Driving from Charlotte, NC, to Holden Beach, this July: warnings, advice, cool places to show the kids en route, anecdotal musings all appreciated... [more inside]
I'm moving to Venice/Santa Monica and want to meet good, intelligent, normal people in my age group. How? [more inside]
Where could I find a beautiful beach on the Eastern seaboard with bland-as-hell life? [more inside]
Where can I go with the stipulations and budget that I have? [more inside]
I've looked on the knot, wedding channel and googled, but I haven't found quite what I'm looking for. My fiance and I have an idea for a beach house wedding and reception, but we don't know if it's feasible with our guest list and budget. I thought maybe some mefites have done something similar. [more inside]
Traveling to Thailand, but we don't want to relive "The Beach." [more inside]
Where can I find No Minimum customized goods to buy? [more inside]
Any tips on camping on beaches? I've been considering going camping on the beachs in Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys or in Assateague Island off the coast of Virgina/Maryland. [more inside]
I've decided to try the South Beach diet. What resources should I use? There seem to be a ton out there, what worked well for you? [more inside]
Visiting Tel Aviv next week. Is Tel Baruch beach currently a safe, hassle-free place to go nude? [more inside]
Where's the best place to learn to surf in San Diego? [more inside]
Where can we go in Mexico that fulfills all our wishes? [more inside]
We're driving from DC to Cape Henlopen State Park tomorrow morning. Anything to see on the way? Any suggestions (besides the obvious) for stuff to do there? [more inside]
I live in brooklyn, have a dog and i want to bring him to an (ocean) beach [more inside]
Some friends and I would like to camp on the beaches of Oregon. What do we need to know and how do we go about it? [more inside]
Help me complete my ideal vacation setting. I have the hotel and airplane worked out. All I need now is the right book to take to the beach. [more inside]
Leaving Las Vegas in October, and looking for the nearest warm beach . . . [more inside]
What books are similar in attitude and environment to Bonjour Tristesse (Françoise Sagan)? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are taking a week vacation in early August, somewhere in North or Central America, where should we go and what should we do? [more inside]
Where could two twenty-somethings go from NYC for 4-5 days to find beautiful beaches and a touch of the exotic, without extreme heat or heavy rainstorms, in July? Ideally, someplace where this could be done <$1k/person. [more inside]
Where to vacation on the Gulf in Alabama? [more inside]
Anybody have good recomendations on eating and nightlife in South Beach? Primarily interested in ceviche, cuban food, seafood, lighter fare, not really interested in Italian or big heavy meals. We have a reservation at Talula, thinking about Ola and would like to know about some of the newer places. Price does not matter. Nightlife we like loungey chill places, maybe a club one night if its worth it, not interested in sports bars, etc. Any other tips appreciated. We will be in town from a Thursday to Sunday.
My fiance and I are planning a wedding in Hawaii for September this year. We're looking for a nice chapel wedding somewhere on Oahu, someplace with a nice view on the beach (but not a beach ceremony). I'm American, she's Japanese, and we live in Tokyo. We've gotten some Hawaiian wedding catalogs from travel agencies here that have all sorts of package deals, but I think they're way overpriced (though the little missus doesn't seem to care), and I'd like to bypass doing it through Japanese travel agencies and contact the various chapels directly. I haven't found many useful chapel homepages, though. Any MeFiers who got married in Hawaii? Any sources on Hawaiian chapels out there?
I'd like to find another pair of these super-comfortable cheap beach sandals. Seems like that shouldn't be too hard, but I haven't had any luck so far! Have you seen shoes like these anywhere? [more inside]
What can two late twenties new parents who really. really. really. need a vacation do in Virginia Beach in mid-May?
What can two late twenties new parents who really. really. really. need a vacation do in Virginia Beach in mid-May? [more inside]
VacationFilter Redux: What should we do *after* Disney World? Extra week of vacation after the extravaganza, and I want some beach time. [more inside]
Jersey Shore neophytes trying to plan an (extended) family vacation for this summer. We've been looking, but want the hive mind's advice. [more inside]
Where is there a good tidepooling beach near Berkeley, California? [more inside]
The best (inexpensive) sushi and shopping in Hermosa Beach, CA? [more inside]
Recommendations for beach vacation in Mexico in March? [more inside]
What is this living creature washed up on the beach in Virginia? [more inside]
How/where to rent a beach home when I'm only 21 years old? [more inside]
Hubby and I are planning a last minute trip to Mexico. We're going to fly into Cancun and don't plan on renting a car since we're on a tight budget. We'd like to find a beach campground that's along the Caribbean Sea where we can stay away from crowds and just relax and maybe even do some shore fishing. Would be great it's within walking distance to a small local restaurant of sorts or even if it's just stalls. Does one exist? For the life of me, I have not been able to find any budget beach camping information online. I guess what makes it more difficult is that we'd like to be able to get there by bus and/or colectivo, if possible and it will be during the holidays! I knew I should have researched before booking but we got a good price and well...it will be winter and we could use the sun! Anyone BTDT? :) p.s. I'm totally open to suggestions! TIA!!!
What is there to do in Baja California Norte in early January and where is a good place to go? More inside. [more inside]
This bone was found on a Cape Cod, Massachusetts beach this week. It is about 3" tall and about 3" from tip to tip of the "horns." It looks like a vertebra of some type, but I can find no images of similar ones online. Any marine biologists out there care to tell me what kind of a bone it is? Other images inside. [more inside]
What exactly do people, especially young people (18-22) DO at the lake or beach all day? [more inside]
I would like to grill out on the beach (Newport Beach, CA) in city-provided fire pits. AFAIK, these pits are just concrete rings with sand in them. How should I start the charcoal? [more inside]
Is there a MetroRail/Bus/MARC accessible BEACH near Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
VacationFilter: We're going to Duck, NC on the Outer Banks for a week, leaving on the 22nd. I know what I'm going to do; what sorts of things might be fun for the kids? [more inside]
Where is the best beach day trip from Orlando? [more inside]
Would there happen to be any parks in New York (driving distance from NYC) that has a picnic /bbq area, fishing and/or crabbing, tennis courts, and hmm, a beach? TIA!
What's the best place in this world to go for a cool secluded house on a beach for a week in mid/late September where hurricanes won't touch us. Picturing something like the place at the beginning of the film Betty Blue, before they go to Paris. Open to all suggestions! Need a honeymoon pad!!
After having just spent a week in Kill Devil Hills on the outer banks, I have become infected with pirate fever! I thirst for a good pirate quality Rum. I want the rot gut hopefully in a non fancy pants round bottle to swig out of next time I go to the beach. [more inside]
Beach resort in Costa Rica? [more inside]
How do I find a cheap 1 room shack at the Jersey Shore for the summer? [more inside]
North of Boston on the coast. There was a crumbling fort, a small beach and a cute little restaurant. [more inside]
Where to go for a family beach holiday in Europe this summer? [more inside]
BeachFilter: My wife has put me in charge of locating a nice beach to go to this August. We live in DC and will be taking our son (he'll be 13 months old in August). We are planning on going over a long weekend, maybe 4 days. We'd like to keep the driving distance to less than six hours. [more inside]
Where is a good place to get a manicure/pedicure in Long Beach, California?
Waterfilter (heh) — so, I have a couple of water-related questions born of a drunken debate among friends. First: what is the difference between a coast, a beach, and a shore? Second: is Puget Sound part of the Pacific Ocean, an entirely separate body, or some freakish combination of the two? Finally: when Seattleites go down to the Sound, are they going to the coast, the beach, the shore, or something else? [more inside]