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Nov 18, 15, 2:38 pm
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That's a good idea---thanks. I've got one flight...

That's a good idea---thanks. I've got one flight left coming up in December and it's a rather long one, so that might work.
Nov 18, 15, 1:40 pm
Replies: 644
Views: 38,615
Posted By globetrots

Do you actually have to get on the plane and go...

Do you actually have to get on the plane and go or just buy the ticket? I've hit the requirements in every way except I'll be $207 short on the spend! So annoying. I'd be perfectly happy to just hand...
Forum: Mexico
Nov 22, 14, 9:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,337
Posted By globetrots

I would take a prepaid taxi to the bus station...

I would take a prepaid taxi to the bus station serving Puebla and then rent locally after arrival in Puebla City. There won't be all that much traffic, but that's a big time for families to get...
Forum: Mexico
Nov 22, 14, 9:50 am
Replies: 122
Views: 39,110
Posted By globetrots

I'd ignore most of these comments and read the...

I'd ignore most of these comments and read the U.S. State Department report. I don't normally say that, but as someone who lives in Mexico now and travels around the country regularly, there's no...
Nov 22, 14, 9:39 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,277
Posted By globetrots

I think that's going to be a hard thing to find...

I think that's going to be a hard thing to find because if it rolls, it's going to be larger than a daypack-sized laptop backpack. Usually at least 20" size. Otherwise, the thinking probably goes...
Nov 22, 14, 9:27 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,285
Posted By globetrots

I've only ever used one of their suitcases and...

I've only ever used one of their suitcases and after a year of infrequent use it already had multiple broken parts. Go with the better-built ones that have a lifetime guarantee, like B&R, Osprey, or...
Dec 28, 13, 7:11 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,890
Posted By globetrots

"My current bag has developed a tear..." And...

"My current bag has developed a tear..."

And the next one will too if your budget is $30. If you're really not willing to invest more, then just search the virtual clearance racks at Sierra...
Forum: Mexico
Aug 31, 13, 12:39 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By globetrots

Kirbypwang - I took a family trip to Mexico City...

Kirbypwang - I took a family trip to Mexico City with my daughter and she enjoyed it. We stayed at the Holiday Inn (with points) near the U.S. Embassy, walkable from there to Condesa and Roma. Try to...
Forum: Mexico
Aug 31, 13, 12:28 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,212
Posted By globetrots

I have also had great experiences on both Volaris...

I have also had great experiences on both Volaris and Interjet, with lower prices than Aeromexico. Aerobus is awful though---they're like Spirit or RyanAir, charging you extra for everything they can...
Aug 31, 13, 12:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,961
Posted By globetrots

I have found that Central Americans (and...

I have found that Central Americans (and Mexicans) have an unbelievably high tolerance for noise. Hotel staffers often seem baffled when you complain about it, like it's your problem you can't sleep....
Aug 31, 13, 12:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,074
Posted By globetrots

I had trouble finding a cheap good place in...

I had trouble finding a cheap good place in Grenada and I think I paid $27 the first couple nights (no A/C), $45 the second time with A/C and a pool.

Outside Grenada though, prices drop a lot. I...
Aug 31, 13, 12:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By globetrots

If you just travel between the airport and Copan...

If you just travel between the airport and Copan Ruinas, you should be fine renting a car. The other option is to book a private tour with someone there. It might not be much more than you'd pay on...
Aug 31, 13, 12:04 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 12,223
Posted By globetrots

If I hadn't seen SJOGuy's reply, I would have...

If I hadn't seen SJOGuy's reply, I would have written almost exactly the same thing. Those two cities are places you get out of asap to go somewhere better, not cities you visit on purpose.
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Aug 31, 13, 11:48 am
Replies: 71
Views: 65,506
Posted By globetrots

Here's a review from a well-traveled writer who...

Here's a review from a well-traveled writer who has checked out a lot of similar hardside bags: Briggs & Riley Torq
(http://practicaltravelgear.com/briggs-riley-torq-medium-spinner-carry-on-bag/)...
Aug 31, 13, 11:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 4,748
Posted By globetrots

I've used the Atlantic spinner you mentioned on...

I've used the Atlantic spinner you mentioned on at least 15 trips now and have been quite happy with it. No complaints so far on anything breaking down or not functioning like it did when it was new....
Aug 31, 13, 11:33 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,579
Posted By globetrots

Delsey makes the lightest inexpensive luggage...

Delsey makes the lightest inexpensive luggage that'll actually last a while. But a rolling duffle doesn't have many break points because of the simplicity, so that can be a good choice. I've stuffed...
Aug 31, 13, 11:27 am
Replies: 43
Views: 9,464
Posted By globetrots

I think most of the ultralight, minimalist...

I think most of the ultralight, minimalist running shoes will do the trick. That's one good thing that came out of the (now-waning) barefoot running craze. I've used ones from New Balance that were...
Aug 31, 13, 11:12 am
Replies: 1,617
Views: 210,578
Posted By globetrots

What they've been serving the last few I've been...

What they've been serving the last few I've been in has been swill anyway - horrid light beers and bottom shelf of the supermarket wine. So my guess is it'll be one terrible beer choice, one terrible...
Jul 23, 13, 1:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By globetrots

One good method is to look at the ads and see if...

One good method is to look at the ads and see if they're actually products you do/would buy or use. In Departures (Amex Platinum members) you get $50K watches and Masaratis. In Afar you get ads for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 23, 13, 1:35 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 7,199
Posted By globetrots

I've used these pants and shorts both and love...

I've used these pants and shorts both and love them. I used to carry one of these flap things that went in my pants, plus a zippered belt for another hundred or two. Now I don't need to bring either....
Forum: Peru
Jul 6, 13, 7:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By globetrots

To each his or her own, but I wouldn't cancel the...

To each his or her own, but I wouldn't cancel the trek for more sightseeing. Seeing the Andes from a trail over several days of vistas is far better than seeing it in passing on a quickie.
Jul 6, 13, 7:01 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,961
Posted By globetrots

Here's a detailed review of that Waldorf Astoria...

Here's a detailed review of that Waldorf Astoria (http://www.luxurylatinamerica.com/panama/waldorf_astoria.html) that opened recently. Definitely a nice stay if you have Hilton status.

That city...
Forum: Mexico
Jul 6, 13, 6:57 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By globetrots

Most people who will tell you to be super careful...

Most people who will tell you to be super careful in the center have not been there in a decade or more after dark. Darker people live there, so it's perceived as scary, but El Centro is very...
Forum: Peru
May 27, 13, 10:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By globetrots

Agree than February is pretty much the worst...

Agree than February is pretty much the worst possible month to visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Bring lots of rain gear and don't expect perfect photos!

On the coast it won't matter so...
Forum: Mexico
May 27, 13, 10:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,884
Posted By globetrots

Technically you're not supposed to take the metro...

Technically you're not supposed to take the metro with luggage anyway---even a carry-on. It's too crowded. Taxis are so cheap there anyway (probably $20 to where you're going) that it doesn't make...
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