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Re: Boston in the fall - suggestions please!

Mac ·
Thank you Dr. F. - wise words we will keep 1-2 hotels booked ahead and be flexible beyond that. We are really looking forward to this new 'slice' of America, I never realised that the Pilgrim fathers just named every new town after their old home towns - I'm going to be quite confused!! Thanks too Garry that looks lovely! I envy you being there ahead of us!! PS we are now on the verge of booking Cuba too and are horrified at the cost that Virgin Atlantic is trying to screw us for an upgrade...
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Re: Top 4 Rafting Destinations in Europe

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this! I usually think only of North America when rafting is mentioned, but obviously that's been a mistake...
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Re: Is Porto worth the trip?

PHeymont ·
Much as I loved my time in Porto...it's NOT a day trip. Much too much to do there, including evening stroll along the Douro, port-wine tasting across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia and more. I'd say take the advice above and save Porto for another trip. Of the recommended day trips above, I'd vote for Sintra. It's an easy trip--trains run about every 30 minutes, more frequently in rush hours, The town itself is interesting, the Moorish Castle up on the mountain and the Pena Palace above that...
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Former Member ·
The Mall's more interesting than you might think - besides the shopping there are the restaurants, amusement venues, and events going on. Here some info about stuff to see at the Mall http://www.mallofamerica.com/attractions To get to the Mall of America you Take Metro Transit (easy and clean) From Minneapolis Hiawatha Light Rail (Route 55) - The Hiawatha light-rail line offers fast, frequent service from downtown (5th Street) to Mall of America. Hiawatha light-rail trains leave every 7.5...
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Ottoman ·
Hi Theodore! I am a Mall of America fan. You can easily spend an entire weekend (or many evenings) at the Mall of America. First of all, the mall is very easy to get to by train from downtown (CICAK did a wonderful job explaining that), and fares are quite cheap (fares go for about $1.75 to $2.25 one way depending on what time of day you ride). As CICAK also mentioned, there is something for everybody at the mall. If you just want to find a warm dry place to walk and people watch, I believe...
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Re: Gifts to bring back from Portugal or Barcellona

PHeymont ·
I may not be much help, because we tend to send postcards to the grandchildren from each city, with notes about what we've seen and think they would be interested in, and to avoid filling the suitcase with physical items. But for those few things we do buy, we usually go to the market! One of our travel rituals, on the first day when we stock the apartment, is to look for a local preserve or jam that we don't see at home (skyberries in Stockholm, for instance). Once we've found one we really...
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Re: Hi Everybody! I'm new here.

Theodore Behr ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: Hi Ted, I think we're all pretty new here. I'm from the Pacific Northwest. Welcome to the group. I get out to LA some. My business takes me to Ventura County (Amgen). Any good tips for a place to eat out that way? I saw the link to www.roadfood.com on a different thread, so I'll check that out, but wonder if there's some place you like to go. Hi Nature Lover, Amgen is T.O., just west of the San Fernando Valley and I really never go there. But about 20 miles...
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Re: Hi Everybody! I'm new here.

Travel Luver ·
Hi Ted, I think we're all pretty new here. I'm from the Pacific Northwest. Welcome to the group. I get out to LA some. My business takes me to Ventura County (Amgen). Any good tips for a place to eat out that way? I saw the link to www.roadfood.com on a different thread, so I'll check that out, but wonder if there's some place you like to go.
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Re: Something completely unrelated to travel

GarryRF ·
I know many people who have travelled for a better career. Residents of North America often travel away from their birthplace. Here in the UK my family have lived within 2 miles for at least 150 years. We have strands living in the US and Australia. But we like to keep in touch. Travel isn't just about vacations. Nice video.
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PortMoresby ·
While I haven't been to Morocco for over 2 years, phone service for locals in non-industrialized nations all over the world tends to be cheap phone, available locally, with prepaid sim cards that you reload. It depends a great deal on what services your friend wants and can they, for instance, do without data and use the wifi in their accommodations or will they go to pieces without having it all, all the time. If that's the case, I can't help and will be expensive, all things relative, I...
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Re: How to Irk the Brits

GarryRF ·
The first thing that surprises me on this blog is how eager people are to believe any of the pure drivel that film makers produce. Yahoo send a team to London to be controversial. That's the script. They don't want to tell a story of people who are just like the folks you left behind in America. No. That's not going to grab anyone's attention. PHeymont has lived in both countries and knowingly avoids such divisive journalism. Wherever you travel in the world you find people who are giving ,...
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Re: How do you use the internet while traveling?

