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Old 01-01-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I suppose I could go back and find a few that would be similar to Wyoeagle, especially when I was a kid and we the same, the small car, the family and didn't dad wasn't good about spending money on things he felt were not necessary. It wasn't a lack of funds, it was his idea of being practical.

As an adult, i think our worst vacation was a week spent in Florida and a short cruise. We spent 3 days with daughter and son in law in Orlando, had a nice time (thanksgiving with them) but really didn't do much. Then the day we left the rains greated us. We drove to Miami in the pouring down rain, spent 2 days in the hotel, watching it rain and 4 days on a ship, in an inside cabin, about the size of a small closet. We missed a port, there was a family with 2 very young kids that seemed to follow us everywhere. I love kids, but not crying babies. Then we had horrible table mates. It was the only time we have ever aksed to be moved. Except for a wonderful turkey dinner, I can't thimk of one thing about the trip i would want to repeat.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:40 PM
 
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Best : Venice Beach in 1970, first time I made love
Worst : Algeria 1974, was robbed and nearly killed
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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I didn't have any "worst" vacations per se, but the trips that left me hugely unimpressed/unhappy/bored was Bangkok, Yosemite, Arle, France, Tamper Bay. Fortunately, no horrible experiences.
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:30 AM
 
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Bangkok and Arles ? (I've visited both). Surprising. None of them both would be for me a first choice destination, but I had pleasant stays in both of them. Now I know some half dead villages in the flat ugly corn plain north of Paris (with large ugly commercial outlets along the roads)....the mere idea of living there would drive me nuts.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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Bangkok and Arles ? (I've visited both). Surprising. None of them both would be for me a first choice destination, but I had pleasant stays in both of them. Now I know some half dead villages in the flat ugly corn plain north of Paris (with large ugly commercial outlets along the roads)....the mere idea of living there would drive me nuts.
possibly due to poor planning.
In Bangkok it was the horrible traffic and difficulty of finding an honest taxi driver. In Arles, we were kind of in a rush and didn't find much particularly interesting after seeing a bunch of similar Roman towns (we probably should have gone to Aix-en-Provence instead).

Why did you go to north of Paris? Any city has bad areas. I will stick with the beautiful part only.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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Worst: Being in Amsterdam on our 2nd anniversary vacation and having a knock-down-drag-out public fight in a restaurant that led to a conversation about getting a divorce on the last morning of our trip

Best: Being in Hawaii during our 5th anniversary and spending time with our friends who lived there (obviously we did not divorce and will be celebrating 18 years this year).
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:16 AM
 
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I can't think of worst experience at all. Even when things didn't look so rosy in the beginning, I managed to turn it around. To me, every chance I get to get away is a blessing and I refuse to let anything ruin that for me.
I am with you on that one!

I will say that some things have been surreal--riding a camel at sunset around the Great Pyramids. Standing in the middle of Vatican City. Standing in front of the Eiffel Tower. Watching the Northern Lights in Norway. Just surreal.

Driving from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA was a surprising, amazing, memorable road trip. Stopping at the beach towns along the way, watching the view of Mount St. Helens as we drove closer and closer to Seattle.
The glorious Christmas Markets in Germany, five days of hopping around the cities enjoying different ones.

Simple things, having coffee at an outdoor cafe in the Winter in Copenhagen. Love that they still enjoy the outdoors---nice blankets in the seats of the benches with the heaters from above and around you.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:23 AM
 
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I didn't have any "worst" vacations per se, but the trips that left me hugely unimpressed/unhappy/bored was Bangkok, Yosemite, Arle, France, Tamper Bay. Fortunately, no horrible experiences.
Yosemite???? You must have not done the things that I did. I found it amazing.
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