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Title: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on September 24, 2015, 01:13:18 AM
See the wiki for the up to date list

I figured I'll put this list together so I have everything in one, easy to link place. I've also included some short and sweet PhotoDO reports at the bottom.

Running total:
Done: 13 destinations in 27 parts
In Process: 1 destinations, 6 parts so far
Forthcoming: 2 destinations

2009:

2011:

2012:

2013:

2014:

2015:


Short and quick PhotoDO reports:
Note that there is a lot of discussion on the DOs both before and after the linked posts.

Iceland, Cuba, and Panama were also PhotoDOs, but these are in the main list as they are full-fledged TRs.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: grodnoking on September 24, 2015, 01:19:22 AM
Awesome
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 24, 2015, 02:23:36 AM
Awesome list, thanks.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: yakrot on September 24, 2015, 03:06:17 AM
Cuba!   I really want to go (hopefully before the boom) waiting not so patiently for this report!!!   

Following Iceland report as well and for those of us not obsessed with camera's the good part seems to be what's next

Thank you for all the time you put into writing up all your tr's!
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on September 24, 2015, 07:48:33 AM
Cuba!   I really want to go (hopefully before the boom) waiting not so patiently for this report!!!   

Following Iceland report as well and for those of us not obsessed with camera's the good part seems to be what's next

Thank you for all the time you put into writing up all your tr's!

Cuba! The boom is already beginning. Don't wait for my TR, just get up and run! Feel free to ask whatever you want in the Cuba master thread, there are at least five DDFers who've been there already. I for sure will help you out as much as I can.

Just make sure to let me know before you go, I have $80 worth of CUC to get rid of ;).

Re. Iceland, I'm afraid there's one more preparation post coming before the trip itself begins :P.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 24, 2015, 01:49:56 PM
Ha! This is a great thread, if not for others at least for yourself, SF.

Too bad I did Wyoming, Kaui, and Alaska (as well as lots of other places) all before DDF, so no TRs from me there.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on September 24, 2015, 01:55:59 PM
Too bad I did Wyoming, Kaui, and Alaska (as well as lots of other places) all before DDF, so no TRs from me there.

Kauai actually existed before DDF?
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 24, 2015, 02:06:33 PM
Kauai actually existed before DDF?
Yup! I was there (and Maui) 21 years ago. My family traveled a lot.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: stbaum on September 24, 2015, 02:09:28 PM
nice new signature! i guess you prefer to give the people what they want  :D
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: philbenjoe on September 24, 2015, 03:57:28 PM
Check out the new RED signature...just saw it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: chff on September 24, 2015, 04:38:25 PM
Thanks for the index
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: alpicone on September 24, 2015, 05:21:08 PM
you need to travel more often. Only 1 or 2 trips a year?!?
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on September 24, 2015, 09:54:26 PM
Love this thread
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Dan on September 24, 2015, 10:00:45 PM
Great thread idea!
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on September 27, 2015, 02:06:34 AM
never saw your yellowstone photos. WOW!
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on October 11, 2015, 06:41:56 PM
New Iceland installment posted.

7. Planning - Photography Locations (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54461.msg1280931#msg1280931)
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on October 13, 2015, 02:10:18 PM
New Iceland installment posted.

8. Getting There, and the First Morning (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54461.msg1282992#msg1282992)
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on October 25, 2015, 11:31:26 AM
Minnewaska PhotoDO report posted (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=35505.msg1294730#msg1294730).
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on October 25, 2015, 08:16:48 PM
Minnewaska PhotoDO report posted (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=35505.msg1294730#msg1294730).



wah! :'( I thought it was another Iceland installment!
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 09, 2015, 05:21:21 PM
New Iceland installment posted.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: jacoblandau1986 on December 20, 2015, 01:53:29 AM
I'm Waiting on your cuba trip report
when is it coming ?????
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 22, 2015, 12:08:26 AM
I'm Waiting on your cuba trip report
when is it coming ?????

After Iceland is done.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: yakrot on December 22, 2015, 12:09:29 AM

After Iceland is done.
any timeline on that?
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 22, 2015, 12:13:20 AM
any timeline on that?

