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what's your favorite vacation spot in the world?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by smartcashmere, May 9, 2009.

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    Seriously, is there anywhere in that city that isn't beautiful? Man. Just gorgeous. 30 mins from Monte Carlo, the beach, the city square, the people in the parks, the little shopping areas. Perfection.

    I think the word you are looking for is Enchanting.

    Loved Eze, too.



    BTW, the picture I pasted above for St. Thomas was from the website of the villa we rented for two weeks back in '05, so we got that exact view. 100 feet up on a cliff overlooking St. John and the BVI. Awesome. St. Thomas is relatively urban with stuff to do like restaurants (Craig & Sally's in Frenchtown http://www.craigandsallys.com/ [​IMG]), bars, etc. Then, it's just a 20 minute ferry ride across to St. John for the best beaches on the friggin' planet.
     
  2. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Cleveland.
     
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  3. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Newfoundland, the Madelines or the Bra d'or lakes on Cape Breton Island. I really liked cruising the Canadian Maritimes and would like to go back.
     
  4. binge

    binge Senior member

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    I go for the people, not the city.
     
  5. The Snob

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    No one likes to go to the snow capped mountains?

    I go skiing/boarding once/year at minimum usually to a family friend's beautiful, secluded cabin 20min from Breckenridge lifts (though we rarely ski there--mostly Copper and A-Basin on snow days). Beyond the skiing, being in a frozen forest with a roaring wood burning furnace and fireplace... just wonderful. Alternatively, I go to Whistler as I have friends & family in Vancouver (which is also a fantastic city with amazing food).

    As for beaches: I prefer Hawaii to the Caribbean
    And for general awesomeness/diversity of cities and amazing landscape: Beunos Aires + Patagonia (Bariloche especially)
     
  6. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Yeah, I am on the line, the perfect thing for me is one year a sit on the beach vacation, one year a move around and see things vacation.

    I think you guys will love holland. Great food (not so much the fancy food, but the middle of the line food is great) pretty, nice people, good museums.



    I have fond memories of the Netherlands from when I was a child (maybe 7 years old) and we lived in what was then West Germany. I distinctly remember staying at an inn on the North Sea, taking a boat tour around...where somewhere, and playing Red Light, Green Light and Mother May I on the tour bus with the other kids while our parents toured Keukenhof Gardens in the rain.

    So I look forward to going back.

    b
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    For a relaxing, sunny vacation, my backyard cannot be beat. It's also quite economical and feels like it has all the comforts of home. [​IMG]

    I'm more with Matt's view. Give me a new, interesting city to explore, and I'm happy. Oh, need some quality digs to chill in after the adventures too.
     
  8. nate10184

    nate10184 Senior member

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    Switzerland. I'll be there in a week. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mildly Consumptive

    Mildly Consumptive Senior member

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    Without doubt, the Canadian Rockies.



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  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I have fond memories of the Netherlands from when I was a child (maybe 7 years old) and we lived in what was then West Germany. I distinctly remember staying at an inn on the North Sea, taking a boat tour around...where somewhere, and playing Red Light, Green Light and Mother May I on the tour bus with the other kids while our parents toured Keukenhof Gardens in the rain.

    So I look forward to going back.

    b



    when you go to A'dam, let me know, I can give you some food recomendations
     
  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Mildly C, have you ever stayed at the Chateau on Lake Louise? We did that for Xmas one year, and it was pretty incredible.
     
  12. Steve B.

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    I suppopse as a pure "vacation" spot it would be Bernardus (a/k/a "Rancho Relaxo") in Carmel Valley. But I don't really take vacations much, and after even two days at Bernardus I am ready to bug out.

    Manton is a Californian at heart??? What an effort it must take to resist the positive vibes wanting to invade your aura, dude...[​IMG]

    You guys are WAY bumming me out. I've been to all 50 states, but not abroad yet...

    Like the 50 states, it's a personal goal to get to all 7 continents before I die. Don't s'pose you'd sell some of those airline miles, Zach?

    I usually only do working vacations so I can spend all my money on clothes [​IMG] , but here are a few I'd recommend:

    Flathead Lake and W Montana
    Door County, WI
    Kaui'i, Hawai'i
    Alaska right about now
    Key West
     
  13. Fay

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    The Versilia region in Italy (Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta, Lido di Camaiore and Viareggio). Perfect combination of culture, beaches, shops, atmosphere, nice people and good food.

    Punta Ala is also quite nice, but offers less variation. http://images.google.nl/imgres?imgur...N%26start%3D60
     
  14. rdawson808

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    Turns out the wife and I are going to Toronto on Thu for four days for some much-needed out-of-town time.

    b
     
  15. chas

    chas Senior member

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    Manton is a Californian at heart??? What an effort it must take to resist the positive vibes wanting to invade your aura, dude...[​IMG]

    You guys are WAY bumming me out. I've been to all 50 states, but not abroad yet...

    Like the 50 states, it's a personal goal to get to all 7 continents before I die. Don't s'pose you'd sell some of those airline miles, Zach?

    I usually only do working vacations so I can spend all my money on clothes [​IMG] , but here are a few I'd recommend:

    Flathead Lake and W Montana
    Door County, WI
    Kaui'i, Hawai'i
    Alaska right about now
    Key West



    Hitting all 50 States is pretty impressive.[​IMG]

    I still need Oklahoma, New Mexico, North Dakota and Hawaii.
     
  16. Mildly Consumptive

    Mildly Consumptive Senior member

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    Mildly C, have you ever stayed at the Chateau on Lake Louise? We did that for Xmas one year, and it was pretty incredible.



    My first picture is taken halfway up Mount Sheol in Paradise valley, the next valley over from Lake Louise. I think we stopped at the Chateau Lake Louise for lunch after that, but I've never stayed there. The Canadian Pacific Railway really knew how to pick hotel locations in the 19th century.
     
  17. HORNS

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    Provence - especially the Cotes du Luberon in the Spring.
     
  18. neeZy

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    Boracay - although people are catching on, so it'll only be affordable (to me, anyways) for a little while longer....
     
  19. jbmarine

    jbmarine Senior member

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    +1 on Kauai.. That's my favorite spot by far.

    Victoria in BC is also gorgeous, but more of a daytime thing for me.
     
  20. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    St.-Petersburg during Polar Day in early June.
    I might just catch a plane right now.
     

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