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  • #16
    Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

    Im heading to San Diego on Sunday for the week. I will be there for a conference so my free time will be at a minimum but if anyone has good suggestions for restaurants or perhaps parts of town that have many good ones in a small area that would be awesome. I dont know if I will have much free time for anything else.

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    • #17
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      Originally posted by zamboni crash-test dummy View Post
      Well, my first question would be has anyone been to the Normandy beaches?

      Second question is has anyone driven in France?
      1) Many have been there, few told the stories.

      2) I drove there years ago with a couple fraternity brothers. I remember lots of expensive toll roads. And Neil asking what a sign said as we were obviously entering a work zone. "The '30' means that's the speed limit - slow down! The rest is irrelevant." (I was the group's translator)

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      • #18
        Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

        Originally posted by zamboni crash-test dummy View Post
        Well, my first question would be has anyone been to the Normandy beaches?

        Second question is has anyone driven in France?
        I've driven there...in a British car. Drove from Calais to Paris and then on to Geneva. Did not go to Normandy.

        No need to drive in Paris. In fact a car is an inconvenience there, since there's no place to park it other than in the middle of the sidewalk (which Parisians do, BTW).

        The comment about the toll roads is spot on. They are expensive.

        And just for laughs, "Why do all the roads in France have trees planted along the sides?"
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        • #19
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          Originally posted by Hopkinja View Post
          And just for laughs, "Why do all the roads in France have trees planted along the sides?"
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          As for travel, try http://www.raileurope.com/us.
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          • #20
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            Originally posted by Hopkinja View Post
            No need to drive in Paris. In fact a car is an inconvenience there, since there's no place to park it other than in the middle of the sidewalk (which Parisians do, BTW).

            The comment about the toll roads is spot on. They are expensive.
            thanks, that's good to know
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            • #21
              Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

              Originally posted by melmac View Post
              My best friend and I went a couple of years ago. Booked a tour through Viator. The driver was very knowledgable. We went to many of the same places that BPH did. There was also a nice lunch at an inn included.
              Mel - fill me in on details! Was the tour worth it? What time of year did you go and how packed were the sites? Did you see just the US sites British and Canadian zones also? Etc etc etc
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              • #22
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                Originally posted by zamboni crash-test dummy View Post
                Mel - fill me in on details! Was the tour worth it? What time of year did you go and how packed were the sites? Did you see just the US sites British and Canadian zones also? Etc etc etc
                This is the tour we took. I'm definitely not a history buff, but it was quite the sobering experience.

                We ended up in the van with two couples - one from New York and one from one of the Carolinas. There was plenty of time to wander around the sites. Our driver, Fabrice, (my friend kept calling him Febreeze ) even took us back into a place that looked like it was off limits to allow us the chance to get down into a bunker.

                We went in late November, definitely not tourist season, so I don't know what it would be like at other times of the year.

                Also, we had a lot of luck with Viator. They have a lot of offerings if you're not quite sure what you'd want to do. We did a wine tasting, a cooking class, the Normandy trip, and dinner and the show at Moulin Rouge.
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                • #23
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                  I'm going to D.C. May 13-16 for National Police Week. What should I know? I've been to D.C. once before...

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                  • #24
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                    I spent five months of 2007 on a round the world trip. Spent a lot of time in Australia, NZ, China, Africa, and continental Europe, with short jaunts to Zambia/Botswana, Egypt, Thailand. Happy to give impressions if anyone has questions.

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                    • #25
                      Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

                      Originally posted by zamboni crash-test dummy View Post
                      Well, my first question would be has anyone been to the Normandy beaches?

                      Second question is has anyone driven in France?
                      I did the Normandy Beaches on a day trip from Paris. Went to the Peace Museum in Caaen, the St Laurent Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc along with all the beaches, Omaha, Utah, Juno Gold and Sword. Fabulous day.
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                      • #26
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                        Originally posted by Zudnic View Post
                        I've posted on USCHO from every populated continent....
                        Pssht. Penguin up: *****http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/images/0611/adventure-travel/antarctica.jpg******

                        Seriously, though, really jealous.

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by AMC View Post
                          Pssht. Penguin up: *****http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/images/0611/adventure-travel/antarctica.jpg******

                          Seriously, though, really jealous.
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                          • #28
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                            Planning to take the wife and kid to DC for a few days on spring break. I assume we should stay in the burbs near a commuter line. Any recommendations on where?

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                            • #29
                              Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

                              Originally posted by goldy_331 View Post
                              Planning to take the wife and kid to DC for a few days on spring break. I assume we should stay in the burbs near a commuter line. Any recommendations on where?
                              Personally if I was staying at a hotel I'd stay downtown and save the headache of commuting. Will you be there during the Cherry Blossom Festival (or whatever it's called)? I guess the Metro gets mobbed we stayed at relatives in Old Town during the FF and a lot of people were talking about the backup of people trying to get on a train.

                              Have fun!! T will love it.

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                              • #30
                                Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

                                Originally posted by Greyeagle View Post
                                Personally if I was staying at a hotel I'd stay downtown and save the headache of commuting. Will you be there during the Cherry Blossom Festival (or whatever it's called)? I guess the Metro gets mobbed we stayed at relatives in Old Town during the FF and a lot of people were talking about the backup of people trying to get on a train.

                                Have fun!! T will love it.
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