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Road Warrior: Expenses Edition

I am weighing a job offer that is 50% travel (consulting). As I consider it, I realize that part of the issue that has me hung up is that I have no idea how to think about living expenses as a person who is only home 50% of the time. Help? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Oct 9, 2015 - 12 answers

Will the altitude in Salt Lake City affect my ability to exercise?

I'm going to SLC for a work trip in a couple weeks. It's just a few days, but I'd like to be able to run (jog) while I'm there. But I'm a flatlander. Will the higher elevation adversely affect me? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Oct 9, 2015 - 9 answers

Amsterdam: Help me have the tourist experience on a Sunday afternoon

A work trip I'm going on to the Hague finishes at noon on Sunday so I'm thinking of heading over to Amsterdam (where I will fly out of early Monday morning) to spend Sunday afternoon/night. I'm looking for recommendations on where to stay, where to eat and what to do and hoping for the full Amsterdam tourist experience and all it's infamous for, in a single Sunday afternoon/evening. Thanks!
posted by pick_the_flowers on Oct 9, 2015 - 7 answers

Filling in the gaps between Munich and Milan (or a little beyond)

Solo traveler looking for your recommendations for off-the-tourist-trail places roughly between Munich and Milan for the last week of December/first week of January. Bonus points for an interesting place to spend New Year's Eve. [more inside]
posted by a bird, it's a bird on Oct 8, 2015 - 5 answers

How to find last minute flight deals?

I may need to fly across the U.S. (SMF to BDL) at the last minute. I'm looking for deals but so far have turned up nothing below $900 for a round trip flight. Yowza. I'm looking at Kayak which brings up priceline, Expedia, travelocity, eDreams, and OneTravel. Where else should I look?
posted by onecircleaday on Oct 8, 2015 - 14 answers

30th birthday surprise trip ideas?

I'd like to surprise my partner with a trip SOMEWHERE for ~3-5 days from either San Francisco or Washington DC. The annoying part is his birthday is the day after Christmas. [more inside]
posted by inevitability on Oct 8, 2015 - 10 answers

How to be comfortable on several 24-hr+ flights & layovers?

I have in my future several trips between the U.S. and Singapore, each one about 24 hrs partly from looooong flights and partly from airport layovers. What are your travel tips to being as comfortable as possible on these journeys? Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by losvedir on Oct 8, 2015 - 24 answers

Yet another 'What to do in NYC' question.

Help a geeky, introverted West Coast girl find good food and fun stuff to do in NYC. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Oct 7, 2015 - 16 answers

What have you done to evaluate a city for a potential move?

Within the span of a single visit, what are the best methods for figuring out if a new city would be a good fit for you? [more inside]
posted by yukonho on Oct 6, 2015 - 25 answers

What's my passion? (INTJ)

I'm 29 and seem to be going through a sort of quarter life crisis. The events of the last few months have caused me to want to change directions, but I need help deciding what that new direction is. [more inside]
posted by robadobdob on Oct 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Where should we take the baby in December?

Germany, Argentina, Vietnam, somewhere else? [more inside]
posted by tealcake on Oct 5, 2015 - 10 answers

Budget friendly travel somewhere warm in February?

My best friend and I want to start planning our winter escape vacation for February. But where to go? Looking for ideas. [more inside]
posted by smeater44 on Oct 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Winter is coming. 8-day Northeast England/Scot Driving trip in January?

We want to travel by car around Northern England and Scotland just after the new year (Jan 8-16) for a vacation/holiday. Where should we go given the Xmas/NY/Hogmanay holidays are just finished and weather might be…changable? One Brit, One American, mid 40s, likes culture, nature, art, off-the-wall stuff. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Oct 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Montreal Next Week

Flying into Montreal during Black and Blue. What's the festival like? Also accepting all suggestions re: Montreal in October. [more inside]
posted by monologish on Oct 5, 2015 - 6 answers

5 days off near Sequim, Washington....what to do?

