Searching for a beach destination in January for six adults (parents, children and significant others). We have many ideas, and would love the hive minds help narrowing them down or enlightening us on other paradise-like destinations. [more inside]
For those of you who live in LA or the greater LA area (Long Beach, especially) -- what do you enjoy most about your neighborhood, and how have you created a personal space for yourself in this sprawling city? [more inside]
Miami Beach Hotel Filter: Can you help me find the right Miami Beach hotel? Is my plan for a family vacation in Miami plausible? Details inside. [more inside]
Where can I rent beach umbrellas in San Diego (in downtown or near Torrey Pines Beach) other than Cheap Rentals in Mission Beach?
We're moving to the beach! But, I would like a few specifics about life in Wilmington, NC. [more inside]
Help me find a beach getaway in Texas that's cheap and easy enough to let me do it a few times a year when the mood strikes me. I hate flying and driving, so my options are limited to places that are serviced by Greyhound or regional bus companies. No out-of-the-way small towns, but most big towns are go. [more inside]
I am taking a week's vacation to Nova Scotia this August and would love to rent a house and chill on the beach. But where are the best swimming beaches? More specifically, are there any on Cape Breton island? [more inside]
I'm going to Key West for the weekend on Thursday. What do I need to make sure I bring with me? Also looking for some good warm-weather clothing suggestions.
North Carolina Coast Vacation: Help me figure out where we should go! [more inside]
Avoiding beach boredom! [more inside]
Best beach on the Washington state Pacific Coastline? [more inside]
HoneymoonFilter: Searching for relaxed beach spot for August 2008. Bonus points for citing specific resorts/hotels/villas. Sadly none of the previous honeymoon/beach posts quite did the trick. [more inside]
Stressed out. Haven't been on vacation for over a year. Need to get outta this town. Where can I bask in the sun on a budget without getting trapped on a resort? [more inside]
Where's the best place to learn how to surf near Newport Beach, CA? [more inside]
I'd like to get a little sun and sand during my spring break -- minus the party scene. Can anyone suggest a good beach camping spot on the East Coast? [more inside]
A number of years ago I saw a photograph in an art magazine of a work by an artist I'm having trouble remembering. The photograph was of an ethereal and calm beach scene, with an endless blue/green sea and a washed out horizon, and tiny plastic figures placed throughout the water and beach at various positions, so that from our perspective these figures looked human and real. Any idea how I can find this image or artist?
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]