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Re: Baby born on plane. Ticket, please ?

PHeymont ·
Wonder what the rules are for citizenship and immigration. Will the child be able to return home to Spain without an identity document?
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Hank ·
Wow, this is turning into a real education!! I checked with my uncle and yes, I can fly Chicago to Manchester and return from either London or Paris to Chicago. The ticket is free to him and he said he would cover any fees as a "graduation gift to me" (he's a pretty cool dude!), but I don't want to burden him with a heavy departure fee, so maybe Paris would be the way to go. I'd like to leave about Friday, May 9th and return 4 weeks later, June 6th. A few days later and returning a few days...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
Hank, While you're in London you can get a Coach (Bus) Tour that will show you Stonehenge and Bath and The Cotswold Villages - very pretty and very old. Leeds Castle (not in Leeds, close to London). Stonehenge is not an overnight stop - remember what I said about distances in the UK being smaller? If you need to fill a gap take the Train (or Bus) to York. Very old - lots of History and a Museum that will take you back 150 years walking the streets of Victorian England. Go into Old Shops and...
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Re: Safe to fly on New Years?

Former Member ·
Yes, the co-workers are jealous. When you return, unless you bring really good swag, they will not want to hear one word about your trip. Spoil sports. The best strategy is to pick out of the ordinary destinations. When I tell them where I am going and the response is " Where ??? What ? Where is that ? ", I know that I am on the right track.
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Hank ·
Hi guys, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It was good to be with my family again. Visiting and catching up with everyone took longer than I'd thought, but did do a little research into the trip and came out with this plan. Basically, with GarryRF's advice, I think I'll focus my time in the north to save money cause my budget is limited. After that I'll finish my vacation in London and Paris. I need to find places to stay but more important now just to frame the trip. The details I...
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Re: London- multiple questions

GarryRF ·
Hi Chickpea. The train from London to Liverpool will take 2 and a half hours each way. You can check out the times and which trains are direct - no changing - at www.thetrainline.com It's always cheaper to book well in advance ! It's over 400 miles round trip. And it's expensive at peak times. Around £200 return. So if you get the 09:40 from Euston Station (London) to Lime St. Station Liverpool its only £39 with a change at Crewe. 20 minute change time. And return at 19:48 Liv - Lon - Direct...
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Re: Beating Jet Lag

GarryRF ·
You're quite right DrF ! Usually when I return on a long flight the cabin is like a Doctors waiting room. Coughing and sneezing and spluttering. Headache. But the Dreamliner was - a dream ! So much healthier and with the windows darkened 'til just before breakfast - most people slept well - even the babies on board
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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: I get to Boomerang to Spain ! Cheap !

WorkerBee ·
I will be there about a month, from February 12 to March 12. I will be in Madrid for a few days after I arrive and then off to Girona and environs for a few weeks. I may wander into southeast France for a few days as well before I return to Madrid for a couple of days before I fly out.
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Re: I get to Boomerang to Spain ! Cheap !

GarryRF ·
Wonderful piece of planning WorkerBee ! Missing off London to avoid the $18 Departure Tax for Spain seems a bit severe. I presume your return journey is more direct.
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San Marino

rbciao ·
This past May I was able to satisfy a childhood dream of visiting San Marino. After completing a fourth grade report on this place we finally spent a night there. This also comes after traveling in Italy since 1980. The republic is a beautiful place...
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Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

Former Member ·
Recently, a company charged me $ 9.00 a day for the privilege of using an e-toll pass to pay $ 2 in tolls during a week's rental.   Renting a car used to be somewhat simple - reserve, present license and credit card, drive, return, pay...
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Beating Jet Lag

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most frustrating things about traveling between continents is jet lag.  It's a little different for everyone but basically is caused by your body's 24 bio-rhythm (internal clock) being thrown into disarray by changing time zones,...
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The Best 7 Healthy Foodie Lunches in London

