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Workplace policies on cancelling work travel for medical reasons?

I will likely need to cancel a work-related conference trip next week for medical reasons. Can I expect reimbursement for the money I've already spent? Bonus: my cancellation will be for mental health reasons, documented by my team of doctors. Does your workplace have policies around this? I am in the state of Massachusetts.
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2016 - 7 answers

Favorite things to do/see in New York City in early October?

Theater, show, sights to see, and activity recommendations. [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Sep 30, 2016 - 10 answers

Sublime (and unusual) city experiences

Help me find unusual and sublime experiences that others might not think of as 'things to do'. [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Sep 28, 2016 - 26 answers

Korea winter break itinerary for young solo traveler

My daughter (college sophomore) is fulfilling a dream by spending her whole winter break in Korea and we've got tickets booked, but she's getting a little stuck with planning an actual itinerary. Possibly relevant is the fact that she's dealing with moderate generalized and social anxiety. Looking for suggestions of maybe the top 3-4 destinations other than Seoul that will be relatively easy for her to negotiate as a solo traveler and allow her to appreciate what the country has to offer over her 28-day stay. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Sep 27, 2016 - 6 answers

Car rental in Tulum/Cancun?

What's my best car rental strategy in Cancun/Tulum? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Mid on Sep 25, 2016 - 9 answers

Where to travel Zika-free at Christmas with two older family members?

My family, meaning myself and two older family members (late 60s, mid 70s) like to go away for Christmas. Past trips include Cuba and Italy. This year, I am pregnant. I don't want to travel anywhere the Zika-carrying mosquito lives. My relatives don't want cold (even Venice in December was too cold). Where should we go? Leaving from Toronto. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2016 - 9 answers

Tips for bite sized self care during and around work travel?

I'm a busy consultant (woman) who's started traveling a lot for work, and need to get better at taking care of myself despite being over-planned on these trips. I'm already doing what I can, but I'd love your tips and tricks, road warriors. [more inside]
posted by nadise on Sep 23, 2016 - 26 answers

WOOFing...what's the best way to contact a host farm?

I finally bit the bullet and bought a membership to WOOF after mulling for a year or so. For those of you that have successfully established work with a host farm: how do you go about it? [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo on Sep 22, 2016 - 2 answers

How to dress a baby for fall in NYC: babywearing filter

My partner and I are visiting family in NYC for Thanksgiving from San Diego with our 7-month old son. How do we dress him to stay warm while babywearing as we navigate the city? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Sep 20, 2016 - 18 answers

Where can I meditate overseas ascetic style?

The American grind is wearing out this ENFP seer and I am looking for the slowest, mellowest place to go meditate, push a broom, eat, and sleep. Does anybody have any recommendations for overseas? In the USA here. (Please read the explanation below) [more inside]
posted by AdjectivePanda on Sep 20, 2016 - 11 answers

Travel Agents in 2016?

Can anyone recommend a good online travel agent for vacation planning? Yes I have fingers and an internet connection and have self-booked many flights and hotels in my lifetime. But plotting itineraries, finding cool places to stay, navigating transportation schedules and local attractions, etc requires time and energy I do not have. [more inside]
posted by pocketfullofrye on Sep 19, 2016 - 9 answers

Help us plan our summer 2017 honeymoon ending in Santorini

We're planning our honeymoon for the last 2 weeks of June 2017. The only part I'm sure of is that we want to spend the last bit in Santorini. Where should we go before that? [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on Sep 19, 2016 - 6 answers

How can mom travel if dad depends on her and is afraid of terrorism?

My mom is nearing 70, and she wants to travel. For example, she really wants to go on a cruise in Europe and see the Vatican. I very much want her to travel because she does so much for our family and no one is more deserving. My dad, though, is afraid of terrorism and the unknown. [more inside]
posted by wuMeFi on Sep 18, 2016 - 20 answers

Niagara Falls with a Baby

We are thinking of going to Niagara Falls (Canada) in March. What can I do with a baby while the six-year-old and husband are at the water park? [more inside]
posted by ficbot on Sep 15, 2016 - 6 answers

London tourist: Nightlife edition

We are a couple in mid 20s first time visiting London for 6 nights (Sept 18 - 24) and looking for recommendations for things to do in the evenings. More details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Danniman on Sep 14, 2016 - 11 answers

Help recommend a good late-October vacation

I planned to visit Scotland at the end of summer but as it turns out my vacation time isn't until late October when it gets cold and rainy—where should I go instead? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Sep 14, 2016 - 5 answers

Should I be concerned about Global Entry?

Should I be concerned about the fingerprinting required for Global Entry or TSA Precheck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2016 - 20 answers

Historic San Antonio hotel with windows that open?

Can you recommend a San Antonio hotel that has rooms whose windows can be opened? Or is there a historic hotel that you like a lot in spite of its lacking this feature? [more inside]
posted by artistic verisimilitude on Sep 11, 2016 - 11 answers

Shortest flight away from Christmas?

