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In an effort to reduce multiple threads on single destinations, and make the travel threads easier to search, this thread is a collection of links for various destinations and general info.

The OP will be updated as new threads are made. If you create a travel thread, please PM myself or a mod with the link, so the OP can be updated. Thanks!

*** This thread is not to be used as a travel questions thread. If you have a question or destination not linked to here, please start a new thread ***


General Travel

Confessions of a YYC Travel Junkie

Heading Down to the U.S with Cell Phone

Rental Car insurance when booked with points.

How do you pack a suit?

Fast Passport Replacment

Travel Insurance Suggestions/Help

Cross Border Car Rentals

VRBO Experiences: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Florida now requires Canadian drivers carry an international driving permit

Flightradar24 - live flight tracker

Travel Alerts

Tips for flying with a baby/toddler

Jolinar's Ongoing Travel Thread

Cheapest Way to Fly?

deals on renting a car?

Urgent advice needed on trip cancellation

Canada Customs Question:

Nexus program for travelling

WestJet to charge some travellers for first checked bag

Where to buy a European power adapter

US Travel Letter for Kids

What % of income do you spend on travel?

Car rental advice needed...

Car rental deals?

Canada

[CALGARY] Things to do in Calgary

[BANFF] Your must see/do in Banff

[CALGARY] First trip to Calgary!

[VANCOUVER – CALGARY] Drive from Vancouver to Calgary?

[VANCOUVER] A Day in Vancouver

[CANMORE/BANFF] Snowmobile Tours in Canmore/Banff

[CALGARY] Touristy Calgary Things

[TRAIL] Anyone here from Trail BC?

[FAIRMONT] Fairmont BC, suggesstions

[WHITEHORSE] Whitehorse, Yukon

[MONTREAL] Going to Montreal - Suggestions?

[CALGARY] Vacation rentals in Calgary

[VANCOUVER] Best Place To Stay In Vancouver, Close To Rogers Arena

[OTTAWA] What To Do In Ottawa

[MONTREAL] How many days are good for Montreal?

[EAST COAST] What is there to see in the Maritimes?

[COLUMBIA ICEFIELD] Columbia Icefield Skywalk Review

[WHITEHORSE] What to do in Whitehorse?

[VICTORIA] one day in victoria BC Things to do?

[VANCOUVER] Going to Vancouver.... what to see/do?

[GENERAL] Family Houseboat Trip

[NAKUSP] Things to do in and around nakusp

[KELOWNA] Bachelor Party In Kelowna

[VANCOUVER ISLAND] West coast trail - anyone ever done?

[HALIFAX] Halifax for 3 days - what to do?

[CALGARY] Visiting Calgary - Where to Stay?

[MONTREAL] Going to Montreal...what should I do?

[OTTAWA] Ottawa: Good Hotels/Things to do/Places to eat? (Updated with photos! Thank you CP!)

[GENERAL] Safe websites for travelling Canada?

[VANCOUVER] Driving to Vancouver

[SASKATOON - CANMORE] Quick question: Airdrie or Stoney trail to get to Canmore from Saskatoon?

[VANCOUVER - SEATTLE] Help Plan A Trip to Vancouver/Seattle

[NEWFOUNDLAND] Newfoundland

[CALGARY - JASPER] Driving to Jasper in January? http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=131813

USA

[NEW ORLEANS] Mardi Gras, New Orleans - Advice

[HAWAII] Maui advice

[MIAMI] Going to South Beach Miami

[PHILIDELPHIA / NEW JERSEY] Travel From Philadelphia To Newark Airport

[HAWAII] Which island in Hawaii?

[DENVER] Going to a game at Pepsi Center in Denver - advices

[NEW YORK] My annual bucket list trip

[NEW YORK] Any Brooklyn experts?

[LAS VEGAS] Advice: Las Vegas hockey tourney transportation

[LOS ANGELES] One day in LA

[NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY] Long Island - Jersey shore vacation

[ANAHEIM] Going to Anaheim

[LAS VEGAS] Advice: Las Vegas hockey tourney transportation

[TEXAS] Texas? (Travel Advice)

[DENVER] Denver Travel Advice

[NASHVILLE – NEW ORLEANS] Nashville - New Orleans advice

[PORTLAND] Portland

[HAWAII] Hawaii - Big Island:

[SANDPOINT] Sandpoint, Idaho - Stag Party Ideas

[NEW ORLEANS] New Orleans Advice

[BOSTON] Advice - Trip to Boston early Sept

[CALIFORNIA] Carlifornia Road Trip

[SEATTLE] Weekend in Seattle

[NEW YORK] Off to New York City in a week!

