Monday, February 18, 2008

Travel Scheduling



Over the past several weeks we've been traveling and consequently researching travel a bunch. Along the way I've found some terrific resources for planning these trips

Sub1. Luggage (not planning but EXECUTING on the plan....)
At the recommendation of onebag.com I bought a redoxx bag. I can almost fit the weimaraner in it.... awesome bag for carry on.

1. flying
1a. don't fly british air....
BUT do use Kayak.com. Kayak is a new-age meta site that looks at orbitz etc... to find the best deal among the websites providing the best deals...

Other than this the wiki travel sections on flying are ok -- and the frequent flyer pages are ok

But the seatguru is exceptional. Want to find the choice seats on the '7 triple 7' before you fly -- chk. out the green seats on seatguru

2. hotels
I've used expedia and hotels.com .... but the place I end up finding the hotels is yahoo travel. Yeah. I don't use yahoo! for much-- but i've found that the reviews section is a great way to get pointed to a good hotel

3. getting around
I use wiki travel. If anyone has a better suggestion let me know. I live online-- and jwire is valuable to stay online anywhere as a hotspot finder

4.eating
In the US and Europe I use Eating around the world and Zagats. Everywhere else I depend on a local recommendation.

There are more... I'll filter through the bookmarks and see what else has been useful.

NOTE: the emblem on the redoxx bag is a Merrow edged emblem.
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

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