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Traveling tips for a newly-minted flyer

Just got over a fear of flying and now I want to go everywhere. Can you help with some first-time travel tips? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Sep 7, 2015 - 13 answers

Nerd hobby that gets me out there

What is a nerd hobby that will enable me to (a) travel anywhere to enjoy (b) interact with people and build relationships, (c) not super expensive, (d) somewhat DIY, and (e) doesn't require an entire workshop, garage, or wardrobe? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jun 19, 2015 - 34 answers

DC --> Ankara travel newb help

My sister-in-law is getting married in Ankara, Turkey in August. I plan to go, but need help with making travel arrangements or just general Ankara help. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 8, 2015 - 4 answers

How to do my first dive vacation

I just acquired my PADI Open Water certification. I want to go on a scuba diving vacation in early August. I've never traveled before and don't know the best way to do it, given some complicating factors. [more inside]
posted by panem_et_circenses on May 4, 2015 - 15 answers

Need Health Insurance, Will Travel

Leaving California for a while for life on the road. Health insurance only covers me in CA, and not very well. What are my options for changing insurance? I do not qualify for any subsidies under the affordable care act. [more inside]
posted by justjess on Apr 5, 2015 - 1 answer

Help me bring my cat safely to Australia

Hello Mefites: My girlfriend and me are seriously considering the possibility of moving to Australia permanently next year. If everything goes as planned, we will move in around 12 months from now. I have a 7-year-old adorable Norwegian Forest male cat I adopted in Spain 5 years ago and brought to Colombia (I have dual nationality) 3 years ago. I need to know what options are available to bring him safely to our new home down under. [more inside]
posted by Matrod on Mar 29, 2015 - 7 answers

How can I learn more about traveling musicians in Europe in the 1800's?

A few years ago, before she died, my grandmother told me about her great great grandparents who were traveling musicians in Europe. I don't know how much truth there is to this assertion (we didn't talk about family history very much when she was alive), but I'd like to learn more about this subject. [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Dec 28, 2014 - 5 answers

My ATM card won't work...

So how else can I use cash as an American travelling to Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Dec 23, 2014 - 12 answers

How can I stay healthy while traveling overseas for 3 weeks?

I'll be travelling in the Middle East this December, visiting relatives (and relatives friends, I suppose) for three weeks. How can I maintain a healthy diet in a country where turning down food (even politely) is considered very rude? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Oct 7, 2014 - 14 answers

How to succeed in business without ever flying

What categories of (or what specific) jobs and/or career paths in large corporations are least likely to require travel with turnaround and/or distance that necessitates flying? What types of industries (while otherwise thriving) seem to be paring down their travel budgets and relying more on videoconferencing and similar tech? What about government jobs? Are you a highly successful ........ and don't, or at least have never been required to, fly for work? I would love to know about your job. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on Sep 11, 2014 - 27 answers

Lost credit and debit cards abroad. How do I get new ones?

Backpacking Europe and lost my wallet, which held my debit and credit cards. I still have a backup stash, my US passport, and a friend who will lend me money. In about three weeks I plan on traveling alone. Canceled all my cards, now I need new ones. My card issuers can send by mail at varying speeds. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Jul 27, 2014 - 5 answers

advice for two longish flights with a one year old?

I'm going to be flying alone next month with my baby who will be almost one month old then. She just stopped nursing, and she's very much into crawling, rolling, and standing right now (as I type, she's not yet walking). She doesn't sleep when she's being held; she needs a crib or her carseat for that. There's no direct flight between here and destination city, and we can either divide it up between two 3-hour flights or one five-hour and one one-hour. I'm not a good flyer when I'm responsible only for myself, so I'm positively daunted by traveling alone with my daughter. I would appreciate any advice you could give me. [more inside]
posted by pittsburgher on Jul 14, 2014 - 14 answers

A potpourri of European travel for the exceptionally naive

I leave from Manchester in a few days for Bruges, Ghent, and Paris. My questions concern how best to bring quasi-necessities in carry on, vegan food, beer, and activities. Do you know much about these places and these questions? You can probably help me out. More specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by vathek on Jul 7, 2014 - 7 answers

I have *the feels* for a boy that I made friends with.

