My family will be joining me in the Boston area for Christmas this year, for the first time, for only a few days surrounding the 25th. If we were in NYC, near where I grew up, I'd know exactly what to do - see the windows, Rockefeller Ctr, St. Patrick's, the Grand Central train show...but I don't know what the Boston equivalents of these sightseeing traditions are. One caveat: Boston seems big on performing arts events for the holidays, and we probably aren't going to be able to coordinate schedules for ticketed events. I'm looking for things you can just drop in to. [more inside]
We are planning a quick 2-night getaway trip to Brattleboro, leaving from North of Boston. I'd love your help choosing a route that will be scenic to drive, but not too too long, and also your recommendations for interesting, quirky, fun stops between here and there, and/or things to do while based there. We enjoy history, food, drink, farming, music, vintage/flea stuff, Americana, hiking, canoeing, etc. We've never spent time in the town before and will be staying right downtown. Thank you!
Philadelphia group dinner restaurant recommendation? [more inside]
3-4 days free in Utah; what fun adventures can I have? [more inside]
I'm going to Salt Lake City next year for a conference. Please help me figure out whether my idea to tack on a trip to the Grand Canyon in just a few extra days is feasible, sensible, brilliant, or not so smart. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good winter getaway hotel or B&B in Northern New England? Hoped-for criteria inside. [more inside]
I just joined the Appalachian Mountain Club. How can I make the most of this membership? [more inside]
Looking for a great travel backpack - your reviews? [more inside]
I'm headed to Oklahoma City for a conference in September, and have a few days extra to explore. Seeking travel recommendations - details inside! [more inside]
Where are all the camp meeting grounds in the United States? Is there a comprehensive directory anywhere? [more inside]
Can you recommend some good, rustic camping areas within three hours of Portsmouth, NH? [more inside]
Chirstmastime ice skating at Rockefeller Center: Pro tips? [more inside]
White Mountains Hiking. Need a great dayhike for two middle-aged women and two teens, all fit and adventurous. What would you recommend? [more inside]
New Jersey-Filter: Two questions. First, can you recommend any great B&Bs in Monmouth County? Second, if you had the aim of introducing two close friends to summer in the Garden State, with the ulterior motive of disabusing them of anti-Jersey stereotypes, where would you take them and what would you do?
GW vs. Tappan Zee: Pro tips for deciding on route? [more inside]
Has anyone ever done any innsitting - either formally, through a service, or informally by personal arrangement? How'd you get into it? What would you recommend if I'd like to try it?
A passel of museum geeks is headed to Virginia. Can you help us plan the trip? [more inside]
Three weeks in Indianapolis! Your travel tips, please? [more inside]
Can you recommend a camping spot in Northern New England that meets several criteria? [more inside]
MuseumGeeksinDCFilter: Looking for offbeat, trivia-intensive experiences in Washington, DC for a group of maritime history museum geeks. Special Exhibit inside. [more inside]