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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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      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?

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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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    • 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?

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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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      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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    • 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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    • best RV Campground

      by JimR73 Online Now Aug 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM

      We plan to visit Glacier NP in early September staying in our travel trailer. We were planning to stay at the KOA Saint Mary on the East side. NOw we are finalizing the plans and considering the KOA in West Glacier. Any iinformation or opinions is appreciated

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2016 at 11:09 AM
    • Trailhead to trailhead shuttle

      by Luke-dog Online Now Aug 11, 2016 at 8:29 PM

      Is it possible to arrange a shuttle from trailhead to trailhead to close the loop on a backpacking trip? Thinking I want a ride for two from Kintla Lake back to Waterton Park trailhead.

    • Drive from Seattle to Glacier National Park

      by mdees2000 Online Now Aug 1, 2016 at 7:38 PM

      Driving from Seattle to GNP in November. Wondering what the road conditions and weather will be like. Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. Thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 2, 2016 at 12:23 PM
    • Best route to Glacier from Banff

      by MarkE147 Online Now Dec 7, 2015 at 5:39 PM

      In mid to late June, we're going to visit Banff & Jasper first, then drive to Glacier. What are the pros & cons of the west route (via 95/93 to Kalispell) versus the eastern approach (via 2/89 to St. Marys)? Since we will have multiple days in the area, I'm more interested in thoughts about the scenery on the routes and road conditions rather than where to stay and what to see once we are at the park.
      Thanks.

      7 Answers Dec 28, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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      end September-October Visit

      by gerryexide Online Now Aug 14, 2015 at 8:40 AM

      Hello,

      What kind of weather can we expect for a visit by end Sept to 1st wk of Oct 2015?

      Thanks to give tips..

      Gerry

      7 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 10:44 AM
    • Suggestions for trip to Canmore

      by bendtraveler7 Online Now Jul 30, 2015 at 8:07 AM

      We are 2 senior couples who be traveling from Billings Montana to Canmore Alberta. We intent to go through Glacier National Park and Waterton National Park on the way, the first week of August. Any suggestions of what to see, where to stop and where to eat?

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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      Park on Fire

      by Dymphna1 Online Now Jul 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      There are over 4,000 acres on fire. St. Mary's is in danger of the fire. One historic cabin has been consumed. Some roads are closed at Big Bend. Parts of the park have been evacuated.

      4 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 12:07 PM
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      Driving from Seattle to Glacier National Park in June

      by Jagjita Online Now May 23, 2015 at 10:39 AM

      I'm planning a 5 day trip from Seattle to West side of GNP. Can someone please help with answers to the following queries,

      1) Is driving from Seattle to GNP safe in early June. Would all the roads be open? What type of vehicle should i rent? Would a normal 2 wheel sedan be ok?
      2) I'm planning to stay in Kallispell and drive to West side for day trips and come back to base. Any suggestions if this is a good idea?
      3) My father who is 70 years old is accompanying me so hiking is ruled out. Any suggestions on what can we cover by road and any must see locations?

      Thanks

      Regards

      J

      7 Answers May 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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      Driving/parking in glacier

      by Buckeyerunner34 Online Now Jul 15, 2014 at 12:04 AM

      My friend and I are backpacking through glacier September 18 - September 22. We will be exiting through sperry trailhead. My question is 1. Is there parking near sperry trailhead or somewhere close enough that we can hike there reasonably. 2. Since the free shuttles will be down by our dates are there other forms of transportation available to take us to either our car or hotel on going the sun road? Thank you.

      8 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 10:45 AM
    • Canoeing on lakes in park

      by gofedler Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 7:38 PM

      Which lake has the best view for canoeing

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2014 at 4:35 AM
    • Waterfall room

      by fuzzybug05 Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 7:57 AM

      where is the waterfall room in Glacier National Park located?

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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      Which is a better boat tour?

      by Daisylove Online Now May 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

      I am going for a vacation at the Glacier National Park. There are a few boat tours , namely McDonald Lake, Two Medicine Lakes, St Mary Lake & Many Glacier. We are going to choose 1 cruise among the 4. May I know which cruise give the best scenic view? Thanks

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2014 at 2:09 PM
    • Stoney Indian Pass

      by kaplaw Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      What kind of snow accumulation can I expect going over Stoney Indian Pass in early July?

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM
    • Ideal Date to Visit

      by BobDole Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 7:22 AM

      What is the best time to visit the park for hiking this year? I am hoping to go first week in august.

      3 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 4:58 PM
    • Yellowstone to Glacier National Park

      by GloriaRitchie Online Now Mar 21, 2014 at 7:37 AM

      We are driving from Yellowstone to Glacier towing a 20 ft travel trailer. We are concerned as to the elevation and the roads going up. Looks like we will be taking 15 to Helena and 287 to 89.

