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Vietnam vs. Cuba

I am an American citizen. If I want to travel to Vietnam, all I need is a valid passport and visa; if I want to travel to Cuba, I either have to sign up for a special tour, be part of some pre-approved humanitarian/scientific/educational group, or be willing to break U.S. law. I know that there are extralegal ways for U.S-ians to travel to Cuba; this is not my main question. [more inside]
posted by rtha on Aug 23, 2007 - 14 answers

Hanging in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Any fun and exciting tips on visiting Bahrain? [more inside]
posted by lazywhinerkid on Aug 22, 2007 - 1 answer

coral is far more red than her lips' red

Wedding readings: I'm looking for a poem or a passage that will emphasize the couple's love of travel and their focus on the environment/outdoors. [more inside]
posted by barometer on Aug 22, 2007 - 8 answers

What to do in Walla Walla?

What are some must-do things to see/do in Walla Walla, Washington? The SO and I will be there over Labor Day weekend to attend a wedding. We have one full day on our own. I know Walla Walla is a big wine region, but we don't drink, so wine tasting is out. We do like most cultural and outdoorsy stuff. I'm particularly interested in photography and he really digs history. Also, any recommendations for great restaurants?
posted by socrateaser on Aug 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Should I stay at the Hotel Orrington?

Does anybody know about the Hotel Orrington in Evanston, IL? [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii on Aug 21, 2007 - 13 answers

On The Road

A friend who's not working right now has decided to travel across the US, in grand Kerouac style. Setting out from NYC, first destination Chicago. He has less than the total amount of money he'll need for this journey and plans to get throw-away jobs here and there as finances warrant. Assuming he sticks to metro areas, what are some good temporary jobs he can reasonably expect to find quickly (e.g. word processing) where he can make a decent wage yet not have to work full time so he can still play tourist, and get hired promptly so as to earn cash in near real time? (Fast food labor is a very last resort)
posted by Fupped Duck on Aug 21, 2007 - 21 answers

where can I stay in Santa Barbara?

where can I stay in Santa Barbara? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Useful Gift for Tibet/Nepal Photographer?

Photog friend going to Nepal/Tibet - what's a good gift? Some thin air-wind jacket with lots of pockets? Anything you can think of would be appreciated - especially if you have specific experience there - up to $200? Thanks. (she's with an experience group of friends but she's never been).
posted by jbelkin on Aug 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Where to go in Venice and Florence?

The boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Italy in late October. We are still struggling with one thing, though: what to do during planned day trips to Florence and Venice. If you had to recommend one or two destinations or experiences that really epitomize the spirit of these two cities, what would they be? [more inside]
posted by warble on Aug 20, 2007 - 25 answers

Is it a good idea to disaasemble my electric guitar for air travel?

Is it a good idea (or even practical) to disassemble an electric guitar for air travel? [more inside]
posted by lenny70 on Aug 16, 2007 - 19 answers

Ticket flying to another state.

I'm organizing a bachelor party for some old friends. One of them has just informed me that he has a outstanding ticket for driving with an expired license in the state the party will be in. He plans on paying this ticket, but probably won't be able to until some time after the party. Would he be held up at the airport for something like this? thanks
posted by debu on Aug 15, 2007 - 14 answers

Where to stay and how much to pay on the West Coast?

Have I got the right budget for my LA->SF drive? What are the hotels / motels really like? Are there any "bargain" towns or price blackspots? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Aug 15, 2007 - 14 answers

Am I going to get rabies?

I'm going on vacation in two weeks...the vacation was planned sort of on a whim about a month ago, and one thing I hadn't considered was vaccines. Now, being a worrywart and knowing I have hypochondriac potential, I am freaking out wondering if one of the planned activities is too risky. Please help me decide whether I should cancel this activity, or whether I am being insane. [more inside]
posted by catfood on Aug 15, 2007 - 16 answers

SF Bound

Looking for suggestions for a clean/cheap hostel, hotel in San Francisco... within walking distance to Market/Van Ness if possible, or near public transportation that'll get me there.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking for paradise in Thailand

Traveling to Thailand, but we don't want to relive "The Beach." [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Aug 15, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I get a torch lighter on the plane?

How do I get my torch lighter on the the airplane? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Aug 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Iceland for a month: How much would it cost?

Has anyone taken an extended (one month+) trip to Iceland? What was your budget and what did you do? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Aug 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Dog-Friendly Getaway Spots Near Chicago

Do you know of any dog-friendly places for a weekend getaway within about 3 hours drive of Chicago? [more inside]
posted by macadamiaranch on Aug 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Cheap place to crash in the DC area

I need a cheap place to stay in Washington DC or College Park, MD for a few days this weekend. Inexpensive is important, level of comfort is not (I'll be working the entire time and just need to crash someplace in the off hours). Suggestions?
posted by agent99 on Aug 14, 2007 - 10 answers

cellphone during emergency

Cellphone only for emergency purpose while travelling in u.s.a [more inside]
posted by tom123 on Aug 12, 2007 - 14 answers

You're as cold as ice...you're willing to sacrifice our looooove!

I'm moving to Latvia from Los Angeles/Orange County in a few weeks and I need recommendations for nice, professional, but not insanely expensive winter clothing. Size and style parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 12, 2007 - 15 answers

Cheap travel from Hong Kong to Nanjing

What's the cheapest way to get from Hong Kong to Nanjing, China? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Transit times between Vancouver, Seattle, and Los Angeles

Quickie road trip! How long does it take to drive from L.A. to Seattle? And how long to drive from downtown Seattle to downtown Vancouver, BC? And how long from Seattle to L.A.? How would you budget your time in each city? We're leaving on Sunday evening and we have to get back by Friday night. We might skip Vancouver if the timetable gets too tight. [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Aug 11, 2007 - 21 answers

Backpacking in Chiapas - Don't you know I'm loco?

