(Closed) Planning vacation in 1 yr – where to go?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Where should we go on vacation?
    Japan : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Scotland : (10 votes)
    17 %
    Australia : (11 votes)
    19 %
    England : (6 votes)
    10 %
    Cleveland (where we live) and staycation it up (just kidding) : (0 votes)
    Greece : (17 votes)
    29 %
    China : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Myanmar (just watched Parts Unknown last night where they went here) : (0 votes)
    Holland : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Austrailia!  It’s a long flight and a once in a lifetime trip that you can rarely duplicate.  China is also supposed to be pretty awesome; my FH went there just before the Olympics and thought it was the most exotic trip he had ever taken.

    Post # 4
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Well I’m biased but The Netherlands are my favorite place in the world so that’s my choice.  And it’s actually a short train ride over to England so you can do two locations if you have the time.

    Post # 5
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @MsLobizon:  6-14 days isn’t long. If you do 14 days I wouldn’t even do more than 2 countries if you want the vacation to be at all relaxing. I did Paris and London in 10 days and it was too much and I did not see everything I wanted, but was still super exhausted lol. Jetlag is a bitch.

    You have a lot of seemingly random choices in your poll. Have you asked him where he’d like to go? I know you said Scotland, but maybe you should just have a talk with him. Scotland isn’t exactly warm either… maybe he’d prefer somewhere warmer? Just depends I guess!

    Personally I’d love to go to Italy and Greece. I’ve been to many places in Canada, US, and Europe but never to Greece or Italy.

    Australia would be awesome, but not in 6 days! Even 14 days is a bit short IMO.

    Post # 7
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you only have 6-14 days, I think Australia, Myanmar and China should be nixed. It’ll eat up 2-3 days just to get there and back, and leave you with very little bang for your buck. I’ve been to all 3 of those places, and trust me – you want more time there.

    I’d suggest Europe or the northern part of South America with that timeline. Some place that isn’t crazy far away, but that is very culturally interesting!

    Post # 8
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If he’s always wanted to go to Scotland, than I think you should go to Scotland since this trip is for him!

    Post # 9
    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d want to go to Greece because my uncle is from there, BUT since you said your Fiance has always wanted to go to Scotland I say go there!

    Post # 10
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m biased but come here (Scotland)! I’d say visit Edinburgh for a few days (and maybe Glasgow if you have the time) and then get the train up to Inverness. It’s a beautiful train journey through some stunning scenery and then there are plenty of activities to do in and around Inverness (depending on the season skiing or mountain biking/hiking). We have plenty of tourists in Inverness so there are loads of lovely restaurants and places to visit. I come from Glasgow and love it, but I realise it’s not as tourist friendly as Edingburgh or Inverness. 

    You could get the train down to London (takes about 6 hours from Glasgow) or fly (about an hour from Glasgow or Edinburgh) but a pain to get to the airport at times. Plenty to do there! York is a lovely place to visit as is the Lake District in the north of England. I’ve never been to Wales so I can’t really help you there. 

    Post # 11
    589 posts
    Busy bee

    I have traveled to China and it was an adventure to remember! We did it in 10 days and it was fine.  HOWEVER, it is not the easiest place to get around.  It is somewhat difficult to navigate and hectic.  Not exactly a relaxing trip, but like I said it was an adventure.  My husband and I do a lot of traveling overseas and even for us it was tough.  I think the same thing can be said for most of Asia. 

    Post # 13
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Personally I’d choose Greece, but for your guys it sounds like Scotland would be perfect. Plus, like you said, it will be easy to add England onto that trip. My mom and stepdad eloped to Scotland and they go back every year for their anniversary. They absolutely LOVE it. They rent a car and drive everywhere.


    I am pretty well traveled, but my Fiance had never been outside of the country except for Mexico and Canada either. For our first trip abroad I let him choose most of the destinations – I thought it was only fair lol


    Post # 14
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve been to Melbourne, Australia, and I wish I could live there, I loved it! Japan is pretty cool, too.

    For you and your partner, I would recommend Scotland and England. Since he’s long had an interest in going there, now’s the chance to do it! And my sister and BIL went to England on their honeymoon and absolutely loved it. They had a fantastic time, great food, and they liked that everything was in a language they understood, lol.

    Post # 15
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    What about Peru?  Machu Picchu and amazing cuisine!  

    Post # 16
    12248 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would go to Austrailia, Brazil, or China!

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