I have unexpectedly received a week off work from June 13th to the 21st. Please tell me where and how to vacation alone. [more inside]
I would like to visit a city in the US that is not commonly thought of as a vacation destination, but still has a lot to offer a tourist. However, as a woman of colour that does not drive and will be travelling alone, I would like a safe and friendly choice. I would like ideas for places with a lot of history and fine dining, which are easy to travel by foot/ public transportation, and friendly towards different looking people. Examples of what I am and am not looking for inside... [more inside]
In August, my best friend and I (both 20-something guys) begin a 5 month adventure across the Americas. We started to research the trip last September, and have basically scoured the internet since then. Instagram has proved to be a great source to connect with the overlanding community and there's a couple of good blogs out there of people currently doing the trip. Still, we'd still really appreciate if the askmefi community could weigh in. As I start to put together a detailed itinerary I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed by all the details and possibilities. Where to go? What to plan? How much to budget? And, just generally, what level of detail should I plan to? Normally I'd come up with a broad plan in a few days and then wing it but given the dangers, sheer size of this adventure, and the amount of unforgettable places to see I want to really plan it. UNESCO sites, nature, must-see towns and villages... Can anybody help us? [more inside]
I have a month off and some saved up money and I want to travel to South America! Where should I travel? [more inside]
Does anyone know what the last segregated event was in the US ? I'm curious about "major events", say around 10,000 people. [more inside]
Can anyone help me prepare for this hiking trip? What can I expect? What do I need? [more inside]
I'm thinking of backpacking in South America. Does anyone have experience with doing this? [more inside]
On our trip to South America, we will be spending 2.5 days in Iguazu, Argentina, and would appreciate any ideas as to things we should see. Is it worth the extra cost to go to the Brazilian side? Thanks!
Next month, I'm off to South America for three months. I'll be flying into Colombia and flying out of Buenos Aires--already booked my flight, and all should be good, except for my fear that it won't be enough time to see everything I want to see! Details inside. [more inside]
I want to travel, one way I have heard to do this is through organizations such as FEMA and the red cross. I am graduating with a Bachelors in English in 3 weeks and am 24 years old. There are no entry level jobs that I saw available on their websites, am I doing something wrong? Does anyone know where I can find entry level positions? I had thought about teaching English in a Spanish speaking country, does anyone know of some reputable programs for someone wish bare-bones Spanish knowledge looking to improve?
Where should I move to in South America? Beunos Aires? Santiago? Lima? [more inside]
Traditional Southern food (southeastern U.S.): why has it remained so popular within the region? Is it just history, or 'comfort food'? [more inside]
TRAVEL: I am a student living in D.C. Where are the cheapest (warm) countries and cities I can go "backpacking" to this winter break? [more inside]
i have about 5 days to get from around Salta to Lima to catch a flight. budget is a big issue. what is the best way to take buses from Salta to Lima? I do not have a chilean visa but I do have a bolivian visa. I am American.
Help me plan the ultimate trip to Peru!!!!!!!! [more inside]
I have a friend about to move to Manaus, Brazil for a two year work related stay. Any hive members have experience there or in Brazil in general that can help him be ready for the good the bad and/or the ugly?
Are there any websites that pair up lone backpackers/travellers with others who are also looking for companion(s) to travel with? [more inside]
My current volunteering gig is standing still, how do I search for a new one and be able to travel? [more inside]
I have a 20-something friend who's leaving on the 22nd of this month, he plans on traveling for a whole year throughout Europe and South America. I want to get him something that is useful/meaningful for the journey, any ideas? For example: A watch? A Compass? (good or bad?)
Please help me decide whether to spend the summer in south america or in central america. [more inside]
I am writing a fictional story about someone who lives in the slums of some small South American country. When he was ten, during a fever, an angel appeared to him and told him that he would become an FBI Agent. He may have seen a movie with FBI agents, so he has some sense of what that means. Step by step, what does he have to do to fulfill that prophecy in a real way? [more inside]
help me decide on a country for my gap year! [more inside]
I'm looking for a recommendation on a bank that I could access from both South and North America. [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 worth it to keep paying my American bills while permanently overseas? Much more after the jump. [more inside]
I'd like to drive from Texas to Tierra Del Fuego. How do I pull this off? [more inside]
What's the best way to get a job abroad? Specifically in the broad field of computers? [more inside]
Good books to read before wandering about Central and South America for a few months? [more inside]