Vacation Ideas

Last modified on March 9th, 2008

As I mentioned in my last post, my mind is starting to drift towards a vacation sometime in the next two or three months. I’m thinking about overlapping it with a trip I’m making in June to Disneyland (to hang out with some of my family who will be there).

Here are a few ideas:

  • Vancouver -> Los Angeles -> Costa Rica: I loved Costa Rica when I was there, and it might be cool to head back and rent a little place on the beach for a week. The flights for the entire trip are about $1000 right now. Not bad for five flight segments.
  • Vancouver -> Los Angeles -> Cancun: I’ve actually never been to Mexico, despite paying $2000 for a trip I was never able to go on. If I ended up in Cancun I would be more interested in visiting Mayan ruinds than I would be partying. But I love the Caribbean, and I’ve been told Cancun is pretty awesome. Visiting Cancun in June might be a bit weird though. Total flights: $890.
  • Vancouver -> Los Angeles -> New York City: I visited New York City a few years ago, and really fell in love with the city. I spent most of my time there doing touristy things, so if I were to go back I would spend more time in the areas I haven’t been. Plus, when I was there last it was late July and it was hotter than hell. Cost for the entire trip is about $800 for this one
  • Los Angeles -> Auckland, NZ: I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand. Flights from Los Angeles to NZ are around $1100 right now.
  • Vancouver -> Los Angeles -> Maui, HI: Hawaii is also somewhere I’ve wanted to hit for quite sometime. It might be the most obvious choice from LA, since it’s not that long a flight from there. Entire trip is around $1000.

Where would you go for a week in June if you had a choice?

10 responses to “Vacation Ideas”

  1. Pamela says:

    Nova Scotia!

  2. Pamela says:

    No, wait…Greece! Santorini to be exact.

  3. Kevin says:

    Having been there in June myself, I would definitely recommend NZ! Keep in mind that it will be winter in June, but the weather was still great – of course that is coming from someone who lives in Eastern Canada and is used to brutal winters, not the ones like you guys get in Vancouver. 🙂 Not as many tourists during that time of year and things seemed to shut down quite early – but that seems to be the norm even at this time of year.

    Hawaii would be cool too – but I found it really expensive. You may do better now with the dollar the way it is though.

  4. Kasia says:

    I dunno where I’d go for a week in June… but I DEFINITELY know where I’d go for a week in November if my name was Duaner! Hint, hint. Forget Cancun. Do somewhere else so the Caribbean will be fresh for you in the fall.

  5. Dori says:

    New Zealand! It’ll be wintertime there in June, which I don’t think is very cold or anything. And of course, Hawaii sounds good, although June may be hotter and muggier than you prefer… although right now that sounds pretty darn nice. P.S. we have your Hawaii travel book you lent us ages ago- it’s sitting out waiting to be returned to it’s rightful owner.

  6. Duane Storey says:

    You and Dustin should return me my book in Hawaii!

  7. Dori says:

    I like your thinking… I’ll pass it to you over a few MaiTai’s! Actually, Dustin’s aunt and uncle just invited us to go with them for next spring (a year away) and Dustin got all excited and wants to go right now. Your suggestion isn’t too far off, hey. 😉

  8. BruiseViolet says:

    Hmmm…for your choices: I would go with the flight to Auckland or Maui- I have always wanted to go to both. THe trip to costa rica sounds sweet ass too, but- you know- you have already been there. As nice as it is to go back to somewhere you totally dug- it is so exciting to go somehwere completely unexperienced by you:0)

    If you are active, well Hawaii or NZ would so rock Duane! Hawaii is a goelogical dream- you can surf and snowboard in the same day. And if you wanna be crazy and throw your life on the line in the way of excitement NZ is the place for any all Xtreme sports!!

    IN either place, I’m sure the drinks and company would be sweet.. !!!
    Can you pack me in your suitcase?? ;0)

  9. Eva says:

    I’ve been to Hawaii and the island of Kauai is probably my favorite because it’s so lush and less touristy than Oahu or Maui. The Big Island is a bit rocky and barren looking because it’s still a young island, but great if you want to check out the active volcano or go up Mauna Kea.

    New Zealand is also another great choice! I have a friend who lives there now and once I save up enough dough I might make a trip out there myself.

  10. catherine says:

    I am just planning a trip to Costa Rica myself for an adventure tour, but if you want a tropical vacation that is pure sunshine, sand and sea, then head to The Maldives.

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