PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7210 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4721 times:
Maybe NYC in Feb/March, then moving to Japan in March.
In Japan, over a weekend or something, I'm going to an Onsen in Takayama.
Sometime in July over obon, i'll go to Okinawa, then back to Phoenix, Cincinnati, maybe South Carolina for the annual, then back to Japan. Winter next year is still a toss up, as it isn't even winter yet here
One of the FB admins for PHX Spotters. "Zach the Expat!"
Jetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3080 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4721 times:
March 2013 - Carnival Breeze 8 days visiting St. Thomas, Tortola, Antigua, and Nassau. Any tips? I'm excited for the widebody flight even if it's just an AA 763 SFO-MIA.
July 2013 - Carnival Victory 4 days visiting Key West and Cozumel. I'm still up in the air over this one since it's a shitty time to visit the Caribbean and it's such a short cruise for a cross country flight... but the cousin is getting married so first world problems really.
I'm sure more will come up with family in Socal, DTW, and PHX.
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7166 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4721 times:
Quoting Avianca (Reply 5): all great destinations - what are the exact plans - what cities etc?
I had been planning to go to Rio for Carnival again, which is why I selected Jan-Feb for my leave. I have since changed my mind. I'm creating an Itinerary currently that will probably include
Ciudad del Este/Asuncion (maybe)
Bariloche (By train from BA) (maybe)
La Paz (maybe)
If that goes to plan I will have 3 new countries and only 4 more to visit in South America. (Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname ,French Guiana)
KiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7133 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
Two holidays already booked.
Four nights in Edinburgh with the wife and kids in February, why Edinburgh the kids were watching Scooby Doo, he was at Edinburgh Castle, the boys wanted to go so thanks to Scooby we're going.
Summer vacation spent in NZ during winter. Flying to AKL via SFO on SK and NZ, then back to LA a couple of days at DisneyLand, down to San Diego to SeaWorld then on to Vegas for 4 nights , back to Norway via ORD and CPH.
Just trying to work out what I want as a rental car for the US part of the trip, we have three kids, one will be in a baby seat the other two in boosters, plus luggage and a baby buggy, options are:
The QX56 and GL450 are dirt cheap by Norwegian rental standards, the Suburban and Caravan are basically so cheap they might as well be free.
pvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1213 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4721 times:
-Last days of 2012 & first two weeks of 2013 I will be in Thailand with my family, around Krabi area. Offers a nice break from dark boring Finnish winter. Flights from Helsinki to Krabi and back with Finnair.
- Somewhere in April or May I will spend about 5 days in Edinburgh, basically a trip from school. Flights from Helsinki to Edinburgh through Amsterdam with KLM.
- In July I will spend 3 weeks in Greece, Flights VAA - RIX - ATH and back with Air Baltic, maybe also some domestic flights in Greece.
WestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
I graduate in April, so I plan on working throughout the summer to try and kill my student debt, then taking a trip to Scotland with my cousin in September.
The reason for it is when my uncle retired a few years ago, he spent about 8 months researching our family's history (my father's side) since we knew very little beyond when my great-grandparents immigrated to Canada. He managed to trace our ancestry back 8 generations to a small village southwest of Glasgow called Beith. Using the booklet that my uncle wrote, my cousin and I want to visit the village and check out all the landmarks that are mentioned in the booklet (places of birth, houses where they lived, significant events, etc.).
I'm leaning towards taking FI since their YYZ-RKV-GLA routing is by far the cheapest way to get from YYZ to GLA.
Time and budget permitting, I may do some backpacking around Europe while I'm already on that side of the pond.
Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 2): I have plans to visit Chicago again sometime in the early spring. Totally love that city.
I've heard nothing but good things about Chicago. I've been dying to go for some time now. AA just recently started flying from my home airport of YKF to ORD twice daily, so I'm hoping I can secure the funds to spend some time there in March during my school's reading week.
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7166 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4720 times:
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 9): The QX56 and GL450 are dirt cheap by Norwegian rental standards, the Suburban and Caravan are basically so cheap they might as well be free.
Go for the infinity. Better interior and just not so tinny as the American stuff.. Every time i get a car from one of the US marques from one of the major rental cars if they break down or have a fault with them. I went through 5 cars one year, when I should have only needed 3.
HOONS90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 3000 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 4719 times:
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Quoting photoshooter (Reply 14): Nice to hear you're going back to South Korea soon!
Make sure to send me some pictures again. Not think considering Korean Air this time or do you want to try something else?
Thanks! I'll definitely take a lot of pictures and do a trip report.
I'm choosing AA to get AAdvantage miles.
Quoting Avianca (Reply 5): also on my top 10 to do list - what is the best travel time to SouthKorea - and would be 1 week enough or better around 10 days?
Glad you're interested!
Late April-Late May and Early September-Late October is definitely the best in terms of weather. July and August can be rainy and January can be quite cold.
1 week should be fine to explore the Seoul area, but of course there are other beautiful parts of the country including Jeju Island, and transportation within the country is cheap, safe and reliable.
Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 11): I've heard nothing but good things about Chicago. I've been dying to go for some time now. AA just recently started flying from my home airport of YKF to ORD twice daily, so I'm hoping I can secure the funds to spend some time there in March during my school's reading week.
Chicago is one of my favorite cities in North America. You'll love it and find lots to do. The lakefront is gorgeous especially in the Summer.
[Edited 2012-11-16 18:10:28]
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fr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5358 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
Greece in February to see my Dad.
Some lake in Tennessee in July for a week.
