Travel-filter: I'm leaving for Europe in less than a month, and I feel wildly unprepared. [more inside]
The sum total of my international traveling experience has been to take day trips into Baja (while I lived in LA) and day trips into Windsor (when I lived near Detroit,) two days in Toronto for my brother's wedding, and, oh yes, three hours walking around Niagara Falls last week because I was so happy I found my passport. Now I want to go to Europe, by myself, before my parents (who have been everywhere else first) beat me (they're going in September of 2011.) [more inside]
A few questions about driving through the Swiss Alps in a rented car. [more inside]
What are the amazing, can't-miss things to do and see in Brussels and Amsterdam this week for first-time visitors to the cities? We'll be in Brussels until Wednesday and Amsterdam until Sunday morning. Thanks!
Cheap, relaxing 5 day vacation in Europe, preferably by a body of water. What do you recommend? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend fiction set in a world where the New World (i.e. the Americas) had never been discovered by the Old World? I am trying to envision what Native American culture might have evolved into, and what a present-day Europe might be like sans American cultural influences and with much greater population pressure.
I am considering elective (plastic reconstructive) surgery and I am concerned about hospital acquired infection (HAI). One possibility is to have the surgery in Holland or Denmark where, as I understand it, the rates for HAI's is low compared to elsewhere. How do hospitals in these countries compare with those in the U.S. with respect to HAI and prices for services? [more inside]
Resources-- books, articles, lectures, whatever-- for learning more about King Juan Carlos of Spain and his decision to liberalize politics in Spain? [more inside]
What shouldn't I miss in Dublin and London this month? [more inside]
Prague for two days in late August with a toddler in tow. Tips? Accommodation recs? [more inside]
I'm aware of the Way of St. James, but what are some of the other long distance hikes in Europe? [more inside]
European Apartment Prices (to buy). Considering buying a cheap 1 bedroom apartment in Europe. say Berlin, Paris, Barcelona etc.. in decent (young-ish / hip area). Anecdotally, which cities are significantly cheaper? [more inside]
I am going to do an MA in European Identity and Integration. What are some good summary works about Europe that I can read to be able to engage with the course straight away? [more inside]
I'm going on a trip to Eastern Europe for 14 days with 5 friends. What to do? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best pre-paid GSM sim card I can buy here in Germany, that will give me semi-decent data rates (I'm not expecting miracles) and roaming to a good portion of Europe (Germany, Austria / France / UK / Switzerland ). [more inside]
Help me identify the mysterious oversized breath mints I purchased somewhere in Europe four years ago. [more inside]
Honeymoon Filter: Help! We’re getting married this September and need help picking out a honeymoon destination. We had something planned, but the wonderful people at BP have created some complications. [more inside]
I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there?
I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there? [more inside]
European road trip! We're in Brugge right now, where to next? [more inside]
I want to take a solo trip to London, but I've never really traveled solo before. What advice do you have (especially about accommodations & socializing)? [more inside]
I'm moving to Vienna to work for nine weeks this summer. What do I need to know? How can I get the most out of my stay? [more inside]
Best way to secure Boxing Day EPL tickets? [more inside]
How much of the difference between US and European carbon footprints is due to differences in climate? [more inside]
Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move? [more inside]
I am heading to Europe on Sunday, specifically Spain, France and Italy. I will be backpacking and it will be my first time doing this sort of thing. My bag is packed with the basics, but what extra things should I bring? I'm looking for some kernels of wisdom that only previous trips can give.
No .. really ... how can a US married couple without family ties to Europe move to a Western European country and live/work there for an extended period (at least 5 or 6 years)? Must you be ignorant of the "can't be done" thing in order to pull it off? [more inside]
Fun things to do in Scandinavia in June. Itinerary inside! [more inside]
Do I really want an Android phone? [more inside]
I'm thinking of buying an affordable apartment somewhere in Europe. The question is where can I get the best trade off between being affordable and being awesome? [more inside]
What are the best reputable Web sites for booking packaged, affordable global travel from the U.S.? Not looking to actually travel until 2011. [more inside]
Healthy, fresh, delicious food; stunning beauty; pleasant, not-too-hot summer weather: where in Europe am I?
What's the best way to ship 5-10 boxes of Benadryl from the United States to Scotland? [more inside]
Where else in the world is a place like Cinque Terre? [more inside]
What travel products do you actually use? [more inside]
Help me repay my debts from abroad: My considerable student loans are in CDN, but I am earning in EUR - can/should I move my debt? [more inside]
So we're arriving in Rome at 6:50PM, is it reasonable to expect to get to Florence that same night by train? We're also considering a side trip to Stockholm, any secrets to getting there and back? [more inside]
I am chaperoning a high school trip to Europe this summer. What are your tips and suggestions to making this trip a great experience for everyone involved? [more inside]
Requirements for travel on European highways (payment, etc.)? [more inside]
I'm going to be backpacking around the EU for a couple weeks. I've got my trip all planned out, but I lack one thing: a good backpack! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a backpack. List of criteria inside: [more inside]
How should we schedule/handle the London-Amsterdam round trip within our Europe trip? [more inside]
10 Days. 3 Cities in Europe. Help. [more inside]
My friend will be traveling through Europe for a month and then Africa for another month, but needs help with getting a cell phone. . . [more inside]
Travelling with the parents in Europe during the last two weeks of July. Please help us think of destinations! Parameters under the jump. [more inside]
What European cities have the most bohemian, young, open, creative scenes/energy right now?
This summer I'm taking a trip to Europe that includes taking a train from Krakow to Hamburg (with a connection in Berlin) and then Kiel to Prague (also connecting in Berlin). Just booked the tickets online through bahn.de, but for the first stretch of the trip (Krakow to Berlin) it could not book me a reservation. What do I do now? The train is a Euro City (EC), so I'm pretty sure I need a reservation. Or do I? I'm used to taking Amtrak, so of course I have to plead ignorance on this. Please help a Euro-rail novice!
Buying tickets to Amsterdam in September. What are the risks of travel disruptions based on further volcanic activity, and is there anything I should do to mitigate those risks? [more inside]
How can I buy a train ticket from Paris to the Netherlands for a student studying abroad while I'm in the U.S. and she's already in France? [more inside]
Please help me decide between Eastern Europe and Japan for vacation. [more inside]
How useful will an iPod Touch be for traveling in Germany? [more inside]
Where in the world can a US and UK citizen get married quickly? [more inside]