Where do you find the best airfares to tropical places from ANC? A friend and I are considering a trip to Guam to visit another friend who lives there (to keep costs down). Have you been there? What are your top warm places? Thanks, Karen
Karen, as for good/great airfares, I peruse the web. On my blog in the right-hand column, you will find links to Travelosity, Expedia, etc.
Since you live in Alaska and most likely have Alaska Airlines mileage, one options you might consider is using your mileage to Hawaii and then buying a ticket from there to Guam. I do this often. For instance, I am going to Panama in Feb. and using AK mileage to fly round trip to Miami and then buying a ticket from Miami to Panama and return.
As for warm places, there are many that I really enjoy, especially the Greek Islands right now. I have not been to Guam, but I've had friends visit and they loved it. For you, it would be advantageous to have someone there.
I'm going to Panama in Jan. as I've heard it is great for sun and sand too. There's always Mexico. The Mexican Rivera is good between Cancun and Tulum. I don't like Cancun itself as it is too touristy and rowdy. Thailand has many beaches and I like Phuket. It has been rebuilt since the tsunami and is lovely. The Philippines are also great and one island I really like if Boracay...Gloria