Where to go on vacation?

I mentioned that I was planning to take several weeks off in May. Well, it’s May now and I’m starting on vacation really soon, but I haven’t planned any travel. Okay, that’s not quite true; I’m heading back to Kentucky to see family early in the vacation. But I haven’t planned any other travel yet. Anyone want to offer recommendations on good/fun places that I could visit in May?

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  2. Harith

    Matt

    Wish you, Mrs Cutts, Emmy and Ozzie an exciting and relaxing vacation. Should we expect light posting during the vacation or no posting at all for the next several weeks?

    How about letting Adam Lasnik to take care of your blog while you are on vacation? maybe he wil tell us more about current TBPR update, duplicates, Paid links etc.. πŸ™‚

  3. I would recommend Siquijor in the Philippines… but don’t tell anyone else ;-). My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon in May 2005 – it was fantastic.

  4. The last time that I went on vacation, which has been a while, I spent 2 months in Southern Arizona. Although, that was from December to February, I don’t know about this time of year. It’s amazing there, all of the elements that you would find in California(less the Ocean), Colorado, and Missouri, all wrapped up into a nice little package. You could hike the Superstition Mountains, search for the Dutchmans Lost Gold. If you find it, you can give me a cut of it, and still have plenty enough left over to buy Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft….

  5. keos

    come to israel. pay us a visit.

    maybe you’ll be lucky and you’ll stump upon a regional war.
    you might get lucky!!!!

  6. San Diego! I promise you won’t go hungry if you come down!

    Laguna beach, which is where I used to lifeguard is also breathtaking, usually has good May weather, not too many crowds yet, and has a completely different feel than the bay area.

    dk

  7. Bryce

    It would be sexy if you flew to Australia, but that’s expensive πŸ™‚

  8. Come to India!

    There is a lot of stuff to see!

    But mainly it’s my country, so its fun!

    If you do, come to Pune and see me!

  9. jan

    northern thailand is nice this time of the year.

  10. Have you ever heard of Slovenia? My home country and very beautiful in May.

  11. Tala

    Hiya,

    I would recommend going to Spain (barcelona). Great place to enjoy the yummy sea food. I live in the Uk by the way and I am not spanish. But when I went there last year, I loved it. The people are fab and the food is great. what else do you need? La rambla street is also on the beach πŸ˜‰ Njoy

  12. St. Helena in the South Atlantic, which is amongst the most isloated yet inhabited places on the planet will probably give you some excellent dinner party chat, but on the other hand can be quite difficult to get to – usually a plane to South Africa and then a boat to the island. Time might be a bit of an issue with that suggestion so how about Dominica in the Caribbean. This is closer but similarly not overly tourist infested.

    The north-western countries in South America have all sorts of exploratory possibilities as they are predominantly jungle – Suriname, French Guyana and Guyana, although I suggest making sure people know where you are going and when you are expected back – the fun of going somewhere that many others do not has obvious associated dangers.

    Have fun!

  13. Hi Matt, I’ve been following your blog for a long time, and you’r doing a great job, and you really need some days off.
    As Bryce said, Here at down Under – Australia – you can have a really great time.
    I’ll be more than happy to show you and your family around.

  14. SΓ©an

    I am going to Lefkas in Greece for a week on the 18th. Cycling, water-skiing, kayaking, scuba-diving, sailing etcetcetc.

    Rest by getting tired.

  15. Come to Paris ! There are a lot of good places to visit. The best is “place de la Madeleine” and by chance you could visit Exalead staff πŸ™‚

  16. Come to Spain. Flights are cheap, and … do you know anybody ever complaining about their vacations in Spain ???

    And if you do please give me a call !!

    And if you prefer to see before you go, visit my travel videoblog (now I am showing Vietnam ) or directly to the episodes in Seville or Barcelona

    In Spanish, but you will get the point …. πŸ˜€

  17. Glen Carner

    Kona, Hawaii Matt. If you do come this way I would be happy to provide you with the insiders scoop. Top that readers!

  18. Yes!! Visit India… specially North India – the Himalayas…

  19. The Good, the Bad and the Good

    Try Greece,

    Amorgos, Ikaria, Samothraki, Crete as well as the north mainland. Its a holiday you will never forget.

    πŸ™‚

  20. Matt,

    if posisble delay your days off a bit, or just get a couple of days off from the beginning of June to visit the Greek Blogger Camp on Ios island, Cyclades, Greece. If you like amazingly beautiful beaches, this is the palace to be.

    @SΓ©an: Good to see you visiting Greece. I hope you have fun. Lefkas or Lefkada is an awesome place but waters are a bit cold for my taste πŸ™‚

  21. Dominic

    If you end up in Auckland, New Zealand, drop me and email and I’ll take you out sailing on the harbour.

  22. fi

    enjoy your hols – come to england – hottest april since time (records) began!
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6598953.stm

  23. Les

    This is the best place that I have ever had a “holiday” at. It is a walk across northern Spain – takes about a month it is called the Camino de Santiago http://www.caminodesantiago.me.uk many say it is life changing – I just loved it. Take a look Matt. You don’t have to walk the whole route,

  24. Visit Kerala and Goa in India, those are cool places to visit with other parts of India. You ever been to India Matt?

  25. Surely it has to be Scotland. May or September are usually the best months to visit ‘God’s’ country. Head for the west coast north from Glasgow.

  26. you are most welcome to come to Israel. Great place to visit, many interesting places. And it isn’t as dangerous as it might seem in the news.

  27. I suggest You to visit Tenerife (Canary Islands). Nice weather, beatiful landscape, very comfortable Hotels with big swimming pools and nice food …

  28. Hi Matt,

    You should come to the Netherlands. We’ve got great weather in may (well most of the time), lot’s of interesting places to visit!

  29. If you want some vibrant life, come to Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps…

  30. When I want to relax I go to Algarve, because I’m portuguese and Algarve’s prices are average to the portuguese mid-class. If it’s average for us, I believe that for you americans it is really cheap.

    Anyway, if you want to travel to a paradise, why not Brazil, Cuba or Dominicain Republic?

    By the way, some friends told me that California is a wonderful place to take some weeks off…

  31. JohnMu

    Alaska?

    What kind of getaway are you looking for? Fun? Sun? Adventure? Mountains?

  32. Doug

    I guess it depends on how long you have off. If its only the end of your post-KY vacation I would head on up to New York City – plenty to do here within easy reach. I would think its your type of place. And its beautiful in May.

    Enjoy the trip.

  33. Jim

    If you are looking for peace and quiet I love Cape Hatteras. You could fly into Williamsburg, check out the history for a bit and then drive to the Outer Banks.
    The water should be getting to about 70 by now, no crowds ever and the houses will be very reasonable.

  34. Matt –

    It’s near the end of the season, but Nevis next to St Kitts is an amazing island paradise. Not overdeveloped like much of the Caribbean.

    Rob

  35. For this time of year –

    Banff, Alberta (and area… Lake Louise, Jasper)

    or Costa Rica… very very beautiful country. Check the weather though – it could be raining there.

