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      Car shuttle for thru-hike of High Sierra Trail

      Sequoia National Park Feb 21, 2015 at 5:23 PM

      Hello all! I am planning a thru hike of the High Sierra trail for summer 2015. While I have the logistics of the actual hike nailed down, I'm having trouble with transportation from trailheads. My plan would be to leave my rental car at Whitney Portal rd then hire a service to take me to the other side and leave me at Crescent Meadow.

      I know it's a long drive and the few services I found are quite expensive. Curious if anyone has experience with other alternatives? Public transport doesn't seem practical. Suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

      Thanks!

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      Attending TV tapings and age restrictions

      Los Angeles 2 hours ago

      I've been doing some research on attending tapings of live studio audience TV tapings - and have seen that the minimum age is 10. I have a younger child (7) who would enjoy a couple of the Disney shows that are available to attend. Are the age restrictions strictly enforced? Thanks.

       

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    • Walking around at night? Along the beach?

      Half Moon Bay Feb 20, 2015 at 10:58 PM

      Is there somewhere to walk around at night with a date? Either in or out of the sand?

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    • NHL Tickets

      Anaheim Feb 17, 2015 at 9:53 AM

      Hello, I am travelling from Canada and would like to go to an NHL in Anaheim, Should I be worried about getting tickets at or infront of the Honda center? or should I be buying my tickets online before I travel down?

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    • entertainment sunday nite for 60 and 80 yr old

      Chico Feb 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

      like to surprise dad after dinner with something new HELP

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      Looking for Advice on Traveling to San Francisco area and Hostels

      San Francisco Feb 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM

      Where is the safest hostel to stay a week for a single lady traveler to tour the San Francisco Bay area.
      Also anyone know of any group meetups for tours ? Any other female also traveling around March 3rd to SanFrancisco
      let me know. thanks

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      Vernon, France

      Vista Mar 1, 2015 at 2:38 PM

      Is is worth traveling by train for a day to Vernon, France from Paris when Giverny is not yet open?

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      Disney Pins

      Anaheim Feb 17, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      I am wondering how much it costs for the Disney pins in both Disney land and Disney World?

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    • Vacation rentals

      Santa Monica Feb 14, 2015 at 11:21 AM

      Can anyone recommend any company's for vacation rentals in the area?

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      Living in Truckee, CA

      Truckee Feb 9, 2015 at 10:15 PM

      We're relocating back to the Tahoe area. We've lived in South Tahoe, Stateline, and Gardnerville. We're thinking of trying Truckee mostly because of the I-80 and easy access to Sacramento and Reno. Any thoughts on raising children (tweens and teens) in Truckee? My kids like outdoor activities and we don't care about shopping. But what are the people like?

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      Weather and clothing choices

      Los Angeles Feb 7, 2015 at 1:45 PM

      My family and I are coming to America in October. We will be visiting Los Angeles, San Antonio and Orlando. I'm wondering what the weather is like at that point of time and what type of clothing would were able to pack.

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    • Finding locations

      Santa Barbara Feb 27, 2015 at 11:17 AM

      Want to know how far from Stearns Wharf are Santa Barbara Urban Trail and Los Olivos Trail? Is the Los Olivos Trail the same as Los Olivos Promenda.

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    • South Lake Tahoe

      South Lake Tahoe Feb 24, 2015 at 7:58 AM

      What are some activities to enjoy in South Lake Tahoe in mid-April?

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      October Weather

      Los Angeles Feb 17, 2015 at 4:24 PM

      I am wondering what the weather is like in October in Los Angeles and what type of clothing we would need at that time of the year

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      Arriving in San Francisco in March any other Tourist visiting the city during that time ?

      San Francisco Feb 16, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      Wanted to know some of the best sights to visit and are there other people looking to visit some of the most scenic sights that would be interested in getting a group together ? message me

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    • Where did we take this picture? Hollywood sign

      Los Angeles Feb 10, 2015 at 3:44 AM

      Hi there,

      I'm a British guy and this is a photo of me with my mom and sister in L.A. http://i.imgur.com/x7rnZ8R.jpg
      20 years later, I'm going back - very excited!

      I'd love to go back to the same place and take a photo and I'm struggling to match the angle/location on Google Maps/Earth. Does anyone know or have any clues as to where we were standing?

