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I will NOT be parking it down by the river...

Office in a van...it's got to be possible without resorting to professional help. [more inside]
posted by mjklin on Dec 7, 2007 - 8 answers

surrealists in asia

Which European artists and writers visited Asia between 1900 and 1950? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Dec 7, 2007 - 6 answers

New Years in Tokyo

One day layover in Tokyo, New Years Eve. Where to party? [more inside]
posted by afu on Dec 7, 2007 - 9 answers

December in Romania?

What should a couple of early-twenties, American girls do and see, if they were to find themselves in Romania somewhere around December 15 - 22? [more inside]
posted by cosmonaught on Dec 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Friend seeking to travel around Africa for a good cause

A friend of mine wants to travel around Africa on a mission to raise money for a good cause. She is 22 but is quite level-headed, fit and enthusiastic. Anyone have some suggestions for a good cause likely to be able to attract sponsorship?
posted by zaebiz on Dec 6, 2007 - 16 answers

My girlfriend and I (both college students) want to go on an extravagant vacation this January for $600 each. How should we do it?

My girlfriend and I (both college students) want to go on an extravagant vacation this January for $600 each. How should we do it? [more inside]
posted by peetle on Dec 4, 2007 - 30 answers

Road Trip to say Bye Bye to Michigan

Need help planning a 2-3 week road trip in spring for a new place to live. We're starting out in Michigan. 2 spots we know we want to hit are Colorado and Oregon (Portland area). [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Dec 4, 2007 - 5 answers

What's shaking, American Midwest?

I have a semi-unexpected week's vacation starting next Saturday, and a yen to do some leisurely road-tripping. I have no shopping to do, no planned events to attend, no one I owe a visit, and in general nothing to recommend any city within 500-ish miles of Oklahoma City over any other. So... what events of unusual interest are happening December 8th - 15th in the Central U.S.? Santa Fe or St. Louis; Denver or Memphis; Kansas City or Austin or any other metropolis within a day's drive of Oklahoma - anything going down in your burg that week that would justify a visit?
posted by ormondsacker on Dec 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Advice for Studying Abroad in Germany

I have just been accepted into a study abroad program in Germany for next summer, and am very excited! But now I would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Nov 30, 2007 - 20 answers

Coping/patience advice for someone going on a large synagogue tour to Israel.

Coping/patience advice for someone going on a large synagogue tour to Israel. [more inside]
posted by gillyflower on Nov 29, 2007 - 17 answers

BackpackingFilter: What items are must-takes for South East Asia (or generally)?

BackpackingFilter: What items are must-takes for South East Asia (or generally)? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Nov 28, 2007 - 40 answers

What to do in the Pacific Northwest next week?

What should I do in Seattle, Portland, and points between, during the first week of December? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Nov 28, 2007 - 18 answers

Travel ideas for East-Asia vacation?

I'm planning 3 weeks this summer to travel with some friends (just out of college) to East Asia. Ideally, we'd like to fly from NY to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok (in the cheapest possible order/arrangement). Any suggestions on attractions/lodgings/things-you-have-to-see at each destination (for the budget-conscious?) Spending approximately 4-5 days at each destination, hopefully spending a little time in the city and a little time exploring outside (i.e. I heard the beaches in Puket, near Bangkok, are very beautiful, so thats definitely planned).
posted by superwillis on Nov 28, 2007 - 9 answers

I'm trying to find the title of an old PC game

I want to say I played this game around age 12 or 13, so that would be right around 1990 or so. It was a computer game where you played a character in charge of a group of people who are sent back through time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by meggie78 on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Bali Hai, or Hi Bali

I have two months to prepare for a two month Surf/Adventure trip to Bali, what should I not forget to take and what should I absolutely not miss when I am there, within reason.
posted by kanemano on Nov 26, 2007 - 13 answers

How can I quickly compare prices of common items here in the states vs. in various foreign countries?

How can I quickly compare prices of common items here in the states vs. in various foreign countries? [more inside]
posted by J-Garr on Nov 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Cold as ice. Or maybe not quite that cold.

