So I've got this round the world ticket. And I've got a little over 3 weeks to use it. So I want to see as much as I can in the time. But I don't want to blow through places that clearly deserve more time to see. I did that in Vienna and regretted it. So what are the best cities in the world to see for just limited times. As in, VERY worth seeing but spending MORE than two days seems excessive.
In search of several weekend-length mini-breaks in Europe. Where do I go? [more inside]
I have 3 days on my own this weekend – what projects can I get stuck into that will take about that long? [more inside]
I'm taking a four day trip to NYC over Memorial Day weekend (solo). I have plans on Sunday evening but other than that, my time is completely unaccounted for. And aside from a few non-specific ideas, I'm overwhelmed by choices. [more inside]
I have only ever been to Canberra for fly-in meetings and decided it was time to see the capital properly. I will visit for the ANZAC Day long weekend, arriving on the Friday night and flying out late afternoon Monday. What are your favourites at the museums and galleries? Pleasant walks or other recommended outdoor activities? Eating options that suit the solo traveller? Best places to see autumn leaves? Things that will overturn the generally-held views of Canberra by Australians who live elsewhere? [more inside]
I'm off to a stag do the weekend after next thus leaving my wife all alone with our small child. I'd like to arrange a relaxing weekend off for her this weekend (in advance of me going away). Some sort of hotel for the night, maybe a massage or something. The problem I'm finding is that all the spa break things in London require booking for 2 people. [more inside]
Please help me plan a fun, inexpensive mid-Atlantic weekend getaway. In March. [more inside]
Every Monday to Thursday, I imagine going home on Friday, getting a good nights' rest, and waking up on Saturday and Sunday to do fun new activities. After all, I'm 23, healthy, fit, love food, love trying new things and am an extrovert. Without a fail, every single weekend looks like this instead: me hanging out in my squalid apartment, eating eggs and pasta, watching the clock, not doing any chores, watching stupid shit on YouTube and hating myself profusely. [more inside]
Taking my girlfriend to Rome for Valentine weekend. She doesn't know. Want to give her a clue every day to lead her to it. need some assistance
We need new overnight bags, suitable for weekend car trips or a night at Grandma/Grandpa's. I don't think I've ever owned one of these that wasn't a hand-me-down from the back of someone's dad's closet. Can you help me find some good Christmas-able options for 1) my husband and 2) my currently-tiny daughter? [more inside]
I have booked flights to Charleston SC, now I just need...everything else... [more inside]
If you (or someone you know) attended a Renaissance Weekend, what was it like? [more inside]
I'll be in Seattle for 48 hours (Sunday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon) for a brief leg of a solo trip. Help me structure my time there for maximum wandery enjoyable urban exploration, with perhaps a little bit of hiking thrown in? [more inside]
I have a friend i've known for almost 6 years now and recently we started taking weekend trips to a comic convention every March since we only see each other twice a year. She's invited someone she's friends with and her 3 year old daughter to come with us, i've never met her and i really don't want to spend my weekend with someone's fussy 3 year old. How do you handle something like this? [more inside]
Please share some cool things to do there by myself during the day! [more inside]
Cityboy and I will be in Savannah, Georgia from Friday to Monday for a Sunday wedding, but booked the long weekend as a getaway. We're in a VRBO carriage house in the Historic District on East Jones St, and need HiveMind help. We will not have a car, and will be cabbing or shuttling from the airport - suggestions on airport-to-town travel also appreciated. What local specialty food should we make sure to seek out? I'm guessing BBQ, but what else is wonderful in Savannah? What should we definitely do? Museums? Galleries? Theatre? Shops? If you are familiar with Savannah please recommend your favorite places. Favorite restaurants, especially within the area around the historic district are especially welcome. Thank you!
Need suggestions for an impromptu weekend getaway somewhere three-four hours from Philadelphia. [more inside]
8-10 people want to rent a beach house in New Jersey for a weekend (ideally Asbury Park), hopefully for $50/person per night. Everything we've seen wants a week-long commitment. Is our New Jersey beach weekend feasible? [more inside]
Is there a definitive activity book? Sort of like a cookbook, but for Activities To Do? [more inside]
Know of any fun activities for the weekend of 11/22-11/24 somewhere around NYC? [more inside]
I am off to Vegas for a long weekend with my Mum this weekend. What are the Top Things we should see and do? [more inside]
Where, within 3-4 hours of Providence, RI, can a couple find a nice B&B with easy access to impressive foliage, good hiking, and some really excellent dining? We're particularly interested in VT and NH, although perhaps there are some options in MA. All responses welcome.
