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Pack em in fellas

I hope to take my family to upstate NY for thanksgiving via the 48 Lake Shore Limited Amtrak Train. There will be four of us going. My wife, myself, and our two children (both over 2, under 5). With money being a bit tight, I would like to purchase 2 normal seats, and upgrade the other two seats to a Viewliner Roomette (suggested occupancy of 2, but with my kids being small, and having traveled in one before I know we could all fit). Will there be any issues just leaving the two seats unused, and all of us piling into the room? Will they ask two of us to go back to our seats? I can't afford two of the viewliners, both ways of the trip, and cannot afford to upgrade to the full room. But I know I can budget an extra 400 to get the viewliner for both ways for one set of us. [more inside]
posted by Jonsnews on Nov 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Going, going... back, back... to Cali, Cali...

I'm moving to California. What's the cheapest way to haul my crap--including a small sports car--for 1,700 miles? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Nov 7, 2007 - 14 answers

If a person trips on rubbish...

Neighbour leaves rubbish or rubbish bins on roadside curb. Third party trips on rubbish. Who assumes liability? [more inside]
posted by dantodd on Oct 10, 2007 - 3 answers

A family trip to volunteer in New Orleans?

My immediate family is considering making our holidays vacation a trip to New Orleans to do volunteer work, excavating houses, etc. Problem #1: We have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Sep 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Aspens in New Mexico?

Amateur photographers want to find aspens in New Mexico. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Sep 19, 2007 - 5 answers

I can't drive... 55

When to drive our new car up a long distance and up a mountain... (more inside!) [more inside]
posted by ForeverDcember on Sep 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Why did my friend temporarily lose his mind?

MushroomsFilter: What causes a person to "lose their mind" temporarily on magic mushrooms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2007 - 22 answers

Help plan a honeymoon!

Help me figure out how to plan this honeymoon... [more inside]
posted by Becko on Aug 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Antiques/thrifts off I-95 near Philly?

DC to Philly road trip - Any recommendations for neat antique or thrift stores along the way (ie, not far off I-95)? [more inside]
posted by citron on Aug 16, 2007 - 7 answers

Where to go?

Where to go for one year anniversary. [more inside]
posted by Elaisa on Jul 31, 2007 - 6 answers

On the road again....

What should I do/pack to prepare for my first solo roadtrip? [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Jul 21, 2007 - 22 answers

Getting out of NY for the weekend

Help me get out of the city! I'm looking for ideas for weekend trips to take from New York City, to someplace quieter and less urban, and accessible via public transportation. Any suggestions?
posted by lsemel on Jul 11, 2007 - 9 answers

How to get good travel insurance in Quebec?

How can I, a resident of Quebec, get private travel medical insurance for a round-the-world trip lasting ten months? And how can I get a good deal? [more inside]
posted by Succa on Jul 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Outdoorsy adventure near Manhattan

City boy gets a car: what are some spur-of-the-moment outdoorsy-type things to do within two hours drive of Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jul 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Ideas on what to see/do/eat in between New Orleans and Memphis?

Any Mississippians/Louisianans care to tout the virtues and/or notable places and events of their homeland (or at least point me in the direction of a some good fried pickles?) [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Jul 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Help a writer feel at home in Chicago

The Writer's Chicago: Please help me get the most out of my month long stay in the windy city. [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Jun 18, 2007 - 23 answers

"You walk in to the restaurant, all strung out from the road..."

What survival tips for health and sanity would you give to someone going on an ad-hoc two-week road trip with five others on a tight budget and involving a lot of couch surfing? [more inside]
posted by Slam I Am on Jun 6, 2007 - 31 answers

Tell me where to go.

I have some AirTrans passes which will be expiring soon (end of July). Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by jpburns on May 30, 2007 - 7 answers

(Another) What is the name of that story I read in 1981?

