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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / South Florida Master Thread
« on: December 23, 2019, 11:00:24 PM »
Fuego. One of the best meat meals we have ever had.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / South Florida Master Thread
« on: December 22, 2019, 08:39:36 PM »
For those who are keeping score at home, 26 has sushi pizza back on the menu as a winter special. Some pics from tonight.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Panama Master Thread
« on: December 17, 2019, 11:09:37 PM »
I donít mean commercial like nice accommodations...they were horrible...lol...I meant like if you want a private tour itís prohibitively expensive, there were lots of other boats and people around, it was set up by the indigenous tribes as a money making system (which is great, Yashar Koach to them). Maybe because it was a Sunday but each step was crowded and we had a certain island route and couldnít deviate. Also, I speak Spanish and so we were fine but if people who donít speak it want to go, I think it would be hard to communicate.  Also one of the kids was really sick and we had to stop on the way back because of car sickness from the drive. Again, maybe it was just timing and luck (I also have high standards and have been to the Maldives and many beautiful islands) but even though it was a very nice day, I just didnít feel it was in any way worth the money we spent or lived up to the hype.  Other good friends of mine who have also been to Panama twice, done San Blas, Los Portobello Islands and Las Perlas, also said the Pearl Islands were totally the highlight of both their trips.  Iím not belittling San Blas, I was just answering the question of which I thought was better. @zow did you go to both? Wanna weigh in here? :)

We enjoyed Las Perlas and would do it again. We did not go to San Blas.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Boston Master Thread
« on: November 27, 2019, 08:40:47 PM »
@moko may appreciate this one:
There is a KVH-certified dairy in Sharon called Crescent Ridge, which serves ice cream by the scoop.   Apparently it is very popular with the frum teens in the area, so much so that they refer to oneís first trip there as ... wait for it ... losing oneís Cridginity.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Venice Master Thread
« on: November 26, 2019, 02:17:35 PM »
This morning was only time we were really inconvenienced due to high tide.  We planned on catching train to Rome between 10-11. Due to high tide, water buses can't go through canal (they won't make it under bridges) so we had to wait until after 12. By then the water had receded and we were able to walk without boots and get the bus to train station.
That's a helpful data point. Thank you, again. enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Venice Master Thread
« on: November 25, 2019, 12:21:18 PM »
We were very concerned but went anyway. We changed our trip from 2.5 days in Venice to 1.5 because of the news. For us 1.5 days was just enough.
Thanks. Our itinerary includes three nights, over Shabbat.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Venice Master Thread
« on: November 25, 2019, 12:14:12 PM »
My DW and I are in Venice now and we're able to do everything we wanted. Jewish Museum Tour, Murano Island, S Marco Sq. Jewish Ghetto is fine. Restaurants are open

High tide is twice a day around 10am and 9:30 pm when some areas get flooded a bit. A good pair of boots, DW's Hunters and my 5 Euro pullover booties kept us dry. Of course if there is record flooding all bets are off.

That's very reassuring. Really appreciate it and hope you have a wonderful remainder of your trip.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Venice Master Thread
« on: November 25, 2019, 11:58:09 AM »
We are scheduled to visit Venice in early January, but now we are reconsidering.  We are booked at Gritti Palace and in an AirBnB.  Would appreciate hearing others' recent experiences in Venice -- anyone been there in the last few weeks? -- and any thoughts on whether you would cancel this long-planned special trip.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/travel/venice-flooding.html

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Deals/Deal Requests / Starbucks BOGO Happy Hour 21NOV2019 2-7PM
« on: November 20, 2019, 07:41:10 PM »
And the award for the most hat tips ďearnedĒ from Starbucks Happy Hours goes to....

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Up In The Air / Re: United award flights
« on: November 19, 2019, 12:10:23 PM »
I do not have any United status.  What's the chance that I will be able to upgrade a revenue Y ticket to J for LAX-BOS on a mid-week red-eye?  I'm presuming it's near zero.  :'(

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Gift Card and gas Promo at Stop & Shop or Giant
« on: November 17, 2019, 08:06:32 PM »
Same s&s account for redeeming 12?
Yes.  Last time around the limit was somewhere between 10 and 20.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Gift Card and gas Promo at Stop & Shop or Giant
« on: November 17, 2019, 03:27:48 PM »
At one stop and shop last night, I did self check out and redeemed 12 coupons in separate transactions. The employee was there and was very pleasant and assisted me. I asked if I could buy $100 gift card, and she walked over to her terminal to execute the transaction. She asked how I was paying, and I told her credit card, and she told me it was not possible to buy a gift card with a credit card. LOL LOL LOL LOL

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Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: November 14, 2019, 05:09:14 PM »
LY has TLV-SFO RT $839 many dates throughout 2020. For example:
9JAN-27AUG.

I think this may have been posted previously, so mechila...

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Deals/Deal Requests / Starbucks Happy Hour tomorrow 11/14
« on: November 13, 2019, 05:04:49 PM »

Buy one, get one free during Happy Hour on Thursday, November 14 from 2Ė7 p.m. at participating stores. Take a break and bring a friend to enjoy any grande or larger handcrafted drink. That means everything from mocha to matcha, hot chocolate to cold brew, flat white to Frappuccino drink.

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selling 22 x $100 at 95%

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