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re: ADVICE-Trip to Tokyo - lagniappe14
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...
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re: Anyone ever flown AA basic economy? - lagniappe14
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...
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re: 2 Weeks Budget Travel: SF >>> Denver - lagniappe14
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...
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re: Broadway Shows New York - lagniappe14
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...
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re: Dong Phuong Has Ship Dates Now - lagniappe14
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...
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re: Transporting King Cakes on Planes - lagniappe14
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 ...
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re: Dong Phuong Has Ship Dates Now - lagniappe14
$36.14 for 2 day shipping. A few bucks more for one day. Total cost for mine = $54.14....
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re: Jackson Hole - lagniappe14
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...
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re: Jackson Hole - lagniappe14
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 ...
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Dong Phuong Has Ship Dates Now - lagniappe14
Dong Phuong's website now shows ship dates for every Thursday from now through end of February. I ordered pecan. :nana: ...
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re: Washington DC - lagniappe14
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:...
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re: Paris in June, any tips - lagniappe14
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....
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re: Jackson Hole - lagniappe14
[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...
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re: Paris in June, any tips - lagniappe14
For horseback riding, Bois de Boulogne probably is your best bet close into central Paris (although Versailles may have options, too). For a different horse riding experience, there are the carousels near the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Other fun things to do with kids that have not been mentio...
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re: Paris in June, any tips - lagniappe14
St. Chapelle is a smaller church, so a child shouldn't be overwhelmed by it. Also, quicker tour than Notre Dame. Check to see if there is an evening concert at St. Chapelle (or another church/landmark) during your stay. I saw an opera in the courtyard of Les Invalides, and the setting added to...
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re: Pepper jelly - lagniappe14
I love Pepperland Farms pepper jelly. The pineapple habanero, blackberry chipotle, and raspberry chipotle are my favorites. Friends love the mango habanero. Ocassionally, I luck up and get a jar of satsuma pepper jelly. [link=(https://berrytownproduce.com/shop/jams-and-jellies/pepperland-jelly...
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re: Side trips from Buenos Aires? - lagniappe14
I visited Argentina, Brazil, and Chile last September. I'd recommend more than 2 days in Buenos Aires because there is a lot to do. If you want to see both sides of the falls, you will have to hustle for a 36 hour trip. Immigration lines can be long. I can give you some tips I learned from tryin...
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re: Macau vs. Hong Kong (1 or 2 nights in Macau?) - UPDATED Q - lagniappe14
Ferries ran regularly when I was there. Look at the time tables and give yourself a half hour buffer. Bring passport. When I went, we had to go through passport control and received a Macau stamp. Couple more fun touristy things to do: a) shop for gold on Macau or Kowloon; b) Star Ferry from K...
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re: Macau vs. Hong Kong (1 or 2 nights in Macau?) - UPDATED Q - lagniappe14
You're welcome. Please report back with how you liked the hike. Wan Chai is in the business district, close to big indoor malls and Victoria's Peak. If you have a good deal and he place has good reviews, then book the AirB&B. Main thing to consider is safety. I walked all over the business ar...
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re: Macau vs. Hong Kong (1 or 2 nights in Macau?) - UPDATED Q - lagniappe14
Macau can be done in a day since it is a tiny island even if you like to gamble. I recommend adding a day trip to Lantau Island to see the Big Buddha. You can take a cable car up to the Buddha that has mesmerizing views of the island. Some people also hike to the Buddha. There are also lovely beac...
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