My SO's kids are becoming a bigger part of my life, and she and I would like to start taking them on camping trips as a way to have fun, bond, introduce them to the outdoors, and find some precious peace and quiet out away from the roar of the city. We live in New Orleans, Louisiana; what are some good places to take them for weekend camping adventures? [more inside]
Solo traveling mefites! Have you found active travel tours that tend to learn a little to the younger crowd. I'm not trying to find a singles-ready-to-mingle tour, but would hike with folks who are more excited about the hike than the souvenirs. I'm comfortable traveling solo to most places - but, who wants to go on a safari solo? Ideas for companies or feedback from those who have taken REI-type travel tours would be great! Thanks globe-trotters,
Next month I have a 10:30pm flight out of San Diego and all my mates are leaving in the morning. What lovely fun thing could I do that I could only do there? Or, never mind me, what would you do if you just had 12 hours in San Diego? [more inside]
My husband and I want to carefully plan a series of American History field trips for our family, to take place over the next 3-6 years. We live in Northern New England and are, ourselves, pretty conversant in US History. Can you help us plan what we should see and -- most importantly -- what order we should see it in? [more inside]
As I'm spending more and more time on bike trips where there are many long stretches without access to reliable tap water, I'm starting to investigate water filters and purifiers as a supplement/backup solution in case the extra water I carry runs out or spills or whatever. But there are so many kinds, and some of them seem really sketchy, and I'm getting overwhelmed! Can you point me to a good, comprehensive resource on how to choose and use water purifiers and filters? Or can you talk me through a typical real-world use? Take for granted that I'll be using them within the US and am unlikely to be traveling in areas where the natural water supply is seriously contaminated.
I am traveling to Tokyo next week and have not been there before. Is this itinerary reasonable? [more inside]
What are a dozen (or more) fun adventures for a six year old in and around Fayetteville? [more inside]
My company offers an employee escape program if you can come up the "best" idea of how to spend the $1000 and extra week vacation. I have a few ideas of what I might want to propose - but would love to see what you think: if you had a week and $1000 - what would be an incredible adventure?
Note - most employees who get chosen usually tie in some sort of service program or volunteer efforts, but sky is the limit.
You have wanderlust, a little money, and unexpectedly, a free month or two. What do you do? [more inside]
I need a new quest or adventure, I'd rather like it to be focused on a particular event. I was temporarily obsessed with the idea of tour skating and the 11 cities tour
, but it seems it hasn't happened since 1997 so locking in a multi-month preparation in 2012 seems a little optimistic. So I'm looking for other unusual events that I might be able to participate in, or locations where tour skating is still viable. [more inside]
Some of my siblings are talking about doing the Annapurna Circuit together next year. I've did it a few years back but would love to travel with them - can you recommend something that would provide similar adventure and excitement for them and also be new for me? [more inside]
Exciting things to do within driving distance of the BC-WA border? [more inside]
What should we do with 4-5 weeks of vacation time? [more inside]
Will be flying into Toronto this Saturday for a conference until Wednesday. I will be in the Front St. area. I like to walk, transit and wander, so tell me where to go. [more inside]
Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and even Tomb Raider and Sahara. I love all these movies. Recommend me more of the same, please!
Awesome fun things to do along the Carribean Coast in Colombia (other than Cuidad Perdida hike)? [more inside]
Please help me choose the right Christmas gift for my future intrepid traveler. [more inside]
Afforable day trips outside of chicago, Metra/public transit accessible [more inside]
Describe your experience traveling semi-adventurously (developing country, language barriers, etc) with a very small infant, like a few weeks old small. Specifically concerned with health and safety issues but also comfort and parental sanity. [more inside]
I am burned out. I want to get away and recharge. What are some amazing experiences/trip ideas? [more inside]
What are some weird ways to live? [more inside]
What is the one thing you would like to do in Europe if money wasn't an issue? [more inside]
Me and my girlfriend are planning to embark upon a long adventure. We have never done it before and have some questions. [more inside]
Was just told by my lovely SO that, as a tenth anniversary gift next year, he is taking me anywhere I'd like to go in the world for 7-10 days. (Courtesy of a LOT of banked United Airline miles.) Where in the world to go? [more inside]
1.5 months in Japan and I'm loving it. Now that I'm used to the neighborhoods, and had a few great mini-travel experiences, I want to push myself and my time here more. Help me plan adventures? [more inside]
I'm travelling to the U.S in August to stay with my sister and her American husband. I'd like to buy a motorcycle to tour the country (and eventually head down through Mexico). What are my options? [more inside]
Recommend some books that "change the way you think." But also, good adventure stories. [more inside]
I'm wanting to spend a month or so in each of some of the coolest cities of the USA/Europe. I've got a full-time work-from-anywhere-there's-wi-fi job that'll keep me going but still want to keep expenses down. Done something similar? What was your best way to find lodgings? [more inside]
Should one wear cotton or synthetic fibres in a tropical country ? I'm visiting guyana and the tourism website
advises "Bring clothes made of cotton (avoid synthetic fibers)
". What is the justification for this ? I prefer synthetic fibers in hot & humid weather.
