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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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      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!

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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

    • 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?

    • 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

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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?

    • 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.

    • 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?

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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!

    • Planning a trip to Lake Tahoe around Thanksgiving

      by msharma40 Online Now Sep 6, 2015 at 10:55 AM

      Is this the good time to visit Lake Tahoe? Will it be snowing by then? It's a family trip and kids ( 5 & 10 ) are looking forward to ski ( never skied before) and what are the must see places for about 3 nights stay? What is the nearest city we can fly into from Texas?

      1 Answer Sep 6, 2015 at 1:53 PM
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      Traveling with my 3 1/2 year old boy to Genoa/Lake Tahoe area. What to do and visit?

      by Carluchita Online Now Jan 28, 2015 at 9:52 AM

      Hello, we will be traveling with my 3 1/2 year old boy to Genoa/Lake Tahoe area. I wanted to know what is fun to do in the area with a very active, adventurous boy that age. We wanted to try tubing (he is not 42" high yet) and ski lessons. Any recommendations?

      I saw that Sierra resort has a group Ski lessons for kids 3 and 4. Does anybody tried it? What was your experience.

      Any place for tubing that you can recommend that doesn't have the 42" high limitation?

      What else can you recommend to do with him in the area?

      Thank you!!


      10 Answers Jan 30, 2015 at 5:09 AM
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      Shuttle/bus from Reno to Tahoe?

      by pharsadi Online Now Oct 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      We're planning a trip to Tahoe from Los Angeles and thinking to fly to the Reno airport. Is there a shuttle that would take us to Lake Tahoe? I saw this Has anyone experienced their service?


      3 Answers Oct 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM
    • where to swim in Lake Tahoe

      by May. Online Now Apr 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM


      me and my friend are going to be in San Fran area at the end of July and thought of coming for 2 weeks to Lake Tahoe for a relxaed vacation. we are both fans of swimming and were wondering what is the best place around Lake Tahoe for swimming? What is the temperature of the water? Is there a reccomended calm nice beach?
      Also, what would be the best way to get from San Fran to Lake Tahoe? renting a car or taking a flight?

      Hope you can help us out!

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 9:01 PM
    • Lake Tahoe/Reno;))

      by globaltraveller62 Online Now Mar 26, 2012 at 3:16 PM

      Good day to the locals of aforementioned area,
      i will visit the area during the second week of April 2012,and arriving there at the lake,what are the best places to visit at the lake?
      Unfortunately,i had to confine ourselves to an afternoon,before indulding into Reno in the evening...
      I saw pix from the Emerald Bay,awesome place;))We do a lot of photographing,are there spots not to missed for some decent shots;))
      Thanx,and carpe diem,

      10 Answers Apr 1, 2012 at 6:13 AM
    • where we are stayin

      by nicci_kearns Online Now Jan 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      heey guys
      just wondering me and my boyfriend are staying at harveys hotel in lake tahoe 6th-13th feb is any1 else going from london heathrow?? we want to no if its a good hotel? good button lifts ect? and reasonably priced?
      thanx u :))

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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      Visiting Lake Tahoe

      by Oscar_Nonis Online Now Dec 18, 2011 at 10:06 PM

      Hello VTers,

      I'm visiting Lake Tahoe for the first time on 23st December.

      This is specially for fun and take photographs. Any tips are appreciated.

      Hope to meet some VTers if possible

      11 Answers Dec 19, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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      Pennsylvania family planning west coast trip

      by jimkpa Online Now Mar 6, 2007 at 6:36 AM

      I know it may be a late start but I am trying to plan a trip to your part of our country. I am thinking about Late July 2007. I saw that it is only about 3 hours drive accross the state from San Francisco to Tahoe which we want to see. It wold be a memory to see the Golden Gate Bridge. We are a family of 6, two teen girls and two 5 yr old boys (both adopted sons from Africa).
      We like National Parks and must see sights type of things. We will rent a van and don't mind driving a lot to cover a lot of area and schedule our nights hotels to accommodate seeing different things instead of staying in one place.
      If we want to see San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, what airport would you fly into? Any rough ideas of itinerary for a Saturday to Saturday trip? I see Sacramento is in between SF and Tahoe. Is there good things to do and see there? from all the posts here it sounds like there is a lot to see
      I appreciate any ideas and do value everyones comments and thank you in advance for your time.
      Also what is the difference between Lake Tahoe NV and South Tahoe CA or is it the same just different sides of the Lake?

