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Forum: Japan
Aug 16, 19, 11:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By txflyer77

+1. You can usually get a lunch reservation...

+1. You can usually get a lunch reservation within a couple weeks.

One of my favorite stops when I pass through Tokyo.
Aug 13, 19, 3:26 am
Replies: 207
Views: 17,394
Posted By txflyer77

CX has suspended check-ins at HKG along with some...

CX has suspended check-ins at HKG along with some other airlines.

https://twitter.com/natashakhanhk/status/1161203185014284288
Aug 10, 19, 11:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By txflyer77

Ask Jon Carmichael, he created this composite...

Ask Jon Carmichael, he created this composite photo from a series taken onboard a Southwest flight during the eclipse a couple years ago.
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Aug 10, 19, 8:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By txflyer77

I use disposable single-blade razors and shave...

I use disposable single-blade razors and shave oil when I travel. Takes up much less space than the brush/shave soap/double-edge safety razor setup I use at home.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 10, 19, 8:10 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 8,429
Posted By txflyer77

I'm not going to second-guess the culinary tastes...

I'm not going to second-guess the culinary tastes of a 9 year old. ;)

BUT (okay I am a little bit) the olives don't end up at all "unolivey" in that recipe.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 9, 19, 5:39 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 8,429
Posted By txflyer77

Give the green olives a try in it just once. ...

Give the green olives a try in it just once. It's not nearly as "olive-y" as you might fear.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 7, 19, 9:48 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By txflyer77

The MGM Grand has two person “pods” (a day bed...

The MGM Grand has two person “pods” (a day bed with a canopy basically) available for $100 in food in beverage spend. Even non-guests can reserve them.

A friend and I went in on one two years ago...
Forum: Travel Tools
Aug 3, 19, 10:09 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By txflyer77

FlightAware's app has a setting for tailoring...

FlightAware's app has a setting for tailoring flight notifications for someone picking people up from that flight. I'd try that.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 3, 19, 6:09 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 8,429
Posted By txflyer77

My entire family has become obsessed with this...

My entire family has become obsessed with this recipe:

https://nomnompaleo.com/post/148597361748/pressure-cooker-summer-italian-chicken

The broth it makes is easily the most flavorful any of us...
Aug 3, 19, 6:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By txflyer77

I almost never travel with my laptop unless it's...

I almost never travel with my laptop unless it's a work trip.

* iPhone XS
* iPad Air (just bought this, we'll see how much use it gets)
* Kindle Paperwhite
* Fitbit Charge (non-smartwatch...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 31, 19, 8:05 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,580
Posted By txflyer77

Is it bad that I would've expected much worse? :D...

Is it bad that I would've expected much worse? :D

Annual flu shot, hand sanitizer after using the lavatory, nasal saline spray and eating local yogurt at my destination. This has kept me going...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By txflyer77

I wouldn't bother spending three nights in...

I wouldn't bother spending three nights in Queenstown. There's barely anything to see *in* the town during the day. It's a base for excursions in the surrounding region but most can be done just as...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 27, 19, 10:19 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 2,182
Posted By txflyer77

US - Washington DC France - Paris Germany -...

US - Washington DC
France - Paris
Germany - Berlin
China - Beijing
Japan - Tokyo
S. Korea - Seoul
Thailand - Bangkok
Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Singapore - Singapore
New Zealand - Wellington
Jul 27, 19, 12:40 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,680
Posted By txflyer77

I'm pretty sure the State Department slaps that...

I'm pretty sure the State Department slaps that warning on their list of medical providers for every embassy regardless of the location. Here's the exact same text on the page from the London...
Jul 27, 19, 12:33 am
Replies: 115
Views: 15,563
Posted By txflyer77

I'm currently using a physical TMO SIM and a...

I'm currently using a physical TMO SIM and a Spark NZ eSIM. It's flawless. Two active phone numbers while relying on Spark NZ for data.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By txflyer77

Way too much. Abel Tasman, back to Nelson...

Way too much.

Abel Tasman, back to Nelson and then on to Greymouth is an exceptionally long day. Assuming you're with a tour you won't be back in Nelson until late afternoon. It's a good four...
Jul 18, 19, 3:52 pm
Replies: 2,027
Views: 448,898
Posted By txflyer77

That might be my best option. Thanks.

That might be my best option. Thanks.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 17, 19, 8:03 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 7,992
Posted By txflyer77

Free, IIRC. That was back in 2017.

Free, IIRC. That was back in 2017.
Jul 17, 19, 8:02 pm
Replies: 2,027
Views: 448,898
Posted By txflyer77

Does anyone know of a good way to park a TMO...

Does anyone know of a good way to park a TMO number while out of the country for a while? I'm currently on an old Simple Choice plan with global roaming but I'm in New Zealand for the next four...
Forum: Hawaii
Jul 6, 19, 4:18 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,120
Posted By txflyer77

I'll put in a vote for New Zealand. You can get...

I'll put in a vote for New Zealand. You can get here with AS miles on a few different airlines, including Qantas and Fiji. I just moved here from the US (and even stopped in Hawaii for 10 days on...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,093
Posted By txflyer77

There's also Ultimate Hikes which operates...

There's also Ultimate Hikes which operates private lodges along the Milford and Routeburn tracks. Pricey but a step up comfort-wise. I did the Routeburn with them in 2017 and loved it.

The...
Jul 4, 19, 10:50 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 30,503
Posted By txflyer77

I would do it. They opened up the new lobby two...

I would do it. They opened up the new lobby two weeks ago. I doubt the pool will be ready by then though.

Call after you book and ask for a room facing away from the construction.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By txflyer77

I just moved to NZ and have been using...

I just moved to NZ and have been using Transferwise to send money in the opposite direction. Good experiences so far but expect delays with your first transfer (due diligence going on in the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 30, 19, 2:20 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,412
Posted By txflyer77

I'm gonna have to add Vicks to my packing list. ^...

I'm gonna have to add Vicks to my packing list. ^ I was once stuck next to a woman who kept reapplying perfume every hour flying NRT-IAH. That was a particularly miserable flight.
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