OK. TBers, you have been places and lived places I haven't. Give me your suggestions on next winter's trip.
I plan on spending three to four weeks traveling in December - January of the coming year. I'm looking for a place with a good beach, interesting food, and fun places to explore. Political stability is a plus - seeing a revolution first hand might make for a good story, but being held hostage doesn't sound like fun.
You've pretty much been to my favorite spots in SE Asia, and sampled the Caribbean with Barbados, and even thrown in Israel. So looking at the other tropical spots around the world, we've enjoyed Kenya...both beaches (although you can burn quickly) and safaris. And you could see more of Central and South America...that's what we want to do next. If cost is not a factor, we loved Australia...summer in December and January.
Thanks. I've been thinking about Australia. Where in particular did you like?
Hiya, if you have 3 or 4 weeks you could travel up or down the whole east coast, or west coast of Australia 😊 There are plenty of buses, tours or just hire a camper and travel along at your own pace - lots and lots of beautiful beaches all along!
I was trying to work out where you are coming from.... how about barcelena or portugla or morocco? They have pretty amazing cultures and history.
My favourite place in the world is Thailand, I couldn't tell from the map if you've been there. Personally I think it has a special something different to Malaysia and Indonesia and so many different landscapes and yummy food 😊
let us know what you decide
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Thanks for the thoughts. I have been to Thailand, but to Chiang Mai, not the beachy parts. I agree, it has a different feel from Malaysia or Indonesia.
We are so lucky to live in such an amazing world; I want to see it all!
How about Si Kao in Thailand since you have plenty of time on your hands and want the complete holiday? Changlang beach would be the perfect place for you. The turquoise waters would certainly be inviting to take a dip in while the nearby limestone cliffs would make for a memorable excursion. Anantara Si Kao serves up mouthwatering treats that would ensure that you come back for ‘seconds.’ What better destination would you want after reading this? In response to: Msg #178394
I'm planning to go to Koh Samui and stay on Lamai Beach. It has been several years since I have had a lazy beach vacation. Then it's off to Singapore, one of my very favorite places.
It looks like Koh Samui is rather touristy, but it also looks like there are some lovely Buddhist wats that I plan to visit as well.
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The first time I visited Ko Samui in 1968 was on a coastal tramp steamer. The only industry on the island was coconuts...not one resort. Yes, it is well developed now, but I also enjoy being pampered at a nice resort...and Thailand can be found nearby. Have a great time!
I totally agree that Thailand is a great place. But you should consider Maldives as well, great beaches!
I'm going to have to look back through your blogs to see where you've been but if you are looking for beachy and good food I'd consider the Philippines if you have not been there. Fiji is good and I love Tasmania.
Start with this one and read the next 4. Don't underestimate Manila
If you don't have to have warm beachy then New Zealand should be added to the list.
Have you read Ren and Drews blogs on Malaysia. A foodie paradise.
Start with this blog and read the 13 that follow. An ode to street food in Kuala Lumpur
One of our favorite food locations has been Morocco. Some beaches, some desert, some amazing beauty.
Start with this one and read the next 4. Casablanca and Culinary Curiosities
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Yes, I was in Malaysia last year. I especially like Penang, and I like pretty much ALL the food in Asia -except durian!
Morocco sounds intriguing. And what's the line "Sooner or later everybody comes to Rick's" (Casablanca.) How can I resist?
PS - Just for the record - M Go Blue.
Depends on where you are from.
USA? Then go for Bahamas, Hawaii...
Europe? Go for the Canary Islands...
Asia? Thailand's islands, Malaysia's islands, Australia...
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No go Blue!
Turn's out there is a Rick's in Casablanca. We are told it is owned by an American. We didn't go there.
Morocco should be near the top of your list.
Southeast Asia is an incredible destination for kids and families. I’ve been all over the region and have a good feel for the places to go and the over-rated destinations to avoid. There’s lots to see so let’s take a look at some of my favorites.
outheast Asia lends itself to this open-jaw method of traveling. The typical must-see cities, attractions, and resort islands stretch along single routes of roads and rail. The most visited places – from Bali to Singapore up to Bangkok and over to Vietnam and onto Hong Kong – form a sort of crescent shaped route for travelers.
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Yes, I like SE Asia. You might want to check out my blogs about Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Bali, and Thailand.
Haven't made it to Viet Nam yet, but that is in my future.