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    • alligators + tourist attractions

      Tampa Jan 31, 2017 at 5:46 AM

      I have a phobia about alligators and yet I want somewhere warm for an end of Nov/Dec break. Are there any alligators on the beach at this time of the year - does anyone have personal knowledge of the situation

      Apart from Disney what other attractions are there - we would like to do some touring but looking at the crime rate in Charleston/New Orleans we are scared as we came close to being run off the road in Washington DC near the Jeffereson library Plan to stay about 2-3 weeks so could do 1000/1500 miles comfortably with hotels interspersed

      Can I add my thanks to VT which has been invaluable to me and enabled me to stay safe and see lots of places I wouldn't have seen. Only hope there is a last minute reprieve

    • Arizona/Utha in Fall

      Arizona Jan 29, 2017 at 9:49 AM

      Hi :)

      I need some advice for travel. I want to go to Las Vegas this fall and then drive by car to Grand Canyon and etc.
      My plan looks like this:

      First Day - Pick up the Car, drive to Hoover Dam and then to Tusayan

      Second Day - Visit Grand Canyon. We are not really "hiking people", so everything that takes more thatn 2hrs round trip is probably to much.But as i seen on then internet, most places are pretty accesible by car or shuttle.

      Third Day - Drive to Page, visit the Slot Canyons arount 11 AM (tours start then). and visit Horseshoe Bend in the afternoon

      Fourth Day - Drive from Page to Bryce Canyon (about 3hrs). Anything nice to see on the way there?

      Fifth Day - Visit Bryce Canyon

      Sixt Day - Drive to Springdale for Zion NP (about 2hrs). Anything nice to see on the way there?

      Seventh Day - Zion NP (visit The Narrows)
      Eight Day - Zion NP - What should we do too?
      Ninnth Day - Spend morning in Zion then drive back to Vegas, Anything nice to see on the way there?

      What do you think, is it a good plan? Should we spend less/more at a specific place? We have read that roads in this area are usually straight and not crowded, so driving shouln't be a hussle.

      Any help is appreciated

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      Tillicum excursion from Seattle during the week in May

      Seattle Feb 18, 2017 at 9:34 PM

      I'm going to miss this site!!!Love getting replays from locals as much as I like helping others when they come to Australia.
      Anyway.....Anyone know the best tour company to visit Tillicum? A tour that offers either a Tuesday /Wednesday or Thursday in May?

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      Charging stations Terminal D IAH

      Houston Feb 7, 2017 at 6:49 AM

      I am gonna have a bit of a layover in Houston before flying out of terminal D. Looking for some suggestions for a good place to have a couple of beers and possibly charge my phone. Any ideas?

    • alligators + tourist attractions

      Tampa Jan 31, 2017 at 5:40 AM

      I have a phobia about alligators and yet I want somewhere warm for an end of Nov/Dec break. Are there any alligators on the beach at this time of the year

    • Weather and hotels

      Miami Beach Feb 18, 2017 at 8:05 AM

      We are considering to visit Miami beach in January 2018
      Does anyone know if this is a good time for a beach holiday?
      We are living I Norway and would like to have some sun and warmth when it is winter time here.
      Does anyone have facts about a nice not to expensive hotel as well?
      Best regards
      Turid in Norway

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      Can I do Catalina and Balboa island in one day

      Newport Beach Feb 2, 2017 at 11:51 PM

      Staying at the holiday inn express Newport for 3 car...
      Already booked and paid after I realised not walking distance to beach at all...
      Can uber to Laguna one day and I thought these 2 islands would be a great idea...

    • Weather November

      California Feb 1, 2017 at 1:44 AM

      I know I asked yesterday about Florida but we are also looking at Palm/Desert Springs California - what is the weather liable to be like in November

      Will the roads be snow free to Las Vegas and what is the weather liable to be like in Vegas in November.

