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 -
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 -