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Visiting China for the first time

Ni hao! I will be visiting China for the first time this December. Please share your advice and anecdotes! [more inside]
posted by smorgasbord on Jul 15, 2014 - 11 answers

a road trip without any ability to drive

BeMyTravelAgentFilter: Help me figure out a way to make a trip from the Bay Area to New Orleans doable and affordable - when driving is not an option. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 4, 2014 - 23 answers

Vienna is old, knowing and fierce in its regard: Add to my itinerary.

Need guidance on trip to Vienna. Newest questions are from two years ago. Many questions after the fold. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on May 26, 2014 - 8 answers

A guide to Kingston, Jamaica

I am accompanying a friend to Kingston at the end of March for one week. The main purpose of the trip is to visit the U.S. Embassy for some paperwork. I have never been to Jamaica and wanted to get some pointers. Which guidebooks would you recommend? What areas should we visit? Which areas should we avoid? Could you recommend a place to stay? [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Feb 27, 2014 - 4 answers

A one way flight to anywhere? (What should I do with my life?)

I'm recently back from a long trip through South America, but my travel lust is hardly satiated. I have some savings left, and I'm desperate to take off again. Is this a good idea? And if so, where should I go next? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by lightgray on Nov 13, 2013 - 5 answers

First France Trip!

Seeking advice for a two-week France adventure [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Jun 17, 2013 - 22 answers

Plan a Trip Around the World!

Starting in mid-April, I'll be taking a 9-12 month leave of absence from my job to travel the world. I spent a year back in 2002 travelling Europe and living in Ukraine/Russia, but I was 20 then, and did it on very little money. A lot's changed since then - technology, my age, my funds - but I'm ready for another run. Over the next month or two, I plan to ask a variety of questions, seeking tips on specific issues. But my first question is broad: what do I need to consider? What should I be thinking about now? What should I plan for? More details and my thoughts inside... [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld on Feb 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Italy: From Rome to Florence... and Beyond!

Italy travelfilter: The girlfriend and I are headed to Italy for a late in the year vacation and need help! We've done a lot of the major cities before and are looking for something more rural, but that makes planning a challenge, given our complete lack of experience with the Italian countryside. Help greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by slide on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Assess this: how can I better judge whether or not to go?

I need to find a source for travel and security advisories for locations around the world. Our organisation is too small to employ a security advisor and I don't always trust the locals. What publicly available resources do you use to prepare for travel? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on May 24, 2012 - 9 answers

I am visiting the west coast for two weeks to visit video game friendly places. Where should I go?

I plan to spend 2 weeks in the west coast to one day move there. I am hoping to travel to various cities and explore video game related places. I want to network and talk to people from all video game walks of life, from indie developers to touring game studios. What places should I visit? What studios does tours? I was planning to tour around late June, but should I center it around PAX Prime?
posted by RockyK on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Buffalo University: Where to stay?

Looking for good, cheap accommodation in Buffalo, NY. My partner is visiting to work at Buffalo Uni for about 7 days in late September. They've offered to organise accommodation in a Holiday Inn at $98 a night. This feels a little steep. We'd like to shop around a bit, perhaps look at alternatives other than a hotel/motel. Perhaps a student "sleep in my spare room" scheme or something. Advice much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Places to eat/drink/visit in DC in the evening

I'll be in DC for a few days in September-- I'd love some suggestions for things to do close to the conference hotel. Bonus for cocktail places and interesting food! [more inside]
posted by Kpele on Jun 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Fleet week for the urban impaired

NYC fleet week advice needed. Please help the Midwestern clueless. [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on May 27, 2011 - 13 answers

I can't wait to get on the road again...

Year on the road...help me plan a working year across the globe! [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on Jan 13, 2011 - 19 answers

Best Saratoga Springs to Manhattan Weekday Plan

What's the best (easiest, safest, fastest) way to get from Saratoga Springs to Manhattan (and Back) on Thursday? I could drive but I don't think I want to deal with parking? [more inside]
posted by Blake on Nov 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me prepare for a month backpacking in Europe

Please help me plan a month long backpacking trip through Europe. I've never done this sort of this before for this long and I need even the most basic tips as regards travel of this nature. [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Oct 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Trip to Grand Canyon/Arizona. Need advice!

