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Check with your credit card benefits to see if you get a refund for Global Entry/ TSA PreCheck fee. My Chase card credited my fee within three days.
 

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In some airports, you can skip the main international lines without Global Entry by downloading the mobile passport app. Last time I went through Newark (before getting Global Entry), I was able to go into a separate line next to Global Entry with the mobile passport information already saved. I was in the queue of about five people and only had to wait for the Global Entry line to clear.
 

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Is it really worth $85 for TSA precheck or $100 for global entry?
 

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Is it really worth $85 for TSA precheck or $100 for global entry?
Cannot say I know anything about global entry. But I have TSA precheck and I believe it lasts for 5 years, so $17 a year. Well worth it to me, and I only travel 3 times per year tops.
 

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Is it really worth $85 for TSA precheck or $100 for global entry?
Yes. If you travel internationally, global entry is great, which is only a little more than TSA. Also several credit cards will comp you for global entry fees. Saves you an hour at the airport coming and going.
 

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So I have a conference I can go to in Stockholm, Sweden. I have a couple things that I am considering and am not sure what is the best course to take. It's a two day conference, so I am planning on going a week early. I can:

1) Go to Stockholm for the whole week.

2) Go somewhere else for the first handful of days and hit Stockholm for the days around the conference.

If 2, then where? I first thought of London or Amsterdam. I've been to Paris already. Wherever it would be would have be close to Sweden, so the cost won't be much different than a direct flight would have been.
 

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So I have a conference I can go to in Stockholm, Sweden. I have a couple things that I am considering and am not sure what is the best course to take. It's a two day conference, so I am planning on going a week early. I can:

1) Go to Stockholm for the whole week.

2) Go somewhere else for the first handful of days and hit Stockholm for the days around the conference.

If 2, then where? I first thought of London or Amsterdam. I've been to Paris already. Wherever it would be would have be close to Sweden, so the cost won't be much different than a direct flight would have been.
I'd go to Copenhagen. Depending on how far out the conference is, I'd be trying to book a reservation at Noma.

If you love scenery and the outdoors, you could always do Iceland first.
 

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I'd go to Copenhagen. Depending on how far out the conference is, I'd be trying to book a reservation at Noma.

If you love scenery and the outdoors, you could always do Iceland first.
You're the second person that suggested Copenhagen. Not sure I want to shell out the cash required for that dinner, but I'll look into the city!
 

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You're the second person that suggested Copenhagen. Not sure I want to shell out the cash required for that dinner, but I'll look into the city!
I went last year in the summer and had a great time. It helped that I had an old exchange student friend living there but it's a fun city where everyone speaks English. Downsides are it's expensive and they use their own currency.
 

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You're the second person that suggested Copenhagen. Not sure I want to shell out the cash required for that dinner, but I'll look into the city!
I have a good friend that lives in Sweden half the year. I asked him what the best way to see Sweden was and he also said "Start in Copenhagen"..
 

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I have a good friend that lives in Sweden half the year. I asked him what the best way to see Sweden was and he also said "Start in Copenhagen"..
It does help that Copenhagen is a right across from Sweden. There is a massive bridge that turns into an underground tunnel between the countries.

 

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Going on vacation to Armenia for a couple weeks. Any suggestions?
 

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Just got back from Victoria Island near Vancouver. Highly recommend. It was beautiful, slow paced and relaxing, and everyone was super nice. It looks very European too, classy.
 

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Any recommendations for Lake Tahoe? Kind of spontaneously booked flights for a small 5-day vacation in early September. Will probably stay one night in Reno.

Probably just do some standard hiking and canoeing or whatev
 

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