I need to plan an awesome 4-5 day getaway for my wife's 40th birthday sometime in late March / early April. The less time we can spend traveling the better. We are based in Austin Texas so anywhere in the U.S. or parts close by wouldn't be out of the question. I am willing to spend 3 - 5k. I am looking for specific recommendations on a city / town / resort we can go to simply have an awesome time. [more inside]
The alms family (2 adults + 8 y.o. + 4 y.o.) is looking to spend 2-3 days in a rural setting over the winter break, with activities like sleigh rides, bonfires, snow shoeing, nature walks, board games, tubing, possibly xc skiing, and other kids activities. We don't downhill ski or snowboard ourselves although we’d consider a ski resort if it has enough of the other things going on. We think a full service inn catering to families is probably the best bet but maybe there is a farm-inn stay, ski resort or rental that would work. [more inside]
I have a zillion AmEx rewards points on a card I use for work, and my wife and I would like to use them to stay in a resort/hotel in Hawaii this summer (Kona/Waikoloa area), also booking a (possibly adjoining, but that's not a big deal) room for my mother to join us. I've never done that before (the points part - I totally know how to go on vacation), and I'm looking for advice on getting it right. [more inside]
Heading to Malta in a few weeks, but not very sure where to stay. Valletta or one of the tourist areas? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean or Mexico. [more inside]
I'm heading to an all-inclusive resort with my significant other, and this is the first time either of us has ever done it (specifically this resort in the Dominican Republic). Tickets booked, hepatitis vaccine injected, but are there any other tips and tricks to getting the most out of doing this kind of vacation that I should know in advance? How do I get the most of out my trip?
One of my oldest friends just died and I'm feeling serious Crohn's pain starting to creep up again, threatening my remission. Everything in my life right now is stressful and exhausting, and I know that if I do nothing I will have a full-bore flair on my hands by thanksgiving. I need help finding a health resort/ wellness retreat on the East Coast - optimally between DC and Boston. My wealthy uncle says money is no object, so my only real stipulation is somewhere that isn't too scary/isolated for a young woman alone. [more inside]
So I'm dating this single mom with a 6 month old. It's been going well but all our dates end with her rushing to take care of her baby - as a mom should. But she clearly needs a rest and I'm trying to figure out if I can take her on a vacation anywhere. Is there somewhere in the Northern California/Nevada area that is some kind of resort with stuff to do AND offers babysitting for a six month old as part of the package? Is there a name for resorts or vacations or recreation options like this? As a single guy with no kids I have no idea what the options are here. So please...educate me.
My awesome wife will be turning 40 soon. Help me plan a surprise weekend trip, probably to Florida! [more inside]
In about a month, 3 friends and I are going to an all-inclusive in Cancun. I'm fairly well-travelled, but I prefer going to cities and exploring around, so I've never done a cruise or any type of beachy resort vacation. What kind of tips/tricks does Metafilter have for getting the most out of relaxing, and drinking tropical drinks on the beach all day? [more inside]
Can you recommend any great spas or resorts for grownups, within 3 hours driving from DC, for a couple of sisters? [more inside]
Mexico resort restaurant dress code? [more inside]
Trying to find winter resorts in New England for the whole family that aren't ONLY about skiing. [more inside]
How can I entertain myself at an island resort? [more inside]
Help my wife and I pick a vacation/honeymoon destination for the Christmas Holiday. [more inside]
I'm looking for a weekend getaway within two hours of Minneapolis. And I just know that you have suggestions. [more inside]
Looking for a family friendly resort within a few hours of Barcelona [more inside]
How much to tip a driver in Mexico? Two of us are getting a transfer from the Cancun airport to a resort about an hour away. The fare, round trip, for both of us, is $140 ($70 each way). How much should I tip, for each segment (airport to resort and resort to airport)? [more inside]
My friends and I are toying with the idea of working at a ski resort in Colorado this winter. Give me your recommendations and advice! [more inside]
I am looking for a combo fitness retreat/all inclusive resort. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
Looking for a swimming pool where we can relax in a lounge chair, order snacks and drinks, and take a dip. In the San Francisco Bay area (ideally in the peninsula). Like in a resort hotel, but without having to stay for a night. [more inside]
Is it possible to beat Lucia on Wii Resort Table Tennis? If so, how?? [more inside]
Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]
What is "winter resort casual wear"? I have been awarded a trip (by my company) to Aspen CO in Februrary at the St. Regis. I'm told the attire is winter resort casual, but I don't know what this means. I'm not a skier, but I am a Googler, and all I find is resort casual, which seems to indicate warmer climate destinations, or mountain casual. Nothing for winter resort casual. Help me (and my wife) understand what not to wear.
