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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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      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.

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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!

    • New orleans to Nashville car rental

      by Adro_foley Online Now Dec 10, 2016 at 6:06 PM

      Hi all, The misses and me are heading to New Orleans from Australia tomorow. We need to hire a car on the 17th and drop it off at Nashville on the 22nd. The cheapest i can find is $275 plus $300 one way fee (au dollars).

      Surely theres a cheaper alternative, it seems excessively expensive.

      Any tips on where to go or what to see on the way is also welcome. (misses wants to go via jackson then over to birmingham)

      Cheers, Andrew

      5 Answers Dec 11, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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      23rd/24th December 2016 in dock at New Orleans

      by alisononthego Online Now Nov 7, 2016 at 6:56 AM

      Hello, we are on a cruise ship in dock overnight 23/24th December and would like to make the most of our time there. We will get to the ship about 9.30pm and we leave at about 5pm on the 24th. We have Steamboat Natchez booked for 11.30am on 24th December. Many thanks

      2 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 10:59 AM
    • Hotels In New Orleans

      by tetufi Online Now Oct 19, 2016 at 6:49 AM

      We are visiting NO next summer. Does anyone know where to stay? We are 4 adults and 3 teenagers.
      We want a good hotel, 3 or 4 stars in a safe city area.

      Best regards

      3 Answers Oct 19, 2016 at 11:53 AM
    • Beaches nearby New Orleans

      by tetufi Online Now Aug 3, 2016 at 6:46 AM

      We are to families from Norway who are planning to visit USA next summer. We would like to see New Orleans for a couple of days an then spend a week in a nice city with a good beach not to far from New Orleans. It is ok to drive 2-4 hours. When I search the web I find the hotels very expensive... Can anyone tell me a nice city whith a beautiful beach that have hotels with prices axeptable for a nurse ;) We are 4 adults and 3 teenagers
      I will also apriciate any other information regarding New Orleans.

      Best regards
      Turid in Norway

      4 Answers Aug 7, 2016 at 10:24 AM
    • Transportation

      by SherrianH Online Now May 30, 2016 at 5:14 PM

      What is the best way to get from La Quinta inn at the airport to the Carnival Cruse port.

      2 Answers May 31, 2016 at 3:17 AM
    • Daughter wants a hair braid/wrap

      by Laurenbefus Online Now Apr 7, 2016 at 5:30 AM

      We are looking for a place in the NO area that would do a hair wrap or a braid with beads for my daughter. She wants it as a souvenir from our trip. Usually in Florida, you find people doing this on along a beach boardwalk. Anyone know if there's a place to get this done in NO? Thanks!!

    • New Orleans with teens - at night

      by Chicagogirl60515 Online Now Mar 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

      Help! I'm traveling to New Orleans with my 14 year old son in two weeks. While we have plenty of great activities planned for daytime, I'm stumped on activities for the evening. I've already planned a cemetery tour... but have four more evenings to plan. Besides dinner, any suggestions for what to do in the evenings? Any help would be appreciated. We are staying in the FQ and do not have a car.

      5 Answers Mar 22, 2016 at 8:40 PM
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      Garden district or French quarter ?

      by MacedonianUK Online Now Feb 20, 2016 at 5:05 AM

      Planning getaway during Easter holidays. Have few destination in mind, and New Orleans in on the list. Now my plan is to travel with my 9 yr old dauther , who is well travelled little person, so long flight is no problem, however as I am looking into hotel/inns/homestay I get confused. Too many choices and I don't know what to choose! By popularity Garden district and French quarter seems to be the place we should stay. As I am single woman travelling with child , security is my priority saying that the hotels in those two areas are bit steep. So now question s do I choose hotel in those two areas or somewhere else? I don't mind if it's not right in the center, as long as it's safe and has good street car/bus connections to the French quarter and things on the tourist map I don't mind 20 min street car ride.. We are planning a week long visit. Any ideas? Thank you for your input !


      6 Answers Feb 20, 2016 at 5:38 PM
    • First time in USA

      by TashChick Online Now Feb 10, 2016 at 2:42 AM

      My sister & I are going to New Orleans for 10 days over Halloween this year. We're staying in the Omni Royal Hotel in the French Quarter. We've just got a quick couple of questions we hope you can help with!
      1) Does anyone have any recommendations for reasonably priced places to eat in the area?
      2) As we're from the UK, we're not used to the whole 'tipping' culture, who are you expected to tip and how much??
      3)We've planned a few trips & tours but does anyone have any recommendations for things to do specific to this time of year?
      4)How crazy full on do people go for Halloween costumes? Is it worth taking one with us or better to buy there?