      5 Answers Jun 2, 2008 at 9:35 AM
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      Good Deals?

      by rfrye Online Now Nov 21, 2006 at 9:21 AM

      Wondering if anyone knows of good LIFT TICKET & HOTEL/MOTEL deals that would come in handy, at least reasonably close to a resort.
      And when will it probly start snowing? The wait kills!

      1 Answer Jan 8, 2007 at 6:52 PM
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      Down the aisle in the snow?

      by delanereeder Online Now Oct 17, 2006 at 6:38 PM

      My fiance and I are getting married on November 21st at Emerald Bay does anyone know how high the possibility of snow on the ground will be?

      2 Answers Oct 18, 2006 at 5:43 AM
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      Lake Tahoe vistas

      by jamborees Online Now May 12, 2006 at 7:27 AM

      We are planning to do a one day trip (drive from SFO and get back) to Lake Tahoe this week end (May middle!). I have never been there. I am interested in great vistas - of the lake and the mountain. I would highly appreciate if someone can suggest a probable route / destination points.


      6 Answers May 15, 2006 at 2:44 PM
    • Inn at Squaw Valley

      by suec59 Online Now Oct 18, 2005 at 7:49 AM

      My husband and I are thinking of going to Squaw Valley for our 25th anniversary. We are not skiers but appreciate the area. He does'nt want to go until the gondola is open. Does anyone know if that is worth planning our vacation around since we are not skiers? Also, any recommendations about the Inn and area.

      1 Answer Feb 8, 2006 at 10:04 PM
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      Driving time From SFO TO Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

      by swdke Online Now Oct 3, 2005 at 8:01 AM

      I am considering a long weekend of skiing the Lake Tahoe area sometime between Thanksgiving (weekend after) and Christmas (weekend before). I have three questions:

      1. Which of the weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, (not the holiday weekends themselves but the weekends after and before) would be the best weekend to consider making the trip?

      2. Which is the quickest route to the Lake Tahoe area, either North Lake Tahoe, or South Lake Tahoe from SFO airport?

      3. How much driving time should I expect driving from SFO to Lake Tahoe?

      Thank you,

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      Need A Rustic Cabin With A View

      by Far2Fun Online Now May 28, 2005 at 5:59 PM

      I'm talking spiders and a draft. Electricity optional. One room fine. Outhouse okay. With a view of the lake, up high. Cheap.

      Any ideas? You search "rustic cabin Lake Tahoe" on Google, all you get are these slick marketing sites with 3-story, ten bedroom "cabins" with a jacuzzi for26,000 a night.

      Anybody know where to find the real deal?

      3 Answers May 28, 2005 at 7:15 PM
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      best way to south tahoe

      by MStars Online Now Feb 17, 2005 at 1:08 PM

      i've been asking around and have gotten different responses. . . which would be the best way to get to SOUTH TAHOE, despite the holiday weekend? we will be leaving friday night from the BAY AREA. . . 80 to 50 to south tahoe, or 4 east to stockton and then 88 to 89?

      3 Answers Feb 18, 2005 at 1:35 PM
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      by MStars Online Now Jan 29, 2005 at 12:20 PM

      Has anyone been to Sierra at Tahoe on a holiday weekend (president's day weekend)? I've been told it's super crowded. . . . or would basically all the south tahoe resorts be packed? Heavenly is one of the few that has a lesson-rental-lift package. . . but heard it's more for the advanced. . . . is Heavenly rather beginner friendly? Thanks if anyone can give input.

      4 Answers Feb 17, 2005 at 2:26 PM
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      Ski Resorts

      by MStars Online Now Jan 26, 2005 at 10:04 PM

      A group of us is going to Tahoe for President's Day Weekend. Most of us are beginners, intermediate, or newbies to snowboarding. We've been researching on all the ski resorts. . . . We're staying at a place 3 minutes away from Heavenly. Does anybody have any suggestions on the best ski resort to go to, in terms of price, and crowds? Or will all the resorts be crowded due to the holiday? I was thinking of Sierra, but have been told it's super crowded on holidays, and to go to Alpine instead. Does anybody have any suggestions on the best ski resort to go to, in terms of price, and crowds? Also, does anyone know how long it will take to drive up to Tahoe from CA Bay Area on friday night? Thanks for any input.

      5 Answers Jan 28, 2005 at 8:09 AM
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      When does it snow in Lake Tahoe

      by shenwai Online Now Oct 2, 2004 at 6:28 PM

      Hi, When does it typically start snowing in Lake Tahoe region? Are there locations there that have snow in the first half of November? -S

      5 Answers Oct 3, 2004 at 5:16 PM