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tipping on a fixed price fare

Currently in LA. Negotiated with a driver the hotel recommended to drive us around this morning for a couple of hours for 250 dollars. Do we tip on top of that? If so, 20 percent or less? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 14, 2014 - 10 answers

TdF-filter: What's the deal with that AG2R motorcycle?

I've been watching the Tour de France (thinking of starting a Phil Liggett drinking game, with phrases like "dancing on the pedals" and of course "lactic acid". Anyway, among the bunches of cars and motorcycles in various roles I've noticed one with the AG2R logo on the fairing. As they are also a team sponsor, that got my attention, but I can't figure out what that motorcycle is doing. No passenger, just a pilot on the motorbike, and no obvious role like medical, law enforcement, support*, or cameras. [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Jul 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Recommendations for Big Bend river tour

My GF and I will be visiting Big Bend National Park in late July, and we would like to take a 2-day river tour, probably in Santa Elena Canyon (although I'd love to hear if you think a different one is better for some reason). There are several tour companies listed on the wikitravel page, but I don't know which one would be the best choice. Have you gone on such a trip, and can you recommend or caution against any particular tour company? [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin on Jun 22, 2014 - 5 answers

European tours with cool people

Mr. Liet and I would like to go to continental Europe this summer, hitting a bunch of cities over about two weeks. We're looking at tour groups, because we want everything taken care of in advance and we want to be guided to the coolest stuff. However, we're young and active and want to tour with other young, active people too. [more inside]
posted by liet on Feb 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Alaska tours for a semi-large group

My extended family is looking into a tour of Alaska that would involve 15-20 people (including some younger kids), spending about a week to see the natural highlights. Can anyone recommend a good tour company?
posted by svenx on Feb 11, 2014 - 4 answers

A long walk in Philadelphia and New York: Where should I be going?

Last year around the holiday, there was a trip to Chicago that ended up having an awesome walk down Clark Street for five or six miles. My boyfriend and I had a great time and want to replicate the experience in Philadelphia and Manhattan/ possibly the other boroughs. So, Philadelphia and New York people, what route would you recommend? Route preferences: between 5-7 miles, photogenic architecture, relatively safe neighborhoods, and not exclusively through highly touristed areas. We will be staying in Philadelphia and traveling by train to NYC so somewhere near a commuter train station would also be great but not absolutely necessary. I like snobby coffee, book stores, and craft beer, so any walk that incorporates some of those along the way would be great. Also open to suggestions for activities, shows, or other interesting things to do between Jan 9 and 13 in either city.
posted by _cave on Dec 23, 2013 - 8 answers

How to put a value on free?

I run a daily free (tips appreciated) walking tour and would like some ideas on how to work out how much it is worth as a business. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Best options for DC tours

Family members are coming to visit the D.C. area soon. They want to check out the monuments and museums but don't have a high tolerance for walking all day. What are the best tour options (bus, trolley, etc) to accommodate this? [more inside]
posted by JannaK on Nov 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Lions, oh my!

My SO and his mother want to go on safari in Africa next year, there are lots of tours. Not sure where to start. Help? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Oct 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Detroit historical tour of area where 1967 riot took place?

Over the last decade, I've heard many rumours of informative guided tours, of groups and individuals, BY groups and individuals, of the area destroyed during the 1967 riots in Detroit. I have always wanted to go, and am now trying to plan something with a friend the weekend of October 12th. The only solid lead I had, an elderly history buff and longtime Detroit resident who had given tours to family friends in the past, is no longer giving tours, and google doesn't list any tours with this particular theme. I am very much hoping someone here can help!
posted by Acer_saccharum on Sep 30, 2013 - 5 answers

How to handle loved one going on tour?

