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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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      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!

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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

    • 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?

    • 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

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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?

    • 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.

    • 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?

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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!

    • Boston to bar harbour and back

      by Caddie9 Online Now Nov 26, 2016 at 7:18 PM

      Have been on before querying this trip. But now I know details dates etc changed looking to fly into Boston stay 2 or 3 days in September.what would be a decent place to stay price wise and convenient Then

      drive up to Bar harbour and back have got 10 days to do this we like sight seeing shopping trailing about and chilling out. Coming from Scotland just like to see small towns etc. Partners 60 th birthday she has always wanted to do this so here we go. Thanks

      7 Answers Nov 29, 2016 at 12:32 AM
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      First hand experience please?

      by MacedonianUK Online Now Oct 12, 2016 at 6:17 AM

      I found very good deal for visiting Boston including flights, hotel and some sightseeing.
      Now it's advertised as Luxury Holiday and the Hotel is Boston Park Plaza in cozy room.
      That "cozy" description baffles me and I'm bit worried. So my question is: can anybody who stayed there give me idea what cozy room is?
      I am very tempted to book but need some reassurance before I do.
      Many thanks

      6 Answers Oct 13, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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      First visit to Boston for the weekend!

      by alexloves2travel Online Now Oct 4, 2016 at 4:36 PM


      We will be traveling to Boston this weekend for the first time! We will be staying near downtown and would like some suggestions on must do's.

      We are also looking to take a day and travel by train to Portland ME to visit. If anyone has any suggestions on must do's in Portland we would greatly appreciate it!

      Thank you!

      3 Answers Oct 5, 2016 at 4:55 AM
    • NYE in Boston

      by lippy1103 Online Now Sep 26, 2016 at 12:30 PM

      We are a family of four adults 54, 55, 24,20. We would like to know the best things to do on NYE, do we stay in a hotel on the waterfront or downtown? Also do we splash out on one of the hotel packages or is there enough to do around the waterfront/copley square with the first night celebration. We are there for five nights, is everything open, what itinerary would be best and can anyone recommend any mid range hotels and restaurants? Thank you

      2 Answers Oct 5, 2016 at 5:00 AM
    • Staying in Boston

      by natit Online Now Sep 24, 2016 at 10:26 AM

      Wie are a mid 50 couple. Will be coming to Boston in mid October for the first time for 3 nights.
      What is the best area to stay and see the touristic interest?

      2 Answers Sep 25, 2016 at 4:56 AM
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      Weekly link pass

      by agathi Online Now Sep 21, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      Hallo my friends. Pls can you explain what does it mean when the MBTA says "only if purchased on a charlie ticket?
      "$21.25 for 7 days
      Unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A and only if purchased on a CharlieTicket."
      "7-Day Pass:
      CharlieTicket valid for 7 days from purchase date.
      CharlieCard valid for 7 days from the date of first tap."
      Thank you for your help.

      9 Answers Sep 22, 2016 at 2:31 PM
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      Take me for a short walk.

      by kaloz Online Now Sep 13, 2016 at 10:22 AM

      I will be in Boston on Friday, December 16. I am having a colonoscopy at Tufts Medical Center (800 Washington St) and they insist that I have an escort meet me after the procedure to take me home. I am staying at the Milner Hotel (78 Charles St). If we exit through the parking structure onto Tremont Street and cut across Eliot Norton Park to Charles Street, the walk would be well short of a quarter mile. I am a solo traveler and do not know anyone in the Boston area. Is there any VTer out there willing to escort me home in the afternoon on Friday, December 16? Thank you very much.


      9 Answers Sep 15, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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      cheap accomodation in boston and generally usa

      by agathi Online Now Aug 3, 2016 at 6:03 PM

      Hallo my friends. We are travelling to USA on November. Do you have any general advice on cheap accomodation? We will start our trip in Boston. I know for example that in Italy there are some hotel-type places that belong to monasteries or to the catholic church and we were accomodated at some of them for a low price. Anything similar or whatever in USA, or Boston specificaly? Or shall I start searching as usually? Thank you very much.

      10 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 5:06 AM
    • Sinclair/Cambridge, hotel?

      by Melissy9 Online Now Jul 22, 2016 at 8:36 PM

      Where should a group of Canadian thrity-somethings stay for a show at the Sinclair...should we stay in Cambridge or would Back bay/Fenway be close enough?


      1 Answer Jul 23, 2016 at 6:28 AM
    • Whale watching tours

      by crackhammer Online Now Jun 14, 2016 at 4:29 AM

      Hello folks,

      We plan to make a weekend trip to Boston for Whale watching (we are in NYC), with our 8 YO. I wonder, if there are any recommendations about Whale watching tour company (or any that we should avoid). Plus, what other things we can do apart from Whale watching during the weekend that will entertain a 8YO.

