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Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation?

I reference this Meta and am asking about seaside/costal regions for picturesque, scenic relaxation, resembling that of a nature getaway/resort/retreat. I tried ...
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What places offer both good scuba diving and surfing?

It seems like most places are either good for surfing or diving, but not both. Purely anecdotally, it seems like the clearer the water, the smaller the waves are. I'm an intermediate level surfer ...
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Is there any region, island, mountain, or village in Japan known for hot spicy local cuisine?

Within the next few days I'm going to start a trip from the very south of Kyushu to the very North of Hokkaido. I'm a bit of a foodie and I'm a huge fan of hot spicy food of all kinds, be it black ...
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Where's the cheapest place in the world for a beginner to learn diving?

Would it mostly be in Southeast Asia? Or somewhere else? In response to this Q being "put on hold" for being too broad, let me add the following: Include only cost of equipment rental and lessons. ...
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Choosing a vacation location based on climate at a given time of the year

I am looking for a resource to help with picking a holiday destination. This year I would like to take some time off in August (school holidays), and I would like to find counties or regions that ...
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Where to go in India in June and avoid the hot climate as well as the monsoon?

In June I'm in India and I'd like to spend a couple of days in India before flying home. So first I thought that Delhi is a good choice, but then I read that the temperature can rise well above 50° C ...
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Where in Southeast Asia in July is it always sunny, without rain, and with few clouds?

What are some places in Southeast Asia in July where it is sunny, without rain, and with few clouds? I know that in the south of Viet Nam it is the rainy season then. Same with northern Thailand, ...
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Are US citizens allowed to fly anywhere outside the 50 states without a passport?

For US citizens, are there any locations outside the 50 US states that don't require a passport to fly to and from?
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How to choose where to ski

I have never been skiing and know nothing about it. I wish to surprise someone with a ski travel package (airfare, ground transportation, hotel, ski rentals, skiing admission tickets, and whatever ...
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Affordable destinations in Europe for young adults [closed]

I am hoping for some advice for my upcoming holiday. Myself and a group of 8 are looking to find an affordable city destination in Europe around June/July time. We are all around 20 y/o. Departure ...
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Best places in India to visit in September first half [closed]

Which are the places in India to visit during September first half. More interested in northern India. Especially Shimla - Kulu - Manali. Will it be a good climate there in September.? Is it raining ...
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U.S. East Cost most popular spring break destinations

I'm currently an exchange student in Cleveland, OH. Some friends of mine and I want to make a Cleveland - Miami round trip by car during spring break (7/3 to 16/3). We are looking to meet up with ...
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Is there a nudist / FKK backpacker hostel anywhere in the world?

So there are thousands of backpacker hostels in the world and there are many FKK beaches, resorts, and other accommodations designed for nudists in the world. But has anyone yet opened a hostel for ...
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When traveling outside scandinavia while being intolerant to lactose, how can I still enjoy a latte? [closed]

I have been intolerant to lactose for about 10 years now. This seems to be a common problem in Sweden since there are good substitutes for all milk based products in the grocery stores nowadays. All ...
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Where can I travel if I want to see cheetahs?

My favorite animals are cheetahs. So I would like to see them in the natural habitats. Where should I travel to to maximize my chances?
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What are some safe places to travel in South America? [closed]

So for our honeymoon, we're thinking about heading to South America for about 6 weeks. We're outdoorsy people and we're active but as I'm travelling with my wife, I don't really want to go anywhere ...
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Seeing puffins in their natural habitat

A friend has just returned from Iceland, and while they enjoyed it, they were disappointed not to see puffins as it was the wrong time of year. Where else could you see puffins in their natural ...
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Where can someone see flowing lava at roughly Easter time?

A trip is being planned at roughly Easter 2012 (to match school schedules) that can go anywhere in the world as long it meets these two criteria: there is flowing lava you can see (not just cooled ...
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Italian equivalent to French St. Tropez or Spanish Marbella?

You got these rich people orientated tourist beach towns like Marbella in Spain and St. Tropez in France. My question is, which town/city is the Italian equivalent of Marbella or St. Tropez? I mean, ...
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I am looking for a hotel search engine for rural areas

I am trying to find a bucolic holiday destination, which means finding a nice hotel in a small beautiful village for spending some quiet time. Most search engines are only finding major cities, and ...
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What's the most cost-effective destination for a four night trip from Berlin to a non-Schengen destination?

To avoid overstaying my visa, I need to leave the Schengen area for three full days (four nights). What's the most cost-effective way to do this from Berlin, Germany. Here are the requirements: ...
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Best world destinations for dating - a website? [closed]

During a recent trip to Zacatecas, Mexico, I noticed many people (particularly women) staring at me. There was also a notable lack of other Caucasians around, even in comparison to Guadalajara, ...
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Looking for a small scenic beach town village in Spain or Portugal

A few friends and I are looking for a small Spain/Portugal beach town or village to stay at for a week. We want something scenic, ideally with cliffs or terrain on the beach. We are all 28 to 30 and ...
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Buffalo meat for dining

I just went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming last year and had wonderful buffalo meat as burgers and as steaks. I am looking for other destinations that are known for serving Buffalo for my next vacation. I ...
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Are there any women-only places in the world?

It looks like reports of a women-only city in Saudi Arabia are greatly exaggerated. But are there any other places in the world where the population is entirely or almost entirely female? The place ...
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Central Asia in 2012: Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan?

