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RoRo's Big Adventure

Dearest Mefites of the USA, my 21 yo daughter is planning to galavant around your country this Northern Hemisphere summer, and we'd like your input! Any advice/recommendations for things to see, places to go, how to get there, accommodation, etc appreciated. We're yet to book flights, leaving everything pretty much to the last minute. We have friends in San Fran who will likely be her first stop, then after that, all is variable. [more inside]
posted by goshling on May 3, 2015 - 64 answers

Where to Watch Eurovision

I'm looking for suggestions as to the best place to watch Eurovision in Europe this year. [more inside]
posted by Braeburn on May 2, 2015 - 1 answer

Europe summer suggestions

Please help me figure out where to kill time for two weeks in Europe [more inside]
posted by special-k on May 1, 2015 - 13 answers

What are some good alternative conferences or festivals for thinkers?

I want to take a vacation that includes some sort of intellectual festival or conference where I'll meet interesting people and discuss ideas. (I'm a party animal.) Think TED gone to summer camp or Davos for hipsters ;-) The Do Lectures and Porcupine Freedom Festival both sound massively interesting - what other events should I look into? [more inside]
posted by Junebug79 on May 1, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me cope with my anxiety about my wife's anxiety!

My wife struggles with anxiety and paranoid thoughts about our marriage. She'll often start asking questions of me about where I've been, if I'm seeing anyone else, whether I want to leave her and whether I think I'd be better off without her. I'm used to this, and I know that these are just intrusive thoughts rather than what she rationally believes, but I'm about to go away for work and I can't stop feeling anxious about what might happen whilst I'm away. [more inside]
posted by yasp on May 1, 2015 - 75 answers

Travel China with a baby

We want to see the parts that showcase China's natural beauty, what we couldn't see anywhere else, what will likely be gone by the time we return next time. But we are limited by traveling with a super flexible 2 year old, and we don't have a ton of time. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by tslugmo on May 1, 2015 - 0 answers

How best to ship extra stuff from Spain to the US?

I have extra clothes and shoes I would like to ship home to the US before I go backpacking but am curious as to the cheapest but safest method. [more inside]
posted by clarinet on Apr 30, 2015 - 12 answers

What small comforting things would you bring to a disaster zone?

My SO is leaving for Nepal in less than 24 hrs for an int'l disaster relief org he works for on one of his first overseas disaster trips. I'd like to get some practical ideas on what to add to his bag besides the absolute necessities. We just found out he will be there much longer than we initially thought. [more inside]
posted by goodnight moon on Apr 28, 2015 - 30 answers

Michigan girl freaking out about travel to & staying on Florida Island

Flying out to Florida at the end of May to stay on an island resort. Yay sounds exciting, right? Well, I've never flown before. I've never been to Florida before. I've never stayed on an island before. I've never stayed in a 4-star hotel before. I don't know what I don't know to ask what I should know! Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Apr 28, 2015 - 37 answers

Minneapolis on Memorial Day Weekend--What to Dü?

SO and I will be in Minneapolis for a bunch of days around Memorial Day. I used to be a frequent visitor, but haven't been back in a few years now. What are things we should do? [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Apr 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Skilled trades and manual labor abroad?

Almost all the articles I read on being "location independent" involve teaching english or having some kind of remote computer work based in the US. What about hands on and manual labor work? [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Apr 27, 2015 - 5 answers

Overlanding from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires: tips or recommendations?

In August, my best friend and I (both 20-something guys) begin a 5 month adventure across the Americas. We started to research the trip last September, and have basically scoured the internet since then. Instagram has proved to be a great source to connect with the overlanding community and there's a couple of good blogs out there of people currently doing the trip. Still, we'd still really appreciate if the askmefi community could weigh in. As I start to put together a detailed itinerary I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed by all the details and possibilities. Where to go? What to plan? How much to budget? And, just generally, what level of detail should I plan to? Normally I'd come up with a broad plan in a few days and then wing it but given the dangers, sheer size of this adventure, and the amount of unforgettable places to see I want to really plan it. UNESCO sites, nature, must-see towns and villages... Can anybody help us? [more inside]
posted by intelligentfool on Apr 27, 2015 - 11 answers

American relocating to Sydney: What should I do before the move?

Moving to Sydney in July. What are the top things I need to do before making the move? [more inside]
posted by pando11 on Apr 26, 2015 - 11 answers

Spanish language school for a duo of new travelers

A friend and I are hoping to find a Spanish language school where we can go for 1-3 weeks, late May-June, somewhere in Latin America. We've been considering going to Guatemala, but hear very mixed things about safety from various anecdotal sources. We're both relatively inexperienced female international travelers and don't really know how to assess what's actually safe for us. Questions: 1) Should we go to Guatemala for this ? 2) If not, where should we go? If so, where should we go? I know there have been questions on this, but it seems things may have changed in recent years. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Apr 25, 2015 - 8 answers

West Ireland or Bust!

