What's the best holiday you've ever been on?

(Simon B) #1

I was just thinking about travelling. We have remote workers in so many different countries now, which is awesome. From Canada to Bali and many other places! I’ve travelled a lot in my life, but almost all of it has been as a touring musician. Which is awesome, but it’s not the same as having a holiday and kicking back relaxing.

So, tell me about your favorite holiday! Where did you go? What did you do? What made it so great? :grinning:


(#savetheseabass) #2

Only been abroad once (except Republic of Ireland but that’s only a few miles away so doesn’t count) and that was to Berlin.
Amazing city. I could happily spend the rest of my life looking round the museums and galleries. So clean, food was wonderful and the trains were on time :grin:


Spent two weeks in Japan. Most incredible country in the world! Everyone is so friendly, there is so much to do, an awesome mix of history and culture and modern technology. Travelled around Tokyo, Horoshima, Osaka and Kyoto. Got engaged in Kyoto. Best part of the holiday? I saw a monkey go down a slide.


Oh I went to Berlin last November. Such good beer! And for us Northern Irelanders the Republic definitely counts as a holiday! I love the occassional trip to Dublin!


The one that I got engaged on. :slight_smile: was at the Egyptian North Coast.

(Pete) #6

Either Italy or Norway spring to mind.

The Italy trip I flew to Piza, then road tripped right down to Sicily, Saw lots of stuff, Pompeii, Rome, the Amalfi coast, took a boat over to Stromboli, Climbed the volcano and saw it erupting, went up mt Etna, went to a deserted town I can’t spell.

The Norway trip, I drove from London, over to France, through Belgium, The Nederlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and into Norway, went to a glacier, a wooden church, crossed a ton of fjords, it’s a stunning place. We did stuff in each country, it was just a pure adventure.

I do tons of driving but stop off at anything cool along the way. Currently I have no plans so need to sort something out.


To visit my girlfriend (now wife) when she was spending a year in New Zealand. Went via Australia to visit an old work friend, an old school friend, and a couple of random internet friends. Then spent two weeks going around the South Island with the love of my life. Now we have three children together. I put that all down to visiting her when she was out there.


I’m pleased to say, after last year, this is a very easy question. I’ve had some amazing trips in the last ten years, mainly in SE Asia, but also California and Mexico, and my favourite place in the world has to be Vegas (nine visits and counting), but the best trip ever was…Santorini.

The island itself is half a volcanic crater (a C shape). We stayed on top of the cliff facing the middle, which has another island, uninhabited, but great on a boat trip. I’m not normally a fan of Greek food, but this was some of the best seafood I’ve ever had, everywhere we went. The apartments we stayed in left a different breakfast on our terrace every morning, and even offered us lifts (there and back) everywhere we wanted to go. We also had free daily afternoon tea and evening drinks in our room, and even the “towel art” was different every day! From quad biking to a vineyard, to a BBQ on a tall ship, it was the greatest holiday ever. The buildings are the most beautiful I have ever seen.

In case you’re wondering, we stayed in the Anastasis Apartments. Booking opens in September for the following year.


Either New England with the parents, did a fly-drive holiday.

Or South Africa which I did with my college course.

I enjoyed Egypt as well, and North Wales.

I’d love to go back to America at some point.


Ah yes - RSA was awesome too! Knew I’d missed one!

(Wendy smith) #11

Cuba Iberostar Player Pillar all the way x

(Mark Dunne) #12

For me it would have to be the Royalton Riviera Cancun :sunny::palm_tree:

(Michael) #13

Definitely Rome.
Paid crazy money to get a hotel right by the Colliseum, woke up every day looking at it, walking past it. And just generally in awe at it.

It’s an amazing place, and would definitely go back without question.

(Phil) #14

+1 to Northern Irelander Monzoers.

(Phil) #15

Best holiday was 3 weeks in the US East Coast (Rhode Island, NYC, Boston, Maine) when I was 19.
Won’t be able to recreate it.