      Plan to possibly fly to Los Angeles - use Desert/Palm Springs and tour from there and possibly take a few days out to visit Vegas - could even fly into Vegas if the flights were cheaper

      Many thanks for so many questions

    • Travelling by rented car

      Miami Feb 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM

      We will be travelling in America this March, so we have decided to rent a car. We have heard that there are roads which require payments. 1. How can we pay these fees? Cash, credit card? Could rented car use sunpass and toll-by-plate? If yes, how to get it online? 2. What insurance car needs to have zero excess?
      Thank you in advance :)

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      subway access

      New York City Feb 3, 2017 at 7:55 AM

      Is it easier to catch the subway from John F Kennedy or LGA? thanks (typed out JFK for enough words to get it in the system.

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      new york or orlando

      United States of America Feb 19, 2017 at 9:28 PM

      hi, we're going to the USA with our twelve year old daughter and need to choose between New York and Orlando for a four to five day trip. we need to go to indianapolis after this trip to visit relatives. Please advice as to which is the better option with respect to both, activities and expense. Thanks in advance.

    • Yosemite Valley

      Yosemite National Park Feb 6, 2017 at 11:07 AM


      Me and a friend are planning of going to Yosemite valley in about a week (17-18 feb 2017). Will we be able to drive there from the west (Mariposa) without any snow chains on the car? Is the road even open?
      Thanks in advance for answer!

    • Staying in ABQ for 4days

      by PatsyCha1 Online Now Sep 5, 2016 at 12:42 PM

      I have received some very helpful replies from people on Virtual Tourist Forum but the more information I can gain will be so helpful and much appreciated.
      I am in ABQ for 4days . I will be on my own without a car. I am trying to find out which will be the best hotel to stay in for touring the city without a car.
      I am going to go on the Breaking Bad tour and a Jeep Tour.
      Other suggestions will be greatly appreciated

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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      Santa fey or Albuquerque

      by Papim2 Online Now Aug 14, 2016 at 2:26 PM

      We're going for a week. We're would you make your hub...,,we,ll have car...,,then heading to northern Arizona ......we don't do bar scenes.....can we get some help....OH GING END OF OCT....for 2 weeks....,

      19 Answers Aug 16, 2016 at 5:20 PM
    • Los Poblanos Open Space Gardens

      by AndieD Online Now Feb 16, 2016 at 8:21 AM

      May we walk through the gardens without being a guest staying at the Los Poblanos Historical Inn?

      1 Answer Feb 16, 2016 at 9:51 AM
    • Long-term stay

      by Sankris Online Now Aug 14, 2015 at 3:08 AM

      I am probably moving to Albuquerque and want to visit for about a month before making a decision. Does anyone know which are the cleanest, safest hotels with small cooking areas? What about inexpensive dog-friendly hotels?

      I am ok with a mostly-safe (not perfect) neighborhood. Amenities and services are not important -- I can turn down my own bed and skip the chocolates on my pillow! However, cleanliness is a must.

      Any ideas?


      2 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 2:05 AM
    • Vegan restaurants?

      by Sankris Online Now Aug 14, 2015 at 2:47 AM

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



      1 Answer Aug 14, 2015 at 9:36 AM
    • First visit

      by jlgood Online Now Jul 28, 2015 at 12:56 PM

      Hi everyone! I going to be visiting Albuquerque in a couple weeks and I'm looking for suggestions on nightlife and the best areas to stay. Anyone have any suggestions?

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2015 at 2:43 PM
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      Places to stay in Albuquerque

      by Dek39 Online Now Jun 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM

      We will be staying a night in Albuquerque. Can any one recommend where to stay?
      Downtown? Midtown?


      8 Answers Jun 16, 2015 at 9:36 AM
    • Safe and good neighborhood for tourist near University

      by mmikerin Online Now Oct 4, 2014 at 8:12 PM

      Hi all!
      So, I am coming to Albuquerque in November for two weeks. Can anyone suggest safe and nice neighborhood to stay. I will be visiting UNM so it would be great to be somewhere around. But, I also want to be able to go out at night without worrying about coming back home (using usual amount of precaution, of course).
      Thank you all!

      2 Answers Oct 5, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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      wind direction

      by scott66 Online Now Oct 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

      What direction will the balloons drift?

