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    • Jasma's Profile Photo

      new york or orlando

      United States of America 14 hours ago

      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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      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 Yesterday

      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 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

    • 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!

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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.

    • Flightseeing from Fairbanks, AK

      by agracething Online Now Jul 1, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      what is the best flight service to experience the true far north - maybe a mail bush plane?

      5 Answers Jul 3, 2015 at 11:16 AM
    • Where can I buy Native arts and crafts?

      by rezroaney Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      I want to purchase arts and crafts from local natives. Is there a co-op for selling local crafts?

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM
    • Vacation in November

      by rickdeleo Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      Would I have enough to do in Fairbanks for 5 night visit in November?

      2 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 12:33 AM
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      northern lights

      by fahad1 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      can i go by myself to see the northern lights? (traveling alone)

      just get a week off work, so planning to book a flight for tomorrow (12 oct 2013) if I can do all activity's by my self.
      I called 3 tours company and all of theme cant do anything before the 1st of November 2013

      15 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 1:01 AM
    • Campgrounds to see the northern lights

      by tammai0911 Online Now Aug 9, 2013 at 6:23 AM

      Hello there, my friends and I will be in Fairbanks for 5 days in mid-September and hoping to see the northern lights. I was wondering if anyone knows a good place to view the lights. I heard about Chena Hot spring but I was thinking more of campgrounds where we can build a campfire on our own and wait for the lights every night we're in Fairbanks. I want to keep it affordable by just driving to a campgrounds and wait for the lights each night. Please let me know of any recommendation for this. Thanks so much!

      2 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 1:26 AM
    • Luggage Storage in Fairbanks

      by marygeorgecaleb Online Now Apr 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      My husband and I will be ending a cruisetour in Fairbanks and will leave the next day for a 3-day Arctic Ocean tour. The day after our return, we will fly back home. We do not want to pay for a hotel room just to store our luggage for two days. Does anyone know of a place where we can store luggage for a reasonable price?

      3 Answers Apr 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM
    • Road condition

      by keiyin Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      I will be in Fairbanks in the first week of April and would like to go to Chena Hot Springs. How's the road condition? Is it feasible to drive a rental car (ecnomy style) there? Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM
    • Northern Lights

      by sjyoung Online Now Jan 9, 2013 at 5:34 AM

      I will be in Fairbanks in middle of February looking for the lights. I was under the impression that this year would the a high season in the cycle. Have the sightings been better this year then in the past?

      2 Answers Jan 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM
    • Aurora and Ice Art Festival 2012

      by wilma11 Online Now Aug 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

      Planning to stay at the Aurora Borealis Inn from 2/25-3/1. Need a place to stay near Fairbanks for the Ice Art Festival from 3/2-8. Would appreciate any recommendations (prefer small hotel or bed and breakfast.

      3 Answers Feb 28, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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      Northern Lights during Labor Day?

      by CruisingGoddess Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

      I am disembarking a cruise in Seward on Aug. 31st and have 3 nights to spend in Alaska before heading home. I was thinking about heading up to Fairbanks for 2 nights over Labor Day weekend to try and catch the Northern Lights. But from what I've read, it sounds like my chances are "slim" of seeing them, right? Fairbanks is quite a trek from Seward so would it make more sense for me to see more of the Kenai Peninsula or go to Denali given the limited time I have?

      Fairbanks sounds like a lovely place but I think I'd be really disappointed if I head up there and didn't see the Northern Lights. Maybe I should come back during the winter to increase my chances? Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

      5 Answers Apr 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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      Taxi Fare

      by StayLonger Online Now Feb 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM

      Hi all,

      Heading to Fairbanks in September as part of a Princess cruise. We'll be coming in a day early and would like to eat at the Pumphouse for dinner. It looks fantastic!

      Does anyone have any idea what the taxi fare from the Princess Lodge hotel to the Pumphouse would be?



      1 Answer Feb 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM
    • Purchasing a gift voucher from Australia

      by doveagle Online Now Nov 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM

      My son is living in Fairbanks and I'd like to purchase a gift voucher for a store in Fairbanks, probably a department store or men's clothing, to send rather than presents. Can anyone suggest a store that I might be able to contact & arrange a gift voucher over the net? Or even an internet gaming store. Thanks, Susan

      1 Answer Dec 5, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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      April trip to view Auroras

      by guod7 Online Now Feb 13, 2011 at 9:31 AM

      I am trying to contact Aurora Borealis Lodge but having no luck, Does anyone know if they are still open? Closed for the season or what?
      Also Chena Resort comes across as an expensive place to stay but other than the two places I've mentioned is there another good/great viewing option outside of town?
      I have also looked into renting a car and staying in town at Best Western Chena River and just driving out of town each night I'm there. I read Ester (?) Hill is a good viewing site...any others I might want to consider?
      Thanks in advance for your help.