DrFumblefinger ·
I have not been to Japan, but generally my travel experience with internet access has been much more positive than yours. I've generally had good luck with getting on line in Europe, South America and even Southern Africa. Once in a while the internet might be down at a place I'm staying at, but usually it's quickly repaired. Exceptions to this are very rural areas, like in Patagonia and where I'm heading next week, Yellowstone National Park. There is really not internet available at most...
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Re: Neighborhoods in Santiago de Cuba

GarryRF ·
I'm not familiar with Santiago de Cuba. Casa particulares will provide you with meals and drinks. Stores and Restaurants are hard to find and most food is still rationed to the Cubans. Cuban water is safe for the locals but carries a high mineral content, which may cause gastro problems. Bottled "Montero" water is available and low cost. Quite nice too. Santiago de Cuba is not on the tourist lists for us Brits. Most Cuban food uses - Rice -Beans - Eggs - Chicken - Pork (No Beef) - Fish...
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

DrFumblefinger ·
You're most welcome, Travel Luver! Give the VIKING beer a try -- it's pretty good. And made with that great Icelandic water that has a unique taste (and pleasant at that). Also be sure to try their Coca Cola, made with Icelandic water and sugar (not corn syrup as in North America) -- definitely a better product.
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Re: Hotel Rewards Programs. Worthwhile or not?

SayMoi ·
I'm a Holiday Inn Express or La Quinta member. On my most recent road trip, I did get upgraded at the HIE for being a member. The free nights are always great too and that's the main goal. I've used many La Quinta free nights when I do workshops out of town. With HIE, I usually use the points for a discounted rate in expensive areas, like Sonoma or Paso Robles - wherever a vineyard may be!
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Re: California road trip ideas

Theodore Behr ·
That helps me figure out what to tell you, Mrs. Briggs OK, so I'd suggest you fly into LAX. You'll need a car rental to get around LA. Spend three or four days here, may go see Disneyland, maybe go see Universal Studios, maybe go to Knott's Berry Farm. Maybe see the making of a TV show. You could easily spend 10 days in LA, but you've got 10 days for the whole trip, I guess, so that's all you'll have time for. Then head out of the city. You'll want to head out on Hwy 101, which takes you...
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Re: Where's a Warm Spot for March

DrFumblefinger ·
Welcome, Gulliver, and two weeks will give you a nice break. I'm not sure where you're traveling from. Easiest and cheapest place for a warm break from North America is to head south, especially to Florida or the Caribbean, or from the West coast to Hawaii or Arizona. But the south of Europe is also quite nice this time of year. Italy, Sicily, Greece are places I'd consider going, depending on what interests you and where you've traveled before. Do any of these interest you? Are you...
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Re: Replacing iPhone Abroad

HistoryDigger ·
UPDATE: We went to GRAVIS on Ehrensrasse 2 : http://www.gravis.de/filialen/koeln/koeln/ They told us that nobody will repair a wet a iPhone. So, upon their advice, we booked a genius appointment at the Apple Store in the suburbs of Cologne: https://www.apple.com/de/retail/rheincenter/ There, we can exchange our wet phone with a refurbished iPhone 5 for 250 euros. Not cheap, but we can put my husband's SIM card into the refurbished phone, and he'll be on his way. We're trying not to think...
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Re: Help with Provence Itinerary