Yes.

Whenever three different people with widely differing schedules and an ocean apart finish sorting, editing, and uploading thousands of pictures and many hours of videos, and collaborate on writing a novella on top of all that :P.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on December 22, 2015, 09:01:53 AM
Yes.

Whenever three different people with widely differing schedules and an ocean apart finish sorting, editing, and uploading thousands of pictures and many hours of videos, and collaborate on writing a novella on top of all that .
TL;DR? No Cuba TR. Ever.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 22, 2015, 09:36:46 AM
TL;DR? No Cuba TR. Ever.

;D

But believe it or not, I've already started preliminary work on it.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: chucksterace on December 22, 2015, 10:37:00 AM
;D

But believe it or not, I've already started preliminary work on it.
.
(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f65598e4b0ec2509a3b9f5/t/54d133aae4b026f68f18ec1d/1422996432837/Say+Whaaat)
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: TimT on December 22, 2015, 10:38:00 AM
.
(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f65598e4b0ec2509a3b9f5/t/54d133aae4b026f68f18ec1d/1422996432837/Say+Whaaat)
alol
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: jacoblandau1986 on December 22, 2015, 09:07:44 PM
I love your reports its not only interesting its useful too

Im planning a cuba trip in February is there a chance on having your report before that ???
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 22, 2015, 09:18:02 PM
I love your reports its not only interesting its useful too

Im planning a cuba trip in February is there a chance on having your report before that ???

Realistically, no. But I'd be more than happy to help you plan your trip in the Cuba master thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=32472.0).

I've also been uploading pictures here (https://flic.kr/s/aHskmitSzo), so you could have a look as well.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: yakrot on December 22, 2015, 11:34:23 PM
Look what I found in an ajk trip report


Writing a TR like this ^^^ should be punishable by tar and feathering  >:(.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 22, 2015, 11:45:34 PM
Look what I found in an ajk trip report



LOL, I learn from the best ;D.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: srap on December 22, 2015, 11:50:16 PM
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(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f65598e4b0ec2509a3b9f5/t/54d133aae4b026f68f18ec1d/1422996432837/Say+Whaaat)
  Hilarious!  A keeper.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 27, 2015, 03:48:01 AM
New Iceland installment posted.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: A3 on December 27, 2015, 09:57:58 AM
PSA... Open the flicker pics on the Iceland tr for some Cuba teasers.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 27, 2015, 12:36:31 PM
PSA... Open the flicker pics on the Iceland tr for some Cuba teasers.

Shhhhh ;D....
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on May 01, 2016, 08:56:59 PM
New Iceland installment posted.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 01, 2016, 04:24:13 PM
New Iceland installment posted.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 12, 2016, 02:55:07 AM
Final Iceland installment posted!

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 15, 2016, 02:10:24 AM
Cuba trip report is live!

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on August 15, 2016, 12:33:39 PM
Cuba trip report is live!

  • Part 1 - Intro (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=65070.msg1534903#msg1534903)
  • Part 2 - Planning and Preperation (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=65070.msg1534904#msg1534904)
*Preparation
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 15, 2016, 12:34:51 PM
*Preparation

#2am :P
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on August 15, 2016, 12:37:05 PM
#2am :P
Then I won't correct the typo in the TR that I found either.  ;D :P
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 15, 2016, 12:45:21 PM
Then I won't correct the typo in the TR that I found either.  ;D :P

What is this... alleged typo you speak of? Tread carefully, my friend.

(http://bigpreviews.123rf.com/images/giorgiomtb/giorgiomtb1201/giorgiomtb120100084/11913897-angry-old-woman-holding-a-rolling-pin-in-her-hand-Stock-Photo-grandma.jpg)
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 17, 2016, 03:32:40 PM
New Cuba installment posted.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: A3 on August 17, 2016, 03:35:59 PM
New Cuba installment posted.

