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Re: Passports
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Reply to: #921312 by Green Jeans
Mar 3, 2016 10:23pm
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We just got passports renewed and it took 4 weeks. Not sure if it takes longer for a new passport.
Re: Passports
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Reply to: #921319 by Public Hand
Mar 3, 2016 10:25pm
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Wow, never heard of a passport in a day, but I guess there has to be a way, if not more expensive....
Re: Passports
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Reply to: #921373 by Green Jeans
Mar 3, 2016 10:27pm
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Ah, that's good news! What an adventure.
Airbnb
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Feb 16, 2017 11:43am
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I'm wondering if people have had good experiences with airbnb? We've used vrbo several times and it has been good, but I found a place I'd like to rent in Montreal that is on airbnb. My request was approved, but the owner wants me to complete their verification process, which includes sending the website a copy of my driver's license. I'm very torn on what to do. I'd rather not share this information online, but it makes sense that the owner would want good info on a client, especially an international one. When I google this topic I get lots of worst case scenarios. I'd love to hear from someone who has done this verification and/or regular users of airbnb. Thanks!
Re: Airbnb
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Reply to: #941957 by hartwolfzell
Feb 16, 2017 11:58am
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I used AirBnB for our Barcelona trip. I was happy with it. I chose one based on many customer reviews. I will probably use it for our Japan trip, too.

I cannot recall if I showed a driver's license, but it was overseas, so maybe it is different. I think I just used credit card. I could be wrong, can't remember.
Re: Airbnb
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Reply to: #941957 by hartwolfzell
Feb 16, 2017 2:22pm
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My husband and I used Airbnb when we stayed in Cardiff, Wales and while we were in London, England. We loved staying where we did. We picked where we stayed based off of reviews and so we only picked places that had more than 5 reviews and very good reviews. We did not have to show a license...I'm not sure what that's about. Do any other renters in that area require to show license too? We did not come across then when booking our stays.
Re: Airbnb
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Reply to: #941957 by hartwolfzell
Feb 16, 2017 3:23pm
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I have had nothing but good experiences using airbnb. I don't think I've ever shared a dl, but the last time I used airbnb was almost a year and a half ago.
Re: Airbnb
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Reply to: #941974 by kudichan
Feb 16, 2017 6:45pm
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I've used AirBnB several times and overall it has been a good experience, but I recommend using it only when you are renting out an entire house or apartment. If you decide to rent a room, make sure to confirm there is a lock on the door before booking - I made the mistake of not checking this once and I felt uncomfortable all night knowing anyone could walk in on me while I was sleeping. Also, don't just look at the room rate - often times there are add-ons, like cleaning fees - that can add significantly to the price. I did have to provide my driver's license once that I can remember - I may be wrong, but my sense is that it is up to the owner whether to ask for it or not.
Re: Airbnb
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Reply to: #941957 by hartwolfzell
Feb 17, 2017 12:22am
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I have used ABnB quite often and have started hosting as well. I have never been asked for nor asked others for a DL, but yes, there is an additional verification step that can be done on the site. My only thought is that this host had a bad experience so are trying to protect themselves more. Personally, I don't WANT all these things linked so would probably look for someplace else but if you have no history, so no "trust" built on the site, it makes sense. That being said, I have never had a bad experience and have planned more than one vacation around moving from host to host.
Re: Airbnb
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Reply to: #941957 by hartwolfzell
Feb 17, 2017 9:29am
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I've used AirBnB a lot domestically. Always a good experience (especially in Nashville).
Can't remember if I submitted my DL .... but I started using AirBnB about 5 years ago and I know that their policies have changed since then.
Re: Airbnb
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Reply to: #941957 by hartwolfzell
Feb 17, 2017 10:10am
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Thanks everyone! I did end up going through the verification process. I had to submit photos of my license and link airbnb to my Facebook page. I'll let you all know if I find out someday that this was a mistake.

