I'm interested in planning a week-or-two trip at the end of the year to see Mayan ruins and other non-Cancun-y things to do in the region. What's good? [more inside]
We are planning a quick 2-night getaway trip to Brattleboro, leaving from North of Boston. I'd love your help choosing a route that will be scenic to drive, but not too too long, and also your recommendations for interesting, quirky, fun stops between here and there, and/or things to do while based there. We enjoy history, food, drink, farming, music, vintage/flea stuff, Americana, hiking, canoeing, etc. We've never spent time in the town before and will be staying right downtown. Thank you!
Hi! I am traveling to Guatemala City for work and will have three (well, maybe 2.75) days to myself. I definitely want to visit Antigua. I'm worried that cramming in expeditions to Lake Atitlan AND Tikal on the other two days will keep me busier than I'd like to be...but I also don't want to regret not seeing such amazing places. (I have bad travel FOMO.) [more inside]
It looks like I have a chance to travel to Iran for two weeks this November with my son (aged 11). Any tips or hints for someone who has not been there before? [more inside]
Husband and I are seeking trip ideas for Thanksgiving (U.S.) that would involve leaving on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday) and returning Saturday. The dates are not flexible, so we would like to consider places we can fly to (or drive to) pretty quickly from western Mass. [more inside]
I am midway through a Round the World trip, which I have had to put on hold for the most unexpected of reasons: I don't care where I travel to next. I have dropped anchor for a while to address this situation, but having done so, I now wake up every day and look inside to find, well, nothing. So do I call it a day and head home, or roll the dice and carry on regardless? [more inside]
We booked a trip to Milan September 23-27th. After the fact, we learned it is Fashion Week! Should we try to avoid the city and just escape into the countryside? Will museums still be open to the public? Bonus question: Is the Milan Expo worth attending? [more inside]
I have a Victorian house in Southern California and am interested in restoring it using period-appropriate house parts. These are in short supply in my area and most architectural salvage places are not so internet-savvy, so I'm wondering if there might be a part of the country within road trip distance where the pickings are better. [more inside]
Going on a trip to Rome with my dad. As a serious history/art history buff, he absolutely loves Rome and has been 5 or 6 times before. Looking for advice for some off-the-beaten-path activities for a two week trip in October. [more inside]
we're leaving next week for a US to Germany [Munich] to Austria to Czech Republic [Prague]. Our plan was to use train travel--how difficult is this with current events and great numbers of people seeking refuge across Europe? Are there English language websites that would provide us with reliable information? Any other advice for us? Hitch-hiking is not an option. thank you
I am going to Maine for about 4 days in a couple weeks (Sept 24th) and I have no idea what to wear in Maine in September. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are planning a babymoon over Thanksgiving or Christmas. For work reasons, Christmas would be more convenient for me, however, I'd be 7 months pregnant (I'm due at the end of February). Is this a foolhardy venture? [more inside]
Looking for information about flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in November. I will be flying out on Delta from terminal 1 on a Monday evening. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for books about Canada, specifically Montreal, and also books set in Montreal. What would you recommend? [more inside]
I’m recovering from knee surgery and using crutches, and I need to move across the country and start a new job on Saturday. Any tips, tricks, or advice, that might make this process easier? [more inside]
My S.O. and I are traveling to England next month for ten days (Oct 16-26). What should we do? [more inside]
My (almost) 70 year old father and I will be travelling to Dublin for ten days next week on the (unexpectedly!) second anniversary of a father/daughter trip in which he golfs and I occupy myself with books and booze. Help me not miss the best parts [more inside]
I'm going to be in Brooklyn for one night. I'm going to watch Cecil Baldwin read smut in the evening (and I'm staying near there), but my afternoon is free. What should I do?
We're going to Budapest! Help us have an amazing two weeks. [more inside]
We're driving up for a wedding from DC to Boston, and decided to take our time on our way north! What are some fun attractions along the route that we could hit? We'll be driving on 95, past Philly, NYC, New Haven, and Providence. Our interests tend towards the foodie, the wacky, and the scenic. We're open to driving off the route for a ways. Hive mind, what are your suggestions?