      4 Answers Feb 16, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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      Campgrounds in Fairbanks and Anchorage

      by Rene48 Online Now Aug 9, 2010 at 3:04 AM

      There are several RV-Parks in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Can somebody recommend a special campground (also over all Alaska)?

    • What to Wear?

      by nrt1179 Online Now Aug 8, 2008 at 4:46 AM

      I will be going to Fairbanks late February, early March of '09. I know it will be really cold. I plan to buy the proper attire needed, but I am not sure what all I will need. I have heard the temps will be -30's. Is this correct? Any suggestions on how to dress for day and night? Also, I plan to stay at Chena Hot Springs Resort to try and catch the Northern Lights. Any other suggestions of "must see's" in the area?

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2008 at 12:43 AM
    • Viewing the Aurora from Fairbanks area

      by bobandwinnie Online Now Jun 27, 2008 at 9:45 AM

      We are planning a trip to Fairbanks to view the Aurora. This has been a long-time wish for my wife, and we want it to be memorable, if possible. We are focusing on the new moon phase in February or March next year. I have looked at the Bettles Lodge web site and was interested in any comments someone might have about that location, or others, that would give us the best viewing opportunity. We have reviewed the Fairbanks/Alaska brochures, but we would also like your first-hand opinion on events in the Fairbanks area that time of year. Should we try to visit Anchorage, for example? We are thinking about staying for ten days to two weeks.
      Thanks for your help!

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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      Wildfire concerns!

      by alaskalinda47 Online Now Jun 25, 2007 at 6:32 AM

      Am flying into Anchorage tomorrow night and was planning on heading north to Fairbanks. Am very concerned about all of the wildfires. Any advice would certainly be greatly appreciated. Thanks all. Linda

    • Aviation Museum

      by sericcio Online Now Apr 14, 2007 at 11:28 AM

      Museum web site needs to post an actual address so you can get driving directions from mapquest. The PO Box does not help me any. Suggest to put mailing address and location of museum on web page

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2007 at 8:49 PM
    • Fairbanks in Early April

      by FrankieNC Online Now Feb 10, 2007 at 6:03 PM

      My daughter will be in Juneau on April 1. I'm thinking of flying my wife to Fairbanks(not permanantly)and having my daughter fly from Juneau to meet her. Both have never been to Alaska before, and will have 5 days to sightsee. First, is Fairbanks best "home base" for their excursions? Second, they are not interested in "Indian" things, but "nature". My daughter is a ecological biologist. They want to see mountains and wildlife.
      Suggestions for itineraries are welcome. Any part of Denali open in April?
      Thanks for your responses.

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2007 at 8:33 PM
    • weather!

      by tom.and.dee Online Now Dec 19, 2006 at 7:00 AM

      hey there, a friend and I are planning a visit to fairbanks, and we'll be there in summer. (actually early may to late august) how cold is it in summer?

      3 Answers Dec 28, 2006 at 2:03 AM
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      Artic Circle Day Trips 21 June 2007

      by macman2004uk Online Now Sep 4, 2006 at 11:34 AM

      Hi I am in Alaska next year, but on June 21 & June 22 I will be in Fairbanks.
      I have bee looking for a tour "Artic Circle Tours" most of them leave at 06:30am arriving back at around midnight, (arriving back is not the problem) its the departure time, I am looking for something that leaves mid afternoon drive.
      Fly up and drive back, leaving mid afternoon.
      Would it be possible for to drive ourselves up and back?
      But idealy we would like a tour.
      Any help or ideas please.
      John Robert McNally
      (John Mac)
      Monday September 4, 2006
      @ 19:35 hrs GMT

      2 Answers Feb 8, 2009 at 7:27 AM
    • Northern Lights

      by gerrywright Online Now Jun 24, 2006 at 8:09 AM

      Can the northern lights be seen in July? ..advise on how to see. Will be in Fairbanks July 15.

