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Transporting Christmas Dinner

I want to do a special day after Christmas dinner for myself and my boyfriend. The only thing is, I'll be in a car for 6-7 hours heading back from my parents' before I'll be back at my house. I'm looking for ideas for a festive meal that can be transported in a cooler for that long and will reheat well once I'm home, or be really tasty served cold. [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Dec 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Who can carry around a handgun in California?

My father recently bought a pistol in California. Can I take it to the range by myself, i.e. without my father coming with me? [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Dec 8, 2013 - 1 answer

How do I transport an insect collection in a car?

I have an insect cabinet that I need to transport from North Carolina to Georgia, and then from Georgia to Nevada. How do I do this without destroying all the beautiful fragile things within? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Nov 7, 2013 - 6 answers

How should I transport my unenclosed hard drive?

My old laptop finally failed, and I want to take the hard drive home with me. The laptop is gigantic, and I don't want to lug it home on the train. I am leaving tomorrow morning. I don't have a static-resistant bag, and won't have time to get one before I leave. What's the best way to transport my unenclosed hard drive in my luggage? Assume I don't have any tin foil, paper bags, or cardboard boxes. I do have paper towels, regular towels, packing tape, plastic bags, and bubble wrap.
posted by topoisomerase on Aug 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Cheap city centre hotel in Zurich hotel with good pub trans links?

I will be heading to Zurich to see the end of the EV Wave event in early July and need a city centre hotel that is affordable to stay at. Good public transport links are a must as this is how I will be getting around. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Nufkin on Jun 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Deciding to transition from car to bicycle

I'm considering selling my car and transitioning from using my car for most tasks (groceries, commuting to work, seeing friends, etc) to using mostly my bicycle for these same things. I plan to also get an "occasional" Zip car membership as well. Has anyone out there gone through this process? How was that transition for you and do you have any concrete advice for someone like me who is thinking about this pretty big shift in changing modes of transportation? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Jun 7, 2013 - 28 answers

Where should we live in the Boston area?

You guys helped me land the job, now please help us figure out where to live! I'll be working in the Back Bay area and my husband in Waltham, near Prospect Park (thus not near the train station). [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Apr 24, 2013 - 16 answers

Denver, Estes Park, Red Rocks - and no car!

My girlfriend and I are visiting Denver in mid-June for five days, primarily to see Devotchka to play at Red Rocks - but we're keen to do a bit of sightseeing as well. Our current plan is to go straight from DIA to Estes Park via shuttle bus, stay there for a couple of days, do some hikes, etc, then (somehow?!) get to Downtown Denver. We'd drop our bags there, get a taxi (or similar) to Red Rocks and back for the concert, and then head to DIA. Hiring a car isn't an option... does this sound sane? [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Apr 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Too Big To Mail

How I can I get a 4x4 ft. painting from Brooklyn to the eastern panhandle of West Virginia in the cheapest way possible? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Mar 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Best way to transport a bike?

What is the best/most economical way to transport a bike without driving it? I am trying to move a bike from LA to SF.
posted by nathanm on Feb 12, 2013 - 14 answers

Smaller smart card for public transport?

Possible to get/make a small version of my Dutch public transport card? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Sep 11, 2012 - 7 answers

How to get guests from the parking lot to the wedding?

Wedding transport help. A friend of mine is getting married and I'm helping arrange logistics. We're going to have the guests all park in a public parking lot about a mile from the site of the wedding (which is at someone's house - there is no closer place than this parking lot to fit ~100 guests' cars). The question is how best to get them from the parking lot to the site of the wedding? More details below. [more inside]
posted by pineapple carver on Sep 6, 2012 - 20 answers

Help needed with travel for blind person

London transport: help needed to plan a journey for a blind person [more inside]
posted by superfish on Jul 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Ships shipping ships?

This picture (of what looks like a pile of cargo ships in the water) is doing the email rounds as "a ship that ships ships". What is it?
posted by kreestar on Jul 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Transport to Coachella festival

Staying in Palm Springs for Coachella next weekend. What's the best way to get to/from the festival? [more inside]
posted by MrChuckles on Apr 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Dinner is served...3 hours from now

What to make for dinner for 4 - 6 people that can handle with a 3 hour car ride with no cooler? [more inside]
posted by zix on Mar 22, 2012 - 22 answers

Help a Brit with an American travel conundrum?

I need to get to Indian River County in Florida from Orlando International Airport. How am I going to do it? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Mar 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Freight Transport and Logistics Lectures

Recommendations for interesting/inspiring lectures on the topic of freight transport, and logistics? [more inside]
posted by travellingincognito on Jan 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Woburn to South Station in Boston

Boston Mefites: I need to get from Woburn/Anderson to South Station on Wednesday morning, probably close to 7:00 AM, and I will have a heavy bag. Don't really want to take the T.... [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Nov 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Is it a good idea to use Groupon, Scoopon or other 'deal of the day' websites to organize car maintenance and servicing?

Is it a good idea to use Groupon, Scoopon or other 'deal of the day' websites to organize car maintenance and servicing? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on Nov 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Technology museums in Washington DC

Washington DC museums - What are some good museums in DC for the history of technology, transport, computers, etc. - I do know about the Smithsonian and their Air and Space Museum. Thanks!
posted by carter on Nov 2, 2011 - 25 answers

Noob Scooter Questions

Commuter filter: I'd like to explore the possibilities of getting a scooter or motorcycle for my ~1.5 mile trip from home to the train station. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Sep 29, 2011 - 19 answers

Terribly confused looking for a bike

What should I be looking for in buying a bike? [more inside]
posted by KChasm on Jul 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I mod an adult trike to carry kids in the back?