The other day, Lonely Planet published an article on the Top 10 best value destinations for 2012. One of the destinations which lured my attention is Tajikistan. According to LP, one of Tajikistan's ...
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Is tourism beneficial to the economies of places affected by natural disasters?

Is tourism to regions that were hit several months ago by natural disasters (for example, the north-eastern part of Honshu, Japan) good for the local economy, and for the people of that area? Just to ...
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What is the closest bucolic holiday destination to the City of London?

I have been looking at weekend accommodations in London. For a family with children, this seems quite challenging. At the same time I am seeing quite some nice bucolic options in Kent and Sussex. To ...
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Safe and convenient hotel locations in or around Cape Town

What are some good suburbs in or around Cape Town to book a hotel at? The ideal place should be in a safe suburb and close to Table mountain,the V&A Waterfront and all the amenities.
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Tourist destinations from Frankfurt-Hahn airport besides Frankfurt

Some low cost airlines, mainly Ryanair, provide several low cost connections with the little Hahn airport. Usually this airport is referred to as Frankfurt-Hahn airport and, from a tourist point of ...
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Weekend in Turin or Genova?

I live in Lyon an plan on spending a long "romantic/relaxing" weekend (3-4 days) in Italy with my gf. The thing is I want to get there by train, which means I'm pretty limited in my choice: the city ...
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Small side trips traveling between US & India

When traveling from US to India, I know that its very easy to have a short tourist stop in Singapore: Stopovers >3hrs(?) get a free tour of the city Hong Kong: Visa on arrival, on an 8hr stopover I ...
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What will the weather be like in Bali and Sri Lanka in November?

I'm thinking of a holiday to the west of Sri Lanka, near Colombo, or Bali in November. Can anyone tell me what to expect weather wise in each place?
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I'm looking for a city where to go for the next 6 months in Argentina (on the sea) [closed]

My criteria are: full of life / young people (I don't want a dead city) no traffic, no chaos (I hate to drive, I love to bike) on the sea (good quality, where I can go easily to swim) low crime rate ...
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Warm weather options in continental USA in December-January

I am looking for a list possible vacation destinations within continental USA with: Good weather (e.g. 70's+ °F (~20+ °C)) in December-January. Good for outdoor activities (e.g. biking/hiking), ...
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Website or application for travel recommendations?

When looking for new destinations to travel to, I'm usually reading blogs in the Internet, browse through Travel SE or rely on recommendations of friends. But is there a more active way of finding a ...
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Places with cheapest accommodation in Schengen area

A significant part of the costs of traveling is accommodation. In which cities in the Schengen area is it cheapest to find a place to stay? Please assume a double room. I'm interested in answers ...
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What are some non-Indian and non-Middle Eastern Sufi destinations around the world?

What are some Sufi destinations around the world where Sufi dervishes live, like Buddhist monks, in a group? Are there Sufi destinations in Turkey, China, Russia, Europe or any other part of the ...
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Where is the best snorkelling in the Caribbean? [closed]

I am planning to go to the Caribbean in January. I would like to be able to snorkel right off the beach, to avoid chartering a boat. Does anyone have suggestions on destinations (i.e. country, ...
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Destinations with a tradition of elopement [closed]

What are some destinations with a tradition of elopement? Gretna Green is a good example of this - it used to be the go-to destination for elopers in the UK, because laws in Scotland were less strict ...
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Light Shows in Europe

Any recommendations on light, fire, illuminated art, etc. shows in Europe that are at least as impressive as Lyon's Fête des lumières? (images, more) I'm after impressive city-wide-ish shows, not ...
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Single travelling in Sep-Oct - which destination: China, Russia, Barcelona + Portugal, or Cuba?

I'm Israeli. I get 3 weeks vacation from work during Sep-Oct 12. I want to travel overseas (for now alone). I thought to use the relatively long vacation to get further away than nearby Europe. Does ...
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Snowfall at sea level closest to the equator?

My question is simple. Which is the place closest to Equator, in any country, where has snowfall occured? By that I mean snowfall only at sea level - mountains are excluded. I can't find anything ...
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When and where do I have the highest chance of seeing auroras?

I'm wondering what time of year is best, and what locations might be best, for catching the aurora. I'm currently thinking of February up at Sweden's ice hotel, but since the whole point of the trip ...
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Unique travel destination research methods

My wife and I want to tour some of the Grecian Islands, but I don't even know where to begin with this. My current plan is just to check with one of the major web travel providers (Travelocity, ...
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A quiet holiday around Istanbul

I am planning a long and quiet holiday in Turkey, and looking for a cozy city around Istanbul. Since I arrive at Istanbul airport, I wish to find a nice city around Istanbul (less than 200km far) to ...
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Where is the closest free beach where free camping is permitted to Georgia, the country?

When winter is over in Tbilisi and I can start hitchhiking again it would be good to find a nice warm free beach to camp on for a while. I know there is Vama Veche on the Black Sea in Romania, but ...
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Where are the backpacker ghettos in India? [closed]

Many Asian countries have towns or cities with an area we call the 'backpacker ghetto' which caters solely to the Western (and East Asian) traveler or tourist. You have guest houses, internet cafes, ...
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In which places is a cruise a viable travel option for independent travelers?

Most independent travelers are down on cruises, placing them somewhere between package tours and a Turkish prison on the list of ways they would spend their vacation. "Treated like cattle", "only see ...
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Where to find good cave-swimming?

I'd love to travel to a place that has a good cave-swimming adventure.* I'd like it to be: Safe Warm Fun Suitable for an amateur Good for photography is a bonus I'd love it if it's a cave that's ...