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Forum: General Trip Reports Today, 10:47 PM
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Posted By jocat
You definitely did the right thing in hiring...

You definitely did the right thing in hiring bikes to explore Stanley Park - I wish we had.

And I really hope you have a better experience than we had with that particular Avis branch.🤞🏻

And...
Forum: General Trip Reports Today, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By jocat
A belated happy anniversary to you both. It...

A belated happy anniversary to you both.

It sounds like you had the right idea visiting Capilano Bridge so early. I dont think we went early enough to avoid everybody else making it move. 🙈
Forum: General Trip Reports Today, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By jocat
It sounds like you had a lovely day exploring the...

It sounds like you had a lovely day exploring the city.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Trip Reports Today, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By jocat
Wow! Those views are simply stunning Mel. ...

Wow! Those views are simply stunning Mel.

An Alaska cruise is on our bucket list and I can see why you felt Glacier Bay was a must. I didnt realise that not all Cruises do that route though.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Trip Reports Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By jocat
Glad the weather picked up for you. You seem to...

Glad the weather picked up for you. You seem to have just the right mix of exploring and relaxing.
Forum: General Trip Reports Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By jocat
Glad the flight went smoothly. That was a nice...

Glad the flight went smoothly. That was a nice gesture by the cabin crew to mark your anniversary.
Forum: General Trip Reports Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By jocat
Oh my word, what a nightmare for you! But an...

Oh my word, what a nightmare for you! But an extra night and a bonus stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs sounds good. ;)

Hope thats all of the stress out of the way and that the rest of the...
Forum: General Trip Reports Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By jocat
So glad that youre doing a trip report and glad...

So glad that youre doing a trip report and glad I could help along the way.

Looking forward to reading along.
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Oct 19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By jocat
Looks a great trip so far and the memorials look...

Looks a great trip so far and the memorials look stunning in the evening!

Were off to Washington DC on Friday and are also staying in the District Club by Hilton. So glad that you liked it.
...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Trip Reports 18 Oct 19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By jocat
What a disappointment that your whale watching...

What a disappointment that your whale watching trip was cancelled, but glad there are other options for you to do it later in your trip instead. Youd definitely expect the excursion desk to be open...
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,039
Posted By jocat
My daughters boyfriend had a mole removed a few...

My daughters boyfriend had a mole removed a few months ago, and had a similar experience as your daughter, minus the diabetes complication.

He ended up having frequent visits to the practice...
Forum: General Trip Planning 17 Oct 19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,181
Posted By jocat
Looks good! :)

Looks good! :)
Forum: General Trip Planning 17 Oct 19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,181
Posted By jocat
Completely agree! :thumbs-up I understand...

Completely agree! :thumbs-up

I understand why people stay in Kamloops but I think Id actually rather do an 8 hour drive to Whistler, rather than stop in Kamloops again. ;)
Forum: General Trip Planning 17 Oct 19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,181
Posted By jocat
Lake Louise is about a 40-45 minute drive from...

Lake Louise is about a 40-45 minute drive from Banff.

You could easily fill 3 nights in Jasper - we visited the Jasper end of the Icefields Parkway, the Columbia Icefields, plus Maligne Lake and...
Forum: General Trip Planning 17 Oct 19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,181
Posted By jocat
Looking much more manageable, :thumbs-up although...

Looking much more manageable, :thumbs-up although if Im honest, you could probably get away with just a single night in Calgary unless theres a particular reason you want to spend longer there,...
Forum: General Trip Planning 17 Oct 19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,181
Posted By jocat
I booked most of mine through either Expedia or...

I booked most of mine through either Expedia or Ebookers, with the exception of our Whistler accommodation which I booked through the official Whistler tourism website. Went through Quidco too, so I...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,703
Posted By jocat
So sorry to hear this. :( Wishing you lots of...

So sorry to hear this. :( Wishing you lots of strength to get through this difficult time.

Im sure youre in shock and youll be on autopilot for a while, but try to focus on your children as...
Forum: General Trip Planning 16 Oct 19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,181
Posted By jocat
We did the following: Vancouver - 4 nights ...

We did the following:

Vancouver - 4 nights
Whistler - 3 nights
Kamloops - 1 night
Jasper - 3 nights
Banff - 5 nights
Calgary - 2 nights

Have you booked your flights already? If not, Id...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 15 Oct 19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,622
Posted By jocat
Just catching up again. It all looks fab,...

Just catching up again. It all looks fab, especially the Old Pink House food. Those photos have me drooling! :tongue:

Glad Andy managed to rescue his forgotten card! :omg:

Have to agree to your...
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Oct 19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By jocat
Thank you. Thats so kind.:spin: Another...

