Saturday, 4 August 2012

My Top 5 - Holiday Destinations

Although I haven't left the country in over two years, I am a big travel fan and have visited many places all over Europe.
I can't wait to stray further a field and visit the US, Brazil, South Africa, Japan and Thailand to name a few.
Until then I'll reminisce about my five favorite past holiday destinations.

Surprise, surprise eh? Haha.
My first visit to the European theme park was in October of 1996 my 6th birthday :) Well with a memory like mine its inevitable that I have no recollection of the trip but from many family photos and videos and stories from Mam and Dad, I know it was an amazing time.
My second visit was at the end of February/beginning of March 2010. This was my first holiday abroad without my parents, at the age of 19, all paid for by me! For the first 6 nights out of my 7 night stay I stayed at the Disney's Santa Fe hotel. This is one of the Disney branded hotels that are for a lower budget but still with all the quality. I highly recommend it. For the last night I treated myself to a room at the main Disneyland hotel. At around £500 for that one night it was a luxury but so worth it! Every member of staff I encountered went the extra mile to make my holiday the best experience and it was amazing. I took some brilliant photos, filled two autograph books and spent way too much money! :P

Mam, Dad and I took a trip to the Costa Brava in 2004. As an only child I've always made a little friend on holiday to play in the swimming pool and stuff with and this holiday was no different. My parents made friends with the beautiful family  pictured above and we had a brilliant time! So much so we returned in 2007 with them and teamed up with another family from Wales. 
Just over 100km north of Barcelona, easy reach for an excursion but a relativity small quiet town, its in a great location. With being a fan of history I particularly enjoyed the walks around the old walled in part of town along cobbled streets, past pretty churches and up to the Municipal Museum.
Hopefully I'll be able to twist my other half's arm and take him here one day (he has never left the UK!).

Here, I have only been once. And to be honest it wasn't the best holiday. From the get go things went down hill when the company we had booked with went bust and we got put into different accommodation. That hotel was not on par with the original hotel booked plus we had to go across the road to a different hotel to get our half board facilities. They were a fail too when the food turned out to be awful 'causing us to have to eat out meaning we were practically self catering and spending more money. BUT the island itself is beautiful! Obviously as I don't drink and I'm not a big partier we didn't stay in the main nightlife bay, we were only a stroll along the beach and harbor though, so it was the best of both worlds. My parents have also just come back from Santa Eualia and spoke very highly of the hippy market, I cant wait to go! (Eventually) 

As you'll see from the banner above this was another vacation accompanied by Jan, Alan and Alex. The closest Canary island to the African coast gave us beautiful weather, but with a constant breeze from the sea, where we were staying in Correlejo, all day long it was deceiving how much sun you were getting. We stepped outside our hotel and were literally right on the beach, had a lovely walk along the seafront into town where we found the most brilliant little English bar. Many a fun night was had and many an embarrassing picture was taken, but I'll save Alex the grief by not posting them. This was defiantly one of my favorite holidays with it being such a quiet and relaxing place but still with lots of fun things to do. We even took a ferry trip across to Lanazrote one stomach didn't enjoy that.

Last and not least, I thought I'd throw a UK destination into the mix. As long as the weather is good, Scarborough has alot of what I like in a holiday and Jake & I have enjoyed a couple nice trips down here as well as the times I visited with my parents. Plenty of nice gardens and walks, the beach and the skate park of course! We hope to go down again as soon as we are working. The Sealife center is calling my name... :D

Like I say, I hope I have many more stamps to collect on my passport and many more destinations to add to this list. Hopefully Jake doesn't take too much persuasion - I want to share all my travels with him.


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  4. Great picks! All of those are indeed ideal holiday destinations worth to visit someday

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