re: Side trips from Buenos Aires? - lagniappe14 on 1/27/19 at 3:03 pm
I totally felt safe walking around Palermo Soho at night. There are lots of restaurants and stores. I found it well lit even on the mostly residential streets. The sidewalks reminded me of New Orleans - a bit broken up... and Paris - dog poop. So watch your step. I highly recommend Don Julio...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: 9 days in China? - lagniappe14 on 1/27/19 at 12:13 am
The overnight train from Beijing to Xian has a an Old World feeling in the lounge car. I expected to bump into Poirot. Our compartment contained couchettes, and there were two bathrooms. On one end was a western style (always had a line of Chinese), and on the other end was a Turkish style that ne...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Side trips from Buenos Aires? - lagniappe14 on 1/26/19 at 11:50 pm
Uber is a good choice, too. Very cheap. I also enjoyed the double-decker tour bus one day. Boca and San Telmo are not as safe as other touristy areas. The bus allowed me to hop on and off (San Telmo has a bustling Sunday Market), and I didn't have to worry about getting a shady driver. Since I...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Side trips from Buenos Aires? - lagniappe14 on 1/26/19 at 11:35 pm
A lone night in Iguazu means you will likely see only one side of the falls unless you have an early arrival and late departure. Decide on which side you want to prioritize and go with that. The remis service at the airport gave me the best driver. She spoke fluent English (a first for any of...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: ADVICE-Trip to Tokyo - lagniappe14 on 1/15/19 at 8:51 pm
What are you interested in doing? Below are things I did: Imperial Palace Gardens are lovely even in early March. Depending on the temperatures, a few of the cherry blossoms might be in bloom. Temples - Tokyo has many temples. Each are different and some have beautiful gardens onsite. Sen...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Anyone ever flown AA basic economy? - lagniappe14 on 1/13/19 at 6:22 pm
You are not guaranteed a seat together even with the kids. The airlines will try to accommodate you, or the flight attendants might ask if people are willing to give up a seat so that your family can sit together. However, if people paid for those seats, they may not be happy about doing it unles...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: 2 Weeks Budget Travel: SF >>> Denver - lagniappe14 on 1/13/19 at 5:36 pm
I'd do a road trip if it was me. Yosemite, Mono Lake, Tahoe, skip Reno unless you like gambling, Salt Lake City, detour to Jackson Hole (5 hour drive from SLC), before arriving in Denver. If you decide on staying near San Francisco for most of the duration, you could split up your 2 weeks. 1s...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Broadway Shows New York - lagniappe14 on 1/12/19 at 6:02 pm
A NYC friend tipped me off to an app called TodayTix. I scored last minute seats to Phantom of the Opera. I loved seeing an oldie but a goodie on discount. You pick the ticket up shortly before the show begins. TodayTix will have an employee outside, and you give your name to receive the ticke...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Dong Phuong Has Ship Dates Now - lagniappe14 on 1/12/19 at 1:45 pm
Not everybody is as lucky as you to live in the New Orleans area. So, yes, I pay to ship one king cake a year. King cakes where I live cost $40 - just for the cake. So for a little bit more money, I can have shipped a king cake that I love and that satisfies that taste for home. For those...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes - lagniappe14 on 1/11/19 at 10:19 pm
I carried two Haydel's in the bag they gave me and used the overhead bin. 3 might fit depending on the plane (new AA planes have smaller bins). If you use a suitcase, I'd make sure it provides enough protection to keep the king cakes from being squished by other bags. Shipping king cakes are ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Jackson Hole - lagniappe14 on 1/11/19 at 10:05 pm
If the weather is good, the snowmobile tour into Yellowstone is worthy of the time it takes. I saw the aforementioned Bison grazing near the thermal pools and an eagle in full flight, plus Old Faithful in all its glory. Guide was great about stopping when he observed wildlife and pointed out Elk o...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Jackson Hole - lagniappe14 on 1/11/19 at 9:44 pm
Your wife should totally do it. She will love it. She may get the opportunity to drive the team, too, depending upon the outfitter. I did a dog sled ride outside of Denali, and it was a blast (of cold air). I drove the team for a bit, and the team did not miss a beat. Exhilarating! Only ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Washington DC - lagniappe14 on 1/7/19 at 9:35 pm
Aside from the Smithsonian museums and zoo, pretty much everything else is open or accessible in DC. The monuments are not barricaded off, so you can get your photo ops. Check out Travelzoo for any deals on things to do. Some sightseeing options that are not impacted by the shutdown include:...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Paris in June, any tips - lagniappe14 on 1/5/19 at 6:41 pm
Notre Dame can have long lines, too. The crypt is a good suggestion, and it is much less crowded. To beat the crowds at museums/top sites, look for late/after hours options. Paris Pass can also help bypass lines, and some tours offer a fast pass where you go to head of line....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Jackson Hole - lagniappe14 on 1/5/19 at 6:28 pm
[u]Additional things to do:[/u] Rent snowshoes and hike in Grand National Teton Park or closer to town. Rent fat tire bikes to ride on the snow. Snowmobile rides - for adults, I recommend the one into Yosemite to see Old Faithful. Fun time. Take the Tram at Jackson Hole to the top and g...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
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