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Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 8, 16, 5:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By ejong

Never thought of Iceland. Will look into that....

Never thought of Iceland. Will look into that. Love the idea of the train. Had considered making the trip to Chicago by car and stopping off at The Greenbriar for a few days but haven't gotten...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 8, 16, 11:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By ejong

Help me pick a destination

I have a commitment outside WDC 22 September and then need to be in Chicago 29 September. A week to do anything in between, flying or driving. Thoughts of hurricanes somewhat of an impediment as far...
Jul 8, 16, 10:52 am
Replies: 44
Views: 9,409
Posted By ejong

Is there any attraction to Bermuda if you are not...

Is there any attraction to Bermuda if you are not a golfer?
Jul 5, 16, 9:53 am
Replies: 44
Views: 9,409
Posted By ejong

Any updates on where to stay in Bermuda? This...

Any updates on where to stay in Bermuda? This thread is a few years old...
Forum: Hawaii
May 6, 16, 8:37 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,437
Posted By ejong

Someone said that Maui is expensive. But ALL of...

Someone said that Maui is expensive. But ALL of Hawaii is expensive. I don't think there is a bargain to be found on any of the islands, at least not if you like OTT (I assume this means Over The...
Mar 6, 16, 9:59 pm
Replies: 601
Views: 135,398
Posted By ejong

I've stayed at this property numerous times since...

I've stayed at this property numerous times since the late 80's, most recently in summer 2015. I have only stayed in the Beach Tower rooms. We have stayed in oceanfront suites and in regular rooms...
Feb 28, 16, 9:53 am
Replies: 508
Views: 96,917
Posted By ejong

This describes our experience as well. We had a...

This describes our experience as well. We had a lovely, large, quiet, high-floor room with a balcony which was beautifully appointed and the large bathroom was completely up to date. Only complaint...
Feb 13, 16, 7:26 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,658
Posted By ejong

Many thanks for these replies. I know what...

Many thanks for these replies.

I know what you mean about the Ritz. It can be hit or miss. I've stayed at the one on CPS in NYC and loved it; stayed at the one in Sarasota and felt like it was a...
Feb 11, 16, 4:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,658
Posted By ejong

Recommendations for fine hotel in San Antonio and New Orleans?

Seems that discussion of San Antonio hotels here is sparse and none is recent. Anyone familiar with the Riverwalk hotel choices there and which would be recommended? Looks like maybe the Omni or the...
Jan 9, 16, 9:55 am
Replies: 54
Views: 15,590
Posted By ejong

Any thoughts on the Hotel Monteleone?

Planning a trip to New Orleans in September 2016. Not seeking a raucous experience. Have seen favorable reviews of the Hotel Monteleone but am now off to also research the Soniat.

We may also end...
Dec 12, 15, 11:55 am
Replies: 73
Views: 17,624
Posted By ejong

flyr16 thanks for this update. I totally agree...

flyr16 thanks for this update. I totally agree with you about Bologna's livability. I would definitely return there on a future trip to explore it more fully. And, while the Majestic Baglioni has a...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 5, 15, 9:59 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,445
Posted By ejong

Day Tripping in Tuscany

I've posted elsewhere about our stay at Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino. We used our travel day after leaving there to visit a few towns in Tuscany before driving on to Florence.

We hired a...
Forum: Italy
Nov 22, 15, 7:48 am
Replies: 76
Views: 10,956
Posted By ejong

I had a lunch reservation at Cipriano the Tuesday...

I had a lunch reservation at Cipriano the Tuesday we were there, but between the rain and the acqua alta (and some decrepitude issues) we were not able to get over to the boat launch. My first...
Forum: Italy
Nov 21, 15, 8:00 am
Replies: 76
Views: 10,956
Posted By ejong

Perchè - have you expounded somewhere as to the...

Perchè - have you expounded somewhere as to the ideal way to experience Venice and where to stay? We were just there for three nights and I feel like we kind of squandered our experience, partly due...
Nov 8, 15, 10:15 am
Replies: 30
Views: 6,375
Posted By ejong

Thank you, both! Glad you enjoyed it. Hard to get...

Thank you, both! Glad you enjoyed it. Hard to get a bad photo in Tuscany;-)
Nov 7, 15, 1:29 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,375
Posted By ejong

We just stayed there in early October and it was...

We just stayed there in early October and it was a WOW. I truly hope I can return someday.

It wasn't inexpensive by any means, but I would say it was a good value for what we experienced. I have...
Oct 24, 15, 11:00 am
Replies: 73
Views: 17,624
Posted By ejong

@getsetjetset that is interesting about the...

@getsetjetset that is interesting about the Raphael. I initially wanted to stay there because the location seemed perfect. But they never even returned our travel agent's phone calls to inquire about...
Oct 19, 15, 7:38 am
Replies: 73
Views: 17,624
Posted By ejong

@flyer16 if you are going to be in Bologna, you...

@flyer16 if you are going to be in Bologna, you are in for some great food! I found recommendations for two sort of off-the-beaten path places (a bit of a hike from our hotel) that turned out to be...
Oct 18, 15, 11:13 am
Replies: 73
Views: 17,624
Posted By ejong

OP here. Back from my trip to Italy and thought I...

OP here. Back from my trip to Italy and thought I would check in with where we stayed.

We were trying to save a few euros, so pulled the lodging decisions back a tad until we reached Venice, where...
Oct 18, 15, 10:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By ejong

@Robert Leach here is a link to the UA safety...

@Robert Leach here is a link to the UA safety video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqAAQ0ZZMyw

You must watch it to the end or else you'll miss the kangaroo, and it's all about the kangaroo!
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Oct 17, 15, 7:53 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By ejong

DAL will match our status? That would make a big...

DAL will match our status? That would make a big difference!
Oct 17, 15, 11:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By ejong

Very impressed with DAL.

Just want to give a shout out to DAL. We normally fly UAL because of miles/status/geography but recently flew Delta to Italy using, oh, about a hundred years worth of AMEX points.

The experience...
Forum: Italy
Oct 4, 15, 3:06 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,977
Posted By ejong

I have to agree that TA is kind of squirrelly as...

I have to agree that TA is kind of squirrelly as a source for restaurant recommendations. A couple restaurants that are wildly popular there and which had long lines to get in (does TA really have...
Forum: Italy
Oct 4, 15, 2:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,433
Posted By ejong

Galleria Borghese in Rome

Because this museum is fairly small, it might be easy to overlook what was, for me, a major highlight of my time in Rome. I have posted some pictures of the treasures I saw here:...
Forum: Italy
Jul 23, 15, 4:48 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 4,993
Posted By ejong

Thank you for this. Just today I saw a section in...

Thank you for this. Just today I saw a section in a guidebook that exhorts visitors to drink from the fountains in Rome. Maybe okay there but not elsewhere?
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