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      Kailua-Kona Jan 8, 2017 at 1:39 AM

      We live in Perth W.Australia and plan to visit Kona for the Ironman in October (as spectator only) and plan to be there for 2-3 weeks. We regularly spectate at 70.3s and full Ironmans in Australia/Asia, great to watch.

      Can anyone please suggest/recommend good location to stay (and possible condos/hotels/airB&B) within easy reach of start and transitions.

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      Laredo Dec 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

      I'm searching for information on long term parking in Laredo, Tx near the border. Having a hard time finding information on where to park and how much it's likely to cost. Surely someone has done it! Can you give me some info?

      Need to take a taxi from the border to Quetzalcoatl Airport (Nuevo Laredo International). Is that do-able?

      Final question: any idea how long this likely to take? I've got a flight out from Nuevo Laredo International late afternoon and don't know exactly how to plan it, timewise.

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      Between Tallahassee Florida and Summerville SC

      United States of America Jan 8, 2017 at 5:57 PM

      I have a gap of about 4 days between my grandson's graduation in Tallahassee on Friday or Saturday and my granddaughter's wedding in Summerville SC on the following Saturday. Where can I go and stay for four days that is somewhat between Tallahassee and Summerville. I thought of Jekyll Island, St. Simons' Island, or St. Augustine, but I have been to all those places a couple of times. I've also stayed in Hilton Head for a week (hated it), and visited Savannah. I'd rather be in a small place than a big city.


    • Specific Location

      Los Angeles Jan 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Hi. I posted another question about where to stay but am now more specific with areas. We will be going to Universal one day, Warner Brothers tour, doing things near Hollywood Blvd area, and then exploring other tourist things.

      Which area/hotel is better...near Universal City (Studio City hotel) or Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Celebrity hotel), near but off Hollywood Blvd a bit (Days Inn) or Thai Town (Dixie Hotel)? We will have a car but am thinking one of those.
      Have narrowed it down to one of those based on budget and not being too far from Universal and Hollywood Blvd area. We have Hollywood Celebrity booked (but we can cancel).

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      Quaint Cabins

      Vermont Dec 31, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      I am looking to find quaint, funky, off the beaten path cabin lodging in Vermont in October 2017.

      All clues and tips appreciated.

      dan and mary

    • Zion - NP: The Narrows early october

      Zion National Park Dec 27, 2016 at 8:59 AM

      Hello :)

      I found out about the Narrows of the Zion-NP and like to visit it. I will be in Zion NP in early October 2017. Is it possible to visit then?
      I found out you have to walk through the water, how cold and high will it be in October?


    • Traveling to Door County by plane from NC

      Door Creek Jan 3, 2017 at 12:30 PM

      Hello. In August of 2017 we will be traveling from Raleigh Durham Airport, NC to Clark Lake in Door County, WI. We are frequent Southwest Airlines fliers, so we would like to use our Southwest earned miles, but are not sure of the best airport to fly to. We know we will be renting a car to reach Door County from whatever airline we select. We are thinking Green Bay or Milwaukee, but are not sure whether SWA travels to Green Bay, or if the difference in cost would make it more economical to drive a rental from Milwaukee. Looks like a 2 1/2 hr drive from there to Door county. Thanks in advance for any help

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      PHX Car Rental transfers, eating and shopping.

      Phoenix Dec 28, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      i am flying out of Phoenix which is an airport I've not been through previously. Can anyone advise ease of transfer from dropping off (Alamo) car hire and navigating through to Departures Terminal 3? I think it may involve a shuttle - if so how regularly do they run (6:30 - 7:30 am. Travelling alone so no one to share luggage humping with. Potentially I could check in car the night previous and use an airport hotel (would need transfer for that though?) but hoping that traffic will be reasonable at that hour in the morning on a Wednesday even if I had to navigate short stretch of I10 over Salt River? Also too early for breakfast at hotel so any suggestions in Terminal? Guessing that the shopping will be the usual gift oriented and duty free goodies - or should I save back some dollars - wishful thinking that I'll have any!

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      Helicopter flights

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM

      Looking at different deals for helicopter flights,am i better of booking in advancing,or do you think i can organise while i am there? Does anyone have any recomendations as well? Many thanks

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    • Suitable for swimming on Big Island of Hawaii in April?

      Hawaii (Big Island) Dec 28, 2016 at 7:05 PM

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      New Jersey Dec 27, 2016 at 5:53 PM

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      A days road trip - Tucson to Phoenix?

