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Trip Sisters – Show Notes – 12/8/18 – City Travel

Episode 26 – City Travel

Special Guest: Jamie Allan – iMagician
Tickets on sale now for Jamie Allan’s iMagician Show coming to Chicago’s Harris Theater December 22, 2018 through January 6, 2019!
For tickets visit:
For more information about Jamie:

Colleen & Catie’s Picks for Big Cities

Colleen – Philadelphia/Baltimore
Accommodations: Rittenhouse – Philadelphia – This luxury hotel is a beautiful way to experience Philly the way it’s meant to be seen, with all its history and charm. Located right on Rittenhouse Square, this hotel is within walking distance from Museum Mile, Old City’s historical sites, and some delicious restaurants.

Rittenhouse – Lacroix – High-end, great for genuine foodies.
Baltimore – L.P. Steamers – Neighborhood restaurant with amazing seafood and local charm.

Baltimore – Walking along the harbor, exploring the city, learning the rich history, eating crab cakes.

Catie – New York/Chicago
Accommodations: citizenM Hotel – NYC – Boutique hotel located in Times Square in the theatre district of midtown NYC

River Cafe – Brooklyn – A landmark eatery with a New American menu and gorgeous views of Manhattan.
Chicago Cut – High-end steak house in Chicago with beautiful city views and great food.

Activity: Jamie Allan’s iMagician Show at the Harris Theater in Chicago, running December 22, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Tickets now on sale at

“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”

What’s in Your Suitcase?
AIRLIFT Electric Sit-to-Stand Adjustable Desktop Converter

What’s on your phone?
Citymapper App
Free on Android and iOS – Citymapper is a transit app that helps clue you into the different transit routes in the city you are visiting.

What’s the tip?

Beware “carrier-imposed fees” on international flights when searching for frequent-flier award tickets.
Many airlines charge the fee on frequent-flier award tickets along with required government taxes and fees.
The “free” ticket you buy with miles may require an additional $400, $500 or more—most of that pocketed by the airline.
The British Airways website says its highest taxes, fees and carrier charges amount across all routes round trip has been $910 in economy class.
Sometimes you can pay the surcharges in miles. Lufthansa allows you to spend an extra 15,000 miles to cover all taxes, fees and surcharges.
Airlines don’t publish any sort of chart or schedule of their international fees. And they’re reluctant to talk about the fare structure as well.