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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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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!

    • 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.

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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.


    • 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

    • 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?


    • 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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      July visit

      Washington State 11 hours ago

      Hi all

      We're planning a road trip to Washington (State) in July and I'd be interested in your views about the timing. Are we likely to encounter more crowds if we go immediately after July 4th rather than a bit later in the month, or is it just going to get busier if we leave it till the second half of the month? I do already know we should avoid Mount Rainier NP at weekends so we'll factor that into our planning.


    • 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

    • South rim Grand Canyon tours

      Grand Canyon Jan 2, 2017 at 3:15 AM


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

    • 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?

    • 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

    • 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


    • 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.

    • 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!:)

    • 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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      Long Term Parking near Ferry?

      by rayjohns Online Now Jun 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      I'll be taking the ferry to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in August. Likely will be there six days. Is there inexpensive parking somewhere in Portland? One website listed the cost as being over $185. That seems high. But still cheaper than taking my car round trip on the ferry since I won't need a car once I get there.

      2 Answers Jun 11, 2014 at 5:56 AM
    • Is it worth a whole day?

      by heyjoehudson Online Now Feb 18, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      Hey! I'll be traveling to the northeast for vacation from Alabama. I'll be flying into Boston and will have about a week and a half to take in as much of New England as I possibly can. I'm really bound to transit systems since I won't have a car. There is a megabus that goes to Portland from Boston. Could I see most of Portland in a day or should I spend the night? Any other tips on where to go or what to see would be appreciated as well!

      1 Answer Feb 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    • college visit

      by nd509 Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 9:08 PM

      Visiting University of New England in Biddeford with my daughter on Saturday. Want to give her an idea of the surrounding area should she decide to go to college here. I have never been to Portland, any suggestions for touring and staying overnight?

      Thank you

      1 Answer Feb 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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      photography enthusiast

      by sonoilvento Online Now Aug 21, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      What is the most quaint setting in Portland, indoors or out? (no boring sunset shots please)

      5 Answers Aug 22, 2013 at 3:31 PM
    • where to start

      by Dbloss Online Now Jun 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      Best way to do Portland, Maine, Freeport, Kittery, Kennebunkport, traveling from NYC 7/13 thru 7/7/19 any other interesting cities. Must arrive back in NYc on sat 20th. thanks

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      One day in early May

      by TamersonK Online Now Mar 10, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      From Sarasota FL and I will have one day to spend in Portland in early May. Any suggestions?

      5 Answers Mar 13, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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      Lobster Roll in late November

      by tarced Online Now Nov 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM


      We'll be passing through Portland in late November and would love to get a lobster roll. Anything available then that's good?


      1 Answer Nov 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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      Dancing in Portland Maine?

      by m1nkey Online Now Sep 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM

      Where OH where are the dancing venues in Portland, Scarborough, South Portland area? We are looking for Latin dancing like Salsa, Tango, Meringue and the like. So far all the night spots we have found are more involved with eating, drinking and sports. Those are fun too, but we are looking for a night club with a real dance floor for an older than College age crowd. Can anyone help us?


      by ravenmike Online Now Aug 14, 2011 at 3:22 PM

      In relative close proximity to where the cruise boats dock at Portland, Maine, are there any sports bars that DEFINITELY have multiple tvs AND the NFL Sunday Ticket? I want to see the Ravens/Steelers game on Sunday, 9/11 @ 1pm while we're there.

      4 Answers Sep 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    • Portland in September

      by Suehouse Online Now Jul 29, 2011 at 11:44 AM

      Where is a good lobster pound in the Portland area? We want the picnic table/no frills experience, not some fancy restaurant. Also, if we drive up US 1 from Portland how long would it take to reach Acadia? Thanks so much for the info.

    • Help us decide about vacation location

      by emhine Online Now Jun 4, 2011 at 9:41 AM

      We are coming to portland maine for the first time at the end of July. It will be my wife, myself and our 10 year old daughter. We have the choice of two apts to rent and we are having trouble deciding. The addresses are:

      - 200 High St. (
      - 102 Eastern Promenade (aquariuspropertymanagement.c...

      Whats important to us is:

      - walking to amenities
      - quality of neighborhood
      - saftey

      Any advice people may have would be greatly appreciated.


    • parking for peak's island

      by davidlv55 Online Now Aug 11, 2010 at 8:21 PM

      will be staying for two weeks on peak's. need an inexpensive lot to park car for that time. don't mind walking to get to ferry.

    • What to do in Portland?

      by cet84 Online Now Jul 27, 2010 at 7:31 PM

      Hi, my boyfriend and I are taking a cruise and one of our stops is Portalnd. We are trying to venture out and take our own tour. We will be docked from 10am to 7pm. Considering our short time frame what sightseeing is most recommended, best place to eat, and best tour to take?


      1 Answer Jul 28, 2010 at 4:02 AM
    • First time in Portland

      by mylifenow Online Now Aug 28, 2009 at 8:51 AM

      Im coming to Portland Maine for the first time on October 17th till the 22nd, what should I do, see and eat? Please help!

      3 Answers Aug 29, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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      The opening hours of J's Oyster Bar

      by Daisylove Online Now Jul 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

      I will only be half day at Portland and I want to try the lobster at the J's Oyster Bar. May I know what is the openign hours of this resturant? Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM

      by LeeMcDaniel Online Now Nov 7, 2008 at 6:14 AM


      2 Answers Nov 8, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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      Portland OR to the coast to see the Redwoods

      by Keafolk Online Now Oct 6, 2008 at 6:35 AM

      Hi, we'd like to get from Portland to the coast by train, then fast speed onto San francisco. Can you fly out of Portland to say, Eureka, around 29.10.08 please? Many thanks.

