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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

    • 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?

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

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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!

    • Visiting Kona for Ironman Oct 2017

      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.

      Many thanks. Penny

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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.


      5 Answers Jan 3, 2017 at 1:17 PM
    • Suitable for swimming on Big Island of Hawaii in April?

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

      Can anyone tell me about water temps in Kona/Kohala area during mid-April? Is it warm enough for swimming and snorkeling?

      3 Answers Dec 29, 2016 at 1:17 PM
    • Where to go in order

      Hawaii (State of) Dec 16, 2016 at 11:04 PM

      Hi guys,
      we are going to Hawaii for my wife's 30th.

      we are going to


      We are going to start in Honolulu then fly to Maui then go to Kaui then back to Honolulu for our international flight back.

      Is this the best way to go or would you switch it?

      Obviously have to start in Honolulu cause we land there!

      We were looking at doing 3 nights in each place what are people's thoughts ? we are active and will pack in plenty in a short period


      9 Answers Dec 18, 2016 at 11:06 AM
    • Where to go for 30 yr old couple

      Hawaii (State of) Dec 11, 2016 at 8:34 PM

      HI Guys,
      We are going to Hawaii in April for my wives 30th birthday - We are a active couple from Australia and love adventure / diving and we are trying to figure out where we go should go!

      Any advice would be amazing!

      7 Answers Dec 13, 2016 at 12:05 PM
    • How far out from travel date do you book airfare ?

      Kauai Dec 7, 2016 at 6:51 PM

      I'm going to Kauai the beginning of May, and am comparing airfares now. How far out from the trip should I book in order to get the cheapest airfare ? I'm flying from the east coast. Thanks !

      6 Answers Dec 8, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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      First time Hawaii visit

      Kauai Dec 1, 2016 at 11:32 AM

      Hello! We are visiting Hawaii for the first time and I am having some logistics problems !
      I have booked 5 nights at Disney's Aulani Resort on O'ahu... had too do that part first,
      rooms were disappearing. My question is:

      • Kauai before or after O'ahu?
      • Can we fly into Honolulu...then jump over to Kauai ( Hawaiin Air?) then fly directly

      back home from there, Kauai - Chicago? Is there a better/cheaper way to do this?

      • Most popular area of Kauai to stay in? East , West, North, or South? for walkability,

      restaurants, beaches, etc?

      Any other tips?

      6 Answers Feb 15, 2017 at 11:10 AM
    • Lodging near Volcano, HI

      Hawaii (Big Island) Nov 10, 2016 at 10:45 AM

      Good places to stay for two nights at about $100.00?


      11 Answers Nov 12, 2016 at 1:02 PM
    • Local eateries

      Kailua-Kona Nov 8, 2016 at 4:10 PM

      Where do locals like to eat in this area

      4 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 1:38 PM
    • Anniversary dinner location?

      Hawaii (Big Island) Nov 5, 2016 at 8:25 PM

      When we visit the Big Island, Hawaii, this spring, our daughter and her husband will celebrate their 20th anniversary. Where should they have their celebration dinner that night?

      6 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 8:59 PM
    • Big Island Mauna Kea Beach

      Hawaii (Big Island) Nov 4, 2016 at 10:28 AM

      How do you access the beach at Mauna Kea if you aren't staying at the hotel?

      1 Answer Nov 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM
    • October 14-22

      Oahu Sep 29, 2016 at 1:32 AM

      Hello :D

      I am planning to rent a car and go around Oahu! If anyone is around and would like to join and divide the cost, let me know! I am also down for sharing accommodations as well. :]

      1 Answer Sep 29, 2016 at 2:55 AM
    • October 14-22

      Oahu Sep 29, 2016 at 1:32 AM

      Hello :D

      I am planning to rent a car and go around Oahu! If anyone is around and would like to join and divide the cost, let me know! I am also down for sharing accommodations as well. :]

      1 Answer Sep 29, 2016 at 2:55 AM
    • Planning first trip to Hawaii (Late 50s) for older couple (no GOLF!)

      Hawaii (State of) Sep 6, 2016 at 8:01 AM

      We worked really hard to retire. Finally happened this week. Looking to go someplace we've never been before. She's never been to Hawaii. I've only been on business or Military. And that was decades ago. Looking to experience "off the beaten track" Hawaii. Places tourists usually never see. 7 days, $20k budget. Not looking for outrageous spa packages or "nosebleed" priced luxury hotels. Hoping to find nicely appointed beach cottage close to cool sights. Want "Hawaii Coolness" and great scenery/food. Suggestions for island, hotels, restaurants appreciated! Will even document trip to share on site with others! She's stood with me through thick and thin. This is her dream. Help me make it her reality!

      7 Answers Sep 10, 2016 at 12:50 PM
    • Helicopter fares

      Kailua-Kona Sep 5, 2016 at 1:06 PM

      A group of us are staying in Kona from October. 16- 26. We are looking to do helicopter tour and looking for best bang for buck. Any help much appreciated.


      3 Answers Sep 6, 2016 at 1:19 PM
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      Best Camping in Kauai

      Kauai Sep 5, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Husband and I want to do 4 nights in Kauai, then head to Maui. It will be around Christmas, probably December 25 to December 30 in Kaui, then December 30-January 4 in Maui. We want to tent camp to save money, and spend what we save on a rental car, but I'm open for suggestions for cheap cabin accommodations. I've been researching the cabins at Koke'e State Park, Tent Camping at Camp Sloggett (they have a hot shower, which I found appealing, but there are some mixed reviews). Any suggestions for beach camping? Since we have a car should we stay on the beach instead as it will be warmer? We love hiking, which is why I was thinking Koke'e, but I also want to explore some cute towns and enjoy the beaches. Never been to Hawaii, but we are from Alaska so roughing it is not a problem for us, lol!