[DENVER] Party Trip in Denver

[MONTANA] Driving to Montana to shop

[CALIFORNIA] Southern California for a week in October

[OREGON] Driving to Eugene Oregon

[CHICAGO] Chicago travel thread

[TORONTO - DETROIT] Driving to Detroit for a Game from Toronto

[IDAHO] Sandpoint, Idaho - Stag Party Ideas

[CALIFORNIA] Southern California for a week in October

[BOSTON] Boston St Paddy's day stag

[GENERAL] Looking for Summer Vacation Ideas

[DISNEYWORLD] Disneyworld Hopper Passes

[PHOENIX] Travel to Phoenix

[PHOENIX] Stay in Glendale Or Scottsdale? http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=131727

[SEATTLE] Seattle

[CALGARY - SEATTLE] Driving from Calgary to Seattle - Route Options?

[CALIFORNIA] Advice/Tips For November Road Trip To California

[NEW YORK] NYC Travel Advice

[SAN DIEGO] San Diego

[LAS VEGAS] Ongoing Las Vegas 'pro-tips' thread - Advice on all things Vegas

[LAS VEGAS] So I am going to Las Vegas...

[MONTANA] What to do in Montana?

[HAWAII] Maui advice

[SAN DIEGO] Things to do in San Diego

[BOSTON] Going to Boston tomorrow what to see?

[PORTLAND] Going to Portland

[LOS ANGELES] Honeymoon Driving from SanFran to LA

[PHOENIX] Tangers outlet mall glendale reviews

[GENERAL] advice on super roadtrip

[MONTANA] Anyone drive to Montana frequently?

[SEATTLE] Seattle

[CLEVELAND] Going to Cleveland

[PHOENIX] Nightlife in Scottsdale

[HAWAII] Maui Accomodations

[SEATTLE] Seattle: Recommendations & Travel Tips

[SEATTLE] Flying from CGY -> SEA and back in August

[MONTANA] Montana Golf weekend?

[SAN FRANCISCO] San Francisco

[HAWAII] Recommendations on Oahu.

[MONTANA - WYOMING] Best driving route - Montana to Wyoming

[WASHINGTON DC] Things to do in Washington, DC

[NEW ORLEANS] Bachelour Party in New Orleans February 8-14 Mardi Gras

[NASHVILLE] What to do in Nashville?

[CALIFORNIA] Cali Bound...Where to go?

[NEW YORK] New York travel advice

[SAN DIEGO] Anyone been to La Jolla (San Diego)

[DENVER] Party Trip in Denver

[MIAMI] Stuff To Do In Miami http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=131868

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Old 08-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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Caribbean & Atlantic

[CARIBBEAN / MEXICO] Kid Friendly Caribbean/Mexican resorts

[PUERTO RICO] Tell me about Puerto Rico

[CUBA] Need Help With Cuban Vacation

[JAMAICA] Travel Advice - Jamaica

Central & South America

[PERU] Anyone done the Inca trail or its alternatives?

[DOMINICAN REPUBLIC] Dominican Republic

[COSTA RICA] Costa Rica Travel

[CABO SAN LUCAS] Cabo, San Lucas any tips?

[EQUADOR] Galapagos Islands - Ever been?

[PUERTO VALLARTA] Heading to Puerto Vallerta Saturday

Europe

[FRANCE] Travel advice: Normandy

[CZECH REPUBLIC ]Hotel advice for old town Prague

[LONDON] London

[NORWAY] Norway

[GENERAL] Phone Use in Europe

[ROME] Good & Cheap Hotel in Rome

[ICELAND] Inspired by Iceland

[IRELAND/SCOTLAND] Ireland or Scotland?

[IRELAND] Who's Been To Ireland?

[GENERAL] Stockholm + (Copenhagen?) ... In addition to Paris

[GENERAL] Europe Trip Recommendation

[SPAIN - NETHERLANDS] Spain and Netherlands - looking for vacation ideas, experiences, etc

[HUNGARY] Best Part of Budapest?

[GENERAL] I might go to Europe

[SWITZERLAND - AUSTRIA] Switzerland/Austria - suggestions?

[GENERAL] Going to Europe

[ITALY] Travel Advice – Sicily

[GENERAL] Backpacking Europe alone this summer - who's done this? Tips?

[FRANCE] A couple days in Paris

[CZECH REPULIC] Czech Republic / Prague ideas?

[UK] London

Asia


[SOUTH KOREA] Going to South Korea... What to Do?

[MALAYSIA] Trip to Malaysia - Need help with suggestions

[SINGAPORE] Is Singapore worth visiting?

[THAILAND] Thailand Trip Advice

[SEOUL] Seoul, South Korea

[THAILAND] Stuff to do in Bangkok

[CHINA] Chinese Visas

[MALAYSIA] Kuala Lumpur

[KOREA] Work trip to Korea

[CHINA] Cheap Flights to Hong Kong

[LAOS - BURMA] Travelling to Laos and Burma

[CHINA] Tell Me About Shanghai...

