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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

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    • 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?

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    • 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

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    • Weather and hotels

      Miami Beach Feb 18, 2017 at 8:05 AM

      Hello
      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 nights...no 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...

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    • 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

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    • Travelling by rented car

      Miami Feb 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM

      Hello,
      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.

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    • Yosemite Valley

      Yosemite National Park Feb 6, 2017 at 11:07 AM

      Hi,

      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!

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      Location Question

      by wheretonext... Online Now Mar 10, 2016 at 6:36 PM

      Flying in for 1 night then "driving" toward Clayton area. What would be a nice area for 2 sisters to stay in overnight in Raleigh? Will be arriving late….

      Thanks a bunch!!

      1 Answer Mar 11, 2016 at 1:36 PM
    • what to wear

      by wissam77 Online Now Oct 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      hi
      im coming to raleigh in a business trip from 29 Oct to 5 Nov
      im coming from outside USA ,i just want to know what clothes to bring
      is it so cold,do i need heavy clothes
      also what do u suggest to do and spend time and places to visit
      thanks

      2 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 6:32 PM
    • Rodeo near Raleigh?

      by JamesMcCullers Online Now Jan 16, 2011 at 9:18 AM

      I am trying to find out when there will be another rodeo near Raleigh? I missed the one at the RBC and the wife is still mad.

    • Getting to School

      by jsmith806 Online Now Sep 8, 2009 at 10:07 AM

      Is there a bus that will get you close to North Garner Middle School?

      1 Answer Sep 8, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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      Visiting Raleigh with work 26 May to 30 May

      by gordonilla Online Now May 19, 2009 at 11:32 PM

      I am visiting the Raleigh area twice in the next few weeks - first visit is hown with dates above. Would any local Vter like to meet up for coffee, lunch or dinner? I believe I am staying at the The Umstead hotel. Hope to hear from one of you.

      2 Answers May 27, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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      Day trip to the sea coast?

      by diver-x Online Now Nov 18, 2006 at 7:44 AM

      I might have an opportunity to move to the Raleigh area from Boston so I'm looking at all the pros & cons. One of my big concerns is that it's far from the sea coast. All my life I've lived less than an hour away from the ocean and I would miss being able to go diving on a whim in the summer. Is it possible to take a day trip to the sea coast? Keep in mind, that I'm the kind of person who day trips to Martha's Vineyard from the Boston area (a 2 1/2 hour trip one way). What are the nicest coastal areas closest to Raleigh? Any good diving? Thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 12:40 PM
    • Distance between Raleigh Railway station and Greyhound Bus station

      by psk_vaniin Online Now Oct 28, 2006 at 5:55 PM

      What is the distance between Raleigh Railway station and Greyhound Bus station? How much time will it take to travel between Raleigh Railway station and Greyhound Bus station

      3 Answers Mar 20, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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      romantic inn or B and B

      by YWLTP Online Now Sep 19, 2006 at 7:39 PM

      HELP! I am trying to find a any where in the Raleigh, Greensboro and surrounding area… something quant, with acreage and quality service. It’s our 1st anniversary and my husband’s b day the second week in October and I want to find something that will be very memorable. We love the out doors and great food and wine… and want to stay somewhere really beautiful and charming… any suggestions. Any help would be fantastic!!!

    • need some help

      by wsusema Online Now Aug 30, 2006 at 2:53 AM

      Guys, I need some help please.
      Me and my sister we are both in our late 20’s, we are going to arrive to Durham-Raleigh area on the 20th of Sep from over seas for Duke Medical Center. I have no clue what’s the scene like there. In fact, I need a place to stay at for at least a month….any Idea where??!!...how much should I pay?? Which area is safe and which one isn’t??!!.....

      Also, I would like to rent a car ..What company should I rent a car from (for at least a month)??!!.....


      you recommendations are very valuable.
      Thank you

    • weather and bugs?

      by cruisekat Online Now Jun 12, 2006 at 6:24 AM

      We have considered relocating to the Raleigh area but would like some information on the climate/weather....do you get all four seasons, and snow too?? How about fire ants...are they there in that area?? Thank you for any info you can provide!

    • not a church goer

      by movin2nc Online Now Feb 25, 2006 at 5:40 AM

      Im a single Jewish MOM with 2 little girls.. I am a professional and I am looking to get out of the south florida area.. Have my sights set on Cary or Apex nort carolina. My concern is the amount of other Jews in the area and the southern way of life. Will my children be shunned? Will we not belong?
      Any suggestions on where we choose to live?

      thanks in advance for any advice!

