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    • Visiting Kona for Ironman Oct 2017

      Kailua-Kona 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

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    • Anyone know of cabins, not expensive

      Pocono Manor Jan 6, 2017 at 9:21 AM

      Hey I was wondering if anyone knows of any cabin rentals in the Poconos or near. I'm not looking to go skiing, just horseback riding and just want that country feel! I've never been there but only live about an hour and half away. I just keep getting sponsored places when searching.. And nothing seems suitable

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    • Car rental

      Central Falls Dec 29, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      Can anyone please recommend a reliable car rental company from Prague? 8 of us r planning to visit Prague, Krakow, Budapest,Vienna n Salzburg.
      How is hire car Prague? Seems to have reasonable rates

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    • Long term parking in Laredo, then taxi to Quetzalcoatl Airport in Nuevo Laredo

      Laredo Dec 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

      I'm searching for information on long term parking in Laredo, Tx near the border. Having a hard time finding information on where to park and how much it's likely to cost. Surely someone has done it! Can you give me some info?

      Need to take a taxi from the border to Quetzalcoatl Airport (Nuevo Laredo International). Is that do-able?

      Final question: any idea how long this likely to take? I've got a flight out from Nuevo Laredo International late afternoon and don't know exactly how to plan it, timewise.

      Thank you so much for anything you can tell me!
      Cat

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    • Coronado Ferry to mainland for touring?

      San Diego Dec 23, 2016 at 12:17 PM

      Two young seniors spending 4 days in San Diego in February and staying on Coronado. Will have a car. Is it advisable to take the ferry back and forth to see (walk/ taxi) some of the mainland sites? Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, perhaps, Balboa Park (Zoo), etc.? How about if we want dinner on the mainland? Or should we drive to most places? Itinerary not set yet.
      Thanks.

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      Between Tallahassee Florida and Summerville SC

      United States of America Jan 8, 2017 at 5:57 PM

      I have a gap of about 4 days between my grandson's graduation in Tallahassee on Friday or Saturday and my granddaughter's wedding in Summerville SC on the following Saturday. Where can I go and stay for four days that is somewhat between Tallahassee and Summerville. I thought of Jekyll Island, St. Simons' Island, or St. Augustine, but I have been to all those places a couple of times. I've also stayed in Hilton Head for a week (hated it), and visited Savannah. I'd rather be in a small place than a big city.

       

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    • Specific Location

      Los Angeles Jan 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Hi. I posted another question about where to stay but am now more specific with areas. We will be going to Universal one day, Warner Brothers tour, doing things near Hollywood Blvd area, and then exploring other tourist things.

      Which area/hotel is better...near Universal City (Studio City hotel) or Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Celebrity hotel), near but off Hollywood Blvd a bit (Days Inn) or Thai Town (Dixie Hotel)? We will have a car but am thinking one of those.
      Have narrowed it down to one of those based on budget and not being too far from Universal and Hollywood Blvd area. We have Hollywood Celebrity booked (but we can cancel).

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      Quaint Cabins

      Vermont Dec 31, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      I am looking to find quaint, funky, off the beaten path cabin lodging in Vermont in October 2017.

      All clues and tips appreciated.

      dan and mary

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    • Zion - NP: The Narrows early october

      Zion National Park Dec 27, 2016 at 8:59 AM

      Hello :)

      I found out about the Narrows of the Zion-NP and like to visit it. I will be in Zion NP in early October 2017. Is it possible to visit then?
      I found out you have to walk through the water, how cold and high will it be in October?

      Thanks!:)
      -jeey

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    • Best suite

      Las Vegas Dec 22, 2016 at 10:09 PM

      Heading to Las Vegas on January 26 to 29. Would like to stay in great suite. Thinking palazzo or wynn or balliago. What would you say was the best. Want a nice view. And bedroom.

