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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
To be precise, the Hua Shan trial has two sections. The longer scarier section with local advise to be done during night is now equipped with Gondola. Only the hard core climber will try that section now. There are park ranger standing by the entrance to screen if some one is really fit for the climb (after seeing the trial in person, i realized that the screen is not just for increasing the Gondola revenue! ). Not be too relaxed yet, even after the Gondola ride, to reach the tea house, one...
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Re: How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

TravelGirlJenn ·
I think it depends on where one lives. Yes, those three cities may be faster; however should someone live IN Oakland, it may take them mere minutes using public transportation to get to the Oakland airport. And, using Oakland as an example, it takes me less time to get to the Oakland airport from my house using public transport than it would if I were to take my car simply because of traffic. However, to travel to my home to San Francisco (SFO) it is actually longer to take public transport...
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Re: How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

DrFumblefinger ·
Taking a bus from Honolulu is quicker than taking the freeway? Even with bad traffic (which the buses would also get trapped in) I find this hard to believe. I agree with Jen. Depends on where you live. Many of us would welcome reliable fast public transportation serving our airports. The cab lobby has effectively prevented that in many cities.
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Re: How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

PHeymont ·
There's certainly a lot of variation, as I also noted above. And sometimes the planners don't help much either, as is the case with all three of our New York airports, where the whole AirTrain concept is completely botched. At Kennedy, the AirTrain's stations are not in, but sort of near, the terminals. That means you have to drag your stuff outside, across the roadways, and then up stairs or elevator to the train. And then, you have a choice of going to the commuter rail station (about 3...
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Re: How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

TravelGirlJenn ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont You just have to conclude that all this planning is done by people who have chauffeurs or helicopters to get them to the plane on time... Or progress is blocked by some politician or lobbyist... ;-) I did just get a chance to read the blog you linked. While I agree that public transportation is much more available in Europe, and perhaps Asia, however with the few examples he sites, there really are few cities that have that 15-20 minute from "airport to...
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Re: How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

PHeymont ·
London was mentioned, actually...Heathrow Express in 15 minutes to Paddington. There's also a slightly-slower less expensive version. Skipped the CAT in Vienna last month, but the regular S-Bahn only took 28 minutes... Paris...hate to say anything bad about Paris, but RER is NOT a great way to do that...needs a true express.
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Re: How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

PortMoresby ·
Heathrow Express MAY take 15 minutes. The only time it was convenient for me and I decided to give it try, it stopped part-way to Heathrow and we just sat there. I'd have gotten to the airport faster and paid quite a bit less to take the slower train from Paddington, the Heathrow Connect. Since then I make a point to stay along the Piccadilly Line of the London tube and pay the least of all.
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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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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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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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EASY WAYS TO TRAVEL IN LONDON DURING PEAK HOURS

John ·
London, which is the English capital, has an incredible public transport network. An agency, called Transport for London (TfL), controls all kind of public transport such as London Underground, Overground, Buses, Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London River Services. Although London has an efficient transport system, travelling could become a little less convenient during peak hours as is the case with any major city in the world. Most people travel during these times which force...
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How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

PHeymont ·
A USA Today blogger recently published a piece pointing out that only three U.S. cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Honolulu and Chicago Midway) have public transportation that gets to the airport faster than a car, and that in some cities it can take...
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To make your vacation cool, try these Apps

AnandRajendran ·
Everyone is leading a stressful life, their work life demands a lot from them. A peaceful and happy life has become days of past. Most of us are living mechanical and sedentary lives. Once in a while, we feel like taking a break and go on a vacation. A long trip within India or foreign countries will help us to let loose and become stress free. Traveling and exploring is always an adventurous task. Going on trips with our family or friends is completely a different kind of experience. It is...
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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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How to get to the theme parks of Orlando

Bob Jam ·
The first part of your plan for your vacation in Orlando that will occupy your mind is transportation. How to get to Disney, how to get to Universal Studios or any other park within the incredible world of existing parks in Orlando, is what we will explain in this article. Orlando, the city of fun Florida is one of the most complete states in the USA. No, it is not a cliché to say that there are few things you cannot find in Florida if you come looking for relaxation, beach tourism and fun...
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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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Adobe Scan: an ace app for travelers

PHeymont ·
I'd like to put in a word here for an app I wish I hadn't needed—although I expect it to be useful in the future, too. In Basel, Switzerland, on a Sunday and needing to submit documents to travel insurance, I had no access to a fax or a scanner. Only my Android phone. A quick search turned up Adobe Scan, a free app that uses your phone camera to turn documents into PDFs, and can even recognize text and turn them into Word documents. Essentially, you open the app, hold your phone above the...
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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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Discover the best places in Casablanca

William Nec ·
Casablanca is the city that best represents the modern nation in Morocco. It is a popular city in Morocco where businesses prosper. It is the city where individuals come to seek their fortune. Casablanca is a city where the money is being made. Despite being as famous as a financial hub in Morocco, Casablanca is not the tourist's favorite spot. Why? There is a misconception that Casablanca does not have anything special for the tourists. In simple words, it is always in the shadow of other...
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Credit Card size Cameras ! Any Good?

GarryRF ·
I'm still reluctant to go out with a handful of Camera.And how many times have I wished I'd brought one to catch something rare or amazing.So today I bought one of those Card Size Camera's. Same size but 17mm thick.Samsung ST72 has been out a year now...
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Flight Map App: I tried it out...

PHeymont ·
A recent news post on Travelgumbo mentioned Flight Map , an Android app that can give you a live flight map display on your phone, even in "airplane mode," with the cellular radio features turned off. It works by combining known information on...
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How To Take Professional Travel Pictures

adonis_abril ·
The cornerstone of good photography is the ability to take a photo that showcases your subject successfully. In order to do this, you must always be on the lookout for creative insight. You will increase the quality of your photographs and your reputation. Follow the tips provided and your pictures will stand out. When you are shooting a photo of someone, make sure that you are close to them to maximize the quality of the details on their face. This is very important, as you will want to...
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21 Best Museums in America

jenifer levis ·
Kennedy Space Center - Orlando Kennedy Space Center Orlando Kennedy Space Center Orlando (KSC) also known as the NASA Launch Operations Center. The KSC has been the primary launch center for NASA since 1968. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex open everyday at 9 am. Kennedy Space Center Tickets started from USD 57 Museum Of Modern Art - MoMA Museum-of-Modern-Art-NYC MoMA is art museum in New York City. It contains world's greatest collection of modern and contemporary art, almost 200,000...
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The Best Destination Wedding Venues in Thailand

Ayan Asad ·
Of the millions of people who visit Thailand every year, many leave its shores head over heels in love with the country; the jaw-dropping nature, the relaxed pace of life and the warm, friendly people leaving a lasting positive impression. Fitting then, that the country is a perfect place to tie the knot with your beloved. With stunning beaches, exciting activities and world-class services, here are the best destination wedding venues in Thailand. Koh Samui Koh Samui is perfect for a wedding...
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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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