In a few weeks I'll be driving down I-85 from Petersburg VA to Atlanta GA and would like to fill the trip with occasional stops to see and explore places with historical and/or cultural significance. Can anyone suggest places I should see on my drive? Battlefields? Great barbecue? Birthplace of patriots? Controversial schools? Whatever, I just don't want to miss an opportunity to learn and see as much as possible. Ideally they should be no more than about 10 miles from the interstate.
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What do I need to know about moving to the US North? [more inside]
I'm moving to Charlotte, NC. What should I know before I make the move? [more inside]
I have a piece of furniture I fear is too complex for me to assemble. I live on Chicago's north side and am looking for a recommendation for someone to hire to put it together. (Note: I found Assembly Squad Chicago's minimum fee too expensive, and Chicago Assembly Services is too booked.) Any recommendations?
Hey, so I'm getting married this October in North Carolina, and I'm wondering what my bachelor party should look like. I can't think of anything to do besides fishing and camping. What are some other fun ideas? Caveat: no drinking. Probably 5-10 people will be on the trip, tops.
Has anyone built a guesthouse/in-law suite/studio on their property? [more inside]
As of this writing, North Korea has had two Internet outages in 48 hours. A lot of people seem to watch when Internet service goes down for countries and companies. But I don't recall anyone saying North Korea's Internet had gone down until within the last couple of days. Has anyone reported North Korea's Internet going down in the past?
Mrs. Funmonkey1 and I ar looking for a decent happy hour. Think long bar with loads of room, decent bar food and a good selection of wine and beer. Crowd over 25 and relaxed. Anything like this in North Beach?
This Christmas is also my parent's 30th anniversary. I'd like to give them a gift card for a little weekend getaway. Looking for inexpensive yet romantic accommodations in NC. Help! [more inside]
My wife and I are going to Scotland to see friends and family, and since I always wanted to summit Snowdon I thought I would look into a side trip to Wales. Does this itinerary makes sense? Is there not enough or too much time? Do I need to book train tickets in advance? Finally, is the bus trip a big hassle with luggage? Any advice about Snowdon? [more inside]
A girlfriend and I are planning on going to Europe over Christmas. Based on places we haven't been, we're debating spending ten days in either, a) Scandinavia (Norway/ Sweden/ Finland/ Denmark), or, b) flying to Paris and then to Morocco. Which option is best? More info below... [more inside]
Had a breakup with longtime stylist and 'are looking for a new one who can deal with the hair of we "over 50's." Should be experienced in working with fine, thinning hair and, especially, covering grey by use of highlighting. No harsh chemicals please. Thanks.
Looking for some advice on moving a one bedroom apartment worth of stuff from Connecticut to North Carolina the week of New Years! Legitimate moving companies (Atlas/United/etc.) can't do it in such short notice. Renting a UHaul/Budget van is as expensive as using a company with little/no reviews. Any other suggestions? Any specific references for a reputable company which can make this happen? Thanks!
Which roads in the world travel opposite their lane direction designation for at least a mile or more? In other words, say you are traveling northbound on Interstate 35, but for a short time the road bends so much that you are actually traveling south, even though you are still in what started as the northbound lane. [more inside]
I'm a huge fan of retailers who have lifetime guarantees or warranties. I'm trying to make an effort to buy more from these places. The retailers that I've enjoyed with these features include REI, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Eastpak, Jansport and Koss headphones. Are there any more I should be aware of? I've heard about Briggs & Riley suitcases and Craftsman tools. Please let me know of any others and of your favorites.
I'm trying to decide whether to take MetroNorth to Grand Central Monday morning. Will a train arriving @8:51am be unpleasantly packed, or is that considered late in the rush hour? [more inside]
Do you have suggestions? Should we do it? Where? In town? Farther out? Way out in the country? Neighborhoods to check and things to look out for? [more inside]
Please share your recommendations on books about North Korea. I have seen this question from 2007 but I'd like books about history and culture as well as modern day North Korea. Fiction recommendations are also welcome. I have already read and enjoyed Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick. My only request is that they're available as an eBook - preferably as an ePub.
