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    • Jasma's Profile Photo

      new york or orlando

      United States of America 7 hours ago

      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.

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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 Yesterday

      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

      The original VT Founder, Tilman and I have put up a page with tutorials on how to back up your VT Member Pages using 3rd party publicly available programs and utilities. This site also has a forum so that people can keep in touch and help each other out. If we decide to do anything in the future with the grassroots collaboration of VT members, we'll talk about it there. This site is:

      • 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.

    • Looking for the cheapest possible hotel

      by Brent0423 Online Now Jul 22, 2015 at 9:50 PM

      I'm looking for the cheapest hotel that you can possibly stay at in Aspen Colorado from the 9th-11th of August. I will sleep on the floor somewhere if I have to, I just need a roof over my head. Preferably 2 beds since my friend will be with me. Thank you so much for your help!

      1 Answer Jul 23, 2015 at 2:04 AM
    • Day trip to Steam BOat

      by marthamckenzie Online Now Jan 2, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      I am staying in Aspen for a week and i want to take a day trip to Steamboat. Are there any cheap shuttle buses that wont take longer than 3 hours and 45 minutes?


    • Access to Maroon Bells during shutdown

      by itstima Online Now Oct 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      My girlfriend and I will be in Aspen later this week for 2-3 days. We hope to see the Maroon Bells and the Maroon Bells Lake. Bit confused on what we do and do not have access to within the park/roads due to the shutdown. Would really appreciate help from a local or someone having been there recently.

      Also, as the White River National Forest is shut, could you suggest places we can tent camp or rent out really low cost cabins?


      1 Answer Oct 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM
    • winter and weather

      by susietaplin Online Now Sep 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      How long does the winter season really last in Aspen ? The possible last snowfall......and how many days of sunshine do you typically see there ?

      1 Answer Dec 31, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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      Iconic photo spot location of the Maroon Bells?

      by swdke Online Now Mar 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

      How do you get to the iconic photo spot location of the Maroon Bells?

      3 Answers Mar 16, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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      Aspen bars/pubs, brewpubs with best beer and variety?

      by swdke Online Now Mar 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM

      Looking for bars with the greatest variety or number of tab beers available in Aspen? Are there any recommended brewpubs?

      Any landmark bars that are a must to visit?


      1 Answer Mar 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM
    • Homes of rich & famous

      by dspetrina Online Now Sep 8, 2010 at 7:10 PM

      What is the price for this tour, and does it run in September?

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      aspen july/aug

      by cmillerprivate Online Now Jul 10, 2008 at 2:15 AM

      What's happening in Aspen area in end July/early August??? Will be visiting there for about 10 days... I mean nightlife, etc, etc.

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      Aspen Mountain, where to park for a day of skiing?

      by swdke Online Now Feb 4, 2008 at 12:16 PM

      Aspen Mountain, where to park for a day of skiing?

      1 Answer Oct 20, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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      Ski Instructor who speaks Portuguese

      by Chvaicer Online Now Jan 17, 2008 at 6:24 PM


      I will travel to Snowmass early February 2008 with my daugther (5 years old). She does not speak English (we are Brazilians) and I need a Ski Instructor who speaks Portuguese.
      Does anyone have information?

      Best Regards,

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2015 at 11:04 AM
    • Budget accomodation in winter (skiing)

      by ray_fb Online Now Oct 24, 2007 at 5:16 PM

      We are a group of 3-4 adults, thinking of going skiing in Aspen for 5 days to a
      week in Jan/Feb. We are looking for some budget accommodation ideas/suggestions.
      We will be flying in. Is it cheaper to rent a car and stay a bit further away or stay closer and not rent a car.


      5 Answers Feb 21, 2008 at 11:57 PM
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      Questions about Aspen

      by beatchfre Online Now Oct 16, 2007 at 3:39 PM

      Hi guys,

      I live in Santa Fe, NM and my parents will be visiting me from Scotland in a few weeks. I'd like to take them on a wee road trip up to Colorado - the places that I'm looking at are Aspen, Telluride, and Ouray. I've been to Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Durango so I'm kinda familiar with the roads... and the amount of deer/elk that I can expect to run in front of me :-)

      My old man really wants to go to Aspen - I think he's watched too many movies and expects to bump into Hollywood's A-list. None of us ski! Well, I can ski, but I can't stop. We're not looking for fancy museums or art galleries - just nice pictureseque towns, with some local shops, decent bars with live music, not too expensive*. What would be your order of preference for our trip...

