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RichardSimon 01-25-2018 11:12 AM

My favorite vacation place is,,,,
 
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Alaska.
Been there three times and I am planning a 4th trip this summer.
I cannot get enough of the scenery and wildlife.

vintagetoppsguy 01-25-2018 04:22 PM

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Alaska.

Amen to that!

philliesfan 01-31-2018 07:23 AM

Was there on a cruise in 1993 on my honeymoon. Beautiful place. Jope to get there again real soon.
Robert

ALR-bishop 01-31-2018 08:52 AM

Agree Alaska is a great place to be, but there are others

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rgpete 02-09-2018 02:14 PM

Mine is Italy, staying with wife's family in Formia for three weeks, a block away from the beach, we did this a few times. It was great to see the Split Mountain Gaeta, Monte Cassino, Rome, Vatican, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Pisa, Pompeii and Florence. My Mother in Law is a survivor from WW II only being a child at the time. She still remembers the horrors of what happened

Snapolit1 02-09-2018 03:48 PM

The Jersey Shore.

You got a problem with that? Fughetaboutit. You don't know from nothing as we say in Jersey.

rgpete 02-09-2018 05:29 PM

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The Jersey Shore.

You got a problem with that? Fughetaboutit. You don't know from nothing as we say in Jersey.

Which Beach Sandy Hook, Belmar, Springlake, Asbury Park, Long Branch, AC Pt Pleasant Seaside Heights or Park, Cape May, Wild Wood, and Etc

Slinger 02-09-2018 07:03 PM

Love me some vacations!
 
Made some stops in Alaska on a cruise. Loved it.

But our favorite (so far) is the Villa del Palmar Resort in Cancun, Mexico. We love the isolated location and the incredible food options for it being all inclusive.

rats60 02-09-2018 07:08 PM

My favorite vacation place is a Major League Baseball stadium.

Snapolit1 02-09-2018 09:44 PM

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Which Beach Sandy Hook, Belmar, Springlake, Asbury Park, Long Branch, AC Pt Pleasant Seaside Heights or Park, Cape May, Wild Wood, and Etc

Beach Haven. lBI.

KCRfan1 02-09-2018 11:58 PM

Alaska.

My wife and I flew up and spent 2 weeks there last August. The highlight was a 9 hour boat ride thru Prince William Sound for a tour of glaciers. Lazy Otter is the company we chartered with and loved it!

RichardSimon 07-06-2018 04:00 PM

Without a doubt Alaska.
I have traveled A LOT in my lifetime but I am returning to Alaska for the fourth time in two weeks.
I just love it there. (in the summertime only) :).

timzcardz 07-08-2018 03:39 AM

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. . . I am returning to Alaska for the fourth time in two weeks.
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WOW!

That's a lot of travelling to do in two weeks. :D

clydepepper 07-13-2018 08:20 AM

I'm SOOOO VERY JEALOUS of all you world travelers!


I am the Family 'Keeper of Post-Cards', the large collection of which documents, in ways being replaced by digital photograph, my family members' many treks around the globe.

My older brother himself, has been on two out-of-country trips this year....I was able to join him in Washington D.C. - his third trip.

The Post-Cards he mailed from the Ryne River were too big to fit in the official 'Travel' Photo Album - but were still welcome.



Someone earlier said that their favorite vacation place was a Major League Stadium...I agree!


I'll settle for digital reports from everywhere else...so I guess I'm not really all that jealous.


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rjackson44 07-22-2018 12:20 PM

Have a home at the jersey shore love it ,Long Beach island ,,but love Newport Rhode Island love it

gopherfan 07-23-2018 11:24 PM

My wife and I have been fortunate enough to travel to Europe 4 times the last 5 years. In order I loved Italy, Ireland, France, and Germany. We also have been to the Caribbean 12 times in 12 years. My top 5 islands are: St. Thomas (we got married there) Aruba, St. Maarten, Curacao, and St. Lucia.

But.... I agree with many here. Alaska has been my favorite place. It is incredibly beautiful up there, and it hasn't been "ruined" by too many tourists. If you could travel up there year round, it probably would lose some of its luster.