We met as travelers on the Greyhound bus and developed a platonic friendship. I like him so much though. And he may have a girlfriend. Should I just let it go? [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Jun 8, 2014 - 20 answers

Chicago dog boarding for pooch that doesn't like other dogs?

We are going to be traveling for a decent amount of time (1-2 weeks) and we need a place to keep our dear pup (a 50 lb mixed breed). [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Apr 17, 2014 - 7 answers

Death-free nature documentary

We're flying with our 2.5-year old and would like to find a nature documentary or TV show for her to watch on our iPad. She doesn't watch much TV, so this is a Big Treat that will hopefully distract her for at least some of the flight. The catch: we're not ready to deal with death yet, so I'd like something without predation/disease/starvation/etc. For simplicity's sake, I'd prefer something available on iTunes, but am willing to look other places, as well. We'd also prefer to avoid mass market characters (Elmo, Mickey Mouse, etc.). Any good suggestions?
posted by griseus on Mar 12, 2014 - 34 answers

Last minute short road trip from Philadelphia to Boston

So I think we're going to do a last minute road trip from Philadelphia to Boston and back. Please help us plan. [more inside]
posted by cacao on Mar 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Things to do in Dubai?

I'm looking for things to do with nearly 48 hours in Dubai in mid March. Things that aren't obvious are especially helpful! [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Feb 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Financial planning for somewhere...?

I graduated college last year. I know I should be at least thinking about saving and 401ks and things like that but I moved countries, started grad school and I don't know where I'll be living in three years let alone thirty. How do I do financial planning? [more inside]
posted by raeka on Jan 14, 2014 - 8 answers

What gadgets to bring to Nicaragua?

What mobile devices should we bring for a two week trip to Nicaragua? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jan 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Moving to LA

I've just recently come back from a week-long vacation to Los Angeles where I got to stay with my aunt and we had a great time seeing things and visiting places. The weather was amazing and I realistically thought it was the best vacation I have ever been on. She really wants me to move there. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 4, 2013 - 27 answers

To stay or to leave? that is the question.

What would you do? Im saving money to buy an apartment. Another part of me wants to go live in another country for a few months instead. [more inside]
posted by red47Apple on Nov 26, 2013 - 21 answers

A Broad, Abroad, Alone

In a month, I'll be traveling abroad for the first time, all by my lonesome. Looking for helpful tips for a first-time international traveler. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 13, 2013 - 26 answers

A backpacking backpack for laptops?

I want the benefits of a backpacking backpack with the benefits of a laptop backpack. Shoulder and waist straps, tall and able to fit lots of stuff, but with a laptop sleeve or something that would make it easy to take my laptop out and put it back in. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Oct 10, 2013 - 11 answers

medical tourism? what's it all about?

I'm interested in exploring medical tourism for a few procedures (some significant dental work, breast reduction, hair removal), but I don't know where to start. Please help me learn more about this trend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Let's Work Wherever We Are Traveling

Where can I find other people like myself who can work wherever they happen to be? (Not talking about the oldest profession here!!!) I can do my regular work wherever I happen to be since I deal with computer programming. I am trying to find other people who might want go to a place, say, for a month, and live there and split costs. Anybody know of any online communities of people that do this?
posted by thorny on Feb 10, 2013 - 8 answers

What address to use when you are traveling with no fixed address

I moved out of my apartment and want to travel and work remotely most of the year before taking a new apartment. My problem is that I don't have a fixed address in the meantime. My mail is forwarded to my parents outside the US (working very well), but I need an address to use with the IRS/Licence bureau/bank, etc. Could I boldly use my previous address even if I moved out? Can I use the foreign address with the government and the state without getting in trouble? Could I still be a resident of my state even if my mailing address is abroad? Could I use a P.O. Box? Some other service? What if I lengthen my absence from my state, at which point do I cease to be a resident of that state? (I'm a US citizen and a tourist in the countries I'm traveling to). I can use some heads up!
posted by kirsti on Jan 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Best bank for travelers?