    Paul

  36. Hey Matt. I live in Madisonville KY…..are you going to be near there? If so I would like to treat you to some great barbecue……hahaha…… strarting to get warm back here in the bluegrass state…….. 90 today……. have a great trip………….eric

  37. ps….International Barbecue Festival in Owensboro KY on May 11-12. Let me know if you attend….. treat you to some Moonlight BBQ……. you know what that is………… cheers

  38. Marjory Meechan

    Yes. Go to Alberta. The wildflowers will be blooming in the mountains.

  39. aw

    Sedona, AZ
    http://www.visitsedona.com/

    Utah. You can hit Zion, Bryce, and the north Rim of the Grand Canyon.
    http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/

    Zion is better than the Grand Canyon. This is one of th best road trips I have ever taken. You can even end up in Las Vegas if you drive it right πŸ˜‰

  40. You can go to Boracay, Philippines, best vacation I’ve ever had! (Google it :P)

  41. sem4u

    Are you planning on travelling outside of the US?

    There are loads of great places to visit in Europe – how about Barcelona, Rome and London for starters? πŸ™‚

  42. You should visit Lanzarote (canary islands), If you pop into my bar I’ll be sure to give you a couple of free pints, I wont ask to many questions about google… honest πŸ™‚

  43. Gold Coast, Australia of course – sheesh.
    πŸ˜€

  44. Washington, DC is very pretty this time of year.

  45. Hey Matt:

    We just got back from Williamsburg and Jamestown Virginia. Both were interesting and educational. It is the 400th aniversary of the landing at Jamestown.

    The conditions that our founding ancestors and those that fought for our freedom endured as a matter of everyday life amazed me.

    Cheers,
    Ted

  46. Bora-Bora (French Polynesia)

  47. Hi Matt, have you considered visiting Florida? We’re just down the street from Kentucky. You could spend some time at Disney World, Miami, or Key West.

    If you ever go to Key West, make sure you check out Dry Tortugas National Park.

    Miami is great for relaxing and exploring the Everglades.

    May is also a good time of the year to swim with wild manatees at Crystal River.

    Have fun, and let us know where you end up vacationing.

  48. Zephyr

    Matt, if its family your with then why not try Egypt? Beautiful country and so much history. Always something to do in Egypt. They have the weather, lush tropical sea, beaches, pyramids, culture, history and some very good shopping.

    Cheers

  49. How about touring all the KY State Parks and then helping them with their website.

  50. As we have done a fair bit of research on Dubai this year, we have decided to go there. Originally, we had planned to go to Dubrovnik on the Adriatic Coast and one of my favorite areas.

    I’m excited about Dubai and have a few friends there who love it, I really want to check out the sport of Falconry and get some reviews done for our Dubai page.

    If you do feel like Europe, I strongly suggest looking at Dubrovnik, since the war of independence, Croatia is now building and becoming a cultural capital again, Dubrovnik is one fo those untouched areas and I would suggest a visit before the land developers arrive there in the masses.

  51. Easy for a midwestern guy – the Indianapolis 500 on May 27th!

  52. JLH

    You could come clean my garage. That would be fun. Come on, think of two or three days in Minnesota! I promise I won’t use the word supplemental or “paid links” in a sentence. I’ve got a ’68 dart convertible buried in there and just want to get to it to start working on it. I’ll be in Denver late in the month, so we’ll have to work around that, but otherwise sounds like a great plan.

  53. pronto gomez

    for a real taste of the south – http://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/

  54. Hi Matt,

    You should come to the Turkey. There is a lot of stuff to see!

  55. Naturally you should come to Melbourne, Australia, the sporting capital of the world..you can fly over Sydney and wave to your fellow Googlers on the way. I’m sure we can find some Roller Hockey for you to play as well…..alternatively you can just hang upside down like the rest of us…

  56. You could do a lot worse than come to York in England. A very pleasant place to visit, especially when the sun is shining like it is now.

  57. Matt,

    I second the comments about visiting Australia. The Great Barrier Reef (see it before it’s gone), to the Red Center, there’s a huge amount to see.

    If you want to see the US, I’d recommend Yellowstone National Park. I was there a couple of years ago and it was awesome. Some of the most spectacular scenery coupled with all of the geological and volcanic sites. In fact, if you like national parks, any of them are great.

  58. Phil

    Bora Bora – sharks, mantas, hinano and it doesn’t have to break the bank.

  59. Russell

    Deep into the Southern African bush were very few Googlers have gone. serengeti.org is excellent, Okavango Delta in Botswana and Etosha Pan in Nambia are also excellent.

    Then there are the exclusive private game reserves in South Africa which guarantee they will show you the Big Kitties on the prowl.

  60. Search “seo vacation” in Google. πŸ™‚ I love Paris, there is no better city.
    It’s so beautiful, would definitely recommend going.
    I’ve become a better person since discovering this city πŸ™‚

  61. Hampstead

    I would suggest England but it’s full at the moment.

  62. Edinburgh is pretty nice this time of year – just starting to get some good weather and there’s loads to do plus you’re pretty central to visit other towns and cities around Scotland. πŸ™‚

    MG

  63. Why not take a quick trip up I-65 to Indianapolis and go to the Indy 500? I may even still have a couple of tickets left in the first few rows of the first turn. πŸ˜‰

  64. LeBleu

    Hi Matt,

    My recommendation for a vacation is Key West, FL. I go there every couple of years and really enjoy it. There is a lot to do there, including seeing Ernest Hemingway’s house, a place that James Audubon stayed while drawing birds, sea life and coral reefs, sunset sailing cruises, and the butterfly conservatory is a must see. I’m not a drinker myself, but I hear the bars are pretty good, and there are also some interesting local bands.

    I will admit I don’t know what the weather is like there in May, I usually go more towards November.

    Just my two cents,
    LeBleu

  65. Michael

    Kentucky!

    Just in time for the Derby if you get here this week.

  66. Why not a visit to the southernmost point in the United States (continental, that is). Plus, May is Tarpon season in Key West. You can fish for 100-200 pound fish (catch and release), then party in one of America’s most lively towns.
    I’m guessing island life would be a great vacation for you. Ride a bicycle to get around, wear nothing more than flip-flops and t-shirts, snorkel at the reef, and taste local fresh seafood like grouper, snapper, conch, and shrimp.
    Plus, it is all within the lower 48. We call it America’s Caribbean.
    If you are headed our way, let us know and we’ll roll out the welcome wagon.

  67. Providenciales, Turks & Caicos!

    This is a great time of year to go… Prices are less, and the weather is still quite nice.

    It’s more low-key than most other Caribbean islands… No wild parties or bars. Just nice, un-crowded, sugary-sandy beaches. And dolphins!

  68. How about Branson, Missouri. Okay, I know it sounds a bit cheesy, but there is a great park, Silver Dollar City, and a lot of neat shows (I could recommend a few). Plus the surroundings are gorgeous; a perfect place to just relax a bit.

