Our family rarely takes vacations, and even then, just to visit family, or at best, to a nearby lake. But big leaps forward in our careers have us thinking it's time to finally treat ourselves. We're thinking of taking the kid to Vegas for Christmas and rolling out, if not all the stops, many more than we've customarily been able/willing to afford. Give us tips for Vegas in general, Vegas for families, Vegas at the holidays, and small and medium things we can do to feel like high rollers. [more inside]
My wife and thirteen year old son are making a last-minute trip to London in roughly three weeks and I need some help understanding the area and suggestions for where to find lodging. [more inside]
San Francisco in October for two on a modest budget: transportation and (cooking friendly) accommodations [more inside]
I'll be driving from Wisconsin to Panama City Beach, FL next week and we are looking for a place to rest our heads somewhere around GA or TN. Can you recommend a hotel on (or close to) the highway where we won't be shanked in the middle of the night? Our route will be on I-65, thanks in advance!
This Christmas is also my parent's 30th anniversary. I'd like to give them a gift card for a little weekend getaway. Looking for inexpensive yet romantic accommodations in NC. Help! [more inside]
My girlfriend and I have spent several hours picking out places to stay from AirBNB listings in Copenhagen. It SEEMS like there are so many wonderful, available places to stay. But my booking requests (5 so far) have all been declined by the hosts. What's going on here? How do I get a successful booking? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I both have some time off between Christmas and New Years Day. We'd like to take a one-day roadtrip somewhere along the southern California coast, get a hotel, hang out on the beach a while, sleep, come home the next afternoon. We're located in Santa Monica, and on a pretty tight budget. Ideas for great little spots/hotels? [more inside]
We want to go somewhere sunny this winter. There are a bewildering number of travel websites hocking flight+hotel deals. Did you have a good experience with any of them? [more inside]
In Paris, we are looking for a recommendation for a 6 day apartment rental by owner or a hotel in the 6th arrondissement. We would like to pay a maximum of $200 Canadian per night. Though we are looking at the 6th, If you have a place to recommend in the 5th arrondissement, we would also be interested. if you can add a few details about the place,that would be appreciated.
Recommendations for a quiet, budget-conscious solo vacation consisting of staring at the Atlantic Ocean? [more inside]
Bachelorette weekend suggestions near Atlanta, GA? [more inside]
I need to house my family in DC for a long weekend in May. I need it not to be insanely expensive. Creative ideas required! [more inside]
A romantic and affordable place to stay in or around the Asheville, NC area? [more inside]
Any suggestions for inns or small hotels that incorporate modern/minimalist design? I'm trying to avoid the Victorian, lace, floral aesthetic. I'm particularly interested in the New England/East Coast area. [more inside]
Please help me figure out how to take my first-ever real adult vacation. [more inside]
Cape Cod hotel/lodging recommendations? [more inside]
Do you know of a family-friendly beach hotel or resort within a few hours' driving distance from NYC? [more inside]
Last minute trip to New York, and need somewhere good-value and well-connect to stay. [more inside]
It's my first time visiting Australia, and I have a week to spend. Should I spend it all in Sydney, or is it worth visiting another city / location as well? [more inside]
Help plan an August vacation in Mackinaw City/ Mackinac Island, MI relatively inexpensively. [more inside]
Hotel and beach recommendations for three nights in Mallorca. [more inside]
I need a bath. What hotels in or around San Francisco have the biggest, comfiest, awesomest bathtubs? [more inside]
Where should we stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico? [more inside]
Planning a trip to Las Vagas with a couple of friends. We're students from the UK, so any help for making the trip awesome is welcome! Particularly getting the cheapest plane tickets, accommodation and things to see. [more inside]
Help me plan an October European vacation (starting/ending in Madrid) on the cheap! [more inside]
Anyone have a recommendation for a nice, family-friendly hotel on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale? [more inside]
Hotel or Ryokan (or both) in Tokyo for four nights in July? Which is it? [more inside]
Decent (cough *CHEAP*) beach accommodations within a few hours' drive of Tampa, FL? [more inside]
Is South Beach a good place to stay in Miami? Or is it too noisy? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I just booked a flight to Honolulu for the first week of May and now we need to find accommodations. We're hoping to find a week-long rental somewhere within the city to use as a home base, spend most of our time at the beach and/or exploring nearby tourist-y sites via public transit, and maybe rent a car for just a couple days. [more inside]
What and where is this ultra expensive vacation spot that I've only seen on tv and can't remember the name of? [more inside]
Where should I take my partner for our anniversary in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico? We're looking at the two-night packages at Las Rosas, but would like suggested alternatives, preferably smaller and more intimate. Also looking for good spa and massage recommendations. If San Felipe is waaay better, please let me know. I researched it online and it looks like a marina and golf courses for American weekenders, which is sort of what we want to avoid. Oh, we're also interested in a day hike, maybe inland in the mountains.
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Jolly Olde England in May. Does anyone have any advice on reasonably priced accomadations in London? Other budget-friendly advice? Other travel-savvy tips for vacationing in the UK? Indian restaurant rec's? Thanks in advance.
What vacation destination would you recommend in New Mexico -- spa-like, quiet, upscale, desert environment? [more inside]
HoneymoonFilter: my fiance and I have settled on Aruba (although we're willing to consider the other ABC islands) for our late October-early November honeymoon; however, we're stuck on the details. [more inside]
Manteo / Nag's Head (NC) lodging - 10-ish minutes or less from Jockey's Ridge, lets us microwave/refrigerate our own veggie food, clean (mold-free, non-stinky) -- where can we stay for a minimalist hang-gliding-school weekend? [more inside]
My wife and I would like to go to Seattle for our 4th wedding anniversary, coming up this September. We want to treat ourselves and stay somewhere interesting and fun, but also lavish - something we don't do very often, as we're usually hardcore budget travelers. I saw an airfare and 2 night package at the W for $700 or so; while this is a good deal, I'm also tempted by the Kimpton boutique hotels, but don't know enough about what's available in Seattle (urban B&Bs? Niche boutique hotels?) to make an informed decision. Any suggestions from locals or Seattle-philes on where to stay?