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Where to buy good cigars in Lisbon?

Where can one buy good cigars in Lisbon? [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Jun 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Where do Vancouverites go for a weekend away?

Help me plan a short getaway near Vancouver [more inside]
posted by commissioner12 on Jun 12, 2008 - 12 answers

brussels for the first time

Brussels: Where to stay, what to do, what to avoid, what to eat, etc. [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Jun 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Looking for Writer's Travel Research Resources

Looking for Writer's Travel Research Resources on the Web [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Jun 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Romantic dinner in Paris

Where can I take my wife for a romantic rooftop dinner in Paris? [more inside]
posted by vega on Jun 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Netherlands Travel

Recommendations of things not to miss in Amsterdam on trip this month [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Jun 12, 2008 - 15 answers

Get me from Madrid to Lisbon

At the Madrid airport, will I be able to get off an international flight coming from North America and then make it on to another flight - different airline, going to Lisbon - in just under two hours (1 hr 50 min to be exact)? [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Jun 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Nantucket ahoy!

My wife and I are going to Nantucket this weekend. What are some fun things we should plan on doing? [more inside]
posted by josh on Jun 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Going to Paris in October. What should I know?

I'm spending 4 days in Paris. I've never been to France, and I speak no French. This was a spur of the moment plane ticket purchase. But I don't want to be an unnecessarily annoying tourist. [more inside]
posted by eric1200 on Jun 10, 2008 - 34 answers

What is the best way to travel throughout Italy?

What is the best way to travel throughout Italy? So far we're looking at Venice, Florence, Pisa, Milan, etc. People have been recommending the Italy Rail Passes from here. Is it better to get one of these? Or would it be better to get a ticket at the train station for city to city? Or are there other options that I should know of? [more inside]
posted by petah on Jun 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Tell me about Xilitla/Las Pozas

Has anyone ever visited Xilitla, Mexico? I am trying to plan a vacation specifically to enjoy Las Pozas, but I am finding the info on the web a bit scarce. I've pretty much read everything I could find on google including talking to the people at el Castillo, but I am looking for personal accounts and suggestions of how long to plan on staying, what else to do while I'm down there, and answers to questions I haven't thought to ask. I will be coming from Austin if that helps, and right now I am thinking about going round October/November. Thanks.
posted by headless on Jun 9, 2008 - 1 answer

Any word if the IRS will rate the 2008 mileage rate because of the rapid increase in gas prices?

Any word if the IRS will rate the 2008 mileage rate because of the rapid increase in gas prices? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jun 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Power Converter Question

Help me buy a good power converter for a one-month stay in China. [more inside]
posted by absalom on Jun 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Advice for traveling alone in Morocco?

Advice about traveling alone in Morocco and Madrid, or about solo travel more generally? [more inside]
posted by farishta on Jun 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Cross-Country Cat Transportation

My wife and I are moving across country from California to Massachusetts. And we want to bring our animal posse with us. Moving the dogs is not too bad (they are both small enough to fly), but we also have a number of cats, including some that aren't keen on big life changes. How do we get them across the country without them killing us or vice versa? [more inside]
posted by baggers on Jun 7, 2008 - 7 answers

Russian Kids. Do they bite?

Does anyone have any experience or second-hand knowledge of volunteering with Cross Cultural Solutions? [more inside]
posted by KoobieKitten on Jun 7, 2008 - 1 answer

Family Fun In Montreal?

We're thinking about driving up to Montreal for a 4-day weekend next week -- 2 adults and a 7-year-old girl. There hasn't been a "what to see and do" post about Montreal here since 2005, so tell me what's to see and do these days with a focus on family fun. [more inside]
posted by briank on Jun 7, 2008 - 10 answers

What are some good, light-hearted, humorous travel books?

What are some good, light-hearted, humorous travel books? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 5, 2008 - 26 answers

What should we do in Logan?

My family is headed to Logan, Utah this summer. We're planning on seeing "1776" at the Utah Festival Opera, but wondering what other things we should try to see. [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on Jun 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Washington, Washing-ton. Six-foot-twenty...

