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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
These are all good tips and add up to quite a bit of coin. I've also never had luck with renegotiating cable rates. But I did give up my coffee stop and just brew my own and take it along to work. Works fine for me. Looking forward to the rest of your tips. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks Samantha. All great tips. Some we do now and some (public transit) we do not since we live outside Edmonton and both work in the city. A 15 minute commute would turn into over an hour on transit. We actually just redid our cable subscription, obtained a better plan and updated internet with a reduced monthly cost. With our kids now moved out we are able to save a good bit on our utilities, phone costs and especially food costs. All extra coin for the next trip.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

PHeymont ·
And don't forget: use a miles-earning card for everything you DO spend! Between bonuses for new cards and steady use, you can go a long way!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Great tips.! Cable companies usually don't reward loyalty and offer their best promotional rates to new people. Netflix, Amazon Prime are good ways to save on cable bills if you can get internet. As far as eating out, I always find it's a question of what I order. I avoid drinks, desserts , and the cost is not bad at all.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks DrFumblefinger. Glad you enjoyed the post and the second part will be out this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Hi there Rob. Since I wrote this post we actually cut the cable and only have OTA and Netflix. Saves us over $100.00 a month. Nice amount to save for our travel adventures! And you are right about the drinks. That is what will kill you. Stay away from them and it should help. Thanks for the comments. Part 2 this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Yep, it definitely adds up. Thanks for the comment. Make sure to read part 2 coming this week.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment. Glad you were able to get a new contract with your cable company. We had Comcast and they don't care about retaining customers, only getting new ones Such a shame. Thanks for the comment and happy travels.
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Re: "Kona Coffee": Greenwell Farms Coffee Tours

PortMoresby ·
Seems to be "Coffee Saturday" on TravelGumbo.
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Re: "Kona Coffee": Greenwell Farms Coffee Tours

Jonathan L ·
A wonderful post. It reminds me of the Hacienda Buena Vista outside of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This is an old plantation. The created a network of small canals throughout the grounds to use water to run equipment.
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Re: "Kona Coffee": Greenwell Farms Coffee Tours

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: Seems to be "Coffee Saturday" on TravelGumbo. Yes! Too bad Greenwell's doesn't have almond croissants.
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Re: "Kona Coffee": Greenwell Farms Coffee Tours

PortMoresby ·
True confessions - all this talk of almond croissants had it's effect and while I was out I went by a local bakery. Sorry, almond croissants tomorrow, almond tarts today. The tart did just fine and, as it happens, I'll be in the vicinity tomorrow, too. Visiting gardens for Gumbo readers...someone's got to do it. Stay tuned.
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
On the subject of "ghost" stations, tours are offered of Aldwych station, used for movies now, including the latest incarnation of 'Sherlock'. Find out how here .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And yet another London "map", replacing real place names with book titles. Curiouser and curiouser. Have a look .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And map-ish, London from above, beautiful pictures . I could go on and on, and apparently mean to!
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Re: A Walk in Greenwich Village

PHeymont ·
As an even earlier 8th street walker (from the early 60s on) I also remember the wonderful 8th Street Bookshop, and numbers of artisan leather and jewelry shops...it was where you went for sandals...sad now, but nice to see Washington Square alive again, even if somewhat sanitized... The seemingly unstoppable expansion of NYU, like that of Columbia uptown, has changed the character of the area profoundly.
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"Kona Coffee": Greenwell Farms Coffee Tours

DrFumblefinger ·
    Kona coffee is world famous for its full-bodied, non-bitter, bold flavor.  Hard to put the taste into words, but it's good coffee!  The micro-climate just south of Kona, around 1000 - 2000 ft above sea level, is perfect for...
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animals, Culture and Adventure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got away from his hotel and out to an adventure park in Costa Rica
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Starbucks to pop up in France's Monoprix

PHeymont ·
French department store/supermarket operator Monoprix will open its doors to Starbucks 'salons du café' in some of its flagship stores, starting with one in Lyon and one in Paris. For Starbucks, it's an opportunity to break out into a...
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May 5, 2018: The Coffee Museum, Al Fahidi Historic District

DrFumblefinger ·
Within the charming historic Al Fahidi Historic District of Dubai you'll find a home that has been converted into a museum dedicated to the world's most popular breakfast beverage.
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A Walk in Greenwich Village

Jonathan L ·
I had the chance to walk around Greenwich Village  (see map)  for the first time in several years. I know that this is going to sound like a "grandpa is complaining about change again" blog, but I was really disappointed in what I found....
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Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
When you really want to travel and really don't see where the money can come from...take a good look at Samantha's savings tips.
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Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
More from Londonist,  and these I love.  Called Alternative London Tube Maps, the first maps Ghost Stations, the disused and abandoned stations.  The other, maybe a bit more useful as we can actually visit these, Coffee Shops,...
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Antigua, Guatemala: Walking Tour, Part 2

Lestertheinvestor ·
Antigua (Guatemala) is about 45 minutes away from Guatemala city. Located on the central highlands it is surrounded by several volcanoes, the largest of which, Volcan de Agua, has erupted several times, triggering associated earthquakes that have...
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November 12, 2018: A Coffee Shop in Nederville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Drfumblefinger stumbles across an unusual coffee shop high in the Colorado Rockies.
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Instagram-worthy cafes to visit in Ipoh Malaysia

Jacob William ·
Ipoh is an ideal beautiful place for memorable enjoyment and tour because it has lots of best places with amazing architecture. You can upload many Instagram-worthy pictures by a tour of this place. Ipoh is popular for its heritage, different affordable museums with the beautiful stunning street art, cave temples, the most exotic adventure activities and enjoyment last but not the least Malaysia’s best food that you can post it on Instagram for lots of likes and comments. Ipoh’s has many...
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Re: Antigua, Guatemala: Walking Tour, Part 2

DrFumblefinger ·
Great finale to your visit to Guatemala, and very glad that you got to see the volcano erupt. It certainly is a memorable experience. I've only ever seen Kilauea on the Big Island erupt, but those images are forever seared into the brain.
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A Visit to the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Doka Coffee Plantation, one of the oldest and largest in Costa Rica, where he learns all about everything it takes to make a great cup of coffee.
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Re: A Visit to the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, Costa Rica

Marilyn Jones ·
I enjoyed this article. It bought back memories of when I visited a coffee plantation in Guatemala. Your photos are excellent too!
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Seal Beach, California: A Walk Along the Pier and Memory Lane

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Seal Beach Pier and all the wonderful memories it brought up from her youth.
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Re: Road Trip: Starbucks Reserve, Seattle

PHeymont ·
I've never been a real fan of Starbucks coffee (my theory is that they make it badly so people with too much money will pay to have it covered up with confections), but the Reserve sounds like a fun place to spend an afternoon!
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Road Trip: Starbucks Reserve, Seattle

PortMoresby ·
For lack of a well-known public face for Starbucks, PortMoresby’s brain keeps substituting Jeff Bezos. But that’s not today’s issue, rather, do you think you know what a Starbucks looks like? Well, so did PortMoresby.
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