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Old 12-19-2014, 10:30 AM
 
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for me

Best

just enjoying the sunny weather

worst

losing my wallet on my lost hoilday.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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Worst was sitting in a restaurant in Penang with my bag next to me. Two guys on a moped pulled up, one guy jumped off, grabbed my bag, jumped back on the moped & off they went. Got my wallet but fortunately I didn't have my passport.

Best was probably my latest to Nicaragua, just sitting on my hammock facing the ocean reading & drinking wine. That was what I did probably 50% of the time, lol.
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Sunshine state
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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.
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Best... daybreak float trip on the Snake River at the foot of the Tetons. cost = zero (went with local friends)

Worst = yet to come...

Stressful...Taking small kids with red hair (extra prize money for kidnapping red hair boys) on Bangkok city bus (they didn't stop... just 'slow down' in the 80's) Tough to read Thai street signs. Tourists had been kidnapped and killed that week.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: California
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Best was a last minute trip my husband and I took to Disneyland, a few years after we were married. Another couple we knew told us they were going so we made a hotel reservation and we drove down the next morning, a 6 hour drive, to meet them. Everything clicked, from the drive down with us singing and laughing the whole way, the unexpected room upgrade, the fun we had as 4 adults being totally ridiculous at an amusement park. We talked about it for years, not because the trip itself was special (see below...) but because for 3 days we were all high on life.

The worst was another trip to Disneyland several years later, with our kids. My husband had just thrown out his back, something that would effect him for the rest of his life. I ran a fever the whole time, and had to return to our room every few hours to nap and take some Tylenol to bring the fever down long enough for us to go out for a little while longer (I was diagnosed with pneumonia when I got home). And if that wasn't enough both kids had caught headlice at school in the days leading up to the trip and we had to get lice shampoo and treat them at the hotel.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Best: Safari in South Africa.

Worst: Spending an exorbitant sum for a hotel without AC in London and trying to sleep in the heat.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Best: Getting married in Manhattan with a wedding party of four of our closest friends. This trip was enchanted from beginning to end. Nothing seemed like it could go wrong and the stars seemed to align in our favour for the entire time we were there.

Worst: Losing my wedding ring in the Atantic Ocean an hour after arriving for our honeymoon in Varadero, Cuba two weeks later. I should add that while losing the ring was the absolute lowest point of this trip, things just seemed to go from bad to worse from that point on. This literal disaster culminated with me developing the worst case of malaise I have experienced since I was a child, despite taking $150 in vaccinations to prevent such an event before I left.

All I can say is don't EVER trust an ice cube in Havana!
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Worst: H and I both got terrible colds in Cairo, a place we had wanted to see all our lives. It was miserable but we went and saw everything anyway!

Best: The first time I saw and smelled Tahiti!
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Worst -had tickets to the July 4th initial night race in Daytona. Just before going, a rash of fires broke out, and when we got there, the race had to be cancelled as the smoke was so bad that you couldn't see from one end of the track to the other. We had an ocean-front condo, could not see the ocean from our room due to ashes, smoke. We finally left by going up a narrow 2-lane road as the freeway was closed. Fire was on both sides of us, with fire trucks along the highway.

Best, guess it was Hawaii back in early 80's, spent New Years on the beach.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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Worst: the leeches in the Cambodian jungle
Best: the characters I met in Belize, or the species I saw in Peru
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