Sony a6500 Sony a6000 Peak Design Leash Camera Strap Sony 16-70mm Lens Sony 18-200mm Lens Sony 70-300mm Lens Sony a6000/a6500 Spare Battery (3) Sony Battery Charger Flash Bounce Cards Seagate 5TB Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive Watson Adapter Plug – 3-Prong USA to 2-Prong Europe GoPro HERO7 Black GoPro Spare Battery (3) GoPro Dual Battery Charger GoPro Head Strap GoPro Hand+Wrist Strap Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Lenovo X1 Yoga 1-in-1 Laptop DJI Mavic Pro Hopefully that helps someone out in the future. The only item that I forgot was sunscreen, which I was able to buy thanks to our diversion to the Falkland Islands. Some kayakers that didn’t use sunscreen were burned to a crisp, so it is definitely a must pack item! … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 4: Packing List, The Journey Down South, And The Southernmost Shabbos
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We had been warned about the strictness of Australian customs agents with regards to food beforehand and I came prepared. I emailed them about what I could and couldn’t bring and learned that La Briute meals were OK as they have an extended shelf life, are vacuum sealed, are made in the US, and do not require refrigeration. The meals aren’t gourmet, but the Cheese Ravioli and the Spaghetti and Meatballs meals are edible and it’s always nice to have a piping hot meal in a pinch. We declared that we had them and had no issues. … [Read more...] about Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 3: Melbourne, Australia.
The Milky Way is a part of the Rock Islands that is made of a white clay floor. They bring a big bucket of a clay up to the boat for everyone to rub over themselves before jumping into the water to wash it off. I passed on the rub, but AJK went to town with the stuff. [AJK: Seriously, how can you go to the Milky Way and not partake of the Milk? Dan, you’re gonna have to use this as an excuse to go back to Palau. Me? Well, I’m telling Mrs. AJK that she simply *must* travel 25 hours on a plane to experience the Milky Way. I’ll let you know how it goes.] … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau And Jellyfish Lake
Joseph rebooked us in a full revenue fare class. I gave my United 1K mileage number and wound up with no miles. AJK gave his Aegean mileage number and wound up with tens of thousands of miles. [AJK: 35,000 miles to be exact. Not only that, but this one-way travel earned me Star Alliance Gold for another year, through 2017! Bottom line, if United moves you from an award bucket to a revenue fare due to being bumped, the flight being cancelled or delayed, make sure to switch your frequent flyer number to a partner to be able to earn miles free miles on a free ticket. United will not award them to its own program and you won’t get retroactive credit after the flight.] … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
I’ve driven the incredible Road to Hana 3 times, including completing the full circle (highly recommended) twice. I’ve driven the full West Maui circle twice. I’ve driven up Haleakala for sunrise. I’ve hiked down to the Nakalele Blowhoole and Olivine Pools 5 times. I’ve gone to several Warren & Annabelle magic/comedy shows. I’ve taken 5 whale watching boat rides I’ve gone snorkeling at Molokini Island I’ve done stand-up paddleboarding in Wailea twice. Driving the Road to Hana, which cuts through the mountainside: … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: The Final United 747 Flight And 2 Days In Maui
-I requested a suite in the older building, but there are only 3 suites in that building and at first they were unable to fulfill the request. No matter though, we were upgraded to a spectacular Park Executive suite that was possibly the most spacious hotel room I’ve ever been in. The room normally sells on their website for $1,100 per night, so not a bad deal for 18,000 points per night (a value of 6.1 cents per point). The room had 2 bathrooms, a vast dining and living room area, an office, a couple of closets, and a huge master bathroom and rain shower and jacuzzi. Not that I don’t have any complaints about the room though. The light switches are seriously poorly conceived. They are too “modern” for practical usage, even their own employees could barely operate them. Also a dozen lights are controlled by a single switch which is highly impractical and switches are not where they ought to be and are quite … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina