Im interested in doing some Camp America/BUNAC/GAP year type programmes over the next year hopefully including one that gives me a Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification... [more inside]
What is the best way to take an entirely legal quantity of beer across the continent, on a plane? [more inside]
Is there any place in the Caribbean that has a backpacker vibe? Or do you have to go to Central America / Mexico to get that?
My U.S. passport expires 13 Oct 08 and I need to book one international trip before then: leaving New York 17 July 08, returning 2 Aug 08 (one destination country, a non-EU-member in Eastern Europe, plus stops for flight transfers in one or two EU member countries). Is it even worth researching various countries' and airlines' how-close-to-expiration-date safety ranges for travel, or should I just assume I MUST renew my passport before then?
Please recommend books about China and the Chinese. [more inside]
I'm going on a business trip to LA week after next. Having never been there, I have no idea how to pack. [more inside]
Is there anything like Green Tortoise that has East Coast and/or Eastern Canada trips? [more inside]
My brother is moving to LA and I'm going to drive out there with him. I can only take about one week off of work so we want to keep it within 8 or 9 days. Where should we stop on the southern route from NYC to LA? We're thinking route 81 south then another highway west to California. [more inside]
American history question: before modern transportation, how much time did congressmen spend in Washington and how much in their home states? Especially those from, say, California. And how long did the journey take? [more inside]
Anyone taken their kid up the Amazon? [more inside]
Is Easter a bad time to visit Iguazu Falls? [more inside]
4 men. 3 days/2nights. 1 bachelor party. Fun and originality are the priorities. Money is tight. Help me, hive mind? [more inside]
I'm looking for ideas for interesting, off-the-beaten-path places to go and take photographs in New York or the surrounding areas. It would be good to take photographs that not absolutely identical to things you see in travel books, so no touristy or centrally located areas. Recent visits been to the abandoned buildings of Ellis Island, the recently-collapsed smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island, Astroland, Vinegar Hill, and Washington Rock (in NJ). What are some other photo-worthy places?
I need a cute catchphrase for a gift I'm giving. [more inside]
What are the best online resources for adventurous backpacking to obscure places? [more inside]
I want to go on vacation in March to a place with beaches. Problem: We can't drive! [more inside]
I'm going to be traveling to Rio, where the chances of my digital camera getting stolen are, by all accounts, pretty high. What's the best solution given that I'd really like to be able to take pictures and bring them back with me? [more inside]
My Dad does hemodialysis 3-times a week. He is a Canadian, but we have found a great dialysis clinic that will treat him here in Louisiana when he visits. The problem is that it now looks like we are going to have trouble finding travel insurance for him. Mom and Dad won't travel to the States without it. Has anyone got any ideas how we can best find this insurance for him? Do you know any dialysis patients who have found travel insurance for a U.S. vacation?
Bookfilter: looking for a book I read as a kid involving a sick kid and sailing. The wrinkle? I read it in German, so I don't even know if this book exists in English. Obviously, there's [more inside]
What is there for a married American couple to do in southern Japan / Kagoshima? [more inside]
Some weekend this January or maybe February my boyfriend and I will be making our way from our home in Philly to Stroudsburg, PA to partake in some indoor go-karting activities (as a belated Xmas gift for him), and to get the hell out of town to a destination other than relatives. [more inside]
Can I mail myself stuff to a hotel ahead of time? [more inside]
How the *$ did I manage to get a first-class flight at a discount price from an online travel retailer? [more inside]
Looking for a commercial with a guy who takes pictures of his kid's stuffed monkey while he's on a business trip. [more inside]
The clock is ticking on my lease. Fifty days, forty-nine, forty-eight, forty-seven... and I have neither a steady job nor money for a new place to live. I would like to volunteer or teach abroad, but I am under very pressing time constraints. [Details inside] [more inside]
Familiar with the Las Vegas airport? I need some practical advice for choosing my flight/airline. [more inside]
Considering visiting Yellowknife (NWT) this summer - would a city person enjoy it? [more inside]
Stuck in Morocco. Does Royal Air Moroc take standby passengers? [more inside]
A passel of museum geeks is headed to Virginia. Can you help us plan the trip? [more inside]
Has anyone stayed in an ice hotel? Particularly the one in Quebec? [more inside]
Where could I find a beautiful beach on the Eastern seaboard with bland-as-hell life? [more inside]
I'd like to take a trip to somewhere outside the US, for about a month, for about $1k, during an undecided time of the year. Where are two or three good places to go and what are some good things to do for a single mid-20's dude who's looking for general first-time traveler stuff and a little culture shock?
I'm looking for a cheap hotel any place between San Juan and Fajardo [more inside]
My family and I will be in Australia from March 14th, 2008 to the 26th. We'll be staying in Sydney for most of the trip (friends' apartment) but we also want to take a leisurely road trip to Melbourne. Do you have any recommendations what to do in Sydney, Melbourne and during the roadtrip? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a single piece of luggage for someone that travels light? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I will be participating in La Tortuga Feliz in Costa Rica in early February for two weeks. When we arrive in Peru in late February, is there similar program we can get involved in to spend our time wisely and really dig into the local climate? [more inside]
Like most mefites, I have far too many gadgets, and the wall warts to match. I suspect most of them could be replaced with a single USB charger - is this something that already exists? [more inside]
Ideas for an 'adventurous experience' in London, England? [more inside]
Where should we go in Montevideo, Uruguay? 40-something couple (M/F) seek tips on restaurants, sights, shopping, good photo spots (we're both serious Flickrites). We'll be there in February. Have already collected various guidebook and internet tips - looking for personal experiences of great places. Will also be in Colonia del Sacramento and probably taking a day trip to Punta del Este to photograph Casapueblo.
Priceline flights going up $80 in minutes? [more inside]
Recommendations of shows in Las Vegas, for two people in mid-20s. Looking for a few to see and for advice on how to get tickets for cheap if possible. Thanks! [more inside]
LegalFilter: My foolish friend received a misdemeanor in CA for trespassing and apparently needs to be booked and appear in court. She's set to fly to NY for school in three weeks - is she allowed to leave the state? [more inside]
Where to meet a friend in Madrid? We need something very precise, since our cell phones will not be working! [more inside]
I would like to depart on an international trip over the next 48 hours. I'll go anywhere as long as it is cheap. I depart from NYC. Any ideas on how to find cheap last minute tickets? I've already tried Kayak and Orbitz and I was unable to find anything. Thanks
My girlfriend finishes school in July and starts work in September. We'd like to spend a month abroad during August. What are good locations where we can live comfortably and be able to have a lot of experiences - touristy and not? While we don't have a budget set yet, I'd think we'd be looking at between US$3000 and US$5000. [more inside]
How can we avoid hurting my Mom's feelings? Or should we take her with us? [more inside]
What are some good modern travelogues where the author is retracing a historic route? Especially ones where the original traveler wrote an account that the author weaves into the narrative.
We're heading home for Christmas. How do we make sure the 8 month old kitten we're taking with us doesn't freak out and disappear? [more inside]
Two quirky gals, ten days in March, plenty of expiring FF miles but sadly just US $ to spend... where in the world should we go? [more inside]
Please help me be a gift-giving genius. I think I want to arrange a lovely but not-too-expensive lunch or dinner for my friend in Pietrasanta, Italy, where he is now living. I've never been there, know nothing about the town, and don't speak Italian. [more inside]