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Vacation-Filter; help us choose where to go!

My boyfriend and I are looking to take a weekend trip to celebrate our one-year anniversary. We have a couple potential options in mind, and are looking for additional suggestions for locations we might not have thought of or might not know exist. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jun 24, 2015 - 14 answers

Help me do Paris right!

What are your tips and tricks for saving money and reducing wait times for the various popular sites and attractions in Paris? Are there tickets that are smart to buy ahead online? [more inside]
posted by just_ducky on Jun 20, 2015 - 11 answers

What's the best way to live in Vienna for 6-9 months?

My SO will be doing research in Vienna from September-June 2016, and we've decided our child will stay in Vienna as well, and I'm thinking about joining them. I have a good job in the US that I can not take with me, but I might be able to cobble together enough freelancing work (I'm a programmer) so that it's not a complete financial bloodbath. What should I look out for in terms of laws about taxes and working in the EU/Austria? (nb: US citizen) [more inside]
posted by paul_smatatoes on Jun 20, 2015 - 5 answers

ideas for a short exciting vacation?

I have a week of unspoken-for vacation coming up in October. I'm going to be somewhere in Europe at the start of this time. I'd like to do something memorable and exciting. I have bucket-list items like rafting the Futaleufu in Chile, trekking in Nepal, touring Mongolia, going to Antarctica, ..., but they all seem to require around 3 weeks. Any ideas for what I can do along these outdoorsy, thrillseek-y lines in one week? Willing to travel wherever in theory, but again, time is the main constraint. [more inside]
posted by eugenen on Jun 20, 2015 - 9 answers

Toddler-friendly activities in Oslo for the jetlagged parent

My family - me, husband, 18-month-old toddler - is headed to Oslo next week. For three full days, I'll be busy all day with an academic conference. Help us think of easily accessible, toddler-friendly things for my husband and son to do during that time. [more inside]
posted by Cygnet on Jun 19, 2015 - 3 answers

How can we be an excellent foreign exchange host family?

We're in the U.S. and will have an 11th grader from France with us for the upcoming school year. Never hosted before or been exchange students ourselves. We have 2 kids, one of them the same age as the student. We've done the agency's orientation, but what tips do you have for making our young man feel at home and helping him get the most out of his time with us?
posted by lakeroon on Jun 18, 2015 - 17 answers

Trying to get form NYC to Curacao and suddenly its impossible.

So I’m trying to get from NYC to Curacao in mid August and I’m having trouble finding reasonable flights. Is there something I’m not thinking of? We do not want to use a travel agent. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jun 18, 2015 - 5 answers

Destination: Bay of Fundy... Looking for B&B recommendations please!

We're headed to Nova Scotia in August, and are looking forward to long beach walks & maybe discovering the odd amethyst or two. Can anyone recommend B&Bs or hotels on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy? Ideally within 20 minutes' walk of the beach, around $100 per night or so. Thank you!
posted by thisclickableme on Jun 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Venturing out on a Honolulu layover--should I risk it?

In a couple of weeks I'll have a layover on a flight to DFW via Sydney. Given the amount of time available and having to go through immigration/customs on arrival, is it feasible for me to do a little sightseeing in Honolulu? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Jun 16, 2015 - 9 answers

Solo Travelers: How did you get the courage to travel alone?

Pretty straightforward, how did you muster up the courage to travel alone (particularly internationally)? I'm thinking about travelling alone next year and I'm already scared! [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on Jun 16, 2015 - 40 answers

NYC Neighborhoods Questions

I've been to NY dozens of times and enjoy exploring neighborhoods like the Village and SoHo where there are lots of shops, coffeeshops, restaurants, etc. I prefer independent shops over the corporate stores you'd find in Midtown. I haven't spent a whole lot of time in NY in the last 10 years so I'm not aware of neighborhoods that may have changed. I'm visiting this weekend please help me decide where to spend my time! [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jun 15, 2015 - 10 answers

Getting into and out of PVR

Going to Puerto Vallarta soon, to stay at a small hotel in the Zona Romantica. The hotel offers an airport transfer service (into town at our arrival, out of town when we depart) for about $75 (US) round-trip. On the one hand this seems crazy expensive to me, but then I've never been to the area (and it's a half-hour ride each way) so maybe it's in line with local prices. Is this service a good idea or am I fine just hailing a taxi at the airport?
posted by psoas on Jun 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Things to do in Spokane, WA for an afternoon or two

Will be in Spokane in early July for a wedding and we'll likely have an afternoon or two free. Recommendations for things to do or see in a couple hours? [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Jun 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Two days In LA

will be in LA for a week in late July but only 2 days are mine. Alone, staying near the Getty. As I have not been in this city for more than a day in 40 years and aside from seeing the Getty, would love any recommendations of food, entertainment, neighborhoods to walk (if such a thing even exists here).
posted by dougiedd on Jun 13, 2015 - 14 answers

Yosemite National Park for the differently-abled

Taking a trip to Yosemite (yes, the park!) next month and some of us can't walk long distances. What are the best things to do that don't involve lots of walking or that don't depend on you being able to keep going? Like we're not going to wind up stranded in the wilderness because we used up our walking spoons earlier than expected. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Jun 11, 2015 - 21 answers

Tips for Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar and Naadam

At the end of June, I'm travelling to Mongolia for a two week trip. Much of it will be occupied by hiking (so excited!) but I will have a few days in Ulaanbaatar by myself during Naadam. Any tips for Ulaanbaatar? [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on Jun 10, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me become a zen commuter!