      9 Answers Jun 23, 2016 at 4:27 AM
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      New Orleans - First Time Tourist - Have specific Questions :)

      by iannation Online Now Jan 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM

      Hello, we are a couple in our late 30s going to NO on my spring break (teacher) in early April. I have a few questions if you could please help!

      1) Hotel: We want to stay in the French Quarter/ Bourbon St area. Price: on a scale 1-10, 5-8 range. (moderate -nicer). Hotel must have a balcony and preferably a pool. Please suggest a few to look at. Don't want a tiny hotel but we do want that classic New Orl feel

      2) Restaurants: We both love seafood. Same price range 5-8 on scale 1-10. Maybe 1 really nice place. What are the best seafood restaurants in French Quarter. We never are up for breakfast so just Lunch-Dinner ideas please. Best Jambalaya? Best authentic New Orleans spot? Best Cajun? Best creole? All suggestions please within 1 mile of the center of the French Quarter.

      3) Music: Preservation Hall - we will go. Other classic Jazz suggestions? Admittedly not a Jazz expert so apologies for my ignorance. I do love to listed to 'faster' more upbeat Jazz Sounds. 3 or 4 piece bands with a piano, trumpet, or double bass. Nothing too upscale. Is there a street or 2 that have multiple jazz clubs to browse and listen to from outside then go in if we like?

      4) Sightseeing: We plan on taking in the local French Quarter culture by meeting lot of people through going to Jazz clubs, restaurants and just taking in all the amazing architecture in the area. What are other sights we must do? We do not like museums. Prefer outdoor sights, architecture etc. We will see an above ground cemetery. Jackson Square (ideal type of sight we like). Riverboat tour you'd suggest?


      10 Answers Jan 21, 2016 at 10:46 AM
    • High School Group

      by NickiJ Online Now Dec 22, 2015 at 8:14 PM

      I am bringing a group of honor students to a convention in NOLA in late June 2016. The group will consist of eighty students ages 16 to 18 and about fifty of the parents and siblings. I am looking for a venue for our last night in town that will allow them to experience the best food and music the city has to offer. However the typical nightlife on bourbon street is not age appropriate. Alcohol can be present but should not be the central focus of the activities. The students are in town to compete in group talent so they consist of many performers including instumentalists, vocalist, and dancers. They would truly appreciate and enjoy all that NOLA has to offer. Any suggestions would be great. Of course we are not made of money but we have set aside a reasonable budget just for this evening.

      8 Answers Jan 1, 2016 at 1:52 PM
    • Traveling tomorrow

      by Cachoclan Online Now Dec 2, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      I'm traveling to New Orleans tomorrow and I'm not sure what type of jacket to take with me. The highs should be around 64 lows 42. Should I take a sweater or should I take my wool coat? Thanks!

      3 Answers Dec 14, 2015 at 2:28 PM
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      by tinamarie17 Online Now Oct 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM

      I am planning a trip the French Quarter around Christmas this year. What is your favorite family hotel to stay at and why? What is it like during the Christmas holidays?

      10 Answers Oct 30, 2015 at 3:05 AM
    • Harvey Louisiana safe

      by Sarah2015 Online Now Oct 19, 2015 at 1:11 PM

      Hi I am from Chicago and have never been to New Orleans. Is Harvey Louisiana safe for 2 white girls 1 latina and 1 latino in their 20s? We will be going for Mardi Gras and traveling from the French Quarter back to our motel Sun Suites in Harvey Louisiana. Is that a good choice to stay at that motel? If anyone can compare Harvey Louisiana to a neighborhood in Chicago that would be great also. We will also be taking Uber or lyft between the two. Thank you for your time.

      7 Answers Jan 4, 2016 at 4:12 PM
    • Carry on only??

      by Jessneedsaholiday Online Now Oct 4, 2015 at 8:28 PM

      Hi everyone,

      Has anyone flown long haul international with a carry on bag (plus a personal bag) only?
      I'm travelling from Australia to New Orleans in January (my second trip in a year, I love the place!!) and I'm seriously considering just taking my carry on bag. I really couldn't be arsed lugging around that second bag, plus I'm going to be buying most of my clothes when I get there anyway.
      do you think it can be done? Any tips?

      8 Answers Oct 8, 2015 at 3:53 PM
    • Traffic delays

      by caymansands Online Now Oct 3, 2015 at 3:22 PM

      Arriving in New Orleans at 9PM on a night the Saints play this month and staying next to the Dome. What kind of traffic delays should we expect traveling from the airport to the hotel by taxi ?

