Travel Planning: Recommendations, recollections and future trips

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We have got quite the crew of international travelers here in the Community! Airplane Statue of libertyVolcano Tokyo towerJapanese castle

So, I wanted to create this forum in hopes that we can give and receive travel advice and recommendations based on where we all have been and where we all hope to go. 

To get the most out of this thread, please consider crafting a highly thoughtful response as a question, recommendation or thoughts on future plans. Here are some ideas:

A. Where You've Been:

Do you have a mini travel/location review to write about a trip, city, wild place or area around the globe that you really enjoyed?

  • Where did you go?
  • What did you like about it? What did you not like about it?
  • How long did you go?
  • What was the general cost pp ($, $$, $$$)?
  • Any food or excursion recommendations?
  • What you wish you had known before you went
  • What you would do if you ever got to go back (if you ever do want to return)
  • What was it good for?: Adventure, leisure, family time, culture, food, arts, social life, relaxation, romance, etc.
  • "You wouldn't like it if..."

B. Where You Want to Go:

Do you want travel tips, insights and recommendations for an upcoming trip? Amazing! Share with the community:

  • Where are you going? Country, city, region, etc.
  • Why are you going (Adventure, leisure, family time, culture, food, arts, social life, relaxation, romance, etc.)
  • How long are you going for?
  • What would you like to spend ($, $$, $$$)?
  • Do you have any food or leisure interests?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing?
  • What is your 'style' or travel or what would be good for others to know about you if they offer a recommendation?

C. Tip or quick recommendation

Don't have a novel in you to write today? That's okay! Please do chime in with a quick rec!

  • Place to travel to
  • Restaurant recommendation
  • Transportation/getting around tip
  • Must-sees
  • Bucket list
  • Specific excursion
  • etc.

Maybe we can even make a mini travel guide from the Lenovo Pro Community (of course, with perfectly poised pictures of our ThinkPads living life around the globe - like that cute Travelocity gnome!).  

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  • We went to Yosemite this last Summer.

    We loved the hikes, waterfalls, views.

    We were there for a week.

    We got a cabin, so it was a few hundred per night.  But you can actually stay for free by camping on national forest land.  There are no restrooms or facilities, but it is free.  Or you can reserve a campsite or get a cheaper condo.  So price isn't an issue.

    I highly recommend the Mist Trail to the Top of Nevada Falls.  And I also highly recommend renting a bike and riding around the valley for the day.

    The waterfalls were the largest in history this last year, so I wish I knew to wake up an hour earlier to find parking more easily.

    I want to go an a hidden trail to Sierra Point next time.  You can see most of the Yosemite waterfalls all from that one point.

  • Just visit these countries and you will enjoy them anywhere you go  Relaxed

    Netherlands, Switzerland and Croatian coastline.

    Super easy to get around with public transit or car and you can see a lot in a short period of time. Food is gonna be great , scenery, cultures to experience and all. 

  • I have traveled a good part of Europe and without a doubt I cannot recommend Porto enough, it is a wonderful place and the people are very warm!!

  • I went Georgia and stayed in a good hotel.

  • I moved to Iowa this year. People are nice and state festival was awesome

  • I live in New England, which is not far from Canada.  A quick trip to Montreal or Quebec is always nice (can drive there).  It's a friendly, but different culture, and the exchange rate works in my favor.  Aux Ancien Canadiens in Quebec City is a superb restaurant and not terribly expensive.

  • I've been to France, italy, Switzerland, England, Canada, and Monaco. My favorite by far was France. I loved Nice. It was so beautiful. Sadly, I have not been abroad in decades. Who knows how much it has all changed since then.

  • Any time there is negative press on a country, check out the flight prices to their vacation areas. Cool plus side, people are happier to see tourists when travel declines. 

  • I must be honest, I am a meme, my husband organizes everything and I just follow him Sweat smile

  • I am also in New England and love the proximity to Canada! I've been twice this year alone and love it. Thank you for the recommendation in Quebec City. I'm planning a trip there next year and find this super helpful!