Earlier this year, I arranged to rent a beach house for a week in Rehoboth Beach, DE this summer. Yesterday, the owner contacted me to inform me that he was cancelling my reservation because he found a tenant who wanted to rent the house for the whole summer. At this point, my vacation is pretty much ruined, as I'm unlikely to find a comparable rental at a similar price this late in the year. What recourse (if any) do I have with the owners? Did they break any laws by doing this? [more inside]
Mrs. Sense and I live in Baltimore, and we'd like to take this coming weekend for one last shot at a quick weekend getaway. Help! [more inside]
I'm looking to start backpacking/rough camping this year, and I've had a hard time picking a guide. Can you recommend a book (preferred) or a website for this sort of thing? I've done some not-so-rough campground camping before, but it was alway drive-in camping. We'd love to start off with over nighters and work our way up from there. We don't know what type of pack/tent/gear to get at all. Bonus: guides for the tri-state (Philadelphia-New Jersey-Delaware) area camping/packing would be nice, too. Thanks!
New job near Kennett Square, PA/Southern Chester county.....What towns should I consider living in or near with a commute of 35mins or less? [more inside]
Can you recommend awesome summer sleepaway camps within some vague driving distance of Baltimore? [more inside]
Driving from Brooklyn, NY to Emerald Isle, NC — via the NJ Turnpike, Delaware 1 and US-13, and Route 17 past Norfolk VA into NC. Anything truly worth checking out along the way, or taking a reasonable detour for? [more inside]
Looking for a home in a gay marriage state. [more inside]
Do you have any secret spots within an hour or so of Baltimore that you want to share with the entirety of the internets? Unlike previous AskMes, I don't want to go swimming, or deal with a billion tourists. I just want to go read a good book near the water for a day (ideally on a quiet beach, or in a park near a beach).
Would like to drive from DC to Rehoboth Beach, DE on a Tuesday and come back on a Wednesday, staying in a B&B overnight (at the end of July.) Can't find a B&B in that area that allows people to stay for one night instead of two. Do you know of a decent B&B in Delaware near the beach/ocean that would allow two people to stay one night?
Mefites, do you know of any nice, dog-friendly beach for a day trip in New Jersey or Delaware? [more inside]
What are some native seeds / plants to Pennsylvania and Delaware, that would be able to grow in San Francisco? [more inside]
crouton car filter: 1985 Pontiac Parisienne, north Delaware area. Stored in garage, but hasn't run for years. I'd like to see it go to a better use than junked so that a random non-profit can make a few bucks selling it to be squished at a junk yard. [more inside]
Logofilter: Trying to track down a logo on the side of a train I saw that reminded me of the Windows logo. [more inside]
Where to live outside Philly? [more inside]
I am looking for for a daycare provider in the Newark, Delaware area that would care for a child after 9pm. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Traveling during March to North Carolina, Crystal Coast/Southern Outer Banks region, from NYC metro area. Instead of inland, though, we're taking the coastal route (Rts 13/17 south of Philly) with an overnight stay in Delaware. Looking for non-chain restaurants, hiking, history/science, and the cheaper end of antiquing. [more inside]
Is it legal for a landlord to make a tenant pay an inspection fee, even though the landlord-tenant code says that the landlord must pay it? [more inside]
Where can my new husband and I eat dinner on Christmas Eve in the Brandywine Valley or in Wilmington proper? Bonus points for romantic atmosphere, since it's our honeymoon. Not an option: Krazy Kat's, Buckley's Tavern. [more inside]
Looking for MD/DE/NJ beaches with an Outer Banks vibe. [more inside]
The BF and I are planning a 1 or 2 night trip from Philly to Rehoboth Beach in December or January as a holiday getaway (and to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery). We're looking for somewhere to stay that would be both affordable and cozy for a winter weekend, and preferably something within walking distance of the boardwalk. We like inns and B&Bs over hotel/motel chains, and have searched google but would love some more personal recommendations. Anyone have advice for somewhere nice, with character, for under $150 per night? Also, any suggestions for other activities to do in the area? Will the boardwalk still be active that time of year?
My sister is going through a short sale in the state of Delaware. She's received two offers. One is fairly conventional, the person will put down 25% and finance the rest. He's offered $120k. The other offer is all cash, as is, no contingencies - but only $93,000. [more inside]
Is there really one airplane for every eight people in Wilmington, DE? [more inside]
Delaware beaches (Rehoboth/Bethany): anyone know how the jellyfish (sea nettle) populations are this weekend? Are we likely to get stung a lot tomorrow?
I'm moving soon to the Newark, DE region for a job, and I would like to know about the best places to live in the area. I don't know anything about the region; I don't even know if Newark itself is a fun place to live (is it?). I currently live in Boston and would prefer a semi-urban environment to an urban one. I'm willing to commute a bit if necessary; for example, one idea is to live closer to Philly, but if I did that, would traffic be bad? I would be going the opposite direction of most commuters, I think.
We have close friends visiting next weekend (April 16) and are looking for some new fun things/events in Delaware (or as far as Philly/maybe Baltimore for something truly exceptional). More specifically, theatre (especially slightly avant garde) would be great. [more inside]
Need male internist/family doctor recommendations for Newark, DE. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance, mefites!
What information is made public when filing an LLC for Foreign Qualification in New York? [more inside]
What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
Is there anything to do in Wilmington, Delaware on a Saturday afternoon? (as in, right now) Preferably something near the train station downtown. That is all.
PumpkinFilter: Finally, after years of longing, I am attending Punkin Chunkin 2007. [more inside]
Anyone know anything about the Eastern Shore of Maryland or southern Delaware area? [more inside]
Campsite recommendations for the Delaware River area? [more inside]