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Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 31, 15, 2:32 pm
Replies: 189
Views: 36,039
Posted By carole_d

I was on an early morning flight out of SEA one...

I was on an early morning flight out of SEA one day (before the sun came up.) I looked down and saw the recently-arrived Concorde (at The Museum of Flight on Boeing Field). They had spotlights on it...
Aug 14, 15, 1:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By carole_d

Please do report. I'm doing the same in January...

Please do report. I'm doing the same in January (except HNL-KOA) and I'm interested in your experience.
May 4, 15, 2:27 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 11,522
Posted By carole_d

Backing up the other posts - you'll have plenty...

Backing up the other posts - you'll have plenty of time. And be sure to look at the airport's website for a map. If you can, download the map to a smart phone or other device. Also don't be afraid to...
Apr 24, 15, 3:59 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,174
Posted By carole_d

Tipping is pretty country-dependent, so you...

Tipping is pretty country-dependent, so you should probably either Google local customs or ask in the country-specific forum.

I hope you have a great trip!
Apr 10, 15, 2:24 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,174
Posted By carole_d

A nice perk of the hotel pickup is that there is...

A nice perk of the hotel pickup is that there is someone waiting with a sign that has your name on it. After a long trip it's nice to walk straight out to a car without dealing with the taxi. I agree...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 30, 15, 2:20 pm
Replies: 263
Views: 46,962
Posted By carole_d

I made a lot of business trips to Malaysia and I...

I made a lot of business trips to Malaysia and I can't believe how many times I was asked if it was safe. I usually responded with the story of the time my parents were at a five-star resort in the...
Mar 19, 15, 2:01 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 6,554
Posted By carole_d

Another vote for Panasonic. I bought the set from...

Another vote for Panasonic. I bought the set from Costco and it links to my cell phone (via Bluetooth) which is handy because you can answer cell calls from any handset on the land line. It also...
Dec 16, 14, 12:56 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,591
Posted By carole_d

@pbjag, have you been getting Hello Fresh...

@pbjag, have you been getting Hello Fresh deliveries lately? My Friday delivery finally arrived last night (Monday) and the chicken was leaking over everything. (Yuck.) I emailed them this morning...
Nov 3, 14, 10:58 am
Replies: 26
Views: 7,591
Posted By carole_d

I have plenty of stores and delis around me. I...

I have plenty of stores and delis around me. I also have rheumatoid arthritis and my husband has Alzheimer's. I've had to make many changes in my life to get through each week (one of which is that I...
Oct 22, 14, 9:18 am
Replies: 26
Views: 7,591
Posted By carole_d

I've only received one, but I was very impressed....

I've only received one, but I was very impressed. (And I worked in grocery stores for nine years, so it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to food!)

The recipes are so simple, too. I love it...
Oct 21, 14, 12:15 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,591
Posted By carole_d

Thanks for posting this! I had never heard of...

Thanks for posting this! I had never heard of Hello Fresh, so I looked into it. I received my first box last week and had three great meals! It's so nice to have the oddball ingredients at hand (like...
Oct 17, 14, 12:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By carole_d

Mine was the Renaissance Marriott in Kuala...

Mine was the Renaissance Marriott in Kuala Lumpur, for business. I had been with my company for about three months when two of the managers came up and asked if I had gotten my travel physical. I...
Oct 2, 14, 10:45 am
Replies: 489
Views: 108,599
Posted By carole_d

As mentioned, no free breakfasts in the islands....

As mentioned, no free breakfasts in the islands. However, the Kalapaki Beach Hut is a short walk from the Kauai property and has good (and relatively inexpensive) breakfasts.

If you do go to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 19, 14, 3:11 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,435
Posted By carole_d

What gfunkdave said. Also, once you are in...

What gfunkdave said.

Also, once you are in Tokyo, try to get some exercise and sunshine. Both will help your body clock reset.
Aug 13, 14, 3:45 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,760
Posted By carole_d

Singapore is very beautiful and safe, but also...

Singapore is very beautiful and safe, but also very expensive. I wandered around Kuala Lumpur by myself and never felt threatened. It's not as clean as Singapore, but certainly has character!
Aug 8, 14, 12:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,081
Posted By carole_d

Another tip (for domestic and international): if...

Another tip (for domestic and international): if you are checking a bag, take a picture of it with your cellphone or other device that will be in your carry-on. If your checked bag takes a detour,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 2, 14, 11:00 am
Replies: 133
Views: 27,240
Posted By carole_d

Steamcon II...

Steamcon II (http://www.chrishuntphoto.com/Events/Steamcon-II/i-LTfxxXD) at the Seattle Marriott (Airport).

A group of engineers and CAD designers from my office were there for corporate training...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 30, 14, 11:21 am
Replies: 51
Views: 7,186
Posted By carole_d

For me the problem was an inexperienced...

For me the problem was an inexperienced instructor. He overemphasized the possibility of a stall turning into a spin. Once I went up with my dad and practiced only stalls for an hour, I realized how...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 25, 14, 11:10 am
Replies: 51
Views: 7,186
Posted By carole_d

Like others here, I have my private certificate...

Like others here, I have my private certificate but a lapsed medical. It seems like the money and time to fly never happened at the same time.

It's interesting to read other's experiences with...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 22, 14, 11:54 am
Replies: 115
Views: 13,352
Posted By carole_d

I was across the Straight of Johor, in Johor...

I was across the Straight of Johor, in Johor Bahru during the Singapore F1 in 2009. I would have loved to be in Singapore for that!
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By carole_d

I've read that some knitters have successfully...

I've read that some knitters have successfully carried interchangeable bamboo needles in their carry-on. They just take the needles off the cable and store them in a pencil case.

I personally...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 4, 14, 12:26 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 13,352
Posted By carole_d

I totally forgot - I was at this race: ...

I totally forgot - I was at this race:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Malaysian_Grand_Prix

It was called due to rain after about an hour of racing. :(
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 4, 14, 11:22 am
Replies: 115
Views: 13,352
Posted By carole_d

I'm not much for seeing sports in person, but...

I'm not much for seeing sports in person, but when I was in high school marching band, we competed at the Kingdome in Seattle. Standing on the field and looking up at all those seats was pretty cool.
Mar 26, 14, 1:21 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,662
Posted By carole_d

never mind

never mind
Mar 26, 14, 12:07 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,662
Posted By carole_d

never mind

never mind
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