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Books like this little-known book

Bookfilter: I want to read books that are similar to "Saturn is almost invisible" by Vasily Ardamatsky. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Not being chased, just making a break for it.

I'm looking for examples of well-drawn TV characters (from multi-season shows, preferably) for whom a major--but not solely defining--aspect of their personalities is a struggle with the desire to run away from difficult situations. Two I have in mind already: Nate Fisher (Six Feet Under) and Nancy Botwin (Weeds).
posted by kittyprecious on Feb 9, 2011 - 34 answers

Cause everyone's your friend in Philadelphia / and everything looks beautiful when you're young and silladelphia

PhiladelphiaFilter: Recommend me an awesome place in or near the city to go exploring. Either incredible parks, or incredible buildings, doesn't matter. I'm not looking for shows. (Any location on the Paoli-Thorndale line out of the city's fair play too.) [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Can you identify this 80s-era CRPG?

Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 24, 2011 - 18 answers

Escaped in the nick of tine!

Pulpfilter: Trying to find a story (possibly Doc Savage?) involving the protagonist buried up to his head and given only a fork-full of water/day to survive. [more inside]
posted by swashedbuckles on Jan 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Planning the Most Epic Vacation

You live in Michigan and have two weeks off of work this summer. Where do you go and what do you do? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Dec 28, 2010 - 9 answers

I would eat more ice cream and less beans

What to add to my new life? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

All three would be best of all...

Odd-request filter: I'm looking for films, novels, comics, stories, songs or art that feature at least two of the following three things: Pirates, Love Stories, the South West of England. Any thoughts?
posted by greytape on Dec 7, 2010 - 25 answers

Text-Based Adventure Wanted

Please Help Me Find (Yet Another) Text-Based Adventure [more inside]
posted by roryks on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

no I do not want to play ironic kickball; get me out!

What are some weird ways to live? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Nov 4, 2010 - 39 answers

What kind of adventure should I have this summer?

I'm thirty years old, and it's my first semester of grad school after working in the corporate world for 8 years. It just kind of hit me that I'm going to have a summer vacation for the first time in forever. Whoa, awesome, but what to do with myself? Also, how to fund it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Hot Air Balloon ride near NYC?

Where can I book a hot air balloon ride near New York City? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go.

What is the one thing you would like to do in Europe if money wasn't an issue? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Oct 18, 2010 - 19 answers

Take the bus to Mercury

Putting together a Stockholm based scavenger hunt / amazing race type of activity. What should it include? Do you have non-city-specific ideas, come on in too! [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Oct 7, 2010 - 3 answers

What the hell did I play back then?

I'm trying to figure out which older PC adventure game I played back in the 90s, and want to play again. [more inside]
posted by sunimplodes on Oct 2, 2010 - 10 answers

One person, one challenge?

Recommendations for nonfiction adventure books with one person facing a single overwhelming challenge? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Sep 22, 2010 - 24 answers

Monkey Island: Were you fooled?

Secret of Monkey Island: Was anyone actually fooled? (Spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by baf on Sep 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Hurry before it gets cold.

Help me find "adventure races" near Chicago. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me explore the Pacific Northwest!

Two days outside of Portland, OR... what to do? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jul 26, 2010 - 17 answers

Please help me plan an awesome hardcore state crossin' bicycle trip! Now in 3D!

Me and my girlfriend are planning to embark upon a long adventure. We have never done it before and have some questions. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jul 20, 2010 - 12 answers

NameThatStoryFilter: Following the King's (?) flute

I'm trying to remember a story that involves finding a castle/king, and following the sound of a flute to get there. [more inside]
posted by niles on Jul 5, 2010 - 4 answers

What adventure could I start with copious amounts of free time?

I'm about to get 2 years of free time starting october where I'm intentionally stretching out my phd because of some funding. I'm kind of looking for a new life-changing "adventure", something totally different to try. Can you provide some suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on Jul 4, 2010 - 20 answers

How can I make epic treasure on a budget?

The world is boring. It needs more buried treasure. What things could I bury as treasure - things with great and lasting value, yet could be obtained cheaply? (Eg, a spirits/wine chest could be inexpensive to buy, but eventually become a treasure worth finding after enough years have passed. Superstar backstage passes are useless as treasure (they expire), but are an example of something of great value that doesn't cost much money to obtain - if you can find a way to obtain them.) How can I assemble epic genuine treasure on a budget? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Adventures in Toronto?

Recent events have left me feeling sad about my city, and made me realize that our love affair has grown cold and stale. Help me rekindle it! [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jun 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Where in the world for a week?

