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Crowdfunding Deadline For Airfare I Might Not Use?

In November, other people will make a decision which will determine whether they want to appear at an event. Then, I need to use a crowdfunding site to raise the money from their fans. I'm looking at a site that shows cheap rates, which I know will rise. The crowdfunding deadline will be two months after I start the campaign. Assuming this all works out, when should the 2-month crowdfunding begin? [more inside]
posted by matt_arnold on Oct 22, 2014 - 3 answers

Longish term car rentals when you are unsure of the length of time

I need to use a car to get around Phoenix for anywhere from 2 to 6+ weeks, and I won't know how long I need it until I'm done using it. What kind of service do I use or what do I do? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 18, 2014 - 6 answers

Where, specifically, to meet on a weekday morning, near Chicago

Next week, on a weekday morning, I need to meet up with a friend near Chicago. She'll be coming from Peoria in a car; I'll be coming from Logan Square, with a carry-on size suitcase and no car. We'll be driving together to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Can you suggest a specific spot that might work? [more inside]
posted by pril on Oct 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Philadelphia weekend parking

Where can I park my car in Philadelphia for the weekend while I'm at a conference downtown? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Sep 9, 2014 - 6 answers

What are your most memorable or favorite train rides?

Which train ride(s) have you particularly enjoyed? Of any distance and length, anywhere in the world. [more inside]
posted by xtine on Aug 14, 2014 - 62 answers

What kind of vehicle should we buy for our vintage clothing business?

A friend and I run a small-but-growing online vintage clothing business. We've recently branched out into showing at vintage truck shows in the Chicago area. As of now, we've been using a friend's Saab hatchback. Unfortunately, this isn't a really a sustainable option for us; it's also a bit of a tight fit for our 200ish garments, 2 - 3 clothing racks, bust, and table. We're interesting in purchasing a used vehicle so that we can continue to travel with our merchandise. Ideally, we'd like something that is reliable, safe, and has some extra space to grow alongside our business. Unfortunately, our budget is on the low side: we'd like to spend less than $5000... the cheaper the better. Thoughts? Recommendations? Should we rent instead of buy? Thanks for sharing your wisdom! [more inside]
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Aug 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Road trip with my family across the US for 5 weeks - travel suggestions?

I've got a 5 week sabbatical next June/July and was thinking of taking my family (wife;3 kids) to see some of the national parks here in the US. I'm starting in Boston, and would like to spend time at the following: * Mount Rushmore * Yellowstone * Grand Teton * Yosemite * Grand Canyon * other I'm looking for feedback on the pros and cons of travel methods from place to place. Planes? Car rental? RV rental? Train? What are your experiences doing this?
posted by GernBlandston on Jul 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Visitors to L.A: Was traffic better or worse than you expected?

I reply to a fair number of L.A. travel questions here and many of the answers (including mine) often contain dire warnings about traffic. This happens even if traffic isn't directly related to the question being asked. So, visitors to our fair city, how bad was the traffic really, and what information/advice can I give to newbie LA tourists who drive? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 29, 2013 - 60 answers

Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende: The Scenic Route?

In July I'm flying into Mexico City for my friend's wedding in San Miguel de Allende. I have two days (or so, it's pretty flexible) to get from the airport in FD to SMdA, can you help me figure out the best route and/or means of transportation? And also what I should do for fun and/or adventure with the extra day or so I have to explore the area? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Driving from Seattle to Whistler. Anything I need to know?

Tomorrow night, I'll be driving from Seattle to Whistler, BC. What's the drive going to be like, and is there anything that I should know? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Feb 27, 2013 - 12 answers

And I was really looking forward to this trip, too!

I'm supposed to be at a B&B in Philadelphia tomorrow evening, and right now I'm in Brooklyn. I don't have a car, rail isn't running, busses leave from parts of the city that are extremely difficult to access and I'm not even sure I could get a ticket. Suggestions? Am I not thinking of something? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Oct 31, 2012 - 16 answers

What is the best way to get to San Francisco Airport from the East Bay?

What is the best way to get to San Francisco Airport from the East Bay? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Aug 29, 2012 - 16 answers

NYC to Atlanta and back on $200 or less.

Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 5, 2012 - 15 answers

LGA to Stamford, CT?

What's the best way to get from La Guardia airport (LGA) to Stamford, CT during the evening rush hour? A lot of details inside. [more inside]
posted by dersins on Sep 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Is there an etiquette for reclining in the air?

