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March 21

Recommended Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour

I will be in Chicago at the end of June, where I will be meeting up with a group of about 10 to 20 people (still in flux). We'd like to purchase tickets for one of the river architecture boat tours. There seem to be several different companies selling tickets. Is there one you'd recommend? Also, we'd like to do a group dinner after. Are there any restaurants you'd recommend near the end of the boat tour that are under $40 per person? Thank you in advance!
posted by cursed around Chicago, IL at 9:54 AM - 8 answers

March 19

Eats in Glasgow in autumn (challenge level: Muslim) & daytrips

I'm finally heading back to the city I was studying in, and for sure, a lot has changed in the decade since I was last there, I would expect. This time around, I'm bringing along a friend, and we'll only be in Glasgow for about 5 days. I've got the highlights within the city all planned out in terms of architecture and exhibitions/museums, but I'd like to bring them to Stirling on a day trip and if possible up to the highlands (by train!) at least either Oban or Mallaig. I've looked through previous Asks, and the recommended itineraries look so great but not doable for me on this trip. The other thing of course is the food recommendation, since I'm not planning to cook, and I can't vert well bring them to the halal butcher I used to go (even if it's still around!). [more inside]
posted by cendawanita around Glasgow, Scotland at 9:24 PM - 1 answers

March 18

Airplane-ing with kids in carseats

Family of 4: 2 adults, 2 3.5 yr olds. Haven't been on a plane together since right before covid, and they flew as lap-kids then. Going from US east coast to US west coast on Southwest soon( a 2 week trip to make it worth it, and then back), with one intentional stop half way-ish for running around/burning off energy, and could use all the advice/social stories for the grown-ups! [more inside]
posted by atomicstone at 1:49 AM - 10 answers

March 17

Travel to Israel this coming October: Safety advice welcome

Hello Hivemind: My 22-year old stepdaughter, who, like her parents, lives in the PNW, is planning to hold her belated Bat Mitzvah this October in Tel Aviv at the synagogue her beloved grandmother attends (said grandmother can no longer manage international travel). My wife and I are planning to fly to Israel to celebrate with them. Other family members are alarmed by the prospect, and are urging us to not go due to travel warnings and the possibility of random violence. Any additional information or thoughts, especially from Mefites who live there, would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by jokeefe around Israel at 9:06 PM - 11 answers

Long Road Trip Stops? NYC >Asheville>vCentral Pennsylvania

I am demonstrating the magic of metafilter for a friend (solo guy, around 40) departing on a roadtrip next week between NYC, Asheville NC, Richmond VA, back up to central PA, before looping back to NYC. 2.5 weeks, so plenty of time, and happy to go a bit farther in any direction [more inside]
posted by wowenthusiast around Camden, NJ at 6:17 PM - 14 answers

March 16

Spring Break with teens in Vancouver BC

Heading to Vancouver for four nights March 25-29. I haven’t been in years and the kids have never been. Staying at the Westin Bayshore. Suggest an itinerary for us! [more inside]
posted by purenitrous around Vancouver, BC at 9:53 PM - 13 answers

Museums and Historical Sites In Nashville

My wife and I will be in Nashville for a couple of days at the end of March. We like historical sites and historical museums. Besides the Country Music Hall of Fame, what should we check out? Bonus question: our dinners are taken care of, so suggestions as to breakfast and lunch places would be appreciated.
posted by ogooglebar around Nashville-Davidson, TN at 1:16 PM - 9 answers

March 15

Weird and unique things to see and do in New England (USA)

I convinced my partner to move to Boston with me and promised him I would show him all of New England. Then life got in the way. Now our life situation has changed and we have the opportunity to travel on day and overnight and even weekend trips (yay!) But I haven't lived here in a long time, and I don't know what's worth seeing anymore. Any tips? Weird/unusual/unique things are great, also tasty things. Snowflake details inside! [more inside]
posted by rednikki around United States at 3:48 PM - 41 answers

Where to go in Europe? Summer 2023 edition.

