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Ye Olde Weekend Getaway

Heading to Staunton, VA for a little anniversary getaway/Shakespeare nerd-fest in a few weeks. Aside from a show and tour at the reconstructed Blackfriars (which I am BEYOND excited about), what should we not miss? [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Jul 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Backpack cover?

A friend is going on a year-long, multi-continent backpacking adventure. She wants a sturdy travel cover that will take the abuse from buses/baggage handlers/planes instead of her pack, like this--except hopefully sturdier. Any recommendations?
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 4, 2014 - 6 answers

What to do with a few weekdays in Los Angeles?

We'll be in L.A. for 2-3 weekdays in mid-March, and while one of our evenings is scheduled, we have no idea what to do with the rest of our time. We'll be staying in or near Hollywood, and won't have a car, but don't mind taking transit. We're especially looking for suggestions for one really very nice, splurge-y place for dinner, as well as great inexpensive places to eat. Also interested in: coffee-snob coffee; fancy cocktails; craft beer; fun/interesting/unique places to shop; anything else that seems interesting. We also really like live shows (comedy/improv/podcast/music), but most of the L.A. shows we know about are on the weekend. And I'm planning to go to Jenette Bras for a fitting, but I'd love suggestions for any other bra shops that carry sizes in the G+ range.
posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 22, 2014 - 17 answers

Where to go mens clothes shopping in Philadelphia?

Where do you recommend to go shopping for mens clothing, and specifically dress pants, in central Philadelphia or the surrounding area? [more inside]
posted by eurandom on Feb 16, 2014 - 6 answers

Tips and advice for earning Delta Skymiles without a Delta credit card?

I need some advice and/or tips for earning Delta Skymiles without the use of (or application for) a Delta credit card. Any mefites experienced in the fine art of earning miles? [more inside]
posted by still bill on Feb 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Palaces, barricades, threats, meet promises

I'll be in Seattle for a conference in late February. Seeking the hivemind's tips on climate, entertainment and dining. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 8, 2013 - 9 answers

Vintage shopping and foodie heavens in Dresden, Germany

This is a tripartite question, actually. Where to go in Dresden for: 1) Vintage clothing (not "antique stores," but if the only vintage is to be found in antique stores that'll do); 2) French hair products (see below); 3) genuinely good but inexpensive local cafes and restos? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle on Jul 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Känn ingen sorg för oss Stockholm

My wife and I will be in Stockholm for a few days in June, staying with some friends in Kungsholmen before traveling the countryside with them by car. Nights we'll be with them, but we'll have some time in the days to explore Stockholm on our own. We have guidebooks to find all the major attractions, etc.--but hoped you could give some advice on fun places to go, or things to see, street kiosks to buy lunch, etc. that don't make it into guidebooks. Quirky is a plus! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Doing DC/Alexandria alone

In April I'll be attending a weeklong conference in Alexandria, VA and will likely be traveling alone. I've never been to DC. What can I do (safely and cheaply) by myself? [more inside]
posted by almostmanda on Jan 30, 2013 - 23 answers

Keep me entertained: Hong Kong edition

Hong Kong filter: I'm spending the weekend in Hong Kong, with no specific goals. Help me come up with some non-tourist trap things to do. [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Nov 21, 2012 - 12 answers

What should I buy when I am in Denmark?

Jog my memory: what do I miss from Denmark? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Feb 1, 2012 - 13 answers

What's the best leather laptop bag that will fit a 15" Macbook Pro ?

What's the best leather laptop bag that will fit a 15" Macbook Pro ? [more inside]
posted by tnoetz01 on Nov 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Seoul advice other than food

I'm going to be in Seoul next week with my husband and my parents. My parents are Korean and will probably take the helm for showing us around and feeding us, but I'd like some suggestions for things that they wouldn't necessarily now much about, mainly: nightlife and shopping. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Oct 10, 2011 - 4 answers

London loot that New York can't match?

Things that are actually cheaper in the UK (than the USA)? [more inside]
posted by artemisia on Sep 10, 2011 - 35 answers

Looking for a functional and fashionable foldover bag

For about a year or so I've been on the hunt for the perfect foldover bag. Please help me find it. Specific requirements inside the post. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 29, 2011 - 7 answers

"Snuggie" isn't even a real word.

You know how sometimes you find a single object that makes travel so much less inconvenient, uncomfortable, or disorganized? I'm going from the US to Russia (St. Petersburg) in a few weeks - please tell me what I would buy now if only I knew of its existence. Stuff for plane trips, packing, or just living out of a suitcase are all welcome. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on May 30, 2011 - 68 answers

Dude where's my Dell... (I'm sorry about this lame title)

Recommendations on a professional but GQ-esque laptop bag for a Dell Latitude E6510. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Mar 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Help my husband pick out a travel toiletry case

What do you use to encase your toiletries while traveling? [more inside]
posted by sabh on Dec 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Surviving the week in Birmingham

My partner and I will be visiting family near Birmingham, AL for just over a week. What should we see, eat, drink, and do? Where can we find the essentials like good coffee and cocktails? We've got reservations at Highlands Bar & Grill one night, but that's the only plan so far. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Help for basics shopping in SW France?

Furnishing a vacation home in southwest France... what's the best places to pick up critical household goods? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Sep 6, 2010 - 6 answers

What to buy when visiting from Japan

People who live in Japan: what do you buy to bring back to Japan when you visit your home country? Mostly looking for things for personal use. Gift or resale ideas are welcome too.
posted by Infernarl on Jul 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me sort out some final details for our San Francisco trip.