I am thinking of getting my son a laptop but I have no idea where to start looking. And there is a list of what this laptop has to be able to do. [more inside]
I'm planning a trip in early November, and need some advice on the city of choice. Where would you go, Sarajevo or Dublin? [more inside]
I consider myself a fairly savvy traveler yet one who still makes noob mistakes that end up costing me disproportionately in either in time, money, or enjoyment simply because I didn’t know better. Although I’ve gotten better with each trip, it leaves me wondering what easy changes I still have left to make that can boost my travel skills without having to learn them the hard way? Bonus points for recommendations that take advantage of a smart phone! [more inside]
Can you explain to me the process of going to a restaurant in Germany like I'm five, please? [more inside]
Please help me find a place to stay within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency Miami between 4th and 8th November. Slight snowflakes inside. [more inside]
I escaped a long-term abusive marriage homeless with a lot of hermit like attributes. It's been about three years of clawing and crawling out of that hole, and while I'm not completely out, I do have an apartment, job, friends, and enough money to feed me and my kid three squares a day. That deserves a celebration and I'm determined that I'm going to spend a long weekend with my best friend in London in December as a combo birthday/holiday gift to myself. I want to see Hyde Park done up for the holidays, do a Jack the Ripper tour, eat in a pub, and visit a museum [more inside]
I'm about to take a work sabbatical for 6 months starting January 2016. I would like to spend 3 of those months on mainland Europe. I want to spend at least a couple months skiing nearly everyday. I'm open to going pretty much anywhere in Europe. I'm just looking for any recommendations to get started in my googling. [more inside]
Calling Bay Area residents, how effed up is traffic going to be this weekend? [more inside]
So we're planning a weekend trip to Heddal stave church, which is only five hours and six minutes by car from here, as I just found out. What else to do in the area? Where to sleep? [more inside]
Help me entertain myself in a few airports. Over the next few months, I'll have mid-length (lets' say 3-6 hour) layovers in Doha, Qatar (DOH) and both BOM and DEL in India. Any particular highlights inside these airports? I'm looking for unusual things to do, interesting views of outside or airport-workings, particularly good people-watching, food? If my best option is to park myself with a book and a snack, where should I get the snack, and where should I sit? [more inside]
Tomorrow I have a meeting on Beacon St. in the mid-afternoon. I'm coming from Western Mass. I have a car and I'm happy to drive most of the way but I really hate and fear driving in downtown Boston. What are my best options for avoiding that? I'm looking for good park-and-ride locations, mostly, preferrably cheap, that I can take the T from.
We´re going to Florida to visit a relative this week. She lives in Port Saint Lucie (1.5 hour drive from Miami). We will arrive at MIA very early in the morning (Around 3:30 AM) and will depart at 5 AM five days later. We have rented a car but we´re not sure what to do during our arrival and departure days. More after the jump. [more inside]
I have a business trip to San Francisco coming up soon. I will be more or less booked up with work stuff while I'm there, with the exception of one weekday afternoon. Any recommendations for the best way to spend 4-5 hours on my own? [more inside]
So I'm moving to Prague, which is notorious for pickpockets. I'm wondering if I need to give up my absolute favorite bag i've ever found anywhere in the whole wide world because of a lack of zippers. Bonus: Where the heck do you even sell a used Moop bag? Ebay? [more inside]
Advice and suggestions for activities in Santiago, Chile? [more inside]
I love Dolly Parton and really want to go to Dollywood when we're on holiday in the US but I can't drive. How can I get there? My fiance and I need to get from Nashville to Pigeon Forge, 215 miles away. He can't drive either. How do I achieve my Dolly dream? [more inside]
I'm moving to New York in September for a new job and I'm planning to do a one month sublet on Airbnb so that I can find a permanent place once I have arrived in New York. Is there anything that I need to check up on or ask the hosts before I select a place? How do I make a decision when there are multiple options? [more inside]
Your travel tips for first-time visitors to Dallas-Fort Worth, Shreveport & Texarkana. [more inside]
Where should I go in (or near) Quebec for some rural day hikes? Bonus constraint: driving from NYC. [more inside]
On a Sunday in September, we have a six hour Amtrak layover (11 am to 5 pm) at Penn Station, with our nine year old son in tow (so, probably 4 and a half usable hours). I know we can get to the top of the Empire State and back pretty easily, is there something else quick and easy we should do during that time?
Solo mid twenties female traveler living in the south east with a budget of $2000 and 1-2 weeks off of work. I need suggestions for what to do and how to get the most out of my money and time! [more inside]
My SO and I are looking for ideas for an overnight trip from the Hartford area this weekend. We were originally going to go to Providence for Waterfire, but it looks like rain so I'm looking for other suggestions. [more inside]
We'll be in San Juan for a few days next month and I'm looking for recommendations for eating out. [more inside]
I have never traveled outside the U.S. and am terrified about this specific part of the trip. I anticipate being at least a little jet lagged when I arrive, so I want to make sure I have a plan in place. Advice?
Through circumstances too long and boring to relate here partner and I have come into a $900 credit for Alaska Airlines. Now we just need somewhere to go. Suggestions? [more inside]
I am soon (as in at this moment) moving to Taiwan, from Canada. I would love any suggestions folks have about travel, advice for new arrivals, old memories of visits, last minute travel recommendations and more. [more inside]
I'm arriving at Denver airport just after 11 am on a Saturday, hiring a car at the airport and then planning to stay in Grand Lake for a few days after that. Is it worth spending the Saturday afternoon checking out Denver rather than heading straight for Grand Lake? If so, how should I do this? [more inside]
I have been given the opportunity to take a ten-day trip to London! I am super excited! I also have way, way less time to plan than I would normally like! So, I turn to MetaFilter to help answer some of my questions, and/or point me toward online resources that can do the same and help me generally just get along there as a visitor. [more inside]
I'm in the unfortunate situation of having to attend a graduation ceremony in Austin, TX on October 24, right in the middle of Formula 1 weekend. I had originally planned to make this part of a longer vacation to see the city - any way I can still do this without going crazy? [more inside]