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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:26 am

Passport costs $135. $110 to the state department and 25$ to the post office. Plus if you pay to get your picture taken, was like $7 at Walmart
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MWB on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:59 am

Rylan wrote:how much do passports cost?


Just got passport books for the kids. $105 each, plus the pics. Took three weeks. However, took about a month to get on the schedule.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:56 am

MWB wrote:
Rylan wrote:how much do passports cost?


Just got passport books for the kids. $105 each, plus the pics. Took three weeks. However, took about a month to get on the schedule.


You can expedite the processing, but it's a hefty fee if I recall.

It is initially expensive to get a passport, Rylan. But they are valid for 10 years.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MWB on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:25 pm

Yeah, expediting is pretty expensive, and probably not worth it. They say it's 4-6 weeks for non-expedited, and I think 1-2 with expedited. I think an extra $100 to do it.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:28 pm

Has anyone here spent any time at all in South America? ( Besides being banished to Ecuador that is :pop: )
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:01 pm

Do they still have ten year ones? I thought it was all 5
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:25 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Do they still have ten year ones? I thought it was all 5


Passcards are 5 years. Passports are still 10.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby danisu21 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:30 pm

Going to Croatia the last week in June for 2 weeks with my mom. We're meeting family that we didn't know existed, visiting friends, and checking out some property that my grandma inherited. It's going to be nice knowing that I can go and I won't have to really pay for any hotels AND I don't have to worry about any upcoming performances. Last time I was there (2004) I had to dance with my tamburitzan group in almost every city/village we stopped in.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MWB on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:42 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Do they still have ten year ones? I thought it was all 5


Minors is every 5.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:48 pm

Decided to stay here when in Ottawa. I love hotel rooms WITHOUT carpets. Hardwood floors > yucky, dirty hotel carpets.

http://swisshotel.ca/
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby yubb on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:57 pm

I'm going to freaking Norway at the end of May. Unreal. I'm still hoping to play some hockey while I'm there, but that's not looking too likely at this point.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Rylan on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:36 am

Anyone ever been to Cyprus?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby thepittman on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:41 am

danisu21 wrote:Going to Croatia the last week in June for 2 weeks with my mom. We're meeting family that we didn't know existed, visiting friends, and checking out some property that my grandma inherited. It's going to be nice knowing that I can go and I won't have to really pay for any hotels AND I don't have to worry about any upcoming performances. Last time I was there (2004) I had to dance with my tamburitzan group in almost every city/village we stopped in.

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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:57 am

Rylan wrote:Anyone ever been to Cyprus?


i know a guy from cyprus. hes really hairy and wears the same tie every day
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:05 am

yubb wrote:I'm going to freaking Norway at the end of May. Unreal. I'm still hoping to play some hockey while I'm there, but that's not looking too likely at this point.


Check out some stave churches while you are there...I'm jealous. Northern Norway fascinates me.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:11 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Rylan wrote:Anyone ever been to Cyprus?


i know a guy from cyprus. hes really hairy and wears the same tie every day


I have no idea why, but this has me laughing like crazy.

And made me think of this, which isn't quite as funny.

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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:34 am

So our flight back from St Lucia on Delta was supposed to come back on Sunday, they overbooked the flight and we volunteered to stay an extra day. I had taken Monday off and the girlfriend had already scheduled a half day and just changed it to a full day. So they gave us Delta travel vouchers and cab to and from the airport to a resort over the night. So at this point everything was awesome. Then yesterday due to the air traffic control furloughs, our flight was delayed by an hour...which gave us a half hour layover in Atlanta. Chaos ensued. We did end up making our connection last night though and after a very few hours of sleep, I am at work as scheduled today. Boom.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:37 am

It's always nice when the travel voucher works out well for you. Coming back from our honeymoon, we had the choice to stay in Montego Bay's airport (sadly couldn't go back to the resort) for six hours until the next flight, and they would bump us to first class and give us vouchers.

I regret not taking the offer, but I was just so effing tired and ready to get home at that point I didn't want to wait around.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:39 am

Thats how I felt yesterday, I think I got a cold at the aiport on Sunday, because I felt awful once we left the beach yesterday. Also the sinus pressure on the flight was terrible(first time i've ever experienced discomfort due to pressure like that in my life). It was amazing that we got bumped though...we just wanted to the Caribbean, so we took a "lesser" all inclusive resort and then stayed at Sandals Sunday night. I would have recommended anyone to go to that other resort the whole trip, we made great friends and had a great time and it was nice...but then we went to the Sandals...and I don't think I could ever stay anywhere else if I went back.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:41 am

We went to Sandals Whitehouse, and absolutely loved it. The only bad thing about that resort was that it's in a bay, so the water is about as murky as the Jersey Shore. I wanted dat clear water
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:46 am

The guy next to me on my flight has a real 70s hit man vibe.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:46 am

Yeah apparently Sandals St Lucia basically rebuilt a peninsula for this resort...I saw some bays murky like that, but this was the clearest water I've ever seen...I am so tempted to spend all of these travel vouchers to get back there in the fall haha. It was pretty depressing only getting that for one day.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby yubb on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:54 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
yubb wrote:I'm going to freaking Norway at the end of May. Unreal. I'm still hoping to play some hockey while I'm there, but that's not looking too likely at this point.


Check out some stave churches while you are there...I'm jealous. Northern Norway fascinates me.


We'll be in mostly southern Norway. We're going to Stavanger and Bergen.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby jimreb on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:06 am

Anyone ever been to Quebec City? Is there enough to do for four days/nights for 2 adults and 2 children(12 and 17)?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:09 am

Is there enough there to do 41 games for an NHL team?
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