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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

Going to Japan, but not for a while. What should we book?

Thanks to some ridiculous flight deals, a friend of mine and I are headed to Japan for two weeks. The catch/opportunity: the flight is next February. There's probably a bunch of really neat things to do in Japan that unfortunately have huge waiting lists or need to be planned well in advance, right? For once in my life, we are those people planning well in advance! So what neat things with long waiting lists should we sign up for now? [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Jul 1, 2014 - 11 answers

Where should I travel in Europe?

My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe in the fall (late September-early October). The general idea is to visit half a dozen cities for three or four days each. I've never been anywhere on mainland Europe apart from Paris (twice), so I'm pretty open to suggestion in terms of which cities to visit (aside from Paris, which I think we'll skip this time). So what I want to know is, what are your favourite European cities to visit, and why?
posted by The Card Cheat on Mar 11, 2014 - 33 answers

Visa agency in Houston, TX for Brazil travel

Recommendations for a visa agency in Houston, Texas (one that's open on weekends) to obtain a tourist visa to travel to Brazil? [more inside]
posted by LLF246 on Feb 1, 2014 - 4 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

A Broad, Abroad, Alone

In a month, I'll be traveling abroad for the first time, all by my lonesome. Looking for helpful tips for a first-time international traveler. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 13, 2013 - 26 answers

Seeing London, finally.

Asking for a friend: Older American couple is visiting London for the first time. They're having a hard time figuring out travel agencies / DIY internet bookings. Can you make some recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mibo on Aug 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Känn ingen sorg för oss Stockholm

My wife and I will be in Stockholm for a few days in June, staying with some friends in Kungsholmen before traveling the countryside with them by car. Nights we'll be with them, but we'll have some time in the days to explore Stockholm on our own. We have guidebooks to find all the major attractions, etc.--but hoped you could give some advice on fun places to go, or things to see, street kiosks to buy lunch, etc. that don't make it into guidebooks. Quirky is a plus! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 28, 2013 - 4 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

Going to San Francisco and Portland; what am I doing?

Planes and Trains and Bikes, oh my! or, Going to San Francisco and Portland for a week and a half; what should I do and see and eat? [more inside]
posted by vulgar_wheat on Jul 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me have a blast in northern Michigan

What are the most super fun things to do in the eastern upper and northern lower peninsulas of Michigan? [more inside]
posted by looli on Jul 21, 2012 - 13 answers

A city filled with infinite possibilities

Will be flying into Toronto this Saturday for a conference until Wednesday. I will be in the Front St. area. I like to walk, transit and wander, so tell me where to go. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jul 13, 2012 - 13 answers

East Coast trip from Boston to DC -- ideas?

I'm planning on visiting the East Coast this July -- the area roughly from Boston to Washington, DC. I don't really have a set plan yet, aside from visiting NYC for a couple of days (up to a week), hopefully visiting Boston for a few days, and hanging out along the Maryland/DC border for a conference. Travel tips/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 20, 2012 - 22 answers

places to check out in san francisco

I am a 22 yr old guy traveling to San Francisco for the first time June 5th-9th. I want to get a good mix of tourist stuff to do, then check out a few places that necessarily wouldn't be on the top places to check out that are cool. Any suggestions would be awesome. Thanks!
posted by jsh07 on May 10, 2012 - 18 answers

If I had a Tardis, this wouldn't be a problem...

On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being "very safe" and with going-to-11 being "the most crazy," how insane is it to try to get into London from Heathrow to do some light sightseeing on my way back home to the US. (I've read the previous questions, but needed some clarification about some of the issues!) [more inside]
posted by jph on Apr 16, 2012 - 39 answers

Miami, feed me

Heading to Miami in a few weeks for a conference. Would love to hear your food recommendations and must-not-miss attractions/neighborhoods/beaches. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Apr 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Babysteps into the land of Japan...

Travelfilter: Things to do in Japan that are good for someone who finds traveling stressful, and are welcoming to tourists and non-Japanese speakers. [more inside]
posted by Arethusa on Mar 8, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm looking for a downloadable walking tour for Atlanta?

I'm looking for walking tours of Atlanta available as CDs or (ideally) as MP3s that I can stick on my iPod. So far, I have only been able to find these two driving tours, but I'd really like to find a walking tour. Anyone know of anything available, either for free or for purchase?
posted by arnicae on Feb 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me plan a weekend in NYC?

We have one weekend in New York, help us make it count! [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Feb 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Tripadvisor has melted my brain.

Where shall we stay and what shall we do in our two days in L.A and Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Jan 6, 2012 - 8 answers

`ello Guvna!

3 Days in London, England in April 2012. My wife has never been before. What should we not miss?
posted by blue_beetle on Jan 4, 2012 - 29 answers

Not your average NYC tourist guide

I'm visiting New York City for the second time. The first time I was there for a month and travelled alone and did little of the "tourist" stuff. Now I'm going with my girlfriend who hasn't seem the city yet. I'm looking for personal experiences instead of general tourist guide style descriptions. [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Aug 6, 2011 - 25 answers

Where to spend a couple hours waiting north of Chicago at night?

