Choosing the way or the intermediate points or connections to pass through in order to reach your ultimate destination.

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Can you tell a cabbie which route to take?

I'm going back home to Virginia for the Thanksgiving holiday and I'll be taking a taxi to Boston Logan. I've noticed that in the past, the cabbie tends to take a longer route, and I was wondering if ...
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To travel 30 km from India to Sri Lanka, do I really have to take a 1500 km, 20 hour detour?

I'm in Tamil Nadu, India. Let's say I go to the area around Rameswaram, India, and that after that I want to visit the area around Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Getting a visa for Sri Lanka is done very ...
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What is the fastest theoretical route for the London “Tube Challenge”?

The "Tube Challenge" is the accepted name for the Guinness World Record attempt to visit all the stations on the London Underground network in the fastest time possible. The rules are here. The ...
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Do airlines fly directly over the North Pole?

I always like flying to/from north America, since the route usually goes over Greenland. I do like the idea that I am only 10 km away from this inaccessible land. I would love to be able to say that I ...
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What is the shortest commercial passenger flight (with a flight number) in the world?

With the occasional debate about Oxford airport in the UK becoming a new London airport, and hearing of a flight that once landed at Heathrow due to fog, then flew on to Gatwick, I was wondering - ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

Given the problems between Israel and several of its neighbours added to the problems in several Middle East countries due to the Arab Spring, and perhaps some other closed borders or unsafe countries,...
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Good ways to get around the Darién Gap?

I'm planning a backpacking trip from Central America down to South America. Does anyone have a recommended way of getting around the Darién Gap? I read that you can fly, or you can take a boat but ...
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How to reach the clearest lake in the world?

The clearest natural fresh water lake in the world is apparently Blue Lake, near Nelson in New Zealand. I'm wondering how one would reach it - the tracks to take, walking times etc - ideally a map ...
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Searching for bikeable offensive town names in Europe like “Fucking”

Last summer I did a bicycle tour from Fucking in Germany to Petting in Austria. (I know most people normally do it the other way round) On the way you can take a lot of funny pictures. The ...
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Are there European equivalents of “Route 66”

Is there an equivalent to Route 66 available in Europe? Here I am not talking about the actual road with the number 66, but about a "trajectory" with a mythical connotation to its name. I did not ...
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Is there any accurate map for the Silk Route and is it still practicable?

I've found some maps that shows the overland route that was used to trade between Europe and Asia, but I haven't found a map accurate enough to plan a trip following the ancient route. Also, I ...
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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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Are there any websites or resources for planning bicycle routes across western Europe?

A friend and I are potentially interested in doing a bicycle tour across parts of western Europe, which parts specifically we're not sure of yet. We would be starting in London and from there we would ...
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What are the “rules” for multi-city flights?

As I understand things, airlines generally give discounts for round-trips that consist of a flight from A to B followed by a flight from B to A. How does this logic work for multi-city flights? As ...
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Maps with road drivability grading

Recently I went to Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare, Ireland (it is nice place, you should visit it.. but by bus of course). I went there by car. Driving on the road is a OMG-super-duper hard; I can't ...
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How can I know in advance which areas of Vietnam I'm not allowed to travel in, or need a permit, as a foreigner?

Today I hitchhiked northwest out of Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province, getting as far as Ea Sup. I went this way because it was the route Google Maps suggested as the shortest or quickest in the ...
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Is it possible to travel through Burma (Myanmar), entering at one border crossing and exiting at another?

I know that it is possible to enter Burma/Myanmar from several border crossing with neighbouring countries, and I'm pretty sure that from some of them at least you do not have to be on a package tour. ...
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How to get from the North Sea to the Black Sea (or Aegean/Adriatic Sea) via inland waterways?

I would like to travel from the North Sea to the warmer waters of the south Mediterranean. Either the Black Sea, Adriatic, or Aegean. From wikipeadia I see that there is a link from the Netherlands on ...
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Are there still any “cheap” options for flying from Australia to Mexico without going through the US?

I've travelled to Mexico many times and I'm starting to feel the itch again but I think finding a cheap way there has become more difficult since my last trip 3 years ago. I have some problems with ...
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What is the longest passenger flight (with a flight number) in the world?

For example, JQ151 from Sydney to Christchurch is around 3 hours. NZ1 however, is about another 7 to Hong Kong. Will need a regular flight number to verify. Definition is longest in terms of flight ...
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Germany to Italy by train or car in 2017, now the Gotthard tunnel is open?

Since they opened the Gotthard tunnel through the Alps. Is it faster to go from Munich to Genoa by train or by car?
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Is there an app that will calculate a route off main roads for cycling?

I want to go for a short cycle tour but I want to avoid main roads. Is there an app for that?
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Is there a “safest” route through Pakistan (from China to Iran)?

On my upcoming trip I'll be starting in Asia and would love to travel overland to Europe, especially via Iran. Usually I'm not scared or intimidated by "dangerous" destinations. China is a breeze and ...
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What is an easy way to see what routes are available from a given airport?

I would like to see, at a glance, all the flights to/from a given airport. Example query: "What cities can I reach on a single flight from Hannover (HAJ) airport?" Is there any website which does ...
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Berlin to Munich in 5 Days

My wife and I are going to spend our anniversary in Germany in May. We are flying into Berlin and out of Munich, and we have 5 days to get from one place to the other. What would be a good general ...
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Travelling Roman Roads

There is a question on mythical roads in Europe. I think that there are a couple of mythical and historical roads in Europe: the ancient Roman roads. It should be possible to follow their tracks ...
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Which routes are possible from anywhere on peninsular Southeast Asia to The Philippines without flying?

