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    • groover101's Profile Photo

      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 18 hours ago

      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 Yesterday

      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!

    • 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.


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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.

    • Visiting Kona for Ironman Oct 2017

      by jacksonajpj Online Now 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

    • Local eateries

      by brianmcmahon Online Now 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
    • Helicopter fares

      by Buzzyboy Online Now 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
    • Real things to experience in kailua kona

      by PJ44 Online Now Jan 2, 2016 at 12:33 PM

      This will be our first trip to the Big Island. We do not enjoy typical tourist things, prefer to shop at farmer's and fish markets where the locals go. Prefer outdoor activities like botanical gardens and natural attractions, serious historical places of all kinds, and learning the real local cuisine and cooking. Suggestions?

      3 Answers Jan 22, 2016 at 6:28 AM
    • Lava flowing in to the ocean.

      by RPDBAD Online Now Feb 10, 2015 at 11:25 AM

      I understand there is one boat company approved to take you as near as possible to view lava flowing into ocean. What is the name of the company and information on the cost of the tour?

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2015 at 11:57 AM
    • Romantic dinner spot

      by cheriplum Online Now Jan 10, 2015 at 10:29 PM

      Hi we are traveling to Kailua kona area in a few weeks and wanted a recommendation for a romantic restaurant on the beach. Thanks

      3 Answers Jan 11, 2015 at 9:31 AM
    • Bus service on the Big Island.

      by Josephlee Online Now Aug 19, 2014 at 1:31 PM

      Is there a bus service on the Big Island. If so how does on find out routes,rates and frequency of service?

      4 Answers Dec 13, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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      Which part of Kona best to stay?

      by Saar123 Online Now May 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM

      I plan 3 days in the Kona area (before flying back to europe).
      Which part of the Kona area are best to stay, knowing that I am a solo traveller, do not like resorts and malls, but would like to experience a cosy atmosphere with small reataurants and bars?
      Thanks for your advice!

      7 Answers May 24, 2014 at 5:47 AM
    • Cuts from lava rock

      by ronmantel Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM

      My wife fell when we were in Kailua Kona and cut her self (more like a puncture) on lava rock and it is quite infected any suggestions besides neosporene

      6 Answers Oct 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM
    • Green Sands Beach

      by dctbrown Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

      One review says its a 5 mile hike while another says a local will drive ... is there alwasy someone who will drive you there without making you broke?

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM
    • car rentals

      by aucangen Online Now Mar 1, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      Is it cheaper to rent a car from the airport or in a downtown location in Kona? Also, has anyone used costco to rent a car and how does it compare to the other agencies. Thank you

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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      Winter Temps?

      by RickinDutch Online Now Feb 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM

      Planning a family reunion in Kona next Christmas. Stayed at the water's edge in June and found it very hot. Is it hot and hardly any trades in winter as well? Should we plan on going up the hill for the trades?

      3 Answers Feb 28, 2013 at 9:39 AM
    • Need a nice place to stay

      by timba Online Now Aug 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM

      I need a place for one night for me my wife, son and his girlfriend. Just need it nice and large enough for a night.
      Thanks for the help.

      1 Answer Feb 26, 2013 at 5:37 PM
    • Pick-up Soccer in Kailua and Surroundings

      by dre1988 Online Now May 21, 2010 at 2:11 PM

      Hi folks,

      I'll be visiting Kailua, Big Island over the next 2 weeks and would love to continue playing pick-up soccer on my trips to the Hawaiian Islands. Do you know of any pick-up games occurring on the West side of Big Island?


    • Hard Rock cafe

      by djeanb Online Now May 24, 2009 at 7:30 PM

      I heard the Hard Rock Cafe has been closed down due to the economy, is this true?

      1 Answer May 24, 2009 at 11:39 PM
    • Obama Inauguration

      by LSWihl Online Now Jan 2, 2009 at 5:36 PM

      We'll be in Kailua-Kona the day Obama is inaugurated. I know that Hilo has a party going on but what's happening in Kailua-Kona and is it opened to some mainlanders joining in?

      1 Answer Jan 19, 2009 at 7:20 PM
    • Recommendations for oceanfront condo

      by ClevelandMom Online Now Sep 22, 2008 at 6:54 AM

      I'll be staying in Kailua-Kona Feb. 7-12, 2009 and am looking for an oceanfront condo with either 2 or 3 bedrooms. It will be me, my husband, my mother and my 2 year old son. So, either a 2 bedroom with a pull out or spare bed, or a 3 bedroom. I've received quotes from the following properties that have availability. Have you stayed in any of these or can you recommend one?

      Alii Villas

      White Sands Village

      Kona Bali Kai

      Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet (Townhouse)

      I am also looking for availability at Sea Village or Banyan Tree, however the above properties are the ones who have already gotten back to me so far. We are not looking for anything fancy, something clean, with 1000 square feet or more, and close enough to the ocean that we can hear the waves. Plus, something where our two year old will feel free to run around.


