The practice of going out looking at things and places.

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Computer geek tourist attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley?

We're planning a family vacation to the San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley, and one of the highlights I don't want to miss is the Computer History Museum. However, I didn't find that listed ...
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Which chateaux of the Loire are worth visiting?

When visiting France, one of the great things to see are the Chateaux of the Loire Valley. An hour by TGV from Paris, yet a world apart, with stunning grand palatial castles in beautiful scenery, it's ...
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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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Is there an online community to find travel partners (for mountains, sightseeing etc.)?

Is there an online community to find travel partners for mountain trekking or sightseeing or anything else? I don't want to travel to foreign mountains alone, but I don't know where to search ...
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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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View the Grand Canyon by helicopter - is it real?

I going to visit the United States and its famous geographic places, such as the Grand Canyon. I heard that there are some helicopter tours are available during visiting the Grand Canyon. Is this ...
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Paris on a Tuesday - are the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre the only “big” attractions that are closed?

One that's caught me out before is that the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. It looks like the Centre Pompidou is also closed Tuesdays (French - Tuesday=Mardi). However, the Paris Modern Art Museum ...
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Is there any possibility to view London from “The Gherkin”?

30 St Mary Axe, officially The Swiss Re Building, colloquially The Gherkin is one of the most prominent and tallest buildings in modern London, but it's proving difficult to find out for sure whether ...
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Is 6 hours transit time enough to see something of Seoul?

I am flying to Tokyo in November, and I have the choice to go direct (paying extra) or transit via Seoul. Is 6 hours transit time enough to leave Incheon airport for a bit to see something of Seoul? ...
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Long (14-hour) layover in Beijing on a Sunday, will I be able to do some shopping/tourism?

I just booked a ticket with a stop in Beijing. On my way back I will arrive in Beijing at 11:30 (Sunday), but my flight to UK is scheduled at 1:30 (Monday), more or less 14 hours. So I was thinking ...
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What key sights to see in one week in France? [closed]

I have a one week trip next year to France. What would be some of the highlights I should try to see in the country while I am there?
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What are must-visit destinations for the first time trip to Argentina?

We are considering visiting Argentina for up to ten days during mid-to-late December. What would be the top places to see / visit, especially during that time of year? Secondly, what is the best way ...
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Scotland in one week: What to see and do?

I'm planning to visit Scotland this August with some friends, but we only have one week. We have already made a sketch of our trip and so far we have in mind to visit Glasgow, Stirling, Kyle Of ...
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Feeling the spirit of Helsinki, where?

When I visit a city, besides visiting the main tourist attractions, I usually like to see some places that can make me feel the true spirit of the place I'm visiting. As an example, if you visit Pisa ...
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Are there days/times/dates when most Paris museums are free?

While Paris does have some great free museums and art galleries, such as Le Petit Palais and Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris many of the museums have an entrance fee. Since most of my museum ...
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When travelling from London to northern Sweden by train, is it possible to have a day of free sightseeing at anywhere other than Copenhagen?

Whilst taking the train from London to Östersund (northern Sweden), which I do quite frequently, I usually plan it so that I get a free day in Copenhagen. It looks like this: London -> Brussels -> ...
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Sightseeing for family in London?

Are there any special sights in London that are suited for the very different interest of a family consisting of 5 persons between 20 and 60 years old? I don't think that museums are a good choice.
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What are more authentic places in London, as opposed to the ones overcrowded with tourists?

My friend has just arrived to London and she's trying to find some city areas to explore that are not yet overcrowded by tourists. She's looking for particular regions where tourists aren't as ...
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Things to do in the Peak District

I will be going to the Peak District (England) in mid-July - what are the Must Do things, preferably the cheap ones! Some walking would be good but we have a 2 year old son so nothing too strenuous. ...
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What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized? [closed]

I will be in Paris, France for about three weeks, and after rushing to the largest marketplaces and cultural centers, I will be looking for something more "low-key" and largely untouched by tourism. ...
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Must see places while going through Belgium?

I'm going to travel by car from Netherlands to Luxemburg. Whole round-trip starts from the Baltics - Germany - Netherlands - Belgum - Luxemburg - towards Baltics. I'm not in a hurry and I would like ...
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Driving in Iceland: a good idea?

