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#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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We got a package from Gate 1 yesterday with a catalog -- and a pair of luggage straps! ::act-up::
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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I got some too.  I still have a pair from 2004, then they did not give them out for a while, then began again about three or four years ago.  It is always a good idea to use these on tour, as it is instantly recognizable by luggage handlers in the hotels and helps ensure your bags get to the bus!  We now have at least 16 of these things.  Any ideas for alternative uses for luggage straps?
Randy and Deanie
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11 day Classic Colombia 3/20
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14 Day Holland. Germany,Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris. 5/18
15 Day Indonesia: Java & Bali 10/17
13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero and Manuel Antonio 2/17
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14 Day Israel and Jordan - 5/14
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13 Day Turkish Treasures 5/12
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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How about using them to replace worn strips on a lawn chair?  Or as webbing on an old sofa frame?  Or for the straps on a luggage rack?  Weave the strips or sew them together to make a purse or bag or if you have lots of them, a beanbag chair.  You can cover your travel journals with them.  Use as a belt or a necktie.  Tie down large items in the trunk of your car.  Tow a car with them instead of a rope.  Braid & stitch together to make a doormat or braided rug.  Unravel them & knit or crochet with them alone or with yarn.  I'm sure there are lots more ideas!7ca087c7-f360-43dc-8909-e324fb0c0dcd.JPGa48e555c-8fb8-47b4-8c80-2b7dc0883621.JPG19e9b798-fe9b-4b3e-963f-b676b42fab2d.JPG7ca087c7-f360-43dc-8909-e324fb0c0dcd.JPGa48e555c-8fb8-47b4-8c80-2b7dc0883621.JPG19e9b798-fe9b-4b3e-963f-b676b42fab2d.JPG7ca087c7-f360-43dc-8909-e324fb0c0dcd.JPGa48e555c-8fb8-47b4-8c80-2b7dc0883621.JPG19e9b798-fe9b-4b3e-963f-b676b42fab2d.JPG
WITH GATE 1
Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
littlera  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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::act-up::Good ideas all.  My vehicles all have tie down rings in back.  This could work well!
Randy and Deanie
Up next:
14 Day Treasures of Sri Lanka. 3/21
14 day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls 11/20
12 day Kaleidiscope of Scotland 7/20
11 day Classic Colombia 3/20
Been there, done that:
14 day Majestic Balkans 5/19
16 Day Spiritual Southern India 11/18
14 Day Holland. Germany,Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris. 5/18
15 Day Indonesia: Java & Bali 10/17
13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero and Manuel Antonio 2/17
18 Day Nepal & Bhutan 9/16
13 Day Kasbahs and Deserts of Morocco 5/16
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore 11/15
11 Day Classic Baltics 6/15
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala and Honduras 1/15
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland 9/14
14 Day Israel and Jordan - 5/14
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai 11/13
16 Day China with Tibet and 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise  5/13
8 Day Classic Ecuador and Amazon Adventure 10/12
13 Day Turkish Treasures 5/12
10 Day Affordable  Peru  10/11
16 Day Affordable Bangkok, Cambodia and Vietnam 10/10
15 Day India's Majesty with Nepal  10/08
10 Day Greece with cruise 3/04
Donna Marie  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hey, I never got any luggage straps G1!
Upcoming
15 Day Spain (9/2017)
Completed Thus far with Gate 1...
15 Day Vietnam and Cambodia
10 Day Serengeti and Beyond: African Safari in Tanzania
15 Day Moroccan Allure
14 Day Israel and Jordan
15 Day Croatia Bosnia Slovenia and Venice
15 Day Turkish Treasures
9 Day Affordable Ireland
17 Day Peru and Ecuador
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Randy, you may also be interested in selling some of your extra sets to other loyal G1 travelers -- I suggest prices starting at just $150,000 per pair, with a low shipping fee of $250!  You might be able to finance your grandkids' college!

Come to think of it, Donna Marie, I may be able to offer you a great deal on some genuine Gate 1 luggage straps!
WITH GATE 1
Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
littlera  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
littlera


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Donna, G 1 obviously loves me more than they love you!