      Any and all help is much appreciated!

      Sam,
      @Sam__Alexander

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    • Date ideas

      San Diego Feb 23, 2015 at 1:31 PM

      I'll be coming to San Diego late in March and I was wondering if anyone had any interesting and fun date ideas? I'm pretty open to suggestions but anything slightly unusual would be welcome too! Thank you.

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    • music or something for 83 yr old daddy and 60 yr young daughter

      Chico Feb 15, 2015 at 6:49 PM

      HELP entertainment sun nite for old folks

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    • Napa or Sanoma for families?

      California Feb 8, 2015 at 8:18 AM

      Which destination would be better for families?

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      Accomodation

      Los Angeles Feb 3, 2015 at 10:14 PM

      I am also wondering if anyone can recommend any accommodation central to Disneyland and Universal Studios that is family friendly, if not kid aimed. Im also hoping for one that offers a baby sitting service so that my husband and I could have a night out

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      Visitng the park over Memorial Day

      Sequoia National Park Feb 20, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      My family would like to visit Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon over the Memorial Day weekend. I know it is on the cusp of Summer, but can anyone provide some insight if any of the roads/ares might still be closed? Also, we would like to camp, but it seems most of the campsites are first come, first serve. Does anyone have experience camping there over this holiday weekend. Are the crowds horrible? We will be arriving late Friday night from San Francisco so I'm worried it will be hard to find a campsite. We plan to extend our long weekend through Wednesday and would like to explore a lot of area. Any though, opinions, and/or suggestions are much appreciated!

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      Contact Mobile Number

      Los Angeles Feb 14, 2015 at 9:00 PM

      Well I have a bit of a weird question. Were from Australia and will be bringing my husbands mobile with us. Were wanting to make a necklace each for the kids with the number on it, incase they get lost when we happen to be out.
      What I am wanting to know is how would someone in America call an Australian number that is being used in America. So for example our number could look like 0419990990, how would it be called there?

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    • victoville california

      Victorville Feb 14, 2015 at 12:36 AM

      will there be fairs or carnivals with fun rides...ferris wheels? carousels? rollercoasters?
      can I rent a horse for horse back riding?
      broadway plays?

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    • Tranfer times at LAX

      Los Angeles Feb 13, 2015 at 8:23 PM

      I will be arriving at LAX on an Air New Zealand flight on 14th September at 0900. I would like to catch a connecting Delta flight to New Orleans, which departs from terminal 5 at 1100.
      Would I have enough time to clear immigration and customs to be able to catch the 1100 Delta flight?

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      TRIP Advice LA/SF -Vegas!

      San Francisco Feb 9, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      Hello Guys

      We plan to be in Vegas from 22-26 Feb and then head to CA for another 4 days. Unfortunately we cant change the itinerary for more time in CA. so in CA we planning SF and LA. its our first time in West coast and my wife into shopping (hence in LA) and im into sightseeing , city walk , and maybe shows too!

      1-would 2 ddays each at SF and LA suitable to see major attractions? if not suggest a split..
      2-the easiest way to reach between both cities and details.. driving is not a viable option maybe since time is short
      3- What to do in both cities given the time constraint and no car rental. I Understand that LA is big and spread out
      4-in case you can help with Vegas stay (what to do , etc), would be happy to hear suggestions, too!

      regards

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    • Discounts/Donation for Girl Scouts

      by cozycampers Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

      Hi, My girl scout trip sold cookies to go to Catalina Island. We would like to stay one or two nights over the summer (could be weekdays or weekend). We have earned enough money for the boat ride over to the island and one or two activities but not we don't have much for lodgings. I need a place for 10 people, a hotel or condo, not picky. Do any of you know anyone or any place that offers discounts or will donate a night stay to girl scouts? We are willing to do service hours to help pay for the stay. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

      Thanks a bunch.

      3 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 9:18 AM
    • rain ? ? ?

      by onikkio Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 7:21 AM

      Yikes, this weekend a storm is supposed to come and we've already planed a getaway to Catalina.
      Anyone been to Catalina when it's been raining?
      What's there to do???
      Help x 10 !

