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Travel Advice: where should we fly from London for 2-3 weeks in January?

We are going to be in London and Edinburgh at Christmas and New Years, but don't fly back to Canada until Jan. 21. Where should we go where our Canadian dollars go further than they do in the UK? [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Oct 9, 2016 - 5 answers

Can you recommend a winter jacket for use in Wisconsin winter?

I come from California and this year will be the first winter I have to deal with in Wisconsin. I did live in Baltimore a while back, but I expect this winter to be somewhat more severe. I'm looking to purchase a warmer and better fitting jacket for this winter. While I won't be doing intense skiing/hiking outdoors, I will be walking around for 30-45min, mainly to get to work and just check out the snowy weather. More details... [more inside]
posted by eliluong on Oct 3, 2016 - 29 answers

Nova Scotia/Halifax/Prince Edward Island Visit: WINTER EDITION

My boyfriend and I are visiting Nova Scotia/Halifax/Prince Edward Island from December 26-December and are looking for winter-specific ideas of things to do and places to see. [more inside]
posted by knownassociate on Oct 3, 2016 - 6 answers

I'd do anything for glove

Seeking warmish gloves that extend to the mid-forearm for a long-armed dude. [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9 on Oct 1, 2016 - 7 answers

Winter Coat Conundrum

I've fallen in love with this Madewell parka, but can't justify spending $200 on something I can't wear (with layers) in NYC winter. [more inside]
posted by dysh on Sep 30, 2016 - 18 answers

Korea winter break itinerary for young solo traveler

My daughter (college sophomore) is fulfilling a dream by spending her whole winter break in Korea and we've got tickets booked, but she's getting a little stuck with planning an actual itinerary. Possibly relevant is the fact that she's dealing with moderate generalized and social anxiety. Looking for suggestions of maybe the top 3-4 destinations other than Seoul that will be relatively easy for her to negotiate as a solo traveler and allow her to appreciate what the country has to offer over her 28-day stay. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Sep 27, 2016 - 6 answers

Where to travel Zika-free at Christmas with two older family members?

My family, meaning myself and two older family members (late 60s, mid 70s) like to go away for Christmas. Past trips include Cuba and Italy. This year, I am pregnant. I don't want to travel anywhere the Zika-carrying mosquito lives. My relatives don't want cold (even Venice in December was too cold). Where should we go? Leaving from Toronto. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2016 - 9 answers

How to dress a baby for fall in NYC: babywearing filter

My partner and I are visiting family in NYC for Thanksgiving from San Diego with our 7-month old son. How do we dress him to stay warm while babywearing as we navigate the city? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Sep 20, 2016 - 18 answers

The year in awesome used kids' books

What are your absolute favorite seasonal or holiday children's books? Bonus points: lovely illustrations; likely out of print or otherwise not on the front page of the relevant section of Amazon. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Sep 19, 2016 - 33 answers

Fall/winter fashion/grooming for women - Oregon/cold office filter.

I just moved back to the Willamette Valley after a couple-year stint in year-round warm climates. While living in Oregon I never quite got the hang of constant clothing layering and dampness. I am determined this time around to look fashionable while staying warm and dry. It seems like everyone is perpetually wearing outdoor gear (REI/Patagonia/North Face rain layers, practical waterproof clogs, sporty-wear) and I'm just not into doing that - I want to look put-together and stylish. How can I go about doing this? More snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by majesty_snowbird on Sep 18, 2016 - 10 answers

Not-quite-Nordic not-necessarily-Noir?

The TV show Fargo is great. I really enjoy it. But aside from the great storytelling and filmmaking skill, I realized it ticks some boxes that I want more of: 1) crime 2) in flyover country 3) during the winter Can you suggest books, movies, or TV shows that meet these criteria?
posted by Monochrome on Aug 9, 2016 - 38 answers

Can I keep a fridge outside?

We need more fridge space - can I put a standard fridge outside? [more inside]
posted by gorcha on Jul 28, 2016 - 9 answers

Travel to Amsterdam in December

I just fell madly in love with Amsterdam. I'd like to go back in December (mostly because it's easiest for me to get away then). Of course, I have no idea what Amsterdam will be like in December, so I'm turning to the hive mind.  I'm also looking for some specific advice on where to stay. [more inside]
posted by holborne on Jul 5, 2016 - 11 answers

Bamboozle me! I want to plant a bamboo screen.

I live in zone 5b (Deerfield, MA), and I want to plant a bamboo screen along the road in front of my house. Spectabilis would work, but I'd much rather have something that tops out at 10-12 feet, not 25 or 30, for many reasons. Is there such a thing? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Jun 24, 2016 - 13 answers

Multi-day hike while recovering from a cold?

