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  • Mon, Apr 23, 2018 12:00 PM

    Japan seems to be hot destination these days. I had some friends go there for the Cherry Blossom fest a few weeks ago and another going next month.

     

    I researched the hell out of a Euro spec approved carry-on. There are so many out there, it's hard to find one that meets the requirements for all airlines. 

    Away was highly recommended by a friend, but it's pricey. I also don't really care about the built in charger and already travel with an extra battery. The reviews are great though and it meets all the dimension requirements.

    https://www.awaytravel.com/luggage/carry-on/black

    Mon, Apr 23, 2018 12:22 PM
    posted by gut

    You've kind of inspired me.  More of a 4-day weekend thing (because of half a day flying), but can't knock the international weekend trip.

    Last yr I went to Portugal and brought a solid suitcase. This yr for my honeymoon we're going to Sweden and Denmark and I'm bringing significantly less stuff. Got some merino and one bag shirts, and some spiffy pants that look like jeans but are stretchy/odor resistance. Goal is to pack less to not have to lug a suitcase around.

     

    Du/er and Pistol Lake are the brands I bought, thinking it will work out quite nicely.

    Mon, Apr 23, 2018 1:26 PM

    Somewhat random but still applies to my travels. You hike / train run, correct?

    I'm going to be doing a few hikes, was thinking of picking up some trail running shoes (Saucony). Thoughts? I usually use some old Asics running shoes but they are currently destroyed and worn on the bottom. Also, nothing I'll be doing will warrant hiking boot and I don't like them anyway. If I find a nice pair of trail runners I can use them on the hikes and other random exploring.

    Mon, Apr 23, 2018 1:51 PM
    posted by Automatik

    Somewhat random but still applies to my travels. You hike / train run, correct?

    I'm going to be doing a few hikes, was thinking of picking up some trail running shoes (Saucony). Thoughts? I usually use some old Asics but they are currently destroyed and nothing I'll be doing will warrant hiking boots. If I find a nice pair of trail runners I can use them on the hikes and other random exploring.

    Oh yeah, big into hiking and running (though I haven't been running much in April). I'm a nike/adidas guy but I've heard GREAT things about hooka (https://runrepeat.com/hoka-one-one-constant)

     

    Couple of questions for you to help: you want exclusively trail shoes? Or do you want some shoes that will be good on paved surfaces as well? I dont know anything about Saconys, but also would be helpful to know what you want out of a shoe (Ie if comfort is the only thing I would say go Ultraboosts but don't anticipate them lasting that long). I like these as I usually run 6-10 miles, but they're also durable. The shoes I currently have: https://runrepeat.com/nike-free-rn-distance-2
     

    I like these as I usually run 6-10 miles, but they're also durable.
     

    Mon, Apr 23, 2018 2:00 PM

    Something made for the trail with the nubs on the bottom for traction, but I could also use to walk around on pavement for long periods. I only want to bring two pairs of shoes, the trail runners and something casual for "going out."

    Saucony Peregrine 7 is what I'm looking at.

    Mon, Apr 23, 2018 3:04 PM
    posted by Automatik

    Something made for the trail with the nubs on the bottom for traction, but I could also use to walk around on pavement for long periods. I only want to bring two pairs of shoes, the trail runners and something casual for "going out."

    Saucony Peregrine 7 is what I'm looking at.

    That looks like a solid shoe. I doubt you'll have any problems with it.

    https://runrepeat.com/saucony-peregrine-7

    Wed, May 2, 2018 10:43 AM

    Fit was poor. They crushed my toes, but other than that they were awesome. Now trying Altra bc wide toe box. 

    Wed, May 2, 2018 12:48 PM
    posted by Automatik

    Fit was poor. They crushed my toes, but other than that they were awesome. Now trying Altra bc wide toe box. 

    This brand?  https://www.altrarunning.com/men

    Wed, May 30, 2018 3:51 PM

    Got put on a last minute trip to Paris to work French Open. NBC only has coverage on the weekends, so I have a bunch of days off in Paris.

    Went to the Louvre today...actually inside. Holy Hell that place sucks. WAY to crowded, hot and the stupid audio guides rely on shitty WiFi, so they never match up with what you’re looking at.

    Anyway, everything else I’ve done so far has been awesome, but the Louvre pissed me off. Anyone else on here been before? And any other suggestions as must do for Paris? I’ve got another 4 days free before I leave June 11th.

    Wed, May 30, 2018 3:54 PM

    Montmartre is pretty sweet.

    Wed, May 30, 2018 3:57 PM
    posted by Automatik

    Montmartre is pretty sweet.

    Is that the church overlooking the city? I think I did that last summer. Wouldn’t mind going back though.

    Hitting up Museé d’Orsey tomorrow, for the first time. Pretty excited about that. Can’t beleive I’ve put it off until now.

    Wed, May 30, 2018 6:10 PM

    I’m in RDU tonight. The Marriott concierge lounge is stocked with delicious eats. 

    Sat, Jun 2, 2018 6:56 PM

    Have been in Denver for a few days. RMNP was beautiful. It’s awesome to walk around in the snow when it’s 80 degrees. Hitting Red Rocks tomorrow. 

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 10:57 AM

    Just got back from a week in the DC-area (work-related) and will be headed to Punta Cana in a week. I am very much looking forward to this trip.

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 11:04 AM

    I'm headed to NOLA this weekend for my bachelor party.  Pray for me. 

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 11:07 AM
    posted by like_that

    I'm headed to NOLA this weekend for my bachelor party.  Pray for me. 

    Prayers from SF

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 11:54 AM

    Wife an I returned from a one week trip to Washington DC over Memorial Day 

    Average walking step was 12,000 per day over the seven day stay, on Saturday 23,000 steps. 

    Personal tour of the Capital both Congress and Senate, thank to both offices for providing wife and I  with one of their staff members for the tour. 

    Could not get to the WhiteHouse tour this time ... next year for sure..  

     

     

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 12:19 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Got put on a last minute trip to Paris to work French Open. NBC only has coverage on the weekends, so I have a bunch of days off in Paris.

    Went to the Louvre today...actually inside. Holy Hell that place sucks. WAY to crowded, hot and the stupid audio guides rely on shitty WiFi, so they never match up with what you’re looking at.

    Anyway, everything else I’ve done so far has been awesome, but the Louvre pissed me off. Anyone else on here been before? And any other suggestions as must do for Paris? I’ve got another 4 days free before I leave June 11th.

    Catacombs, Palace of Versailles

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 12:25 PM
    posted by like_that

    I'm headed to NOLA this weekend for my bachelor party.  Pray for me. 

     

    DO NOT get cocky with the grain alcohol drinks and enjoy the ratchet strip clubs.

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 12:42 PM
    posted by slingshot4ever

    Catacombs, Palace of Versailles

    Tried to book Catacombs, but they are closed due to protests! So pissed. Done Versailles twice, but might go again. That place is just unreal.

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