I'll be attending a conference in June from Sunday - Thursday in Dublin, but I'm flying out of Shannon on Sunday morning. I was planning on taking the train from Dublin to Galway on Friday morning. Where should I stay and how do I get to Shannon in time to make a 11:30 am international flight? [more inside]
posted by msladygrey on Apr 25, 2015 - 3 answers

Travel size toiletries available in France and Italy?

Are travel size toiletries (shampoo, mouthwash, moisturizer, etc.) readily available in France and Italy? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Apr 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Room with a view

I'm looking for a relaxing place to stay in Northern California for two nights in June. I have a few particular requirements. The first, which is non-negotiable: 1) Room must have a balcony or patio. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Apr 24, 2015 - 12 answers

Advice for a work trip to Ningxia

Work has me travelling to Zhongwei city in the Ningxia province of China in about a month. Exciting! It's my first time to China, and I've got some questions. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Apr 24, 2015 - 5 answers

How Do I Manage Feeling Overwhelmed By Japan?

OverwhelmedByJapan-filter: I have at least a (solo) week in Japan en route to Indonesia, and despite referencing DVD's, youtube videos, guidebooks & internet, I'm still grossly lacking in confidence as to how I'm going to; use public transport, find my hotel, communicate with hotel staff, order food, and find a public restroom when required. To where do I turn? Is there possibly a service by which I can rent an English speaking guide (not like tourist, but more cultural) for an afternoon? Am I blowing this out of proportion? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Apr 23, 2015 - 30 answers

One night in Nashville (and the world's your rocky mountain oyster)

In Nashville for a random Wednesday night in May. Where can we stay that will allow us to see a bit of the city and have a fun night preferably without driving? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Apr 23, 2015 - 7 answers

Travel advice for Nashville please!

Hey MeFites familiar with the Nashville area! I am coming to your neck of the woods for work for a day or two, and would like to find some things: [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax on Apr 21, 2015 - 8 answers

How to find out if the price is right for this flight

Is there a website which will give me an idea of how much a flight between A and B should cost at any given time? Ballpark is fine. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Apr 20, 2015 - 11 answers

Best travel tips around the Annapolis area during a holiday weekend?

Can you recommend Annapolis/DC area travel destinations for me? Complication: Fourth of July holiday weekend. [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Apr 20, 2015 - 4 answers

Where would you have one nice meal in NYC?

I need some help narrowing down options for my one nice ($$$) meal in New York City. [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Apr 20, 2015 - 27 answers

How can I decline this trip?

I just spent the weekend in Paris with a friend, which was... okay. It wasn't great. We have another trip planned in a month's time but haven't booked tickets yet. How can I weasel out of this without hurting my friend's feelings? [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Apr 20, 2015 - 18 answers

should I stay or should I go

My cousin is getting married abroad, and I don't want to go. I can't come to a decision. It's not a big financial/time strain, but I don't want to go, and don't know how to respond. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2015 - 32 answers

WWYD with a ton of time?

I'm 22, about to graduate, and have a free summer. This is amazing! Might be the last chunk of time I have like this for, I don't know, ever? And omg, what do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Apr 19, 2015 - 11 answers

Mefi Sydney/Melbourne: Pimp our itinerary

My sister is coming to visit in 2 days - yay! We'll be spending 14 days in Sydney and 5 in Melbourne, I think I have most things covered but can you see anything I've missed/have hot tips to make her visit supercool? She hasn't been on holiday for years. [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Apr 19, 2015 - 8 answers

One Thing To Do In...

I've got about six hours in Hamburg coming up. What is your One Thing To Do there? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Apr 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Is this a good use for a travel agent, and if so, can you recommend one?

I'm planning to fly to Peru this summer with my late 60's mother. She isn't comfortable flying alone, so I need to meet up with her in Dallas or Houston to fly the rest of the way. She lives in Texas. I live in NYC. I am considering whether it would be worth it to use a travel agent. [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Apr 16, 2015 - 7 answers

Foreign Destination wedding and tuxedo rental

Hey folks, need advice about how (logistically) to most easily rent/return formal attire for a wedding where I'll take several buses and flights between home and the wedding, then fly out directly for backpacking. [more inside]
posted by cult_url_bias on Apr 15, 2015 - 7 answers

Help us plan a road trip through the southern US!

Need help planning our road trip through the Southern United States! [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me on Apr 14, 2015 - 13 answers

What to do in Kennesaw, GA?

