BAD PARENT. Plus I would rather see the actual places not a fake version in the park. But that's just me..Read some blogs and those people went to HEAVEN just seeing Mickey...rolls eyes. But no judgement, to each his own.
Lately I really like to take cruises. I think its the most comfortable way to travel. You reach your destination relaxed and happy. I can't really say the same after flying.
So my best trip ever? The next one..lol No really. I just love to travel and explore. I learn so much every time & meet so many cool people.
So tell me, what was your best vacation ever? And why was it so cool?
Are you planning a big trip or have you already lived it?
See you at the cruise terminal!
Just a Woman in the World. Sometimes a lonely traveler, sometimes with the Krewe. Eating, shopping and meditating my way through life...
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