Avoiding ruin at the ruins: tips for backpacking in the tropical rainforest of Chiapas, near Palenque? Am I gonna be kidnapped or eated? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Aug 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Any good overnight spas near Philly?

Can anyone recommend a good overnight spa within driving distance of Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by jrossi4r on Aug 10, 2007 - 1 answer

Using a US powerstrip in Japan?

Can I use a plug adapter and an American power strip to power multiple electronics in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Espy Gillespie on Aug 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Flight reconfirmation

What's the point of having to reconfirm flights, usually 24-72 hours before departure? [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Aug 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Will Intentionally Miss Leg of Flight Make Return Difficult?

I am scheduled to fly into Rochester, MN with a connection in Minneapolis on NWA tomorrow evening. I would like to intentionally miss the connection to Rochester and spend the evening in the Twin Cities with friends and take a bus down to Rochester on Saturday. I would, however, like to board my plane on Monday from Rochester as scheduled. Will NWA put up a fuss that I never made my connecting flight and prevent me from boarding Monday?
posted by gerg on Aug 9, 2007 - 9 answers

How do you travel to the US without trouble?

Things to be aware of for a citizen of an EU country visiting the US on the visa waiver program. If my passport is from 2004, will I be okay? How do I find out? Also... [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Aug 9, 2007 - 3 answers

What to do in NYC?

What should I do with 3 days to kill in New York City? [more inside]
posted by Slacktastic on Aug 9, 2007 - 29 answers

How can I go from Dana Point, CA to San Diego on the cheap?

What is the quickest/cheapest way to get from Dana Point, California to San Diego? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Aug 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Holiday help.

Looking for a nice, inexpensive vacation destination for this coming January (2008), leaving from Montreal. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada on Aug 6, 2007 - 3 answers

Cheap airfare from Boston or Montreal to London?

Please help me find super-cheap round trip airfare from Boston, US (or Montreal, Canada) to London, UK for a 2-week trip during the winter holiday season (Dec 15 - Jan 15, dates flexible). [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl on Aug 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me not get depressed while living in a hotel for 3 months.

I am going to be away from home for the next 3 months for work, living in a hotel. Help me stay positive and not get depressed. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Aug 4, 2007 - 21 answers

Priority list of things to see in Yosemite

36 Hours in Yosemite: I'll be attending a conference in San Francisco and will have most of the weekend to kill. We've already booked a hotel room just outside Yosemite National Park. I plan on seeing the Giant Sequoias, and generally just driving around. There's so much to see there that only 36 hours seems like a travesty. Alas. What are some must see things there that I can enjoy at a relatively relaxed pace in my short time there?
posted by Burhanistan on Aug 4, 2007 - 9 answers

What to visit in or near western Virginia?

What can 3 generations of my family spend the day doing within 100 miles of I-74/77 between Beckley, WV and Greensboro, NC on August 24? [more inside]
posted by putzface_dickman on Aug 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Advice for living overseas but getting paid at home

I'm looking for advice on banking while living overseas but getting paid in the US for a year. [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Aug 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Between the Woods and the Water--help, I'm lost!

I've decided to spend August with the books of the Eminent Patrick Leigh Fermor, but I've found I may need a map to help me... [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Aug 2, 2007 - 3 answers

What to do in Nice

I'm in Nice, France. Where should I eat? What should I do? I have 3-4 days left.
posted by time to put your air goggles on! on Jul 31, 2007 - 14 answers

Where to stay in Rio (cheap-ish)

Rio accommodation suggestions? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Jul 31, 2007 - 6 answers

Can you one-way to Bom-bay?

Can you fly into India with a one way ticket? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Jul 30, 2007 - 11 answers

American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year -- can his five-year-old attend school?

My friend is an American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year. Can his five-year-old attend school? [more inside]
posted by medpt on Jul 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me plan a motorcycle trip from Portland to Denver!

Motorcycle Travel -- Portland to Denver, 4 to 5 days, as little Interstate travel as possible; how to get there, what to see along the way, and where to stay? [more inside]
posted by tperrigo on Jul 30, 2007 - 10 answers

help me not order pizza in the room in boston

Where should I eat in Boston with kids? [more inside]
posted by iscatter on Jul 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Need help finding cheap one-way flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong

Cheap flights between Ho Chi Minh and Hong Kong, one-way only. Leaving around September 16th. Any recommendations? So far the cheapest found is £199 ($407) from expedia. Are there any other cheaper airlines?
posted by oh_do_shutup on Jul 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Bangkok logding suggestions?

Places to stay in Bangkok, and cool things to do there... [more inside]
posted by altcountryman on Jul 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Should I bring my road or mountain bike to San Diego?

Going to San Diego in late August-Should I bring my road bike or my mountain bike? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jul 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Should I wait to change my name?

Is my passport enough ID for travel? Is having my name changed on my drivers license & credit/debit cards before a trip a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Jul 26, 2007 - 11 answers

London or Frankfurt for the weekend?

I'll be taking an extended business trip at the end of August that will leave myself and a buddy with an empty weekend in either London or Frankfurt. I've been to London quite a few times but never Frankfurt. Can some well traveled mefites please share their opinion as to which city they would consider and why? We don't intend to do anything too cultural but don't want to be very bored either.
posted by Umhlangan on Jul 25, 2007 - 12 answers

Current Events in Prague/Poland

I will be in Prague tomorrow morning and I was wondering if anyone knew of anything special going on there, Krakow, or Posnan in the next few weeks. I looked through the old Prague questions on AskMe and took note of the places mentioned but I was wondering if any locals knew of any special events in the area they could tip me off to. Thanks!
posted by Raichle on Jul 25, 2007 - 1 answer

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