Flying to D.C. from Minneapolis at the end of the month. Haven't booked flight. Don't fly often. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by kjackelen05 on Jun 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Doggie flight to Europe?

I would like to take my dog with me to Europe this fall, and have questions. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Jun 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Leaving New York, Never Easy... Car hire?

I'm currently in Astoria, NY, and planning to drive to DC tomorrow in a hired car. [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jun 3, 2008 - 20 answers

The Steady-State Question

How far can you travel in a particular state (geographical, not emotional) without leaving it? I was thinking about this the other day when travelling from Asheville to Kitty Hawk, NC, and I realized that it was an amazingly long journey to take all within a relatively small (but long) Eastern state. [more inside]
posted by math on Jun 3, 2008 - 21 answers

Where to go?

I won a trip! But where should I go? I've got six choices. [more inside]
posted by Atom12 on Jun 3, 2008 - 18 answers

Seeking luxurious eco-lodge anywhere on the islands of Hawaii.

Seeking luxurious eco-lodge anywhere on the islands of Hawaii. My wife and I are considering spending a week on a kind of working vacation (we're finishing a book) to Hawaii. We've only been once before, for a conference in Honolulu. [more inside]
posted by dbarefoot on Jun 2, 2008 - 7 answers

London+England trasportantion, baggage shipping and hotel chains

London+England transportation/extra baggage shipping / hotel chains questions. A minor question about Scotland as well. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Jun 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Trans Canada Roadtrip

In two weeks I am taking a roadtrip across Canada from Ottawa to Vancouver (I'll be living in Vancouver for the next year). I have 4-5 extra days I can use along the way (i.e. non-travel days). I want to spend these mostly in Alberta and BC. What's awesome in Alberta and BC, where should I stay/visit? I am male, 25, and I will be traveling alone. I will be staying mostly in hostels.
posted by niccolo on Jun 2, 2008 - 12 answers

How to plan an awesome trip to europe in less than a month?

TravelFilter: A friend and I have about a month to plan a 7-10 day trip to Europe (travel window is around early July), and are in need of some advice. I've been overseas only with family, and he's never been at all. Good dancing is a must. [more inside]
posted by Sweetdefenestration on Jun 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Where is the best collection of motel reviews on the web?

I'm planning a road trip. Cheap motels vary wildly in quality, so it's helpful if they've been reviewed by other visitors. Where's the best site to find reliable reviews? I've checked Yahoo Travel and Tripadvisor, but I get suspicious when I see a string of five-star reviews that seem to have been written by the same person.
posted by pernoctalian on May 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Health, safety, and sight-seeing in Sao Paulo

What should I know before my trip to Sao Paulo? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on May 31, 2008 - 9 answers

Medical care for travelers in the Netherlands?

My friend is going on a 2-week vacation in the Netherlands starting tomorrow night. Her brother did something to his knee a couple of days ago and they're worried that it'll need more medical attention later. What's medical care like for tourists in the Netherlands? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on May 30, 2008 - 5 answers

What Do I Want to be Sure to Remember Before Moving?

Looking for a good guide about what to do when moving from America to a foriegn country generally, or moving to Israel specifically, or advice about anything that I should be sure not to forget. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on May 30, 2008 - 6 answers

What would be the perfect roadtrip vehicle for a four-person cross-canada trip?

In August, a friend and I are planning on driving from montreal to vancouver, where we will meet two friends of ours finishing their summer reservist stints, go camping for a bit somewhere in B.C., and then drive home. The majority of our friends' gear can be shipped home via military mail, but we will need to take all of our stuff out with us, and take our friends' camping + living stuff back to quebec. What would be the perfect vehicle for this trip? [more inside]
posted by cmyr on May 30, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I send picture postcards of a city without being in it?

I was in Milan and Zürich for the last two weeks and I had promised to bring back/mail postcards to certain close friends and family. Sadly, I misplaced my package of postcards and didn't get a chance to buy any more. Is there any way to buy scenic picture postcards online or are there any shops that sell such postcards? I live in New York if that helps. Thanks for the anticipated help.
posted by defenestratedego on May 30, 2008 - 1 answer

RoadtripFilter: Fastest way to MO from NJ?