[THAILAND] Going on honeymoon in Thailand, trip ideas?

[JAPAN] Advice? Short Trip to Japan

[PHILLIPINES] Traveling to Phillipines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

[CHINA] Traveling to China - Advice?

[JAPAN] Added: Pics on Page 2 - So i'm going to Japan...in 2 weeks

Middle East & Africa

[GENERAL] _Q_'s Middle East trip

[AFRICA] Tell me about Cape Town (and surrounding)

[PAKISTAN] Pakistan?

[UAE] Middle East Travelling

Australia & South Pacific

[AUSTRALIA] Australia working visa

[TAHITI] Advice about Tahiti

[SAMOA - TASMANIA] Has anyone ever been to Samoa or Tasmania?

All-inclusives/cruises/etc.

Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

Travel Suggestions?

Cruise Advice

All-inclusive in Europe

Hot winter get-away 2014

January vacation recommendations

Contiki Tours

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Old 08-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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Good Idea for a thread. Not sure how in depth you want this to be, but I have started a few travel related threads over the years. Feel free to add these to the list

_Q_'s Middle East trip
http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=101508

Going to Europe
http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=117138

Things to do in San Diego
http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=124529
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Some of these are a little older:
Boston: http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=104393

Montreal: http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=96557

Ottawa: http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=107638

Portland: http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=107181
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:51 AM   #5
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OP now updated with all travel related posts I could find for the last 12 months. I haven't read all the threads linked, so if there's anything that should be removed please let me know. Some of the links in the "General Travel" section might be borderline.

Also, should NA maybe be split up into 2 categories? (Canada / US). Or is it okay as-is?
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:47 AM   #6
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This was my Japan thread:

http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=74760&

Thought I made one for Egypt as well but doesn't look like it.
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I think it's best to split up Canada and USA. It seems as though the North America section is getting a bit long right now.
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Great idea. A Zanzibar one from a few years back.

http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthr...light=zanzibar
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Is there a way to better organize the subcategories? Perhaps have the city or destination in brackets and alphabetize that way.
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Heres my new thread asking for help on Spain and Netherlands

http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthr...55#post4386455
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Is there a way to better organize the subcategories? Perhaps have the city or destination in brackets and alphabetize that way.
Possibly, something I could look at when I've got a whole lot of downtime as that seems like it would take a while to do manually.

One problem is that there's often multiple cities, countries, etc in each thread (ie the recent Spain/Netherlands thread). In which case it'd be tough to alphabetize.

Some of them would be easy to drop the title of the thread and change it to "Destination (topic), something like:
  • Montana (driving)
  • Korea (flights)
  • Europe (backpacking)

However the problem there comes in when there's half a dozen general Europe threads or others that would overlap.

Or were you thinking a tag like system? ie:
[MONTREAL] Going to Montreal...what should I do?
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Does anyone know what that website was that told you the type of plane, entertainement, etc of any flight you were going to take? I remember it being posted, but haven't been able to find that thread again.
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Or were you thinking a tag like system? ie: [MONTREAL] Going to Montreal...what should I do?
This. The way it is now, if I'm looking for a specific location I need to read every link title to find what I'm looking for. Adding a quick location tag will solve this like your example.
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Anyone remember the CP user who was making a long trip all over the place, but including some unusual stops in Asia?
Met a Calgarian in Florence yesterday (he saw my Flames hat and stopped me) that had been all over Asia. He was off to UK, Iceland then home.

Tried searching for that thread, failed.

I was tempted to pull the "the sky is blue..." But didnt. Should have asked if he was on CP.

Anyway if that was you, what a small world. It was on the stpes of San miniato del monte.
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Perhaps you are thinking of me. I'm currently in Vietnam, so it wasnt me. If you're in central Asia in the next few months wear your hat. I'll keep an eye out.
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Perhaps you are thinking of me. I'm currently in Vietnam, so it wasnt me. If you're in central Asia in the next few months wear your hat. I'll keep an eye out.
Perhaps. Did you go to N Korea?
I thought it was a user who's name I didn't know that well.
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if anyone is going to Singapore and need help with anything, you may pm me,i'm there to help =)
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Massive update to OP.
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Air Canada going to start flying non stop again from Vancouver to Osaka starting May 1. They are offering a great introductory airfare for this route, only $896 round trip inc tax!

Not bad!

8 days left in the seat sale.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/offers/a...24|txt#KIX-INT
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This Is The Best And Perfect Road Trip Route According To Science!

http://www.scienceifl.com/the-best-r...to-science.htm

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