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    • acloud's Profile Photo

      suggestions for a drive thru

      Connecticut Aug 17, 2015 at 1:43 PM

      My husband and I will be heading to Martha's Vineyard for a wedding, arriving in NY on the 7th and spending the 9th-11th at Martha's Vineyard and then back to NYC by the 13th. We plan on driving from LGA to Boston and then down to the wedding, then back to NYC. We'd like to see Boston, but not spend more than a day and a half. We enjoy local food and customs as well as flea markets. Any suggestions for an interesting, not too touristy, itinerary?

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    • where is there dancing in the plaza area?

      Kansas City Aug 15, 2015 at 3:31 PM

      Looking for live dance music, prefers big band music

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    • Need local info please

      Coeur d'Alene Aug 7, 2015 at 7:44 PM

       

      Traveling to CdA 11 Sept. 15 thru 19 Sept, 2015.  Want to take St. Joe 6 hr river cruise, maybe go visit silver mine, do a little aerial sightseeing, etc.  We are not hikers - actually will have 72 year old Dad with us.  Can anyone recommend the best plane service for the aerial sightseeing?  Great (not dress up fancy) restaurants, any must sees?  Want to make the most of our trip and need some local input!  Will have rental car and don't mind 2-2 1/2 hour  to see anything cool!  Home base will be in CdA rental so we will not be overnighting anywhere other than CdA.  Please help me make this the greatest trip my Dad has ever been on!

      Thanks!

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    • Uptown court (Lauderdale courts)

      Memphis Aug 7, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      Is the area of Uptown courts or previously known as lauderdale courts a safe area in memphis I am visiting from UK

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    • Alaska with a 5 Year Old

      Alaska 5 hours ago

      We will be travelling to Canada and Alaska for 8 weeks in September and October 2016. There are so many amazing things to see in Alaska and we are trying to work out an itinerary. What would you recommend for people that love to eat salmon and see wildlife. I am an archaeologist and my partner is an Aboriginal Sites Officer for an organisation in Australia. We love food, culture and wildlife. Thank you in advance!

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      What to Do and Where to Eat

      Sevierville Yesterday

      We will be in Sevierville from September 21-24. We prefer local restaurants. What is your favorite place to eat? What would suggest for a couple in their early 60's do while there?

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    • hotels in miami

      Miami Aug 30, 2015 at 7:08 AM

      I'm coming feb 20th wIth my family. What doeseveryone think about casablanca or flamingo hotel??

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    • imformation

      Reno Aug 29, 2015 at 3:39 PM

      bus tour from reno arround lake tahoe and back is there such a thing

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    • Yellowstone to SLC

      Yellowstone National Park Aug 27, 2015 at 7:28 AM

      What is the best route to take from West Yellowstone to Salt Lake City considering time, travel conditions, scenery, stopover places, etc
      Thanks

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    • Alaskan Licence Plates

      Orlando Aug 25, 2015 at 8:17 PM

      Every holiday we play a game with our two boys to spot as many different US States licence plates while we drive around Orlando. This holiday is our best yet we have spotted 49 out of the 50 US States with only Alaska to go. We've tried everything to spot one to no avail. We only have 3 days left! Does anyone know where we could find one on a friends vehicle or a colleague you may know in the vicinity of Orlando. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and you'd make two (three!) boys very happy. Thanks in advance.

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      What to do in 6 hours

      Miami Aug 20, 2015 at 9:10 AM

      Hello, I have been in Miami before, let's say I know a little bit.
      This time, I have a connecting flight in October, the layover is for 6 hours. My idea is get out of the airport, go to the beach, eat something, walk a little bit. Any suggestions for that? Any local restaurant I have to try?

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    • Tobavarchkhili lakes (Silver lake) trek

      Georgia Aug 19, 2015 at 11:29 AM

      hello,
      We are 3 people who want to do the Tobavarchkhili lakes trek in the end of September.
      We want to hire a guide (a Hunter), a horse and to rent equipment suitable for outdoor sleeping (tent etc)
      Is it possible? and if so, we'd love to get a recommendation about a guide so we can contact him in advance.
      Thank you, Noga

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    • Is there still a shuttle from ferry dock to Lana'i City?

      Lanai City Aug 17, 2015 at 1:10 AM

      Aloha-just got a last-minute chance to go to Lana'i in the AM...Excited but am assuming there won't be any Jeeps for rent tomorrow. Sounds like we can explore some of the beaches within walking distance of the ferry dock, but I'd also like the kids to see the cats at the LARC. Does anyone know whether there is shuttle service from the dock to Lana'i City?

