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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 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?

    • 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?

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      new york or orlando

      United States of America Yesterday

      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.

    • 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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      What should we see and do?

      by suekay3 Online Now Sep 6, 2015 at 11:18 AM

      We will be in Knoxvill for 2 days in mid-October. What are the 'must do's' ?

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2015 at 6:03 PM
    • Train and Bus

      by oldfossiljr Online Now Dec 8, 2014 at 10:08 PM

      how can I take a train or a bus from Knoxville to Detroit MI

      3 Answers Dec 9, 2014 at 1:44 PM
    • Name of Restaurant

      by bfrediamae Online Now Jul 2, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      Can you tell me the name of the restaurant that used to be located in Bearden at the Bonefish Grill location? It was a large two story house back in 1983-1984..........

    • getting from tys to knoxville zoo

      by bill.gulfcoastfiresa Online Now Jun 18, 2014 at 5:37 AM

      best way to get from tys to Knoxville zoo

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2014 at 2:34 PM
    • Spring Time

      by godschild777 Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      I have heard that Spring time is just as beautiful as Fall time in Tn! I would like to know when the best time for peak Spring time?

      1 Answer Sep 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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      by janke_M Online Now Jun 6, 2012 at 7:18 AM

      There was a restaurant i used to go to as a kid in the short time I lived in TN, I cant for the life of me remember the name- maybe someone out here does?
      It used to have a jail cell you could eat in, a double decker bus, a firetruck- all of these were literally in the restaurant for you to dine in- i remember they used to give these plastic alagators with the kids meals. Does anyone happen to remember the name of that place???

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    • First Christmas in East Tennessee

      by Sparrow79 Online Now Dec 5, 2011 at 3:35 AM

      My husband and I moved to Knoxville less than a year ago from florida, so this will be our first Christmas here in east TN. My mom is also spending Christmas with us and I was wondering what are some fun holiday events in the area, great places to view lights and all the fun holiday things to do. We are looking for cheap or free things to do, as cash is tight. Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas!

      3 Answers Dec 5, 2011 at 9:44 AM
    • Kat System, i don't understand. need help

      by lovenewyawk Online Now Jul 20, 2011 at 5:08 AM

      I need to get from 301 Church Avenue, to 100 East Magnolia Avenue? How would I do using the Kat System?

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    • Has anybody ever heard of these cabins in the Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge area?

      by boatnharleylover Online Now Jun 15, 2010 at 5:04 PM

      I have been looking for any information on KT Cabins - Has anyone ever stayed at them before?

    • shuttle bus?

      by danay Online Now May 19, 2009 at 5:02 PM

      please suggest ways my son can get to Knoxville from either Atlanta, Nashville or Asheville airports to UT. Thanks

      2 Answers May 21, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    • Secluded ocean front

      by sandman3838 Online Now Aug 30, 2008 at 10:37 PM

      I'm new to the East cost.
      I just moved here from the Pacific Northwest.

      Id there anyone out there who has taken trips along the coast lines?

      Would any of you have any suggestions for a beach area on the Atlantic or Gulf side that is note a tourist trap but a real beach. You know with the nice beach, some sand dunes, some seagulls and the usual stuff. Smell of the surf and all that. It can be a park or wildlife area. Just someplace without all the hotels lining the beach. I'm not looking to stay over night, its just for a day.

      Any suggestions?

      2 Answers Sep 2, 2008 at 2:08 PM
    • Canoeing/kayaking?

      by askantik Online Now Feb 28, 2008 at 2:20 PM

      What are some nice places to do this? Nothing too extreme :)


      by noveita Online Now Oct 14, 2007 at 7:05 PM

      Do you know of any marinas that charter a houseboat with a captain to the football game?

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      Hotels near Neyland Stadium

      by Spade Online Now Apr 6, 2006 at 3:18 PM

      I'm coming out to Knoxville for the CAL - Tennesse game in September, and would like to stay walking distance to the stadium. Is that possible?

      3 Answers May 17, 2006 at 7:46 AM
    • Spring flowers

      by cathy9510usa Online Now Feb 13, 2006 at 2:49 AM


      Could anyone tell me rough times when dogwood, redbud, rhododendron, and azaleas usuallu bloom. Ballpark figures are OK, of course, as I realize it can vary from year to year. Thanks in advance.

