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Getting Voted off the Island (Victoria-Seattle Edition)

Rent a car on the island? Ferry, then rent a car stateside? Looking for low cost, shortest transit time from Nanaimo/Victoria to Seattle. Don't want to fly. [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on Apr 16, 2014 - 20 answers

Send me away, please.

I left my holiday vacation planning until the last minute and I'm at my wits' end as to where I can take a warm, relaxing vacation at any time between Dec. 21st and Jan. 5th without spending my life's savings. Any ideas or frugality resources? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Dec 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me find a fun/inexpensive vacation for my boys and I!

Mother of two sons here - they are all grown up and we are talking about taking our first out-of-state vacation in years. The problem is that we are vacation-planning inept and don't know where to start. It has to be as cheap as possible, but I'm not sure how to search or how to find deals. This is where you come in handy! We live in Cleveland, Ohio and are looking at somewhere on the west coast (perhaps San Francisco) or even Mexico/South America. (Europe is also an option, but perhaps very expensive?) We want it to be far enough away, and not too chilly (a bit is okay, and temperate is fine as well). [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Sep 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Best cheap option for basic mobile phone while visiting Scotland

I'm visiting Scotland in a month, and my cheapo Tracfone US cell phone will not work in the UK. I understand there are various inexpensive pay-as-you-go options for mobile phones -- tell me about the best balance between cheap, good coverage, and not totally garbage. I don't need or want a smart phone, and I don't want to unlock my Tracfone and put in a UK sim (I mention these two things because countless travel forums I have Googled derail uselessly into discussions of those two areas). I just want something super-basic and really cheap that will work in the Highlands, Skye, and Islay to call ahead to B&Bs and make restaurant reservations with. Thanks!
posted by aught on Aug 22, 2013 - 10 answers

I needs to travel home on the cheap! (From Tokyo to Ohio)

I am going to be moving back home from Japan (Narita or Haneda) to Ohio (Cleveland-Hopkins) in about 3 weeks to a month. I have not purchased a plane ticket yet, and have no clue where to start. I am considering doing a bit of traveling in between, but don't have too much money to spend so I would like to iron out the details of my return plans first. Help me, Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 18, 2013 - 4 answers

London on the super-cheap

Even though I'm totally broke, I'm going to London for nine days at the end of August. Yes, the most expensive time to go. Plane tickets were bought with miles, and I'm staying with friends-of-friends. This is why I'm able to go at all. But I'd like some tips on how to have a good time while spending as little money as possible in a place I am totally unfamiliar with (and I want to bug my hosts as little as possible, too). [more inside]
posted by smoakes on Jul 18, 2013 - 45 answers

Travelfilter: How to get the cheapest flight from Vancouver - Tokyo?

I've wanted to go to Tokyo all my life, and have a few weeks off soon. I've been looking for flights and the cheapest I can find are $1450 all in... but I suspect if I the trip was broken up a bit by not flying there directly, it'd be a lot cheaper. Are there any resources you know of to help with this/have you done this before/do you know a good route that would shave off the $$$? Time isn't overly important as I have three weeks between jobs for exploring. But I don't want to be paying this off till next year. Help!
posted by abbagoochie on May 22, 2013 - 5 answers

I need to go somewhere beyond the MTA subway system.

I desperately need to reset. I need recommendations for beautiful restorative places I can get to cheaply from NYC for a week long vacation that will keep me from looking like someone out of a Jacob Riis photograph. [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Apr 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Cheap vacations secrets

Does anyone have any really cheap vacation secrets? I'm looking for inexpensive, do-it-yourself getaways to relaxing locales, that don't depend upon me perusing scammy travel websites. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Dec 31, 2011 - 10 answers

NYE on the cheap

What can I do for New Year's Eve? It's my first time single in five Decembers. I work for the airlines and need spur-of-the-moment inexpensive advice. [more inside]
posted by bendy on Dec 20, 2011 - 2 answers

I took the one less traveled by.

Please tell me quirky, fun, healthy, CHEAP things to do and places to see in Victoria (Australia) over Xmas break. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 26, 2011 - 7 answers

where to fly on New Year's cheap?

I want to take off for three weeks over New Year's, and open to go pretty much anywhere as long as the flight is cheap. suggestions? is there a website/service that allows you to search for cheap flights anywhere given specific dates?
posted by esolo on Nov 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Kentucky to Korea, on the cheap!

Help me fly from Kentucky, to California, to Korea, back to Kentucky! It'll be fun!! [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Sep 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Seeing Europe, One Weekend Away At A Time

Help me figure out the best way to see Europe on a budget during my seven months there. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Aug 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Cheap travel to Alaska

What is the cheapest way to get from the Pacific Northwest to Skagway, Alaska? [more inside]
posted by domnit on Aug 17, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I get from Vancouver, BC, to San Francisco, CA, without flying?

How do I get from Vancouver, BC, to San Francisco, CA, without flying? [more inside]
posted by Cpt. The Mango on May 21, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I get to Hawaii often and cheaply?

One of my favorite people is moving to Honolulu for a few years, and I would like to visit (from NYC) often and cheaply. Are there any Hawaii-specific frequent travel hacks/tips I should know about, beyond setting up a few price alerts? Are there any frequent flyer programs that would be particularly rewarding in this situation?
posted by unknowncommand on Dec 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Looking for travel deals way ahead of time

I'm trying to keep track of cheap tickets for a dream international flight in end July 2011. However, almost all the sites I looked at say I'm searching way too early and have no information for me. When is the best time to look, and are there any websites that will email me with details once a good price or deal shows up? (I vaguely remember hearing of such a thing but can't remember the URL) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Cheapskate goes to London

Going to London over for 3 weeks, advice needed! /travel-filter [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Nov 8, 2010 - 37 answers

What's the best city to visit near Pawling, NY?