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    • Orlando February/ March

      Orlando Aug 16, 2015 at 7:17 AM

      Just wondering if many rides are closed for refurbishments end of February/ start of March? Also are the water rides open with the weather being cooler?

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    • Savannah to Orlando via Rosemary beach

      Savannah Aug 15, 2015 at 3:22 PM

      Hi have been on before and have got a lot of great feed back plans are charleston 3 nights Beaufort 1 night Savannah 3 Then going downtown to fly back to Scotland from Orlando so was going to take a week to drive down stopping at Fernandinho beach St Augustine Daytona around Jackson ville Palm Coast Now somebody has suggested Rosemary beach fl. is it worth taking an 8 hour round trip to see it and stay 2 days still open to suggestions. Couple in late 50 s just like chilling walkin sightseeing shopping etc gonna be first 2 weeks in November thanks

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    • Caves or mines in the area

      Copper Harbor Aug 14, 2015 at 2:12 PM

      Are there any accessible caves or mines to tour in Copper Harbor?

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    • Vegan restaurants?

      Albuquerque Aug 14, 2015 at 2:47 AM

      Is anyone in this group vegan? Which restaurants are best? Which ones are cheapest?

      Thanks,

      Sankris

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    • Stone/Rock coffee table for sale

      Wallace Aug 13, 2015 at 3:42 PM

      Several years ago we visited Wallace and at a store purchased a beautiful stone end table with wrought iron legs. The stone was from Montana. At the time they had a matching coffee tables that we would now like to purchase. We don't know the name of the store. Any ideas??

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    • Marriott Burlington cab rates or public transportation

      Boston Aug 11, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      Anyone know what the rate is to take a cab into the city? Or is there public transportation? Coming in on a weekend and don't want to drive into the city. Any advice would b great

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      BLUES ZONE

      Chicago Aug 11, 2015 at 5:05 PM

      I've been in Chicago 14 years ago, I remember we went to a street where you could find many blues clubs. Once you enter on the 1st one you had to pay an entrance fee, then they gave you a wristlet which you could use to get into any of the blues clubs on the same street/area, as many clubs as you wanted. Now I'm going to visit the windy city again and I wonder if anyone knows which is the place/street/area I'm talking about. Is it still exists? Thanks for your help! I'd appreciate it very much

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    • air to train

      Richmond Aug 11, 2015 at 1:35 PM

      What is the best way to get from the Richmond Airport to the Main Street Amtrak Station, due at the train at 9:30am?

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      Girl getaway looking for great B and B

      Louisville Aug 11, 2015 at 2:37 AM

      We are going to leave the husbands home and have a girls getaway in early Nov. Looking for a gorgeous quaint or elegant B and B with amazing food... I hear 4th Street is a great place so walking distance. A claweek foot tub or great tub would be nice. Any suggestions? ?

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    • Crab legs to go

      Biloxi Aug 10, 2015 at 11:47 AM

      I really want crab legs, but I don't want to go to a buffet. Where can I get some to go?

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    • RV Camping

      Carter Caves State Resort Park Aug 7, 2015 at 5:52 PM

      Anyone know the best site, close to the play ground w/2 small kids to go back & forth from & still be seen?

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      Where to camp.

      Big Bear Lake Aug 5, 2015 at 6:24 PM

      anybody have campgrounds they love near Big bear lake? I know Serrano, but it seems more for RVs, and Pine Knot maybe OK, but it sounds too near the town, and also the slanted sites on the hill may an issue. I have 4 kids, so hiking inland is not an option at this point. We have 1 big tent and 1 car.
      i don't have to be on the lake, but it would be nice to be near some water. maybe there is another location near Big Bear, another Lake....
      I only live an hour away, so I could travel farther if needed.

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    • Does anyone know any good ghost stories in the Smokies?

      by haydenbrown92 Online Now Oct 2, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      Are there any good ghost tales surrounding the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee? I love picking up stories to tell around the camp fire.

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM
    • fall color

      by bjancy Online Now Jun 12, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      we want to see the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smokey Mountains; is the best time for fall color early or late October?

      2 Answers Oct 2, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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      When is the best time for fall foliage?

      by 9tigers Online Now Apr 21, 2013 at 12:37 PM

      Will oct 20 to 26 be ok?

