Ski hill, the City, or The Beach

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1. Posted by Cottonwood (Budding Member 47 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

If you had to choose, which would you rather do..... A ski Resort in the winter......a City of some kind like London, New York, Sydney, or others small or big.....or a warm tropical beach resort?

I all ready live at a ski resort, so why travel to another when I enjoy the one I'm at?

Have traveled to many big cities and several small towns in between in many different countries and still have MANY I want to go back to and others I want to mark off, To many to mention here.

I will be going to Honolulu this November to "cancer bake" as I call it for a week just for the heck of it. Done so many trips of "I must see everything" that I thought it would be nice to just "chill on a warm beach" with no worries. Whatever happens......happens. Why rush?

What about you?

2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1159 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

None of those choices, really. I will say that you can actually accomplish all of these, at certain times of the year, in Vancouver.

If I HAD to choose from these limited choices......I'd take the city.

Resorts suck.
I am not overly enamored with ski ing. Though I go once or twice a year since I LOOK right at a ski hill leaving my front door. So a new, unexplored city? That's the place for me.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Jun-2018, at 22:26 by Piecar ]

3. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 443 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

I like the heat and dislike the cold, so a ski resort is a form of torture for me.
Similarly a closed beach resort would drive me insane.
And I really don't understand people that think laying on a beach is enjoyable. A stroll along a beach and a couple of hours in a beach café with good company or a good book is much more my thing.
Cities are great for a few days but more than a few days depends upon the city.

So as a summary, for a short break:
1) Ski Resort - NO.
2) Beach - provided it's near a decent town or interesting sites YES.
3) City - depends on which city, but generally YES.

4. Posted by nyk_flashpacker (Budding Member 21 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Like someone mentioned already, you might be able to take all different vacations based on the time of the year...
Though I did quite a few winter breaks (no ski resorts though) but would prefer somewhat warmer destinations in general (not too warm like middle eastern places in summer) , I do agree with Andrew... additionally I also like to do a bit of sight seeing on my own, experience the culture, try local cuisine, etc. some sort of activities rather than just being on the beach full day

1-Ski resort- I'll try once
2-Beach- Yes but something apart from the beach as well
3-city- short city breaks in some countries and some bigger cities with more time to explore( may be with side trips as well)... again depends which part of the world that would be

5. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1047 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

After years of travel, I've concluded that I get the greatest joy by being outdoors in the countryside rather than in large urban areas or in resorts.

6. Posted by Dymphna (Budding Member 76 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Actually, I would rather find myself on top of a mountain in the summer, camping and fishing.

7. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1159 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

I think the design of the question makes it where you have to choose from those three options. Sorta like "would you rather...?"

8. Posted by Dymphna (Budding Member 76 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Piecar

I think the design of the question makes it where you have to choose from those three options. Sorta like "would you rather...?"

I have never been good at following instructions. LOL

9. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 714 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

I have never liked the idea of skiing (even standing on ice or snow is a challenge for me, as my balance is poor) so that one is definitely dismissed. I'm also not keen on extremes of temperature, but in the chilly English winter it's nice to go somewhere warm. So I would choose either a city in a warmer climate (but not too hot for sightseeing), or a beach holiday where I could also explore. For the latter, I like from time to time to stay in a relaxing and upmarket hotel, to feel a bit pampered, but I don't like to lie in the sun. So somewhere where I can relax for part of the day, maybe with a cold drink and good book by a pool (in the shade!) but also go out and about discovering new places suits me well. We have had good winter breaks in Gambia and Senegal where we could combine relaxing with wildlife encounters and interesting local villages, and in Jamaica (but at a lovely B&B, not all-inclusive which I don't like - too restricting) combining a couple of beach days with visiting Bob Marley's homes, Blue Mountains, rafting, etc etc.

So my summary would be:
1) Ski Resort - no way!
2) Beach - yes, provided there is plenty to do
3) City - yes, if the weather will be nicer than at home (but not too hot)

10. Posted by natnatroswell22 (Inactive 36 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

I had too many experiences with cities and beach travels. I would love to try Ski-hill soon.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jun-2018, at 21:46 by natnatroswell22 ]