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BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November

02 Sep 12 - 04:29 PM (#3399152)
Subject: BS: Where to go in October / November
From: Cats

sadly my trip to egypt is on hold due to my travelling companion now not being able to go so the BIG question is.. any suggestions where would be good in the last week of October / first week in November that isn't going to cost the earth with single supplements?


02 Sep 12 - 05:42 PM (#3399187)
Subject: RE: BS: Where to go in October / November
From: Charley Noble

So what is your starting point?

Charley Noble


02 Sep 12 - 06:06 PM (#3399197)
Subject: RE: BS: Where to go in October / November
From: GUEST

where would be good in the last week of October / first week in November

Where would be good for what?

This has to win some sort of prize for the most unclear post ever...


02 Sep 12 - 06:06 PM (#3399199)
Subject: RE: BS: Where to go in October / November
From: catspaw49

We have condo access for a week at Big Canoe in Northern Georgia where we will spend anniversary 26. Good leaf time generally in that area.


Spaw


02 Sep 12 - 08:28 PM (#3399255)
Subject: RE: BS: Where to go in October / November
From: ChanteyLass

Single supplements are a killer for me, too. I did manage to get to Iceland and Greenland on a trip with Vantage Travel that had no single supplement on the dates I went. I think I went in the fall, but it was earlier in the fall than when you want to go.

I had always been curious about Iceland and Greenland, but it hadn't been at the top of my list of places to go. When I saw that there was no single supplement on these dates, though, it shot to the top. It was a wonderful trip and I am very glad I went.


02 Sep 12 - 11:08 PM (#3399301)
Subject: RE: BS: Where to go in October / November
From: mg

There was great consensus among friends that Turkey was the most wonderful place they had ever visited it should be nice in the fall


03 Sep 12 - 12:28 AM (#3399311)
Subject: RE: BS: Where to go in October / November
From: Joe Offer

I think I'd suggest taking a cruise of the Aegean along with that trip to Turkey. Italy is wonderful in November, by the way.

I think you're wise not to go to Egypt without a companion. I was there in May, and I didn't feel comfortable going places by myself. I was fine when I was with my sister, who was living in Alexandria and knew her way around - and most of the time, her husband and two adult children were with us, all seasoned travelers.

One thing women travelers should know - women get harassed in Egypt, all the time. Best to travel in a group.

I went to Egypt and Ireland in May, and to Italy in June. Egypt and Italy were very hot at that time, but I enjoyed them nonetheless. November would be a better month for both Egypt and Italy.

-Joe-


03 Sep 12 - 08:02 AM (#3399420)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Cats

Hi Guest. As a trip had been cancelled, explained in the first sentence, I thought it would be logical and grammatically correct, that I was looking for another possible destinantion. Sorry to confuse you but glad others thought it made sense and have made some suggestions.
Charley... am starting in the UK

Thanks for the suggestions so far. Keep them coming but the killer is the single supplemant which can almost double the price and I am not prepared to pay that.


03 Sep 12 - 09:55 AM (#3399452)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Charley Noble

Cats-

Well, you could fly over to Maine in October. The fall colors are lovely, the summer tourists have fled, and lobsters are still very inexpensive. There are also wonderful music events, most happening around the 3rd weekend.

Theere are also a number of resident Mudcatters that would no doubt provide hospitality, with some reasonable notice.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble
Richmond, Maine, on the Kennebec River


03 Sep 12 - 12:18 PM (#3399495)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Cats

Hi Charley, I love Maine in the fall. I worked at the Wohelo Summer camps on the Sebago Lakes near prtland when I was a student in the 70's. And the lovely Mainiacshelped me buy my cloak from there a few years back. A very good thought!
x


03 Sep 12 - 12:18 PM (#3399496)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: artbrooks

That is a nice time to visit the American Southwest.


03 Sep 12 - 02:08 PM (#3399538)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Elmore

New Hampshire is beautiful through mid October.


03 Sep 12 - 07:02 PM (#3399689)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: GUEST,mg

Washington is beautiful all the year around.


