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Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Aug 19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By landandword17
Mobile The calorie counts are horrific Ridersmom arent...

The calorie counts are horrific Ridersmom arent they 😆 For the food too although they have a skinnylicious menu - dont like the name but appreciate the options. Were going to meet friends there...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Aug 19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,795
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Couple of things. 1) Americans tip by...

Couple of things.

1) Americans tip by American standards abroad for the most part. I used to work in a hotel during college and all I can say is bless them because I brought home an extra 100...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 19, 12:26 PM
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Posted By landandword17
Mobile You got a great bargain for SF.

You got a great bargain for SF.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Star ratings in SF dont mean much. A holiday inn...

Star ratings in SF dont mean much. A holiday inn can be 350 a night. What is your budget? I would agree with the recommendations above as a good starting point. They are Dibb favourites as some of...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Aug 19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By landandword17
Mobile New York :-)

New York :-)
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Aug 19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By landandword17
Mobile In SF, look into either Dylans tour or the...

In SF, look into either Dylans tour or the Painted Ladies tour company.

Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood is a nice couples dinner.

Griffith Observatory in LA/Getty Center if you like...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Aug 19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,903
Posted By landandword17
Mobile So sorry to hear of your loss, going by the ages...

So sorry to hear of your loss, going by the ages of your children he must be a young man. So sad and I can only imagine the shock.
I hope everything goes well for you and you can rearrange the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Aug 19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,150
Posted By landandword17
Mobile This might be common knowledge to frequent...

This might be common knowledge to frequent travellers to the US who change currency and to those who work in the industry. For everyone else its not common knowledge and this post is very useful...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 14 Aug 19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By landandword17
Mobile Ill agree 5 days is overkill and if youre...

Ill agree 5 days is overkill and if youre popping in and out of Disney you have to stay in Anaheim which is not near Los Angeles really, or even in the same county. You could pair Anaheim with the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 13 Aug 19, 04:21 PM
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Views: 1,730
Posted By landandword17
Mobile If Florida usually costs you 5500 then the WC...

If Florida usually costs you 5500 then the WC wont bankrupt you! I would say 6K would get you a great holiday. Return flights from the same airport will be cheaper than flying into one and out of...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Yes but it will take a lot of research. Using...

Yes but it will take a lot of research. Using Tripadvisor, Yelp and Expedia type sites to find reasonable hotels with good reviews. Booking cancellable rates so you can cancel when the price drops...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Aug 19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Download Uber or Lyft.

Download Uber or Lyft.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Aug 19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,371
Posted By landandword17
Mobile We had rain one day in February, so I would pack...

We had rain one day in February, so I would pack a light waterproof jacket. Apart from that day every other day was 22-26 degrees with evenings cooler but not jeans and a jumper cool. We brought...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Thanks for the report. Ive seen some very...

Thanks for the report. Ive seen some very reasonable fares from them so will consider them next time.

Idyllwild sounds amazing, did you rent a house there and which site did you book with...
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By landandword17
Mobile 🎉 Not too far behind you. I nearly prefer single...

🎉 Not too far behind you. I nearly prefer single digit day to travel day 😆
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 01:03 AM
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Views: 202
Posted By landandword17
Mobile The one caveat is that the Northern California...

The one caveat is that the Northern California beaches wont be hot, lay out in the sun beaches. In summer the tend to be foggy and chilly until the afternoon. Carmel beach is beautiful and they...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Thanks for that. Great detail and I love the...

Thanks for that. Great detail and I love the pictures.

Would you mind sharing the area the LA apartment was in so others can avoid it?

Loved how active you all were. We did the bike over the...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 11 Aug 19, 10:14 PM
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Fantastic trip report Helen. You have such a...

Fantastic trip report Helen. You have such a great writing style. I have just gone and found your other reports and pasted them into a pdf to read on the plane next week - better than any book!
...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Aug 19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Delivery is only for domestic flights as far as I...

Delivery is only for domestic flights as far as I know. US visitors get sent luggage tags for delivery with their magic bands.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Aug 19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Im going to agree that 3 nights is too long for...

Im going to agree that 3 nights is too long for Monterey (consider staying in Carmel, much prettier town) and the drive from Monterey to LA is too long for one day so I would stop along the way...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Aug 19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By landandword17
Mobile If by villa you mean Florida style villa Im...

If by villa you mean Florida style villa Im afraid you wont find anything as big with pool etc in California for the same price. Airbnb in legal in many parts of California, though illegal in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Aug 19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Aer Lingus wouldnt let me check in online and...

