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maine camping trip

My boyfriend and I are planning a (somewhat) last minute camping trip to Maine. So far these are the details we have finalized. The trip will be from August 3-14, we will be staying in Kennebunk for a night, and we will spend 3 nights in Camden Hill State Park. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Jul 21, 2013 - 13 answers

 

Do I have to share a hotel room with my coworker?

Is it common in your academic workplace for people to share hotel rooms at conferences with colleagues? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on May 9, 2013 - 60 answers

I'm traveling to India (New Delhi), for business in a week. Need advice!

It's my first time out of the USA, and I don't know what to pack! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Feb 11, 2013 - 21 answers

What are some cool things to do in Baltimore for a day?

I've got maybe a day to kill with my wife and kid in Baltimore... never really been there before, so what are some must-see things in the area? I've vaguely heard something about cherry blossoms... when do those bloom or where is the best place to view them? I'll be going in mid-April, so I've got some time to plan. TIA!
posted by mhh5 on Jan 23, 2013 - 22 answers

Outdoorsy weekends around DC?

For a weekend, where can we escape DC? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Jun 25, 2012 - 18 answers

Day Trips for Cheap?

Looking for cool and cheap day trips accessible from Oakland. Preferably things like hot springs, nature/hiking, cheap wineries, etc. Any recommendations? Thanks for your help!
posted by Equiprimordial on Jun 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Southern Maine in 2 Days

Boston to Maine for two days. How can I do the following? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on May 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Help us plan our June road trip from San Francisco to Seattle.

Help us plan our June road trip from San Francisco to Seattle. [more inside]
posted by picapica on Mar 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Cheap vacations secrets

Does anyone have any really cheap vacation secrets? I'm looking for inexpensive, do-it-yourself getaways to relaxing locales, that don't depend upon me perusing scammy travel websites. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Dec 31, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I travel this winter?

What is a cheap international trip I can take this winter? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Oct 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Day Trips in and Around Frankfurt

My brother (18) and I (23) are in the Frankfurt area visiting relatives. We're looking for interesting and fun day trips in and around Frankfurt (let's say anywhere within about a 2 hour train ride) for this weekend and next week: museums, festivals, interesting places to grab a drink, cool shops or places/neighborhoods we should just plain walk around and see. We don't have a car so everything needs to be accessible by public transport. Thanks!
posted by smokingmonkey on Jul 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Suggestions for cottages/cabins in Harbor County, Michigan for a weekend stay?

It'll be four of us (two couples) and we're planning to stay somewhere in Harbor County for a couple of nights before heading to another part of Michigan for a wedding. We plan to hit the wineries and do some general poking around and relaxation. Anyone had good experience with cottages/companies in that area? I'm a bit overwhelmed by all of the offerings online, so would appreciate direction! Thank you!
posted by knmr76 on May 15, 2011 - 2 answers

LSD trip simulation videos?

I'm working on a project for my health class that requires us to explain the effects of certain types of drugs, and my topic is hallucinogenic substances. I'm looking for some kind of video that can demonstrate the images/patterns/sounds that can be common for someone to see during an LSD trip. Does anyone either have a video in mind, or a place where I might be able to find a video that's similar to what I'm describing?
posted by linzenoonoo on May 7, 2011 - 19 answers

What's a fun little day trip I can do for my birthday?

My birthday is in early June. I'd like to do a little fun day trip thing with my friends. Nothing crazy. Reachable with mass transit from NYC. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on May 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Can you recommend interesting/quirky/entertaining daytrips or guided tours?

I went on a really good "alternative" day trip to the Scottish Highlands with this company when I was in Edinburgh last week, and am now looking for recommendations for entertaining and offbeat guided tours and daytrips in other places. There are some good suggestions here for walking tours but I'm also interested in bus/coach/cycling etc.
posted by janecr on Apr 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Adventures in the Lower 48

Where should we go on vacation in the contiguous US (with credit-card-reward conditions and preferences inside)? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Feb 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Where Jason Voorhees won't get us...

We need a new camping spot... outside of NYC. [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Give a city kid a taste of the country

My 7 year old nephew is a real city kid who rarely gets out of his Brooklyn neighborhood. I'm thinking of renting a car this Saturday, and busting him out of the city. What are great places to visit or activites to do within an hour and a half drive of the city? [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Sep 16, 2010 - 16 answers

I think I've become one of those New Yorkers who calls everything outside of the city "the country."

