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To Cuba and Back, While (Mostly) Following the Rules

This isn't a question about how to be a tourist in Cuba, but rather about how risky it might be to go there for a professional meeting (a sanctioned reason) and then bend the rules a bit. [more inside]
posted by correcaminos on Aug 10, 2015 - 5 answers

What are the deadlines & travel times for Japanese takkyubin services?

I'm having trouble finding the answer to a few specific questions about takkyubin services around Japan, re: transit time & how early your luggage needs dropping off. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Aug 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Where to get UTI treatment in the USA

My fabulous new spouse and I are about to jet off from the UK on our honeymoon in the southern US (GA, AL, MS, TN). I'm in good health and have full travel insurance but tend to get 2-3 urinary tract infections in the course of an average year. I'm a little paranoid about getting one while I'm over there and would rather not end up accessing unduly expensive treatment for this very routine minor ailment and having to claim it on insurance etc. Where do I go for treatment? [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Aug 10, 2015 - 25 answers

Bed bugs, business travel, and being reasonable

I encountered bed bugs for the first time and it majorly freaked me out. I travel regularly for work and am curious how other frequent travelers deal with this issue without succumbing to constant anxiety. [more inside]
posted by catoclock on Aug 9, 2015 - 20 answers

San Francisco for a Saturday

Where would you recommend we stay for one night in San Francisco at the end of August? [more inside]
posted by narcissus_and_ambrosia on Aug 9, 2015 - 12 answers

Learning how to hack travel points

I'm trying to get into the game of earning and using travel points see more of the word. I have a question on churning and earning and need any other hints [more inside]
posted by femmme on Aug 7, 2015 - 10 answers

Walk from Toronto ON to Halifax NS?

What walking friendly routes exist, if any? [more inside]
posted by crawfo on Aug 7, 2015 - 7 answers

Foodie vacation within 2-3 hours (flying or driving) of the bay area.

My wife and I are going on vacation early in September and would like to focus on fine dining. We live in the bay area and have been up to Sonoma/Napa many times as well as Portland and would like to broaden our horizons. Looking for both locations and restaurant recommendations. [more inside]
posted by deadwater on Aug 7, 2015 - 13 answers

Barcelona in late September

Looking for tips for upcoming trip to Barcelona in last two weeks of September. We've read some travel guides but wondering for first-hand advice on what to expect for weather, how much tourist Catalan to cram, must-sees, must-avoids, advice on how to best experience the Mercè festival which takes place while we are there, any great recommended day trips, how to most cost-effectively navigate the city via metro or tram, etc. Thanks in advance.
posted by aught on Aug 5, 2015 - 14 answers

Italy travelfilter: Venice vs. Naples/Amalfi Coast

I have the awesome problem of deciding what I want to do with two and half days in Italy, in August. [more inside]
posted by jameaterblues on Aug 4, 2015 - 11 answers

A week in Belize in November. Suggestions?

Belize has had some jaw dropping airfare prices recently, so Mrs. Lattiboy and I will be going in early November for a full week. We have some things in mind, but would like some help and suggestions [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 4, 2015 - 5 answers

Heathrow to Gloucester Road During Tube Strike?

Londoners and experienced travelers; HALP. Landing in London during (currently) planned Tube strike; Transport for London website indicates NO service from Heathrow Terminal 3 on trains. So. How do I get from the airport to Gloucester Road? Should I prebook coach tickets? Links and advice needed!
posted by kinetic on Aug 4, 2015 - 7 answers

Looking to fill 6 hours in Berlin

This week I'll be flying through Berlin, arriving at Tegel and departing from Schonefeld. I get in just before 10am and fly out at 6pm. I'll be somewhat mobile but will be carrying enough that, eg, walking several miles through an architecturally interesting neighborhood, for example, which I would normally love, would be a no-go. Looking mostly for recommendations for where to get some good food and kill time pleasantly. [more inside]
posted by pdq on Aug 2, 2015 - 7 answers

Recommended songs for a travel-themed playlist?