For this summer I am thinking about going to Iceland. I would like to fly to Reykjavik, spend some days there, then rent a car, travel around the island and then fly back home. Now I have a few ...
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Communist architecture in Berlin

I am going to be in Berlin for a weekend and would like to photograph and tour some Bismarck structures, underground bunkers or any industrial complex. What are my options?
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What should I do/visit in Qatar for 8 hours?

I was planning to visit Oslo, Norway with Qatar Airways with a cheap priced ticket. But it's necessary to wait about 8hours for the transfer at Qatar International Airport. What should I do/visit in ...
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Good locations in Spain for hiking, nature, architecture, and photo opportunities? [closed]

I'm thinking about visiting Spain sometime in September or October. I'm interested in hiking, nature and historic architecture and am constantly looking for great photo opportunities. Which parts of ...
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What is the best way to fit the sites I want to see in Rome into two days?

Definition of "best": Cheap, time-efficient, in that order. I'm going to be in Rome for two full days and I want to hit up the following sites: Day 1: Colosseum Pantheon Spanish Steps Roman Forum ...
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4 days in Paris

I am leaving on friday for a city trip to Paris, arriving at noon. I am already leaving Paris again at monday evening at 5 o'clock. I really want to see the Louvre, Versailles and the Eiffel Tower ...
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Europe vacation - best places to see based on certain preferences? [closed]

I am planning for a Mainland European vacation from starting from London (excluding UK) in October. I have one full week + two weekends from start to finish. My main types of places of interests are ...
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Is it a good idea to order a ticket for the London Eye in advance?

On the official site of London Eye, you can buy online tickets that are 10% cheaper than tickets book directly at the location. If I buy a standard ticket, do I have to specify a date or even a time ...
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Activities in Montreal for a Bachelor party

I'm currently planning a bachelor party for a friend, and plan on holding it in Montreal next month. There a some people in our group who have a passing familiarity with the area, but mostly only know ...
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Best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan?

Where are the cherry trees blooming in Japan? My problem is that I cannot find out when the cherry trees are blooming in Japan. I have searched the internet and cannot find when the cherry trees are ...
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Visit the Norwegian fjords or other attractions when landing in Haugesund

The airport of Haugesund is currently served by some low cost companies; I tried to discover some attractions of that area but on the guides I only found some lines about the city of Stavanger and ...
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Accommodation, sights and food in Maui

I just booked a flight for Maui from 20th October to 7th of November. I am interested in hearing tips related to Maui. I know I can grab Lonely Planet for that, but first I'd like to hear some first ...
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Sightseeing the USA by air

The next time family from overseas comes to visit me in the USA, I would like for them to see the major sites in the USA. Is there such a thing as a prepaid flying tour of the USA?
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Is there any possibility to view London from One Canada Square (Canary Wharf)?

One Canada Square, incorrectly referred to as Canary Wharf is the tallest building in London, but it's proving difficult to find out for sure whether it has any public viewing platform or bar or ...
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What is a good way to get list of sights for a road trip (e.g. for a roadtrip from Chicago to Niagara falls?)

I would like to get a list of sights along the route from Chicago to Niagara falls via Cleveland. How can one proceed when trying to obtain a list of sights in unknown area for further selection?
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Road Trip Through Sedona, AZ [closed]

I am renting a car to take a day or two road trip from Phoenix through Sedona, Arizona on our way to the Grand Canyon. Any recommended places to stop by and see? While I'm by no means a new-age ...
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10-hour layover in Paris: Can I (Indian citizen with US visa), visit Eiffel Tower?

I am traveling from India to US via Paris where I have layover of 9 hours. My US visa is H-1B. What visa requirement do I have in order to visit Eiffel tower. Currently I am in US.
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What's the best way to get from the Paddington Station to these London museums?

Suppose you're starting from off somewhere near the Paddington Station (which is where I find myself at the current moment). From here on, you can either rely on the underground trains, buses or plain ...
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Ways to travel from Mexico to South America over land [closed]

I'm looking to travel from Mexico down through Central America by land and am looking for the best way to do this and any issues people have had please!