      1 Answer Mar 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM
    • where to stay 34' rv

      by mocsabj Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      planning a trip to Glacier N P. staying in Fish creek campground, either loop A or B.
      would one be better than the other for a 34' rig?

    • Where and how?

      by Bsmith11 Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 8:36 PM

      I want to plan a week long trip to Glacier this July. Where would you recommend I go? What permits and reservations do I need? And how do I obtain them?

      Thanks
      Brad

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 5:13 AM
    • Campground reservation

      by Barb540 Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Is it too early to make campsite reservation's for mid August,,we will be pulling a small trailer and plan to stay 5 to 6 days. Thanks

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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      Camp in Many Glacier or St. Mary's campground?

      by jennyzichterman Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      We are planning a week-long visit to Glacier in July of 2014. We will spend 3 nights at Fish Creek and then 4 nights on the east side of the park. We would love to stay in Many Glacier CG but arriving early with our gear and kids could be difficult. Is it worth the extra effort to stay in Many Glacier or is a reservable site in St Mary's CG nearly as good?

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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      Places to stay

      by rickd11 Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM

      Going to Glacier in early May. I understand that everything may not be full swing, but what would be the closest city to the park that has bars and restaurants that are open. Any hotel suggestions by name would be much appreciated.

      Thanks, Rick

      5 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 6:04 AM
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      Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet

      by redbikegirl Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 5:38 AM

      Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet will start taking reservations on Monday, October 28th. Both Chalets fill up quickly so if you're planning on visiting Glacier next year and considered hiking and staying at one of these historic chalets, make reservations soon. We've stayed overnight at Sperry and hiked to Granite Park Chalet and both are well worth the visit.
      hikinginglacier.blogspot.com...

      3 Answers Oct 23, 2013 at 5:32 AM
    • Backcountry backpacking trip

      by scharbarth37 Online Now Oct 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      5 (college seniors) guys all in good/great physical shape with little to no backpacking experience but lots of outdoor experience are looking to take a backcountry backpacking trip in Glacier National Park. We're looking to spend 5 days and 4 nights (could be flexible) around the first week of June. Any advice would be great as we're just starting to research for the trip.

      5 Answers Jan 5, 2014 at 8:44 AM
    • Group with Campers and Kids

      by scotpettit Online Now Sep 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      We are planning a trip for next summer from Seattle. There are 3 groups with med to small trailers and several kids. It will be our first visit to Glacier. What is the best campground for trailers and kids when coming from the west; preferably one which takes reservations. Our thought is to stay there a few nights and explore the park. We have more time, are there other areas of Montana good to explore? Our last stop will be Farragut State Park so something in between would be nice.

      2 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 7:51 AM
    • North Circle Loop aka: Many Glacier Loop

      by Honkyfire Online Now Sep 11, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      Anyone hitting this trail Sept 13 - 18? Me and two ys are. We are just as wondering who's coming.

    • Camping at seasonally closed campgrounds?

      by bikecamper888 Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Has anyone had experiences with camping at campgrounds in Glacier that are closed seasonally? My partner and I are going there next week, and a couple of the places we'd planned to go (Avalanche, Rising Sun) will be closed for the season. We'll be on bicycles, so getting around barriers won't be a problem. We're also prepared for bears. But are campgrounds regularly checked by park staff? Thanks!

      6 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM
    • giardia danger

      by chrisengdahl Online Now Aug 26, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      does lake mcdonald contain giardia?

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 2:22 AM
    • Overnight parking

      by LarryBr Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Can you leave a hard sided travel trailer in Fish Creek campground unattended for the night? We have reservations, but we are going to do a back-country hike. If not, where can you park a trailer to go hiking overnight?

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      lodging in sept

      by steve1959 Online Now Aug 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

      Planning to visit glacier the second week of Sept and was wondering if hotel rooms would be available on short notice? Not sure what day we will arrive and would like to just get rooms as we go.

      3 Answers Aug 22, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    • Is this too ambitious a hike?

      by arud5 Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      I'm planning on leaving from Logan's pass, taking the Highline trail to the chalet, then going through switcurrent pass to many glacier, and finally heading to cracker lake to spend the night. Is that too much for one day?

      3 Answers Jan 13, 2014 at 5:29 AM
    • Bear Spray

      by GPrud Online Now Jul 31, 2013 at 5:36 AM

      I plan to pick up bear spray near West Glacier for a back country hike starting on August 6. I'd welcome ideas on how to acquire it economically. Can I mail it home after the trip? I can't check it on the plane.

      13 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 8:04 AM