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2010 touring holiday
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userOAL Moderator
Posted: 18 December 2009 9:39 AM
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Have you planned your main touring holiday for next year yet? If so, is it home or abroad?
userKlyne
Posted: 18 December 2009 9:44 AM
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Usually all planned by now but I have to have my hip replaced which I assume will happen in the next 3 months plus recovery so I don't think we will get abroad at least until the Autumn.

David
userTracker
Posted: 18 December 2009 11:30 AM
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You need a tick box option for both home and abroad if you want to get a better understanding of where we all go!
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Posted: 18 December 2009 7:08 PM
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Planned for 3 on the continent, and several shorter breaks in the UK- if hospital visits don't get in the way! At least with the ferry company I book with I can alter the dates if necessary. Oh, the pleasure of being retired at last!
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Posted: 18 December 2009 11:21 PM
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Tracker - 2009-12-18 11:30 AM

You need a tick box option for both home and abroad if you want to get a better understanding of where we all go!


Rich, it doesn't say ALL your holidays, it says your MAIN holiday ....
userMel B
Posted: 18 December 2009 11:24 PM
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For our main holiday, we're planning a long trip abroad but just not quite sure where yet! We've already converted some of our Tesco vouchers into Eurotunnel vouchers so once we know what dates for definite, we'll then get the chunnel booked. Might be mainly spent in Spain or Italy rather than the usual France and Germany though.

Our second holiday is likely to be up to Scotland for a few weeks as we missed out on that this year due to the atrocious weather up there when we were due to go.

Probably hit a few of the shows too for long weekends or shorter holidays.


Do you need any "reader 'van reviews" doing?????



Edited by Mel B 2009-12-18 11:25 PM
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Posted: 19 December 2009 7:49 AM
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2010 will be our first complete year as motor home tourists and we're very, very excited. Already booked our main holiday through Brittany and Lower Normandy.

Trips to East Lothian; Cumbria; Yorks; Northumbria; New Forest; Forest of Dean, Cardigan Bay; Glastonbury; Air Tattoo in Fairford will fill in the gaps. So many places, so little time!!
userTracker
Posted: 19 December 2009 12:12 PM
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Mel B - 2009-12-18 11:21 PM

Tracker - 2009-12-18 11:30 AM

You need a tick box option for both home and abroad if you want to get a better understanding of where we all go!


Rich, it doesn't say ALL your holidays, it says your MAIN holiday ....


Being retired, life is one long holiday so we tend to have more than one main holiday - so there!
userBasil
Posted: 20 December 2009 6:40 PM
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Tracker - 2009-12-19 12:12 PM

Mel B - 2009-12-18 11:21 PM

Tracker - 2009-12-18 11:30 AM

You need a tick box option for both home and abroad if you want to get a better understanding of where we all go!


Rich, it doesn't say ALL your holidays, it says your MAIN holiday ....


Being retired, life is one long holiday so we tend to have more than one main holiday - so there!


I was going to say a similar thing, how do you define a 'main holiday' when all your holidays are the same in length and throughout the year?
We don't have a 'main holiday' they are all holidays or breaks. the question seems to assume that everyone has one main holiday and maybe some other breaks throughout the year.

Bas

Edited by Basil 2009-12-20 6:43 PM
userMel B
Posted: 20 December 2009 7:55 PM
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Okay, what about determining your 'main' holiday as the one which you would be most loathed to miss out on ... you can only have ONE though!

Edited by Mel B 2009-12-20 7:56 PM
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Posted: 20 December 2009 8:10 PM
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We would be loath to miss ANY of our holidays, so still can't differentiate! Our time away in the van is our priority above all.

Bas

Edited by Basil 2009-12-20 8:10 PM
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Posted: 20 December 2009 8:49 PM
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does booking ferry count as planning, because that's all we've ever done
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Posted: 20 December 2009 9:17 PM
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Someone give me a ruddy shotgun!!!!

I now know how the poor woman organising the office Christmas party felt!!!!!
userTracker
Posted: 21 December 2009 11:45 AM
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We don't do any planning other than saying maybe we fancy going to some country or region at some point!

Then when we feel like another holiday we decide where - in general not specifically - then book a ferry for the following week and just go, aiming for the furthest point we reckon is feasible and working our way to it and then from it - with the route and/or destination liable to be changed at any time and on any whim!

