-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
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We also needed to go earlier in the season, before boats made their way past the Antarctic circle. Traveling south of the circle would mean that there would be no sunset, which would create serious questions about when to observe Shabbos. There are many opinions about that, including keeping Shabbos according to Jerusalem time, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from 6pm, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from midnight, keeping Shabbos according to the time in your home, keeping Shabbos according to the time of the nearest point that does have a sunset, keeping Shabbos according to your last departure point, keeping Shabbos for an entire year every 7 years, etc. We wanted to avoid that thorny question if possible. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
When we were in Maui last time with Rafi we took a sunset picture session on the beach with Wailea Photography. The pictures were stunning and many hang in our house today. If you mention DansDeals then you’ll also save $50 off the prices listed on the site. This isn’t a paid ad, I just really loved the pictures we got. We’ve taken photo shoots in Buenos Aires and Banff as well and I find that taking a photo shoot from a vacation spot is far better than any other silly souvenir from the trip. … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 3: Maui
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A stuffed penguin wearing a yarmulka and tzitzes with our logo on it. A siddur with our logo on it, with the nusach that each guest had marked as their preferred nusach when they signed up. A Shabbos zemiros Chumash and slichos pamphlets. A Chanuka lighting pamphlet according to each guest’s nusach. An iKippah with our logo on it, available in 3 different sizes that may or may not have been chosen based on the nusach selected 😉 A menorah with gelled oil and beeswax candles for lighting on the 8th night. A pack of chocolate Chanuka gelt DDF member Moishebatchy flew my Mavic Pro to take some photos of our hotel: … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 2: Flying To End Of The World And Having The Southernmost Chanukah Party In Ushuaia
5 one-way saver awards on American from Cleveland to LaGuardia: 30,000 Iberia points. 5 one-way saver awards on United from Newark to Cleveland: 50,000 United miles. This was booked as a backup in anticipation of American cancelling our return from LaGuardia. After a couple of months I got back the miles for the cancelled return flight. Waiting out a delay on American: … [Read more...] about Here’s How I Burned 3,023,450 Miles In 2018, How Did You Stack Up?