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Posted By Howie721

Thanks to all those who have helped thus far....

Thanks to all those who have helped thus far. Wrapping up final flights/rental cars/activity planning.

I did have a question on these flights. I was looking at Blenheim - Queenstwon for a one way...
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Posted By Howie721

We thought about driving from Wellington to the...

We thought about driving from Wellington to the Marlborough region. While the drive does sound nice, I could not pass up the $100 30 min flight. Would rather spend that time in a vineyard since we...
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks for your response. We are most interested...

Thanks for your response. We are most interested in vineayrds/drinking wine and figured we would fly into Nelson or Blenhrim. Our itinerary is constantly in flux. Latest is below:

1-2 nights in...
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Posted By Howie721

Firming up the itinerary. I know its a lot of...

Firming up the itinerary. I know its a lot of moving around but we are used to it and OK with it.

2 nights in Waiheke
2 nights in Taupo
2 nights in Nelson
2 nights in Abel Tasman
4 nights in...
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Posted By Howie721

HA - i can manage Australia on my own. I know 5...

HA - i can manage Australia on my own. I know 5 days isnt a lot but I have enough ideas to plan on my own. Just very overwhelmed with NZ. So much to do.
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks PsiFighter37. This is very helpful and...

Thanks PsiFighter37. This is very helpful and that picture looks awesome! I havent had time to pick this back up but need to get going on planning the itinerary.

I am just concerned about staying...
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks for the replies. Revised itinerary: ...

Thanks for the replies.

Revised itinerary:

Fly into Auckland and head straight to Waiheke for 2 nights. Hoping to relax, check out some vineyards, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral cove. Is there...
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks for all the quick replies. This...

Thanks for all the quick replies. This information is very useful as I continue to plan this whole thing out.

Big4Flyer - thanks for the bookabach tip - checked it out and saw some interesting...
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Posted By Howie721

Honeymoon for 15 days to New Zealand and Australia

Hi,

I have done quite a bit of research in this thread. Thanks for all the information!

I have a honeymoon booked end of Nov/beg of December. We are flying through ICN to AKL, have ~14 nights...
Dec 19, 16, 11:01 am
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Posted By Howie721

BUMP-de-BUMP Considering this property next...

BUMP-de-BUMP

Considering this property next month. Lonely gold so I dont expect much.

Anyone have anything on this property?
Aug 24, 16, 4:32 pm
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks Palal - appreciate the quick response. I...

Thanks Palal - appreciate the quick response. I will do some research and get back to you with some better questions.

I was thinking 2.5 days is likely too long to spend in the douro valley - one...
Aug 22, 16, 10:48 am
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Posted By Howie721

Hi All, I am planning ~9 days in Portugal...

Hi All,

I am planning ~9 days in Portugal early November (littler bit cooler and obviously off season).

See below for proposed itinerary:

Fly into Lisbon (2 days/2 nights)
train to Cascais...
Forum: Italy
Oct 9, 14, 9:28 am
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Posted By Howie721

That makes sense, thanks for the info. We were...

That makes sense, thanks for the info. We were hoping to check out some vineyards around Lucca so thought having a car might be easiest but then I wouldn't be able to drink as much... :D Probably...
Forum: Italy
Oct 9, 14, 8:57 am
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks for the tip -will certainly check them...

Thanks for the tip -will certainly check them out.

When i wrote hired car - I meant a chauffeur service where someone will pick us up and drive us to Sarzana - I have found quotes in the 400 EUR...
Forum: Italy
Oct 8, 14, 9:09 pm
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Posted By Howie721

Thank you all for the very helpful comments...

Thank you all for the very helpful comments above. Here is my itinerary:

Fly into MXP around 7am and head straight to Sarzana where we have friends who will show us around by car. Then onward to...
Forum: Italy
Oct 7, 14, 3:43 pm
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks for the above information - very useful....

Thanks for the above information - very useful. Not to highjack your thread but I have a similar question. I will be flying into MXP and need to get to Sarzana, then onwards to Lucca and Florence. Is...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 2, 14, 1:15 pm
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Posted By Howie721

All, thanks for your replies. This is all very...

All, thanks for your replies. This is all very helpful information.

We have decided against a trip to Thailand for now and are heading to Mexico and Southern California instead. We are spanish...
Forum: Mexico
Mar 31, 14, 10:20 am
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Posted By Howie721

SJD to Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Taxi

Hi All -

Looking at options getting to the Sheraton HDM from the SJD airport. I would also like to stop at a Wal Mart/Costco to pick up some items prior to checking in. I have no desire in...
Mar 31, 14, 9:39 am
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Posted By Howie721

I have a 5 night stay coming up end of this week...

I have a 5 night stay coming up end of this week and hotel seems to be completely sold out - can that be possible?

Do you think I will be stuck in the Deluxe - Garden view room for my entire stay??
Forum: Thailand
Mar 25, 14, 8:31 pm
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Posted By Howie721

Shellfish Allergy

Hi All,

I am considering a trip to Thailand (Koh Samui, Ko Tao, Chiang Mai and potentially another island) with my girlfriend in about 10 days. She is EXTREMELY allergic to shellfish (shrimp,...
Jan 8, 14, 3:58 pm
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks for the responses Sam P. Goodman and...

Thanks for the responses Sam P. Goodman and 3CForMe.

I will continue researching the property and area.
Jan 8, 14, 9:44 am
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks for your response. So what did you do...

Thanks for your response. So what did you do there during your stay? Just hang out by the pool and have meals in or around the hotel? I like the idea of this hotel as being more of a "boutique-y"...
Jan 7, 14, 4:32 pm
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Posted By Howie721

3Cforme - thanks for your response, understand...

3Cforme - thanks for your response, understand that is SPG code for higher rooms. I called the Plat line and asked about that, they said no availability but did not do the trick of calling back and...
Jan 7, 14, 3:48 pm
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Posted By Howie721

Award Stay

All, this thread and other Hacienda threads are super helpful, thanks to all that have posted thus far.

I am having trouble finding award availability for most of these hotels but specifically at...
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Posted By Howie721

Thanks ebuck, weird - cannot seem to find that...

Thanks ebuck, weird - cannot seem to find that link. Thanks for your help
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