  69. Several suggestions:

    Sri Lanka: spectacular ancient cities, beaches, mountains, British and Dutch colonial buildings (a whole town in the case of the latter) and some wildlife (leopards to elephants, though nothing like Africa) and two (arguably three) different climates, all within less than a days drive of each other. Don’t worry about security, tourists are not affected.

    South west England: nice and quiet, and you can find out what real cider is. Easy to go to both Wales and London from there.

    Indonesia: I have only been to Bali (avoid the really touristy bits), but there are lots of places I would like to go to.

    Queensland, Australia: Great barrier reef (I saw fewer fish than in Bali though), varied landscapes.

  70. If you dream of visiting Greece – May and June are the perfect months!

  71. Jimbo

    A guy like you needs to get off the grid. I recommend Costa Rica. I went there with the family in December. Check the weather and see if it’s agreeable this time of year (lonely planet website of course). you can see sloths, monkeys, giant blue butterflies and get your mind refreshed with rain forests, beaches and even take some surfing lessons at Playa Tamarindo (seriously).

    Or for more adventure and more culture, go to Guatemala. Beautiful and plenty of ruins to explore and fabric markets to buy cool stuff.

  72. You may visit Jordan, where I am from. You can visit the dead sea, Jarash where you will find roman remains and may end your trip by one of the most interesting places in the world, Petra! Furthermore, you may sleep one or two nights in Wadi Rum in the Jordanian desert.

    Jordan worth a visit and it is very safe, although it comes in very bad area. This is a video where the Jordanian Monarch takes an American Journalist a tour in Jordan, it is long, but worth spending time on it:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3581730273695407556

    Wish that helps!

    adi azar

  73. You could come to Vegas and Golf with us! Well okay – it’s not that “great” but Vegas is so much fun. But if you do golf, see me!

    Friends of mine booked a tour through Europe, but that’s so old school…

    Do you dive? Palau for diving is a lot of fun…

    By far the most exciting trip I’ve ever taken was through Asia

    The Philippines – This was a great time, shopping and lots of history
    Japan – All Techie’s should visit Japan (awesome fun)
    Hong Kong – History, Shopping, Rugby, Food, Excellent Service, Top Hotels in The world
    Taiwan – The night vendors are a treat, Snake Blood for Virility was a bit odd – but the trip was fun
    Thailand – Get out of the city and into the country Spicy Food is the key here

    South America – Chile and Argentina are worth the visit.

  74. Sorry for the double post earlier…. anyway… I am from Kentucky… if you are looking for something to do this month be sure to check out the International BBQ Festival in Owensboro KY….One of the largest in the country and plenty of great bbq. Will you be near Madisonville??? Have a great and safe vacation……..eric

  75. Looks like you’ve gotten some great advice for your trip,

    But may I also suggest that while you are in Kentucky, you stop by the Maker’s Mark distillery (outside Louisville) — they have an excellent tour and of course it’s situated on some of the most beautiful land I have ever seen. And before you say it, no, not all writers are alcoholics. Just the good ones.

  76. Niagara Falls. You can claim you’re doing it for romantic reasons and keep the wife happy when really you’re just going to hit the casinos at Seneca and Fallsview.

    If you do end up going to Fallsview, go around May 25-26 and get yourself a couple of tickets to see Roger Hodgson (former lead of Supertramp). If you even have casual knowledge of Supertramp and a couple of their songs (as I did), you will truly enjoy the show Roger puts on…it’s a spectacle. You have to see it live to appreciate it, though.

  77. I would suggest taking a little side trip to St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia (USA). There is a great little bar called Mullet Bay that I suggest you check out.
    There is some great golfing around there as well and Tom Selleck has a house there too. Maybe he still has that cool Ferrari that he drove in Magnum P.I.?

  78. I’m in Costa Rica at the moment, and it really is a beautiful country (as another commenter mentioned). It’s a reasonably cheap flight from the states, and the amount of wildlife is astounding. The beaches are beautiful too, and there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. This is my second time here, and I highly recommend it as a vacation destination.

  79. Adam

    Hershey, PA

    The sweetest place on earth, need I say more?

    We have hershey park among other fun things to do.

    The web address is http://Hersheypa.com
    I love the hershey area and think it would make a really fun stop on your vacation.
    Adam

    PS: I enjoy keeping up on your blog

  80. North Queensland – it’s all gotta be about North Queensland.. I’ve just come back from a work trip up there (I rant about it a bit in my blog).. but seriously, this time of year is just divine in North Queensland.

    I spent years up there driving about 100,000kms a year, and got to know just about every nook and cranny. I could do you up an itinerary in about five minutes.

    Trips out of San Fran can be had around the $US1200 mark at the mo.

    The fishing is great, the beaches are white, the people are friendly the sailing is spectacular.

    Alternatively, if you are looking for something exotic, papua new guinea is way under-rated – one of those hidden gems that hasn’t hit the tour books yet.. Fly into Madang via Port Moresby, get picked up and taken to a gorgeous place called Jaisaben – it’s the most divine holiday place – stay in bungalows, walk straight out onto the beach and coral. They also do diving courses there. Veryy Specco place.

    M

  81. Are Emmy & Ozzie coming along?

  82. It’s a great time to come to Canada! I wouldn’t come to Winnipeg though. Niagara Falls is fun anytime, and it’s not that busy before the May long weekend (which is a week earlier for us Canucks).

    I haven’t been to Banff in Alberta, but I’ve heard it’s beautiful and hope to get up there this summer.

  83. Why dont you go over seas? Like Australia or Asia – step out of your comfort zone.

  84. Miami / Ft. Lauderdale area has it all, beaches, gambling, drinking (oops, Mr. Sprite I’m talking to), and tons of fine dining in the area.

    If you’ve never done Paris I highly recommend it, we loved the place. Good subway system, you can get virtually everywhere on foot. We found the people to be very nice.

    India was very interesting for a couple of weeks until I caught some local bug and got atomic diarrhea.

    However, a nice vacation can be had right here in the good old Bay Area for me. Go play poker one day, paintball the next, grab the pro camera and take a ‘field trip’ to shoot some Bay Area subject matter, spend the day roaming around in some state park area I’ve never been to before, yada yada, then take in a NEW restaurant (tons of ’em) and maybe a movie, lots to do at home.

  85. Wow! Thanks for all the great suggestions, folks! Now I wish that I’d asked a little earlier so that I could figure out how to fit lots of these in. πŸ™‚

    “Should we expect light posting during the vacation or no posting at all for the next several weeks?”

    Harith, I haven’t decided. Last year I stopped blogging 100%, and I think that hurt a little when the “5 billion spam pages!” meme went around, and I wasn’t there to say “Nope, site: isn’t accurate right now, try more like 100K pages indexed or less.” At the same time, I do want to step away from most work; that’s kinda the point of a vacation, right?

    My guess is that I’ll keep blogging at least a little bit. There’s some stuff still in my backlog that I want to talk about, and some blog topics sound like fun to me.

