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    Where and when is everyone going on holiday??

    i cant wait to go away but have to wait until november!! so where and when is everyone else goin!! and does anyone have any tips on where to go or what must be done at a place u already visited??

    im goin to florida cant friggin wait!!x

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    Used to go on a few holidays a year with the parents, then i went away to uni and that all stopped :-( well not for them! Finish uni at the end of this month and going to egypt on 18th June, parents paid for me and the fiancee for my 21st!

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    Going to Turkey - am counting the days - 2 weeks all inclusive. As long as the volcano doesn't decide to blow !!

    im off to florida too, cant wait , well !! once the flight has landed and i can relax!

    i gotta wait till feb for mine going away for OH's 30th for a week to costa calleta

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    When you get to Florida - don't you have to drive everywhere thoughas it is such a big place?
    (I have never been - would love to go - but ?) Wouldn't know where to start for beginners as there seems to be so much to see and do but all dotted around.... And if you have to drive.. Well, bang goes any drinking?

    xxxxx

    I'm off to florida too in september. We went last year for the first time and loved it! but two weeks wasnt enough time to do everything which is why we are going back

    cloudthecat;8694362

    ^^^^^ When you get to Florida - don't you have to drive everywhere … ^^^^^ When you get to Florida - don't you have to drive everywhere thoughas it is such a big place?(I have never been - would love to go - but ?) Wouldn't know where to start for beginners as there seems to be so much to see and do but all dotted around.... And if you have to drive.. Well, bang goes any drinking?xxxxx



    you do need to drive as things are quite spread out, but its enjoyable driving there, not like our roads at all. As for drinking, we hired a villa and stocked up on drinks for on the evnings around the pool, very relaxed

    Off to Las Vegas in middle of AUgust for 2 weeks, I can't wait so much I've started counting down the days!

    cloudthecat;8694362

    When you get to Florida - don't you have to drive everywhere thoughas it … When you get to Florida - don't you have to drive everywhere thoughas it is such a big place?



    Well Florida is a big place, but it depends what you want to do there.

    Most of the theme parks (but not all) are located in the "Orlando" area and are fairly close together.

    However they are all huge parks, and not exactly next door to each other, so getting from one park to another can be quite a distance

    The Disney site alone (with all its parks and hotels) is the size of Manchester.

    So it is BEST if you have a car.

    However an area called International Drive is the sort of "centre" of the theme park area, and it has many hotels.

    If you stay at one of those hotels many run free coaches to the various theme parks, so you can do it without a car.

    If you stay at one of the Disney hotels then they offer free coaches to all THEIR theme parks, which saves hiring a car.

    If you really are interested in going buy the Brits Guide to Orlando (only £7.50 from Amazon) and it will tell you all you want to know.

    amazon.co.uk/Bri…8-1

    Note: Universal Studios and Island of Adventure ARE next door to each other, but the various Disney parks are all miles from each other (the Disney site has its own motorway network), and places like Sea World are nowhere near either of them. Busch Gardens is about 60 miles from the area.

    cloudthecat;8694362

    ^^^^^ When you get to Florida - don't you have to drive everywhere … ^^^^^ When you get to Florida - don't you have to drive everywhere thoughas it is such a big place?(I have never been - would love to go - but ?) Wouldn't know where to start for beginners as there seems to be so much to see and do but all dotted around.... And if you have to drive.. Well, bang goes any drinking?xxxxx



    You don't have to drive everywhere. Most if not all hotels lay on shuttle buses to all the parks & attractions.

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    ohhh loads of peeps going to florida!!jelly baby22 this is our little girls first holiday she will be just over a year old!! we would normally go in may but think it might be way t hot for her just now apparently this is the hottest may they have had in 80years!!

    im a bit worried about the flight but im sure she will be fine!!

    we went in september 2years ago caz1cool was great the parks were nice and quiet!!

    Dh its great when someone else pays your holiday shame its not like that all the time!!hope u have a fab time!!

    yes it was september when we went last year and it was great, around 90 degrees every day and no ques in the theme parks! hope this year it will be the same but there does seem to be a lot more peolpe going to florida this year due to the poor euro rate elsewhere, there will also be more visitors for the harry potter part of universal

    went to menorca 2 weeks ago,will have a we caravan holiday in october and then book up for disneyland paris for next easter

    Saving up for Florida too, but not until Next year..... :-(

    Honeymoon to Mexico in august and Florida in October again ......

