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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 2

Travel Rob ·
This is a great report PHeymont!Exactly the step by step instructions we all need.Can't wait for parts 3 and 4.
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Re: Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 2

Former Member ·
There is a lot to know on this topic. Thank you so much for the education.
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (beyond eating & drinking...mostly)

DrFumblefinger ·
I certainly look forward to hearing and seeing more of your in-the-field reports about Oaxaca, esp the markets. Hope you're having a wonderful trip, PM!
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (first things first, where to go?)

PHeymont ·
While I've never (unfortunately) been away long enough to worry my insurance company, the rest of the tale feels so familiar—all the possibilities spread out before me, all the questions, the doubts and self-doubts, and finally the sense of really "owning" the journey. I'm looking forward to the rest!
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (first things first, where to go?)

Jonathan L ·
I have to say, i have never seen that much bouncing around of flights, except when one of my daughters took Air Pakistan to Europe in the mid-90's. I am also looking forward to what else happens with your trip.
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (Why Oaxaca?)

Mytraveledroad ·
Traveling can definitely be an addiction. I feel there are so many Mexican dishes to choose from.
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (Mezcal for the Uninitiated)

DrFumblefinger ·
So I'm dying to know....Is this your drink?????
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Re: Travel planning: Japanese travelers like to book way ahead

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of us need to go out well beyond two months to be sure we get the time off we want (especially popular vacation times like Thanksgiving or Christmas vacation). So I'm very much in favor of planning in advance. Of course this makes it hard to be responsive to great last minute travel deals.
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Former Member ·
Hey, Dan Carter...when are you doing your trip? I'd love to hear more about how it works, because a cross-country with no agenda and no turnpikes is one of my big dreams...maybe come true someday! Anyone else here ever done one? Love to hear!
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting tripod, TravelandNature, but you won't catch me on anything that potentially could launch me as a projectile at 60 mph. And, unless you're very macho, you'll not enjoy yourself in bad weather. So if you want to walk on the wild side, rent a convertible, or buy an older one, drive it for a month and sell it in Seattle (not exactly a city for convertibles, except on rare days). Regarding on where to go and how to plan the trip, I'd make a point of going by my local AAA...
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Former Member ·
That is a very good suggestion to think in terms of planning your trip as a connection of national (and state !) parks. The parks tend to be, by definition, in the scenic places, which are along the scenic drives. What a coincidence ! How handy ! The champions of finding scenic drives off of the interstates and shunways are the RVers. Check the sites used by RVers for ideas. Here is a good one: http://drivecrosscountry.net/T...r/Trip_Planning.html
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Dan Carter ·
Hey, guys...thanks for a bunch of good ideas! I think the 3-wheel bike is not for me, but the idea of buying an old ragtop and then selling it appeals to me. Not even sure I'll need a car living in Seattle, but don't know yet (job is near the waterfront, but don't know where I can afford to live!) National Parks idea sounds really good to me...I've loved the ones I've been to before. Shunpiking? I didn't make that up! This is from Merriam Webster:
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Re: Don't Expect Things to Work Like Home

GarryRF ·
Sounds like the unplanned cultural excursion that I prefer. I hate being shoulder to shoulder when its peak time. So like you I go the opposite way to the rush. Good pix too ....
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Re: Don't Expect Things to Work Like Home

PortMoresby ·
It's been long enough since my residence in PR that I seem to be craving a trip back. Having lived in Isla Verde & Santurce, I've wanted to return for a stay in Old San Juan. You've just added fuel to that desire, JL.
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Re: Don't Expect Things to Work Like Home

Jonathan L ·
Garry and PM You are right, I hate being caught in crowds - it's why I have spent 1.5 weeks in Florence and I have never been to the Uffizi. I look for the smaller museums and out of the way towns. That is my favorite way to travel.
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Re: Don't Expect Things to Work Like Home

IslandMan ·
Hello Jonathan L, What a day! Sounds like a case where changing horses midstream is a good thing. I guess that's what traveling is all about. Taking the good with the bad and expect the unexpected. Cruise ships can be a nuisance especially when they unload all their passengers on unsuspecting adventurers like yourself. Glad to hear it worked okay in the end. Love the pics too.
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Re: Don't Expect Things to Work Like Home

PHeymont ·
Old San Juan is my February destination for next year, so thanks for the preview! I hope you'll be writing more about it in coming months...
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Planning Your Next Trip to SoCal

pitter beraton ·
A singer/songwriter named Bethany Cosentino, the vocalist half of the duo Best Coast, writes in a song called The Only Place: “Why would you live anywhere else / We’ve got the ocean, got the babes / Got the sun, we’ve got the waves / This is the only place for me.” It’s a catchy song, and she echoes the sentiments of the Beach Boys and many other musicians and writers who sang and wrote about The Golden State. While your reasons for why you’d actually live anywhere else might vary, we would...
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Planning a Road Trip

Dan Carter ·
I'm 33, and about to be between jobs for a month. I'm living (well...) in New Jersey, and my new job's in Seattle. I've gotten kinda hipped on the idea of an old-fashioned road trip, hopefully all the way across without touching a turnpike....
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Anatomy of a Trip (first things first, where to go?)

