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? Thank you!
Looking for a day trip from New York City this Thursday to Saturday. [more inside]
Could a gecko really trip the breakers in an electrical mains box? [more inside]
Looking for an object that will move just frequently enough to continually trigger a motion sensor. [more inside]
Low-key, not super expensive beach getaways for May, east coast-ish? [more inside]
How do I prepare my car for a long road trip? [more inside]
Can you help us find some some new one and two-night getaway locations in the Pacific Northwest? [more inside]
Does my Costa Rica trip itinerary make sense? [more inside]
We need a sanity check on this trip, please! My partner and I are planning on getting out of South Carolina by this summer. We know we'd like to live further north, but there are five places we're considering and we're trying to plan the most economical yet useful trip to help us decide. So: what is the cheapest way to visit Pittsburgh, PA, Syracuse, NY, Burlington, VT, Portland, ME, and Providence, RI in a week? [more inside]
What should we do in Brussels (and the rest of Belgium) for five days in March? [more inside]
Weekend/Day trips from Cambridge, UK? [more inside]
Where should my dad and I, both beginner kayakers, go for an extended kayaking vacation? [more inside]
What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster?
What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster? [more inside]
DrivingFilter - I will be going on a short road trip from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe via Moab. Which highways road will be the safest and most scenic. [more inside]
Looking for the best carryon bag and the cheapest carryon bag dimensions up to 10 x 16 x 24 inches for travel to Mexico via Southwest. [more inside]
Please tell me quirky, fun, healthy, CHEAP things to do and places to see in Victoria (Australia) over Xmas break. [more inside]
I will be traveling on business to London Sunday to Friday, staying at the Four Seasons on Park and will be working most of my time there. Any down time will be after 5 pm, any suggestions on something to do/eat/see? I visited London when I was young and did many of the touristy things. I am most interested in just enjoying some of the city without making it too complicated. Also, curious about any suggestions of what things I should make sure to pick up in London for myself (sounds like there are so not to miss beauty products) and for co-workers/significant other. I was thinking of the Fortnum & Mason marmalade and possibly Scotch? This is my first time doing a big trip on business, any suggestion in that capacity would also be welcome!
Canadians looking for travel insurance for one year around the world trip? [more inside]
What inexpensive GPS receiver can I use to log my cross-country, 1-2 month motorcycle trip? I won't have a computer with me, and I'd also like to be able to use it for some basic mapping. [more inside]
Road tripping through VT and NH to Portland, Maine between Sunday and Tuesday, with a pretty open schedule. What should I do and see? [more inside]
I've got a week or so to drive around Wyoming, and northern Utah. (Coming back via I70, spending a day in Crested Butte.) Leaving Friday afternoon. What fall color should I absolutely not miss? [more inside]
The perfect NYC cross-country road trip mix? [more inside]
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]
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]
Surprise time off around Labor Day. Where to go? [more inside]
What are some day trip options from New York City via an airplane? [more inside]
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.
Is there some kind of easy, intuitive, free trip-planner out there that goes beyond just "start here, end there?" [more inside]
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]
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]
Road Trippin' questions. Driving from Denver, CO to Blue River, OR, down through California and back to CO. Here's the link to my tentative map.
Road Trippin' questions. Driving from Denver, CO to Blue River, OR, down through California and back to CO. Here's the link to my tentative map. [more inside]
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?
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!
Best way to plan a vacation to Italy? [more inside]
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.
Help me plan my road trip from St. Louis to Los Angeles, likely with a short stop at the Grand Canyon [more inside]
What's a great weekend getaway from Los Angeles at a resonable price? [more inside]
We will be driving from Toronto to Cincinnati about the second half of May. What are the "musts" along the way?
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.
Help me make the most of a beach vacation with my future in-laws. [more inside]
Is traveling before starting grad school a feasible idea? [more inside]
I have less than a week -- but where? Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or Buenos Aires? [more inside]
Trip planning to SF/Yosemite help! [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for an affordable, romantic, but not TOO romantic, weekend staycation or trip around NYC. [more inside]
How long would it take to drive from Los Angeles to Sacramento via 101? [more inside]
Pretend you are my tour guide in San Francisco for just a second. Also, there's a bonus question about roller skating! [more inside]
Seattle-restaurant-filter: looking for birthday dinner+3 more nights [more inside]
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]
Help a mom and two teen girls plan a trip [more inside]
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]