Ok, I'm tenatively planning a trip to see the Grand Canyon with my sister. I'm looking for suggestions for things to do around there that are fun and relatively cheap. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Oct 1, 2010 - 20 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

Help me make the most of my time in Islamabad.

Help me make the most of six months in Pakistan. [more inside]
posted by Biru on Jun 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Please share advice regarding Toronto outdoor concert in mid-August.

Toronto Mefites; We are considering a trip to see a concert on Olympic Island in mid-August. Please share your thoughts pro or con... [more inside]
posted by cows of industry on Jun 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Have toddler, will fly?

Have kid, will travel? Hey parents, what airline tips do you have for your toddler's first trip on a plane? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on May 3, 2010 - 22 answers

Chicago -> Memphis -> Dallas -> Austin. Looking for good CHEAP food and lodgings along the way.

Broke young couple driving Chicago -> Austin. Looking for best route and good cheap food and lodgings along the way. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Dec 31, 2009 - 16 answers

What do I need to know before bike touring in Mexico?

My friend and I are planning to bike tour in Mexico for around three months early next year. What should we know going in to keep ourselves safe given the current drug war problems in the country? [more inside]
posted by lhputtgrass on Nov 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Last minute advice for solo trip to Paris?

I'm heading off to Paris for four days, and I'm starting to get a bit nervous that I'll forget something important. I've never been to Paris, and I haven't been to Europe for fifteen years. I'll be staying by myself in a hotel in Arondissement 7. I'm wondering if you can help me out with any last-minute tips or things I'm likely to have forgotten. [more inside]
posted by cider on Oct 9, 2009 - 25 answers

Advice before I fly the coop for a year?

I (26/male) am leaving Los Angeles in January for at least one year of backpacking solo around Australia, NZ, SE Asia, and possibly some other places! Other than enjoying my remaining time before I leave (going to favorite restaurants, hanging with friends, etc.), what pre-trip activities should I be thinking about, and what preparations should I be making (especially while I have good insurance)? What do you wish someone had told you before you left for a trip of this length and scope? [more inside]
posted by adamk on Oct 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Please to help a Philly n00b have grand adventures there!

Tell me your Philadelphia secrets! I have never been to Philadelphia and I know next to nothing about it. My boyfriend just moved there. I'll be going out there on the 16th and staying for a whole week. What should we do?! [more inside]
posted by coppermoss on Sep 8, 2009 - 37 answers

Greece [Athens/Ios] - what should I absolutely do or see?

So I'm heading to the island of Ios with friends in late august. Our plans mostly involve drinking and beaches, but I'm wondering what I should check out before/after the island, in Athens or otherwise on the mainland. Bonus points for interesting things that aren't complete tourist traps, of course - I'm naturally going to go see the Acropolis, and am resigned to the multi-hour line-up for it, but would rather avoid such for anything else. Also I'm going through the Pimsleur Greek course, so Greek-only attractions will (hopefully) be fine by the time I get there.

And, naturally, I'd be pretty psyched to meet any MeFi people on Ios or the mainland. I promise I'm not crazy!
posted by pahalial on Jul 31, 2009 - 6 answers

I have a week and a half paid time off for an adventure this Sept/August -- Where should I go?

What kind of adventure can I have in a week and a half this September or August? I have about a week and a half of vacation that I have to burn before the end of September and would like any suggestions the hive mind can offer. I'm looking for some sort of cool festivals, experiences or week-long trips that I can take to use this time and have a good adventure (or two). [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Jul 26, 2009 - 14 answers

Advice on my trip to Italy

So I'm going to Italy for a class and then I'm planing on traveling around for a little while afterwords in the month of August. I'll probably stay mainly in Italy, but I would like to go to Greece and maybe visit my cousins in France. I've never done something like this so I really could use some help with my trip. Is there some guide for people for backpacking in Europe? What are just some overall recommendations on traveling like this? [more inside]
posted by Rustbeard on Jun 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Europe Without Breaking The Bank?

Help me plan a trip to Western Europe (Paris, London, and Rome) on the cheap. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on May 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Inspirational Places to Travel From Hong Kong !

