AF351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2408 times:
I am an aviation geek (I am sure all a.netters are) and am new to this site. I was just thinking of my vacation (which is only 5 days away! ) and was thinking if you guys have any vacations that you will be going to soon.
Here is my contribution:
-I will fly on an Air Canada 763 (reg. unknown, routing: YYZ-BCN)
-I will go on a 7-night, 8-day Western Europe cruise on the "Norwegian Epic"
-Stay in Barcelona for 2 nights, 3 days...
-...and will fly on another AC 763 (reg. unknown, routing: BCN-YYZ)
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2389 times:
First of all: Welcome to A.net !
My next trip will be end of June heading to Manchester U.K. for the annual Meeting there, staying for 5 nights.
Flights will be 1.75 hrs nonstops on BE E170 or E190 flying HAJ to MAN and back.
While in the U.K. I will fly an open jaw daytrip LPL - BFS on U2 followed by BFS - LBA on LS for the pure fun of exploring airports new to me.
Enjoy your stay in Barcelona; it will be a memorable one, as the city just has so much to offer to tourists.
The Sagrada Familia is a must-see, at least from the outside.
If time allows head for Placa Espanya after 8 pm and walk up towards the Magic Fountain; listen to the music and marvel at the dancing fountains (in case you have seen the display at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, then do expect something quite different. Keep in mind that the Magic Fountain is much (!) older.)
If your family and you would like to see some typical architecture of Spain (and not just from Barcelona resp. Catalunya), pay a visit to the Poble Espanyol on the foot of hill "Mont Juic", not too far from the Magic Fountain.
In the evening it is fun to stroll trough the small streets and passages off the Ramblas and see how locals (and tourists) flock out to almost each bar or restaurant available. Keep in mind that dinner usually does not start before 2130h.
If you are tired of the city (or if it is too hot in the city), consider to head to the beach of Casteldelfels. Trains run from Sants Estacion (railway station) all the way to the beach. Alight at "Platja de Castelldefels" (one stop after "Castelldefels), but check that the train of line R2 actually stops there. Trains from Sants should leave at minutes 15 and 45 after the hour.
From station "Platja de Castelldefels" you can smell & see the beach & sea, so no further walking directions required.
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3059 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
In 3 weeks we're going on a road trip to France. Staying in the Loire valley just outside Tours, where my wife is presenting at a conference - I'll be with the children for a few days, mainly visiting castles and chateaux. Then we're heading to Meaux, near Paris, to camp for a week, including a visit to Disneyland. The kids should like it, as long as they aren't too bored in the car between stops!
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27866 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
Well my colleagues say I'm always on vacation I have some nice trips booked throughout the year. Some short haul and some long haul. I'm also taking this Winter off work to go travelling so lots of new places for me
Cadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1797 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
Not sure if it counts as a vacation, but if I can work out the $$$, my friend in Israel is going to become a father, and I've been asked to be the godfather, so if I can save up the money and find good airfare, I'll be headed over there sometime in November/December. If I pull this off, I'd hope to be able to make up for the last trip, which I had to cut short because of my ankle.
kent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
2 weeks time, SYD-KUL, up the coast to Pangkor for a resort holiday and then time in KL and Malacca, KUL-KBR and then out to te Perhentian Islands for 4 days snorkelling, then KBR-KUL-SYD. Away fro 2 weeks - not that I'm excited at all - first international flights for 7 years!
HA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
My next vacation is actually a combo of business and pleasure at the end of July into the 1st week of August. Flying HA (of course) LIH-HNL-LAS on the B717 and A332. Have a weekend with friends and then a conference at Caesars Palace.
After that, hopefully another combo trip in September to Washington, DC most likely via DCA on AA or UA but would rather do HNL-JFK-DCA on HA and B6 just for the hell of it.
joffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
Yes - Going to Bangkok (1 night), Budapest (7 nights), New York (3 nights), Orlando (3 nights), Turkey (1 night), Kuala Lumpur (2 nights), Brunei (1 night) - Leaving on Saturday week. - Yes in that order!
Bangkok and Brunei are pretty much overnight transit stops. Same applies with Turkey, but got a really cheap J class FRA-IST-KUL.
Yellowstone and Tetons are next to Montana. In fact, parts of Yellowstone are in Montana and Idaho. The drive from Yellowstone to Bozeman is beautiful! We went there two years ago. That part of Idaho is very conservative, but, other than that, it is great!
But, one night in Bankok makes the hard man humble. Also, one night in Bankok makes the tough guy crumble...
Our holiday is coming up in a few weeks. We are driving to STS to ALW. Hopefully, my mom will have been moved by then. I hope we can squeeze in a side trip to Trail, British Columbia. I have wanted to go there for decades. That would involve us going through the city I hate most of all: Spokane. I can't wait for that one...
connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
Squeeze and I are going to go to YVR next month for a week. Mandatory visits to my brother and her sister, but otherwise we plan to be tourists. Do the sights, lunch on Grouse Mountain for one, couple of good dinners, will try to hike through Capilano Park and also try to find a zipline outlet (anyone knows of one, pls IM me).
She doesn't know it yet but I am collecting info on St Lucia for next winter, two weeks, the complete libretto.