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Contact AirBnB directly unless your Host is...
Contact AirBnB directly unless your Host is willing to offer you a refund in the event that they cannot get a license - the company is fully aware that literally every rental on the books remains...
Warning - book a refundable hotel room for...
Warning - book a refundable hotel room for Vancouver. It's still impossible to book a legal AirBnB here, as the City Council vote to allow them at all literally happened this week. Combined with the...
Victoria has only a fraction of the stuff to see,...
Victoria has only a fraction of the stuff to see, and as a base to visit the rest of the island it's also a poor choice being right at one end. Three days on the Island, road-tripping around and...
WestJet we took on our last two Florida jaunts...
WestJet we took on our last two Florida jaunts IIRC - they are vastly superior to Delta, who they codeshare with, in terms of service quality & staff friendliness (they're generally one of the...
Every time we fly to the US or internationally we...
Every time we fly to the US or internationally we compare SEA, PDX and YVR options. While occasionally there are huge savings, it's been at least 5 years since we've seen anything that would have...
It's one of the Trusted Traveler programs - all...
It's one of the Trusted Traveler programs - all of which are summarized here (https://www.dhs.gov/trusted-traveler-comparison-chart). You apply online, links are on that page, then assuming no...
I'll reiterate what I posted on your HAL thread -...
I'll reiterate what I posted on your HAL thread - don't take the Amtrak bus. There's literally only one circumstance where it's sensible - if you are connecting to a train somewhere else (so that you...
Info above is correct - since it's a domestic...
Info above is correct - since it's a domestic first leg, you can worry about preclearance in YYZ not YVR. This removes one of the concerns about a flight this early. If you self-disembark promptly,...
Given how trivially easy it is to get to Catalina...
Given how trivially easy it is to get to Catalina by ferry if that's her priority it seems far and away the easier option than booking a cruise.

Closed Loop cruises from US ports MUST visit a...
As mentioned above, the 11:30 Amtrak is a bus (as...
As mentioned above, the 11:30 Amtrak is a bus (as are all other departures except for the too-early-in-the-morning-for-cruise-disembarkers and the early evening train - they use totally different...
I'd advise changing hotels. While the airport...
I'd advise changing hotels. While the airport offers a discount compared to downtown in general, there are deals to be had (e.g. YWCA Hotel downtown is cheaper than anything else in the region that's...
I'd also be unconcerned about a short connection...
I'd also be unconcerned about a short connection at the end of your vaycay - especially with Air Canada who, as mentioned, have many flights to YYZ to fit you on so getting home same day even if you...
That time sounds right from the Residence Inn -...
That time sounds right from the Residence Inn - it's not far, under half a mile of walking plus the short ferry hop, I just wanted to make sure you realized that the walk required getting on a boat...
No - the terms of the legislation that allows CBP...
No - the terms of the legislation that allows CBP to operate in Canada (and CBSA in the US, though we have yet to exercise this reciprocal option) require that preclearance immediately precede...
While there have been a couple of whalewatch boat...
While there have been a couple of whalewatch boat sinkings over the last couple of years, whales hitting them is not remotely a concern - those were both confirmed to be rogue waves. Sure, go on...
Try flagging your post to the Mods (click the...
Try flagging your post to the Mods (click the 'report this post' button at top right, looks like a little warning symbol) and ask for it to be moved. This forum is for help with the mechanics of...
Not that I'm aware of. The basic breakdown of...
Not that I'm aware of. The basic breakdown of available vessels goes from 'huge' (anything sold by the cruise ship except as noted below) - Allen Marine use up to 150 pax boats, with...
One of the first 3-shippers of the season? Ouch. ...
One of the first 3-shippers of the season? Ouch.

With Aerocar booked in theory you should have only a few minutes wait for that - which avoids one of the bigger issues, the build-up of the cab...
It's hard to talk about beer in SF without...
It's hard to talk about beer in SF without mentioning Anchor (https://www.anchorbrewing.com/) - far and away the most historic brewery. Fortunately they offer more than just the less-than-spectacular...
If you only have time for one or t'other, do your...
If you only have time for one or t'other, do your bear tour in ISP. Juneau has 100% success of whale watches thoughout cruise season - humpbacks arrive before the first ship and hang around longer...
Book an airport lounge - it'll be much cheaper...
Book an airport lounge - it'll be much cheaper than Day Room rates anywhere and you'll get access to comfy chairs, snacks, wifi, bathrooms, even showers depending which lounge. Or if it was just to...
There's no rule requiring anyone to be 'nice' -...
There's no rule requiring anyone to be 'nice' - not is there even an agreed definition of what makes a poster qualify as such.

What this community does have, which you as well as the OP are...
Sorry, bid numbers I can't help with (living...
Sorry, bid numbers I can't help with (living downtown I don't need a hotel room!) just informing you about locational issues. The site Dennis mentioned above is the go-to resource for clues about...
And just as a general rule, Vancouver is a very...
And just as a general rule, Vancouver is a very easy city to guarantee a 'good' hotel in blind bid sites - if you restrict your choices to 4* and downtown (look at maps as some sites subdivide into...
The shuttle I mentioned is a 'mini HOHO' that...
The shuttle I mentioned is a 'mini HOHO' that just runs around the park itself (15 different spots, so at least twice as many as the full HOHO routes cover) so it's no use for getting to or from the...