My husband and I will be in Vicksburg, MS over Labor Day weekend. Neither of us are from anywhere close to the area, but we want to plan an awesome weekend of road trip and adventure. Help! [more inside]
The past 6+ months have been very stressful for both my wife and I. We need to relax, we need some rest. We would like to go somewhere this weekend to relax. Can you help us plan our weekend getaway? [more inside]
My husband and I will be in Boston this weekend, and will have time Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and most of the day Sunday to do stuff. So what should we do? We've never been to the city before, and are interested in historical/cultural activities, or just walking around and looking at things. We also need a few good restaurant suggestions, but don't want to hit the bar scene. We are staying near the Boston Convention Center. We won't have a car but could get one. [more inside]
I'm going to be in The City aka Ess Eff aka San Francisco this weekend. Are there any must-see events, exhibits, performances, etc. going on? Where would I look to find this information in the future? Are the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly even still published?
The girl and I are thinking about a couple of day vacation based out of NYC over MLK weekend, any thoughts? [more inside]
I'll be in DC next/this weekend. Where should we eat, what should we see? Shorter events are appreciated! [more inside]
First timers to Colorado, I am excited. Flying in to Denver on Wednesday morning, staying until Sunday morning, renting a car. Thats 4 whole days. Please suggest places at this time of the year. Looking for scenic drive, outdoor tour etc Is driving from Denver to Aspen, to Boulder feasible? How about a road trip to Grand Canyon? Don't want to be out in Cold so much due to old age at the same time would like see the scenic places accessible and safe this time of the year. Appreciate your help.
Did Benjamin Franklin have a weekend schedule? Looking at his daily schedule makes me curious as to whether he adhered to it seven days a week or if he did something different on Saturday and Sunday. [more inside]
For a weekend, where can we escape DC? [more inside]
How to respond when elementary aged son asks to stay with Dad when it's Mom's weekend [more inside]
How did you handle new expectations for checking and responding to your work e-mail outside of normal business hours?
How did you handle new expectations for checking and responding to your work e-mail outside of normal business hours? [more inside]
NYC: Low-key non-dive downtown Friday night bar? [more inside]
Bachelorette weekend suggestions near Atlanta, GA? [more inside]
An appeal to the tiny minority of Mefites who are Aussies: I'm taking my kids to Sydney this weekend. We're going to the Harry Potter exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum on Saturday afternoon. What else can we see/do while we're in Sydney? [more inside]
Weekend/Day trips from Cambridge, UK? [more inside]
What should I wear as a nice looking, long-sleeved "weekend shirt"? [more inside]
Fun things to do on a Sunday in the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill, NC area for parents with a 17 year old son? [more inside]
Travel rec's!!! I have a ten hour layover in Reykjavik - what should I do??? Also - I have a getaway weekend in London - where should I go??? [more inside]
Hubby and I have from this Saturday morning to Sunday night for a vacation! We live about 20 min outside Philadelphia. Organized breakdown of info inside. [more inside]
Which courier /postal services in the UK only deliver on weekdays? [more inside]
Help me plan a long-weekend getaway in the Southwest. I don't have enough time to make it a road trip, but would like to drive down some scenic roads. I don't want to camp in the wilderness, but would like see a national park. I don't want a full native-american experience, but would love to buy some native american jewelry. Some shopping/dining would be cool. I want to take more photographs than I'll ever have time to upload to flickr. [more inside]
What's the quietest Jersey beach to spend a late summer weekend? [more inside]
Looking to head out to a weekend beach trip from DC. Is there anywhere in July that is a) on the beach, and b) doesn't require a a two night stay, and is reasonably populated? [more inside]
It'll be four of us (two couples) and we're planning to stay somewhere in Harbor County for a couple of nights before heading to another part of Michigan for a wedding. We plan to hit the wineries and do some general poking around and relaxation. Anyone had good experience with cottages/companies in that area? I'm a bit overwhelmed by all of the offerings online, so would appreciate direction! Thank you!
What's a great weekend getaway from Los Angeles at a resonable price? [more inside]
Looking for a guest house/B&B/inn with a fireplace 2-3 hours from Boston. [more inside]
Surprise food hamper. Help me fill it... and quick! [more inside]
Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]