Where can I go on holiday in March/April - if I want to go somewhere cold? [more inside]
posted by The Shiny Thing on Nov 25, 2007 - 19 answers

What's there to do in Boston, anyway?

What's the best way to kill a cold Monday in Boston? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Nov 24, 2007 - 20 answers

7 days in Japan, no constraints (except the one who gurgles and poops)

We'll have a week in Japan in March, and a nine-month-old in tow. Where to go? What to do? Is this even a sane idea? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Totally Tout-less Teotihuacan Tours? (Tangentially, Taxco Too?)

I'm spending a week in Mexico City next month. There are some great suggestions here, but does anyone have a specific recommendation for a tour company or private guide for Teotihuacan? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Nov 22, 2007 - 10 answers

What should we not miss in a 3 day drive from New Orleans to Atlanta?

What should we not miss in a 3 day drive from New Orleans to Atlanta? [more inside]
posted by jur777 on Nov 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Caribbean islands when it rains.

What to do in St. John or St. Thomas in the rain? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Nov 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Keep me occupied on Emirates

The wife and I are flying to Dubai from JFK (and back again) on Emirates next week. We're in economy - what amenities will we have? [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Nov 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Guidebooks for Naples and Amalfi

I'm visiting Naples and the Amalfi coast over the winter break. I'll be there a week. I couldn't care less about when to go and how to get there or where to stay, because that's all taken care of. I'm looking for the best guidebook that emphasizes history, background and things to do. Good recommendations for places to eat would be a nice plus. What would you suggest? Right now my leading candidate is the Lonely Planet guide, but in the past I've found they're not so hot on places to eat.
posted by ubiquity on Nov 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Need an online bank for when I travel that has no fees

My friend and I are going on an extended trip (6+ months) to Europe in April. We'd like to have two atm/debit cards to use drawing from the same account, but we need an online bank that we can use the cards internationally and not get charged a fee. Netbank used to do this but apparently was taken over by ING Direct. Not sure where else to turn!
posted by nonstopflights on Nov 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Traveling to San Francisco for the first time...

Can anyone give some pointers for a couple (both 22) traveling to San Francisco for the first time from the UK? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Nov 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Traveling alone in Spain - how to meet other travelers, and how to book rooms and train/air tickets on the fly?

It's my first time traveling alone! I'm spending 10-11 days in Spain, and I need some advice. How to meet people to share the experience with? How to book accommodations and train/airline tickets on the fly? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Nov 18, 2007 - 29 answers

Why go to London?

For an average American student, what is compelling about London? [more inside]
posted by StickyCarpet on Nov 17, 2007 - 30 answers

Where to avoid snakes in Panama?

I'm thinking about going to Panama for one week in the spring. I want to go hiking, but I'm also deathly afraid of creepy crawlies aka snakes--even typing this out is giving me the creeps. Anyone been there--how likely am I to encounter one of these there while hiking there? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Nov 16, 2007 - 8 answers

We're going to Hawaii...

I hope to attend a seminar in Kauai in April. I'll be taking my 14 year old daughter with me. What should we not miss? [more inside]
posted by goshling on Nov 15, 2007 - 11 answers

Myar! What satchel will it be?

What size of backpack should I get for a 6-8 month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Nov 15, 2007 - 29 answers

Getting away with my lady for the Yule.

My partner and I would like to go away over Christmas week. Is this a lost cause at this point? How about LGBT-friendly bed and breakfasts driving-distance from DC? [more inside]
posted by atayah on Nov 15, 2007 - 12 answers

Is there a way to rent a car without a credit card?

I need to rent a car over the Christmas weekend. I have no credit card (nor want one). Any way to make it happen? (US) [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on Nov 15, 2007 - 15 answers

I roam around and round and round and round and round.

Possible girl & her dog roadtrip retreat over the holidays. Nothing too expensive. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Nov 14, 2007 - 17 answers

Cleveland bound

I will be in Cleveland for Thanksgiving weekend... what is there to do and see that we shouldn't miss?
posted by chickaboo on Nov 13, 2007 - 11 answers

poster for my boyfriends office

My boyfriend got a cool promotion but he's keeping the same office so I want to celebrate by giving him a new framed poster. Please suggest some good places where I could order one online. (The poster, not the frame.) [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Nov 12, 2007 - 20 answers

Asia in winter?