artsnletters ·
Nearest St-Remy: - Don't miss Les Baux . The village is touristy but the castle complex on top is fantastic and the views are to die for - you don't need to be a fan of scenery to appreciate them. - Roman ruins of Glanum , walking distance from St-Remy - Arles for more Roman ruins (but I think you've been already?) Farther away: - Day-trip to the Luberon for unmatched scenery and charming little villages full of vernacular architecture - what people build themselves, without an architect.
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
Thank you for the video alphabet About the lakes with flower: i don't know any lakes with blooming flowers but if you are really a fan of "flower-watching" you can visit the Piatra Craiului National Park which is located in Brasov county. In this National Park you can see flowers like those in the pictures i attached, they are endemic or rare species for this area. Also we have a lot of Botanic Gardens like the one in Cluj county or Iasi county, i attached pictures for them too. Enjoy the ...
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California road trip ideas

PHeymont ·
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RV rental for road trip

PHeymont ·
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Some of the best small town festivals in America

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy visiting festivals and special gatherings, especially in smaller cities and towns (where the crowds aren't so overwhelming).  Fodors recently featured a listing of some of their favorites in the USA, many of which I'd not heard of...
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Tired of the snow?? You ain't see nothing yet

DrFumblefinger ·
  The northeastern part of North America has been hit with heavy snowfalls this year and most residents are likely tired of the shoveling and challenging driving.  But this is nothing yet compared to the snowfall you find in some places, the...
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Know Everything About Goa Travel Information

Abhishek Mathur ·
Why Goa? India is one of the countries which have always fascinated different countries. Some invade it while some ruled it. Some brought blunders to this heritage country while some others made such wonders which made their names immortal with their works. The state of Goa is part of India and is situated at the west coast of the country. The state is rich with the Portuguese’s culture, heritage and history. Goa and the Tourism Goa is listed among the best tourist destinations in India.
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The 3 Best Markets in France

Jacob William ·
The city of fashion, Paris is the place where you can enjoy the real meaning of fashion. Not only fashion for which Paris is known for, its rich history, mesmerizing tourist spots and exotic heritage site make Paris a prominent tourist destination in the world which can be explored once you obtain your visa to france . Seeing the popularity of the place we have brought to you the list of best markets in Paris that will offer you best and ultimate things during your visit to Paris – 1. Food...
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6 Reasons Kayaking Must Be In Your Bucket List

Ryan Holman ·
You must be having your bucket list consisting of one or the other adventure you want to do in life. Be it scuba diving or bungee jumping; one should try something that gives a thrilling experience. However, there are few people for whom safety comes first. Kayaking is something that’s meant for them. It is one of the most exciting and amazing adventures of all time. Kayaking is a dazzling experience especially when you get extraordinary sights and views altogether. The kayaking at Los...
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What Are Best Things To Do In Brisbane?

Riverlife Brisbane ·
Brisbane is one of the most vibrant, modern, and sunny cities with unsurpassed beauty and sub-tropical climate. You can always discover some friendly locals who will gladly show you this pretty riverside city. There are so many fun things to do in Brisbane that will give you eternally memorable moments for a lifetime. Here are the things you can include in your list: 1. Abseil Down And Brisbane’s Story Bridge: Climb Brisbane’s Story Bridge is one of the most iconic wonders of this city.
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Your Dog-Friendly Guide to Santa Barbara

Jhon Issac ·
I recently got a puppy shortly after my graduation. Living alone without having anyone to give my endless love was starting to bother me. Plus, as far as the word goes- A dog is a man's best friend, it's very true. So I got myself some time off from work and decided to travel to Santa Barbara. But I was in a real pinch. I have a four-legged friend who needs constant attention and care. I didn't have anyone to leave him behind with, and I personally didn't want to. So I decided to embark on...
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The Value of Traveling to Where Your Ancestors Came From

pitter beraton ·
America is the melting pot of the world. There are people here from every area on the planet. It's what makes this country so great. However, when all cultures mix together, it can dim the light on what makes each culture so unique and special. Some people don't even know their heritage. Luckily, there are ways to get this information. For instance, you can use the 1840 census to learn where your ancestors came from. Once you have this information, you may want to explore your main country...
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Moving To South America

rayblakney ·
hi! I am a digital nomad, living in South America atm.
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Top Ten Jobs If You Love To Travel

