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  • Holiday Season, what are your plans?

    With the Christmas (Holiday Season) coming up. I thought I would ask what do most insiders do over this period?   Travel Interstate / Overseas? Spend the time with family locally / interstate / overseas? Work...
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    • Power of hotel reviews

      What are your thoughts? Do people use guidebooks for hotel recommendations or rely on tripadvisor? At least now hotels can respond on tripadvisor if there are dubious reviews.   Kate Humble: 'I'm horrified by ...
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      Power of hotel reviews

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      • Vegan dining options

        Found a great vegan restaurant close to hotel - Candle 79.  Four minute subway ride from hotel - catch the 6 Uptown at Lexington and 51st, go three stop, and get off at 77th st.
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        Vegan dining options

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        • New Eurostar train

          Eurostar unveils new 200mph Channel Tunnel train - Telegraph   May 2015 will see the start of a new year-round direct Eurostar service to Provence, stopping at Lyon, Avignon and Marseille, followed at the end of...
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          New Eurostar train

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          • Tour or no tour?

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            Tour or no tour?

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            • NC State Government Rate

              I have been staying at the Raleigh Marriott City Center for over a year now -- for about 8 nights a month.  Just recently I noticed via the website that they are no longer offering the State Government rate and t...
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              NC State Government Rate

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              • Save 10 Percent or More at Marriott Hotels -- Really?

                Has anyone out there gotten a decent rate this way?  Please read below the e-mail I received entitled "Save 10 Percent or More at Marriott Hotels":   Thank you again for being a member of US Lacrosse. Your ...
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                Save 10 Percent or More at Marriott Hotels -- Really?

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                • The Ebola watch thread

                  With 2 confirmed Ebola cases caught outside East Africa, one in Spain, and the other Texas, both seemingly due to care-protocol breakdowns dealing with cases of travelling victims, I feel an Ebola thread where we can ...
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                  The Ebola watch thread

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                  • Use of GPS When Traveling

                    This is an update (correction) to earlier post: Re: Auto GPS Suggestion  and attached discussion:   One good feature of portable GPS is that you can obtain updates and different maps via your computer via...
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                    Use of GPS When Traveling

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                    • EasyJet app

                      easyJet to allow passengers to check in by taking a photo of their passport in new app feature | Daily Mail Online
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                      EasyJet app

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                      • Flybe joins avios

                        Flybe introduces Avios frequent flyer scheme - Telegraph
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                        Flybe joins avios

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                        • French Barge Vacation

                          I am trying to plan a trip to France next year for my family plus extended family, and heard about these Barge vacations in different parts of France. So after a few days in Paris and maybe a couple at Euro Disney, I ...
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                          • Own drinks in Mini Bar

                            Hotel fines guests who store their own drinks in the mini-bar - Telegraph   Has anyone encountered this on their travels?   erc remember when you request a fridge in your room be prepared to pay $35!  ...
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                            • Which airport provides the easiest commute to Manhattan?  JFK or EWR?

                              Heading to NYC in three weeks.  Need to book the airfare... oops! Today! We will not have a car and will only be able to utilize public transportation (rail, metro, bus or taxi).   What do Insiders think?&...
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                              Which airport provides the easiest commute to Manhattan?  JFK or EWR?

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                              • Travel Insurance

                                Do you buy travel insurance? Have you ever had to use it? I have asked this question before (about a year and a half ago), but want to ask it again.  I buy it for international trips, but not for domestic trips a...
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                                Travel Insurance

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                                • Immigration and Customs - which country is better?

                                  We have all been travelling and seen the best and worst of airports, and have commented on all our experiences.  What about immigration and customs --- which country is better?  And which country needs to be...
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                                  Immigration and Customs - which country is better?

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                                  • Which would be your MUST see in Paris?

                                    If you had a few days in Paris to sight see what would be your first thing you MUST see during your visit?
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                                    Which would be your MUST see in Paris?

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                                    • FYI Insiders - Free National Park Admission - April 19-20, 2014

                                      U.S. National Park ServiceFree Entrance Days in the National Parks   Many of us Insiders enjoy America's National Parks. On April 19-20, opening weekend of National Park Week, admission to the 133 parks that nor...
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                                      FYI Insiders - Free National Park Admission - April 19-20, 2014

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                                      • Favorite travel tip

                                        My favorite travel tip is  to make sure you have enough resources incase travel is delayed by a few days. We were driving home from AZ to Iowa this Christmas and our car broke down. We were stranded (Mom Dad. 9 y...
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                                        • Rome hotel tax increase

                                          An increase in the hotel taxes:   Rome doubles hotel tax - Telegraph
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                                          Rome hotel tax increase

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