I’ve noticed a few topics recently bring up the subject of holidays and I thought it was an appropriate time to start a dedicated spot for people to discuss where they’re heading off to, either home or abroad.
I’ve just finished booking a trip to Rhodes at the end of July for me and my partner. This will consist of me drinking Mythos beer and my archaeologist girlfriend telling me the importance of a certain rock
Let’s hear what everyone else is getting up to if they’re lucky enough to get away this year/next
It’s not the flying so much, partner once worked for VA so we flew very cheaply a great deal. It’s all the airport faff. Make sure your here umpteen hours before your flight, queue here, take this off, open that, queue here again, put that on, go to bar! Queue again to get onboard unless Upper Class [in which case finish champagne in lounge and then walk next door] pretend to relax and await bar service. R-
I’m pure buzzing to go (besides the Mythos), it’ll be the first proper holiday for quite a while. Usually a city break kind of person but the prospect of sitting around in the sun reading my book and drinking cocktails is pretty damn cool
I hate flying too, in fact in the past I missed family holidays as I just couldn’t get myself on a plane! But I find that once I am on the plane it all becomes irrelevant as I stop being in control and my mind just goes into acceptance mode. A lounge pass helps with the pre-flight nerves, too.
And actually my first transatlantic flight this year was the best flight I had - I didn’t expect to get as many snacks, drinks and proper meals as I got given I was flying rock-bottom economy class.
As for upcoming holidays, I have a few long weekends planned for this year, all over the UK from Cornwall to Scotland, though nothing international for a while. Though I have done LA and Belgium this year already, and am planning NYC early next year (love off peak travel, so cheap!)