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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?

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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

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    • 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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    • 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?

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    • Weather and hotels

      Miami Beach 22 hours ago

      Hello
      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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    • 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

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    • 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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    • Travelling by rented car

      Miami Feb 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM

      Hello,
      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 nights...no 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...

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    • 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.

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    • 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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      Yosemite National Park Feb 6, 2017 at 11:07 AM

      Hi,

      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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      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.

      Cheers,
      GR

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    • for kids ages 3 to 5

      by nanduk9 Online Now Jul 1, 2015 at 5:40 AM

      Is this a good place for kids ages 4 to 6 to spend the long weekend.

    • Swimming hole near Hessel

      by jahnrs202 Online Now Nov 16, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      We will be taking a family vacation next summer to Hessel and have been told of a wonderful secret swimming hole where we may take our dog and children. Does anyone know the location and information of this?? Thank you.

      1 Answer Nov 16, 2014 at 12:18 PM
    • horseback riding

      by daneille666 Online Now Aug 7, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      is it worth it to ride horseback with 2 teenage girls?

      1 Answer Aug 7, 2014 at 12:19 PM
    • sites not to miss.

      by bowlerdj Online Now Jul 24, 2014 at 6:41 PM

      I'm going to be staying in the Grand Hotel Sept. 30th - Oct. 2nd. What should I make sure to see? I have been to the fort and one of the butterfly houses.
      I would like to do some biking but to old to do hills.
      Any suggestions? Where do I find the best map of the island?
      Thanks for any help.
      Debbie

      1 Answer Jul 24, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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      round trip bike price

      by stowaway101 Online Now Jul 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      on all the websites for ferries I see a $9ish price for bike, however no one specifies if it is round trip or one way. Can anyone help me out with this?

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2014 at 10:12 PM
    • Is it worth going to Mackinac Island or should I spend all of my time near Traverse City?

      by CRS21 Online Now Jul 3, 2014 at 5:25 AM

      We are headed to Michigan from Maryland. We have never been there before and there are so many things to do. Does it make sense to go North and see Mackinac Island and then head down to Traverse City? We do have 2 campgrounds that we have booked. Is is worth seeing this Island vs going to the other beaches? Just trying to get a sense of what to do.

      2 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM
    • Horse lovers

      by SCLM13 Online Now May 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      Are there barn tours for those of us who have horses and would enjoy seeing behind-the-scene equine operations there on the island during our visit?

      3 Answers May 28, 2014 at 6:51 AM
    • Island travel

      by Donlevymelissa1 Online Now Aug 29, 2013 at 7:32 AM

      Can u walk to the island

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 7:57 AM
    • Nice place to stay on or near Mackinac Island - camping or hotel

      by JimP99 Online Now Feb 26, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      Looking to plan a late summer or early fall trip to Mackinac Island. Any advice on reasonable places to stay either on the island or close-by on the mainland. We would camp or get a hotel depending on convenience. Also, are there any must-see things around this area?

      4 Answers Mar 1, 2013 at 8:02 PM
    • Hearing Impaired

      by Buddybear Online Now Jun 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM

      For the horse and buggy tours on Mackinaw Island, are there helping aids for the hearing impaired. I will be visiting with my grandparents and would like them to be able to hear the tour guide.
      Thank you

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2011 at 7:02 AM
    • biking on island

      by jaci12000 Online Now Aug 21, 2010 at 6:42 PM

      How long does it take to bike around the island or take a carriage

      1 Answer Aug 22, 2010 at 4:36 AM
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      4th of July

      by L2go Online Now Jun 19, 2009 at 8:40 PM

      My boyfriend wants to visit Mackinac Island on 4th of July. His plan is to stay in his tent. Is camping allowed on the Island? Would reservations for a tentsite be necessary? Is it crazy busy on 4th of July there?

      Thanks for your replies. I'm sorry to doubt him, but....
      L2gp

      7 Answers Aug 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM
    • Hotels

      by IAMPT Online Now Jul 16, 2008 at 11:36 AM

      My question is...Is it worth the extra money to stay on the Island rather than in Mackinaw City? There is quite a price difference, and before I slurge, I would like to know if it is worth it? And, how many days should we allow to see the attractions ont he Island?

      1 Answer Jul 16, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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      Dog-friendly restaurants

      by mghnrae23 Online Now Jun 25, 2008 at 2:19 PM

      my boyfriend and i are planning a trip to Mack city/island and we were planning on bringing our dog. We have checked around for pet-friendly hotels and ferrys, but we were concerned about eating on the island and wondering where to put him. So, if anyone knows about any resturaunts that allow dogs, that would be helpful. I have found a few, like the Jockey Club and the Waterfront Patio cafe. But if there are more, we would love to know! Thanks for the help!

      2 Answers Jun 30, 2008 at 12:28 PM
    • BACHLORETTE PARTY

      by gracie1 Online Now Jun 24, 2008 at 2:17 PM

      HI
      We are going to Mackinaw Island for my Bachlorette party the third saturday of August
      We want to hit the pubs and dance and play a few Bachlorette games.
      We are all 24 years old, except my bridesmaid cousin who is 18.
      Can she get in the pubs and dance (not drink) or will they make her leave?
      Are the Pubs fun?
      I am also considering Midland Street in Bay City
      But I am not sure the bars there will let an 18 year old in
      Any info is welcome
      Thank you

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2008 at 7:24 AM
    • Bike fees?

      by abigailsue Online Now Jul 14, 2007 at 4:25 PM

      What are the bike fees on the island and what are the fees to brind your own bike over to the island?

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2007 at 7:54 PM
    • Wheel Chair availability

      by bjching Online Now Jun 6, 2006 at 7:56 PM

      What is the availabilitity of renting wheelchairs at Mackinac Island?

      Where do you get them, and how much?


      Thanks for the help

      Regards,

      Bob Ching

      2 Answers Aug 26, 2006 at 8:09 PM
    • Need a photo of a non-tourist feature

      by Veloise Online Now Feb 16, 2006 at 2:49 PM

      Hi islanders--
      For business purposes I need a photo and location of the water tower or tank. I think that it is visible coming from St Ignace, which would put it on the western side of the island. Help! Oh, and this is an ASAP.

      Thanks very much--

      --Veloise

      1 Answer Feb 16, 2006 at 3:05 PM
    • Touring Mackinac Sep.

      by michiganfall Online Now Sep 29, 2005 at 8:06 AM

      We plan to drive to Mackinac island this Saturday (Oct. 1) and stay for a night. Is it a good time to enjoy the fall color there, or we'd better go next weekend? W e live in Farmingtion Hills.

      2 Answers Oct 7, 2005 at 7:39 PM
    • Looking for Locals!

      by JottivaD Online Now Sep 11, 2005 at 6:41 PM

      I'm looking for Mackinac Island residents who I can email and ask a few questions about the island. Planning a trip for 10-12 adults next June and wanted some inside info. If you're not a local but and Island expert, that would be great too. Email me at JottivaD@aol.com Thank you

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2006 at 9:48 PM
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      Horses

      by mistermickeysalano Online Now Mar 24, 2005 at 8:27 PM

      Can you bring your own horse to ride?

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2006 at 8:58 PM