Print from Airliners.net discussion forum
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/non_aviation/read.main/2292739/

Topic: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: jetblue777
Posted 2010-12-25 18:13:49 and read 3118 times.

I was about to post this thread on the Travel and Polls section, but it doesn't really have to involve taking a flight or doing something aviation related...

So, where are you guys going this summer?

My family's going to Denver, from Denver, we're going on a 7-Day Bus Tour to Yellowstone Natl. Park, Mt. Rushmore, Jackson Hole, Arches Ntl. Park, Salt Lake City and a bunch of other national parks. The Bus Tour is $448.00 for 7Days, 6 Nights with Hotel accommodations. It's buy 2 take 1, so I'm free, so we only paid $896.00. Our flight from LGA to DEN was only $137 (the regular price for our specific flight was $447.00) We used up 10,000 Miles from our UA Mileage Plus account which we racked up last summer. So we saved $310/ person, $930 for the three of us!

So our 7 Day, 6 Nights, 6 States, Yellowstone, Mt.Rushmore, etc Vacation costs $1,581.00 for the three of us. ($527/person)

We were supposed to go to Europe this summer, but I suggested that we should go in 2012 to see the Olympics in London on top of the planned Italy, France, Scandinavia, etc. And my mom needed to save more money since we spent more than $11,000 last summer on our 2 months Asia vacation, so we're going on a "small" summer vacation this year.  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: TZ757300
Posted 2010-12-25 20:50:53 and read 3097 times.

This summer? Hmmm, I'll probably go to work and go move to whatever grad school I get to, then go to work again. I like going to those places as well.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: FRAspotter
Posted 2010-12-25 21:08:55 and read 3090 times.

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for Army Basic Training...  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: sccutler
Posted 2010-12-25 22:18:41 and read 3079 times.

Couple of fly-ins early summer, likely OSH for the show, and Florida to see by-then 104-year-old grandmother.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: cerretaman
Posted 2010-12-25 22:20:46 and read 3078 times.

Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):

So, where are you guys going this summer?

Hilton Head Island, SC

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: jwenting
Posted 2010-12-26 00:44:06 and read 3052 times.

just booked a trip to Uzbekistan for next spring  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: simonriat
Posted 2010-12-26 01:23:39 and read 3042 times.

Planning on touring Southern California, for 3 weeks.(Never been beforehand don't know whether to have the wild card with 3 young kids).

As a back up plan in case it doesn't come off, sunny Florida.(been several times before and love the state).

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: CXB77L
Posted 2010-12-26 01:28:32 and read 3041 times.

Well, since it is summer here already, I'm planning to go to Vancouver in late January, for a week and a half before school resumes in February. I'm flying NZ via AKL, and I'll be spending a few days there as well.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: AzoresLover
Posted 2010-12-26 02:35:09 and read 3027 times.

Going to the Azores, visiting the islands of Terceira and Sao Miguel.

I lived at Lajes Field on Terceira from 1973-1977, and visited all nine islands while I was there. I have always wanted to go back for a visit. I finally decided that next summer it will happen.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Wolverine
Posted 2010-12-26 03:50:48 and read 3010 times.

If I have enough money, then I would like to go on an interrail trip, visiting the following countries:
Croatia- Bosnia- Greece- Italy-Spain-France. And some other countries on the way   I would go for 4 weeks, with my backpack and my tent, and, of course, my camera. Meet some new people, see different countries and cultures and have fun.

Most likely I won't have enough money, so I would like to go to Denmark by bike, also with my tent and camera. Maybe for a week, or two.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: PlymSpotter
Posted 2010-12-26 04:08:14 and read 2997 times.

Quoting jwenting (Reply 5):
just booked a trip to Uzbekistan for next spring

Very, very cool. I've heard that Turkmenistan are hoping to finally 'kill' the Derweze fire pit, and would love to get there before it happens. Ironically it's probably too expensive for me to manage it... but I may give it a go. Are you planning on visiting the Aral Sea area? That's also on my list of 'must see' (pun not intended) destinations.


Dan  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: CplKlinger
Posted 2010-12-26 08:51:18 and read 2955 times.

If the wife and I can get our vacation weeks to line up correctly, we're heading off to Myrtle Beach for a week with the kid. We last went back before we got married, so this will be our first real vacation since then. It will probably also be our last one for a while, too.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: johns624
Posted 2010-12-26 09:16:06 and read 2947 times.

Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
we're going on a 7-Day Bus

Be prepared for having 40 versions of your grandparents on the bus...

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: sunshine79
Posted 2010-12-26 09:35:49 and read 2933 times.

I have no idea at the moment, probably a week or two in the mediterranean, depending on what my boyfriend and I can afford. It also depends what staff discount I'm entitled to with a company I'm going for an interview with on Thursday.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: hka098
Posted 2010-12-26 09:42:10 and read 2927 times.

