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Weary travellers seek entertainment!

Seven hours to kill in Los Angeles - how to occupy our time? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by liquorice on Jul 13, 2014 - 17 answers

Visiting Hong Kong during National Day week?

I'm planning a trip to China during September, which ends in Hong Kong. I'm arriving in HK on 29 Sept and leaving on 3 Oct - right around the start of the National Day holiday. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by dave99 on Jun 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me decide where to go for a month of relaxation

I'm planning to take a month of holiday in May or June, and want to find a cheap remote destination anywhere in the world where I can rent a small place and just hang out and read books and unwind. My perfect day there would be lounging around in a hammock/garden/isolated beach, reading, drinking a cappuccino and eating bread and cheese. Maybe I'd go for a little walk. Please give me your suggestions for destinations, including specific rental options if you have any. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 19, 2014 - 10 answers

New Year's break in Paris, on the cheap

My girlfriend and I have won a week's holiday in Paris over the new year period. Flights, bed, and breakfast are covered -- how can we stretch our food and entertainment budget? [more inside]
posted by pont on Dec 26, 2013 - 22 answers

How to consolidate, organize, and share tourism information?

I'm looking for smart ways to consolidate, organize, and share tourism information for people who visit me and for places that my partner and I might visit. [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Nov 15, 2013 - 8 answers

[Traffic] Driving on 95 on X-Mas & New Year's Day DC-BOS-DC: Bad idea?

How is driving on I-95 on Christmas and New Year's Day? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Things To Do In Paris Over The Holidays?

I will be in Paris for a week and some change between Christmas and New Years. I've been before so I know all the standard tourist spots- but I know the holiday season will mess up openings and closings so I'm interested in fun, interesting things and places ...that will be open. Ideally looking for performances, music, English-language theater, etc. I'll be traveling with a classical musician with a fondness for opera, so looking for things along those lines. Any seasonally specific events or things I shouldn't miss?
posted by The Whelk on Oct 29, 2013 - 6 answers

What's your favourite travel website for booking a vacation package?

We want to go somewhere sunny this winter. There are a bewildering number of travel websites hocking flight+hotel deals. Did you have a good experience with any of them? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Holiday recommendations for mixture of relaxation and culture

My girlfriend and I are looking for a holiday that will allow us to have a mixture of chilling out in a nice hotel or resort, but also put us in range of museums and galleries and restaurants and interesting day-trips. [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Oct 1, 2013 - 13 answers

No-Christmas Christmas

I'm interested in passing Christmas (24/25 December) somewhere that does not celebrate Christmas at that time. The shops and monuments should be open, the people should be doing their thing, and life should be going on more-or-less as normal. For a number of reasons, I'm particularly interested in doing this in a place that celebrates the Orthodox Christmas (6/7 January). Have any of you spent the holiday season in such a country? Which one? What was going on during the 24/25 Dec? Would you recommend visiting? I'm also curious to hear about your New Year's experiences in those places, but it is less important. (If you have a really awesome idea in another region I'll hear you out for the sake of others who may have a similar question.)
posted by whatzit on Sep 13, 2013 - 25 answers

Help us plan our trans-American odyssey!

A friend and I are planning a month-long roadtrip down the West coast of the United States - starting in Oregon, and possibly going so far as to cross Texas and finish up in Louisiana somewhere - to take place sometime in the new year, and we'd appreciate some advice in re: must-sees and logistics. [more inside]
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Aug 12, 2013 - 28 answers

What should we do in Spain/Andorra/Northern Morocco... in the winter?

My girlfriend and I plan to go to Spain, leaving Christmas day and coming back a few days after New Years. We are interested in both activities and places it's just nice to be for a while. Spain is the primary destination here, but we're open to side trips into Andorra and/or Morocco. And, hey, how about the Baleric Islands? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jul 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me get wonderful food to our guests.

I am organising a specialty holiday in Malaga, Spain for a fortnight this September. An awesome chef has come on board. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Mistress on Jul 24, 2013 - 11 answers

4 weeks in the Balkans by train and bus

Planning a four weeks long overland trip around the Balkans in September/October. [more inside]
posted by travelwithcats on Jul 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me plan an itinerary for New Zealand

I am visiting NZ (South Island only, unfortunately) for about a week's holiday, starting mid-March (only 10 more sleeps to go, as they say). I'm flying in and out of Queenstown. What places should I visit? What should I see? What should I do? What car rental service is good? Any recommended places to stay? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Mar 6, 2013 - 18 answers

Should we take our toddler to Kenya, if not, where?

I have a great opportunity to go to Kenya in June, the question is, does my partner and daughter (20 months by then) come with, or do I meet them somewhere on the way back to Australia? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Feb 2, 2013 - 21 answers

5 or 6 days around Christmas time. Where to go from Sydney?

My wife and I will get the chance to go away for 5 or 6 days without kids for the first time in a decade at the end of this year. It also happens to be my partners 40th birthday. Where should we go, from Sydney? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Jan 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Pitfalls or advice for a family of 4 driving a rental car from upstate NY to FL right before X-mas?

Got any advice or pitfall warnings for a family of 4 who may be driving a rental car from upstate NY to St. Augustine, FL, on December 22-23 (weekend)? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Aug 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Help us pick a vacation/honeymoon destination for the Christmas Holiday.

Help my wife and I pick a vacation/honeymoon destination for the Christmas Holiday. [more inside]
posted by Ergolad on Jul 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me find a tropical paradise!

Travelfilter: Help me find a relaxing tropical paradise to take my ladyfriend to, somewhere relatively close to Japan. [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Apr 14, 2012 - 11 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

Need a vacation from vacation planning.

