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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 8 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 22 hours ago

      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.

    • Surfing and Nightlife

      by davidmeena Online Now Dec 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      I am taking my two son's to Lahaina, or thinking of doing so. They want to learn how to surf and then of course they want some active nightlife. Can anyone tell me if there is good surfing and nightlife there?

      7 Answers Dec 26, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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      Things to Do in Lahaina

      by PamRay Online Now Mar 1, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      Any suggestions please, we will be there from 21st March to 28th March for our 20th wedding anniversary, we would like to go somewhere nice for dinner on the 27th, also any other suggestions would be great, Thanks

      6 Answers Mar 1, 2013 at 2:13 PM
    • Night life in Lahaina

      by Colinob Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM


      What is the night life like in Lahaina? We would be looking to go dancing, nothing too hardcore, but just general pop and dance music.

      Also, what time does the night life/clubs usually finish up at. A friend recently told me it basically finishes before midnight.


      2 Answers May 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM
    • Gold wire bracelet

      by sjliberty Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      Many years ago I bought a gold wire braided bracelet from a vendor by the name of "Tan". I would like to know if he is still in the Lahaina marketplace and how to contact him to order a bracelet if he is still making them.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Apr 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM
    • Joe's BBQ ? used to be on Front Street, then moved next to Kaiser

      by vogawa Online Now May 19, 2011 at 11:44 AM

      We wondering what happened to the restaurant on wainee street? Joe was the owner with his wife, and they had the best ribs on the island? I hope they are still in business?

      1 Answer May 19, 2011 at 2:01 PM
    • Traveling from Honalulu to Lahaina-quickest/cheapest

      by shelcreek Online Now Feb 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM

      I will be meeting my husband in Honalulu in July and traveling to Lahaina to meet family. What do you recommend for transportation to Lahaina from Honalulu? This is out of my element. PLEASE HELP with ideas and suggestions?


      4 Answers Feb 21, 2011 at 8:09 PM
    • tours in Lahaina

      by onthego43 Online Now Aug 12, 2007 at 2:45 PM

      Our ship will dock Oct 2 from 9:00 am - 11:00 pm. Are there tours we can catch at that time? Any at docks or individuals who give independent tours?

      3 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 2:32 PM
    • First time in Maui and can't drive, advice on activities please

      by babesally Online Now May 14, 2007 at 4:30 AM

      Dear All

      I am planning a 4-day holiday on Maui, during one of the days we will visit the BI by taking a day tour.

      we are two women traveling and both can't drive. I am not sure Maui has much public transport. How can we get around places on Maui without a car? Or it is impossible?

      For the rest of the 3 days we would like to spend on exploring Maui, is there any good local tour comapnies?

      Could you also advice us where is a good place to stay, i.e. close to the beach and covinient for travel to the ferry and main attractions of Maui.

      Many thanks


      3 Answers Jun 16, 2008 at 5:31 PM
    • Looking to rent from June to August

      by Brenners7 Online Now Feb 11, 2007 at 3:35 PM

      Three girls plus myself are looking for accommodation for the summer months in Lahaina. Hoping it will be central or somewhere close to where we can find jobs. Any ideas or tips where we can look would be greatly appreciated.

    • Wheelchair accessability and Night life????

      by NathanMoss Online Now Jan 22, 2007 at 5:20 PM

      I am spending a week in Honalulu and planning to spend a week in Maui. The main goal of my trip on Maui is to relax. However, there will be nights I want to party and meet people. Is there an opportunity to do this in Lahaina??? During the day I will want to go to the beach but I am disabled and use an electric wheelchair. How is the accessability in the town and on the beach????? Where do I meet women in Lahaina???? Please email me at

      1 Answer Jan 24, 2007 at 1:58 PM
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      Restaurant recommendation Pacific'O vs. I'O in Lahania

      by swdke Online Now Oct 5, 2006 at 6:55 AM

      I am looking for a restaurant recommendation Pacific'O vs. I'O in Lahania. I know they are both owned by the same owners, and they are side by side. But, if I had to choose, which one would I go to? Any recommendations? Preferences? Comparisons and contrast? Thanks.