Hershey PA. Possibly Ocean City MD. We stick to places within driving range, since flying is such a nightmare nowadays. I will have to fly in June. My sister-in-law is getting married in Pittsburgh and that is one long ride from where I am. 9+ hours in the car with a three year-old can be really tedious. I'd like to visit the AF Museum at Wright-Pat. but that is low on the list of priorities.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: UltimateDelta
Posted 2010-12-26 09:42:46 and read 2927 times.

Going to Germany on a trip with my school's German club. I think we'll be in Stuttgart and Munich for most of it.

After that... I don't know.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Braniff747SP
Posted 2010-12-26 10:57:08 and read 2912 times.

Nothing yet, and the way it looks, most likely nowhere. I'll stay here in ugly, boring LA.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: dc9northwest
Posted 2010-12-26 11:00:03 and read 2908 times.

Spain and Portugal for me:

Barcelona (a little bit), then Sevilla, Granada, Madrid and Lisbon.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: jetblue777
Posted 2010-12-26 11:42:09 and read 2898 times.

Quoting johns624 (Reply 12):
Be prepared for having 40 versions of your grandparents on the bus...

HA! I don't mind at all, I actually like these long tour groups  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Larshjort
Posted 2010-12-26 12:14:20 and read 2881 times.

Moscow for MAKS, and Saint Petersburg for a language trip with my russian class.

/Lars

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: petertenthije
Posted 2010-12-26 14:08:11 and read 2848 times.

After two years with expensive holidays (Washington DC & Moscow), next year's holiday will be on a more modest budget. I would like to visit Zurich for the WEF and perhaps a long weekend Madrid or Prague for the summer holiday.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: aerorobnz
Posted 2010-12-26 17:01:24 and read 2827 times.

Cebu,Philippines, via Tokyo and/or Hong Kong and maybe join a girlfriend who works on a cruise ship out of FLL. Would take in several countries in the Caribbean as well if I do. Would love to take in Rio Carnival again as well, but I don't have the money for that...

Summer is right now...  This is planned for feb.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Derico
Posted 2010-12-27 08:16:13 and read 2780 times.

Home studying summer self-courses. Small chance I get to go to Buzios with an uncle, to join the masses of Argentines that turn that region of Bahia Brazil into the Amazon version of Buenos Aires in January and February. Which is why I am not 100% into the idea...

[Edited 2010-12-27 08:42:14]

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Luftfahrer
Posted 2010-12-27 12:49:33 and read 2755 times.

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 15):
Going to Germany on a trip with my school's German club. I think we'll be in Stuttgart and Munich for most of it.

Excellent places, have fun!   

Quoting CplKlinger (Reply 11):
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is wonderful... I wish I could go back this summer.

As for me: Going to Scotland (Edinburgh & Glasgow for the most part) in spring next year, as far as that counts. During my summer holiday: Being spontaneous.  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2010-12-27 12:57:28 and read 2751 times.

A mileage run to Buenos Aires the first week-end in February via Chicago and Washington Dulles on United Airlines.

It's Summer down there!

25,000 + elite qualifying miles in one go!

        

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: OA260
Posted 2010-12-27 14:37:28 and read 2763 times.

Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 8):
Going to the Azores, visiting the islands of Terceira and Sao Miguel.

Very nice Id love to go back to the Azores oneday.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 24):

A mileage run to Buenos Aires the first week-end in February via Chicago and Washington Dulles on United Airlines.

Nice trip and decent miles also.


I myself will be in Lebanon every 5-6 weeks over the Summer all being well. Probably hitting some of the cool beach clubs and maybe taking to the mountains to get away from the fierce heat.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Derico
Posted 2010-12-27 15:23:45 and read 2755 times.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 25):
A mileage run to Buenos Aires the first week-end in February via Chicago and Washington Dulles on United Airlines.

It's Summer down there!

The central part of the country is an open oven right now. Very intense heat wave for last 4 days. It wiill cool down and hopefully be nicer when you visit.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: flyerboy1990
Posted 2010-12-27 20:28:08 and read 2748 times.

Planning a trip to visit my aunt in Las Vegas. Me, my sister, parents, grandparents, and other aunt and uncle will be out there all at the same time. I can't wait for June!

Normally, She comes here to visit us but it will be the first time we all go out to her place together.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: bookishaviator
Posted 2010-12-27 20:35:18 and read 2746 times.

It's already summer here, as mentioned above by another southern hemispherite. I have three weeks of leave coming up in January and I intend to spend that time lazing about in various parks and gardens and neighbourhoods and cafes of my home city, with a short trip interstate to Sydney to catch a concert at the Opera House later in the month. If I can find the energy to do so, I may also take a road trip or two out along the wonderful Great Ocean Road.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: YYZflyer
Posted 2010-12-28 10:32:23 and read 2700 times.

