holiday ideas abroad(6 Posts)
HRHof3Princesses Wed 26-Jul-17 11:40:17
RancidOldHag Wed 26-Jul-17 11:46:23
noramum Wed 26-Jul-17 14:05:05
HeadDreamer Wed 26-Jul-17 22:43:11
Catchytune Wed 26-Jul-17 22:50:20
Catchytune Wed 26-Jul-17 22:53:19
Get an exclusive 7% off your next luxury holiday cottage with cottages.com - Use the code PART07 at checkout.
To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet.Start using Mumsnet Premium
we are wanting to go abroad (1st time for the girls, age 7 and 12) but we don't want a busy and popular place. we want something different .somewhere where you wouldn't immediately think of. yes to a waterpark complex. not bothered about nightlife. any ideas?
How long are you prepared to travel for?
Iceland any good?
I think the world is your oyster here. I personally find the typical Med holiday with resort and waterpark quite boring.
We normally try to get an area we can explore by car, doing sightseeing, wandering around towns, eating outside a hotel complex and being active like watersport or long walks.
What is your budget and what time of year you think of going?
Road trip in the US? For example on the west coast with the Death Valley and Grand Canyon? Or Louisiana? Lots to see, very different, no language barrier. Similarly a road trip around NZ or Canada will work too.
I agree a road trip works well.
Europe is fantastic as you can do all the smaller places but also waltz into town to see something and drive out again. Hotels can be cheap (and in Europe this doesn't mean horrid budget chains) because they are only for a night.
You can do three countries in a day without breaking sweat. Do not underestimate how much fun just this simple thing is!
Don't be scared by driving. European roads are easier than Uk ones and are mostly dual carriageways or pretty empty. You can park on the outskirts of town and bus in. This is standard in many places like Rome where only residents are allowed in the centre.
Please login first.