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Vegas during World Series of Poker

So, I'll be in the U.S. next week, and I'll have a free weekend, during which I'm probably heading to Las Vegas, so I'd like to: 1) See the WSOP Main Event, from the rails if possible. Is it possible? Must I get tickets or something? 2) Play some cheap (up to $75) tournaments, Texas Hold'em or Omaha Hi/Lo split. 3) Check out the nightlife, specially bars where I can have a couple of drinks and see some nice girls (hey, poker is not everything!) Any recommendations? I'm specially concerned about hotel prices, and not being allowed to the Main Event as an spectator.
posted by dcrocha on Jul 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Where/how can I watch Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime?

Where/how can I watch Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 28, 2006 - 11 answers

accomodation for the venice fil mfestival.

following up on this great thread about venice; i'd like to attend this year's film festival, and wondered if anyone - especially a foreigner - had attended this festival and has any specific tips about affordable accommodation, and any other tips you may have.
posted by Silky Slim on Jul 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Help a 20-nothing rent a car!

I need to rent a car in Chicago! Caveat: I'm only 20. [more inside]
posted by ThFullEffect on Jul 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Finding that not-a-home within a home

I have the last three weeks in August to get away from it all. The caveat: I have little money and minimal transportation. What now? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jul 25, 2006 - 6 answers

What's the cheapest mid-term parking option near Reagan National Airport?

Flying Out of DC-Filter: This coming Thursday morning, I'm flying out of Reagan National Airport for a conference. I'm going to be driving in out of Philadelphia and was wondering what the cheapest/safest parking option would be. I'm returning Sunday afternoon, so roughly 3, 3.5 days.
posted by Darke on Jul 24, 2006 - 5 answers

Travelling in Mexico by car.

I'm planning a trip to mexico by car. I want to find out some basic travel details such as mileage between cities, length of journey, etc.. I know I can find this in your typical Rand mcNally map, but is their an Online service such as Mapquest that does the same thing? Mapquest has no service for mexico apart from some maps of cities, but nothing to help me with planning a trip between cities. [more inside]
posted by leftfooter on Jul 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Ultimate camping in northern California?

Recommendations for tent camping in Northern California? [more inside]
posted by LooseFilter on Jul 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Toll charges website?

Is there a website that lists the toll charges for major highways in the US? [more inside]
posted by alexmikayla on Jul 22, 2006 - 5 answers

How to get to Israel?

How can I get from Turkey to Israel via boat given the current open border crossings? Does anyone know of specific companies that make this trip? If it is not possible to go direct, can I go through Cyprus or Egypt?
posted by christy on Jul 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Running down the road trying to loosen my load...

Traveling from Washington DC to St. Johnsbury (actually Greensboro) Vermont towing a trailer. Is there a way to minimize the hills? [more inside]
posted by smellycheese on Jul 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Traffic phobia

Embarrassing phobia. I need to drive myself 10 or so hours in a couple of weeks, and I am very afraid that I will find myself in a traditionally panicky situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Travel to Dublin

Next month, I am going on a trip to Dublin for a week. I have three questions for anyone who has experience with the city:
  1. Where would you recommend staying? (Hostels in the £10 / night range are my usual style.)
  2. What would you recommend seeing? (There is an AskMeFi post on this already, but it only covers a weekend-length stay)
  3. Is there anything particularly useful to know about going to Dublin?
Thanks.
posted by sindark on Jul 20, 2006 - 20 answers

Last Minute Travel Planning-Filter

What's the best route to take from Philadelphia to State College, PA? [more inside]
posted by Danelope on Jul 19, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I get and stay connected to the 'net while travelling in Europe?

How to best stay "connected" while travelling in Europe? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Jul 18, 2006 - 6 answers

What is the most cost-effective solution for banking while living overseas for ~4 months?

What is the most cost-effective solution for banking while living overseas for ~4 months? [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jul 18, 2006 - 16 answers

Troubleshootin The Tale: Temperature Traveler

Abstract Thinking Filter: So I created this creature that travels by temperature instead of time, so to speak. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Jul 18, 2006 - 29 answers

Sleeping on the streets of Venice?

Planning on traveling to Venice: Are there any cheap hostels or hotels that are available? If so, where are they? On the extreme side, we're even willing to rough it out and sleep on the streets for a few nights. Anyone ever tried this and is this safe, or are we batshit crazy? [more inside]
posted by atmu on Jul 18, 2006 - 18 answers

Best day trip beach from Orlando?

Where is the best beach day trip from Orlando? [more inside]
posted by flickroad on Jul 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me geek out in Cambridge, MA

I'm scheduled to be in Cambridge, MA from August 1-4 for a training class, and I'm looking for geek/tech-oriented ways to pass my downtime. [more inside]
posted by sysinfo on Jul 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Oh Montreal

I live in New Zealand. In general I have no desire whatsoever to visit North America, except... for some reason I have a hankering to see Montreal. Why should I? (I blame Mordecai Richler.)
posted by TiredStarling on Jul 14, 2006 - 26 answers

Places to see on a road trip?

A friend and I are taking a long drive from Philadelphia to Taos, NM. Which route should we take, and what should we see along the way, particularly in terms of national parks and campsites? What sites and campgrounds are a must? And what's some good advice for two people planning to be on the road for about a week? [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Jul 13, 2006 - 17 answers

Any other writers who have the same writing style as Theroux ?

Any other writers write like Paul Theroux ? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Jul 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Where do I find travel insurance for an athlete.

I'm looking for travel medical insurance that specifically covers a traveler engaged in sporting competitions/professional sports. [more inside]
posted by Doug on Jul 11, 2006 - 2 answers

Luggage trailer recommendations.

