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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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      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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    • 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.

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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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    • moving to Columbia

      by Denisebell Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      If I wanted to move to Columbia sc today are there places that can help me with housing without a 30-day proof of housing in south Carolina

    • Visiting Columbia

      by Yourladya Online Now Mar 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      We want to visit Columbia from Atlanta for a weekend excursion. We are a 30-something married couple that want to relax and just enjoy the city. What would be some nice places to stay,see and eateries to try?

      Thank you.

    • im looking to buy a home outright near columbia

      by crystal818 Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

      any advice..i never lived in s.carolina before,i know nothing of the culture,or safe areas to live in. how is the employment for truck drivers ?????

      2 Answers Jan 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM
    • Are there any over 30 poetry/jazz lounges?

      by 1markgee Online Now Dec 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Are there any laid-back type jazz and/or poetry lounges?

    • dwkelly

      by dwkelly Online Now Feb 19, 2006 at 7:21 AM

      i'm looking for a great place to stay next/near the colonial center

      1 Answer Mar 6, 2006 at 12:29 PM
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      Where to stay?

      by ZanieOR Online Now Jan 30, 2005 at 10:14 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Columbia for my son's boot camp graduation from Fort Jackson in April (dates yet to be determined). There's not much actual information from VTers about lodging here. Does anyone have any suggestions as far a decent place with good transportation to the fort. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2005 at 6:49 AM
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      Hot, what else?

      by Brijb20 Online Now Nov 4, 2004 at 2:47 PM

      I'll be visiting Columbia sc with my wife early May 05. I've already gathered that it's a hot city. How are the Pubs and Bars, especially East of the river downtown. We'll be in the Best Western Governors House hotel so anywhere around there will be cool. What else could we do in and around town for a few days. Cheers

      3 Answers Mar 11, 2005 at 9:12 AM
    • City Comparison - conservatism

      by strawberrieee Online Now Sep 13, 2004 at 10:16 AM

      I am relocating to either Richmond, VA or Columbia, SC. I would like to know which city is more conservative. Columbia seems to be more liberal because it has at least 1 alternative weekly. I have visited both cities for only a couple of days. Conservatism is gauged by generally accepted dress, receptiveness to novel ideas, different types of people, and general tolerance of all people. Also, how is the racial climate?

      1 Answer Dec 5, 2006 at 7:25 AM
    • Moving to Columbia

      by Aloha04 Online Now Jun 28, 2004 at 11:13 AM

      I will be moving to Columbia ths fall, and would love for anyone to let me know what to expect out of the little city? Perhaps some hot spots, nice restaurants, pubs, etc. I would love to know more.

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2004 at 11:07 AM
    • The Walking Tour of Columbia

      by nomorewars Online Now Aug 26, 2003 at 4:07 AM

      My time in Columbia, & in South Carolina as well, is sadly coming to an end. I would like to thank all of you who had made my stay here memorable, & who had took me up on my many offers to show you around Columbia. My final walking tour of Columbia is coming near (September 5th), so if you would like to be apart of it then let me know. There are three slots still available (free of charge). I never thought the day would come, but it is creeping up on me every day. Soon my sojourn here will be another closed chapter of my life.