Thinking of driving to NYC soon to visit a few buddies. I know, not much of a travel from Buffalo..but a lot of people from outside NY seem surprised to learn it is still around a 7 hour drive. A lot of people I've met seem to think I live in NYC when I tell them I live in Buffalo, NY. "Oh, New york? That's awesome!"
Has anybody ever used kayak or cheapoair before, how reliable are they? Also, when is it usually the cheapest to get International tickets? I know the purchase on a Tuesday, fly on a Wednesday but how far in advance? I see some say 4-5 months then other say 6 weeks.
I'm trying to decide between a country-wide train trip, or a trip up to Alaska.
The nation-wide trip has lost some luster since I wanted to do it during April and now that the NHL season it back on I'm less willing to miss that month. I'm not willing to spend a dime on the NHL this year so going to games in other cities isn't really an option this time around. I may just push it to the summer, though. I have to be in Montana in early August for a wedding, so this would kill two birds with one stone.
Alaska...I love going north to the cold around Spring Break. I don't care if I'm not in school anymore, it's become a tradition. I could surpass last year's trip to Lapland...
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
Do you work 5 days on 2 weeks off or something? lol. I work for an airline, too, but I have nowhere near the time to travel like that (not even to Toronto for the day, really).
I did just book a trip to Brussels in March, however. Beer will be the big focus.
Hahaha. Currently 5 days on, 2 days off. Wanting to switch to 4 on, 3 off.
But really, I just love day trips. I probably travel more than I should, but I love it. I've never had a problem sleeping on planes, so I'm quite okay with, say, a 16 hour day in San Francisco, and taking a Red-Eye home, and being ready to go the next morning.
For my Europe travel, I'll probably take a half day the day before my weekend, and take an extra day off on the backend. So leave on a Tuesday night, arrive in say, GVA Wednesday morning, and leave from GVA Friday afternoon, getting back home Friday evening. That gives me 2 nights. Pretty good.
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that comment was aimed at you
Was not aimed at anyone in particular. Just like some many things you will get people who post real trips that have taken or are going to be taking while you will get those that post made up or exaggerated trips. This happens when there is a language thread, all of a sudden it seems 80% of HF knows 6-7 languages
Now as for the OP my next big trip was suppose to be to the Philippines for one of my best friends weddings, he was born there moved to Canada when he was a kid and on one of his many visits a few years ago found a great gal and proposed last year. Unfortunately after the recent typhoons hit the country she decided to volunteer with the Red Cross to help in areas affected and the village she was working in was wiped out and there are 100s of people still missing and she is one of them. I feel terrible for him.
Most recent trip I went on was to Europe, Poland (mother's side of the family), France and Germany. Was a great time even if I went with my mother. She had never been to Poland as she was born in Germany after WW2, both my grandparents were captured in Western Poland and worked in the same forced labor camp. For me it was a second visit and it was really interesting as last time I went was just before the fall of communism so to see the huge differences between the communist Poland of then versus the new Poland that is a member of the EU and growing like crazy was amazing. One of the biggest shocks was walking in downtown Warsaw and seeing a Ferrari dealership, no way I would have seen one of those the first time I went!!
I am going to hit up Europe yet again either this summer or next, haven't decided, but like going to spend the time in the UK visit England along with Scotland, Wales and the Irelands as I have never been there.
My dream vacation is to head down to Argentina and take a 2 week cruise during the southern hemisphere summer that leaves from Argentina's south and takes travelers to the Antarctic. You get to do what so few people do and actually walk on the coldest continent. The ship I want to do it on is called the Boreal and packages start around $10,000 (about $7,000 for the cruise itself).
You actually get to walk on a beach with penguins and seals etc. Amazing trip!!!
Hey man, I was actually looking into jumping on a ship and seeing Antarctica myself. I priced some tickets, and I found a cruise for $4,000. Mind you, you've got to fly down to Argentina, which adds another 1,200 to the cost, plus food, etc. You're looking at an easy eight grand, but it would totally be worth it.
Let us know if you do that trip. I'd be interested to see how it went.
Going on our honeymoon later this year.
We'd like to do an all-inclusive resort somewhere in the carribbean. Have already been to Montego Bay and Punta Cana. Give me some suggestions.
Thinking of staying at a Sandals, but open to other resorts.
Also, We'll be going in Mid-September so hurricane season is a factor, for that reason I'm leaning towards maybe Aruba which is not as likely to be hit by a storm.