John Peter ·
While there are many healthy options in the form of coffee shops and restaurants in London, few are mouthwatering. Healthy eating does not need to be boring, especially when you are paying to have it made for you! Here is a hit list of restaurants that are serving healthy food which doesn’t negate your morning workout. 1. Ottolenghi – Notting Hill, Belgravia, Islington, Spitalfields Mouthwatering Middle Eastern food My husband is Israeli and as a result, we have long been paying homage to...
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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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Caution-Renting a car from Europcar at Stazione Termini in Roma

rbciao ·
This past March we selected and prepaid for a compact car with a standard transmission with Europcar through Autoeurope. We have done this for years and never had a problem until last month. When we went to retrieve our car the young lady behind the desk disregarded my prepaid voucher, upgraded us to an automatic Audi A3, and charged us for the upgrade. I have read several warning posts in online bulletin boards concerning Europcar and the Stazione Termini pick-up location, but paid no...
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Republic of San Marino

rbciao ·
After wanting to visit the Republic of San Marino since I was nine years old, we finally did last May, 2014, but for only one night. We really liked San Marino and decided one night was not enough. This past July, 2015 we returned and spent three...
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Why should Ahmedabad function as your base for your Gujarat Tour?

Pratima ·
Thinking about taking a tour of the state of Gujarat? It is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations that this country has and there are so many things to see here. From the Rann of Kutch to the historical city of Dwarka, you will never run out of options and mesmerising landscapes here. So if you are planning a Gujarat tour, then you should start looking for the best hotels in gujarat india . But have you decided which city you would be focusing on as your base? It is always helpful...
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Paris Authentic

rbciao ·
This past August we decided to visit Paris for the first time after traveling in Europe for thirty-three years. However, the primary reason to see Paris had more to do with Delta Airlines than the city, itself. Delta offers direct flights from...
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I get to Boomerang to Spain ! Cheap !

WorkerBee ·
I am traveling Spring 2014 from the US to Spain. I wanted to use my American Airlines frequent flier (AAdvantage) miles to best advantage, so to speak. I learned that it is possible to incorporate free domestic layovers into my journey. As I have family in Dallas, that intrigued me. AA's website showed available flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Madrid (MAD) that connect through Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, New York or Miami. AAdvantage rules require that the layover stops must be on...
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Most Amazing Camping Pitches in Australia

ArronHidd ·
From the clear blue waters of the Pacific, to the scorching red sands of the Outback, Australia is a vast, beautiful continent yearning for discovery and exploration. Because of its size, and diverse natural wealth, the Land Down Under is the most spectacular destination you will ever visit. However, if you truly want to experience the wild beauty of this amazing country-continent, the only real way to do it is by camping out. So, pack your tent, roll-up your sleeping bag, and take a look at...
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Trains in Cuba

Wilbur's Travels ·
i know there are plenty of longish train journeys but does anybody know if there are any short (2hours max each way) return hops from Havana, Santiago or Trinidad?
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6 Compelling Reasons to Choose the Adventurous Holidays

Across the world the Simian Mountains are known for its beauty and perfect backdrop of trekking. The scenery of beautiful mountains makes Ethiopia a perfect destination for adventurous tours. Nowadays, adventurous tours are the popular option among the people. They want to visit the historical places and famous destination. Along with all this, people are also taking interest to experience the deadly fun of these breath-taking sporty activities. If you are the one who always avoid going on...
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Surfer’s Life – Discovering Oceania

ArronHidd ·
Consisting of Australia and the surrounding sub-regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, Oceania is a blend of tropical paradise destinations and some of the best surfing experiences in the world. From point breaks to beach and reef breaks, this part of the globe has it all. So, it’s no wonder that surfing is among is such a big thing around here. To help you discover Oceania in all its glorious surf, here are the best destinations and what expect once you hit the waves. Tavarua, Fiji...
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How to go from Los Angeles airport to the city