I am looking for suggestions for songs that are available on Spotify that I can put into a playlist. What I need is walk-out music for the last day of a large travel consortium conference. All songs need to be safe for work. The attendees are from all around the globe, so the songs do not necessarily need to be in English. Bonus for songs that are fun/interesting covers of well known songs. [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Aug 2, 2015 - 16 answers

Relaxing Vacation a Short Flight from SF Bay Area? Difficulty: Toddler

Our family of three (two adults, one toddler) is trying to plan a vacation for the spring. We have about a week to spend and would prefer a flight less than 4-5 hours but could be convinced to go further for a great destination. We're just having so much trouble narrowing down destinations based on the different interests/needs of our family - please help! [more inside]
posted by mouse noises on Aug 2, 2015 - 12 answers

48 hours in Oslo, Norway

What should my husband and I absolutely not miss when we are in Oslo in a couple of weeks' time? We are staying three nights in the city: arriving Wednesday 12th August in the early evening and leaving Saturday 15th early afternoon. However, we have a day ticket to the Oya Festival on the Friday (the festival site does not open til 1pm though), so in terms of actual sightseeing time we have one evening, one whole day and a couple of half-days. [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Aug 1, 2015 - 8 answers

Babette's Feast c 2015

I'm traveling to France this September with my mother and we're going to be there during the Fête de la Gastronomie, which is great! Except that I don't know what we should do or how we should do it. [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on Jul 31, 2015 - 0 answers

Is our Bali itinerary realistic?

We are almost at the end of our time in Sydney, Oz and have three weeks (but could stretch to another 3-4 days) to visit Bali. I have a long list of stuff for us to see/do but am not sure how much of it is really possible in our time frame. Bali people/lovers, do you have any tips/tricks? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Jul 31, 2015 - 9 answers

Indigestion for months

A few months ago I was in a situation (detail within) where I had to eat a lot of heavy food (lots of meat etc) regularly for about a month. I developed GI symptoms that I choked up to indigestion. I've since resumed my normal healthy diet and lifestyle, but I continue to have stomach troubles. YANMD, I know, but any thoughts on what I could do? [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Jul 30, 2015 - 22 answers

Fun things to do near Zurich

I have two days to kill time starting either in Lugano or Zurich. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jul 28, 2015 - 6 answers

What are some unusual things to see and do in Montreal?

My friend and I are headed to Montreal for 4 days in August and would like some tips on what to see and do. We've got the usual stuff down but are looking to add some more (less touristy) things to add to the list. [more inside]
posted by figaro on Jul 26, 2015 - 25 answers

Finding temporary accommodation in London

A friend of mine is moving from Israel to London on the 28th of August. Their living arrangement just fell through, and as well as getting in touch with people they already know in London, they are looking for resources to find short-term rental housing there. They are looking for temporary accommodation for one to two weeks while trying to find a more permanent arrangement. What resources (preferably online) are available for finding a room for a short-term rental?
posted by frimble on Jul 26, 2015 - 7 answers

Travel Planning

I'm traveling between Warsaw and Budapest the first two weeks of September, where should I go and what should I see? [more inside]
posted by velebita on Jul 25, 2015 - 2 answers

Japan Itinerary: I'm Stuck

Hoping you can help me finish out my Japan trip itinerary for late October/early November. I think I've got it all worked out, but need to wrap up with an awesome 2 nights... [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Jul 24, 2015 - 9 answers

Iceland with young boys over Christmas

My family is going to Iceland over Christmas vacation! Yay! But.. well, the reasons are mostly "it's cheap to get to" and "it's different than anywhere we've ever been" and "it's time the kids start learning how much bigger the world is than the United States". Are we insane? [more inside]
posted by DoubtingThomas on Jul 23, 2015 - 7 answers