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    • Traveling to Door County by plane from NC

      Door Creek Jan 3, 2017 at 12:30 PM

      Hello. In August of 2017 we will be traveling from Raleigh Durham Airport, NC to Clark Lake in Door County, WI. We are frequent Southwest Airlines fliers, so we would like to use our Southwest earned miles, but are not sure of the best airport to fly to. We know we will be renting a car to reach Door County from whatever airline we select. We are thinking Green Bay or Milwaukee, but are not sure whether SWA travels to Green Bay, or if the difference in cost would make it more economical to drive a rental from Milwaukee. Looks like a 2 1/2 hr drive from there to Door county. Thanks in advance for any help

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      Fall Trip 2017 Quaint with Appalchian Trail Access

      Vermont Dec 22, 2016 at 12:35 PM

      Mary and I are skipping our way along the AT this fall "doing" Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine by doing day hikes with lodging in quaint towns that have short drives to AT access points. Besides hiking we love to stroll and poke our noses into quaint little spots for shopping, eating and relaxing. Seeking a mix of remote spots with maybe a nice farm house or cabin as well as a populated small town with a quaint B&B or Inn.

      Blue Highways are preferred for travel between stops which are usually 3 days.

      So far these places seem to jump out - Grafton, Woodstock and a rural area outside of Rutland. We have no clues yet about Southern Vermont in the Green Mountain area. Comments about neighboring Delaware are welcomed!

      Routes as well as lodging tips welcomed!

      dan and mary from south carolina

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      PHX Car Rental transfers, eating and shopping.

      Phoenix Dec 28, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      i am flying out of Phoenix which is an airport I've not been through previously. Can anyone advise ease of transfer from dropping off (Alamo) car hire and navigating through to Departures Terminal 3? I think it may involve a shuttle - if so how regularly do they run (6:30 - 7:30 am. Travelling alone so no one to share luggage humping with. Potentially I could check in car the night previous and use an airport hotel (would need transfer for that though?) but hoping that traffic will be reasonable at that hour in the morning on a Wednesday even if I had to navigate short stretch of I10 over Salt River? Also too early for breakfast at hotel so any suggestions in Terminal? Guessing that the shopping will be the usual gift oriented and duty free goodies - or should I save back some dollars - wishful thinking that I'll have any!

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      Helicopter flights

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM

      Looking at different deals for helicopter flights,am i better of booking in advancing,or do you think i can organise while i am there? Does anyone have any recomendations as well? Many thanks

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    • South rim Grand Canyon tours

      Grand Canyon Jan 2, 2017 at 3:15 AM

      Hi

      Thinking of driving to grand canyon rather than getting bus, what is the best type of tour to do? Walk/drive?

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    • Suitable for swimming on Big Island of Hawaii in April?

      Hawaii (Big Island) Dec 28, 2016 at 7:05 PM

      Can anyone tell me about water temps in Kona/Kohala area during mid-April? Is it warm enough for swimming and snorkeling?

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    • Road Trip from NJ to Grand Canyon

      New Jersey Dec 27, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      We are planning a 4 week round trip. We want to see Mount Rushmore and the St. Louis Arch. What else on the route is best to see? What is the best route?

      Thank you!

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      A days road trip - Tucson to Phoenix?

      Arizona Dec 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      I have one day to spend heading back to Phoenix for my flight the following day. Rather than head straight up interstate I had thought about a detour to take in the Salt River area - would really like to get a view of the wild horses there if the chance arose. Could do with final night accommodation within an hour of PHX. Any suggestions for route and places to stay would be welcome. Please bear in mind that I am travelling solo so need to be a little aware of safety. Thanks everyone.