Inexpensive getaways near New York City? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me plan out a fun graduation present vacation for my gf and I!

My girlfriend is about to graduate undergrad this coming July. We want to take a vacation and live in New Jersey. Budget is about 2500-3000. Doable? Suggestions?? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on May 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Things to do in Lilongwe, Malawi.

How can I make the most of 4 weeks working in Lilongwe, Malawi? [more inside]
posted by YouRebelScum on Feb 27, 2010 - 6 answers

On The Road To Feeling Weird

Why do I feel so weird when I return home from a long car trip and how can I prevent these feelings? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on Nov 29, 2009 - 10 answers

How to get from Toronto to Brussels (and what to do with a 4-year-old once there)?

Hi. Two questions related to an upcoming family trip - from Toronto to Brussels: - cost-effective (but not too tiring) ways to get from Toronto to Brussels? Non-stop flight? Connect elsewhere (London, Paris, Frankfurt, ...)? Fly into large hub (Paris, Frankfurt, ...) and book secondary flight or train? - things to do in Brussels with a 4-year-old?
posted by fsmontenegro on Oct 10, 2009 - 12 answers

Is the girlfriend too sensitive?

Why wasn't I invited on this fishing trip? [more inside]
posted by wv kay in ga on Sep 8, 2009 - 29 answers

The perfect week-long read...

Help me find just the right book for a week spent rebuilding the Appalachian trail... [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Feb 21, 2009 - 13 answers

Where to go with the girlie?

Hive mind, I'm need of your help. My friend's birthday is coming up soon and I was hoping to plan a trip for her in the upcoming year. Help me choose where we should go. [more inside]
posted by patla on Aug 26, 2008 - 16 answers

peas in a pod

I'm riding with a stranger for 10 hours in a small car. What are some ways I can make the ride go easier, be more fun and enjoyable for both parties? [more inside]
posted by diode on May 14, 2008 - 28 answers

Around the world but still stay in one spot?

If the right helicopter were to exist, could I rise X number of feet (not to far mind you) above the earth point myself in the right direction hover there and then watch the world go by underneath me? How fast would I have to go and should I bring a change of clothes?
posted by pianomover on Feb 18, 2008 - 22 answers

Spring Break Advice?

Spring Break just started for my girlfriend and I, and we're having trouble coming up with things to do. I live in Pittsburgh, and we've thought about checking out the city, but I'm not sure where to go (Other than the Waterfront or Squirrel Hill, which aren't that exciting). We'd also like to visit someplace nice in Pennsylvania or Ohio for a few days, but having not lived here for long I'm not quite sure where to go. We're looking to spend no more than a couple hundred dollars. Any ideas?
posted by Aanidaani on Mar 10, 2007 - 15 answers

Visiting Smoky mountains and its neighbours

I am planning to do a short-ish road trip from NoVA - Atlanta and back in 4 days. Along the way, I would like to accomplish a night at Smoky Mountains, an afternoon at a beach, a day in atlanta. I would appreciate any tips on doing this well or fun/not-to-be-missed activities along this trip [more inside]
posted by cusecase on Aug 28, 2006 - 5 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

All Around the World

Any of you guys have experience with RTW (round the world) air travel tickets? Any particular ones to recommend? I have been looking into STA off and on, and several other options have been uncovered. But it seems all the data I can find is depressingly out of date. I tried futzing around on this webboard, but, not knowing much at all about airports, pro-level flying, and the like, I was incredibly intimidated to the point of "not knowing where to start." [more inside]
posted by oog on Jul 12, 2004 - 10 answers

Time Share Scams

We went to a home show recently, and while there my sweetheart apparently filled out some sweepstakes form. As a result, we got a call today from a nearby resort offering us several apparently-nice 'free gifts' in exchange for visiting their timeshare-resort and "learning more about their property" .... my question is: I assume this is a scam of some kind, but what kind of scam is it? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Feb 25, 2004 - 15 answers

New Orleans New Year

So, what's there to do for a few strapped-for-cash college students in New Orleans on the week around New Year's?
posted by lychee on Dec 25, 2003 - 15 answers

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