1stworldview ·
(10) Flight attendant It may be the most obvious travel-related job, but it's also one of the most accessible: You don't need a specialized degree to become a flight attendant, and most major airlines only require prior customer service experience...
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Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Many of us think of man as "dominating and destroying the world", to the point where we forget how resilient nature is.  Came across this interesting photo essay from Telegraph Travel on places nature has come back.  Well worth a look, I...
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Neighborhoods in Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
I'm looking for advice for a stay in Santiago de Cuba in January. I'm primarily interested in casas particulares, and would appreciate suggestions of what parts of Santiago might be best to look in. We'd prefer an area which is reasonably quiet but...
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12 Most Beautiful Museums in the World

Jonathan L ·
Budget Travel has posted its list of the 12 most beautiful museums in the world. I have been to 8 of the 12 and I heartily agree.   You can find my piece on the Getty Museum on LA here.   Did they miss any?
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5 Best Places To Visit In Europe in 2018

John Peter ·
Europe has always been a fascinating destination for travellers and there is nothing like visiting the continent that has been at the four fold of human civilization. In this post, we have compiled a list of the 5 best places to visit in Europe that you must surely visit in 2018: 1. Hamburg, Germany: The city of Hamburg is often known as the gateway of the world since ancient times and rightly so. Hamburg will probably blow you away with its rich architecture and maritime wonders around the...
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5 Things You Must Try While In Barcelona

Kaitlyn Angles ·
It's absolutely easy to fall in love with Barcelona after seeing its incredibly beautiful sun-kissed beaches, unforgettable hospitality, and incomparable culture. Barcelona is the city that attracts all kind of tourists. The city has different kind of wines that one can enjoy on a wet beach while enjoying sunsets and sunrises, they have some lost lanes that cane be explored, and masterpiece paintings that can be seen. In this city, you can find the Roman ruins, some modern homes, extremely...
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Head to these 10 incredible beaches in Goa for your holiday

Narendra Kumar ·
Goa has always attracted tourists for its numerous beaches. With a fabulous coastline stretching along the Arabian Sea, these lovely strips of sand play host to vigorous partying the year round. The Cabana beds laid out on the beach, with the beach umbrellas over them, is an alluring sight. Both North and South Goa have their fair share of beaches that offer something unique to offer to the visitors. While some of them are lined with food shacks that are eagerly looked forward to after a...
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Most Popular Churches In Goa

Sunil Kumar ·
What is Goa most popular for? Its beaches of course. Those lovely stretches of sand that are great for spending a day in complete relaxation or enjoying various water sports in Goa. However, what most tourists forget is that Goa has a lot to offer besides its beaches, like its forts, spice plantations, casinos, and such other stuff that make for a memorable vacation. Goa is also home to a number of churches, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are repositories of heritage and...
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10 Water Sports and Their Top 5 Spots

John Peter ·
This human-made chaos is everything we want to survive this time and everything we get frustrated with. We as a mortal being are keen to watch movies in which robots are flying and changing the world or meta-humans are saving the planet earth. It indicates our want for something drastic to happen in this world, but what we are not willing to do is to leave our couch and drag ourselves out from the house to make our own life better or to save our own-self. I have always found water to be a...
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Sardinia Holidays: The best areas of Sardinia for the perfect summer

Daniel Moore ·
The magical island of Sardinia stands out for its beautiful beaches and impressive landscapes, for its ancestral traditions and its famous horse races, also for the festivities of Sant Efisio (in Cagliari) and we cannot forget the famous “Cavalcata Sarda”. This island, located in insular Italy , give a warm welcome to all visitors who want to discover its magnificent cultural heritage. Sardinia offers a large array of leisure activities such as the opportunity for practising water sports,...
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The List Of Ultimate Destinations For An Amazing Stag-Do

