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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #320 on: June 02, 2013, 07:20:13 PM »
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What do you like? Hiking and scenery-new Hampshire.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #321 on: June 02, 2013, 07:37:34 PM »
What do you like? Hiking and scenery-new Hampshire.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #322 on: June 02, 2013, 07:41:18 PM »
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #323 on: June 04, 2013, 12:48:40 AM »
Anyone have any ideas where I could go at the end of June with a 3 month old? Looking to get away for like a week to 10 days and its gotta be safe. I have plenty of BA avios, united, and ur. For hotels I have 4 Hyatt nights, and plenty of spg. I'm willing to shell out bout $1k for flights if I can't find award availability. We wanna do some infant friendly activities, not just sit on a beach, though to get some of that in would also be nice.Jewish area with babysitters is definitely a plus. Is this la/SD or any other ideas?  Thanx in advance.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #324 on: June 04, 2013, 12:50:39 AM »
Anyone have any ideas where I could go at the end of June with a 3 month old? Looking to get away for like a week to 10 days and its gotta be safe. I have plenty of BA avios, united, and ur. For hotels I have 4 Hyatt nights, and plenty of spg. I'm willing to shell out bout $1k for flights if I can't find award availability. We wanna do some infant friendly activities, not just sit on a beach, though to get some of that in would also be nice.Jewish area with babysitters is definitely a plus. Is this la/SD or any other ideas?  Thanx in advance.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #325 on: June 04, 2013, 01:12:54 AM »
I was thinking LA right away... What are your interests and where have you been before that you liked?
thanx I figured LA was my best bet. I would do Miami/Orlando if it wasn't so hot during the summer.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #326 on: June 04, 2013, 03:10:54 PM »
Looking to put together a vacation for next year to some kind of tropical beach paradise.
I am only asking for help this far in advance is so i can get an idea of which points i should focus on getting this year to get the most out of my trip.

I am looking to do this trip over 7-9 days including travel days.
I do like the idea of the Maldives but it seems like it takes a lot of traveling and multiple planes/speedboats to get to any of the hotels. Would really appreciate ideas of anywhere else i can go that can get me a similar experience and what would be the best way to get there and where to stay.
(Not including Hawaii)
I am not tied down to 7-9 days, if something makes sense for a shorter stay i am ok with that. Preferably would be someplace i can spend a few days and be back home for shabbat. 

TIA
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #327 on: June 04, 2013, 03:14:33 PM »
Looking to put together a vacation for next year to some kind of tropical beach paradise.
I am only asking for help this far in advance is so i can get an idea of which points i should focus on getting this year to get the most out of my trip.

I am looking to do this trip over 7-9 days including travel days.
I do like the idea of the Maldives but it seems like it takes a lot of traveling and multiple planes/speedboats to get to any of the hotels. Would really appreciate ideas of anywhere else i can go that can get me a similar experience and what would be the best way to get there and where to stay.
(Not including Hawaii)
I am not tied down to 7-9 days, if something makes sense for a shorter stay i am ok with that. Preferably would be someplace i can spend a few days and be back home for shabbat. 

TIA

Bora Bora ? Slightly easier to get there.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #328 on: June 04, 2013, 03:28:48 PM »
Bora Bora ? Slightly easier to get there.
Seems that there is a plane transfer for $400-$500 (unless this changed) which i would rather avoid. Does Moorea have any nice places?

What would be some good options to fly there?

Thanks!
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #329 on: June 04, 2013, 03:31:03 PM »
What about going to Hawaii and renting a private place off the water somewhere?
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« Reply #330 on: June 04, 2013, 03:50:25 PM »
What about going to Hawaii and renting a private place off the water somewhere?
My in-laws cruise to Hawaii almost twice a year and are more then willing to take us. Don't want to "waste" my miles on a trip i can get for free :)   (understood rentinga private place and taking a cruise are different, but...)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #331 on: June 04, 2013, 03:58:06 PM »
My in-laws cruise to Hawaii almost twice a year and are more then willing to take us. Don't want to "waste" my miles on a trip i can get for free :)   (understood rentinga private place and taking a cruise are different, but...)

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #332 on: June 04, 2013, 04:03:56 PM »
Looking to put together a vacation for next year to some kind of tropical beach paradise.
I am only asking for help this far in advance is so i can get an idea of which points i should focus on getting this year to get the most out of my trip.

I am looking to do this trip over 7-9 days including travel days.
I do like the idea of the Maldives but it seems like it takes a lot of traveling and multiple planes/speedboats to get to any of the hotels. Would really appreciate ideas of anywhere else i can go that can get me a similar experience and what would be the best way to get there and where to stay.
(Not including Hawaii)
I am not tied down to 7-9 days, if something makes sense for a shorter stay i am ok with that. Preferably would be someplace i can spend a few days and be back home for shabbat. 

TIA

How about Cozumel?

Friend went there last year and had a great time.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #333 on: June 04, 2013, 04:08:30 PM »
How about Cozumel?

Friend went there last year and had a great time.
Possibly. Kind of want something a little more exotic.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #334 on: June 04, 2013, 07:29:16 PM »
Seems that there is a plane transfer for $400-$500 (unless this changed) which i would rather avoid. Does Moorea have any nice places?

What would be some good options to fly there?

Thanks!
the $400 plane transfer is also in the Maldives. It's the price you have to pay in order to get to your private OWB.

Thailand? You can get a private villa for a few days and tour/ do activities around the rest of the country the rest of the time.

Otherwise New Zealand? Australia? Cape Town? Buenos Aires?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #335 on: June 04, 2013, 10:09:27 PM »
I am coming to terms with the $400 RT flight to the island.   Can someone advise which airline/s / alliance would get me to Bora Bora so i know what to stockpile? Would also like to know which hotel chain i can get the OWB and how many miles/points it would cost per night.

Once again, i greatly appreciate the help!
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #336 on: June 04, 2013, 10:15:10 PM »
I am coming to terms with the $400 RT flight to the island.   Can someone advise which airline/s / alliance would get me to Bora Bora so i know what to stockpile? Would also like to know which hotel chain i can get the OWB and how many miles/points it would cost per night.

Once again, i greatly appreciate the help!
AA is around 75K to Tahiti in coach I believe. 125K in business but almost impossible to find availability.
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« Reply #337 on: June 04, 2013, 10:20:06 PM »
AA is around 75K to Tahiti in coach I believe. 125K in business but almost impossible to find availability.
Any other airline that can get me there with better availability? Is availability better booking around a year in advance?
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DL miles are the most versatile, but you'll pay YQ on TN, though not on AF.
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« Reply #339 on: June 05, 2013, 01:18:51 AM »
I'm looking into this.

Sa CX0889 JFK-YVR, 11:00pm-12:50am +1
[The Westin Bayshore 3 nights]
Tu AS704 YVR-LAX, 1:20pm-4:16pm
[not sure yet]
Th UA233 LAX-JFK, 3:55pm-12:17am

What do you guys think?
I'm about to pull the trigger for JFK-YVR CX F...

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