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    • US B2 Visa Application

      United States of America Apr 22, 2015 at 8:25 PM

      My family is planning a visit to Hawaii later this year. Most of us are eligible for the VWP, but my wife needs a B2 visa since she holds a Malaysian passport, though she's resident in Singapore. From the website ustraveldocs.com, I gather that there are a few hoops that she needs to jump through in order to just submit her application:

      1. Print out a form and pay the visa application fee (USD160 in SGD equivalent) at a Standard Chartered Bank branch in Singapore. No problem, there are a few around. But the bank will issue a receipt with a serial number which is needed later.

      2. Fill out an online form and upload a photo. No problem, although the form is like 20 pages long. Mostly done, but I have yet to submit the form electronically.

      3. Create a user account, login, submit the form together with the payment serial number from (1) above. This is the problem - I am unable to create an account. Calling the helpline doesn't help - the automated voice menu doesn't cover this issue and there is no option to speak to a person. There's also a chat function which timed out. There's just a generic error message that doesn't give any indication what the problem might be.

      So essentially I have to fork out SGD224 for her visa, with no guarantee that I can even get to submit the form if the account cannot be created. And the fee is non-refundable.

      Could anyone who applied for a US visa before suggest what I could be doing wrong, or what the problem might be? It could be that a new user account can only be created after the form has been submitted, but that means having to pay the application fee first. It's a leap of faith I'm not prepared to take at this time since the fee is not insignificant.

      Thanks.

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      KC visit late July

      Kansas City Apr 19, 2015 at 7:15 PM

      We're continuing our quest of baseball parks this summer. KC, Arizona, and Colorado are on our list this year. We usually spend another day or two in the cities we visit. Looking for tips on where to stay relatively close to the ballpark, and other "must-see", "must-eat", etc. locations while in KC.

      Thanks!
      Mark

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    • Black Canyon RV Camping

      Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument Apr 19, 2015 at 5:04 PM

      taking RV trip up through Durango CO to Black Canyon of Gunnison end of Aug. Looking for a good RV campground in Gunnison area that is close to good hiking, water & scenery. Meeting my sister from Denver in their RV - we are thinking Blue Mesa or Taylor Park based on what I've researched. Any insight would be greatly appreciated ;)

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    • Tucson to Utah by travel trailer

      Arizona Apr 4, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      How are highway 17 and 89 for pulling a travel trailer?

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    • Tucson to Utah by travel trailer

      Arizona Apr 4, 2015 at 7:31 AM

      I want to pull my travel trailer from Tucson to Utah. Are the roads to mountainous for that?

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    • east brady street in milwaukee

      Milwaukee Apr 1, 2015 at 8:35 PM

      can anyone reccomend shops,thrift stores or vintage shops on east brady street?

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    • Base camp Walla Walla vs Joseph OR

      Oregon 14 hours ago

      Hi we are traveling from Puget Sound area. Want to take in wineries, art and hike. Should we simply divide our stay 2 nights each or is one location more desirable
      Thank you
      Cirb

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    • what to do

      Tunica Apr 24, 2015 at 8:16 PM

      I am thinking of traveling with a friend to Tunica from june 19th to the 22nd. can you tell me what there would be to do besides casinos or would that be the main things to do there

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    • bryce/zion/moab in mid-June

      United States of America Apr 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM

      I want to visit Bryce+Zion+Moab in mid-June. Is it a good time in terms of:

      1. weather
      2. crowd
      3. availability of trails (e.g. open but not too much water in trails)

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    • Experience Kodiak Island on your own?

      Kodiak Island Apr 24, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      I'd like to do some bear viewing, hiking, fishing, and other fun stuff while on Kodiak Island. Most of those activities are quite costly with a guide. Is it possible to experience what Kodiak has to offer in term of wildlife viewing without a guide on my own? I appreciate any info. Thanks.

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    • Pawn Jewelry

      New Mexico Apr 22, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      Are there any out of the way places to buy Native American pawn jewelry in New Mexico?

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    • Bus Service

      Kennebunkport Apr 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

      can you take a bus from Wells to Kennebunkport?

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    • Pete's Place

      North Pole Apr 14, 2015 at 6:39 PM

      Just wondering if old Pete's Place was still around at 24 Mile Old Richardson Highway?? Haven't been there or heard anything about it since '75 - '76. Loved that place.

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    • first time to sanible in two weeks

      Sanibel Apr 13, 2015 at 5:03 PM

      does anyone know of any good places on the island for good dance music

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    • closest major airport

      Dunnellon Apr 13, 2015 at 5:26 AM

      I need to figure out the closest major airport to dunnellon ? And possible transportation from airport to mothers home in dunnellon other than a taxi. Thanks for any and all assistance u can provide

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    • Men's Cuff Bracelet Ketchikan

      Ketchikan Apr 10, 2015 at 12:54 PM

      One of the craft shops on a main street about a block from the pier had a great leather and copper men's cuff bracelet--Alaskan made. Been trying to find the shop and bracelet. Cheers.