    Titanas, Greek Blogger Camp sounds really fun. I was thinking I might try one of these Blogger/Barcamp/Unconference/Whatever things. But the dates won’t work; in early June I’ll be at SMX in Seattle. πŸ™

    JohnMu, probably more along the lines of a quiet, beautiful place to relax and read a book. Alaska did sound like an awesome place to visit though. As long as it’s during the summer. πŸ™‚

    Doug, NYC is a blast. I think my wife has something there in June or a month or two later, so I may save that for now and go with her later.

    sem4u, I don’t know if I’ll make it outside the U.S. or not. A friend did say that Barcelona is beautiful this time of year, but I’m not sure how much time I’ll have.

    JLH, you might laugh, but I did buy a filing cabinet and a label maker with the intent of possibly redo-ing my files. “Oh boy, I can finally break out my bills and such by year!” I said to myself. How sad is that? πŸ™‚

    Marketing Guy, I visited Edinburgh once in college and *loved* it. It’s a beautiful city.

    Bud Caddell, would you believe that as a Kentuckian I’ve never been to Maker’s Mark and never done the Derby? How slack is that?

    Amber, Emmy and Ozzie get stressed leaving the house, so they’ll stay close to home.

  86. McMohan

    I guess Bangalore would not be a run-o’-mill travel destination if you choose to come over. Plus you have Krishna Bharat here to give company. Remember when Larry and Sergey came visiting, they travelled in the infamous auto rickshaw all through. Now, on busy B’lore roads that is sure a thrill πŸ™‚

  87. Belize! You can go extremes there – either relax and do absolutely nothing or do all the wild crazy things, diving, living on tree tops amidst 8 inch long tarantulas – eek I hate them.

  88. Where ever you do go, I hope you enjoy the time off!

    Oh, stop by Gary Price’s wedding this Sunday. πŸ™‚

  89. Something I’ve always wanted to do (and it’s relatively close to Kentucky) is see Al Green preach at his Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis, Tennessee.

    http://www.algreenmusic.com/fullgospeltabernacle.html

  90. Matt,

    You have to many Fans, I have traveled the world 10 times over and my advice would be based on your needs.. I.E.

    Create a list of up to ten things that you need in a Priority from highest to lowest

    Relaxing (time off from the World)
    Beach
    Good Food
    Night Life with or With out Casino
    Single or Married
    Excitement
    Adventurous

    Then Do what you do best!
    So for me it would be (South Beach Florida) Single, Beach and no Casino’s or Cancun Mexico

    With Casino (St Maarten) Stay on the French side for the Relaxing – Insane Food and then Go Dutch at Night!

    Just be safe and return!

  91. man. don’t blog at all. I say take the time off and just have a good time. Unless something serious happens, or you get majorly bored, you should just have fun. I wish I could suggest a good place to go but it sounds like you don’t want to go too far and Toronto is really boring now. Too cold to be comfortable and not much to see or do if you’ve been here once or twice.

    Have a great vacation Matt.

  92. I am going to Jazz fest in New Orleans and then will stick around for a few weeks to pick up the pieces of what is left of what was once a great American bastion for jazz. C U there?

  93. Dude if you haven’t been to Charleston SC then I would make a b-line over there and hang out in the historical district.

  94. Mount Snow in vermont is nice πŸ˜€

  95. uhmn what about holland? holland is great haha.

  96. Marco

    Try going to Peru and then flying to Cuzco to see machu picchu and all the other Inca Ruins.

    It’ll be a bit cold in Lima as winter is approaching but you’ll have many things to see. Lima has great Cathedrals with catacombs and such.

    Oh! And the Ceviche is great at Mango’s in LarcoMar.

    Can you tell I just got back from Lima πŸ™‚

    Cheers

  97. Alaska is nice in the springtime, or try Puglia, Italy if you want some international travel.

  98. Visit Hawaii!

    Inter-island airfare is only $19. each way
    (Last year it was about $80.)
    If you stay for two weeks or so, you can visit three or four islands!

  99. Rehan

    Montreal and Quebec City (especially Quebec City!) are great places for a couple to visit for a relaxing trip. πŸ™‚ And no, you don’t need to know French to get around.

  100. Well you have to hit the Derby if you’re still around next weekend obviously. If you bounce around anywhere near Lexington let me know – I’ll spring for a diet-caffeine-free-low-cal-free range Sprite Zero (or whatever) and a jalapeΓ±o bagel.

  101. Matt,

    You can’t go wrong by visiting Cape Town, South Africa. It’s the most beautiful city in the world, and definitely worth visiting. Drop me a mail when you’re here and I’ll take you around.

    see http://www.tourismcapetown.co.za/ for more info

  102. Matt,

    You probably have already visted these two places. But when I need to recharge the batteries Blowing Rock and Ocean Isle Beach are two fantastic places to unwind. West and East side of North Carolina represented. πŸ˜‰

    Have fun!

    Tahder

  103. Come to Austin, Texas. Listen to some great live music. Eat some BBQ. Float on the lake. Hit the clubs on Sixth.

    And in May, daytime highs are generally still below combustion temperature.

  104. ranti

    Wow. Losts of list that I could use myself. πŸ™‚
    If you prefer close to home, you probably can go visit Vancouver, Quebec, or Alberta. Or Alaska. πŸ™‚

  105. Sadik

    Hey why don’t you visit Urumqi!
    It is a really coool city.18

  106. Per

    Atlantis! You’ll have to rent a submarine to get there though.

  107. Hi Matt,

    You are more than welcome to stay with me in Connecticut anytime, and I’ll even give you the keys to my ‘vette convertible so you can have some fun exploring the coast. It’s really very nice in CT this time of year, and I promise that I won’t ask you any work related questions.

    Brian M

  108. Carla

    The Caribbean is ALWAYS fun. Nice warm weather, lovely beaches and great people!!

    What more can you ask for in a vacation.

  109. packfill

    Matt,

    Are you kidding, MAY? There is only one place to be in May…period. Monaco, Nice, Cannes. The south of France. Within 30 miles, you have the MONACO GRAND PRIX and the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL… awesome time….

    I can give you the lay of the land if you need help…. but these are both one in a lifetime experiences….

    Au Revoir;

    pack

  110. packfill

    Funny, I just saw someone else say “Laguna Beach”…not a bad choice… I know of a house that will be vacant there… as the residents will be in Monaco… (see above…)

    Where ever you go, there you will be….

    -pack

  111. Jana

    Hi Matt,

    If you havent been to Brazil then you should make a trip there. soo many beautiful places to see and so many things to do… If you have any questions about places to see and things to do while you are in Brazil just ask me. I was born in Brazil and go back every year for a month to visit family. I will be going to Brazil for one month in June and I’m looking forward to spending time at the beautiful beachs in Rio De Janeiro. Just google Rio De Janeiro:-) and you will see how beautiful it is.

  112. Not since the controversy over paid links has Matt Cutts of Google “un-official” blog caused so many comments.
    Based on the amount of interest in this issue, the spam engineer has spoken with the Webmaster Central team, as well as Vanessa Fox herself to provide direction in giving this popular issue more clarity in official Google documentation.

