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DJariya 03-09-15 12:47 AM

Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Can't believe that summer will be here fairly soon.

Just wanted to see if anyone here has any vacations planned this summer and if so, where do you plan to go?

International trip, traveling within the U.S./Canada or Mexico or if you have no money/time to take any trips.

As for me, June 1st is the day. Will be flying overseas to Hong Kong, then I will be flying to Thailand for 8 nights and lastly, I will be going into Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and staying there for 4 nights. Grand total over 2 weeks. Spent about $2500 bucks total for airline tickets and hotels. So stoked to get away. I've been working non-stop since early August of last year and really need the time off.

I usually block off anywhere from 1-2 weeks every summer to take some kind of trip. Haven't been to Europe yet, hopefully that will be in the cards in a few years. Prefer Asia since it's more affordable.

Why So Blu? 03-09-15 01:13 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
I'll probably be traveling within the states this time out. I wanted to go to Mexico again but may not be able to this year. I know I'll be in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming fairly soon. I want to partake of their regional craft brews while visiting. Granted, I've already sampled stuff from Idaho and Utah but not from the others. If time allows during some of the exploring in Idaho and Wyoming I may trek over to Montana. I'm not sure yet.

Ringmaster 03-09-15 01:32 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
I'm saving up money for a house so this year I'll be taking a Staycation and watching movies while drinking good beer.

kahuna415 03-09-15 02:03 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
I'm coming home to States from Taiwan. Not really a vacation, but a new start after living here for 5 years.

Shannon Nutt 03-09-15 06:55 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Won't be summer yet, but I'm flying out to Star Wars Celebration in April.

james2025a 03-09-15 07:56 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Well i have been talking to the wife about this. The options were down to Chicago or San Francisco. As much as i love Chicago i have not been to San Francisco and been wanting to go for ages. So looks like we will head there in July. I managed to wrangle the wife a job working at the University where i work, so her vacation time will be easier in the future. I plan on spending about a week in the city and then taking a few days out to drive to Yosemite and Sequoia. We really should not be vacationing as we need to get bills paid, and hoping to go to England at Christmas, which is always expensive, but we all need a break. Should be good. The one other place i really wanted to travel to was Colorado to have a drive around for a while. One place i really want to move to...even though i have never visited. Just never heard a bad thing about the place.

scorpion 03-09-15 08:43 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Getting married early this summer, so I will be honeymooning somewhere in the Caribbean.

Sdallnct 03-09-15 08:52 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Oh, I have no specific plan yet. Though likely a trip to Vegas is in order.

It often depends on where I'm working. Last summer I was working outside Philly so not only did I hit up the touristy stuff there, but took the train into NYC and did Atlantic City one weekend.

DVDMagic 03-09-15 08:52 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Seriously right now I'd take a long weekend a the beach - probably Myrtle Beach since we're familiar with the area. Money is tight unfortunately. Either that or head in the other direction and get a cabin in the mountains which are slightly closer depending on where we go

dan30oly 03-09-15 09:10 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Going to GB for a month and cycling John O'Groats to Lands End.

Geofferson 03-09-15 09:34 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Nothing too outlandish. Might plan a few days up in the Boundary Waters. If time permits, may make a road trip to the Black Hills.

RichC2 03-09-15 09:40 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Nothing set in stone, but probably going to hop around Europe sometime this summer. I'm basically timing it more on cheap airfare (Thanks Google Flights) than anything. Kind of bummed I missed all the $450 r/t airfare to Oslo.

CRM114 03-09-15 10:15 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Martha's Vineyard, same as every year.

Hokeyboy 03-09-15 10:32 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Heading up to Anchorage, Alaska in June to run the Midnight Sun Marathon and do a TON of sightseeing.

In August the wife and I are celebrated our anniversary by spending a few days in Nashville. I'm more looking forward to this than Alaska, and I'm looking forward to Alaska a LOT!

Labor Day weekend we always spend in Disneyland Anaheim for the Half Marathon weekend events.