      4 Answers Sep 24, 2008 at 12:17 PM
    • driving from Kailua-Kona to go see lava

      by neehow Online Now Jun 28, 2008 at 8:21 PM

      Hello! I'll have a rental car at Kona as of 9 am and need to return it around 5pm the same day. Is there any WAY I can see live lava flow? I need to see it and want to see it in person. Help - I'm willing to drive a great distance to experience this once in a lifetime phenomena. Please help me - local advice needed.

      Aloha. . .

      5 Answers Jan 2, 2009 at 4:41 AM
    • Weather in 1st week of February

      by icecream88 Online Now Jun 18, 2008 at 1:18 PM

      I’m planning to go to Kona, HI Jan 31 – Feb 7, 2009 and was wondering what the weather will be like. Will it be sunny/rainy/stormy? What is the temperature like?
      Thinking of staying at the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort. What is there to do around there? Is this a good area to stay in?


      2 Answers Jun 21, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    • Black Sands Beach

      by zoegriz Online Now Sep 6, 2007 at 8:07 AM

      Has anyone stayed at the Black Sands Beach House? What do you think of it? Also, I am in the Air Force but cant find anything on the Marine Corps Base and what it has to offer and if it has a hotel at the base - does anyone know? Where is the best place to go Scuba diving? Thank you for you help - cant wait to go in Jan.

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      Hard Rock City-T

      by danmcf Online Now Jul 31, 2007 at 6:16 PM

      Hoping some fine VT'er can help me out in getting a Kona Hard Rock Cafe City-T. Especially somebody who could accept a paypal payment (although, I can mail you a money order also)
      Have started collecting these for the past few years and am trying to 'retrofit' my collection.
      Either post here, or just email mail me directly.

      Thanx in advance.

      2 Answers Aug 5, 2007 at 5:51 PM
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      Golf in Kona

      by paco5133 Online Now May 23, 2007 at 2:58 PM

      How much should I expect to pay for a round of golf (and I need to rent clubs) in Kona near the Marriot resort in Waikoloa? Also, what is the best area to go scuba diving in?

      4 Answers May 25, 2007 at 10:42 AM
    • Rent A Car

      by classic512 Online Now Mar 4, 2007 at 5:26 PM

      I will be arriving on the Carnival Spirit on April 24. I will be traveling with 6 people. We want to rent a car, I would like to know, what would be the best rent a car compamy to use. we need a mini van.
      Thank you

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2007 at 7:55 PM

      by tabassumbhaghani Online Now Feb 28, 2007 at 5:10 PM

      Our family will be visiting Hawaii On March 13-March 23. We have two children 4.5 and 2.5. We will need periodic babysitting services to help the grandparents wiht taking care of kids. You will not be alone wiht the kids we just need a female babysitter ages20-30 who is energetic and fun and responsible to help with entertaining kids, food prep when husband and I want some time to get away for afew hours. Can someone please advise me or even get me numbers of people with references? Thanks!!!!

      1 Answer Jul 15, 2007 at 8:52 PM
    • going to do it without a car

      by BilyD Online Now Feb 26, 2007 at 3:22 PM

      We will be staying at a time share(Kona Coast Resort) we will only be there for a week in October. Is it possible to use public transit for getting around and to and from groceries, etc.?


      2 Answers Mar 1, 2007 at 9:03 AM
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      Children's Beach near Hilton?

      by jenn_d Online Now Jan 30, 2007 at 9:22 AM

      We are heading to the BIg Island for a wedding later this year and our 6 year old son will be joining us. We plan to rent a house near the Waikola Hilton where the wedding will be taking place. I'd like to stay within walking distance of a beach perhaps has a protected lagoon or is considered a children's beach. Any suggestions?

      1 Answer Mar 26, 2007 at 9:10 PM
    • sunset dinner cruise

      by lblough Online Now Jan 12, 2007 at 8:34 PM

      there will be 6 of us going on a sunset cruise, is it only on Sat. eve and do we need to make reservations ( Jan 20) before we arrive? Any discounts on internet?
      We are interested in the 50' Hokuhele

    • fishing

      by hjhildo Online Now Dec 27, 2006 at 4:34 PM

      Any suggestions as to who to get as your captain? Will be there for only a ady

      1 Answer Jan 4, 2007 at 3:55 AM
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      Breakfast recommendations in Waikoloa and Kona areas?

      by swdke Online Now Oct 5, 2006 at 7:30 AM

      Breakfast recommendations in Waikoloa and Kona areas?

      2 Answers Oct 6, 2006 at 12:44 AM
    • hotel /condo recommendation for IronMan Competition

      by mfenrn Online Now Jun 11, 2006 at 2:55 AM

      My niece is competing in the Ironman this October. She is staying @ a resort condo in Keauhou. She suggests I look for a hotel Btween Palani Dr and the end of Alii Drive as they will be running in that area. Has anyone attended the event as a spectator that can recommend a hotel or condo that would be along this route?

      3 Answers Aug 24, 2007 at 7:31 PM