      Thanks in advance.

      6 Answers Jun 18, 2016 at 3:14 AM
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      Travel from Conneticut to Boston

      by bergensanne Online Now Jun 1, 2016 at 12:17 PM

      Hi folks!

      Hope someone could give us some advice. We're a family of four (kids aged 13 and 16) who needs to travel from Stamford CN to Boston. when we search for train tickets, Amtrac trains ends up really expensive as the kids seems to count as adults if over 12. Are there any cheaper, but still fairly comfortable ways of travelling. Suggestions of websites, companies and good deals would be most welcome.

      We are planning to hire a car in Boston for 100 days, so one option would be to hire the car in Stamford or tthe surrounding area and return it in Boston before we fly out. To rent in one place and return it in a differentcity seems fairly expensive too, but maybe there are some good deals to be found?

      Anne :)

      9 Answers Jun 7, 2016 at 11:21 PM
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      How to avoid terrible experiences in Extended Stay America hotels

      by yusha Online Now May 29, 2016 at 11:02 AM

      Not most, but a large group of people who were in Extended Stay America hotels, suffered terrible experiences, in this hotel chain

      Just read reports published on the internet. If what the propaganda of this hotel chain says were true, it would be the ideal Hotel for those who cannot waste their money.



      5 Answers Jun 1, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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      New York City to Quebec City in 30-40 days by car

      by yusha Online Now May 6, 2016 at 12:47 PM

      Please, respond the questions bellow, for two scenarios :

      A-Travelling in may-jun

      B-Travelling in august

      1-Which routes to take?Hotels?,etc ?

      2-Best stops and places,preferably near the sea ?

      3-What to see?

      4-What to do? (walking is not a problem for us)

      5-traffic problems ?

      Thank you so much indeed

      5 Answers May 9, 2016 at 5:14 AM
    • Boston Local Bar/Pub

      by aliciakent Online Now Apr 19, 2016 at 12:40 PM

      Staying @ NorthEnd airbnb overnight on a Thursday & wondering about any suggestions about local pub or bar w/live music. NYC has what's called caberet/lounge shows but inquiring about Boston leads me to drag shows & dance clubs. Looking for something cozier. Willing to travel within metro Boston.

      6 Answers Jun 18, 2016 at 3:17 AM
    • Hotel accommodation

      by jashah Online Now Apr 14, 2016 at 5:14 AM

      We are planning a 7 day trip to Boston and would like to do a few morning - evening road trips keeping Boston as the base. We plan to spend 3 days in and around Boston and spend the other days doing day trips by car. What would be a convenient area to look for a hotel from where we can take the subway/ metro to downtown and also hit the freeways for our road trips?

      5 Answers Apr 30, 2016 at 3:19 AM
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      How is driving in Boston downtown and in it´s suburbs

      by yusha Online Now Apr 12, 2016 at 6:49 PM

      Is it worthwhile,,nowadays, driving in Boston downtown?And how about it´s suburbs?

      7 Answers Jun 1, 2016 at 12:03 PM
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      by loislois Online Now Mar 20, 2016 at 11:03 AM

      We will be 4 people family so that we will have 4 large and 4 cabin size luggages, so we need a big Cab
      Could you please advise me a cab company to bring us at the Fenway Park area from the Airport?
      Thank you in advance.

      2 Answers Mar 21, 2016 at 11:47 PM
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      Help with location to stay in Boston

      by cochinjew Online Now Mar 15, 2016 at 12:59 PM

      I will attend a large international conference in Boston (at the Boston Convention and exhibition centre) which attracts thousands of participants. Hotels are at a premium near the convention centre. I was thinking of two alternatives, a hotel little further away but with good transport connection either through Public Transportation or Uber or Air BnB. I am not at all familiar with Boston geography and would greatly appreciate any help in choosing a location. Thank you

      7 Answers Mar 20, 2016 at 7:46 PM
    • Hotels near the hop on hop off orange trolley

      by kevintara4 Online Now Mar 10, 2016 at 8:03 PM

      My family and I are interested in visiting Boston, MA. Would like to know if anyone is familiar with the hotels along that route so we have easy access on or off. We are looking looking for pretty reasonable prices hotels. Thanks for any help...Tara

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2016 at 7:52 PM
    • Question about Citibank ATMs

      by MaggieC14 Online Now Mar 7, 2016 at 9:20 AM

      Hello, I will be traveling to Boston for a trip and would like to ask if Cambridge, Boston has any functioning ATMs for Citibank? I understood that Citibank is withdrawing its retail banking branches from Massachusetts -- which is why I am asking if there are still functioning ATMs for simple small cash withdrawals.


