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re: Budget laptop for travel - quadfest
Nice - where are you located, and how much? ...
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re: Mirrorless Cameras - quadfest
We just bought the a6500 for our upcoming trip to South Africa and have been impressed thus far. We got the setup that came w the 18-55 lens, then picked up a 55-210 lens. Great camera - can't go wrong w it. ...
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re: Budget laptop for travel - quadfest
I would entertain a tablet, just need something that is easy to type on for work and has a easy trackpad. ...
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Budget laptop for travel - quadfest
My wife and I are going on an international trip and I was looking to get a budget laptop to take with us, preferably <$300 (didn't want to take my MacBook Air and have to worry about it getting stolen) Just need it for internet access, and to access my work RDP. Prefer it to be lightweight, 12-15in...
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re: Caribbean Honeymoon - quadfest
We honeymooned at st Lucia - sugar beach. Budget should be ok - not sure if that includes flight. We did the all inclusive. We liked the experience so much we went back for our one year anniversary and upgraded to a Beach front bungalow - I highly recommend it. We passed on the all inclusive and dec...
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re: Need rec for a carry on booksack - quadfest
Ever decide on anything? My wife and I are going to South Africa in May so we've been reading about bags and what not. I have read quite a bit on Minaal, Osprey, tortuga, and Timbuk2. I may pull the trigger on the Minaal - seems like a great way to pack and travel and use regularly for business a...
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re: St. Lucia suggestions - quadfest
We stayed at sugar beach, just down from ladera. I second Dasheen, and boucan. Do a boat trip to Jade Mountain late afternoon and get complimentary drinks on the terrace overlooking the Pitons then stay for dinner for sunset. We had amazing views for the drinks and for first few courses. We did t...
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re: Camera Recommendations - quadfest
Yeah hard to justify spending 5K when I probably won't use it outside of major vacations. Any specific lens' to get w the a6500? ...
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re: Camera Recommendations - quadfest
My wife and I are going to South Africa for a safari and want to get a solid camera. Friend of mine recommended mirrorless, naming the Sony a6500. Any thoughts or recs? Background - minimal camera skills at best, want to take great pics given the upcoming trip, and willing to pay for quality. Als...
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re: Banff, Alberta (Canada) Review and Photo Journal - quadfest
Amazing - I used to go there as a child w my folks, and hoping to take my wife one day. Will definitely take a look at these recs!...
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re: Bachelor Party in New orleans - quadfest
Gone to several and going to one in April. La Boca has great tasting menu, affordable and good drinks. Would walk the FQ and do pat Os, carousel bar, and LaFittes. Great walk if good weather. We usually save the casino for late late night so not every is committed if they don't want to. Depe...
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re: favorite hotels in Nola - quadfest
ACE Hotel - went there twice this weekend for drinks and has an amazing coffee shop inside. Rooftop pool and bar. Good location in CBD. Have not stayed there though, and seemed very boutique/LA like....
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re: Traveling to South Africa-need flight assistance - quadfest
When you say to Singapore? How do you find which flight to take for a Star Member. Looking to leave JNB may 20. Yeah, in retrospect shoulda looked at Korean but didn't really understand how it worked. I have about 105K UR and 50K MR left for return. And 30K Marriott ...
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re: Traveling to South Africa-need flight assistance - quadfest
Booked via United for wife and I there, business (Turkish airlines and South African) through Istanbul and Dar es Salaam to JNB. Still working on return flight. ...
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Traveling to South Africa-need flight assistance - quadfest
Wife and I decided to go to South Africa in May. Having trouble figuring out how to maximize my points to get there, preferably business class. Trying to avoid flying through the Middle East. Any help is appreciated. Dates are May 5-19, slightly flexible. Atlanta to Johannesburg (prefer Cape Tow...
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re: Just bought $5k of GLD - quadfest
Been looking at this myself for a bit thinking it would drop. Thinking I'll pull the trigger in the next few days. ...
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re: What to do with end of year bonus - quadfest
Excellent point - never thought about it that way. Maybe I do need to give serious consideration to paying off the debt (outside the mortgage for now) and hold off on large investments for now (will cont to make routine deposits) ...
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re: What to do with end of year bonus - quadfest
My interest rates for these are 2.9 and 3.75. Is there an argument to be made for these being "good debts" with low interest rates, and instead of paying them off, just invest the money in vanguard, esp if avg 8-10% returns. I have been putting an extra $50 towards the car each month an extra 300...
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What to do with end of year bonus - quadfest
Trying to decide whether to simply invest a certain amt each month to DCA, or pay off low interest loans (i.e. Car loan and work "investment" loan), or to put large amt towards mortgage. None of the rates are higher than 4.1%. TIA...
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