I'm spending 5 days house-sitting near Sequim Washington. I've not spent any time in Washington since the 1970's. What are some cool things to do? [more inside]
posted by diode on Oct 4, 2015 - 12 answers

Travel advice for Georgia & Armenia

In two weeks, I'm going to Georgia and then Armenia (each for four days). What should I do? (Difficulty level: traveling alone.) [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Oct 1, 2015 - 9 answers

A question about iphone, SIM card, and pay-as-you-go options in the USA

Canadian cheapskate seeking travel communication options. Read on for geek details. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Sep 30, 2015 - 7 answers

Fun places to stay in Brooklyn near the Q train?

I'm going to a wedding in New York City next month. I'm hoping to persuade my spouse to come, too; maybe I can even convince him that the city is not wall-to-wall skyscrapers. Is there a neat place in Brooklyn we should stay? The special requirement is that I want to be able to see friends who live pretty far south along the Q line (think Brighton Beach), so a neighborhood like Williamsburg is probably out. [more inside]
posted by yarntheory on Sep 29, 2015 - 7 answers

Where should my family stay in London? Europe?

I've got some paternity leave and my family and I are going to Europe in January, starting in London. Where should we stay in London? Where should we go elsewhere? We'll have a two-month-old and a two-year-old. [more inside]
posted by ugly on Sep 29, 2015 - 15 answers

Seattle-adjacent anniversary "weekend"

We have next Monday and Tuesday free for our anniversary and are looking for a last-minute overnight outing in or near Seattle (less than 1 hour or so away). Ideally the trip includes at least some of the following: great food including a possibly slightly fancy dinner, a swanky or at least interesting place to stay, water views, bookstores, light to moderate outdoorsiness, strange museums or art, low-key adventure. It need not include Hallmark-card-style "romance." It MUST include at least one really kickass sandwich. [more inside]
posted by doift on Sep 29, 2015 - 16 answers

Good places to have a cheap, active vacation around New Year's

What would be good non-USA destinations for around December/January that have (1) natural beauty or cultural landmarks, (2) good deals on airfare and/or cheap once you get there, (3) manageable by someone who only speaks English? Ideally reasonably OK for a woman traveling alone. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 27, 2015 - 5 answers

How to Globe-Trot with Dog

My (new) husband and I have decided it’s finally time to live the dream by stepping back from our jobs and traveling the world for the indefinite future. We would like to spend at least a month each in cities all around the world. Difficulty level: 14 year old Scottish terrier. Looking for advice of all stripes. [more inside]
posted by fiery.hogue on Sep 27, 2015 - 23 answers

Hip, Hip Hooray, for Christmas Vacation

Our family rarely takes vacations, and even then, just to visit family, or at best, to a nearby lake. But big leaps forward in our careers have us thinking it's time to finally treat ourselves. We're thinking of taking the kid to Vegas for Christmas and rolling out, if not all the stops, many more than we've customarily been able/willing to afford. Give us tips for Vegas in general, Vegas for families, Vegas at the holidays, and small and medium things we can do to feel like high rollers. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 26, 2015 - 25 answers

suggestions for a solo afternoon in Seattle?

I will be a woman of leisure later this week with a free afternoon in Seattle. I haven't been there in over 5 years - is there anything new that I should see or do, downtown-ish? Bonus points if it gets me near a Top Pot Donut location. I'll be light railing from the airport and need to eventually make it downtown or to Capitol Hill by dinner time.
posted by Maarika on Sep 26, 2015 - 7 answers

Visiting the City of Angels

I'm looking for suggestions for places to visit in LA (difficulty level: generally getting around, day spas, costumes, barre, crafting and outlet malls). [more inside]
posted by eloeth-starr on Sep 25, 2015 - 10 answers

The best way to pack a suitcase

After six months abroad, I will soon be making my way back home again. Since my old suitcase was starting to fall apart, I decided to get myself a new, bigger suitcase. One that I could fit my winter jacket into, so that I don't ever have to deal with a jacket being stolen from an overhead luggage compartment again. But how can I make the most of the features of my new suitcase? [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit on Sep 24, 2015 - 11 answers

Travel to Sierra Leone this fall-- good or bad idea?

