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April 1

Musta Been the Wrong Place, Musta Been the Wrong Time

Travel error filter: Booked a ticket to the wrong place at the wrong time. Have prepaid hotel room in another location. Seeking solutions and ideas. [more inside]
posted by Xurando around Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain at 7:09 AM - 2 answers

March 31

Got accepted to a confrence in Kraków, add some vacation...now what?

I've been accepted to a conference in Kraków, Poland in the first week of July. I've decided to add some vacation on the end. However, I've never travelled outside North America before, and am not really sure how to go about getting started. Plane tickets, insurance, route planning, picking where to go, eep! [more inside]
posted by Canageek around Kraków, Poland at 8:51 PM - 12 answers

what products can I get OTC in Europe that require a RX in the U.S.

What products can I get over the counter (OTC) in Europe that require a prescription in the U.S.?
posted by arnicae at 2:05 PM - 13 answers

Intermediate level multi-day guided hiking/camping in Hawaii?

I'm a fairly experienced hiker who would like to explore Hawaii on foot. [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake around Hawaii at 1:46 PM - 5 answers

Prepaid sim with global roaming and cheap data?

I'll be travelling from the US to Israel, Prague, and Germany in late May, and I'm researching my options for getting phone and data connectivity in all three places (and possibly in the Netherlands as well). [more inside]
posted by montag2k at 12:36 PM - 5 answers

March 30

Las Vegas Airport - shuttle or taxi?

My husband and I will be arriving in Vegas on different days and then leaving on the same day but several hours apart. We are staying at Mandalay Bay, so how should we each get to and from our hotel? [more inside]
posted by soelo around Las Vegas, NV at 9:52 AM - 13 answers

Cost estimate for gas, etc. for cross-country household move?

Could you help me estimate the cost - in gas and other trip-related expenses - to transport the contents of our household (about 8000 lbs) about 4800 km (3000 miles) across Canada (Edmonton to Halifax), in a 22 ft truck, on a route that will go through the United States (TransCanada Highway / I-94)? [more inside]
posted by kitcat at 8:57 AM - 12 answers

March 29

Not-My-Fault Car Accident, How to Handle Insurance?

I was rear-ended last night - at a complete stop waiting for a light; the car behind me was going about 40mph when it hit us. Called the cops, called my insurance, it is completely the other driver's fault. My insurance said I can either have the other driver's insurance (Traveler's) handle my claim, or I can pay my $500 deductible and have my insurance handle the claim (repairs, rental car, etc.) with the knowledge that they may not be able to recover my deductible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:09 PM - 14 answers

Do Madrid subway stations have escalators?

Do Madrid subway stations have escalators? [more inside]
posted by leafwoman around Madrid, Spain at 2:29 PM - 5 answers

Help me bring my cat safely to Australia

Hello Mefites: My girlfriend and me are seriously considering the possibility of moving to Australia permanently next year. If everything goes as planned, we will move in around 12 months from now. I have a 7-year-old adorable Norwegian Forest male cat I adopted in Spain 5 years ago and brought to Colombia (I have dual nationality) 3 years ago. I need to know what options are available to bring him safely to our new home down under. [more inside]
posted by Matrod at 12:05 PM - 6 answers

March 28

Hotels and hostels in Vienna, Austria

I'll be spending a few days sightseeing in Vienna this June, and I'd appreciate your hotel and hostel recommendations. I'd like a moderately-priced single room with free wi-fi; I'm fluent in German but am unfamiliar with the city. Dankeschön!
posted by smorgasbord around Vienna, Austria at 9:50 PM - 11 answers

[Portland Filter] Can you help me find a decent hotel near the MAX?

Hello Portlanders - I'll be coming to your fair city in mid-April and although I've visited a few times previously I don't really have a go-to hotel near the city. Can you recommend some good options? [more inside]
posted by karizma around Portland, OR at 5:22 PM - 10 answers

March 27

Special Birthday Suggestions in Copenhagen?

My wife and I are Americans, but will be in Copenhagen on the night of her 40th birthday in early July. I'd like to plan something very special (such as dinner at an incredible restaurant or a breathtaking daytrip) to celebrate the occasion. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:41 PM - 9 answers

March 26

Where to go in Germany in June

We've decided to go to Germany in early June, rent a car, and drive from Frankfurt to Dresden over the course of a week. Where shall we go? [more inside]
posted by jepler around Germany at 7:32 PM - 10 answers

Bay Area Om Nom Nom?

Awesome food in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine around San Francisco, CA at 9:46 AM - 38 answers

Day trip near Marco Island

I'll be staying on Marco Island in Southwest Florida in a couple weeks. Although lounging around on the beach doing nothing is definitely a priority, I would like to find one outdoorsy day trip. Looking for something I can complete, including transportation to and from, in 10 hours or less. Could be kayaking, hiking or biking (I am not an experienced mountain biker or kayaker, but would be into trying anything basic, especially if rental equipment is easily obtained). [more inside]
posted by latkes around Marco Island, FL at 8:17 AM - 5 answers

March 25

Practical tips for traveling in Europe

We will be going on honeymoon to a few major cities in Western Europe. I would love to hear your best practical advice for traveling in that region of the world. [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved at 10:05 PM - 40 answers

6 Days in Portland/Seattle

This (very) recent question had a lot of good suggestions of things to do in Portland, but I'm in Portland and Seattle for several days each this weekend, and I'm looking for advice about what to do in both cities. Difficulty: like outdoorsy things, but don't have a car. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar around Portland, OR at 3:19 PM - 9 answers

Best/cheapest smartphone access in Israel

Traveling to Israel in May. What are my best options for using a smartphone while in-country without breaking the bank? I won't need a lot of data, but I'd like to be able to check email and consult Google Maps. I have an iPhone 6 on Verizon in case it makes sense to use that. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell around Israel at 1:46 PM - 6 answers

Family-friendly beach resort in Southern California?

My family be traveling to southern California for a wedding this summer. I'm open to staying anywhere from LA to San Diego, but am stumped as to where to stay. Help us have a relaxing time! [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle at 1:30 PM - 9 answers

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