  113. Jason Schwab

    If you are looking for a great place to visit – I highly recommend Israel and Greece. They are two of the most beautiful places in the world. Both countries are rich in history and very relaxing.
    When I visit Greece, Israel and other surrounding countries I feel amazing – the only bad part about vacationing there is that you won’t want to return to California.

  114. The mediterranean baby! You just can’t go wrong with Spain, France, Italy, or Greece – take your pick! End of May should be pretty warm and you can beat the summer crowds to boot.

  115. Anywhere on the west coast of Ireland from Cork to Donegal.

  116. Matt,
    Back in the day, I went on a canoe trip in Canada. I don’t have any info for you other than to say it was awesome. Also a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon is sweet.

  117. Andy R

    If you need to stay in the States and don’t want to spend all your time on a place, leverage your trip out east and visit Hilton Head and Savannah.

    I just too my first vacation in 16 months to go island hoping on the Costa Verde in Brazil. It was amazing that the BBerry worked in what seemed to be very remote places (connecting to Google Aps for your Domain of course).

    Instead of taking the day off, some say they are taking the day on. So enjoy your time on…

  118. try Bali, Indonesia!

  119. Oh my gosh! Matt, you MUST visit the Black Hills of South Dakota – so incredible! If you decide to visit in August, you can experience the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and see 300,000 bikes!

  120. Matt, Come to India, we all want to see you πŸ™‚

    Pratheep

  121. Costa del Sol in Spain would be good. There are many webmasters happy to buy you beers for the duration of your stay. We could get you really drunk and get you to tell us all the G secrects!

    Hmmm, yes, Costa del Sol, I think so Matt.

  122. Dan Murray

    Hey Matt, First time I’ve ever commented but I’ve heard great things about a new “meaningful travel” experience a colleague helped set up in Laos (please excuse the slight plug for the place I work!)

  123. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A fantastic city, especially if you like Eastern food πŸ˜›

  124. Have you considered going away on an adventure holiday.

  125. Matt,

    Help please, the number of link:www.moneysavingexpert.com has just fallen off a cliff, we have not intentionally done anything to upset the engine and I am terrified we are about to be hit with a nasty & wrong penalty!

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com was the biggest site in business & finance in the UK in the first 3 months of this year and has a somewhat loyal following – check out the number of searches for both the brand and for Martin lewis…

    There is nothing showing up as wrong in the Webmasters Console, but I am pretty terrified!

    Richard
    PS How about a gliding holiday?

  126. I’m going to turkey next week – I can’t wait.

    But for you, well, it just depends what you want to do and what interests you, you could go to Egypt and see some pyramids, go to Rome and see some architecture, go to Switzerland and do some hiking in the mountains, I find Scandinavian countries interesting – even though I’ve only been to Denmark.

    Or travel across Europe – you can get an InterRail ticket and take the train through Europe…, anyway, I hope you’ll have fun πŸ™‚

  127. Aneeb

    Matt,

    I invite you to visit India. You may visit any part of India and I am sure that it will be an awesome experience at less cost.

    Whichever location you decide, have a great time!!

    Aneeb

  128. Ed

    Memphis in May is a blast. The music festival (60-bands+) and the BBQ festival (world championship) are a great time. Add Beale Street in to the mix, and you will end up buying a downtown condo for future visits!

    http://memphisinmay.org/home.html

  129. Tom

    Memphis in May! Great music and BBQ! While in town you need to stop by my coffee shop and check your e-mail. Bring an autographed picture I can put on the wall πŸ™‚

    Ed, you in Memphis?

  130. Come up to Canada, and visit Cape Breton Island. This is where I am from and is beautiful and a great place if you want to get away from technology for a bit.
    http://capebretonisland.com/

    It is worth all the flying…

    Sandy

  131. I would go to Malta. Great weather, you get to visit a foreign country where you actually get to interact with the native people, and they all speak English. I’ve been there lots of times – You won’t be disappointed.

  132. For a change of pace

    try a week cruisng the Canal system in the uk – life looks differnt at 3mph.

    You might want to get a few more googlers/family to go with to provide extra crews for opening lock gates.

    hmm thears an idea a Google painted narrow boat – slower than the party jet :-).

  133. Matt, I suggest you visit my travel blog, it has tons of travel ideas. How about a relaxing break in a house, made our of Bamboo, in Costa Rica.

  134. I would recommend Asheville, NC. You can’t beat the mountains. Also, they have Biltmore Estates, the largest home in the US. Biltmore has amazing gardens which are in full bloom in May.

    My wife and I are visiting there at the end of the month for our anniversary.

  135. I would head up to Vancouver…. cant go wrong there…

  136. Matt,

    We, my wife and I, love to take US road trips with a planned destination but no plans along the way. We have been to various parts and have seen a lot of interesting sights along the way.

    This was very relaxing before the gas prices had risen so high. Don’t know what we will plan for this year.

    Have a safe and enjoyable vacation.

  137. Matt what you need is a trip to the UK – it is hotter than ever here for this time of the year πŸ™‚

    But i would recommend India if you can plan and schedule it, it has great cities for a vacation such as Goa but also you can go meet all the SEO’s in New Delhi i’ve had almost 20 “newbie” SEO’s add me to my g-mail this week for spammy unrelated link exchange πŸ™

    Btw, somethings gone wrong again with “fonebiz” it’s dropped in SERP’s suddenly this morning after two-three great months and all i have been doing is developing unique content.

    Best Regards
    Tosif Patel

  138. Don’t come to my house, we work 7 days a week and the lawn grows so fast that it has to be cut twice a week!

  139. How about a guided tour of the Colorado Rockies – hint hint – Aspen/Vail are beautiful in the spring if you dont mind a little mud πŸ˜‰

    I promise not to ask about the Google Algorithm if you do come

    Have a great time wherever you go!
    ~Carrie

  140. Southern California is always a great vacation destination and probably has the highest theme park density of any area other than Orlando.

    If you love roller coasters, there’s Six Flags Magic Mountain to the north of L.A.. You’ve got Universal Studios, Universal Citywalk, and the Universal Studios Tour in the San Fernando Valley. Hop on the 5 south and it’ll take you down to Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim, where you can find Disney Land and Knott’s Berry Farm.

    This is in addition to Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade and amusement pier, the walk of fame on Hollywood Blvd., Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and many other neat things to see. If you’re into movies, there are a couple of guide books for self-guided tours of memorable movie locations.

  141. ModemMike

    Hey Matt, check your email… ever considered Disney World (someone else suggested it as well). I think you would have a wicked good time tin FLA. You could have a drink in every country at Epcot or race a stock car at the Richard Petty experience!

  142. For Relaxation: Since one of my clients is the Canadian Tourism Commission, I would be remiss if I didn’t suggest visiting Canada – it’s close, clean, quiet (if you are looking for quiet, that is) and May is a nice time of the year to visit. Top choices would be Montreal, Vancouver, or Banff.

