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    • groover101's Profile Photo

      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!

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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?

    • 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!

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      Uber in Chicago

      by keida84 Online Now Oct 30, 2016 at 3:18 PM

      Hello to all, Has anyone tried Uber? Scale 1 to 10 (1 is the worst and 10 is the best) for reliability, how easy is it to get about in wintertime, driver sanity, wait times, and anything else you can think of.. I have been to Chicago 4 or 5 times now and I pretty much can get around on my own but just was wondering about Uber.

      Thanks so much ,
      Kat (keida84)

      3 Answers Oct 31, 2016 at 9:15 PM
    • chicago during christmas

      by cathibault1312 Online Now Oct 11, 2016 at 12:48 PM

      Hi everyone, I apologize for my english but i figured out that i would get more answers that way. I'm planning on going to Chicago during christmas because my boyfriend is a huge fan of chicago bears. So I wanted to buy him tickets for their last regular season game at home. It is the December 24th and i'm planning on staying until december 27th. But I heard that Chicago during the holiday's is like a ghost town. I was told that there is not much restaurant or bars open on christmas and christmas eve. I don't really care about museums and activities, I just want to know if there's some places we could go to celebrate christmas! Thank you

      5 Answers Oct 13, 2016 at 6:17 AM
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      Mobile phone service and internet

      by sanggano Online Now Sep 11, 2016 at 7:22 AM

      Hi. will be in Chicago this week for one week. Appreciate any info on what mobile phone/ internet service is available in the area and how much would it cost? Need data for Uber and maps. But mobile phone service is the main thing.

      Thank you in advance.

      2 Answers Oct 28, 2016 at 5:44 AM
    • Where to stay in Chicago?

      by Johan81 Online Now Sep 5, 2016 at 10:12 PM


      I´m going to Chicago in October? Where in Chicago do you recommend me to stay, which part of the city?


      29 Answers Oct 6, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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      Free WiFi at this airport?

      by sarahbayle Online Now Sep 3, 2016 at 8:33 AM

      Hello Fellow Travelers: Can anyone remind me if Chicago O"Hare has free WiFi access?
      thank you.

      2 Answers Sep 3, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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      Best brunch spots

      by chattygirl7491 Online Now Sep 2, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      Looking for some brunch spots??
      Looking something super good or unusual.

      3 Answers Sep 7, 2016 at 6:50 PM
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      Get Nerdio Uber - Free ride?

      by SherryM16 Online Now Aug 24, 2016 at 1:07 PM

      Has anyone here tried the free Uber ride from Nerdio here in Chicago? Heard from a pal that they also offer door-to-door Uber (with IT consultation, etc.) all for free. Has anyone tried it? Is it really free? Thanks!


    • Toyota Park Hotel Accommodation

      by flickii Online Now Aug 14, 2016 at 7:26 AM

      Two young adults will be traveling to Chicago area (From Pennsylvania) to attend game at Toyota Park. Will only be staying 1 night. Drive in, go to game, spend night, go to millennium park, return to PA.

      Which is the best area/safest suburb for them to stay for the night? Completely unfamiliar with Chicago area.

      8 Answers Aug 14, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      by FROGGYN Online Now Aug 4, 2016 at 4:11 PM

      My mother and I will be visiting Chicago in the spring of 2017 (mid march). We will have approximately 10 hours to kill. Presuming the weather won't allow much out door events, what is something we could do? We are going to come into Chicago via Amtrak.

      15 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 12:59 PM
    • Mt. Prospect to Chicago

      by tntraveler3819 Online Now Jul 20, 2016 at 1:04 PM

      Hi. My teenage son and I are tagging along with my husband on a business trip he is taking to Mt. Prospect, IL. We will be staying in Mt. Prospect, but my son and I want to travel into Chicago each day to see the sights. We have Navy Pier, Sears/Willis Tower, The Field Museum, Millennium Park, and Wrigley for a Cubs game as must sees on our list. My question is about the transportation, what is the best way for us to get around?? I know there is a 7 day pass that would be the best value for each of us, but is that the same transit system that runs to Mt. Prospect? About how long each day are we looking at being on the train commuting to and from the city? Thanks in advance for your advice!

