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bio website gregcons.com/kateblog
location Ontario, Canada
age 53
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

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Dec
5
comment Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?
I disagree. I present at conferences without pay regularly. I still call it business. What it isn't is work - and that's important.
Dec
5
revised long lay over in FRA Airport, will US Passport-holder be able to go outside of airport?
deleted 12 characters in body; edited title
Dec
4
comment Can you use vapes/e-cigs in Seattle airport or on a flight?
while I don't doubt these are the written rules for SeaTac, in late Sept 2014 I stood at a gate waiting to board and someone was vaping a few feet from me, and no airline or airport staff (there were plenty around) did or said anything.
Dec
3
comment Can you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for free?
Even if you spend the money to climb the bridge yourself, do the Pylon climb. They'll give you a free coupon for it. You can get good harbour pictures and also pictures of other people doing the climb, which you can show to other people to explain what you did.
Nov
30
reviewed Leave Closed Websites for finding travel friends (with most members)?
Nov
30
comment Quality travel clothesline that is easy to hook on shower stalls?
The kind kids use to attach keys or water bottles to backpacks or belt loops, not the climbing ones. Go to Canadian Tire and they should have them near the cash. Then go check out hook ends on the hardware and housewares section. You should take 3 or 4 different ends since you don't know what you'll be facing. With luck you can just wrap the Velcro round the hook. A handful of hair elastics might also be useful. Or poke a hook through the twisted strands at one end - or the middle if the line is too loose.
Nov
29
comment Travel with a passport and a US travel document
it would help if you would name the countries involved. I don't expect a US travel document would get you into any country except the USA. Therefore this seems to be "will my passport get me into Turkey?" and I don't see why it's a question. Also, just how many passports are involved here?
Nov
29
revised Travel with a passport and a US travel document
removing meta talk and rearranging for clarity
Nov
29
comment Quality travel clothesline that is easy to hook on shower stalls?
Have you considered taking a handful of carabiners and hooks to which you can attach your existing clothesline, rather than buying a new clothesline with different ends?
Nov
29
revised Quality travel clothesline that is easy to hook on shower stalls?
removed meta talk - the "today" the OP was going to buy on has come and gone; added pics and liks to inspire answerers
Nov
28
comment Do I have to enter the UK on my UK passport?
@Relaxed I don't disagree, but my Canadian passport contains stamps from the UK saying "leave to enter for six months. Employment and access to public funds prohibited." even though I'm a British subject. Has never mattered to me because I've always just been on a quick visit.
Nov
28
comment How do I cross US-Canada border while my (US) passport is being renewed?
I have not, but have read elsewhere of people who were given a hassle and had to insist that someone (often airline check in or gate staff) read the rules.
Nov
27
revised Is there a way to get from Douala to Brazzaville/Kinshasa with terrestrial public transport?
trying to make it more answerable
Nov
27
revised Is there a list of hiking shelters in Quebec?
lack of line breaks was running lines together that should be apart - using bullets to prevent that
Nov
27
revised Is there a list of hiking shelters in Quebec?
every time I see this title I think "homeless shelter" which is the default Canadian shelter
Nov
27
comment How do I cross US-Canada border while my (US) passport is being renewed?
Just to be clear, once you have a NEXUS card, you can use it instead of your passport, not in addition to. However you occasionally meet staff who don't know that.
Nov
27
comment How to best respond to a request to send a passport scan by unsecured email?
HAve you redacted the passport number? This is the one piece of information most such organizations demand. (I was once asked for passport number when signing up for a balloon ride; I have no idea why and provided (from memory) a string of characters that was close to my passport number but was not correct.)
Nov
26
comment Affordable Taxi Service from BUF Airport to Niagara Falls on Canadian side
I doubt very much a taxi will take you across the border. To the border perhaps, but not across it.
Nov
25
comment Hard-case suitcase, that doesn't open at the side
related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/37249/…
Nov
20
comment I saw a lakeside castle or hotel from the air, north of Newark. What is it?
I note they claim to be 90 miles from NYC: looking on the map that means they're the same distance from Newark. I'm convinced!