Help me spend 5 non-traditional days in Egypt! [more inside]
Looking for off the beaten track destinations/activities in Sonoma/Napa (and/or Monterey). [more inside]
Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea? [more inside]
I'm 35, an attorney, and married with 3 children, and want to move myself and my family to Europe (preferably Germany) for the experience. My preference is to work for the U.S. Government overseas, as that seems the easiest transition, but positions are not easy to come by. Any ideas?
Have car, seek roadtrip and adventure! What are some secret/mythical/mysterious/epic places in WA state (or nearby states), that would be a destination fit for pilgrimage? Centralia / Silent Hill
is in PA. The Abyss
is in SC, Area51 is in NV, Mesa Verde
is in CO, Barringer Crater
is in AZ, etc etc.
What mysterious secret places can be pried from the Northwest? [more inside]
I need to prove myself a man. Help me plan a sailing rite-of-passage/adventure. [more inside]
Help me have an adventure! [more inside]
I've recently been gifted a round-the-world plane ticket, and have the cash and time to support maybe three to four months of travel. I've already penned in visits to friends in NE America, Japan, and France, but otherwise am paralysed by choice - there's nowhere in the world that I don't want to see, if that makes sense. Does anyone have any links that might help with planning such an epic trip, or even suggestions for YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY MISS THIS destinations? Other, miscellaneous globetrotting advice is also welcome.
I have booked room on a freighter from Pusan to Long Beach. I'm now looking for some tips advice on what to pack and or things I need to prepare myself for during my ten days at sea. Anyone taken the slow boat home before?
Vancouver on $3.79 (including tax). Or, help me make an amazing treasure hunt! [more inside]
We're going to Belize! Help me plan our 10-day trip. [more inside]
What are some amazing adventures, anywhere on the planet, that take around 3 months to do? [more inside]
I need advice on how to get food and money while traveling through Europe, and how to transport my bike. [more inside]
Hi I was wondering if anyone could recommend to me any sources, either on the internet or of personal experiences and recommendations, of urban exploring in the San Diego area. I am a student at UCSD and Fridays need to be better than catching up on homework. Thank you!
What is the best plan-of-action for doing a 10-day outdoor-focused trip to Costa Rica? [more inside]
I would like to quit my job and go on a self-sustaining adventure. By self-sustaining, I mean that it would mostly pay for itself, cost very little, or both. I have money saved, but I will need it as a buffer when I return to the real world and look for a job again. For argument's sake, let's say I can put $1500 toward this adventure. My time frame is 2 months to a year. I'm open to anything from being a frieght train hobo to volunteering in a far-away country to flying to Sweden and finding a job washing dishes. [more inside]
Past and present world travelers, backpackers, and real-world avoiders: where are you now? [more inside]
A friend and I are planning to go to Chennai in search of adventure (we're from Singapore) in March '07. Any advice? [more inside]
Security Clearance/Foreign Service-filter
: I'm thinking of a career in the Foreign Service when I get out of college (T-minus 4 years), which I am just now entering. While metafilter has had questions about this
before, but my situation is am bit different (so I'm hoping the Foreign Service mefites from those threads can chime in). The most important distinction is that I'm looking to be a Security Engineering Officer
, or in some other sort of engineering related role (which falls under "Management" I believe) not a diplomat. Much more after the jump... [more inside]
Looking for good music, drinks, dancing (no pop music), theater, food, sight-seeing, adventure, etc. in San Francisco for a summer vacation. It will be me and my girl. It will also be her birthday. [more inside]
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