Simples - that's what motorhomes were designed for!
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Posted: 22 December 2009 10:33 AM
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taking our MH abroad first time in 2010 now we are used to it. we book one of the touring clubs for first bash.
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Posted: 22 December 2009 11:30 AM
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Yes already booked. We are taking our Winnibago Aspect and the trailer with the power wheelchair plus the Saint Bernard dog off to France and Italy for 25 days in late March. Cost on Euro Tunnel via the Camping and Caravan club was not to bad at £241 return in the middle of the night considering we are 23'9" long plus the 8' tailer. You get the usual 10% discount except off the dog which accounts for £30 of the total. We will follow our nose and if we get as far as Italy great if not we will stay in France this trip, do not like the issues in Spain re trying to get LPG for the camper. We run the fridge, heating off the tank and if it is warm (and we hope it will be) then we must have the LPG of the fridge if nothing else. OK we have a large built in generator 4 Kw... plus a 1500 watt invertor if we need it. But the American fridges only run off the mains or the LPG.

First time we have taken an American camper on the train. Have in past years taken an A class on Stena Line, but this is the first trip for our B class Ford Trition V10 6.8 petrol Winnibago. So we are looking forward to the challange especially with the dog doing her first trip on her passport. We purchased the camper in July 2009 and have visited a few shows and a camp site over here, but this is the first real trip now wer have gopt her fully commissioned. She was only registered when we aquired her and still has less than 10k on the clock and under 5 years old. She is a dream and we have all the toys to play with and many journies we hope to come.
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Posted: 22 December 2009 7:41 PM
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Sloba.... you might want to consider using Tesco vouchers in the future for your Eurotunnel crossings. You get 4 times the face value when using them this way, therefore your crossing would only have been roughly £67.50 in vouchers (plus the dog).
userTracker
Posted: 22 December 2009 8:09 PM
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Mel B - 2009-12-22 7:41 PM
therefore your crossing would only have been roughly £67.50 in vouchers (plus the dog).


I didn't know that you could use a dog as payment for the ferry Mel - do you get a bigger doggy discount the bigger the dog or do you get a bigger discount for a small dog cos it weighs less I wonder?
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Posted: 24 December 2009 3:23 PM
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Scandinavia for two months in june/ july then home for summer then 2 months in spain via france sept /oct. 1 month Jan / Feb Thailand Australia and Fiji but relying on other modes of transport for that.
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Posted: 26 December 2009 7:42 PM
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Port Ohope (o-ho- pay) Bay of Plenty, NZ. Pipi's from the low tide mark, green lipped Mussels from the harbour, Kowhai shoaling over the sandbar entrance to the harbour. Play them with a 3lb trout line, smoke 'em over tea and Manuka sawdust, Bar-b-que with family and friends. Magic!!

Next day, wild pig hunting in the Urewere's, just three dogs and Grandads souvenier from Cassino, a Luger!

Roll on Jan 6th!

Calm Seas, Following Winds and Fair Weather for 2010 to you all!

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Posted: 27 December 2009 12:42 PM
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Basil - 2009-12-20 8:10 PM We would be loath to miss ANY of our holidays, so still can't differentiate! Our time away in the van is our priority above all. Bas

A bit like Rich's other thread, it's called Freedom.

Dave

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Posted: 27 December 2009 1:15 PM
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Just planning this years we do alternative years one year Europe next UK this year its UK so at the moment planning to leave the week after Easter for Scotland heading up for the Highlands just following our noses we will stay in Scotland until the midges start to bite, mid June, then come home for a couple of weeks before setting off again until the Schools break up our only rule is to have no rules to us thats the freedom of the motorhome. Carol.

Edited by Hymer C 9. 2009-12-27 1:16 PM
userBig Momma
Posted: 17 January 2010 3:26 PM
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Had initially planned for another European 30 day tour. However, having ordered new van have had to economise a bit this year to pay for it and can save £1500 by doing a 30 day tour of Scotland instead of Europe.
userDavid Dwight
Posted: 18 January 2010 8:21 PM
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As Rich says lifes one big holiday when your retired,

We will do lots of UK trips as and when we feel like it.

Just waiting for a warrenty job to be done on new van, once done we are off somewhere.

Booked ferry for mid Aug return end Oct hoping to get to Slovinia and Croatia and anywhere else inbetween.

David
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Posted: 19 January 2010 8:32 PM
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We are off in May through France Switzerland, Italian Lakes, Venice, Croatia, Slovenia and back throgh Austria and Germany. Its mainly Venice Croatia and Slovenia that will be new.
Then Aug/Sept down to the South of France and back up through Switzerland as I will have the vignette, its further round but have been going to S of France for a few years and taking a different route for a change.
In addition a few short breaks here but we don`t really enjoy holidays here.
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