Mum explains why she dreads going on holiday abroad – and people surprisingly agree


A MUM has explained why she hates going on holiday abroad – and lots of people agreed.

She explained on Mumsnet that she often goes away for one long holiday a year for around 10 days, after saving all year.


A woman has explained why she dreads a holiday abroad – and lots of people are in agreementCredit: Getty

However, she then said that she much preferred UK holidays – and dreaded going abroad.

She wrote: “Last year we went to an Airbnb in the UK for a week and I loved every second, fully switched off and felt relaxed.

“We also went to the Canaries and on a city break. We spent more on holidays than we usually would after not having the chance over the lockdowns.

“I feel horribly ungrateful saying this, but after 48 hours of being abroad I was terribly homesick.

“Missed my own creature comforts, felt uneasy, struggled with food and this limited where we could all eat, adding an extra layer of stress (dairy and gluten free).

“Particularly reflecting on the hotel we stayed in in the Canaries. £2000+ to enjoy the first two days and then feel homesick seems an awful waste even if everyone else enjoys it.

“I crave new experiences and destinations but never enjoy it for very long once there.”

She also said a friend agreed with her opinion and hadn’t been abroad in more than a decade.

However, she asked: “Am I being unreasonable to think the thought of abroad holidays can be better than the reality?

“We have certain relatives who turn their nose up at UK getaways and make out like you’ve not really been on holiday unless you go on a plane.”

However, most people in the comments agreed with her, saying they dreaded holidays abroad too.

One woman wrote: “I don’t get the obsession with holidays and particularly sunshine. It mostly means I have to slather myself in anti-sun grease anyway.”

Another said: “Other than the sunshine, which isn’t always guaranteed even when you go abroad these days, I really don’t find any need to travel to other countries anymore.”

A third added: “I have always found package holidays and all inclusives to be really disappointing and nine times out of ten you are better off staying at home. It’s like being in a Premier Inn but with heat and a pool.”

Someone else said: “I’m completely over the effort of long-haul or even medium distance travel. It’s rarely worth the time and stress involved.”

Lots of others said that the UK was a great place for holidays, with beautiful beaches and historic attractions.

Some people weren’t quite in agreement, with someone commenting: “I love nothing more than being abroad. I’ve never gotten the love for UK holidays I’m afraid.”

Another woman explained why she also hates going on holiday abroad, especially in the winter.

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She wrote: “Every single time we go on a European sun/beach/villa/complex type holiday, we book it for 14 days and every single time I get to about day 10 and am fed up and want to be at home.”

Lots agreed – one person said: “10 days away but two weeks off work so you don’t have that horrible jolt back into work the minute you get home! Lovely!”

Most people were on her side - but some said they loved a holiday abroad


Most people were on her side – but some said they loved a holiday abroadCredit: Alamy

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