We were traveling with 14 Pomegranate meals. Normally I would just freeze them and put them in a regular suitcase as things stay frozen in the belly of the plane. However this trip would have too much downtime so AJK brought along ice packs and his Polar Bear Cooler, which is truly an awesome bag. [AJK: This bag is highly recommended. We’ve had stuff remain frozen on a scorching hot tarmac in Dubai for 18 hours without a hiccup. What I’ll do for POM’s boneless spare ribs in Abu Dhabi, eh?] We put it in a freezer when we could, but it did a great job making sure everything stayed frozen. And its perfectly durable to be checked in. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu
18 hour acid trip
I waited a bit and then called AJK in his room and asked if he was still interested in trying to salvage Palau. [AJK: Actually, Dan waited precisely 37 minutes after we finished eating dinner, and me telling him not to bother me until the morning so I could get a decent night of sleep and get over this fever, but you see how well Dan follows directions when he gets an idea in his head…] And he said in no uncertain terms that his boss was counting on him being back Friday morning. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
I thought I’d be smart by driving past the $15 parking garage and opting for street parking a little further away. Alas the street parking had variable pricing and was $3.50/hour for the game, so all I wound up saving was a buck. But hey, a dollar saved is a dollar earned…or something like that. Plus the meter took credit cards, so I earned 3 points per dollar on my Sapphire Reserve. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: A Father & Son Private Jet Ride To Minneapolis
-Service at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires was somewhat inconsistent. We were not addressed by name as consistently as we were at international Park Hyatt locations. The vast majority of the employees at the hotel were awesome and very friendly. English is spoken by all very well. However there are a handful of employees that made for some unpleasantness that I have never experienced at an international Park Hyatt before. The hotel gives free complimentary bottles of water and they specifically told us to just call for more when we needed it. However when they delivered our amenity (a few oranges) we asked for more water and the employee proceeded to open our fridge and exclaim that we already had water. When we asked for a late checkout we were told to check back later when a supervisor would be around. When I did come back the employee I was referred to (a supervisor?) started telling me how they “already gave us a triple … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Find dozens of DansDeals trip reports here. Follow my travels and more on Instagram @DansDeals Find Trip Reports and contribute your own trip reports on DDF Find Destinations Threads and helpful travel wikis on DDF Antarctica has always been on my bucket list. I may be a religious Jew, but that doesn’t mean I’m satisfied limiting my travels to the same boring spots every time, just in order to have kosher restaurants. My most memorable trips aren’t to Miami, LA, or Cancun. They’re the ones to Tasmania, Palau, Svalbard, Dubai, Kobe, Lofoten, Florionopolis, Banff, Iguazu Falls, Kwajalein, Guam, and the Whitsundays Islands. But I also don’t care to live off of Tuna and Peanut Butter. I’ve traveled to those places with double sealed gourmet kosher meals that I have warmed up in hotels, vacation homes, etc. Sure, I have incurable wanderlust vice. But I also love doing mitzvos (good deeds) and davening (praying) in remote parts of the world that have … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
After eating it was time for an early bedtime – tomorrow was going to be a long, cold, and physically draining day. So it goes without saying that as soon as we were all settled and drifting off, I peeked out of the window and caught a glimmer of green in the sky. Experience has taught me that when you see the Aurora Borealis, you don’t waste time dawdling – you never know how long a display may last, and when a tiny glimmer will explode into an all-sky light show. We had made up earlier that if someone spots the aurora he would wake the others, and so I jumped out of bed, pulled my boots and coat over my pajamas, grabbed my camera and tripod and ran out of the house, all the while raising the alarm. … [Read more...] about DDF Adventure Photo DO Trip Notes Part 2: Svalbard And The High Arctic