Does my Costa Rica trip itinerary make sense? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Feb 12, 2012 - 10 answers

I want to go everywhere... where do I go first?

Travel suggestions please! Solo female traveling some time between February and May, looking for a good combination of activity and relaxing. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Nov 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I travel this winter?

What is a cheap international trip I can take this winter? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Oct 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Kid-friendly accomodation in close proximity to Port Jackson

Where to stay in Sydney when the kids are along for the ride? [more inside]
posted by N-stoff on Oct 18, 2011 - 5 answers

October holiday on the continent

Holiday suggestions for the end of October. Five days, leaving from London. [more inside]
posted by CRM114 on Sep 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Turkey trip

Destination thanksgiving ideas? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Sep 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Stressful Day Holiday Daydream

Thinking about a break in the springtime, somewhere in Europe, somewhere cheap with stuff to do. Is this an impossible dream? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Give me 3.5 days of away-from-it-all time in the Southwest.

Help me plan a long-weekend getaway in the Southwest. I don't have enough time to make it a road trip, but would like to drive down some scenic roads. I don't want to camp in the wilderness, but would like see a national park. I don't want a full native-american experience, but would love to buy some native american jewelry. Some shopping/dining would be cool. I want to take more photographs than I'll ever have time to upload to flickr. [more inside]
posted by Opal on Jun 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Best of the Queb...ec and Ontario city events

What should I hit in Montreal and Toronto? I have two weeks available and I want to bend them around unmissable events in each city. Aug/Sept. [more inside]
posted by roobot on May 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Florence Italy

Hey everyone, Going to Florence Italy in the end of March to early April. Anyone have any idea of the weather at that time? Also going alone so any advice on crucial things to take? Cheers
posted by mark25 on Feb 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Holiday destination from London?

Where should I go for a short holiday from London in December? [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Dec 1, 2010 - 25 answers

♫ You could travel the world, but nothing comes close to the golden coast...

Help me enjoy 5 weeks of California endulgence after living in the Middle East! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jun 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Help plan a Mom-friendly trip from Paris to Barcelona!

In May I'll host my mother and sister for a 10-day European holiday, starting in Paris and flying out of Barcelona. It's my Mom's first time in Europe! How can I plan a trip that's unforgettably awesome but not too overwhelming? [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Feb 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Hotel Luz En Yucatan

Hotel Luz En Yucatan , Mexico, sounds too good to be true. Is it? I would like to hear from anyone who has been there before. Thinking of going in January. Thanks.
posted by uans on Dec 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Keeping Busy

Keep us busy in Melbourne. What to do for a few days in Victoria's Capital? [more inside]
posted by sycophant on Sep 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Suggestions for a house rental for Mexico?

House rental for a group in Mexico? Babyfriendly a must. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Work from vacation?

For people who work-from-home, have you ever tried to work-from-vacation? Was it worth it? Any pitfalls or tips/tricks? Any particularly apt destinations?
posted by smackfu on Aug 28, 2009 - 21 answers

Where should we go on vacation?

Where should we go on vacation next week? We were planning on the Caribbean, but tropical storms have rained on those plans (sorry!). We're open to anything in the US or Canada with just a few restrictions. [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Aug 17, 2009 - 7 answers

I heard something about typhoons, too!

What will the weather be like in Japan at the beginning of September? I have googled and got an idea – warm and rainy! – but have a few specific questions and would welcome personal experience! [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Jul 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me Hivemind: spending money and eating veggie in Japan.

How much spending money do I need for 10 days in Japan? And: help me eat vegetarian while I'm there. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on May 27, 2009 - 19 answers

December travel recommendations

Where is the best place to travel in December? [more inside]
posted by impluvium on Apr 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Inspirational Places to Travel From Hong Kong !

Holiday / Vacation Inspiration Needed ! A last minute opportunity for an Asian getaway has popped up ! I will be in Hong Kong, my travel destination will be ?????? >>>>> ???? [more inside]
posted by doogyrev on Apr 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Travel Insurance + Canada

Planning a working holiday to Canada, and need advice on travel insurance... [more inside]
posted by ryanbryan on Mar 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Can I work in New Zealand for the summer in the recession?

Is it feasible to go to work in New Zealand for June-September period this year? If not, is it possible to go anywhere? [more inside]
posted by SamuelBowman on Feb 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Active Holiday end October?

I'm looking for a holiday destination. Last weeks of October where I can hike (mountains), bike (atb) and learn diving (padi). No resorts or too much luxury, just basic accomodation. I'm alone so it would be nice to meet more travellers. Doe you have suggestions?
posted by beemsterman on Sep 23, 2008 - 4 answers

What can I expect from Oman?

I'm going to Oman for 2 weeks in January (including New Year's Eve). What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Sep 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Will we have a tip-top Tet?

Just how chaotic does Vietnam get during Tet? Is it going to be a problem for inexperienced travelers? [more inside]
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party on Sep 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for an e-guitar boot camp!

My wife and I are looking for a "boot camp" to learn to play electric guitar. Can you recommend any kind of retreats, workshops camps, schools, that offer intense one- or two-week e-guitar training in a pleasant, vacation-like surroundings? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Aug 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Please evaluate my route from Italy to Spain by car

I plan to drive from Venice, Italy to Valenica, Spain in April or May 2009 using the following route. I will stay for a few days or weeks in little spots along the way. I should have about six weeks in total. I mostly want to see a little of Spain and Italy, the French Riviera, Montpellier, Marseilles and finish at Valencia. Apart from that anything else I should try to see? Any parts of the chosen route I should avoid? What's driving like along that route? Any rental car companies which will let me pick up in Italy and drop off in Spain?
posted by zaebiz on Aug 8, 2008 - 12 answers

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