My aunt's 60th birthday is coming up, and I'm thinking of sending her on the trip she always dreamed of - Japan. [more inside]
posted by fearnothing
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Need a room in or around Takayama, Japan for April 14-15 - everything looks booked. Mefi, help! Are there any nearby cities? [more inside]
posted by olya
on Feb 22, 2009 -
I'm visiting a friend in Phoenix next weekend - what are some fun things to see and do? [more inside]
posted by beandip
on Feb 22, 2009 -
Family members who will be visiting me in Amsterdam in April have requested that we spend a day in Germany. What cool stuff can we do in northwestern Germany, fairly close to the Dutch border? [more inside]
posted by transporter accident amy
on Jan 26, 2009 -
Starting a custom tourism company in California. What do I need to know and be sure I cover? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 25, 2008 -
has anyone started a freelance tourguide company? i overhear tourists in my area complain that things are kind of boring. i know my area well, and i like showing people around. does anyone have any advice? [more inside]
posted by k7lim
on Nov 21, 2008 -
I have a free day in California I wasn't expecting. What can one man do today in, oh, 12 hours? I'm staying in Corona, but I'm willing to travel around and spend some money (up to $200 for argument's sake). [more inside]
posted by Green With You
on Nov 15, 2008 -
If I only go to Boise, ID once in my life what MUST I do there to get the Boise experience? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Where would I have the most fun for one week -- Cambodia? Viet Nam? Or Laos? [more inside]
posted by bardic
on Nov 5, 2008 -
I am a food tourist, and I'll soon be in Seoul to bring my adoptive daughter home from Korea. I will have 1-3 days to kill and try not to be too nervous before I meet her, so I need immersive, fun, food-related things to take my mind off the upcoming excitement and give my nervous energy something to focus on. [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Oct 22, 2008 -
Can you find video online of the Orlando FL tourism TV commercial featuring little kids giving testimonials? One boy says "You can do whatever you want". [more inside]
posted by steeb2er
on Oct 15, 2008 -
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 -
I'm looking for advice on what to see and do in Liverpool during a two day visit. Food, best sites, where is the best area to stay, hotels, etc...
posted by srboisvert
on Sep 30, 2008 -
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 -
I'm going to Sioux Falls, SD for 36 hours from Wednesday night - Friday morning. I was wondering what the must-sees are for photo spots. (I will probably have 2-3 hours Wed night/Thurs. morning to wander around and sightsee, and I'd like to take some awesome photos during that time. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on Sep 20, 2008 -
I'm going to be in Vienna from September 26 (early morning) - 29 (afternoon). I'm 18 years old and will be traveling with friends. What should we do/ see?
I've been put in charge of figuring all this out, but apart from the obvious tourist things I don't know what's good. I guess I'm looking for more off-the-beaten-path stuff.
Thank you! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica
on Sep 20, 2008 -
where in the world can you go as a tourist and dress up in the traditional costume/apparent of that culture? [more inside]
posted by Dcotton
on Sep 1, 2008 -
How does one get a start in the tourism / travel consultant business? Education or work experience? What kinds? More questions than answers, inside... [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Aug 25, 2008 -
I'll soon be driving west through Amarillo. I'd love to visit Cadillac Ranch
, but this Google Maps image
isn't clear on the proper exit to take from I40. When I'm westbound, what's the easiest way to get to the strange and wonderful Ranch?
posted by jackypaper
on Aug 4, 2008 -
How can we make sure we're adequately prepared for our 12-day, 5,000 mile road trip from Salt Lake City, UT to Yellowknife, NT at the end of August? [more inside]
posted by lbo
on Jul 30, 2008 -
I'm going to tulsa in a month. I recently ate the biggest steak in Amarillo - 72 oz - at the big texan. Is there anything similar in Tulsa I should sacrifice my health for? The world's biggest cheeseburger? A dinner roll the size of a baby? Anything? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Jul 18, 2008 -
The Staten Island Ferry is said to be "one of the best values in New York City" because it's free and offers great views of the city. What are other "best values" in NYC, including shopping, food, activities, and anything else that's surprisingly inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta
on Jun 23, 2008 -
My Google-fu has failed me - I'm looking for contact details for English Heritage's management-level events organisers (the folks who book acts to appear at EH venues) and I can't find any current information - can anyone help me please? Thanks!
posted by timpollard
on Jun 18, 2008 -
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 -
My friend is going on a 2-week vacation in the Netherlands starting tomorrow night. Her brother did something to his knee a couple of days ago and they're worried that it'll need more medical attention later. What's medical care like for tourists in the Netherlands? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer
on May 30, 2008 -
I was in Milan and Zürich for the last two weeks and I had promised to bring back/mail postcards to certain close friends and family. Sadly, I misplaced my package of postcards and didn't get a chance to buy any more.
Is there any way to buy scenic picture postcards online or are there any shops that sell such postcards? I live in New York if that helps.
Thanks for the anticipated help.
posted by defenestratedego
on May 30, 2008 -
Great places in the world to visit (or short-term volunteer opportunities) when traveling alone?
posted by blue_beetle
on May 24, 2008 -
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 -
Planning on visiting the US from the UK early next year, and thought it'd be interesting to try to coincide visiting Washington DC with Inauguration Day (whoever gets elected). Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by TheTelf
on May 5, 2008 -
Later this month, my boyfriend will be going to Prague on business for two weeks. Instead of packing two weeks worth of clean clothes, he'd like to take less and do laundry while he's over there. The big question is how? Are there public laundry facilities there? How do you find them? Specifically, he'll be at the Corinthia Towers Hotel.
And, hey, as long as you're here: Got any general travel tips for the area? He travels internationally so there's no "OMG! I'm leaving American soil!" freak-out going on. This just happens to be a place he's never been so: should he get a phrase book, is it relatively easy for foreigners to get around, what should he make time to see, etc?
posted by _Mona_
on May 4, 2008 -
Seattle tourism recommendations please. I'm going to spend a weekend in Seattle soon and would like to hear some tourist options both typical and off-the-beaten-path. Thanks.
posted by damn dirty ape
on Apr 21, 2008 -
I'm going to be visiting Pittsburgh this weekend with four friends, staying downtown (I think City Center is the correct term?) near the Mellon Arena. We're already planning on visiting the Church Brew Works on Friday and seeing a Pirates game on Saturday. What can you recommend in terms of places to go and great eating options within walking distance of downtown/PNC Bank park? Two of us are vegetarians, and we're into cool record stores, bike shops, pubs, brunches, great independent restaurants and shops, and things unique to the city.
posted by The Michael The
on Apr 8, 2008 -