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Old 04-09-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Pellston Regional Airport. Serviced by a few Sky West/Delta Connection flights each day.
There are also a bunch of small UP Michigan cities that get flights because of EAS subsidies to the airlines- Escanaba, Houghton, Sault Ste Marie, etc. But even with those subsidies, plane ticket prices can be pretty expensive, and you're probably better going into Green Bay and renting a car from there.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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I can't beat the pictures that I just saw on page 1 but I will suggest staying in Vermont and keeping the weed there too. Day trips into New York on Lake Champlain are possible. If you're willing to drive further the Adirondacks are incredible. July has hot days hot nights. August has hot days cool nights.

Schroon lake, Paradox lake, and Lake George are awesome. Once again, leave the weed at your home base in VT.

This is not a craft beer but Leffe Blonde is an ale that has been around since the twelve hundreds and it's my favorite.


Fly into Albany, NY or Bennington, NY and rent what you need.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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There are also a bunch of small UP Michigan cities that get flights because of EAS subsidies to the airlines- Escanaba, Houghton, Sault Ste Marie, etc. But even with those subsidies, plane ticket prices can be pretty expensive, and you're probably better going into Green Bay and renting a car from there.
I'm only going to be gone from Saturday to the next Saturday/Sunday. What I don't want to be doing is tying up two full days traveling and being so tired after I get there that I don't get much done the day after arrival. Keep in mind that the nearest real airport is about two hours from me. Aside from various flights to FL, all departures are to CLT/ATL. You just ride the regional jet there and connect to wherever you're going. Unless it was a fairly substantial savings ($300+, like on the Denver flight), I'd rather just fly out of my local airport and avoid having to drive somewhere else and parking fees.

At this point, I'm kind of leaning toward New England or Denver. There is a roundtrip, nonstop flight from Knoxville to Denver that takes about three hours for about $200 before any fees/taxes from Frontier. I'm also into baseball, and there are multiple Rockies games that week.

A flight from here to Portland or here to Boston is also doable.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Southern California, Seattle, WA., Portland, Or.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:14 PM
 
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I haven't had a one week vacation since at least 2016 and am going to take one, possibly two, this summer. The first one is going to be mid-June and the second would be mid-August to Labor Day timeframe. I'd be flying out of a regional airport in Tennessee (possibly CLT if there is a several hundred dollar difference). I'll be traveling alone.

Things I'm interested in.

1) Nature photography/hiking/mountain biking.
2) Craft beer
3) Swimming
4) Some city sightseeing - not huge into plays, museums, or high culture. I probably wouldn't spend a lot of time in the city itself. Would definitely like to take in some concerts if something I'm interested in is there, but it's not a selling point.
5) Recreational marijuana.

Not interested in deserts, casinos, etc. Needs to be green/lush. Not really interested in anything in the South.

I'm thinking perhaps around SFO/Napa for the scenery and such. Possibly Seattle/Cascades/Hoh Rainforest. I've never been to the Pacific Coast.

A family member recommended Denver, but not sure if it would check the green/lush thing.

I've been to Boston and Maine - that's still an option. New England in the summer sounds amazing.

Any other recommendations?
Are you only considering US destinations?


I think you'd like Dublin Ireland.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Why not Banff and Jasper and the Canadian Rockies? Scenery is spectacular in my opinion. I'm not a pot smoker but it is legal in all of Canada now.
While Banff and Jasper are nice sights to see, they are JAMMED with tourists in the summertime.

Northern Ontario has roads that you can drive on and not see one person for hours. You'll pass by many lakes, streams and rivers and if you're lucky, you'll see a moose in a swamp munching away on the vegetation.

The forested landscape is very much like the hills and valleys of Maine. You can camp beside a crystal clear lake and catch trout to cook over a campfire in the evening. Then cook up some flapjacks over the fire in the morning and pour some delicious locally made Maple syrup.

A bug net for your head, proper protective clothes, and some good bug spray will help keep the little critters at bay, but they are only bad at certain times of the summer.

Black bears, wolves and any other predatory animals are not interested in humans, so they give you a wide berth. You might run into an occasional squirrel or whiskey jack who wants you to share a peanut with him though.

You can smoke pot to your heart's content while contemplating life, gazing into the campfire flames as the sun goes down.

I'm not making this up. We own a travel trailer now that we are older, but we often did this when we were younger, including smoking the pot
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:50 PM
 
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You said you weren't interested in the south, but how about Louisiana? If you take a swamp tour, you'll see plenty of nature, and if you go to New Orleans, well...it's party city.
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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If the copyright holders wish to have them removed they're free to ask and I or the moderators will gladly comply.

In the meantime, here are a couple of my own that you're free to copy without accreditation.

Mount Hood from Portland

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Columbia River Gorge

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Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge

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Mount Hood from Hood River Valley

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I don't understand why these images were cut when the poster said they were his images. Since he owns them, he owns the copyright and is free to post them as he pleases. Why cut them? Or give the real reason for cutting them, like no pictures at all are allowed for any reason. Or was there an investigation and it was discovered that the poster did not in fact own the images and was lying?
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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I'm only going to be gone from Saturday to the next Saturday/Sunday. What I don't want to be doing is tying up two full days traveling and being so tired after I get there that I don't get much done the day after arrival. Keep in mind that the nearest real airport is about two hours from me. Aside from various flights to FL, all departures are to CLT/ATL. You just ride the regional jet there and connect to wherever you're going. Unless it was a fairly substantial savings ($300+, like on the Denver flight), I'd rather just fly out of my local airport and avoid having to drive somewhere else and parking fees.

At this point, I'm kind of leaning toward New England or Denver. There is a roundtrip, nonstop flight from Knoxville to Denver that takes about three hours for about $200 before any fees/taxes from Frontier. I'm also into baseball, and there are multiple Rockies games that week.

A flight from here to Portland or here to Boston is also doable.

I would fly into Portland Maine and spend the week along the Maine coast. Even if you have been before there are so many beautiful coastal towns and cities to explore -- it is truly spectacular. Portland gives you your laid back city life and you can drive all the way up to Acadia -- and even further if you want -- all the way to Eastport and cross the bridge into Canada to see Campanello -- FDR's summer home. Last year we brought a sandwich and sat on picnic tables and watched the whales jumping in the harbor. BIG whales. We spent a day at strolling through the Maine Botanical Gardens which were absolutely incredible -- I think it was outside of Boothbay Harbor. The food is great in Maine, the scenery is unbelievable and it is relaxing. And within a reasonable budget. I can't help you on the weed issue -- gave that up a LONG time ago.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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We have been all over the US and seriously I think you should target San Fransico.

Ride the trolleys and explore the city grabbing something to eat in China Town, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods with the large sequoias, Yosemite, Sequoia National Park, Napa Valley, hit the boardwalk at Sant Cruz, Monterrey Aquarium, maybe a quick drive on the toll road at Pebble Beach walking along the beach.

All the things I mentioned are in close proximity to San Francisco.

Good luck and happy travels.
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