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Where would you spend Christmas this year?

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11. Posted by RRRoger (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

We are dreaming of a White Christmas this year.
White Sands! and WARM
We will be in Costa Rica Dec 15-29th
I am taking my travel camera kit
D90, Nikkor 12-24, 18-200, and 70-300
and planning on posting some great pictures.

12. Posted by MaxineK (Budding Member 45 posts) 6y

If it was your choice, would you rent a car and drive from San Francisco to Reno or would you pay just over $200 per person (there are two of us) to fly? Both of us haven't driven in the US before so I'm not sure what the terrain is going to be like on that route...We consider ourselves to be pretty adventurous so we are happy to go either way.

Cheers,
Maxine

13. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 6y

Well, I kinda got used to spending Christmas with family and wherever the place is, its still a happy memory, if I will have to be alone and will have to choose a location, I probably be in Las Vegas gambling away the loneliness of being alone in Christmas, unless I will be with someone special...

14. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 6y

I think whether you fly or drive depends upon (1) how much time you have--both to get there and back and also to drive around and see the other things in the area, (2) the weather, and (3) the cost to fly/take the train.

In your case, since I think you plan to be there only one or two days, and since the weather could be snowy, I suggest you fly--especially since you can get the $200 deal if you book early. Taking Interstate 80 and driving up and back is easy in good weather, but a nightmare if it snows heavy and you've never driven in snow before.

Just be aware that getting around the lake is then going to be difficult without a car--so you will be restricted to just the area near the Lake Tahoe airport and the state line area.

One final option is to fly to Reno--and then drive the one hour from there. This also works well if it snows heavy--because then you just stay in Reno rather than driving to drive on snowy roads up to Lake Tahoe (or trying to fly in on such a day).

(And if the weather clears, then it is just a short drive up to Tahoe).

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