Let's Remember Our Favourite Travel Experiences

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21. Posted by 55vineyard (Budding Member 90 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Traveling through mainly Bavaria and Austria and part of Switzerland in a new BMW my late husband bought and we took delivery in Europe, especially loved driving the Grossgluckner Pass in Austria.

Bar boat charter in the Bahamas with another couple for two weeks.

But my all time favorite go to place to travel would be in the Riviera Maya (health has slowed down longer trips from the US recently) where I spent many happy hours driving around with my good travel buddy, visiting as many beaches as we could and seeing who made the best margaritas (top shelf of course) and often running into other friends or making new ones. My friend passed last week from cancer and I will miss her and her infectious laugh and love of life more than I can say.

22. Posted by littlesam1 (Budding Member 91 posts) 8w 1 Star this if you like it!

There are so many travel moments to remember it's hard to pick just one. But when do pick the moments will be always be in either Switzerland or Hawaii. I have to say climbing Diamon Head on Oahu on my 65th birthday has to one of those special moments.

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24. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1355 posts) 8w 1 Star this if you like it!

My best travel memories are of visiting friends and family around the globe, including an Austrian family that I have known since 1973 on my first trip around the world. I spent a month in their home; and we have kept in touch all these years. I've never paid for dinner in Hong Kong. When I'm there friends insist I have a home-cooked meal. I always remember the kindness and generosity bestowed on me over years of travel. I'm forever grateful.

For me each trip is memorable. The toughest ones seem to stick out. They include hiking in the reserved zone of Peru's Manu National Park, hiking volcanoes in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula and hiking in the savanna and rain forests of Central Africa such as Gabon's Moukalaba-Doudou National Park. I seem to return again and again to India, perhaps my favorite country to visit other than my own. I especially enjoy the Himalayas.

European travel guru Rick Steves says India also is his favorite: " India wallops anyone’s self-assuredness. India rearranged my cultural furniture. My confidence that I understood such basics to life as time, joy, love, pain, and music was shaken. I was humbled in a way that made me a better person. I am thankful for India. If I weren’t on a mission in Europe, India’s where I’d be. If you enjoy culture shock, India is pure decadence."

Indeed it is. I just returned from nearly a month there and plan to return soon once travel restrictions are lifted.

25. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 926 posts) 8w 1 Star this if you like it!

This is so hard to narrow it down, and once I press submit I will probably remember more

Recently it has to be seeing Mt Fuji from our flight to Ishigaki, watching a Shinto ceremony at Meji temple, it was completely different to anything I had seen before. Sitting in an Onsen watching the stars while surrounded be snow. Driving the Taiwan mountain roads to Lishan, real adrenaline rush and beautiful scenery. And Taiwan night markets some of the best food I've eaten.

Walking the length of Fatu Hiva, the lagoon of Maupiti, I thought we would have been lagooned out by the time we reached Maupiti but that one just blew our minds. Best lagoon in the Pacific. On Maupiti we also witnessed the Heiva Festival which was fascinating since there was no for tourist performances like on Tahiti or Moorea here everything was for the locals.

Easter Island was outstanding, everything from the scenery, to the food and the people.

Hawaii the food was amazing and the Mauna Kea sunset was magical

Plitvice Lakes National Park, the barron scenery of Pag, the mountains of Slovenia, driving along the Danube.

Mexico we had amazing food, the Mayan cities were some of the best archaeological ruins I've visted and the road from El Estor to Laquin which in hindsight was a stupid decsion but memorable nonetheless. Also watching the local women protesting for equal rights throughout central America just made me feel positive for the future

Morskie Oko and its smaller sibling Czarny Staw totally worth the effort climbing and I will never forget the pierogi. Riga and Talinn are other places whose food I will never forget.

Norway mountains and fjords and Iceland just the whole island Granada is everything it promises and the Pyrenees has some amazing driving roads.

Watching the steam floating in the night light from Lightning Ridge artesian bore, The Chamber of The Black Hands, driving the Ben Lomond switch backs, crossing the Nullabor, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

Dolphins at Monkey Mia, having a Spotted Quoll jumping around in front of my car near Russell Falls, nearly hitting a reindeer in Finalnd getting close to Puffins in Látrabjarg watching a Boar with her three piglets crossing the road in a perfect line, the storks and their giant nests in Poland and the bison in Yellowstone. Watching a man jump out of his car and run after a bear into the forests of Jasper NP, such stupidity is hard to forget.

And in regards to people all those who helped us when we were in a spot of bother during our travels. Things like that just make you feel positive about the world..

I think I have taken up enough of everyone's time.

26. Posted by julie_asensio (Budding Member 2 posts) 7w 1 Star this if you like it!

my best travel memory was a few years ago when I did a cruise on the Meditterranean Sea, it was amazing being able to visit multiple countries in just one week and the boat was also amazing whith big pools, great restaurants and shops, like a little city on the Sea!