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March 16

How to dig a tube well in Rajasthan?

I'm looking for contacts at reliable contractors in the Jaisalmer region of Rajasthan who have the tools and expertise to dig a 200m tube well. [more inside]
posted by jpziller around India at 5:00 AM - 2 answers

March 15

Delaware Water Gap

Where to go and what to do in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area? Or other suggestions for hiking/camping on the route from NH to VA. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth at 12:19 PM - 3 answers

Amsterdam Keukenhof travel logistics?

I am arranging a group of 10 adults to travel from Amsterdam Centraal to Keukenhof, then onward to Leiden for dinner, and finally back to Amsterdam CS in the evening. I'm having trouble sorting thru the info on the English versions of the ride planning websites sites and my Dutch is niet zo goed. Can anyone help me sort this? [more inside]
posted by ista around Amsterdam, Netherlands at 11:13 AM - 7 answers

Family adventures in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood areas

Five days in Portland in early May with the extended family and an 11-month-old. Looking for outdoorsy things to do in the Gorge and Mt. Hood areas. [more inside]
posted by liet around Portland, OR at 10:11 AM - 4 answers

Help me break into my truck

My 2002 Chevrolet Silverado got broken into about 3 or 4 months ago. The assailant(s) pushed the locks through the mechanism into the door on both sides (it's a two door). Since then I've gotten by with just the remote door opener, but both of them died on me on the same day (today). I'd like to open my truck the way the thieves did. [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast at 6:58 AM - 16 answers

Layover in Seoul, access to checked luggage?

I have a ten hour layover in Seoul tomorrow, and I am wondering if there is a way to get access to my checked luggage. I am also curious about day tours, especially the free tours Asiana offers. Haven't been able to find much info online. [more inside]
posted by roygbv around Seoul, South Korea at 4:41 AM - 1 answers

March 14

Super bloom, super traffic

I'd like to try to go see the California desert wildflower "super bloom", but due to my work schedule, I can only go on the weekend. But the traffic is apparently so horrible that there are hours-long delays getting into and out of Borrego Springs! My question is: how can I optimize my schedule/route to avoid the traffic as much as possible? I've never been to Borrego Springs before. I'm coming from San Diego. [more inside]
posted by hansbrough around Borrego Springs, CA at 2:43 PM - 7 answers

Weekend getaway close to Houston

Is there someplace for a long-weekend vacation near (no more than three hour drive) Houston for a big family with babies, kids and adults? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade around Texas at 10:42 AM - 16 answers

March 13

Summer travel in Europe - realistic?

We (two adults) would like to spend 6-10 days out of the US, preferably in Europe, this summer... for $2000, including airfare. Is this possible? Extremely flexible requirements within. [more inside]
posted by raspberrE at 1:03 PM - 22 answers

My kind of town

We're going to Chicago April 18-24. We're a dyke couple in our 40s plus a 14 year old kiddo. Our interests include: music (singer/songwriter or rock/punk continuum), theater, books/zines/comics, delicious foods of all types (two of us are vegetarians), history/walking tours (especially exploring race/labor history/activism), queer things, stuff we wouldn't find outside of Chicago [more inside]
posted by latkes around Chicago, IL at 8:31 AM - 15 answers

Any trouble at the border?

Are U.S. citizens (by birth or naturalized) experiencing any difficulty with Customs at the present time? First- or second-hand experience, please, no hearsay. I am also interested in typical experiences rather than anomalies. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:48 AM - 25 answers

March 12

Where to star-gaze in Nevada?

We're driving from Las Vegas to Reno in August and planning to stop for a night on the way for some star-gazing. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 at 1:25 PM - 3 answers

Recs for quirky things to do in Austin Texas

Hi! I'm gonna be in Austin, TX in mid-April and I was looking for some quirky things to do! Like, really quirky. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Sully around Austin, TX at 12:36 PM - 12 answers

Worried about my car insurance...

Oh, god, I'm dumb... in the fall I got into an "accident" and I don't think I did the right thing, now I'm worried about my insurance. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:49 AM - 12 answers

March 11

Yet another "what car should I buy" question

I need to buy a car as part of a move to Medford, OR (I'm currently car free). I'd prefer a small, fuel-efficient used model, and I'm flexible on price up to about $15K, $7-10K is better. Thoughts about what price range offers the best value are welcome, and whether to buy in PDX or Medford (buying in Medford would entail renting a car while I shop)? [more inside]
posted by momus_window at 3:05 PM - 4 answers

Dealership can't duplicate problem, sending parents away in deadly car?!

My parents have a 2013 Dodge Minivan that has shut off while driving three times - once a month or so ago, and twice very recently, between trips to the dealer who told them they couldn't duplicate or sense the problem. [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor at 2:17 PM - 12 answers

Driving from North Bay Area to San Diego. Important route / trip tips?

I am planning to leave Monday at around 4 a.m. from the Santa Rosa area, driving to San Diego. Car full of kids. Are there any routes I should avoid? Anything else to know about? I've never made this trip before and have only flown to SoCal once. Thanks!
posted by circular around San Diego, CA at 1:36 PM - 10 answers

Open meadows in the East Bay?

I'm located near the Berkeley hills (SF Bay Area). There are lots of great forested trails around here, but I have a desire to wander in more of a wide-open meadow setting. Any recommendations nearby?
posted by aws17576 around Hayward, CA at 9:45 AM - 16 answers

March 10

What's the flattest way out of Upstate NY?

I bought a vintage car and am driving it home to Chicago! It doesn't run well. Avoiding Interstates because I don't think it would make 70mph when new, is there one way out of the Appalachians that's flatter than another? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr at 5:41 PM - 8 answers

A Spanish Inquisition

Primary travel destination August-Sept is Barcelona, staying about 3 blocks from the La Floresta train this manageable? [more inside]
posted by zinful around La Floresta, Spain at 5:25 PM - 3 answers

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