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Re: What's the Best City in the World to Eat in?

PHeymont ·
I won't claim any city to be the best in the world—at least not until I have time to visit them all! I'm always skeptical anyway about "the best" "the most" and so forth. That said, I'll also add that the best is not always the most expensive or famous. And I'm pleased to see that he's not pushing posh places, but rather inexpensive curry houses and a 24-hour cafe. His point seems to be that London is the best city to eat in because it is, his opinion, the best city to BE in. So, I'll...
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Re: Should Wi-Fi be free in all hotels?

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by JohnT: Maybe it's the old capitalist coming out in me, but I think "should" is a strong word. Free access to wi-fi certainly helps me determine where I'll stay, just like free breakfast is...but if a hotel has enough other amenities so that people are willing to pay for it's wi-fi then so be it...although it is easy enough to get free somewhere, I don't value it enough to pay for it. I agree with you John, that market forces will drive this. But the demand for "free"...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

PHeymont ·
or more. This is one case where he might be better off with a Ryanair or the like to Amsterdam and then an AMS-JFK ticket separately. Price it out both ways...
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Re: Share Your Budget Tablet and Laptop Picks

Former Member ·
The Nexus 7 is good ? I have been looking at that as well as the Kindle Fire HD-7. Guess I should go with whichever has the best price that I can find. Thanks !
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Re: Share Your Budget Tablet and Laptop Picks

DrFumblefinger ·
If you want something a little larger and with a keyboard and good computing power, there's a new bunch of chromebooks coming out for the holiday season. PC World recently featured one in the $200 price range, weighing on 1.25 kg. Here's that link.
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Re: Share Your Budget Tablet and Laptop Picks

Travel Rob ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Hi FlashFlyer, I noticed the different colors of the Wolvol have different prices. This Lime Green one was only $109.94 when I looked. http://www.amazon.com/WolVol-W...W/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3 I'm going keep my eye on that brand though and see if they have a device in the f uture that will meet my needs .I'm impressed at their price levels.
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Re: Airbnb Questions

PortMoresby ·
1. "...is payment for Airbnb places always processed in the US even for stays overseas?" Airbnb processes reservations for guests in their own currency, pays out in the currency of the host. So you, in the US, will always pay in US dollars, a UK resident will pay in £s, etc. The host posts prices in their home currency and when a guest in another country logs in and searches/books, the price is converted by the website at the current exchange rate and they always see the rate in their own...
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Re: Books That Sent You Packing (your bag, that is)

PortMoresby ·
I get booksellers' e-newsletters and paper catalogs and run across interesting travel-related items from time to time. Many are on remainder sites so "quantities are limited" but when a post is fresh here, you'll likely get it if you want it. Spotted today in the Daedalus Books catalog is one by Ian Buruma, Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing , " a dissident's eye-view of the world's most secretive superpower, observing, "Strange things happen when Chinese dynasties near...
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Re: World's most attractive libraries

PortMoresby ·
There's always more to know about libraries, so 2 interesting items noted in this morning's Bookmarks from The Guardian: 1. A book, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders, by Stuart Kells . . . 2. and his item in The Guardian, From Bag End to Babel : top 10 libraries in fiction. I hope to get a copy of the book when the price of used copies comes down (if ever)! If you look at The Library , scroll down the page for more things library and also click on "Source notes" for a long list of fun stuff.
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Re: Best Ways To Reach Heathrow Airport Quickly In London

Dan Carter ·
I just noticed this morning in TravelGumbo News that Heathrow Express is cutting its fares because of competiton with train service that wasn't mentioned here. That's what used to be called Heathrow Connect, and is now called TfL Rail, and will soon be called the Elizabeth Line. It's only 15 minutes slower than the Express, and the price is the same as the Tube. Both of those go only to Paddington Station in London, way in the West End, but once TfL Rail is connected to the new Crossrail...
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

DrFumblefinger ·
I never trusted travel agents before the freedom of the internet gave us access to cost information, and I would need a great excuse to trust them now. Online travel purchasing gives us the freedom to have price information come directly to us, rather than to a middle man who may or may not have our best interests in mind. So flights I'll buy either through Expedia or from the airline directly (esp if they are having a "sale"). Rooms I almost get through booking.com, my favorite site because...
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

PHeymont ·
I'd definitely agree about booking.com They generally seem to have a much deeper inventory than Expedia, including the small local hotels I like. I also appreciate the fact that most of the bookings don't expect me to pay in advance and allow free cancellation. Often, too, the price I pay through booking.com with those privileges is the same that Expedia offers as a "special" that must be pre-paid! I would also be less than honest if I didn't mention that TravelGumbo receives a small but...
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

