So...I am currently in my last year of law school (woo!) and I want to plan a wonderful winter holiday as a last hurrah before I enter the work force and having substantially less time off. Guidance and sage wisdom needed! [more inside]
It looks like we won't be able to afford flying for our Disney trip this November, so we're driving. Point of origination: Madison, Wisconsin. Drive time is 22 hours. [more inside]
I'll be in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November for a conference over a weekend. What should I do, see, and eat while I'm there? [more inside]
Vacation home swap for Hawaii? [more inside]
Is there some sort of online calendar that can help me pick out weekends when people are most willing and able to attend an event? Obviously it's easy for me to look up Thanksgiving but more difficult for me to figure out things like NBA playoffs, school semesters starting, conflicts with popular wedding dates, airfare peaks, etc.
I have the opportunity to visit Toronto from December 25 - December 29 and I have a few questions: 1) Will things (restaurants, shops, museums) be open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day? 2) Is it foolish to visit in December (weather? crowds?)? 3) What are the must-see, must-do things in Toronto? 4) What are the best restaurants in Toronto? (I'm looking for fine dining as well as local fare.) Thanks!
Where should my girlfriend and I go on vacation in January? We're open to pretty much anything - and that's the problem. [more inside]
What is the purpose of rigid paid-time off policies? [more inside]
I need a vacation, but question is, where should I go? This Missouri 20-something is looking for trip suggestions in the western US for the week of October 22nd. [more inside]
Thinking of relocating to the Pacific NW but I've never been. Help me decide between Oregon and Washington.
I'm thinking of relocating to the Pacific Northwest USA for the climate and scenery, though I've never been before. I have 4 days to visit next month, and am having trouble deciding between Portland and Seattle as a base of exploration. [more inside]
Looking to rent a cottage near Acadia National Park for Thanksgiving, but drawing a blank. Please help.
I am planning to make a trip with my family to Acadia national park during the Thanksgiving weekend in November. It will be a surprise gift for my family and having just graduated, my budget isn't too high, but I want to do the best I can for them. I am guessing that many of you have been to Acadia and could share some of your experience. We will be 3 adult couples (me/wife, my parents and my brother/wife) and are therefore looking for at least a 3-bedroom cottage. Since it is off-season there due to the winter, I had budgeted $500 for renting the cottage for 3 nights in Bar Harbor or surrounding areas. However, most cottages on homeaway, vrbo etc are at least $1000 for the week and most don't rent for less than a week - many don't rent at all after October. [more inside]
Exciting things to do within driving distance of the BC-WA border? [more inside]
We need to get away! Mid to late October is the target date. Requirements: all inclusive, close to airport, excellent food. [more inside]
I'll be recovering from some cosmetic surgery in mid-November of this year and looking to combine the downtime with a month-long working vacation somewhere in Europe, someplace warm. Where should I go? [more inside]
New York City to where? We have multiple four-day weekends coming up and some wanderlust. What do you recommend? [more inside]
Two single girls driving up to Toronto from Indianapolis for a 4 day weekend.. what should we do and other questions! [more inside]
I've seen questions about Disney parks on here, but I'm looking for specific tips for a trip with tons of little kids - both in Florida theme parks and on the Disney Dream ship. What has worked for you? [more inside]
Cuba vacation! Leaving from Montreal, mid-late October. [more inside]
Seeking hotel recommendations in either the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii. [more inside]
What to do or where to go in and around Asheville, NC? [more inside]
Any pro tips for a weekend in Bruges without a car? Needless to say, we like beer and we like food, hence the trip to Belgium What is not to miss?
I loved the "show me the hidden side of L.A." question. But I'm gonna be visiting its mild-mannered southern cousin, San Diego. Show me the hidden side of THAT! [more inside]
I want to surprise my boyfriend with an international vacation. How do I do this given logistics? Special snowflake details inside.
I want to surprise my boyfriend with an international vacation. How do I do this given logistics? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Parents of MeFi: What on earth do you do with your children if/when you go on vacation and don't want to take the kids? [more inside]
Help us plan a trip on REALLY short notice! [more inside]
My friends and I live in NYC. We want to spend a night at a local beach (Far Rockaway, Sandy Hook, Fire Island, whatever). Ideally, this would consist of a trip via public transit to a beach, and then staying at a reasonably priced hotel close to said beach. If possible, we'd like to avoid renting a car or splurging on a vacation rental. [more inside]
Looking for a inexpensive hotel within easy walking distance of a beach that's also within a 30-45 minute metro trip to the Boston aquarium. [more inside]
I live about 4.5 hours south of Cedar Point in Ohio. We want to go for a couple days. Can you help me plan it so that it doesn't cost almost as much as a week in FL? [more inside]
Portland, Oregon. Bend, Oregon. Salt Lake City, Utah. These are possible destinations for my family as we embark on an end-of-summer roadtrip. Help us decide! [more inside]
Are there any great mixed rural/small-town/semi-urban long walks in the U.S.? I'm searching for multi-day, maybe even multi-week routes that are not strict backpacking and would not require the carrying of a tent. More inside. [more inside]
You can take three trips. Where do you go? [more inside]
What should we do with 4-5 weeks of vacation time? [more inside]
Need help planning a vacation in New England/North-East US are in fall. More details inside [more inside]
How to get along with pushy sister while on vacation? [more inside]
When the mama is away, the cat wants to play - but how? [more inside]
Any recommendations for pet boarding in Birmingham, UK? (Bonus: good vets.) [more inside]
How do I tell potential employers that I NEED to go to this 3 week arts residency I've been awarded, mid-fall? [more inside]
Where should we go in the Pacific Northwest near the end of October? [more inside]
Help my wife and I pick a vacation/honeymoon destination for the Christmas Holiday. [more inside]
HoneymoonFilter: in a couple of weeks, we're flying into Olbia, Sardinia where a rental car is waiting for us and flying out of Ajaccio, Corsica ten days later. I haven't booked or planned anything in between. Any itinerary suggestions or tips on what we shouldn't miss? Thanks.
Recommendations for a quiet, budget-conscious solo vacation consisting of staring at the Atlantic Ocean? [more inside]
What's a non-resort-y vacation spot on the Mediterranean (or barring that, somewhere else with nice weather/water)? [more inside]
I'm looking for vacation tips for a trip to Sri Lanka. [more inside]
I'm looking for a weekend getaway within two hours of Minneapolis. And I just know that you have suggestions. [more inside]
Help me set some reasonable rules/guidelines for being at our vacation house with guests or our adult children so that I do not do all the cooking. meal planning, laundry and tidying during vacation. [more inside]
Help me plan a fun, pampering, and interesting staycation in NYC! [more inside]
Need honeymoon recommendations in the Caribbean, Central America, or South America. Give us your recommendations! [more inside]
Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
Would you please help me decide where to go on vacation? [more inside]
Do you know of any good places within a 2-hour commute of DC where it's possible to rent a sailboat and stay somewhere cheap for a weekend? [more inside]