      1 Answer Jun 25, 2006 at 6:26 PM
    • Looking for travel partners

      by JoyceMayfield Online Now Jun 12, 2006 at 4:34 PM

      Hi, I am based in Fairbanks for the next two months, if anyone is traveling and needs an extra person to reduce costs or just to travel with I am open to meeting you.

      I am especially interested in visiting/bakcpacking in the Artic refuge and Denali. I would love to go on a fishing expedition, backpacking or any other exciting outdoor journey that you can find in AK.

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      getting to UAF for northern lights viewing

      by Marcos_B Online Now Feb 9, 2006 at 3:56 PM

      Hi !

      I will be arriving in Fairbanks on march 17th to try to see the northern lights. If I choose a downtown hotel, how easy is it to get to the university campus to watch the show ? Are buses available or taxis are the only way to get to it at that time ? In the case taxi is the only option what would be the approximate fare ? Do you have any suggestion of hotel/hostel within walking distance of the campus ? I thank you all in advance.


      1 Answer Feb 9, 2006 at 5:16 PM
    • Fairbanks luggage storage

      by smiler_girl Online Now Feb 5, 2006 at 8:38 PM


      Myself and 2 friends are arriving in Fairbanks airport at lunchtime and we are staying in the Tanana Valley, so we wanted to go into town first, wander around, grab some evening dinner etc before heading out to Grandview B&B for the night. Thing is we want to store our luggage somewhere so we don't have to drag it around with us all day - I couldn't find anything at the bus depot and we didn't really want to head back out to the airport. Is there anywhere in town we can store it for about 5-6-7 hours?!?!

      Has anyone got any suggestions? or will it be easier to go from airport to our B&B (they will pick us up from the airport or somewhere in town - we just got to tell them) and then get a taxi into town and back again (which doesn't bother us - just looking for the most effective way of doing this).

      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Feb 10, 2006 at 2:10 AM
    • fairbanks mid february

      by kennabrew Online Now Jan 14, 2006 at 3:22 PM

      opinions wanted on Ranch Motel vs Best Western. Ranch has great weekly rate but no postings on traveller's reviews...
      My desire is to see the Northern Lights. For daytime activities looks like I will take in the Gold Run sledding, an ice hockey game, U of Alaska, Ice sculpting... I haven't a clue how to drive in snow/ice/freeze so plan to make use of public transportation.
      My concept of cold is august in San Francisco, so, what might be a good idea in terms of sitting/standing around in the dead of night, looking for auroras and "being warm enough" while doing so?
      Also, considering a side-trip to the arctic... Like overnight?

      1 Answer Jan 17, 2006 at 2:25 AM
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      Low-Cost (LastMinute?) fairbanks->Barrow round trip

      by yaaqov Online Now Nov 5, 2005 at 6:15 AM

      I would like to find a low cost, maybe last-minute, round trip from fairbanks to Point Barrow for 1-2 days.
      Where can I find low cost, maybe last-minute, air tickets?
      (office / hut / desk, dealing with low cost /last-minute air tickets)
      where can I find it?

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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      Housing Availability

      by PorkTeriyaki Online Now Sep 8, 2005 at 2:34 PM

      I see a lot of jobs available in Fairbanks (esp. in hospitals where I'd like to work). But what about housings? What are the costs & availabilities of efficiencies & 1-bdrm apts?

      3 Answers Jan 23, 2006 at 1:43 AM
    • Northern Lights & accomadation

      by smiler_girl Online Now Sep 6, 2005 at 12:12 AM


      Myself and 2 friends will be heading to Fairbanks March 2006 to see the Northern Lights. Yes I know it will be very cold, we are prepared for that. Hence the reason we are only staying 3 days in Fairbanks - hopefully we will get at least one nights viewing.

      The question I have is whether we should go and do a night tour to see the lights, or find (from a local) the best location to see them. I am not really sure what is the best option. We wont have a car (we will be flying into Fairbanks) so we need to be able to easily get around (I guess).

      Any assistance or helpful hints anyone can provide would be GREATLY appreciated.

      Also I need to find a good place to stay for the 3 of us. Nice and warm - yet not 5 star hotel prices. I guess cheap as you can get but nice - we will be on a budget which we have to start saving for now.

      Thanks in advance.

      4 Answers Dec 10, 2005 at 12:09 PM
    • Smoke in Area

      by greybeardhokie Online Now Aug 6, 2005 at 10:26 AM

      we are traveling to Faribanks next week. Where is smoke coming from?


      4 Answers Aug 11, 2005 at 5:51 PM