Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Who likes planning a holiday?

I DO!!!!!

Part of the fun and anticipation is in the planning. Finding out what to see and do, where to stay, where to eat, how to get there and how long to stay. Fun, fun, fun.

At the moment I'm planning three trips - depending on my mood.
1. an overseas trip to US / Canada, including a cruise to Alaska.
2. an outback Queensland trip to visit many places of cultural and historical interest.
3. a city break.

I often talk to people who have not seen much of their own city. When I lived in Sydney, I never really visited many tourist places, in fact it wasn't until we moved to Canberra and visited Sydney that I saw places that were simply wonderful. Sydney is so full of history and I would recommend everyone visit :) - but that will be another post.

I am planning a few days in Brisbane City - not far from where we live - and it's not the first Brisbane City break we have had. Yes, I know we can spend a day in the city and come home at night, but the hassle of getting ready and finding parking - never where one would want it to be - starts the day on a downer. If one stays in the city, even for overnight one can see more and be relaxed - that equals enjoyment.

I always go to Wotif first to see what the hotels are offering. Free parking is a bonus, and being able to walk everywhere we want to go. We have stayed at the Royal on the Park twice and walked the city Botanical Gardens, South Bank and Queen St Mall. Another time we stayed at Oaks Felix and did the city river area and Mall. Twice we have stayed just before Christmas and it was great to get a chance to take advantage of the Christmas specials.

This time it is all about Expo 88, and an exhibition of Quilts 1700-1945. So the obvious choice is to stay at South Bank. Watch this space :)

Happy holidays
Allison