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September 20

Traditional Bonfire Night?
We’re going to be in London for Guy Fawkes Night this year and we’re hoping to find an actual bonfire within an hour or so from the city by train. [more inside]
posted by not.so.hip around London, England at 9:16 PM - 4 answers
I took the road less traveled... to Destin?
Where are the fun things to do in Destin? Or on the way to/from Destin from Tampa? [more inside]
posted by honeybee413 around Destin, FL at 7:20 PM - 1 answers

September 19

Car accident - got hit, now other driver claims it's our fault.
So the day after my car got hit while parked (fault on this one was pretty clear, plus I got the other driver making a statement on video that it was her fault), my wife was driving on a local highway and got merged into. Nobody hurt, thankfully - the other driver admitted it was her fault on the scene, but here's the catch... [more inside]
posted by theplatypus at 7:06 PM - 14 answers

Just how rainy is it in Cancun/Tulum/Zipolite right now?
I'm thinking of a last minute vacation to Tulum or Zipolite, but the weather is showing as rainy every day for the next seven days. I'm wondering if this just means short showers each day, and it's otherwise sunny enough and a fine enough time to visit, or if I should look elsewhere for a vacation? I could potentially go to Mexico City / Oaxaca first for a week or so, and then the beach afterwards if that might help the weather situation. Thanks for any and all advice!
posted by User7 around Mexico at 12:43 PM - 4 answers

"fun place to eat" near 45th & Madison, NYC
Meeting my sister and BIL tonight. She's buying drinks at Mad46, but in return I need to find a "fun place to eat". Party of three, no special dietary requirements. 9-10 PM, I suppose. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance, MeFi!
posted by chazlarson around New York, NY at 11:53 AM - 22 answers

Hidden gems in Dublin?
You know when you get a recommendation on travel and you go in a place in a random city and there are locals there and they say something like "yeah, we love this place, but how did YOU know about it?" Well, do you have any current suggestions like that - food, drink, or other - for Dublin, Ireland, tonight through this weekend? Even the touristy places are great here but I'd love any insider info. Cheers and thank you in advance for any advice.
posted by ftm around Dublin, Ireland at 10:41 AM - 15 answers

AAA state guide book, but online, and for non-AAA members?
The AAA makes great guide books for each state that will list close to every city in a state, and tell you what's the most interesting thing to do by every little podunk city. But does this sort of information live online somewhere? And does it live online somewhere for free?
posted by garlic at 9:15 AM - 4 answers

Where in NYC should my 15 year old online gamer visit?
I have to bring my 15 year old son to New York City with me over the Columbus Day weekend and am looking for ideas for entertaining him. He's a hard core online gamer (WoW, TF2, Smite and most other Steam games) and has little other interests right now. Is there any place in NYC– preferably Manhattan– that might be of interest to him? Are there any local hangouts where such gamers converge, maybe a shop that sells things that gamers love, or just anything, really, that a teenager gamer might find interesting?
posted by Jamesonian around New York, NY at 1:35 AM - 11 answers

September 18

next summer vacation location
We are planning a long-awaited big summer vacation for July/August 2015. For many years, I've kept Croatia as a possibility for a trip like this, as it seems like it has a bit of everything we like - interesting cities, access to the outdoors and it seems to be a fairly 'easy' trip to enjoy without a huge amount of planning. For various reasons, I'm wondering if you could suggest other options. I've included a list of our desired trip components and would love specific suggestions! [more inside]
posted by barnone at 2:25 PM - 5 answers

Quick stop in Tokyo riddled with specific shopping requests.
My dad passed away suddenly in July after slowly declining for about a year. He had a specific request that we were unable to fulfill in time and we are trying to make that right. I have a very quick stop to make in Tokyo where I can get these items, but I need recommendations on hotels and the best department stores. [more inside]
posted by knottedknickers around Tokyo, Japan at 11:51 AM - 2 answers

September 17

Looking for the Goldilocks of Prii
The stars have aligned and I am looking to purchase a new car in the Bay Area. I am drawn to the Toyota Prius, but am confused by all of the different options and models (all the while being distracted by other cars). I've read a lot of reviews and write-ups, but would appreciate an updated ask.me on the Prius! [more inside]
posted by sums around San Francisco, CA at 10:04 PM - 15 answers

September 16

Looking for recommendations for a Boston or Boston area getaway.
Where is a good place, in or near Boston, for a early October getaway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:08 PM - 4 answers

What to eat/see/do in Mexico City?
I'll be in Mexico City in mid-October for three days. What do I need to see & do? Priorities: a) great vegetarian-friendly eating (both budget and upscale), including fantastic pastries/sweets/ice cream, b) magical, atmospheric, walkable neighborhoods, c) cool groups of people to meet -- expats? others?, d) the very best museums, e) anything else.
posted by shivohum around Mexico City, Mexico at 10:50 AM - 3 answers

Things to do in Yosemite
Things to do in Yosemite when you only have one day and also the park is on fire! I'll be in Sequoia, finishing a backpacking trip on Tuesday, 9/22 around 10am, and was planning to drive up towards Yosemite from there. I want to be in San Fransisco by the evening of 9/24. I've never been to Yosemite and I'd love to see it, but not sure specifically where to go and what to do. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 around California at 10:44 AM - 9 answers

Destin area property management recommendations
Can anyone recommend a reputable property management company? [more inside]
posted by mamaquita around Destin, FL at 8:56 AM - 2 answers

September 15

Keeping car battery charged over winter
Is a trickle charger the same as a 2 amp charger? [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell at 7:26 PM - 4 answers

Car buying/insuring/registering/drivers licensing in North Carolina
I have never purchased a car. I got a handmedown as a teen/college student, then lived in public transportation friendly locations the last many years. I'm now in North Carolina-walk me through the steps like I'm the idiot I am. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone at 8:17 AM - 14 answers

September 14

Solo Travellers - Tips for handling illness
Solo Travellers - what practical tips do you have for handling the unpleasantness of getting sick while on holiday? [more inside]
posted by storybored at 9:47 PM - 26 answers

Maker Faire New York - Travel Advice
What is the best way to get to the New York Maker Faire? I'm driving from New England and pretty unfamiliar with New York. The Faire is in Queens at New York Hall of Science. Website recommends several ways to get there. I can't tell one from the other honestly. [more inside]
posted by aarondesk around New York, NY at 6:46 PM - 8 answers

Aloha! (except for you, puppy)
We're looking for recommendations for a hotel, resort or villa on the beach at Ka'anapali or near Lahaina that will not just tolerate a service dog but will welcome one. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow around Lahaina, HI at 3:10 PM - 1 answers

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