We're considering a family vacation at one of those mondo multi family homes at the shore in North Carolina, but would prefer a lifeguarded beach. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I'm coordinating a project that involves sending participants to remote communities in the Canadian North. The communities have varying speeds of internet connection, but in general, I've been told it's pretty slow, and sometimes bandwidth is restricted. The participants need to record video of themselves and send it to their evaluators back here in the city. What is the best (free) solution? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good personal injury lawyer in North Carolina? I am trying to find someone who will not be working for the insurance company and it is proving to be a difficult task. Thanks!
How do I become a "resident" of North Carolina for tuition purposes? [more inside]
ChristmasBookFilter: Looking for a book, probably published in the 90's, purporting to be a travel log of author's journey to the North Pole complete with maps of Santa's airstrip, toy factory layout, etc. The book maintains the fiction from beginning to end and is nicely done.
I"ll be in the Willmington, Richlands N.C. area over Thanksgiving and the first week in December to visit my daughter. We both have slight physical problems that make long walks impossible. She is also new to the area and I'm am looking for fun places to go. Restaurants, tourist spots, historical sights, etc. Her husband is overseas in Aftganistgan, so I'm trying to fill a gap and cheer her up. Thanks in advance.
Alaska / North Slope Filter: Is there a month or time of the year when there is a greater opportunity to land a culinary job on Alaskas' North Slope or offshore oil services industry in this area? [more inside]
Please help me find therapist in north jersey. Preferably one that specializes in depression for young women (late 20s). Bonus points if they have experience with sleep disorders. [more inside]
Is North Dakota as advertised? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an attorney for a small IT consulting company in the Chicago/North Shore area? My husband hopes to embark on a new contract with a Big Firm, and it's time to revisit some legal aspects involved in this type of adventure. Many thanks in advance.
What is it like to live in Durham, NC? [more inside]
What can you tell me about Moroccan/north African cooking? Got any recipes? [more inside]
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)- how prevalent is it? [more inside]
I am looking for theories of political/social movement (i.e. dance, performance not ideological) for a research paper on the Mass Games in North Korea, a large-scale spectacle including gymnastics, music, dance and art performed for Kim Jung-Il.
Family and I decided that this would be our last winter in Michigan. After much debate we have chosen North Carolina. Neither of us have family or friends in NC. Not sure where to live. Can you help? [more inside]
I am going to Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and surrounding areas in mid-February - what do I do for fun? [more inside]
North Atlantic weather in May? [more inside]
I am so lucky to live in the heart of NC apple country. In fact, I can see an orchard out my back window. Best of all, I have a love for the taste of this versatile fruit. But I have little knowledge of ways to use them. Please share your ideas for ways to enjoy them fully. [more inside]
Is it risky showing up in the middle of the day on a holiday weekend expecting to snag a tent site at the Mt. Pisgah, NC campground? [more inside]
How can I get certified to officiate a wedding in South Carolina or North Carolina? [more inside]
A while ago a trip to the Bahamas ended up with me hooked on Vita Malt. Are there any brick-and-mortar sources in West North Carolina/East Tennessee I can try? [more inside]
My friend was assaulted by her husband last week. She's new to this country, and feels that she doesn't have anyone knowledgable of the law to talk to about what she can do, or what's going to happen... [more inside]
Where to spend a tranquil beachfront week in July (coming from Rocky Mount, NC)? [more inside]
What to do in or near Asheville NC from May 19-24? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Where can I rent a Canon 7D for a single day in or around Asheville, NC.
I have an upcoming first date in the Highland Park, IL area. I don't really leave the city to often, and I don't have a car, and I've actually haven't spent too much time in the North Suburbs. Can anybody help me out in suggesting 'things' to do, proper first date stuff, in the Highland Park through the Skokie Area. [Friday Night] - thanks for your help.
I am in Chapel Hill, NC and want to rent a house/cabin somewhere this weekend? Where should I go? [more inside]
Looking for dayhikes in the North Conway area of NH. [more inside]
I am trying to find a fabric that matches the famous dress in the Auction scene in Hitchcock's North by Northwest I am looking for fabric in a large print roses in cobalt blue on a black background
Could the US or Japan shoot down the missile that North Korea is planning on launching next week? [more inside]
What pizzas were on the menu at Pizza Bella in Crouch End, London, during the 1990s? [more inside]
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