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February 17

Jasper/ Banff vacation recommendations

I’ll be traveling to the Jasper area in late June with a 6 and a 2 yo. Can anyone recommend some really good hikes that would be doable for us? [more inside]
posted by burlsube around Banff, AB at 5:36 PM - 3 answers

Glamping in the PNW

We want to do glamping/yurt camping with some amenities in the Pacific NorthWest. We'd absolutely like to be able to swim. Please suggest locations. [more inside]
posted by k8t around Washington at 2:19 PM - 7 answers

February 16

Advice for a single woman visiting Ireland in June

I went to Ireland once 20 years ago - stayed with a friend and didn't have a car. Am alternating excited/nervous about being on my own for a week (Canadian friend joins for second half). Suggestions for helping me make the most of my time are welcome. (I fear I may already have too ambitious an itinerary). [more inside]
posted by obliquity of the ecliptic at 6:14 PM - 2 answers

Chicago: Where to see Black Panther on opening day

My partner (white) and our youngest son (black) are in Chicago this morning. The 10yo really wants to see Black Panther, and it occurs to my partner that this could be an opportunity to see it a) on opening day, and b) with a black-majority audience. Where to go? [more inside]
posted by Orlop around Chicago, IL at 8:50 AM - 7 answers

Showing Off My Hood

I am contemplating studying to get the NYC Tour Guide's license and doing occasional guided tours as a side thing. Help me pick holes in this idea, or figure out how to hack it. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:36 AM - 18 answers

Japanese Arcades Currently Having The 'Table Flipping' Game?

Are there any arcades in Nagano, Hiroshima, or Osaka that currently have the table flipping game (Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! or Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! 2)?
posted by fairmettle at 12:07 AM - 1 answers

February 15

Suggestions for exotic authentic fishing villages around the world?

I love visiting old fishing villages that preserve their authentic "old world" charm. I am thinking places like Sete in France or the fishing villages of Newfoundland in Canada (note: specific Newfoundland villages suggestions welcome). Any other suggestions?
posted by vizsla at 10:04 PM - 12 answers

Drinks on Capitol Hill in Seattle tonight

My friend and I get drinks after work about once a month. We usually stay downtown, or if we go up the hill we go to Linda’s. Help us branch out! [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown at 11:45 AM - 5 answers

February 13

Layover for Gatwick airport when flying different airlines to Barcelona

I am flying from Seattle to Barcelona this June via London and need to change airlines at Gatwick, not sure how long a layover to allow... [more inside]
posted by docpops at 8:58 PM - 12 answers

Looking for carribean reccomendations

We need to get away, we love Isla Mujeres, but we've been there 3 times already. What are some other places to go that have a similar feel? [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 2:58 AM - 5 answers

February 12

Seattle this rainy snowy weekend

We'll be in Seattle for a wedding this weekend and it's looking like it's going to be a couple of rainy and possibly snowy days. Our main interest is eating all the asian food and seafood, but what should we do between food if it's that cold and gross outside? [more inside]
posted by monologish around Seattle, WA at 3:08 PM - 17 answers

Gift ideas, travel edition

Partner and I are taking an exciting vacation together soon. His birthday is shortly before our trip and I think it would be fun and sweet to base his gifts around our travel plans, but I'm hitting a wall on the specifics. [more inside]
posted by catoclock at 1:33 PM - 18 answers

Should I get a flu shot before an upcoming work trip to the US?

The current flu outbreak in the US has me a bit concerned. I'm freelance, so not eligible for sick leave, and work is very busy right now. Should I get a flu shot before I go? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish at 4:07 AM - 38 answers

February 11

Safety in Mexico, specifically Mexico City?

I'd love to visit Mexico city and see the amazing artwork, culture, history and eat the incredible food. But every tourist website I visit has a 'What to do if you're kidnapped" section that is freaking me out slightly. Do you have any experiences/advice for visiting, or would you advise just not visiting, as some of my American friends have? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday at 7:53 PM - 18 answers

What kind of car should I buy?

I'm getting ready to trade in my 2010 Honda Insight for something newer. Please help me figure out what to buy, based on the following criteria: [more inside]
posted by southern_sky at 5:52 PM - 9 answers

advice on potentially purchasing a pre-owned hybrid lexus ct 200h

Following up on my recent question where you all provided great advice I have test driven several pre-owned vehicles. I drove a 2014 lexus ct 200h with 41k miles at the lexus dealer--managers special $18,888, with premium accessories (Carmax shows that similar cars get over $20k). However when saw the carmax it showed two previous lessors--1 for 2.5 years who drove 17,000 miles, and then one for 10 months who drove 25000 miles. Should I be concerned about such heavy usage and the short amount of time on the lease? [more inside]
posted by parkerposey at 12:36 PM - 5 answers

February 9

15 year old car randomly stalls: diagnose/repair or say goodbye?

I have a 2003 Honda Civic that has sputtered to an inconvenient stop four times in the past year. It happened today at a red light on a steep highway off-ramp, and I had a lot of trouble restarting it. I am ok with random things breaking on my car at its age, but I am not OK with it stalling out in unsafe situations. Do I DTMFA? [more inside]
posted by Maarika at 9:09 PM - 13 answers

Northwest Costa Rica for 3 extra days

My brother and I are taking our parents to Costa Rica for their 50th wedding anniversary at the end of March. We'll be there as a whole family for a week, flying into and out of Liberia, and then my wife and I will be staying for 3 extra days after everyone else goes home. Where should we go, that we can get to fairly easily from Brasilito, where we'll be at the end of the first week? More details below about the kind of stuff we're into. [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin around Costa Rica at 9:59 AM - 4 answers

Denver Restaurant Recommendations

I'll be traveling to Denver in a couple months and am looking for some restaurant recommendations. [more inside]
posted by noneuclidean around Denver, CO at 5:09 AM - 12 answers

February 8


I'm going to be in Hollywood/LA attending a gallery exhibit, with two friends ( female). Coming from NYC, what should our trip look like, given that we want to make the ABSOLUTE MOST out of our limited time there, and given that I'm in a power wheelchair? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 around Los Angeles, CA at 9:52 PM - 11 answers

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