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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

    • 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

    • 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!

    • 1st time

      by glopes77 Online Now Aug 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      i am going for the 1st time to Martha's vineyard and want to know what is the best things to do and see , eat any advice you can give for my 1st day trip ?

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2014 at 5:51 PM
    • Cigarettes

      by NihilistK Online Now Jul 26, 2014 at 9:49 AM

      Where is the least expensive place to buy cigarettes on the island?

    • 13 and board

      by dawnza Online Now Jun 21, 2014 at 8:17 PM

      Hi, I have a place in the campgrounds. My 13 1/2 year old granddaughter is here for 8 10 days and I would like to find something besides shop and beach to do with her or for her to do. I don't know if there are any local lessons like in wind surfing provided through any schools etc. I know I can pay for the 95 per hour but I was just hoping. Thank you Dawn

      1 Answer Jun 22, 2014 at 3:37 AM
    • March in Martha's Vineyard

      by glencoeskye Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      Would it be better to bring a car or is there transportation on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket? We are planning to spend a day on each.

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2014 at 6:26 AM
    • March Travel

      by glencoeskye Online Now Jan 11, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      Is anything open in March. Wanting to vacation in Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

      1 Answer Jan 11, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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      by Rcbcpa Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      How do I dress for dinner at Saltwater?

      1 Answer Jun 30, 2013 at 6:28 AM
    • Wampanoag Indians

      by pioneer2211 Online Now May 4, 2013 at 1:10 AM

      Have found out about our Wampanoag ancestry and are planning a trip to Mass. Does anyone know of places to go on Marthas Vineyard and the rest of SE Mass that pertain to the Wampanoag Indians?

      1 Answer May 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM
    • Transportation options

      by mslpierre Online Now Apr 14, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      Hi. I live in NYC & I don't own a car. I would like to visit Martha's vineyard this summer. What are my travel options?

      6 Answers May 1, 2013 at 8:01 PM
    • Getting to Martha's Vineyard from Boston

      by lbaz95 Online Now Jul 12, 2011 at 6:59 AM


      I apologize if this has been asked before. I am trying to figure out the best way to get from Boston to Martha's Vineyard, leaving on a Monday in August from downtown Boston and returning to Logan airport on the following Monday, August 22nd. We will be traveling with our children who are 9 and 14. Here are my questions:

      I have done some research and know that we can take the Peter Pan bus. Will that get us close to one of the ferries? I see that there are more than one ferry--Island Queen and Steamship Authority. Is one better than the other? Do any of them take passenger reservations? Is the Steamship Authority the only one that takes cars? Is it worth getting onto the waiting list for our car? Our plan is to rent a car once we are on the Vineyard because we apparently waited too long to get a vehicle registration.

      We know we could also rent a car for a one way rental from Boston to the ferry. That would likely be a hassle, though.

      The limo service is very, very expensive.

      Are there any other options?

      We were hoping to check out downtown Falmouth before we go across on the ferry, but would presumably need to take a cab, then, to get to the ferry. Are there cabs available? We do not have to do this part if it is too much of a hassle.

      Thank you very much.

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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      Getting there from NYC - optimal balance of hassle and price?

      by RachelFersh Online Now Jul 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM

      Hi guys,

      I'm going for one weekend for a wedding. There seems to be dozens of options, ranging from just surprisingly expensive to a month's rent expensive. I'm worried that train to bus to boat will take forever and get stuck in traffic and be stressful, but flights are like400 a person. There's a220 boat that goes the whole way? That still sounds really expensive to me, but at least no traffic?

      I would really really appreciate some advice.


      6 Answers Jul 11, 2011 at 3:03 AM
    • Transportation

      by nicholasjon Online Now Mar 1, 2011 at 9:42 AM

      Is there a Train on Martha's Vineyard?

      3 Answers Apr 3, 2011 at 4:34 PM
    • Great Edgartown pond

      by bobandmidge Online Now Jan 17, 2011 at 4:15 PM

      There's a break in the great edgartown pond that connects to the ocean. Does anyone know if there is a way to drive pretty close to this split. On a map there's a road called cracktuxet road but I can't tell if you can drive there and get to the beach. does anyone know?

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      Boston airport to Martha's Vineyard

      by dustmon Online Now Oct 29, 2010 at 3:55 AM

      Hiya folks---I may have an invitation to visit MV this fall/winter---Delta has a deal right now Atlanta to Boston----What are my options for flying on to the Island? Thanx in advance---


      1 Answer Oct 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM
    • Bike or not?

      by mikespranger Online Now Apr 25, 2010 at 4:35 PM

      My wife and I are planning a visit to Martha's Vineyard in early October. Some recommend against biking. We are strong bikers and love to see the countryside that way. Suggestions?

