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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4680 on: December 04, 2017, 09:18:23 PM »
Looking to go a way for a few days midweek, end of January/beginning of February. Wife will be too pregnant to fly or do activities like skiing, snowtubing, etc. Looking for somewhere within about a four hour drive of NYC. Ideally, the vacation spot would have a nice view, beautiful lodgings, non-"active" activities, and unique shops. We would prefer a small town that we could explore rather than an isolated castle in the wilderness.

Would be great to use SPG or Marriot points, but not a must. Also have plenty of UR, and would consider spending cash for the right place. No need for Minyan or Kosher food in the area.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4681 on: December 04, 2017, 10:47:02 PM »
Looking to go a way for a few days midweek, end of January/beginning of February. Wife will be too pregnant to fly or do activities like skiing, snowtubing, etc. Looking for somewhere within about a four hour drive of NYC. Ideally, the vacation spot would have a nice view, beautiful lodgings, non-"active" activities, and unique shops. We would prefer a small town that we could explore rather than an isolated castle in the wilderness.

Would be great to use SPG or Marriot points, but not a must. Also have plenty of UR, and would consider spending cash for the right place. No need for Minyan or Kosher food in the area.

I've often looked for a similar option as well. Would be good to have a nice spot. I've personally been able to make A.C. work for me with very specific parameters. But that place keeps getting more and more depressing. Also, it's not a small town with nice shops. A few questions:

1) Are you looking for something colder (VT for example), or warmer (VA for example)?
2) Do big cities with good culture (Boston, Philly) count as options? I love both of those as getaways from NYC.
3) Resort or standard nice hotel work?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4682 on: December 04, 2017, 10:59:29 PM »
Equinox in Manchester vt?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4683 on: December 07, 2017, 06:21:39 PM »
I've often looked for a similar option as well. Would be good to have a nice spot. I've personally been able to make A.C. work for me with very specific parameters. But that place keeps getting more and more depressing. Also, it's not a small town with nice shops. A few questions:

1) Are you looking for something colder (VT for example), or warmer (VA for example)?
2) Do big cities with good culture (Boston, Philly) count as options? I love both of those as getaways from NYC.
3) Resort or standard nice hotel work?

Good questions.

We are not interested in a AC type of destination.

1) Not particular in cold vs. warm, though VA is too far. Southern Vermont or Western MA might work, though i'm not so familiar with those areas.
2) Don't need a resort, but would like a very nice hotel, preferably with a spa.

Equinox in Manchester VT looked nice, but reviews made it clear that there was poor service and the place is in dire need of an upgrade.

Any other suggestions?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4684 on: December 07, 2017, 08:13:35 PM »
Lambertville. NJ or New Hope, PA. Right across from each other over the Delaware. Quaint, antique-ey vibes.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4685 on: December 09, 2017, 02:54:02 PM »
Starting to think about next summer. August. Leaving from Israel. Will IYH have 4 kids, 7 months - 8 years old.
Ireland is probably too much hiking for the baby.
My 5 and 7 year old are dying to stop in CDG to see the Eifel tower (though may do that as a stopover on the way to NYC in July).
Are the Greek Isles too hot in August?
Maybe Madrid + BCN?
Amsterdam?
Appreciate any other ideas/suggestions.
We like nature and also seeing cool old stuff. But with enough to keep the kids entertained.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4686 on: December 12, 2017, 02:54:03 PM »
South Africa
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4687 on: December 12, 2017, 06:08:53 PM »
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4688 on: December 12, 2017, 07:38:23 PM »
With an infant?
You can do South Africa with an infant, if you're OK with the long flights. Just avoid Kruger (malaria area) - there are plenty of other places to do safaris.

 In terms of nature, you can't beat the combo of safaris, Cape Town's oceanic scenery, and the beautiful mountains and waterfalls on the panoramic route in mpumalanga. (there is also the drakensberg, but there's not much hiking you can do with the kids)

I'm not so into "old stuff" myself, so I can't speak to what there is of that in SA.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4689 on: December 15, 2017, 01:08:58 PM »
You can do South Africa with an infant, if you're OK with the long flights. Just avoid Kruger (malaria area) - there are plenty of other places to do safaris.

 In terms of nature, you can't beat the combo of safaris, Cape Town's oceanic scenery, and the beautiful mountains and waterfalls on the panoramic route in mpumalanga. (there is also the drakensberg, but there's not much hiking you can do with the kids)

I'm not so into "old stuff" myself, so I can't speak to what there is of that in SA.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4690 on: December 19, 2017, 12:34:33 PM »
looking to fly somewhere for one night from NYC. whats my best option of a direct flight not more then like 2hrs with a pretty decent chance of being warm and preferably by water?
would use chase points so prefer something I can get short haul on BA
or maybe I can use JetBlue points.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4691 on: December 19, 2017, 12:35:29 PM »
looking to fly somewhere for one night from NYC. whats my best option of a direct flight not more then like 2hrs with a pretty decent chance of being warm and preferably by water?
would use chase points so prefer something I can get short haul on BA
or maybe I can use JetBlue points.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4692 on: December 19, 2017, 01:29:45 PM »
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thanks. looks like can so JetBlue but not Avios correct?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4693 on: December 19, 2017, 01:33:05 PM »
thanks. looks like can so JetBlue but not Avios correct?

You can use both.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4694 on: December 19, 2017, 01:43:36 PM »
You can use both.
oh your right not sure what i was looking at b4 only 1 early return flight though