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    We use the TSA locks every time we fly and rarely...

    We use the TSA locks every time we fly and rarely have had them opened (assuming they do leave the note every time). I think my husband has once, and I never have. Nor have we had them broken...
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    Thanks, Randy! P.S., thumbs up on the new...

    Thanks, Randy!

    P.S., thumbs up on the new program. Seems more cut & dry, and still good rewards.
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    Question about the pre-check-in requirement. ...

    Question about the pre-check-in requirement. Will a confirmation that you've completed the pre-check-in be emailed? I know when we went last year, we did do the re-check-in, we requested a gift...
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    If you wanted to check it at Jamaica, you would...

    If you wanted to check it at Jamaica, you would need to purchase it prior to getting to the airport (i.e., your resort, or a local shop). The duty free shops at the airport are past security, after...
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    They actually have a certification program for...

    They actually have a certification program for petsitters now. National Association of Pet Sitters: http://www.petsitters.org/. We are moving across the country soon and I was going to check this...
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    I'm a fan of Walkers Woods Jerk Seasoning. YOu...

    I'm a fan of Walkers Woods Jerk Seasoning. YOu can get the paste that you then mix with oil and water, from what I recall, or the pre-mixed, ready-to-use bottle. I've ordered from cosmicchile.com,...
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    Ill preface this with saying that of those three categories, Ive only stayed in the Beachfront Suite (BFS). However, I have stayed in Ocean Verandah and Garden Verandah, so am familiar with that...
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    Hm. I wear capris to dinner. I'm a woman, but...

    Hm. I wear capris to dinner. I'm a woman, but still. If it's not violating dress code, so what? I personally am not a fan of men in them ever, but to each his own. There are a lot of fashions...
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    We were there this past April for our 4th trip,...

    We were there this past April for our 4th trip, the previous being '07. The cardio machines have been upgraded sometime in the past 3 years as they were MUCH better than they used to be. The...
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    Ditto what Cubismo said. From the Couples...

    Ditto what Cubismo said. From the Couples property, you can really only see the sides of some of their buildings when you are at/around The Palms. If you're on the beach and look north, you can see...
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    Couples doesn't take room requests. Randy has...

    Couples doesn't take room requests. Randy has posted a thread at the top of the board about it called "Room Requests Not Available."

    You can certainly try, but keep in mind everyone wants that...
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    Kelly & Tim, I would think so. I think it's the...

    Kelly & Tim, I would think so. I think it's the standard in Jamaica in general, but I could be wrong. Personally, I much prefer it to regular American Guinness, but my husband has successfully...
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    We've been really lucky with AA out of O'Hare. ...

    We've been really lucky with AA out of O'Hare. We only did the non-stop once, this past April, as it wasn't an option on prior trips. No problems. We've, knock on wood, actually never had route...
  14. Tor, they have screens with shutters over them. ...

    Tor, they have screens with shutters over them. So no worries about bugs any more than any other room.

    After having stayed in a BFS, I'd go BVS were were to spring for beachfront again. You do...
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    It's been my experience that the duty free at the...

    It's been my experience that the duty free at the airport is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than the resort gift shop, at least for rum.
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    cypresspeps - No. It was a beachfront suite. ...

    cypresspeps - No. It was a beachfront suite. You're right in that it's just like an atrium in desitn, but it had no hammock and DID have a mini bar. It's categorized as a BFS and, believe me,...
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    We also stayed in a BFS in April. Ours was NOT a...

    We also stayed in a BFS in April. Ours was NOT a wraparound. It was a building of 4 rooms. Ours had no view of anything but trees. In terms of interior, it was just like the garden suite we had a...
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    You know, when we arrived at the airport in...

    You know, when we arrived at the airport in April, we looked at the line to get through security and immigration and wanted to cry. They were sooooo long. But they were constantly moving and we...
  19. We were at CSA from 4/10/10 - 4/17/10. We did...

    We were at CSA from 4/10/10 - 4/17/10. We did pre-register for the massage oil and candles I think.

    We got a welcome packet, but it had t-shirts instead. Since it wasn't what we registered...
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    I think it's something where there could be a...

    I think it's something where there could be a variety of reasons for it.

    From Google help:
    http://www.google.com/support/toolbar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=9245

    You may also want to run a...
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    Best...show...ever! Love it! The Jamaica...

    Best...show...ever! Love it!

    The Jamaica episode was very good, I agree. Friend of ours had Zane's Drinking Made Easy book and copied the Jamaica pages for us as reference for our last trip. It...
  22. I would HIGHLY recommend letting someone else do...

    I would HIGHLY recommend letting someone else do the driving. It's more than just a left side of the road thing. Their whole driving style and driving etiquitte is different. No exaggeration, you...
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    Never been on a cruise and plan never to be for...

    Never been on a cruise and plan never to be for the following reasons:

    1) Forced socialization. Having to sit at a table full of strangers at dinner is my idea of hell.
    2) I fear the drink tab...
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    Absolutely gorgeous. Couples should hire you. :)

    Absolutely gorgeous. Couples should hire you. :)
  25. re: CSA beach width. We were just there from the...

    re: CSA beach width. We were just there from the 10th to the 17th and the beach was the widest I've ever seen it. So for recent 1st time visitors, I can see where they would say the two are...
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