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Old 09-07-2004, 11:10 AM   #1
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Ideas Please

Can anyone help me. I am a thirtysomething single female looking for a holiday with a difference. My budget isn't huge. My main requirements are somewhere warm (I am planning to travel in October / November) and not too far from the UK (6hrs max). I'm not a lazing round the pool person, but neither am I a hiking over a mountain type. Ideally it'd be nice to have some kind of social group that I can join in with if I want to. Safety is very important. Any ideas?
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Old 09-07-2004, 06:39 PM   #2
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Here's an idea that you may want to consider. If your a religous person a mission trip my be the ticket. Even if your not, it may be worth considering. Most mission trips have a purpose and allow for time to site see. If your not very handy you can still make difference by going as a chaporone for a youth group. Another advantage besides the sense of pride from doing something important is that most trips are well planed and include everything for a modest price. (travel, room and board) its just an idea.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:26 AM   #3
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How about surfing in the Canary Islands (just off North Africa). For just over 400 Euros you can have a week's accommodation in a cool surf house a few metres from the beach, surf tuition and a ready made social life with the other people on the course. Check out our website www.surflanzarote.com We are hoping to organise a female-only surf week in Fuerteventura in September or October 2005. Email us if you are interested info@surflanzarote.com
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:38 PM   #4
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I was thinking the Canary Islands also. I wasn't sure how much the flights were though. Give the time of year, your time limits on travel, the only option is to head south. That makes the Canary Islands the perfect destination!
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:57 AM   #5
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Flights to the Canaries do vary greatly. We've had clients who have paid as little as £99 return. Out of school holidays I would expect to pay anywhere between £120 and £200 return depending on which airport you fly from and the time of the flight. BA now do a good service from Gatwick and Excel Airways and First Choice are also good operators to check out. All of these can be booked online directly with the flight company. I dream of the day Ryan Air or EasyJet start heading for Lanzarote and Fuerteventura!
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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Have you considered Italy or Spain?
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:51 AM   #7
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Also, Greece might be nice since you will still probably have a lot of buzz left over from the Olympics.
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Old 09-14-2004, 10:56 AM   #8
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Try booking an escorted tour with a company such as Trafalgar or Collette Vacations - these are both EXCELLENT tour companies and will provide you the safety of traveling with a group and, yet you'll be given enough independence to explore on your own. If you need other suggestions let me know, I can be reached via email at rdy2gotvl@aol.com

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Old 06-25-2008, 10:52 PM   #9
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Spain is a good idea. Not too far and there are a lot of cheap but good places to stay in.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:27 PM   #10
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Anyway, if you want to go on a trip where you will be with other people why not check out the Earthwatch website. Earthwatch Expeditions - You can make a difference with Earthwatch. - Earthwatch

With Earthwatch you choose the degree of difficulty and where to go. You can camp outside or you can have hotels for your nights. Up to you! I went to Indonesia one time and two times to Thailand. I always chose the expeditions with hotels - had enough camping out in the military!

This is considered a charity. If your country gives you any tax advantages for contributing to a charity this might be a trip that costs even less! You choose the location , you will work with other volunteers, your meals are provided and in the evenings or off days you are with other fellow volunteers who may visit other places close by. You may have to fly a little longer for some of the more exotic locations but it will be worth it! You can spend one or two weeks on the project and then go off somewhere on your own for a week or two.

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Sounds interesting. It's a good chance to meet people as well. Speaking of which, how many people should one be expecting when they travel to a certain location?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:59 PM   #12
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Sounds interesting. It's a good chance to meet people as well. Speaking of which, how many people should one be expecting when they travel to a certain location?
If you are asking about the Earthwatch expeditions the one in Indonesia had around 12, the two in Thailand varied between 16 and probably 28. For the archeology trip in Thailand you could do a single week or do over a month. When you check with the Earthwatch main office they will have a better idea of how many volunteers will be on each trip. Lots of countries and lots of variety in the kinds of things you can get involved in.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:35 PM   #13
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So there are quite a few volunteers after all! Any group with more than 10 people sure would sound fun. I'll consider this once I get free time from all the traveling I'll be doing in the next few months. Beijing's next so since I'll be in Asia for a while, I'll make plans to go and visit Thailand again!
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:21 AM   #14
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France,Netherland,Ireland,Spain,German,Veinna,ever ywhere has beautiful secenary ,hope that might be suggestted
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Plan your vacation with us and you will discover friendly and hospitable people, experience our rich culture, enjoy the sunshine, blue skies, sandy beaches, crystal waters, and beauty of nature.
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If you are looking enjoyable tour UK then you can visit London I will ful fill all your requirement within UK.
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