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Got accepted to a confrence in Kraków, add some vacation...now what?

I've been accepted to a conference in Kraków, Poland in the first week of July. I've decided to add some vacation on the end. However, I've never travelled outside North America before, and am not really sure how to go about getting started. Plane tickets, insurance, route planning, picking where to go, eep! [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Mar 31, 2015 - 16 answers

Trip Itinerary / Suggestions

I will be traveling around Europe this summer and wanted to get some suggestions in terms of logistics. I have already booked some travel arrangements, so I will describe them here. [more inside]
posted by nathanm on May 28, 2014 - 8 answers

Help us plan our Great European Adventure!

Mr. just_ducky and I want to go away to Europe this summer, but are having trouble narrowing down our list of cities into a workable itinerary. Can you help us, wise travelers of MeFi? [more inside]
posted by just_ducky on Apr 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Yes, thinking about Christmas already. Sorry.

My brother and I would like to give my parents a large chunk of cash this Christmas with the intent that they use it to travel. How do we do this most effectively? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2013 - 18 answers

Planes, trains and automobiles: Make me a better traveler

I travel on a semi-regular basis and would like to become a better traveler, both in terms of trip planning and packing/unpacking/repacking. If you travel frequently, how do you do it? How can I up my game? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Apr 22, 2013 - 25 answers

Does this site already exist?

in my mind i envision a website where you put your departing airport and the site pulls together current last-minutes deals to all sorts of destinations [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Dec 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Please help me organize my family reunion

I've somehow been tasked with organizing a family reunion for my HUGE family. There could be up to 75 people there if everyone comes with spouses/SOs and kids. I plan large events for work and have done travel events like this (bachelorette parties, ski weekends) for smaller groups, but this is a real challenge for a group this large. Advice? [more inside]
posted by deliciae on Oct 4, 2012 - 6 answers

How to plan a trip to Paris

I'm planning a trip to Paris from Boston for my family (wife, 3 girls 13, 11, 9) sometime over the summer. I don't know what I'm doing. How do I find the least expensive flights? Are there tricks to knowing when to leave and return? e.g. are there travel days that get better rates; leave on a Wednesday and return on Monday for cheapest flights? What's the minimum number of days we should stay to make it worth the trip? I was thinking 5-6 days. Is July better than August in Paris? Do you have a favorite place to stay while in Paris? hotel? b&b? youth hostel? Thank you!
posted by GernBlandston on Apr 20, 2012 - 21 answers

Your tips for feeding four cats while I'm out of town?

Overnight is one thing, but how can I make sure my four feline snowflakes get proper nutrition while their humans are off on a three-day cross-country jaunt? Given we've got one cat with food intolerances, one super-picky princess, one food-snatcher, and one with what the vet has described as a "highly efficient colon" (meaning she needs wet food every day), things are going to need a bit more consideration and prep-work than just leaving a big bowl of crunchies out. Please, kittyfolks, share your wisdoms! [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Planning ideas for long-term travel

I'll be heading off for a multi-destination, 6 month trip, and I'd like suggestions for how to handle logistics & trip planning. [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jul 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Making travel plans to San Fran.

Trip planning to SF/Yosemite help! [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Apr 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Is a big trip to the big rock worth the expense and effort?

Is a trip to Uluru/Ayers Rock worth it? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 11, 2011 - 35 answers

Driving around Detroit, MI

I have business in the Bloomfield Hills suburb of Detroit in a couple of weeks. Google Maps gives me two routes from the airport car rental to my destination with roughly the same travel time and a third that appears slightly longer. Which is best in terms of ease of navigation for a solo driving Detroit area newb, safe road conditions (especially if it snows), and likelihood that the travel time is accurate (i.e. not prone to massive unexpected delays)? [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 24, 2010 - 10 answers

What to do in NZ?

We'll be spending a week in New Zealand in early February, flying in and out of Auckland. (This is tacked onto a trip to see friends in Tasmania). There's two of us, plus our will-be 18 month old. We like child-friendly museums, interesting historical sites, good vegetarian food, moderate-level day hikes, and most everything else that comes with traveling. [more inside]
posted by buttercup on Nov 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Seeking thoughts, insights, and ideas to deal with travel/transition feelings and frustrations.

For the last two+ months, and until October, I've been living out of a suitcase as I make a move overseas. There are aspects of this transition that are starting to wear on me and I'm looking for cheap/free ways to cope. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 17, 2010 - 14 answers

How did you get yourself to Costa Rica?

What's the best way to plan a vacation to Costa Rica? I've been researching the crap out of going, but I'm having trouble finding a good method of procuring the best deal for airfare, hotels, car rentals, and outings. [more inside]
posted by ehamiter on Apr 1, 2010 - 11 answers

How much India in 1 week?

Travelling in India; I'm in Bangalore for a 2 week business trip, on Friday I have 1 week vacation. Part of me would like to see what I can during that time, but I'm also realizing (a) I've become a lazy traveller used to car rentals & Expedia, (b) getting to places here can take a long time. I'm becoming disenchanted because the do-able-ness of planning travel to multiple locations in such a short time seems hard, and I also have relatively heavy luggage & then there's also heat/ rain issues at this time of the year. Am I overthinking a plate of beans? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

How to plan for a looong trip?

Does anyone have suggestions for how to plan for a long trip abroad? Current plan is to travel for 6-12 months next year, starting in Thailand, heading north and then west to Berlin. I'd love advice on what's most important to plan or research in advance. [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Sep 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Help plan a tour around the U.S.A. for my great mom!

One of my mother's dreams is to take a road-trip through all the states that run along the border of the U.S. I could use some suggestions for sight-seeing and other practical advice to help make this dream a reality for my amazing mom! [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Sep 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Collaborative maps online: does it exist?

What's the best possible way to plan out a series of trips on a map, preferably online, by two people in two different locations? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Backpacker Nirvana?

Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

Can I drive from San Diego to Portland and have a good time?

Driving from San Diego to Portland: how do I plan a pleasant 3-day trip up the west coast? [more inside]
posted by junkbox on Mar 23, 2006 - 21 answers

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