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Goods For Sale/Trade / Selling 2 SPG nights cat 1-5 asking $500 OBO
« on: February 21, 2017, 12:27:06 PM »
Selling 2 SPG nights cat 1-5 asking $500 OBO.
Please PM.

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Trip Reports / Vacation Lover's Italian "Dolomites" Trip Report
« on: November 30, 2016, 11:19:47 AM »
Part 1 of 2

Dissclaimer:
Non of my reports nor pictures should influence you to do this. I already found myself in hot water more than once for recommending a trip that I did and enjoyed, but the recommend did not enjoy it.  Between them are @...... who I recommended my very best  trip so far to Wengen, Switzerland. But he did not enjoy it. And @...... who I recommended Victoria hotel in Austria last year and we were even there togather at the same time. And he did not enjoy his trip. But even stranger is that @Stbaum also went to Victoria hotel and had a terrific experience. (Despite the fact that TourPlus took it over this year resulting in mainly a Mizrachi type crowd)

Planning:
Okay and now to the actual trip. For this summer (2016) I wanted to try something different but still an awesome place. One of the places that immediately seemed like a good candidate was the northern part of Italy. Either Lake Como area (boarding Switzerland) or Trentino area more in central Italy a.k.a. Dolomites. The reason I did not immediately jump in to planning a Dolomites trip was because there is very little information or TR's found on English. Most reviews and reports I read (on tripadvisor and other sources) where written in Italian. And even what I was able to read was absolutely confusing. From the area to the activities. In fact when someone asks me where I went. The geographical answer is: Alba > Canazei > Val Di Fassa > Trentino > (Dolomites) > Italy.

But meanwhile my cousin got engaged and the wedding was going to be on a Thursday night in July in Belgium. We were not going to miss this wedding and thought of combining it with a summer trip. We started planning. I immediately found availability to BRU with Delta in J for 62.5 FB. Then found availability return flight from Venice one week later on Thursday with UA in J, so we booked it with Aegean 40k. Then booked a revenue flight SN BRU - VCE for Sunday.

So now that the flights are booked is time to book hotel stays. For Belgium we booked one of my uncles' house... for Italy we booked Sunday-Wednesday in My Kosher Hotel in Canazei after hearing great feedback of the accommodation and food. Since our flight home on Thursday was 10:55 a.m. and the Kosher hotel is a 3 hour drive from VCE we booked Wednesday night Hilton hotel next to the airport. Car rental we booked from Hertz via autoeurope.com for $236 a week.

Wednesday
We flew Delta J JFK-BRU. On Delta international two cabin flights, business class is called "Delta One".

Delta One

Thursday
When we landed in BRU we immediately saw the high security. When we arrived to Antwerp, however we were surprised to see soldiers in full gear literally "all over" the Jewish neighborhood. It felt like walking in "שער שכם"


Soldiers patrolling the city.

Friday we went to the zoo... Not much to do there besides the zoo. I tried out my new 50mm f/1.8 lens.






Sunday
We flew SN BRU-VCE and landed at 3:20 p.m. We headed towards the car rentals - a 10 minute walk -  the same direction of the water boats. Got our car, a Ford focus wagon and drove up towards the mountains. As we got closer the views became nicer and nicer. But being that we were exhausted from traveling throughout the day we didn't take pictures for now. But at one point we passed a little hill and saw it was somewhat white. As we got closer we realized it was sheep roaming around.




Sheep and their shepherd

After driving for 3 hours on the most windy road in Italy, we finally arrived to the hotel.

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Up In The Air / How do i book Flying Blue award for someone else?
« on: March 13, 2016, 12:48:24 AM »
Since they have my information on file i can not edit the passenger info. How can i book for someone else?

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Up In The Air / TLV-BRU and VV $200 RT
« on: March 12, 2016, 08:07:15 PM »
Many dates in May, June, July available for $100 each way when booking RT on www.brusselsairlines.com

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NoJo Lamp and Shade, Zambia $9.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CG6ZD0I

Limit 3 per customer

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Swiss Gear COBALT Computer Backpack - Fits Laptops with Screen Sizes Up to 15.6-inch - Blue

Link Here

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Amazon has the Ingenuity Inlighten Cradling Swing - Lullaby Lamb for only $110.49

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Thousand Islands NY/Canada
« on: January 31, 2015, 08:34:18 PM »
Has anyone been there? I am looking into going there, and I want some first hand info.

http://www.thousandislands.com/

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Deals/Deal Requests / Britax B-Agile Double Stroller, Sandstone $257
« on: January 25, 2015, 09:09:00 PM »
Amazon has the Britax B-Agile Double Stroller, Sandstone for $256.99  Lowest price!!

compared to the city mini

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http://marketing.spirit.com/traveldeals/air.php?s=2005&mw=1

Example LGA to MIA/FLL $34.10 one way 1/27, 2/3, 2/9, 2/21, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/17, 3/16, 3/17

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