PHeymont ·
A reminder I used to post on other sites...when you book through an agency, with OTA or brick-and-mortar, the next step is to ask them for the airline locator number (that 6-digit string that goes on your reservation). With that code, go to the airline's site and search for your reservation...doesn't matter if you didn't book it with them directly, you'll be able to find it with the code and your name. If not, call the airline! The reason for all this is to make sure that the agency did its...
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

TravelGirlJenn ·
For my upcoming trip, after reading this thread, I did attempt to use an online booking agency for my flights when my attempts at booking directly through the airline's website kept giving me issues. I kept getting an error. Expedia gave me the same error - could not confirm the flights. Unfortunately, I ended up having to call the airline directly. But, I did find out that Lufthansa at least has awesome customer service in that the agent tried his darnedest to get me the right flight for...
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

PHeymont ·
Few more thoughts, following HistoryDigger and DrFumblefinger... 1. Definitely check all your affiliations on car rental; after years of getting better price through AAA than any other way I knew, I recently found that going to the same vendors through USAA (my car insurance) gets me even better. 2. Not only does Priceline have good pricing on cars, I've often found I can get 30-40% lower through their blind-bidding (Name Your Own Price) service. 3. RailEurope is something of a red flag for...
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Re: Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

PHeymont ·
A lot of questions! Let me try a few answers... Absolutely I'd say stop in Iceland. Every place in the world is unique, but Iceland is more so, geographically, in climate, and in history. Half a week (or even a week) won't do more than scratch the surface, but you'll be able to visit incredible waterfalls, climb on glaciers, see evidence of recent volcanic activity, and realize that under it all is a huge pool of thermally heated water that provides over 70% of the nation's energy. If that...
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Re: Camera Advice, Please?

Travel Rob ·
Can I ask the price? Or is this a case where if you have to ask the price,you can't afford it? Lol
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Re: Camera Advice, Please?

PHeymont ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Can I ask the price? Or is this a case where if you have to ask the price,you can't afford it? Lol $360; Sony has reduced the "list" from $499 to $399. A few dealers are selling it even cheaper, but the guy who was selling for $319 was doing that by taking out the included battery and AC connector and selling them separately. When I heard that I didn't even ask the total...don't do business that way.
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Re: Camera Advice, Please?

Travel Rob ·
PHeymont- I'm anxious to see the photos with your camera! And that price is not bad for all you get.
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Re: Spain or Portugal?

Travel Luver ·
I just visited www.seat61.com and it seems a fabulous website for travelers wanting to catch trains in Europe! So many tips and price comparisons!! And thanks for your info on trains. I think I'll take them even if they're a little beat up looking, LOL You been wonderful with all your help, PHeymont! I might have more questions later. Do you keep an eye on these posts? How does that work? What's the best way for me to get in touch with you if I have more questions?
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
If you want to visit Europe, you can also visit Romania and try the Transylvania Citadels itinerary which you can find on the site of Expert Travel agency http://experttravel.ro/hotel-2...i-transilvanene.html I'll recommend this one because is kinda cheap and you'll learn new things about Romania and the medieval times. The itinerary consists in 3 days of travel with bus transport, accommodation in 3* guesthouse or hotel and a tour-guide. Also this tour will be made in group of 20-40 people.
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Re: Credit Card size Cameras ! Any Good?

PHeymont ·
Seems as if it's got a lot packed into a small package, indeed. Curious about the price--I see it here for between about $90 and $120.
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Re: Credit Card size Cameras ! Any Good?

GarryRF ·
Try to find it in WalMart = (UK ASDA where I found it) around $50/£35. Discontinued. That's what caught my eye ! Reviews with like for like cameras scored well. And half the price ! This photo is bigger than the camera ! Sorry P. I just took your pic off the computer screen !
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Re: Credit Card size Cameras ! Any Good?

PHeymont ·
That's cute! It would almost be worth a trip to UK at that price; Walmart here is listing it as $79.99 online (and out-of-stock)! Of course, they're also listing my new camera at the old list price that Sony already cut by $100...and they're supposed to be the low-price guys!
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Re: Credit Card size Cameras ! Any Good?

