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December 26, 2017
Boston parking filter: I'll be visiting Boston for 7 days (and one overnight tomorrow, with a two day break after) around New Year's. I'm staying in town and looking for a place I can park my car for most/all of the time for a low cost (i.e. obviously not at my hotels). Where would you recommend I leave the car? [more inside]
November 27, 2017
My wife is flying with our twin sons to Seattle (God bless her) on Wednesday. I'd like to accompany her to the gate to help with luggage, car seats, etc. They're flying JetBlue. When I worked for the airlines (post-9/11) this wasn't an issue and I'm wondering if this is still true.
October 30, 2017
Looking for somewhere relatively inexpensive to park a rental car this weekend, from ~11pm Friday through 10am Monday, in Somerville, MA, ideally somewhere around Davis Square. [more inside]
October 9, 2017
What's the best way to handle transportation from Boston to Northampton and back, plus a few days in Boston proper? I'm trying to decide if I should rent a car for part of my trip, all of my trip, or not at all. Boston locals or frequent visitors: what do you think? Details below the cut. [more inside]
September 14, 2017
Help me find a way to get out of Boston Logan Airport in a rental car without paying a cashless toll and then activating the rental companies scammy plate pass scheme? [more inside]
September 6, 2017
I'm going to be in Boston in mid-February, 2018, for a few days (which days are yet to be determined). What should my family and I do while we're there that requires advance planning? For example: when we went to DC, I got tickets to the African-American History Museum months in advance. I used to live in Boston but I don't know what's going on now. We've got adults, teens, tweens, with a variety of interests.
July 7, 2017
This is basically a packing question. My husband, 1 year-old daughter and I are a week away from leaving for a weeklong family beach vacation so I'm looking for tips and suggestions regarding logistics (what to pack, rent, etc.). [more inside]
July 5, 2017
I'm a 26yo single woman currently living and working in Cambridge, MA. I love New England and am considering buying a home. I'm priced out of Boston/Cambridge/Somerville, but there are some options that are both in my price range and appealing in the north shore area. Help me think through whether or not moving makes sense? [more inside]
June 15, 2017
My 2013 car, which is in excellent mechanical condition and has had all the recommended routine maintenance, was driving perfectly. Then I had it professionally detailed... [more inside]
June 10, 2017
My dad will be working in Albany for the next few weeks. I live in Providence. Can you recommend a spot for us to meet up, camp, hike and otherwise be outdoorsy? [more inside]
June 6, 2017
My mom and I are seeing a game at Fenway next Monday, but we're flying in Boston on Friday and seeing the sites. Complication: my mom is in her early 70s and not great at walking long distances. [more inside]
June 2, 2017
You can search for wheelchair accessibility within Airbnb's filters, but it isn't very accurate. Are there other options? [more inside]
April 27, 2017
So my daughter and I have been gifted a place to stay in Medford, MA, this weekend and we have a super tight schedule. We will be on Frederick Ave in Medford and need to know the fastest way to get to the Museum of Science. There is apparently no Hopstop for Boston, so I'm hoping that one of you amazing nerds can help out some other nerds to get there.
April 8, 2017
Staying in Boston's North End, have to check out of an Airbnb at 11am, don't have to be at Logan until 3:30ish. Four people with big suitcases. What to do with the suitcases so we can enjoy our last day in town? Airbnb host can't accomodate me with a late check-out or luggage storage. No local friends/family. Help?
March 31, 2017
I want to take my sick mom on an awesome Sat drive tomorrow. [more inside]
March 10, 2017
My son is driving 4 teenagers (I think they're all boys, not sure) from Ithaca to Boston today to go to PAX East . Some cousins were going to put them all up but one cousin got very sick last night and they cannot. Where should these guys look for a place to stay? They're on a tight budget. Thanks.
February 18, 2017
On the return leg of our American incursion, we'll be flying in from Florida and connect to our international flight with Delta. Currently JetBlue arriving 3 1/2 hours before our international flight departs is looking like the best option. Is that enough time to get our luggage in Jetblue (Terminal C) and then get through to Delta (Terminal A) check in and clear security?
February 10, 2017
I'll be travelling to Newton, MA later this year along with Ms PD, 'Lil PD and Granny PD. We're ideally looking for two bedroomed accommodation in Newton to be close to family. [more inside]
January 15, 2017
I'm going out to Martha's Vineyard in early August 2017 to baby sit for a few weeks. I spent a long weekend there in 2016 doing the same. Since my employers made their plans last minutes, I ended up taking an indirect bus to MV and stayed in the hostel. It was a great experience, but I'd like this year's trip to go smoother for me. [more inside]
December 15, 2016
I land at Boston Logan at 5 pm Friday night and have nothing to do until Saturday morning. What is there to do in Boston this Friday night? [more inside]