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2013 at 1:09 PM
    • road trip to nashville

      by sampra Online Now Sep 30, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      How is the weather in the smokey mountains during the first week in November. I would like to have a beautiful,scenic drive with the WOW factor of the first time viewing of the smokey mountains.

      2 Answers Oct 11, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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      Weather and colours in September

      by karen_mo Online Now Mar 3, 2012 at 1:33 AM

      Hello - we're considering a trip in September to revisit the Appalachians and ending up in GSMNP - we'd probably be there around the 3rd or 4th week of September.
      Are we likely to see any fall colours that early in the year?
      What sort of weather should we expect? Is the area prone to rainstorms/high winds at this time of year (we'd be in a little tent!) or is it still quite summery?
      Many thanks, Karen

      2 Answers Mar 3, 2012 at 6:15 AM
    • What are the best hiking/camping trails in the Smoky Mountains during Spring?

      by beeayoutifullove Online Now Mar 28, 2011 at 12:34 PM

      My boyfriend and I are heading there for a week in May. We are very interesting in overnight hikes, great scenery, etc. I definitely want to see the waterfalls too. Any suggestions as to where we should check out?

      1 Answer Mar 29, 2011 at 5:06 AM
    • road and staying tips :)

      by hayader Online Now May 7, 2010 at 11:53 AM

      hi everyone...

      this my first time in usa since 15 years
      iam comming to great smoky mountins this summer from 12 to 14 of july by a car from newyork.

      i am asking u if u know any good places in the road to stop by (nature)i mean

      and iam planning to stay at gatlinburg if u know any good capins with a GREAT view and good price :)

      thank u..

      1 Answer May 7, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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      Smoky Mountains In Fall - Several Questions!

      by foxxy1601 Online Now Sep 21, 2009 at 4:25 PM

      Okay I am going to be in the Smoky Mountains very briefly in the fall. I will be there Thursday and Friday October 22 & 23. On Friday I really won't be there for very long - I will be driving into the park in the evening and driving to Clingman's dome to see the view and enjoy the sunset there! After that I am going to drive to stay in a hotel in either Maggie Valley or Cherokee, NC. Friday I will be doing a bit more of the touristy stuff on the NC side of the mountains. Here come the questions:

      From everything I hear the traffic can get pretty bad around there in the fall. On a Thursday evening how bad do you think the traffic will be on 441. I am going to be driving down there during the day and trying to make it to Clingman's Dome with enough time to have at least a half hour to relax before watching the sunset. So my question is about how long should I give myself to drive from Gatlinburg to Clingmans dome? Also, approximately how long does it take to hike to the top of the Clingman's dome? I want to have an idea of what time I need to be leaving Gatlinburg in order to get there with plenty of time to see the view as well as watch the sunset!

      On that Friday I will be planing to do some driving and fall color sight seeing! I will be staying on the North Carolina side of the mountains because by the end of the day I have to be in Greenville, NC.

      - Does anyone have any places the recommend on the NC side of the mountains to go see some wonderful fall colors? Also, I love taking pictures so places for photographing the colors would be great too!!

      - I am thinking about taking a drive either on Heintooga Ridge Road and/or Balsam Mountain Road OR in Cataloochee....... Which one do you recommend for viewing fall colors, beautiful scenery & even maybe some wildlife?? If you recommend somewhere else that is on that side of the mountains I am open to that as well!! Also, how bad is the traffic in fall in those areas? Is either of them less busy usually? This also might sound weird but I have a major fear of heights that I might just have to deal with because I know some of the roads I have been on by the Mountains before have drops offs right by the edge, etc. But how are the roads for these places or anywhere you are recommending to me? Like I said I might just have to deal with my fear - but it is always good to know that ahead of time!!

      Well for now that is all the questions - I might come up with more as it gets closer! Also, if you want to give me any information that might help me please do! I really appreciate it!!

      Thanks,

      Tricia

      1 Answer Sep 21, 2009 at 10:36 PM
    • Winter Photo Ideas

      by kenowolfpack Online Now Nov 20, 2008 at 7:11 PM

      I will be near the park the first week in February. Would like to take some winter photos. I am interested to hear if anyone has specific locations they think would be good for me to try. Are there major road closings in the park at that time and if so will I still be able to find some areas to take these winter photos?