Is it a terrible idea to go on a multi-day hike in wintry conditions while recovering from a head cold? I've been planning to go on a 3-day, 3-night hike with a group this coming weekend, but at the end of last week I came down with a head cold which I'm still recovering from, and I need help deciding whether I should back out of the trip. [more inside]
posted by st elmo's fire on Jun 14, 2016 - 10 answers

What is it like being a tourist in Chile during their winter?

I'm thinking of visiting Chile in June and July, which are winter months there. There seems to be a lot of focus on outdoors activities in Chile, which might be more enjoyable during their summer. If I don't plan on skiing in Chile, what other activities should I consider? What is Santiago like in June and July? What other destinations would you recommend? Coming from Oregon, I'm used to cold, wet winters.
posted by A. Davey on May 11, 2016 - 8 answers

How to feel more positive more often?

So this last year has been quite tough. And I find that often in the evenings all I want to do is sit at a computer and consume news/videos/blogs. Well, that's not quite true. Actually I'd rather be creating. But I can't find the energy to lift myself up and turn from consumer to creator. I'm just too tired. [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 23, 2016 - 19 answers

Winter coat for menopausal Canadian vampire

I want to replace my winter coat and have some very picky requirements. Here they are, with the most important ones first: [more inside]
posted by Frenchy67 on Mar 5, 2016 - 9 answers

What animal is making this night sound in northern Minnesota?

My parents recorded this sound at about 2:00 AM on a February night in northern Minnesota. I've boosted the gain in Audacity but haven't fiddled with the recording aside from that. It's in a heavily wooded area not far from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. What is the likely source? [more inside]
posted by theory on Mar 1, 2016 - 10 answers

Snow Blows

What are the most efficient ways for me to keep my driveway and pathways clear of snow in the winter? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Feb 12, 2016 - 5 answers

New York City in the freezing cold

So I seem to have picked the absolute worst weekend to decide to visit NYC. Any ideas for things to do while keeping warm and minimizing our exposure to the arctic air? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Feb 11, 2016 - 25 answers

Fancy Spa Day: Chicago Edition

My mother is having a milestone birthday, so I am trying to find a way of making the day fancy and indulgent and special. Difficulty level: Chicago, in the worst part of winter. [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Jan 26, 2016 - 12 answers

tall waterproof boots for NYC winters, with minimal greebling?

After postholing my way through some lovely meter-high snow banks today, I'm in the market for a pair of waterproof boots. What styles (or specific models) would you recommend, and why? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jan 23, 2016 - 24 answers

Another warm vacation question

Where can we go that is warm (80s), DRY, and beachy that is within the U.S., will avoid El Nino, and is within 2-4 flight hours of STL in the middle of February?
posted by Ms Vegetable on Jan 20, 2016 - 9 answers

What is the best goddamn vacuum-insulated travel mug in the world?

Show me the last word in vacuum-insulated travel mugs for coffee. Specific requirements within. [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Jan 19, 2016 - 32 answers

Clearing one inch of snow?

Hi Mefi! I've just moved to Boston. This is my first winter with snow so it's still kind of novel to me. I have some questions on whether I really need to pull out the snowblower. [more inside]
posted by Talez on Jan 15, 2016 - 40 answers

My wiper fluid freezes. What am I doing wrong?

Yesterday it was -6°C in Montreal. I used the windshield spritzers to spray wiper fluid on my windshield. The thin layer of fluid immediately froze, rendering the windshield opaque until I could get it warmed up with the defroster. This happens regularly. It even happens after the windshield is clear of ice. I'm using regular windshield wiper fluid that' supposed to be good down to -40°. Am I doing something wrong, or is -40 a huge fib?
posted by musofire on Jan 13, 2016 - 9 answers

Looking for Winter events/activities that beat "countdown to Spring".

The only activity I'm involved in January and February is counting down to Spring. After the holidays, there is nothing going on. I'd like to hear what others look forward to doing over those two months. [more inside]
posted by Coffeetyme on Jan 11, 2016 - 11 answers

How Do I Winter?

In November I moved from Houston to Amsterdam. I was okay in the beginning, but now I feel like winter is *really* setting in and I need some new clothes. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 11, 2016 - 13 answers

How does a comfort loving wimp toughen up? Winter exercise edition.

I want to exercise in winter but my body doesn't. Can you recommend motivation tactics and gear to make it easier? Also- what are valid reasons to skip exercise? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jan 11, 2016 - 26 answers

Steger mukluks, plantar fasciitis, and New England winters?