    Ayia Napa in 2 weeks time just in time for the World Cup to start!!

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    Just come back from a 17 day holiday in Turkey!

    off to china later this year, and then new york early next. :-)

    Pefkos which is in Rhodes, Greece, for 2 weeks in August

    L.A, Vegas and NY end of August/Early Sept

    Croatia on monday! Scared!! Haha
    I looked at Sunny beach Bulgaria but found a great deal for Croatia!
    have fun in florida! x

    yimmie;8695033

    Croatia on monday! Scared!! HahaI looked at Sunny beach Bulgaria but … Croatia on monday! Scared!! HahaI looked at Sunny beach Bulgaria but found a great deal for Croatia! :Dhave fun in florida! x



    went there a few years ago, was relativly cheap and good nightlife. Was pretty dodgy though as there are mafia around lol.
    We walked down a main road one day and it was all rubbish cars...then the next moment two Ferrari F430's raced each other down the road haha.
    We also went to look for go karting one day, turned off the main road and we were in a slum so pretty dodgy! we had a kid following us asking for money lol.

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    Getting a car in Florida is the desired option but it's not a must. We went last year without a car and coped reasonably well. Stayed on I-Drive so Sea World at one end and Universal Studios at the other with busses and shuttles to both from every hotel and main road. Same goes for Disney but that's a lot further out than the other two and requires two buses if you're using public transport.

    Disney has it's own fantastic bus service, it is a million times better than the ones we have. I think it's supposed to be for guests staying at Disney hotels but we used them no problem.

    Going to Barbados at the end of July for two weeks.

    Newquay, Cornwall for a week mid June! :w00t:

    Planning a Carribean Cruise next year for my Mum's 50th though...can't wait for that!

    stalker alert..... you house will be ransacked wen you get back! lol :oops::whistling:













    just kidding

    We usually go to Majorca in July but haven't booked anything yet with all the ash carry on. Had a caravan break last week for our bank holiday weekend. May go down to Surrey to visit the relatives who have a HUGE house and their own pool - and we can pretend we're abroad :lol:

    Just an FYI, I have been to Florida twice with my kids on my own. I don't drive and it is perfectly do-able to get round without a car. If you stay on International Drive the bus system is great and if you stay on a certain bit of I Drive you can even walk to Universal Studios. It is harder to get to Disney but easy enough once you know which buses you need, and once you are there all the Disney buses are free to everyone, and that certainly beats paying the high car parking charges. They will take you to all the different Disney parks.

    No chance of another holiday for us anytime soon unfortunately.

    Either the local caravan park (seriously) or for a few random nights in bed and breakfast in places like York or to Haven/Butlins

    I never felt the need to go abroad as it feels a bit too flash.

    branchinghenk;8694440

    ohhh loads of peeps going to florida!!jelly baby22 this is our little … ohhh loads of peeps going to florida!!jelly baby22 this is our little girls first holiday she will be just over a year old!! we would normally go in may but think it might be way t hot for her just now apparently this is the hottest may they have had in 80years!!im a bit worried about the flight but im sure she will be fine!!we went in september 2years ago caz1cool was great the parks were nice and quiet!!Dh its great when someone else pays your holiday shame its not like that all the time!!hope u have a fab time!!



    I know its lovely! esp as a kid when all you have to do is get up early in the morning and follow your parents round the airport! from now on im gonna have to pay for my own holidays, drive myself there and pay for everything! lol lets just hope the uni degree was worth it and i can afford holidays!

    ryouga;8695665

    Either the local caravan park (seriously) or for a few random nights in … Either the local caravan park (seriously) or for a few random nights in bed and breakfast in places like York or to Haven/ButlinsI never felt the need to go abroad as it feels a bit too flash.



    What does this statement mean? :thinking:

    shibi din;8695725

    What does this statement mean? :thinking:



    Its a recent thing taking familys abroad on holiday, before then people were happy to have a Brittish seaside holiday, people now talk about how excited they are to visit some hot location and overpriced theme park etc and how the children will love it when IMO they can be perfectly happy spending a fraction of the cost going to a UK seaside holiday.