      Arizona Dec 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      I have one day to spend heading back to Phoenix for my flight the following day. Rather than head straight up interstate I had thought about a detour to take in the Salt River area - would really like to get a view of the wild horses there if the chance arose. Could do with final night accommodation within an hour of PHX. Any suggestions for route and places to stay would be welcome. Please bear in mind that I am travelling solo so need to be a little aware of safety. Thanks everyone.

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      Best site for renting house or Condo Short term?

      United States of America Jan 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM

      Figured I had better ask this now, as can't later. My husband and I generally travel with a 5-th wheel trailer, but are considering maybe trying out staying in a condo, apartment, house, etc. short term instead in the coming years. This would be for a 2 - 3 week stay in the US. So far I have found HomeAway and VRBO as possible helpful sources. I would appreciate any advice as to if these are the best ones, and/or are there others that are also valuable sources.

    • Rental Car GPS replacement

      United States of America Jan 12, 2017 at 8:09 AM

      We will rent a car in fall 2017 in the USA for about 3 Weeks.

      I noticed that all the rental companies want to charge arount 150-500$ for a Navigation System. This is really much, compared to the 1500$ rental cost!!

      They will use these standart "window mount" navigation devices i guess.
      We don't want to pay that much, so i was looking for options.

      Would you reccomend buying a GPS in an eletronic store?
      I saw a lot of them for like 80-120$, and if you once have one, you can use it on all your future travels in us

      Since where not from us, a device that tells us the current speed limit would be nice!:)

    • Suggestions while in Alaska

      Alaska Jan 6, 2017 at 1:05 AM

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      Hotel, activities, surfing recommendations?

      Maui Jan 2, 2017 at 4:13 PM

      Hi everyone,

      It's been a while since I've written. Well it's time for another trip. I'm hoping to go to Maui to experience Hawaii for the first time with my husband

      I don't know much about Hawaii. Just know they have great coffee and a great place to learn to surf.

      Does anyone know of a great hotel near the waters with a nice beach that's also near activities like surfing, snorkelling, hiking, kayaking? We like the adventure type of vacations.

      Hopefully to get some ideas and not break the bank.


    • airtrain and E line subway at rush hour

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 8:06 AM

      Our flight from London will arrive into JFK at 4pm. I'm assuming clearing immigration/customs/collecting bags etc will take about an hour or so, meaning we will be trying to leave the airport at rush hour. Our hotel is on 42nd street and only 2 mins walk from Port authority bus station on 42nd so I was planning on getting the airtrain to Jamaica and then getting on the E line subway to 42nd street. Does this sound like a bad idea at rush hour as we will also be travelling with suitcases? There's only 2 of us and I don't want to spend a fortune on transfers, and i'm also aware that the shared transfer vans (go airlink etc) don't have a good reputation, which is why i'm leaning more towards the airtrain/subway at the moment.

      Any advice would be appreciated :-)

    • 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.


    • Lunch time Seattle

      Seattle Jan 2, 2017 at 9:46 AM

      What are some good restaurants for Seattle at lunch time?

    • Suggestions

      Portland Jan 6, 2017 at 12:50 AM

      Planning a trip to Portland USA end of Feb 2017 after my Alaska trip for about 6days. Planning to rent a car to move around while there. Any suggestions as to where I should visit in Portland and mayb any nearby city that its a worth to visit too while there? Hear from you soon and thanks in advance.

    • On-Beach Parking

      by mkz123 Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 8:33 PM

      Are we permitted to park on the sand in any areas of the beach?

      1 Answer Jun 28, 2016 at 7:48 AM
    • Nov. /Dec. weather

      by pantex33 Online Now Nov 2, 2014 at 6:37 AM

      What is the weather like nov./dec? Is it too cold to enjoy the beach. Do many businesses close during this period.

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Sep 4, 2016 at 7:44 AM
    • gulf shore beaches june 2014

      by dawn895 Online Now Apr 26, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      are the gulf shore beaches clean and safe since Katrina? how far is the road trip from new Orleans?

      2 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 7:53 AM
    • Condo Rentals for under 25 year olds

      by MadiO Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 4:41 PM

      me and my friends want to go to Gulf Shores for a vacation, but there are very few sites that will rent to people under 25 years old and the oldest out of our group is 22. Does anybody know of a website or places that will rent to under 25 year olds?

      1 Answer Apr 11, 2014 at 9:49 AM
    • Wheater april

      by germanteresa Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      Is it warm enough to go swimming and to the beach in april ?

