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Is there a map or resource that represents the distance in terms of time instead of Km or Miles?

Based on this question I started wondering if there is a world map (or local maps) that reflect the distance between points in terms of time to travel and not Km or Miles. I know such resource is not ...
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Are there online maps showing the speed limit on the German highways?

I know that on the German highways (autobahns) there is no general speed limit, however parts of the autobahns have a posted speed limits (130 km/h or less). Are there any online maps showing the ...
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City centre of Zurich

It will be very helpful if someone spots the city centre of Zurich in Google Maps.
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Which is the best city to stay around Milan for trips to different cities around?

I am studying in Oslo at the moment and this is my first year living in Europe. I will be flying to Milan to visit the cities around, I heard that they are beautiful. Can someone suggest which city I ...
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Why does Orbitz continually show flights that don't exist?

I'm looking for a flight from Cape Town (CPT) to Atlanta (ATL), and I see some I like on both Matrix Airfare Search and Orbitz (thanks to answers on my other question: But when I try to book the ...
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What online communities exist to help solo travellers meet up?

I've done a few long-termish mostly solo trips now, and you hear about communities like Couchsurfing and Warm Showers (for cyclists). However I also really enjoy staying in hostels. Oddly, there ...
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What is used in South America to search flights? (something like Kayak.. etc)?

What is used in South America (for example Chile) to search flights? I am looking for something similar to Kayak, cheaponair, but I want to know the most popular site there. I need to find a good ...
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Travel sites that offer multiple period search

I am looking for a travel website that allows me to look at current prices to travel from point A to B within the next "x" months? Any sites do this?
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How can I book deck ferry tickets from Piraeus, Athens to Naxos?

A group of friends is travelling to Greece soon and wants to take a ferry from Piraeus, Athens to the island of Naxos. They've tried to book tickets through http://greeceferries.com/ (which uses ...
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Is there a usable online map site for China?

Tonight is my fifth night in China, I've only been in non-tourist places so far where I've seen no other westerners. I'm hitchhiking from the very south to the very north so it's fairly important to ...
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Where can I find out the current snow depth in Iceland?

Is there a website that reports the current snow depth across Iceland? I'm after a site with similar detail to the question in this answer about Norway.
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What is the best iPhone app for viewing Wikitravel offline? [closed]

I'm primarily looking for offline functionality when traveling (likely without internet connection); Map functionality would also be nice. FWIW, I also posted this question on Quora.
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Opaque hotel booking sites?

In this question, I first heard of opaque hotel booking sites. It sounds very interesting, but I don't know such a site. So my question is: Where should I start to look for opaque hotel booking sites? ...
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Why do travel sites always show per-person accomodation price on a basis of 2 travelers sharing the same room?

Most travel websites, especially those presenting deals and allowing comparison of different packages, show the price per traveler. Same case for ads on Internet and billboards in cities. When I want ...
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Why is there a 'secret carrier' option for a flight?

When searching for a flight on kayak.com (not for me, I don't fly business), it shows a "Secret Carrier" option. What gives? Why are they unable to tell us even the code-share partner? What if you ...
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If I want to make a website of a long bike tour, should I make my own website or pay some one to do it for me?

I am planning on going on a long distance bike tour, and I want to have a good website to blog on, post photos, twitter tweets, and videos. Does anyone have any advice for whether I should build it ...
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How can I get a list of countries where I can enter without a visa?

There is of course the IATA visa tool, but there you need to enter country + personal details to get visa details. If I want to know my options, it can become quite a nuisance to get a full list. Is ...
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Travel planning web sites

I am currently planning a 2 month trip through China, and I wanted to know what are the best online options to plan a trip. First off : I am really looking for an alternative to a spreadsheet. ...
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Is there a resource with tips to hitchhike?

I hitchhiked a few times and discovered half a dozen techniques to increase the probability of getting a ride in less time (though time is relative when hitchhiking). I was wondering if there is a ...
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How can I find out what the typical “fast food” is for a particular country?

Everyone has to eat and travelers are no exception. When arriving to a new destination sometimes it's not easy to find a place and one just chooses a quick and known McDs place or Burger something. ...
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Is there a website that lists the cheapest flights to meet between two cities? [duplicate]

My significant other and I currently live on opposite coasts of the United States. We'd like to meet somewhere for the holidays, but we don't really care where; it can be a small town in the middle of ...
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How can I buy an e-ticket for Netherlands train if I don't have a Dutch bank account?

I wanted to buy a train ticket today from the Dutch railroad website. It all worked fine, but when checking out, I was asked for my bank details and it seems that you can only pay if you have a Dutch ...
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Is there a way to get an idea how full a flight I've booked is likely to be prior to arriving at the airport?

So I've booked a couple of flights with online travel agents based on best price alone. But it would be nice to know how full the flights could be in advance. One flight is for tomorrow so I could ...
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Intuitive Trip planning websites where you can “pin” interesting activities, hostels etc based on location?

Just had this idea came in mind, where you can find great pictures, activities and stories etc online, collect them together, and group them based on location(eg. neighbourhood, city or country? I'm ...
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Information about public transport in Greece

I'm going on a holiday to Greece tomorrow, and since I won't have a car over there I'm going to have to use public transport. After a bit of googling, I only found some vague descriptions about ...
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Is there any online resource that can tell me what visa rules are for passport holders of a specific country?