Thanks to my big mouth, I will probably be picking up more responsibilities and therefore traveling more to the DC area from Charleston, SC. [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Jun 10, 2015 - 16 answers

Family vacation in Costa Rica with older kids

Does anyone have any recommendations for great places to stay in Costa Rica for a family with older kids (teens/20s)? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Jun 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Where should I stay in Brazil?

I have a free week tacked on to the end of a work trip in Brazil and I'm looking to spend it in one place. Difficulty level: Grad Student. [more inside]
posted by aleatorictelevision on Jun 8, 2015 - 4 answers

LeSportSac, but stylish?

Can you please point me to some day bags that have the characteristics of LeSportSac bags (which I will outline) but are a bit nicer looking? Kipling and Lug are both out, as well. [more inside]
posted by paperback version on Jun 6, 2015 - 16 answers

Making the most of business travel

It looks like I'm going to be moved onto a work project that will involve some significant travel, something like one week a month. I know that the real road warriors in the audience will scoff at that amount, but this will be the first time I've traveled consistently enough that it seems worth it to figure out the details of the various rewards programs and make them work for me. So tell, me what are the best deals out there? Credit card rewards? Mileage programs? Hotel chain loyalty programs? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by firechicago on Jun 6, 2015 - 14 answers

Help planning a trip to Japan in July

I have the opportunity (but not the requirement) to go to Tokyo in July for work. Help me decide where to go and what to do! [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jun 3, 2015 - 9 answers

Ideas for a short outdoorsy getaway, near San Francisco or Portland?

My husband and I will be traveling to San Francisco and Portland to visit family and friends for two weeks in late July/early August. We'd like to take a couple days by ourselves mid-trip to get out of the city and celebrate our anniversary -- where should we go? [more inside]
posted by teditrix on Jun 3, 2015 - 13 answers

This is the best problem I've ever had.

What would you do with a summer off in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Dilligas on Jun 1, 2015 - 19 answers

Mapping out kid-friendly road trip?

Is there an app or online tool that helps map out kid-friendly pit stops if you give it a general route? (In our case, Western Mass. to Morgantown, WV) [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on Jun 1, 2015 - 4 answers

Smoothies on the go

I've started having smoothies for breakfast but I don't know the best way to have them on the go. [more inside]
posted by shesbenevolent on May 30, 2015 - 8 answers

Best way to get to Dodger Stadium from Disneyland without a car

I've been trying to figure out the best way to take a side trip from Disneyland to see a Dodger game this summer, but I am at a loss. I know there's a train, but the train stops around 10pm, so that precludes night games. I can't imagine a taxi from Anaheim to Chavez Ravine would be even remotely affordable. LA Mefites, any ideas?
posted by richter_x on May 29, 2015 - 13 answers

Arlanda airport to central(ish) Stockholm for a non-bankrupting price?

How can an academic friend get from Stockholm Arlanda airport, to Wittstocksgatan, Stockholm, for a reasonable price? Criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on May 29, 2015 - 10 answers

Traveling to the other side of the planet: pitstops?

I'm trying to plan a trip to Sri Lanka with a pit stop on the way back to California, but due to work/ family stress (nothing unmanageable) I feel like I'm getting bogged down in the details. Help, please? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on May 29, 2015 - 5 answers

Plane tickets for a kid visiting grandparents

Micropanda (4) is being shipped off to spend a week with the grandparents this summer. What's the best way to book the plane tickets? Grandma will fly him down, and I will fly him back. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on May 27, 2015 - 15 answers

What to do with passport when traveling internationally?

