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OK. TBers, you have been places and lived places I haven't. Give me your suggestions on next winter's trip.
5 years ago, January 3rd 2014 No: 1 Msg: #178394  
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.

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5 years ago, January 4th 2014 No: 2 Msg: #178397  
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. Reply to this

5 years ago, January 4th 2014 No: 3 Msg: #178409  
Thanks. I've been thinking about Australia. Where in particular did you like? Reply to this

5 years ago, January 6th 2014 No: 4 Msg: #178424  
Sydney...made special by getting together with TB friends...see Sunny Sydney with Dave, Denise and Rachel and following. Reply to this

5 years ago, January 6th 2014 No: 5 Msg: #178436  
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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5 years ago, January 6th 2014 No: 6 Msg: #178450  

In response to: Msg #178436

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! Reply to this

5 years ago, January 6th 2014 No: 7 Msg: #178459  

In response to: Msg #178450 The beachy parts of Thailand are great! Reply to this

5 years ago, October 10th 2014 No: 8 Msg: #185851  
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 Reply to this

5 years ago, October 10th 2014 No: 9 Msg: #185864  
Thank you! The beachy bits of Thailand are probably where I will end up this winter. In response to: Msg #185851 Reply to this

5 years ago, October 12th 2014 No: 10 Msg: #185893  
In response to: Msg #185864 Good choice! Any islands in particular? Reply to this

5 years ago, October 12th 2014 No: 11 Msg: #185911  
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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5 years ago, October 12th 2014 No: 12 Msg: #185914  
In response to: Msg #185911 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! Reply to this

5 years ago, October 23rd 2014 No: 13 Msg: #186275  
I totally agree that Thailand is a great place. But you should consider Maldives as well, great beaches! Reply to this

4 years ago, October 25th 2014 No: 14 Msg: #186367  
Hello Karen,

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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4 years ago, October 25th 2014 No: 15 Msg: #186373  
In response to: Msg #186367 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?

Karen
PS - Just for the record - M Go Blue. Reply to this

4 years ago, October 26th 2014 No: 16 Msg: #186390  
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... Reply to this

4 years ago, October 26th 2014 No: 17 Msg: #186401  
In response to: Msg #186373

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. Reply to this

4 years ago, November 25th 2014 No: 18 Msg: #187026  
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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4 years ago, November 25th 2014 No: 19 Msg: #187040  
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. Reply to this

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