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2015 at 5:04 PM
    • Traveling with an 18 year old.

      by Cachoclan Online Now Oct 3, 2015 at 2:04 PM

      What things are there to do with an 18 year old at night?

      3 Answers Oct 4, 2015 at 5:13 AM
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      Finding a safe tour of the city

      by jimkpa Online Now Sep 23, 2015 at 7:47 AM

      My wife and girlfriend (her's not mine) are planning to get a cabin/resort about an hour north of the airport and renting a car to drive to the cabin. They want to drive down NEAR the city, find a TOUR group that will provide transportation into the city as well as the safety of being in a tour. We keep thinking tour group because I have read too many posts about two women in NOLA alone that I am not comfortable sending her there.
      October visit. Your advice on specific tour groups would be appreciated.

      5 Answers Sep 24, 2015 at 3:45 PM
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      World Trade Center, Club 360

      by PatriciaL16 Online Now Sep 9, 2015 at 12:45 PM

      Is Club 360 open? If yes, We have a group of 80 people that wants to go for sunset sometime in April 2016.

      1 Answer Sep 9, 2015 at 1:14 PM
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      Blues dancing lessons

      by Island-lover-shari Online Now Aug 11, 2015 at 9:34 PM

      Are there any classes or teachers who will book privates with couples coming in from out of town?

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2015 at 8:04 AM
    • Hop on off bus

      by LyndaJ4 Online Now Aug 3, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      Should we take the bus or is it easier to walk and sightsee?

      4 Answers Aug 3, 2015 at 5:46 PM
    • Need Help Choosing an Anniversary Restaurant

      by ScottLip Online Now Jul 20, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      We are visiting New Orleans in a couple of months for a big anniversary and are thinking of going to dinner at one of the following less touristy upscale restaurants: August, Upperline, Clancy's. Which one would you choose and why? If none of the above, where would you go and why?



      3 Answers Jul 21, 2015 at 7:41 PM
    • 23rd December and Christmas Eve

      by DorettaS Online Now Jul 13, 2015 at 11:03 AM

      We will be in NO on the above dates (leaving early evening on Christmas Eve) to go back home. I am from the UK and was wondering if there are Christmas celebrations here ? What would be a great place to go. we are on a cruise so no where too far away ? What is the name also where they make those great doughnuts ? Thanks guys xx


      4 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 9:06 AM
    • what to wear

      by DianaJ20 Online Now Jul 3, 2015 at 6:56 PM

      Hat do women wear for a conference in August

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2015 at 10:09 AM
    • How long do you need

      by Caddie9 Online Now May 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM

      We are coming from Scotland in November was thinking about 4 days there before going to Florida for a cruise. Would 4 days be to long or is there a lot to do there and surrounding areas have been in Memphis Chattanooga and Nashville on a trip and had 3 days in each place found that was enough can anyone give any ideas. Thanks. We like sightseeing walking around shops small towns music and drink

      11 Answers Jun 3, 2015 at 3:20 PM
    • places to stay

      by deme0908 Online Now Mar 28, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      What are the best affordable places to stay for a 3 day getaway in New Orleans for an engaged couple that will be traveling in a car. Is it better to rent or stay in a hotel. Would like to stay close to the action but not too close.


      5 Answers Apr 1, 2015 at 2:59 PM
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      Street car to the Erato street cruise terminal in New Orleans?

      by Bud56 Online Now Mar 24, 2015 at 6:06 PM

      Can you take the river line street car to the Erato street cruise terminal in New Orleans?

      4 Answers Apr 10, 2015 at 1:11 PM
    • rainy day activities

      by srosed Online Now Mar 10, 2015 at 11:53 AM

      Looks like it is going to be quite rainy the first couple of days we are in the French Quarter. We are not huge partiers so wondering if there are some recommendations for other activities besides bars? We will have a car so can even go a bit out of area if recommended. Thanks!

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2015 at 1:20 PM
    • Jazz Fest 2015

      by fisherhood Online Now Jan 30, 2015 at 4:49 PM

      This is our first time attending Jazz Fest. We're staying at a hotel downtown and attending the first weekend of Jazz Fest. I'm looking for tips on how to get from the hotel to Jazz Fest, what to take along for the day and the best way to enjoy the music (chairs? blankets?) If you've been there, please tell me about it...

      3 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 12:47 PM
    • Transport in Louisiana

      by Deco1919 Online Now Jan 16, 2015 at 6:22 AM

      Does anyone know the cheapest/quickest way to New Orleans, LA from Hammond, LA?

      5 Answers Jan 16, 2015 at 12:48 PM