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Feb 8, 19, 8:10 pm
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Posted By sfoactuary

Curious if there are any updated thoughts about...

Curious if there are any updated thoughts about hotel options in Bora Bora? We're in the early stages of planning a 4 night stay in Bora after a 4 night stay at the Brando. I actually worry about...
Jan 6, 19, 12:01 am
Replies: 180
Views: 133,226
Posted By sfoactuary

Thanks so much for the detailed reply (and for...

Thanks so much for the detailed reply (and for the quick response to my PM). You confirmed my suspicions that given my current travel patterns, I'm probably just better off sticking with what I'm...
Jan 5, 19, 9:51 pm
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Views: 133,226
Posted By sfoactuary

My interest in Inspirato has been rekindled but...

My interest in Inspirato has been rekindled but would love to hear thoughts from current members on a couple things before committing:

1. We live in the Bay Area and would primarily use this for...
Mar 16, 18, 12:21 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,700
Posted By sfoactuary

We booked relatively late so didn't have full...

We booked relatively late so didn't have full pick among the room, but chose Barb's place since we wanted to be off-site from the main house. Barb's is definitely cozy for 2 people which is fine if...
Jun 11, 17, 6:55 pm
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Posted By sfoactuary

We just wrapped up an incredible stay at...

We just wrapped up an incredible stay at Hakone-Ginyu and would highly recommend it.
Mar 22, 17, 4:14 pm
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Views: 2,700
Posted By sfoactuary

We stayed at the relatively new Inn at Newport...

We stayed at the relatively new Inn at Newport Ranch recently and loved it - overall it's more upscale B&B than luxury hotel, but they do have higher-end suites and even a 3-BR luxury home for rent,...
Jun 8, 16, 10:47 pm
Replies: 258
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Posted By sfoactuary

How is the weather in February/March? I get that...

How is the weather in February/March? I get that you can get a much better deal, but do you lose out on the full "experience"?
May 15, 16, 7:33 pm
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Posted By sfoactuary

Looks like this is the right place to tap into...

Looks like this is the right place to tap into the Amanpulo experts - I'll be heading to a wedding near Bangkok, Thailand at the end of this year, and while I had initially thought about a trip to...
Apr 25, 16, 9:45 pm
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Views: 7,693
Posted By sfoactuary

Starting to look at options in Phuket for a trip...

Starting to look at options in Phuket for a trip later this year. For those that have been to Point Yamu, any context as to why it is significantly cheaper than Trisara/Amanpuri?

I get that...
Jan 16, 16, 11:59 pm
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Posted By sfoactuary

Slightly OT, but any recommendations for a few...

Slightly OT, but any recommendations for a few nights in Jeju? Based on some brief research the Shilla looks like the front-runner, followed by the Kensington.
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 20, 15, 12:19 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Etihad (Jet Airways Config) First Class Abu Dhabi to San Francisco

As I wrote about here, it seemed like I was the only person in the frequent flyer community that was actually excited to take this flight. On the plus side, because I'd heard so many negative...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 17, 15, 11:57 am
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Etihad Premium Lounge at AUH

Upon arrival at Abu Dhabi airport, we disembarked and navigated our way over to the Etihad Premium Lounge. Since the First Class Lounge was currently under construction, there was a small section in...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 15, 15, 11:48 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

You are very welcome! Yes I can...

You are very welcome!



Yes I can imagine that it isn't easy to find a dojo in many destinations, my parents are similar and try to squeeze in some tai chi as their exercise when traveling
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 10, 15, 12:06 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

It's a good question - on average, it's about...

It's a good question - on average, it's about 5-10 pounds per week of travel. On this trip it was closer to just 5 since some stomach issues in India knocked out my appetite for a couple days. For my...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 10, 15, 11:16 am
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Etihad Airways Business Class Hyderabad to Abu Dhabi

Even on partner mileage redemptions, Etihad provides chauffeur service for premium cabin passengers and this made for a relaxing start to our 24-hour journey home. Pick-up from our hotel was...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 10, 15, 11:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 9, 15, 1:11 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Exploring Hyderabad

As I mentioned in the introduction, the whole reason for this trip was to attend my coworker's wedding in Hyderabad. While I've attended Indian weddings in the US, this would be my first one in...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 9, 15, 10:47 am
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Singapore is definitely worth a visit! Sadly we...

Singapore is definitely worth a visit! Sadly we didn't get to fully experience the food scene in India due to the wedding, so just means that we'll need another trip later :p



Thanks, avneeshj!...
Nov 6, 15, 12:11 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,039
Posted By sfoactuary

Also the same order in terms of price points,...

Also the same order in terms of price points, with #3 less than 50%+ from #2 even after accounting for all-inclusive.
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 5, 15, 10:41 am
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Part Hyatt Hyderabad

While I'm primarily a Hilton loyalist, Hyatts are a close second and the Park Hyatt brand in particular is my favorite within that group.

What if I told you that you could stay at a Park Hyatt for...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 4, 15, 3:05 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Thanks for the clarification, have updated...

Thanks for the clarification, have updated accordingly ^
Nov 4, 15, 12:26 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 5,293
Posted By sfoactuary

All - thanks very much for the feedback. At this...

All - thanks very much for the feedback. At this point leaning toward FS, since they Imanta may be a bit too secluded for a first visit to the region.

Would love to split our time but...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 4, 15, 12:05 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Premier Lounge at SIN, SilkAir Economy Class to Hyderabad

Our flight wasn't scheduled until 8PM, so even with a late check-out time of 3PM, it still left several hours to kill. We mulled over the various options, but ultimately decided to just head over to...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 4, 15, 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 3, 15, 4:33 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 24,303
Posted By sfoactuary

Great minds think alike! Although we will have to...

Great minds think alike! Although we will have to agree to disagree about the order of Japan/Singapore :p

I haven't tried Waku Ghin, but that was the other place we were considering for this trip...
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