      )

      5 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 9:31 AM
    • Dog-Friendly activities or beaches on Catalina Island?

      by beachexplore90046 Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      I have heard mixed reviews on the dog-friendliness of Catalina Island. I hear Avalon is not as pet-friendly as the north side of the island. Any ideas on what activities are available to sweet lab on the island?

      Thank you so much!

      3 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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      Where do you go to get to Catalina Is?

      by Sallyjjjmmm Online Now Feb 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      Where do you go to get to Catalina Is?

      3 Answers Feb 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
    • Hamilton Cove Villas?

      by euro_travel3 Online Now Oct 12, 2010 at 2:37 PM

      Hello -

      My husband and I are planning to spend a couple days this December for our 1st Anniversary and are looking to stay at a nice, romantic place with ocean views. I have looked online the last couple days and so far have only liked Hamilton Cove Villas. The catch is that once I book a villa its non-refundable. I am a little hesistant to book without really hearing reviews from people on the particular villa we are interested in booking (based on availability). The villa we are interested in is 2-45.

      Any comments/suggestions??

      I would like to book within the new few days while its still available..

      Any feedback is appreciated.

      Thanks :)

      PT.

      4 Answers Oct 13, 2010 at 10:08 AM
    • Car Transport

      by snobrdchic Online Now Aug 17, 2010 at 12:48 PM

      Is there a drive on Ferry? I plan to go camping and will have a loaded up van that I want to take to the island.

      7 Answers Sep 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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      Hotel for one night on weekend

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now May 14, 2010 at 6:34 PM

      All of the hotels that I have contacted so far insist on a minimum two night stay on weekends. While I can appreciate that this does make sense for them, it does not fit my schedule. Anybody know of a hotel that will rent for just a Saturday night?

      Or does anyone want to split it, and also stay just one day on the weekend of July 16th/17th/18th?

      Any other bits of advice about where to stay are appreciated too.
      Thanks

      1 Answer May 14, 2010 at 10:43 PM
    • weddings

      by boolu Online Now Dec 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM

      Is it possible to have a wedding at the Inn on Mt ada?

    • catalina island, california accommodation and tour question

      by ltt Online Now Apr 3, 2008 at 12:04 PM

      i'm considering a 2 night stay on catalina island at the end of september. i'm female, 40 and travelling alone. i've done some research already but wanted to hear some recommendations from you. i prefer not to spend a fortune - around150/night - like a quiet place, don't need fancy just clean, like to have a tv and walking distance to the beach and ocean view desirable (but not necessary).
      is the submarine tour much better then the glass bottom boat tour? any recommended spots that have better snorkeling then others?
      thanks for your help. appreciate it.

      3 Answers Apr 5, 2008 at 1:38 PM
    • Catalina island /cheap golf carts

      by davidicondotcom Online Now Aug 3, 2007 at 1:23 PM

      where can i find the most inexpensive golf carts to rent ?? 10$??

      1 Answer Feb 23, 2008 at 2:02 AM
    • snorkelling at Lovers' Cove

      by teresacountryman Online Now Jan 28, 2007 at 8:13 PM

      There's a team of three guys conducting snorkelling tours of Lovers' Cove for groups from cruise ships (one of the three is named Eric). What is the name of their business and how do I contact them?

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      Going to Catalina in June...Anyone know any great HOTEL PACKAGES (including tours, transportation)?

      by bettyo70 Online Now May 12, 2006 at 11:40 AM

      Hey Everybody,

      Want to escape to Catalina in June. We love doing eco tours, underwater boat tours, hiking, etc.

      Does anyone know of a hotel offering great complete package deals?

      We like cute, relaxing small hotels. We're not in to "roughing it" too much.

      THANKS!

      3 Answers May 13, 2006 at 5:54 PM
    • Any seashells on Catalina beaches??

      by carlaburro Online Now Sep 18, 2005 at 1:19 AM

      Hi. We will be on the island 9/20, just a few days away. Can anyone suggest scenic beaches and if any have seashells? Thank you.

