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April 4

Accommodations in Boston and NYC?

Seeking recommendations for AirBnB or modestly priced hotels in Boston and New York. [more inside]
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 10:12 AM - 11 answers

Travelling to Nice, France for a week -- what should we do?

My partner and I will be travelling to Nice, France in September. We tend to lay relatively low, are looking to avoid overly touristy activities, and need to stick to a budget. We'll be staying in an airbnb in Old Town but are comfy walking, taxi-ing, ubering, etc. Any activity, point of interest, restaurant (read: coffeeshop), etc. recommendations and travel tips welcome! Thank you!!!
posted by mrk021 around Nice, France at 9:24 AM - 9 answers

Time to kill in Miami, what to do for 5ish hours?

So I'm in Miami for a friend's party but things don't really kick off until 4pm or so. I've already landed and have a rental car. Anything worth checking out on a first rainy trip to the area? [more inside]
posted by Carillon around Miami, FL at 7:31 AM - 9 answers

April 3

Where to stay in Key West in early May?

Two adult women (mother and daughter) planning a 5 day getaway, May 6 through 10. We would like to be walking distance to eateries and sightseeing. [more inside]
posted by LaBellaStella around Key West, FL at 4:21 PM - 7 answers

Help me find some hidden gems in San Jose / Santa Clara area

I'm coming up on a week-long trip to San Jose / Santa Clara area for work. I've done a few of these over the last year or so, and I could really use some suggestions for mixing it up for breakfast and dinner / drinks. What are your favorite local spots, both upmarket and down? What am I probably missing by just relying on Yelp? [more inside]
posted by mmc around San Jose, CA at 1:51 PM - 18 answers

Recommendations for quirky things and cheap hotels in London

We're going to London for the first time in October (just us two, no kids) and I'm looking for a cheap hotel that's close to transit, preferably a tube station. Also, aside from stuff like the Tower of London, do you have any recommendations for quirky or occult/esoteric themed stuff that might be a little less touristy, like odd museums or bookstores? [more inside]
posted by GospelofWesleyWillis around London, England at 1:48 PM - 32 answers

I'm going to Notthingham, but is Sherwood Forest not what I want

Hello, every year for professional reasons I end up in England around the end of may and usually take a couple of days to see things. This year I'm short on time so I'm not going far from where my work is taking me, so my options are limited. The question is: what should I do around Nottingham for a day or two? [more inside]
posted by os tuberoes around Nottingham, England at 7:51 AM - 13 answers

Navigating San Jose, Costa Rica Airport ---> Hotel

Please take me step-by-step through the process of getting from my plane to my hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. [more inside]
posted by Mid around Costa Rica at 7:09 AM - 5 answers

April 2

NY to Detroit: Is renting a Prius and driving any better than flying?

My wife and I are planning a long weekend from New York to Detroit to visit a dear friend. Recognizing that the most climate friendly thing to do would be to take two weeks off from work and ride bikes there or to just not go, I'm trying to figure out what the impact of renting a hybrid car and making the 10-ish hour drive would be versus taking a ~90 minute flight. [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred at 8:30 PM - 26 answers

Relaxing in Cabo for a week in April

My husband and I are going to Cabo San Lucas for a week later this month. My friend gifted us her week at her timeshare which is located on the Marina. Neither of us have been to Mexico before. We are old and do not drink. [more inside]
posted by vespabelle around Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at 6:25 PM - 5 answers

Shady Hotel asking for Astronomical incidental deposit prior to check in

A while ago on I booked a hotel in downtown Philadelphia. It appear to be a private hotel (called China Garden) it was for 4 nights and cost around $530 which I already paid via credit card. I thought nothing about it until today, a week prior to start of reservation, when I received a message from the hotel asking for a $350 in incidental deposit via credit card on their own form which they ask me to download, fill out and return to them "no later than one business day before your arrival." Can they do that? [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon around Philadelphia, PA at 3:58 PM - 17 answers

One Day In Seattle

Will be in Seattle for work next week and due to a change of schedule, I now have all day Saturday the 13th free. What are the don't miss if you are here for one-day things to do in Seattle? Mariners are home that night and I am planning to go to the game prior to my red-eye flight home.
posted by COD around Seattle, WA at 1:14 PM - 13 answers

April 1

In Lieu of Military School, Vacation Suggestions? (Travel With a Teen)

Two adults wish to vacation this summer. One of them has a 14 year-old son. All parties have indicated they'd be happiest if the kid was allowed to do his own thing for a portion of each day, then reunite with the adults. Destination/price are less important than everyone having an enjoyable trip, but NOT getting sick of one another due to CONSTANT PROXIMITY. What vacation options do they have? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew at 6:47 PM - 14 answers

Big plan change after big news.

Just got some tough news and we need to make new honeymoon plans. Looking for recommendations on a low stress plan. [more inside]
posted by sewellcm at 2:50 PM - 8 answers

3 nights in Berlin

I will be visiting Berlin for the first time later this month. I will be there for three nights with a buddy, and we are both kinky people. We are not only kinky people, of course. We like food, we like ambling around, we like tea, libraries, and bookstores. In my case, also arboretums and cemeteries. Not usually so fond of museums, however. My budget is modest; I have lodging. What should I do? Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna around Berlin, Germany at 10:04 AM - 7 answers

What's the best way to buy advance train tickets in Europe?

I want to buy two reserved tickets for the Thalys high-speed train from Paris to Amsterdam on June 18th. I tried to do this yesterday and got so frustrated... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster at 9:27 AM - 6 answers

March 30

Yet Another Brexit Travel Question

I've read various AskMefi questions about how travel might be affected if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal. My understanding is that planes and trains between the UK and the rest of Europe might stop operating, and planes might also be grounded between the UK and the rest of the world. [more inside]
posted by whitelily at 6:20 AM - 2 answers

March 29

A week in San Jose, Costa Rica

We have a spur-of-the-moment week in San Jose, Costa Rica. We have a hotel booked. Can you suggest places to see in San Jose and environs? Unfortunately we have poor Spanish but are willing to spend a bit to have an interesting experience if MeFites have personal recommendations. We love art, crafts, good food, theater, (but recognize that without Spanish this is likely not viable). We are not beach people - we are city people. We have booked tours to visit Carrillo National Park and Irazu volcano, and expect to be awed. But what about the people who live in San Jose? Where is the human culture? Galleries, museums, craft galleries, restaurants, coffee shops - whatever - please advise!
posted by citygirl around Costa Rica at 8:51 PM - 3 answers

Going on safari - should I get a GoPro?

I've got a Canon Powershot SX60 — a semi-pro level point-and-shoot with a 21mm-1365mm lens. I am considering also getting a GoPro Hero7 Black. I'm thinking it'll get better wide angle and better video, and with better image stabilization. Plus it's small. Should I buy one? [more inside]
posted by Capri around South Africa at 12:53 PM - 9 answers

March 28

Tiny rust spots, easy to fix?

Can I use touch up paint to cover tiny rust spots on the hood of my car? [more inside]
posted by gursky at 12:32 PM - 9 answers

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