Thank you. Thats so kind.:spin:

Another reason I liked Yaletown is that there were plenty of restaurant options close by. It had a lovely feel in the evening and I never once felt uneasy.
...
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Oct 19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,181
Posted By jocat
We planned Canada independently, but read a lot...

We planned Canada independently, but read a lot of trip reports on here for ideas. I also asked a lot of questions!

Here was my haul of travel books, which Im now lending to a friend to use to...
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Oct 19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By jocat
We stayed in Yaletown and loved that location. We...

We stayed in Yaletown and loved that location. We walked to most places, although did use the Hop on Hop off bus one day.

Im sure another a Dibber used an Airbnb place close to where our hotel...
Forum: Accommodation 6 Oct 19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By jocat
Is their advert on the Dibb still active? If so,...

Is their advert on the Dibb still active? If so, could you try contacting Stu or Smax? Maybe they have a different contact number for the owners.
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 5 Oct 19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,622
Posted By jocat
Ooh, I didnt realise youd started this. Just...

Ooh, I didnt realise youd started this. Just caught up and we must have similar tastes in cocktails because theyre looking good to me! :spin:

Your food looks absolutely delicious, especially at...
Forum: General Trip Planning 1 Oct 19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By jocat
Gunna (Neil) visited Calgary and the Stampede...

Gunna (Neil) visited Calgary and the Stampede last year - he did a great trip report too. Think hed be the best person to ask about what it entails.

With regards to Calgary, I wouldnt spend any...
Forum: General Trip Planning 1 Oct 19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By jocat
We stayed at the Aspen Lodge and although it...

We stayed at the Aspen Lodge and although it wasnt the most swish of the hotels we stayed in during our trip, it was one of my favourites.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Sep 19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By jocat
On our road trips, we always use packing cubes...

On our road trips, we always use packing cubes. It makes it so much easier for us. At some of our longer stays we unpack completely, which with packing cubes usually means unzipping them and laying...
Forum: General Chat 17 Sep 19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,498
Posted By jocat
Congratulations! Hes just gorgeous.

Congratulations! Hes just gorgeous.
Forum: Accommodation 17 Sep 19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,297
Posted By jocat
We went to Cape Coral at Easter and stayed here:...

We went to Cape Coral at Easter and stayed here: https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1200680vb?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=earned:homeaway:sharecopylink:GBR&utm_content=1200680vb

Most...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Sep 19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By jocat
I booked on the following site:...

I booked on the following site: https://www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/yosemite-lodging-experience/

Youre right to look at this time of year though. We booked 10 months in advance and options...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 15 Sep 19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,451
Posted By jocat
That sounds like a great trip that you have (not)...

That sounds like a great trip that you have (not) planned Amanda! ;) Theres a lot to it, so I can understand why you havent quite finished the plan.

Weve got a short trip to Washington ahead...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 15 Sep 19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,486
Posted By jocat
Eight of us went to Vegas a couple of years ago...

Eight of us went to Vegas a couple of years ago and the youngest person in our group had forgotten to take her ID out with her that day. She was refused entry into a bar - without ID she couldnt...
Forum: General Chat 14 Sep 19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,366
Posted By jocat
Thats great news. Congratulations both - hope...

Thats great news. Congratulations both - hope youve had a fantastic day. 👰🤵
Forum: General Chat 13 Sep 19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,177
Posted By jocat
Congratulations! Shes beautiful. Bet...

Congratulations! Shes beautiful.

Bet therell be no post holiday blues for you!
Forum: General Chat 11 Sep 19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,321
Posted By jocat
So sorry to hear this. Its such a shock when it...

So sorry to hear this. Its such a shock when it happens so quickly, making it even harder to come to terms with. Will be thinking of you over the coming days and weeks. X
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Sep 19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By jocat
Although I havent been to the Grand Canyon, so...

Although I havent been to the Grand Canyon, so cannot give you a true comparison of the two, Yosemite would be my choice - it was the part of our California road trip that stood out for me and would...
Forum: General Chat 7 Sep 19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 78,927
Posted By jocat
Am so sorry to read your update. Such an awful...

Am so sorry to read your update. Such an awful time for you all. Praying that there is some positive news for you soon. X
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,236
Posted By jocat
That wouldnt surprise me. However when it first...

That wouldnt surprise me. However when it first came down to 375, me and DH checked the upgrade costs a lot over the next few days and it stayed fairly static in price for a while, even dropping an...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,236
Posted By jocat
Ive just checked my fare code and both ways are...

Ive just checked my fare code and both ways are K for me, yet Im seeing upgrade costs for both ways.

I may be wrong, but is it that theyre just not upgradable with Miles, but you can still...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,236
Posted By jocat
If you select your inbound flight, then click on...

If you select your inbound flight, then click on Choose Seats, the upgrade price appears in the top left hand corner when you scroll up to look at the Upper Class seat map.
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