First up, don't submit answers or comments telling me to "just fly". I don't care if that's easier or even cheaper. That would not be a question requiring travel experts. Secondly, I know full well ...
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How to plan routes that aren't covered by Google Maps?

For the next summer I'm planning to drive to some countries that aren't covered by the route planning tool of Google Maps. What other possibilities do I have to calculate the route approximately in ...
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Differences between the Routes of the Camino de Santiago

I will be a first time "pilgrim" in July of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) and am deciding on the various routes. Can someone explain what differences are encountered on the routes - how ...
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Is there a land route from China through Mongolia to Tuva?

So those of you with an interest in Richard Feynman, throat singing, or bits of the world your friends have never heard of probably know of a place north of Mongolia located in Siberia, Russa called ...
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How much of the original 'Lunatic Express' rail system in Africa is still active?

I was researching information on Carl Hoffman's book "The Lunatic Express" and found that it's also the colloquial name for a rail system primarily serving safaris in the first two decades of the 20th ...
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Alternative route for the shut down Harwich - Esbjerg ferry route by car

I am planning to have a Scandinavian trip (preferably it would include Copenhagen, Malmö, Gothenburg, maybe also Oslo or the southern parts of Norway) from London by car. As I'll be the only one able ...
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How is the range of Google Maps new drive time feature defined? [closed]

I just noticed Google Maps new feature. It allows the user to get approximate drive times for a specific date and time using average traffic conditions. This is a feature which many people have been ...
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Road journey from Europe to Mecca?

I would like to go by road to Mecca, either by car or by public transport trains, has anyone tried the route? I have got information on how to travel up to Istanbul in Turkey but from there it is not ...
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Do the bus routes in Paris follow a regular pattern?

I will be in Paris soon and I consider an 'unlimited' day pass for public transport. But I would like to know a bit more about the bus lines. When having a day pass for public transport in a city it ...
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What is the most interesting route from Sofia, Bulgaria to northern Albania?

I'm trying to decide which route to take from Sofia Bulgaria, where I am now, to northern Albania, but I don't really have much idea what specific points of interest are along the way. I could just ...
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Motorcycle ride to Malaysia from Singapore avoiding expressways

I am planning to get a cruiser bike in Singapore and I have a valid Singapore license. I want to go visit the Malaysian towns and villages on my motorcycle. I want to do it alone. But I heard some ...
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Safest road route from Tangier to Togo

A local NGO that is working with Togo is going to organize a convoy (2 trucks) to bring some educational and medical aid. They will enter to Africa through Tangier, Morocco and are going to drive to ...
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How much does it add to a North America / Australia journey to go “the wrong way”?

North American flights to Australia generally involve getting to the west coast (LAX or YVR) and then crossing the Pacific. I believe Air Canada used to have a tech stop in Hawaii and still may. I am ...
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Can you suggest an interesting route from Spain to Switzerland for a 2-4 day journey?

I'm going from north Spain to Switzerland crossing France and part of the Alps by car. The exact starting point is not defined, but I suppose it will be "La Jonquera" (AP-7 highway) or Andorra. The ...
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Refine an itinerary through Eastern Europe

Short version: Which places could we add extra days to (excluding cities before the 13th, because of the match in Lviv)? We are especially interested in things that are not the typical thing to do or ...
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From Here to Timbuktu - how do I get there?

The popular statement, " From here to Timbuktu." conjures up images of remote, isolated and distant parts of this earth. The actual Timbuktu is in Mali, but Wikitravel doesn't offer much in terms of ...
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Overland route from Southeast Asia (Malaysia) to South Asia (India, Nepal, or Pakistan)

I'm contemplating an overland advernture trip starting in Southeast Asia (possibly Malaysia or Singapore) to South Asia, ideally to the Hunza Valley in Pakistan, but just getting as far as any entry ...
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Where does the MSCO Polaris actually go, and how do I travel with it?

The Murmansk shipping company operates two passenger ships. The Klavdiya Elanskaya travels between Murmansk and Ostrovnoy. Considering that Ostrovnoy is a closed city, this is probably not an ...
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Are some airline routings unbookable?

This is a generic question, but first my specific situation. I want to fly from Maputo, Mozambique (MPM) to Portland, Oregon (PDX). The cheapest flight I can find online for this itinerary is about $...
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How accessible are the dirt-road parts of Iceland's ring road?

During my upcoming vacation to Iceland, I am planning to do a complete trip around the Hringvegur. Because the Eastern part of Iceland doesn't have very many landmarks, I am planning to drive from ...
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Buying ticket on Russian train

Suppose my ticket is from A to B, but on the way I decide to go beyond B and to C. Can I go to the conductor and extend the ticket? It is the case for me from Chita to Zabaikalsk, while my final ...
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Is there any highway, road or something else that covers the Grand Tour?

Recently I read about the Grand Tour. It seems to be a journey or route that was very popular in late renaissance (17. and 18. century). Since it leads trough countries I wanted to visit again, and ...
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Does Singapore Airlines offer any reward seats on their EWR-SIN route?

Singapore Airlines has an all-business class flight from EWR-SIN (Newark->Singapore), but I can't seem to find any reward Krisflyer flights for any dates.
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Information about Fimmvörðuháls route

Today I've read an article about the Fimmvörðuháls trekking route in a magazine. As I'm planning a trip to iceland, without dates yet, I need some information I haven't found in Internet and maybe you ...