Can you remember the last place you visited? Vacations are great for experiencing the world, practicing new languages, and getting a break from daily routines. They also make a fantastic conversational topic! People love hearing about new places and vacations are a very common topic among friends and work colleagues.

In this article, we've gathered several questions and phrases that you can use to talk about vacations you've had. Check them out and then start telling others about the places you've visited!

Asking about Somebody's Vacation

In the table below we'll introduce you to a number of questions that you can use to find out more about someone's last vacation. Use them to find out where they went, what they did, and more!
Where did you go on vacation?
 
How was your trip?
 
You went to Australia, right?
 
How long were you there?
 
How long did it take you to get there?
 
How did you get there?
 
What did you do over there?
 
What surprised you the most about Iceland?
 
What was your favorite thing about Vietnam?
 
Do you miss it?
 
Are you glad to be back?
 
Did you have good weather?
 
Did you get to meet any of the locals?
 
How was the food?
 
 

Describing Your Vacation

There are lots of different ways to describe a vacation. Maybe you enjoyed the food, culture, or landscape? In the following table we'll introduce you to a number of phrases that you can use to describe your last vacation.
My trip was fantastic.
 
I was in Australia.
 
I loved Japan.
 
Australia was great!
 
I really enjoyed the food.
 
I loved the food there.
 
I was there for a couple of weeks.
 
I did a lot of hiking.
 
I definitely miss being there.
 
It's nice to be back home where my friends and family are.
 
The flight over took about 7 hours.
 
We were lucky and had sunny days the entire vacation.
 
I met a couple of locals at a restaurant one day.
 
The culture was so interesting and different from ours.
 
 

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential English phrases for talking about your last vacation?
  • Where did you go on vacation?
  • How was your trip?
  • My trip was fantastic.
  • I was in Australia.
  • How long were you there?
  • What did you do over there?
  • I really enjoyed the food.
  • I was there for a couple of weeks.