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gem hunt usa

Where are good places to hunt for gems in the USA? Opals are a current interest, but I'm flexible. [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Sep 10, 2007 - 13 answers

What should we see on a driving trip from Chicago to Maine to Florida?

We're driving from Chicago, to Maine, to Florida, and back on a 2 week vacation. What points of interest should we try to plan into our vacation? We do not usually enjoy guided tours, but are happy to research an area and lead ourselves around, love nature, architecture, hiking, etc. [more inside]
posted by ceberon on Sep 9, 2007 - 24 answers

Thank you for the coffee, monsieur. I shall miss that when I leave Casablanca.

Not going any time soon, but considering exploring Morocco within the year. Why? Ummm, I have no idea. So tell me about your best & worst experiences there. Best places to stay, best memories, worst memories, things not to miss, things to avoid, impressions of the country, the people, the food, the land, etc. Enlighten me. Inspire me to actually consider this. Or not. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Sep 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Desperate Packing Filter: A Month in Alaska!!?

Starting next week, I'm going to be spending four lovely weeks in Anchorage, Alaska and the surrounding area. All I get to bring with me is what I can lug on the plane of course... and I don't want to be 4000 miles from home without the essentials! What should I bring to be appropriately dressed for the weather? [more inside]
posted by keribear on Sep 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Very short visit / Very long layover in Honolulu

Suggestions and tips for an 11-hour layover in Honolulu (HNL), coming from Japan, heading to Portland? [more inside]
posted by hyperfascinated on Sep 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Help plan a tour around the U.S.A. for my great mom!

One of my mother's dreams is to take a road-trip through all the states that run along the border of the U.S. I could use some suggestions for sight-seeing and other practical advice to help make this dream a reality for my amazing mom! [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Sep 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Fast emergency U.S. passport needed for travel soon.

I post this on behalf of a friend in need of passport help. Here he is: I need a U.S. passport in less than a week's time. I have been summoned to a foreign country on short notice, and it's crucial that I'm there when needed. I need to leave no later than September 17th. [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Sep 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Honeymoon in Vanuatu?

Honeymoon in Vanuatu? Or Fiji? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Sep 7, 2007 - 13 answers

Korea vacation - best place to stay at a reasonable price

Korea vacation - best place to stay at a reasonable price? I am looking for any options for a 4 or 5 star hotel on the North half of Seoul, (ie, Hilton, Lotte, etc) but want to find a way to get the rooms for approx $150 a night as opposed to $250. If anyone is aware of any programs, etc for a budget conscious traveler to Seoul.
posted by chump on Sep 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Which capitals should I steer clear of?

Which Capitals Cities don't have McDonalds? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Sep 6, 2007 - 22 answers

How to find an exercize video to use while traveling?

Help me choose an exercise video to keep me sane during two weeks of travel. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Sep 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Have pack, will travel... to Flagstaff

Backpacking adventures near Flagstaff? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Sep 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Not for Tourists Toronto

I'm visiting Toronto this weekend (Virgin Festival), and I want to see stuff that's cool for the locals, not just the stuff that everyone does - I'm in it for the local, the weird, the off-beat, and the unique. [more inside]
posted by beezy on Sep 4, 2007 - 17 answers

Baby and cycling and San Francisco, oh my!

We're headed to San Francisco and need suggestions on adding baby and cycling aspects to it. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Sep 4, 2007 - 9 answers

If it doesn't kill me, will it make me stronger or weaker

Best way, other than walking a lot (too time-consuming), to prepare for walking a lot, in a city, carrying a substantial bag? A recent walking-intensive two-week trip nearly killed my poor feet. I don't have a walking-intensive life most of the time. Should I try specific conditioning? Or would that make it worse, "using up" the mileage I have left on my feet? Should I just resign myself to babying my feet when traveling? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Sep 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Make me want to go to Asia.

Make me want to go to Asia. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Sep 3, 2007 - 22 answers

Blow Away Vacation

Is it crazy to go to the Caribbean during hurricane season? [more inside]
posted by adrober on Sep 2, 2007 - 18 answers

What's uniquely Colorado?

Here I am, traveling for work and stuck in Loveland, CO over the long weekend. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Aug 31, 2007 - 16 answers

How can I make money while traveling?

I have no money, but can travel for free.....could this work? [more inside]
posted by leftfooter on Aug 31, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I make the most of New York?

I'm in New York until September 9. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Aug 30, 2007 - 19 answers

What power adapters do we need for a trip to France from the US.

Power/outlet conversion question, US to France.. You folks helped solve the communication issue for my step-daughter going to France.. Last minute question (she leaves tomorrow) about power adaptors for her computer and small electronics... What does she need [more inside]
posted by HuronBob on Aug 29, 2007 - 8 answers

Singapore: What should I do?

I want to go to Singapore. I dont know anything about Singapore. I want to experience Singapore. What is there to do? I'm 18 years old. [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Aug 28, 2007 - 15 answers

Will airport x-ray machines damage an external hard drive?

Do airport x-ray machines damage external hard drives? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Grad school in Ireland - Need to know?

Moving to Ireland for a year+, what are your tips? [more inside]
posted by conch soup on Aug 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Carry Me For The First Time To Ole Virginnny

Suggestions of things to do/see and places to stay/eat in rural central Virginia (anywhere roughly between Amherst/Lynchburg and Richmond) on the Sunday/Monday of Labor Day Weekend? Trips to Appomattox and the Museum of the Confederacy are being considered, but would love some other ideas: museums, concerts, B&B recommendations, good BBQ places, roadside attractions, stores, etc. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Aug 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Hey man, is that a crowbar in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?

I'm Sikh, I'm going to SF, I'm (irrationally) scared... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2007 - 42 answers

How can I move my desktop computer across the Atlantic?

How can I move my desktop computer across the Atlantic? [more inside]
posted by kepano on Aug 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Quick little ethernet splitter?

Seeking recommendations for small ethernet switch - a "splitter for travellers", maybe? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Aug 24, 2007 - 9 answers

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'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

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