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January 31, 2001 Travel Newsletter
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WHAT'S DOING IN MEXICO
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WOW! What a week! I started off in Connecticut
visiting my Dad, where he gave me some good advice, he said "son, lighten
up" (I guess I have not really been myself lately for obvious reasons).
My Dad is right so I am going to "lighten up". I left my Dad, and
went into NYC to see my sister and my good looking nephew.
After a short stay I flew to Chicago
to visit you know who:-). This week in Chicago I was introduced to a new
means of transportation; the Bus!
(that's me with my invention of hands free talking with a winter hat on).
The bus was great, not to mention cheap (from O'Hare to downtown will cost
you $1.80 by train/bus rather $40 by taxi). Since, I saved so much
money on transportation, I decided to spend it on FOOD! I ate at some great
places that are not that $$$. First we went to the chain bd's Mongolian
BBQ (that place rocks!) You get to pick out what kind of meat, vegetable,
sauces, and spices you want to eat and then watch the chefs cook it. Then
took me to Foodlife
in the Water Tower. Foodlife has every kind of food station you can imagine
from Burgers to Thai food. They also give you a card to charge to speed
up the process (you pay when you leave).
After Chicago, I flew to LAX on a phat three-class 777 (one of
my favorite planes). The good news was they had the United
First Suites installed (how awesome do these
look), the bad news, I wasn't sitting in First :-(. Don't feel
too bad because I was able to score a Business class seat which on that
plane is excellent! To top it off the flight
attendants were really cool! (Am I "lightening
I arrived in L.A. in the late afternoon, and it was so nice to be home,
I even found time to play catch with my roommate on the beach (we were
getting ready for the big game). I went out to dinner, then went to sleep
around midnight. Well, I thought I was going to be able to sleep in, but
my brother called me up at 5 am and says "HURRY up and go to the airport,
I have an extra ticket for you at today's Super Bowl!" I go WHAT? My Beloved
Giants, I get to see them? I knew with the 3 hour time change that
the only flight I could catch to make the game was the 6 am (which was
in 50 minutes). You never seen a boy scramble like me. I mean I jumped
out of bed like someone threw ice water on me, called a taxi, jumped in
the shower for 30 seconds (no more than that), threw my computer in my
carry-on, and put some clothes on (in that order). Got in the taxi, and
called United from the car. They were able to find me a ticket using 25,000
miles, so I didn't have to pay cash. I ran to the gate, and got on
an empty flight bound for Denver. When we were arriving the pilot got on
the PA and said "its light snow with 2
miles of visibility". Does this look like
light snow? I was thinking great, I am not only going to miss the
game, but I am going to miss an awesome party in L.A. (not to mention 25,000
miles for a joy ride).
Well, I made it to Tampa on time! My Brother and Heavy D picked me
up at 4:15. We headed right for the stadium, and my played a nasty joke
on me saying that "were not sure if were going to be able to get that extra
ticket for you? I said don't even pull that .... Then he makes the
wrong turn on the highway. We found ourselves over the longest bridge in
America, it's 12 miles long to St. Petersburg, and no place to do a U-turn.
We were going oh
my gosh, we are going to be stuck in traffic forever, and miss
the game. Well, we made it on time. It was an indescribable atmosphere.
People were lined up along the streets with signs reading I need tickets,
and a others were having tail gate parties with no intention of going in
the stadium. One guy offered me $3,000 for my ticket, and I took a long
look at my tickets, and my brother said oh no put that back in your pocket
(If he said $5,000 I was going right back to L.A.)
The place was a mad house, I tried to buy a super bowl hat, but all
the good stuff was gone. The line
to get into the stadium took at least 20 minutes, but it was well worth
the wait. We had great
seats, except we were in Raven territory, and this Elvis
dude, was driving me nuts. He had a stick that he was waving around
and getting other Raven fans to touch it for good luck. I wanted to take
that stick...never mind.