      1 Answer Apr 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM
    • Any thoughts on visiting Martha's Vineyard?

      by Melliesue Online Now Aug 28, 2009 at 8:58 AM

      I came across this article that made me want to visit the Island. I would love to hear from any regular people who have traveled there who aren't celebrities. You'll enjoy this article too, so I'm adding it to my post.

      6 Answers Feb 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    • Illumination Night

      by china3071 Online Now Feb 25, 2009 at 3:25 PM

      When my sister and I were children we used to vacation some summers on the Island and the memory that stands out the most vividly is Illumination Night. I am wondering how to best go about vacationing so I can try to now pass this tradition on to my son when the nigh tis not announced? Is there a date or week that the town shhots for annually?

      1 Answer Feb 25, 2009 at 7:40 PM
    • Day trip the first full week of April

      by rlwhite Online Now Feb 21, 2008 at 1:00 PM

      Any suggestions on things to do during a day trip in early April. We plan to walk on the ferry from Woods Hole. It appears the buses run limited hours during that time of year. Should we rent a car once we are on the island?

      3 Answers Feb 25, 2008 at 1:53 PM
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      Day trip/fly-in to Martha's Vineyard

      by skywalkerbeth Online Now Jul 15, 2007 at 6:47 AM

      Hi all

      I'm heading up to Martha's Vineyard soon with some friends for a day trip/brunch and then back home again.

      I think we'll have all of 3 (maybe 4) hours on the ground. Other than dipping our toes in the water (and having brunch!) is there anything fairly close to the airport we could check out before heading back (or, local specialties we should try to eat/bring home with us). Cute little shops to check out, etc...

      many thanks.

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2007 at 8:59 AM
    • Martha's Vineyard on the 4th

      by Amarige Online Now Jun 24, 2007 at 3:01 PM

      What activities are planned for Martha's Vineyard for the Fourth of July 2007? Thank you!

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2007 at 2:41 PM
    • How long to transfer between ferry and bus at Woods Hole?

      by mrschan Online Now Apr 30, 2007 at 12:26 AM

      Hi, I would like to ask, is the ferry terminal at Woods Hole close to the bus station? If my ferry reaches Woods Hole at 7.45am, would I be killing myself trying to catch a Peter Pan bus which leaves at 8am? Thks so much!

      1 Answer May 30, 2007 at 11:59 AM
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      Hostel in MV

      by 1W1V Online Now Aug 21, 2006 at 9:43 PM


      Just find out there is a youth hostels in MV and in Cape Cod (Truro HI).

      Anybody stay there ? What's your opinion

      Thx for feedback.


    • Martha's Vineyard with a child

      by jxh18 Online Now Apr 30, 2005 at 8:06 PM

      We're considering a a weekend in Boston and then a week on Martha's Vineyard in July. We'll be travelling with a 5 year old. Any info. suggestions on the following would be most appreciated:

      - is it necessary to have a car on the island?
      - where would be a good place to stay with a child?

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2006 at 8:12 PM
    • Martha's Vineyard

      by mrsbude Online Now Apr 1, 2005 at 12:33 PM

      My husband and I are flying to Boston from Baltimore this coming Aug 27 thru Aug 29. We would like to visit Martha,s Vineyard from Aug 29 thru Sept 1. My questions are,
      (1) what would be the best way to get from Boston to the Vineyard at that time of the week and season? Keeping in mind that I need to get back to Boston on Sept 1 for a flight back to Baltimore.

      (2) Harbor View, Kelly House or Harborside Inns......which is the best as far as cleanliness, decor and easy walking access to beaches and shopping etc..

      Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Trying to plan a vacation can be overwhelming at times.

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2005 at 8:20 AM
    • About Martha's Vineyard..

      by Serendipity8 Online Now Oct 22, 2003 at 6:15 AM

      Does anyone know on the island of a pesonal chef that would do a dinner party for this coming weekend? Thank you for the information!

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2003 at 6:19 AM
    • How to get there?

      by wendya2J Online Now Jul 29, 2003 at 7:11 PM

      hi how do you get over to Marthas vineyard, and how much does it cost?

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2003 at 8:33 PM
    • dining & nightlife

      by chuckdhartford Online Now Jul 16, 2003 at 5:30 PM

      where can I fing good Italian food and some good bars in Edgartown.

      1 Answer Dec 21, 2006 at 6:01 PM