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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 03:59 AM
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Luggage space saver = roll your clothes. This may work for some people but for me it was the WORST advice ever.

Great thread, divingaggie!
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 04:02 AM
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Don't worry about a language barrier, everyone speaks English.
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 04:37 AM
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*Take worn out clothes and underwear and throw them away after wearing to lighten your bag and make room for souveniors.
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 08:20 AM
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I agree with the worn out clothes thing. I have never understood this logic. I mean really, who wants to wander around on vacation with ill-fitting underwear?

I am a clothes roller though - works great for me.
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 08:41 AM
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Don't travel with in-laws.
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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worst tip: when you go to Spain, don't stay in paradors.
best tip: when you go to Spain, stay in paradors whenever possible.
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 10:36 AM
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- the pizza and pasta in Italy taste just like home

- amsterdam is just for pot smokers

- make sure you drink lots of fruit juice and use lots of ice in South America (stupidly did this in Venezuala - learned a VERY hard lesson)

- speak louder if they don't understand your english
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 11:19 AM
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Oahu is just built-up and touristy. Skip it.
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 12:04 PM
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Worst travel tip given to me "get an inside cabin, it's cheaper and you will never be in the room anyway".

I love, love, love looking at the ocean and I love love, love being on a balcony at 2AM in my sleep attire when I have insomnia. I love to spend time in my cabin relaxing.

Also, inside cabins are not for those, like me, who dislike closed in spaces.

Window, balcony or stay home for me.

Happy for everyone else to book exactly what they want for whatever reason they want.
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Old Apr 17th, 2006, 01:27 PM
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Don't bother with Paris if you only have two days. You won't be able to experience the culture.
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Old Apr 21st, 2006, 05:27 AM
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I was advised by the 'local expert' on the Big Island Trip Advisor forum not to take our 8 year old with us to Hawaii because that would be spoiling him. Can't tell you how much I appreciated that pearl of wisdom.
 
Old Apr 21st, 2006, 06:47 AM
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Worst Travel Tip:

Venice is just a big, dirty, smelly city.
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Old Apr 21st, 2006, 07:10 AM
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Is it possible for you to post the link to the article, Divingaggie? I would love to read it and maybe others would, too.

Neo, can you explain to the less-than-informed ekscrunchy what this CDW is about? How did you save money by having declined it before you totalled the car? I decline it cause it is covered by my Visa card in most countries, but how would you save money, apart from a few dollars a day, by doing so?
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Old Apr 21st, 2006, 07:20 AM
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eks.......I saw the same article in The Dallas Morning News Travel Section, not sure where the OP is.You have to register but its free.
www.dallasnews.com......once you are "in", scroll all the way down the Home Page, "Special Interests" which is the fine print.Click on "Travel" and you will see the article listed about one or two down.Hope this helps!
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Old Apr 21st, 2006, 08:24 AM
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Thanks!!
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Old Apr 21st, 2006, 08:47 AM
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"Children don't belong on a cruise ship, leave them home".

Right genius, that's why they have kids clubs, kids pools, arcades, game rooms, waterslides, kids meals, kids robes, kids movies...my kids have more fun on cruises than I do, that's the main reason we cruise, for the kids. If they didn't go neither would I!
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Old Apr 21st, 2006, 09:26 AM
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Yes, the article came from the Dallas Morning News...thanks, BeachBoi.
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