I'm very excited about this home we're renting! So much cheaper than a hotel and way better for our family of 6.
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #569392 by wassamatta u
Nov 26, 2018 1:07pm
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Oh yes this is mom; there is a STRONG facial resemblance. Lucky Wassa
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #569516 by CraigInCT
Nov 26, 2018 2:07pm
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Craig???
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #569803 by Crazyolis
Nov 27, 2018 5:42pm
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Or you could do like I did. Join the Navy and get paid to go, lol!
Anyway, congratulations and take lots of pics!
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968834 by InkTap
Nov 28, 2018 11:16am
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Just out of curiousity, how did this pop back up 8 years later? Did someone happen to see it and comment on it?
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968865 by Crazyolis
Nov 28, 2018 7:07pm
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how did this pop back up 8 years later? Did someone happen to see it and comment on it?

Yep! You should try it sometime. It's sometimes fun to dredge up an old post and reply to it like it's brand new. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan, who is bookmarking this post so I can reply to it again 8 more years from now....
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968879 by Green Tortuga
Nov 28, 2018 7:29pm
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... and, how does bookmarking work on this site?
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968880 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Nov 28, 2018 11:45pm
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... and, how does bookmarking work on this site?

I click the "Bookmark" link, then whenever I use the "My Bookmarks" link under the "Boards" menubar option, I can review all of the posts I've bookmarked. They're mostly filled with suggestions for AQ that I'm interested in implementing someday.... at least my list is. I suppose others use it for other reasons. =)

-- Ryan
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968885 by Green Tortuga
Nov 29, 2018 6:04am
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Thanks! Appreciated.
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968879 by Green Tortuga
Nov 29, 2018 9:43am
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Well. Now the post from Craig makes sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSRm80WzZk
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968879 by Green Tortuga
Nov 29, 2018 11:08am
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Yep! You should try it sometime. It's sometimes fun to dredge up an old post and reply to it like it's brand new. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan, who is bookmarking this post so I can reply to it again 8 more years from now....

Yeah, and while you're at it, you guys should go update your links in the Wassa widget.
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968907 by Wry Me
Nov 29, 2018 11:19am
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Yeah, and while you're at it, you guys should go update your links in the Wassa widget

I second that motion!
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #569803 by Crazyolis
Nov 29, 2018 11:26am
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Well...how was the trip??
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968909 by hartwolfzell
Nov 30, 2018 7:34am
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Seriously the best trip I have ever been on. If I could afford it I would go again tomorrow!

It was so peaceful, (except for the honking of the penguins), clean, (except for the penguin poop) so exhilarating! Beautiful, unpopulated...again except for those penguins!

They were so cute to watch, they just didn't have a care in the world. They came right up to us and checked us out.
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968927 by Crazyolis
Nov 30, 2018 8:29am
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Seriously the best trip I have ever been on.

But you didn't score the Antarctica letterbox or plant one?
Re: I cant even contain myself!
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Reply to: #968928 by Wronghat
Nov 30, 2018 10:12am
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sadly no.... we did build a snowman on an iceburg! And eat Antarctic snow, just so we could say we did. Of course we followed the no color no eat rule!! down there you don't eat pink snow!
Europe boxes
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Apr 1, 2019 1:47pm
Does anyone have suggestions for boxes along the river cruise route between Budapest and Amsterdam. We will be walking from the boat.
Road Trip
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Jun 3, 2019 3:42pm
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My husband is talking about driving from Orlando to New Orleans for a few days. The plans aren’t solid, probably in the next few weeks.
Any advice?
I hope to get some boxing in. But he’s not a boxer. I’ll have to be happy with drive bys.

Sits N Knits
Re: Road Trip
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Reply to: #975837 by Sits N Knits
Jun 3, 2019 8:39pm
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My brother Godzilla has a lot of nice plants in New Orleans, many of which are drive-bys.
Re: Road Trip
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Reply to: #975837 by Sits N Knits
Jun 4, 2019 7:37am
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Armament Museum between I-10 and Destin has a Kirbert box and very interesting exhibits.