Yet Another Tourist Filter: Next week my Mom and I are taking a 4 day land trip and 7 day cruise from Fairbanks, Alaska to Vancouver, BC on Princess Cruise Lines. Anything we absolutely shouldn't miss? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly
on Aug 19, 2005 -
Going to Lake Tahoe for four days in a few weeks & looking for recommendations -- on restaurants, hotels, and anything else. We plan to do some casual biking and hiking and also some gambling. We're currently planning to stay on the south shore. Any ideas for especially excellent or interesting things to do?
posted by medpt
on Aug 9, 2005 -
A four day SoCal vacation with two small children (7 and 3).... what can we do that isn't Disneyland?
posted by cowmix
on Aug 7, 2005 -
You're a non-rich post-grad in Atlantic City for a day or two. What would be a fun time?
posted by Sticherbeast
on Aug 2, 2005 -
Please help me plan a week-long vacation for two people for $2000. All crazy ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Jul 27, 2005 -
Recommend me a good ocean-front hotel in Ocean City, MD, kthxbi.
posted by adampsyche
on Jul 25, 2005 -
I heard that every year RVs need to be taken from Los Angeles to Alaska, or the other way around. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling
on Jul 14, 2005 -
I need to get away from it all. From my job, from my friends, from the world I call my own. I think I need a week of uninterrupted me time. I usually take awesome vacations with friends, but end up returning home completely exhausted. Where can I go to completely chill, rejuvenate my mind and body, and return to my life refreshed. I will fly anywhere in the world, but would prefer not to spend too much money. Suggestions like The Golden Door Spa may be a little out of my price range......
posted by jasondigitized
on Jul 12, 2005 -
My wife and I (and kids) will be in Austin for 2 or 3 days in August (19th - 21st). What are the activities/events/places/restaurants we should be sure not to miss? [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Jul 7, 2005 -
My fiancee and I are going to Los Angeles for 5 days, spending a night in Carmel/Monterey, and then spending 3 nights in San Francisco. What should we do and be sure not to miss?
We're 24/25 and from outside NYC. Sports, shopping, etc are all up our alley. Thanks.
posted by seinfeld
on Jul 6, 2005 -
the statistically significant other and i are going to savannah, georgia, at the end of july. might anyone recommend a place to stay (cute, cheap) and things to do? [more inside]
posted by mdpc98
on Jul 5, 2005 -
My single, 59 year old mother wants to take a vacation in the next 2 months, but has no one to accompany her. [more inside]
posted by junkbox
on Jul 5, 2005 -
VacationFilter - I'm looking for an affordable, fun, and tropical vacation destination. Current location: Europe. [more inside]
posted by stungeye
on Jul 1, 2005 -
Looks like I can get away for the weekend of July 4th, and I'd really
like to get away. Vegas is too much ($1400 roundtrip, from Kansas City), so I was looking into vacation rentals. I'd like to drive if possible as airfare at this point looks atrocious. Any ideas for the best way to find a vacation house/condo somewhere? I tried Craigslist, which only was "Ok" as far as vacation rentals went. I'm looking in the Colorado region. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Jun 27, 2005 -
My girlfriend and I will be in San Francisco on July 3rd through the 6th before we go to Yosemite to camp with some friends... [more inside]
posted by gus
on Jun 24, 2005 -
We're holidaying in Australia and we've promised to take the kids (11 & 12) to Surfers Paradise. The kids think it's a wildy fantastic idea... [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling
on Jun 19, 2005 -
A friend of mine is off to Europe for a month this fall and as she happens to have a birthday between now and then, I figured it would be a good idea to give her presents that might be useful on such a trip. Not having done it myself, though, I'm not sure what would be most useful. [more inside]
posted by Bezbozhnik
on Jun 13, 2005 -
A friend and I are travelling down to Key West, Florida, on the 19th for a week. What are some fun, cheap, off-the-beaten path things to be seen and do while there? (We're both 20 years old, if that matters.)
posted by itchie
on Jun 10, 2005 -
My girlfriend and I have sadly cancelled our trip to Haiti and are headed for San Miguel. We're picking up information quickly, but leaving tomorrow. Any tips on cheap lodging, good eats, things to do, day trips, environmental concerns, etc. would be helpful.
posted by hellbient
on Jun 8, 2005 -
My wife and I would like to go to Seattle for our 4th wedding anniversary, coming up this September. We want to treat ourselves and stay somewhere interesting and fun, but also lavish - something we don't do very often, as we're usually hardcore budget travelers. I saw an airfare and 2 night package at the W for $700 or so; while this is a good deal, I'm also tempted by the Kimpton boutique hotels, but don't know enough about what's available in Seattle (urban B&Bs? Niche boutique hotels?) to make an informed decision. Any suggestions from locals or Seattle-philes on where to stay?
posted by luriete
on May 25, 2005 -
The family and I are planning a vacation in Williamsburg VA, in August. We know all about Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, and Water Country. We need ideas for low-cost, off the beaten track, and generally neat things to do. [more inside]
posted by quibx
on May 23, 2005 -
What are some good places to camp on the beach in the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by Espoo2
on May 23, 2005 -
My wife and I are looking for good cheap lodging on Topsail Island NC in July. Any suggestions?
