Had a great short break in Kent, thanks to you lot. Where should we go next (other than central London)? England and Wales only, please. [more inside]
I'm having a lot of angst about whether to continue with my major, Comp Engineering, or to find something else, such as linguistics or web design. Can you give me some perspective? [more inside]
I plan to drive from Venice, Italy to Valenica, Spain in April or May 2009 using the following route. I will stay for a few days or weeks in little spots along the way. I should have about six weeks in total. I mostly want to see a little of Spain and Italy, the French Riviera, Montpellier, Marseilles and finish at Valencia. Apart from that anything else I should try to see? Any parts of the chosen route I should avoid? What's driving like along that route? Any rental car companies which will let me pick up in Italy and drop off in Spain?
I want to know if it'd be a good idea for me to move to Chicago. I'm going to be spending a day or two there this weekend. I know there are plenty of AskMe questions by tourists wanting to know how to enjoy their brief stay there. My question is different: where should I go / what should I do to help myself decide if a more-or-less permanent move to Chicago would be a good idea for me? [more inside]
How does a 40ish year old male with enough money find his way around Europe without foreign language skills? Is it possible to hire guides to travel with, or at least to show them around on a city-by-city basis for this sort of thing? I'm thinking specifically France, Spain, Italy. Willing to use University students or some other creative possibility. [more inside]
american airlines delivered us 41 hours late to our destination. i sent an executive email carpet bomb today, but with the emergency landing in LAX today, i'm not sure anyone is going to respond to me. what else can i do? should i call? re-send the letter? how long should i wait for a response? click through for the letter... [more inside]
I'm moving to Tokyo for 3 months. What should I know (and bring) that they don't tell you in the books? [more inside]
Question for frequent flyers: have airlines' new pay-to-check-a-bag policies significantly affected how much baggage passengers are trying to carry on board? To the point where it's gone from just aggravating to completely !%@#!*#@ impossible? [more inside]
PhotoFilter: When I'm visiting St. Louis this fall, I'd love to take this picture of the Gateway Arch and downtown. [more inside]
Alternative methods of traveling between Milwaukee and Minneapolis? [more inside]
Help us with our yearly guy's vacation! Trying to plan a wild and crazy trip to somewhere in central/south America and need your help in making this the best trip yet. Details inside :) [more inside]
Help me have an adventure! [more inside]
Help me find a gathering spot in Manhattan for a small first-time family meet up that will occur after our private wedding ceremony. I'm specifically looking for some nice dinner spots, as well as some possible activity suggestions within walking distance of Grand Central and Penn Station. [more inside]
How helpful are those "herbal jetlag pills"? [more inside]
What should we bring from Philadelphia as gifts for people we're visiting? [more inside]
What is there to do in Reno once you're done gambling? [more inside]
Driving across the country: Cool places to see/things to do on Highway 12? [more inside]
I'm going to be spending an early September weekend in 108 Mile Ranch for a wedding. We (myself, Mrs. Mitheral and 4 year old) would like to camp for the week after in the area (say no more than a couple hours drive away, less so south eastwards). Recommendations for must see places/things or camping? [more inside]
Looking for advice about how to handle a cultural misunderstanding...or possibly a scam. Not sure how to reconcile the experience and associated feelings, and especially unsure about how to deal with the situation in the most sensitive and informed way. [more inside]
I'm a French major (a sophomore) at an American university weighing my options for study abroad and I'd like some input, especially about Nantes, France. [more inside]
How can we make sure we're adequately prepared for our 12-day, 5,000 mile road trip from Salt Lake City, UT to Yellowknife, NT at the end of August? [more inside]
I'm looking for projects people did while traveling.. [more inside]
What's the truth behind duty-free shops? Are they always a bad deal? Or is there some stuff that's good to buy, and other stuff you should always avoid?
How do I take my 20" iMac with me on holiday? [more inside]
Recommend a scenic travel route from Minneapolis to Chicago. [more inside]
Please help me plan my trip to Seattle. [more inside]
My family and I will be taking our 3rd annual trip to Waldoboro Maine in a few weeks. We'd like to get some strong recommendations on the following items within 30 miles of Waldoboro: - Place for breakfast that doesn't include Moody's. - Out of the way lobster spot (send via mail link in profile). - Unique things to do for a 3 year old? Any and all information is greatly appreciated! Oh..one more question...is it normal for lobster in a lobster roll (at Red's Eats) to be cold? That threw me last year.... Thanks mefites!
Tokyo for a week in mid-September. What must I see and/or do? [more inside]
I'm driving from KC to Eugene, OR (round trip) and I'm in no hurry. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Ideas for a care package for a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan? I'd like to keep it open for many different types of suggestions, but perhaps the fact that he is 24 year old male from Northern California is relevant. Anyone know what kinds of things he'll be missing while he's stuck there for two years?
Air Pacific: too good to be true? [more inside]
Question about a new passport and getting into the United States [more inside]
Where to live, where to live? So, I know this question has been asked a couple of times before. But, I think my situation is a bit different (with some important constraints) and I am seeking both actual and anecdotal advice on where to live in this wonderful world. Details inside. [more inside]
I am looking for a blank journal, preferably leather-bound, which will survive for many years and many adventures. Suggestions? [more inside]
I'm riding my motorcycle from Tallahassee, Florida, to San Francisco, California, in about three weeks. Any advice? [more inside]
We're vacationing in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin FL area in early August. I'm looking for some fun, and/or interesting places to visit outside of your run of the mill tourist activities. Are there any locals or frequent visitors that may have some suggestions?
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]