    I actually dont know how to describe it but its more that people think its more exciting to go abroad and go to a expensive resort or holiday park as if it will be a better experience.

    ryouga;8695767

    Its a recent thing taking familys abroad on holiday, before then people … Its a recent thing taking familys abroad on holiday, before then people were happy to have a Brittish seaside holiday, people now talk about how excited they are to visit some hot location and overpriced theme park etc and how the children will love it when IMO they can be perfectly happy spending a fraction of the cost going to a UK seaside holiday.I actually dont know how to describe it but its more that people think its more exciting to go abroad and go to a expensive resort or holiday park as if it will be a better experience.



    I think what you may be trying to say is that you are happy to holiday in the UK and others prefer to go abroad for their holiday. It's called "each to their own". Nothing flash about any part of it. :thumbsup:

    shibi din;8695790

    I think what you may be trying to say is that you are happy to holiday in … I think what you may be trying to say is that you are happy to holiday in the UK and others prefer to go abroad for their holiday. It's called "each to their own". Nothing flash about any part of it. :thumbsup:



    I am saying that but I am also saying that its down to the idea of luxury people have these days, people think that luxury means going abroad and spening cash and sitting in somewhere too hot to enjoy.

    I think I am getting at people make get swept up in the idea of luxury.

    I dont have a problem with people going abroad I just wish they would be a bit more open minded about luxuries.

    ryouga;8695767

    Its a recent thing taking familys abroad on holiday, before then people … Its a recent thing taking familys abroad on holiday, before then people were happy to have a Brittish seaside holiday, people now talk about how excited they are to visit some hot location and overpriced theme park etc and how the children will love it when IMO they can be perfectly happy spending a fraction of the cost going to a UK seaside holiday.I actually dont know how to describe it but its more that people think its more exciting to go abroad and go to a expensive resort or holiday park as if it will be a better experience.



    I have found its been cheaper to go abroad than to have a holiday here - some of the places are exortionate. Last year a cheap caravan holiday for ONE WEEK in July was £800 (no food or travel inc). We went to Spain for £20 more and it was half board and included flights. Plus it pee'd down with rain here when we went so we would have been stuck indoors. Nothing flash about it - just using the head in respect of having a bit of a break and letting the kids have a good time without worrying whether its going to rain or not and paying over the odds for the privilege.

    ryouga;8695825

    I am saying that but I am also saying that its down to the idea of luxury … I am saying that but I am also saying that its down to the idea of luxury people have these days, people think that luxury means going abroad and spening cash and sitting in somewhere too hot to enjoy.I think I am getting at people make get swept up in the idea of luxury.I dont have a problem with people going abroad I just wish they would be a bit more open minded about luxuries.



    I have a feeling it may be only you who thinks like this.

    i'm going on a five star deluxe nile cruise 5 weeks today :-D with my mum for a girly holiday
    can't wait!!!!!
    then probably take my girls for a week at the coast later on in the summer

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    missp27;8695918

    i'm going on a five star deluxe nile cruise 5 weeks today :-D with my mum … i'm going on a five star deluxe nile cruise 5 weeks today :-D with my mum for a girly holidaycan't wait!!!!!then probably take my girls for a week at the coast later on in the summer



    i hope you have a lovely time, my friend said the nile is minging

    kaks26;8695853

    I have found its been cheaper to go abroad than to have a holiday here - … I have found its been cheaper to go abroad than to have a holiday here - some of the places are exortionate. Last year a cheap caravan holiday for ONE WEEK in July was £800 (no food or travel inc). We went to Spain for £20 more and it was half board and included flights. Plus it pee'd down with rain here when we went so we would have been stuck indoors. Nothing flash about it - just using the head in respect of having a bit of a break and letting the kids have a good time without worrying whether its going to rain or not and paying over the odds for the privilege.



    i took my kids for a week in a caravan last july and it was about £450 for a week which was really good. you usually find special offers if you book late or go to a smaller caravan park :thumbsup:
    the caravan was huge too

    TBH I kinda get what Ryouga is trying to say.

    We mainly holiday in the uk for several different reasons. PERSONALLY I would rather my children have an aprisiation of their own country before I take them abroad. Also DS dosn't react well to the heat (neither do I I'm ginger and only have to think of the sun before I burn! )

    In saying that I have nothing against peeps who holiday abroad. But alot of people do see it as a necessity now rather than the 'treat' that it was when I was a kid
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