  • Part 3 - Camera Gear (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=65070.msg1537553#msg1537553)
That's like a sentence long, and without pics.. hmph
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 17, 2016, 03:36:48 PM
That's like a sentence long, and without pics.. hmph

True, but without all that there would be no pics at all ;)
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: stbaum on August 17, 2016, 03:41:33 PM
True, but without all that there would be no pics at all ;)

touché
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 13, 2016, 02:48:39 AM
New Cuba installment posted.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 27, 2016, 02:50:42 AM
New Cuba installment posted:


Day 1 was split in two due to its sheer size. Part 2 will come tomorrow.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: shulem92 on November 27, 2016, 03:01:19 AM
New Cuba installment posted:

  • Day 1, Part 1: Exploring Old Havana (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=65070.msg1604514#msg1604514)

Day 1 was split in two due to its sheer size. Part 2 will come tomorrow.
In honor of Fidel? That's what it takes to get this TR going? I wud have taken him out years ago if you'd told me
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 27, 2016, 03:02:20 AM
In honor of Fidel? That's what it takes to get this TR going? I wud have taken him out years ago if you'd told me

Yes, l'yirud nishmoso :D.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 27, 2016, 11:51:53 PM
Part 2 now live:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 19, 2016, 12:27:49 AM
New trip report started - New Mexico. This should hopefully be all finished this week.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: shulem92 on December 19, 2016, 12:39:33 AM


This should hopefully be all finished this week.

Like!
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 19, 2016, 11:31:21 PM
Another NM segment posted:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 25, 2016, 01:40:32 AM
New (and final) New Mexico installment posted:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: 12HRS on March 26, 2017, 03:52:15 PM
Quote
For those curious/bored/indignant enough to PM me about this: what what paid for does not always equal what was flown…

I will just leave this here out of boredom
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: BCL on March 26, 2017, 04:02:54 PM
Any chance we see a TR of Banff or Svalbard anytime soon?
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on March 26, 2017, 04:19:38 PM
Any chance we see a TR of Banff or Svalbard

Yes

anytime soon?

No :P
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on March 26, 2017, 08:20:32 PM
lol
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on May 02, 2017, 11:02:20 AM
New Cuba installment posted:


This segment was also split in two due to its sheer size. Part 2 will come tomorrow.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on May 02, 2017, 11:45:41 AM
New Cuba installment posted:

  • Day 2, Part 1: Further Explorations of Old Havana (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=65070.msg1724276#msg1724276)

This segment was also split in two due to its sheer size. Part 2 will come tomorrow.

Post it NOW!
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on May 03, 2017, 01:02:36 PM
New Cuba installment posted:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on June 15, 2017, 04:29:11 PM
Hmmmm.

Today's XKCD (https://xkcd.com/1850/):

(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/air_force_museum.png)

Playing around with Google maps, we discovered that the Hill Air Force base in Odgen, UT maintains a small AF museum. We figured we could at least get some interesting shots of the planes and missiles on display.
 
We got there only to find it closed for the day. The planes and everything were still clearly visible on the other side of the fence, so we drove up to the guard at the main gate to the base (which was right next to the museum entrance) to find out if we’re allowed to shoot over the fence. I parked the car a short distance from the guard booths, and walked over. The guard got visibly nervous the closer I got, and had his gun out of the holster by the time I came up to him. As soon as it was clear that I’m not planning on blowing myself up, he relaxed and told me that we could take as many pictures as we wanted so long as we don’t point our cameras in the direction of the base or security installations.
 
Great, right? So we get out of the car and get a couple of shots. Not two minutes go by when we are surrounded by 3 military police jeeps, lights flashing and sirens blaring. The biggest MP marches over and tells us not to move, and that the base commander in on his way over.  :o :o :o
 
We had to wait just a minute or two for him to show up, but it felt like an eternity. We had already said goodbye to catching our flight home, not to mention getting home before shabbos (this was late Thursday). And this was already the best case scenario… Finally the base commander shows up, and to our surprise (and relief!) turns out to be this young, easygoing guy. He wanted to know who we were and where we’re from, what were we doing in the area, etc., etc., all standard questions. We had to show him some of the pictures we took on our trip, but at that point he was pretty convinced that we didn't represent Al-Qaeda. We explained that we had specifically asked for, and had been given, permission from the guard at the gate.

