Where do you want to go?

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At the risk of sounding like I’m cutting your hair, where are you going on holiday next year? I have such itchy feet at the moment. One of my friends is off to Rome with her family today and I’m VERY jealous. Our last proper holiday was back in August when we went to Chicago, and we haven’t been on a beach all year.

If you’re not sure where you want to go, next week I’ll be giving you my top picks for the best family holiday destinations for 2010. But meanwhile I just wanted to let you know that Virgin Holidays have a brilliant sale on right now, with fantastic offers (including to the Caribbean and Florida) but you’ll have to be quick because it ends on Thursday. And lastminute.com are offering an incredible 50% off on some holidays – and they also have some brilliant skiing and February half-term offers.

Let me know your top tips for family holiday destinations below and I’ll do a round-up of the best in a few weeks.

written by Liz Jarvis


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9 Responses to Where do you want to go?

  1. Rosie Scribble says:

    New York and Sydney, obviously not as part of the same holiday!

  2. Trish @ Mum's Gone to... says:

    Our best summer holiday was a fortnight’s fly-drive to Iceland. The trip involved pre-booked activities such as white-water rafting, glacier hiking and snowmobiling and it was all designed with families in mind (even I enjoyed it!). We travelled in 2007 but with the exchange rate much improved since the collapse of the Icelandic banks, this year would be a great time to go. There is plenty of info about it on my blog http://www.mumsgoneto.blogspot.com.

  3. notSupermum says:

    We’ll be going to the same farm cottage in Wales that we’ve been to for the past 5 years. The girls absolutely love it and make me book for the following year as soon as we leave each summer. You know what they say, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

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  5. pauline wallin says:

    Durdle Door in Dorset. It sounds like Harry Potter country and in a way it is. Durdle Door is an outcrop of the Jurassic coastline and looks rather like a dinosaur, frozen in time surrounded by English blue sea. Walking along the coast, especially in late spring, early summer, you can see sky larks feeding on the wing before dipping like kites to their nests in the long grass. From the cliff top, you can gaze in one direction to Chesil Beach and eyes are dazzled by the sunlit shimmer across the sea, clouds scudding across the horizon. It is like being in the living heart of a water colour landscape by Turner. There is a well maintained campsite at Durdle Door with static vans to hire, areas for those who want to enjoy life under canvas and always dozens of camper vans from tiny, classic reconditioned VWs to super duper American wagons with mod cons better than most people’s homes. The campsite extends from the cliff top with its heart tugging views, into a sheltered dip in the landscape where one can sit, cross legged, imagining it is the Summer of Love for superannuated hippies. There are rolling hills, perfect for walking, or brisk hiking and at Lulworth Cove, many pubs and eateries from posh to easy on the pocket. For families, I do not believe there is a more beautiful destination, nor one surrounded by historic destinations such as the fairy princess ruins of Corfe Castle. Go.

  6. Only Footprints says:

    Probably to a housing collective on Offa’s Dyke Path on Wales/England border; it’s an old farm with orchard, animals, spectacular scenery and interesting people. My daughter loves to get dirty (after five minutes at the farm she looks as though she has been there her whole life – pure abandon)

  7. Frog in the Field says:

    Florida is the place to go with a family, we took our three this year after avoiding it for a decade and wished we’d done it before…fabulous!!

  8. Expat Mum says:

    If you’re thinking about the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is fabulous. San Juan International Airport has direct flights from everywhere. There are loads of kid friendly resorts, fabulous beaches, a rain forest, mountains to climb and the old city of San Juan with its diverse history. We have been a few times with the kids and they still talk about it. It’s a US territory so more and more people speak English, but it is very Spanish in look and feel. Another Caribbean place that is kid-friendly is the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. Also know as the Yucutan Peninsula, resorts include Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Cancun. Flights go into Cancun and the resorts begin almost immediately, I wouldn’t recommend Cancun itself as it’s busy, but the further south down the coast you go, the better. Apart from the great beaches, there’s Tulum with the Mayan ruins, and a great eco-park (forgotten the name right now) where you can swim with dolphins. And the people are very friendly.

  9. Urban Mums says:

    Our best family holidays are when it’s just our little family! This year we visited Denmark and stayed in a beach house near the southernmost tip of the country. It was relaxing, peaceful, gorgeous and just what we needed after an intense year in London (husband is in finance, ’nuff said :). We went to Copenhagen for a day and that wonderful too. We’ve also been to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt and had a brilliant time there. We stayed at the Marriot Renaissance (Golden View Beach Resort) and it was heaven for families.


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