For anyone who has traveled or lived on the Oregon Coast: Planning a special vacation for my best friend and I driving the coast of Oregon. Looking for suggestions on places to visit, places to eat or listen to music, and of course places to stay. [more inside]
Next year, I'm traveling to Cancun, Mexico with my wife and our two-year-old. We plan to stay in late March for four or so days. Where should we stay? What should we do? [more inside]
Where can I find a unique yet not ridiculously expensive location for an island destination wedding (for just the two of us, not a big full wedding)? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for 3-4 star all inclusive hotel/resort in Mexico with good snorkling nearby. Not particularly picky about where it is although it would be ideal to be able to reach it with a direct flight from the US. Thanks!
Solo traveler by way of Toronto, in late November, seeks beach, warmth, proximity to other nice humans. What's a good place, at a good price? [more inside]
Do you know of a family-friendly beach hotel or resort within a few hours' driving distance from NYC? [more inside]
I'm making a playlist to play in the lobby of a resort I work for, and I need recommendations. [more inside]
I'll be traveling around the states with my family in August and I'm looking for a good hotel in California, somewhere around LA and San Francisco. It has to be close to, or more preferably own a good beach. I was looking at some resorts in Santa Barbara, but maybe there are some other nice places to stay in.
I'm honeymooning at a luxury resort next week. What are some insider tips for getting the most out of the experience? [more inside]
Great news! My family has won a $6,000 1-week vacation through my work. Unfortunately, we can’t take the trip until Christmas (2010) but I have to book and pay for the trip by the end of this month. Help! I need kid-friendly suggestions that will also provide some much needed R&R for two exhausted and stressed-out parents. [more inside]
A recent vacation has reminded me of the pleasures of doing absolutely nothing on holidays. So, does anyone have experience going to an all-inclusive Caribbean resort as a single? Is it all couples and families who want to keep to themselves, or are there specific resorts aimed at this market? [more inside]
Topical Resortfilter! We're planning a vacation for sometime in 2010, and I have in my mind's eye the image of a every particular kind of resort in a tropical paradise. You've probably seen it before.... [more inside]
Maldives on a budget? Say, late June or July 2010? [more inside]
Gotta-Get-Away Filter: I'm trying to book a weekend away with my darling fiancée in late september or early october for our combination birthdays/two year anniversary. [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are going to Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) for a week, and she wants to book a day at a spa there. The spa wants payment up-front and via Paypal. Is this a scam? [more inside]
I'm looking for a resort in Tahoe that has both (a) good beginner snowboarding trails and (b) snowshoe trails. Nice to haves: group snowshoe outings and snowshoe rentals.
Caribbean-filter: Gorgeous, all-inclusive, adults only, non-touristy and cheap resorts? Can it be done? [more inside]
My boyfriend is trying to remember the name and place of a vintage style/retro resort featuring Airstream trailers that were converted to hotel rooms. [more inside]
Me and my friends would like to go somewhere warm this February. We don't care where, and we would be fine with booking at the last minute. How do we get a great deal? [more inside]
Is it possible to have a great, Carribean, resort vacation with an 18 month old toddler in tow? [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.
Nice weekend places near or within 2 hrs' drive of Cincinnati OH, for small group getaway? [more inside]
Recommendations for beach vacation in Mexico in March? [more inside]
Where can I find a lot of information about the travel and resort industry with an eye to arranging a charter from Yellowknife (Northern Canada) to western Jamaica? [more inside]
Resort filter: Some friends and my family are looking to go to an all inclusive resort next winter to escape the Yellowknife deep freeze (the one we seem to have largely escaped this year). There will be 4 adults, 5 children (aged 4-7 by then). [more inside]
Mexican Vacation Thunderdome: Ixtapa vs. Zihuatanejo. Two cities enter... One city leaves. [more inside]