      3 Answers Sep 4, 2016 at 7:46 AM
    • Warm enough to swim 5/24 in Gulf Shores?

      by zetaarae Online Now Feb 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      My family and I are booking a trip to Gulf Shores, AL. Looking at Turquoise Place on Orange Beach. The prices are high, but they are not as pricey if we go late in May instead of further into the summer. Curious if anyone knows whether it would it be warm enough to swim the week of 5/24 to 5/31? If not, what's the earliest we could go for swimming? I looked at weather sites, but I live so far away from the beach, I don't really know how to translate that into whether we would freeze in the water or not. Thanks!

      3 Answers Feb 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM
    • Rentals for 18 year olds

      by abbysho2 Online Now Jan 24, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      My girlfriends and I are wanting to go to the gulf shores/orange beach area for our Senior trip. We are goody two shoes so there's no worries with drinking or anything close to that. We just want to go to the beach and soak up the sun. Do you know of anything, literally, house, condo, hotel, townhouse, whatever that would rent to 18 year olds? So far the only thing we have found is the Hampton Inn and Suites. Thank you so much!

      1 Answer Jan 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM
    • Age Requirement for Rental Houses

      by kkeating Online Now Sep 23, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Are there any rental houses that allow girls age 20-23 rent the house without any of them being 25 for spring break?

      1 Answer Sep 24, 2013 at 3:33 AM
    • Monthly rental in march

      by xbc803 Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Does anyone rent for the month in March? We have various grand kids with different Spring Breaks and would love to accommodate all of them during the month.

    • night club

      by bekacu71 Online Now Aug 31, 2013 at 10:13 PM

      Im looking for an 18 and club in gulf shores

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      Does it rain all day?

      by beachtraveler93 Online Now Jul 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      My family and I are leaving to Gulf Shores August 2nd and staying through the 10th. So far the forecast does not look to promising for that sunny vacation we were looking for. When it rains or is in the forecast, does it usually last all day, or is it usually in spurts and then gets sunny? We are looking to get tan and swim and just over all have fun doing beach festivities! Please let me know so we can plan accordingly.

      3 Answers Sep 4, 2016 at 7:49 AM
    • Anyone know of a hotel with jacuzzi suites

      by snoopy13 Online Now Jul 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      Are there any hotels with jacuzzi suites in Gulf Shores?

      1 Answer Jul 27, 2013 at 2:12 PM
    • Wedding

      by SMC24 Online Now Jul 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      We just want to hold a simple ceremony on the Beach with our own officiant, photographer, decorations. We need to find a complex that will allow this and allow use or rental of approximately 10 white chairs. We need accommodations for 15 - 20 rooms.

      Any suggestions?

    • Jellyfish

      by clairecampbell Online Now Jul 10, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      I heard a news report that Jellys are bad in the gulf this year. We leave for Gulf Shores tomorrow. What is the risk of being stung?

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2013 at 7:57 AM
    • Vacation house help

      by KTLOU2000 Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      My family is planning a vacation for the week of September 21 this year. We woud love to come to Gulf Shores. We have some specific needs/wants in a house and are having trouble finding anything that will work. I was hoping someone would have some suggestions. We are looking for a Gulf front home with no less than 4 bedrooms. We would like the house to be pet friendly and have a pool and to pay no more than $3800, if possible. Does anyone have any suggestions on where we could find this? We are hoping to not have to go to another destination. Thank you!!

      2 Answers Mar 29, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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      Baby's First Beach Trip

      by HeatherR16 Online Now Feb 13, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      I am going to Gulf Shores on March 30th for my mom's wedding. It will be my 20 month old's first beach trip. Will it be warm enough to swim?

      3 Answers Sep 4, 2016 at 7:52 AM
    • Best Place to Purchase Fresh Seafood?

      by lovetennis Online Now Jan 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      Would like to cook in, and am looking for the best place to purchase fresh seafood. Is Blalock's good?

      1 Answer Mar 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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      Locals Favorite Restaurants

      by dfoughty Online Now Oct 19, 2012 at 3:50 AM

      What restaurants do Gulf Shores locals enjoy when they want to get away from the crowd?

      2 Answers Jan 10, 2013 at 1:50 PM
    • Gulf Shores for spring break?

      by brooksgolden126 Online Now Sep 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM

      We are considering spending a week in Gulf Shores for spring break and are wanting to know what kind of party scene it has at that time. Would a group of college students want to spend their spring break there?

