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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 15 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

      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.

    • driving practice

      by Hodajalil Online Now Nov 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      I have a driving permit and I want to practice driving with my friend's car. Could you tell me where is the best place to practice driving?

      Warmest Regards

      2 Answers Nov 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM
    • A good diner and a steak house

      by sahanj Online Now Jun 17, 2013 at 4:43 AM

      Hi, can anyone help me with giving me a good classic diner near C-vile and a good steak spot - ?
      would love to try something original..

      1 Answer Jun 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM
    • something fun

      by tracymt72 Online Now Aug 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM

      I am planning on being in Charlottesville on Wed 8/10/11 and I'm interested in going to a club that has a good mix of people. Any suggestions?

    • Whats to experience in charlottesville ?

      by sahanj Online Now Feb 23, 2010 at 1:09 AM

      Hi all , we are planning a trip to charlottesville in June -early july. was wondering what interesting stuff we should do. one thing i ntoiced was the scenic tour through blude ridge "skyline". can some one help on how long this will take and how to find a vehicle for this?

      also, i want to tryout some authentic food from this area. any suggestions as to the food dishes and places to eat?

      anyother activities for this area is highly appreciated.

      thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Sep 29, 2010 at 3:31 AM
    • Three days itenary from Charlottesville to Boston

      by rafik06 Online Now Aug 9, 2008 at 12:18 AM

      Hi all
      I need some help planning 3 days itenary driving from Charlotessville to Boston
      (skippinf DC and NY)

    • Gift Certificates

      by dickmurray Online Now Mar 19, 2008 at 7:32 AM

      We are not from Charlottesville. My brother and his wifew have just retired and built a new home there. We would like to send them a couple of gift certificates to try out some local fair. How may we do that?

      Dick Murray

      3 Answers Apr 14, 2008 at 7:53 PM
    • Nightlife for 50 somethings...

      by elainetaylor Online Now Jan 3, 2008 at 4:29 AM

      I'm moving to C'Ville this weekend and would like to know about bars, dance clubs and other activities for those of us in our forties and fifties.

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2008 at 7:20 AM
    • public transportation in Virginia

      by vaibhavk Online Now Aug 28, 2007 at 10:18 PM

      What public transportation is available from Washington DC to Charlottesville, and how much time would it take?


      1 Answer Aug 29, 2007 at 6:03 AM
    • oxo facilities

      by robertjricca Online Now May 28, 2007 at 4:31 PM

      Does the restarunt Oxo have rooms for private partiesor catering facilities on premises?

      1 Answer May 28, 2007 at 5:44 PM
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      Jefferson Gravesite

      by gardengnome Online Now May 3, 2007 at 3:10 PM

      The pictures show a fence around the tombstones in the Jefferson cemetary where he is buried. Is it possible to enter the area to do rubbings of the stones? Thanks!

      1 Answer May 3, 2007 at 3:58 PM
    • Cheap but good eats.

      by Travmad Online Now Dec 7, 2006 at 8:26 AM

      Can anyone suggest a place to eat in Charlottesville that is good, filling, not a chain and inexpensive?

      4 Answers Dec 19, 2007 at 9:12 AM
    • How to plan an extended family getaway

      by Meenie123 Online Now Oct 7, 2006 at 9:14 PM

      My family, in it's infinite wisdom, has decided that a little family getaway would be nice instead of Christmas presents :) A fairly large group: self and husband, sister and husband w/older daughter (adult), sister, brother and wife and maybe son (16, niece (adult), nephew and wife, daughter and husband (young marieds) possibly more!
      I have no idea how to go about looking for something like this. Any ideas or suggestions would be terrific.
      We're looking at something in or around Charlottesville and trying to keep the price of lodging reasonable as some members aren't wealthy.
      Where do I start??

      4 Answers Oct 18, 2006 at 7:58 AM
    • Need help with extended family trip

      by Meenie123 Online Now Oct 7, 2006 at 9:11 PM

      My family, in it's infinite wisdom, has decided that a little family getaway would be nice instead of giving Christmas presents. We were thinking of November 24 - 26 somewhere in or near Charlottesville.
      I don't really know how to go about planning something like this for a group of people or where to begin to look. I'm looking at a fairly large group - self and husband, sister and husband w/daughter, another sister, brother and wife, niece, nephew and husband, daughter and husband, at least. Perhaps more.
      How can I go about this and what recommendations for lodging and things to do?
      Thanks ever so much for any help!

    • Torn by the doubt

      by LuisRafaelPereira Online Now Sep 20, 2005 at 11:27 AM

      After living 46 years in NYC I want to spend the rest of my life in a very nice place. Finally I've found two: Charlottesville and Ashville, NC. Can anybody tell me about apt.'s rent in Charlottesville and why I should prefer one over the other. Pls tell me all you know about either place. Thanks a million. LuisRafael

      4 Answers Sep 20, 2005 at 5:38 PM
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      May 28th in Charlottesville

      by ciceropig Online Now May 13, 2005 at 4:24 PM

      I will be visiting Charlottesville on the 28th of May. I am assuming school is out and obtaining lodging will be no problem. Question One! What would be a nice motel within a mile of downtown in the 60.00-80.00 range. Reviews were very scare and I would be taking a stab in the dark making reservations. Would I have to get reservations at this time of year? If you could make a suggestion I would accept your choice. No goats or abandoned trucks in parking lot please! We are walking orientated and dont mind hoofing it. Can one enjoy Monticello and the University of Viginia on a one day walk! Appreciate any other suggestions you may have. I would be leaving NC Saturday morning and be in Charlottesville about noon and have all day Saturday and Sunday to enjoy a town I have wanted to see for a long time. Thanks

      1 Answer May 13, 2005 at 6:23 PM
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      What's intresting in Charlottesville....?

      by Saulele Online Now Mar 5, 2005 at 8:28 AM


      Can somebody tell me more about Charlottesville? I am comeing there in June and would like to explore it more before i'll get there. I heard that in July it is very boring, is it true:( ?

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2005 at 1:09 PM