    • best area to stay for day hikes

      by swaythling5 Online Now Oct 29, 2008 at 12:15 PM

      Iam visitng from Uk for 5 days and want to do some day hikes, I have been told pigeon falls is a good central base, I will have a car .I will be visitng in May, advice please on good hikes of 4-5 hour duration, and places to stay

      1 Answer Nov 26, 2008 at 6:50 AM
    • Has anyone stayed at Smoky Cove Resort near the Smokies?

      by canehollowfarm Online Now Oct 4, 2008 at 8:13 PM

      We're trying to find a nice cabin near the Smoky Mountains to rent for a family reunion. Has anyone stayed in any of the cabins at Smoky Cove Resort? I found a cabin on their website that I really liked. It was called Pinnacle Vista. Any experience with this place?

    • planing a hike on GSM NP

      by jwald98 Online Now Sep 3, 2008 at 11:57 AM

      I am coming up that way from Florida, trying to decide where to hike and am overwhelmed with the many options. What are the best hike on the east side of the park? Hoping to do a 3 night backcountry trip, so is there a good loop? Or just an out and back? Or a bunch of different hikes? Also, if anyone is familiar with hikes in Nantahala, what are the best longer hikes in there and must sees?

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      Best place to stay to visit Great Smoky NAtional PArk

      by yoginimom Online Now Apr 16, 2008 at 10:04 AM

      It's time to plan our summer 2009 family reunion. Our grown kids are all outdoor people who love hiking and water sports. We'd like to be near the Great Smoky National Park. Do you suggest staying in NC or Tenn? I found many lovely rental vacation homes in Maggie Valley, NC. Is that convenient for the park? We don't want to drive an hour each time we go into the park.
      Thank you in advance for your responses.
      Suzi

      1 Answer Apr 16, 2008 at 10:13 AM
    • Smoky during Christmas

      by Star66 Online Now Nov 29, 2007 at 7:13 PM

      Hi,
      We are planning to visit the Smoky Mountains on 23rd and 24th of December, 2007. Is it a good time? What activities can we do or what will be open at that time. Also please can you suggest a good place to stay.
      Thanks

    • what to see

      by gigirose Online Now Nov 3, 2007 at 1:42 PM

      my husband and me, we will go smokey mountains - ashveille - at second half of november.
      we will spend one week. we would like to see as much as possible. any kind of recommendation would be helpfull.

      thank you

      4 Answers Nov 8, 2007 at 8:05 AM
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      Best "starting" point

      by Ericasmurf99 Online Now May 28, 2007 at 1:19 PM

      Hello, a friend and I wanted to meet up in the Smokey Mountains (she'll be driving from Northern Kentucky and I will be flying from Key West, Florida). What do you think is the best meeting point? I saw flights were cheap to Charlotte, NC, but how far from the Smoky's is Charlotte and would that be too out of my friends way to drive (to pick me up)? Would it be better to meet at an airport in Tennessee? If so, Knoxville or Chatanooga? Both looked close to the mountains.
      Basically, what location would be more convienant to meet someone, then drive to the Smoky's???

      1 Answer May 28, 2007 at 1:57 PM
    • 3 days/ 2 nights vacation smoky mountains and dollywood

      by viewroad Online Now Oct 1, 2004 at 9:09 AM

      I would like to visit the smoky mountains and dollywood in June 2005. I only have 3 days/2 nights. I need accommodation and as i do not drive I will need to travel by bus. Can anyone help please?

      3 Answers Oct 30, 2004 at 6:21 AM
    • Can you recommend rental cabin in Smokey Mts. area?

      by dianedee Online Now Sep 13, 2004 at 12:05 PM

      I am looking for that pergect getaway cabin south of Smokey Mountains Nat'k Park. Can anyone recommend a small cabin, on water-lake, creek, river, secluded, fire pit, outdoor hot tub and less than750.? We have camped for 25 yrs. and have explored much of the mountains, but are ready to try something different, without the children. Views are great but prefer water near cabin for that romantic week long getaway from Florida. I appreciate any suggestions anyone may have. Thank you

      2 Answers Oct 23, 2004 at 8:13 PM
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      two week driving holiday

      by USAisFAB Online Now Aug 8, 2004 at 1:27 PM

      Hi all, I'm wanting to come back to the states for my holiday next july and am unsure of where to go for a driving holiday that could be filled with lots to see and do. I love nature trails etc and came across this page detailing the Smoky mountains which looks like a beautiful place and somewhere that you'd have no problem filling your days by exploring. Is this near to Dolly Partons home town, are there other places to spend a bit of time nearby etc...I'd love to spend time in this part of the states but would like to know if there is enough to occupy me throughout a two week stay.....How far away are other parks etc....Thanks for your help guys...

      3 Answers Aug 9, 2004 at 12:18 PM