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]
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.)
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]
Any other writers write like Paul Theroux ? [more inside]
I'm looking for travel medical insurance that specifically covers a traveler engaged in sporting competitions/professional sports. [more inside]
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]
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]
Suggestions on handling/spending money in Europe? [more inside]
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.
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]
Can anyone recommend any good restaurants and interesting attractions in San Antonio? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
What should I do in Pasadena? [more inside]
Looking for nicely designed, functional, stylish luggage for trips of a two-week duration. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Travelling to Peru next week, and looking for recommended local food/drink..... [more inside]
Where can I safely and productively visit in French-speaking Africa for a few weeks (other French-speaking areas considered)? [more inside]
My wife & I A user and his wife
are traveling to Asheville
next Tuesday on July 4th
for 3 days and
love to ask for suggestions on places to go/things to do (other than Biltmore). via MeTa
What good websites are there that will let me type in my location and see where I can go for cheap? [more inside]
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]
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]
24-hours to cancel flight to Nassau, Bahamas -should i do it? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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]
I need travel websites that are specific to a single destination. [more inside]
Every time I fly I notice that people order an inordinate amount of tomato juice from the sky waitress. It's out of proportion to the amount of tomato juice I see people drinking on the ground. What gives?
I'd like to go to Modena, Italy in early December to meet some friends. I'd also like to attend a student festival in Trondheim, Norway, in mid-February. What else can I do between December and February? [more inside]
Help me with the hard science behind a sci fi idea. [more inside]
Is there anything fun to do in or near Geneva? Cafe or restaurant recommendations are welcome too. [more inside]
I have two nights and one day to spend basically anywhere in Europe (the EU or UK would be easiest). Where should I go? What should I do? [more inside]
we're headed to costa rica at the end of the week for a honeymoon/ backpacking trip and we're wondering if anyone has any insight into getting around: public transport, shuttles, or driving? [more inside]
How do I travel the West Coast by rail for cheap? I have the general plan mapped out (I want to go north... or south?). I most certainly will see people and places in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego. Hopefully in a semi-linear fashion with interesting walk-abouts in between. I'm thinking railpass. I'm not really asking for nuts and bolts, I'm asking for [more inside]
Albania - where to stay, what to do? [more inside]
Okay, I have two weeks at the end of July when I have nothing planned, and want to do something a bit different that is going to be something to write home about as such. I'm 18 and off to University at end of September and have lined up plans for the rest of my holidays, just not anything for these two weeks. [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for an island (or other warm place) vacation (4-5 nights) for my family in January. [more inside]
What options do me and my wife have in terms of taking a career break/going travelling/working abroad? [more inside]
Help me go abroad to South Africa this fall. What should I pack if the program I'm going on involves a series of homestays? [more inside]
Indonesia: Should I go? How long for and where? What about a visa? 18,000 islands await me... [more inside]
Driving up the California coast from LA to San Fran, 101 to 1, before turning inland at Santa Cruz. Looking for recommendations for great places to stay (relatively cheap) and great things to do along the way. Big Sur is definite, and I'm looking to overnight in the area. Everyone has favorites along this route. I want to hear 'em all.
Driving from San Francisco to Seattle: how do we plan a pleasant 4-day trip up the west coast? [more inside]
If you had $1600 USD/mo in after-tax income, absolutely no debt, $15K (US) in savings, and a job that allowed you to work from anywhere in the world with a net connection, where would you live? [more inside]
How do U.S. Senators travel? I know the President uses Air Force One, and I imagine Congresspersons fly on commercial airlines, but it is hard for me to picture a U.S. Senator flying commercially. At the same time, chartering flights seems awfully expensive.
What's the point of a visa? [more inside]