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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:05 PM

What are your travel plans for 2013?

The 2012 thread was lots of fun, so I thought I would start the 2013 thread.

We plan a 2 month road trip in April and May, with both weekends of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as the major focus. We love these trips, which we take every 2 years or so.

We tend to stay completely off highways and meander through the country stopping to visit friends, eat at local places, stay in mom and pop motels, visit natural national treasures and historic sites and seek out weird and wacky pieces of Americana.

This year we will head from the west coast to New Orleans (with stops on the way), then travel the gulf coast and up the east coast to DC. We will come back via another route.

How about you?

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Reply What are your travel plans for 2013? (Original post)
cbayer Dec 2012 OP
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #1
cbayer Dec 2012 #2
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #6
we can do it Jan 2013 #22
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #3
we can do it Jan 2013 #19
TBF Dec 2012 #4
we can do it Jan 2013 #18
tomgeorge Dec 2012 #5
Callalily Dec 2012 #7
lizard-free zone. Dec 2012 #8
Callalily Dec 2012 #9
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #10
cbayer Dec 2012 #11
Kali Dec 2012 #12
cbayer Dec 2012 #13
FreeState Jan 2013 #14
Violet_Crumble Jan 2013 #15
jambo101 Jan 2013 #16
we can do it Jan 2013 #17
cbayer Jan 2013 #20
we can do it Jan 2013 #21
bluestater1966fgs Jan 2013 #23

Response to cbayer (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:13 PM

1. Two that I know of for sure:

1. Going to Hawaii in late May-early June for a translators' convention

2. Going to Japan next fall for the annual meeting of the board of a translators' organization

Any more that I can afford/squeeze in? If the business and finance elves smile upon me, why not?

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:16 PM

2. Sounds great.

Hope you get out of Honolulu in Hawaii. I really didn't like it there when I went to a conference.

Japan, OTOH, is on my list for sure. Don't know when, but I will get there.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:15 PM

6. I've been to Hawaii twice before

Honolulu isn't my favorite place, but the island of Kauai has such diverse topography and climate within an area about 20 miles by 30 miles, and much of it is unbelievably spectacular.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:42 PM

22. Kauai, Ooh Awwwwwwww

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:35 PM

3. Northern Italy, Switzerland, southern France, Spain!

In that order. 5 weeks.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:26 PM

19. amazing and tiring, I expect!

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:00 AM

4. Back to Florida for 10 days later this month -

family and Disney.

Other destinations this year - hubby has a ski weekend planned in Tahoe with old friends and I'm considering where to take the kids for spring break while he does that.

I have been thinking about England a lot too ... maybe summer

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Response to TBF (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:26 PM

18. Cool - We hope to do Scilly Isles some day.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:30 AM

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 08:03 AM

7. Still undecided about my

2013 travel plans. Anyone been to Puerto Rico? It's on my list of possibilities.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:04 PM

8. Hi! I have been there several times.

 

If you go, be sure to visit Old San Juan and the rainforest. Also, the phosphorescent bay with the glowing fish!

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Response to lizard-free zone. (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:11 PM

9. I've heard about the glowing

fish and I've seen photos . . . very intriguing!

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:04 AM

10. Here's what's up so far.

In March we'll go out to Nome for 10 days for the finish of the Iditarod. Then in May, we'll drive down to Haines and take the ferry to Juneau and Sitka and back. I love southeast Alaska, and my husband hasn't been down there yet, so we'll spend a couple of weeks down there exploring around. (The ferry is better than a cruise because you can take your vehicle.). In July we're going to Denver for a week to visit our daughter. September we'll go to the Bay Area for a few days, and now we're kind of thinking about taking a trip to Turkey in November just for something different. I've only traveled out of the country once, to Costa Rica a couple of years ago, and my husband thinks I need to get out more. . Then Denver and LA at Christmastime to visit the families.

Boy, it sounds like a lot when I write it all down.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:28 PM

11. Sounds great!

I have been to 49 states but not Alaska. Would love to go.

I went to Turkey last year (Istanbul) and absolutely loved it. If you want any advice about that trip, just let me know.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:59 PM

12. planning to check out Baja in a month or so.

In particular the Guadalupe Valley and other area wineries. I just learned about Russian immigrants settling the area in the 20's and know of the current developements in winemaking/growing in the area. Plus I haven't seen the sea in 10 years. Really needing a break.

I would like to take the ferry back across to Guaymas or wherever (guess I better start looking into that soon LOL) and drive back up through Sonora or even cross over the mountains and return through familiar territory in Chihuahua.

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Response to Kali (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:07 PM

13. We know quite a few sailors that spend time in the baja and love it.

it's on our list as well, but we will go by boat.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:15 PM

14. Thailand for Chinese New Years

Two weeks this February. Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and a lot of North Western Thailand (small villages for the New Year).

Cant wait

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:08 AM

15. North Queensland in April and New Zealand in December...

The QLD one is a cruise from Sydney up to the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays and then back again...

My daughter's taking me on a trip for my birthday and we're flying to Auckland, going to Rotorua and Lake Taupo, then back to Auckland to do a 12 night cruise round New Zealand, then to Hobart and finishing in Sydney...

I'm kind of jealous of people who are doing trips in the US, though. My brother came back on Friday from the US and talked it and the people he met up so much I really would like to do a trip there...

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:45 AM

16. Nova Scotia.

For about a month, will be doing some camping,and motels.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:24 PM

17. That sound really fun! Eating at local places is a must with us as well.

Besides our trip to Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon north rim, we will be going to Rehoboth Beach in May, I believe.

Hope you have an awesome time!

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Response to we can do it (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:28 PM

20. Check out roadfood.com for recommendations on local foods all over the country.

They have a google earth app that is great. We have eaten at places that I wouldn't have even noticed before.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:34 PM

21. Great idea, will check that out now.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:55 AM

23. I have several plans for travelling this year

 

First, I'll travel throughout Western Europe 2 months from now. Second, I'll visit Canada and Mexico in the summer. And in the fall/winter, I'll visit East Asia.

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