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      10 Day Trip - Algarve & Seville

      Alaska Dec 22, 2016 at 7:53 AM

      My wife and I are spending 10 days in the Algarve area next April. We fly in and out of Faro. I'm thinking of staying in three or four different locations and would like to do a circular tour in our hire car. It seems sensible to take in Seville. Any ideas for towns where a couple of nights would be a pleasant experience? Our interests are history, culture and moderate walking. Phil C

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    • Best driving route

      Worcester Dec 19, 2016 at 6:52 PM

      What is the best route from Worcester,Ma. to Orlando,Fl. to avoid traffic like NY and DC and any half decent hotels or motels you would recommend along the way? thankyou

       

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    • Your tips for safe travelling

      Hollywood Dec 19, 2016 at 9:08 AM

      Hello everyone,
      Me and my husband are going to travel to America for the first time. We are European citizens and we are going to travel by car. The problem is that our English skills are poor and we don't know the areas safe for living or even driving through. We are planning to stay at Casa del Sol Beach Studios. The address is 333 Palm Street, Hollywood, FL 33019. What do you think about that place and its neighborhoods? Is it safe to travel by car from Miami to Key West? East and West Florida coasts? Thank you in advance.

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      Best site for renting house or Condo Short term?

      United States of America Jan 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM

      Figured I had better ask this now, as can't later. My husband and I generally travel with a 5-th wheel trailer, but are considering maybe trying out staying in a condo, apartment, house, etc. short term instead in the coming years. This would be for a 2 - 3 week stay in the US. So far I have found HomeAway and VRBO as possible helpful sources. I would appreciate any advice as to if these are the best ones, and/or are there others that are also valuable sources.

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    • Rental Car GPS replacement

      United States of America Jan 12, 2017 at 8:09 AM

      We will rent a car in fall 2017 in the USA for about 3 Weeks.

      I noticed that all the rental companies want to charge arount 150-500$ for a Navigation System. This is really much, compared to the 1500$ rental cost!!

      They will use these standart "window mount" navigation devices i guess.
      We don't want to pay that much, so i was looking for options.

      Would you reccomend buying a GPS in an eletronic store?
      I saw a lot of them for like 80-120$, and if you once have one, you can use it on all your future travels in us

      Since where not from us, a device that tells us the current speed limit would be nice!:)

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    • Suggestions while in Alaska

      Alaska Jan 6, 2017 at 1:05 AM

      Planning a trip to Alaska on 18feb for about 1week. Planning to catch the northern lights. Do you think its the right time? Will fly into Anchorage and will take the train to Fairbank. Will spend a few days there. Any recommended place to visit? Thought of renting a car to move around, is it a good idea? Or good to just join any tours? Will spend a few days too in Anchorage after Fairbank. Any suggestions where and its a must to visit while in Alaska? Top priority is to try catch the northern lights. Recommended place to be? Thanks and hear from all of you.

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      Hotel, activities, surfing recommendations?

      Maui Jan 2, 2017 at 4:13 PM

      Hi everyone,

      It's been a while since I've written. Well it's time for another trip. I'm hoping to go to Maui to experience Hawaii for the first time with my husband

      I don't know much about Hawaii. Just know they have great coffee and a great place to learn to surf.

      Does anyone know of a great hotel near the waters with a nice beach that's also near activities like surfing, snorkelling, hiking, kayaking? We like the adventure type of vacations.

      Hopefully to get some ideas and not break the bank.

      Thanks.

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      Family holiday in July - where to stay and what to do?

      by bergensanne Online Now Jan 24, 2016 at 4:56 AM

      Hi there! We are a family from Norway (kids aged 13 and 16) who arrive in Boston at the end of June and have 10-12 days where we are thinking of exploring the coast of Maine. We plan to hire a car. Some friends suggested that we visit the Rhode Island area, before heading north to Maine. Do any of you know the area, and if so: is it worth driving down there? Any suggestions as to what areas we should visit in MAine, affordable places to stay (and how to find them), good websites to visit would be very welcome. We'd like to have some relaxing days by the sea, do some hiking and visit unusual museums and other interesting places. Any suggestions would be very welcome! Best wishes from Anne and family

      6 Answers Jan 25, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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      Travelling to Maine for the first time

      by bahiababe Online Now Sep 24, 2015 at 6:53 PM

      what part of Maine is best to visit in October?

