Any advice for a friend moving to Washington, DC, who is an ex-Air Force Puerto Rican (kickboxing) fighter studying Arabic at Georgetown? [more inside]
Deciding-where-to-live-filter: How do I prioritize cost/budget, commute, amenities, and neighborhood cool-seeming-ness? (sorry: long, personal, and northwest DC/Maryland-based.) [more inside]
Has anyone been to the Forlorn Lakes in WA? Looking for hikes, etc. to do. [more inside]
Wheelchair-friendly dentist in the Washington DC area (Montgomery County MD if possible)? [more inside]
Inexpensive, quality picture framing shops in the DC metro area? [more inside]
Looking for a reasonably priced hotel in Washington, D.C. for a trip we are planning to take this August. Any thoughts on the possibility of commuting downtown from the burbs each day to visit the sites?
The Mister and I are planning to head to the San Juan Islands in Washington for an extended outdoor adventure in September. Tell us what you know about visiting the San Juans! [more inside]
Where can we live (in the US) that has both pleasant summers and awesome snowboarding? [more inside]
All signs point to illegal activity on the part of my landlord, and paying the rent in cash certainly isn't helping the situation. What are our options (in DC?) [more inside]
Seattle region filter: We are new residents of Seattle, from New Jersey, enjoying our exploration of this wonderful city. We are house-hunting and have narrowed down our choice of neighborhoods. Any opinions or advice? [more inside]
Is anything known about what George Washington thought about having a city named in his honor? [more inside]
I just lucked out huge on Craigslist. Sitting next to me is a combo organ and a Fender Princeton Blackface, which I got for free (tried to offer money, but it was refused). Now how to get the two back to working conditions... Question #1 - what can I plug in here? [more inside]
I've heard that there are twice-daily commuter flights to/from Charlottesville, VA and DC. I can't find any online... everything seems to be typical big-airliner, normal-expensive flights. Am I looking in the wrong place, and what's the best option for traveling between those two places minus a car? [more inside]
Buying property with a water view... How can I confirm that the nice view will remain unobstructed over the years?
We are house-hunting in the Seattle area. Looking at property with water views. Willing to pay the higher price that comes with a view. But I'm reading some horror stories about how a neighbor will build a tower in front of your view, or neighbors who refuse to trim their tall shrubs. And then your view is obscured and your property value drops. How do I research this? How can I know if the viewshed is protected or not? What sort of monitoring would I need to do over the years? I will ask my realtor to research it, but I'd like to hear from people with experience with this issue.
How do bands in cities practice? I've got the band, I need the space. [more inside]
Washington, DC - My girlfriend and I are going to DC next weekend. I've spent about a day in DC, and she's never been there, but we're considering living there at some point in the distant future. What should we do over the weekend to start getting a feel for whether we'd enjoy living there? [more inside]
Have car, seek roadtrip and adventure! What are some secret/mythical/mysterious/epic places in WA state (or nearby states), that would be a destination fit for pilgrimage? Centralia / Silent Hill is in PA. The Abyss is in SC, Area51 is in NV, Mesa Verde is in CO, Barringer Crater is in AZ, etc etc. What mysterious secret places can be pried from the Northwest? [more inside]
Carpet Filter: My company in Washington, DC is looking for an eco-friendly company to come and clean our carpets. [more inside]
Are there good coffeehouses for study/work on weekends in DC? I'm looking for someplace comfortable & quirky (not Starbucks) that isn't totally overrun -- think Tryst or B&P without the weekend mobs. Does such a place exist?
How serious an offense is it when your employer refuses to give you a meal break? [more inside]
I need recommendations for a career coach or career counselor in the Seattle area. I'm in my mid-40s, just got laid off for the 5th time throughout my 13 years in the web/tech industry, and have been thinking for a few months that I need a change, but I don't know what my next move is. I think I want more meaning in my work life instead of just going through the motions building the next widget for synergistic end to end solutions or some other corporate B.S. I don't just want a career counselor who will give me a bunch of tests and say "you should be a journalist or a librarian or whatever", I really want someone who will help me figure out how to be more fulfilled in my work life.
Where to hike, bike, or kayak between Yakima, WA and Portland, OR? [more inside]
How can I set up an automatic email notification thing for news-of-the-weird type stuff as it happens in Oregon and Washington (not DC)? Google alerts doesn't seem this customizable. CNN news alerts do, maybe. Any other options?
What would be the best way to live in DC yet work in Germantown, MD? [more inside]
[Seattle filter] We just moved to the West Edge neighborhood in Seattle, near Pike Street Market. Need suggestions on where to buy stuff, services, parks, etc. We've been in Seattle for two days and we love it. [more inside]
I'm looking for extremely primitive beach camping sites (preferably on the Chesapeake) in the DC/MD/VA area. I'm talking about places with no running water, no bathrooms, nothing but nature for miles around. Assateague Island's backcountry camping sites are a perfect example of what I'm looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Please recommend some books about southern Washington state/northern Oregon? [more inside]
International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
In the Washington, DC area, looking for bikes. Where should we go to buy, what bikes should we buy, and what questions should we ask? [more inside]
Heading to Washington, D.C. this week; what must I ABSOLUTELY see? [more inside]
Does New York City or Seattle offer the better mix of city life and outdoorsyness? [more inside]
Last minute spring break starting from Seattle for under $500? [more inside]
Dog parks in DC? [more inside]
Anybody know where to get some paczkis by Fat Tuesday in D.C.? [more inside]
Fast vegan lunch options at/near American University, in Washington, DC? [more inside]
If I interned for 3 months in Seattle but live and go to school in Wisconsin, do I need to pay WI state tax on the money I made over the summer in Washington, which has no state tax? [more inside]
Good cross-country skiing near Washington, DC? [more inside]
Things to do in Washington, D.C. on Feb 6-8th. [more inside]
I want to thank an awesome friend but I am vexed by the multitude of my options! [more inside]
How early must one arrive to be reasonably assured of getting a seat at the daily free concerts on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC? [more inside]
In the late seventies or early eighties there was a song with a lyric something like:
I got a call last night from Washington/(the President)
Do you recognize it? [more inside]
I got a call last night from Washington/(the President)
Do you recognize it? [more inside]
Should I bring my 7-year-old son to see the Inauguration? Or, how much cold and crowding would you endure to be present at a major historical event (and so your son could tell his children, "I was there.")? [more inside]
Relaxing weekend for a solo woman in or near Seattle? [more inside]
Travel with Electronics to Washington DC filter: are there any reliable, inexpensive electronics shops in D.C. to find an AC-to-USB converter? [more inside]
What plants are suitable for putting on our deck in Seattle? There's no yard/soil, so they must live in containers. The deck is quite large so I was thinking about large decorative plants like small trees or some form of bamboo. Climate-wise, we have the typical PNW weather of moist winters that only fall below freezing a few days out of the year. Also, we are completely ignorant of gardening and would rather have something that can survive with a minimum of attention.
Unlike Maine lobstermen, I'm happy that the price of lobster is falling. But where is the best place to eat lobster out near Washington DC at a reasonable price? All the places I can see are swanky joints that are crazy expensive.
Foodie recommendations and off the beaten path things to see/do in the Washington, D.C. area? [more inside]
Tell me about some great yoga or Pilates teachers in DC who work with older students. My mom has chronic pain issues, arthritis and osteoporosis. We would like to work with someone to set up a gentle routine that she can do at home.
Where do the home-bodies call home in Washington DC? [more inside]
I just passed MA and am considering a move to DC. I'm looking for advice on which bar exam to potentially sit for in February 2009. [more inside]