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Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 2, 19, 8:50 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 36,030
Posted By CKA1

I live in a small town and generally go to a sit...

I live in a small town and generally go to a sit down restaurant once or twice a week.

I start with a figure of 12 percent. Every time a server refills my pop or checks with the kitchen about...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 2, 19, 5:05 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 22,809
Posted By CKA1

Somehow I, accompanied by a colleague at a...

Somehow I, accompanied by a colleague at a conference at Vancouver, Canada, managed to finish our night with a trip to a bar in East Hastings. We walked in the door, the floors were particle board,...
Forum: Budget Travel
Nov 20, 19, 11:49 am
Replies: 34
Views: 16,338
Posted By CKA1

Stuff I've learned beyond the obvious. See...

Stuff I've learned beyond the obvious.

See if a budget hotel or motel is cheaper than a private room at a hostel in the area you want to see. There are lots of hotels in urban centers that are...
Nov 11, 19, 7:41 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,041
Posted By CKA1

I wear a fairly basic Sierra designs windbreaker,...

I wear a fairly basic Sierra designs windbreaker, but either wear an TNF El Cap shirt underneath or a merino wool sweater, something available from many retailers. If it's a merino wool sweater, it...
Nov 1, 19, 10:17 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,618
Posted By CKA1

I was a housekeeper at a resort once. Not only...

I was a housekeeper at a resort once. Not only were we forbidden to take money left in a room, they were very specific that guests were not expected to think we should be tipped. We were being paid 9...
Oct 29, 19, 11:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By CKA1

I suggest this is actually illegal. Somewhere,...

I suggest this is actually illegal. Somewhere, honest people are subsidizing the trickery of your friend.

If an employee at my business did this, they'd be cleaning out their desk and get 15...
Aug 13, 19, 12:09 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,327
Posted By CKA1

Decency

Now, a few things.

I was staying at a 5 star hotel in a resort town a number of years ago. My brother was getting married and several members of my family stayed there. In the morning, I got a...
Replies: 72
Views: 7,466
Posted By CKA1

Can you not just focus on a good night's sleep?...

Can you not just focus on a good night's sleep? If I were a desk clerk and saw two adult men, I could assume many things. Business travelers looking to save a few bucks. Maybe brothers. Perhaps...
Apr 10, 19, 8:58 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,193
Posted By CKA1

Option

It is possible that they were actually pants that had been tailored and turned into shorts. I know of people who buy novelty trousers and have them turned into capri pants or shorts. I had a boss...
Sep 18, 18, 9:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,411
Posted By CKA1

I just graduated from divinity college, so I...

I just graduated from divinity college, so I could lecture you for hours on the personal thought and ethical procedures we hope would be part of one's pattern of behaviour.

Physically, there is a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 17, 17, 9:33 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By CKA1

Nate, Welcome and good luck. 1. For me...

Nate,

Welcome and good luck.

1. For me the biggest problem is at the security checkpoint. I've been treated very well most of the time, but sometimes I get a free pat down. I have always been...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jun 27, 17, 7:55 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 9,636
Posted By CKA1

Stayed in a Motel 6 a few weeks ago. Recently...

Stayed in a Motel 6 a few weeks ago. Recently renovated, roughly 70CDN and clean.

I had planned a trip with a friend. Extremely good value. We stayed in Shelby, MT and it was by far the lowest...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19, 17, 3:25 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By CKA1

You must order an entree, not appetizers. If you...

You must order an entree, not appetizers. If you simply order appetizers, or even just drinks, you will be charged for access to the observation deck.

C,
Jun 18, 17, 12:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,257
Posted By CKA1

I just got back from hiking in Montana. I used a...

I just got back from hiking in Montana. I used a TNF Terra 35. Decent bag, more straps than I'd like, but it's well designed. Durable and inexpensive.

I gave my niece an Osprey 48L when she...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 1, 17, 3:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By CKA1

Thanking a Concierge

Ok,

I was able to contact a concierge concerning an upcoming stay and he was able to both provide me with tourist information, but also has made (at my expense) arrangements for a limo and ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 21, 17, 9:55 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,862
Posted By CKA1

I once had a FA give my group member (national...

I once had a FA give my group member (national academic conference) a ginger ale. It was 3AM and we had boarded past midnight coming from Ottawa to Calgary. My teammate had asked for a gravol (upset...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 20, 17, 10:11 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 12,401
Posted By CKA1

Two things. One, if you are a passenger and not a...

Two things. One, if you are a passenger and not a uniformed member of the actual flight crew, do not tell me where to sit. Not to be rude, and I am sure you fly a lot, but I will ignore you at best....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 15, 17, 12:10 am
Replies: 101
Views: 23,316
Posted By CKA1

Once I was in an Ottawa-Calgary flight. There was...

Once I was in an Ottawa-Calgary flight. There was a young man in my row who was traveling with a school group and looked to be about 14 years old.

He asked me to buy him a glass of wine with a ten...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 14, 17, 11:06 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 112,666
Posted By CKA1

When I get to a room now, I do check the exits,...

When I get to a room now, I do check the exits, fire escapes and often, the choke points in the hallway. If an alarm goes off, what are my signals? I once slept through a fire alarm at a hostel,...
Mar 29, 17, 8:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By CKA1

Premium Rental Cars: Do I need a Reservation?

Hi,

I have never actually rented a car on my own on a pleasure trip. I've had my company rent them and I've had them provided to me after a car crash, but I have a question concerning premium car...
Mar 26, 17, 6:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,319
Posted By CKA1

Ok, Rory. I'm answering this, and hopefully it...

Ok, Rory. I'm answering this, and hopefully it will help you in life, if you ever get into the actual luggage design business.

1. How often do you take business trips
I do business every day....
Mar 26, 17, 5:39 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 23,279
Posted By CKA1

Preferences

I actually prefer to travel in Dickies. Not Walmart Dickies, but a line a local shop sells. They're as comfortable as cotton, but they're a cotton/poly blend. As I'm a POS (well, tall not wide) I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 19, 17, 8:11 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,001
Posted By CKA1

Good list. One thing. Avoid sleeping pills,...

Good list. One thing.

Avoid sleeping pills, especially if you have them just for flying. A 5mg dose of sublingual Ambien can wear off hours later than you'd like. My body is very used to them and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 5, 17, 12:24 am
Replies: 50
Views: 7,438
Posted By CKA1

I know this might sound bizarre, but I ...

I know this might sound bizarre, but I typically wear a comfortable shirt, sweater, khakis, a pair of decent socks, maybe a necktie and a pair of loafers or casual laceups. I dress in layers (for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 28, 17, 3:53 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By CKA1

The wife is right. Don't focus on hours or how...

The wife is right. Don't focus on hours or how long you've been away. As you say you've been on a trip with your best buddy, why don't you go on a trip with your female best buddy?

For me, I'm...
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