      TRIP 1: Drive from Santa Fe->Silverton->Ouray->Telluride->Santa Fe (2 or 3 nights).
      TRIP 2: Drive from Santa Fe to Aspen (2/3 nights).

      If TRIP is the preference would you recommend spending both nights in Telluride, both nights in Ouray, or one in each?

      Thanks in advance for any replies :-)


      * by expensive, I mean I don't want to spend more that200 on a hotel room and50 a head for a meal.

      1 Answer Oct 17, 2007 at 11:07 AM
    • Highland bowl - how good do you have to be?

      by mwdoyle Online Now Oct 14, 2007 at 4:20 AM

      I am an intermediate skieer who regularly does black runs and the very occasional double black. I want to do the highland bowl (I think I'll be fine with the hiking aspect as I'm fit and enjoy it) - but just want to know how hard is it? Is it powder / moguls or just steep downhill? what's it comparable to?

      Can someone pls describe the run as much as possible?

      Matt curious

      1 Answer Oct 15, 2007 at 2:10 PM
    • Cheap Trip???

      by catch25 Online Now May 11, 2007 at 8:17 AM

      Is There a Shuttle or a Cheap bus ride from Denver to Aspen??? Me and my buddies are college students coming up there, because we have a free place to stay and want to hit the Western Slopes!!! Financial issues can only get us to Denver, and we need a ride to Aspen.

      1 Answer May 11, 2007 at 8:36 AM
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      Question on free shuttle between Snowmass and Aspen Mountain

      by swdke Online Now Jan 31, 2007 at 10:00 AM

      Can anyone share information regarding the free skier shuttle between Snowmass and Aspen. I think I want to ski Snowmass, but a buddy may want to ski Aspen Mountain in town. I thought maybe he could take the shuttle from Snowmass to town. I know there is a shuttle system, but I guess my main question is where to you pick up the bus from? Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2007 at 2:21 PM
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      2 day stay in Aspen, Co for the summer

      by prmass Online Now Nov 7, 2006 at 5:43 PM

      I doing the usual 2 week vacation that I take every year. Im doing a trip that is taking me to mt rushmore then to yellowstone and then to Aspen. I know this is a winter town but then again I always wanted to see Aspen in person and this is my only chance. What is there to do in the summer for 2 day stay?

      3 Answers Nov 11, 2006 at 4:48 PM
    • new years eve

      by louise_patterson Online Now Oct 14, 2006 at 11:55 PM

      at the end of this year me and one of my friends are travelling to aspen from australia and will be there for new years eve. we are both only 21 and really want to find something fun to do so if anyone knows anything that would suit us on new years please let me know!! thanks.

      3 Answers Nov 8, 2006 at 7:03 PM
    • 2007 Anniversary Trip

      by goyanks25 Online Now Aug 25, 2006 at 3:37 PM

      My husband & I want to plan a trip to Aspen for our 28th wedding anniversary, which is March 24, 2007. We need suggestions about where to stay, etc., as we have NO IDEA about anything!! We'll be flying from NC. Living in the south & loving cold weather & SNOW, I've always dreamed of going somewhere, sitting in a lodge by a nice, warm fireplace & seeing nothing but snow!! I've searched for places to stay, but would really like advice from someone who knows. We don't ski, but would probably consider tubing. Are all places to stay in the town of Aspen, then you go up the mountain to find the lodge setting I've mentioned above? Thanks for any suggestions!

      1 Answer Aug 25, 2006 at 4:00 PM
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      What to do with myself

      by reneemc Online Now Mar 22, 2006 at 10:35 AM

      Hi everyone, I will be going to Aspen for the 1st time next Thursday March 30th. My husband will be skiing during the day and I do not ski. Any ideas what I could do with myself? I also heard something about a great resale shop... details on that would be great, too.. Thanks so much.. going to be lonely during the day =( Renee

      1 Answer Mar 22, 2006 at 11:40 AM
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      first time ski resort

      by europalover Online Now Jan 19, 2006 at 1:37 PM

      hi, i've decided to treat myself to a nice birthday present and go skiing . i will be staying on my own so the nicer the better i figure.

      i would like to stay in a nice (four star and up) hotel, i am looking for something about 300 or below (usd) per night. are there any websites you would know of that have good fares?
      also, i would like a hotel close to shopping/ entertainment and walking distance to the lifts.
      i was considering whistler or banff as well. any thoughts?