My fiancé is going on tour in support of a major pop act. This means consecutive three-month absences for the next year (maybe two) as she performs. This is her calling and her art and I support it 100%. Still, I dread her long absence and I am going to miss her as fiercely as I love her. I'm looking for ways to maintain our strength, equality, and communication, and to stave off problems that must arise. Particularly advice, anecdotes, and specific things that helped your (similar) relationship - or hurt it.
posted by fake on Sep 7, 2013 - 16 answers

A Surprise for the Band

How do I surprise my friend who's a touring musician -- long distance? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Aug 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Itinerary to ride ALL THE SUBWAYS

My son wants to ride all the NYC subways in one day. He doesn't need to do the full length all-the-stops-on-every-line (whew), just ride a little on each one. What is the quickest / shortest itinerary that will let us do this? Some extra requests inside: [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Jul 14, 2013 - 10 answers

A micro Tour de France?

Business takes me to Paris next month, and I'd like to tack on a several-day cycling excursion to the trip. Can you recommend any tour companies? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Dashy on Jun 11, 2013 - 5 answers

Trekking agency recommendations for Nepal.

I've planned a trip from Katmandu to Everest Base Camp, and was wondering if anyone had recommendations for touring/trekking companies. [more inside]
posted by graventy on Jun 8, 2013 - 1 answer

Denali, AK In Two Days?

I was invited to a cool work conference in Anchorage Alaska in late June, and after the conference I would really really really like to try and see Denali if at all possible. I will only have 2 - 2 1/2 days. Aside from the short time-frame, I will be all by myself. Also, I have two legs and can walk, but 'wilderness survival,' is not exactly something I have any mastery off. Any general advice, specific advice, or help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by rosswald on May 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Ideas to market a guided tour?

I'm helping a friend start up a small guided tour company and am looking for ideas to market it. [more inside]
posted by aisforal on May 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Recommendation for a guided tour in Beijing?

I have a free day in Beijing in March and am looking for recommendations for a guided tour. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Jan 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Someone, save my life tonight. Or at least inform me of a date.

Surely some mefite is an Elton John enthusiast who can tell me when he played a show at (probably) Exhibition Stadium in Toronto in the early nineties, or else set me right on this. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Oct 29, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I stop getting sick on tour?

How do I stop getting sick on tour? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Oct 23, 2012 - 25 answers

Friend on Bike Tour Needs Place Tonight in PDX

Friend is on bike tour, just got food poisoning. Needs place to stay in Portland, OR tonight. Hostels are full. He says he is not throwing up any more just has no energy. Anyone know any cheap hotels between downtown and north (he will be heading north as soon as he gets better).
posted by fieldtrip on Aug 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me be a typical tourist

Specific tour recommendations for Napa Valley wine? [more inside]
posted by Patbon on Jul 24, 2012 - 15 answers

How to find a good tour company for a middle school trip?

I'm involved in organizing a trip to Washington, DC and Virginia for a group of about 25 Californian junior high students for next year. We've been looking at Worldstrides as a tour company. Anyone have experience with these guys - or any *really* positive experiences with other similar companies? [more inside]
posted by SpiralT on Jun 3, 2012 - 3 answers

How to be an awesome tour guide?

How can I be an awesome adventure tour leader for international tourists visiting the US? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on May 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Where should we walk in Ireland?

Irish walking tour recommendations? [more inside]
posted by myeviltwin on Apr 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Building a Touring Bike in Portland, OR - Where?

Biking the west coast and across the USA - want to have a bike built in Portland, OR: where to go? What to build? [more inside]
posted by flippant on Apr 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Pet-friendly Boat Tour in/around NYC?

Travelling to NYC area this summer with 3 people and small, well-behaved dog. Looking for boat tours that are pet-friendly. Hopefully something that goes around Manhattan, but any waterway in the area would be nice. Any ideas?
posted by cows of industry on Apr 3, 2012 - 4 answers

What is a Congressional tour in Washington, D.C.?

Going to Washington, D.C. - what's the deal with Congressional tours? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Mar 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Brooklyn tips

Brooklyn! I'm going to be in you for three days. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Je ne sais pas comment le dire en Kreyol.

