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    Default Travel time to holiday time ratio

    This dilemma is often faced by many a traveller planning their holiday. I have noticed on many occasions that people planning trips have a high ratio of travel time between holiday destinations. I have started this thread to get a general opinion on what this ration should be to ensure a great, relaxing, stress free holiday. In my humble opinion the ratio should not exceed 1:5 i.e.; for every 1 day of travel one should have 5 days holiday at destination chosen. I am hoping we can get some good inputs to this taxing question.Regards
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    Enjoy traveling. So I prefer a light setup with about 2 days of camping between destinations. Distance between destinations vary quite a bit. Get bored staying at 1 destination for too long. If I really enjoy a destination, I might stay a few extra days..

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    we make the travel part of the holiday: a well planned road trip is great

    I see lots of people RACE to the destination, take 3 of the 5 days to unwind, then RACE back home with no proper net result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    we make the travel part of the holiday: a well planned road trip is great

    I see lots of people RACE to the destination, take 3 of the 5 days to unwind, then RACE back home with no proper net result.
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    Just done 1250km in 3 days spending a night in different places each night and it was a fantastic trip.
    I love driving and see it as very much part of my holiday, my 9 year old daughter agrees with me 100% and the amount of time we spend poring over maps and planning is almost as much fun as doing the actual trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.8i rocks View Post
    and the amount of time we spend poring over maps and planning is almost as much fun as doing the actual trip.
    Exactly, and that is why I love helping other people with their planning also.

    Even better when I can plot uncharted tracks in Google Earth and then go and explore them. Done that earlier this year in the Transkei driving right up to the Mfilelo warefall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    we make the travel part of the holiday: a well planned road trip is great
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    Depends very much on the type of holiday. Single destination holidays agree with a 1:5 ratio, but when you're overlanding/touring that ratio goes out the window and it becomes more about how much driving per day and not racing between stopovers trying to fit too much in.

    In saying that, because the family and I don't mind driving we'll happily go to Kruger for 5 nights and that includes two days of driving. Just drove to Mabibi near Kosi Bay which is a seven hour drive for only four nights and came back feeling refreshed.

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    I've driven to Inhambane for a 5 day break...........that's 1000kms and basically a 2 day drive.
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    We did a 2 week trip down to the West Coast from Nelspruit. We actually stayed there for 3 nights. The rest of the time was spent driving/touring down and back. This is the preferred way to do things.

    Unfortunately time is not always on my side and the "touring" portion of the trip has to be shortened to at least 2 day each for the up and down trip.

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    We tour there and tour a little less on the way back. The way Daniek explains it is about our way as well. I can't really stay away from my office for more than 2 weeks at a time, but retirement eatly next year will change that scenario dramatically.
    Boredom sets in quickly, so we enjoy exploring, even at our destination. The wife will always have a long list of out of the way farm- or remote- cemeteries to go and find and record.

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    Ek het nogal al die jare die formule...........vir elke 100km na my holiday bestemming wil ek 'n aand oorbly.

    So, Ballito (400km) - min 4 aande DAAR BLY.

    Kaap (1300) - min 13 Aande DAAR BLY.

    So halwe "personal rule of thumb", maar ja, dit werk vir ons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    Boredom sets in quickly, so we enjoy exploring, even at our destination. The wife will always have a long list of out of the way farm- or remote- cemeteries to go and find and record.
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    I usually travel between 400 and 600km per day (depending on amount of gravel roads) and then stay 3 nights per destination. Usually also 3 destinations per trip.
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    sjoe julle manne het baie tyd.

    Ons sal ten minste 2 keer n jaar 2000km ry om net 3 dae by destination te ontspan. Skoonma bly in George.
    Sodom en gomorra is 600km van ons af en daarvoor sal ons een dag af vat om dit moeite werd te maak, loop Donderdag vroeg by werk en ry, kom Sondag terug.

    helfte van vakansies is toer geleenthede, dan sal ons so 5 ure per dag in kar wees, sal so elke 4de dag n dag af vat, wanneer ons dan elkgeval n area sal verken en nog n klompie ure in kar wees.



    Ordentlikke voertuig maak groot verskil op hoeveel jy bereid sal wees om in hom te spandeer.

    Kimberley is 280km van ons af, dit is n gewone naweek se kuier, baie keer ry ons sommer eers Saterdag en kom Sondag terug.

    My kollegas sal ten minste een keer n maand 'huis' toe gaan...dan ry hulle 1200km vir n gewone naweek, gereeld meer dan gaan hulle sommer verder Limpopo toe ook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0lt3n View Post
    sjoe julle manne het baie tyd.

    Ons sal ten minste 2 keer n jaar 2000km ry om net 3 dae by destination te ontspan. Skoonma bly in George.
    Sodom en gomorra is 600km van ons af en daarvoor sal ons een dag af vat om dit moeite werd te maak, loop Donderdag vroeg by werk en ry, kom Sondag terug.

    helfte van vakansies is toer geleenthede, dan sal ons so 5 ure per dag in kar wees, sal so elke 4de dag n dag af vat, wanneer ons dan elkgeval n area sal verken en nog n klompie ure in kar wees.



    Ordentlikke voertuig maak groot verskil op hoeveel jy bereid sal wees om in hom te spandeer.

    Kimberley is 280km van ons af, dit is n gewone naweek se kuier, baie keer ry ons sommer eers Saterdag en kom Sondag terug.

    My kollegas sal ten minste een keer n maand 'huis' toe gaan...dan ry hulle 1200km vir n gewone naweek, gereeld meer dan gaan hulle sommer verder Limpopo toe ook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WernerDL View Post
    I usually travel between 400 and 600km per day (depending on amount of gravel roads) and then stay 3 nights per destination. Usually also 3 destinations per trip.
    This is what we do when touring across border.

    We will apply the same when I retire (again) next year.

    With one exception. Huge discounts are offered at some resorts in the Eastern Cape and Natal South coast if you stay a month.

    This gives ample time to thoroughly explore the areas and just chill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    We tour there and tour a little less on the way back. The way Daniek explains it is about our way as well. I can't really stay away from my office for more than 2 weeks at a time, but retirement eatly next year will change that scenario dramatically.
    Boredom sets in quickly, so we enjoy exploring, even at our destination. The wife will always have a long list of out of the way farm- or remote- cemeteries to go and find and record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miems View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    We tour there and tour a little less on the way back. The way Daniek explains it is about our way as well. I can't really stay away from my office for more than 2 weeks at a time, but retirement eatly next year will change that scenario dramatically.
    Boredom sets in quickly, so we enjoy exploring, even at our destination. The wife will always have a long list of out of the way farm- or remote- cemeteries to go and find and record.
    Can I lend you wife for a trip like that?
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