Spending a week in Worcester (UK, that is) for work and I have some questions. [more inside]
My brothers and I are going to Ireland for a week-long trip beginning Sunday. We'll be driving around the countryside in Clare, Galway and Kerry, and I'm bringing my car GPS along to help us navigate. Here's a quick last-minute question: is the power adapter jack in European cars the same as the one in American cars or do I need some sort of converter similar to the kind needed for household outlets?
I'm considering a stop in Beirut for a few days in late April on my way back from Syria to the US. Any recommendations on things to see or places not to miss? On that note, things to be particularly careful about right now? Unfortunately my stay is limited to about 3 days.
What booze to give the Greek relatives? [more inside]
30 days in Europe. One pair of shoes. Suggestions? [more inside]
Flying from Toronto to Melbourne, via Chicago and LAX. The "via" is worryingly short! [more inside]
Help me find a nice mom&pop motel on I-80 between North Platt and Grand Island, NE. This should be nice enough to not go "eww" at the bathroom, but less than $70. It'll be me, the mrs and three little ones.
I'm going to London + Paris and don't want to blow up my electric/electronic gadgets. [more inside]
My partner and I went to Italy about three years ago (tuscany) and I fell in love with the place. I just love the hilltop towns, the landscape, the history and the people. We were set to go this Autumn but she just mentioned to me that she might like to go somewhere else instead but has no idea where [more inside]
MexicanRoadTrip Filter: Im driving my car to Oaxaca. Where should I stop? [more inside]
i need to buy a rain jacket for trekking in new zealand in the next couple of days. there's quite a lot of rain here. i cannot afford a gore tex jacket. what should i get? [more inside]
Car seats in cabs/cars for hire in NYC? [more inside]
Bringing Pets in Airplane Cabin: I know that each airline has its limits on the dimensions of the under-the-seat carrier and combined weight, but how strict are they? Do airlines actually measure your carrier and weigh the pet plus carrier? Or just eyeball it? I'm wondering particularly about Northwest and American Airlines. Any horror stories or warnings appreciated.
Where can a 15-yr old boy hang out in Singapore and Hong Kong? [more inside]
Austin, TX: I'm visiting for the next two weeks (with access to a car) and wondering where I can find the following: great coffee, a posh restaurant that is vegetarian-friendly, get-in-touch-with-nature getaways, and the best places to unwind from SXSW mayhem.
How can I continue to operate my one-man software business while out of the country for 3 months? [more inside]
What country should I visit in Asia? My brother is currently teaching English in South Korea, so I'm going to fly there and spend a few days, and then he is able to take 5 days off. [more inside]
Should I go on exchange next year? [more inside]
What's the best way to organize a reasonably inexpensive (but not super-low budget) trip to India? Should we use a travel agency to tour around (we do not want a group tour, though)--and if so, which one? Any recommendations for tour books? Any recommendations for must-not-miss sights?
Help me decide where to live for a month (all expenses paid): Campeche, Mexico; Córdoba, Argentina; or Quito, Ecuador. [more inside]
In about a year, my father, brother and myself will be traveling to Russia, and I have a few questions. [more inside]
I'm in Brisbane for the next 48 hours, with a car and time to spare. What should I do? [more inside]
Should I store emergency money in my shoe when I travel? [more inside]
What to do in Guatemala for 10 days? I'm flying to Guatemala City, Guatemala tomorrow for a ten-day vacation. This will be my first real international trip, as well as my first solo trip. What destinations/experiences/attractions can't be missed? [more inside]
This summer my 25 year old brother will be out of the Army and about to go into law school (I am 27). My parents think this is a great time for a family vacation. The question is: where do we go? [more inside]
I have some questions about hiking the Inca Trail? [more inside]
Apple won't pay my travel expenses for an interview in London I attended a year ago despite saying they would (£50). Should I try to take them to the small claims court? What can I do? [more inside]
If you were 24, had just graduated from university and paid off your debts, was leaving your dreary Toronto temp job at the end of the month with $4000 in savings, and was looking to get out of the city and do something interesting for a few months, where would you go/what would you do?