      6 Answers Nov 22, 2006 at 11:34 AM
    • Looking for a house to rent for week in November

      by lahainabound Online Now May 17, 2006 at 11:36 AM

      My wife and I have been searching the internet for weeks looking for a house to rent in Lahaina. The more we search the more confusing it gets.

      There are a ton of people brokering other peoples homes and that makes it a little scary. I've read too many stories of people ending up in places much different than they appear on the web.
      I would prefer to rent directly from the owner if possible.

      Can anybody recommend a central web site for such listings or perhaps even a house in or near Lahaina?

      Thanks in advance!

      10 Answers Apr 15, 2007 at 10:23 PM
    • ferry to other islands

      by carolyng Online Now Apr 27, 2005 at 1:28 PM

      Where can I catch a ferry to Molokai or Lanai and how much is it ?

      4 Answers Apr 3, 2007 at 8:59 PM
    • Farmers Market

      by ramblingrose Online Now Apr 10, 2005 at 12:12 AM

      I have been reading about the market that is held on Saturdays and though that would be a great place to pick up fresh food for the condo we are planning on renting. However we will be there in December. Will there still be plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers that time of year?

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2005 at 2:55 AM
    • Kapalua Bay Hotel

      by mdemartino01 Online Now Jan 27, 2005 at 12:05 PM

      We are planning to stay at the Kapalua Bay Hotel... but have heard mixed reviews. Since it has changed hands to Marriott, but Marriott plans to demolish it in 2006, we are concerned that service or hotel condition is being allowed to degrade. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

      1 Answer Jan 27, 2005 at 12:35 PM
    • Maui

      by ocean26 Online Now Aug 6, 2004 at 4:16 PM

      We are staying at maui eldorado has anyone had problems there?

      4 Answers Aug 6, 2004 at 5:39 PM
    • Maui

      by ocean26 Online Now Aug 6, 2004 at 4:13 PM

      My Family and I are going to maui for the first time ay ideas on things to do?

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2004 at 1:11 AM

      by meemee64 Online Now Jun 29, 2004 at 12:29 PM

      Any suggestions on where I can find cheapest rates from LA to Lahaina. 7/27-8/13. Lowest one I found was1077 for two RT thru Hawaiin Airlines.

      1 Answer Jun 29, 2004 at 3:31 PM
    • Outrigger Napili Shores Condo

      by Dorisse Online Now May 2, 2004 at 8:05 AM

      Can anyone tell me if you have stayed at the Outrigger Napili Shores Condo and what you experiece was there? Also, I know that they do not have air condition. Is it not hot enough on Maui for air conditioning? Any information you can give will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

      3 Answers May 8, 2004 at 5:00 PM
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      MAUI Trip next week RAIN?

      by losthill Online Now Feb 21, 2004 at 9:21 AM

      Wife and I have a trip booked to Maui (Kaanapali) next week (in 2 days) We got insurance on the trip in case we need to cancel and looking at next weeks weather report, everyday we are there says it will be cloudy with showers and a Thunderstorm on Friday. We are staying Mon-Fri and are very concerend about the weather spoiling our activities. Maybe its just scattered showers that wont affect acitivites or maybe they will? We are waiting till Sunday night at this point to check the weeks forcast again and decide at that time whether or not to cancel. Anyone have any advice/thoughts/suggestions?

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2004 at 4:00 PM
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      Halloween in LAHAINA!

      by Hexepatty Online Now Oct 23, 2002 at 6:52 PM

      (Jamie... no cry: I no ask u cuz I knowno have KALA!) I am going to Lahaina for Halloween w/ some chick pilot buddies. We goin' rent one Aztec (6 pax) or perhaps one Chieftain (10 pax) and pack all us tita's up and go fo' Halloween. Anyone been to Lahaina fo' Halloween? Wot da scoops? I heah one good party time! aloha'z Patty A

      10 Answers Nov 3, 2006 at 4:04 PM