How do you decide where to go?

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  1. Puddleduck

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    As it says really.

    Now we are retired :) we plan to make trips that are associated with our hobbies..... so model engineering shows, craft shows, trips to places where there are specialist shops.

    Why rush there and back in a day when you can make a mini-holiday and explore?
     
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  2. Milliemobile

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    I read other peoples blogs and get ideas, as we are new to this, usually means I change my mind on a daily basis, driving Nige nuts :D
    Wish we had a motorhome when we scuba dived, would as been brilliant.

    Lin
     
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  3. calion

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    A lot depends how much time we have. If its only 2 or 3 days, we don't want to waste too much time driving, so will stay nearer to home. If its a week or more, we'll plan somewhere further afield.
     
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    I love my mancave, so travel to look at machinery and on occasions to collect or deliver some. any excuse for a trip really.
     
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    The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre just off the Fosse Way have loads of model engineering type shows, model trains, model boats, model just about anything! And some fabulous caravan sites nearby, both fully serviced and little CL's.
     
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    One for the trip planning book!

    Thanks.
     
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    Until Barrie retires, most of our weekends away revolve around the music festivals we're playing at and Funster rallies.

    We have a huge 'to-do' list of places to visit and are working through them in the main holidays but Cornwall keeps calling us back at the moment.
     
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    Cornwall now top of list as our son & familky ( 2 granddaughters) have just moved to Gorran Haven, so several trips there this year via Devon/ Dorset/ Somerset while on the way. Plus a trip to Brittany in sept as I love trips to France. Expect next year simliar!!! albeit different part of France.
     
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    The last couple of years, apart from some Fun rallies, we've looked at the lists of THSs and meets run by the C&CC and MCC, matched them to areas we would like to visit and then played it by ear.

    I think Jill would really like a meet near this place in Burnley but "unfortunately" we've never made it :D
     
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    We generally try to avoid crowds, look for places with walking, mountains, warmth helps - a lot for Mrs DBK. For ideas where to go I find looking at maps or even just an atlas gives inspiration and interesting looking roads and coastlines get added to the list. I also get ideas from books - travel stuff by the likes of Edward Enfield, Eric Newby, Chris Stewart etc.
     
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    She'll fabricate an excuse to get you there one day.

    There is an escape route, park in the aire in Brugges and she'll never want to do UK again.
     
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    If it's just a short trip, say a weekend, just wherever takes our fancy, sometimes it may be by recommendation, sometimes just somewhere we've never been, sometimes just random.
     
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    At least once a year we go down south to visit in laws, that is probably our longest trip.
    Since we have had the motorhome each year we have had trips to the Borders, North Scotland,
    North England and Dumfriesshire, not very adventurous but suits us at the moment. We try to choose sites with good dog walks, edge of village if possible and small and quiet.
     
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    Anywhere there is peace, quiet and wildlife......also wherever the sun is shining, the odd empty beach, deserted mountain........and then again Paris, Venice etc etc........:D
    Pd; anywhere that our wheels, four and two can go, is on the list.(y)
     
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    Burnley is far more attractive :D
     
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    :eek: Surely it would have leaked?

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    She might like this place as well
    http://fabricguild.co.uk/

    I've added you suggestion to "the book" :)
     
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo @J H definitely not interested :LOL:
     
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    Should be your suggestion my fingers are not working as fast as my brain today......

    Aberkhan is pretty good as well :) http://www.abakhan.co.uk/
     
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    Funny, Jill was just talking about them yesterday :)
     
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