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1. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 492 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

I was thinking about my trip to Puerto Rico and how the bad weather meant everything we wanted to do and see was closed or cancelled yet I find myself thinking wouldn't it be nice to go back and try again?

So I'm wondering if anyone has ever travelled somewhere and for whatever reason, illness, bad weather, transportation delays etc you found yourself unable to spend a lot of time there or do anything you had wanted to and did it result in you wanting to go back and explore the place properly?

Or are you one of those where you think, it is what is, stuff happens and while it was disappointing you wouldn't go back to re-travel a destination

[ Edit: Edited on 29-Mar-2018, at 06:37 by Teoni ]

2. Posted by Stefmuts (Budding Member 61 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

First thing that comes to mind all trips I did with my ex
Seriously, bad weather makes me put places on my have to go back list, but my have to visit first list is very long so I might not ever revisit some of those places

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1059 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

This year is ALL re-do trips, of places I loved and wanted to see more. The Isle of Rum, a Norwegian cruise, and New Zealand organised so far. And the current contenders for an Autumn break - Copenhagen, Kiev and Moscow - would all be revisits too.

There are a lot of dull places in the world, I always think the tickers must have a boring time with some places, so I think going back to the good spots is worthwhile. :)

4. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 571 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

I have done a 're-do' trip. The first time we went to Marrakesh I fell and broke a bone in my foot 24 hours into the week and ended up with my leg in plaster almost up to the knee and on crutches, so what we could do and see was severely limited for the rest of our time there (it isn't the sort of place you can explore in any way other than on foot!) So we went back for a long weekend a couple of years ago and walked around all the areas we'd had to miss on that first visit.

5. Posted by Milanicole (Budding Member 10 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

Austria will always be on my re-do list, even though i've been there twice (and going again this summer). And I also want to visit Slovenia again, because the first time I went there I only had two days and of course it was way too short!

6. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 590 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

We redo a lot. There are so many places in France that I absolutely love so we keep returning. Paris is the top of the list but it's so hard to choose a favorite that we recycle. We both love Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon (now called Occitanie), and the Dordogne, and my husband's favorite is probably Alsace which I also really like. The entire center of the country gets ignored and it's magnificent. We'll always love the Loire Valley and my husband enjoys the fact that driving there is easy.

We like Italy and Bavaria and will return there. They are nice because we can combine them with a trip to France so get the best of both worlds. We really liked Scotland and will undoubtedly return there. Very friendly people and beautiful countryside.

I don't feel any need to keep going to new places and am of an age that I won't waste the time going to places in which I have no interest. If I love a place, I'll cheerfully return.

7. Posted by Tabithag (Full Member 118 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

I like going to new places - after all, it's only by going somewhere the first time that you can know you want to return - but I am happy to redo too, either because I just want more of a place, or because I somehow missed out the first time.

We did a few interrail trips around Europe years ago, so there are quite a few places that we skipped through that I'd like to redo sometime. But one of my priorities has to be redoing Jordan. We went last October for three weeks, but I put my back out really badly, so we never got past Amman and Jerash. I can live with missing the Dead Sea, and maybe even Wadi Rum, but I was so disappointed not to get to Petra, so a return there is a must.

8. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 995 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

I will redo but, as Tabithag says above, you have to go somewhere first to know you want to revisit. Going back to Egypt next month (and Jordan for Petra and Wadi Rum) and Tanzania and Rwanda in December but I'd like to visit all 193 (+2) before my time is up! (Presently in the departure lounge to go to Tonga for Easter.)

9. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5235 posts) 12w 1 Star this if you like it!

I can't recall any trip where things went wrong to such a degree I'd call that a reason for redoing the trip, but I've revisited lots of places because they were so amazing that I needed more time there.

New Zealand is up to 5 visits now, with my favorite spot, Lake Tekapo, up to 8, and I'm very much hoping to revisit it again within the next couple of years. Still have a long bucket list of places to explore for the first time there, and I somehow still haven't seen Lake Tekapo in spring with the lupines blooming.

El Chaltén in Argentina is another. The first time I had 5 or 6 days there, which wasn't enough, so two years ago we went there for 8 days, and did almost all the hikes I wanted to do, but it's just such amazing hiking that I'm very much looking forward to returning yet again for an even longer stretch (though realistically it'll be a couple of years still before we'll get around to it).

Sevilla in Spain I think I've exhausted for now, but that took three visits.

And then there's hub cities like Sydney which I'm always glad to return to in combination with exploring yet another part of Australia.

10. Posted by westwind57 (Full Member 72 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

London... I have been re-doing that already too often, usually for business but with some scheduled extra time, but the first time with really pleasant weather is yet to come.
Helsinki... same thing, been there twice. The first time the streets were so icy that in spite of leaving the hotel four hours before my flight, the shuttle bus from the hotel had to do a lot of other hotels first, and then got so stuck in traffic that I, and I guess many others, missed the flight.
Bergen, Norway. Similar. Both times that I was there for business, I had to stay overnight and had booked a flight late afternoon so that I had some time for myself to look around. The first time it was just intense cold drizzle the whole two days, felt like being inside a rain cloud. Second time, the fog was so sense the whole time, that you could not see more than 200 meters in front of you.

My time will come though, for all thee places :):):)

And touch wood, but on average I am usually quite luck with the weather...