Want to buy some straps??
Randy and Deanie
Up next:
14 Day Treasures of Sri Lanka. 3/21
14 day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls 11/20
12 day Kaleidiscope of Scotland 7/20
11 day Classic Colombia 3/20
Been there, done that:
14 day Majestic Balkans 5/19
16 Day Spiritual Southern India 11/18
14 Day Holland. Germany,Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris. 5/18
15 Day Indonesia: Java & Bali 10/17
13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero and Manuel Antonio 2/17
18 Day Nepal & Bhutan 9/16
13 Day Kasbahs and Deserts of Morocco 5/16
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore 11/15
11 Day Classic Baltics 6/15
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala and Honduras 1/15
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland 9/14
14 Day Israel and Jordan - 5/14
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai 11/13
16 Day China with Tibet and 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise  5/13
8 Day Classic Ecuador and Amazon Adventure 10/12
13 Day Turkish Treasures 5/12
10 Day Affordable  Peru  10/11
16 Day Affordable Bangkok, Cambodia and Vietnam 10/10
15 Day India's Majesty with Nepal  10/08
10 Day Greece with cruise 3/04
littlera  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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I don't have any grandkids to finance college for. :(   Both kid's marriages did not last.  Daughter is a full time PhD student at PITT, however.  She always needs money!
Randy and Deanie
Up next:
14 Day Treasures of Sri Lanka. 3/21
14 day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls 11/20
12 day Kaleidiscope of Scotland 7/20
11 day Classic Colombia 3/20
Been there, done that:
14 day Majestic Balkans 5/19
16 Day Spiritual Southern India 11/18
14 Day Holland. Germany,Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris. 5/18
15 Day Indonesia: Java & Bali 10/17
13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero and Manuel Antonio 2/17
18 Day Nepal & Bhutan 9/16
13 Day Kasbahs and Deserts of Morocco 5/16
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore 11/15
11 Day Classic Baltics 6/15
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala and Honduras 1/15
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland 9/14
14 Day Israel and Jordan - 5/14
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai 11/13
16 Day China with Tibet and 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise  5/13
8 Day Classic Ecuador and Amazon Adventure 10/12
13 Day Turkish Treasures 5/12
10 Day Affordable  Peru  10/11
16 Day Affordable Bangkok, Cambodia and Vietnam 10/10
15 Day India's Majesty with Nepal  10/08
10 Day Greece with cruise 3/04
Donna Marie  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Randy, I will trade for a set of your luggage straps for a genuine G1 neck tether worn in Egypt, which you cannot get or go now with Gate 1.  I will throw in the little plastic name tag holder as a bonus!  I have 9 sets..... LOL
Upcoming
15 Day Spain (9/2017)
Completed Thus far with Gate 1...
15 Day Vietnam and Cambodia
10 Day Serengeti and Beyond: African Safari in Tanzania
15 Day Moroccan Allure
14 Day Israel and Jordan
15 Day Croatia Bosnia Slovenia and Venice
15 Day Turkish Treasures
9 Day Affordable Ireland
17 Day Peru and Ecuador
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket
11 Day Egypt with Abu Simbel and 3 Day Lake Nasser Cruise
10 Day Greek Islander Mykonos Santorini Athens
12 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Israel
littlera  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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I've already got an Egypt tour badge.  It has been so LONG ago, I can hardly remember who it was with.  TWA I think.  They are history. 

I am sighning up for another dose of Egypt as soon as G 1 returns.   Our trip was a little undone, as the plane that was to fly us to Abu Symbel was found to be faulty at the gate, and they cancelled on us.  This gives us an excuse to go back.   I am very interested in ancient Egypt, and have a bit of knowledge of it.
Randy and Deanie
Up next:
14 Day Treasures of Sri Lanka. 3/21
14 day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls 11/20
12 day Kaleidiscope of Scotland 7/20
11 day Classic Colombia 3/20
Been there, done that:
14 day Majestic Balkans 5/19
16 Day Spiritual Southern India 11/18
14 Day Holland. Germany,Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris. 5/18
15 Day Indonesia: Java & Bali 10/17
13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero and Manuel Antonio 2/17
18 Day Nepal & Bhutan 9/16
13 Day Kasbahs and Deserts of Morocco 5/16
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore 11/15
11 Day Classic Baltics 6/15
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala and Honduras 1/15
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland 9/14
14 Day Israel and Jordan - 5/14
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai 11/13
16 Day China with Tibet and 3 Day Yangtze River Cruise  5/13
8 Day Classic Ecuador and Amazon Adventure 10/12
13 Day Turkish Treasures 5/12
10 Day Affordable  Peru  10/11
16 Day Affordable Bangkok, Cambodia and Vietnam 10/10
15 Day India's Majesty with Nepal  10/08
10 Day Greece with cruise 3/04
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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My daughter & I desperately want to go to Egypt!  We're watching for the first G1 trip to Egypt -- with checkbook in hand!
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Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
Donna Marie  
#12 Posted : Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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LOL, I know.  Some other European companies still offer the trips, but I am not sure wise right now.  I may join you if Gate 1 brings it back!!
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Completed Thus far with Gate 1...
15 Day Vietnam and Cambodia
10 Day Serengeti and Beyond: African Safari in Tanzania
15 Day Moroccan Allure
14 Day Israel and Jordan
15 Day Croatia Bosnia Slovenia and Venice
15 Day Turkish Treasures
9 Day Affordable Ireland
17 Day Peru and Ecuador
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket
11 Day Egypt with Abu Simbel and 3 Day Lake Nasser Cruise
10 Day Greek Islander Mykonos Santorini Athens
12 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Israel
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#13 Posted : Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Fun!   We'll all get together for a big party in Egypt!d9175665-b53a-4642-92c9-a7975cffb8f8.jpgd9175665-b53a-4642-92c9-a7975cffb8f8.jpgd9175665-b53a-4642-92c9-a7975cffb8f8.jpg
WITH GATE 1
Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
Donna Marie  
#14 Posted : Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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LOL - we will all walk like an Egyptian.  Funny, while in one of the tombs, I laughed as I had to crouch while walking and thought to myself, now I know what it means to walk like an Egyptian lol!
Upcoming
15 Day Spain (9/2017)
Completed Thus far with Gate 1...
15 Day Vietnam and Cambodia
10 Day Serengeti and Beyond: African Safari in Tanzania
15 Day Moroccan Allure
14 Day Israel and Jordan
15 Day Croatia Bosnia Slovenia and Venice
15 Day Turkish Treasures
9 Day Affordable Ireland
17 Day Peru and Ecuador
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket
11 Day Egypt with Abu Simbel and 3 Day Lake Nasser Cruise
10 Day Greek Islander Mykonos Santorini Athens
12 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Israel
LuvToTravelWorld  
#15 Posted : Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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My Gate 1 Egypt trip was the first one I did, go big or go home.  Apparently other companies are going now regularly.
Sharon ~ Florida, USA
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Next: Vietnam&Cambodia 2017, Russian Cruise 8/17, Baltics 8/2017
Done (and rated): 
17 day Discovery China&Tibet 10/16 3 1/2*
Ethiopia, on own, & 10 day Tanzania 6/16 5*

