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BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Aug 13, 2019 - 3:08pm

 Danimal174 wrote:
As Plant says in "When The Levee Breaks", I'm "going to Chicago" in a few days, for my first trip ever there. I've spoken with friends to get ideas of things to do, places to see, etc. while there, but I was wondering if anyone on here has any similar advice? 
 
https://www.cnn.com/ampstories/travel/what-you-should-do-when-youre-in-chicago
GeneP59

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 10, 2019 - 3:21pm

 triskele wrote:

Where are you staying?

Pequod's pizza for excellent deep dish (one off)
OR Giordano's pizza for excellent deep dish (chain)
Al's Char house for Italian beef sandwiches
Any hot dog cart for a real Chicago dog

Are you interested in art?  Go to the Art Institute, and then walk up the street to the park with the "bean" sculpture for a great photo op
Straight out the front doors of the Art Institute is Adams Street.  Walk up Adams to the sign where Route 66 begins (another photo op), and then go to the Berghoff for lunch.  The Berghoff holds the first liquor license issued in Chicago when prohibition was repealed.

Further south along the lake front is the museum campus.  There's the Field Museum of Natural History, the Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium, not to mention the Museum of Science and Industry.

HAVE FUN!
 
It was my first time to Chicago 2 years ago to see the Frozen Four college hockey tournament. 
Stayed at the AC Hotel 630 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611. Was just opened when we went. Modern Euro style accommodations.
These were walking distance from the hotel. And 2 blocks from Michigan Ave and all the shopping you could ever want.
If you like steak, Ditka's Restaurant. The 8 of us guys really enjoyed the meal. {#Hungry}
Uno's original Deep Dish Pizza restaurant.

Take in a Cubies game if you like baseball. And even if you don't, just go and check it off a bucket list. {#Lol}
triskele

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Posted: Aug 9, 2019 - 4:01pm

 Danimal174 wrote:
As Plant says in "When The Levee Breaks", I'm "going to Chicago" in a few days, for my first trip ever there. I've spoken with friends to get ideas of things to do, places to see, etc. while there, but I was wondering if anyone on here has any similar advice? 
 
Where are you staying?

Pequod's pizza for excellent deep dish (one off)
OR Giordano's pizza for excellent deep dish (chain)
Al's Char house for Italian beef sandwiches
Any hot dog cart for a real Chicago dog

Are you interested in art?  Go to the Art Institute, and then walk up the street to the park with the "bean" sculpture for a great photo op
Straight out the front doors of the Art Institute is Adams Street.  Walk up Adams to the sign where Route 66 begins (another photo op), and then go to the Berghoff for lunch.  The Berghoff holds the first liquor license issued in Chicago when prohibition was repealed.

Further south along the lake front is the museum campus.  There's the Field Museum of Natural History, the Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium, not to mention the Museum of Science and Industry.

HAVE FUN!
Danimal174

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Posted: Aug 9, 2019 - 12:53pm

As Plant says in "When The Levee Breaks", I'm "going to Chicago" in a few days, for my first trip ever there. I've spoken with friends to get ideas of things to do, places to see, etc. while there, but I was wondering if anyone on here has any similar advice? 
black321

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Posted: Jul 17, 2019 - 11:19am



 Copenhagen_Cat wrote:


 black321 wrote:
Looking for some tips on upcoming (Sep) trip to (flying into) London.  Also looking to plan side trips to either Bath, or Lille France and then Bruges.  Originally was planning to do Bath, Bruges then back to London, but it looks like the trip from Bath to Bruges would be a full day, and we will only be there for 9 days and dont want to waste too much time travelling.  Tanks a lot.  
 
Are you looking for hotels or B&B’s? If you want to stay in North London (25 min on the tube to the city center), here’s a great B&B:
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/17665879?location=Blake%20Road%2C%20London%2C%20UK&adults=1&children=0&infants=0&source_impression_id=p3_1563384002_p6fiuBuRJVTtnprn

If you want a hotel, Strand Palace Hotel is great, but more expensive, of course. It’s close to Covent Garden, though.
https://www.hotels.com/ho114409/the-strand-palace-hotel-london-united-kingdom/?locale=en_US&pos=HCOM_US

And get an Oyster card, especially if you plan to come again, it's valid forever. The fare is about half price. If you want to go to Oxford, this bus is good! https://x90.oxfordbus.co.uk

https://www.londontoolkit.com/...


If you want any specific information about shopping in London, just ask!

Personally, I love the little town, Burford in the Cotswolds . There's a hotel/restaurant called The Lamb Inn - it's wonderful! 



 

Thanks.  
Copenhagen_Cat

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Posted: Jul 17, 2019 - 10:43am



 black321 wrote:
Looking for some tips on upcoming (Sep) trip to (flying into) London.  Also looking to plan side trips to either Bath, or Lille France and then Bruges.  Originally was planning to do Bath, Bruges then back to London, but it looks like the trip from Bath to Bruges would be a full day, and we will only be there for 9 days and dont want to waste too much time travelling.  Tanks a lot.  
 
Are you looking for hotels or B&B’s? If you want to stay in North London (25 min on the tube to the city center), here’s a great B&B:
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/17665879?location=Blake%20Road%2C%20London%2C%20UK&adults=1&children=0&infants=0&source_impression_id=p3_1563384002_p6fiuBuRJVTtnprn

If you want a hotel, Strand Palace Hotel is great, but more expensive, of course. It’s close to Covent Garden, though.
https://www.hotels.com/ho114409/the-strand-palace-hotel-london-united-kingdom/?locale=en_US&pos=HCOM_US

And get an Oyster card, especially if you plan to come again, it's valid forever. The fare is about half price. If you want to go to Oxford, this bus is good! https://x90.oxfordbus.co.uk

https://www.londontoolkit.com/...


