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Author Topic: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread  (Read 191678 times)

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2150 on: January 27, 2024, 04:41:59 AM »
What booking service do you guys use for hotels/motels?

I use Expedia. Are there certain ones that you guys prefer?
Expedia owns most of the good booking sites.
https://welcome.expediagroup.com/en/about-us/about-expedia-group-travel-brands

As a hotel owner - I encourage people to always try to book through the hotel directly.  OTA's are a necessary evil because they increase occupancy but their fees are unbelievable.  I mark up all my prices on Expedia sites so I get the same net after their fees.  They call me monthly to get me to change to the prices on my site... I don't.
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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2151 on: February 05, 2024, 11:17:11 AM »
I have to go to Orange County and am staying in Dana Point next week.  Where do I get a quality meal there without being robbed?  Ty. 

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2152 on: February 05, 2024, 11:32:38 AM »
I have to go to Orange County and am staying in Dana Point next week.  Where do I get a quality meal there without being robbed?  Ty.

Shwack Beach Grill.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2024, 11:36:52 AM by Sandstone »

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2153 on: February 05, 2024, 11:38:44 AM »
Shwack Beach Grill.

Tyvm Sandstone. 

warriorchick

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2154 on: February 05, 2024, 11:55:50 AM »
It's California. Everything is going to be expensive.

I have friends who live in Dana Point and I dropped $100 on Mexican takeout for 4.
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2155 on: February 05, 2024, 11:57:41 AM »
It's California. Everything is going to be expensive.

I have friends who live in Dana Point and I dropped $100 on Mexican takeout for 4.

I live in the Bay area but from my experience that particularly area is crazy costly. 

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2156 on: February 05, 2024, 06:55:03 PM »
It's California. Everything is going to be expensive.

I have friends who live in Dana Point and I dropped $100 on Mexican takeout for 4.

If that takeout was from Las Brisas in Laguna, you should have stayed and had a margarita on the patio and enjoyed the views of the Pacific. Then again the bill would have been far north of $100,…..from my experience at least.  ;D


Serious answer, check out San Juan Capistrano up the hill. Could get better prices there. But it’s been years since I’ve been.

« Last Edit: February 05, 2024, 06:58:19 PM by pbiflyer »

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2157 on: February 05, 2024, 07:08:37 PM »
Trivia question: What MUMBB alum was from Dana Point?

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2158 on: February 05, 2024, 07:38:00 PM »
Trivia question: What MUMBB alum was from Dana Point?

Mbao?

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2159 on: February 05, 2024, 07:44:57 PM »
Mbao?

Good guess but no. Simi Valley

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2160 on: February 05, 2024, 09:50:36 PM »
Terry Reason?

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2161 on: February 05, 2024, 10:18:34 PM »
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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2162 on: February 05, 2024, 10:36:23 PM »
Trivia question: What MUMBB alum was from Dana Point?

Don't care. needs to work on their SEO!?!


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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2163 on: February 06, 2024, 07:19:20 AM »
Kaiten Reinhardt

Yes, however with Katen, there was no D in Ana Point.
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« Reply #2164 on: February 06, 2024, 07:35:06 AM »
Don't care. needs to work on their SEO!?!

Xanax, Wojo and Dana Point seem to go together to me, aina?
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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2165 on: February 07, 2024, 01:43:46 PM »
If that takeout was from Las Brisas in Laguna, you should have stayed and had a margarita on the patio and enjoyed the views of the Pacific. Then again the bill would have been far north of $100,…..from my experience at least.  ;D


Serious answer, check out San Juan Capistrano up the hill. Could get better prices there. But it’s been years since I’ve been.

This was literally a hole in the wall place... The same food from my favorite suburban Chicago place, La Taqueria in Hanover Park, would have been less than $40.

If you check it out, get the guacamole  And tell Francisco that I miss him.
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Scoop Airport/Hotel/Travel Thread
« Reply #2166 on: February 07, 2024, 02:37:50 PM »
This was literally a hole in the wall place... The same food from my favorite suburban Chicago place, La Taqueria in Hanover Park, would have been less than $40.

If you check it out, get the guacamole  And tell Francisco that I miss him.

A similar drive a few miles up the coast to Laguna and Newport Beach, would be Elgin for Hanover Park. Nothing at all against those fine exurbs 40-50 miles outside of Chicago, but the others are some of the more expensive parts of the Southern California Coast.

And if you spend some time there, you’ll find some good more affordable places too. Like anywhere else, you just need to know where to go.

« Last Edit: February 07, 2024, 02:47:12 PM by TheStrand »

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« Reply #2167 on: February 14, 2024, 05:14:25 PM »
I am headed to Dublin for a conference. Have a couple free days. First time in Ireland. Know about the standard stuff, Guinness, temple bar, trinity library.
Other off the beaten path stuff? Considering a day trip to Belfast as well. Good, bad idea?
Sunday roast dinner suggestions? Fish and chips? Good craft beer bars?

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« Reply #2168 on: February 14, 2024, 06:04:28 PM »
I am headed to Dublin for a conference. Have a couple free days. First time in Ireland. Know about the standard stuff, Guinness, temple bar, trinity library.
Other off the beaten path stuff? Considering a day trip to Belfast as well. Good, bad idea?
Sunday roast dinner suggestions? Fish and chips? Good craft beer bars?

If you go to Galway or pretty much anywhere in Mayo I have a million suggestions. Belfast's cool, do a black cab tour or the troubles, titanic museum's kinda cool, there's a pub built from the stuff the titanic was made of.

As far as Dublin goes if you're not familiar with Irish sport see if there's a hurling or Gaelic football match on to watch or go do the croke park tour and GAA museum. Teeling has a great distillery tour. Still waiting to find food in Dublin that makes me go "that hits" so no suggestions there unfortunately.
Maigh Eo for Sam