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Whats sites do y'all use for cruises?
IF so where have you been?
OP is pretty old. From what I hear.
No particular web site.
I've been on an Alaska cruise package through Princess Lines, an Antarctic cruise through what was Orient Lines, and a winter Norwegian cruise through Hurtigruten. I bet you can see a common theme here. Also three eclipse-viewing trips, booked through a common specialist travel agent, that involved boats: one on the (also defunct) Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, one on a small group of gulets on the coast of Turkey, and a China tour that included a few days on the Yangtze River. If WIndjammer were still operating, I would absolutely recommend them for a warm water cruise, but they lost one ship with crew in a hurricane, and I think they went bankrupt.
These days living on a cruise ship is cheaper than living in an old folks home for years to the end.
I have yet to see a cruise ship vacation package that caters to the young or middle age crowd.
Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."
Also Mark Twain: "I wish Europe would let Russia annihilate Turkey a little -- not much, but enough to make it difficult to find the place again without a divining-rod or a diving-bell."
How did it change your mind, and what happened to do so? Where were you, anon?
Locals are always nicer than their expats. No exceptions.
This. I've met so many kind people who have helped me or even just said hello and welcome to my country, without expecting anything in return. It was quite surprising the first few times.
>>1525945 >Look at what's happening in Europe
>>1525440 >4chan Nazis are weirdos irl
Hey /trv/, I'm playing with the thought of taking a long-distance trip by train across the United States. Mainly with the California Zephyr from Chicago to San Francisco, with the Sunset Limited from Los Angeles to New Orleans and then with the City of New Orleans over Memphis back to Chicago. I guess I'd have about 3-4 weeks for the entire thing.
Any stops you can recommend along the line? I was thinking Denver, San Francisco, LA, maybe a detour to San Diego, Houston, New Orleans and Memphis.
What would you say would be the best time of year to do this? It's covering a huge area so getting that right might be a bit tricky.
are tickets THAT much more expensive? with a car you're factoring in
>gas >car rental >hotel >mental tax of having to be driving non-stop and can't relax too much
Did you compare the cost for the rented car with a USA Rail Pass or with individual tickets?
True, but renting a car affords such freedom.
Not him, but you can get rates from the websites of the car rental places. Make sure you factor in any mileage or drop-off charges, and think about fuel costs. Also, if you are young, make sure you fall within the age-range they'll rent to.
My limited experience with US railway travel is that you gotta expect it to be slow, and crossing the great plains may be boring, unless you can groove on the vast flat emptiness.
Yeah I was half being lazy and the other half is I'm ignorant of gas fare and cost of road motels as well. I'm not planning to do this in the near future so it's more speculative talk. Thanks for the input, any more comments on this kind of trip are welcome, I like the idea in principle but there's always time to be talked out of it.
Also I'm not OP, just in case
Any anon worked as a travel agent? What is it like? How does it work?
Mcjob > travel agent
Do people even still use travel agents?
Did a semester stage for top travel agent in my city a while ago. It was a disgrace, both customers and people working there were morons trying to fool each other. Dying job for a damn good reason.
The overwhelming amount of TAs know nothing about their own job and only sell overpriced crap. Customers are either showing up on December 30th looking for last-minute transatlantic flights for new year's eve, or retarded boomers who can't book a fucking train ticket without help.
Boomers still use them like
said. But once the boomers all kick the bucket the profession will truly be dead.
Mostly people who are afraid of the internet. There is a niche in the market for TAs that specialize in planning trips for challenging/exclusive destinations, met a few when I was working for Hyatt hotels. They're more like a private concierge than your standard travel agent. It's a pretty hard area to get into though, because obviously you need to have a lot of connections.
Planning a holiday with friends, looking for some amazing scenery I picked the Tatra mountains in Slovakia.
We've been in the swiss/italian alps and the triglav park in slovenia before so that was pretty much the last place left to see in central Europe that would fit the mountainous scenery requirement.
Is there any specific place you would recommend in that area/ nearby?
I'm interested in this as well. The Tatra are the mountains nobody talks about.
This is a cool tool for looking at how deep the london tube goes on various journeys:
Thanks dude that's really cool. Looks perfectly accurate too
Which city to stay in? What company to use for a villa (8 people)? What to do??
Where did you meet her? Whats her name/ city?
uhhh why the fuck would i dox her on 4chan? i met her on instagram, i know 100% for sure she's real, not some catfish. but she lives in Limassol
how's life in cyprus for foreigners (american)
Fuck off we are full
If youre white american you'll do OK.
Nobody wants to go to your shitty pseudo greek, half turkey invaded shithole Giannis
This is going to be pretty specific. I'm a German guy and kine of like baseball and the whole atmopshere around it. I've been to games in San Diego, but also in Asia. Now I'll be in NYC with my girlfriend in late April, would like to see another game and have a few questions:
1) Can I just go there and buy tickets at the stadium or do I have to reserve?
2) Is a Yankees or a Mets game a better experience? Our hotel is on Bowery, but we should have enough time to go anywhere in the city.
1) I would recommend buying the tickets in advance on seatgeek/stubhub/ticketmaster (all reputable 100% guaranteed ticket vendors) and they show you exactly where youre sitting
2) If you could only choose one I would pick the Mets if they are in town. It's a great ballpark and the atmosphere is amazing. Make sure to get there early to check out the stadium and catch some batting practice.
1) tickets on the street at a game should never run you over $20.00(minnesota at least). And its better to do that because why put in the effort online? Baseball games arent about the seats, all seats in minnesota are good at least.
2) Going to a yankees game i imagine is like the rich mans nyc team and the mets is like a cozy dive bar.
OP here. Thanks so far. I think I'd rather stay flexible and book while I'm there or just go to the stadium even though the seats may not be that good then.
I'll be in NYC for 8 days. As far I know, the MLB season has a lot of games, so I should even have a choice between different games, shouldn't I?
The schedules are online, you should look them up. There are games in NYC most days in April, but any given time one of the two teams will probably be traveling.
The San Diego Padres suck you can get a ticket day if for less than 20 bucks
Wanna know how I got from Iraq to Afghanistan?
Join the Marines they'll send you to both for free!
Not both, that'd be weird
Damn it, I chuckled.
What's the worst travel mistake you've ever made? Me? First time traveling abroad I had to check my backpack at my departing airport. My final destination was a smallish town in southern Chile which required a flight from Santiago. That flight wasn't on my initial itinerary and I didnt know I had to claim my backpack at the Santiago Airport so I flew to the southern part of the country without 99% of my belongings. It took almost a week for me to finally get my stuff.
accidentally joining a turkish commie party is RealTraveller
The worst travel mistake I made is not buying a Visa in advance of my plane departed and wasting a bunch of money on a ticket I couldn't use, Problem is I still on the how to solve this problem I still don't know where you go to buy visas
That depends on the country now doesn't it?
How do you manage to travel if you can't do a simple fucking Google search
His Condom broke. They said they said they were clean and we believed them. He took them off and so did I.