What's the best city to visit near Pawling, NY? [more inside]
posted by banished on Nov 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Great, cheap places to go this winter

TRAVEL: I am a student living in D.C. Where are the cheapest (warm) countries and cities I can go "backpacking" to this winter break? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Heyyyy New Yorkers what's up?

Going to the city for a week! New York. Aug 12-17. Been there a bunch but I've always had money to blow. This time I'm broke. It's my birthday week and I'll be with a likewise broke grad student friend (who is a very recent transplant). Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sarelicar on Jul 29, 2010 - 19 answers

Can you help me go on a vacation, even with my student budget?

How do I go about planning a vacation on my student budget? If it helps, I don't care much where I go... [more inside]
posted by niles on Apr 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Bait-and-Switch or ineptitude?... WTF Travelocity!?

Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 27, 2009 - 20 answers

Have to fly in July, but we'll adapt to anything else!

How to find the best NYC --> Europe flight deals when both day of week and destination are flexible. Caveat: flying out July 2010. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Oct 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Cheap Bus NYC-DC

Cheap buses from NYC to Washington D.C.? The question's been asked and answered in the past, but I'm wondering if that information is outdated. Thanks!
posted by mixer on Oct 10, 2009 - 16 answers

how to entertain a group of 8 in singapore on a strict budget

i need a bunch of cheap, or better yet FREE, activities for a group of 20-something indonesian musicans and dancers during our trip to singapore. [more inside]
posted by messiahwannabe on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Affordable Spain!

What are some of the best things to do in Spain in October? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 31, 2009 - 8 answers

New York for the Young

Help planning a 5 Day trip to NYC - Do you know of any secret delights that New York City has to offer? I need recommendations/advice on everything from where to stay to where to go. Much more details inside. [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Aug 22, 2009 - 19 answers

emergency road trip on basically zero dollars.

A friend has been in an accident and I need to get to where she is ASAP. Problem? I only have $150 to my name. Please help me figure out whether I can make this emergency road trip without (a) dying or (b) running out of money. Main issue: how much money will gas for this trip really cost? [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Jul 28, 2009 - 40 answers

Cheap, but fun Europe!

Help me plan an October European vacation (starting/ending in Madrid) on the cheap! [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jul 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Globetrotting.

TravelFilter: What are the cheapest (but best) travel destinations in the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia (specifically, Southeast Asia)? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jul 8, 2009 - 14 answers

City of Light on a light wallet

Care to share your tips and tricks for spending a week in Paris on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Jun 5, 2009 - 15 answers

Drinking in International Waters/ Cruise Recommendations?

My sister and I want to take a cheap cruise over the summer. I'm 22, but she's 19. Are there cruise lines that let you drink at 19 in international waters? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for cheap-ish (doesn't have to be dirt cheap, just reasonable) and fun cruises?
posted by slowcat on May 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Cheapest place in the world to live?

What's the cheapest place in the world to live that is relatively safe? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Apr 23, 2009 - 27 answers

Where to travel to on the cheap for foodies?

Where's the best place to travel to (from the U.S.) with a relatively cheap flight (definitely under $500) and good (but not terribly expensive or fancy) restaurants and other fun but relatively inexpensive things to do? [more inside]
posted by traceymariel on Apr 7, 2009 - 10 answers

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and Lyon singing in the wilderness.

I'm going to Lyon this weekend and will be free from late Saturday evening to about noon on Sunday. I'm into food and photography but am on a super-tight budget, so I'm looking for both some cheap, tasty delights and some particularly pretty little corners of the city. I'm staying in Vieux Lyon, going to a concert in Villeurbanne, and can speak French.
posted by mdonley on Mar 19, 2009 - 4 answers

I want to travel near Seattle but not to Canada or Portland. Where else can I go?

Last minute spring break starting from Seattle for under $500? [more inside]
posted by handabear on Mar 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Going from Philly to Cleveland. I have my reasons...

I don't have a car. Help me get from Philadelphia to Cleveland, and back, this August on the cheap. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Mar 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Ideas on getting to Vienna from Sydney?

Things to consider on getting to Vienna, Austria, from Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 26, 2008 - 7 answers

more bang for my meager buck

I'm going to Rome for one week in February. How can I cheap out on lodging while there? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Last-minute cheap travel tips?

Me and my friends would like to go somewhere warm this February. We don't care where, and we would be fine with booking at the last minute. How do we get a great deal? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Nov 6, 2008 - 13 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

bang for the buck

Where are the cheapest places to live/travel in Latin America right now?
posted by cookie googleman on Oct 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Cheap travel from Delaware to NYC?

What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Inexpensive awesome in Copenhagen?

Inexpensive awesome in Copenhagen? [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Aug 14, 2008 - 14 answers

Please help me overcome my aversion to staying in hostels.

Please help me overcome my aversion to staying in hostels. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 21, 2008 - 35 answers

stretching a nickel abroad

I've got this ongoing fantasy about living cheaply abroad. Is it doable to live for $500 a month or so in some foreign locale? [more inside]
posted by D-ten on Jun 25, 2008 - 27 answers

Dirt Cheap UK

How to spend a month or so in the UK as cheaply as possible? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on May 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Where should we go?

How and where to go for two weeks at the end of August? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2008 - 9 answers

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