Holiday / Vacation Inspiration Needed ! A last minute opportunity for an Asian getaway has popped up ! I will be in Hong Kong, my travel destination will be ?????? >>>>> ???? [more inside]
posted by doogyrev on Apr 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Istanbul Travel Tips

TravelWiki: Tips, Suggestions or Advice on Things to do in Istanbul. Off to Istanbul for 5 days (4ppl -2 Couples). What must we do? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Mar 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Ideas on getting to Vienna from Sydney?

Things to consider on getting to Vienna, Austria, from Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 26, 2008 - 7 answers

fun things to do alone in Chicago?

What should I do alone in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 1, 2008 - 21 answers

What should we do in San Diego over the 4th of July weekend?

My girlfriend and I are visiting San Diego over the 4th of July weekend. What should we do and see? Are there any special 4th of July events we shouldn't miss? And what about good vegetarian restaurants? [more inside]
posted by jacobm on Jun 28, 2008 - 11 answers

What. to. do.

How can I reconcile two different and conflicting plans for my future? (long-ish explanation) [more inside]
posted by brynna on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

You're going to Burkina Faso? My coworker's daughter's boyfriend used to run a coffee shop there...

Imagine you're planning a trip and you know someone, maybe distantly, who used to live where you are traveling. Do you feel obligated to ask that person for advice? What do you ask them? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Apr 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Taken your kid up the Amazon?

Anyone taken their kid up the Amazon? [more inside]
posted by fcummins on Jan 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me live out of my car!

I'm about to live out of my car for about two months. What tips or tricks should I know before doing this? [more inside]
posted by mulkey on Jun 3, 2007 - 23 answers

What are the canary islands like?

Where should we go for new year? Egypt? Canary islands? Anywhere else? What are these places really like? Criteria and... [more inside]
posted by handee on Oct 18, 2006 - 18 answers

Advice for a modern international traveller?

EuroFilter: My mom is going to Munich the first week of November. She needs some help...see [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Sep 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Indonesia?

Indonesia: Should I go? How long for and where? What about a visa? 18,000 islands await me... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Falkland Island travel advice

I want to spend a month in the Falkland Islands next year. A few questions. [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Mar 20, 2006 - 16 answers

London Travel Advice

Things to do in London when you're us. So, a couple of friends and I decided to fly to London this weekend. We need some help. [more inside]
posted by helvetica on Oct 11, 2005 - 11 answers

What to do in Royal Oak, MD?

Travel Advice Filter: I'll be in Annapolis and Royal Oak, Maryland, for a wedding this weekend. My husband and I will have a couple of pockets of time to use as we wish, and I'd appreciate first-hand advice on what to do in the area. [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Jun 6, 2005 - 10 answers

Seattle hotel recommendations?

My wife and I would like to go to Seattle for our 4th wedding anniversary, coming up this September. We want to treat ourselves and stay somewhere interesting and fun, but also lavish - something we don't do very often, as we're usually hardcore budget travelers. I saw an airfare and 2 night package at the W for $700 or so; while this is a good deal, I'm also tempted by the Kimpton boutique hotels, but don't know enough about what's available in Seattle (urban B&Bs? Niche boutique hotels?) to make an informed decision. Any suggestions from locals or Seattle-philes on where to stay?
posted by luriete on May 25, 2005 - 14 answers

What should we do for our honeymoon?

What should we do for our honeymoon? The soon-to-be Mr. Supafreak and I are planning to get married in summer '06. We have somewhat limited funds, speak only English, and want to learn about the world when we travel. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 21, 2005 - 22 answers

Asian Vacation

A friend and I will be travelling from Bermuda to Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore for a three week vacation in late October - early November. We are straight single guys, 30, and would love to find some cool places to stay and things to do while we are there. We don't mind paying anywhere from $100 - $250 a night.

If you live in one of these cities, and can recommend some places to stay and things to do off the beaten track, it would be our pleasure to take you out when we get there.
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 25, 2004 - 18 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

USA road trip!

RoadTripUSAFilter [part 1]
I & a friend will be arriving at LAX this Easter for my 4th visit to the US & my 3rd coast-to-coast road trip. We fly out of NYC on June 2nd.

This is the first time I've had to arrange my own transport. (First time was East-West in a Dodge RAM van, next was West-East in a converted School bus). Advice required...[A whole bunch more inside] [more inside]
posted by i_cola on Mar 13, 2004 - 13 answers

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