Can I rent ski clothes anywhere in the Philadelphia area? I'm going skiing this weekend and the resort I'm visiting doesn't offer clothing rentals. I just need a jacket and ski pants--any ideas?
posted by Aanidaani
on Feb 15, 2011 -
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]
posted by Great Swell
on Feb 14, 2011 -
Spring break in the desert southwest (definitely Death Valley and probably some combination of Bryce/Zion/Grand Canyon and environs, or whatever else we discover is awesome)- what should we do and how should we budget our time? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Feb 4, 2011 -
How do I entertain two Texan friends over a long weekend in cold, dreary Seattle (and vicinity)? [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Feb 4, 2011 -
Recommendations for somewhere within a two-hour plane or train trip of London (not including time to get to LHR, LGW, LCY, KGX, etc.) for a three-day personal retreat. Ideally, self-catering or B&B.
Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell
on Feb 2, 2011 -
What is "winter resort casual wear"? I have been awarded a trip (by my company) to Aspen CO in Februrary at the St. Regis. I'm told the attire is winter resort casual, but I don't know what this means. I'm not a skier, but I am a Googler, and all I find is resort casual, which seems to indicate warmer climate destinations, or mountain casual. Nothing for winter resort casual. Help me (and my wife) understand what not to wear.
posted by tdischino
on Jan 28, 2011 -
In the winter, it sometimes happens that my (long, damp) hair freezes on my walk to school. Will this damage it? Should I be avoiding this? [more inside]
posted by dizziest
on Jan 25, 2011 -
Winter vs. being out of shape vs. exercise-induced asthma - what feels like what? [more inside]
posted by Maarika
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Does anyone have a suggested day-hike in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area for this time of year? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc
on Dec 28, 2010 -
I live in Chicago. I would like to spend Christmas in a bar. What bars are going to be open on Christmas? What bars would be likely
to be open on Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Having a mobility problem and living in a city where it snows: looking for tips, advice, and guides. [more inside]
posted by squishles
on Dec 20, 2010 -
Last-minute vacation madness: my sister in DC just asked me to plan a vacation to Disney World for my 6-year-old niece during this year's winter holidays. She'd like 3-5 days, either before or after Christmas. Today is already December 8. Is this perfectly doable, or difficult/expensive but worth it, or not recommended? If we go ahead at this late date, what can we do to get the most out of the trip? [more inside]
posted by shortfuse
on Dec 8, 2010 -
BALTIMORE Filter: I am a college student who will be living in Baltimore City (near Little Italy) this winter break for six weeks. I don't know anyone in this city. Are there any "discussion" groups/activities I can get involved in while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by taiscape
on Dec 7, 2010 -
I am moving to Minneapolis from Los Angeles and the only thing I'm a bit worried about is the weather. Got some tips? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic
on Dec 7, 2010 -
I need advice on fixing condensation on aluminum window frames. My house has a ton of aluminum window frames. Now that the weather has turned cold water is condensing on them, puddling at the bottom of the frames, and causing problems. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bq
on Nov 30, 2010 -
Help me find a base layer (long underwear!), for a Buffalo winter, please! Specific needs inside: [more inside]
posted by biscotti
on Nov 28, 2010 -
Came home from the holiday and one of my outdoor faucets won't stop running. What's broken? [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Nov 26, 2010 -
I have business in the Bloomfield Hills suburb of Detroit in a couple of weeks. Google Maps gives me two routes from the airport car rental to my destination with roughly the same travel time and a third that appears slightly longer. Which is best in terms of ease of navigation for a solo driving Detroit area newb, safe road conditions (especially if it snows), and likelihood that the travel time is accurate (i.e. not prone to massive unexpected delays)? [more inside]
posted by safetyfork
on Nov 24, 2010 -
Re-starting my indoor garden: What should I do? I've had a sucessful window-herb-plant garden going for years but then everything just died at once. I want to start fresh, from seed ideally, and as soon as possible. What plants (herb or house) grow in winter (Heated but not that heated apartment) with semi-eastern exposure that don't die if I look at them funny?
posted by The Whelk
on Nov 19, 2010 -
Buying Boots and a parka in Northern Alberta (Canada.) Where to look? The post title says it all.
I'm buying boots and a parka in Northern Alberta (Canada.) I'm only a couple hours north of Edmonton and can go there if necessary, but ordering online is also something I'd consider.
I plan to be spending a decent amount of time outside and want to get gear that will keep me warm, and last for years to come.
What are the quality names? Where is a good place to look?
posted by Stagger Lee
on Nov 16, 2010 -
Is it safe to cross the Cascade from Portland during the winter? I accepted a job cross-country. I will be leaving all my possessions behind. I want fly into Portland and rent a car and continue rest of my trip east into central Oregon.
What's winter condition like at mountain passes on state route 20, 26, or I-84. Is it safe to drive in the mountain during late November/early December?
posted by Carius
on Nov 10, 2010 -
NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend. [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15
on Nov 8, 2010 -
The time change just kicked in, which means the long, cold, dark, stupid winter starts now!
Other people who get Seasonal Affective Disorder or related symptoms -- what are your best hacks to make the season more bearable? [more inside]
posted by anotherthink
on Nov 8, 2010 -
I started dressing more fashionably in the last year; ditching my Kohls and Sears wardrobe for Banana Republic, J Crew, and Ann Taylor. Overall I'm pleased with my new wardrobe, but I have not figured out what to do for winter! I live in New England where it gets COLD and those thin little "sweaters" that BR and J Crew like so much don't cut it. Last winter I looked great but was frequently cold. Should I just go to LL Bean, or is there some winter fashion secret?
posted by klao
on Nov 5, 2010 -