TravelFilter: I will be traveling to China for the first time this December. Given that it will be fairly cold in well-known cities like Beijing and Shanghai, where do you suggest that we go? [more inside]
Is taking a roadtrip through the midwest over a couple weeks during the winter (around the holidays) a horrible idea?
Is taking a roadtrip through the midwest over a couple weeks during the winter (around the holidays) a horrible idea? Tentative idea is Detroit to Tulsa via a bunch of stops to see things/cities/people. Tentative route - Detroit to Fargo via I-94 (via Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul), Fargo to Kansas City via I-29 (via S. Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska) and then down to Tulsa. [more inside]
Wintering in LA / Austin / other? I want to be a 27 year old snowbird! [more inside]
What is the brand/make of Adrian Brody's winter jacket in the recent sci-fi thriller movie "Splice?" [more inside]
I'm taking up commuting by cycle, heading home after midnight. Winter is coming in, and I need some way to stop my face from freezing in the cold night air. I tried wrapping a wool scarf around my nose and mouth, but it was uncomfortable and kept coming loose and falling down. Is there a better way?
How can I throw an awesome winter solstice party? [more inside]
FashionFilter: Apparently I have a 'winter' complexion. What colors should I be wearing? [more inside]
Are there any reasonable hikes on Mount Rainier this time of year? And if not, what's the next best option? [more inside]
Eating well (deliciously, locally, healthfully) in winter. Help me find some resources and inspiration. [more inside]
What is it like to be a spectator at these outdoor Olympic sports like skiing or bobsled where you can only see the finish of the course?
Can you help recommend a decent, stylish jumper to a male? I have quite particular tastes, listed inside. [more inside]
how can i give my boots better traction in snowy weather? [more inside]
Where is the best XC skiing within 6 or so hours of NYC? Also, where to go for the most awesome wintry outdoor/nature activities in general, in that region, without spending a fortune? [more inside]
Really embarassing fashion question: Where do I get the parka thing that Kate Gosselin's mystery man is wearing in this picture [more inside]
Suggestions for accelerating the seasoning of firewood? [more inside]
I'll be in Lviv and Kiev, Ukraine and Lublin, Poland for the last two weeks of January, and I'm curious about food and sightseeing options. [more inside]
I work in a cold environment. Just a thermal under my shirt and knee-high socks under my jeans isn't keeping me warm enough. What do you wear, o MeFites who work in cold storage, skating rinks, are in boot camp in the middle of winter, or just live in colder climates than this Southern Californian? (Preferably clothing items that won't bulk me up under my uniform... so, no bulky pajamas under my jeans, please.)
Where can I buy sodium acetate hand warmers in Austin, TX? Have any better ideas for keeping fingers warm on a motorcycle? [more inside]
I am incapable of buying my girlfriend a birthday present because I know nothing about shoes. Please help! [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find copies of the last three ice hockey matches of Nagano 98 winter Olympics with the Czech Republic? preferably on DVD or other digital format.
Where can I find women's moto-style boots? [more inside]
Seeking advice on attractive men's shoes for winter wear to work. Dapper gentlemen, how do you combine weather-proof shoes with formal business wear and not look like a rube? [more inside]
I need a cute, warm, women's winter hat. [more inside]
Help me figure out what casual-but-stylish shoes to wear for an urban winter. Lots of tiresome fashion details inside. [more inside]
A hike on X-mas morning in or near Los Angeles? [more inside]
I have long, fine, mostly straight (female) hair that becomes dry, limp and majorly staticky during East Coast winters. My normal hair routine involves moisturizing shampoo, conditioner at the tips, volumizing mousse when my hair is wet, and blow drying upside down with a bristly brush. Sometimes I use some light hairspray to keep it in place. Initially it looks and feels great. But by the end of the day, it is totally dead and full of static. I keep a dryer sheet in my bag to smooth out the static throughout the day but this isn't much of a long-term solution and it doesn't fix the limpness. Advise me please? Any product suggestions? Thanks in advance!
俳句フィルター：Help me find great winter haiku in their original Japanese, but with English translations. [more inside]
What are the best part of the Poconos and/or Adirondacks to visit during the winter? My wife and I would be first-time visitors to either region and are interested in winter hiking trails and snowmobiling - not skiing. We're looking to rent a cabin or stay at a nice resort/hotel. Would appreciate any suggestions or ideas!
Is it safe for me to add methylated spirits to the screenwash reservoir on my car during this cold snap? Is there anything else I should or shouldn't use? [more inside]
Tips on how to survive a long, cold winter. [more inside]
Denver filter: My boyfriend and I will be in the Denver area from Dec 25 - Jan 1st. I would love Holiday/ winter activity recommendations for my boyfriend and I (mid-20s and early 30s) and activity recommendations for us and my parents. [more inside]
need help winterizing house! the house is not horribly inslated, but it has a lot of windows and very very high ceilings. my aim is to insulate the windows as much as possible, and whatever else. what I'm looking for is materials, brand names, and methods. [more inside]
Please help me keep warm at home! [more inside]
Where can I find a neoprene winter jacket? I'm imagining something that's relatively thin, but wind-resistant and very warm. Is this even practical? [more inside]
Have you ever moved from a warm, mild climate like Los Angeles, to one that experiences four seasons - and did you do so in the dead of winter? What was it like? What do you wish you had known beforehand? In other words, what am I, a native Angeleno currently taking for granted? [more inside]
Toys for the snow, besides sleds and snowball makers? [more inside]
My car's getting older, and I have recently moved to a new place with no garage. I'm worried about it starting in cold weather. More details inside! [more inside]
Kauai, December, south shore, whale watching tour question... [more inside]
Winter runners (or x-country skiiers, snowshoe-ers, etc.): what do you use for hydration when outside in freezing temperatures?
Winter runners (or x-country skiiers, snowshoe-ers, etc.): what do you use for hydration when outside in freezing temperatures? [more inside]
Thermostat seems to work fine. Except at night. When it gets cold. [more inside]
Warmth and nature as far from NYC as possible. Oh, and a tight budget. [more inside]
Can you help me find the perfect non-wool, in-no-way-scratchy winter hat for moderateish activity (male recipient)? [more inside]
I'm heading up to the Yukon for three days this December, and I'm pretty excited. I'm interested in getting some nice Arctic winter photographs, especially of the aurora. Any tips for getting some good shots? [more inside]
Some last minute business brings my girlfriend and I to Tokyo this December, and we'll be spending a week's vacation there as well. We've been to Tokyo before, so what can a couple do out of the city (but nearby) during winter? [more inside]
Looking for music that feels like winter. [more inside]
I unexpectedly received several rare strawberry plants. Currently living in USDA Zone 6 -- what can I do to ensure they survive such late planting & a potentially hard winter? [more inside]
Recipefilter - It's winter(ish) time in my town, and I love seasonal flavored drinks, but I want to make my own (from scratch would be fun). Please recommend hot cocoa / chocolate recipes, coffee flavorings and the like.
Looking for newer, poppier Christmas/seasonal songs from Ireland and China. [more inside]
Rust Prevention? What do you do to prevent rust from forming on a 1-2 year old car? [more inside]
In previous years I've made a lot of cookies to give away to friends and family around the holidays. This year I'd like to do something a little different, but still make it a gift of food. [more inside]