I-80 vs. I-70: Which will get me to Missouri from New Jersey with the smaller headache? [more inside]
posted by adamdrici on May 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Greensboro to Cape Fear

NorthCarolinaFilter: A friend is traveling between Greensboro and Cape Fear and back again - They would love to hear some ideas on what to see? what to do? [more inside]
posted by jammy on May 29, 2008 - 6 answers

When in Venice, what do the Venetians do?

What is a good way to spend some downtime in central Venice? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on May 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Bank accounts, currency exchange, and financial advice for an American in Hong Kong?

Moving to Hong Kong for two years, and seeking advice on keeping the finances in order. [more inside]
posted by milquetoast on May 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Women's summer clothing for Italy

What do I wear in central Italy this July so that I don't instantly look like a North American (Canadian) tourist. I'm a 60-year old petite blond. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on May 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Cheapest Flight to Anywhere

Cheapest Flight to Anywhere: I have a large flight credit on Continental Airlines that I need to use with in the next few months. I'd like to find the cheapest ticket for a same day departure/return so that I can get the remaining balance refunded. Is there somewhere I can find all Continental flights originating from Newark, NJ (EWR) over the next few months? Kayak.com is great but I have to know the destination to get the prices.
posted by nivekraz on May 27, 2008 - 11 answers

Is My Phone Company Trying to Crimp my Style?

Is my cell phone company lying about unlocking and SIM-carding while abroad? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 27, 2008 - 16 answers

How can I start traveling?

I really want to travel - how can I get started? [more inside]
posted by brynna on May 26, 2008 - 19 answers

Travel advice filter – planning a trip which will take me via Canyonlands, Bryces and Zion NP to Las Vegas, and from San Francisco to San Diego.

Travel advice filter – planning a trip which will take me via Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion NP to Las Vegas, and from San Francisco to San Diego. I am looking for any thoughts on my itinerary in general and am particularly interested in ideas for: nice places to stop en route, must do things in San Francisco and San Diego. Also, am I allocating enough/too much time to the national parks? [more inside]
posted by koahiatamadl on May 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Crossdressing friendly vacations

Anyone have any good vacation recommendations for crossdressers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me fly the vegan skies

Vegan airport/airline dining - connect and lunch in Dallas (DFO) or Chicago (ORD)? Somewhere else? How long to allow for a connection to assure we can eat at the restaurant you recommend? We're traveling from Raleigh-Durham to San Francisco and it's looking kind of grim for in-flight meals; it's > 7 hours overall travel time but broken into two segments; best advice for not-having-to-pack-lunch? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 24, 2008 - 14 answers

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

Great places in the world to visit (or short-term volunteer opportunities) when traveling alone?
posted by blue_beetle on May 24, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I convince my friend's dad she'll be safe to visit me in Israel?

I'm going to be studying in Jerusalem next year, and I'd really like it if one of my friends could come and visit me. The only problem is her father - he is very resistant to the idea, and undoubtedly gets his concerns from the news - which we know has an awful tendency of sensationalizing things beyond recognition. I was hoping you guys could help me put something together that she could show her father, to hopefully help assuage some of his fears. I mean, we're not planning on road-tripping down to Gaza or anything! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on May 24, 2008 - 10 answers

How to get a baby to cope with new time zones?

How should I reconcile my baby's happy, working sleep schedule with our upcoming international travel? [more inside]
posted by lottie on May 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Lewiston, Idaho? Missoula, Montana?

Help me pick between Lewiston, Idaho or Missoula, Montana for a weekend getaway? [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie on May 23, 2008 - 10 answers

2 girls 1 week

7 days, 2 girls, $2k. We live in FL and want to go on vacation. Will prob fall back on the ol' standby, the funship cruise, unless you fine Mefites have some wackier idea we haven't thought of. We intend to party much and are awesome. Where should we go (1st week of July)?
posted by sarelicar on May 23, 2008 - 13 answers

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