What is the best way for me to find an apartment in Lyon, with a kitchen, for 10 months to a year? I'm a Canadian in Toronto with a French Visa good for a year. [more inside]
As part of a sabbatical leave, my wife and i are considering looking into a home exchange program. Can anyone recommend good programs or reviews of programs? This would be for international destinations, possibly Europe, possibly Asia. We would want something LT, perhaps 6 months to a year.
My wife and I would like to travel to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons for first week and half in October - we'd like MeFi's recommendations for cheap and excellent lodging, must-see sights and things to do - please help? We'd love to find somewhere with a kitchenette.
Help me get from Brooklyn to Virginia! With the least amount of tears possible. [more inside]
Turkey vs. Greece: A colleague of mine is looking for suggestions on the best place to visit for a seaside vacation with her 15-year-old son. [more inside]
Please help me overcome my aversion to staying in hostels. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good travel agent in Toronto specializing in travel to Australia? (Someone with access to cheap flights is particularly valuable.) [more inside]
Help me troubleshoot and enhance my roadtrip / move to Eugene, Oregon. I will soon depart Lawrence, KS for adventures that will eventually leave me in Eugene to begin graduate studies with UO. I'm going to outline the planned itinerary in the hopes that the hive mind can suggest areas to visit at our planned stops, beautiful or interesting routes to take between them, and interesting pit stops to make. Also, warnings of potential trouble spots or situations will be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Will airport security/Virgin America let me get on my domestic US flight if I only have a photocopy of my photo ID? [more inside]
I'm going to spend a week in Copán Ruinas, Honduras. What should I pack? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a similar Barcelona hotel? [more inside]
I want to go to Barbados right now! It looks like a nice place for my first visit to the Caribbean. What's the best way to find a last minute deal on a trip to Barbados?
I am getting ready to move 1000 miles with my cat. I have a crate for him, and a litter box to travel with. But I'm concerned about when he might have to use it during the trip because I would like to keep him in the crate (as recommended by just about everyone I've talked to.) Is it ok to have him in the crate for 8 hours and give him occasional food and water and then let him use his litterbox when we arrive at our destination each night? Around the house he often goes that long without using his litterbox...but I'm just not sure if that will be ok. [more inside]
I am moving from the US to Israel for a year. What should I bring with me, apart from the obvious, that is hard to find/incredibly expensive in Israel? [more inside]
[TravelFilter] What would be an easy and cheap way to get a map update of my brother whereabouts for his year-long asian trip? [more inside]
A week in Florida in December. Where to go? [more inside]
help us create any itinerary in oregon. [more inside]
How to get to Chapel Hill from NYC? [more inside]
I have a layover in Doha, Qatar from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. and would love to see the city. What are the best (and cheapest) ways to transit from the airport to the Corniche and other interesting places?
Plan our trip to Montreal this August 5-ish to 12-ish. [more inside]
Is this possible? Or just dumb? What would happen if we used one of those new, small, portable air-conditioners in a car on a temporary basis? [more inside]
My partner and I are going to Melbourne in August to see Wicked. We're only there for one night, but while we're there we have a few hours to kill before the show and about an hour or two in the morning before we fly back home to Brisbane. What should we do/see while we're there? [more inside]
Does anyone have suggestions for me regarding my 14 day trip to Vietnam? I am in my late 20s, I am traveling alone, and I have never traveled in a foreign country before. I am flying into Ho Chi Minh City and would like to explore as much of Vietnam as possible. I was considering traveling by train and heading north. How easy/difficult is it to navigate the train system in Vietnam? Please, any suggestions, destinations, tips, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Know of any long road bike rides around San Diego, California? [more inside]
How likely is it that we will be turned back at the Canadian border for 25 year old DUI convictions? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to get from the US to England without taking an airplane?
What was the one thing - gadget, gizmo, piece of clothing, etc. - that made your travels that much more enjoyable? [more inside]
Hotel/House rental ideas for 8-10 guys in Grand Junction and/or Glenwood Springs CO area? [more inside]
Providence Rhode Island Filter: Brother is here for the first time and is leaving this Sunday. We have a car, like food, music and art. [more inside]
How do you repay someone who has made your past 1+ year so nice and easy? My specific information inside... [more inside]
What to do and where to stay in Gainesville, Florida? [more inside]
If I know exactly which flights on which airlines that I want for a two-airline, two-hop international trip, how do I book them? [more inside]
I want to go to Thailand. I have a lot of airline miles. Alas, I can't find an award ticket to Thailand for November or December at all. OTOH I can get to Singapore and pay to fly onward. Is Singapore a good choice or is there somewhere better?
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]
I'm looking for alternative arts and culture listings in Chicago, Seattle, and Boston, similar to Nonsene NYC. [more inside]
What are some good poems (or songs) about a beloved person traveling very far away (from the speaker of the poem/song)? [more inside]
Four hours in central San Francisco with luggage - what to do? I'm arriving in SF at noon on Thursday, and I have about four or five hours to kill in the middle of town before I head over to a friend's place. Is there anywhere I can safely stow some luggage during this time, and then go around for a wander?
I had back surgery in June (bulging disc) and hope to travel to San Fran in late August. What is the most light weight luggage available? I only need one piece, maybe a 20 inch piece and easy to roll. And I will be checking the bag.
I've recently been gifted a round-the-world plane ticket, and have the cash and time to support maybe three to four months of travel. I've already penned in visits to friends in NE America, Japan, and France, but otherwise am paralysed by choice - there's nowhere in the world that I don't want to see, if that makes sense. Does anyone have any links that might help with planning such an epic trip, or even suggestions for YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY MISS THIS destinations? Other, miscellaneous globetrotting advice is also welcome.
I'm taking a trip to Japan from August 13 to 26, right in the midst of the Obon travel season. I already have an exchange order for a Japan Rail Pass. Can I make reservations for specific trains before I get there? [more inside]
I'm looking for historical travel journals and books in the public domain. Specifically I'm interested in anything related to Victorian era exploration of the middle east and central Asia. [more inside]
Traveling to Toulouse for a week this month and I'm in charge of finding the really special places to eat. Anyone have any suggestions for blogs, books, etc on eating in that region? Or first-hand recs are good too.
How can I plan a trip to Iceland this August? What do you recommend to do, where to stay, what to budget ... and how can we spend money intelligently rather than in tourist traps, etc. [more inside]
I'll be taking the Trans-Siberian from Beijing to Moscow, leaving next Saturday. I'd like to spend my five days on the train doing a cram course and learning as much basic Russian as I can. I already know the alphabet, and some very basic phrases (ie. "where is the metro?"). Are there any good online courses I can print out and take with me? [more inside]
White Mountains Hiking. Need a great dayhike for two middle-aged women and two teens, all fit and adventurous. What would you recommend? [more inside]
Tanzanian Safari company/location recommendations? [more inside]
I think after 20 years in my post it is almost time for a sabbatical leave. Should my board approve this idea, please help me to think about some fun and educational plans for a year-long sabbatical adventure. I am in the non-profit health sector, an MD executive with a primary focus in community health. I am especially interested in developing my insights and leadership towards the broad determinants of health from practical community based approachs. I think travel out of the US would be of interest to both my family and me.
Can anyone give me any firsthand (or reliable secondhand) impressions of US (Amtrak) rail travel these days? [more inside]
My friend is looking for a romantic weekend getaway from London. Cheap flights are a possibility, the main requirement is that it be really special and memorable. Suggestions? [more inside]
Help me find the best map for an itinerary-free cross country drive. [more inside]