Tiffy ·
Up to 7 airports are located in Los Angeles. Here's a tip: If you plan to take an internal flight, leaving or going to Los Angeles, look carefully at the airport code. LAX is the international airport of Los Angeles, but you can also see codes like LGB for Long Beach or SNA. Beware of the airport you are going to, since not all are equally well connected. If upon arrival you plan to pick up a rental car and there’s an office there, great, but if not, sometimes private transport becomes...
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Trekking Guide: Keep Yourself Safe and Geared for Your Trek

zoulex ·
Expectations versus reality! You expect trekking to be a fun and beautiful experience. Reality? Like most activities, you need to have a suitable preparation. Without one – you or your family could get involved in a potentially risky outing. Cheer up! All you need to know is to find the middle ground between having a bulky backpack and unpreparedness. First, you have to determine the following: Will it be an easy walk that will take a few hours? Or will it be a demanding trek that can take...
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Why I Choose Short Term Over Long Term Travel

TillsLovesTravel ·
There was a long held view in my household that short term travel was more economical, sustainable and even more fun than the long term options, and I stand by it. I have watched many friends head off on their year long travel journeys only to return home a little disappointed that their adventure has ended. I have watched a few of them become disheartened by joining the rat race once more. But that isn’t me... I have, like most Brits, opted for the annual holiday to feed my travel thrist.
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My Travel Experience To Dubai as a Nigerian

okoye philip ·
I am currently in Malaysia. I will post pics one week from now monday when I come back to Nigeria. This is my story. Subsequent to perusing posts about going on this discussion and social occasion of all information which truly encourages you to set up your brain against anything. I got my malaysian Visa through an agency. 3 Months obviously. I booked my lodging for 7 days with first night paid with my GTB mastercard. Got my yellow card. My BTA/PTA = 1800 $ (As a first time traveller,I end...
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5 Useful International Travel Tips for First-Time Travelers

Susan California ·
Traveling is always about excitement and joy. And international traveling adds an extra flavor of joy to it because you are meeting completely a new community. However, you should know how to make the trip without any complications and perfectly enjoyable. So, this article is going to provide with necessary information and tips on international traveling for the first-timers especially. Do Your Research Very Well: Before planning for a trip internationally, you should make a decision where...
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8 terrific hacks for US travelers

Jacob William ·
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or an eager novice, these eight great hacks that will enrich your global getaways. 1. Bring your own bottle Traveling is thirsty work and airports are strict when it comes to liquids. To swerve extortionate airport prices, bring an empty bottle with you and fill it up for free once you’ve passed security. 2. Roll don’t fold Make maximum use of your luggage space by rolling your clothes into a tube shape. Rolling helps protect your clothes from creases and...
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5 ways to enrich your gap year experience

harry martina ·
Taking some time out from the stresses of everyday life to venture abroad for an extended break can be an incredibly fun experience at first. However, as the months pass, finding ways to keep yourself entertained can become difficult and you might find yourself wasting your precious time. It doesn’t have to be this way — here are five wonderful ways to enrich your gap year experience. Learn a language Take some time to learn the native language of the country you’ll be staying in. There are...
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A week in and around Andalusia

DrFumblefinger ·
I'll have a week in May to spend in the Andalusia area of Spain. We'll be starting in Seville and likely ending the week there, before flying to Madrid for our return flight home. I'd appreciate advice and input on structuring this week. Where to go, what to see, how many days to spend in a destination. We will have access to wheels. We want it to be a relaxed paced week. Thanks for the help!
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My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

DrFumblefinger ·
I'd been following the development and troubled roll-out of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" for more than a decade, but only recently had my first chance to fly this aircraft on a trip to India. One of the appealing things about the Dreamliner is that its size and fuel efficiency open new travel routes, partially bypassing the usual "hub-and-spoke" model. I was among the first to fly the newly established Toronto to Delhi route (nonstop), a more than 14 hour journey. That's a long time to spend...
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Why You Should Choose to Go Melbourne for Your School Trip