posted by Yer-Ol-Pal
on May 19, 2005 -
For our first wedding anniversary, my husband and I want to take a trip to Greece. We narrowed it down and decided that the island of Rhodes looks great. The question is - how to get there and which village to stay in? [more inside]
posted by dual_action
on May 12, 2005 -
We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary later this year. Seeing as how we've never been in a position, economically, to do anything wildly special over the years, we would like to make this one really special... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Apr 30, 2005 -
So the honeymoon is set. Banjo and I are flying out for a narrow boat
cruise along the Llangollen canal. However, our flight gets in Friday morning and our boat will not be ready until Sunday afternoon. What to do between then? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Apr 27, 2005 -
The parental units want to organize a long-weekend in the Monterey/Santa Cruz area (but preferably Monterey/Carmel) in the middle of June. Anybody have any ideas of a cool place to stay that would be relatively inexpensive and still available? [more inside]
posted by billysumday
on Apr 26, 2005 -
So insanely busy me and my insanely busy SO want to take an overnight trip out of New York with only three requirements for the destination. 1) Close enough where we can leave NYC in the morning and return the next night without feeling completely rushed 2) There has to be a lighthouse nearby 3) A B&B or a hotel that is not your average boring hotel. [more inside]
posted by lips
on Apr 22, 2005 -
What should we do for our honeymoon? The soon-to-be Mr. Supafreak and I are planning to get married in summer '06. We have somewhat limited funds, speak only English, and want to learn about the world when we travel. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Apr 21, 2005 -
I'm taking a trip to Seattle this weekend and wanted to know what geeky things I could do while up there. I have about a day & half of free time to explore the city. suggestions? [more inside]
posted by zyfly
on Apr 21, 2005 -
I'm going to be in Tucson from 24 Apr to 14 May. I'll be working during the week, won't have my own transport, and will be staying near the main interstate (just south of the centre). I'm thinking of getting on a Greyhound Fri 6 May and going to Phoenix for the weekend. Any other suggestions? I like wandering round cities, looking in shops (especially books + music, since these are not easy to find in Chile), and museums of art/design/craft. But I'll have my laptop, so if there's a cool place to just sit around in and program one weekend, that could be good. Live music might be an attraction too. Oh, and during the weekdays I'll be up in the university campus. Thanks!
posted by andrew cooke
on Apr 21, 2005 -
We've bought tickets to the southern tip of Baja, Mexico for the third week in May. We'd like to stay outside of Cabo San Lucas, maybe in La Paz or Todos Santos. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Apr 14, 2005 -
What's the best tip you can offer a newbie cruise-ship traveller to help him get the most from his first cruise vacation? [more inside]
posted by deshead
on Apr 7, 2005 -
Has anyone vacationed in Culebra, Puerto Rico? What did you think? Thinking of going there to lay on the beach for a week; any advice would be much appreciated.
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Apr 6, 2005 -
I love to travel but unfortunately all the vacation deals (hotel and airfare) seem to be based on traveling for 2. Are there any special sites or methods I should look into that don't rely on traveling with someone else? I have no problem traveling alone and am open to going to almost anywhere (provided the price is right.) Please stop punishing me for being single.
posted by derekislost
on Apr 4, 2005 -
My husband and I want to take a 7-9 day vacation in July-August. I am looking at La Isla Mujeres in Mexico and want to know if anyone has been there and what you thought of it. Also, do you have places you love in Mexico? We are looking for off the beaten path places. We are into hiking, snorkeling, ruins, stuff like that. (Not the Cancun type of people.) It must be on the water.
posted by aacheson
on Mar 24, 2005 -
Thinking about taking the youngins to Disney World in June. Daughter will be 11 and it will be her second trip. Son will be 4 1/2 - first time for him. Last time, we stayed at a Disney property: rode the shuttle buses, swam in the myriad pools, drank $2 cokes, etc. This time, cash flow is more of an issue so I'm looking at Kissimmee hotels. Just wondering, though, if the low price is worth losing the on-site amenities and convenience. Been there? Done that?
posted by SashaPT
on Mar 21, 2005 -
I've decided to go on vacation this year and I'm in the early stages of planning it. My style is backpack/hostel/budget travel. Yes, I already know about Let's Go and Lonely Planet. I'll be leaving 9/2 and coming back the 14th. I've got my destinations narrowed to the following: Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, or Moscow. Any experience/advice please.
posted by pieoverdone
on Mar 18, 2005 -
vacation filter: recommendations for vacation spots in the next couple weeks? - off the beaten path, sun, surf, adventure, tranquility. [more inside]
posted by specialk420
on Mar 16, 2005 -
Where should we go on our honeymoon? We're getting married in September but can't get away for an extended period of time until Christmastime. She wants sit-on-the-beach; I'm a national parks type. [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Mar 8, 2005 -
Mexican Vacation Thunderdome: Ixtapa vs. Zihuatanejo. Two cities enter... One city leaves. [more inside]
posted by daver
on Mar 3, 2005 -
Good calling-off-work excuses? Any of you have good lies to tell the powers that be when life is too tough that you can't get up in the morning? Any good short term illnesses (duration 2-3 days) to claim having? As an aside, what're the best/funniest/weirdest excuses you've heard from colleagues about why they didn't turn up yesterday?
posted by Jongo
on Feb 4, 2005 -