ALR-bishop 07-24-2018 07:56 AM

Recently flew to Fairbanks and took the Alaskan Railroad down to Anchorage. It had stops overnight in Denalli and Talkeetna. From Faibanks went to Seward and caught a cruise along the Alaskan coast down to Vancouver. Couple of days in Vancouver, including Victoria and Whistler, and then took the Rocky Mountaineer railroad towards Calgary with overnights in Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, in each case staying at a Fairmont hotel or lodge which was included in the fare. Both railroads have spacious domed observation cars and serve gourmet fare on the trip. You do not get great view of Denali from the park itself so we chartered a small plane in Talkeetna to get closer views

I have a thing for old stuff, so Angkor Wat, Petra, The Great Wall, the Pyramids , Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Rome, and Greece are some of our favorite trips.

irv 07-24-2018 11:30 AM

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I know this thread is about travelling abroad or travelling great distances to various places in your own country or around the world, but this is my favorite vacation spot that I have been going to for 12 yrs now, all within a 130 kms of my home.

We have travelled to Cancun (Moon Palace Resort) and to Disney in Florida over 10 yrs ago and would certainly like to travel outside our country a bit more, but for now, this is our go to place every summer.

We are right on the water, which is very nice, plus we face the west so we get some incredible sunsets over the summer.

My son was 5 when we first started going here. In that time he has learned to water ski, kneeboard, among other things.

ALR-bishop 07-24-2018 02:51 PM

Nice, Irv

irv 07-24-2018 04:49 PM

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Nice, Irv

Thanks, Al. :)

gopherfan 07-27-2018 11:06 AM

Irv, that is great. Unfortunately, as someone who spent from age 5-25 skiing almost everyday in the MN spring, summer and fall, my kids have no interest. We have a place on a lake, a Mastercraft, and no skiers. Depressing for me. Although, I am probably only 10 years away from grandkids. Maybe I can live vicariously through them.

irv 07-29-2018 10:52 PM

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Irv, that is great. Unfortunately, as someone who spent from age 5-25 skiing almost everyday in the MN spring, summer and fall, my kids have no interest. We have a place on a lake, a Mastercraft, and no skiers. Depressing for me. Although, I am probably only 10 years away from grandkids. Maybe I can live vicariously through them.

I understand your pain, Gopherfan. Although my son enjoyed water skiing somewhat, tubing and kneeboarding ruled most days.

Not bragging, but he was a natural at everything he tried and got up the very first time after he left the trainer skis.
I guess, because it wasn't something he could really do with his buddies, he chose tubing as his main form of entertainment.

For the last 2 yrs, since he has been working and has gotten a girlfriend, he hasn't been up to our spot, which makes things somewhat boring for my wife and me.
We lived on the water from when he was 5 until he was 15 so it has been quite the shock/adjustment for us to just have it suddenly stop.

We miss those days immensely to say the least. :(

tiger8mush 07-30-2018 11:56 AM

My wife is planning a trip to Alaska right now for next summer. Our family of 4 and another family of 4. Kids will be ages 8 thru 12.

Current thought is to fly into Seattle and take a cruise ship up there.

For you Alaska lovers, any recommendations? Better alternatives to a cruise? We have about a week and don't want to spend more than $6-7k per family (figure at least $1k of that will be for flights).

BearBailey 07-30-2018 08:37 PM

I would take the cruise out of Seattle, and if you can spend 3 days in Seattle before hand assuming the Mariners are in town and catch some games and other highlights in Seattle, them just relax and enjoy that cruise, unbelievable excursions to choose from for all kinds of different budgets.

rommesc 08-01-2018 03:41 PM

Alaska In Summer 2017
 
My wife and I did a self-guided trip to Alaska last summer and can't wait to go back again someday. We used a combination of Alaska Air, Alaska Marine Highway Ferries, Bus, and the Alaska Railroad. This mode of transportation allowed us to spend more time in each town than if we had been on a cruise and was comparable in price. However, it did take a few nights of research to layout the plan. We went to Ketchikan, Juneau, Gustavus, Fairbanks, Denali Park, and last stop was Anchorage.

When we go back to Alaska someday, will just focus on Juneau and Glacier Bay National Park. Seeing brown bear up close on Admiralty Island was awesome and we loved kayaking in Glacier Bay National Park.

rgpete 10-15-2018 08:16 PM

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Jayjones82 10-17-2018 01:26 AM

I live in Germany right now and would have to say Switzerland, Scotland, and Iceland have been my favorite places, so far. Beautiful mountains and countryside in those countries.