A friend of mine has the opportunity to travel to Sierra Leone for an interesting project later this fall. But he doesn't *have* to go, and all the official sites (CDC, etc.) say that non-essential travel should be avoided due to the Ebola outbreak. Obviously, my friend is concerned, but we've also heard the virus is much more under control now. Anyone with an educated opinion want to weigh in?
posted by airguitar2 on Sep 24, 2015 - 4 answers

3 hours between International Flights in Dehli Airport.

This would not normally concern me, however as I developed a illness which literally killed me on my last trip to India I have some 'issues'. I am travelling from Italy back to Australia after 6 months, and the only way I could travel on the same day as my husband is by travelling Air India. I am not looking forward to this. It turns out to be a quick option, with only a 3 hour layover in Dehli. I know this is likely to mean around an hour in the airport between disembarking and boarding. Is there anywhere for good coffee? (Most important). Is there some area that is better to hang around in the airport than another? Will Euros or Australian dollars be useless, or will I need to hit an ATM for an espresso hit? Any other hints? TIA
posted by Flashduck on Sep 24, 2015 - 6 answers

Travel in the season of grandstanding

My parents, siblings and our families are set to converge on the Grand Canyon from Oct. 8-12 for an annual reunion. The plans and reservations were made late last year, and some are flying or traveling by amtrak, though myself and my family will drive from a few hours away. How worried should we be about a potential government shutdown? If it does happen Oct. 1st, is there any lag time before National Parks and similar agencies would cease operations, or would that be immediate? Should we cancel preemptively? I'm hopeful we don't have to do that, but if so, we all plan to donate the cash we'd have spent there to Planned Parenthood.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Sep 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Vacation to Mayan ruins?

I'm interested in planning a week-or-two trip at the end of the year to see Mayan ruins and other non-Cancun-y things to do in the region. What's good? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Sep 23, 2015 - 16 answers

Boston to Brattleboro: Scenic routes/suggestions?

We are planning a quick 2-night getaway trip to Brattleboro, leaving from North of Boston. I'd love your help choosing a route that will be scenic to drive, but not too too long, and also your recommendations for interesting, quirky, fun stops between here and there, and/or things to do while based there. We enjoy history, food, drink, farming, music, vintage/flea stuff, Americana, hiking, canoeing, etc. We've never spent time in the town before and will be staying right downtown. Thank you!
posted by Miko on Sep 18, 2015 - 15 answers

Short trip to Guatemala: Tikal or Lake Atitlan? Or both?

Hi! I am traveling to Guatemala City for work and will have three (well, maybe 2.75) days to myself. I definitely want to visit Antigua. I'm worried that cramming in expeditions to Lake Atitlan AND Tikal on the other two days will keep me busier than I'd like to be...but I also don't want to regret not seeing such amazing places. (I have bad travel FOMO.) [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Sep 17, 2015 - 11 answers

Travel to Iran in November

It looks like I have a chance to travel to Iran for two weeks this November with my son (aged 11). Any tips or hints for someone who has not been there before? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Sep 16, 2015 - 4 answers

Two-day trips over Thanksgiving

Husband and I are seeking trip ideas for Thanksgiving (U.S.) that would involve leaving on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday) and returning Saturday. The dates are not flexible, so we would like to consider places we can fly to (or drive to) pretty quickly from western Mass. [more inside]
posted by dayintoday on Sep 15, 2015 - 10 answers

Travel Ennui

I am midway through a Round the World trip, which I have had to put on hold for the most unexpected of reasons: I don't care where I travel to next. I have dropped anchor for a while to address this situation, but having done so, I now wake up every day and look inside to find, well, nothing. So do I call it a day and head home, or roll the dice and carry on regardless? [more inside]
posted by The_Partridge_Family on Sep 15, 2015 - 28 answers

A stylish disaster -- Should we avoid Milan during 2015 Fashion Week?

