Episode 64 – Website Info
Air Date: Sun. Sept. 1, 2019
CANDACE BUSHNELL – The critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Sex and the City, Four Blondes, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Trading Up, Summer and the City, Killing Monica, and her latest book Is There Still Sex in the City? Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW.
Colleen & Catie’s Picks for Moviecations
Destination: Oahu, Hawaii
Movie Filmed There: “Jurassic Park”, “50 First Dates” and “Pearl Harbor”
Accommodations: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort – Smaller hotel, more intimate and private.
Restaurant: Duke’s Restaurant and any food truck
A ‘Jurassic Park’ ATV Tour – A tour that takes you to the memorable filming locations, valleys and remote areas. www.kualoa.com
Tips for Hawaii: Stay on the north side of the island of Oahu. It’s gorgeous and less touristy and where Jurassic park and a to of other famous movies were filmed
Favorite Movie About Travel? “Under the Tuscan Sun”, “European Vacation”
Destination: Ireland – Dublin, Derry or Belfast
Movie or Show Filmed There: Game of Thrones
Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn is where you stay if taking your tour out of Dublin. If you take the tour in Belfast it’s at Jury Inn, Victoria street.
Restaurant: They have set restaurants!
Activities: Game of Thrones Tour – There are nine Game of Thrones® film locations on site, all close together. A 16th century castle and stableyard is the film location of Winterfell in Dublin. They even provide Stark cloaks, replica swords, shields and banners at no extra cost.
Tips for a Moviecation: Find out where the behind-the-scenes staff of your film spent their time by asking your destination’s tourist board or your hotel’s concierge, and check out a few of the spots.
Favorite Movie About Travel? The Quiet Man (filmed in Ireland’s WAW)
“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”
What’s in Your Suitcase?
Amazon Fire TV Stick – $39.99 on Amazon.com
Watch Prime, Hulu, Netflix and many other streaming services, just by plugging it into your compatible TV with an HDMI export. Tip: Not sure if your hotel has Netflix and don’t have a fire stick? Bring an HDMI cable and laptop for streaming shows or movies at your hotel.
What’s on your phone?
Bounce Baggage App – www.usebounce.com
Find safe and convenient spots to store your luggage or belongings without having to carry them around all day for as little as $5.90/item. Available in major cities around the U.S., like San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philly, DC, Austin and many more. Tip: Most hotels will also let you leave your luggage at the hotel after you check out if you’re still exploring the area. You can also usually leave it at the hotel prior to check in, if you get in early before your room is ready.
What’s the tip?
Things You Absolutely Must Do Before You Board a Plane
Download and Use Your Airline’s App – Easy check-in and boarding pass access.
Get The Airline Credit Card – Get more FF points and perks
Research your Aircraft – Planes can vary a lot, so by doing your research ahead of time you’ll be sure to book the one with the best legroom, on-board entertainment, etc.
Use FlightStats to track flight statuses, on-time performances, weather conditions, and even the flight history of your specific aircraft, all in real-time so that if your plane is delayed, you can be the first to know and the first to get rebooked.
Connect for Less – Many airports offer free Wi-Fi, but beware of hackers. Using a VPN offers a measure of protection. Several American Express credit cards offer complimentary Wi-Fi access in case there are no free networks available.