For a long time, I have been under the impression that it was the law in (most? all?) countries that a foreign visitor must carry one's passport on or about one's person at all times while in the country. Recently, someone challenged this view, and I am having trouble finding definitive answers on the Internet, and am hoping you all can help nail this down. (I do realize that the letter of the law and actual common practice often differ, but for the purpose of this question, I am interested in the actual law, not in common practice.)
posted by Juffo-Wup on May 27, 2015 - 12 answers

For British Eyes Only

I blog on Wordpress. I'd like to make certain posts visible only to readers in certain countries. Details within. [more inside]
posted by Rinku on May 27, 2015 - 9 answers

Getting to LAX for 5:30am flight

I have a 5:30am flight from LAX on a Thursday morning in July and I don't have a car. I will be in Norwalk. What are the most affordable options for getting to the airport?
posted by Triumphant Muzak on May 26, 2015 - 11 answers

Keeping sensitive electronics cool in a car

I'm selling almost everything I own so I can fit everything that's left into my car and travel for a while. The inside of my car can get volcanically hot at times, and I'm worried about storing my MacBook and iPad there. What can I do to keep them as cool as possible? Buy a cooler they'll fit in? Do I need to worry about condensation in that case? Any ideas would be very welcome -- thanks!
posted by jeffcovey on May 25, 2015 - 16 answers

Prague on Saturday

I'll be travelling to Prague for work later this week and will have all day Saturday to explore. Please recommend things to do. [more inside]
posted by koahiatamadl on May 25, 2015 - 11 answers

Help me hate travel less

I particularly hate flying. I'm also not good at being in strange places, but the flying is my big concern at the moment. I have to fly in a few days and even though this is a trip for fun, that I expect to enjoy (in between the flights), I am filled with dread when I think about it. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on May 24, 2015 - 19 answers

Suggesting Subtleties in Shinjuku

Help me find an english speaking guide to Tokyo who is not part of guide company and who will lead me into the warrens and twisted streets off the main drags. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on May 23, 2015 - 3 answers

Iceland/Amsterdam Adventures

looking for itinerary help... [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on May 22, 2015 - 12 answers

Where to stay and what to do in Munich

I'm in Munich for three days this summer (around the last of week of June) and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for hostels? I'd prefer a social atmosphere but nothing too party-oriented. Also, what are some must-see and must-do things for a short visit to Munich?
posted by armadillo1224 on May 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Travelling to Mainland Greece May 2015 - Grexit?

Are economic woes/strikes in Greece likely to disrupt my holiday plans next week? [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron on May 21, 2015 - 5 answers

Oh my god I'm finally going to Japan!

After years of wanting to, I finally bought tickets to go to Japan this summer! (Eeeeeee!!!) I'll be flying into Tokyo and I'm already planning to get tickets for the Shinkansen to travel to Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima. Can you help me figure out great places to see, delicious things to eat, special keepsakes to bring home, and how to deal with logistics while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on May 20, 2015 - 15 answers

Short notice one-person vacation: what do?

I have unexpectedly received a week off work from June 13th to the 21st. Please tell me where and how to vacation alone. [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster on May 19, 2015 - 16 answers

What's a nature-y hotel that's a short flight from Los Angeles?

Trying to take a short trip with two toddlers where they can get knee-deep in nature - forests, lakes, whatever. Ideally it's a nice, high-end hotel that's family friendly, a short flight (we'd like to go beyond the road trip radius) from LA. Any suggestions? Maybe somewhere outside of Portland?
posted by malhouse on May 19, 2015 - 10 answers

San Diego Vacation

I would like to take my wife and two kids ( 4 & 6 ) to the San Diego Zoo. Outside of that, what else is awesome to do in San Diego? We will rent a car. We will be going sometime in July. Where should we stay? Give me all the cool things we should do during a 5 day period.
posted by jasondigitized on May 19, 2015 - 15 answers

Travel tips and itinerary ideas for Quebec?

I'm driving through Quebec on vacation the first week of June, and would love some general travel tips, ideas, and itinerary advice in exploring the Eastern Townships, Quebec City, and Montreal, for someone who's never been 'round those parts. [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on May 18, 2015 - 13 answers

Touristing in Toronto?

I have a business trip to Toronto the first week of June. I've never been, and will only have about three days with some of them occupied by work but my nights free and most likely one full day to myself. Any suggestions about things to do or see? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on May 18, 2015 - 20 answers

Moving home after year abroad - am I making the right decision?

In a few months I will move home - but how can I know this is right for me? [more inside]
posted by Kat_Dubs on May 18, 2015 - 9 answers

Looking for good dark sky parks; difficulty level: mixed-race couple.

My wife and I would love to visit a dark sky park in the U.S. (doesn't matter if there's an observatory attached to it). [more inside]
posted by duffell on May 17, 2015 - 13 answers

Little known American city perfect for a lone woman of colour tourist?

I would like to visit a city in the US that is not commonly thought of as a vacation destination, but still has a lot to offer a tourist. However, as a woman of colour that does not drive and will be travelling alone, I would like a safe and friendly choice. I would like ideas for places with a lot of history and fine dining, which are easy to travel by foot/ public transportation, and friendly towards different looking people. Examples of what I am and am not looking for inside... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on May 17, 2015 - 26 answers

Suggestions for a June visit to Yellowstone

Can you recommend hikes in the Yellowstone area in June? [more inside]
posted by medusa on May 17, 2015 - 5 answers

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