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Old 04-11-2018, 07:37 AM
 
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I hope you already have plans to see rest of France again instead of thinking “ France is done”. There are plenty of peace and serenity in France itself, and they are better than Switzerland.
I am an amateur in travelling to France - been to Paris only once before.
Please do suggest a couple of your favorite places in France, and I will look into it for near future travel. Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:03 AM
 
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It will be a tough call this year. Aruba is calling, but so is the bill collector.

Would love to return to the Florida Keys, but my favorite spot, Bahia Honda has not been rebuilt yet.
Would like Central America, but its the rainy season.
Really looking at Deep south america, have not finalized the plans yet.

It is fun reading through, getting ideas. A road trip around Florida sounds like a good idea, I have not been to the panhandle yet.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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It's going to actually be fall (Sept. 25-Oct. 3), but me and my family are visiting the Pacific NW for the first time ever, with a few nights in Seattle, then a trip around Mount Rainier and Mount Hood (how are the fall colors around then?), then a couple days in Portland, then a day or two exploring the Pacific Coast area, than back home. Seattle has some cool museums like the Pinball and Computers in addition to the obligatory Space Needle/Public Market, and Portland seems like a unique walkable utopia. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the weather won't be like 2013 where the rain/cloudy season began around that time, and have some Indian Summer weather. During the actual summer, just the typical Rehoboth Beach, DE that my parents own for a couple weeks and weekends throughout the season.

Last summer was southern California, the year before was Kentucky Tennessee, and fall 2015 was another California trip for me (including San Francisco). 2014 had no big trip, while 2013 had Chicago, spring 2012 had central Florida (my last vacation with my paternal grandfather ), and summer 2011 was several parts of the southern US (Nashville, New Orleans, the FL panhandle, and Savannah). I did visit Key West this past December for the first time for several days and liked the chilled out culture and escape from the cold.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:53 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I'll be going back to Shanghai again this summer for 3 weeks. I absolutely love China, but the 15 hour flights are rough.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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I'll be going back to Shanghai again this summer for 3 weeks. I absolutely love China, but the 15 hour flights are rough.
Folks who visited China, tell me that the actual authentic Chinese food is NOTHING like what sells here in the USA - and many actually did NOT like the Chinese food in China. What's your experience like?

Matter of fact, one friend who loves Hunan Chicken here in the U.S., went to Hunan province in China to try the true local and authentic Hunan Chicken - only to find out that people of Hunan don't eat any chicken - they eat duck.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Folks who visited China, tell me that the actual authentic Chinese food is NOTHING like what sells here in the USA - and many actually did NOT like the Chinese food in China. What's your experience like?

Matter of fact, one friend who loves Hunan Chicken here in the U.S., went to Hunan province in China to try the true local and authentic Hunan Chicken - only to find out that people of Hunan don't eat any chicken - they eat duck.
It depends. The restaurant Chinese food that I've eaten in Chinatowns in Philadelphia and New York more closely resembled what I had in China. But Chinese takeout is absolutely nothing like actual Chinese food. It's fattened, sauced up, and Americanized. I traveled all up and down the east coast of China, from as far north as Beijing to as far south as Zhanjiang. Each area had a very unique style of food that was different from the next. I traveled with a friend who is Chinese, so we were able to go to a lot of food places where tourists didn't go, and had much more of a local feel (and cheaper prices)! We went to this excellent Peking Duck restuarant in Beijing where we stuffed our faces full of it for about $10 between the two of us. Shanghai had a lot of variety of foods being such an international city, and actually had amazing cheeseburgers of all things! The south in Guangdong was very focused on fresh seafood with minimal flavoring. I wasn't a fan of the minimal seasoning style, but the freshness of the food couldn't be beat!
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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June 12 to June 25

As hectic and as crazy as it may sound.

Family of 5 vacation trip to NYC (two days), then fly to London (base camp stay due to family and cousins, and visit Stonehenge and Stratford-upon- Avon to see Shakespeare's home and John Harvard's home, who established Harvard University. - they both lived in the same subdivision), catch the train and spend a night and full day in Paris to see Eifel Tower and hopefully NOT too much shopping as my better half is planning a visit to Louis Vuitton- get the train back to London - catch the next day flight to Zurich and drive to Lauterbrunnen and Murren where we intended to stay 4 days in peace and serenity (my favorite part of the trip)

Back to London catch a flight to DC to stay a night in Arlington as my 14 year wants to dine in a specific restaurant - and then catch a flight home. Get a day rest and then, back to work.
WHEW!!!! lol Enjoy
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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June-Camping one weekend.
July-Off to TX. Don't really care about the heat. Will be visiting a friend or two.
August-Camping trip. It's a week long. Love the Adirondacks for camping.
September-Camping one weekend.

Usually, I avoid traveling in the summer (except for camping) due to crowds. But this year, oh well.

Next year, I am thinking of going out west. There are just too many places to go!
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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As others have mentioned, I don't understand summer vacations. You get so much more enjoyment and bang for your buck by traveling between Labor Day and June 1st.
The obvious reason is that anyone who is in any way tied to the academic school year schedule has a hard time doing too much traveling during the other months. So, anyone who has school-age children, anyone who works at a school in any capacity, and even people tied to universities (although a bit less so than those in primary and secondary schools) often can't take time off from September through May.

Another reason is if you like doing something water-related, many locations are only a real option during the summer. If you want to go swimming in the ocean, anything north of Florida isn't so attractive in January. And places like Minneapolis, Chicago, and Boston aren't ideal in February, either.


For us, this summer, it will be a week at OBX, which is what we generally do every year. We have a wedding to attend in August in Chicago, and my husband can't take much vacation for that wedding, so I'm toying with the idea of driving with the kids from Boston to Chicago and back, stopping at places like Niagara Falls and Grand Haven, MI. Otherwise, we'll be enjoying Boston and close-by parts of New England, since summer is the best time in this area.
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Typically, I don't travel during summer because ours is so nice but quite short. Plenty to do in the regional area during those months. But this year I think we'll do a road trip to Santa Cruz, California.

Next week is a 2-wk road trip in Arizona and we return on the 1st of May.
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