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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 5:46 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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      Weekly rates

      International Falls Jan 26, 2017 at 12:27 AM

      Hi! Dies anyone know of a room for rent or an apartment for rent that has weekly rates? I will be staying in International Falls for 3 weeks. Staying at a hotel would be costly. Thanks!

    • Six Nations Rugby

      San Francisco Jan 22, 2017 at 11:02 AM

      Visiting San Antonio first weekend in February but desperate to watch the England v France game on the 4th. Is there anywhere in San Antonio or immediate area that we cold do this? Many thanks


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      Tillicum excursion from Seattle during the week in May

      Seattle 23 hours ago

      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?

    • Weather and hotels

      Miami Beach Yesterday

      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

    • 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

    • Footwear for end March/early April?

      Bryce Canyon National Park Jan 25, 2017 at 11:57 AM

      Do you recommend a winter hiking boot for March/April ? Also, is a down jacket warm enough?

    • 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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      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

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      April trip - Tips /Advice

      Brooklyn Jan 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM

      Just looking for any tips/advice on my forthcoming trip to NY. Am staying in Brooklyn as want to be near the Barclay Centre and staying in the Best Western Plus Prospect Park Hotel (unless anyone can recommend somewhere else) . will be there at the beginning of April, dont have a high budget so looking for bargains (arent we all). Things like best way to get around, to get from Brooklyn to NYC, restaurants/cafes to visit, only there 5 nights so want to try and do as much as possible. Also why is the site closing down?

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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.

    • Internatiola flight to lax and then national flight

      Los Angeles Jan 26, 2017 at 10:37 AM

      We are arriving at 26.September at LAX

      Our flight - LX40 Swiss - will arrive at 4:30PM, we checked online that is usually on time.

      We want to fly the same day from LAX to Las vegas. How much stopover time should we calculate?

      Possible flights:
      7:05 PM - Delta
      9:05 PM - United
      10:40 PM - United

      We currently looking at the 7:05 PM, but we don't know, is 2.5 hrs enough for transfer - to less or to much?

    • 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!

    • Travel advice in East Coast

      United States of America Jan 20, 2017 at 6:03 AM

      Hello Everyone,

      Thank you very much for your feedback back in 2015 regarding west coast travel advice. My trip to USA was memorable and its because of your feedback.

      Now I will be going to the east coast this year. My tentative travel date is from 26 May - 18 June. I wish to see the east coast. I don't want this trip to be a hectic one so I want to see important places and spend some time in New York just taking it easy. I know this sounds a little vague because you may ask how many days you want to spend where and so on. But I want you to guide me here as you know how many days (approx) I would have in hand. The last few days I want to do some shopping.

      I think I should at least go to Boston, New York, DC and Niagara falls. I also wish to visit few good universities there as I wish to pursue a masters in the futue.

      Your advice will be appreciated.

      Thank you.


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      United States of America Jan 20, 2017 at 3:06 PM

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      • Please note: Neither Tilman nor I have any relationship to current VT or TA. This is a volunteer effort to help people save their pages. Also please note that we did NOT write any of the programs, we're just giving advice on how members can save their pages.

    • destination

      by riley1209 Online Now Nov 2, 2016 at 1:55 PM

      flying into anchorage with a 15 yr old and 24 yr old and spouse Dec 23-30. We have reservations at alyeska but kinda wondering if that is the best place to stay. What part of alaska is better to stay and not have to travel far for activities and or a neutral place to be able to go to day trips to other places. Interested in snow boarding, glaciers, dog sledding northern lights ect.

      2 Answers Nov 2, 2016 at 10:48 PM
    • What should I do for 4 days in and around Anchorage the first week in September??

      by bones10 Online Now Aug 26, 2016 at 10:46 AM

      I have 4 days to explore from Anchorage and I am interested in seeing the great Alaskan wilderness, wildlife, glaciers etc. I would love to be able to take some pictures as well. What/where is the best to travel and go? I have looked into the rail lines, but I am looking for some recommendations. Any suggestions welcome!

      7 Answers Aug 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM
    • Family accomodation

      by AKMA Online Now May 7, 2016 at 10:10 PM

      We are planning to fly to Achorage and stay for 2-3 days in Anchorage , in june. Are there any good hostels with family rooms in Anhorage.Else any good B&B places for a family of 3 ?