New York in a Day

I'll be able to visit New York City on the 3rd of August. I'll be there for just the one day. I'll be in Manhattan, that's where my friend works and I'll be going into the city with her in the morning. She has to work, while I'll have the day to wander and explore. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Jul 23, 2015 - 16 answers

The dirt on Branson

Is Branson, Missouri worth a visit? The visitors in question are gay guys who would be flying in from all over the country. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Jul 22, 2015 - 21 answers

Last Day of Ireland Vacation

My family (two American Gen Xers and a 17yo) has one day left in our trip, and we would appreciate suggestions of how to spend it. [more inside]
posted by chaoticgood on Jul 22, 2015 - 7 answers

Introduce us to Chicago

We’ve never been to Chicago, but we’re moving there. A reconnaissance trip is in order! I’m looking for some pointers on what to do, where to go--and possibly also how to find an apartment. [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden on Jul 21, 2015 - 17 answers

Advanced Istanbul

I'll be spending 2 full days in Istanbul at the end of this month. It's my 5th time in this city; I think I've done all the touristy, central Istanbul things over the past three years. So what have I missed? What's worth a visit out in the suburbs? What about a day trip somewhere by train/coach? [more inside]
posted by sarahdal on Jul 21, 2015 - 13 answers

Risks of shipping in lieu of packing it on a plane?

Asking for Gnik Nus. Flying across the country to go rock climbing, a sport which relies on lots of heavy (and need I say pricey) gear. Will also be taking a bus from the airport to the destination. So, in an attempt to avoid lugging all the equipment, thinking about using USPS flat rate shipping boxes to have the stuff go to the house that's been rented specifically for this trip. [more inside]
posted by Neeuq Nus on Jul 21, 2015 - 12 answers

Yet Another Bed Bug Question

I'm am currently at the airport on my way home from a hotel that had a bedbugs. What should I do to mitigate the damage? [more inside]
posted by unhappyprofessor on Jul 20, 2015 - 7 answers

Help us plan our trip to Cuba!

My fiance and I are going to Cuba TOMORROW. We've got our flights (departing 6am tomorrow, returning a week later) and hotels booked, but nothing else planned at all. Please give us all your tips on what to do & see. [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Jul 20, 2015 - 10 answers

Amsterdam/Netherlands ideas

Can you suggest offbeat things to do around Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jul 20, 2015 - 23 answers

Buying A Burner Smarthphone For A Week In London

Spending a week in London soon. Here at home in the US, my wife and I are quite used to using Google Maps on our smartphones to help us get around in unfamiliar places on vacation, but we know we won't be able to use our regular phones when out and about in London. We've been thinking about buying an inexpensive Android phone once in the UK entirely for the purpose of using Google Maps to help us get around. is this a good idea, and, if you think so, where would you go to get one? [more inside]
posted by briank on Jul 18, 2015 - 28 answers

Help an experienced hiker prepare for a cycle tour

I'm an experienced hiker and runner with a reasonably good level of fitness. A friend of mine has a big birthday coming up, so I have agreed to join her for a cycle trip in Myanmar/Burma at Christmas. How do I prepare when I don't have a bike, and don't live in an area where road cycling is easy? (Difficulty Level: I live in Hong Kong.) [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on Jul 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Last Minute Travels in Iberia - help us find the right bit of coast

(1) We have about 20 days to spend in between Barcelona and Lisbon (2) We can get anywhere but won't have a car once we're there...no license (3) We want coastal, but not built up like Barcelona (or even like Italian/French Riviera) (4) Our budget is somewhat flexible (ballpark of $200/nite), but it's more about the feel of the area [more inside]
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens on Jul 17, 2015 - 3 answers

Best Cheap Car Rentals NYC

My usual car rental strategies in NYC are falling apart! I need new help. Looking for cheap ideas for renting a car for a weekend or week in/around NYC, usually going to Boston/NH. [more inside]
posted by moedym on Jul 17, 2015 - 4 answers