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]
posted by jeanmari on Jun 10, 2010 - 33 answers

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. ~Dave Barry

Camping for dummies: I want to go camping. But I've never been camping as an adult, much less camping with children. I need advice. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Jun 8, 2010 - 38 answers

adventuring out of tokyo

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]
posted by elephantsvanish on May 13, 2010 - 7 answers

What's there besides Amsterdam?

I want to see more than just Amsterdam. How can I go off the beaten path in The Netherlands? [more inside]
posted by gushn on Apr 8, 2010 - 13 answers

Any firsthand recommendations for small ship excursions in Alaska?

I'm planning on visiting Alaska in June of 2011 with my boyfriend and was wondering if anyone has recommendations for small ship excursions. I hate, hate cruises and have no interest in a big cruise ship package. Looking for something smaller and more adventurous, with a younger crowd. Not exactly sure what I want to do specifically, but glacier hiking and fishing/catching seafood would be definite pluses. I don't know much about Alaska but I'd like to see some of the cooler towns along the way as well. Has anyone had any great small ship experiences in Alaska? By small, I mean anything from 10 people to 100, but just none of those big ship casino-and-canned-entertainment experiences. Thanks!
posted by emily37 on Mar 4, 2010 - 14 answers

What should I travel the country and photograph?

If you had a freelance photographer at your disposal, what (in the U.S.) would you assign them to cover? [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Mar 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Adventure games for the 360?

I'm looking for some games with the classic point & click adventure flavor... for the Xbox 360. [more inside]
posted by sonofslim on Feb 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Adventurous Quests

My boyfriend has been playing Psychonauts for the past couple of weeks and I like the concept of different worlds with different challenges, skills, and puzzles. I also enjoyed playing Myst. What other adventurous quests are there? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 19, 2010 - 31 answers

God doesn't actually offer special supervision of idiots. I don't either.

Camping and general outdoor sports filter. Inspired by the camping stove question below, and a recent near disaster of canoe camping, how do vet potential sport companions? [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Feb 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Soccer Dad

How do you keep your sense of adventure when you sit in a cubicle and have to pick up the kids at 5 o'clock? I love my wife. I love my kids. I like the fact that my soul-sucking job allows me to use my brain while paying for piano lessons, vacations, and an educational trust. I am not looking to get rid of said wife, kids, or job. What I am looking for is a renewed sense of adventure within my current 'constraints'. [more inside]
posted by kaizen on Feb 4, 2010 - 39 answers

Help! I'm running out of games!

Please recommend some great puzzle/adventure/escape browser games! [more inside]
posted by sentient on Jan 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Easy Rider - Buying a motorcycle as a tourist

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]
posted by frggr on Jan 14, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I lead a more adventurous existence?

How can I lead a more adventurous existence? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 - 36 answers

Books that "change the way you think"

Recommend some books that "change the way you think." But also, good adventure stories. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Jan 4, 2010 - 72 answers

City-Hopping in the USA and Europe

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]
posted by chbrown on Jan 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Yurt? Sensory Deprivation Tank? Abandoned Mental Hospital?...

Pop quiz: where should my boyfriend and I spend New Year's Eve? We'll be kidless... well, kinda (no varmints from ~5PM on New Year's Eve until ~5PM on New Year's Day). However, we can't decide where to spend our day o' freedom. The details: [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Dec 30, 2009 - 2 answers

Which video game classics did I miss the last three years?

I intend to make this weekend a gaming weekend. I haven't played video games in a long time. At least not as seriously as I used to. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Nov 20, 2009 - 40 answers

One-Night Dungeon

I need a good idea for a one-night D&D game! [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Nov 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Cotton or synthetic fibres

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.
posted by lahersedor on Nov 15, 2009 - 17 answers

Short but action-packed films?

Please help me find short films (animated or live action) that I can watch online. Difficulty: only looking for action/adventure-themed shorts. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Forget about a vacation, I want to challenge my worldview!

Help me spend 5 non-traditional days in Egypt! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Oct 14, 2009 - 11 answers

More Quirk and Less Cork

Looking for off the beaten track destinations/activities in Sonoma/Napa (and/or Monterey). [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea?

Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Jul 29, 2009 - 14 answers

The Regretful Adventurer?

Any stories, published or personal, about those who've taken the road less traveled... and regretted it? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Jul 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Tell us everything you know about the San Juans!

The Mister and I are planning to head to the San Juan Islands in Washington for an extended outdoor adventure in September. Tell us what you know about visiting the San Juans! [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jul 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Name That Outer Space 80s Black & White Adventure Game

Name-That-Game Filter: Trying to remember the name of a late 80s/early 90s black & white "adventure" game. Involved outer space. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Jul 14, 2009 - 7 answers

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