It seems I could take roughly 2 weeks vacation (may be a couple days extra, weekends included). I had made plans to go to Alaska this summer. Later I got very interested in going to Russia since I have never been there. It will be tough to make two separate vacations (although the leave will be approved)- I am thinking in terms of money and time. So here is what I am considering. Either go to Alaska first (from Arizona to either Anchorage or Fairbanks for sight seeing), then go to St. Petersburg from Fairbanks, See St. Pete and Moscow and return to either Fairbanks or Arizona (pick the cheaper fare) OR go to Russia first (from AZ), see the two big cities, and fly to either Fairbanks or Anchorage, AK and do Alaska sightseeing before flying back to AZ. On the map AK and Russia are not as close as I had first thought. So I don't know how realistic this plan is. For Russia I plan on taking an escorted tour. There are also tours that cover other eastern European countries along with Russia and that's attractive too, but I really want to see Alaska this year. Anyone has any experience with combinging trips like that? Or would I be better off making them separate trips?