    For Adventure: Myself, I’ll be in Japan and Korea for the first 2 weeks of May, but then I’ll be on the China Search Marketing Tour, which goes to Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Hong Kong, ending with SES China. Maybe you could go and call it a working vacation πŸ˜‰

    Just a thought…

    Ian

  143. OnlyMe

    Matt

    Come to Cleveland! The heart of Rock n Roll!!

    Have a wonderful vacation dude, you deserve it!

  144. Let’s play “Where in the World is Matt Cutts!?” lol

    For a techie vacation, I recommend a tech-free environment .. maybe the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, All of Arkansas

  145. Yea Matt, visit Vancouver it’s a beauty in may. We’ll it’s raining today, but will be nice in a couple weeks =).

  146. Tomas

    Hi Matt, you proppably don’t remember me, we met in Boston on PubCon last year. I’m from Slovakia which is part of European Union and it is suited in the Central Europe. I would recommend you travel arround here, I think you will love it as many of my friend from US whom was here πŸ™‚ I can send you URLs to photos if you are interedted. Have a nice vacation

  147. @Matt: You can always blog a (great) quality post every 3-4 days. Remember that now you’ll have more free time to spend on things you like and more free time in general.

    The question would be: “Should i stop checking my crackberry or not?” πŸ™‚

    I hope to see you on the next Greek Blogger Camp or whenever! You’re always welcome in Greece.

  148. Dear Matt,

    How about Italy ?

    Italy is a very beautiful place full of romance and nice food , buildings and people.

    I really do recommend Italy and especially Rome.

    Regards,

    Phil

  149. Or the Netherlands (where I was born and raised and lived until I was 30 years old.)

  150. Hi Matt, okay so this is a bit of advertising, but I would be honored if you could find a deal through my online travel booking site – Jacquie’s Vacations & Beyond. It has some great last minute getaways – close to home.

    Personally, we’ve had such a tough winter, I would be heading south for a bit of heat. But on the beauty scale, you can’t be where I live – White Rock, British Columbia, a beautiful little seaside village approximately 50 km south of Vancouver. There is so much to do and see here and the Canadian’s…. well we’re pretty damned friendly!

  151. Nobody says: “Come to Germany”? I can’t believe that. Here’s all you need – without large distances… πŸ™‚ Hey, take a trip trough good old Europe.

  152. Hi Matt!
    Go diving at Koh Tao, Thailand – really great diving and a laid back place… or choose Koh Samet just for relaxing.

    Niels

  153. Come to philly πŸ™‚

    I love it here!

  154. Dan

    Matt,

    Maui or Honolulu. No questions asked. Just go. Either the Kahala resort or Kanaapali Shores.

  155. You must come to Brazil
    Rio de janeiro, its a beautiful place. I have suure you will love it!

  156. phranque

    if you want to fly somewhere for a couple of weeks and not go far – kauai – stay in the hanalei or princeville areas.

    a 2 week leisurely road trip from the bay area:
    up to a week in yosemite, then death valley, zion, bryce, etc …
    make sure you take a raft trip down the merced, and as many hikes as you can handle.

  157. Go to Kota kinabalu in Malaysia. Its an amazing place has has big mountains, islands and so on.

  158. Charlie

    Hey Matt – Absolutely LOVE the travel SEO guys embedding their URL’s here (Gosh I’m tempted ….). Sorry we missed you at SES New York.
    I’m headed to Naples Florida. Unlike any other part of the state. Prices dive this time of year in the luxury resorts on the beach. Buy you a beer πŸ™‚

  159. Hmm, my rss feed page shows two listings for this blog currently – and I must say, seeing them right next to each other does give one pause…

    Where to go on vacation?
    Google Hell?

  160. Grab your G towel and hit up Hawaii, go get tan!! hehe πŸ˜‰

  161. Hernan

    Hi Matt, you must visit Argentina, my country, I recomend you the city of Cordoba, Bariloche, Calafate and the Patagonia in general πŸ™‚

  162. O.K. Matt, here is the challenge. Go to all of the places listed above in 2 weeks. We (your above blog audience will pay for it) use Google Maps to get to each location. Then blog about it.

    How’s that for some serious link bait?

    Who’s in?

  163. Wil Reynolds, hmm. Philly or Hawaii. Hmm. πŸ™‚

    Ed and Tom, barbecue does sound great though. A road trip of the U.S. trying barbecue would be fun..

  164. Hi Matt, I would always recommend Berlin, Germany. It’s the best place ever. There is a lot to discover here – historical places, architecture, culture, nature (yes also in Berlin)…
    As I travel myself in May I can also recommend New York City and Connecticut πŸ˜‰ It’s beautiful for vacation.

    have fun and enjoy your weeks off!

  165. Matt., May is an excellent period to visit Rome, or Italy in general. Nice weather, but not too hot (yet)!

  166. sam

    It has to be Ireland – We’re having the best weather we’ve ever had here at the moment, you cant miss this!

  167. Kelly Jones

    Uhm, that’s a no-brainer — Maui, without question. Hey, I live here. Come over and we’ll talk shop over Mai Tai’s. Drop me an email and I’ll help you find a place to stay.

  168. Hello Matt,
    It does not matter where you go on your holiday but it does matter what you make of your holiday. Just go and have some fun, rest the gray matter and see you when you get back. Try not to think about your next post to much!
    TerryG

  169. Sean

    Outer Banks, of course – no place better!

  170. Big Bend National Park, Texas – great scenery, great weather, great wildlife watching, etc. It’s a bit in the middle of no where so internet service might be slack, but a vacation is a vacation; no internet is a good excuse to do something other than work πŸ™‚

  171. I just got back from Jackson Hole Wyoming. Its close to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Probably one of the top 5 on my most beautiful places I have seen list. It was a way cool place with plenty to do even though its sort of a ski resort town.

  172. I’ll buy you a beer in Savannah, GA – Good luck at the derby.

  173. Although not an exotic destination: here in Southern Ontario (Canada) the weather is nice this time of year. You can enjoy a mix of urban/rural type destinations and attractions.

  174. Hi Matt,

    If you are into any of the following:

    1) ATV’ing on sand dunes at the beach.
    2) Strange but interestingly themed historic hotel rooms.
    3) Directions to a beach, that you can get to easily, where if you see one other person during the day (mid week) it’d be a very very busy day.
    4) Nice wineries to visit & some great Thai, Italian, Seafood or Steak houses
    5) Tours of a ginormous historical house that some people refer to as a castle.

    and

    6) Don’t feel like going that far for your vacation (a very easy 3 hour drive south from the bay area).

    Beep me via email and I’ll happily provide item # 3 to you on Google Maps and any other local recommendations to resorts, etc if you like.

    Anyways, enjoy your vacation wherever you decide to go.

    – Sean

  175. John A. Davis

    “A road trip of the U.S. trying barbecue would be fun..”
    don’t do it.
    1–you will be sick of BBQ before your trip is over
    2–you will be making your stomach a graveyard for dead animals

    Go to Utah, the four-corners area, and hike.
    Get healthier, not less.
    Most “vacation choices” will result in just getting fatter.

