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Accomodations for heavy lifting -- interview question

I have an interview next week. One requirement is to be able to life 40 pound files, but I have a lifting restriction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Affordable lodging in Toronto for long weekend vacation

We're in the beginning stages of planning a vacation to Toronto later this year. So far, all the hotels I have looked at online have been surprisingly expensive. Does anyone have suggestions for clean, safe, private (not hostels) hotels or B&Bs located either conveniently to interesting parts of the city (for tourists), or close (safe 5-10 min. walk) to public transportation to attractions? While I am at it, while we've done some research on our own, ideas for not-to-be-missed sights, museums, bookstores, or other attractions (for a middle aged, bookish, art-museum frequenting, ethnic food loving, but only moderately-fit couple) appreciated. Thanks!
posted by aught on May 29, 2014 - 11 answers

Temecula, CA accomdations with an eastern (for star gazing) 2 hr radius?

How can we find a room/cabin/whatever that has a hot tub and a fireplace within an eastern 2 hr radius (for star gazing) from Temecula, CA? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Dec 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Vancouver condo rental

Planning a week in Vancouver in October, thinking of renting a condo instead of staying in a hotel. Anyone done this? Recommendations / things to look out for? [more inside]
posted by Koko on Jul 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Stopover between Tamarindo and Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica

In March we are going to be driving between Tamarindo and Manuel Antonio via 34 along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Google Maps says it's a four hour drive. We would like to break up the drive by stopping for a night somewhere enroute. We are renting houses on the beach at either end so seashore is not a priority. Ideally we'd like some kind of jungle/bamboo/eco hotel. Lots of flora and fauna. [more inside]
posted by Keith Talent on Jan 24, 2013 - 0 answers

Good Toronto neighborhoods for tourist accomodations.

My wife and I will be spending a week in Toronto in late July. Airbnb has lots of housing options, but we have no idea where a good location would be. We like to stroll around and like the usual stuff - museums, cafes, bookstores all a plus; nightlife not so much. We figure there will be plenty to see and do, but if you have some 'don't miss' suggestion, that would be appreciated also. Thanks.
posted by Jackson on Jan 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Portland Stopover!

Attending the "Gentlemen of the Road" festival in Portland, ME on August 4th. Looking for information both on the festival and on where to stay the night (cheaply!) [more inside]
posted by maryr on Jun 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Accomodations in small US city

As many europeans travellers in the US I first visited NYC and SF. This time I want to try something different, a trip through various states as Colorado,Nebraska etc.. but where are the budget accommodations ( More details) ? [more inside]
posted by luis huiton on May 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Where to stay in Banff or Jasper in June

Planning a trip to the Banff/Jasper area late June-early July. Not our first, but first in 8 years or so. There was an excellent thread on MeFi in 2008 concerning accomodations, but some of the links have expired. I will be there for a milestone birthday and want to wake up somewhere amazing. Must have internet/wifi. Must be close enough to amenities that if the weather is abysmal, we'll still have nice things to do within slogging distance. Don't want to spend a milliion bucks, but are willing to shell out for somewhere which is worth the money.
posted by dorgla on Jan 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Where to stay near LegoLand (orlando)?

Looking for a nice, reasonable place for my family to stay near LegoLand in Orlando. Bonus for opinions on WorldQuest Resort . [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Where should I stay to see the Daily Show?

Where's a cheap place to stay in New York, near the Daily Show studio? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Sep 1, 2011 - 23 answers

Japan accomodations

I need help for a two week rental of a furnished room for a couple near Shimbashi station or Akihabara in Tokyo. Rental budget is 60000~100000yen for us combined. I've looked at the gaijin guest house links, but they seem to be out of our price range with linen and cleaning fees. Any advice?
posted by ayc200 on Mar 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Renting a dorm room in Burlington, Vermont

Hi, MeFi's collective oracle. I was wondering if anyone out there has ever successfully rented as vacation accommodations a dorm room from either UVM, Burlington College or Goddard College in Burlington, Vermont. I'm planning a Memorial-Day getaway there and, because my needs are few, I figured that staying in a dorm room might be the most cost-effective option. Any tips, tricks or other insights would be gratefully received!
posted by Ylajali on Apr 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Banff in May?

I'm thinking about taking my wife to Banff, Alberta for our tenth anniversary near the beginning of May. Help me with some ideas. [more inside]
posted by MagicEightBall on Oct 31, 2008 - 17 answers

Vacation group accomodations in Grand Junction/Glenwood Springs CO

Hotel/House rental ideas for 8-10 guys in Grand Junction and/or Glenwood Springs CO area? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Jul 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Anniversary in Ensenada

Where should I take my partner for our anniversary in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico? We're looking at the two-night packages at Las Rosas, but would like suggested alternatives, preferably smaller and more intimate. Also looking for good spa and massage recommendations. If San Felipe is waaay better, please let me know. I researched it online and it looks like a marina and golf courses for American weekenders, which is sort of what we want to avoid. Oh, we're also interested in a day hike, maybe inland in the mountains.
posted by billtron on May 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Where to stay in Barcelona?

Pair of mid-20s friends looking for a place to stay in Barcelona in early June. I've read up a bit on the neighborhoods and it sounds like the popular, touristy area is near Las Ramblas. However, many of the modern tourist attractions are farther to the northeast. Help! [more inside]
posted by junesix on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

HELP need cool texas getaway for fishing

I want to plan a trip for my bf's birthday. I live in TEXAS and want to find a cool cabin that sleeps at least 6 people with access to fishing. I would prefer a secluded area where he and his standoutish tattooed buddies can be noisy and not have to deal with neighbors or uptight rednecks.. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Portland OR Accomodations

My wife and I are walking the Portland (OR) marathon this fall. Any recommendations on which hotel to stay at during our long weekend in the city? Somewhere close to start/finish, downtown amenities, 3 stars or better?
posted by bytemover on Jun 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Vacation group accomodations near Santa Fe

Hotel/House rental ideas for 8-10 guys in Santa Fe or between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Feb 15, 2007 - 4 answers

Dove può il Eurotrash porre le loro teste stancare?

Where can the Eurotrash lay their weary heads in Cinque Terre? [more inside]
posted by malaprohibita on Feb 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Where do I sleep?

How can I do a roadtrip on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Nov 2, 2006 - 19 answers

Amsterdam 2007

I just found out I won a scholarship for a month-long research trip to Amsterdam (yay me). I'm planning to go in January or February 2007 and need help with 2 things: 1- Cheap, central, decent accomadations. My wife will be going with, so we need a private room and bathroom. A private room in a hostel would be fine. A private house would be better. I'm aware of craigslist amsterdam, but wonder if their are other resources/networks I could tap. 2- I know I don't have time to actually learn the language, but would like to pick up the basic getting around, ordering food stuff, and do not have the time or money to take formal classes. What good internet resources could help me learn basic dutch?
posted by signal on Sep 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Portland Oregon group accomodations

What are good options for a group of guys to vacation in Portland Oregon for 3-4 days? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on May 22, 2006 - 11 answers

A Pirate Looks for a Hotel

Affordable accompdations in Key West in May? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Mar 20, 2006 - 5 answers

We don't swim in your toilet...

IndoorPoolFilter: Where can I splash about in the Northeast? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Feb 21, 2006 - 6 answers

I need specific travel advice for a trip to Montreal: lodging, money, bars, parking.

I'm an American planning a trip to Montreal. I'll be there in the next few weeks, and I'm looking for some specific advice. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on May 4, 2004 - 31 answers

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