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    • Sunset eat and watch

      Fort Walton Beach Apr 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

      Where is a good,fun place to watch the sunset and eat dinner -maybe some nice beach music?

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    • travel trailer

      Arizona Apr 4, 2015 at 7:32 AM

      I want to travel to Utah by 17 and 89. How are the roads

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    • travel trailer

      Arizona Apr 4, 2015 at 7:32 AM

      How are highway 17 and 89 for pulling a travel trailer?

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      Transportation/car rental

      Oahu Apr 1, 2015 at 4:58 PM

      Hi - cruising May 16-23 and then staying at Turtle Bay 23-26. I will need ground transport from the airport to the cruise terminal and then from the cruise terminal to the rental car. Prefer private transport but more importantly reliable and quick. Some people say just wait til I get there and others say its important to have it all set up before I go. Prices are all over the map and reviews are too. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    • Campground to trails?

      Fall Creek Falls State Park Mar 31, 2015 at 5:51 PM

      Hi,
      What is the distance from the campground to some of the day hike trail heads? Just trying to plan if I'll need to drive and park for the hikes or if we can go right from our campsite.
      Thanks!

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    • Shuttle services

      Destin Mar 29, 2015 at 6:04 AM

      How do I get from the Pensacola airport to Destin Emerald Grand Resort?

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    • What to pack for May visit to Olympia

      Olympia 15 hours ago

      Will be there 9-15th. I think one heavy hoodie for evening, light hoodie and wind breaker if it rains?

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    • Lone Pine Cemetery

      Lone Pine Apr 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

      Is there a cemetery in Lone Pine named just that? Or around town?

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    • Where to eat on or by the River

      Sedona Apr 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM

      Can you tell me where some Restaurants, large or small scale that you can eat by the water? Also maybe you might know where a good reasonable place to stay also.
      Thank you

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    • Road trip for a family of five which include 3 teenagers

      by LadiKnightRyder Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM

      My family and I are flying in to Rapid City in mid July our plans are to drive and visit the 1880's Town, Badlands, and Wall Drug then travel to Keystone where we would spend 2 nights while there we will visit the Needles, Mt. Rushmore and the Wind Cave. Travel to Sturgis visit the Motorcycle Museum, catch the Wild Bill Hickok reenactment in Deadwood, and Spearfish Canyon then stay 1 night at lodging in Deadwood. Travel to the Devil's Tower then head to the Battle of Little Big Horn in Mt., then travel to Cody, Wy where we would stay for 3 days, I'm not quite sure what there's to do in Cody for 3 days. Then head to Yellowstone for 3 days. My husband wants to stay at Yellowstone Under Canvas for the three nights, but I think that's too many nights. While in Yellowstone we would like to visit the Mud Pots, Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and go hiking, however we never hiked before. 3 days in Jackson Hole. While in Jackson Hole we want to go whitewater rafting, visit Grand Teton, and do the Cover Dinner Wagon. My kids would like to go horseback riding, but I don't know where I should add this to the itinerary. I would like this to be a trip that my teenage childrens would remember. Is there any recommendation of things we should eliminate or add to the list of things to do and see on our trip? Also what would be best scenic route to take? Thanks

      9 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 6:36 PM
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      How many days in Rapid City?

      by roamer61 Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      Going to Rapid City and the Black Hills in June. Is 1 day enough for the city and its museums and other sites or should I add an extra day? I will be doing 4 tours in the area.

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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      Hotel Suggestions

      by roamer61 Online Now Aug 11, 2013 at 7:10 AM

      Going to do a Black Hills Trip next year (late June early July). Need ideas for accommodations. I am a single and I don't really want to spend more than $150 a night. Can anyone provide suggestions/options? A 2 or 3 star property is good with breakfast included, which is preferred.

      7 Answers Aug 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM
    • motorcoach tour

      by walenta1 Online Now Feb 29, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      Will be bringing a motor coach tour of senior citizens to RC around the first of June. Presently planning about 3 hours at Rushmore, 3 hours at Custer State Park and 2 hours at Crazy Horse.Since I see a lot of comments that an esrly morning or late afternoon visit to Custer SP is best, could some one give me an efficient route (includind the route through Custer SP) to visit all three starting with Custer SP. Some back tracking would be OK. We will be coming from Cheyenne Blvd in RC and continuing to Deadwood.Any help with this question or any other info that would be helpful would be appreciated.

      5 Answers Mar 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    • Black Hills gold

      by walenta1 Online Now Sep 25, 2011 at 7:08 AM

      Presently bringing a motorcoach tour to RC in the spring. had a lot of requests to shop for Black Hills gold. Probably stupid question but is there a place, with many vendors, possible snack bar etc. where the women can shop without just going to one store? Thanks

      3 Answers Sep 26, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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      Rapid City and area in late Sept or October..weather?

      by Ceekonee Online Now Aug 6, 2010 at 12:18 PM

      We have an anniversary coming up at the end of October. My hubby has always wanted to see Mt. Rushmore and Devils Tower. We would be renting a car. So what kind of road conditions can we expect? Would September be better? We sure don't want to drive in Ice or snow.

