I'm looking for smart ways to consolidate, organize, and share tourism information for people who visit me and for places that my partner and I might visit. [more inside]
posted by neushoorn
on Nov 15, 2013 -
In a month, I'll be traveling abroad for the first time, all by my lonesome. Looking for helpful tips for a first-time international traveler. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Nov 13, 2013 -
The DingoWife and I will be honeymooning in Turkey this 2-16 November, and based on inputs to our last question
, we'll be doing it on our own, sans-tour package. Now we would love input as we pin down our itinerary. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt
on Oct 16, 2013 -
What is worth seeing or doing in Calgary? I've got two-and-a-half free days in the city before a business trip. Tell me what I shouldn't miss. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx
on Sep 11, 2013 -
My younger brother, a rising senior in high school, will be visiting me in the Bay Area next week. We will have 2-3 days to spend in the city (really, any place accessible by Caltrain). I need an itinerary of fun places to check out. The main criteria are that anything you recommend should be easily accessible by public transport, not too remote, and also immediately spectacular for teenage boys and other people without particular interests. Yes: museums with minimal reading, weird architecture, cable cars, great views, robots and video games, and so on. No: major league sports, "funky boutiques," "must-eat restaurants." The rest of our week will be mostly spent outdoors, so indoors is OK. Thanks for suggestions!
posted by Nomyte
on Aug 19, 2013 -
Because we're probably going to be in Scotland long enough to not only see Islay and Isle of Skye but also return via eastern Scotland (Inverary, Loch Ness, St Andrews maybe, and Edinbugh), I'm looking for similar great tips to those people offered in my earlier AskMe
. Thanks, all.
posted by aught
on Aug 5, 2013 -
This fall we're hoping to visit Scotland for a couple weeks, possibly either the last two weeks of September or last week of September / first week of October. We'd like to rent a car and drive from Glasgow, ideally visiting both Islay and the Isle of Skye. Looking for tips about weather / clothing / other preparations that would be appropriate, as well as tips for an experienced American driver (licensing, insurance, etc.) who's never driven abroad before but wants to drive in Scotland. Also, since I assume we'll need to make ferry reservations to get to Islay, I'd appreciate insider info on that. Specific tips about must-see or must-visit locales and sights in western Scotland would of course also be greatly appreciated.
posted by aught
on Jul 9, 2013 -
Looking for a hotel in the Washington DC area. There are, of course, a lot of special snowflake requirements. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia
on May 23, 2013 -
What are the most fun things to do in Melbourne on holiday? I've got 4 days as a solo female traveller in my 30s. I'm not into footy but open to shopping, good places to eat (cheaply), cultural things and tourist attractions. Inspire me!
posted by EatMyHat
on May 8, 2013 -
I'm planning on taking a solo trip to Berlin for a week. As a general guideline, if I stick to cafes (and the occasional doner kebab) how much should I expect to spend on food?
posted by GenericUser
on May 5, 2013 -
Girlfriend and I are going to Philadelphia tomorrow -- the plan is to eat fried chicken and donuts, hang out in a hotel room, go out and eat and drink some more, then go back to the hotel. We've been to Philly a bunch of times for various cultural things, and are big fans, but this trip the concept is basically: Do Almost Nothing. Still, we might want to take a stroll in the afternoon. Staying at the Radisson on 17th & Locust. Anything nearby we might not know about and should check out?
posted by neroli
on Apr 26, 2013 -
My husband and I will be in Boston this weekend, and will have time Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and most of the day Sunday to do stuff. So what should we do? We've never been to the city before, and are interested in historical/cultural activities, or just walking around and looking at things. We also need a few good restaurant suggestions, but don't want to hit the bar scene. We are staying near the Boston Convention Center. We won't have a car but could get one. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on Mar 13, 2013 -
The Thai elephant tourism industry advertises itself as pro-conservation, but according to reports, it is more often cruel and exploitative. Are there any legitimate opportunities to spend time among elephants in Thailand or elsewhere in a way that benefits them and fulfills my desire to see them up close? I am looking for information on short term visits, not long term volunteer gigs. Knowledgeable replies would be most appreciated. I've already done my own Internet searches on the matter.