Horror short story about a couple on a road trip, end up in a small town during springtime, fight with each other, have sex, then notice the townspeople are all climbing on top of one another, crushing and killing each other to make some sort of ?. Story ends when the couple joins in (WTF?) I read it when I was like 8. I thought it was a Stephen King short story, but wiki'd all of them (I think) and couldn't find it. ...and (bonus question about La Cabina... sorry for cheatin')... [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on May 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Combining mini European city breaks into one great two week holiday

Hi, I am trying to put together a series of city breaks in Europe so that I end up with one great summer holiday of around two weeks long. [more inside]
posted by trashcan on May 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Honey, look at that moon!

The very-soon-to-be misses and I will be driving from Chicagoland to Door County, WI -- Little Harbor, to be exact -- this weekend as a mini-honeymoon. Is there anything we should make a point to see along the way? How about from there to Madison?
posted by jammer on May 16, 2007 - 25 answers

Help me impress my GF with a frugal, adventurous, and romantic vacation

I need to plan a relaxing, adventurous and very frugal vacation for my GF and I in late July leaving from So-Cal. Help! [more inside]
posted by Waffle_King on May 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Arizona, Las Vegas & Utah Sightseen

Road trip Kansas -> Grand Canyon -> Las Vegas -> Utah -> Colorado -> Kansas (May 21'st - 27'th). We need recommendation and advice with accommodation, attractions, any things else. [more inside]
posted by WizKid on May 11, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I plan a trip to the Olympics?

I want to see the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in person. How early can/should I book a hotel room and plane tickets and event tickets? What do I need to think about in advance? How do I do this?
posted by Plutor on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

If we can survive the honeymoon, the actual marraige should be a breeze.

Road-trip filter. I am in the process of planning a rather ambitious honeymoon. He and I are canoeing in the Boundary Waters area of Minnesota for a week, which is exciting enough, but we are also planning to drive there. From Mississippi. And tent camping on the way. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on May 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Where should I go to have a great time and hopefully meet people before I have to start working?

School just ended, and I have two weeks before I start working. Where can I go on a spur of the moment solo trip? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on May 6, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me make a good impression!

I'm going on my first business trip (4 days in Philly) where I will be visiting another branch of the company and be trained on a new program. I need tips so I make a good impression and don't screw things up.
posted by klwatts on Apr 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Where should we go in August?

Where should two women go in August for about two weeks? A friend and I want to take a trip this summer. We're open to lots of different experiences, but would prefer that it not be too, too hot or too, too crowded. Places we're considering include Iceland, Norway, Nova Scotia, and Glacier National Park (Canada). Any experiences in these places or other ideas? Thanks, Mefites!
posted by walla on Apr 4, 2007 - 17 answers

Where would you go with 5k, one week and your sweetie?

Help us find our honeymoon! If you had one week and 5k for two people, where would you go? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Mar 30, 2007 - 32 answers

Help us buy a van in Spain!

Have you bought a vehicle in Spain before? Some friends and I are looking to buy a van in Spain with which to travel around Europe, and we need your help! [more inside]
posted by Acey on Mar 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Or, imagine, being able to be magically whisked away to...Galena.

What would you do on a three-day visit in Galena, Illinois? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Mar 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Best way to organize trip to India?

What's the best way to organize a reasonably inexpensive (but not super-low budget) trip to India? Should we use a travel agency to tour around (we do not want a group tour, though)--and if so, which one? Any recommendations for tour books? Any recommendations for must-not-miss sights?
posted by Malad on Mar 10, 2007 - 10 answers

Fear and Loathing in Western Europe

I'm planning a summer tour around Western Europe and would love recommendations: which places are not-to-be-missed? [more inside]
posted by Acey on Mar 3, 2007 - 18 answers

What do I need to know for 1-week trip to Vienna, Austria?

I'm visiting Vienna for spring break (And London for a day). What should I know? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 1, 2007 - 19 answers

Biking Across America?

