Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Forum News > The Fire Hydrant

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2011, 02:18 PM
CaliTerp07's Avatar
CaliTerp07 CaliTerp07 is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 7,652

What kind of a vacation do you want? Alaska's awesome if you want to see scenery or do outdoorsy things (kayaking, hiking glaciers, etc). I don't know what Iceland is known for.

I will say that it's a little late to be booking Alaska. If you want to do any guided tours or anything (which you have to, for a lot of stuff--like helicopter rides or whale watching trips), the cruises are ridiculously popular and when ships are in port those things sell out with the top vendors a year ahead of time. If you're planning on staying inland or have no interested in a tour guide, then ignore that.

We looked into doing Alaska this summer, and I was shocked how expensive it is. We did 2 weeks in the Mediterranean for cheaper than 2 weeks in Alaska was going to cost. Airfare alone from DC was nearly $1000 each--Italy was only $800. And there were no deals to be had on lodging or tours either.

You may have a different experience from Florida in May compared to DC in August, but we're looking at going to northern Europe (Norway/Russia/Estonia) instead of Alaska because it will be cheaper.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 02:46 PM
Zoom's Avatar
Zoom Zoom is offline
Twin 2.0
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 40,739

I took out a couple on a trail ride this summer who were "practicing" for a 5 day guided horseback trip in Iceland. I asked if they would pack me in their luggage--I don't take up much space! LOL!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 03:55 PM
~Jessie~'s Avatar
~Jessie~ ~Jessie~ is offline
Chihuahua Power!
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 19,665

Last year, flights to Alaska were only about $100 or so more than flights to Scotland.

For Alaska, the plan was to fly to Fairbanks and stay pretty much inland. May is kind of an "off" time of year for people to travel so I'm not too worried about having to book super far in advance.

L to R: Chloe, Rylie, Emma, Tucker, and Rory
My Blog- Chihuahuas are not Sheep
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 03:55 PM
katielou's Avatar
katielou katielou is offline
Slave to the Aussie
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,278


Food is terrible

But it was the best vacation ever!!!!

If you like outdoors stuff and history it is the place to go.
"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around."
- cowboy wisdom
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site