This got him mad. "Either he gives you permission and lets you be, or he doesn't and calls security! What's he think he's doing, giving you permission and then calling for backup...". He promised he'll "take care" of the guard later. (What we assume happened was that the guard probably figured we'll pull out some phones, or at most a little point and shoot, but when we took out serious equipment and long lenses he panicked.) In any case, he explained that whenever there's a "security incident" he has to write a full report, so we now have our names on some government list as potential terrorists or who knows what :o.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 16, 2017, 01:37:29 AM
According to the wiki there's a Panama trip in "ongoing" status. Where and how exactly is this?
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on June 16, 2017, 01:44:39 AM
According to the wiki there's a Panama trip in "ongoing" status. Where and how exactly is this?

That's the last segment of the Cuba TR. Mostly done, will be posted as soon as whYME is ready.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Yammer on June 16, 2017, 02:01:53 AM
Hmmmm.

Today's XKCD (https://xkcd.com/1850/):

(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/air_force_museum.png)
He might have realized that "something's fishy"
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on July 04, 2017, 01:21:35 AM
New TR started.

Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on July 06, 2017, 04:57:34 PM
New Honduras segment posted.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on July 13, 2017, 02:05:40 AM
New Cuba segment posted:
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 04, 2017, 01:58:45 PM
Final Cuba segment posted:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on September 18, 2017, 01:39:01 AM
New Honduras segment posted.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on September 19, 2017, 12:04:45 AM
New Honduras segment posted - this is the main one.

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on October 18, 2017, 03:06:39 PM
Final Honduras segment posted:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on October 26, 2017, 10:34:01 AM
Added some random pictures to the Cuba TR that didn't fit into a specific segment:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 01, 2017, 11:53:24 AM
New TR started:

Journey to the End of the Earth: A DDF Arctic Adventure

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 04, 2017, 10:49:10 PM
I just realized that the pictures from my Kauai and Big Islands TRs were all broken links. I have redone these TRs, fixed the pictures, and put the pictures in-line where they belong (originally they were spread out over a number of subsequent posts).

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 05, 2017, 01:16:40 PM
I just realized that the pictures from my Kauai and Big Islands TRs were all broken links. I have redone these TRs, fixed the pictures, and put the pictures in-line where they belong (originally they were spread out over a number of subsequent posts).

  • Kauai (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1643.msg409581#msg409581)
  • The Big Island (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1646.msg409585#msg409585)
#modpower
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 07, 2017, 10:04:12 AM
New Norway segment posted:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on November 13, 2017, 02:55:46 PM
New Norway segment posted:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on January 17, 2018, 12:29:55 AM
New trip report started:

Author Topic: Free Private Jets? Sign Me Up! A JetSmarting Summer by Something Fishy

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: username on February 13, 2018, 02:14:23 AM
Looking for the Norway report. found this gem in the American Way inflight magazine.  American Way Inflight Magazine (https://americanwaymagazine.com/travel-tales-olympian-shani-davis) (No I dont read it, it was on the last page)

Something Fishy in Norway

I am a foodie and will try anything once. I had a friend from Norway who would always joke about a fish called lutefisk. It’s a white fish that they air-dry for three or four days, then bathe in lye and cold water. Then they rinse it, cook it and serve it with bacon and potatoes. It sounded so ridiculous that I had to try it when I was in Hamar. Norwegian skaters were like, “How did you just eat that?!” It was weird, but I didn’t mind it
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on February 13, 2018, 06:47:44 AM
Now we know his real name.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: yitzgar on February 13, 2018, 08:10:44 AM
Now we know his real name.
Lol
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on March 21, 2018, 11:44:34 AM
Now we know his real name.
true say
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on March 23, 2018, 01:46:05 PM
New JetSmarter trip posted:

Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: shayaj on April 09, 2018, 12:05:03 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/cWUqmc/Image_243.png)

I don't get it, either count all of them as one trip, or you need to write one for each flight you took on this trip :P
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on April 09, 2018, 12:14:16 PM
I don't get it, either count all of them as one trip, or you need to write one for each flight you took on this trip :P

The idea is to organize them by destination, not by trip.
Title: Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on May 23, 2018, 04:11:00 PM
New JetSmarter trip posted: