My mom and I are hoping to get away over Christmas and explore the States a little bit. GIve us good ideas for where to go and what to do? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath
on Nov 9, 2013 -
Because we're probably going to be in Scotland long enough to not only see Islay and Isle of Skye but also return via eastern Scotland (Inverary, Loch Ness, St Andrews maybe, and Edinbugh), I'm looking for similar great tips to those people offered in my earlier AskMe
. Thanks, all.
posted by aught
on Aug 5, 2013 -
This fall we're hoping to visit Scotland for a couple weeks, possibly either the last two weeks of September or last week of September / first week of October. We'd like to rent a car and drive from Glasgow, ideally visiting both Islay and the Isle of Skye. Looking for tips about weather / clothing / other preparations that would be appropriate, as well as tips for an experienced American driver (licensing, insurance, etc.) who's never driven abroad before but wants to drive in Scotland. Also, since I assume we'll need to make ferry reservations to get to Islay, I'd appreciate insider info on that. Specific tips about must-see or must-visit locales and sights in western Scotland would of course also be greatly appreciated.
posted by aught
on Jul 9, 2013 -
So my BFF and I have five days in Minneapolis, two of which we're spending at an educational conference (Yay FlipCon13!) in Stillwater. Hope us eat well AND have fun in Minnesota! [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers
on Jun 8, 2013 -
A bunch (8-10, possibly more) of friends and I want to rent a beach house or similar living situation for Thursday-Monday over the summer, either late June/early July or early August. Where should we go and how can we find affordable housing? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter
on Apr 5, 2013 -
I am looking for interesting or weird places to stop on a once-in-a-lifetime epic cross-country road trip. I have a month to traverse the country. I'm planning on stopping at the House on the Rock in WI, the Grand Canyon, and the Jedediah Smith Redwoods Park. Anywhere along this route that I shouldn't miss, either for food or attractions? I am looking particularly for things I would never see or eat if I were not on a road trip, or wonderful places to camp. The route is inside... [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Sep 27, 2012 -
In late August we'll be driving from upstate NY to the Black Hills in S. Dakota, almost entirely on I-86 in NY and I-90 the remainder of the way. We take this trip to visit relatives periodically and over the years we've found some good but brief diversions along the way to give small breaks from the monotony -- great Japanese gardens in Rockford, IL; the kitschy Spam Museum in MN; Amish restaurants in Shipshewanna, IN; the West side market in Cleveland on weekends (our timing is bad for that this time); Carr's cheese in Mauston, WI. We take 2 days out (stay in W suburbs of Chicago), 3 days back (stays in Tomah, WI and Bowling Green, OH). Any recommendations are gratefully accepted, noting that we don't want to get detoured from our route (nothing that's more than 15-20 mi from the interstate, pretty much) because we do have a destination with relatives waiting to see us, and that it'll probably be mid-week travel each way.
posted by aught
on Jul 31, 2012 -
WestVirginiaCampingTripFilter: Interesting activities in & within an hour drive of Monogahela National Forest for some adults and 30+ kids? [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches
on Jul 28, 2012 -
ROAD TRIP! We're looking for a route from Buffalo to Nashville that lets us stop for great food, cheesy retro attractions and things each of us would enjoy. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Jun 20, 2012 -
It's time for our annual road trip! Please help us make it even better? We'll be heading from Buffalo, through the Fingerlakes, to Phoenicia...then...um...um...I don't really know. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Jul 17, 2011 -
Looking for a place to stay and things to do in the vicinity of East Lansing, MI at the end of June. [more inside]
posted by shannonm
on May 14, 2011 -
Christmas dinner in Toronto - need some crazy recommendations for something out of the ordinary. [more inside]
posted by rmm
on Dec 8, 2009 -
Going near Baton Rouge, LA for work. I need suggestions of good hotels to stay in the $80-$100 a night range. I also need suggestions of things to do in the evenings. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by exolstice
on Oct 5, 2009 -
Four western ladies are gathering in NYC in October. We're from Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada; the "other coast" is foreign territory for us! We'd like current wisdom on finding a reasonably priced hotel, with rooms that sleep four, in Manhattan, or Times Square, or the Upper East/West Side.
We'll be happy with only the basic amenities.
Also, what places/activities should take top priority in a brief visit? Our group is comprised of three 30-somethings...and their mother :-).
Thanks in advance!
posted by ragtimepiano
on Sep 21, 2009 -
Romantic getaway this weekend in Toronto, staying at Sutton Place Hotel near university. What's the coolest stuff to do relatively nearby when we're outside the room?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 20, 2009 -
Any suggestions for what the top Hawaii attractions are? Heading to Hawaii in a couple weeks with some friends. I wanted to get some feedback from people who actually have experienced some of the better attractions there. Aloha.
posted by omarpeppy
on May 22, 2009 -
SouthAustraliaFilter: I live in Melbourne and am driving to Adelaide over the Easter weekend via the Great Ocean Rd and stopping in Mt Gambier for one night. I know about the Blue Lake in Mt Gambier - what other essential things should I do/see in the area? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Are there any fun places to stop between Chicago and Louisville? We'll be making the drive on a Sunday. Restaurant ideas are also appreciated.
posted by ae4rv
on Feb 25, 2009 -
We are traveling to the Crossville, TN area and are asking for suggestion of things to do and great places for a good meal. We will have four days to travel around the area and are willing to drive about 100 miles in any direction. Any suggestions? Also any suggestions for good stops along I-81 between Charlottesville, VA and the Tennessee border are welcomed. Thank-you.
posted by shadywood1
on Oct 25, 2008 -
My wife, 6 month old daughter, and I are driving from Santa Cruz to San Diego, then back up through LA and Santa Barbara. I'm looking for places to stop along the way. [more inside]
posted by zito75
on Jul 28, 2008 -
At the end of July, my sister and I will be taking a roadtrip from Denver to southern Kansas, though we hope to explore some of the square states nearby. We have 7 days. We like really weird and/or traditional and/or "outsider" attractions, and we will be scouring Roadside America
for suggestions. Do you have any personal recommendations? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand
on Jul 7, 2008 -
Recommendations for things to see and do for two people who've never been to New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by LN
on Dec 19, 2007 -
I've got a couple of days between appointments in Montreal in late August. I could stay in the city but I'm feeling like it could also be nice to get a car and drive somewhere peaceful, interesting, or beautiful where I could relax. Any recommendations?
posted by jasper411
on Aug 11, 2007 -
[RoadTripFilter] Point me to some can't miss attractions/camping/lodging/whatever along I-80/I-84 From Ohio To Idaho. [more inside]
posted by ThePants
on May 14, 2007 -
Atlanta + Kids = fun things to do and see and eat? ... especially looking for stuff OTP. [more inside]
posted by mdiskin
on Apr 29, 2007 -
Where can I find obscure and interesting attractions in my corner of Texas? We often can't think of anyplace to go. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman
on Aug 20, 2006 -
I'm driving cross-country and I'm looking for an online guide as to what I need to see along the way. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on Aug 12, 2006 -
Hi! I will be travelling to BC for one week in early September (3rd-10th) and will be driving from Vancouver to Kelowna and back (leaving Sunday, coming back Wednesday). Can anyone recommend any places of interest to stop at along the way? A place for a bite to eat, or an interesting store/museum/attraction etc... Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance!
posted by Anizev
on Aug 10, 2006 -
What would be the coolest, weirdest, quirkiest places to visit in the northeast/mid-Atlantic? Could be towns, museums, roadside attractions, etc... bonuses for areas that might take more than an hour or two to absorb. Thanks.
posted by shivohum
on Mar 15, 2006 -
It looks like I'm going to be moving to Nashville for work next month. I'll be working in the Brentwood area. Does anyone have any recommendations of places to live or cool things to check out once I get there?
posted by ttrendel
on Apr 29, 2005 -
I’m going to be in Boston for a few days. I’ve never been before & I want to make the most of it. [MI] [more inside]
posted by fourstar
on Dec 26, 2004 -
Looking for a good road-side attraction along I-77 [mi] [more inside]
posted by Tallguy
on Dec 17, 2004 -