When thinking about travelling, I often have to think about a place to visit, and then look up visa rules for that particular country. This can be a fairly painful process because official government ...
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Working out the best European country to post a parcel from to Australasia? [closed]

At some point in the next 6 weeks, I need to post a parcel to Australia. In that time, I think I'll be visiting 5 different European countries, and probably within a short bus ride of another 2! That ...
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Weather map for US coasts including past patterns and monthly averages?

Is there a map or a website available somewhere which gives the weather patterns for the East coast of the US ? We are fixing to making a road trip and wanted to know how the weather in different ...
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Is there a website for searching/booking European trains?

Is there a website to search for European train tickets? I mean something like kayak.com, expedia.com, airfare.com, etc for trains? I know there are specific countries' website like bahn.de, sbb.ch, ...
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Why does Google suggest roundabout routes in Berlin?

Have a look at this way to get from point A to point B as proposed by google maps: http://goo.gl/JuV4K Why does it use S5 and S1 and then some walking instead of using U1? Won't using U1 be faster ...
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How to collect online travel information in a book?

I am losing trust in the good old travel guides. They more and more seem to have difficulty in keeping up to date. There are still some good ones out there (e.g. "Guide du routard"), but I find myself ...
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Is there an app or website that evaluates individual hotel rooms?

I just heard on the radio of an app, that where seat guru evaluates the seat in an airplane, they give hotel evaluations on individual rooms. This app would tell you for example when you would not ...
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How to filter flights by arrival time?

I've tried everything from Kayak to Skyscanner, but I can't seem to find out if it is possible to sort the results of a flights search by arrival time at the destination. Of course I know there may be ...
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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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Electronic alternative to bicycle map

I plan a bicycle trip over Europe. Most likely I will follow one of the EuroVelo routes, but I might change my plans during the trip. So I would need to take too many paper maps. Can you recommend ...
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What is the most accurate snow report website?

It's time to ski. But where to go? Where is the snow? What website or resource is most helpful in finding snow stats such as base depth, conditions, and predicted future conditions? I am most ...
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Show the time at milestones for a car travel route

When I enter a car route in Google Maps (e.g. Amsterdam to Madrid) I get nicely a total in estimated hours and the distances between each milestone. But I'm looking for the time at each milestone. ...
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Route planner with heights (for bikes)

I use Google Maps to plan my bike routes inside Paris. However, it is missing height graphs of the routes (which is essential for biking). I would like such a site that would be capable of this. I may ...
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Current snow depth in Tromsø

I'm going to Tromsø, Norway and am concerned about the snow depth and how it will affect my ability to get around - how can I find out where to get the current depth online?
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What are the cheapest sites to find hostels around the world to book?

Always when I'm going to travel to someplace, I book my hostel with precedence. Actually I look only for two Booking sites: http://www.hostelworld.com http://www.youth-hostels.co.uk/ Is there a ...
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Where can I book the Ooty-Mettupalayam train?

I've read some blogs where people explain that they had to book the Ooty-Mettupalayam toy train (Nilgiri Mountains) a week in advance. I've tried using ClearTrip, but these stations don't appear. ...
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What is some useful software for brainstorming/planning long trips?

I'm planning on taking my partner and his family on a trip around the UK next year, and I have a ton of ideas in my head that I want to have written down in some form that makes it easy to edit and ...
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How useful are ExpertFlyer's/Expedia seat plan previews?

Okay, I might be an early bird, but I checked my long-haul flight Moscow to Vladivostok on Aug 1st 2013 at ExpertFlyer and the seat chart only shows 7 randomly chosen economy seats occupied. Kind of ...
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Two people travelling from different departures to the same destination?

My girlfriend and I are living apart for a few months due to work. However my sister is having a wedding in September in the UK that we're both going to. I'm trying to find flights where we can meet ...
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Is there a website dedicated to odd hotels?

There is a boeing 747 hotel in Sweden. Is there a search engine or any other way to find similar odd hotels per destination?
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What are the most effective rideshare sites in the US?

Recently, I have been traveling from upstate New York to NYC quite frequently and would like to find a site that is more effective than craigslist in attracting reliable rideshares for splitting gas ...
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Is there a tool to find all nonstop flights to one destination?

Assume that you want to go to Oslo. You want to aggregate all airports that are 100 kilometres from Oslo. This includes at least Gardemoen, Rygge and some others probably. Is there any service that ...
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Where to find routes and times of public transportation in Croatia?

Where can I find information about inter-city public transportation in Croatia. I mean buses, trains and maybe ferries? I need to be able to see information about the route, estimated time, price and ...
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How to book a multi-part flight with Turkish airlines?

I've found some interesting flights using Matrix Airfare Search that involve Turkish Airlines. The problem is that these flights are like this: Go: MAD - DEL Return: BOM - MAD Matrix Airfare Search ...
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Filtering out change of airport flights in Google Flights

Is there an easy way to filter out flights that require a change of airport when searching using Google Flights?