      3 Answers Jul 21, 2016 at 9:22 AM
    • Old Friends meeting in Chicago

      by JSHR Online Now Jul 13, 2016 at 8:50 PM

      Two rugby games are a catalyst for eight mature chaps to travel from different parts of the globe to meet in Chicago 3 to 7 November 2016. Where should we stay ? Ideally downtown spacious apartments (2/3 ?) would be ideal so we can be together , but own bedrooms , and space to relax and catch up. As a guide we are more 5 star than 4 but nothing too over the top. Any advice much appreciated.

      3 Answers Jul 16, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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      Things to do in Chicago for a Brit :)

      by Uk2us_traveller Online Now Jul 2, 2016 at 6:57 AM

      Hey everyone... I'm travelling to the windy city for the first time in a few weeks and would love any tips for things to see or places to eat/drink or anything that only locals would know about :)
      Any information greatly appreciated (I'm in my 30's)
      Thanks so much

      16 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 1:17 PM
    • Ventra Card

      by bean4bean4 Online Now Jun 14, 2016 at 8:44 AM

      Is it possible to buy the card at O'hare? I'd like to take the blue line from O'Hare to downtown. In fact, I'll stay 5 days in Chicago and would like to use the card from arrival at the airport till departure. I've checked on internet and not sure I can buy the card at an aiport's kiosk.

      2 Answers Jun 14, 2016 at 9:09 AM
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      36 hours in Chicago

      by sarahbayle Online Now Jun 8, 2016 at 7:47 AM

      1. Can anyone comment on the safety of the Super 8 motel near Chicago airport?
      2. I have 36 hours to visit this city end of June and am interested in walking around someplace where I get a feel of the city. Any suggestions where to start?

      11 Answers Jun 21, 2016 at 5:43 AM
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      Transportation from airport

      by ohaiyo Online Now May 26, 2016 at 7:05 PM


      How do I get from O'Hare to Majestic Hotel at 528 West Brompton?


      2 Answers May 26, 2016 at 8:04 PM
    • Transportation

      by travelnut723 Online Now Feb 25, 2016 at 2:47 PM

      Assume a taxa from Amtrak station to O'Hare airport is pretty expensive. Anyone have a "ballpark" figure of what the cost could be? Any alternative modes of transportation

      I know the bus would be a better deal but we would both have luggage
      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2016 at 9:49 PM
    • Transportation

      by JeromeM Online Now Feb 22, 2016 at 7:35 AM

      Cheapest transportation from union station?

      7 Answers Feb 23, 2016 at 6:48 AM
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      Hotel Suite near Navy Pier

      by TrvltheWrld Online Now Feb 14, 2016 at 4:32 PM

      Looking for a Hotel Suite that is within decent walking distance to Navy Pier.  Thinking about booking at the Fairfield Inn on East Ontario Street, how close is that to NP? 

      Also looking to do many activities such as;  the Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, the Chicago Funhouse Maze, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Money Museum, Museum of Broadcast Communications, the Willis Tower and the Michael Jordan statue; is there a special pass we should buy for some or most of these activities?


      5 Answers Feb 17, 2016 at 6:42 AM
    • Chicago Symphony Orchestra ticket for less?

      by sliang1109 Online Now Jan 27, 2016 at 2:07 PM

      Hi Chicago experts - We'd love to attend a CSO classical concert, say we want lower balcony, it's listed $148 at CSO. Any advice on how to obtain tickets for lower price?

      Thank you in advance!

      9 Answers Feb 2, 2016 at 11:10 AM
    • cheap parking in Chicago Downtown?

      by sliang1109 Online Now Jan 20, 2016 at 4:51 PM

      We'll stay in Sheraton Grand hotel downtown for 2 nights in March, but don't want to pay expensive parking fee of the hotel. Are there economical parking options downtown? There has to be a way, right?

      Thank you in advance.

      5 Answers Jan 25, 2016 at 11:31 AM
    • Passport/Airline Ticket Name Mismatch

      by pelz14 Online Now Nov 9, 2015 at 6:55 PM

      I'm traveling from Chicago to Paris via Turkish Airlines this Thursday night, with a 3 hour layover in Turkey.

      My girlfriend originally booked the ticket under my diminutive name, Nick, while my passport and Wisconsin ID display my full name, Nicholas. The ticket was booked through a travel agency, which was kind enough to get Turkish to cancel the original ticket and book the same flight and itinerary under my full name. However, that flight has now gone up in price considerably, so the only option I have left is keeping the original ticket (which wasn't cancelled after the agency realized the price went up).