      1 Answer Sep 22, 2005 at 10:23 AM
    • Flying Fish??

      by carlaburro Online Now Sep 6, 2005 at 2:44 AM

      Hello. My hubby & I will be on the island 9/20/05. We were wondering if the famous "Flying Fish" can still be seen at night from our cruise ship? Also can you recommend pretty areas & beaches (not for swimming) that might have seashells? Thank you, Carla

    • There for 1 day (cruise) - What should we do?

      by firsttime Online Now Sep 4, 2005 at 3:27 PM

      We arrive on Santa Catalina Island, Tuesday, October 18, 2005 celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary. We arrive at 8:00AM and depart at 5:00PM. What are the "must see's" on Santa Catalina Island .

      3 Answers Sep 5, 2005 at 3:34 PM
    • I Want To Live In Santa Catalina Island Any Apartment Rentals?

      by SoLetItBe Online Now Aug 1, 2005 at 8:26 PM

      If anyone could please give me names of Aparment Rentals or/and
      a source to check private Rentals on the Island please send
      it my way. I'm in my planning phase and would like to move in the
      next month or two any recommendations or advice would be greatly
      appreciated. :)

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2005 at 9:10 PM
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      Any advice for how to take a last minute, inexpensive jaunt to Catalina Island?

      by AprilJanell Online Now Dec 23, 2004 at 3:23 PM

      Hi. My name is April. I've been a member of VT for a while now. I just relocated from Austin to Los Angeles. Last year I was fortunate enough to visit Catalina Island for the first time...a friend of mine was married there. It has stuck in my mind ever since. I even hold it slightly responsible for my relocation to California. I am not able to go home for the holidays...because of work...but I do have the 25th & the 26th off. I just had the random idea today to go to the island to spend the holiday! I know it a long shot...finances are a little tight & I know I'd have to get ferry tickets and all that...find a last minute inexpesive place to stay (if possible)...but I'm a trooper, so I thought I'd check with my VT pals...network a little bit...maybe you guys know of someone who rents their place out if they are gone...who has a boat and does chartering and wouldn't mind on christmas day. This is a very untraditional holiday for me, but it doesn't have to be a sad thing...and I can't think of a better place to spend it! Please let me know if you can help and happy holidays to you and yours. I'll also check your VT travel pages if you live on the island...for tips on food and lodging...mostly lodging...the beauty is enough to take in... Thank you for your time. Sincerely, April

      4 Answers Dec 24, 2004 at 4:44 PM
    • Snokeling

      by lryder71 Online Now Sep 23, 2004 at 1:18 PM

      We will be in the Long Beach/Catalina area around the 20th of October. Is it still warm enough to snorkle? We're coming from ND so 60-65 degrees water temp is warm. Is it best to set up a guided tour, or can we just do it on our own as we will bring our own equipment? Any pointers on the best place to go off the shoreline?

      2 Answers Sep 26, 2004 at 12:52 PM
    • Where can I park for less than $11/ day

      by spencerette Online Now Jul 29, 2004 at 11:00 AM

      I'm going to Catalina this weekend and would like to know if there are any parking lots other than the one recommended by Catalina Express and the other boat companies which runs11/ day. There must be another choice. Please let me know if you have ever parked somewhere else, what the price was and what you found. Thank you.

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2004 at 11:43 AM
    • Traveling with 3 kids

      by redheat Online Now Jul 9, 2004 at 12:51 PM

      Which hotel would you recommend to stay with kids: 14, 9, 3?

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2004 at 12:12 PM
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      carnival cruise

      by MStars Online Now Jul 6, 2004 at 11:12 PM

      has anyone recently gone on the carnival 4 night cruise from long beach to catalina and ensenada? i heard some not so good things about it, how was your overall experience?

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      Hotels and things to do on Catalina Island

      by kdb92 Online Now Jun 17, 2004 at 1:44 PM

      Does anyone have any suggestions on where to stay on catalina island? Also, what kinds of things are there to do there?

      10 Answers Jul 16, 2004 at 2:26 PM
    • Private Boater Needed

      by Davexx Online Now Nov 26, 2002 at 8:31 PM

      My wife and I fly into Long Beach on our way to Catalina Island on January 8. Unfortuately, we get in about the same that as the last commercial boat to Catalina leaves. I am hoping to hire a private boater to take us over to Catalina, leaving Long Beach at about 6:30 PM. Do you know anyone who would be willing to do this? Thanks for your help. Dave Townsend townsenddw@aol.com 425-746-4523

      3 Answers Sep 25, 2004 at 11:11 PM