If I were at a stop on a tour, or at a museum, what is the right word in Kreyol (Haitian Creole)? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Dec 7, 2011 - 2 answers

"We have to go back!" Lost Tour Ideas

I'm on Oahu, and I'm a Lost fan. What are some must-see Lost locations to visit on the island? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Oct 27, 2011 - 6 answers

A Vintage Bicycle Tour

I ran across a travelogue a while back of two young women going on a long bicycle tour in the Eastern U.S. in the 1930s or 1940s. I think they started from Pennsylvania or another nearby state and originally intended to go west, but ended up going south. On the return trip, I think they took a boat up the Mississippi or another major river. Does this ring a bell? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Sep 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Adventure Cycling doesn't always have the best route.

We're in Corvallis, OR, on bicycles. We're trying to get back to Davis, CA, (from Portland) but our pace has been 30mi/day rather than the 50mi we expected. How do we get home with our two recumbent bikes by September 13 and enjoy it too? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Sep 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Limited time to explore Seattle - what is REALLY worth it?

Limited time to explore Seattle - what is REALLY worth it? [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on Aug 31, 2011 - 22 answers

Organized Activities in Florence, Italy?

My family is traveling to Florence in October. This is not our first Florentine rodeo, so to speak - we've done a lot of sightseeing and exploring on past visits. This time, we thought it might be fun to delve a little deeper and take a class (cooking?), workshop, special organized tour, etc. Four adults, fairly foodie, up for anything that isn't too physically strenuous. Any MeFi "Been There Done That" recommendations?
posted by nkknkk on Aug 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Solo Europe backpacking tour package?

Is there such thing as a backpacking tour of Western Europe that ISN'T a group tour? Something where all of the arrangements are made for you but you do the tour by yourself? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Aug 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Toronto gigs?

Toronto Music Scene question: what are the best places for singer/songwriters to perform in Toronto, Canada? [more inside]
posted by hick57 on Aug 1, 2011 - 4 answers

futile devices?

Is there going to be a DVD of Sufjan Stevens' Age of Adz tour last fall? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jun 12, 2011 - 0 answers

Eating and Cooking in Italy

Tutto bene! Traveling to Italy in September/October and looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on May 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me pick a grand canyon helicopter tour.

I'm going to Las Vegas. Help me pick a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on May 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Bike Touring Gear

Tell me about your indispensable gear for bicycle touring. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Mar 30, 2011 - 27 answers

Be my tour guide guide, please!

Help me find the laid-back path to Laos & Cambodia around Songkrang! [more inside]
posted by hampanda on Mar 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Big group in the city

I have a bunch of friends coming to visit me at the bay area. I want to be the perfect host and I've done my research on what fun things to do to make sure they have a good time. I have two remaining doubts though: how to get all of us around in the city using public transportation, and the nightlife. [more inside]
posted by just_another_one on Feb 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Should I change my plans to vacation in Egypt given the recent protests?

I had been planning a vacation to Egypt this year. The news of protests has me a bit spooked; is it unwise to travel to Egypt this April/May? If so, any suggestions for other international destinations as a good alternative? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Jan 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Bike touring in the US southeast: where to go?

Bike touring in the US southeast: where to go? [more inside]
posted by domnit on Dec 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Ich bin ein Berliner... well, not quite.

Going to Germany for 6 days, absolutely clueless. [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Dec 2, 2010 - 25 answers

How Early Should I Go To Get to the Top of the Washington Monument?

If you buy your ticket ahead of time for a tour of the Washington Monument (in Washington, DC), how early should you show up in order to pick up your ticket at Will Call and make it to the tour on time? Is 30 minutes sufficent? 1 hour? This is for next week, so it is (obviously) not peak season. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Modern Touring Jazz Artists/Ensembles

I'm looking for modern jazz artists that tour and fit my preference for jazz. A lot of the jazz I like most is played by greats who are no longer with us. I'd love to go see some great live jazz but just don't really know where to start. [more inside]
posted by bwilms on Oct 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for songs similar to LEMONADE "LIFTED" (LE CHEV REUNION TOUR REMIX

Looking for songs similar to LEMONADE "LIFTED" (LE CHEV REUNION TOUR REMIX) [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Oct 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Inspiring to be DJ/Producer?

I'm inspiring to be a DJ/Music Producer. But I have no clue where to start. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Sep 24, 2010 - 13 answers

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