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11. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 7y

I love it! It's my new favourite thing to do, trips away at the weekend. Was in the Yorkshire Dales this bank holiday weekend just gone, actually you can find B&Bs quite reasonable if you don't want to brave the elements...

My other half is a bit shy of camping, we were in exmoor a couple of years ago when there was a lot of flooding and we spent a night holding down the tent. It was hair raising! I love it but he ain't so sure.

Northumberland next I reckon!

It's surprising often what you find on your own doorstep

12. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Hey mim.... "Northumberland next". Have you knowledge of the A686??
The AA classify it as "One of the 10 great drives in the World". It ranks alongside The alpine passes between Evian and Nice - and Highway 50 in The Nevada Desert. I'm so lucky, it's only an hour or so up the M6 from where I live - and I'm only 15 minutes or so off the M6. If you love Northumberland - you'll love this. Oh and in the middle of nowhere, 1,900 feet up - with stunning views across to Scotland, is Hartside Cafe. Always packed and such superb (very cheap) food.
Go for it.

13. Posted by sirwhale (Full Member 84 posts) 7y

I love how so many people who have replied are English. I´d like to know if its an English trait or not, because in Spain and especially in Chile, people travel their own country. In Chile many people say that they´re not gonna travel abroad until they´ve seen the whole of Chile. I´ve never really been a tourist in England from what i know. Not like i would be abroad anyway.

[ Edit: Edited on 09-May-2009, at 17:13 by sirwhale ]

14. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Quoting sirwhale

I love how so many people who have replied are English. I´d like to know if its an English trait or not, because in Spain and especially in Chile, people travel their own country.

The same is true of France as well, where most people takes their holidays in their own country.

If the desire to go abroad is an English trait, then partly it comes from living in a small crowded country (with fifty million plus people inhabiting fifty thousand square miles) and feeling the need to get away from it a few times a year. Having said that, during the past decade, plenty of Scottish, Welsh and Irish people have done likewise due to the availability of cheap air travel although their countries have a lot more breathing space.

15. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Who can resist it, when EasyJet do flights to Southern Turkey (around 40c in July and August) for €80 return?? The biggest UK let down is the climate.

16. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 7y

I always think, I can travel my country (Germany) when I'm old, but until then I much rather explore other countries and continents. However, everytime I have friends from foreign countries coming to visit me in Berlin I try to show them around and that sometimes makes me feel like a tourist myself ;).

17. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #16# steff.... lovely response. I'm much the same. I live very close to Manchester - and all my overseas friends that come to stay are just as fascinated by the city, as they are The Lake District.

18. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Last year I visited North Antrim, with a day trip to Rathlin Island and Jersey, with a day trip to Guernsey as the nearest things to being abroad and spending our not-very-Sterling currency. This year I'm thinking of a bit nearer, Pembrokeshire, which I reckon to be about four to five hours drive, though I haven't got anything booked yet.

19. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post#18#Buzzcock.... Nice 1. I was in N. Ireland last week - and did a very quick up to North Antrim too. I saw, for the 1st time, The Giant's Causeway.... Incredible!!

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