Considering riding a bicycle cross country and trying to plan a bit. [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jan 29, 2007 - 22 answers

Take me far from the cynics in this town

Help a bankrupt student plan a week-long, post-exam, "let's-get-away-from-this-silly-place" road trip for cheap!! [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jan 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Let's get the hell out of SoCal!

Help us choose a winter vacation journey or destination...of Southern California origins. [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jan 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Ah feel like ahcid

The best films to see while tripping? LSD, HDTV, surround sound, on DVD? Looking for visual effects, chromakey, 3000 miles from home, set controls for the center of the sun, etc. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Dec 29, 2006 - 98 answers

How do you get there from here?

Route/restaurant/attraction recommendations for a mid-20s couple on their first mini-road trip, which will be from home in Chicago to a wedding in Kansas City? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Dec 23, 2006 - 17 answers

What's a good weekend trip from San Francisco?

BayAreaFilter: Looking for some ideas for fun short trips to take over thanksgiving weekend with my girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by christy on Nov 16, 2006 - 14 answers

Iceland Weekend Visit - The Sugarcubes Concert

I'm going to visit Iceland for the Sugarcubes concert this Friday. I'm looking for some recommendations for the rest of my stay in Iceland until Sunday afternoon. Definitely would like to see the Blue Lagoon, but not sure what else and how to get there in the first place. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
posted by oferhalevi on Nov 14, 2006 - 16 answers

You're HOW Old?

A bunch of us would like to do some sort of East Coast Trip for a friend's 30th BDay.. any suggestions for something neat/fun? of course there is [more inside]
posted by niteHawk on Oct 13, 2006 - 3 answers

I shall walk into the wild...

I shall walk into the wild maybe for a week or so, depending on the weather, blisters, etc. Who has recommendations for (relatively safe) *long* solitary walks in the U.S. or Canada? Specifically, I'm looking for a hike/trail/path that I can follow -- walking 7-10 hours a day, for 5-7 days in a row. No cell phone, no computer, no schedule. This would be a sort of annual retreat/walk/vacation/time-to-reset-my-body, that I'd like to do every year. Time to think, lose a few pounds, kick-up my metabolism, detox, chill out, regroup, spiritually recharge, etc. Assuming I don't want to carry a gun into the wild (to protect against critters or humans), where are some interesting, safe destinations??? I'm not a survivalist and I'm not looking for an adventure per se. Prefer a minimum of life-threatening hazards and/or 100+ degree temperatures or freezing nights.
posted by pallen123 on Sep 25, 2006 - 23 answers

Where are the cheap Eurostar tickets?

How can I get really cheap Eurostar tickets (London-Paris and back)? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 1, 2006 - 9 answers

Road Trip! Best sights?

In the first week of November, my boyfriend and I will be driving his '94 Volvo from San Diego to Chicago. We'll have Tuesday through Sunday to travel. What are the best places to stop and visit? [more inside]
posted by josingsinthehall on Aug 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Can I make this this journey in cars, cars, cars?

I need to be in Sheffield, UK over Christmas (from evening Christmas Day until the day after Boxing Day). I don't have a drivers licence or a car. The only way I can think to accomplish this would be to learn to drive in the time between now and then, buy a cheap car on eBay (a Volvo?), get it insured and hit the highway. [more inside]
posted by dance on Aug 22, 2006 - 27 answers

what to do with leftover foreign currency?

What do you do with leftover foreign change? [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on Aug 21, 2006 - 32 answers

Road tripping from Dallas to SF. Advice?

Road tripping from Dallas to San Francisco. Possibly stopping in Vegas. What should I expect? What should I do in SF? [more inside]
posted by andrewdunn on Aug 20, 2006 - 9 answers

Driving from Alabama to Seattle.

I'm driving cross-country and I'm looking for an online guide as to what I need to see along the way. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Aug 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Where should I go for a week-long bike trip?

Help me find a destination for a last-minute, week-long cycling vacation in the western United States or Canada. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 6, 2006 - 8 answers

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