General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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bertoni
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1506 posts since 29/9/11

2 Feb 2022 21:02
RickRude wrote:
swede wrote: littlehampton is so shit Sad

The worst place I have ever been to

You've obviously never been to Skegness.
Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

2 Feb 2022 21:13
pentonville wrote: Absolutely go to Souvenir in Ghent.

Thank you, booked it.
Dee
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12199 posts since 22/11/07

2 Feb 2022 22:54
swede wrote: littlehampton is so shit Sad

A fave….. worthy of a cpl of nights, not too snotty, staff are great, food is very good, outdoor pool on an evening is bliss, especially in winter.

https://www.themayfairmusings.com/home/review-bailiffscourt-hotel-and-spa

deuce
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14164 posts since 21/1/08

posted 3 Feb 2022 10:38, edited 3 Feb 2022 10:38
I'm doing a southern USA roadtrip later this year in early October. Any tips, suggestions or must-sees would be much appreciated.

Flying into Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX > Houston, TX
Houston, TX > New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA > Nashville, TN (up through Mississippi and Alabama)
Nashville, TN > Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC > Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC > Savannah, GA
Savannah, GA > Jacksonville, FL (Or Augustine?)
Jacksonville, FL > Orlando/Disney for a few days
Flying back from Orlando

The reason I put the to/from's, is because if anyone knows any cool little towns along the way to stop off at, that would be amazing.

I'll be vising some places for a few days, and others will just be a fleeting visit, as it's a lot of mileage, but we really enjoying road trips/driving and that's a big part of what we're looking forward to.

Nothing is set in stone yet, apart from the flights and car pickup/drop off, so at the planning stage

Any do's/dont's would be great, including places to stay, food spots, tourist attractions etc.
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

3 Feb 2022 10:59
deuce wrote: Nothing is set in stone yet, apart from the flights

Business class?
deuce
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14164 posts since 21/1/08

3 Feb 2022 11:05
andymakesglasses wrote:
deuce wrote: Nothing is set in stone yet, apart from the flights

Business class?
Am actually yer Cool
pentonville
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1063 posts since 12/3/12

3 Feb 2022 11:21
Crackajack wrote:
pentonville wrote: Absolutely go to Souvenir in Ghent.

Thank you, booked it.

Good stuff!
FLG
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5895 posts since 21/5/04

3 Feb 2022 12:06
deuce wrote: I'm doing a southern USA roadtrip later this year in early October. Any tips, suggestions or must-sees would be much appreciated.
My suggestion would be avoid Houston. Worst city I've ever been to.
Jealous of the rest. Was meant to do most of them in 2020 until COVID fucked it.
Burt
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6313 posts since 3/1/10

posted 3 Feb 2022 12:17, edited 3 Feb 2022 12:17
deuce wrote: I'm doing a southern USA roadtrip later this year in early October. Any tips, suggestions or must-sees would be much appreciated.

New Orleans, LA > Nashville, TN (up
Stayed proper South of New Orleans which was hit by Katrina unfortunately. Didn't find NO to be my kinda place tbh, still loads to see/do though.

Pretty sure I stayed at the Hyatt in Nashville which is within walking distance of the centre.

There are absolutely LOADS of bars, just gotta pick one that suits tbh. If the Titans are playing it's deffo worth a visit - people are incredibly friendly and welcoming pre-game.

Music wise i also took in…

Country Music Hall of Fame - need at least half a day for here; ain't just generic 'Dolly Parton Country Music', encompasses black history too.

Studio B - a must see for any music 'fan' I reckon. Just a great/historic place.
Davinho
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2469 posts since 2/12/08

3 Feb 2022 12:32
Do one of the gator swamp tours when you’re in New Orleans. I wasn’t up for it at all but it was so good. The doughnuts everyone queues for are a bit shit, don’t bother.
-DiscoTits-
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1001 posts since 26/11/07

3 Feb 2022 19:39
Should think about going to Austin if you are gonna do another Texas city if it’s in any way feasible to do with your itinerary.
Owlix
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2084 posts since 16/10/08

7 Feb 2022 11:08
I know it's been posted a million times but the search on here is terrible. Going to Paris Thursday - Sunday, any recommendations? Ideally any good vegan spots.
eazypz
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3679 posts since 16/4/10

7 Feb 2022 11:20
As above, non vegan options also welcome Cool
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

7 Feb 2022 11:32
Owlix wrote: I know it's been posted a million times but the search on here is terrible. Going to Paris Thursday - Sunday, any recommendations? Ideally any good vegan spots.

Loads of great vegan food in Paris. Couple of highlights…

- Hank (burger)
- La Potager du Marais (French)
- La Palanche D'Aulac (Vietnamese)

Happy Cow app is your friend.
Birdman
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1623 posts since 10/3/10

7 Feb 2022 12:44
deuce wrote: I'm doing a southern USA roadtrip later this year in early October. Any tips, suggestions or must-sees would be much appreciated.

Flying into Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX > Houston, TX
Houston, TX > New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA > Nashville, TN (up through Mississippi and Alabama)
Nashville, TN > Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC > Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC > Savannah, GA
Savannah, GA > Jacksonville, FL (Or Augustine?)
Jacksonville, FL > Orlando/Disney for a few days
Flying back from Orlando

The reason I put the to/from's, is because if anyone knows any cool little towns along the way to stop off at, that would be amazing.

I'll be vising some places for a few days, and others will just be a fleeting visit, as it's a lot of mileage, but we really enjoying road trips/driving and that's a big part of what we're looking forward to.

Nothing is set in stone yet, apart from the flights and car pickup/drop off, so at the planning stage

Any do's/dont's would be great, including places to stay, food spots, tourist attractions etc.

Lived in Dallas for 5 years so hit me up if you want any info - been to most of the other places in last few years too. Houston is pretty sprawling - I’d recommend the Johnson Space Center if you are down there. As someone else said Austin (which can be combined with San Antonio) is the better bet - you could go Dallas - Austin - Houston and just spend less time in Houston?
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

7 Feb 2022 13:15
Owlix wrote: I know it's been posted a million times but the search on here is terrible. Going to Paris Thursday - Sunday, any recommendations? Ideally any good vegan spots.

Hank is ok for burgers, not amazing but not bad in my opinion.

Tashi Tagye was good. A friendly Tibetan place with veggie and vegan options.

L’Abattoir Végétal, Café Pinson, Le Potager du Marais and Le Potager de Charlotte are all good.

I had Holiday Vegan Diner bookmarked for a future visit but haven't been to it yet, although it looks like it might have closed.

I wasn't so keen on Saveurs Végét'Halles (found the food a bit plain) but my wife liked it. This was maybe 4 or 5 years ago though.

Vegan Folie's for cakes.
Burt
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6313 posts since 3/1/10

7 Feb 2022 14:21
Would recommend the Italian restaurant 'La Briciola' which is an informal spot in Le Marais (predominantly pizza but definitely do Vegan options).

Always recommend Lulu White's for cocktails - tiny but a great spot and decent drinks/prices.
MoB
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37385 posts since 31/8/04

7 Feb 2022 14:45
Owlix wrote: I know it's been posted a million times but the search on here is terrible. Going to Paris Thursday - Sunday, any recommendations? Ideally any good vegan spots.

https://www.lrdparis.com/ for cocktails
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

7 Feb 2022 15:28
Candelaria for drinks
toof_ake
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1148 posts since 23/8/09

7 Feb 2022 16:43
Owlix wrote: I know it's been posted a million times but the search on here is terrible. Going to Paris Thursday - Sunday, any recommendations? Ideally any good vegan spots.

Miznon