  176. Jen

    This is a great time to visit Latin America – right before the summer crowds invade! Peru is just finishing its rainy season, so it is green and lush and beautiful. Argentina is moving into fall weather – a great time of year. Brazil is coming down from Carnival – but any time of year in Brazil is a great time!

  177. Come on down to Texas.

    Dallas = Gaylord Texan
    San Antonio = Sea World, Fiesta Texas, Alamo, Riverwalk
    Houston = NASA

  178. Eric

    Ref Ed and Tom above about bbq…… if youre looking for a cross country bbq trip then check out http://www.bbq-festivals.com Has listings of bbq restaurants and festivals from coast to coast…… pretty cool.

  179. Depends upon wat kinda person you’re (i presume serious kinda)
    so carnival places wont work for you. Himalyas mayb, but still there are so many beautiful places on this planet its pretty hard.

    I would love to go to Spain or New Zealand

  180. I offer you Hungary, Budapest. It’s a nice city.

  181. Hi Matts, if you have time and want to have really good holiday you should visit my country, Croatia. Croatia is very beautiful land especially in summer when sea is very warm excellent for swimming and at night view on sea and landscape around it is fascinating. Adriatic sea is one of the cleanest and warmest seas in world especially east, Croatia’s coast, (Adriatic coast on Croatian side is cleaner than Italian coast because of circling golf stream that enables Croatia to have one of the cleanest coast in whole sea).

  182. Matt,

    Come to South Beach! What a better place to get away from…..beautiful people, beaches, shopping, and food!

    Good luck.
    Philip

  183. Les Meade

    You could always visit Cave Run Lake, near Morehead, KY. Or how about the old soccer field, I believe you know the one I’m talking about.

  184. A great place for your holidays is Algarve in Portugal. You can enjoy the beaches, the golf courses, big game fishing, safaris, etc.

    In addition you can also visit the rest of the country and enjoy places like Porto and taste our world famous Porto Wine.

    If you need a transfer company from the airport contact one of those:
    Polotur Faro Airport Transfers
    Algarserra Airport Transfers

    They will help you in your transportaion from the airport to your resort.
    Hope I could help.

  185. Matt If you need travel try cruise going carnival cruise might be fun! πŸ™‚
    follow below link for carnival cruise specails
    http://mustcruise.com/specials.html

  186. come to bulgaria … it’s very cheap and we got great resorts like – Albena (google it!) πŸ™‚

  187. Dan

    If you do end up going to hawaii Matt, just remember. There is a TON of spam down there πŸ˜‰

  188. Visit the splendid ancient orthodox monasteries of Romania! Stay a few nights and find peace within yourself…

  189. Hi Matt, Visit India, It’s a beautifull place!

  190. Belize! You can go extremes there – either relax and do absolutely nothing or do all the wild crazy things, diving, living on tree tops amidst 8 inch long tarantulas – eek I hate them.

  191. Matt Come to India. Visit Google Banglore and then adress the Googlers in india as well talk on some SEO here too. (You see after bigdaddy update they all want to see you LOL)

  192. You must consider Oahu’s scenic North Shore for a nice relaxing vacation that you and your wife will both enjoy. It was recently voted a top 5 destination. The recently renovated resort there is great, I always recommend it to visiting friends, family and clients. When they return to Hawaii, they always stay there. It was where the short-lived TV series called “North Shore” was filmed.

  193. Come to Japan and you won’t be disappointed!

  194. I don’t believe I missed the chance to get you out to see us in York England Matt. Well .. if you are ever this side of the globe do try to drop by. Seeing over 2000 years of history in 2 square miles is pretty cool. Not to forget one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe http://www.pictures-of-york.com/york-minster/index.html

    The surrounding country side is great as well. Rolling hills and just now forests full of the fine natural perfume of bluebells. http://www.pictures-of-york.com/west-yorkshire/middleton/index5.html

    Lots to see and lots to do.

  195. Hey buddy come to Niagara Falls.. Why? .. aside from being one of the wonders of the world.. the beer is stronger, your money is worth more, and the girls are more fun.. plus the cheesy hotels and strip joints are a good dose of border-town culture. http://www.onlineniagara.com lists some of the attractions of the beaten path.. like the abandoned downtown which is omitted from most tourist maps.

    plus we will send you home with a free raincoat, place-mat, and deck of cards!

    .. sLeZy-E

  196. Matt, I would highly reccommend WHISTLER BC. Although it is much more fun in the winter (assuming you ski or snowboard), Whistler BC is one of the most beautiful places to hike and see the mountains. And it’s a very nice lil town. Very clean. Ahh canada is better than the ol US. you know this is true when Minnesota is ranked the 4th most livable state.

  197. Sevilla – Spain is great !

  198. I’m living in Madrid for a couple of years, and I think the people are not so friendly. (otherwise it’s a nice city to visit -entertainment, and sight seeing wise) I recommend Japan, Tokyo or Kyoto. Two other great places are Bangkok and Hong Kong.

  199. Playa del Carmen, Mexico is a great beach town on the Riviera Maya
    between Cancun and Tulum. It’s an awesome vacation town. I used to live there and worked for a great Condo hotel group called http://CondoHotelsPlayaDelCarmen.com. Nice luxury condos in the heart of Playa and only 1 block from beach, maid service. Everything a hotels provides plus more. Great restaurants and shops and beautiful beaches, diving and snorkeling, plus nice ruins to tour. Spiritair, usa300 and frontier have great rates to cancun. check it out

  200. During the time where it is not worm enought i often visit big cities like New York, Moscow, Rome, Toronto etc… Great time to see urban life. It is hard to visit huge cities during July or August when it 110+ outside.

  201. Hi Matt!

    We recommend you to visit Macedonia, that biblical land.
    Wonderful untouched nature, fresh air, mountains, lakes, rivers, cool girls,… πŸ˜‰
    Some brief info – http://www.Makedonija.tk .

    Greetings!

  202. I’d recommend Canary Islands. I’ve been there week ago, lovely place. Most popular is Tenerife – with The Teide volcano (highest mountain in Spain), and the third largest volcano on Earth. The nearest island (Fuerteventura) is 108 km from the northwest African coast! Someone says that climate on these islands is one of the greatest climate on earth.

  203. I haven’t stopped in to lurk on your blog for a while so I am obviously too late for vacation suggestions.But unless I missed where you decided to go you left us hanging! Now I am curious. Let us know when you get back and you are safe from stalkers πŸ˜‰

    I usually first decide the TYPE of vacation I want….adventure, chill/relaxation, mountains or beach, before I decide where to go. Knowing that bit of info would have been helpful!

  204. I just got back from Istambul. It is well worth it

  205. Vacation?! I don’t know the word! πŸ˜€

  206. I recommend Montreal Canada. Sweet city. And the Grand Prix, Just for Laughs, Jazz Fest and more is coming very soon….