      1 Answer Feb 25, 2006 at 12:25 PM
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      The Big Move

      by christinakl Online Now Feb 11, 2006 at 2:59 PM

      My boyfriend is being transferred to Raleigh, North Carolina, and our move is scheduled around mid-May. Both of us are natives to California, but I have family from PA and sadly to say that is the only other US State that I have had the opportunity to experiance. I was wondering if anyone could give me a little advise on what I should be expecting (ie: weather wise, social atmosphere) and what area's would be the best for moving too (maybe starting a little family WinkWink)

      Thanks a bunch

      5 Answers Apr 17, 2006 at 9:02 PM
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      View of the Shuttle?

      by Angua Online Now Jul 1, 2005 at 12:42 AM

      Hubbie and I will be visiting friends in North Raleigh in July when the shuttle launch is currently scheduled to take place. We wondered whether North Carolina residents can see any part of the shuttle path before it leaves our atmosphere. If so, what is the best place to view it from?

      Many thanks.

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2005 at 1:05 AM
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      Hoping to Relocate to Raleigh in One Year

      by swahili4courage Online Now May 22, 2005 at 8:26 AM

      My wife & I are in our mid 30s and have 2 small kids, ages 5 and 3. We have lived in the DC region (Northern Virginia suburbs) since the mid-1990s and are in need of a change. We just feel the DC surrounding region has become so overcrowded and so overpriced we just need to move away. We made a trip to the Raleigh region in summer 2004 and really liked what we saw. We want to relocate to the Raleigh area.

      Ideally, we would line up a job in the Raleigh region before we left the DC region, but have found that employers are reluctant to interview people from out of state. There seems to be an influx of "transplants" from the northeast and western states to the Raleigh area. We've really had it with the traffic, overpriced housing, etc of the DC surrounding region. I've been doing IT support for the last 11 years (Windows sys admin, desktop, application support) and my wife is a medical records technician. Hope to move and be in place in the Raleigh area by summer 2006. What types of things should we be doing now in preparation for this goal? Can any of you fellow "transplants" recommend some companies or give advice here? Did your company pay for your relocation to Raleigh area or did you have to fund it yourself? Any advice/info is most appreciative.

      5 Answers Mar 28, 2006 at 11:42 AM
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      Relocating from Pearl City, Hawaii

      by Maikeli Online Now Apr 13, 2005 at 4:11 PM

      I know, you are probably asking yourself, "Why on earth would you move away from HAWAII!!"
      Let me tell you, Hawaii is not an easy place to live, by any means. Basically, it is not for mainlanders (haoles). Problems include: racism, anti-mainlanderism, cost of living, quality of housing, job market...
      Anyway, my wife and I have been looking for where to move, and Raleigh is at the top of our list. I'm an ESL teacher and she is a communications/marketing person, so we are wondering about job availability; whether or not the culture is accepting of outsiders/newcomers; where the "good" and "bad" neighborhoods are; and generally, what it is like to live in the Raleigh area.
      Any advice or descriptions would be greatly appreciated, and if anyone wants to know what life is like for a "haole" in Hawaii, I have more than a few stories to share.
      Mahalo nui loa! (thanks a lot!)
      -Mike

      2 Answers Apr 14, 2005 at 9:32 AM
    • Vacation suggestions Raleigh

      by debra_lea Online Now Apr 4, 2005 at 3:59 PM

      My husband, one year old son and I are vacationing in Raleigh the week after memorial day. We are also scoping out the area for a possible relocation from Ventura California. I am ready to pack my bags, but my husband is going to need a little convincing. He has had little exposure to the southeast and is afraid that he will have to become a NASCAR/beer drinking/red neck:-)

      Please offer advice on things to do. We will be staying at a b&b in downtown Raleigh. I would love suggestions for places to eat and things to do. We would prefer the "undiscovered" affordable eatries that would be suitable for a family. They don't have to be fancy, but we like good tasting. We are more into healthy multicultural foods.

      As for places to see...I'm looking for places that show the cultural of the city.


      Thanks in advance,
      Debra

      4 Answers Sep 6, 2005 at 3:10 AM
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      Looking to Relocate

      by sjs12 Online Now Mar 1, 2005 at 10:07 AM

      I am looking at taking a job in raleigh, north carolina, but I've never been there. Right now I live in Minneapolis. What are the good and bad things about N.C.?

      6 Answers Mar 25, 2005 at 4:34 PM
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      Hostel in Raleigh

      by alexfromstl Online Now Feb 9, 2005 at 3:10 PM

      Hey, I can't find any hostels in raleigh, i'm coming to see about a job there in a few weeks. i like to stay in hostels because they are cheap and its fun to meet folks. i'm going to contact nc state to see if they might rent out an empty room for a day or two. any hostels or suggestions? thanks!

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2005 at 7:02 PM
    • Movin to Raleigh from Houston

      by oltex1 Online Now Dec 10, 2004 at 12:45 AM

      what part of raleigh is the best place to live and will it be hard for a student to find work when i get there

      1 Answer Dec 10, 2004 at 9:02 PM