I’m used to traveling with a rollerboard bag and a laptop bag, but my routine was changed for this trip. As this was a Photo DO, I had my borrowed camera backpack filled with equipment as one bag and my laptop bag in my rollerboard. When I travel without my family I usually travel very light, but this being a Photo DO to the end of the world, I had more carry-ons than ever before along with 2 checked bags filled with winter gear and food. … [Read more...] about DDF Adventure Photo DO Trip Notes Part 1: Heading For Svalbard And The Far North
Bluedio T3 4.1 Stereo Headphones Bluedio has made a name for itself for delivering well-regarded Bluetooth headphones at a ridiculously affordable price for years now. While neither the design not the audio quality are going to win any awards, the Bluedio T3 is an undeniably well-crafted set of headphones with an alloy body and memory foam ear cups, for maximum comfort. These also feature a headphone jack, just in case you decide to switch to a wired form while at home or in the office. In addition to all that, the T3 also features 3D sound technology, which Bluedio promotes as delivering a ‘lively and stirring experience’. Which is nice, especially for the impulse-buy level price. … [Read more...] about The 7 best Bluetooth headphones available right now
We stayed the first night in the Park Hyatt Melbourne and we instantly fell in love with the hotel. Incredibly it’s just a category 4 hotel, so it costs just 15,000 Hyatt points a night (Sapphire preferred or Ink Bold points transfer to Hyatt 1:1), or you can use the Anniversary or signup nights from the Hyatt credit card. Super-friendly staff, prime location downtown, and a beautiful hotel. There is a Park Club with free food and drinks for diamond members. They upgraded us to a massive suite, which was awesome. There is an enormous swimming pool, the largest I’ve ever seen in a downtown hotel, and there were great exercise facilities as well. … [Read more...] about Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 3: Melbourne, Australia.
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We got to the Park Hyatt and had them freeze the suitcases of frozen food. Our room in the Posades Tower section of the hotel was not ready and the offered to move us to a room in the Palace section of the hotel for $100/night. I asked for a manager as I was surprised that I didn’t receive a suite or at least a standard Palace section room as a Globalist member. In the end they moved us to the Palace room for free. The Posades Tower section of the hotel is more modern, while the Palace section has more of the original character. More importantly for us though given that we would be in the hotel for Shabbos, we moved from a 7th floor Tower room to a 3rd floor Palace room. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
In the airport I picked up some Kahlua on sale at duty-free (kosher in Mexico, but not in the US) and got to chat for a few minutes with a fellow DDF member who recognized me. And then it was back to Miami for Shabbos with my grandparents before heading back to Cleveland, just on time for the coldest February on record since at least 1871, when temperatures started being recorded. Time to start planning the next place our miles will take us 😀 … [Read more...] about Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 2: Cancun And The Riviera Maya