Our receptionist/admin assistant is leaving us next month. Her plan is to backpack across Europe for three months. She deserves a great going-away present, but I don't want to give her stuff she can't travel with/will only end up going in storage. Help! [more inside]
New York's about to get super cold, i'm crashed on a project, and I see lots of tempting $150 r/t last minute fares to Dallas. So I'm thinking of going refugee. Problem is, my current work requires a decent sized monitor, and my Macbook Air has a tiny 13" screen. [more inside]
Has anyone had a situation in which they were taking a prescribed controlled substance and ran out of their prescription while traveling outside the US? How difficult was it to refill the prescription? What did you do? [more inside]
I postponed my last planned trip to NYC so I could visit during the Macy's Parade (something I always wanted to attend). Now that the US is in a state of high alert regarding the recent terror attacks overseas and ominous threats to NY and Washington DC I have to admit I am scared to travel. I do understand that terror is what they want to instill on us and the terrorists shouldn't win BUT I am pretty apprehensive. I am just wondering what others think about traveling right now?
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
So how else can I use cash as an American travelling to Malaysia? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
What mobile devices should we bring for a two week trip to Nicaragua? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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!
Best bank for an American traveling Northern, Eastern, and Southern Europe, as well as Russian? [more inside]
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]
I need wedding present suggestions for a couple who are going traveling for 7 month immediately afterwards... [more inside]
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]
How to fairly split up expenses with an S/O on an upcoming trip? [more inside]
Hotel and other quick recommendations for Vienna? [more inside]
What awesome fun things can we do with our small children in Vegas? [more inside]
Help me plan my trip to Europe this summer! Helpful details abound within! [more inside]
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?
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]
Shanghai'd - Heading back to China and want hear about your fav spots. [more inside]
What are some healthy foods that one can take traveling abroad, to minimize the costs of eating out? [more inside]
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]
Recommendations for a trip to Tibet and/or Nepal? [more inside]
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]
Caring for my personal toys? More after the jump. (NSFW) [more inside]
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]
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]
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]