Emma Marie ·
Melbourne is a place that has a lot to offer both in the city as well as its surroundings. There are many tours available for you, be it a sports tour, a wildlife tour, a gourmet food tour or a sightseeing tour. The availability of these tours will make it very easy for students to organize a trip that is well informative and worthwhile. Here are some of the places you can take tours to explore in Melbourne. Image Source: Pexels Wildlife There are many Melbourne excursion ideas, but let’s...
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4 Amazing Rewards of Performing Umrah That Every Muslim Needs to Know

Ayan Asad ·
Umrah is one of the most beautiful Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). This is a particular act of worship that now millions of Muslims do throughout the year. Rewards of Umrah are endless! Subhan Allah! Perform Umrah with intensity, love, desire and gratitude. Umrah is a spiritual journey to the house of Allah and in return there are rewards for the travelers. The journey will be one of the most beloved journeys of your life. This is guaranteed. It is such a blessed journey...
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Thinking Of Going On A Camping Trip? Read This

adonis_abril ·
If you are thinking of taking the trip of a lifetime, you should consider camping as one of your vacation ideas. It does not matter if you are thinking of hiking the best trails in Norway or going to the local campground like Alabama Hills , the memories of your camping trip will last a lifetime. Use these tips to help ensure you have a safe and exciting adventure. Your sleeping bag should be seasonally appropriate. If you're camping in the heat of summer, a sub-zero bag just isn't...
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Deepavali the ‘Festival of Lights’ in Malaysia

Daniel Moore ·
Deepavali or more commonly known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, is celebrated by the Hindu community and is a day for all races and religions. The festival signifies the triumph of good over evil, a battle we all strive to achieve in life, wouldn’t you agree? Perhaps this is what draws in the Western crowd to this luminous and joyous event. In commemoration of Lord Rama and his wife Sita’s return to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile, the religious event falls on the day before the new moon. Sita...
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Re: My first flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

GarryRF ·
On my return overnight flight (Philly - UK) last week I had my headphones on. I was conducting the orchestra while "Queen" sang Barcelona. Fast asleep. There was a crash that woke me. The Trolley Dolly had crashed her drinks cart into the empty seat next to me. The Trolley Gaffer came down the aisle and said to her "What is the matter with you tonight ?" "This guy keeps putting me off " she said. And pointed to me. She stopped by later and explained she was only joking. "You're more than...
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Re: Christmas in Paris 2016

PHeymont ·
These are spectacular, thanks! And by the way, I've never found any of your blogs boring, and they often shape where and what I'll see on my next visit to Paris. My favorite of these three is the market on the Champs Elysees. I have a fond memory from 2012, when a vendor refused me a taste of the cheese she was offering because she saw I had just finished eating a sausage: She told me to return when my mouth was 'clean.'
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Base Tendriling Travel Expenses

Shamail Tariq ·
As business travel costs nose upward, organizations are understanding that better cost-administration strategies can have any kind of effect The US. corporate travel costs soared to more than $143 billion of every 1994, as per American Express's latest study on business travel the executives. Private-area bosses spend an expected $2,484 per representative on travel and diversion, a 17 percent expansion in the course of recent years.Visit Sklite.co.uk . Corporate T&E costs, presently the...
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Traveling to Spain as a tourist

Rupu RC ·
You plan to travel to Spain as a tourist, you have spent time informing yourself with friends, reading on the Internet, you have heard so many things that you do not know what to believe, while some comments give you confidence and you think you are prepared, others make you doubt. If even the officials themselves argue and travelers with similar stories give you different opinions, how do you know who is right? For you to clarify, I will return to 15 points that lend themselves to...
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Why Traveling Makes Us More Creative

Rupu RC ·
Traveling is a wonderful hobby for millions of people across the globe. This also provides various advantages to people. Here's why traveling is important. The ability to move around from one place to the other place is the main virtue one can ever have. All humans and animals have been secured with this ability, but humans are always a step forward. We humans being, have an extraordinary virtue of seeing, experiencing, and learning from it, and this is exactly what makes our traveling more...
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Re: Auroville Marathon

PortMoresby ·
Thanks so much for this. I love Auroville, stayed with a friend in her beautiful home there & hope to return one day.
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