We booked a trip to Milan September 23-27th. After the fact, we learned it is Fashion Week! Should we try to avoid the city and just escape into the countryside? Will museums still be open to the public? Bonus question: Is the Milan Expo worth attending? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Sep 14, 2015 - 5 answers

Architectural salvage tourism?

I have a Victorian house in Southern California and am interested in restoring it using period-appropriate house parts. These are in short supply in my area and most architectural salvage places are not so internet-savvy, so I'm wondering if there might be a part of the country within road trip distance where the pickings are better. [more inside]
posted by contraption on Sep 13, 2015 - 11 answers

Roman Holiday: Level Advanced

Going on a trip to Rome with my dad. As a serious history/art history buff, he absolutely loves Rome and has been 5 or 6 times before. Looking for advice for some off-the-beaten-path activities for a two week trip in October. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Sep 12, 2015 - 24 answers

Up-to-date travel advice: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic

we're leaving next week for a US to Germany [Munich] to Austria to Czech Republic [Prague]. Our plan was to use train travel--how difficult is this with current events and great numbers of people seeking refuge across Europe? Are there English language websites that would provide us with reliable information? Any other advice for us? Hitch-hiking is not an option. thank you
posted by calgirl on Sep 12, 2015 - 10 answers

Maine in September?

I am going to Maine for about 4 days in a couple weeks (Sept 24th) and I have no idea what to wear in Maine in September. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Sep 12, 2015 - 9 answers

Bye bye baby! Travel during third trimester.

My boyfriend and I are planning a babymoon over Thanksgiving or Christmas. For work reasons, Christmas would be more convenient for me, however, I'd be 7 months pregnant (I'm due at the end of February). Is this a foolhardy venture? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Sep 11, 2015 - 33 answers

Flying out of MSP

Looking for information about flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in November. I will be flying out on Delta from terminal 1 on a Monday evening. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by ootsocsid on Sep 10, 2015 - 11 answers

What to read in Montreal set in or about Montreal?

I'm looking for books about Canada, specifically Montreal, and also books set in Montreal. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Sep 10, 2015 - 22 answers

Advice on Moving and Starting a New Job After Knee Surgery

I’m recovering from knee surgery and using crutches, and I need to move across the country and start a new job on Saturday. Any tips, tricks, or advice, that might make this process easier? [more inside]
posted by crocodiletsunami on Sep 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Suggestions for UK travel in late October?

My S.O. and I are traveling to England next month for ten days (Oct 16-26). What should we do? [more inside]
posted by myriad gantry on Sep 9, 2015 - 15 answers

How do I Spend My Time in Ireland (Literary/Music/Foodie Edition)

My (almost) 70 year old father and I will be travelling to Dublin for ten days next week on the (unexpectedly!) second anniversary of a father/daughter trip in which he golfs and I occupy myself with books and booze. Help me not miss the best parts [more inside]
posted by thivaia on Sep 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Things to do in Brooklyn for an afternoon?

I'm going to be in Brooklyn for one night. I'm going to watch Cecil Baldwin read smut in the evening (and I'm staying near there), but my afternoon is free. What should I do?
posted by missrachael on Sep 8, 2015 - 8 answers

Two weeks in Budapest in September and October

We're going to Budapest! Help us have an amazing two weeks. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Sep 6, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me plan an October road trip from DC to Boston!

We're driving up for a wedding from DC to Boston, and decided to take our time on our way north! What are some fun attractions along the route that we could hit? We'll be driving on 95, past Philly, NYC, New Haven, and Providence. Our interests tend towards the foodie, the wacky, and the scenic. We're open to driving off the route for a ways. Hive mind, what are your suggestions?
posted by torietorie on Sep 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Super special snowflake laptop edition

I am thinking of getting my son a laptop but I have no idea where to start looking. And there is a list of what this laptop has to be able to do. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Sep 6, 2015 - 5 answers

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