      4 Answers Mar 7, 2016 at 7:43 PM
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      Some days in Boston and then where???

      by bergensanne Online Now Mar 1, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      We're a family of four from Norway (kids aged 13 and 16) who'll be spending a a week in NYC and Conneticut, then a few days in Boston in early July - after that we'd like to go somewhere nice by the sea for a week. Any suggestions as to what area would be nice to visit? We've looked at Maine a bit online, it looks really nice, but quite similar to parts of Norway - so maybe not the most exotic location for us. We're happy to travel up to five hours from Boston, either by hiring a car or getting on a train. We're flying out from Boston, so could also visit Boston towards the end of our stay - if you have suggestions for somewhere that would make that a better solution. Hoping for lots of good advice :) Kind regards from Anne and family :)


      5 Answers Mar 2, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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      best area to stay in boston

      by jacquitabanana Online Now Dec 29, 2015 at 5:40 AM

      hey all. group of 4 girls travelling to boston for 5 nights in may. age 29-39. like to drink eat and shop bit easy access to shops. an area with a bit of character would be great. any recommendations.
      thanks all

      7 Answers Mar 2, 2016 at 5:07 AM
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      Last day in Boston.. What should I see, eat & do?

      by Pennyforyourthoughts Online Now Nov 15, 2015 at 3:48 AM

      It is my last day in Boston...What do you recommend I see/do? I've been to the public garden, boston common & all over Copley square.

      8 Answers Nov 19, 2015 at 7:14 AM
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      Best places to park in Boston

      by Pennyforyourthoughts Online Now Nov 8, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      Where is the best place to park in/near Copley square? Where are the best rates?

      6 Answers Nov 11, 2015 at 3:16 PM
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      Holiday in Boston

      by mayt Online Now Nov 6, 2015 at 8:15 AM

      We are planning to drive to Boston from Toronto this December for the Holiday season. Are the shops and museums open? This will be our first time to Boston and would like to see what Boston has to offer to tourists. Any suggestion as to what places to go, will be great. Thank you.

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2015 at 3:19 PM
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      A Day in Boston

      by nanadear Online Now Oct 4, 2015 at 7:42 AM

      Hubs and I are flying to Hartford, CT for a mini vaca to see fall foliage and want to take a day to see Boston. My idea was to drive in near, then take the T to Boston Common area to walk around and explore. Need advice on where to drive into to park the rental safely and ride into the middle of Boston...which station/lines to use. thanks so much, Marilyn

      5 Answers Oct 5, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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      Best placed to sleep for 6-7 hrs

      by avs189 Online Now Aug 18, 2015 at 9:35 AM

      I would be flying from ATLANTA reaching BOSTON around midnight 12:30 AM on October 9, Friday.

      Coming for the Columbus Day weekend to visit Acadia National Park and Foliage .

      Wanted to know what are the best possible options for me to stay overnight so the next day morning i could travel to Acadia National Park . (say arnd 8 am in the morning)

      Downtown hotels are pretty expensive . Also are the transport lines (train or bus) are in service after midnight?

      15 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 3:12 PM
    • Marriott Burlington cab rates or public transportation

      by Olivia1235678 Online Now Aug 11, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      Anyone know what the rate is to take a cab into the city? Or is there public transportation? Coming in on a weekend and don't want to drive into the city. Any advice would b great

      1 Answer Aug 12, 2015 at 7:04 AM
    • Freedom rally/Hempfest ...worth trying to avoid our first time in Boston coinciding with this?

      by Sara_S Online Now Aug 7, 2015 at 4:54 PM

      We are going to New England in September and are still trying to put an itinerary together but had planned to be in Boston on days which I have discovered are the same days that thousands gather for this rally. Not sure how the rally would affect logistics/exploring.
      We could possibly change plans if it would be significantly better to see Boston for the first time when the rally isn't going on....I need to look into the details of transport etc but if we did avoid the rally by going nearer the beginning of the month it would have a bonus that the Red Sox are at home.
      If anyone has any advice or knows about the rally, would be great to get your opinion.

      Ps. newbie to virtual tourist so hello! Looking forward to exploring the site.

      2 Answers Aug 9, 2015 at 10:49 AM
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      How long to spend in Boston ?

      by jimirving Online Now Jul 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM

      My wife and I are looking at coming to Boston on holiday in June next year. We were looking at about 7 days to see all the tourist sights and soak up all the city and surrounding area has to offer. Does that sound about right and any must see locations for the first time visitor ? Many thanks

      6 Answers Aug 2, 2015 at 12:58 PM