      Is this going to be major cause for concern? Turkish has repeatedly told me that they do not allow name corrections on tickets purchased electronically. Right now I'm thinking my best bet is to arrive at the airport way ahead of time and bring any and all supporting documents I can and talk to the ticket counter. Here's to hoping I come across a Turkish rep and TSA agent in great moods... Should I be losing sleep?

      5 Answers Nov 10, 2015 at 12:01 PM
    • Hotels near the st patricks day parade route

      by hoats72 Online Now Sep 30, 2015 at 1:50 PM

      I' plan on being in Chicago for the st patricks day parade in march 2016. I am looking for a hotel that includes parking and within 2 miles of the parade route in a safe( I know, it's relative) area. Plan on taking public transportation

      5 Answers Sep 30, 2015 at 6:52 PM

      by XerezZ Online Now Sep 14, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      where is the safest and best place (walking distance to shopping area) to book my one week hotel stay in Chicago, but not too expensive?

      6 Answers Sep 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM
    • Chicago taxi strange receipt

      by kop23 Online Now Aug 30, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      Hi. I've got this in place of a receipt after a driver took me from O'Hare to a downtown location. Can anyone tell if this is real and in case it is who does the driver work for? It was a random driver that convinced me to go with him, nothing was prearranged.


      24 Answers Sep 4, 2015 at 1:12 PM
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      by nelsondb63 Online Now Aug 11, 2015 at 5:05 PM

      I've been in Chicago 14 years ago, I remember we went to a street where you could find many blues clubs. Once you enter on the 1st one you had to pay an entrance fee, then they gave you a wristlet which you could use to get into any of the blues clubs on the same street/area, as many clubs as you wanted. Now I'm going to visit the windy city again and I wonder if anyone knows which is the place/street/area I'm talking about. Is it still exists? Thanks for your help! I'd appreciate it very much

      2 Answers Dec 15, 2015 at 6:13 AM
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      Traveling to and around Chicago for the first time :)

      by RobynH13 Online Now Aug 9, 2015 at 12:18 PM

      Hi. I'm coming into Chicago this week for the first time. I've never navigated public transportation before. I'm headed from O'Hare, to my airbnb downtown, to Soldier Field. I'm petrifield of missing a stop, or not finding the spots I need to go to for the bus/eL. Are they easily navigated by newbies?

      Also, I have to take the UPN (is that right? lol) to Great Lakes the next day.

      Any tips would be appreciated.

      Thanks in advace.

      4 Answers Nov 30, 2015 at 3:51 AM
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      Swimming Pools for Visitors

      by Sharonov Online Now Aug 6, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      Here am I, a Chicagoan, Asking this question: where can my visiting grandkids go to swim in a pool? They've been to the beach, of course, since we live on this big lake. However, their father would like to take them to a pool--and we can't find one that admits people without a membership! The park district requires proof of residence, and for many reasons too long to explain, neither my husband nor I can go with. So.........anybody know of a pool where they can just pay to get in for a few hours?

      The park district, unfortunately, has mostly indoor pools that are extremely regulated. The one near us, for example, closes the pool most of the day for water aerobics, day camp, etc., so that's out.

      5 Answers Sep 4, 2015 at 10:14 AM
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      Public order and safety

      by Oleg_D. Online Now Jul 31, 2015 at 8:35 AM

      Hi dear fellow travelers and especially citizens of Chicago,

      As far as I remember last celebration of July 4 was, let me say, noisy in Chicago. The butcher’s bill was seven shot dead including seven years boy whose father has been arrested forty three times but was never imprisoned and who probably was the real target, plus forty wounded. So, my question is, what areas, blocks of Chicago are safe and what dangerous. What areas white European should never enter, should no enter during dark time and so on.
      I hope central part of the city including area with Chicago Institute of fine arts is relatively safe as any European city.

      Thank you in advance.

      3 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 11:50 AM
    • Suburb near Chicago for Families

      by NancyT26 Online Now Jul 30, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      Traveling to Chicago from Columbus Ohio with a 16 and 6 year old for Labor Day Weekend and looking for a suburb suggestion for safe, nice area to stay with about a half hour rail commute into the city? Thanks in advance for any suggestions :)

      10 Answers Aug 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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      Transportation from Chicago, Illinois to Detroit, Michigan

      by Oleg_D. Online Now Jul 30, 2015 at 4:47 AM

      What is the best (fastest, cheapest) way to get Detroit, Michigan from Chicago, Illinois? Train? Bus? Airplane?

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2015 at 12:15 PM