GarryRF ·
My ASDA on line says No Stock - but I took a look behind the full price display in store ! And only Red left !
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Re: How Dumb can you be? Things not to say to the TSA

HistoryDigger ·
This makes me groan. We finally got TSA PreCheck, and in New Orleans this is worth the price. We sail right through security without taking anything out of our bags and without taking off shoes or belts. I had to bring through medications that could not go through the scanners, but that hand check was swift. This might not be the case at JFK, PHL, or at DFW.
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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: Replacing iPhone Abroad

PortMoresby ·
To me, VAT means any tax added onto the price, but I'll defer to the doctor in his quest for exactitude, while also mentioning, neither of us really knows, do we?
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Re: Replacing iPhone Abroad

PHeymont ·
While I know iPhone users can be very brand-loyal, if the price is too high, consider buying a cheap Android phone and using it with your SIM. At the end of the trip, you can put it back in a new iPhone, or (dare I say?) change sides... The iPhone 5 uses yet another made-for-Apple incompatible SIM size, but phone stores will have a small plastic holder to retrofit it to the sizes used by others.
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Re: Replacing iPhone Abroad

HistoryDigger ·
UPDATE ON REPLACING AN iPHONE 5 IN EUROPE: Cologne's Apple store didn't have a US iPhone 5 in stock and the technician offered to order one for us. However, the phone would not arrive for a week, and we would be in London by then. So we made an Apple store genius bar appointment at London's Stratford City-Westfield location near the Olympic Park. WARNING: we made this appointment a week in advance, which is standard for Genius Bar schedules in Europe. (For laptop appointments, the wait is...
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Daily Mail Offers Review on Norwegian Air Shuttle. Share Yours?

Travel Rob ·
We've been publishing a lot of great sales over the past year on TG from Norwegian Airlines   The Daily Mail has reviewed what you get for those prices. To me the main selling point besides the low  price is getting to ride on  the...
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Watch those search engines: the big ones are not always best!

Former Member ·
I was just booking a one-way trip from Barcelona to Marseille for next summer hoping to use some points sitting on a bank-based (but not airline-affiliated) card. Imagine my shock when the ticket (which I knew should cost about $89) showed up as...
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Is a stopover in Iceland worthwhile

Travel Luver ·
A number of you have helped me plan a trip to Portugal and Barcelona.  I've decided to go on this trip next May when I'll have a few more days of vacation. Checking out different airline websites, I came across Icelandair, which flies...
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The world's most expensive flights!

DrFumblefinger ·
Have a thick wade of cash burning a hole in your pocket?  Want to go on a l-o-n-g flight? In style, of course.  Nothing but the best for you.   What types of commercial flights might you take?  Shockpedia has collected a list,...
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European countries Journey Manual -- Strategy an effective Visit

leroy dixon ·
European countries is really a stunning vacation location it's possible to think about. There's a great deal in order to discover within European countries which may be feasible just for those who have dependable details about this particular vacation location. Do not help to make your own journey the dull as well as truly unexpected 1 simply because that won't just ruin your own feeling however would have been a complete wastage associated with cash. The actual European countries journey...
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4 Best Riverside Hotels in Varanasi

David James ·
As Varanasi is listed among the most visited cities in our country, it is obvious that the city is boasted with some of the best hotels in India. Here we have brought to you the list of 4 best hotels in Varanasi near Ganga River . Scroll down and make your sojourn more divine. 1. Kedareswar Bed and Breakfast Kedareswar Bed and Breakfast Kedareswar Bed and Breakfast is one of the most loved and adored property of the country. This is actually a real gem that come under the moderate price with...
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5 Things You Must Tell A Limo Service Company While Hiring Them

Ryan Holman ·
Using a limousine service adds a sense of class and luxury to the person who is sitting in its back seat. Traveling in a limousine is an experience most people can only dream about. Most people hire limousine services for important life events, and therefore one needs to be careful in choosing the service. No matter what the event is, whether you want a luxury limousine service , a corporate event, or a wedding, there are a few things you must check with a limousine service company when you...
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Another criticism faced by Uber results in the Delete Uber campaign

Anand Rajendran ·
Uber, the world’s one of the largest online taxi-hailing networks has faced many criticisms, lawsuits, legal actions and protests from the both Government and its Uber drivers. At the end of January 2017, the campaign called Delete Uber has been trending in the social media and it results in the deletion of nearly two lakhs of Uber accounts. Though the Uber faced a lot of criticism from the people, it is trying to solve the issues in a different manner. Executive order of President Trump The...
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Car Rental: Making it a bit easier

PHeymont ·
One of the worst moments in travel, for me, is getting there, getting off the plane, getting the bags, and then waiting forEVER at the car rental counter. I usually rent from Hertz, unless the price difference after my discount is big, and the main reason is Gold service that lets me bypass the counter, get in the car and go. Other companies have similar 'membership' arrangements. But I just found that it's worth checking around if you're renting from not-your-regular company; things are...
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Best Ways To Save Money During Your Travels

