My sister in law is visiting me here in the Pacific Northwest; yesterday morning I fell out of bed early to take her to the train station to catch the Vancouver, Canada bound Cascades line. It's only a few hours from Seattle to Vancouver -- I've done it for the day, a bit much, but doable, that's how close it is.
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The chain's new weekly promotion gives members of its RediCard loyalty program first word on the specials.
Two days later, they're announced on redroof.com.
I couldn't attend Book Passage this year, a conference devoted to travel writing. I was torn -- after SxSW in March, BlogHer and TBEX in July, and the upcoming Blog World Expo, there was no way I could afford to do it all, speaker passes and sponsorships not withstanding. At nearly 600 dollars (before travel and accommodation expenses) it's not cheap, and after this year's conference bender, it wasn't in the budget.
One of my aunts sent me this link.
(I originally posted it on this blog, but since it auto-started, it
disrupted other processes here. Just follow the link if you'd like to
view it). I thought, particularly given how many people not only TALK
on the phone while they drive, but who actually send and receive TEXT
Visiting Vancouver is something I've been meaning to do for a long time now. So, despite promising to focus on staycations, I recently took a flight to Vancouver and stayed there for a long weekend.
Yes, I hate flying, but the flight to Vancouver was uneventful, and I loved the views from the airplane so much, that I had to snap these photos:
When you buy a Non-Refundable Ticket there is always a change fee involved should your plans change.
I have found that it is usually a minimum of $150 for the change fee plus the difference in the fare and if you used an online agency - they often charge a separate fee.
It can be much cheaper to just use the ticket to get where you are going and book another ticket to get home, especially if you bought that ticket on sale.
According to an update at The Advocate on the Marriott rape case, the Stamford Marriott in Connecticut has withdrawn its offensive defense in the lawsuit filed against it by a mother raped in its parking garage in 2006. In fact, Marriott International, Inc. says it's not the company behind the defense, that its insurance company's attorneys filed the legal motion.
I was recently invited on a seven day cruise. It's a promotional thing, a press thing. Sounds great, of course, kind of amazing and yes, I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity. I'm sure I can get the week plus transit time off to go, and it's not just all expenses included, but it's got some added perks -- I'll get a mini-suite with a balcony, spa treatments, a shore excursion... the goodies that cost cruise passengers extra.