We are taking our minivan with four kids, two adults, to the coast in Oregon. My wife and I have an unresolved disagreement about which is best--a trailer, or a roof top carrier--for hauling all of our camping junk that won't fit in the vehicle. Please enlighten me about trailers. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jul 10, 2006 - 20 answers

to dam or not to dam and family vegas fun

My family and I are headed to Vegas for a few days in a few days! I'm looking for any must see and do things, bonus points if they are family friendly and cheap or free. [more inside]
posted by busboy789 on Jul 7, 2006 - 14 answers

Flexible, low-fee payment methods in Europe?

Suggestions on handling/spending money in Europe? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Jul 6, 2006 - 21 answers

Online travel map

I want to create a map, marking every town I've ever been to on my travels around Australia and the world. I have a pin-board at home where I've done this, but it would be cool to create an online version. In this Web 2.oh world, what's the best Google Maps hack to use to achieve this? Note that I don't want to write the code to do this through the API myself - I'm just looking for a site that lets me easily place markers on my own personal Google Map, and associate some very basic information with each marker.
posted by Jimbob on Jul 6, 2006 - 20 answers

bad people scurr me

At the end of the month, I'll be heading to a certain country with, uh, a high level of military activity/insurgent activity to do humanitarian aid. I'm looking for protection. [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Jul 6, 2006 - 15 answers

My rose of San Antone

Can anyone recommend any good restaurants and interesting attractions in San Antonio? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Jul 5, 2006 - 14 answers

Looking for events in Toronto this week

I will be in Toronto over the next week for work, and I want to make the most of any spare time I have. Are there any interesting events going on? Where should I go to get some good photos? [more inside]
posted by clord on Jul 4, 2006 - 24 answers

What to do in San Francisco?

Looking for good music, drinks, dancing (no pop music), theater, food, sight-seeing, adventure, etc. in San Francisco for a summer vacation. It will be me and my girl. It will also be her birthday. [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Jul 3, 2006 - 13 answers

Bay Area Early Morning Commute

Coming from Palo Alto, I need to get to San Francisco by 9am on July 4th. What's the cheapest / fastest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by mto on Jul 2, 2006 - 11 answers

In the Motor City, but without a motor

Help! We're stuck at our hotel in downtown Detroit (on a Sunday evening) without a car. Is there anything for us to do that we can walk to, or are we just stuck in our hotel? [more inside]
posted by mrbula on Jul 2, 2006 - 12 answers

What should I do in Pasadena?

What should I do in Pasadena? [more inside]
posted by eviltiff on Jun 30, 2006 - 26 answers

help me find the best bag ever

Looking for nicely designed, functional, stylish luggage for trips of a two-week duration. [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Jun 30, 2006 - 7 answers

Losing my job?

Well- I have about a 1 in 3 chance of being RIFfed (reduction in force). I've been 10 years with a "major communications company" and they are cleaning house. [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Jun 29, 2006 - 9 answers

Tips for first-time roadtrippers

My SO and I are driving from Minneapolis, MN to Southern Virginia to visit my folks the first few weeks of August. We've never been on a road trip before. What should we know? What should we bring? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Jun 29, 2006 - 22 answers

Or is it the "Redneck Riviera" for hubby and me?

I am interested in the hive mind's ideas on how to either rent a car with terrible credit, or ways to get to and travel in deep woods Minnesota without renting said car. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Jun 29, 2006 - 11 answers

Guinea pig: the other other white meat?

Travelling to Peru next week, and looking for recommended local food/drink..... [more inside]
posted by sbrollins on Jun 29, 2006 - 21 answers

Good places to be in French-speaking Africa?

Where can I safely and productively visit in French-speaking Africa for a few weeks (other French-speaking areas considered)? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 29, 2006 - 16 answers

Asheville Bound

TravelFilter: My wife & I A user and his wife are traveling to Asheville next Tuesday on July 4th for 3 days and I' they'd love to ask for suggestions on places to go/things to do (other than Biltmore). via MeTa
posted by geekyguy on Jun 29, 2006 - 15 answers

Cheap airfare from here to anywhere?

What good websites are there that will let me type in my location and see where I can go for cheap? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Jun 29, 2006 - 7 answers

What are your must-see attractions?

What are the must-see attractions or must-have experiences in the lower 48 that we need to catch when the wanderlust strikes? [more inside]
posted by gyrom on Jun 28, 2006 - 35 answers

Any suggestions for a traveling laser printer?

I need a small laser printer that I can ship repeated across the country. (needs to be laser, needs to have paper tray) Anyone have suggestions for a simple sturdy printer? [more inside]
posted by svdodge on Jun 28, 2006 - 14 answers

24-hours to cancel flight to Nassau, Bahamas -should i do it?

24-hours to cancel flight to Nassau, Bahamas -should i do it? [more inside]
posted by Jujee on Jun 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me waste 4 hours in NYC

I'll be arriving at Penn Station in NYC about 4 hours prior to an appointment about a mile away on 66th street. What would you do if you had 4 hours to kill in that area? If the weather continues to suck, suggestions for a coffee shop with free wifi?
posted by COD on Jun 26, 2006 - 20 answers

I'm leaving the country and scared witless; care to help with the particulars?

I'm twenty five, divorced, done with school, and finally able to get out and see the world. There's just one problem: logistics. [more inside]
posted by damnthesehumanhands on Jun 25, 2006 - 24 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

Roadtrip!

Name some big things in the continental US. Examples of the sort of thing I'm looking for are inside, but if I had to sum it up it would be: man-made or natural objects that are awesome in size, scale, ambition, or displacement from their surroundings -- and which I can drive to without needing special permission or lots of advance preparation. [more inside]
posted by ook on Jun 23, 2006 - 90 answers

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