      3 Answers Oct 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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      Driving to Truth or Consequences at night

      by MrsAnderson Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 8:05 PM

      Is it safe to drive from Albuqueque to Truth or Consequences at night. We are coming over from Australia next month and can't make it until about 8 or 9pm. Wondering if it would be better to overnight in ABQ?

      7 Answers Nov 2, 2014 at 4:59 PM
    • ABQ to T or C

      by kathk Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      I am flying to ABQ and have to get to T or C with a lot of luggage..........bus is fine ....train is fine....but I don't know if they run at all......and how they run and how to get to the stations from the airport with lots of bags.......let's start with: is it even possible.....

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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      Walking in central ABQ

      by JohanW Online Now Jul 10, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      Is it generally safe to walk around in the central parts of Albuquerque in the evening? Not after sunset, but maby at 7.30-8 PM on a Sunday in July.

      I will be staying at The Hotel Blue and I want to walk from Marble Brewery after a concert. Google Maps suggest that I walk at 2nd St NW and then on to Copper Ave NW or Central Ave SW to get to the hotel.


      4 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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      Sandia Peak Tramway public transportation?

      by JohanW Online Now Jul 10, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      Is there any way to get to the tramway from the central parts of ABQ? Public bus? Tourist bus?

      Is I take a taxi, is it easy to find a taxi at the tramway, when I want to get back to the central parts of the city?

      I will be staying at a motel july 27:th, sunday. I will arrive by train and I don´t drive.

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 2:42 PM
    • discount stores in Albuquerque

      by TuckerS6 Online Now Jun 14, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      Back in 1994 or thereabouts was a discount store on the east side of Albuquerque and it closed down shortly after that...I'm trying to remember the had nice jewelry, and toys for children and many other items...does anyone remember the name?...It may have been on Juan Tabo,or in that vicinity?

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM
    • Places to visit in Alberquerque & New Mexico

      by diptimistry79 Online Now Jun 4, 2014 at 7:30 AM

      Please tell me the things to do in New Mexico & alberquerque & around there.We are driving from houston to colorado & Planning to stop at alberquerque & New Mexico.

      Dipti Mistry

      3 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 8:41 AM
    • Amtrak shuttle

      by Jennings901 Online Now May 22, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      Are there any hotels that have a shuttle from amtrak to the hotel?

      2 Answers May 22, 2014 at 4:03 PM
    • Safe Reasonable Hotel

      by jmcclelland Online Now Feb 15, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      My daughter and I will be traveling through New Mexico next month. Albuquerque is our half way point of the trip and would like to stay overnight. The last time I stayed there, my son and I just picked a convenient motel off the interstate. BIG MISTAKE! Hotel had several rooms with crack heads. The neighborhood was scary - lots of homeless and other types wandering around. We even had a stranger come into our room because the desk clerk did not recode the key card!!! Please let me know which area convenient to I40 would be safe for two ladies.

      4 Answers Feb 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM
    • Driving in Albuquerque

      by poorrancher Online Now Jan 6, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      We are from rural Nebraska and would like to come and see Albuquerque. Any sights we should in no way miss? And can two old ranchers from Nebraska handle the traffic in Albuquerque?

      7 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 2:05 AM
    • Transporation

      by lorasantos Online Now Nov 12, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      I will be arriving at the airport, and need to get to Las Vegas, NM do you have an airport suttle service?
      And what would be the cost.

      18 Answers Nov 16, 2013 at 8:21 AM
    • Please, someone help me!!!

      by Dawanna56 Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      Hi, I have been to Albuquerque 3 times in the past year to visit my daughter and family. They moved there a little over a year ago. Two times we have driven there and in August I flew there. Every single time I've gone there I get very sick with diarrhea and vomiting. I mean REALLY sick. I had to go to the hospital in August due to being so dehydrated. No one can tell me why I keep getting sick. I don't get sick at home or anywhere else we travel to. If anyone has any idea please post and let me know. We are going to be going again Oct 5 and I am scared to death to go. Please help if you can. Thank you, Donna

      17 Answers Jun 22, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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      Any special events planned for June 4 - 7?

      by GladToGoRose Online Now May 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      I'll be in Albuquerque area from June 3 - June 7, 2013, just wondering if there are any special festivals, parades, etc. during this time period. I already have a balloon ride scheduled, can hardly wait.