      3 Answers May 8, 2016 at 12:07 PM
    • Best place to stay without a car

      by Pawulla Online Now Jun 25, 2015 at 10:34 AM

      Last day and night in Anchorage- We will be without a car for last day and want to stay in a hotel within walking distance of good shopping. What is the best area in Anchorage for this?

      5 Answers Aug 26, 2015 at 8:29 AM
    • Looking for extended stay car rental and lodging options in Anchorage

      by pdomchristi Online Now Jan 11, 2015 at 8:03 AM

      I'm coming to Anchorage in June-July 2015 on a pharmacy student internship and am determining a budget for extended-stay lodging, food and transportation. Can anyone offer suggestions on affordable/low-cost car rental in Anchorage? I can't afford $100+/wk that major car rental companies will charge.

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2015 at 10:08 AM
    • Likelihood of seeing Northern Lights in June

      by HayleyG2 Online Now Jan 3, 2015 at 7:25 PM

      Hi, we are thinking of coming to Alaska in June 2015 and wondered what the likelihood of seeing the northern lights would be? Or if there was any chance at all?

      6 Answers Mar 31, 2015 at 10:34 AM
    • Anchorage Alaska

      by JimD76 Online Now Dec 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      Is there a perfect time to see a little daylite, a little snow and the northern lights?

      4 Answers Dec 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM
    • Meet people

      by Teqleq Online Now Aug 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      Where is a good place to meet fun, smart non drinking and non drinking people looking for a fun night?

      2 Answers Mar 31, 2015 at 10:35 AM
    • transportation to heritage center

      by cas14 Online Now May 26, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      what is the best transportation option from the comfort inn on ship creek dr to the heritage center if you do not have a car?

      2 Answers May 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM
    • What Type of Footwear

      by victorytwo Online Now Feb 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      What type of footwear is required to walk around the streets of Anchorage in March for a guy

      4 Answers Dec 24, 2014 at 9:19 PM
    • What was the name of the old dance bar down in Spenard, with lighted dance floor?

      by MacMomAK Online Now Jan 5, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      It was located on a street, past Northern Lights, headed towards the airport, I think. But definitely in Spenard! The street it's on curved abruptly to the right, immediately past the ba if you were driving to it from North Lights. On that right side, was a two-story almost faceless building, once painted off-white, style reminded me of the late 70s: boxy, faceless. It had several names over the years, but in the 90's was always a dance club with a really good sound system, huge dance floor (one upstairs, too I think) and was always packed! Even had a bar out back, too. Was very "rave-like" in the beginning, kinda punk-ish with lots of people sporting wild, colored hair of many hues. Gay, lesbian, bi, straight - it didn't matter! Anyone remember ANY of its names?! HELP? It's driving me bonkers to "see" it in my mind's eye, to remember dancing there and STILL not remember the NAME of the place! Accck!

      2 Answers Jan 7, 2014 at 10:57 AM
    • Fairbanks to Anchorage-typical Delays in October

      by gordonsroost Online Now Sep 12, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      What are the typical driving conditions from Fairbanks to Anchorage the last few days of October? We have taken the trip via Parks Highway once in the Spring.

      4 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 1:35 AM
    • fresh fruit

      by lindaes Online Now Jul 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      can we bring fresh fruit into Alaska from Portland Oregon flight?

      11 Answers Jul 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM
    • Flights out of Anchorage

      by Memmog Online Now Jun 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Why do most flights out of Anchorage fly out around midnight?

      7 Answers Jul 1, 2013 at 9:56 AM
    • Train Achorage to Fairbanks

      by sjyoung Online Now Mar 22, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      We thinking of taking the train to Fairbank in February and are wondering if it would be too boring to o 12 hrs. Has anyone ever done it?

      5 Answers Apr 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM
    • Anchorage Hotel

      by Kiwikaren Online Now Jan 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      Hi. We are planning on coming to Anchorage on June 12th and departing on June 20th. We are just after some suggestions for a nice quiet comfortable hotel that is not too pricey. We would really appreciate some ideas. Thanks.

      2 Answers May 20, 2012 at 2:39 PM
    • Best Hiking and Sledding Sites - Mid March

      by Matt071 Online Now Jan 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      We are planning a trip to the Anchorage area in March and since this is our first time in the area I am looking for some advice on the best place to take my family sledding and hiking. My son is 7 years old and we are very much the outdoor family so we are looking for the hiking/sledding adventure and not just a gentle bunny slope. We are staying on base at Elemendorf and we will set aside two days for a drive, and lots of stops along the way, down to Seward. We were planning a trip around the Flat Top Mountain vicinity/area. We do not mind driving because we love road trips and would mind traveling north but again I am not sure on the best places to go. I was told on another web site that the two books below are great places for information but I am a firm believer in asking locals for advice. Any, assistance would greatly be appreciated.