We're in San Francisco for 3 days (this weekend). Should we rent a car to see Muir Woods, or take public transport? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jun 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Do. See. Go.

What should I do/buy in Kenya? [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on May 20, 2010 - 7 answers

What to buy in Montreal?

Hubby is spending a week in Montreal. What should he bring back to Italy (so me and the kids can forgive him for leaving us all alone in Valentine's day)? [more inside]
posted by uauage on Feb 14, 2010 - 25 answers

Mid week road trip to Fargo... need help!

Mid week road trip to Fargo... need help! [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on Feb 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Birmingham, Alabama food and shopping ideas

Birmingham (Ala.) bound, and need your travel help for food and fun. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Jan 18, 2010 - 8 answers

One day in Fresno, let's have fun!

How should I spend my afternoon in/near Fresno next weekend? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Nov 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Hotel recommendations for Capitol Hill in Denver?

Can anyone recommend a decent hotel in Denver, somewhere in or around the Capitol Hill area? Up to maybe +/-$125 a night. Clean, good location to do shopping/sights/etc, but otherwise no major restrictions. [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Nov 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling. Priorities are durability, lightness, and battery life, in that order. Performance is not too important, but it must run Windows 7 like a champ. Willing to consider netbooks. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Oct 29, 2009 - 19 answers

72 Hours in Japan...

My fiancee will be staying at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo for 2-3 days, with minimal spare time. What shopping options are very close by that she could visit for geek/tech/gaming/unique gifts and souvenirs? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Sep 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me buy a computer in South Africa fast.

Can you help me buy a computer in Cape Town fast? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Sep 21, 2009 - 2 answers

a gift for a traveller

My partner is about to go backpacking meditating in India for over a month. I'll be missing his birthday--what useful, light gift(s) can I get him in the $50 range? [more inside]
posted by stray on Jun 10, 2009 - 18 answers

How do I get the happy pills?

I might be going to Vancouver, BC tomorrow. I would like to purchase some Tylenol with codeine pills (222s) while there, but I am not sure how it all works. Help! [more inside]
posted by karizma on Feb 15, 2009 - 20 answers

Airline Christmas Gift

How do I give an airline ticket as a Christmas gift? [more inside]
posted by Mroz on Nov 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Where best to buy tickets from Calgary to Melbourne?

What is the best way to book a cheap flight to Australia from Calgary? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Nov 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Craft shops in London?

Please give me recommendations for craft stores in London, UK! Specifically: card making, optional: knitting and soap making/rebatching. Bonus points for locations around Oxford Street and/or easy access by tube! [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Oct 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Duty-free or savings-free?

What's the truth behind duty-free shops? Are they always a bad deal? Or is there some stuff that's good to buy, and other stuff you should always avoid?
posted by smackfu on Jul 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Where to buy good cigars in Lisbon?

Where can one buy good cigars in Lisbon? [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Jun 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for a classical guitar in Bangkok

Where can I buy a classical guitar in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on May 10, 2008 - 2 answers

You're as cold as ice...you're willing to sacrifice our looooove!

I'm moving to Latvia from Los Angeles/Orange County in a few weeks and I need recommendations for nice, professional, but not insanely expensive winter clothing. Size and style parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 12, 2007 - 15 answers

Things to do in Kampala, Uganda

I'm in Kampala for two weeks. What are some things I could do here? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Jul 22, 2007 - 2 answers

Where can I buy 4x5 Polaroid Sheet Film in Rome?

Where can I buy 4x5 Polaroid Sheet Film in Rome? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on May 13, 2007 - 1 answer

Interesting places for a stroll in London?

I'm in London with some time to kill, and looking for some interesting places to wander around. [more inside]
posted by rifflesby on Feb 14, 2007 - 24 answers

Clothes shopping in Taipei/Hong Kong: What to get where?

I am going on a trip next week to Taipei and Hong Kong, and would like leave with an empty suitcase and come back with a full one. Can you help me prepare for what to get where? [more inside]
posted by jonmartin on Dec 10, 2006 - 2 answers

Things not to miss in Prague and Budapest!

Heading to Prague and Budapest in a combined trip in a week. Have guidebooks, but what other shopping/sites should we definitely hit? Other tips? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Dec 7, 2006 - 15 answers

What is a typical American souvenir

What is a classic American Souvenir? [more inside]
posted by arruns on Nov 22, 2006 - 40 answers

Things to do in Brisbane when you're [at a conference]

Does anyone have any tales of joy—or woe—concerning hotel accommodation in Brisbane? And what might I do while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim on Jun 25, 2006 - 9 answers

This Baggage is Literal

TravelFilter: Got Luggage? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on May 18, 2006 - 30 answers

One day in Nashville....what to do?

Things to do in Nashville on short notice...like, tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by griffey on Mar 16, 2006 - 17 answers

What to buy in Singapore, and Where to Buy It?

A friend of mine will be visiting Singapore later this month and is looking for shopping tips. Generally speaking, what kinds of things should she look out for that will be cheaper, better quality, or uniquely available in Singapore? (She lives in London, so "Cheaper and/or better than in London" is her benchmark) And more specifically, are there any particular shops you'd recommend?
posted by yankeefog on Mar 1, 2006 - 3 answers

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