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Have PTO, will travel

I'm off until January 3rd. Can I score some type of last-minute international travel deal? Not having luck with the resources I've found so far. Looking for help and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Dec 20, 2016 - 20 answers

Cheap, chill solo travel for long Labor Day vacation

My vacation plans just disappeared, and I need to put together new ones! This is for one woman over Labor Day weekend on a budget, within the US. Details and goals within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2016 - 6 answers

European destination(s) for the thrifty & disorganized?

I have about two weeks to spend in Europe next month and my original plans recently fell through. Where should I go, and how should I get there? [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden on Jun 21, 2016 - 7 answers

Suggestions for cheap last minute NYC to Europe flights?

Short of Priceline, are there any ways to regularly get cheap last-minute airfares to Western/ Central Europe for a single traveler? I have a job that sometimes allows me to work remotely, and I'd love to leverage that by hopping off to Europe every so often. I'd be happy to fly on last-minute notice, without a lot of luggage. I have relatively easy access to EWR and JFK. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Jan 22, 2016 - 11 answers

Wedding guest hairstyle suggestions for a grown-out bob

I'm going to an outdoor wedding tomorrow afternoon, and it will be hot. I am also the type of person who tends to get sweatier than most, and I'm having difficulty figuring out what to do with my hair. [more inside]
posted by pandalicious on Jul 24, 2015 - 12 answers

Need Date Ideas For Seattle, Stat!

I foolishly promised a week of interesting evening Seattle dates, but then the potential of shutdown got me swamped by work and I forgot about it until now. Since the first one needs to start in <2 hours, things without reservations preferred. Assume I am functionally ignorant of what the city contains. Please help me cover my error and still have nice romantic times! [more inside]
posted by corb on Jun 29, 2015 - 20 answers

Help me maximize a last-minute trip to Disneyland.

We're going to Disneyland tomorrow. We haven't done any advance planning. I don't have a lot of time today to devote to research, either, so I thought I'd ask if anyone can brain-dump a quick-and-dirty way to shave some time off the inevitable waiting. More detail and explicit instructions are better. [more inside]
posted by palliser on Nov 9, 2014 - 15 answers

Last minute trips from Aberdeen to Portugal or Spain

At the very last minute, my mother has decided to take a trip from Aberdeen to Spain and Portugal. Ideally, she'd leave sometime this weekend or on Monday/Tuesday and spend a few days in each country - it doesn't matter much where in each country. UK-ers, any tips for agents or websites we can use to find reasonable flights? We were thinking of AirBnB for accommodations, but if you know of anything cheaper or easier, I'll take those recs too.
posted by ashworth on Oct 6, 2014 - 2 answers

How to find last-minute vacation package deals

If I decided at the last minute to take a vacation, and wanted to get a really cheap deal on a flight and hotel package, and didn't really care where I went (let's say, "somewhere in Hawaii" or "somewhere in Mexico or Central America"), where would I look to find such a thing? Reputable vendors only, of course. Would it be better to search online or just to call a travel agent?
posted by matildaben on Sep 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Last minute parent gift question - liquor edition

Last minute help needed for a birthday and mother's day gift for my mom and dad - fancy alcohol advice needed. [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on May 8, 2014 - 13 answers

Nerdy couple costumes

Help my boyfriend and I figure out our 2013 Halloween costumes. He's tall, muscular, buzzed hair, glasses. I'm short, athletic/curvy, brunette, glasses. Both nerdy. Both crafty, but with limited time. Photos inside for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 15, 2013 - 35 answers

Best resource for cheapo improv travel?

What are the best resources for last-minute improv traveling on the cheap? I'm not looking for a specific destination, I'd rather peruse deals and pick one that looks good. I've found the Delta page for these, but wondering if there are more general forums?
posted by wrok on Sep 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me plan a two week trip to Spain in 48 hours!

Due to some last-minute circumstances, I just booked a trip to Barcelona for two weeks starting on Monday. I'm a mid-twenties guy in-between jobs and traveling alone. What can I do over the next 48 hours to make this trip memorable and pleasant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2013 - 18 answers

I have to provide wifi. Tonight!

I set up an event tonight where we need wifi. I thought there was wifi but turns out there isn't. How can I get 5-7 people's laptops connected to the internet without spending too much cash? Is this even possible on short notice? I know you can turn smart phones into hotspots but mine is a dumb sprint phone. Changing the venue is possible, but I want to avoid it. Halp!
posted by hot_monster on Feb 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Where can I buy a ham in Park Slope?

Holiday party emergency: Where can I buy a 12-14 pound bone-in smoked ham today or tomorrow morning in or near Park Slope? [more inside]
posted by kevin-o on Dec 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Finding a last-minute hotel in Phuket/Thailand

Our hotel reservation for the week of New Year's Eve in Phuket, Thailand just got cancelled... #argh! Where would you look for mid-to-high-end hotels with prices that are still reasonable, one month away from the busiest time of the year in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by meso on Nov 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Pale red head seeks halloween costume ideas...

I'm tall, thin, pale, and short dark red hair. I have a great wardrobe and a floor-length black hooded cape. What can I be for Halloween? V1.36(million) with some limitations... [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Hotel blues

Last minute London hotel booking on the cheap - is it even possible? [more inside]
posted by Inner Universe on Oct 10, 2012 - 22 answers

This Bachelor Party needs some finishing touches!