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2008 at 6:10 AM
    • What to do in Portland, Maine

      by LY2007 Online Now Sep 1, 2008 at 12:48 PM

      I'll be in Portland, ME for the first week in September (staying in Harpswell). Any suggestions on what not to miss or do, etc. while there? Will have a car for day trips

      4 Answers May 29, 2009 at 6:26 AM
    • house swap portland for beautiful myrtle beach

      by weluvtravel Online Now Jun 24, 2008 at 11:36 AM

      Two adults wish to trade homes for vacation. Non smoker- non drinker- no pets- interested in portland area- astoria- one to two weeks. We have a comfortable home in Myrtle Beach SC- minutes to the beach and intracoastal waterway. Would be willing to swap with couple with similar interest.

      1 Answer Jun 24, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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      Best dates to go in summer

      by Catbrigab Online Now Mar 6, 2008 at 5:19 AM

      I am planning a two week stay in Portland this summer where I will be working a bit and "playing" a lot. I have a choice of two different time frames in which to go, but I need help in deciding which is best. I can either go in the first two weeks of June, or the first two weeks in July. Is there a big difference during these dates as far as 1) number of tourists, 2) weather in general, 3)fun events going on, 4)markets, restaurants, museums, sites being open, 5)beach weather 6)just general overall "feel" of the place. Mostly, I am concerned about #3, and #4 above because I don't want things to be closed up (especially in early June) if locals feel that it isn't quite summer yet. Any and all responses are welcome!

      2 Answers Apr 1, 2008 at 8:48 AM
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      Children's Museum of Maine

      by Jefie Online Now Jul 28, 2007 at 5:10 AM

      I'm traveling to Maine with my 9-year-old niece and 14-year-old nephew. I'm wondering if they're too old to visit the Children's Museum of Maine or would they still get a kick out of some of the exhibits?

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      Where do hipsters get their hair cut in portland?

      by jharper Online Now Jul 19, 2007 at 2:36 PM

      Where do all the cool kids of portland get their hair cut?

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      Locating certain sites/buildings in Portland

      by darylann Online Now Jul 5, 2007 at 12:03 PM

      I'm going to be in Portland later this month, working as a photographer on a
      self-assignment while visiting family on Chebeague (which I do yearly). I
      have a collection of old postcards depicting various buildings in Portland, and
      I want to locate all the subjects some afternoon and photograph them as they are
      today (assuming they all are still in existence!), from the same angles if possible.

      What I'm trying to do is find someone local who's more familiar with the area
      and could possible suggest or map out a route for me, to make the most efficient
      use of my time. I'm not looking for a "tour guide," but just some directions
      and any suggestions one might care to offer. If I make a new friend in the
      deal, so be it!

      Thanks for any help offered.

      1 Answer Jul 11, 2007 at 9:36 AM
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      Some General Questions about things to do and places to stay

      by sabogg01 Online Now May 2, 2007 at 5:43 PM

      I am considering a few vacation options and one is New England in the fall at the end of September and the beginning of October.
      I have made an itinerary in which we would spend 1 complete day in Portland, Maine. We will be arriving in Portsmouth, New Hampshire first and want to drive the hour and start our "journey" at Portland. My first question is:
      Are there enough things to do in Portland to spend a day? As far as just strolling through downtown and visiting the shore and looking at different lighthouses and ships that may be in the area. Or would it be better to drive to Portland for a few hours and then come back to Portsmouth, NH and spend the night?
      I notice that hotels seem to be very expensive in the Portland area.
      I am going to post my itinerary and see if there are any other suggestions that may make this a lil better:

      Day 1 Portland, Maine
      Day 2 Woodstock, Vermont & Stockbridge, MA
      Day 3-6 New York City
      Day 7 Mystic, CT
      Day 8 Newport, RI
      Day 9 Plymouth Rock/Hyannis & Marthas Vineyard
      Day 10 Boston
      Day 11 Portsmouth, NH

      4 Answers May 4, 2007 at 9:44 AM
    • Sea Ice

      by iwishiwasinpakistan Online Now Dec 7, 2006 at 3:10 PM

      Does the ocean often have ice on it in Portland, Maine in the winter? If so, does the ice ever get thick enough to walk on during a very cold spell?

      3 Answers Feb 27, 2007 at 12:54 PM
    • Portland Public Market - still operating?

      by archer1267 Online Now Sep 4, 2006 at 2:50 PM

      We just came back from a weekend in Portland and I was disappointed that the Public Market was closed, despite signs that it would be open on Sunday. When we looked through the windows and doors, we hardly saw any signs of life in there...maybe signs of two or three vendors. I'd read that the market was an attempt to revitalize the downtown area...did it just not catch on?

      3 Answers Apr 26, 2007 at 10:04 AM
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      Lobster in Portland

      by karenincalifornia Online Now Jul 13, 2006 at 1:09 PM

      My family and I will be spending one night in Portland, ME in July. Where is a great place to get lobster and seafood downtown?


      1 Answer Aug 12, 2006 at 6:48 PM
    • Apartment

      by bongoI Online Now Sep 9, 2005 at 1:01 PM

      Can anybody suggest apartments for rent between400-$500, in Downtown Portland. I am willing to share an apartment, as well as sign a lease.
      Thank you

    • Shifting to Maine

      by bongoI Online Now Sep 5, 2005 at 8:57 AM

      Kindly provide me with suggestions regarding shifting to Portland Maine. I intend to settle down in Portland.

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2005 at 2:37 PM
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      Portland Greengrocer

      by rkid21 Online Now Jun 26, 2005 at 4:51 PM

      Does anyone have any info on the Portland Greengrocer (211 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine)? What do they sell? Is it a specialty store? A deli? A bakery?

      Thank you!

      1 Answer Sep 6, 2005 at 9:27 AM