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Jan 23, 20, 3:49 pm
Replies: 2
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Posted By Romelle

Google flights is your friend for these kinds of...

Google flights is your friend for these kinds of questions. Or ITA matrix, although it is a little trickier to use.

For that matter, a plain old search "phx to buf".

I did loop through...
Forum: Cruises
Jan 22, 20, 1:08 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Romelle

+1 and I'd also supply the name of my favorite...

+1 and I'd also supply the name of my favorite VTG agent. I just booked a cruise with her this morning. I've found the VTG web site to be the easiest and strongest to use. All sorts of selection...
Forum: Cruises
Jan 19, 20, 8:00 am
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Romelle

Many years ago I did Helsinki to Tallinn. It was...

Many years ago I did Helsinki to Tallinn. It was a serious party boat, with definite larger groups traveling together.

I don't remember the food prices, but probably would have if they had been...
Jan 14, 20, 8:10 am
Replies: 23
Views: 18,484
Posted By Romelle

That has also been my understanding. Hotwire...

That has also been my understanding. Hotwire sometimes being more generous with stars than Priceline. About a 1/2*, although I've seen examples of no difference and of a full star difference.
Forum: Budget Travel
Jan 14, 20, 8:05 am
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Romelle

Yes, the open-jaw ticket would be booked using...

Yes, the open-jaw ticket would be booked using the multi-city option, as opposed to the one-way and round-trip options.
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I'm sure somebody here will refine my understanding, but just to get...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jan 13, 20, 4:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Romelle

"...as far as possible " is about 330 days. ...

"...as far as possible " is about 330 days. Something could change in that amount of time, and you'd be happy to pay change fees to get back home. Or even be lucky with the airline schedule change...
Jan 12, 20, 7:57 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By Romelle

Not a problem. When somebody brings me up short,...

Not a problem. When somebody brings me up short, I tend to remember better. Furthermore, you may have also helped OP and some lurkers.

Always happy to supply a chuckle, even at my expense. ...
Jan 8, 20, 2:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By Romelle

I do agree with the open-jaw route. ...

I do agree with the open-jaw route.

Starting in London lets you train through the Chunnel. I found this very exciting, although fellow passengers were reading newspapers and nodding off during...
Jan 8, 20, 9:17 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By Romelle

Do spend some time with one of those weather...

Do spend some time with one of those weather sites - average high/low, hours of daylight/sunshine, average rainfall, etc. for your dates.

I'm from MN. I once went to Italy in February. MN...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jan 8, 20, 8:56 am
Replies: 314
Views: 255,697
Posted By Romelle

Totally agree on the real book. But my version...

Totally agree on the real book. But my version is sometimes a book I've bought and sometimes a book I picked up at an estate sale. Then when I've read it, I contribute it to the little library of a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 16, 19, 8:22 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 14,141
Posted By Romelle

This is fabulous. THANK YOU! I can...

This is fabulous. THANK YOU!

I can usually fight my way through a new web site, but this one has all the systems printed in the same style. Will save me tons of time.

I've always loved...
Dec 16, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Romelle

I really appreciate your post. I didn't know...

I really appreciate your post. I didn't know such hotels existed. I'll do some more research and definitely will spread the good word.
Forum: Budget Travel
Dec 11, 19, 11:18 am
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Romelle

Budget Neck Pillow

I gave a grandson one of my old sweatshirts. He said he wanted it sleeveless, so we cut off the sleeves. I looked at those nice hunks of material in the sleeves and got an inspiration.

Cut off the...
Forum: Budget Travel
Dec 10, 19, 7:16 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,832
Posted By Romelle

Yup, more details about what you like. But if...

Yup, more details about what you like. But if you are a female shopper, you could get an entire new really unique stylish wardrobe just from the amazing Barcelona street markets. Definitely start...
Forum: Cruises
Dec 7, 19, 5:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,980
Posted By Romelle

I've done several transatlantic trips. Loved...

I've done several transatlantic trips. Loved each one of them. The ships definitely put on more activities when there are lots of "at sea" days. Topics vary, but one of my favorites was a series...
Dec 6, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Romelle

You could try searching on "flight alerts" and...

You could try searching on "flight alerts" and set up 5 or 6 of them. You'll get a message when the price drops. There are differences between how the various ones work. Some are easier to set up...
Replies: 33
Views: 30,524
Posted By Romelle

I'm curious if there is any new information on...

I'm curious if there is any new information on this subject?

My pursuit started out with learning about cruise discounts for shareholders. That seems fairly explicit for the three larger cruise...
Forum: Budget Travel
Nov 23, 19, 11:36 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,523
Posted By Romelle

I'm working on setting up a trip to Scottsboro,...

I'm working on setting up a trip to Scottsboro, AL. Why, you might well ask?

It is the home of of the Unclaimed Baggage Center where all the airline oopses go. A city block garage sale!
...
Forum: Budget Travel
Nov 20, 19, 4:42 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 11,439
Posted By Romelle

As well as the logoless clothing, carefully...

As well as the logoless clothing, carefully consider shoes. Europeans simply wear better shoes than most US people wear when abroad (flipflops or big clumpy white athletic shoes in particular)....
Forum: Budget Travel
Nov 13, 19, 9:48 am
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Romelle

From rather casual research, Poland is getting...

From rather casual research, Poland is getting about 8 hours of daylight right now, whereas Malta is getting about 10 1/2. And it is warmer also.

Similar numbers for Sicily and lots of other...
Oct 28, 19, 7:47 am
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Romelle

Thank you for starting this!

I'm glad you started this. I do admit to being a little bothered by what I'm doing to the environment by my strictly recreational flying, even though I carefully recycle wherever I am and genuinely...
Forum: Budget Travel
Oct 28, 19, 7:43 am
Replies: 44
Views: 12,195
Posted By Romelle

Also for grilled cheese is the use of the hotel...

Also for grilled cheese is the use of the hotel iron and ironing board, plus some aluminum foil so as to not mess up the implements.

You reminded me of a comment I heard somebody proudly proclaim...
Forum: Budget Travel
Oct 27, 19, 3:09 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 12,195
Posted By Romelle

I haven't done sardines, but one of my favorite...

I haven't done sardines, but one of my favorite traveling sandwiches is a supermarket bun and a flip-lid can of tun packed in olive oil. Simply pull off the tuna lid, drain off the extra olive oil,...
Forum: Budget Travel
Oct 27, 19, 8:58 am
Replies: 44
Views: 12,195
Posted By Romelle

TravelingNomads - loved your list. I've done...

TravelingNomads - loved your list. I've done quite a few of them. Not starving, not broke. But just very thrifty, don't like all the waste in the world and am concerned with over&unhealthy eating...
Oct 21, 19, 7:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By Romelle

I know metallic thread in sweaters can set off...

I know metallic thread in sweaters can set off the alarm. Any chance you had on jeans with some metallic embroidery? I've seen that on hip pockets. Metal waist button or zipper? A tiny forgotten...
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