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  1. Thread: 2000 Nights

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    I have made many "mistakes" but I look at them as...

    I have made many "mistakes" but I look at them as learning experiences.

    For anyone who wants to do it, search the internet for people who have done it and pick and choose what works for you.
    ...
  2. Denier is nothing more than the weight of the...

    Denier is nothing more than the weight of the individual threads. It is not about durability.

    As an example, if you think that a 1680d ballistic nylon is more durable than a 1050d ballistic nylon,...
  3. Thread: 2000 Nights

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    If you want it badly enough, you will find a way....

    If you want it badly enough, you will find a way.

    Sent from my Vivo 8 using Tapatalk
  4. Thread: 2000 Nights

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    Why not? It beats sitting around playing...

    Why not? It beats sitting around playing shuffleboard.

    I like traveling so I travel. I don't have to worry about an empty place nor pay for one I'm not using. And, I don't have to clean.

    It's...
  5. Thread: 2000 Nights

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    Right now I use the Away Carry-On as my main bag...

    Right now I use the Away Carry-On as my main bag and the Tom Bihn Pilot as my personal item.

    Sent from my Vivo 8 using Tapatalk
  6. Thread: 2000 Nights

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    It's really difficult because I am constantly...

    It's really difficult because I am constantly updating and reworking my packing list. It also varies depending on where I am going and time if year.

    It is surprisingly longer than what you would...
  7. Thread: 2000 Nights

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    I'm celebrating by continuing. Lots more travel...

    I'm celebrating by continuing. Lots more travel planned.

    Sent from my Vivo 8 using Tapatalk
  8. Thread: 2000 Nights

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    2000 Nights

    2000 nights.

    Nearly five and a half years ago, I moved out of my house, got rid of most of my stuff, started traveling and living in hotels. Tonight marks 2000 consecutive nights in hotels.
    ...
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    It's not minibars that cause the issues. I have...

    It's not minibars that cause the issues. I have stayed at five hotels near JFK and none have minibars. Just little, empty refrigerators.

    If 21 is not a legal issue, then it is a party issue. The...
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    Personally, considering the length of each...

    Personally, considering the length of each flight, I would go to hotel and rest for 24 hours. But I'm a bit older than your daughter.

    The Hilton Garden Inn is fine. Explain to the manager your...
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    American Airlines also operates from terminal 8....

    American Airlines also operates from terminal 8.

    Sent from my Vivo 8 using Tapatalk
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    Relax. There are many hotels located near JFK. I...

    Relax. There are many hotels located near JFK. I have stayed in many the latest being two nights ago. They all offer free shuttles to and from the airport.

    They pick up at Federal Circle (where...
  13. I have traveled both ways via train and plane. I...

    I have traveled both ways via train and plane. I now use a spinner because a few years ago my back said I needed to stop with backpacks.

    As stated previously, airlines have varying restrictions...
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    I'm in London now and spend a lot of time here....

    I'm in London now and spend a lot of time here. Sadly, what happened to your cousin is no longer rare.

    Muggings usually involve watches or cellphones. It is a bad idea to wear an expensive watch...
  15. Thread: Greece & UK

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    If your kids are Harry Potter fans look into the...

    If your kids are Harry Potter fans look into the Warner Bros Harry Potter tour at the studio where the film's were shot. This needs to be booked way in advance.

    London Walks offers two Harry...
  16. Thread: Greece & UK

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    RailEurope is the absolute worst site to buy...

    RailEurope is the absolute worst site to buy train tickets. Trainline isn't bad but both are resellers.

    Almost every person in Britain I know uses

    nationalrail.co.uk

    It is the official...
  17. Thread: Greece & UK

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    It's a 1:30 drive from London to Oxford. It's...

    It's a 1:30 drive from London to Oxford. It's 6:00-6:30 drive from Oxford to Edinburgh. Parking in Oxford is not easy. Better to do it as a day trip from London by train.

    Where are you picking up...
  18. Thread: Greece & UK

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    Greetings from London.... Of course there is an...

    Greetings from London.... Of course there is an amazing amount to see in London and the surrounding areas. Canterbury is an easy day trip. Cornwall is a 5- 6 hour drive and in the opposite direction...
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    Besides patience, I also suggest a backpack full...

    Besides patience, I also suggest a backpack full of flexibility.

    Be ready for changes to your plans. They're inevitable.

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    Why I buy from Tom Bihn.

    A friend of mine asked me why I recommend Tom Bihn when there are so many brands out there. I said it was simple: Besides great quality products, dealing with them is like dealing with a local, mom...
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    Lani is wise. I have at different times owned...

    Lani is wise. I have at different times owned most of the bags offered at Rick Steves. They do not come close to Tom Bihn in quality and durability. I no longer buy anything from Rick Steves. But my...
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    I spend 6-8 months a year in Europe. For the...

    I spend 6-8 months a year in Europe. For the first timer, I will make two suggestions:

    1) Go to the Rick Steves Travel Forum that specializes in European travel. You can yet any question answered...
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    I have been traveling the world with a Pilot for...

    I have been traveling the world with a Pilot for nearly two years. It fits wonderfully on top of my wheeled bag with the passthru. Excellent Organiztion.

    I can't help you regarding laptop size...
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    Actually, something similar to this has been...

    Actually, something similar to this has been done. For decades, North Carolina was the furniture manufacturing capital of America. But slowly, jobs were shipped overseas and it became cheaper to cut...
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    There have been some interesting comments but...

    There have been some interesting comments but some really need to look at this differently.

    Take the hybrid or electric cars. When the batteries can no longer be charged and have to be replaced,...
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