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Vague road trip question

I want to take a road trip this summer but have no idea where. I'm willing to drive within about a 10 hour radius of Champaign, IL. Specifications inside. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jun 14, 2014 - 12 answers

Where to go in Europe?

Going to Europe. We have 4.5 weeks. Help us narrow down our choices! [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Nov 21, 2013 - 19 answers

How to consolidate, organize, and share tourism information?

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 - 8 answers

A Broad, Abroad, Alone

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 - 26 answers

Vacation in El Salvador?

Two wonderful people - a Salvadoran and a Russian, both living in New York - just got married and have invited my girlfriend and me to join them on vacation in El Salvador this December. Carlos is very sweet, very generous, and very excited to show us his country of origin. It all sounds wonderful to me - beach, mountains, pupusas, family, etc. Plus monkeys! My girlfriend is also very fond of the couple and loves the idea of a tropical vacation, but is typically more cautious than I am and is concerned about safety. This seems to be a valid concern, given the overall crime rate, State Department travel warnings, and so on. El Salvador has a murder rate of 69 per 100,000 people, which is about the same as Flint, Michigan and twice that of Baltimore. I'm a fairly experienced traveler and am inclined to think we'd be safe as long as we stuck with Carlos and his family, but don't want to be foolish. Neither of us speaks Spanish terribly well and we could probably be identified as foreigners by our appearance. The same can be said for Carlos' wife. G/f and I decided to turn to the fine folks of MetaFilter for outside perspectives - thoughts, anecdotes, information, or advice - on the safety and advisability of traveling to El Salvador for fun. Thank you!
posted by jcrcarter on Nov 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me start planning my Adriatic trip for next year!

Okay, team. I'm going to take a trip to the Adriatic area next year for the month of August, but I've revealed myself to be inept at finding flight pricing. That, and I'd like some pointers for what to look into I'm the planning process, if you have any ideas! [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Aug 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Follow-up question on travel in Scotland (this time eastern Scotland)

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 - 7 answers

Suggestions for Peru tour package

Can anyone recommend reliable, reasonably priced tour operators for a honeymooning couple spending two weeks in Peru? [more inside]
posted by inire on Jul 15, 2013 - 1 answer

Planning Scotland vacation

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 - 20 answers

Tips for a Winter Trip to LA

We're spending the 20th-27th in LA, where I haven't been for almost a decade. Please give us your recommendations for wondrous and strange and delicious things to do, see, and eat! [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Dec 6, 2012 - 12 answers

What to do and where to go in and around Asheville, NC?

What to do or where to go in and around Asheville, NC? [more inside]
posted by item on Aug 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Can two pseudo introverts have a good time in NOLA?

My husband and I would like to go to New Orleans, LA in March, 2012. We're fairly laid back and not huge into the tourism craziness that I tend to associate with NOLA. It is possible to go to The Big Easy and, well, have a chill time? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 18, 2011 - 30 answers

Things to do in Yorkshire

Recommendations for things to do and places to visit in or around the town of Skipton, North Yorkshire next week. [more inside]
posted by afx237vi on Sep 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Stumped for vacation ideas in new england

Seeking: romantic weekend in a charming New England town. [more inside]
posted by semacd on Jul 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Places around Sydney for Day Trips

[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 - 16 answers

Another Ohio tourist question

Where to spend a week in June near or between Cleveland and Columbus. [more inside]
posted by Pax on Apr 13, 2011 - 6 answers

I need recommendations for a quick, relaxing weekend in Western Europe

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 - 10 answers

Fun, laid-back things to do on Kaua'i?

What are some fun, laid-back things to do on Kaua'i? [more inside]
posted by sleepinglion on Aug 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Berlin vs. Munich for vacation?

Berlin vs. Munich for vacation? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jul 11, 2010 - 22 answers

Las Canarias in two weeks! What to do? Where to go?

Myself and two friends are going to Las Canarias for the week before easter. We're flying into/out of La Palma, but we're interested in catching a ferry to other islands if there's cool stuff to do there. We're looking for recommendations for cool preferably cheapish things to do, places to eat, places to see, etc. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Mar 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Trip Planning for late Summer

Trying to figure out the prefect trip for late July. So far my top two choices are Upstate New York and Montana. I'm not set on either but we have family in Milton and Cold Spring NY and I have heard that Montana is nice in the summer. I'd love any and all suggestions. We are in Texas so we are looking for a cool climate break (70s or 80s are ideal). Also we will have our 5 month old with us. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jan 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Fun in Traverse City, Michigan in September?

What should I not miss in Traverse City, Michigan, over a Labor Day weekend vacation--without becoming a dreaded "fudgie?" [more inside]
posted by ViolaGrinder on Aug 31, 2009 - 7 answers

One Week In Southeast Asia

Where would I have the most fun for one week -- Cambodia? Viet Nam? Or Laos? [more inside]
posted by bardic on Nov 5, 2008 - 12 answers

LGA--> SFO

I'm visiting San Francisco for the first time on Friday. What should a New Yorker do in the Bay Area that will be especially exotic, relaxing, and fun? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Oct 1, 2008 - 31 answers

Lake District Recommendations?

UKFilter: Planning a camping trip to the Lake District in October looking for suggestions and recommendations of places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Sep 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Where-ever Shall We Go?

What's cool to see/visit in western Pennsylvania? [more inside]
posted by mmahaffie on Jun 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Family Fun In Montreal?

We're thinking about driving up to Montreal for a 4-day weekend next week -- 2 adults and a 7-year-old girl. There hasn't been a "what to see and do" post about Montreal here since 2005, so tell me what's to see and do these days with a focus on family fun. [more inside]
posted by briank on Jun 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Anniversary in Ensenada

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.
posted by billtron on May 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Safe globetrotting for an independent but wimpy female

Where's an exotic, yet secure, place to travel for a single gal? [more inside]
posted by exquisite_deluxe on Apr 20, 2008 - 17 answers

What to see and do in Montevideo and environs, Uruguay

Where should we go in Montevideo, Uruguay? 40-something couple (M/F) seek tips on restaurants, sights, shopping, good photo spots (we're both serious Flickrites). We'll be there in February. Have already collected various guidebook and internet tips - looking for personal experiences of great places. Will also be in Colonia del Sacramento and probably taking a day trip to Punta del Este to photograph Casapueblo.
posted by matildaben on Dec 27, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me get the most out of my holiday!

I'm visting four countries within a month, what should I see, visit, taste, smell and photograph while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by liquorice on Jan 20, 2007 - 23 answers

Vacation Filter - Panama City, Panama

I'm going to Panama for a short (6 days) trip and am looking for recommendations for how to spend my time. [more inside]
posted by maniactown on Jan 10, 2007 - 5 answers

out of the way fun in tokyo

looking for new things to do in tokyo... [more inside]
posted by rklawler on Nov 2, 2006 - 8 answers

"shanghaied to beijing" hurts my brain

Help me with my China vacation! [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Mar 7, 2006 - 19 answers

what's cool in europe?

What do you recommend to do in Europe? [more inside]
posted by foraneagle2 on Jan 31, 2006 - 38 answers

Things to do in L.A./Santa Monica?

Things to do in L.A./Santa Monica? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Sep 21, 2005 - 21 answers

advice wanted for 10-12 day trip to Italy

My wife and I are planning a 10-12 day trip to Italy in late Sept. and are looking for advice. We are torn between a guided tour-type trip where the majority is planned out for you or just getting tickets and hotel rooms and making the plans while we are there. Any advice or experience? [more inside]
posted by Wallzatcha on Aug 13, 2004 - 20 answers

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