Traveling in Asia in January. What are some good places to go for a week? [more inside]
posted by rsk on Nov 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Is Lonely Planet my best bet?

What is the best UK travel guide to give to an American student spending the semester there in the spring? She'll be in Gloucestershire, with short trips to London and around the Continent depending on time and budget.
posted by kyleg on Nov 11, 2007 - 11 answers

I'd rather avoid those seasickness wristbands.

What should I give my mother for her upcoming trip around the world? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Nov 11, 2007 - 15 answers

Heading down South for the Holidays.

My best friend is stationed in Biloxi, MS with Americorps and I'm planning on going down there for a Southern roadtrip over the Christmas holidays. What should we see within 4-6 hours of Biloxi? [mi] [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Nov 11, 2007 - 12 answers

What to do in Morocco without breaking the bank?

3 weeks in Morocco on a budget. Help me make the most of my annual vacation! I work full-time and I'm finishing my MLIS this month. My 23rd birthday is at the end of the month, and I've got three weeks to spend in Morocco and surrounding areas, but not very much money saved up. [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Nov 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Hotel recommendations for Wondercon

I'll be going to Wondercon in San Francisco. Any hotel recommendations? [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon on Nov 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Long weekend in Portland, ME

Things-to-do in Portland, Maine? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Nov 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Tropics on the cheap?

Where can I go with the stipulations and budget that I have? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Pack em in fellas

I hope to take my family to upstate NY for thanksgiving via the 48 Lake Shore Limited Amtrak Train. There will be four of us going. My wife, myself, and our two children (both over 2, under 5). With money being a bit tight, I would like to purchase 2 normal seats, and upgrade the other two seats to a Viewliner Roomette (suggested occupancy of 2, but with my kids being small, and having traveled in one before I know we could all fit). Will there be any issues just leaving the two seats unused, and all of us piling into the room? Will they ask two of us to go back to our seats? I can't afford two of the viewliners, both ways of the trip, and cannot afford to upgrade to the full room. But I know I can budget an extra 400 to get the viewliner for both ways for one set of us. [more inside]
posted by Jonsnews on Nov 8, 2007 - 6 answers

What should I do this Friday night in NYC?

NYC filter: I'm visiting a friend in the city this weekend and due to her work schedule, I'm going to end up being by myself on Friday night. I don't make it down to New York that often, so I'd really like to do something fun, but I've already contacted my other friends who live in the area and I've come up empty. So I'm querying the hive mind: What should I do? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler on Nov 7, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me plan a December trip to Yosemite

I want to do something memorable for my 30th birthday, so my current plan is to head to Yosemite--I've never been there. However, my birthday is in December, so that's when we're going to go. Most of the Yosemite-in-winter advice online and in guidebooks seems to be outdated, and the official Yosemite website just doesn't seem that useful to me. Please give me your personal recommendations on what to do, where to stay, etc., particularly those based on recent experience. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Nov 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Your ideas for nontraditional, off the beaten path, interesting, insightful things to do or see in or close to Venice, Florence, and Rome, Italy?

What are your favorite nontraditional, nontouristy, alternative, culturally-insightful things to do in or near Venice, Florence, and Rome? I mean the deeper anthropological kind of culture, not museums, opera, etc. I'm not looking for the usual must-see tourist destinations or the things that epitomize a city. I want the fascinating little finds you accidentally stumbled on and loved, but which few or no tours would have found because they aren't "sights". If it can give me a glimpse of how contemporary Italians see the world, to appreciate a bit more what it's like to be them, that's a turbo bonus. No points off for plain old fun activities either. [more inside]
posted by Askr on Nov 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Mid-December escapade.

Where should I go in December? I want an adventure. [more inside]
posted by 913 on Nov 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Rajisthan in the Wet season - to be avoided?

Should I avoid traveling in NW India during the monsoon? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Nov 5, 2007 - 5 answers

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