I will be going to Germany in August for Wacken Open Air 2011. We'll probably be staying in Amsterdam for the first day then make our way up to Hamburg by train or flying, then up to Wacken. It will be my second time going, I went this year and had the greatest time of my life. I also want to go to another festival, I've been thinking about Brutal Assault or Party San. Party San has a much better line up, but it all depends on money.

  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: swissy
Posted 2010-12-29 05:42:17 and read 2654 times.

We are going to the UK with our kids... looking for a cottage (second home) sea side.. wife used to live in Frinton on the Sea when she was a little girl. We are planing to get something small in Europe as all our families are from England, Germany & Switzerland.... we do not want to stay anymore in hotels when we spend time in Europe and be closer to our aging families ...

Cheerios,

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Severnaya
Posted 2010-12-29 13:21:51 and read 2596 times.

We're going to marry and thus on a honeymoon (no particular destination chosen yet).   

Besides that, the usual traveling between Holland and Russia.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: RobertNL070
Posted 2010-12-29 13:55:59 and read 2584 times.

A two-week trip to Morocco in April/May, and a two-week jaunt to Spain in September. Those are our plans. Plus the usual long weekends in the UK.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: baguy
Posted 2010-12-29 14:22:12 and read 2580 times.

Malawi for 3 weeks in July!!!   Most probably ET via ADD.

And then hopefully 9 days in Portugal at the end of August - the new LCY-FAO route on an Embraer 190 is very tempting (although the BA sale at the moment is offering Faro in J class for £350 return!) so I'm not sure yet!

BAguy

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: YVRLTN
Posted 2010-12-29 18:31:16 and read 2561 times.

Quoting baguy (Reply 33):
Malawi for 3 weeks in July!!!

Awesome, I went twice on business. Take a river safari on the Shire - those crocs are amazing. I flews VS to JNB and connected to QM - they have a baggage interline.

Parents are going to Barbados in March and asked us to join but the wife cant get time off work so debating whether to go on my own or not.

In April we're meeting the inlaws in Dallas then heading onto PHX and the Grand Canyon.

Road trip in July through the Okanagan and Rockies to Calgary - probably meet my parents there and drive back with them.

Did my first trip to BFI & PAE this past weekend and have to go back in sunshine! Doubt we will have time to get back to Europe this year.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Ken777
Posted 2010-12-29 22:33:15 and read 2550 times.

I'm there now - it's summer in Australia and the temp is in the 30 only because it's in Celsius.

Also stopped in Fiji on the way down to break up the trip. Enjoyed that so much that the better half & I will do that again on the way home.

The only sad part is that the trip has just about cleaned me out of ff miles.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2010-12-30 01:56:24 and read 2537 times.

My next run after Buenos Aires will be to the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in March.

Another distorted itinerary, a big mileage earner, via FRA, IAD and KWI (Kuwait) with United.
Everything to satisfly my fancy... F1 cars, speed, airplanes and sunshine!

It will be Summer there, no doubt!

        

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: BMIFlyer
Posted 2010-12-30 02:07:48 and read 2531 times.

I have most of July off work 

Thinking I should use my rail staff 'free travel' coupons to travel across Europe by train. I have a feeling it could be fun   

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: noelg
Posted 2010-12-30 02:44:15 and read 2522 times.

We are taking the caravan up to Scotland for a little over two weeks in May. Heading up to Oban, then on to Skye for the majority of the holiday, then coming back via Perth and north east England. Should be nice as the most I've seen of Scotland is Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Other than that, a few shorter breaks around the UK probably, we're saving up to go to Florida in a couple of years with out little boy  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: MattRB
Posted 2010-12-30 03:19:52 and read 2513 times.

Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
So, where are you guys going this summer?

Not quite summer, but I'm planning a trip to Jordan in October and possibly Israel & Lebanon if I can swing it inside of 16 days.

Had three weeks of vacation this year, but didn't know that until after the vacation bid was over and done with (thanks AC/IAMAW   ) else I would've space it out more.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: signol
Posted 2010-12-30 03:39:49 and read 2507 times.

Plans this year so far include:

- A week in New York in April, over my wife's birthday;
- A week's beach holiday in the sun in May, probably Ibiza, as it's the only holiday destination served from NWI on a Saturday;
- Christmas next year in South Africa with the in-laws;
- My brother-in-law got engaged just before Christmas, so their wedding will probably be in South Africa as well. Financially, I hope it's around Christmas or in early 2012...
- A short weekend break somewhere around our wedding anniversary in October.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 36):
Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in March.

Jealous! I went to the Abu Dhabi race last year and found the Gulf very appealing to visit. Must go back some time, possibly Dubai en route to South Africa.

signol

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2010-12-30 04:43:44 and read 2495 times.

