Short version: is there a secret source online
(so not IKEA) for attractive, cheap
platform beds? I can't drive to pick one up (unless the source is less than 50 miles from Champaign, IL), so online is the only option. [more inside]
posted by scrim
on Aug 31, 2008 -
YARQ: Yet Another Roadtrip Question. My wife and I are taking a circle tour kinda-sorta of the Great Lakes, going west from Chicago, up the Mississippi, through the UP, east to Montreal, south through Vermont and Adirondacks, and down to Pittsburgh before heading home. Basic question here: what should we do?
posted by sandor
on Jun 23, 2008 -
Within 5 days, where should we take a roadtrip in Kentucky/Tennessee/other close-ish areas? [more inside]
posted by Quidam
on Dec 25, 2007 -
I have a semi-unexpected week's vacation starting next Saturday, and a yen to do some leisurely road-tripping. I have no shopping to do, no planned events to attend, no one I owe a visit, and in general nothing to recommend any city within 500-ish miles of Oklahoma City over any other. So... what events of unusual interest are happening December 8th - 15th in the Central U.S.? Santa Fe or St. Louis; Denver or Memphis; Kansas City or Austin or any other metropolis within a day's drive of Oklahoma - anything going down in your burg that week that would justify a visit?
posted by ormondsacker
on Dec 1, 2007 -
Road Trip filter: My girlfriend and I live in Chicago, and we want to take a road trip somewhere for the long weekend. [more inside]
posted by AceRock
on Aug 28, 2007 -
Where is a good online map depicting the U.S. as it appeared in 1865? I'm particularly interested in the topography of the Midwest and West. Thanks!
posted by jackypaper
on Aug 23, 2007 -
Moving to Kansas City, single and mid twenties. How do people here socialize? Where do they socialize? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 19, 2007 -
On a visit to a park lake in mid-southern Illinois today, I encountered many little muddy burrows in the ground, ranging from one to two inches across. I spotted little digging crab claws in one of the more freshly-muddied holes; others looked less recently dug. My search skills fail me as to what these critters could be. The lake was fed by a small stream, and the town (Sparta, IL) is a bit less than 20 miles from the Mississippi.
posted by luftmensch
on Apr 1, 2007 -
Are there any places within a few hours of flat-as-a-pancake Chicago that offer a scenic, preferably hilly hiking experience?
posted by walla
on Jan 5, 2007 -
Help me with the impossible vacation. I am in southern Iowa and have four days to share a meaningful vacation with my husband and two of our children, ages 11 and 13. [more inside]
posted by justlisa
on Aug 12, 2006 -
The SO and I live in Chicago and have taken several road trips over the years. We're up for more, the problem is, we seem to have tapped out all the obvious choices. [more inside]
posted by CMichaelCook
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Are there reputable projections for global warming's impact on the inland United States? [more inside]
posted by danny boy
on Apr 2, 2006 -
What's worth seeing along I-80 between Joliet, IL and San Francisco, CA? [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on Jun 30, 2005 -
My boyfriend and I are looking to take a trip somewhere in the eastern/midwest US for President's Day weekend. We're looking for either a city that is not a super popular tourist destination, or a small-ish ski resort. [+] [more inside]
posted by orangskye
on Jan 26, 2005 -
My band is going to go on a tour from the Midwest to the East Coast in Late March. What small clubs (Cap 100- or less) or basements- geared towards noisey indie rock- would you recommend playing in between Milwaukee and The Atlantic Ocean? If possible, contact info or a link would be appreciated.
posted by drezdn
on Jan 11, 2004 -