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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

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    • 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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    • Goodbye...

      Earth 2 hours ago

      Goodbye everyone.

      I'm on Reddit as Kananaskis_Country if anyone wants advice about Cuba.

      Cheers.

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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?

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    • 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

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    • Weather and hotels

      Miami Beach Feb 18, 2017 at 8:05 AM

      Hello
      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 nights...no 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...

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    • 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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    • Travelling by rented car

      Miami Feb 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM

      Hello,
      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.

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    • Yosemite Valley

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

      Hi,

      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!

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    • Where to stay for young seniors?

      by spedprof Online Now Jan 21, 2016 at 12:31 PM

      Thinking of a few days in Charlotte in mid May for my 70th birthday coming from the cold NorthEast. Is the Historic District strongly recommended or are there other areas. Flying in and could rent a car, if advised. We are healthy and youngish and love local charm as opposed to big city lunacy but have never been to Charlotte.

      Thanks

    • What to do & see

      by PaulH93 Online Now Jun 19, 2015 at 5:43 AM

      My wife & I shall be in Charlotte for two days in August as our son will be starting at UNC so just wondered what there is to see & do for 'tourists'?

      1 Answer Jun 19, 2015 at 6:03 AM
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      Best places to stay in Charlotte

      by Dek39 Online Now Oct 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      We are looking to spend two nights in Charlotte as part of our trip around the Carolina's & Georgia. Where are the best places to stay in the city? We are looking for somewhere in walking distance of restaurants & bars.
      We will be visiting 23rd - 25th May next year.

      Thanks

      1 Answer Oct 29, 2014 at 3:20 PM
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      Any dog-firendly motels?

      by fox_dog Online Now Sep 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      Preferably near S intersection of I485 & I77

      2 Answers Sep 27, 2014 at 2:36 PM
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      Ground transporttion from the International Airport.

      by MartinK35 Online Now Jul 23, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      I'm from the United kingdom so please excuse my ignorance but is there any public ground transportation from the Airport to get me to, or near to Radford Virginia. I understand it's about 3 hours by car but I won't have a car.

      9 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 2:19 PM
    • Changing clothes

      by smithdd Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 6:27 AM

      Should I wear bathing suit under my clothes or should I pack my bathing suit and towel in a backpack??

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2014 at 9:09 AM
    • Travel Time on I-77

      by hello23 Online Now Apr 16, 2014 at 8:39 AM

      I will be working near Tyvola Rd. in south charlotte. I can get a great deal on a place right outside uptown. What am I looking at in terms of commuting during the week? It is technically 15 miles away.

      1 Answer Apr 16, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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      What is there to do in Charlotte?

      by fnkdumplin Online Now Jan 27, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      Any cool ideas/places to visit in Charlotte, NC?

      1 Answer Jan 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM
    • UNCC student seeking transportation to and from UNCC to highpoint university

      by mcoulouras Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      how can a student get a ride from UNCC to Highpoint university?

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2013 at 8:04 PM
    • TRansportation

      by BiilE Online Now Sep 15, 2013 at 8:19 AM

      Is there transportation from the Amtrak station to CLT?

      1 Answer Sep 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM
    • Transport and Where to Stay?

      by lizstillwater Online Now Sep 7, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      Hi all,

      I'm going to be at the convention center for a few days, but can't handle the prices of the hotels nearby. I won't have a car, so could you recommend a neighborhood outside of the pricey area where I can find a reasonable ($55-85)hotel and either a bus, shuttle, or cheap taxi ride in and out of downtown each day? I was originally thinking of the University area, but that looks maybe a bit far away. But I've never been to Charlotte, so I'm relying on the experts.
      Thanks so much for your help!
      Liz

    • Trip to Myrtle Beach

      by fanslayer Online Now Jul 16, 2011 at 2:55 PM

      I want to go Myrtle beach for a couple days but I have absolutely no idea how to get there from Shelby. I don't have a car so does anybody know where I can find a bus that goes there?

      3 Answers Jun 22, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    • vantage point

      by lgonzalez12 Online Now May 11, 2011 at 6:40 PM

      I'm going to be in Charlotte in a few weeks and I was wondering if anyone knew any good vantage points where I can take some good pictures of downtown. Any streets, parks, parking decks, or bridges would be very helpful.

      2 Answers Oct 12, 2011 at 4:17 AM
    • No Pet Rooms availale in Uptown Charlotte - Why?

      by Customartist Online Now Feb 11, 2011 at 3:02 PM

      Attempting to atttend Southern Living Show in Charlotte. Show date is three weeks out, Gold and Diamond Status, multiple hotels saying they "have blocks of rooms reserved for "groups"(unknown entities), but will have to drive from Rock Hill, SC. in order to go (could be 40 min. away). This is Charlotte for goodness sake, not Pole Cat, Arkansas!?!

      Why are there not more hotels accepting pets inside Charlotte? Called Chamber, Visitor Bureau, Southern Shows Office - All not helpful. Bad Business in Charlotte! Bad!

      2 Answers Feb 11, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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      6 hours to fill at Charlotte airport

      by rlg2706 Online Now Nov 2, 2010 at 6:04 AM

      I am travelling with my husband and three kids aged 13, 10 and 8 to the U.S. We are flying to Charlotte and then need to catch a connecting flight 6 hours later. I am just wondering if anyone else has experienced this with kids and if there is anything for them to do at the airport to keep them entertained. Otherwise I need to find some things to take with me to stop them getting bored! Many thanks....

