PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6808 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4582 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, 3057 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4582 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, 6872 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4582 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, 6466 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4580 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, 854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4582 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, 1744 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4580 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, 6872 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4581 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 Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4580 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, 4964 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4580 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.
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zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5326 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4581 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, 3274 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4580 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.
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MrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4580 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, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4580 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.
johns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4646 times:
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 to. I love snowshoeing but no longer have the shoulders for skiing. One more good fall and I'd be looking for replacements. I love Great Lakes boats and railroads, along with hiking, so that would be the perfect area for me.
jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2547 posts, RR: 4
Reply 29, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4646 times:
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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 wake boarding for spring break. We aren't the Cancun party types! Maybe another trip to the family house on the Mississippi in August when the summer semester winds down and before the fall semester starts! Going to need a nice break after school overload!
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fridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1437 posts, RR: 11
Reply 34, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4292 times:
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 enough from my back surgery to walk without canes. No specific time yet, and yes, I know how hot it can get there during their summer!
Can't wait to see the Outback!
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MIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2628 posts, RR: 25
Reply 36, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4251 times:
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 32): 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 the biggest?
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)
Does anybody have any tips for Dubai? I am planning my 4 day trip over easter next year, I already booked a hotel near Deira, I would love to visit some of the cultural areas like Bastakiya, explore the souqs and eat some cheap nice local food, then obviously tick off some of the glitzy malls and go up the Burj Khalifa.
stlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9204 posts, RR: 26
Reply 38, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4213 times:
on the list right now:
out of the U.S. -
Quebec City, Quebec
Holland/Belgium in March with a possible tag on somewhere else in that region of the world
Iceland in late October/November
in the states -
weekends in D.C., Philadelphia, and Chicago - places i've been tons but need to get really nitty gritty into some neighborhoods and museums I've never gone
Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
RobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4527 posts, RR: 10
Reply 43, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3957 times:
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 the Washington DC area - planning stage;
plus the odd weekend in London visiting family - not much to plan really
brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4001 posts, RR: 1
Reply 44, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
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 lessened. We are planning to head to SFO and drive down to LA and then up towards Chicago in the spring. Hopefully spend some time in Europe next summer for more than just business, but also to meet with my future in laws in the Netherlands and for my partner to meet my relatives in Germany, Hungary and England. I am not going to work so much this coming year as I am thinking of slowing down the business to be with my partner more or at least spend less time working than the this year. i want to get married some time and we are going to need a honeymoon as well. We will probably go see a Rush concert or two in Europe next year as well.
B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1187 posts, RR: 3
Reply 46, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3928 times:
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 more skiing.
Malaga in March with girlfriend to warm up the bones after all that skiing.
New York in April to show mom the city that never sleeps.
Kefalonika in June with girlfriend to get a tan and reeeeeeeeeeeeelax
Langeland Music Festival in July with 10 mates to get drunk for a week with a bunch of happy people.
Tuscany in September with girlfriend to eat, drink and eat some more.
... and that's pretty much it. It's nice to have taken early retirement with a golden parachute
[Edited 2012-12-12 18:11:49]
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Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8015 posts, RR: 8
Reply 48, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3919 times:
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.)
We are looking at London as a stopping point, with Ireland and France high on the list. A cruise in the Med is also on the list - high on the list. My preference is going out of Barcelona and ending up somewhere in Italy.
This one would be for us - no kids or grandkids.
Quoting zippyjet (Reply 17): Thanks to my job in the airline industry I was able to experience the world of cruising and am hooked.
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5544 posts, RR: 33
Reply 49, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3593 times:
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 weekend in May. Other than that it's all up in the air: I'll be consulting with mates and looking for weekends on the Continent and probably one in the UK as well. As for our main two-week holiday at the end of the year I haven't a clue, but it'll probably be somewhere unusual and interesting.
jetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 54, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3224 times:
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 trip. Going to teach young students English, build houses/schools or what not, farm, live "a dollar a day",hike up a volcano and all those good stuff.
If I also get in to the other scholarship program that I applied to (My interview is next month) Then I'll have the chance to spend 2 weeks to a country of my choice (out of a few choices) to do community service and cultural immersion as well. If all works out, hopefully, I'm off to either South Africa or the Czech Republic.
And if the second community service trip happens, that'll only leave me 2 weeks for family vacation or simply free time. Hopefully Sweden and Scandinavia in general to finally visit some family members there.
Kent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 55, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3219 times:
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 it too.
Hoping I can convince the wife to head back to Malaysia to do the diving resort bit of the trip cut short with my eye surgery in mid-last year. And my father-in-law is trying to arrange a family get-together in either Hawaii or west coast USA (brother-in-law is in Boston) at some stage, althouhg I want to spend some time in Germany.
Bluebird191 From Australia, joined Apr 2011, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 56, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3189 times:
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 in Australia in the lovely city of Cairns in tropical North Queensland with friends from Papua New Guinea and flying back home to BNE on Janaury 4.
Apart from that, for me it looks like in either September, October or November I'll be taking another holiday here in Cairns for 2 nights, likely 2 or 3 weeks in Papua New Guinea (will be my third trip there), then heading back to London for Christmas and New Years to see 2014 in with a potential side trip to Cardiff and maybe Luxembourg while I'm there to make the trip more worthwhile.
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3757 posts, RR: 13
Reply 57, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3183 times:
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-Cypriot cousin's wedding. That's all that's planned out for the moment, but there will probably be a few more little excursions popping up along the way.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.