03 Sep 12 - 10:19 PM (#3399757)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Beer

Come to Quebec. Were all fuc.... up (elections tomorrow.)as of tomorrow but politics will do that. However it is a beautiful place and I live here and you have a place to stay.
Adrien


04 Sep 12 - 04:26 AM (#3399829)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: John MacKenzie

Annual Rosehall Sessions, at the Achness Hotel. 26th 27th and 28th October 2012 ;)


04 Sep 12 - 08:58 AM (#3399911)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: GUEST,leeneia

If you're going to worry about money the whole time, a trip abroad won't be a true vacation. Postpone your big travel plans till your friend can go with you.

Meanwhile, give yourself a treat at home to replace the big vacation. Go to the theater, visit a spa, take a coach tour in the UK, or just stay home, take long warm baths, and sing while doing it. (People used to do that all the time.)


04 Sep 12 - 12:24 PM (#3400000)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Cats

Hi Leeneia, I'm not worried about the money all the time, it's just that single supplements can almost double the initial cost of a holiday. If I went to egypt on my own, and I'm not as I have promised my friend we can go together next year, it would have cost nearly £5,750 as opposed to £3000 if you go with a friend and share a room.
As I work from home, if I stay here I will work.


04 Sep 12 - 05:05 PM (#3400140)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: maeve

I vote for a trip to Maine and New Hampshire.

:)


04 Sep 12 - 05:20 PM (#3400149)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: McGrath of Harlow

I had a great time in Venice a few years back at the start of November. The days were sunny, even if the evenings came in a bit early. And it was nice and leisurely with the crowds gone.


04 Sep 12 - 06:08 PM (#3400169)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Cats

Think its looking like Maine


04 Sep 12 - 06:15 PM (#3400173)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: gnu

I know some people in Maine. You'll be well taken care of.


04 Sep 12 - 06:21 PM (#3400176)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Sandy Mc Lean

Slightly earlier Cape Breton Island's Celtic Colours should be in full swing. Scenery and music galore!
Celtic Colours


04 Sep 12 - 08:47 PM (#3400226)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Joe Offer

Of course, there's the Getaway in Maryland the last weekend of September.

-Joe-


05 Sep 12 - 02:58 PM (#3400445)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: jimmyt

I'm going to UK   Lake district and Yorkshire!   My fav time of year in UK.


05 Sep 12 - 05:58 PM (#3400535)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Cats

I was in Yorkshire this summer. at the monment it is looking like Vancouver Island, although Maine is also high on the list. I have ex relatives who live there who have invited me over to stay with them.


06 Sep 12 - 03:42 PM (#3400956)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: GUEST,leeneia

That sounds good. Companionship adds so much to travel.


06 Sep 12 - 04:01 PM (#3400969)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: GUEST,mg

Coming very soon is Camp Alexandra..weekend of Sep 22...right across US border a bit south of Vancouver...


07 Sep 12 - 05:21 AM (#3401225)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: McGrath of Harlow

...the last week of October / first week in November...

Could this be a bid to escape your election?


07 Sep 12 - 06:08 AM (#3401247)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Jack Campin

I'm going to London in the middle of November - it was going to be Budapest but getting a free flat decided it. Both are good places to be in unpredictable weather, since they have so many options for what you can do. (If it really sucks, do undergound Buda or the Cabinet War Rooms).

One place that is positively enhanced by grotty autumn weather is Bruges. Read this book:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruges-la-Morte


07 Sep 12 - 04:50 PM (#3401440)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Bonzo3legs

Buenos Aires - not too hot, not too cold.


07 Sep 12 - 06:20 PM (#3401474)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Rusty Dobro

I'm heading for Sicily, but I'll be missing some good sessions in Suffolk..........


07 Sep 12 - 06:57 PM (#3401487)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Cats

All sorted, Victoria on Vancouver Island it is and am going to stay with ex's family. Half way round the world on my own...


07 Sep 12 - 08:14 PM (#3401521)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: ChanteyLass

Have a wonderful trip!


07 Sep 12 - 11:00 PM (#3401570)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: mg

when will you come? You could meet some of us at Camp Alexandra south of the vancouver city...nice music camp.


08 Sep 12 - 04:53 AM (#3401599)
Subject: RE: BS: Travel: Where to go in October / November
From: Cats

arriving oct 26th departing 5 november