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People you LOVE to travel with - and was surprised you liked it.

Old Aug 29th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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People you LOVE to travel with - and was surprised you liked it.

For me, about 5 years ago, my dh and I invited my IL's to go with us for a week to the Adirondacks for their mother's and father's day presents. I was very nervous as you would expect - and it was a wonderful time! It is now an annual trip for us and love it each year.

What about you?
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Old Aug 29th, 2005, 11:02 AM
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We took our daughter and son-in-law to Maui and Oahu with us last year.
We're very close, and we thought it would be a good trip, but we were very suprised just how good it was having them along. It really made the trip having them with us.
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Old Aug 29th, 2005, 11:25 AM
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I take my mother in law to Europe almost every time I go (probably about 10 times in the last 8 years). She's the most fun person on the trip.
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Old Aug 29th, 2005, 11:30 AM
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My niece and I had some great trips together. Then she went and got married and had two kids!
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Old Aug 29th, 2005, 11:36 AM
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My dad. He's a workaholic, negative about the way the world is now on the whole, but when you take HIM on vacation he is a laugh a minute. He's 86 and it's hard to get him OUT, but when you do, WATCH OUT.

I have one REALLY good memory with him in Rome when he was in his late 60's. 4th of July yet-and he drank us all under the table and was singing the Nat. Anthem and waving an American flag in a piazza before we were through.
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Old Aug 29th, 2005, 12:57 PM
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I love to travel with my in-laws, especially on wilderness, golf, or camping trips. My husband and I just have so much fun with them since they are still very young at heart and active for their ages.
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Not surprised but I love travelling with my dear friend who lives in the region of Veneto. She is so intelligent, so interesting, so wellmannered, so kind, so full of fun, great conversationlist and yet quiet times are nice with her also. We seem to "click"...when we want to relax, when we want to eat, the numbers of hours we need for sleep, our interest etc.

My daughter and stepdaughter are fun to be with also, we all enjoy the same things, but again no surprise.

And my trip with OWJ, I guess you could say I was surprised how wonderful it was. I had not met her in person before I went to Atlanta and I felt like I was with someone I had known all my life. A truly fantastic week, both in Atlanta and Charleston.

Guess however, that I haven't had a lot of experience travelling with others except for the post I have on the other thread about not having a good time travelling with friends on a cruise. Thankfully that was a one time thing.

I do believe I know other people I would enjoy travelling with as we seem to share a lot of the same interest etc.

How wonderful to hear of so many that enjoy vacations with family members. That is special.
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We take our grown children on trip often and we've had trips with close friends, siblings and elderly parents. All have been enjoyable. The trick is to make sure everyone has time on their own to enjoy the things they like to do. It's not necessary to spend every waking hour together in order to have a good time.
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Some of my best times have been with virtual strangers! Let me explain....I used to work for a national company and would go to national marketing director's meetings 2x a year. At my very first meeting, I met a gal from Vermont who was also new, and we got along well. At the next meeting, we decided to room together to save our respective companies money (the owners of our franchises are cheapos). And then we discovered we had a lot of same interests! We got along famously and roomed together every time we had to go to a marketing director's meeting, until each of us left our respective companies. Our meetings were always in different cities so we'd make sightseeing and shopping plans in advance so we could make the most of the trip, always easy to do because we enjoyed the same things.
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