Is there an etiquette for reclining in the air? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Feb 28, 2011 - 85 answers

Getting from Victoria, B.C. to Seattle area via ferry

Helping a friend out by driving his car up to Victoria from the San Francisco and leaving it there for him. Looking forward to the trip, but stymied by finding an affordable 1 way trip back to the Bay Area in mid-October. Flights from Victoria are about $300, which isn't horrible, but we would rather take a ferry back to the States and fly back from there. [more inside]
posted by pkingdesign on Sep 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Whales!

Where should we stay/what should we do/how should we get around in the San Juan Islands? Complications: we won't have a car, don't want to rent bikes for more than a couple of hours, and want to do things on at least two of the islands. [more inside]
posted by doift on Aug 13, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I get from Montreal to Eastman and back, on a budget?

I'd like to take a short trip from Montreal, QC to a spot near Eastman, QC. How do I do this without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by avidreader on May 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Get me from Longboat Key to Ft. Lauderdale!

Florida natives please read! Need help figuring out a quick, cheap way for my girlfriend and I to get from Longboat Key to Ft. Lauderdale during our visit to Florida--more details on this hellish planning inside. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Feb 4, 2010 - 10 answers

What's a stranded girl to do?

Albertan, in Ontario for a family get together in Durham- I long to visit friends for a day in Toronto - So far I have a way INTO To., early Wednesday morning...getting BACK to Durham is the problem. The other hitch is, I will be getting into To. at around 5am...what on earth can I do to pass the time between then and say...brunch with friends at a reasonable hour? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Aug 22, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I get from Paris to Innsbruck?

How do I get from Paris to Innsbruck? [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico on Aug 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Surprise?

How can I get my mother from Pearson (Toronto) airport area to Barrie, Ontario on a Saturday? Two catches -- neither of us drives, and she's not actually flying in or out of the airport. [more inside]
posted by aclevername on Jul 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Visiting the City by the Bay

Where should I stay in San Francisco and how well can I get around without a car? [more inside]
posted by wintermute2_0 on Jul 1, 2009 - 10 answers

NOLA: Metairie Cemetery

I'm going to New Orelans next week, for the first time since 2001... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Oct 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Cheap travel from Delaware to NYC?

What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Switching off Traffic Lights

I'd like to ask a relatively simple question – what would happen if we switched of traffic lights when we didn't really need them? I'd like to know from an environmental aspect what effect turning off the nations traffic lights would have towards saving electricity and reducing emissions. From a social point of view could the nation's road users manage with such a change? And from a technical innovation view point – could it and should it happen and if so how?
posted by SarahM on Sep 10, 2008 - 22 answers

Get me to Chapel Hill from NYC!

How to get to Chapel Hill from NYC? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jul 16, 2008 - 13 answers

RoadtripFilter: Fastest way to MO from NJ?

I-80 vs. I-70: Which will get me to Missouri from New Jersey with the smaller headache? [more inside]
posted by adamdrici on May 30, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I convince my friend's dad she'll be safe to visit me in Israel?

I'm going to be studying in Jerusalem next year, and I'd really like it if one of my friends could come and visit me. The only problem is her father - he is very resistant to the idea, and undoubtedly gets his concerns from the news - which we know has an awful tendency of sensationalizing things beyond recognition. I was hoping you guys could help me put something together that she could show her father, to hopefully help assuage some of his fears. I mean, we're not planning on road-tripping down to Gaza or anything! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on May 24, 2008 - 10 answers

transportation from bronx to manhattan west side

How can I get 6-8 adults, 2 car-seat-aged kids, and all of the associated luggage from the Bronx to our cruise ship departure site on the west side of Manhattan on a Sunday morning? [more inside]
posted by iscatter on May 21, 2008 - 21 answers

What food to pack in a cooler for a looong plane flight?

Food to put in a cooler for a long plane flight. Difficulty: one omnivore, one vegetarian. [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Mar 26, 2008 - 30 answers

Travel innovations in development

Do you know of any innovations currently in development within the travel industry that could rock the world of a business traveler? [more inside]
posted by NancyB on Mar 3, 2008 - 4 answers

How'd the California guy get to Washington?

American history question: before modern transportation, how much time did congressmen spend in Washington and how much in their home states? Especially those from, say, California. And how long did the journey take? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Jan 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Biking through Europe -- money, food, and transportation?

