I want to travel. Besides that fact, nothing is decided - around October, for 2-4 months, probably on my own, on a relatively flexible budget, anywhere in the world. Tell me your travel stories! [more inside]
posted by alona
on Mar 23, 2013 -
Last minute trip: do airlines offer last-minute "leaves today" flights at rock-bottom rates to fill empty seats? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Nov 15, 2012 -
Recommendations for routes and things to do on a two week road trip from Illinois to California and back? [more inside]
posted by xammerboy
on May 18, 2012 -
I'm planning a trip to Paris from Boston for my family (wife, 3 girls 13, 11, 9) sometime over the summer. I don't know what I'm doing.
How do I find the least expensive flights?
Are there tricks to knowing when to leave and return? e.g. are there travel days that get better rates; leave on a Wednesday and return on Monday for cheapest flights?
What's the minimum number of days we should stay to make it worth the trip? I was thinking 5-6 days.
Is July better than August in Paris?
Do you have a favorite place to stay while in Paris? hotel? b&b? youth hostel?
posted by GernBlandston
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Can you help us find some some new one and two-night getaway locations in the Pacific Northwest? [more inside]
posted by karizma
on Mar 8, 2012 -
Please tell me quirky, fun, healthy, CHEAP things to do and places to see in Victoria (Australia) over Xmas break. [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Nov 26, 2011 -
Canadians looking for travel insurance for one year around the world trip? [more inside]
posted by grak88
on Oct 30, 2011 -
My family lives in Tokyo, and I grew up there, but I now go to school in the states. My parents want me to come out to visit next month, but I'm a bit concerned about the radiation. They assure me that any increase in the levels is negligible, but I realize that there are many different types of radiation, and food grown in the Fukushima area is still being served in Tokyo. I just really don't want to be a victim of hindsight,
and it seems for every reputable article I can find that indicates the levels are safe, I can find another that begs me to reconsider the first. I don't know what to do. I don't want to be paranoid, but I also don't want the whole family to be at risk if there is an overlooked issue.
posted by howgenerica
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Help me plan a long-weekend getaway in the Southwest. I don't have enough time to make it a road trip, but would like to drive down some scenic roads. I don't want to camp in the wilderness, but would like see a national park. I don't want a full native-american experience, but would love to buy some native american jewelry. Some shopping/dining would be cool. I want to take more photographs than I'll ever have time to upload to flickr. [more inside]
posted by Opal
on Jun 27, 2011 -
We will be driving from Toronto to Cincinnati about the second half of May. What are the "musts" along the way?
posted by uans
on May 4, 2011 -
Seattleite, headed to Vancouver, BC this weekend. Help me and wifey do something different. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 11, 2010 -
I hate fast instant coffee. I will be traveling by car from Toronto to Montreal. There are lots of stops where one can get Tim Hortons or McDonald's instant coffee. Unfortunately/fortunately I don't like their coffee. I can make good coffee at home.
What type of thermos can keep it fresh and warm for a good portion of my trip?
posted by alshain
on Oct 18, 2010 -
Get Me Out Of My Travel Rut: My tour takes me to the beatific city of San Fransisco soon and while I visit about once a year, I usually end up going to same places/doing the same things. What's terribly new in SF? What are the fresh must-see shows, restaurants, nightspots, stores, or Things To Do. Ideally I'm looking for things/places that have opened within the year. Will have a car and able to make day trips out into the environs. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Oct 17, 2010 -
My boyfriend and I will be visiting my dad in China for two weeks at the end of October, beginning of November. I've been twice before (my dad has lived there for the past 12 years), but this will be my boyfriend's first time. We'd like a good mix of city and rural areas, and are tentatively planning four days in Shanghai, four in Beijing, four in Guilin, and four in Yunnan. However, we're open to other suggestions, so what do you think? Too much time in one place, not enough in another? Is there another must-see area? What should we do while we're in those places? Any ideas are welcome!
posted by odayoday
on Sep 28, 2010 -
Me and my girlfriend are planning to embark upon a long adventure. We have never done it before and have some questions. [more inside]
posted by Sentus
on Jul 20, 2010 -
are new (beginning) drivers taught to use turn signals? if so, is turn signal use required by law? [more inside]
posted by msconduct
on May 20, 2010 -
I'd like the take the out-of-state girlfriend on a weekend trip for Memorial Day weekend, any suggestions for destinations/activities? [Central KY] [more inside]
posted by all the kings men
on May 19, 2010 -
I'm going on my first business trip and I'm nervous. Help me impress my colleagues. What tips do you have? [more inside]
posted by gocubbies
on Jan 31, 2010 -
Trying to figure out the prefect trip for late July. So far my top two choices are Upstate New York and Montana. I'm not set on either but we have family in Milton and Cold Spring NY and I have heard that Montana is nice in the summer. I'd love any and all suggestions. We are in Texas so we are looking for a cool climate break (70s or 80s are ideal). Also we will have our 5 month old with us. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith
on Jan 14, 2010 -
I'll be embarking on a two week road trip from just before Christmas until just after the new year. My plan is to drive south out of the SF Bay Area and spend most of my time in southern California, possibly with forays into Az, Nevada, and Mexico. My interests are nature, archaeology, and history, and I'm an avid photographer. Tell me about the places I shouldn't miss. [more inside]
posted by Capostrophe
on Dec 10, 2009 -
Help me prepare for my trip! What are some fun/funny things we can do abroad, not location-specific but rather things that have to do with being on a trip? [more inside]
posted by alona
on Jul 25, 2009 -
Daytrip Dreamin': I've read the previous
question about Zipcars in NYC, but it's about a year old and I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on May 28, 2009 -
Asking for the fiancée: is it possible to purchase trip insurance without medical coverage? Also: general advice about trip insurance for this situation is welcome (traveling several weeks in France & England, with expensive train connections). [more inside]
posted by springo
on May 9, 2009 -
I'm arriving at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul nine hours before my connecting flight. I was wondering what recommendations people had for how to spend this time? I can't do anything too involved as I need to be back at the airport a few hours before my flight, but I would like to see something of the city!
posted by slowcat
on May 1, 2009 -
We have four days to take a road trip from Minneapolis to wherever we want. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by sciapod
on Apr 21, 2009 -
I have 14 full days (from now until APRIL 21, 2009) to obtain a travel visa so I can visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. How can I best expedite the process of obtaining a travel visa in time while not spending more money that I need to? [more inside]
posted by cothebadger
on Apr 7, 2009 -