My family and I are going to a wedding next week in Kennesaw, GA and will have a couple days to kill beforehand. What should we do? Where should we eat? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 14, 2015 - 8 answers

Things to do in Rhodes (ideally including dancing)

We are going to Rhodes for a week in June. What should we do and see? We are enthusiastic ballroom and Latin dancers, so we would be especially delighted if we could find somewhere where we could engage in a bit of partner dancing. Any particularly lovely spots for swimming would also be wonderful. We would love to hear about a wide range of options, though. [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Apr 13, 2015 - 1 answer

Two romantic weeks in Tuscany (Delayed Honeymoon)

My wife and I are planning a two week trip through Tuscany the first couple of weeks of June, and I'd love to get some tips. [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Apr 13, 2015 - 7 answers

Neat place to stay between DC and Winterthur?

We want to stop overnight somewhere around Winterthur, so we can wake up, drive to the museum, see the gardens, and head back to the City. What towns along the way are worth staying in? Any notable hotels or B&B's? We're driving back from DC to NYC around June 22. [more inside]
posted by musofire on Apr 12, 2015 - 3 answers

ATL Atlanta airport questions

LAX to ATL. Need tips from expert travelers. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Apr 11, 2015 - 9 answers

Oh, the places you'll go! Wait, but where?

First time in life that I have the freedom and resources to truly adventure for a while, and would like to do so without totally destroying my savings. What are the options? [more inside]
posted by crawfo on Apr 9, 2015 - 7 answers

I have a couple specific questions about tipping in the UK.

I'm from the US, so I'm accustomed to the tipping customs here. I understand they are different in the UK and want to know what is customary. [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Apr 9, 2015 - 14 answers

When is a layover stop too short?

I was booked via Travelocity to fly through Washington Regan with about 36 minutes between flights...same airline, same terminal, different aircraft. I thought that was cutting it close. Since then the airline has changed flight times and now there would be only 30 minutes between flights. Do I stand any chance asking for an earlier first leg? They have a flight every hour. Complication: Non-refundable ticket.
posted by Gungho on Apr 8, 2015 - 19 answers

Yellowstone in July -- A Bad Idea?

We have an opportunity to visit Yellowstone National Park and/or environs, and Mt Rushmore, etc. BUT, the window is limited to the first 2 weeks of July. Is that a horrible time to visit, given that I hate crowds and 85+ degree temps without relief (breaks in air conditioned spaces)? In terms of potential crowds of people, are there places nearby YNP that are less crowded and just as interesting/beautiful to visit? (We'd be driving between Colorado and Minnesota.)
posted by dancing leaves on Apr 8, 2015 - 19 answers

1000 Days In A Small Place Under The Tuscan Sun

I'm going to be spending almost two months in Tuscany, and I want reading material. But I'm picky. Book recommendations for the traveling jaded literary snob? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Apr 7, 2015 - 24 answers

Tell me about Morocco, in particular Rabat

My daughter is planning on spending her semester abroad in Rabat, Morocco. I've looked through Wikipedia/travel, but what should I know about the place beyond that information? [more inside]
posted by Runes on Apr 7, 2015 - 5 answers

Best credit card for traveling outside of the U.S.

What credit card is best in life for traveling abroad? I'm in the U.S., headed to Israel next month. Would like to get a new credit card that has no foreign transaction fees and no annual fee. Any recommendations welcome. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Apr 6, 2015 - 25 answers

Songs about traveling, 2015 edition

My RV-living friends are leaving Mesa, AZ on Wednesday for another season of traveling. Please help with the playlist. (Already covered what's in this ask from 2006.) Thank you!
posted by she's not there on Apr 6, 2015 - 12 answers

Taking the Train to work: Tips & Tricks

I am going to start commuting via the Commuter Rail (train) to Boston next week after driving myself to work my entire career. The trip will take about 1 hour. What are some tips & tricks to taking the train to work? Boston specific tips (heading to North Station from North Shore and walking to work from there)? Best way to carry my computer & lunch (commuter luggage)? Which car should I sit in? Can I have conference calls on the train? Work on my computer? Best way to purchase monthly tickets? How to make sure I get a good seat on the train? Other stuff I haven't thought of yet but would be good to know? Thanks!
posted by GernBlandston on Apr 6, 2015 - 13 answers

Yellowstone in April - what's open?

Considering a trip to Yellowstone starting on April 17th, but the information on the site is sparse about what's really available. Any MeFis with experience here? [more inside]
posted by hampanda on Apr 5, 2015 - 8 answers

Must-do, must-see New England activities for a family

Mrs. Ferg and I are planning a trip to New England in June with the smaller Fergs. Since my previous questions about travel activities have been successes, I'm here to query the hive-mind about what our agenda should include to get the maximal "New England" experience. Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by jferg on Apr 5, 2015 - 22 answers

Your thoughts on visiting Greece?

When I go to Greece this summer, will I regret it if I don't visit one of the islands? [more inside]
posted by swheatie on Apr 5, 2015 - 16 answers

Musta Been the Wrong Place, Musta Been the Wrong Time

Travel error filter: Booked a ticket to the wrong place at the wrong time. Have prepaid hotel room in another location. Seeking solutions and ideas. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Apr 1, 2015 - 9 answers

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