  207. I recommend SPAIN, Costa Brava. I know a cosy and small site, not too crowded these days. They rent wooden bungalows at only 350m from a beautiful beach. It’s called Camping & Bungalow Park Sant Pol
    Still, it’s just 1 hour drive to BARCELONA, in case you need some cosmopolitan atmosphere.

  208. hi
    Come to Japan and you won’t be disappointed

  209. Come to Hungary, and u will never forget it!

  210. For a sample Budapest is just a piece of the nice destinations in Hungary. I found many useful site on the Internet, my favorite is
    the WikiTravel, you can get many useful informations on this site.

  211. Hi all -;)

    I think Hawaii can be a very nice destination. I’d a nice ocean adventure with my girlfriend, there. Honolulu is a very special area for us πŸ˜‰

    You can check on the map:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Honolulu,Hawaii&ie=UTF8&ll=21.299611,-157.859802&spn=0.449099,0.6427&z=11&om=1

  212. You should come to the Istanbul.
    That’s amazing πŸ˜‰

  213. Try Istanbul and eurasia πŸ˜‰

  214. Hi Matt

    Come to South Africa. I know its far to travel but there is a heck of a lot to do and its like no other place on earth.

  215. if u never been to india– this is the perfect time — come and visit the historic cities — have a great time at beaches of kerala and goa. enjoy great food –custom welcomes and great treats.

  216. as i am late in relying you , for your next holidays in 2008 you come to phuket thailand , nice place lots of stuff to do

  217. The Black Forrest in Germany is always a nice place to visit. And the people are friendly too!

  218. Hi Matt,
    Thinking ahead…get in early…Fiji..is the place for 2008
    Check out my house there, I’m sure we can come to a good deal.
    http://www.afijiholiday.com

    In the meantime enjoy your trip to Mexico.

    Cheers,
    Grant.

  219. I hope you got a chance to tour South Dakota, Matt! The bike rally is over but autumn is so gorgeous in the black hills! The Faces, Spearfish Canyon, Devil’s Tower, the Badlands…all of it is…breathtaking!!

    :)sherri

  220. You should come to Italia.You will never forget it!

  221. Tuscany can be a very nice destination.I recommend it if you like nature…typical Tuscan farmhouse and medieval villages with a few buildings most often built of natural, exposed stones.

  222. Brazil is a great option specially if you like beaches and warm weather.

  223. Nobody talks about Birmingham but we have some amazing things to do here and Atlanta as well as the gambling joints in Miss are nearby as well as our very own beaches. We love to have you – come see us!

  224. I have gone in vacation to Anzio you council this link where to find many information useful http://www.anzioonline.com

  225. hi i work for a transport company based in county durham northeast uk

    these guys are the best possible company you could find to transport you from any airport in there cars & minibuses all over the northeast area

    based in durham city near to newcastle upon tyne http://www.tdktravel.com

  226. The Black Forrest in Germany is always a nice place to visit. And the people are friendly too!

    Vacation?! I
    I Think go to Paris

  227. Hey come skiing to Italy, great place, nice food, good wine and the girls hi hi hi

  228. Come to Florida – we have everything from Disney to cean beaches like Destin. Contact me if you want the low down on what the hot spots are for either family or for just adults and great night life, restaurants etc…

  229. If people like; George Clooney, or Catherine Zeta-Jones are “what Hollywood’s about”. Then people like Rahtut that is; what Bali is all about. It wouldn’t be right to try and compare the two places in the same way, but the world is a beautiful place, and as is said; ‘each to their own’. I also know that when Rahtut reads this he would say in his own way, how flattered he would be to be compared to such great names, Rahtut would call it; “a compliment”, and I say why not, for me Bali is one of the most Beautiful places on earth and those who know would also agree. Its beauty is almost magical and its the people of Bali with their magical spirit that contributes to making you fall in love with Bali. I wouldn’t know if its a spell, but what I do know, is that, there is something about Bali, that makes me can’t get enough of it, and want to come back for more. I have done 5 trips to Bali to date, and every time I go, I know that there is still so much more to see. And I need to see Rahtut every time I go. For me my trips to Bali, how ever long I stay are not fulfilled until I catch up with some one, who I am proud to call my friend, and my trips to bali are like I say, not complete until I see Rahtut, and have him take me, weather it would be on a journey, or even just to say G’day, Rahtut is one of those true Balinese that make Bali such a pleasurable experience; A true genuine sole and perfect ambassador that is the magic of Bali.

  230. Matt,
    I am so wondering what you actually did for vacation as I look at all these wonderful offers. You could probably take each one of them up on their offers and have a good time at just about all of them. BUt of all of them I think that I would do the skiing in Italy but that would have to a leave the kids at home thing!

  231. Paris is a beauty city I enjoyed my holiday there. You should try it πŸ™‚

  232. Well, since you have a few weeks off, I would strongly suggest that you come visit Hong Kong. It is a wonderful city as well as a fantastic central point from which to explore other parts of Asia. Also, there are english translations to almost all signage and a good portion of the population speaks at least some english, so it is very easy to get around. We have one of the most low cost, extensive, easy to use, and efficient public transport systems in the world – we have many sights to see in the city – and outside of the city in the countryside. We have world class hotels and restaurants as well as all the shopping you can imagine.

    Come visit http://www.RSTNL.com for links to some great websites that will help you get acquainted with Hong Kong and started with your trip planning.

  233. Have you ever dreamed of the Island of Eternal Spring. You are probably fixed up now in which case make a visit here to Tenerife when your winter is cold and grey and ours is warm and bright. Direct flights to here now from Miami.

  234. Spain is a best place for holiday vacation, i always spend my holidays in spain, so i recommend you also to go there. Get more information from here:
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    http://www.paramountplaces.co.uk/

  235. sean

    This time of the year Karachi is great! A lot of history, good food!

  236. jana

    NEBRASKA!!!! joking! unless u like corn.

  237. Spain is a great place to go for a holiday and Barcelona is one of the best places to chill out and relax by far. Barcelona is in the region of Catalonia in north east Spain.

  238. deepti ahuja

    Only you can decide where you would enjoy the most. Ask yourself in which kind of climate would you like to spend your holidays. Consider the choices of your family members as well. If you are not able to decide yourself then ask the advice of a travel expert. They understand their customer well and provide a solution accordingly. Various online travel portals have very knowledgeable travel experts. I personally prefer yatra.com for planning my trips. This is one really good website.

  239. Hello matt my name is matt tucker and I would like to know if you were single because my friend is really looking for someone and I think she would be perfect for you. I will tell you what she likes to do well….She likes to be outside and in nature and she likes to go out for dinner and be with her friends, if she had a boyfriend she would want to spend time with her (Boyfriend) too.
    What she is looking for in a guy is…He has to be nice and caring and loving and who would stay with her forever and ever. She wants to have the best life ever. P.S how old are you? She is 29 turning 30 in november.
    If you are free get back to me asap in the comments.
    Thanks for your cooperation.

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