So does anyone have experience/opinions about Steger mukluks, their utility in often-slushy New England winters, and any implications for mild plantar fasciitis? (Fellow MeFite leahwrenn, I know, loves hers!) [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jan 6, 2016 - 8 answers

Winter NYC vacation plans revolving around food, art, music, & history

I'll be in NYC from Jan 22 - Jan 24 and am overwhelmed with excitement and also panic about What To Do and What To Eat. Can you tell me what you love to do and eat given my wide range of interests? [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on Jan 6, 2016 - 16 answers

I can't find a simple song/ Even after years of searching

I know all the lyrics to a song, but I can't find it, or find out who performed it. Searching for "I can find a four leaf clover" gets too many results about trying to do the actual thing, and not about the song. Or about another very well-known four leaf clover song. [more inside]
posted by Mister Moofoo on Dec 16, 2015 - 4 answers

Seeking drop-in meetup space in NYC

In short: looking for a place where some friends and I can hang out for a few hours midday on a February Saturday in New York City. I have a long layover in New York on my birthday, and I thought it might be a cool chance to see my friends (a handful of close ones, a couple dozen of less close folks I'm fond of). I want to say,"I'll be HERE from 11-2, stop by at any point to say hi!"** Any suggestions for a great place to do this? [more inside]
posted by estlin on Dec 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Cozy, non-cheesy, well-written, wintertime fiction

Can you recommend fiction set in winter that will make me feel cozy? Also I am a snob so it needs to be not super cheesy (I tried The Mistletoe Promise, couldn't get past this) and fairly well-written. [more inside]
posted by last_fall on Dec 2, 2015 - 28 answers

Baby, it's cold outside: Gift help edition

I am looking for suggestions for an appropriate winter gift for a currently 6-month old baby who lives in South Dakota. [more inside]
posted by slipthought on Nov 27, 2015 - 14 answers

Brunch Fruit

Metafilter, what fruit dish should I bring to brunch this Sunday? [more inside]
posted by stowaway on Nov 20, 2015 - 23 answers

Short film or TV episode with a winter horror theme

A campus horror movie group I attend has asked me to pick something short to open their December screening. We're after something with a wintry plot. Christmas horror suggestions are welcome too. A friend is screening a 90 minute movie after me, so the longest I could get away with is a 44 minute TV episode. [more inside]
posted by Municipal Hare on Nov 18, 2015 - 22 answers

Alaska, potential December trip, looking for advice

Hi all - I'm looking to maybe visit Alaska in December around Christmas time. Specifically we are looking at Anchorage and maybe Fairbanks. I've found a bunch of stuff online, including the official visitors guides and some old Metafilter asks, but I have some questions and I think it would help me to hear from some locals or people who've visited in the winter before. Specifics below. [more inside]
posted by FireFountain on Nov 10, 2015 - 15 answers

How to celebrate the first snow of winter?

This will be my fourth winter living in a place that gets snow every winter. Every year I get VERY VERY excited when it snows for the first time. Other than squeeing joyfully, what is something I can do each year to celebrate the first snow of winter?
posted by ilovewinter on Nov 9, 2015 - 39 answers

Help me find new socks for the winter.

What is currently the best value in durable, comfortable, heavyweight, wool-blend hiking socks? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Nov 8, 2015 - 20 answers

Nice relaxing staycation...

My boyfriend is being sooper nice to me while in grad school and I want to surprise him with a pre-getaway getaway. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2015 - 6 answers

Where to go for a February babymoon, someplace warm?

The husband and I would like to go on a trip in before we have our first child. Our ideal would be a relaxing and beachy vacation spot in the tropics (Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico?)—big bonus if it's a place we might want to return to in later years with our kid or kids! Specific resort/condo/hotel recommendations appreciated. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 20, 2015 - 11 answers

In case you didn't notice, there's a theme

My awesome and amazing sister is throwing me a baby shower for Baby Kitty who is destined to arrive this winter. Help us with themes, food, drinks, decorations, etc etc. [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty on Oct 20, 2015 - 2 answers

Should we get the roof on our Seattle-area home replaced this winter?

We have a house in Seattle that will need a new roof at some point in the next year. Is it crazy to attempt to have this done this winter? [more inside]
posted by friendlyjuan on Oct 18, 2015 - 7 answers

Winter is coming, but you're no direwolf!

What advice can you provide for keeping a little dog warm and healthy during the long cold months of winter in Minnesota? [more inside]
posted by meese on Oct 17, 2015 - 15 answers

One-week getaway hike in winter

I'm looking for a week-long hike that I can do over Thanksgiving or shortly after, in North America, where weather won't be too inclement. Where shall I go? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Oct 5, 2015 - 4 answers

Need help finding a stylish but warm winter coat.

My old pea coat has finally been laid to rest. After last year's brutal winter, I was thinking of upgrading to something a little warmer. But I'd also like it to be something I can wear with business attire, so I'm leaning towards something like a wool overcoat. Can you name some brands that have quality (i.e. warm) women's winter jackets? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Oct 4, 2015 - 16 answers

Help me buy a new set of winter tires!

What winter tires should I buy this time around? And where is the best place to get them? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Sep 24, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I enjoy winter biking in Chicago?

I tried biking through the Chicago winter in the past, and was just miserable. How can I make it enjoyable? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Sep 22, 2015 - 26 answers

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