Looking for trip ideas from Philadelphia sans car. Trip length: 4 days, including travel. Would prefer train to plane. Ideal would be Cape Cod, but with train/ferry, we would eat up two days just getting there/back. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on Sep 11, 2011 -
Taking our 7 & 9 year old girls on a whirlwind tour of New Hampshire next week, looking for overnight lodging suggestions between our destinations. Except for the final day in Hampton our hotels will be just "arrive in the evening, depart in the morning" affairs... [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello
on Aug 20, 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 -
Is there some kind of easy, intuitive, free trip-planner out there that goes beyond just "start here, end there?" [more inside]
posted by Ys
on Jul 12, 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 -
Driving from New Orleans to LA over two days. Should I take I-10 all the way OR go diagonally to Amarillo TX and then I-40 the rest of the way. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Jun 21, 2011 -
I've recently discovered that when I stretch backwards with my arms above my head while holding my breath, I sometimes get a super-trippy laughing-gassy lightheaded rush for about (no longer than) ten seconds.
So: How bad is this for me?
Am I killing loads of brain cells?
posted by Jonathan Harford
on Jun 14, 2011 -
We will be vacationing in northern Vermont in July and would like to take a day trip to Montreal. Can anyone suggest a place near the city where we might be able to park the car and then take the Metro? Or a place within the city where we might be able to park for a day? Our plan is to drive up in the morning, do some sightseeing, have dinner, and then head back to our Vermont B&B. Any advice would be appreciated!
posted by tmharris65
on Jun 12, 2011 -
Why does my lower back hurt and what can I do about it? I took a trip to Asia 2 days ago, and now while laying down my lower back (and hips) is incredibly painful, but other times it doesn't hurt. It feels like it's being pulled apart when I lay down in ANY position. It seemed like the plane trip is somehow what aggravated it.
posted by Patrick Leo
on Jun 7, 2011 -
Help me plan my road trip from St. Louis to Los Angeles, likely with a short stop at the Grand Canyon [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver
on May 20, 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 -
A friend of ours is going to be in Africa for a month this summer. During that month, he is going to be turning the big 5-0. What is something we can get him for his trip that would be particularly useful. I assume he already has a great camera.
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Apr 29, 2011 -
I have less than a week -- but where? Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or Buenos Aires? [more inside]
posted by armage
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Looking for suggestions for an affordable, romantic, but not TOO romantic, weekend staycation or trip around NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 5, 2011 -
Pretend you are my tour guide in San Francisco for just a second. Also, there's a bonus question about roller skating! [more inside]
posted by vivid postcard
on Mar 13, 2011 -
The breadth of Long Island up to Connecticut, then over to Cape Cod, then up to Boston, and then back to NYC. Where are the best hikes? What do I have to stop and see (and eat) in between the cities? Where can I stay on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Feb 22, 2011 -
Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]
posted by Great Swell
on Feb 14, 2011 -
The girlfriend and I are going to Hawaii in a few weeks and have a 10 hour flight. I'm looking for a fun, nerdy card game to bring with us to kill some of that time, something that would be fun for two people. We both like the Fluxx variants, but they tend to spread out which seems inconvenient for the plane. Also probably things that require shouting or slapping (a la Spoons) would be bad. Bonus points if it's readily available at The Compleat Strategist in NYC.
posted by edbles
on Feb 3, 2011 -
What's the best way for a group of 9 adults and children to stay in NYC for three nights in late July? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 22, 2011 -
Looking for road trip suggestions for the end of Februrary! Looking to drive up to ~15 hours from DFW for the perfect destination. Could possibly be a relocation prospect in the future. Difficulty: SNOW, mountains, Colorado? [more inside]
posted by phox
on Jan 21, 2011 -
How do I find a high-quality hunting trip operator or arranger, for California (preferably in southern California)? I was asked to arrange one for a bachelor party, but haven't the foggiest idea how to find a reputable guide or organizer. I've asked around and googled but with no success. We're looking for a hunt involving a larger animal, but could go smaller or with water fowl depending on the budget. I know there are many who find hunting objectionable (and I'm not exactly a fan, either), but this would mean a lot for the bachelor, and I'd love to make this happen for him. Thanks!
posted by ccl6yl
on Dec 16, 2010 -
Seattleite, headed to Vancouver, BC this weekend. Help me and wifey do something different. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 11, 2010 -
What is the best and easiest app for converting video files on my PC (.avi) to something iPod compatible? [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on Nov 3, 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 -
I’m thinking of going on a solo backpacking trip with a dog and am looking for location ideas. [more inside]
posted by mjcon
on Sep 10, 2010 -
I'm making a tourism list of things involving smoking, drinking and shooting for someone who loves all three. Where would I find places that fit the bill? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Aug 19, 2010 -
Need some help on car rental logistics plus dealing with potential !DRAMA! on a family trip to Disney World. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Aug 19, 2010 -
I am driving out to Newport, RI next week. I plan on sleeping in my car and would like to know if there are any safe, quiet places (with a nearby public bathroom or 24hour diner) to park at night in Newport or around there?
posted by likeapen
on Aug 10, 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 -
I want to make the absolute most awesome live music trip across the United States next summer. I need your ideas of where to go. [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft
on Jul 18, 2010 -
Hi everyone! My sister, father, and I are planning a road trip this summer from Rhode Island to Los Angeles and we're looking for some itinerary suggestions. We were planning on taking the northern route, hitting Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, State Route 1, etc. but we don't really have any details laid out. We plan to take 10-11 days, starting on August 20th. Additionally, we would love to do some camping on the way. Thanks :D !!!
posted by masters2010
on Jul 5, 2010 -