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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13100 on: April 29, 2021, 12:25:31 PM »
The DR is just simply amazing. The people there are great!

Not good with the driving #RIPAce

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13101 on: April 29, 2021, 12:56:21 PM »
I'm not expecting great restaurants with an all-inclusive but grading them on a curve.  I'd imagine a variety of decent restaurants is the best I can hope for.  We're going with another couple so there are some constraints that we're working with but I'll check some of these out.  We'll be out there for a week.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13102 on: April 29, 2021, 02:51:00 PM »
The DR is just simply amazing. The people there are great!

Not good with the driving #RIPAce
Can confirm. Our driver went 90 the whole way to the airport, passing cars going up hills on 2 ways.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13103 on: April 29, 2021, 08:12:37 PM »
Those weirdo car-tech startups that try to get you to take some stranger's car should have some opportunities to cash in.

Like three years ago I had two international counselors, two very pretty women from the UK tell me they were going to Chicago to get some guys Tesla, young dude like in his 20s, and driving it to San Diego. I was convinced they were either going to get chopped up or they were inadvertently running drugs. It worked out for them even though I'm still convinced that car had every hidden crevice loaded with X.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13104 on: May 03, 2021, 02:35:17 PM »
Another Kauai question. My friend got back from HI a month or so ago and the one thing he regretted prior to going was not thinking ahead with restaurant reservations. He said many places were still in limited capacity so getting a table was tough/impossible. Those that have stayed in Kauai, are there any places I should think about getting a reservation soon? I'll have kids so I'm not talking about anything really fancy, but I didn't know if there were some "can't miss" places that we should be thinking about. Any food tips are appreciated.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13105 on: May 03, 2021, 02:57:35 PM »
here's a tip, food in maui sucks

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13106 on: May 03, 2021, 03:00:44 PM »
I went to barcelo bavaro Beach in the DR and it was everything I could imagine. I'm a pretty simple/picky eater but the on property restaurants were good imo but not amazing (the buffets are what they are though...). The beach is like a mile long and the buildings are only 4 stories so it's spread out and not crowded, which is my speed. Also only like 100 feet from room to the ocean. Clientele seemed to be majority south Americans and then us/Canada.

Patio view:


Been there before, it is pretty solid. Also went another time to Punta Cana literally 10 months earlier with my family and we stayed at an airbnb, both were quite fine.

The DR is just simply amazing. The people there are great!

Not good with the driving #RIPAce
Can confirm. Our driver went 90 the whole way to the airport, passing cars going up hills on 2 ways.


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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13107 on: May 03, 2021, 03:15:25 PM »
i just remembered you can golf 18 at Wailua and it's cheap AF bc it's a public course, and there are like 6 beach holes so it's pretty amaze value, scenery-wise.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13109 on: May 04, 2021, 09:33:28 PM »

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13110 on: May 05, 2021, 08:29:31 AM »
my experience tells me that this is a one-off situation that may not have been handled well by any of the parties involved. but thank goodness that the family already has an attorney so they can get some of that sweet sweet lawsuit money off of their situation. 

also if i'm flying with a child or anyone else prone to seizures, i'll prob not pack their medicine in the checked luggage.


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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13111 on: May 07, 2021, 09:54:19 AM »
I booked the Excellence in Punta Cana - seemed to have the most restaurants and also the private beach/adults-only side were nice benefits.  Now I'm about $3k in for a Wacky recommendation so it better be good or I'm going to him for my refund.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13112 on: May 07, 2021, 09:57:47 AM »
It’s a good choice. Food sucks but that’s the all inclusive experience.


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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13113 on: May 07, 2021, 11:15:35 AM »
Just booked some “unaccompanied minor” tickets for the kids  :ohno:  but also  :Woohoo:

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13114 on: May 07, 2021, 11:21:05 AM »
Just booked some “unaccompanied minor” tickets for the kids  :ohno:  but also  :Woohoo:

yeah SW is the best of this because they're cheapest and most flexible. Plus you don't even need them if someone is 14! :sdeek:

(everyone else is 16)

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13115 on: May 07, 2021, 11:30:34 AM »
SW unfortunately doesn’t fly direct to grandma’s house

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13116 on: May 07, 2021, 02:13:49 PM »
I am thinking of heading to Europe late summer early fall if the EU moves forward with opening up. However, I wonder if there will be push backs against Americans?

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13117 on: May 07, 2021, 03:15:57 PM »
I am thinking of heading to Europe late summer early fall if the EU moves forward with opening up. However, I wonder if there will be push backs against Americans?
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13118 on: May 07, 2021, 03:20:55 PM »
Those idiots probably don't even know about crypto over there

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13119 on: May 07, 2021, 08:39:14 PM »
I am thinking of heading to Europe late summer early fall if the EU moves forward with opening up. However, I wonder if there will be push backs against Americans?

they'll be very happy to see tourists of any stripe.  haven't booked anything, but i'm hoping to join you in what time frame.
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