I might visit my sister in San Francisco for a few days in July, but not solidified yet.

Ky-Fi 03-09-15 10:40 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
I haven't been anywhere in a million years, but this June I'm spending a week hiking in Ireland with a couple old pals!

General Zod 03-09-15 10:49 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
2 cruises on tap this year. First will be just up the west coast and the second will be starting in Australia and going up into the south pacific islands (New Caledonia, Vanuatu, etc..). Both trips are free (minus air) so can't complain about that :)

raven56706 03-09-15 11:15 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
no where... possibly buying two cars this year and going to disney around christmas time

mrhan 03-09-15 11:20 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
UK or Oahu this summer. Most likely UK because we have a family thing in Oahu in October. I don't really want to go to HI twice in a year.

DaveNinja 03-09-15 11:54 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
camping around the start of august/end of july

disneyland at the end of august/start of sept

The Cow 03-09-15 11:58 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
So far...

Cleveland in April (more of a long weekend concert trip), Hawaii in July

Deftones 03-09-15 01:07 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
oceanside, ca beach house for the second year in a row.

Quake1028 03-09-15 02:41 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
You've worked non-stop for 7 whole months?? You poor, poor soul.....


;)

stvn1974 03-09-15 02:43 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt (Post 12417145)
Won't be summer yet, but I'm flying out to Star Wars Celebration in April.

Harrison Ford isn't the pilot by chance?

CRM114 03-10-15 08:13 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy (Post 12417306)
Heading up to Anchorage, Alaska in June to run the Midnight Sun Marathon and do a TON of sightseeing.

In August the wife and I are celebrated our anniversary by spending a few days in Nashville. I'm more looking forward to this than Alaska, and I'm looking forward to Alaska a LOT!

Labor Day weekend we always spend in Disneyland Anaheim for the Half Marathon weekend events.

I might visit my sister in San Francisco for a few days in July, but not solidified yet.

Are you looking forward to spending time with your wife or spending time in Nashville? I was completely underwhelmed by Nashville and ready to bail after a day or two.

Kevin Phillips 03-10-15 08:55 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Going to St. Lucia for a week. Coconut Bay beach resort. It's a family friendly all-inclusive resort. Our son is 5 years old, so our vacation choices are based on the availability of activities for kids his age.

Shannon Nutt 03-10-15 09:40 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by stvn1974 (Post 12417636)
Harrison Ford isn't the pilot by chance?

So I shouldn't bring my pet snake, Reggie?

Chrisedge 03-10-15 10:22 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Vancouver BC, for the opener of U2's tour. (5 days there)

Jazzbutcher 03-10-15 01:56 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
A week in LA to look at colleges for my older son, then a week at Pronghorn Resort in Oregon. Looks pretty sweet. Anyone been there?
http://pronghorn.aubergeresorts.com/...property07.jpg

Matthew Chmiel 03-10-15 03:59 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Mexico (Merida, Tulum, Cancun, etc) in two weeks.

Los Angeles in the middle of April.

Salida, Colorado for one of the Gentlemen of the Road stopover performances in August.

Chicago looks like its on the agenda for Labor Day.

devilshalo 03-10-15 04:11 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Honolulu, HI - Memorial Day Weekend

Hokeyboy 03-10-15 04:20 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by CRM114 (Post 12418433)
Are you looking forward to spending time with your wife or spending time in Nashville? I was completely underwhelmed by Nashville and ready to bail after a day or two.