My wife and I just got a Wii last week, and since we're the first people we know to get one, it may be doing some traveling to other people's houses to show it off. Can anyone recommend a travel case for the Wii that will hold the console, cords, and 4 remotes/nunchucks? (does not need to carry games as well)
Taking our 13 and 11 year old grand daughters to Edinburgh for a week at the end of March. Things we might miss as an occasional tourist. First trip to Europe for them. [more inside]
DasTravelFilter: Where to see modern dance/theater in Berlin? [more inside]
Flying on LTU == asking for trouble? [more inside]
I'm planning a summer tour around Western Europe and would love recommendations: which places are not-to-be-missed? [more inside]
I will be taking a tour through Egypt and Jordan at the end of April, and am looking for advice in terms of what clothes would be appropriate (I am a married woman in her late 20's, traveling with my husband, father, and brother), what kind of things I should bring or avoid, or any advice that you can give (preferrably if you have been on a similar trip to that part of the world). [more inside]
I'm visiting Vienna for spring break (And London for a day). What should I know? [more inside]
Help make spring break something besides a boring hell! Cool, cheap places to go, people to see, or things to do within a day or two's drive of Clarksville, Tennessee? [more inside]
Road trip! Atlanta to Arkansas in early April. My grandparents will be visiting from California and my husband and I are taking my them on what will most likely be their last trip back to the homes of their youth in Wesson, Arkansas (near El Dorado). With an 800-mile trip one way, we'll spend over a week on the trip, and will probably have to stop overnight somewhere on the way -- Jackson? Natchez? any suggestions for where to sleep or must-see stops on the way? [more inside]
I'm visiting South-East Alaska in mid-May and am in need of vegetarian recommendations for the best non-leather shoes to buy/bring for the conditions, and best veg restaurants to eat at, too! Recommendations for either, please. [more inside]
How do you make due in an area where you do not speak the native language and you have no one that you know to help you?
My fiancee and I are planning a honeymoon abroad, we're thinking of visiting Spain and/or France. Neither one of us are well spoken in the native languages... do we need to worry? What are people's experiences in this situation (just traveling abroad in general, to a place where you don't speak the language)? Is it a huge burden to bear on yourselves or on the country's native peoples? [more inside]
A friend of mine recently posted this question about doing research in Tibet . His university has decided that it would like to err on the side of caution - thus, they are restricting him from going to Tibet. So, he needs a new plan and potentially a new topic of research - probably still focusing on Sino-Globalization as it relates to Tibetans. His university suggested Yunnan Province as a possibility, but do you Mefites have any suggestions? (Budget is $3000 for 3 weeks)
Travel anxiety. I've been travelling for a week or so now, and I thought I wanted to be here. Now that I am though, all I can think about is the number of days till I go home. [more inside]
Past and present world travelers, backpackers, and real-world avoiders: where are you now? [more inside]
Any tips for a few months of near-constant business travel? Coping mechanisms? I need your tried and true road warrior advice. [more inside]
Is it safe to for a college student, who has never been to a "developing" country before to travel to Tibet to do an independent research project there? [more inside]
If I buy a paper airline ticket, via the Internet, in a foreign country that does not have paper tickets delivered to it by some airlines, can I show up to my flight ticketless and have them print me a new boarding pass? [more inside]
Why is my American Airlines flight (Sun Feb 25 at 7:50p) from Atlanta to NY-Laguardia cancelled? And why is the next available flight Tuesday morning at 6:50a? [more inside]
What are some sneaky ways to get paid to go to a foreign country? Ex: JET or French Assistantship [more inside]
I need help putting together a book about my Peace Corps experiences, though I have no idea where to even begin. Any ideas? [more inside]
How many trees do I have to plant to offset commercial airflight? [more inside]
So I've been wanting to go to Las Fallas in Valencia for years now and am finally going in a couple weeks. I just don't have lodging. Any suggestions? [more inside]