      13 Answers Oct 5, 2015 at 6:37 AM
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      Fall vacation for Senior couple

      by lakesusy Online Now Jul 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM

      My husband & I, both 70+, are planning on going to Maine area for two weeks this fall. Would like to split our stay into two areas, each one week. Would appreciate any advice on where, when, vacation rentals. Would love to be on the waterfront. Will be taking day trips to photograph the area, see the sights.
      Thanks!

      1 Answer Sep 3, 2011 at 7:01 AM
    • October travel to Maine

      by tvlwk Online Now Jul 4, 2010 at 12:36 PM

      My boyfriend and I are planning a trip in October (the week of the 18th) to celebrate his birthday. We are considering Maine (specifically Bar Harbor and the surrounding area) since neither of us have been before. We would probably spend 4 or 5 days, and are just looking for a relaxing time to explore the area, enjoy the local scenery, dining etc. What can we expect weather wise, and any suggestions on where to stay?

      We would prefer an inn or hotel, something a little more upscale, yet not extravagant. I have begun to do some research, but any suggestions would be helpful.

      4 Answers Jul 12, 2010 at 11:49 AM
    • Road trip to Maine

      by mmccool99 Online Now Mar 29, 2010 at 2:31 PM

      This august my husband and I are driving from Michigan to Maine. We are heading to Moosehead Lake where I have family. He has never seen the coast of Maine so I am looking for some suggestions on some good stops along HWY 1. We will have limited time and also dogs with us. Any sugestions for some good picturesque spots, maybe a picnic area, lighthouse? Help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance!!

      2 Answers Apr 12, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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      Potato blossoms

      by smeans2 Online Now Jun 10, 2009 at 9:03 AM

      I am familiar with coastal and Down East Maine, but I have never seen the potato blossoms in northern Maine. I gather it is worth making the effort. I know there is a Potato Blossom Festival in mid-late July (which answers, roughly anyway, the question of timing), but I'm not interested in the festival itself. Can anyone suggest an itinerary (areas of Aroostook County, towns, specific routes, etc.) that would be helpful in planning a short, perhaps overnight (or two) excursion so that I can see the fields in bloom and avoid the festival. Thanks.

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2010 at 3:49 PM
    • a quiet little hotel in Portland

      by piabart Online Now Jun 26, 2008 at 10:26 AM

      We are a belgian couple that travels for the first time to Maine. We want to stay in Portland for one night in a small qieut hotel or B&B before leaving to camp out in Nature. Can anybody help us finding a place to stay (the 31th of Juli)
      thank you very much
      Pia

      1 Answer Jun 27, 2008 at 10:24 AM
    • B&B in lamoine?

      by Doreenlim Online Now Jun 10, 2008 at 7:49 PM

      Any idea bt this B&B? CaptNEve Eden in Lamoine?

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2008 at 6:12 AM
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      Bike trail on middle coast

      by EPTraveler Online Now Jul 18, 2007 at 7:56 AM

      We are going to be spending a couple days touring the middle coast in September. Primarily between Boothbay and Bar Harbor. Can anyone recommend a bike trail along the coast? We will have a car, but will need to rent bikes and possibly a rack. We are only going to have to time to do this once on our short trip, so we are looking for the best. 12 - 15 miles is plenty.

      Thank you!

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2007 at 7:49 AM
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      TRIP TO MAINE, USA

      by mcharlton Online Now Jun 17, 2007 at 8:43 AM

      WE ARE PLANNING A TWO WEEK HOLIDAY IN THE STATE OF MAINE. WE PREFER OUT OF THE WAY, FOLKSY AREAS. NO LUXURY WANTED HERE, ONLY RUSTIC, NATURE, LOTS OF ANIMALS AND BEAUTIFUL SCENARY. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

      4 Answers Mar 21, 2011 at 11:29 PM