      1 Answer Jan 2, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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      Traveling to Anchorage on Ferry in Feburary

      by dhaigh Online Now Dec 6, 2011 at 8:20 AM

      I will be moving to anchorage on the first of feburary. I will be taking the ferry from belligham to whittier. I really like the idea of camping on board but I dont know what to expect. I know you can put a tent up on the deck, but I was wondering if the weather will be to crazy to do this. So if anyone has trveled during this period any ensight would be great.

      4 Answers Jan 25, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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      Anchorage on Sunday evening

      by TLippard Online Now Jul 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM

      Hi all. This is a very specific question. We will be arriving in Anchorage on a Sunday afternoon after 4:00pm. Our flight out isn't until 7:00am the following morning.

      Is there anything to do in downtown Anchorage on a Sunday evening? Will anything be open? Is there any complimentary shuttles that may run in the evening from the Airport to downtown? I hate to just wander around the airport for 10 hours.

      If nothing is open, is downtown photogenic enough to wander and photograph? Any areas to consider besides downtown, understanding that we're limited in transportation and time?

      Thanks in advance!!! I hope to report a great trip upon my return!

      4 Answers Jul 27, 2011 at 1:36 PM
    • Need Alaska itinerary help and advice.

      by Wyguy Online Now May 21, 2011 at 11:38 AM

      Planning a trip with wife and 26 year old son to Alaska July 19-28. Would like to sightsee and do some fishing. In general, plan to land in Anchorage on 19th and travel to Denali on 20th. Spend 21st in Denali and then head to Valdez and Kenai Peninsula. Lots to see and do and need input on any or all of the following:
      1. Opinions regarding the Denali bus tours.
      2. Travel time (automobile) from Denali to Valdez and are roads paved per rental car requirements?
      3. Is the ferry still operating from Valdez to Whittier and if so is there charge per vehicle or per individual or both. How much are charges?
      4. If one does the ferry from Valdez to Whittier, would it be repetitious to take the Kenai Fjords tour out of Seward? (to see wildlife, whales, glaciers, etc.)
      5. Is there more to do or see in Homer vs. Seward vs. Soldotna?
      6. Any thoughts on the best location for a halibut/salmon charter?
      7. Can we do this all in the time allotted?

      Many thanks for your opinions!!

      6 Answers Jul 9, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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      Anchorage - Day trip suggestions

      by visit2010 Online Now May 7, 2011 at 10:35 AM

      Hello Travelers!

      I am planning do a solo trip to Anchorage for 3/4 days basically to enjoy the nature and scenery. I have heard about Glacier and coastal classic train trips to Whittier/Grandview stations. Is it the way to experience and enjoy the glacier views or should I consider taking a local cruise or a boat? I see that cruise rates are expensive compared to trains. Or is it worth doing a road trip and cruise? Any suggestions are appreciated. Also, if anyone has any recommendations for the budget hotels and locations to stay, please let me know.

      Thank you!

      5 Answers May 8, 2011 at 6:57 PM
    • moving to alaska

      by aztoak Online Now Aug 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM

      I'm moving to anchorage for work the end of october. I was told that I should take the ferry from Bellingham to Haines and then drive to anchorage. I was going to take the cross gulf ferry to whittier and drive to Anchorage. What is the road like at that time of year? What can I expect the cross gulf ferry to be like then? Is the road from whittier to Anchorage ever closed due to snow? Should I be worried about driving either one? It has been over twenty years since I've driven in snow so a little nervous. Any info you can give me would be appreciated.


      3 Answers Sep 28, 2010 at 12:55 AM
    • Car needed? Other tips for ANchorage visit

      by Sharon54 Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 1:20 PM

      Hello all,
      My husband and I will be in Anchorage Aug 5 to 11. We're joining a hiking/geography tour on Aug 11 to Seward and Denali, and more. However, we thought we'd go a few days early -- however, local folks (Massachusetts) are saying that's too many days for Anchorage.

      Should we rent a car and plan on finding places to stay for that first several days? Or is being without a car possible and is there enough to do in Anchorage?

      Any and all hints welcome! Thank you!