The game was pretty lame, and my Giants let me down, but the
experience was an unforgettable one. I am so glad I went. After the game
we went to a few bars, and finally drove to Clearwater
to our hotel. This was my first time on Florida's West Coast (that I can
remember). The beach was nothing special except for the sand.
sand was AMAZING! Maybe the nicest I have ever felt, it was like
flour. I wish I had time to roll around in it, but instead we went to right
to the airport and I flew standby. I was there for 30 min. and got on the
first flight out (How lucky can I get?). The only bad part was I had to
go to Washington D.C. to connect, but I didn't care. I arrived in IAD on
time, and ran to the gate for LAX, but they said it was a 757. I hate flying
long flights on a 57, so I chose to wait 90 minutes for a wide open
777. I had a whole row to myself and I knew the guy across from me.
Well, this week was a doozy! I was in NY, Chicago, L.A., Denver,
Tampa, D.C., and back to L.A. all in a few days. I even sat in coach
5 out of 7 flights (It really wasn't that bad, especially because I had
one sitting next to me on all the trips).
My friends think I am crazy for crisscrossing the country, but I can't
wait to get on a plane again. I love to travel, do you?
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Trade Show Tips (For 3 Weeks!)
Watch out for huge trade shows that can clog a city's airport and fill
hotels unexpectedly. But if you are headed to that crowded show, here are
some survival tips.
o Opt for preregistration, if possible, to avoid long lines at o-site
registration. For a high-tech twist, many large conventions now allow preregistration
via special web pages.
OF THE WEEK: (ST. LOUIS POST)
Business Travel Today
Change penalty: American raised
the fee for changing a non-refundable advance-fare ticket from $75 to $90.
Continental raised the fee to $100 on Friday.
Partners: Virgin Atlantic and Frontier
share their frequent-flier plans starting Feb. 1.
Reciprocal: American, TWA plan
to let members use both airlines' airport clubs starting in February in
anticipation of American's purchase of TWA.
Members: Virgin Atlantic opened a clubhouse
for its frequent fliers in the International Terminal at San Francisco
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First-Aid Kit Tips For Travelers
As anyone who has had an illness or injury on a trip knows, even over-the-counter
medicines can be difficult to find and can cost a small fortune when you
travel. A first-aid kit for travelers is a great idea to help alleviate
these concerns. It need not be extensive or expensive. Many products are
available in small, inexpensive trial or travel sizes that are easy to
carry in your a suitcase or make-up bag.
You should consider your itinerary, the season and your destination
when deciding what to include. If you are on a prescription medication,
carry extra. You never know what delays may occur and the availability
and price of a refill could be a problem.
In addition to prescription medicines, carry an over-the-counter analgesic,
bandages, scissors, tweezers, alcohol swabs, gauze, sunscreen, antacids,
an anti-diarrheal and anti-bacterial cream or ointment for minor wounds.
Other everyday items to consider include lip balm, fluoride rinse, vitamins
and supplements, allergy medication, birth control, feminine sanitary products,
a thermometer, antihistamines, steroid creme for skin irritation, blister
protection or remedies, and even include extra eyewear in case of loss
If you have a pre-existing medical problem, take this into consideration.
Asthmatics or travelers with allergies should take inhalers and an EpiPen
kit or epinephrine system in case of anaphylactic shock reactions to food,
insect stings or other allergens.
Those going on a cruise, especially for the first time, should take
along a motion sickness or nausea medicine. These should be started before
embarking on your trip for maximum effect. Skin patches are effective but
may cause dry mouth or blurred vision. These patches last up to 72 hours
and should be applied at least four hours before departure. A wide brimmed
hat is a plus to help alleviate the effects of the sun while on the water.
Outdoor trip packing lists should include insect repellent with DEET,
aloe vera lotion for stings and burns and Calamine lotion for drying acid
burns from poison ivy and related plants.
Those travelling with kids should include children's versions of pain
relievers, etcetera along with Pedialyte, wet wipes and antibacterial hand
soap or sanitizer.
Travelers should also include contact information for their family physician
and insurance information in case of emergency.
This may seem to be a lot to take but the list can be modified to fit
your particular situation. A little forethought may prevent any minor inconvenience
becoming a major problem.
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