Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nowhere like ... New York

I'm a Sagittarius, so I love to travel.
Having kids and a limited budget has kind of clipped my wings a little, but I can't wait for the day when I can jump on a plane, boat, car or train and travel to my hearts' content.
Some of my travel dreams include:
- A trip to Bangkok with a girlfriend so we can catch up with a very dear school friend who lives there. Oh and also so we can shop!
- A holiday in Samoa where we had the best family holiday ever about a year ago. The Samoans were so lovely, especially to the kids, and the country is just gorgeous. Not to mention extremely good value.
- New Zealand. I lived there for about 18 months, but saw very little of the country outside of Auckland, and I just fell in love with the place.
- A trip to the snow with the kids. Either in Australia, Japan, Europe, Canada, America or New Zealand.
- A trip to Cairns, where I have another dear friend, and where I spent many happy years when I was a young journalist.
- Back to Europe to see friends and family in England and Germany.
- Across to Western Australia, to visit my brother and his family and to explore the rest of the state. It's been a long-time dream to see the dolphins at Monkey Mia.
- I'd love to spend a summer in Greece, Turkey, France or Germany, writing, eating and lazing on the beach.
- A trip to Las Vegas, a city I've been to several times (and I don't even gamble, I just love it), and where another very dear friend lives. We used to have Saturday Movie Nights, eat chocolate, read magazines and have fun. I'd love another Movie Night with her!
And finally, this press release came across my desk this morning (okay, in my email inbox. Does anyone actually mail press releases anymore?)

Shop Til You Drop Package - from Doubletree hotels in New York City!

Visit the Big Apple and shop til you drop. This Bloomingdales Shop Til You Drop Package includes overnight stay ONLY at Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square or Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel PLUS the following items upon check-in:

- $50 Bloomingdales gift card.

- 15% Bloomingdales savings certificate.

- Complimentary Bloomingdales signature gift and package delivery from Bloomingdales to your hotel (on purchases of $250 or more).

- 10% Macy's savings certificate.
- 10% off at NHL Store.

- South Street Seaports savings packet.

- Complimentary champagne toast at Thalassa Restaurant.

- 20% off 50 or 80 minute spa treatment at Equinox (14 Wall Street location only).

- $15 off of Top Button's Walking Shopping Tour.
- 15% off at City Crab and Seafood Restaurant.

You can book Bloomingdales Shop Til You Drop Package by visiting www.hilton.com/nyc-shoppers.

Sigh. Would that not be the ultimate girlie holiday?
I visited New York many years ago on a backpackers' budget, so didn't actually get to shop till I dropped! And we stayed in New Jersey (can you imagine?), because it was cheaper, and took public transport into the Big Apple each day.
Though I did have fun, and even went to the top of the World Trade Centre, which is sadly no longer there.
It would lovely to return to New York and this time do it in style.
A girl can dream I guess ...)

So readers, what would be your ultimate holiday?

 Pretty H. embraces the tropical life in Samoa.

C. swimming with turtles in Samoa


MotorbikesLady said...

My dream holiday is to travel around Australia & not only to see the popular tourist stuff, but to also check the out of the way stuff.

After seeing Australia I would love to go to the UK see some wonderful friends I've meet on the net & who live over there

(((( Hugs ))))

Bronnie and family said...

Oh yes, I totally want to do the travelling around Australia thing, maybe in one of those cool motorhomes. One day perhaps. A friends' parents do that, they sold their home and bought a motorhome and that is now their home. They visit family from time to time, and when money gets low they do things like fruit picking to make money for the next part of the journey.

ClaireyH said...

Think I would like to head to the top end of aus for a good month, staying at all the child friendly places and letting the kids just live it up by running around all day. As long as I am not at the snow, anywhere would be ok!

MotorbikesLady said...

Yes I want to do it in a motorhome as well, hubby wants to do it on a motorbike.

We are going to compromise we are going to do both, buy a motorhome that will allow us to store a motorbike on it.

That way we can get to other places that a motorhome cant reach.

Also plan on doing a working holiday that way always have some cash comming in on our holiday.

(((( Hugs ))))

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Ooh I love talking holidays. I don't know what my ultimate one would be although it would probably involve food! :P

A Daft Scots Lass said...

swimming with the turtles looks brilliant!!!

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