I have simple tastes. The North Carolina coast is low key, affordable, and relaxing enough for me. I do enjoy England as well though, and would like to get back there soon.
I think one of my favorite holidays was a cruise. It was wonderful to wake up in a different country or place each morning. It is also nice to have everything included. There is one price for the whole vacation. Once you are on board the ship, everything is included. It was so neat to visit so many different places without having to pack up and change hotels. The ship is also a destination in itself. There is so much to do without ever leaving the ship. There was even an iceskating rink on board.
I LOVE Eastern Europe because the airfare is cheaper than Western Europe, the prices as a whole are way cheaper for food (and wine, ahem) and you still get the BEST in history and culture, with a whole lot of LESS tourists (since they are all jammed somewhere in London or Paris).
However, the BEST travel destination for a moderate budget is the Dominican Republic. The tourist area there is specifically designed to meet the tastes of tourists, the prices are SUPER LOW, the resorts are all-inclusive (like a cruise), and you get the beach, the delicious FOOD, the shopping and the awesome people all in one place. Plus, they are very safe because they KNOW how important tourism is for the economy of the country.
If you go, get a ticket for me too and I will be more than happy to be a tour guide ;)
Of course, for those of us who live in America, there is so much to see. The Shenadohah Valley is absolutely gorgeous, old Southern cities such as Charlotte, N.C., and Savannah, Georgia, St. Augustine, Florida, are charming and historical (much beautiful architecture). The West has a unique appeal, as does the East with Newport News and the historical areas, too. But, in the U.S. there is no place like New Orleans, LA. The vieux carre (French Quarter) is a place where one can feel as though he/she has gone to Europe without leaving the country. There are tours outside the city, too, of swamps, antebellum homes, museums, etc. And the food is superior to all other locations, without question, because of its quality and variety. Katrina did not really affect this area (other than salt-washing the streets) and tourism is now better than ever there--no thanks to BP!
I love to go to England in the late spring or early summer. It is the one time in the year when the weather is actually pretty good. There is sunshine and only a little rain. Everything is green and beautiful then. I like to go around May or June if I can. There is plenty to see and do. Rates might still be cheap!
One of my favorite places is Belize. I love it because although it is a small country it has a variety of options, from rugged mountainous terrain to coral reefs. You can canoe, climb, explore, dive, or just relax on the beach. Belize feels real - while the people there do cater to tourists, they do so with their natural environment, rather than with a bunch of man-made things. The people are very friendly, the food is fresh and delicious, and it's not an expensive place.
This can depend a lot on who you are and what you want in a vacation. For me, it's Hawaii. The reason for that is that it is (of course) a beautiful place and, more importantly, it is where I went to high school. So it has a combination of nice scenery, good weather, and good memories.
I love GERMANNY very much. it's beautiful, enormous with Neuschwanstein castle,Disneyland place;romantic with Cologne city lie the Rhine riverside... ohhh, you are absolutely fascinated. about shopping, food, hotel are also very good.
you should also visit Saudi Arabia and Turkey, there are wonderful things and places to visit there.
hey thanks so much...never really think some of these places!;-)
would love to visit some of them soon.
I'd love to go to a region with lots of ice, snow and cold! This could include Canada, Alaska, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and so on. Also, I'd love to go to Great Britain and Ireland. Such beautiful countries with unique cultures and traditions!
for me >>> Italy, Egypt...and syria but not now.
good luck for you.