Beatrix Potter ·
It’s definitely very possible to live life to the fullest. You can travel the world while you are young – don’t wait for you pension. You can see everywhere and everything you want to, following some intuitive money-saving tips. This article gives you the best advice, including some tips from experts! Talk to locals Locals have the best advice on what the best and most affordable attractions are in town. Making friends with locals is even better, as it secures connections across borders.
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10 reasons why you should visit Bali

aristotle ·
A blessed land of tropical paradise where there are so many trails for you to choose from. The heart of Indonesian culture, vibrant people, stunning landscapes and breathtaking beaches. Name it, I'm sure bali has it all. Wanna go trekking? Check, Wanna engage in some thrilling adventures or water sports? Check. You can do so many things here, partying till the sun comes up is just a part of it all. With so many cultural checkpoints and monuments, you will be fascinated to know more about...
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How to Get the Most Bang From Your Travel Cash

ForeignXchange ·
Traveling is hard work! Yes, I’m serious about travelling it really is a lot of work, for starters you need to find flights and accommodation that fit your budget, next you have to think about visas, transport and this is only the tip of the ice-burg. As you can see just creating a checklist for your holiday can take up some valuable time! So how does one go about getting the best rates for their travel currency given the short time frame of going from booking flights to sipping cocktails on...
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How do you buy your travel?

PHeymont ·
There's a report on Skift, a travel industry news site, that says that a recent survey shows that about 2/3 of U.S. travelers think they can do better buying from the "brand" rather than an agency, and that only 15% trust online travel agencies to...
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6 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE YOU BOOK A TAXI!

Udaipur Rides ·
Taxi services or Car Rental Services in udaipur have become an integral part our day to day lives! They facilitate you with travel options on the go and make your journey calculations little less traumatic! But before you pack your bags and hop in, make sure you remember these 6 rules of hiring a taxi! 1. Have A Price Check Before finalising your taxi service in udaipur, have a proper analysis of their fare criteria per kilometer. Check whether the overall bill fits in your budget. In order...
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Why Rent Cars With Drivers?

James Wilson ·
Are you planning a travel, either for leisure or for business? If yes, it’s essential to opt for Car Rental with Driver in Bali whenever you arrive there. There are many travel agencies that offer car rental facilities but it’s always better to opt for personal drivers as things become more convenient. There are many guidelines to hire a driver in Bali. Check out some of them. If you are hiring a car on rent with driver, ensure that you select simply the best. Always look out for options...
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Learn about Yacht Sailing Experience in Greece

All4yachting.com ·
Greece has always been a beautiful country in the Mediterranean region. Several people visit this country year after year to have a wonderful vacation. Unfortunately, when large numbers of people gather on the streets, beaches and other places, many would feel tiresome and this suffocated feeling takes a lot of out of the enjoyment. In such a situation, you can depend on a reliable yacht charter Greece Company to enjoy an inspiring cruise experience. Refreshing experience and world class...
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A Comparison between a Softside and Hardside Designer Luggage Set

Kaitlyn Angles ·
The truth is that the debate between a softside versus a hardside luggage continues to rage on, and it all depends on various factors. When you visit a luggage store, the very first question you will probably ask the shopkeeper is whether they have soft or hard luggage. Most people prefer one luggage to the other and generally, they choose it based on their prior travel experience. It is true that in the last 2-3 years, there’s been a major shift to the hardside designer luggage set, with...
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8 Tried & Tested Ways to Plan a Fun-filled RV Trip

Ruby Daub ·
Are you tired of your monotonous life? If that’s true, then there are several ways of beating everyday monotony, all you have to do is get ready to implement them. One of the best ways to add more colour and fun to your life is to take out time from your busy schedule to spend some memorable moments with your loved ones. Whether you talk about your child, spouse or your parents, they always want to spend quality moments with you. Holidays can bring a world of difference in your life.
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London: Top 10 Places to Travel in 2018

Ryan Holman ·
London is considered to be the most visited city in the world travel map. Tourists from all over the world flock to this city for visiting historic monuments, massive architectural marvels and richest art treasures in galleries and museums. Whether you wish to travel on a private jet charter rental or want to reach London on economy class, the city will never fail to amuse you. Let us introduce here top 10 London attractions that you should visit in 2018. Wesminster Abbey: Westminster Abbey...
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Camera Advice, Please?

PHeymont ·
My current carry-everywhere camera is a Nikon S9400 that is always on my belt; I've also always been happy with the Panasonic Lumix TS/TZ series. The Nikon is 18.1 megapixels with 18x zoom. BUT, I find myself lacking a few items that I'd like to...
 
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