PortMoresby ·
  To date, all my travel stories on TravelGumbo have been in the past tense.  And all my travels out of the country have been multi-month, multi-country affairs.  Now, after a move home to California and short adventures closer to home,...
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Anatomy of a Trip (Why Oaxaca?)

PortMoresby ·
  In a word, food.  More on the subject later.   I’ve lived most of my life between 10 and 500 miles from Mexico.  For 24 years my house was 10 miles from the port of entry at Naco, Arizona/Sonora, in Bisbee, 1988 to...
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Anatomy of a Trip (planning begins in earnest)

PortMoresby ·
  I love planning a trip and that may have been what kept me thinking about the next one, even when I wasn’t sure there would be a next one.  After a couple of decades traversing the planet, the process of putting them together had...
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Anatomy of a Trip (Mezcal for the Uninitiated)

PortMoresby ·
  from:  PortMoresby to:  Al vin Starkman date:  Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM subject:  Mezcal for the Uninitiated.     Greetings Alvin -   I'm going to be in Oaxaca for 3 weeks, beginning in late...
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Anatomy of a Trip (beyond eating & drinking...mostly)

PortMoresby ·
  I believe I mentioned, or alluded to, the fact that roaming the earth alone has lost its glow. If there’s an English language library in a foreign place, it’s a magnet for me, just to visit and admire, if not to officially...
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Anatomy of a Trip (details, details)

PortMoresby ·
  Money    Planning well under way and a picture emerging of how I might spend my time in Oaxaca, the question of obtaining pesos begins nagging.  We all know what to do, assuming there’s nothing left from the last...
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Travel planning: Japanese travelers like to book way ahead

PHeymont ·
  Japanese tourists in Piazza Spagna, Rome               Photo: Jorge Royan   At a time when there are so many apps for instant and last-minute booking, it will probably come as a surprise to many that...
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Staying In Touch on the Road: Part 2

PHeymont ·
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR OVERSEAS PHONE SERVICE?This is part 2 of a 4-part report on communication for travelers.  No—the girl in the Renoir is not really on her cell…but you can be! Usually, the first question most people ask...
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ANA 'Paint-the-Plane' game promotes Hawaii A380

PHeymont ·
ANA promotes its plan to use an A380 on Tokyo to Honolulu flights with a contest.
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Don't Expect Things to Work Like Home

Jonathan L ·
Some days consist of changing plans and crowd avoidance. One day The Amazing Ms. D and I had planned to go to Museo de las Americas in Old San Juan. This is a new museum in the building of the Instituto Cultura puertoriqueno near El Morro....
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Europe's roaming price caps kick in

PHeymont ·
As Europe's next round of reduced roaming charges kicks in, some questions remain for non-EU travelers.
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What happened to London's Night Tube?

Travel Rob ·
London's still experiencing proposed strikes because of the proposed Night Tube. See the latest.
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10 Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers

clareabner ·
Since I am a travel blogger and a woman, I have been traveling to many countries around the globe. My solo trips have taught and trained me in keeping myself safe and secure. And after years of globetrotting experiences, I believe now I am capable of giving some good piece of advice to others. Especially to the solo woman travelers. The choice of traveling alone especially for a woman is not easy. Only those with the wildest adventurous streak can make it. But, when you will look back,...
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8 Tips For Travelling To Thailand On A Budget

clareabner ·
Just a few years ago, Thailand was a dirt-cheap travel destination. The first time I visited Thailand in the mid-2000s, I just did a little research using my Frontier bundles. The internet and the Travel Channel were pretty much all you needed to discover the world back then. And I was off! My 2-week sojourn in Thailand involved street food, island hopping, beach parties, and clubs. The whole trip cost me only a fraction of what it did the second time I visited in 2012. For my third trip...
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Planning For A Memorable USA Trip? Get These Cities In Your Bucket List First 

silvia watson ·
Right from the food-loving New Orleans to the artsy Asheville, there are so many cities in the USA all ready to just blow your minds apart. Just on the surface, the NYC skyscrapers might not feel more different from the sun-washed buildings of Santa Fe. Similarly, the crystal clear beaches of Honolulu might seem to be just different from the oak shaped ones of Savannah. But despite these differences, American cities share the same old spirit of being lively all the time. Just the right...
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