Let's say you are a person who doesn't enjoy Christmas and you live in Chicago, what's the shortest flight to a place where Christmas isn't widely celebrated? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Sep 10, 2016 - 27 answers

Mom + bus trip + 74th birthday = what gift?

My mom leaves on Saturday for a week long bus trip from the DC area to Canada. She's not used to co-habitating, she's a bit of an introvert, and she's celebrating her birthday on day one of the trip. I'd like to send her off with something thoughtful and useful for the trip. [more inside]
posted by ovenmitt on Sep 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Living long term in Cairo region

I have recently completed a move to Egypt, from Canada. I will be here at least two years. I would love any suggestions folks here have about Egypt, advice for new arrivals, getting set up/integrated towards long term living, old memories of visits, last minute travel recommendations, foods/places/people not to miss, and more. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Sep 9, 2016 - 2 answers

Looking for perfect hybrid bag!

My dream is to have a travel bag that wears and is sized like a backpack but opens all the way up so I can pack it like a suitcase. I've seen a lot of Kickstarters lately for bags like this, but outside of this one bag I found on Amazon, I haven't really seen a lot of other bags in this vein. Are they really so uncommon? Are there more bags out there like this?
posted by helloimjennsco on Sep 8, 2016 - 22 answers

What to do for 4 and a half hours in Seattle

So, my husband and I are going on a cruise that leaves this Sunday from Pier 91 in Seattle. Boarding is from 1pm - 3pm and the boarding time listed for our cabin is 2pm. Our flight gets in to Seattle at 9:30am, which gives us 4.5 hours to kill. [more inside]
posted by aaebig on Sep 7, 2016 - 8 answers

What is the most relaxing kind of vacation you can have with a toddler?

We'd like a relaxing vacation, but no vacation we've taken as a family has ever been relaxing. They've been fun, and they've gotten us out of our routines, but they're always intense, and we're always more tired than when we left. Is there a Somewhere Special we could go where that wouldn't be the case? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Sep 5, 2016 - 32 answers

Fun day trips out of NYC

I just moved to Brooklyn, and my partner and I are interested in getting out of the city for short trips on weekends. We're interested in nature walks and scenic places. Where could we go that fills the following criteria? [more inside]
posted by MFZ on Sep 5, 2016 - 18 answers

Portland weird

What cool/odd/weird little things can I see or do in Portland OR from now through September 17th? My sis told me about PICA's TBA and I will probably do some of that but I would also be interested in even less mainstream type things. [more inside]
posted by bobobox on Sep 3, 2016 - 13 answers

Missed the bus to New Hampshire tonight! Oh no!

My friend and I were supposed to catch a bus tonight from Boston to Lincoln, NH (White Mountains area). Unfortunately, we're going to miss the bus! What can we do? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Sep 2, 2016 - 3 answers

Super Convenient Heathrow Terminal 2 Hotel Recs

I'm booking business travel for someone who needs a hotel at Heathrow that is very, very easy to reach from Terminal 2. I've been there before and know it's a huge area with many hotels that can be reached via a variety of buses. I'm a seasoned traveler myself and with a tired brain had a hard time finding the hotel I used the last time I was there. [more inside]
posted by something something on Sep 1, 2016 - 7 answers

Question about luggage on Thalys

I put off buying my ticket until the last minute and now I'm kind of scrambling to find an answer to my question - I don't expect the company to get back to me on time. So I'm looking for anyone who has experience traveling by train in Europe, especially with Thalys. [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Sep 1, 2016 - 23 answers

Making the most of one day in Iceland

We have a one full day stopover in Iceland on our way from Montreal to Spain. We are arriving late on a Monday night and leave again relatively early on a Wednesday morning. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Aug 31, 2016 - 13 answers

Seeking engrossing nonfiction book suggestions for Europe travel

Going to Europe and need books to pass time during the long flight there and various train trips between destinations. Strongly prefer nonfiction--more specs within! [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Aug 30, 2016 - 38 answers

Help me plan a whirlwind tour of London

We're flying into Gatwick on a Friday morning in October and heading out Sunday to visit family in Cardiff. Looking for advice on everything in between. Where to stay? Where to eat? What to do? And how to get around? [more inside]
posted by samhyland on Aug 30, 2016 - 12 answers

Fiction about non-UK or USA people doing leisure travel

Looking for suggestions of novels or short stories, in English, that have leisure travel as a central feature (that is holidays not emigration, relocation for study, etc.) - where the travellers are not from either the UK or the USA. No restrictions on time period, but after realism rather than fantasy travel. Any ideas?
posted by AFII on Aug 30, 2016 - 10 answers

Giving notice during business trip

Continuation of previous questions - husband was offered a new job, wants to take it, but is currently in France on a business trip. New job offered prorated signing bonus - if he starts in 2 weeks he gets 7K, if he starts in 4 weeks he gets 5K. He wants to give as close to 2 weeks notice as possible with old job so as to not burn bridges, but 2K difference is a pretty good incentive. So he's thinking of giving notice tomorrow and finishing out the trip, coming back this Thursday, and then finishing out the rest of the notice period at the home office. Is it an incredibly bad idea to give notice while travelling? Could they refuse to reimburse him for travel expenses / cancel his ticket / make life miserable, legally speaking? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Aug 29, 2016 - 15 answers

Travel routes & sites of interest for meandering MO-to-TN road trip?

