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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: NYC Master Thread
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:29:46 AM »
Central Park Zoo is fairly small, but still nice, so it's not a ton of walking.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: June 21, 2019, 02:39:23 PM »
Yup, it adds at least 40 minutes to getting anywhere outside West Maui/Lahaina, which is pretty much every activity on the the island.
It's longer but not 40 minutes except maybe during rush hour. Gmaps says HR > Haleakala is 20 minutes longer than Marriott > Haleakala, for example.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: June 21, 2019, 01:31:36 PM »
First of all, I think I did give a lot of information about the Hyatt Regency in my trip report. :P

Secondly, based on my experiences at HR, Andaz and GW and pictures/reports of the Marriott (seems like an awesome pool situation), I think it's clear that the Marriott is the best points option in Maui nowadays. "Best" in relation to:
GW is 95k HH a night, I know HH are worth less than most other points, but it's still a ton to have if you go for a significant amount of nights. The dated aspect didn't bother me. And the pools / waterpark is top notch.
Andaz never has availability. That trick only works for Dan. :P (Ok, I'll admit, I've seen it work like once.)
HR staying in Wailea is a lot nicer than Lahaina - trafficwise and beachwise.
Ritz - besides for being even further than Lahaina, supposedly it's a long walk to get to the beach, that's a big no go for me on a beach destination trip.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kauai, HI Master Thread
« on: June 21, 2019, 09:14:59 AM »
Stupid kids. They got lucky. Also, that doesn't look like Queen's Bath (someone in the comments mentioned that too).

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: London Master Thread
« on: June 19, 2019, 09:16:46 AM »
Do you have ideas for day trips outside of London?
Harry Potter Tour
Windsor Castle (can be combined with Stonehenge)
Find a tour site and you can see all the other day trips they offer to other castles, etc.

We enjoyed Windsor but its close in the summer....
I went to Windsor in the summer, have things changed?

Just so I understand the wiki:
Canada transfers is $55pp
USA is $55 for a group of 3 people?

So for a couple, USA is half the price of Canada transfers?
No, Canada is the price for the car, not per person. USA charges that price for a car that can hold 3 people. Once you have 4 people they charge more, presumably because they're giving you an SUV.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« on: June 19, 2019, 09:10:33 AM »
Also, please read the forest fire forecast before you go. Was so smokey on our trip, we didn't go up any gondolas. Can also view each one's webcam online before you go to see how bag the smoke is up there.

Can I still park unlimited at the casino for 5$?
As of July 2017 - Each day the casino has different pricing. There's a sign outside telling you what the price is that day. Not sure if you pay the price of the day you arrive or the day you depart.

Looking for opinions. I have a Sunday to Friday available for vacation. Worth going to Hawaii for what is in essence three fulls days and two half days?
Done it several times, leaving Thursday afternoon/evening. Sometimes landing earlyish Sunday because I spent the prior Shabbos in Denver. You can definitely have a great time in 3 full + 2 half days.

Thinking of staying at 4point/chabad shabbos meals. Does anyone know what time they make shabbos? Early or late? Also, who supervises the eiruv, and does it include the hotel? What is the highest floor/best view and roomiest that also has shabbos keys?
Was late shabbos when I went.. Eruv goes from parking lot to shul. For carrying within a hotel, AYLOR. Certainly carrying from the hotel into the attached arcade building is not a simple matter. Call hotel to find out which floors have manual keys but really not important, can just tape up the door like at any other hotel. Highest floors have best views of the falls. They cannot be seen from the lower floors because buildings block your view, but then consider you’ll have lots of steps.

Amazon & Walmart Deals / Re: US PO Stamps 10% Off @ Amazon
« on: June 05, 2019, 12:11:34 PM »
What am I missing? These are more than 55 cents a stamp which is the current cost from the PO for forever stamps.

Just Shmooze / Re: Gift Ideas
« on: May 31, 2019, 12:22:56 PM »
that may actually be a good idea how would i do it call the hotel and tell them to upgrade them and ill pay for it?
You need to book the hotel out of a Globalist account and add them as second guest.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:45:37 AM »
Can anyone please explain what's the difference from what type account is being sold Like platinum or gold?
Higher odds of getting an upgrade, only certain status levels get free breakfast.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Bermuda Master Thread
« on: May 30, 2019, 08:30:37 PM »
I stayed at the Southhampton location and loved it. The hotel is nice but a little old. The shuttles to the beach come pretty often and their beach is right near horseshoe beach. Its also 5min ride or 30 min walk to church bay for snorkeling. The advantages of being on the south shore outweighed being near town for us as we didn't do much shopping or dining out.
Southampton needs a shuttle to the beach? I thought Hamilton was the one that needed a shuttle.

Credit Cards / Re: The "Don't Dos" of Credit Cards
« on: May 30, 2019, 04:34:32 PM »
Ok under a "don't" I guess a week wasn't enough between closing my United card (which the rep made clear it is now CLOSED and your benefits will end immediately) and applying for the new one as I just got a number that I was declined due to already having the card.

I know I've seen it elsewhere, but can't find, it.  Can one of you send me the phone number for Chase reconsideration, as its not on my letter.

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