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      is 5 days too long in Yellowknife in December?

      Hawaii (State of) Aug 14, 2016 at 4:15 AM

      Hi. My my mom and I will be going to Yellowknife in December hoping to see the northern lights. Initially, we are planning a 5 day trip to maximise our chance to see the lights but now I am having second thoughts if that 5 days is too long especially with -30 to -40 C weather. We will be renting the full winter outfit during our whole stay but I am worried that it won't still be enough to go out for a long period of time even with proper layering. What do you think? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.

      1 Answer Aug 14, 2016 at 5:20 AM
    • Gyms/health clubs in Princeville

      Kauai Aug 7, 2016 at 7:36 PM

      Maybe I'm being a bit optimistic, but I plan on going to the gym during my Kauai vacation. Will be staying in a condo in Princeville. A google search turns up gyms in Kapaa, but none in Princeville. The nearby hotels require the purchase of a day pass to use their gyms, but it isn't worth the money ($50 - $250/day) considering all I want to do is use the gym. Does anyone know of any gyms in Princeville/Hanalei? Thank you!

    • Travel Agency for Hawaii

      Hawaii (Big Island) Aug 4, 2016 at 7:09 PM

      Is reliable in terms of customer service?

      2 Answers Aug 5, 2016 at 1:59 PM
    • New Years Eve - Maui

      Maui Aug 1, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Hi All,
      Has anyone as a solo traveller spent NYE in Maui. Im going there solo for a trip over Christmas and New Year, part Hostel and part Air BnB. Any suggestions, please let me know. I also know that it's Maui and just watching the sunset will be special enough. Cheers Guys. Alison

      3 Answers Aug 4, 2016 at 1:29 PM
    • Transport

      Wailea Jul 9, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      What type of transport is there around from Wailea to Maalaea

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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      Cruising into Kauai and Maui, things to do?

      Hawaii (State of) Jul 2, 2016 at 8:48 AM

      Our cruise is stopping in these two locations and as yet we haven't booked any excursions. I'm looking for advice on things to do or see/ beaches to visit that are not too far from where the cruise ship docks. We will be there end of September.

      4 Answers Jul 10, 2016 at 12:14 PM
    • Best Hikes in Oahu

      Oahu Jun 6, 2016 at 10:40 AM

      Last year we had a pleasure to hike Captan's Cook trail in the Big Island. It is a difficult long trail that takes you down to an incredible swimmable lagoon. Any recommendations for great hikes in Oahu?
      Thank you!!

    • Deep Flat Water sandy beach

      Oahu Jun 6, 2016 at 10:36 AM

      Hello! We are strong swimmers looking for deep-flat-water beaches in Oahu. We are going to stay in Waikiki, but we're renting a car and will travel throughout the island. Waikiki is a little too shallow to our taste. Any recommendations? Thank you!!!

      5 Answers Jul 30, 2016 at 8:52 AM
    • Walking Restaurant tour question

      Maui Jun 4, 2016 at 10:34 PM


      Does anyone know of any restaurant walking tours that are $30? When looking around for Maui attractions one was noticed, but, for some reason, I can't find it now.

      1 Answer Jun 4, 2016 at 10:52 PM
    • First time visiting - to cruise or stay put? Help!

      Hawaii (State of) May 20, 2016 at 7:01 AM

      Hubby and me are planning our first trip sometime in Nov or Dec and are trying to decide what's better in terms of getting a good feel for the islands. Option 1 is a 7 day cruise on Pride of America (first time cruisers also), option 2 is picking 1 island and exploring in depth.

      A little background on us, we're in our 40's/early 50's and not big on a lot of physical activities such as hiking, surfing, biking, etc. We like doing sightseeing tours, cultural events, and hanging out at the beach/pool. A cruise sounded great until I realized how small the cabins are and considering hubby snores so bad that I don't think I'd get much sleep. The ship does have the single suites so that might be an option or we just pick one island.

      Question is Which one??? Oahu seems like the best pick as it doesn't seem like the other islands have enough of the type of activities we like to keep us active/interested for a whole week. And I really don't want to spend too much of my vacation on planes island hopping. Is it feasable to fly to say, Kona, for the day, do some sightseeing and be back to Oahu that night without being totally exhausted the next day? Help!! Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.

      7 Answers May 20, 2016 at 6:18 PM
    • Possible to do your own self-tour manta ray night snorkle?

      Hawaii (Big Island) May 17, 2016 at 1:15 PM

      are there any places to do a manta ray snorkel without involving a tour company?
      If so, what does one bring to such event? Underwater flashlight? Is a camera with flash ok?
      I'm an experienced day time snorkeler but have no clue what to bring to this party and expect so your advice and tiips would be appreciated.

      1 Answer May 22, 2016 at 8:20 AM
    • Transport from Airport to town

      Honolulu Apr 28, 2016 at 11:50 PM

      Are there any trains or buses

      4 Answers Apr 29, 2016 at 9:24 PM
    • Transport from Airport to town

      Honolulu Apr 28, 2016 at 11:50 PM

      Are there any trains or buses

      3 Answers Apr 29, 2016 at 6:08 AM
    • Sunday, Little Beach

      Maui Apr 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM

      What time on Sunday do people start gathering for the festivities on Little Beach?

      1 Answer Apr 25, 2016 at 12:04 PM