Holidaying near home this year?

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Hello, it’s Lucy from Europe Today here – later in the week we’ll be thinking about holidays, and we want to hear from you if you’ve decided to stay closer to home during your summer break.

There’s been a lot of talk this summer about people going on holiday nearer home because of the recession – Germans have been heading to the north coast instead of Majorca, British tourist boards are trying to encourage people to go to Cornwall instead of the Caribbean, and Parisians are pretty much staying at home

Have you been on holiday nearer home this year? Has a lack of funds made you appreciate previously undiscovered places in your country? Have you encouraged other people to do the same? Was your holiday at home a disaster? Or do you think it’s always best to explore other countries to completely get away from the rat race?

8 Responses to “Holidaying near home this year?”

  1. 1 Tom K in Mpls
    August 11, 2009 at 16:02

    Holiday? More like job hunting.

  2. 2 Jennifer
    August 11, 2009 at 21:30

    My family has only been on one family vacation away from home in my lifetime. I don’t feel deprived though. We travel at times throughout the year. There are certainly some places I want to see before I die.

  3. 3 Dennis Junior
    August 11, 2009 at 21:48

    Hi, to the Europe Today and/or BBC WS Staff…When I used the link for the French link that was in the story….it doesn’t work!!!!!

    =Dennis Junior=

  4. 4 John in Salem
    August 12, 2009 at 14:45

    This year, as always, I will be sailing my couch into a tropical sunset courtesy of cable tv.
    Non voyage, everybody!

  5. 5 Dennis Junior
    August 12, 2009 at 17:01

    No Holidays for me this year….I was broke…(No money)…

    =Dennis Junior=

  6. 6 Katharina in Ghent
    August 12, 2009 at 17:29

    My family just spent nearly 6000 Euros for a three week trip to Canada, visiting my husband’s family and doing a lot of cruising around there. We saved for over a year to afford this trip and it was worth every penny. Luckily, we are in a position where short city trips are easily available, it’s two hours from here to London or Paris (which we already did this summer as well). Who knows where we will go next?

  7. 7 Dennis Junior
    August 12, 2009 at 18:18

    Kathi in Ghent:

    Point well-taken also, but, for people who are unable to afford to pay for the necessities of LIFE…..They can’t afford to take a vacation!!!!!

    =Dennis Junior=

  8. 8 James Ian
    August 13, 2009 at 11:39

    Yeah, staying close to home, but then, we rearly get too far from home, we stay inside the states for the most part. Just one or two trips outside ever.

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