Please help me find some place pleasant, close to a train station, to pass the time from 10:00pm-12:00am north of Chicago, IL. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Places to eat/drink/visit in DC in the evening

I'll be in DC for a few days in September-- I'd love some suggestions for things to do close to the conference hotel. Bonus for cocktail places and interesting food! [more inside]
posted by Kpele on Jun 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Displaying/Storing Patches

How to store/display cloth patches from travel destinations (Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, etc.). [more inside]
posted by KneeDeep on Jun 8, 2011 - 16 answers

I want to be a part of it... Grenoble!

Sell me Grenoble! I will be in Grenoble for five days, and if I like it enough, I might return for a year or two... [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on May 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Belleville Rendezvous

I'm going to Paris at the beginning of April. What should I see? Where should I eat? How much should I take? And what's the best thing you've done there? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Cheapskate goes to London

Going to London over for 3 weeks, advice needed! /travel-filter [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Nov 8, 2010 - 37 answers

Unexpected weekend off in Australia! What should we do?

We are in Vincentia, NSW, Australia. We have a car and an unexpected weekend off. We've already done a ton of stuff in Sydney and we'd like to see someplace else. Help us plan our weekend trip. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Nov 5, 2010 - 4 answers

What are the most popular, clichéd touristy things to do in London?

What are the most popular, clichéd touristy things to do in London? You know, like posing with the Queen's guards, taking a ride in the Eye, and eating fish and chips.
posted by nitsuj on Jul 27, 2010 - 37 answers

Getting around New York City and is there a fashion museum

New York City car & driver for a day? [more inside]
posted by digividal on Jul 14, 2010 - 10 answers

San Francisco, Take Two

So we rescheduled our San Francisco trip and I've got a few more last-minute questions... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Mar 3, 2010 - 19 answers

suggestion for off-the-beaten-path day trip?

suggestions for Bay Area day trip? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Feb 13, 2010 - 17 answers

How to entertain parents you don't get along with?

Activities to do in San Francisco for mellow people... [more inside]
posted by thegreatcokeolympics on Dec 22, 2009 - 21 answers

NYC on a Weekday

NYC Filter: What's fun to do in New York City on a weekday? [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Nov 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Where to stay and what to see in Berlin?

Where should I stay and what should I do in Berlin for a 4 day trip? (Single, clean, safe, cheap, easy to get to the major sights.) [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Sep 13, 2009 - 15 answers

New York for the Young

Help planning a 5 Day trip to NYC - Do you know of any secret delights that New York City has to offer? I need recommendations/advice on everything from where to stay to where to go. Much more details inside. [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Aug 22, 2009 - 19 answers

So what's going on in NYC this weekend?

I know this is a semi-silly question with near infinite possibilities for answers, but what should I be doing to feel a little less like a tourist while I'm in Manhattan this weekend? [more inside]
posted by paxton on Aug 5, 2009 - 43 answers

How can I make the most of my I-10 roadtrip?

I'll be making a 4-day road trip along I-10 from Corona, CA to Pensacola, FL at the end of August. What are the must-do or must see places along the way that aren't more than an hour detour from the interstate? Any food or restaurants along the way I'd be crazy to miss?
posted by pupperduck on Jul 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Down and Out in Paris and London

LondonFilter, ParisFilter: I'll be in London and Paris for about a week, starting next week. What are the coolest, most-offbeat, least-overplayed activities/destinations for a young (21) traveler? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jun 11, 2009 - 26 answers

San Francisco tips

I have a few questions about my trip to San Francisco this weekend. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on May 28, 2009 - 20 answers

2 ladies, 1 baby, Monroe, NC; What to do?

Monroe, NC Filter: What to 2 ladies do next week 5/17-22 in Monroe; NC with an infant? [more inside]
posted by kgreerRN on May 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Road trip USA for Aussie noob

International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

Washington DC hotels?

My wife and I are going to Washington DC next year for a few days. We'll be sticking to touristy stuff -- monuments, the Smithsonian -- so we want to be able to get to those parts and back fairly easily. We won't have a car. Where should we stay? Recommendations for areas or for specific hotels appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Dec 18, 2008 - 26 answers

Things to do in Calofornia

I have a free day in California I wasn't expecting. What can one man do today in, oh, 12 hours? I'm staying in Corona, but I'm willing to travel around and spend some money (up to $200 for argument's sake). [more inside]
posted by Green With You on Nov 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Recommended urban sights in San Jose, Costa Rica?

Unique sights in urban San Jose, Costa Rica [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Oct 14, 2008 - 6 answers

How to appeal a tourist visa denial?

My sister-in-law in Japan was denied a tourist visa to visit us here in the US. It's especially disappointing because my wife and sister haven't seen each other in over a decade, nor has she ever met our kids. Is there anything we can do at this point? [more inside]
posted by forforf on Jul 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Fun things to do in Kansas City?

Fun things to do in Kansas City? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Jul 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Greensboro to Cape Fear

NorthCarolinaFilter: A friend is traveling between Greensboro and Cape Fear and back again - They would love to hear some ideas on what to see? what to do? [more inside]
posted by jammy on May 29, 2008 - 6 answers

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

Great places in the world to visit (or short-term volunteer opportunities) when traveling alone?
posted by blue_beetle on May 24, 2008 - 8 answers

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