If you want any specific information about shopping in London, just ask!

Personally, I love the little town, Burford in the Cotswolds . There's a hotel/restaurant called The Lamb Inn - it's wonderful! 



black321

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Posted: Jul 17, 2019 - 9:35am

Looking for some tips on upcoming (Sep) trip to (flying into) London.  Also looking to plan side trips to either Bath, or Lille France and then Bruges.  Originally was planning to do Bath, Bruges then back to London, but it looks like the trip from Bath to Bruges would be a full day, and we will only be there for 9 days and dont want to waste too much time travelling.  Tanks a lot.  
miamizsun

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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 - 2:29pm


wallacehartley

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Posted: Jul 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
We're planning on visiting Britain next spring for our tenth anniversary. Neither of us has ever been to Europe.

We'll be able to spend two full weeks "in country" - maybe a few days more. Since P has ear issues that can cause her quite a lot of pain when flying, we plan to book non-stop flights both ways. This will require us to use the airport in Dallas, because there are no non-stop flights from OKC. We'll fly into London, spend a few days there and then work our way west to Cornwall and Wales, possibly as far as Dublin. It makes sense to fly back from say Cardiff or Dublin, instead of wasting time traveling back to London for the return flight.

I know there are some pretty savvy international travelers here, any advice would be appreciated.

 
In Cornwall is a village called St. Ives.....old fishing village......there is a pub there called The Sloop....dates back to 1300-ish. The building only goes back to about 17-something, but nonetheless, a drink and plate of grub there is worth it just for the sense of history and the smuggling deals done and piracy actions planned in its darker corners....and low ceilings because folks were shorter back then....a car rental and drive to the site where Marconi first transmitted across the Atlantic is f interest if you like things radio, which you might...might as well go on from there to Land End....and a Cornish Cream tea anywhere along the way id ALWAYS worth it!
There is also a chapel St Uny nearby, dates back to about 1100....earlier actually if I remember correctly....like 900-something AD...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Uny%27s_Church,_Lelant

London is cool just to get on a bus and see where it goes to.....museums, art, theatre, concerts, marjets, history....cool city 
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 13, 2017 - 8:27am

We're planning on visiting Britain next spring for our tenth anniversary. Neither of us has ever been to Europe.

We'll be able to spend two full weeks "in country" - maybe a few days more. Since P has ear issues that can cause her quite a lot of pain when flying, we plan to book non-stop flights both ways. This will require us to use the airport in Dallas, because there are no non-stop flights from OKC. We'll fly into London, spend a few days there and then work our way west to Cornwall and Wales, possibly as far as Dublin. It makes sense to fly back from say Cardiff or Dublin, instead of wasting time traveling back to London for the return flight.

I know there are some pretty savvy international travelers here, any advice would be appreciated.
Skydog

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Posted: May 25, 2017 - 6:32am

 black321 wrote:
Anyone have any "unique" travel tips for a few days in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh?  Not too interested in museums and such...more general sights, eating and drinking.

 
I would go to the Laphroaig, Ardbeg & Lagavulin distilleries
and see Radiohead on June 23 at the Glastonbury Festival


black321

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 25, 2017 - 6:28am

Haggis and fried s$*t.  Brilliant
haresfur

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 3:55pm

 black321 wrote:
Anyone have any "unique" travel tips for a few days in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh?  Not too interested in museums and such...more general sights, eating and drinking.

 
I hear they will deep fry anything
rhahl

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 12:30pm

 black321 wrote:
Anyone have any "unique" travel tips for a few days in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh?  Not too interested in museums and such...more general sights, eating and drinking.
 
Haggis is good.
black321

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Posted: May 23, 2017 - 10:56am

Anyone have any "unique" travel tips for a few days in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh?  Not too interested in museums and such...more general sights, eating and drinking.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 28, 2017 - 9:22am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

That would be okay if it weren't for P's ear issues. Flying is painful for her, so it needs to be a non-stop flight.

 
Dang. 
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Mar 28, 2017 - 8:16am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You can fly there for $200 ea, so save the parking fee/hassle/time, spend another $200 to fly out of OKC. So worth it on the return leg, says me.
 
the phones I linked to are to purchase, so when you leave town you can give them to hoboes. 

 
That would be okay if it weren't for P's ear issues. Flying is painful for her, so it needs to be a non-stop flight.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 28, 2017 - 8:13am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Incidental expenses so far:

$200 to park car at airport in Dallas

$20 to rent phones

$5 for Spotted Dick for SFW 

 
You can fly there for $200 ea, so save the parking fee/hassle/time, spend another $200 to fly out of OKC. So worth it on the return leg, says me.
 
the phones I linked to are to purchase, so when you leave town you can give them to hoboes. 
 
Fly over there with almost nothing in your luggage so you don't get charged an arm and a leg for all the crap you haul home. When we went, we brought back a crapton of books. Can't do that these days.


Red_Dragon

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Posted: Mar 28, 2017 - 8:08am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Or go to Tesco and get a Motorola and 250 minutes of talk time for £7.50

You might have to mail-order the phone, but you could have it sent to somebody local. Or go for one of the £20 options that they probably have hanging on pegboard by the spotted dick.

 
Incidental expenses so far:

$200 to park car at airport in Dallas

$20 to rent phones

$5 for Spotted Dick for SFW 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 28, 2017 - 8:02am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
 Lazy8 wrote:
Leave the phone at home, rent one over there—unless you want to share everything in it with the Border Patrol.
 
Well, isn't that charming.

 
Or go to Tesco and get a Motorola and 250 minutes of talk time for £7.50

You might have to mail-order the phone, but you could have it sent to somebody local. Or go for one of the £20 options that they probably have hanging on pegboard by the spotted dick.
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