10 day Copper Canyon and Mexico 12/15, 3 1/2*
11 day Guatemala/Honduras 1/2015, 4*
14 day Greece 9/2014, 3* 
7 day Dubai 2013 11/2013, 4* with
15 day Thailand, Angkor Wat, Cambodia 11/2013, 5*
11 day Ecuador and Amazon 5/2013, 4*
10 day Costa Rica w/ Tortuguero, 11/2009, 4*, & 2/2013, 3*
10 day Affordable Peru, 5/2012, 5*
15 day France, 9/2012, 3 1/2*
15 day Turkey , 9/2011, 5* 
15 day Egypt/Nile Cruise, 2/2009, 4*
Globus trips..... Scotland Highlands, Norway, U.K., Ireland, Alpine Countries, Italia, Spain, Morocco, Portugal
 Independently toured South America- Chile, Argentina, Iquazu
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#16 Posted : Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Y'all are so lucky to have been to Egypt!  I wanna go!!!

I see that Google Street View now includes the Pyramids, but that's not good enough.  I need to feel the burning desert heat, sandstorms & insects to know I'm really there!  Not to mention claustrophobic tombs filled with bats, walking mummies & dashing Master Criminals!  (Anyone else a fan of the late, great Elizabeth Peters' entertaining series of Amelia Peabody novels?  The author had her PhD in Egyptology from the prestigious University of Chicago.)
WITH GATE 1
Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
LuvToTravelWorld  
#17 Posted : Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Since I grew up in France I did not yearn for Europe but #1 on my adult list was Egypt so we booked the 15 day last 3-4 were on the red sea and it did not disappoint it was great. Especially Aswan and the feluccas around elephantine island, Murder on the Nile, Agatha Christie! She wrote it there.
Sharon ~ Florida, USA
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Next: Vietnam&Cambodia 2017, Russian Cruise 8/17, Baltics 8/2017
Done (and rated): 
17 day Discovery China&Tibet 10/16 3 1/2*
Ethiopia, on own, & 10 day Tanzania 6/16 5*

10 day Copper Canyon and Mexico 12/15, 3 1/2*
11 day Guatemala/Honduras 1/2015, 4*
14 day Greece 9/2014, 3* 
7 day Dubai 2013 11/2013, 4* with
15 day Thailand, Angkor Wat, Cambodia 11/2013, 5*
11 day Ecuador and Amazon 5/2013, 4*
10 day Costa Rica w/ Tortuguero, 11/2009, 4*, & 2/2013, 3*
10 day Affordable Peru, 5/2012, 5*
15 day France, 9/2012, 3 1/2*
15 day Turkey , 9/2011, 5* 
15 day Egypt/Nile Cruise, 2/2009, 4*
Globus trips..... Scotland Highlands, Norway, U.K., Ireland, Alpine Countries, Italia, Spain, Morocco, Portugal
 Independently toured South America- Chile, Argentina, Iquazu
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#18 Posted : Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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How exciting!  My daughter & I are green with envy!  We hope that Egypt will be ready for visitors again soon!
 
I didn't know you grew up in France.  How lovely!
 
Yes, I adore Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile.  The old movie with Peter Ustinov is a favorite of mine.  
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Already Booked:
8 Day Affordable Morocco
Past tours:
9 Day Classic Russia
10 Day Affordable China
5 Day Panama
5 Day Classic Guatemala
9 Day Enchanting Italy
9 Day Classic France with Loire Valley & Normandy
With other tour companies:
9 Day Britain Sampler
10 Day Sound of Music
Plus 6 cruises:
Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras
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