      1 Answer Sep 4, 2016 at 7:54 AM
    • Recommendations for Fishing with kids, Restaurants, etc

      by Toes14 Online Now Jun 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      My wife & I are taking our daughters the Gulf shores in August. They are 11 & 8. They are interested in trying fishing, but I don't want to spend a ton of money to charter a boat, and I don't have any equipment myself. Is there a fishing pier anywhere close? Or maybe a short fishing excursion on a boat we don't have all to ourselves?

      Also, please provide your restaurant recommendations for a good burger place, a steakhouse, and an italian restaurant. Thanks!

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2012 at 5:43 PM
    • Parking Question

      by Smileitsonlyme Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 6:17 PM

      Ok so here's the deal: A group of us are going to be in Gulf Shores in about a week. We're staying at the Boardwalk. We're going to end up being in 3 cars. My friends are worried about parking. I believe they've been told that Boardwalk only allots 2 parking spots. Any help?


      by LHaivala Online Now Jun 10, 2010 at 6:27 PM

      Im suppose to be staying to Crystal Towers in about 10 days and was wondering how the beaches where looking? How is the smell?? and should I book a vacation somewhere else??

      1 Answer Jun 12, 2010 at 9:28 PM
    • Jellyfish and seaweed

      by MMilam Online Now Jul 5, 2009 at 9:58 AM

      I have just heard from a friend who got back that the Jellyfish and seaweed were terrible. Is this true? We are headed to Fort Morgan the first week of August for our first trip to the beach and don't want the kids getting stung. Also any suggestions of things to do and see.

      1 Answer Jul 2, 2013 at 7:14 AM
    • Crabbing in Gulf Shores

      by oliverl Online Now Jan 28, 2009 at 2:31 PM

      Our family is headed to Gulf Shores this summer for our first beach vacation. As a child, I remember crabbing on our trips to Florida, taking the crabs back to the condo and having a wonderful meal. Is there anywhere to do this in Gulf Shores?

      1 Answer Dec 28, 2012 at 1:38 AM
    • Shelling???

      by wumholtz Online Now Mar 20, 2008 at 2:28 PM

      We are considering spending a week this summer in Gulf Shores and was wanting to know the quality of shelling in the area. We normally go to Marco Island Fl where the shelling is excellent. Any input???

      4 Answers Mar 16, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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      Five days...what to expect in Gulf Shores?

      by eccentricplanet Online Now Mar 10, 2008 at 10:55 AM

      We're on our way to Gulf Shores for spring break with our two gradeschool boys. What's the weather like in mid-March? Will it be warm enough to swim? (I'm up in Iowa shivering in the snow and it's hard to imagine being on a beach right now.) Also, what's going on there in the next few weeks? What should we be sure to do, where should we be sure to eat? We're very interested in good local food. How's the zoo? Any other travel advice would be appreciated--we want to be sure to get the most out of our visit (which will of course include plenty of beach time).


      6 Answers Mar 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM
    • Gulf Shore Lodging Question

      by dcpowell8234 Online Now Feb 5, 2007 at 10:13 AM

      We will be visiting the Gulf Shore area in May of `07. We have never been there before. I have been looking through the VRBO website and am thinking about booking a room for the two of us at "Golf Shores Surf & Racquet Club" or "Golf Shores Plantation". Does anyone have any input on these properties?
      Would you recommend we stay in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan or somewhere else? We don't really swim or sun bathe, but we want a place where we can play golf, play shuffleboard and site see. Also, what kind of weather can we expect in mid-May?
      I welcome all suggestions. Thank you!!

      2 Answers Mar 21, 2008 at 6:26 AM
    • Honeymoon

      by donnah06 Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 7:44 PM

      My fiance and I are getting married September 30, 2006. He is a huge nascar and for part of our honeymoon, we are going to Talladega Superspeedway for the truck race on 10/7/06 and the cup race on 10/8/06... Since we are already gonna be in AL, we are talking about heading down to Gulf Shores / Mobile. My question is to how everything has been rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina... Are there still things to do and is the beach nice or is it still very evident that a hurricane came through a year ago? Also, if you could give advice as to what might be good tourist attractions especially for newlyweds that would be great, as well as good hotels... Thank you in advance for responding to my question... Looking forward to hearing what you have to say....

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2006 at 11:50 AM
    • Shrimp Festival?

      by JoyBear Online Now Aug 10, 2005 at 6:38 AM

      Thinking of driving fown for it this year? Has anyone ever attended it? Is it fun? Good seafood?

      1 Answer Sep 16, 2005 at 10:05 PM
    • Beach Camping

      by drwcp Online Now Mar 8, 2005 at 7:50 PM

      Can you camp on the beach at Gulfshores?

      1 Answer Mar 18, 2005 at 9:42 PM