      3 Answers May 28, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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      Itinerary question

      by adri57 Online Now May 1, 2013 at 6:49 AM

      Arriving in ABQ towards late afternoon, with the next full day to stay there, but actually don't want to miss out on Santa Fe before moving on. Staying at Best Western Rio Grande. We'll probably go into the Old town after our arrival in the late afternoon; any ideas where to eat some good NM chow? Better to stay in the center or is there anywhere decent near the hotel? And on day 2: is it realistic to travel to Santa Fe via the Turquoise Trail, coming back via El Camino Real? What's parking like in Santa Fe? Is it better to eat somewhere on the road before getting there? We also want to visit a pueblo but they all look as if the journey north of SF would add on miles/time to our day, taking away from the time spent in SF. Are there any interesting pueblos west of ABQ which we could visit on our way out on day 3? Not ones with guided tours.

      15 Answers May 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM
    • Balloon Fiesta

      by miss.argentina Online Now Sep 9, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      Hi! Any solo female attending this year's Balloon Fiesta? If so contact me I will be there on the 11th until the 14th.

    • horse hair pottery

      by lnhumphrey Online Now Jun 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      I recently graceless to Colorado and was looking for some horse hail pottery. The pottery in Colorado was very expensive. My dad always brought me back a piece of horse hair pottery when he went elk hunting in new Mexico and I know he didn't pay much for them. Can anyone tell me where at in new Mexico I can get some that is not so expensive.?

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      Advice needed: Touring the Historical Route 66

      by Daisylove Online Now Feb 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      I will be travelling to Albuquerque and intent to do a touring along the Historical Route 66. I read that there are 3 section to the central ave, namely nob hill, downtown and old town.

      1. May i know which section has the neon light along Central Avenue?
      2. May I know what is the best time of the day to do each section?

      Thank you

      10 Answers Mar 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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      Traveling guidance for places near Albuquerque

      by kamalkrishkapoor Online Now Jan 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      I have plans for traveling to below places: I will be reaching on 26th Feb noon and leaving on 29th noon so almost have 3 clear days. I am even willing to leave local sight seeing in Albuquerque. I would like to know how to cover these places economically like bus and train and how much time it will take

      Santa fe

      7 Answers Jan 31, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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      Wish to travel Albuquerque and Santa Fe in February end any tips

      by kamalkrishkapoor Online Now Jan 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

      Would love to know the following:

      What are the safe areas to stay and average hotel cost for a budget traveler like me

      How many days are required to cover Albuquerque, Santa Fe and any other interesting place nearby

      What is the economical way to cover all this ( rail, bus , local traveling etc)

      Where to eat authentic good food

      10 Answers Jan 28, 2012 at 11:30 PM

      by REGINASSOSA Online Now Jul 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

      Hello Albuquerque!!
      I am from the BAY AREA and will be in your
      city from 08/10/2011 to 08/15/2011 and I
      would like to go to a club that has a DJ
      that spins HOUSE MUSIC.Please send me
      in the right direction

      1 Answer Sep 6, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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      Which Hotel?

      by EurMeet Online Now Jun 27, 2011 at 7:57 AM

      I'm visiting ABQ in early November. Looking for accommodation which will give reasonably easy access to eateries, Downtown and Old Town as I am a non-driver (will use public transport and some tours).

      Please comment on the following with regards to location and access to Alvarado Transportation Centre :

      1 Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place NE
      2 Hote Blue, 717 Central Ave NW
      3 Econo Lodge Downtown, 817 Central Ave NE
      4 Doubletree Hotel, 201 Marquette Ave NW
      5 Silver Moon Lodge, 918 Central SW

      Looking forward to reading your replies!

      5 Answers Sep 6, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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      Lake for swimming or take a dip

      by grisslehamn Online Now Apr 21, 2011 at 8:28 AM

      Closest water hole from ABQ ?

      9 Answers Apr 22, 2011 at 10:07 AM