NYC Trip on a budget

I'm heading to NYC for a short, 5-6 day trip starting tomorrow! I did a bit of planning myself, but I'll be on kind of a tight budget (I'm staying with a family member in Queens). Any fun things I should check out while I'm there from July 17 - 22? I love: music, food, festivals (of any kind) and especially anything comedy-related. Thanks!
posted by themaskedwonder on Jul 16, 2015 - 16 answers

Greencard - Change in citizenship (non-US)

I am a greencard holder. When I applied for my greencard I was a citizen of an EU country. It seems that I am not not a citizen of this country anymore, but am still a citizen of another country (non-EU) in West Europe. What happens if I want to leave/re-enter the USA using my greencard with a passport I have not used to enter/leave the US before. Does anyone have a good contact to get a solid answer about this? Or - even more basic - what happens when I try to leave the US with a passport I have not used to enter it?
posted by nostrada on Jul 16, 2015 - 7 answers

English vacation logistics help

I'm returning home to England for a visit next month and I haven't been home since 2011. Please help me prepare properly. [more inside]
posted by shesbenevolent on Jul 15, 2015 - 8 answers

If I have Global Entry do I need a visa to go to Brazil?

I bought a really cheap fare to Sao Paolo for Christmas. And I was expecting to have to get a visa at some point to go. But then, when I had some downtime from work, I got Global Entry approved. And now I read that Brazil is a part of Global entry. Is it? Or will it be by Christmas? And do I still need to blow $130 bucks and a day of running around to get a Brazilian visa?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 15, 2015 - 11 answers

I Wanna Get Away™

My boyfriend and I are travel novices, so we need advice about whether this is an OK idea or a stupid plan. (Southwest Airlines/air travel edition.) [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Jul 15, 2015 - 12 answers

All-purpose classy-looking daily shoes/boots that will last for a while?

I'm looking for a pair of shoes/boots that will effectively function in as many different environments as possible: walking, hiking, sun and rain, dressing up for more formal occasions. (I'm a traveler and I only have room for a single pair of shoes in my life.) Comfort is a huge priority; I want them to feel as cozy as house slippers. Waterproofing would be a welcome bonus but not essential. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jul 14, 2015 - 18 answers

New York, Paris, Rome, oh my!

You get to spend a week in New York, Paris or Rome, during which money isn't much of an object. You're not a millionaire by any means, but for once you're going to have a romantic holiday where you're not cutting costs by backpacking or AirBNBing or packing your own lunch or commuting from the outer rim every morning. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 12, 2015 - 13 answers

Can you help me find a cheap, happy place to escape to for August?

I currently live in Brooklyn, but I'm headed to Vancouver for grad school in the fall. I have a few part-time freelance writing gigs that I can take with me, so I thought I could leave my higher-paying job in NYC, satisfy my wanderlust, and get out of the city for August. I could go anywhere, with relatively cheap flights/rent and wifi-access. But where should I go? [more inside]
posted by lightgray on Jul 12, 2015 - 13 answers

New York Times?

Where can I get the Sunday New York Times in Prague (on Sunday morning -- or at worst afternoon)? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jul 12, 2015 - 4 answers

Where is the Radisson Hotel that has the water park inside?

Hi, A friend of mine told me once that she went to a clean, nice hotel named the Radisson that was just down the street from the Mall of America. She said it had a big water park inside of it. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 12, 2015 - 2 answers

Classic film studio tours, film museums and Hitchcock?

Best Los Angeles film studio tours for classic films, a film museum of sorts and anything Hitchcock? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Jul 11, 2015 - 8 answers

First Time Visiting LA - Any Must See Spots?

I will be visiting Los Angeles in September for the first time and staying for a week. I'm soliciting opinions on places to go and see while I am there. I enjoy photography so any scenic places would be first on my list. Thanks!
posted by QuietType on Jul 10, 2015 - 12 answers

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