Monday, March 28, 2011

san juan yelp!

We flew back in last night to a chilly New York City evening. I'd forgotten what it felt like to shiver in the past five days so it was a rough awakening.

Anyway, I'll have to organize photos and whatnot for my daily itinerary blog posts but here are some yelp reviews to start with.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

tropical vacations

With all of this stupid crappy weather and snow (after a lovely 70 degree teaser last Friday) I'm definitely ready to hit up some beaches in 80+ degree weather. We're packed and pretty much ready to go. Our collaborative google docs spreadsheet is getting some last minute editing with potential dinner places and island hot spots.

We've also decided to call a car service to bring us to the airport. Because our flight departs at 6:55, we need to be at the airport by 5am and finding a cab willing to go to JFK Airport at 4 in the morning might be tough. We opted with Dial 7 and found some coupon codes on retailmenot. The required flat rate fare for NYC taxis is $45 + tolls to/from JFK to/from Manhattan. The car service we chose is $48 + tolls, but we have a $5/off coupon so it's a comparable rate. If you're headed to the airport during a more "normal" hour, then I'd opt for cab.

On our way home, we plan on taking a taxi. There should be cabs lined up outside of the airport (hopefully) though we land close to midnight. Our fingers are crossed!

Are you ready for a cheap all-inclusive vacation? Look here. Enter your departure location, your destination, and dates of travel for some really good deals! The convenience of the website is alluring, but don't forget to do your own research with kayak.com and hotels.com and all of my other favorite travel helper sites (just in case you can find a cheaper deal).

Monday, March 14, 2011

electronics on the beach

So for my upcoming trip to Puerto Rico, I'm concerned about having electronics and valuables on the beach. If my friend and I want to take a quick dip in the water, we'll have to take turns, or try and come up with a way to keep our electronics and valuables safe.

There's the option of using ziploc bags to keep our things safe or something like this waterproof container. Here are some pricier options from Good Housekeeping.

Anyway, it's something to think about. San Juan is a resort town, but Puerto Rico in general can be a bit seedy and every town has a shady area so who knows? There might be some sticky-fingered lurkers on the beach hoping for tourists to leave their items unattended, even for just a second.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

the not-so-deep south/midwest

The job site I worked on was in Hawesville, Kentucky and my hotel was located in Tell City, Indiana. The news caster on the local channel always greeted the audience with, "Good morning, Kentuckiana!"

Kentucky is considered a part of the South and Indiana is considered a part of the Midwest. Hence, why the title for my yelp list is named what it is. Enjoy some reviews for some venues in a place most people would never think to visit.
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