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Hi, I'm looking for recommendations for a trip the beginning of Oct for 2 - 3 weeks, for myself and my partner. We will just be finished a few hectic years of work and study so we are looking for a combination of a relaxing few days by the beach and an adventure! Ive done the backpacking thing around S America so we were thinking may be Thailand or Cuba but not sure about visiting at this time of year etc.? We are from Europe so looking for something further afield as we would never have more than a week usually. We are open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance.
I've been interested in cooking holidays for a long time and I think it's a different way to spend your holidays. This year I would like to visit Spain and I want to find a cooking course for July. I've seen an area in Valencia which they call "The Valencian Tuscany" where they have cooking holidays. Anyone knows the area? Is it inland? Is it beautiful? How's food and wine there?
hi there fellow travelers! me and a couple of friends were looking to find an online group deal to travel to Holland and Belgium this sumer and came up to this http://www.letsmeet-in.com
we don't mind traveling with others and on the contrary we thought this to be a good idea! does anyone knows this site and when it's gonna be launched?? do you think that we might have any trouble in terms of safety? site doesn't have any info on that...could anyone suggest something similar?? cheers!
I am a 19 year old student at the University of Washington in Seattle Washington. For quite a while I have been contemplating taking a year off from school and traveling around Europe. I am in the early planning stage and I have set my departure for September of this year. I have traveled around a lot with my family ever since I could remember however I have never done a trip on this magnitude nor planned for one. Nevertheless I am determined to do this. So far I have decided that A. i want this trip to be as cheap as possible, I am fully prepared to camp and stay in hostels to save as much money as I can. B. I want to set up a basic itinerary for this trip and just let the wind carry me in the meantime, and C. I would like to pick a couple of infamous cities in Europe(i.e. Prague, Barcelona, Paris, etc) and stay in their general location for a couple of weeks, maybe three and discove... more »
Hi! I am planning my first solo trip this june and in need of advice. i have traveled internationally, but never alone. i get lost in my own neighborhood and so i am a bit nervous to not have a partner or a tour guide to take me around. i have two months to travel and i was thinking of italy. i want to live in the country and be able to experience the culture rather than rush through the city highlights. Since i am very nervous about just going and getting lost, i was thinking of enrolling in a language course thru a university so that at least i have people i can count on to help me get settled and give me advice. i am thinking of taking my courses through Leonardo Da Vinci in Italy. they have 4 campuses in milan, siena, florence and rome. has anyone ever heard of this school or any experiences to share? also, after my four weeks, i will be on my own. i will end my courses ... more »
Can anyone recommend a good online website/tool for planning a holiday? Things like mapping a route, putting in comments, activities, etc.
Hi, I've been trying to get in contact with Alliance Abroad to learn more about this program, but I'm not making any progress (they must be on vacation or something). Are there any other "work abroad" programs you know of? This one sounds great, because I'd provide conversational English, but I don't need a TEFL. I'd like it to cover the following criteria:
- Don't have to get payed, but I don't want to pay a bunch of money
- I'd like to volunteer
- 2 to 3 months
- I'd like to learn a new language while I'm there
Has anyone visited the Sultans of Science and witnessed the contribution of Islamic community to the modern society?
I am a New Zealander living in Australia and planning a working holiday to Canada in October for the winter season.
I am a 22yr old female.
I am doing this alone.
Is there anybody else that is doing this or has done this?
If so what do I need to do?
Places I have to go? Things I have got to do?
I'm a 17 year old girl from the US and I'm traveling alone to Scotland this coming end of july/start of August. I've traveled internationally before but never on my own. I'm good at being independent, but I'm not super confident on what to do or not do on my journey. It would be awesome if you could answer a couple of the following questions, or just jot down a quick tip!
1.) Is it important for me to book trains and other transportation ahead of time, as I'll be in Scotland during peak tourist season? Or can I just sort of go as I please?
2.) Similar question as 1, but with hostels. Do hostels fill up super quickly everyday, or could I find one the day I need it?
3.) I have very limited experience with hostels, but know the general gist of things. Any tips or important nuggets of advice? Are most hostel-stayers pretty friendly?
4.) What are the best things to do while tra... more »
I am an Australian currently living in Paris - 23yrs, female. I have two weeks holiday over Easter, very keen to get out of the city and have a look at some nature, would like to walk for a week or so, find some wilderness, conquer a mountain, etc. I have been considering one of the Mare a Mare walks in Corsica. The question is: would I be totally insane to attempt it as a solo female? I have been doing my research, read the accounts of Art Simon and Rob Freeman - by these and other accounts it seems like the thing could be fairly straight forward - challenging, but not dangerous... on the other hand, I have spoken to French and Italian friends here in Paris who inform me that residents of Corsica do not like strangers. I have decent spoken French but am still very much a foreigner. Also u... more »
So ... Have just joined the forum, yes mostly to suck the knowledge from your brains lol
I'm B, from south London, I'm 24, and bows the time for me to up and leave the UK for a while, I've travelled pretty much all of Italy (bonus of being Italian and having family there helped) northern france, southern Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Chile.... Now it's time to spread my wings further out and head to Asia, Thailand and Cambodia...
To be completely honest with you, no, I've not researched much on Thailand, reason for this ALL of my friends have been, I feel as though I've already been - fortunately for me the places they have been doesn't interest me much! They are the party goers, moon beach parties, pick up chicks and do the ol Tom foolery with them and drink horrendous amounts... Throw drugs into that equation and that sums up their trip around Thailand - of course they did th... more »
Hey guys this seems to be the most relevant place for this post,
This is my first post and a first time "holiday traveller" I'm single 25yo male in a pretty good position to go travelling, I just started working in Africa 6 weeks on 6 weeks off, work pays for my flights to and from home back in Australia, being close to a 24 hour trip the company is willing to pay for flights basically anywhere in the world..... so food for thought a little research goes along way and hoping to get some good advice from the more experienced out there for a good first time destination, I'll most probably be on my own and more into the adventurous party side of things, beaches, islands activities ect at the moment to get the ball rolling rather than the sightseeing type of thing and I'm sure ill catch the bug meet more people and take it from there..... thanks alot in advance for any advice
I have 1 month off from mid May and I am struggling to decide where to travel.
I have extensive travelling experience (S America, SE Asia, India etc etc) and I generally prefer to do something a bit less popular.
I have been considering Bangladesh, the Guyanas, Tibet, Philippines. I need somewhere cheap (Bangladesh sounds perfect!), but the thing that is holding me back is that I think (though haven't decided) that I want a more social experience this time, and I doubt there are many backpackers in Bangladesh.
I am tempted to go back to India, I have spent a lot of time in the North - perhaps I could visit the East or South??
Input please, I'm too indecisive :)
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but let's give it a try!
I'm hoping that we could get some suggestions for our next travel :)
Me and my husband are going out traveling in September. I have traveled most of the Middle East, major parts of North America and parts of Africa. My husband has bascially travel through all of Europe and North America. We are dedicated budget-backpackers. Sometimes we plann ahead, sometimes we act on impuls. As mentioned earlier we have no clue about where to go this time. All we know is that we want to go somewhere warmer (as be both live in cold parts of the world) , we want to try to visit a place non off us has been to and we want to avoid stuff like hurricane - season in the Carribians.
Obviously our goal (as always) is to find Paradise. So, please, come we all the suggestions you might have :)
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