Probably Gatlingburg, TN during spring break (sort of a tradition).
Maybe Hershey Park for a long weekend in June.
We'll probably do something in the fall.
zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4720 times:
God willing I want to take another cruise. Thanks to my job in the airline industry I was able to experience the world of cruising and am hooked. A floating all inclusive resort with many ports of call!
stasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
Philadelphia in the spring to see my Dad, then Los Angeles in the summer to see friends, and perhaps Washington DC sometime in between. I am looking forward to 4 or 5 fun-filled days in Palm Springs over the winter, too.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
MrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
Going to try and see how many baseball games/parks I can take in this year. Note that this is difficult because the nearest MLB team is an hour's flight from where I live. This year, I'm going to try to return to San Francisco (GF and I had a blast there this past September), as well as games in Seattle, Toronto, NYC, Boston, LA and maybe Washington and Chicago. Also, I'm going to try for some postseason baseball; I've been a fan of the game for almost 25 years, and I've never been to playoff game - I hope to change that this year.
Beyond that I don't have anything planned, apart from GTFO'ing when the Calgary Stampede rolls around in early July.
johns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4719 times:
Last year we did a weeklong drive from SFO to PDX. This year we did a Baltic cruise on NCL so nest year we're going to keep it simple. We're going to do a weeklong hiking/lighthouses tour of Michigan's UP and on to Duluth, MN.
: I hope to be there in Januray when it's real cold & snowy. Sounds like a great trip! I hope to spend a winter up there soon. I've always been int
: My best friend's sister lives up in Houghton, MI. I guess that you're sick of winter by the end of January.
: They always complain about the winters in the midwest but they never leave. Deep down inside, they really love the cold.
: Yeah, I'd love it up there if I was retired. Just sit inside with a nice fire going and watch the snow fall. You'd only have to go out when you wanted
: I'm jealous of all of your trips! Nothing too fancy for me thanks to school. Going to my roommates house with some buddies in CLT for some fishing and
: Melbourne, Adelaide & Kangaroo Island in February Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Indonesia, Phillippines (Boracay) and Hong Kong in July Plus nu
: Either the Merc or the infinity, more comfy ride and better quality than the Caravan/Suburban (probably better gas mielage too) As for me, I am plann
: I'm more concerned about luggage space, it has to be able to fit a mountain buggy plus luggage for 5 people, in the respect the Suburban is probably
: None for me. Grad school starts next month. It's a exec schedule so Friday, Saturday Sunday meet. I am planning to burn up my PTO taking my class Frid
: Back to Beautiful Australia! Spent my last three trips there in Victoria, this time I'm heading to Perth for an extended holiday after I recuperate en
: we were here 2 years ago and have a great time. The jungle boat ride was a laugh, the boat operator was joking during the ride and was actually funny
: Yes, and the most thirsty! in that case go for the Caravan, you can remove the rearmost seats and should be able to do the job perfectly (I guess) Do
: I normally stick with my Amex travel insurance rather than buy the rental company insurance, if Amex fails we also have a comprehensive travel insura
: on the list right now: out of the U.S. - Toronto, Ontario Quebec City, Quebec Holland/Belgium in March with a possible tag on somewhere else in that r
: Attending a couple of Formula 1 races Monaco and Monza possibly Bahrain Wish list: Atlantic crossing on board Queen Mary 2 back to back would be even
: Cabo San Lucas October 2013 is all i have going on thus far.
: Greece for a couple of weeks in the summer. This may also be my last year in the west coast so I will try to travel to Mexico if I have the time.
: We're having a baby in February so will be a little quiet compared to previous years, however we have pencilled in something like this: Singapore for
: February/March takes us to Cape Town - all booked and flights paid for; April brings us a long weekend in Istanbul - planning stage; August sees us in
: Well 2013 will hopefully spend less time at my parent's home since their cancers are now both in remission and the guilt of not being there has lessen
: I´m going Easter Island in a couple of weeks and to Colombia in february. Planing to visit Bogota, Cartagena, Tayrona, San Andres and maybe Medellin
: Saalbach in January with girlfriend for skiing. Maria Alm in January with ex colleagues for more skiing. Val Thorens in February with mates for yet mo
: Only trips coming up would be in the summer: LAS,AMS Of course there might be time for: HNL,SEA,DEN,PVD Got to use those flight benefits
: Basic domestic trips (probably 2) to Michigan to visit son. Probably 3 or 4 to Branson with grandkids. (Might be more fun going to Florida with them.)
: Starting to work on the holidays for 2013, and Hong Kong is coming up in Feb. Cyprus is booked for a long weekend in March and now Algiers for a long
: So far, these are my plans: * January to Zürich for the WEF, for business and for spotting. * July, two weeks in a villa in Tuscany. That's confirmed
: Paris late March/early April. I will try to squeeze Algiers in that trip. Then Chicago in early May. So far that's it.
: 1st two weeks March, Jan & I will be in St Lucia. Going with another couple, no hotel, have rented a house. Not cheap, but lots more flexibility,
: Going to the Belgian GP in August, can't wait!
: Not exactly a vacation but I'm off to Nicaragua this July/August for three weeks for a community service, cultural immersion, and language learning tr
: Non-aviation trips for me so far this year - a week at a beachfront holiday park on mid-North coast NSW. It will be great for the kids - and I'll like
: All my holidays for next year will be towards the end of the year, except for finishing this current holiday that I'm on - I'm having new years here i
: Hopping over to Ireland for a week on the 4th of January to see some family and friends, and there'll be a week in Cyprus in October for an Irish-Cypr