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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« on: January 22, 2014, 01:45:00 AM »
hi, does anyone know if any of the attractions need to be booked in advance?
We had our hotel book the kayaking for us a day in advance. ATV rentals and para sailing we booked on the spot

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« on: January 22, 2014, 01:42:48 AM »
We stayed at El conquistador resort in the Las Casitas Villas. Place was quite, nice, fantastic service by the staff, amazing scenery and great rooms. We did not use points, so I dont have any information about that.
We took along prepared meals from Pomegranate and it worked out great. We did not get any kosher food in San Juan but the local Walmart had basics like cereals, chips etc.
There are a lot of attractions and things to do, beautiful beaches which you get to via ferry, hiking the El Yunque, atv rentals by the rainforest, and kayaking in the bio bay. We did some water sports like para sailing, jet skiing etc.
Trip was really great and would definitely recommend it

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« on: January 22, 2014, 01:34:15 AM »
we are planning a trip to Europe in the spring, for about 7 days. What are some places we should definitely go see? We are interested in Paris, Venice and Nice ( based on some friends recommendations). We can fly from place to place if necessary.
I know there are a lot of trip reports and have been reading them, but there are so many places to go we don't know where to start.

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we took along frozen prepared meals packaged by Pomegranate in Brooklyn. Was easy and delicious.

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Niagra Falls would be a good idea but we've been there about 10 times as my inlaws used to live in toronto.

I looked into Lake George but there isn't much that open during Choel Hamoed. The Six Flags indoor water park looks great we have too many older boys and Girls.

Keep the ideas coming!


Cape May is next to Atlantic city, (minyan and kosher food) boating, whale watching, water park and amusement parks

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Anyone have any original ideas for a 3 day 2 night trip from NYC. We are going with a few families and have children from ages 2 to 15. Places like DC or Philadelphia are mostly museums and will not work for the little kids.

This past chol Hamoed Succos we went to Lancaster. We stayed in a villa at the Best Western Eden resort (http://www.edenresort.com), an amazing place for families. There is Hershey Park (closed this chol Hamoed), Dutch Wonderland, Cherry Crest Farm, Herrs Potato Trip Factory and Turkey Hill experience in that area among other Lancaster attractions. So there was something for all ages.

We are looking for something similar or maybe even more original or off the beat and track!!! Feel free to give suggestions.

There should also be a minyan for shacharis within driving distance.




Cape May is next to Atlantic city, (minyan and kosher food) boating, whale watching, water park and amusement parks

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Anyone have any original ideas for a 3 day 2 night trip from NYC. We are going with a few families and have children from ages 2 to 15. Places like DC or Philadelphia are mostly museums and will not work for the little kids.

This past chol Hamoed Succos we went to Lancaster. We stayed in a villa at the Best Western Eden resort (http://www.edenresort.com), an amazing place for families. There is Hershey Park (closed this chol Hamoed), Dutch Wonderland, Cherry Crest Farm, Herrs Potato Trip Factory and Turkey Hill experience in that area among other Lancaster attractions. So there was something for all ages.

We are looking for something similar or maybe even more original or off the beat and track!!! Feel free to give suggestions.

There should also be a minyan for shacharis within driving distance.

Woodloch resort in pa. has biking, boating and activities on premises.
There is alos a nice resort in Vermont, Smugglers Notch but not sure about minyan though

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Just Shmooze / Re: Baby dies due to bris
« on: March 09, 2012, 01:03:41 PM »
Does the mohel need to do the metzitza b'peh or can anyone do it?
not everyone believes this is truly necessary.

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Up In The Air / Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« on: March 09, 2012, 01:01:17 PM »
Why not just buy the infant an avoid miles ticket. ??
depends where you are going. much cheaper to pay 1500 BA miles to miami than buy a ticket

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
« on: March 09, 2012, 01:00:01 PM »
Hey,

i'm stopping over in vegas for 3 days/ 2 nights on 4/3-4/5 with my wife. i'm thinking i should stay somewhere on the strip i know rooms are generally cheap in vegas but i also dont want to get stuck in a place where we'll regret. i found they have the luxor for about $45 a night.

Also is renting a car a good idea? or is everything walking distance? and i'm assuming its crazy to park and drive over there

Any help or tips are greatly appreciated!!  and if anyone has suggestions for a good magic or comedy shows please let us know!
definately see the O show. its amazing. you can get tickets on the street in these little stands. they sell them for all show almost 1/2 off sometimes.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
« on: March 09, 2012, 12:59:05 PM »
You definitely need a car (the decent kosher eateries are all a 20 minute drive away), lucky for you parking (even valet parking) is easy and free everywhere because the casinos all you want to spend your money gambling there!
but once you park somewhere its easier to walk from hotel to hotel than drive. its all on the same 2 blocks

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
« on: March 09, 2012, 12:58:23 PM »
I've heard some bad things about the Luxor, but you never really know. See if you can get a good rate at Bally's. They are right in the middle of the strip and not overpriced. If you want a nicer stay for a little more, I always like the Venetian/Palazzo or Wynn/Encore.

you can try priceline, name your own price. We got the Aria for about $89 a night. just put in 5 star hotel. Aria is a stunning modern hotel with amazing architecture.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Pick The Itinerary
« on: March 05, 2012, 11:51:31 PM »
Sorry, but a ~10 hour flight is all I'm willing to risk for now.
We spent 2 shabbosim in the hotel in HI.  Such is life I suppose.
How about Beijing? Flight only about 11 hours and have stunning hotels and decent kosher food.

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OK were about a month away from purim, and the wife needs ideas for  dressing up + mishloach manos - theme
lets here.......
originals
creative
different
or anything else you can think of!!!!!!!

married 2 yrs
1st year  Jamaican theme,
2nd year polka dots
3rd year w/ a kid ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ?

Zookeeper with any animal?
Curious George & man wit yellow hat?

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