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Post: #21
Hi Dave

It is great to know that your first solo holiday was such a success.
I went on the JY Lake Garda trip a couple of years ago. There was no time for lazing by the pool (or not much), it was up and out every day and all really interesting. I can thoroughly recommend it.

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Post: #22
Hi Dave

I've been on the Costa de la Luz trip and it was great. 8 days all inclusive at a lovely relaxing base where you could lounge and swim if you wanted or walk/cycle along the beach to town in one direction and nature reserve in the other. The pictures in the brochure are very accurate! The excursions are also a good mix of destinations with plenty of Columbus info, the monastery was particularly interesting, and including Seville. If you try this then I would say don't bother with the river trip (extra) in Seville as my memory of it is a very smelly boat with very little of interest to see.

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Post: #23
HI, I would 100% recommend the Thailand trip. Ok it is long haul!

Have a think and read about it, you see so much of Thailand and it is very much on the go (although there is a 3 day rest at the end which is well needed). I personally do not like long haul flights, unless I'm lying flat and can sleep, but finding I need to do these to get what I want from a break.

The other one I did with JY that does fit all of your criteria is the Jordan/Egypt Tour, although with the tension in Egypt not sure if that is still happening. But you start out in Jordan and go by road/boat to Cairo and see so much that you would never see if you were travelling on a normal holiday.

Good luck searching.

(18/05/2013, 03:49 PM)Newdave Wrote: Ok, I've been and I've come back!
From being excited when I first booked, I became apprehensive as the departure date neared. I was concerned that the introduction might be like an AA meeting "my name's Dave and I'm a widower". In the end I need not have been concerned; no-one pried and individuals' life stories just emerged as the holiday progressed.
The trip to Istanbul, Troy and Ephesus was great, always on the go (exactly what I wanted) and the other travellers were great company. The guide Ugur was extremely well prepared and gave us the facts we needed for each site we visited. He also managed the off-plan stops so that it appeared that we were having 3 meals each day. Local prices in turkish lire were cheap.
Would I recommend this trip? Yes 100%.
Will I go again? Of course I will. The only problem is that none of the trips in the brochure are quite as appealing as the one I've just been on. I'm looking for:
1. Not long haul
2. Ten days max
3. Plenty of activity, not lounging in the sun
If any more-seasoned JYer knows a holiday that fits these criteria, let me know.

Thanks to the new friends I met and who shared their holiday with me.

BTW It was the warmth of responses on this Community site that made me go in the first place. Thanks to those who took the time to respond to my posts.
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Post: #24
Hi Dave,

My first JY holiday was the classic cities of Italy and it was wonderful, although nonstop and tiring. There were early mornings but well worth it to see Venice, Pisa, Bologne, Florence and Rome in a week. I went at the begining of September and wasnt bargining on it being so hot- about 35 degrees every day. One of the hotels had air conditioning issues but it was sorted ok (I changed room). I have booked with JY again for October with hopefully no hot weather. I am taking no chances and trying Prague Vienna & Budapest where the average temperature should be about 10-12 degrees. Good luck with your decision.

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Post: #25
(18/05/2013, 03:49 PM)Newdave Wrote: Ok, I've been and I've come back!
From being excited when I first booked, I became apprehensive as the departure date neared. I was concerned that the introduction might be like an AA meeting "my name's Dave and I'm a widower". In the end I need not have been concerned; no-one pried and individuals' life stories just emerged as the holiday progressed.
The trip to Istanbul, Troy and Ephesus was great, always on the go (exactly what I wanted) and the other travellers were great company. The guide Ugur was extremely well prepared and gave us the facts we needed for each site we visited. He also managed the off-plan stops so that it appeared that we were having 3 meals each day. Local prices in turkish lire were cheap.
Would I recommend this trip? Yes 100%.
Will I go again? Of course I will. The only problem is that none of the trips in the brochure are quite as appealing as the one I've just been on. I'm looking for:
1. Not long haul
2. Ten days max
3. Plenty of activity, not lounging in the sun
If any more-seasoned JYer knows a holiday that fits these criteria, let me know.

Thanks to the new friends I met and who shared their holiday with me.

BTW It was the warmth of responses on this Community site that made me go in the first place. Thanks to those who took the time to respond to my posts.

Hi this a bit late as only just joined the Forum but my 2011 trip to Sorrento - Pompeii,, Capri and the Bay of Naples was brilliant. Plenty of excursions included and optional ones too. Am going to Jordan with Travelsphere in October - that sounds great. Would have gone with Just You but the numbers were too uncertain to make trip definitely viable and I needed a bit more certainty with pets to sort out.
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Post: #26
Ooops, maybe I posted on the wrong thread (not just a Just You newbie but new to this thread stuff too!). I'm just back from my first Just You holiday, to Croatia's Istrian Coast. Booked way back in January, after several slightly uncomfortable holidays where I was the only solo traveller amongst couples or tight-knit groups of friends, I grew increasingly apprehensive as the departure date of 4 September approached, but the trip was everything I'd hoped for. Lots of like-minded solo travellers to spend time with. Throughout the week I felt comfortable, relaxed and secure, enjoying the company when I wanted it, enjoying privacy when I wanted that. Most of my fellow travellers have had many holidays with Just You and I have been on the JY website ever since I got home just under a week ago, planning my next trip for early 2014.
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Post: #27
Dipping my toes in

So glad you have had a great time away on your first JY adventure here's to many more...I am planning my 10th!!!
As you have found great holidays with like minded people, you can join in or have me time it's up to you..have fun planning your next tour.

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(18/09/2013, 08:24 AM)dipping my toes in Wrote: Ooops, maybe I posted on the wrong thread (not just a Just You newbie but new to this thread stuff too!). I'm just back from my first Just You holiday, to Croatia's Istrian Coast. Booked way back in January, after several slightly uncomfortable holidays where I was the only solo traveller amongst couples or tight-knit groups of friends, I grew increasingly apprehensive as the departure date of 4 September approached, but the trip was everything I'd hoped for. Lots of like-minded solo travellers to spend time with. Throughout the week I felt comfortable, relaxed and secure, enjoying the company when I wanted it, enjoying privacy when I wanted that. Most of my fellow travellers have had many holidays with Just You and I have been on the JY website ever since I got home just under a week ago, planning my next trip for early 2014.

Hi there. Glad you enjoyed that trip. It's a really nice holiday.
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Post: #29
(18/05/2013, 06:53 PM)Mick W Wrote: Andalucia is a nice holiday (8 days), the excurrsions are good,varied and interestng and if you do them all there is only one free day and its easy to get a bus/train into either Malaga or Marbella, some did.

Austrian Lakes (8 days) also as something happening every day and is really nice, mixes trips between beautiful scenic lakes and cities/towns such as Saltzburg, Cesky Krumlov(Czech Republic),etc.

Mick

My first trip with JU to Mijas. Fantastic holiday, made many new friends and hope to meet them again on another JU holiday. Best holiday I have had for a long time Tomarytj
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Post: #30
Hi Sorrento is a fabulous holiday. Excursions every day if you want and Sorrento itself is a fabulous town to explore.
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