Travelling Pack - What's this about?

This is the place for forum members to help one another experience the best possible travel to Cohen-related events or get-togethers
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Travelling Pack - What's this about?

Postby jarkko » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:33 am

This year will be full of Leonard's concerts and other LC-related happenings (the Hydra Meetup, the 3rd Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend in Galway, Ireland, and other meetups around the concerts).
Many of our members would love to have travel and accommodation hints from local members.

This new section is Kelsey's (KaimiK's) idea. She writes:
Welcome to Traveling Pack, a place for Leonard Cohen forum members to help one another experience the best possible travel to Cohen-related events or get-togethers.

Trying to find the cheapest route to fly from the U.S. to London for a concert? Wondering which is the most scenic route from London to Oberhausen? Seeking the quietest hotel on Hydra? Want to meet for coffee and a walking tour in Austin? This is the place to post your questions and learn from the collective travel wisdom of this great community!

Please be advised that this forum is for the exclusive use of forum members with the purpose of assisting in travel related to Cohen events or get-togethers. This is not the place to post commercial information from travel business owners or promoters.
The Traveling Pack is open for your questions, hints, ideas... !
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Re: Traveling Pack - What's this about?

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:19 pm

What a great idea! Thank you Kelsey for suggesting it.

As some of you will know, I do a fair bit of travelling one way or another and I will be happy to chip in with suggestions and pointers if I think I can help.

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Re: Traveling Pack - What's this about?

Postby KaimiK » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:09 pm

Thanks Wendy! As one who loves to travel, I thought this might be useful for those making plans and enjoyable to read for those like me, who don't have as much time to travel as in past years. And my apologies to those from my mother country who prefer the 'll" spellings of traveller, travelling... My e-mail and this forum both autocorrect back to the single "l" spelling! :lol:
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Re: Traveling Pack - What's this about?

Postby MaryB » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:18 pm

Kelsey,

This is wonderful and should provide a much needed resource in one section. Thanks for suggesting it and to Jarkko for seeing the value in it and making it a separate section.

Warmest regards,
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Re: Traveling Pack - What's this about?

Postby ladydi » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:39 am

What a brilliant idea, Kelsey! With members surrounding the globe....and members who have generously given of their time previously to assist others regarding hotels, and/or things that can't be missed at a destination, this is a wonderful
addition, and I love "Travelling Pack". Catchy name. Hopefully as the extensive touring season approaches there will be many additions to this thread. Thanks!

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Re: Traveling Pack - What's this about?

Postby scocoh » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:44 am

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Great idea, Kelsey. And a very useful addition to the forum, Super J.

Now, how to funnel all the travel questions into this spot from the many random locations people ask this sort of thing? How about several of us take a minute and post a simple message in every current concert thread. Being proactive in this might help. One post per city? If you see a relevant thread , please post a word about TP's existence. If someone has already gotten there, go to the next city.
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Postby MaryB » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:19 pm

Perhaps the moderators can start moving those travel tips topics here until we get used to doing so on our own?
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Re: Traveling Pack - What's this about?

Postby elainecohen » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:27 pm

Is this where I post to see if anyone is getting together before or after the LC concert in Halifax?? Thanks
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Postby regensburg » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:40 am

What a wonderful idea, especially when Leonard is on the road so much this year. Looking forward to all the postings of meet ups, Hotel stays etc. Thank you. I really like that it is strictly for Forum Members. What a treat. Best Wishes, Jutta
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:21 am

It caught my eye and now I see why! EXCELLENT idea, Kaimik! GREAT idea to incorporate it, Jarkko! This is going to be SO helpful to SO many! So many times, I've had to find ways to ask different places, get caught up in PMs to get the best answers, and in so many cases, there may have been others with the same ones, but it didn't feel right to just go on and on with one detail question after another. Now, it's ALL legit! So many here are well-traveled... and so many here still need all those tips! Count me amongst the latter.
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Re: Travelling Pack - What's this about?

Postby Gabby » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:41 am

I have just come across this 'thread' called Travelling Pack and I think it's a brilliant idea, well done on taking it on! As I have always traveled abroad with hubby we have always managed to find our way around and/or plan journeys to venues etc. However I would love to attend more concerts than my husband's free time would allow so this may mean traveling alone in the future and this is where I think this thread would prove invaluable, for me anyway! It may even be a 'chatting point' for the forum members who are traveling alone to arrange or plan joining up...(or am I just being a silly old woman again!!!)

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Re: Travelling Pack - What's this about?

Postby Olwen » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:48 pm

When and where abouts are people meeting for the walking weekend in Galway or have I missed it?
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Re: Travelling Pack - What's this about?

Postby Travelingladiesman » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:36 am

Hello Olwen,

We will have our walking weekend from the 19th to 22nd of September in Galway....you are more then welcome to join us......lots of music and song.....and the odd pint here and there :?
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Re: Travelling Pack - What's this about?

Postby jarkko » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:39 pm

Olwen, use this link to the Walking Weekend details: http://leonardcohenfiles.com/walking2013.html
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Re: Travelling Pack - What's this about?

Postby Athnuachan » Sat May 04, 2013 4:03 pm

Olwen wrote:When and where abouts are people meeting for the walking weekend in Galway or have I missed it?
Not surprised Olwen didn't find this - it has been pretty well hidden away, hasn't it!
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