      1 Answer Nov 2, 2010 at 7:39 AM
    • Charlotte Amtrak station

      by Johninboston Online Now Oct 6, 2010 at 4:50 PM

      Is it easy or safe to walk from the Charlotte Amtrak station to the bus terminal on West Trde Street?

      1 Answer Mar 30, 2011 at 5:37 PM
    • When is southbound evening rush hour on I-77?

      by davidscny Online Now May 10, 2010 at 7:29 PM

      I'm driving from western New York to South Carolina and probably taking I-81 and I-77 in part to avoid Washington. However, I'm afraid the timing will have me in Charlotte at rush hour. Maybe I can arrive before it hits. Would traffic on I-77 southbound be heavy between 3 and 5 p.m.? I'm thinking that's largely the reverse commute but then when we pass the city proper we'd be in the heading-home direction. Any advice? Thanks!

      2 Answers May 12, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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      En route to Atlanta

      by csuresh Online Now Dec 8, 2009 at 4:21 PM

      We are driving down from Charlotte to Atlanta. We want to know what are the places enroute to Atlanta or around Atlanta. Although we have noted down few places within Atlanta to visit, let me know if anything I should not miss to see.

      3 Answers Apr 3, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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      Bus from Charlotte, NC to New York, NY

      by csuresh Online Now Nov 26, 2009 at 6:33 PM

      In last minute, I have to travel from Charlotte to New York. I found the air fares very expensive and grehound bus/Amtrak equally expensive. I have used China town bus tours (www.gotobus.com) earlier and found good. When I checked there is a "Sky Express" bus service operating bus from Charlotte to NY for30 one way. Price is excellent but wanted feedback from someone who have used this on reliability, safety and comfort. Any reply will be useful.

      2 Answers Nov 30, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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      Bus from Charlotte to Savannah

      by fyrul Online Now Nov 13, 2009 at 3:30 AM

      I'm planing to travel to Savannah over a weekend from Charlotte, is there a bus that goes there? appreciate if anyone could suggest me a bus company and contacts. thank you.

      1 Answer Nov 13, 2009 at 4:41 AM
    • From train to airport

      by SusanMiller007 Online Now Nov 5, 2009 at 1:54 PM

      I am attending the event at the Aviation Museum on Saturday. I'm arriving by Train. What is the best way to get to the museum from the Train Station?

      3 Answers Nov 5, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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      5 hour Lay Over in Charlotte, what to do?

      by gripdxd Online Now Apr 20, 2009 at 12:40 PM

      I have a 5 hour layover in Charlotte, is it worth venturing out into the city centre? Can you get there by bus or public transit? Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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      decent heighborhood or area to spend the evening

      by keverina Online Now Oct 16, 2008 at 4:50 PM

      i pass through charlotte twice a year on the way to fla and back.it's about halfway,so i usually stay over here.i've yet to find an area that's walkable, safe and has some attractive places to have a drink or watch a game.any suggestions?

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      Photographer wants to capture a feel for the south

      by dogma505 Online Now Sep 19, 2008 at 4:04 PM

      Greetings. I will have a full day off in Charlotte before a shoot and would like to know where to get some interesting shots that would convey more of a southern feel. Will have a car and don't mind driving an hour or so out of Charlotte if recommended. Recommendations welcomed.

      Thanks!

    • hotel near convention center

      by traveltime08 Online Now Jul 1, 2008 at 5:01 PM

      Want to visit Charlote, N.C. for an event at the convention center Aug 14-15. Looking for an inexpensive hotel with parking within reasonable walking/driving distance or along the trolly route. Don't want to stay in the Hilton- won't be in the room that much. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance-

      1 Answer Jul 1, 2008 at 7:50 PM
    • Opening

      by jbelle Online Now May 27, 2008 at 9:43 AM

      What year did Carowinds open? I believe I went there the first year it was open or
      just about finished. I'm guessing in 1972 or 1973?

    • what should we do and see?

      by jgs727 Online Now Apr 29, 2008 at 3:58 PM

      My brother and I will be in Charlotte for 4 days, over the Mother's Day weekend and will have several chunks of time to explore!
      So quick, list a few things we should do and places to dine.
      Thanks a ton,
      Jill

    • LOCATION?

      by jorge68 Online Now Mar 28, 2008 at 4:52 PM

      I will be staying in Charlotte April 4 for 3 nights.
      I will be renting a car for one day only and the other 2 days I won't have one.
      What is a good neighbourhood to stay in that is "foot" friendly...i like to walk around and see things.
      Or can someone recommend a good neighbourhood to stay in?

      thanks

      1 Answer Apr 2, 2008 at 4:55 AM
    • Visiting Charlotte in March

      by violet12 Online Now Feb 5, 2008 at 6:45 AM

      My husband will be headed to Charlotte in March for a business trip (entire week) and I was considering tagging along, but am curious as to what there is to see/visit in Charlotte. I know it's got a lot of southern charm, but what can I do all day while he is in meetings? I am 52, not really into shopping but do enjoy museums, concerts, local history. Also, what is the weather like in mid-March? I appreciate your input. Thank you.

      2 Answers Feb 20, 2008 at 8:00 AM
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      Charlotte to Dallas, Texas

      by yderi Online Now Feb 3, 2008 at 2:31 PM

      Would be grateful if any locals or fellow travellers could recommend various forms of transport between Charlotte NC and Dallas Tx. Timescale is not important, price is more so, but so is safety!
      Train seems complicated, i.e via New Orleans, San Antonio etc.
      Are Greyhounds generally considered safe?
      Thanks

      4 Answers Feb 5, 2008 at 5:27 PM