I went on a really good "alternative" day trip to the Scottish Highlands with this company when I was in Edinburgh last week, and am now looking for recommendations for entertaining and offbeat guided tours and daytrips in other places. There are some good suggestions here for walking tours but I'm also interested in bus/coach/cycling etc.
Places in South Wales for photo-hungry tourists? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Venice for the next week and a half! Please give me some recommendations for food and sightseeing. Thanks!
Hi all. I am looking for recommendations for food in Venice (anything from a Paninoteca to a Ristorante). I've read that it is difficult to find good food in Venice, so I'm hoping the Metafilter hive mind can help me out. In addition, any recommendations for sightseeing would be great. Especially non-traditional/off the beaten path stuff. Thanks again.
[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]
Where to spend a week in June near or between Cleveland and Columbus. [more inside]
I'm meeting up with family in Paris this June, and I'd like to spend a week or so travelling alone beforehand. Can you suggest inexpensive destinations with the following requirements? [more inside]
Can anyone please point me in the direction of a great place to watch the next leg (Malaysia) of the Formula 1 in Berlin next weekend? Going to Berlin for a few days and I would love to find some fellow F1 fans.
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]
How do I entertain two Texan friends over a long weekend in cold, dreary Seattle (and vicinity)? [more inside]
Should I go to Lebanon in April? What do I need to know if I go? I have a chance to attend a conference there, and need to decide quickly if I'm going, and if so, how long I want to spend there and if I want to go anywhere else in the area. [more inside]
Where should I stay in Tokyo for 2+ months? Any possible alternatives to gaijin houses, or which/where are the best ones? [more inside]
I love cars, particularly European classics, but modern and US cars too (though not the Japanese tuning scene). I'm in Los Angeles until January 22nd; is there an event or place that is a 'must see' while I'm here?
Next Tuesday in Burlington, VT? Or on the road from and to Montreal? [more inside]
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?
Good tour outfits for Angkor Wat, February 2011? [more inside]
Houston, Texas filter. My visiting grandfather wants pictures in which he is posing in front of marvels of engineering: complicated highway overpasses, most importantly, as well as bridges and downtown skyscrapers from afar. What are the best places in town from which to take these photos? Also, accessible tourist activities for senior who get tired quickly and don't speak English. [more inside]
What's a good tourism-oriented gift to give a middle-aged couple, in or around Montreal? [more inside]
What awesome things should / could I do in one day in Cairo? [more inside]
Going to Germany for 6 days, absolutely clueless. [more inside]
One week in Africa: Benin, Ghana, or Burkina Faso? [more inside]
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]
Is it possible to see alligators near disney world? But not in any sort of context that would make an animal rights activist cry. [more inside]
We are in Vincentia, NSW, Australia. We have a car and an unexpected weekend off. We've already done a ton of stuff in Sydney and we'd like to see someplace else. Help us plan our weekend trip. [more inside]
Help me find a driver for the Al Gharbia region of the UAE and not get fleeced. [more inside]
I need some rather specific statistical data: the number of tourists to visit Berlin in the past few years, broken down by age. [see more inside for details] [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are considering a trip to Egypt this November. The conventional wisdom seems to be that a visitor to Egypt is more likely to be bitten by a camel than be the victim of any violence. Is there any reason for special concern in light of the threatened boycotts of an election for Mubarak's successor or the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, etc.? We're a white unmarried couple traveling on U.S. passports. [more inside]
What makes for a good city tour? If you've ever been on a walking tour of a city, what made it great? What didn't you like? [more inside]
Safety measures for a woman traveling solo in Italy? [more inside]
I'm going to be in London on business for a week, and I may wind up with a couple of afternoons to myself. I don't have a burning need to do lots of sight-seeing while I'm there -- I'll probably be quite jetlagged during that free time, since it will occur at the beginning of my trip -- but I'd love any suggestions of absolute must-sees, quiet spots where it would be nice to sit and read, or lovely bookstores or coffee (tea?) shops. [more inside]
What is the best time of year to travel in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
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?
I'm making a tourism list of things involving smoking, drinking and shooting for someone who loves all three. Where would I find places that fit the bill? [more inside]
What are some fun, laid-back things to do on Kaua'i? [more inside]
San Francisco with a toddler? [more inside]
Things to do in Ottawa/Gatineau for two guys in their late 20s? A visit to the War Museum is already in the cards. [more inside]
What are the most popular, clichéd touristy things to do in London? You know, like posing with the Queen's guards, taking a ride in the Eye, and eating fish and chips.
I want to become a better travel writer. I need some inspiration, and I'll admit to being a little clueless. [more inside]
Seoul and Jeju based peoples of mefi, your knowledge and experience is requested. [more inside]
Anything new I should see in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
Want to have a car-free, lovely, relatively inexpensive few days in Chicago. Where to stay? Is inexpensive an option? [more inside]
You used computers extensively in the era of the ddial, but never got on the Internet. Someone gives you just a few hours of Internet access for your aging PC. What do you have to do and see? [more inside]
Got any tips for family fun for 24 hours in Sacramento, CA in July? [more inside]
Nashville Filter: We'll be driving up to Murfreesboro TN to visit relatives with our 2 boys, aged 10 and 7, during the 2nd week of August. We're looking for suggestions on things to do with the kids wiithin, I would say, a 30 - 40 minute drive from M'boro (Horseback riding, waterparks, kids museums, nature activities, lakes/pools etc would fit the bill). Activities in the Nashville area are also of interest. Thanks all
Berlin vs. Munich for vacation? [more inside]
Two weeks in São Paulo. Places to stay? [more inside]
Where would you go and what would you do if you're a young museum- and nature-loving teen on her first trip to England? [more inside]
What are some unusual, creative, off-beat things to do/experience in Australia that would make for good and interesting travel-documentary TV? [more inside]
Help me make the most of six months in Pakistan. [more inside]
My wife and I are planning on visiting St Petersburg, Russia this summer. We are an interracial Canadian couple, Caucasian wife and South Asian husband. What can we expect in terms of racism and harassment? [more inside]
Visiting Mexico from San Diego -- safe or not for a family? [more inside]