My company sponsors an orphanage in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, and I'll be visiting it next year. My question is, aside from the orphanage of course, are there any places you'd recommend I visit while in Kazakhstan? I'm an American designer, and on vacations to Europe I always seek out non-touristy places that exhibit great design or typography. Now, all of Kazakhstan seems to be fairly non-touristy, but are there any beautiful places I should stop while there?
posted by premiumpolar
on Nov 3, 2006 -
We're planning a family holiday in Köln (Cologne) in early December. Aside from the Christmas markets, the Dom and Kölsch bier, anything unmissable? The kids are 5 and 3.
posted by sagwalla
on Oct 30, 2006 -
The partner and I are going to Williamsburg, VA this weekend (Oct 26-30). What is so amazing (particularly delicious) that if we miss it, we will weep over the omission.
posted by Classic Diner
on Oct 24, 2006 -
I'm traveling to the UK over Thanksgiving on vacation and am curious about how to get around and money issues. [more inside]
posted by jmd82
on Oct 24, 2006 -
I will be going to Thailand for most of the month of January and I was wondering if anyone could recomend a cell phone provider for the month that I could use to call back home to the states. I would like to be able to talk for roughly 10-20 hours and spend less than $100 (including the phone) if possible.
posted by thebwit
on Oct 18, 2006 -
A bunch of us would like to do some sort of East Coast Trip for a friend's 30th BDay.. any suggestions for something neat/fun? of course there is [more inside]
posted by niteHawk
on Oct 13, 2006 -
I'm doomed. Doomed! Coming down with a bad cold and going on vacation tomorrow. How to avoid spoiling things for everyone? [more inside]
posted by unmusic
on Oct 5, 2006 -
I am planning my honeymoon for the two weeks beginning June 11th, 2007. My future wife and I are looking at Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. We have heard that the weather can be too hot / too rainy this time of year, but I tend to think that my future in-laws and travel agent may be overreacting. Has anyone ever been to Cabo at this time of year? [more inside]
posted by dhanlon
on Oct 3, 2006 -
I have been told by many (including boss) I need to take a vacation...so I am looking for somewhere to go this wknd...within a 3-4 hr drive of DC area where I can relax and not spend a ton of cash either. I am a 30-something female who likes a little bit of everything (not a nature nut, but I appreciate it, same with museums.) [more inside]
posted by psususe
on Sep 25, 2006 -
I shall walk into the wild maybe for a week or so, depending on the weather, blisters, etc.
Who has recommendations for (relatively safe) *long* solitary walks in the U.S. or Canada?
Specifically, I'm looking for a hike/trail/path that I can follow -- walking 7-10 hours a day, for 5-7 days in a row. No cell phone, no computer, no schedule.
This would be a sort of annual retreat/walk/vacation/time-to-reset-my-body, that I'd like to do every year. Time to think, lose a few pounds, kick-up my metabolism, detox, chill out, regroup, spiritually recharge, etc.
Assuming I don't want to carry a gun into the wild (to protect against critters or humans), where are some interesting, safe destinations???
I'm not a survivalist and I'm not looking for an adventure per se. Prefer a minimum of life-threatening hazards and/or 100+ degree temperatures or freezing nights.
posted by pallen123
on Sep 25, 2006 -
I'd like to rent an inexpensive cabin, somewhere picturesque and north of NYC, with room enough to fit 6 people who don't mind crashing on the floor in sleeping bags, for one weekend in October or November this fall. What can you tell me?
posted by the jam
on Sep 19, 2006 -
Is my employer required to give us federal holidays off? We have salaried and hourly workers. Also, is there any place on the web that I can point co-workers to that addresses this?
posted by finitejest
on Aug 29, 2006 -
How can my company track employees' sick & vacation days in Outlook, with supervisor approval? [more inside]
posted by ivarley
on Aug 21, 2006 -
Help me with the impossible vacation. I am in southern Iowa and have four days to share a meaningful vacation with my husband and two of our children, ages 11 and 13. [more inside]
posted by justlisa
on Aug 12, 2006 -
Help me find a destination for a last-minute, week-long cycling vacation in the western United States or Canada. [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Aug 6, 2006 -
So i'm going to London for vacation in November and have narrowed down my hotel choices to 3 properties.
posted by stavx
on Aug 2, 2006 -
What's a good, cheap, out-of-the-way spot for a week-long solo vacation in California or Oregon? [more inside]
posted by TunnelArmr
on Jul 24, 2006 -
Vacationfilter: Anyone know any cool things to do, sights to see, or places to eat in Gulf County, Florida? [more inside]
posted by cusack
on Jul 19, 2006 -
VacationFilter: We're going to Duck, NC
on the Outer Banks for a week, leaving on the 22nd. I know what I'm going to do; what sorts of things might be fun for the kids? [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy
on Jul 18, 2006 -
What's the best place in this world to go for a cool secluded house on a beach for a week in mid/late September where hurricanes won't touch us. Picturing something like the place at the beginning of the film Betty Blue, before they go to Paris. Open to all suggestions! Need a honeymoon pad!!
posted by smartypanties
on Jul 9, 2006 -
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 -
Where to go for a three day get away within driving distance of North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by jne1813
on Jul 6, 2006 -
VacationFilter: I am planning to rent (bareboat) a sailboat in Croatia and sail on the Croatian Islands / Rivera. The problem is [more inside]
posted by zia
on Jul 5, 2006 -
(Vacation filter) -- Can anyone give their thoughts or experiences about the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico during August? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased
on Jul 5, 2006 -
VacationFilter: Help my SO and I decide where to go for our vacation. We're in the Vancouver area. We have a car. We're willing to drive for up to 10 hours or so. We're looking for some peace and quiet. We have no idea where to go. [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Jul 2, 2006 -
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
posted by geekyguy
on Jun 29, 2006 -
Can anyone share any first hand experiences in La Paz, Mexico? My wife has a distant relative who owns a bed and breakfast there, and we're having a hard time finding specific information about the town, nearby beaches, etc. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic
on Jun 22, 2006 -
HoneymoonFilter: my fiance and I have settled on Aruba (although we're willing to consider the other ABC islands) for our late October-early November honeymoon; however, we're stuck on the details. [more inside]
posted by wildeepdotorg
on Jun 18, 2006 -
Floridafilter: How is it best to get from the Port of Miami to the Ft. Lauderdale airport? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus
on Jun 16, 2006 -