Husband and I are spending the summer traveling through Europe. We will have about 10 days unaccounted for, and need some recommendations on where to spend that time. More below... [more inside]
posted by something_witty at 9:00 AM - 19 answers

A day outside Manhattan

This Sunday, Mrs. Ardo and I are heading to NYC for the week. There are plenty of things to do in Manhattan and we plan on doing some of them (plays, Cloisters, LES strolling, etc). I'm also looking for a neighborhood outside Manhattan where we can get very good pizza or other non-fancy food for lunch and maybe dinner, see some interesting new art and do a little shopping. Any suggestions?
posted by donpardo around New York, NY at 7:47 AM - 15 answers

March 14

Most efficient way to get to multiple places?

Is there an app or existing map function that will allow me to plug in multiple locations around a large metro area and come up with a map that will show me how to drive to them in the most efficient order? [more inside]
posted by greta simone around New York, NY at 8:51 AM - 13 answers

March 13

Tokyo for Teens

What neighborhoods in Tokyo would a teen girl who is into contemporary art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and gift shops enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman around Tokyo, Japan at 9:57 AM - 13 answers

March 11

Holiday location & rentals in NE Germany

We're looking for interesting places to stay in Mecklenburg Vorpommern for a week in early July. [more inside]
posted by biffa around Germany at 10:40 AM - 2 answers

March 10

Uber/Lyft availability in Anchorage, AK

Wanted to see if anyone knows if Uber/Lyft are widely available in Anchorage, Alaska! [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown around Anchorage, AK at 1:50 PM - 4 answers

March 9

Help me plan my family vacation in ... Nova Scotia or PEI (Which?)

I'm solo parenting for the first time for this year's summer trip with my kids (10 and 14). Spouse will be working. Trying to decide between Nova Scotia's north coast or Prince Edward Island. And then figure out a good strategic base to plant ourselves so we can do a few reasonably short daytrips. Current mood: feeling overwhelmed by the travel guides. [more inside]
posted by Text TK around Nova Scotia at 1:57 PM - 7 answers

March 8

best Uber alternatives in Paris

Colleague and I will need to travel short distances around central Paris with bulky video equipment. Walking or public transport is normally fine, but not really with the gear we’ll be schlepping this time. There are bound to be situations when waiting at a taxi rank or taking a chance at hailing won't be ideal. I’ve used Uber previously but am curious about other app-based services in Paris. For example, is G7 reliable? I realize calling for a cab is also a possibility, but sometimes it’s just easier and quicker to use an app. [more inside]
posted by theory around Paris, France at 4:36 PM - 5 answers

Inherited car title transfer woes

I recently inherited my mother's car. She lived in Washington DC; I live in California. The car is titled in DC. DC refuses to transfer the title to my name because I am not a DC resident. California will not issue a CA title to me unless I first transfer it to my name in DC. I have been to the California DMV in person and have called and mailed documentation to the DC DMV numerous times, and the story I get told is slightly different every time. What can I do in this situation?
posted by googly at 10:20 AM - 9 answers

A hotel lobby... plated in copper?

When I was very young, in the late '70s, my family visited Salt Lake City and stayed at (or went to) a hotel that I remember as having a hotel lobby made out of, or mostly plated in, copper. I vaguely remember it being somehow linked with a nearby massive copper mine (which I assume was the Bingham Canyon Mine). My Mom said that she vaguely remembered the hotel as well, but couldn't provide more information. Google has gotten me absolutely nowhere. Was this an actual place?
posted by eschatfische around Salt Lake City, UT at 8:53 AM - 3 answers

Booking wants deposit. Card declined UK

I'm in the UK and I've booked a cheap hotel for a couple of nights in another UK city. I've paid the booking but the hotel wants a deposit and when I try to pay it my card gets declined. I've tried to email the hotel to ask about paying the deposit by cash on arrival but no response. I should be able to cancel the booking and try elsewhere but that might be more expensive by now. What should I do?
posted by an opinicus around England at 2:10 AM - 16 answers

March 7

Two Weeks In Italy

As our 60th birthday present to each other, my wife and I are going on a two-week trip to Italy in late October. Looking for input here on any and all aspects of this trip. [more inside]
posted by briank around Italy at 9:18 AM - 17 answers

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