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    I'm going on a fishing trip (with 6 others) for a week into Canada and I'm bringing as much food as possible. The last time we were there we bought our groceries there and I nearly had to file bankruptcy when I paid the credit card off the next month. Canada does has this complicated website where you can enter what you want to bring in and eventually it tells you yeah or nay, but I'd like some practical advice. Do I have to "declare" what I'm bring in, I'm really a newbie on international travel in regards to non clothes and fishing equipment transport across the border.
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    • Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
      I'm going on a fishing trip (with 6 others) for a week into Canada and I'm bringing as much food as possible. The last time we were there we bought our groceries there and I nearly had to file bankruptcy when I paid the credit card off the next month. Canada does has this complicated website where you can enter what you want to bring in and eventually it tells you yeah or nay, but I'd like some practical advice. Do I have to "declare" what I'm bring in, I'm really a newbie on international travel in regards to non clothes and fishing equipment transport across the border.
      im pretty sure the only thing you need to declare is the amount of alcohol and tobacco. You can bring a case of beer or liter of liquor per person without paying duty. Other than that you can't bring certain fresh fruits and vegetables. When we go to Canada fishing we bring 95% of what we're going to eat but pick up some milk and fresh fruit/veggies at the Cloverleaf Grocery store in Emo, Ontario.
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          Have a daughter graduating in NOLA next May and thinking about taking a week in NOLA or somewhere nearby. I've done Jazzfest and other times in NO, and she's been there 4 years, so none of us are real eager to spend a week in the city. I'd like to come up with 4-5 days somewhere within a 5-6 hr drive that would be an interesting place to chill (wife, graduating daughter, another 24-year-old daughter and I). The gulf coast in Ala or Fla would be nice and possibly good if we could find a place with enough history, unique culture, natural areas for biking or hiking--something other than the beach. Just going to the beach would be dull for that long a time in May.

          Bayou? East Texas/gulf? Mississippi somewhere? Ideas?

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            Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
            im pretty sure the only thing you need to declare is the amount of alcohol and tobacco. You can bring a case of beer or liter of liquor per person without paying duty. Other than that you can't bring certain fresh fruits and vegetables. When we go to Canada fishing we bring 95% of what we're going to eat but pick up some milk and fresh fruit/veggies at the Cloverleaf Grocery store in Emo, Ontario.
            That was our plan, to buy dairy, fresh fruit and veggies there and bring all else across the border. Thanks.
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              This is last-minute, but... the wife and I are headed out to Vegas tomorrow-Sunday for her friend's wedding. Bachelor/bachelorette parties Thursday evening, rehearsal dinner Friday evening, wedding Saturday evening, so there won't be a whole LOT of discretionary time, but the days will have some flexibility to them. Anyone have suggestions for things to do that don't involve gambling?
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                Originally posted by jmh View Post
                This is last-minute, but... the wife and I are headed out to Vegas tomorrow-Sunday for her friend's wedding. Bachelor/bachelorette parties Thursday evening, rehearsal dinner Friday evening, wedding Saturday evening, so there won't be a whole LOT of discretionary time, but the days will have some flexibility to them. Anyone have suggestions for things to do that don't involve gambling?
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                · Valley of Fire national park – involves rental car and about an hour’s drive each way. Famous for cool red rock formations.

                · Any Cirque du Soleil show – tickets are pricey (min. $100) but worth it. My fave was the Beatles Love show at Treasure Island. Sit in the first couple balcony rows for a good view.

                · Walking on the strip / People watching at its finest. Lots of street performers & “live art” around.

                · Check out the gardens & fountain shows at the Bellagio

                · Taking the double-decker bus “The Deuce” down to Fremont Street Experience at night – a lightshow that runs quite a distance and is pretty impressive

                I'd add Hoover Dam but that also involved either a tour ride or rental car I believe.
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                • Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

                  Originally posted by jmh View Post
                  This is last-minute, but... the wife and I are headed out to Vegas tomorrow-Sunday for her friend's wedding. Bachelor/bachelorette parties Thursday evening, rehearsal dinner Friday evening, wedding Saturday evening, so there won't be a whole LOT of discretionary time, but the days will have some flexibility to them. Anyone have suggestions for things to do that don't involve gambling?
                  Depending upon where you are staying, your best bet is probably the pool.

                  Las Vegas is really only about three things right now: Gambling, eating, shopping. World class options for all three. Beyond that, pretty limited, unless you want to spend a ton of money.

                  You can go out to the Las Vegas Speedway and drive a race car, but that will set you back $4-800 for a handful of laps. You can play golf at overpriced golf courses.

                  You could ride the High Roller observation wheel at the Linq, across from Caesar's Palace. That's pretty cheap, but only takes about a half hour.

                  My suggestion, find a good $5 Pai Gow table at one of the 2nd or 3rd tier casinos, take over the whole table and drink on the house. They'll set your hand for you. If you bet the minimum you can probably drink up any losses you might take.
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                  • Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

                    You can also do a Grand Canyon tour.
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                      Try to see the Colorado River. It might not be there the next time you visit.

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                        I'd second any recommendations for seeing a Cirque show - wouldn't do the Beatles one, but that's just me. Anyway, have seen a few shows in different places and they are incredible.


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

                          Okay, so I'm calling all Yoopers and anyone with experience around the northwestern side of the mitten.

                          Mrs. EoDS, Baby EoDS and I are driving to Traverse City/Mackinaw City from Green Bay. We've already got quite a few things on our to-do/to-eat list while we're there, but I was hoping to reach out to the forum and see what they thought. Bonus points for anyone who has good ideas of places to stop on the Lake Michigan side of the UP while we're driving there and back.
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                          • Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

                            If anyone has any experience with Manila I'd appreciate your thoughts seeing it will be my new home starting the end of September.

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                              Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                              If anyone has any experience with Manila I'd appreciate your thoughts seeing it will be my new home starting the end of September.
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                              • Re: A Thread for Travel: Trips/Advice/Ideas

                                Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                                If anyone has any experience with Manila I'd appreciate your thoughts seeing it will be my new home starting the end of September.
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