I'm planning a week-long road trip for me and my dad for the coming spring. The tentative plan is to drive from St. Louis to the small town of Waverly, TN. That's a trip of only 280 miles if we take the shortest route, and could easily be completed in one afternoon... but that's no fun. The Duffell family likes to take leisurely, meandering road trips. Help us take this thing off the interstate and enjoy the scenery. Don't be afraid to take us out of our way. [more inside]
posted by duffell on Aug 27, 2016 - 7 answers

Matagalpa to Granada (Nicaragua)

Bus, taxi or private shuttle? [more inside]
posted by metajim on Aug 25, 2016 - 1 answer

Should I try to conceive next week?

That's the question, but complicated by a two-week long trip to Asia coming up and Zika. [more inside]
posted by neematoad on Aug 25, 2016 - 14 answers

Help a nerd go back in time.

I'm fascinated by history, all kinds of history. I’d love nothing more than to wake up in a very convincing facsimile of another time—and I just found out about this. Can you help me find more? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Aug 23, 2016 - 10 answers

Should we travel the world for a year with our kids?

My wife and I have talked for a long time about quitting our jobs and traveling the world with our kids for a year or so. Well, I just quit my job, and my wife is consulting without a fixed location, so there's no time like now if it's going to happen. Should we stay or should we go? Lots of snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2016 - 58 answers

Travelling from Canada to U.S. while pregnant

My wife and I are planning to travel from Ontario, Canada to Seattle this coming week. My wife is 6 months pregnant and she's heard some things about needing documentation about being insured for pregnancy related health issues and that if she doesn't have such documentation, she could be turned away at the U.S. Customs check. Does anyone know if this is true or not? What kind of documentation does she need to bring with her?
posted by Proginoskes on Aug 20, 2016 - 4 answers

Traveling on an EU student visa before acquiring a residence permit?

Traveling in, out and around the EU Schengen zone on an American passport that includes an EU student visa before finishing the residence permit process? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Aug 20, 2016 - 7 answers

Jacksonville in March - Zika fears?

I'm looking into going on a trip to Jacksonville in March. I plan on having a child in the next few years so zika is a real concern for me. How worried should I be about this? Any articles on the likelihood of it spreading from Miami or anything to either ease my mind or confirm my concern would be appreciated. I have to book the trip now so I am trying to be as informed as possible.
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2016 - 4 answers

The [canyons] are calling and I must go.

What should we read/listen to as we hike and bike our way through Utah? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Aug 17, 2016 - 6 answers

Cheap, chill solo travel for long Labor Day vacation

My vacation plans just disappeared, and I need to put together new ones! This is for one woman over Labor Day weekend on a budget, within the US. Details and goals within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2016 - 6 answers

Across the cheese curtain with a dog friend

My partner and I are spending Labor Day weekend in Madison, WI with our dog. Help us find all the best things to do. [more inside]
posted by torridly on Aug 12, 2016 - 10 answers

Big birthday: How to celebrate solo?

A milestone birthday is coming up. Would appreciate hive mind advice on celebrating solo. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna on Aug 12, 2016 - 12 answers

Advice for long road trip with baby and young child?

Please help me and my sweet, innocent children survive a 2-day road trip. Kids are ages about one and preschool age. We will be staying with family as well, so any advice for navigating a potentially dealing with the usual type of slightly obnoxious in-law difficulties is also welcome. How do you make time for yourself or find time to relax during stressful family visits? Is that even possible? Posting anonymously because spouse sometimes read mefi and I prefer they don't know exactly how much I'm dreading this trip. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2016 - 13 answers

Secluded hotel experiences for sexy sex and romance and nature

Where in North America are the most secluded (meaning very private rooms or separate cabins) and romantic resorts and hotels, with gorgeous atmosphere? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Aug 10, 2016 - 24 answers

Hawaii for a mixed group at the worst possible time?

I'll be traveling with a friend to meet my sister and her husband in Hawaii over Christmas. It's the worst possible set of dates, I know. But it is the only set of dates which works. I'm looking for help in choosing between islands and hotel/hiking recommendations. I'm also looking for recommendations in Honolulu. [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on Aug 9, 2016 - 5 answers

Exploring Florida

In my quest to see more of the USA, I have a vacation in Florida. I will start in the panhandle, and would like to see the Keys. No real schedule, just a week or four driving in Florida. Camping/rv parks ok. What should I see and do? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Aug 9, 2016 - 23 answers

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