      10 Answers Jan 20, 2006 at 7:23 PM
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      What would be the hypest place on Aspen Co,(with hopes to get in ) for New year's eve ?

      by flytahiti Online Now Dec 15, 2005 at 12:23 PM

      Good Afternoon,

      A quick question for all the Aspen regulars, I am assisting one of my clients for New Year's eve 2005.
      No tahitian lagoon for this year but the white slopes of Colorado. The given task is to arrange for a super New Year's eve there in the hypest spot.

      Can Anyone help with suggestions?

      Thank you in advance
      Jean-louis at

    • New Years in Aspen/Snowmass

      by ekling211 Online Now Nov 17, 2005 at 1:38 PM

      Looking for a restaurant to make a reservation in for New Years Eve. There are 3 adults and 2 teenagers so we're looking for a nice atmosphere with good food. It would be nice to find a place that had some local color (we're from NY so we don't need any super fancy restaurants that we can eat in at home). Any idea?

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      Looking for a house..............

      by Peruviangirlontour Online Now Nov 10, 2005 at 7:36 AM

      Hi world, Does anybody know someone that is gonna work in Aspen for the Winter Season,? If so, just contact me pleaseEE

    • Sky places in aspen

      by puio Online Now Nov 2, 2005 at 2:40 PM

      hi, I will be in keystone near aspen and Im looking for hostels around the area, but things are bit expensive, does anyone have good sugestion wich sky areas are good and not so expensive and hostel areas recomeded. also how is the transportation there is it easy to find busses and so... thanks

      2 Answers Nov 10, 2005 at 7:39 AM
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      2 days trip to Aspen

      by nadiag Online Now Oct 13, 2005 at 10:30 AM


      We will be in Aspen in the third week of Oct. Can anyone please give me ideas how to make me the best of my 2 days vacation to Aspen? We will be travelling with a two year old boy. Where to stay, what places not to be missed and which resto to dine?


    • What to do in May?

      by SamSong Online Now May 6, 2005 at 1:25 PM


      I am travelling with few friends to Aspen spring 2005. I've googled around and it seems it is difficult to find out how lively the season is then... It seems there's no snow left.

      We don't want to see historical sites nor museums. Something cool during the day and then a great party in the the kind of thing we are looking for. Any hints?

      Thanks... Found about the taxi with web cam... cool!


      1 Answer May 31, 2005 at 10:18 AM
    • Sugession needed for Aspen Fall Visit Oct04

      by AurobindoSaha Online Now Sep 21, 2004 at 3:47 PM

      Hi This will be my first visit to ASPEN. I will reach there in Saturday at around 12 pm and leave next day at 2 pm. I am planning to stay in Snowmass Village. Can anyone suggest how can I make most from the trip. I am going there to see the fall color and the beautiful lake and mountains. But not for snow or ski. Please suggest the places that I should do to in this 1 day time. I will have a car of my own. I will be coming from Denver Metro. Hope that's a four hour drive in Nissan Altima? How will the season during 2nd and 3rd october. Can I catch the fall color then? If you please mention pointwise the places I should plan one after another that will help me a lot. I like photography. So nice scenic spots is what I am looking for. Not much hiking as I will have my family with me. Please suggest the best suited plan. Thanks AS

      2 Answers Sep 27, 2004 at 1:45 PM
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      hiking in Aspen

      by goingsolo Online Now Feb 17, 2003 at 10:07 AM

      I will be in Aspen in late May, 2003 and I'm planning a half day hike to either Cathedral Lake or American Lake. Has anyone been on either of these hikes and, if so, can you give me your thoughts? Thanks so much. Also, I was told that its a 4 hour drive from Aspen to Crested Butte. Is this true?

      2 Answers Feb 5, 2004 at 6:20 PM