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 -
What is a reasonable fee for organizing and hosting an Elderhostel/ Road Scholar program? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Mar 16, 2008 -
My fiancee and I will be traveling through Scotland next week. Any interesting events going on that we should check out? [more inside]
posted by rbs
on Mar 11, 2008 -
Russian friends loose in the USA ... help me suggest stops & things to see as they drive from New York to Miami. [more inside]
posted by General Zubon
on Feb 28, 2008 -
Four days in Iceland from Friday: me and my girlfriend are travel writers and will eventually do a write up of the hotel, restaurants and attractions we visit. How can we best stray off the beaten path in only FOUR days? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Feb 18, 2008 -
travelfilter: Peru vs. elsewhere: best places to go/things to do in central/south america? [more inside]
posted by nerdcore
on Jan 16, 2008 -
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 -
I like the idea of "tour" audio that's loaded into my GPS unit, and as I drive through, say, Virginia, a voice tells me about Civil War battles and troop movements that took place in my immediate area. Here's one vendor
that makes these. Question is -- how hard would it be to make my own? What technical expertise/hardware/software would be required?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Dec 26, 2007 -
I'm going to be in New York with my dad on Christmas Eve. What should I expect, crowd- and activity-wise? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby
on Dec 14, 2007 -
My daughter is researching overseas volunteering opportunities, like this one
. She would be saving up to do this her senior year of high school (she's 15 now). The idea is to live, learn, and serve within another culture. She's thinking she'd like to go with her mom. Anybody know anything about these kinds of packages? Any tips or recommendations or thoughts about her plans? [more inside]
posted by luser
on Dec 12, 2007 -
I'm in the Seattle area for the weekend (thanks, Microsoft!) and I have all day tomorrow to see the city by myself. My favorite way to see a city is by walking around it: does anyone have suggestions of good walking routes?
posted by goingonit
on Nov 24, 2007 -
I'm off to Asia (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong) and have done little to no prep work regarding places I want to check out. What are your suggestions for "can't miss" attractions/shopping/anything that I should check out while there? [more inside]
posted by echo0720
on Nov 5, 2007 -
Taking a little vacation in Mexico City ... what am I allowed to bring into Mexico? The information that I'm finding online is either contradictory or stale. Obviously, I'd like to avoid any situation where I'll be fined
or imprisoned. [more inside]
posted by kindachris
on Oct 25, 2007 -
Does anyone have any ideas for touristy things to do in London on Saturday with a science / tech slant? [more inside]
posted by laumry
on Oct 12, 2007 -
What can a visiting geek do in Washington DC other than the obvious museums and attractions? I am in town from Oct 4 to the 15th. [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe
on Oct 2, 2007 -
I want to take the Glacier Express when I'm in Switzerland. Is Zermatt to Chur sufficient to get the full fledged experience, or is the best part between Chur and St. Moritz?
posted by commander_cool
on Sep 8, 2007 -
I'm starting a new tourism website for my local area. It's a mash of google maps, with photos and information of a given area featuring some of the neat stuff happening, or that has happened. And now I need some help with the wordpress theme. [more inside]
posted by sethwoodworth
on Aug 12, 2007 -
Idaho tourism filter: Interesting things to do in Sun Valley/Ketchum? We will be there for a day before we start a bike trip. Relatedly, are there any things we can do that will assist us in getting used to a higher (more airless) altitude?
posted by Mr. Justice
on Aug 10, 2007 -
36 Hours in Yosemite: I'll be attending a conference in San Francisco and will have most of the weekend to kill. We've already booked a hotel room just outside Yosemite National Park. I plan on seeing the Giant Sequoias, and generally just driving around. There's so much to see there that only 36 hours seems like a travesty. Alas. What are some must see things there that I can enjoy at a relatively relaxed pace in my short time there?
posted by Burhanistan
on Aug 4, 2007 -
Okay, it's Shark Week, and it's reignited my interest in this. I'd like to go diving, swiming or whatever with sharks. I live in New Jersey. How can I do this without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by Brainy
on Aug 3, 2007 -
What can 3 generations of my family spend the day doing within 100 miles of I-74/77 between Beckley, WV and Greensboro, NC on August 24? [more inside]
posted by putzface_dickman
on Aug 2, 2007 -
Can anyone please provide some standard legal language for a walking tour release form to be used in California? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Jun 24, 2007 -
my sister in law's parents are visiting from China and they want to take a 3-4 day trip someplace in the states. suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Tryptophan-5ht
on Jun 23, 2007 -
I'm going to be in Chile for work at the end of September and I'll have a few days to travel around at the end of the trip. Being a female travelling alone, I probably won't want to be in the middle of nowhere, so I suppose I'll have to stick to the well-travelled areas. I can start my travels either from near La Serena or Santiago (work is near La Serena, flight home is from Santiago). I'm very, very excited about seeing some of South America, but I'm a bit overwhelmed! What have you done in Chile that was really awesome? What should I not miss? What local dishes should I make sure to try?
posted by kms
on Jun 7, 2007 -
With a week to spend in Europe this summer, I am going from Warsaw (2 days) to Prague (3 days) to...where? Krakow? Dresden? Berlin? I have two days and have to be back in Warsaw on the 2nd day. I'm traveling by train. What would I be an idiot to miss? [more inside]
posted by B-squared
on May 28, 2007 -