Can I mod an adult trike to carry kids in the back? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Jul 26, 2011 - 18 answers

material girl

How can I transport all of my stuff very cheaply? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 24, 2011 - 19 answers

Language/Transport in Vilnius, lithuania?

Hi everyone! I am visiting Vilnius, Lithuania the last week of this month for a concert. I'm planning my trip but I would like some advice about public transport and language. [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Been hit by a bus... What next?

This morning I was hit by a bus while cycling to work. I'm not badly hurt but currently in hospital waiting to have my shoulder checked and cuts cleaned out. I'm in London, England. The bus driver was 100% to blame. The police have taken a statement from me and I have two phone numbers from witnesses. What should I be doing now to make sure I receive adequate compensation and the driver is dealt with appropriately?
posted by ascullion on Jun 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles...

What's the best transportation option for visiting NYC, then going to Long Island for a wedding, and then getting back to La Guardia? [more inside]
posted by Terriniski on Feb 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me transport a pie on Thanksgiving!

A Portable Thanksgiving: Help me figure out how to transport a pie on an airplane! [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Nov 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Metra trip

Fun places to go on the Chicago-area commuter rail system? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Aug 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Can I transport a ping pong table on top of a minivan?

Can I transport a ping pong table on top of a minivan? [more inside]
posted by landlubber on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Freighting a horse to Banbury Cross from Australia

Recommendations, personal experiences etc on moving a horse from Australia to UK? [more inside]
posted by Logophiliac on Jul 11, 2010 - 4 answers

How to get stuff from MA to TX

I live in Austin, Texas. I have books and music equipment in Easthapton, Mass. I will be up there in June and have looked for rental vehicles to drive back to Texas. The cost for a one way U-haul is about $1400. Avis charges $1200. I-Pod shipping cost over $2000. Is there any other way to get my stuff to Texas without the cost of a used car?
posted by flyfsh_peter on May 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Traveling to Greece in September 2010?

Is it advisable to travel to Greece this September? [more inside]
posted by destrius on Apr 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Buy a case for a double bass?

Mrs Singingfish has the opportunity to have her double bass transported from Europe to Australia in a shipping container. At present she has no case for it, but the container she's getting it shipped in will also going to have a baby grand piano in it, so the container will be being packed by professional instrument movers, so the bass will be crated etc. Do you think she should buy a soft case for extra insurance? A hard (flight) case is out of the question due to cost and bulk.
posted by singingfish on Apr 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Is walking an option?

Cheap transportation between Prague/Vienna and Graz? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Mar 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Wireless DAW transport control without internet?

I want to wirelessly control basic transport functions in my recording software without using an internet-based network or buying a Frontier Tranzport. Specifically, I'd like to use my iPhone 3G to connect to a local network that I will create, including a Mac G4 with OS 10.4.x and an Intel G5 with 10.4.11. How do I do this?
posted by lukievan on Mar 13, 2010 - 4 answers

You can do almost anything with a Pelican...

Pelican-question: I need to transport some heavy equipment in medium-sized Pelican cases. The default soft gray pick-and-pluck foam is too soft and compressible for this purpose. I'm looking for a source to buy sheets or blocks of a very dense black foam that can be cut to my custom shapes with a hot wire knife. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jan 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Hard case for my Xbox 360?

I'm looking for a good hard case to transport an Xbox 360 in. [more inside]
posted by C17H19NO3 on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

What is my risk here?

I live in Canada. I have a friend in US who is battling cancer. She has asked me to pick up an alternative cancer remedy and bring it over the border to her in New York. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Chongqing - How is the expansion of the metro going?

Anybody in Chongqing? How is the expansion of the metro going? Especially to the Tiandi development? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Aug 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Pick a rolling hard case for transporting meeting IT hardware

Help me find a good box to transport a projector, laptop, cables and power cords in, preferably with wheels etc. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Jul 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Who can arrange pet-transport from Kastrup?

Does anyone know of an individual or organisation based in Copenhagen, Denmark, who can organise the transport of pets (specifically dogs and cats) from Copenhagen's Kastrup airport to the UK?
posted by misteraitch on Jun 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Walk home from dinner or carry a lunch?

Okay to walk back to our hotel (Riverfront Residence Inn) from Simpatica (Portland, Or) on a Saturday night? [more inside]
posted by dbmcd on May 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Buying a left-hand-drive car from the UK?

What is the best way to buy a left-hand-drive car given that I live in the UK? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Apr 30, 2009 - 6 answers

How to bring bikes on vacation?

Mrs. Argyle and I want to take our road bikes on vacation this summer. What's the best way to take them along? [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Apr 29, 2009 - 13 answers

Seriously, is Bank/Monument really so bad?

London Tube Geeks needed: A long time ago, we planned to take 30 kids and 10 adults on a trip from Victoria Station to Greenwich. The date we choose was the 14th February. This is now a week away, I've just checked TFL's web page and I have a feeling we're royally screwed. [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Feb 8, 2009 - 19 answers

Individual free choice but collective predictability?

Can someone explain why despite the fact that every one of these incidents occurs at a unique time and place, each involves a complex history of events and personal decisions leading to its very unlikely outcome, that the death toll on the roads year-on-year is so predictable? See here and here. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Dec 28, 2008 - 47 answers

Getting from OC to LAX on public transport

Useful transport from Orange County to LAX? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Nov 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Is air shipping much more inefficient than truck shipping?

How much jet fuel does it take to fly a 50lb box 100 miles vs. gasoline for driving the same box the same distance? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Nov 4, 2008 - 7 answers

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