Aer Lingus wouldnt let me check in online and when I got to the check in desk they claimed I didnt have an ESTA. Luckily I had the printout and after lots of keyboard tapping and huffing they...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Aug 19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,248
Posted By landandword17
Mobile A memory that has always stuck in my craw is our...

A memory that has always stuck in my craw is our Mercedes driving, married to a dentist teacher making us all bring our lunches up to her desk for examination. One by one she would take the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Aug 19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Do they have the machines and do they speed...

Do they have the machines and do they speed things up at all? Google tells me they got them a few years ago but dont know if like MCO theyve ditched them since.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Aug 19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Not to my knowledge. Ive used Shipito in the...

Not to my knowledge. Ive used Shipito in the past, had shopping sent there, they consolidated into one box and sent it to our hotel but depending on how many packages youll have it may not be...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Aug 19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By landandword17
Mobile If I was him Id take the Turo insurance. Not...

If I was him Id take the Turo insurance. Not sure how long hes there for but even if its a fortnight Id rather part with 700 than deal with the consequences of being underinsured or not insured...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Aug 19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By landandword17
You can check availability on AA as they show...

You can check availability on AA as they show Alaska too. Youre looking for the saver reward fare and once you see availability just book online on BA for the AA flights or call BA for Alaska and...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Aug 19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By landandword17
Mobile No you call the BA call Center to book Alaska...

No you call the BA call Center to book Alaska. Same for Aer Lingus. Were flying home on aer Lingus from LAX for 33,000 Avios and $70 total. Using Avios on the partner airlines is our secret to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 6 Aug 19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By landandword17
Mobile For anyone who can help but doesnt know what...

For anyone who can help but doesnt know what Turo is, its the Airbnb for cars. People list their own personal cars for rent and you can rent them off them. I assume Americans are covered on their...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Aug 19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By landandword17
Burbank has Target, Walmart, a huge mall and an...

Burbank has Target, Walmart, a huge mall and an In n Out burger 😋. Not walking distance I suppose but it would be a cheap Uber/Lyft away if you want an evening out. Theres also gas stations around,...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 6 Aug 19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By landandword17
Mobile If you want an RV I wouldnt do that route...

If you want an RV I wouldnt do that route. Navigating SF, LA, Big Sur in an RV would be a nightmare. You have to find campsites and they are far outside the cities so you would then be stuck on...
Forum: Accommodation 5 Aug 19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By landandword17
Yes Dublin airport hotels are very expensive...

Yes Dublin airport hotels are very expensive. During the summer Im paying around 140 no matter how early I book. My family in Ireland were gobsmacked to get a hotel in Heathrow for 40. London has...
Forum: Accommodation 5 Aug 19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By landandword17
I stay in Dublin airport once a month visiting...

I stay in Dublin airport once a month visiting family. My favourite hotel is the Crowne Plaza. Lovely hotel, good food on site and walking distance to a big shopping centre up the road. Havent...
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Aug 19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I just use google flights and put in the multi...

I just use google flights and put in the multi stops to see what airlines fly the routes and what my options are. Google flights link me to the airlines own site to book which I prefer over sky...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 1 Aug 19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Lyft usually offer some sort of deal all the...

Lyft usually offer some sort of deal all the time. At the moment I have $5 off next 10 rides until 5/8 showing in the app so I think Lyfts pass would be pointless.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 1 Aug 19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Thats Hawaiian airlines. The others are pay on...

Thats Hawaiian airlines. The others are pay on board. To me its a long flight from WC to Hawaii but reading other forums to Americans its not because its about the same length as the flight from...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 31 Jul 19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By landandword17
Mobile No we left after fireworks and didnt wait long...

No we left after fireworks and didnt wait long at all for a Lyft. Driver was assigned to us immediately and he text us his location when he pulled in, maybe 4 or 5 minutes later. We were going to...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 31 Jul 19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Its just a sandwich now and no IFE but you can...

Its just a sandwich now and no IFE but you can stream to a tablet.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jul 19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,888
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Same. They were really enforcing it in JFK and...

Same. They were really enforcing it in JFK and the announcements were coming over the speakers every few minutes too. In Phoenix last summer they had a staff member walking up and down the queue...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jul 19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By landandword17
Mobile If you book directly with the airline, yes...

If you book directly with the airline, yes. Although often only 1 class up is allowed. It can be astronomical in price though. Family booked 11 months out BA economy and not the lowest economy either...
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