John Peter ·
Planning for a stag do destination may seem daunting, but exciting at the same time. Be it just for the night or the weekend, there are many options to choose from and have a blast just the same. If you have the budget (and the time), you can plan a month long getaway because it’s not every day that your buddy gets hitched. Since it's the last chance for the groom-to-be to enjoy his singledom, it falls upon his friends to throw him a stag party that he will remember forever! And because you...
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Walk your way to a new you on the Camino de Santiago

Rebecca Brown ·
If you would have told me two years ago that I would be telling story upon story about going on a walking holiday – a pilgrimage at that – and claiming it has been the best holiday ever (even better than our week in the Bahamas the year before), I would most certainly not have believed you. Today, I am planning my next Camino as we speak – writing this has taken me back to some of the best moments on the road, and you will most likely see me on the Camino Frances again in 2018. To make a...
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Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

Andre Pur ·
  The Palm Sunday as known in the other countrys it's a well-known holiday,  a Christian moveable feast  that falls on the  Sunday   before  Easter . The feast commemorates Jesus'  triumphal entry into Jerusalem , an...
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Agritourism Bed and Breakfast in Normandy

PHeymont ·
I'm hoping someone can offer a recommendation...we are looking for an overnight at a farm B&B in Normandy in August. Could even be two nights... I'm plowing through an enormous list of bed-and-breakfast offers on farms in Normandy (here's the link to Bienvenue a la Ferme ) and many of them sound just wonderful...but it would be nice to have a recommendation from someone who's been. It could be either a suggestion of a place, or perhaps just as important, good advice on how...
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Contemporary philosophers

DrFumblefinger ·
This has nothing much to do with travel, but I enjoyed these insights and thought you might too:     ***** The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. ~ George Roberts ***** If God had intended us to fly he would have...
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Enjoy the Amazing and World Famous Disneyland Paris Holidays by Air

Gold Crest Holidays ·
Paris is the wonderful and popular place in all over the world, known for some famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel tower; the best place for lovers, Paris Disneyland for kids. One can experience an astonishing holiday with families, there is so much to enjoy in Paris. What is the best way to travel in Paris? Tour and travels companies are providing the exciting offers to travel to distinct places. Most of the people are not having much time for travelling it’s due to their...
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Kies met zorg je villa of vakantiewoning om echt te genieten op vakantie

Paul Thomas ·
Mensen kiezenmeestal één vakantiewoning en verblijven er gans het vakantieverloop. Verhuizen van de ene naar de andere met bagage is meestal duur en je verliest er kostbare vakantietijd aan. Daarom is het belangrijk om de juiste vakantiewoning met zwembad te selecteren. Na uren van zoeken naar de juiste villa en het napluizen wat ze aan te bieden hebben, verfijn je de lijst met hetgene dat voor u het belangrijkste is. Iedereen heeft andere verlangens wanneer ze op zoek zijn naar de juiste...
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Chocolate Capitals of Europe You Should Visit

ChloeM ·
A few years ago, I got a chance to stay in Europe for 6 months. During that time, I managed to visit all the cities titled as the "capitals" of chocolate. Have you ever been in any of these? Do share your thoughts. (Belgium remains my favourite because Switzerland is expensive as hell). So, anyway, here's a list of my favourites: Brussels, Belgium It's basically a chocolate paradise. Belgium has more than 10 factories of chocolate and around 16 chocolate museums. With Brussels being the...
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Planifica un viaje perfecto a Chile

turismochile ·
Es importante que encuentres el mejor lugar para viajar y divertirte con tus amigos y familia. Todos nos esforzamos mucho en la vida, pero también debemos tener tiempo para distraernos y pasarla bien. Es por eso que se hace vital planificar actividades y viajes que te permitan gozar del tan deseado descanso. La vida puede llegar con muchos inconvenientes, pero debes tener las agallas para afrontarlos. Si eres fuerte de espíritu, nada puede impedir que sigas adelante. Así que procura tener tu...
 
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