      2 Answers Aug 9, 2010 at 8:47 AM
    • 3 days in Rapid City SD

      by bodori Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 6:45 PM

      We will be 3 days/ 4 nights in RC SD. Looking particularly for good photo sites. Obiously Rushmore, what else is on the must see list? What is the best tour route through the area (Custer, etc)? Looks like lots of choices.

      3 Answers Jun 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM
    • Transportation

      by chrismagpo Online Now May 17, 2008 at 6:01 AM

      My son and I will be having a vacation in Rapid City. We would like to take a trip to Hill City to catch the 1880 train but there does not seem to be any public transport to Hill City from Rapid City. We do not drive so the only way I can see to get to Hill City would be by taxi cab. Approximately how much would it cost to get a taxi cab from Rapid City to Hill City and how long would the journey take. We will catch the 1880 train from Hill City to Keystone one way and then from there we will need a taxi to the airport at Rapid City so we need to know approximate times. If anyone knows how I could do this then that would be helpful.

      2 Answers Mar 23, 2010 at 1:25 AM
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      Need your help in South Dakota

      by irvbur Online Now Jan 23, 2008 at 8:47 AM

      We are long retired, fairly well-travelled, and are finally ready to take our long-delayed tour of the parts of the U.S. we've never visited. Part of our 8000 mile, 5-6 week trip will take us from Mt. Rushmore to Minneapolis MN. I'm familiar with VT tips as I have read & written many over the years, but I still need help in discovering interesting stops in and between these 2 cities. You can check my homepage for our preferences and/or check our posting in the United States forum for our preliminary itinerary. We will be traveling the southernmost states first.

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2008 at 10:36 AM
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      Hotel suggestions

      by Packerman Online Now Jun 27, 2005 at 6:41 AM

      Our family will be sightseeing in this part of SD in late July. Is Rapid City the place to stay in a hotel and if you do you have any suggestions. Or should we find a hotel closer to Mt Rushmore and Custar park?

      5 Answers Mar 23, 2010 at 1:40 AM
    • What is the best month of the year to visit Mount Rushmore ?

      by ElsaBeauty Online Now Jun 14, 2005 at 10:13 AM

      Raining season in July ? I plan to visit Radip City early July.

      5 Answers Jul 2, 2006 at 9:53 AM
    • Weather for Rapid City, SD in early Sept?

      by small_town_girl Online Now Jun 6, 2005 at 6:09 PM

      Planning a trip to Rapid City the 1st week in September. What kind of weather & temperature should we expect?

      5 Answers Mar 23, 2010 at 2:08 AM
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      Motel ice machines?

      by chickky311 Online Now May 30, 2005 at 11:37 AM

      This may sound like a stupid question, but does anyone know if Motel 6 has ice machines? I'll be bringing bottled water and some other stuff in a cooler and I want to be able to keep them cold while I'm there.

      2 Answers May 31, 2005 at 7:29 AM
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      Motel 6 here I come!!!

      by chickky311 Online Now Apr 7, 2005 at 12:36 PM

      Well, I just booked my room at the Motel 6, they were by far the cheapest (I'm on a tight budget) so no turning back now. I'm just gonna cross my fingers and hope for the best!!!

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      looking for a place to stay

      by chickky311 Online Now Apr 5, 2005 at 1:28 PM

      Can anyone tell me what would be a clean and cheap motel to stay at in the rapid city area? I looked at the Motel 6 there and they are pretty cheap but I was wondering if it is a nice place. Any info would be helpful.

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2005 at 4:58 PM
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      Cellular service

      by jquick77 Online Now Mar 14, 2005 at 3:32 PM

      My wife and I are planning a trip to Rapid City/Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills in June. Just curious as to how the cell phone service is in Rapid City. I use Sprint (in case that makes a difference). Thanks for your help!

      6 Answers Mar 23, 2010 at 1:48 AM
    • Partying in RC....

      by DNIYM Online Now Aug 13, 2004 at 5:21 PM

      I'm going to be visiting Rapid City for 2 nights next weekend (Sat & Sun, Aug 21-22) and I'm curious about where the "singles/pick-up" scenes are. It will be me and a buddy, so 2 single guys looking to meet some nice local girls so that we don't hafta spend the weekend just talking to each other. Also, aside from Mount Rushmore what other activities are within a couple hours of RC? I was hoping to go hunting but nothing is in season - are there private hunting grounds or shooting ranges that I could check out? Thank you, in advance, for any help. Anthony

      1 Answer Nov 12, 2004 at 2:14 PM
    • Transport

      by ali70 Online Now May 15, 2004 at 9:25 AM

      I would love to visit Rapid City but I don't drive. Is it impossible to see the sights without having your own car?

      2 Answers Mar 23, 2010 at 1:51 AM