We're going there for a concert she wants to see, and I definitely want to hit up the Opry and check out the music scene. We're only there for 3 nights but I plan to make the most of it.

tasha99 03-10-15 04:21 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
The same thing we do most years---we're going to Disney; this year it's Disney World and we're going to Universal Studios for the first time. So excited--my daughter is graduating from college so we booked the Chef's Table at Victoria and Alberts during our trip. :banana:

Ginwen 03-11-15 01:00 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Just got back from The Big Island Saturday so haven't quite figured the next yet. We like to go somewhere about every 4 months if we can manage it (my wife gets 3 weeks and she has to use em or lose em, we've NEVER lost them). Wife wants to go to Quebec sometime, and I've never been either, so might go there if we can stand to fly. She also has a bonus 6 days off in a row in June due to some trading, and I get a fair amount of vacation (5 weeks a year, plus I have about 2.5 weeks in the bank) so we might go to Bend or somewhere else we can drive for a few days. Plus I'm going to exciting Spokane for the World Science Fiction Convention in August (which I'm actually really looking forward to).

Jeeden 03-11-15 10:42 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by tasha99 (Post 12419092)
The same thing we do most years---we're going to Disney; this year it's Disney World and we're going to Universal Studios for the first time. So excited--my daughter is graduating from college so we booked the Chef's Table at Victoria and Alberts during our trip. :banana:

Sweet. Our trip to DW is planned for the last week of June. Staying at the Yacht Club instead of our usual Wilderness Lodge.

I wrote a book on Disney tips not too long ago (I've been many times), some have joked I need to write off the trip as an expensive on Volume II of the book...I don't think that would fly though....


Edit: Shameless plug for book on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/D-D-Approved-D...pproved+disney

tasha99 03-11-15 11:31 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by Jeeden (Post 12419865)
Sweet. Our trip to DW is planned for the last week of June. Staying at the Yacht Club instead of our usual Wilderness Lodge.

I wrote a book on Disney tips not too long ago (I've been many times), some have joked I need to write off the trip as an expensive on Volume II of the book...I don't think that would fly though....


Edit: Shameless plug for book on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/D-D-Approved-D...pproved+disney

I've always wanted to stay at the Yacht or Beach Club--the pool looks amazing. We're staying 5 nights at Boardwalk and 4 nights at Bay Lake Tower. :)

Dan 03-11-15 11:35 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Ontario for friends, family, and Niagara falls.

Also a local road trip to see this thing:
http://i.imgur.com/EhjOaOR.jpg

Michael Corvin 03-11-15 11:50 AM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 
Hitting Destin on July, Louisville's unofficial sister city. The kiddos haven't been to a beach in 3 years so I'm excited.

Jeeden 03-11-15 02:11 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by tasha99 (Post 12419916)
I've always wanted to stay at the Yacht or Beach Club--the pool looks amazing. We're staying 5 nights at Boardwalk and 4 nights at Bay Lake Tower. :)

Bay Lake tower is the best thing they ever did to the Contemporary. It really makes the place look amazing.

We are looking forward to the Yacht Club, we always eat at one of our favorite restaurants there, The Yachtsman Steakhouse, but never used it as our hotel. We are looking forward to the location being a quick walk/boat ride to so much.

bralph 03-11-15 02:20 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin (Post 12419940)
Hitting Destin on July, Louisville's unofficial sister city. The kiddos haven't been to a beach in 3 years so I'm excited.

We are going to Destin for the kids' spring break in April. It's our first time going there, but heard really good things from other families. Since it will be early April, the weather has me a little concerned. Hopefully the recent warming trend continues.

Hokeyboy 03-11-15 08:52 PM

Re: Summer 2015 -- Any vacations planned? Where are you going?
 

Originally Posted by Jeeden (Post 12420126)
Bay Lake tower is the best thing they ever did to the Contemporary. It really makes the place look amazing.

We are looking forward to the Yacht Club, we always eat at one of our favorite restaurants there, The Yachtsman Steakhouse, but never used it as our hotel. We are looking forward to the location being a quick walk/boat ride to so much.

The whole Crescent Lake area is dynamite... so much entertainment, plus the great dining options, like the aforementioned Yachtsman Steakhouse, plus Beaches & Cream, Cape May, Flying Fish, Kimonos, Shula's, and of course easy walking over into Epcot.

I miss Couzzina :(

We recently ate at Jiko in the AKL for the first time and cursed ourselves for never trying it sooner. Fantastic.


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