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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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      first time to norfolk

      by ejarvis Online Now Jun 10, 2014 at 8:03 AM

      My son is in the navy and we are travelling up to Norkolf for the very 1st time. Any recommendations for eating, staying at, entertainment, etc., On a budget, so nothing fancy but good delicious eating recommendations. I tried making reservations at Navy lodge but it is full any recommendations.

      2 Answers Jun 10, 2014 at 3:38 PM
    • Kiwi traveller

      by Kiwitraveller123 Online Now May 21, 2014 at 9:37 PM

      Hi solo traveling from New Zealand, will be heading towards Norfolk va early October, short stay, so any must do tips on places to see and things to do at this time of the year appreciated ??

      Cheers Stephen

      5 Answers May 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM
    • shuttle service or car and driver

      by dt54 Online Now Apr 15, 2014 at 4:34 AM

      Is there a shuttle service from norfolk airport to either port haywood or gloucester ? Or is there any other way to travel to these places other than driving.

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2014 at 6:30 AM
    • Norfolk Amtrak Station

      by JMPask Online Now Feb 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      Is the new Amtrak Station built in Norfolk, and what kind of transportation is available from there to get to the Virginia Beach ocean hotels.

      4 Answers Feb 16, 2014 at 1:45 AM
    • 3 hours in Norfolk

      by Revaikman Online Now Jun 29, 2013 at 4:12 AM

      We will be in Norfolk this afternoon and it looks like rain. What is the coolest (arty/bohemian) neighborhood to maybe hang out in a nice cafe, see some galleries or fun shops? Thanks!

      1 Answer Jun 29, 2013 at 8:14 PM
    • Best place to watch ships come into Norfok Navy Base

      by oc6088 Online Now May 18, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      Hi I am meeting my daughters ship coming into Norfolk. I would like a place to see the ship "at sea" before it actually docks into Norfolk. Is there a good place to watch the ships come into harbor that is not on base?

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM
    • weather in norfolk or viginia beach, virginia

      by mundo99 Online Now Oct 31, 2008 at 12:11 PM

      what's the weather like in February? snow? we're landing in Norfolk airport and going to virginia beach. How far is DC (sightseeing-white house, etc.)? how far is new york? where is the best site to get a really good deal on airplane tickets? thanks for any info!!!!

      2 Answers Nov 2, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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      Staying in Williamsburg and going to Norfolk for the day.

      by ashamar18 Online Now Jun 29, 2008 at 8:56 PM

      If anybody reading this post and have tips to share with us pls do.
      First of Sept 08 we are staying at Powhatan Plantation in Williamsburg VA for one week. Never stayed at this resort. It is thru RCI. I hope it is nice. I hope I can look forward to it and not look back on it as something We shd not have done.
      We would like to spend a day at Norfolk. Maybe at the waterfront? Hoping to have boat to plate dinner? Good stadium seating movies nearby?
      We would like to go to Virgina Beach one day as well. Anybody know any good raw bars there?
      I would like some help from people who know first hand of these places. Not hopelessly rely on brochures. Although I'm not knocking brochures. Thanks in advance.
      Jayne

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2008 at 11:17 PM
    • Where in Norfolk is this..?

      by DalberLagos Online Now Jun 2, 2006 at 12:15 PM

      Wondering if any of Norfolk residents could pinpoint the town mentioned in the travelsite

      www.evilchinchilla.co.uk

      I'm thinking its real and someone has suggested its a place called Diss which I think is actualy in Suffolk? Any help identifying would be great because me and my colleagues have become kind of hooked on the thing and want to visit to see how it measures up.

      Bestwishes

      Dalbert.

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2006 at 12:45 AM
    • Boating in Norfolk

      by jaydee28854 Online Now Jun 1, 2006 at 11:11 AM

      Spending a week in North Norfolk along with family members rangeing in age from 4 years to 59 years, plus one 2 year old golden labrador called Harry. We are staying in a windmill (we hope Harry corners well!!).

      We would like to spend a day on a barge/boat/cruiser/ on the broads during this week and figure we should book ahead. Anyone out there had any good experiences they would like to pass on; would be much appreciated.

      Thank you.

      Looking forwards to hearing from someone.

      Jane

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2006 at 12:45 AM
    • Norfolk-Ghent OR Virginia Beach?

      by starttoday Online Now Sep 9, 2005 at 7:15 PM

      I have never been to the East Coast, and I currently live in Portland, Oregon. I'm interested in experiencing the "other" part of the country, but need some direction as to cost of living, etc. I've heard the Ghent neighborhood is "up and coming"-- clean, safe, youthful. But what about Virginia Beach? Being that I'm a hairstylist and prefer to work where people have some money to spend, which area best fits this description? And equally important, which is most reasonable on apartment rent?

    • Seeking info on Norfolk politics and climate...

      by starttoday Online Now Sep 1, 2005 at 2:36 PM

      I've been told Norfolk is a highly Republican town because of a military base there. Is this still true? I'm living on the west coast and am looking for a more conservative environment, but not in the midwest or deep south (which is flooded now anyway).

      Also, the east coast is known for its humidity. It seems impossible to find less humid places in that region. How does Norfolk rate? Am I going to melt into a puddle?

    • Beach temp in August??

      by ashleyking Online Now Jul 26, 2004 at 4:07 PM

      For the beginning of our east coast trip my boyfriend and I were planning on visiting Norfolk, VA and then taking the Chesapeak Bay Bridge to Dover,DE and then go over to D.C. What is the weather like in Norfolk beach area around mid Aug? Can you swim? Is the beach and bay bridge worth the extra drive and time or should we just go straight to D.C through Richmond? we are coming from memphis, TN.. Thanks for any advice!!!!

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2005 at 3:48 PM
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      Hotels with extended parking

      by seagoingJLW Online Now Jan 11, 2004 at 7:47 AM

      We are considering taking a cruise out of Norfolk in December 2004. Are there any hotels that offer extended parking to guests who stay there overnight? Joan

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2005 at 3:57 PM
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      Hotels with extended parking

      by seagoingJLW Online Now Jan 11, 2004 at 7:46 AM

      We are considering taking a cruise out of Norfolk in December 2004. Are there any hotels that offer extended parking to guests who stay there overnight? Joan

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      Pages on Norfolk, Virginia

      by grandmaR Online Now Dec 25, 2003 at 2:19 PM

      I thought there used to be a lot of rated pages on Norfolk - they seem to have melted away. Is it just my memory that is faulty or ?? I see scarcely any tips there now.

    • hospital

      by togoco Online Now Feb 12, 2003 at 4:21 PM

      does norfolk naval still exsit ifso I would like mailing address thank you