Please help me plan for a bachelor party, in a city I've never been in. Which is happening in 48 hours. [more inside]
posted by Poppa Bear on Mar 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Casual summer jobs for the already-employed

JobFilter: I have a casual job. I just found out that my shifts over the summer holidays (in Australia) are going to be fairly scant. Where can I get a second job, on short notice, that will be fairly flexible in terms of hours? [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Nov 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Ask me about my crippling shyness... at my wedding!

Getting married TODAY. Things are good, but I'm kind of terrified and my thoughts are distorted. And then there's the honeymoon... Got any coping strategies for RIGHT NOW? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Sep 10, 2011 - 36 answers

Help! Big burly dudes/dudettes with truck needed!

Movers in Philadelphia for a move next week may have crapped out at the last minute. Does anyone have any suggestions for moving companies for a 1-bedroom-size within-city move who might be able to strike a last-minute appointment in case this is true? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Jul 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Buying last minute tickets from dealers at the door of the Music Hall of Williamsburg... possible?

Buying last minute tickets from dealers at the door of the Music Hall of Williamsburg... possible? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jun 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Do ticket prices go up or down as concert time nears?

Sold out concert - Do ticket prices go up or down as concert time nears? [more inside]
posted by cnc on Jun 1, 2011 - 15 answers

How should I waste a couple hours in Tampa?

What's the most interesting thing I can do in a couple hours in Tampa, Florida? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Mar 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Finding a wedding photographer on short notice in Northern Virginia

Help me find a photographer for a small wedding near Front Royal, VA - in less than two weeks. [more inside]
posted by parudox on Sep 28, 2010 - 7 answers

What's the best inexpensive last-minute way to travel from Boston to DC?

If you were looking to travel from Boston to Washington D.C. next week, as cheaply as possible, how would you do it? [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi. on Aug 29, 2010 - 26 answers

Booze booze and more booze! Food?

Need food ideas for a very last minute Mad Men party. [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jul 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Bait-and-Switch or ineptitude?... WTF Travelocity!?

Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 27, 2009 - 20 answers

"We do regret any difficulty this may cause your honeymoon plans."

Emergency honeymoon bookings. In Scotland. Two weeks from today. Oh, help. [more inside]
posted by minervous on Aug 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Planes, trains, and lots of bags; Germany, France, and the UK.

InsaneLast-MinuteEuropeanTravelFilter: How to get one procrastinator and three bags from Berlin to France and England. Read on, it's probably crazier than you think! [more inside]
posted by Devika on Aug 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Cheapest way from Tokyo to Kumamoto?

Last minute Japan travel: after making an error with timing I need to arrange one-way travel from Tokyo to Kumamoto quite quickly. What are the cheapest options? I have looked into flights and trains (for the 17th of August) and both seem expensive (about £200-£250 a ticket). I am in the UK at the moment. Would it be worth waiting until we arrive in Japan? Perhaps trying to get last minute flights at the airport? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Aug 11, 2009 - 17 answers

24-hour crucifix emporium near London Bridge? Too much to ask?

I live in London. My housemate will be baptised a Catholic on Saturday. I'd like to get him an appropriate gift, but am too much of a useless heathen to know where to start. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Jul 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Sights and activities for a two week trip to New Mexico for a budget traveller bumming a free ride.

Last minute trip down to New Mexico came out of no where but I'm leaving tomorrow with a backpack and wanted to know what one could do for a couple weeks. I don't even have enough time to grab a guidebook and my only plans so far are to read The Border Trilogy. The ride is stopping overnight somewhere Utah then finally in Taos. I've got little money to spend regardless, what should I see and do here? I'm looking for a relaxed, unique, authentic Southwest American experience.
posted by ageispolis on Jun 14, 2008 - 4 answers

When is the best time to buy a vacation package to get the best deal?

When is the best time to buy a vacation package to get the best deal? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk on Feb 23, 2008 - 5 answers

gift for a one-year-old bb?

Suggestions for a birthday present for a one-year-old female cousin? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Feb 1, 2008 - 18 answers

Help Needed With Cat

Need ideas for last minute travel out of Edinburgh for this forthcoming weekend. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Jan 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Last minute change of plans.

Anywhere warm in the SE US to camp with too many dogs? [more inside]
posted by tizzie on Oct 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Last minutre birthday gift

Last minute birthday gift ideas. I have 24 hours to find two birthday gifts. [more inside]
posted by blackout on Aug 4, 2006 - 9 answers

I'll take that seat in coach!

Super-last-minute-travel-filter: Two or three friends with nothing to do for the weekend and some spare cash want to fly somewhere random without spending too much money. How do we find inexpensive, truly last minute flights? [more inside]
posted by maniactown on Nov 17, 2005 - 7 answers

How do I dress Bollywood?

What can I do to easily whip up a "Bollywood" costume for myself and my husband in the next three days? [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Sep 11, 2005 - 13 answers

Whoops we forgot to plan the honeymoon

Where should NortonDC and I go on our honeymoon in a month? We would like relaxation (with the option to be active), and maybe to be spoiled a bit. [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Aug 24, 2005 - 11 answers

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