I need advice from experienced bakers, pavlova makers, or Kiwis/Aussies. How do you transport a pavlova? And do you pre-assemble it or not? I'm making a pavlova for a birthday dinner & I'm concerned about cracking & sogginess. Help! [more inside]
How to get around Costa Rica? [more inside]
When I was in third grade, in the early '90s, we watched a video about the history of transportation, which featured an old couple who'd contemplating taking a horse and buggy, train, car, etc. then decide it wasn't worth the hassle and say "maybe we should just stay home"? Can anyone tell me the name of the video and if it might still be available? Google has yielded me no results. Thanks.
Urban Infrastructure—a Thorough Introduction: Where can a layman learn more about infrastructure: the electrical grid, water supply/sanitation, transportation/distribution, waste removal, etc.? (many others listed inside) Everything I find wants to either explain it to a 12-year-old or explain it to an engineering grad-student. [more inside]
Should I keep my car with me and pay insurance for nearly a year of non-use, lease it, or sell it and hope to buy another one afterward? [more inside]
What dinner can I make to bring over to a sick friend's place? Difficulty -- no spicy foods, and I must transport it via mass-transit. Oh, and I am in a foreign-to-me country. [more inside]
Should I buy my teenage son a scooter to get to work? [more inside]
Where are the *newer* public transportation systems in the US (implemented, let's say, within the 2000s)? [more inside]
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]
Do we need a car for a four day visit to Philadelphia? [more inside]
How can I cross the Canada-U.S. border with a bunch of zines? [more inside]
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]
Washington State Ferries. . .We are going to the San Juans and taking our bikes. Height rules indicate a 100% surcharge for over-height vehicles (which having our bikes upright will cause). Can we lay our bikes flat on the racks, once we get to the ferry line? [more inside]
Transporting-Cars-Filter: My brother is working on the mines in Western Australia and would like to get his jeep or scooter transported from Gold Coast to Perth / Karratha. Any idea how to do this as cheaply as possible? Brother has heard that rail freight is a less expensive option. [more inside]
Haven't sat on a bike since I was a kid and now looking to buy a brand new shiny bicycle. Female, mid 20s, zero-bike-knowledge. Help me! [more inside]
What's the best way (or ways) to get around in Minneapolis? [more inside]
I'm taking a quick trip to NYC and the cheapest flights I can find are to White Plains. How difficult will it be for me to get from the White Plains airport into the city (my hotel is on Park at 26th)? Thanks!
what jobs are out there in transportation planning for the liberal artsy type just out of college + wandering back home to Boston? [more inside]
EMERGENCY! My car is about to go kablewy (as in any day now), and I have to commute 30 miles a day to work. I can't live without a car, and seeing as hubby and I just moved, we have no savings or nest egg to fall back on. We are looking for an affordable, fuel efficient, used car around $6000ish. IYHO: Who's the best used car dealer in town? [more inside]
Songs on the theme of transportation? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a reliable taxi service in El Paso, Texas to ELP airport? [more inside]
Did transit workers let people ride for free on September 11th, 2001 in NYC? [more inside]
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]
Using the subway and taxicabs in NYC without looking like a rube. [more inside]
I'm in the market to buy my first car. I plan to spend about 15-17k, buy a used car, and pay entirely in cash. I'm planning to look at mostly private sellers, since they have the greatest benefit from doing a cash transaction, and are most likely to lower their price. Am I right? [more inside]
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]
What cities have incorporated other cities by means of a bridge? [more inside]
How are horse-drawn carriages made street legal? Do they go through the DMV? [more inside]
How do I calculate if getting a car is worth it? [more inside]
Why don't we have a great railroad system in this country? [more inside]
Carrying solutions for an imac? [more inside]
TransitFilter: Lewes, UK (by Brighton) to Heathrow Terminal 5. Arrival 6pm tonight (Friday). Options? [more inside]
What bike to get? Indulge me, oh mighty bike warriors. Road, cyclocross, touring, zippy. [more inside]
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]
Where can I pick up strenuous physical labor in DC on an occasional, volunteer, or (extremely) part-time basis? [more inside]
I need to buy a new, used or certified used car real quickly. I could use some help deciding on a make and model that meets some specific criteria. [more inside]
How do I get from Paris to Innsbruck? [more inside]
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]
good research materials on the subject of electric cars, 3d modeling and/or entrepreneurship? [more inside]
I m looking to buy a used scooter, I've looked all over and have not found a definite answer, which is better, 4 stroke or 2?
Where should I stay in San Francisco and how well can I get around without a car? [more inside]
[Chicagofilter] Is it possible to search for businesses near an entire El line, rather than just an individual stop?
Quick and dirty ways to get from Ithaca to Watkins Glen? [more inside]
How easy or hard is it to travel from London to Edinburgh on either train or bus when compared to a quick flight as an option? Is the experience worth the time and how does the cost versus hassle play out?
I'm thinking of flying into San Francisco (SFO), renting a car, driving up the coast, and flying home from Portland. I'll spend a few days in the city before heading north. I want to avoid renting the car either at the airport or in the city. (This is a fun trip. Driving in San Francisco is never fun for me.) I've rented before from a small Hertz shop within walking distance of the ferry landing in Sausalito. Are there other rental car shops within equally easy reach from public transportation or a cab from the city into Marin?
I have a tire that keeps losing pressure rapidly. In a car with front wheel drive, would it be safer to have the tire on the front, or the back? At least until the tire can be replaced. [more inside]
We're setting sail from San Diego on May 25 for a cruise, but we have two days in San Diego beforehand. How can we work the transportation to Sea World and the wild animal park before our cruise while not being stuck going all the way back to the airport for a rental car? Is there a better area to stay or a better way to arrange transportation to support this?
Non-drivers of the world, unite... by foot, bus, or bike. I'm not proud of being a non-driver at my age, but I've never really felt the need to learn, and do fine with walking and public transportation... and the whole environmental trend is a bonus. But does anyone else get a lot of grief for being a grown non-driver? And how do you manage to get by (literally and figuratively)? [more inside]
Anyone have any tips on taking public transportation with an infant? Bonus for Boston-centric and the T-based green line? [more inside]