Best bank for an American traveling Northern, Eastern, and Southern Europe, as well as Russian? [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft on Dec 26, 2012 - 5 answers

traveling and making things

Please help me find creative outlets that don't require living in one place or computer screen time, that aren't repetitive, and that pack small. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Dec 16, 2012 - 22 answers

Present ideas for globetrotting newlyweds

I need wedding present suggestions for a couple who are going traveling for 7 month immediately afterwards... [more inside]
posted by jp021272 on Oct 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Smartphone for Travling/Living Abroad

Smartphone filter: I will probably be moving to South Korea for a year when I graduate in May. I want to get a nice, new smartphone now. What is the best option for a phone to use overseas? [more inside]
posted by raeka on Oct 18, 2012 - 9 answers

I hate talking about money...

How to fairly split up expenses with an S/O on an upcoming trip? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2012 - 27 answers

Need a place to stay in Vienna and things to do.

Hotel and other quick recommendations for Vienna? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on May 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Help Us Entertain Our Kids in Vegas!

What awesome fun things can we do with our small children in Vegas? [more inside]
posted by I_love_the_rain on Feb 28, 2012 - 13 answers

On the road again ....

Help me plan my trip to Europe this summer! Helpful details abound within! [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Feb 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you help us think of anything we can do to prepare our grand-daughter for her trip to France as a foreign exchange student?

My 11 year old grand-daughter will be traveling to France for a foreign exchange program. She will be gone for three weeks. She comes from a small rural community in the Midwest so I think she is in for quite a culture shock. As the time is approaching I'm becoming nervous because it's so far away and she can't just hop on a plane if she gets homesick. The girl she is staying with will be here in April for three weeks living with my grand-daughter. Can you think of anything that she will need to know or what we can do to prepare her for this trip?
posted by sybarite09 on Jan 31, 2012 - 34 answers

Travel litterbox.. wha?

12-hour drive home for the holidays coming up - help me let my cat pee during the trip without it being in his carrier... again. [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Dec 15, 2011 - 19 answers

Your Favorite Spots in Shanghai

Shanghai'd - Heading back to China and want hear about your fav spots. [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Oct 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Splurging for the hotel, but eating on the cheap while traveling

What are some healthy foods that one can take traveling abroad, to minimize the costs of eating out? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 29, 2011 - 20 answers

How to forward calls to Google Voice on my iPhone?

I will be traveling in Asia for the first three weeks in October. I have Google Voice on my iPhone, and I'm wondering how I would be able to automatically forward calls/voicemail and text to Google Voice? [more inside]
posted by xtine on Sep 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Traveling to see Mt. Everest

Recommendations for a trip to Tibet and/or Nepal? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Sep 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Remaining a Georgia citizen while traveling abroad . . .

Is there a way to maintain your state citizenship while traveling within the country, and perhaps outside the country, for up to two years? [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Aug 30, 2011 - 15 answers

My Sex Toys Are Not Bombs (However, Messy Explosions? Yes.)

Caring for my personal toys? More after the jump. (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2011 - 13 answers

International phone help!

International phone recommendation, looking to buy an unlocked phone in the US before leaving, what should I look for and what works best? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Aug 9, 2011 - 6 answers

A Prince-loving vegan travels to Minneapolis with a CPAP machine. Then some joke of some kind occurs.

I'm about to head to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and as a vegan traveling for the first time with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, I have a few questions - snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Jun 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Kennel our dog?

I'm looking for a dog kennel recommendation in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area! There's probably more inside than you want to read. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 13, 2011 - 3 answers

London's calling, and I ain't got no swing.

I'm going to London! As a travel noob, what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 31, 2011 - 51 answers

Chicago/St. Louis Bound

Going to Chicago/St. Louis for the first time during the second week of June. Tell me the hot spots. [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on May 25, 2011 - 22 answers

Avoiding the sads while traveling alone in Asia

Single female traveling solo for nine days in Kuala Lumpur and Bali. Please reassure me that I'm not going to be sad and lonely and freaked out the entire time. [more inside]
posted by ladybird on May 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Where should we go for our honeymoon?

Where should we honeymoon (on the cheap) this December? Thailand, Argentina, Turkey, or somewhere else? How much should we budget? [more inside]
posted by Viola on May 3, 2011 - 8 answers

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