Quoting signol (Reply 40):
Jealous! I went to the Abu Dhabi race last year and found the Gulf very appealing to visit.

Bahrain is still low key and traditional, not overbuilt - also cheaper.
The stopover in Kuwait won't allow me to see anything other than the airport. No time to go to town.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: lhr380
Posted 2010-12-30 05:22:59 and read 2491 times.

In June am going to fly into Chicago, spend 2 nights exploring and eating Pizza, then catching the Empire Builder train to Seattle, a night or 2 there, maybe pay a visit to a certain airline company's factory, then head to Vancouver for a night or 2 before flying home

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: jetBlueguy22
Posted 2010-12-30 10:39:00 and read 2459 times.

Going to cape cod for a few days with my buddys then headed to Wisconsin for some peace and quiet with the family and then finally headed to college! University of North Dakota hear I come!
Blue

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: NoUFO
Posted 2010-12-30 13:51:20 and read 2415 times.

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 23):
Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 15):
Going to Germany on a trip with my school's German club. I think we'll be in Stuttgart and Munich for most of it.

Excellent places, have fun!

Stuttgart is an excellent place? Wow, your expectations must be significantly lower than mine.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: jetblue777
Posted 2010-12-30 16:19:52 and read 2404 times.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 21):
Cebu,Philippines,

Wonderful city, I can recommend you staying at Plantation Bay. They have their own giant lagoon and some hotel rooms have a direct access to the lagoon! Other than that, Hilton is also good.  

And don't forget to visit the local malls, their quite large and overwhelming! SM City Cebu is the best one, they just built a new part called "the North Wing" which is mostly high class and expensive stores, check it out. I'm a big fan of Cebu myself, way better than Manila.  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Luftfahrer
Posted 2010-12-30 16:32:37 and read 2405 times.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 44):
Stuttgart is an excellent place? Wow, your expectations must be significantly lower than mine.

Which (German) cities raised your expectations that you come to this conclusion, and why? I have always liked it around here (that includes the area as well), but I would rank Munich higher after all.

[Edited 2010-12-30 16:33:44]

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: NoUFO
Posted 2010-12-30 18:11:05 and read 2379 times.

If you include the area, then yes, things could be worse. Stuttgart itself might be a good city to live there but no so much for visitors. Besides, you have said "excellent", and something "excellent" is really difficult to top.

But since you are keen on knowing which (German) cities I like better than Stuttgart (note I avoid to mention "excellent"), well, here you go:
Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Freiburg, Bremen, Lübeck, Celle, Bad Tölz, Lüneburg, Potsdam, Lindau, Passau, Goslar, Baden-Baden, Dresden, Leipzig, Koblenz, Meersburg, Konstanz, Görlitz, Mölln.

Right out off the top of my head; there are probably more.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: KingFriday013
Posted 2010-12-30 18:17:04 and read 2375 times.

With any luck, I will go to Israel on Birthright. Other than that I'll go to work at my office in Manhattan every day. Maybe I'll go out to the Hamptons for a few weekends... but not Memorial Day weekend -- made that mistake last summer and sat on the stairs on the LIRR for three hours!

-J.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: Luftfahrer
Posted 2010-12-30 18:35:00 and read 2372 times.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 47):
Stuttgart itself might be a good city to live there but no so much for visitors. Besides, you have said "excellent", and something "excellent" is really difficult to top.

Funny you say that, since most of the foreigners I met told me they liked their stay here and would even come back some day. I agree with you though, my word choice was probably a bit unwise... oh well.  

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: AF340
Posted 2010-12-30 21:01:52 and read 2359 times.

I'll be spending two and a half weeks canoeing down the Nahanni River in Canada's Northwest Territories. All I need to do is get my firearms licence!

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: seb146
Posted 2010-12-30 21:13:08 and read 2350 times.

Red Rocks Beach near Stinson. Maybe Santa Fe, too....

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: 76794p
Posted 2010-12-31 00:13:45 and read 2334 times.

Atlantis for a couple of days in march for spring break.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: KingFriday013
Posted 2010-12-31 12:59:28 and read 2311 times.

Quoting 76794p (Reply 52):
Atlantis for a couple of days in march for spring break.

Wow! Have a great time! Just make sure you ALWAYS keep an eye on your valuables. Our camera was stolen a few hours before we left the resort for the airport, so we last all but several of our photos from the trip. That's still a place I'd love to go back to at some point!

-J.

Topic: RE: Where Are You Going This Summer?
Username: gocaps16
Posted 2011-01-04 05:14:17 and read 2192 times.

I'm going on a Cruise to Southeast Asia region, Eastern China, and Australia.


The messages in this discussion express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Airliners.net or any entity associated with Airliners.net.

Copyright © Lundgren Aerospace. All rights reserved.
http://www.airliners.net/