      6 Answers Jul 9, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    • place to stay

      by jjdotr Online Now Apr 6, 2010 at 9:50 PM

      Where is there a reasonable priced hotel with breakfast or B & B in Anchorage

    • October 2010 Trip

      by britt15952 Online Now Sep 25, 2009 at 8:14 AM

      We are planning to go come to Alaska for our honeymoon in mid October of 2010. I know most 'tourist attractions' have closed by then, which is fine with us. We are going to rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle and drive around anchorage, portage, whittier, and seward and would also like to drive up to Fairbanks/chena hot springs/north pole, alaska. Any tips on driving conditions? Is it safe to drive from anchorage to fairbanks in the middle of October?

      4 Answers Apr 18, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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      What to do in a few days in Anchorage, Alaska in May 1st week...

      by jumpingnorman Online Now Mar 11, 2009 at 9:50 PM

      I will have a little Cinco de Mayo adventure in Anchorage, Alaska (first week of May). Was able to get off work on that week! Anyone with suggestions on what to do, little day trips or just a few hour expeditions? I really just intend to stay in Anchorage only - staying in a friend's condominium. This trip just came up unexpectedly today ----when I was offered to stay at the condominium, I booked the flight, hehehe... Anybody done the 26 glacier tour? Thanks for the suggestions....Greetings from sunny Arizona, jumpingnorman :)

      9 Answers Mar 27, 2009 at 5:34 AM
    • Anchorage in March

      by bobandwinnie Online Now Dec 5, 2008 at 2:20 PM

      (This is also posted on the Alaska forum.) My wife and I will be in Anchorage Mar 19-23, 30-31 and are looking for recommended sites and activities to the south. It has been difficult to find anything specific, as most posted events, trips, etc. operate only from May to September. The CofC in Seward for example just sent us some brochures of what is available in the active season. We will have a car and want to focus on the Kenai, but that is as far as we have progressed. Also, if anyone has recommendations on hotels, lodges in the south (Seward? Homer?) we would appreciate your input. (As info, we have plans to be in Fairbanks and north later in the month to see the Aurora.) Thanks for your help.

      3 Answers Feb 10, 2009 at 7:39 PM
    • Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks

      by nrt1179 Online Now Aug 8, 2008 at 5:05 AM

      I will be in Anchorage in late February, early March '09. We will be taking a train from Anchorage to Fairbanks. I'm not certain of the details yet, but I know it's a 12 hour ride. I am curious if there will be wildlife spottings along the way, any stops to sight see? Or just a boring 12hr ride on a train?

      6 Answers Aug 24, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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      Camping Shops in Anchorage

      by karen_mo Online Now May 23, 2008 at 8:54 AM

      Hi there,

      We will be spending a few days in downtown Anchorage before heading off on a camping trip and we need to buy a few things when we arrive (good quality sleeping bags, MSR tent footprint, backpack, waterproof trousers, camping food etc) I had heard that Anchorage is full of camping supplies shops but I can't find much evidence of this on the internet. Can you confirm whether this is true and do you have any advise on good places we could head for. (or specific streets?)

      Many thanks again!


      7 Answers Jun 5, 2008 at 10:48 AM
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      Anchorage vs Seward for day cruise

      by BobandHua Online Now Apr 8, 2008 at 5:38 AM

      We're going to be flying into Anchorage spending a few days then onto Seward this July and are a little torn as to what to do & where. Both places look fantastic as bases to see things. We will arrive late on 24th and stay thru the 31st then on to Florida. We live in China and this 1/2 family vacation (Alaska) and half annual family visit (FL).
      Planning so far for Anchorage: Float plane trip to view Bears, Jetboat trip, Stay at B & B (Mangy Moose)

      Planning so far for Seward: Kenai Fjords cruise, some easy kayaking, stay at Princess lodge or Fox?? Fox's prices are up there, is it worth it? Princess seemed nice.

      Wondering, if we're going to to the Jetboats in ANC is it worth doing the 26 Glacier cruise there too? Keeping in mind that as we live in China we are going to be under some heavy duty jetlag and it might be rough doing too long a day and our 9 year old might not be able to keep up (or we with him more likely) Last year at Yellowstone we were awake at 04:00AM and dead to the world at three in the afternoon.
      Anyone compare the Helicopter to glacier dog sled adventures? Which are better the ones out of Seward or Anc?

      PS I'll post same in Seward forum

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2008 at 11:07 PM