RichardSimon 10-20-2018 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by tiger8mush (Post 1799238)
My wife is planning a trip to Alaska right now for next summer. Our family of 4 and another family of 4. Kids will be ages 8 thru 12.

Current thought is to fly into Seattle and take a cruise ship up there.

For you Alaska lovers, any recommendations? Better alternatives to a cruise? We have about a week and don't want to spend more than $6-7k per family (figure at least $1k of that will be for flights).

I have spent over 40 days in Alaska on four separate occasions. I never took a cruise.
Take a land trip, plan it yourself.
You can PM me and we can chat more. I already helped one other Net54 member plan his trip.
Go to Denali, Anchorage, Seward, Redoubt Bay, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, Arctic Circle. And be sure to take the Alaska Railroad as often as you can. Ride in the Dome Section. Costs more but well worth it, food, bar, observation deck.

ALR-bishop 10-20-2018 10:01 AM

Agree on the Alaskan RR. Took it from Fairbanks to Anchorage with overnights in Denali and Talkeetna. Then took cruise from Seward to Vancouver. The stops include Hubbard Bay and the big glacier there. After time in Vancouver took the Rocky Mountaineer, similar to the Alaskan RR, down through Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff to Calgary.

If your budget can accommodate it you can charter a small plane while in Talkeetna to get above the clouds for better views of Denali which often can not be seen either from the Park or Talkeetna because of cloud cover

RichardSimon 10-20-2018 09:25 PM

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Agree on the Alaskan RR. Took it from Fairbanks to Anchorage with overnights in Denali and Talkeetna. Then took cruise from Seward to Vancouver. The stops include Hubbard Bay and the big glacier there. After time in Vancouver took the Rocky Mountaineer, similar to the Alaskan RR, down through Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff to Calgary.

If your budget can accommodate it you can charter a small plan while in Talkeetna to get above the clouds for better views of Denali which often can not be seek either from the Park or Talkeetna because of cloud cover

Al,
Agree on that Talkeetna flight to Denali. That was totally amazing. We landed on a glacier too.
And to the original post about Alaska, the air was about $1000 RT from NYC for one.
Alaska is an expensive vacation but so worth it. If anyone wants a couple of money saving tips just PM me.
I am already hoping to get back there in 2020.

Big Six 10-21-2018 10:34 AM

I just know that if I win the Mega Ball, I will be buying something on the west coast of Ireland near Galway. To me, heaven on earth...


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ALR-bishop 10-21-2018 11:17 AM

At that point Matt, will you be in or out of the EU ? 😉

Big Six 10-21-2018 01:05 PM

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At that point Matt, will you be in or out of the EU ? [emoji6]



At that point, will I care??? [emoji256]


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Writehooks 10-21-2018 11:00 PM

I'm a Canadian who has been living and working in Beijing for the past 7 years, and traveling to other parts of Asia from here is incredibly cheap. Believe it or not, my favorite vacation place is Pyongyang, capital of DPR Korea (North Korea). I'm about to depart for my third extended visit in four years, and really looking forward to it. Pyongyang is gorgeous, with tons of green space and totally free of air pollution. The citizens are reserved but friendly, and getting around the city is remarkably easy on the modern subway system (built by the Czech Republic) and free buses. No internet or social media, and minimal news from the outside world comes via China Central Television ... but it's a fascinating place to relax for a couple of weeks.

ALR-bishop 10-22-2018 11:54 AM

If you have some pics you can add it to the around the world thread. Closest I have come, or will, is peering over the fence on the DMZ

vtgmsc 10-22-2018 10:40 PM

Lottery.....
 
I just purchased 1 ticket of EVERY combination for the upcoming Billion Dollar Lottery so in effect, I'm buying Alaska soon.......

Problem is......I've misplaced the tickets. I have like 50 million of them and can't find them? I put them next to my car keys! Dammit!

Peace, Mike:eek::cool::D:):p

Ulidia 10-23-2018 01:52 AM

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I just know that if I win the Mega Ball, I will be buying something on the west coast of Ireland near Galway. To me, heaven on earth...

A lovely part of Ireland. My favourite vacation spot is further north on the west coast - a small village called Glencolumbkille in Co. Donegal. I used to spend many long weeks there as a child - I still do return but not as often as I would like as the transport links make it inconvenient to travel to.


