Who's going abroad this year ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    How has the fuel costs affected your travel plans for this year, have you cancelled a trip abroad in favour of a trip closer to home... or have you said hang it, Im going come hell or high water ?

    We have had an expensive year, moving into and setting up a new home, so we have no van at present and this year we will probably just have a couple of weeks camping. Hopefully by next season we will have a 'hoose wi wheels' :Smile:

    Our son Paul, who accompanied us while full time, is getting married on Sunday .. so that has been more expense.. but well worth it to see him settle down with a lovely girl.. although I must say, I miss him a lot, we were more like buddies than father and son.. but he has to make a life of his own.. I dread the day Chaz says she's leaving .. :cry:

    Anyway.. what are your plans, stay in the UK, go abroad, or something even more exciting ?
     
  2. dellwood33

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    The UK is the winner this year, more trips but with more venues per outing. Still trying to sort out the Summer Trip :Smile:
     
  3. Snowbird

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    Have just returned from what was supposed to be a 3 week tour of France and turned out to be a 4 week tour of France and southern Spain.
    Must admit fuel prices do seem to have hit the pocket harder than normal.
    It did help by filling the two tanks with bio before leaving,but prices in France and Spain are not much cheaper than the UK now.Of course the state of the £ against the Euro makes it seem worse.
    As regards stopping me from traveling...NO am planning a trip to Bulgaria at the end of June,hoping to return via Greece Italy.
    We got em so we gotta run em.
     
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    Hi Jim

    We are still going to France this year. Looking at campsites just now been shocked at some of the prices some up to 80 euro a night. Cant make up our mind between the Veedee, south brittany or Sarlat been to Sarlat for a day and thought it was really nice.

    We will be using our Tesco tokens for euro tunnel so that saving should make up for the extra fuel cost.

    Gerry
     
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    Hi Jim,

    Multiple trips around UK throughout the year, though plenty shorter trips, visiting places closer to home that we have not been before.

    For the summer, off to France for a month, see where the roads lead us.:thumb:

    Next weekend Misterton for our first MHF meet..

    Now, off to Thirsk, going to take in the races tomorrow to try something different, and we will stay on the CC club site which is part of the racecourse. Only £6 per night for a family of four.

    Now if I get lucky on the horses who knows where next....:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  6. haganap

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    Congratulations to Wee Scotpaullad :thumb:

    We are going to France in July, a straightforward 10 days, drive to an aire we know on the southern atlantic coast, and then back.

    No frills,

    We have also knocked on the head many dstance trips this year, opting to stay more local at weekends. We have even found a CL just 5 mins away, gorgeous and we could be anywhere in the world when there.
     
  7. steveclecy

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    France - 11th June for 15 nights. No destination fixed. Think we may head for the sun as we no longer have our much-missed dog Bryn. Hope the fuel cost will not inhibit us, we will make our mind up. In any case will be paying for fuel and peage with our Saga Platinum Credit Card so we get a month's grace to pay for it.

    Steve
     
  8. dshague

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    we are going to france soon ,as my mum said to me there are no pockets in shrouds you cannot take it with you.that's if you have still got any cash left after bailing out your kids lol.
    tesco points for tunnel, acsi book, aires book , all help .
     
  9. Road Runner

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    Now bruno has gone although he had a passport didn't like travelling I will cross the channel, i have an outstanding ferry booking that seafrance has let me stagger a year already on.

    So sometime soon here I come:Smile:
     
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    Well we only started motorhoming a year, so can't stop already! got a couple of UK trips sorted, and will be going down to Italy at end of June.

    What do the kids want with an inheritance anyway? I never had one :BigGrin:

    David
     
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    God you sound like my Dad :Angry: :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    whole of school holidays July and August. France leisurely plod down to Spain spend some time with family in Madrid, then onto Portugal Lisbon spend some time with friends then take a week or so heading home. Aires all the way. Roll on JULY!!!!!
     
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    Hi Jim, now I'm clear we are spending July touring Scotland and September in France , can't wait to really get on the road :BigGrin:
     
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    Going to france in July for two weeks, only second time, used ACSI last year
    peak season this time, only time we could go,bit concerned about 76&80 Euro prices.
    we have just received France Aires book so are hoping we can spread the cost.
    Going via Dieppe so we can look around Normandy beaches,after that we think
    south Brittany, allowing about £260 for fuel in our budget(here's hoping).
    Anyway looking foreward to it.:Smile:
    ,
     
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    Jim.... I am putting diesel in my tanks at 1.23 euro per ltr and 1.24 per ltr around La Rochelle and 1.25 euros per ltr around Noirmoutier........so what is it costing you in the UK ?:Eeek: maybe worth the trip

    Mel
     
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    We are off to France 26th May for just over 2 weeks, taking our dog Toby for the first time, so using Tesco vouchers, not quite sure where we are going but plan to use aires as usual, hope it's not too hot for him, taking bikes to take Toby for a ride as well.
    can't wait:thumb:
     
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    Were going to France this Month to track down distant family members. Decided not to, no particular reason, going to extend trip to Lake District, Scotland and York instead.
    October, Baltic Wharf for Mrs Rs Birthday, might fit France in later, Lyon, meet up with friends from Oz who are touring then
     
  18. Heyupluv

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    It is hot at the mo.......but very nice.......fresh free oysters of the beach Mmmmmmm lovely:BigGrin:

    Mel
     
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    Circumstances permitting, we're off to France straight from Norfolk bash. Blow the cost, I won't save any money for my 80s because I'll be too decrepit to travel then anyway. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
  20. Philh

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    We are brand new motorhomers, 5 weeks today, and we are off to Croatia in July. It's a "let's just go for it" trip and we haven't a clue what to expect.

    But isn't that the whole idea? it will be a bit random.

    Phil & Gill
     
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