What is the best city in Western Europe in which to spend Christmas?
My spouse and I have decided to spend Christmas and New Year's in Europe! We will be going to Athens for New Year's Eve, but we aren't sure where we should spend Christmas, and the days leading up to it. [more inside]
posted by cessair
on Jul 5, 2014 -
I left my holiday vacation planning until the last minute and I'm at my wits' end as to where I can take a warm, relaxing vacation at any time between Dec. 21st and Jan. 5th without spending my life's savings. Any ideas or frugality resources? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite
on Dec 12, 2013 -
My girlfriend and I plan to go to Spain, leaving Christmas day and coming back a few days after New Years. We are interested in both activities and places it's just nice to be for a while. Spain is the primary destination here, but we're open to side trips into Andorra and/or Morocco. And, hey, how about the Baleric Islands? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Jul 25, 2013 -
Hello. I'm curious about why Facebook members use the TripAdvisor Facebook app and / or other FB travel applications. Can you tell me why you use them? Apparently, the TripAdvisor app has 32 million users inside Facebook every month. But what's so good about it, that it attracts such a large user-base? Thanks for reading.
posted by Speculatist
on Jan 14, 2013 -
Is there some sort of online calendar that can help me pick out weekends when people are most willing and able to attend an event? Obviously it's easy for me to look up Thanksgiving but more difficult for me to figure out things like NBA playoffs, school semesters starting, conflicts with popular wedding dates, airfare peaks, etc.
posted by crapmatic
on Oct 6, 2012 -
I'm planning a holiday in Scotland this August with a friend. We'd like to incorporate a few days (anything up to a week) of walking. Ideally, we'd like to go on a guided walk organised by a tour company - the kind where you stay in B&Bs/guest houses each night and the tour company organises transportation of your luggage during the day. The level of walking should be of the easy-to-moderate rather than super-challenging: the goal is to appreciate the beautiful Scottish landscape rather than undertake a strenuous physical challenge.
I've googled tour companies that offer this kind of thing, but I was wondering if any mefites have specific recommendations for UK-based tour companies offering this kind of holiday? Or any particular advice?
posted by meronym
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Camper (motorhome) filter: we (me, my wife and kids (5-year old daughter and 4 year old son) and our small dog) are going to tour Europe in a camper van (this one
). I've never driven such a vehicle before and I've never lived in a camper before. I need your advice. [more inside]
posted by hat_eater
on Feb 14, 2012 -
Travel in northern europe over Christmas: insane, or eminently reasonable with minor hiccups? [more inside]
posted by aramaic
on Aug 23, 2011 -
Sell me Grenoble! I will be in Grenoble for five days, and if I like it enough, I might return for a year or two... [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd
on May 7, 2011 -
What would you recommend as the most comprehensive and helpful online site for searching for accommodation and holiday deals in Australia? [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Sep 17, 2010 -
Do travel agencies exist any more? If so, will it be worth it to use one for this trip? Can they make it easier to travel with my owner-trained service animal? [more inside]
posted by jesirose
on Aug 17, 2010 -
Is there a good reference site for festivals around the world? I'm going to be traveling and this would be a neat place to start planning where to be when.
I'd like to find a resource that has actual festivals
, not just holidays (like you wouldn't specifically come to the US for MLK Day but you would for the 4th of July).
posted by bikergirl
on May 12, 2008 -
So, I've agreed to drive a group of people to Longleat Safari Park
this weekend. It's been in the diary for months, but the weather forecast
is not good.
If you've been to Longleat before - is the bad weather going to spoil the trip? should we reschedule?
posted by ascullion
on Jun 28, 2007 -
I'm looking for a good vegetarian-focused (as opposed to just vegetarian-friendly) restaurant or buffet for Thanksgiving brunch/dinner somewhere around the Twin Cities area. It doesn't need to be actually in Minneapolis or St. Paul, but within a few hours' driving distance is preferred. Bonus points if the city where this elusive destination also has family friendly Thanksgiving-themed events like hay rides, etc.
posted by jennaba
on Oct 30, 2006 -
We’ll be interstate with my family for Festivus, and so we thought we’d start a new tradition and hold Thanksgiving with my wife’s family as an almost-end-of-year get-together. (stuffing inside…) [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Nov 25, 2004 -
If you could spend the Christmas holidays anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Nov 17, 2004 -