For me, within the US, I always have fond memories of San Diego (spent many months in the South Park district in the past) and, elsewhere, I love vacationing in the Philippines - a few days in Makati (part of Metro Manila) and then Borocay or Palawan Islands is hard to beat.


Always loved trips to ďbehind the Iron CurtainĒ in the 1990s - even though the Iron Curtain had been dismantled by then, it still retained a very different vibe. Vilnius (Lithuania) in 1996 and Tbilisi (Georgia) in 1997 particularly stood out.


However, increasingly, Iím more likely to choose parts of Europe for vacation - in part because I am less tolerant of long-haul travel. Iím currently travelling to Milan circa 10 to 12 times a year and, whilst it doesnít have the allure of Florence or Rome to most visitors to Italy and looks a bit more urban / industrial, itís a great city for me - and, location wise, is perfect as itís easy to travel from there to Lake Como and other beautiful destinations in northern Italy, Austria, Switzerland etc.

2dueces 10-25-2018 10:50 AM

Yellowstone and most places in Colorado. Yosemite is next on the bucket list. Panama Beach, Florida if I just want to chill. 6:00 am, coffee and a book next to the lightly lapping waves on the beach. Just me and a sun up. Calgon take me away!

100backstroke 10-25-2018 03:11 PM

Deschutes River
 
A great vacation is a multi-day fishing float trip down the Deschutes River. I moved to Oregon and the close proximity to the Deschutes was indeed a factor. It is one of the countries premier wild trout & steelhead rivers. Yup, fresh coffee in the morning, waders on, fly rod in hand, then coffee cup slips in the side holder of my fanny pack while I wade out a little for that first trout of the day - Fish On !

RichardSimon 01-08-2019 10:18 AM

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Yellowstone and most places in Colorado. Yosemite is next on the bucket list. Panama Beach, Florida if I just want to chill. 6:00 am, coffee and a book next to the lightly lapping waves on the beach. Just me and a sun up. Calgon take me away!

Yosemite and Yellowstone are great.
I highly recommend Denali, Bryce, Zion and Acadia in Maine.
I love our National Parks.
It is a shame what is happening to them now.

Aquarian Sports Cards 01-08-2019 03:38 PM

Loved Zion, still partial to Sanibel Island in FL though

mark evans 01-08-2019 06:29 PM

I don't do much traveling but did have a business trip to Sanibel some years ago. Nice place. Saw a monument to Raymond Burr who used to hang out down there apparently.

Check out the Outer Banks of N.C., in particular, Southern Shores. Lots of nice rentals geared to families.

ALR-bishop 01-08-2019 06:50 PM

Mark and Scott-- you Need to post pics of yourdelves doing the stoop

Aquarian Sports Cards 01-08-2019 11:53 PM

Trust me, spent plenty of hours doing it and you don't want pictures.

SAllen2556 01-09-2019 08:58 AM

My favorite trip:

My wife and I flew to Phoenix and drove through Oak Creek Canyon and then shot over to Los Angeles and then up the Pacific Coast highway all the way from Los Angeles to Seattle. Lots of driving but an awesome and, actually, pretty cheap trip.

Started with a Dodger game and then just cruised up the coast on Highway 1. No reservations anywhere. Went in the 3rd week of September - no crowds, nice weather.

There's so much to see - from Malibu to Carmel to SF and on up into Oregon and Washington. You can veer off to Crater Lake and Olympic National parks, which we did. One day we went from sunny and 75ļ to snow and 32ļ.

We did it in about 8 days, but you could easily spend 8 weeks.

rgpete 01-10-2019 06:23 PM

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I like Italy have been there 3 times Our last trip was in September for 2 weeks we rented a car in Milano and from there drove to Lake Como, Verona, Venice, Cinque Terre, Monatlcino in Tuscany we toured Fanti Winery and then to Formia to stay with my wife's Uncle and Family

Ulidia 01-11-2019 10:21 AM

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I like Italy have been there 3 times Our last trip was in September for 2 weeks we rented a car in Milano and from there drove to Lake Como, Verona, Venice, Cinque Terre, Monatlcino in Tuscany we toured Fanti Winery and then to Formia to stay with my wife's Uncle and Family

Milan / Milano and the surrounding area is a great place to visit. I travel to Milan an average of 12 / 14 times a year but rarely actually holiday there - but my partner and I are spending a week in Milan and close to Lake Como for a week or so in late April this year.


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