posted by Wordwoman
on Feb 14, 2013 -
Traveling to Vancouver BC Jan 3rd to the 7th 2013 - What do I do? What do I eat? Where do I get books? Would love to get personal recommendations from those that have traveled to the city before or who live there now! [more inside]
posted by Dauus
on Dec 28, 2012 -
Honeymooning in Paris, and trying to flesh out our plans (not to mention a wedding registry) with stuff other than restaurants & museums. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by chicobangs
on Sep 10, 2012 -
Fun things for an eleven-year-old boy to do in the city of Chicago, September 14-17. Money is no object. I need as many interesting suggestions as possible! [more inside]
posted by chonus
on Aug 18, 2012 -
Looking for an affordable, funky inn or B and B in Monterey so we can hit the aquarium first thing the next morning. [more inside]
posted by vrakatar
on Aug 16, 2012 -
We're staying for four nights in Barcelona in mid September. First visit for both of us. Really would appreciate hotel/B&B recommendations, and of course what sights and restaurants the hive mind recommends.
posted by bearwife
on Jul 27, 2012 -
The last Memphis travel question was two years ago; anything to add or change from then? [more inside]
posted by eviemath
on Jul 23, 2012 -
Four adults, two teenagers, two elementary-aged kids, and a 7 hour layover in Reykjavik. What can we do with that? [more inside]
posted by padraigin
on Jun 28, 2012 -
I have 3 boys, age 11, visiting CT for a week from GA. Ideas for day trips & experiences they will never forget. [more inside]
posted by LittleMy
on Jun 6, 2012 -
is there an "official" name for those wonderful goofy pieces of plastic/wood with the faces cut out which you stand behind and put your face in the hole and then you look like a crazy moose or a milkmaid or a bikini babe and you get your picture taken and it's hi-larious? [more inside]
posted by quiteliterally
on Apr 27, 2012 -
My Italian nephew is the proud owner of a Greyhound bus pass
. His pass is valid for two months, he speaks decent English, loves nature, and he is not afraid to sleep on the bus. He just arrived from New York City to Oklahoma City, where he will be based for a while. What loops around the US should he travel?
posted by francesca too
on Mar 18, 2012 -
Sitting-tour-of-NYC filter: My seventeen-year-old sister is visiting me in NJ this week and we want to hit up NYC on Saturday. Problem: she sprained her knee on the plane ride over, and so a lot of things I had in mind (mostly shopping) are no longer practical. Help me find cost-effective entertainment in NYC for someone on crutches! [more inside]
posted by brieche
on Mar 15, 2012 -
Travelfilter: Things to do in Japan that are good for someone who finds traveling stressful, and are welcoming to tourists and non-Japanese speakers. [more inside]
posted by Arethusa
on Mar 8, 2012 -
LA Filter: A friend is coming in to town to visit and we are planning on going to The Getty
on a Saturday afternoon. It will be near my birthday and her first trip to LA... Where should we go for dinner?
posted by blackkar
on Jan 19, 2012 -
My wife really likes run down tourist attractions and old fashioned "medical" spas, both of which are found in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For her birthday this month I need something closer to Indiana (within 200 miles of Indianapolis). Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley
on Jan 9, 2012 -
The Hubs and I are driving to Milwaukee today to watch the Brewer's game at 1pm. I'm told it will be done by 4:30. After that we want to hang out in Milwaukee a bit and have dinner before driving back to Chicago. Neither of us know all that much about Milwaukee besides where the baseball stadium is. I would like to do something even mildly interesting and/or unique and/or tasty. What would YOU do?
posted by bleep
on Aug 14, 2011 -
[SydneyFilter] The Easter holidays are upon us, and we aren't going anywhere. Right now, it seems likely that we'd only be able to do day trips (same day return, no overnight stays) to places around Sydney. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Apr 17, 2011 -
I'm a mid-twenties American working near Frankfurt for a couple of weeks; I have the weekend off, and I had plans, but they've apparently slipped away. Looking for suggestions for somewhere to go to relax and sightsee a bit. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on Mar 2, 2011 -
I am trying to book a room for myself and my daughter at the Grand Californian at Disneyland Anaheim for 2 nights in January - Disney's own booking site suggests there are no rooms whatsoever available - does anyone know an alternative/better way to book any remaining rooms there?
posted by wildatheart
on Dec 27, 2010 -
I'm looking for an exhaustive list of Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries that are open to the public. Are there more out there than the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? [more inside]
posted by pipco
on Nov 16, 2010 -
I'm taking the Greyhound to Buffalo Airport from Toronto on Saturday. I get in at around 10:30 AM. My plane doesn't leave until 6:00 PM. I will not have access to a car, but I only have a small messenger and a carry-on (that I'm sure can be stored somewhere at the airport) in terms of luggage. Is there anything within easy public transportation of the Buffalo airport that I could spend the day checking out, or should I prepare lots of reading material?
posted by Phire
on Aug 26, 2010 -