    • Hotels

      by GL7 Online Now Nov 7, 2004 at 2:43 PM

      Hi, My husband and are will be visiting Knoxville in June 2005. As we will not have a car to travel about we wondered if anyone could suggest hotels that are on the trolley route. We are looking for a medium priced hotel/ apartment preferable with kitchen or microwave and fridge. Or failing that a good B&B. Thanks . GL7

      2 Answers Mar 13, 2005 at 8:28 AM
    • need help planning vacation

      by COTraveler Online Now Jun 2, 2004 at 10:35 AM

      Hi, I am planning a vacation to a Fairfield timeshare condo and my choices are TN Glade (73 W of knoxville), TN Smoky Mts. (28m E of knoxville near Sevierville), NC Sapphire Valley or NC Lake Lure. Does anyone know anything about these areas to help me make a choice? It would be my husband, myself and our 2 year old child. We are outside people and do not play golf. Having a small child will limit our activities (no white water rafting or horseback riding). The condo availability is Aug, Sept or early Oct. Being from dry Colorado I am a bit worried about the humidity there, so am leaning towards Oct. However, I am afraid we would miss all the summer activities like street fairs and waterparks which close the end of Aug. Please respond ASAP since I have to decide right away. Thanks for any input!

      4 Answers Jun 14, 2004 at 11:40 AM
    • Knoxville Living

      by LeavinNY Online Now May 6, 2004 at 11:46 AM

      I am a 24 year old social worker. I am looking to try a new city and was wondering if someone could tell me a little about Knoxville. I want to live in a city with laid back, open minded people. I hope to live in an area with other people close to my age. Is downtown Knoxville expensive? Fun? Stuff to do? I prefer to live in an area where there is a lot of action and stuff to do within walking distance. Would that be downtown Knoxville? Any info anyone could provide would be very much appreciated! Thanks!

      1 Answer May 6, 2004 at 11:55 AM
    • Moving to the Knoxville area

      by klc364 Online Now Jul 27, 2003 at 7:42 PM

      Hello everyone, My family and I are moving to the Knoxville area in a few months. We have been up a few times to check out the area, we loved Seymour. I have a large family with six children, I am looking for a very family oriented neighborhood. Can anyone suggest a specific area of Knoxville that I should look, and possibly areas to avoid? Thank-You!

      4 Answers Sep 8, 2003 at 1:24 AM
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      Thinking of moving to the area................

      by naturechica Online Now Jul 15, 2003 at 9:49 AM

      hello dear VT barrio, i need your advice and knowledge.........i am trying to get a job (public school teacher) in the area......however, i have not spent much time there. i am attracted to the region for many reasons.....geography, the university,, i guess what i am asking is, what r your opinions of the place? do u think it is a good chioce for a 30 yr old single woman??? etc....... help me make the chioce!!!! long live VT!!!! besos, krista

      3 Answers Aug 7, 2003 at 9:21 PM
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      by Espresso_girl Online Now Jul 10, 2003 at 7:55 AM

      I'm moving back to Knoxville after a year in Florida. Does anyone know of or have a good place to rent in the west end of town?

    • weather!

      by wramsaur Online Now May 25, 2003 at 3:27 PM

      I can imagine that spring and fall are beautiful in Knoxville, but would like to know what summer and winter are like. Is summer hot and humid? I grew up in Atlanta where you melt in the summer - I'm sure Knoxville is better but does it swelter too? If so, for how many months? Also, winter.... I've read Knoxville gets 10-11 inches of snow. What is impact? Are mountain roads awful? How bout in city? Does cold keep you inside or are there a lot of pleasant days in between snow? Thank you for responding to my questions! I really appreciate it.

      1 Answer May 25, 2003 at 6:34 PM
    • Karoake in Knoxville?

      by whatazoo Online Now May 5, 2003 at 4:43 AM

      Hello everyone! I will be traveling to Knoxville this coming weekend and was wondering if anyone knew of places to go sing karoake on Fridays and Saturday nights. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

      1 Answer May 5, 2003 at 3:53 PM
    • Knoxville -> Atlanta

      by lpreilly Online Now May 2, 2003 at 11:00 AM

      Hi there everyone, I wonder if one of you can help me. I will be in Knoxville on business for 2-3 days, and I would like to make a trip to Atlanta while I'm there. What are my options as far as transportation? If I hire a car, it looks as though it will take me 3 hours to drive there. I'm under 25 years old, so I pay way too much for the use of a car for one day! Can anyone give me some info on trains, buses, travel times, etc. I will be looking to travel there on May 22nd at night, or on the morning of Mary 23rd. Thanks in advance for any replies!

      3 Answers May 2, 2003 at 1:08 PM