Travel Suggestions

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  1. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    I'm starting to plan my summer vacation and am overwhelmed with all of the possibilities, so I am turning to you all for some suggestions. Here are the parameters:
    - Canada and the US are off the table (over the past 2 summers, I have visited all Canadian provinces, and I'm not interested in traveling in the US right now)
    - I'm looking at a guided tour, instead of something I need to plan myself
    - I'll be traveling solo, so I'm looking at options where a single supplement won't kill the budget (I'm too old and set in my ways to be matched up with someone I don't know). I have no interest, though, in a "singles" trip
    - My travel window is early July to mid-August

    I'm open to any suggestions--what trips have you taken that you recommend?
     
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  3. YoungTeacherGuy

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    How do you feel about cruises?
     
  4. Ima Teacher

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    One of my friends took a trip to Ireland. He loved it.

    I really enjoyed my trip to the Dominican Republic. I stayed at an all-inclusive resort.

    DH enjoyed his trip to Japan, and a friend's husband goes all the time for business and loves it.
     
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    It’s not for me but cruising seems like something easy where the tours are planned for you and you don’t have to worry about what to eat and what to do and what to do for entertainment.
    I love Japan and have visited multiple times. They have single rooms in most hotels and it’s quite safe for a solo traveller at night. I can’t say enough good things about the people, the food, the transport system, the sights etc.
     
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    The UK has tons of history and culture and is relatively easy to travel around being so small. Plus no language problem (well almost no problem);)
     
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    Check out the website vacationstogo.com. They offer cruise deals for teachers and also aggregate lots of offerings from different tour operators.
     
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    I should have added I will buy you a beer if you come near my town:D
     
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    A tour in the UK is on my shortlist!
     
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    We loved Edinburgh when we went there a couple of years ago. Tons of history - so different from the U.S.
     
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    I think I've decided, but can't bring myself to push the "Book Now" button just yet--I need to sleep on it for one more night.

    You may need to buy me that beer, @blazer -- I'm looking at a whirlwind tour that will take me through England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland!
     
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    Good luck on your decision. A whirlwind tour will certainly tire you out, but if it is with a tour, it is easier since so much is already planned for you. The best tours seem to be those that also give some time on your own as part of the tour.

    If you hit that button, I hope you have an amazing time. Do get the travel insurance. I just had a relative use it, and it was worth every penny.
     
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    Well let me know when you have an itinerary and I can stand you that beer if your tour comes near me..
     
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