I need advice on how to get food and money while traveling through Europe, and how to transport my bike. [more inside]
posted by fjardt on Dec 7, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I go from Dana Point, CA to San Diego on the cheap?

What is the quickest/cheapest way to get from Dana Point, California to San Diego? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Aug 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to San Francisco at 5:00 am?

What's the best way to get from far south bay into downtown San Francisco early in the morning, without owning a car? [more inside]
posted by boscord on Jul 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Long Island Islip Macarthur Airport to Brooklyn, NY?

What is the best way to get from Long Island Islip Macarthur Airport to Brooklyn, NY?
posted by brokekid on Jun 11, 2007 - 7 answers

San Diego visitor tips for Seaworld area, and do we need a car?

Visiting San Diego this weekend: do we need a rental car, and is there anything secret and great near Seaworld that we should see? (esp. good coffeeshops for hanging around in?) [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jun 4, 2007 - 24 answers

I've got (no idea how to get) a ticket to ride

I'm heading off to China in August to do some volunteer work in a rural area near Xi’an. Can anyone help me work out how to get there and what to do once the project is over? [more inside]
posted by boosh on Apr 29, 2006 - 7 answers

London to Paris

What's the cheapest way to travel between London and Paris? [more inside]
posted by Packy_1962 on Jan 24, 2006 - 19 answers

what is the best way to get from phoenix to tucson, AZ?

what is the best way to get from phoenix to tucson, AZ? i'll be flying to phoenix in february. i need to get to tucson. is there a bus i can take from the airport in phoenix to tucson? is greyhound any where near the airport? maybe i should just rent a car? other alternatives?
posted by brandz on Jan 3, 2006 - 8 answers

central jersey to jfk airport?

Does anyone have any polite advice on driving from central new jersey to jfk airport so to get there for a 7:00 am flight? [more inside]
posted by ProfLinusPauling on Dec 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Getting From NJ to JFK on Strike Day

MeFiNewYork, I ask you this. Today, I need to make it from Union, NJ to JFK Airport via public transit. I need to be at JFK by 7pm. I am leaving Union at 1:38pm, taking NJT to Penn Station, and LIRR to the Jamaica-JFK Airtrain. I am doing this with 100 pounds of luggage in a large rolling suitcase about the size of another person. There is a strike going on. Am I doomed? [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Dec 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Unconventional transportation

Help me get myself across the Atlantic or Pacific without using an airplane. [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Sep 14, 2005 - 19 answers

Getting from Luton Airport to SE1

What's the easiest and best way to get from Luton Airport to Central London (Waterloo/Elephant and Castle area), on a Friday night at about 23:00? [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on Aug 8, 2005 - 8 answers

cheap one-way travel

I am looking for a cheap way to travel from Austin, TX to Huntsville, AL. One-way flights are $200+ on Orbitz. So far Greyhound looks like my best bet at around $60. I guess I'm wondering if anyone can offer any alternatives to these options. Is there any type of legal (or practical) way to hitchhike or maybe a cheaper bus fare? [more inside]
posted by foraneagle2 on May 8, 2005 - 7 answers

Parking in and around New York City

Hi, i'm looking for a place to keep a rental car in or around New York City. My friends {travelling from toronto} and i will be staying at a hostel on 891 Amsterdam Ave and will be staying arriving Friday, overnight Friday and Saturday, leaving early sunday. [more inside]
posted by striatic on Feb 17, 2005 - 15 answers

Is there a mid-level way to cross the Atlantic by ship?

Airbus will announce their new "flying cruise ship" (see pictures) this week and it will probably be beyond the cost for most people. But it made me think that we all ideally want to travel like that, but put up with crowded planes because they are fast and relatively cheap. Ships used to be the way to travel across the Atlantic, is it possible to travel by ship across the Atlantic without spending a lot of money? It seems the choices are high-end cruise ship, or low-brow freighter travel. Does an affordable, middle-market quick human transportation by ship service exist across the Atlantic?
posted by stbalbach on Jan 17, 2005 - 21 answers

How to transfer between airports in NYC?

NYC Travel Help: I need some advice about transferring between NYC airports. [+] [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Dec 11, 2004 - 10 answers

Air Travel post 9-11

I haven't been on a plane since 2000 (before a certain terrorist attack) and I have a trip next week so is there anything i really need to know? Can I bring food, pencils, fingernail files, etc. onboard with me? Should i be careful what i say out loud? Are people gonna stop me wherever I go?
posted by Slimemonster on Apr 13, 2004 - 32 answers

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