Alaska trip- would you go?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Nope I wouldn’t go. Your reasons, all of them, seem valid to me. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I think the majority of your reasons are extremely good reasons not to go.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

When I saw your title, I was all “hell yeah, who wouldn’t”. Then as I read your post my opinion did a 180.  No, he’ll no!  It’s an expensive trip to risk not enjoying yourself. And from what you described, it sounds like there us a good chance that it won’t be enjoyable. Wait until you and your DH can go alone or with people who you would be more travel compatible with.  I personally can’t think of anyone other than FI that I want to be cooped up with for that long, but a cruise that allows for more shoe ration sounds awesome!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I wouldn’t go. It’s not an insignificant amount of money, for one. In addition, given your judgements of their behaviour and habits, you aren’t going to enjoy their company, and they probably aren’t going to enjoy yours, either.

It also just doesn’t fit into your schedule, if you can’t get that time off work, and if you need to move. Logistically, it’s not possible for you guys to join them. Personally, I’d mention the logistics and the cost as your reasons for declining.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@Tigerlilybride:  In general i never turn down travel options; but you have so many reasons for not wanting to go with them, I definitly wouldn’t go if i were you… (time and money would be reason enough already; and those people don’t really sound like the kind of people you’d like to go travelling with). 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Tigerlilybride:  I wouldn’t go. Driving sucks. I live in Alaska and have driven from Alaska to the states TEN times. It’s a LOT of time sitting in a car, and while the scenery is beautiful, it doesn’t change much. A day of driving is cool, more than that- no thanks. Taking the cruise for the same price makes way more sense, maybe in a few years when you have the money. All your reasons for not going are reasonable.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Don’t go.  You can’t get the time off and can’t afford it.  End of story.  It’s the responsible choice.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cbgg +1

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Love to travel.

BUT having read thru all your points (well made BTW)… I would agree with the other Bees… not worth going.

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Honestly after # 1 and 2 I don’t have to read any further! Don’t go on this trip!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper

@Tigerlilybride:  Would I go to Alaska, yes! DH and I have that in our sights at the top of our list however we can afford it. However, I firmly do not believe putting yourself in financial strain for a vacation regardless of the amazing destination. All other reasons aside (and just as valid) if you can’t afford it you shouldn’t do it. Period.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No…..you had me at “roadtrip”. I don’t roadtrip – I fly…lol. I also make it a point not to vacation with people who aren’t my very close friends. 

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