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Would renting a car in Basel, Switzerland be safe for a foreigner?

I am from the US, and will be traveling to Basel, Switzerland for about a week. While there, I need to get from the airport to the hotel, the hotel to a certain location every day and back, and then ...
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Getting to Horseshoe Bend, Arizona?

I'm interested in getting to Horseshoe Bend, Arizona later this month, on the cheap, from Vancouver. How best to do this? Map is here The only Wikitravel page I can find is on the town of Page, ...
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Traveling to Yosemite: Self-drive roadtrip vs group tour

Travel.SE, this is my first time being here, I am gonna go to Yosemite late this May with my mom. Based on the current knowledge of traveling to Yosemite based on Google, either I would rent a car ...
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What is a good app for tracking, sharing plans, and creating visualizations of travel?

I'm a long time Dopplr user and I really love the travel visualizations that they make available. Since they were acquired by Nokia all development has stopped and they've stopped issuing the ...
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Hiring a car in Berlin and dropping it off in Barcelona for a road trip

I am planning on a road-trip from Berlin to Barcelona. I am most interested in knowing if I can hire a car in Berlin and drop it off in Barcelona. (also, if anyone has tips on routes to take that is ...
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Are hospitality-exchange services reasonably safe to use in first-world countries?

Are hospitality-exchange services like CouchSurfing and warmshowers.org reasonably safe to use? I mean both for hosts and for guests, and both for men and women, in first-world countries. What ...
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Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?

We'll be spending a couple weeks this summer in the UK (Scotland and London), then a week in Ireland. Is there any slang common in the United States that we be best avoided in either country? For ...
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Going to SE Asia in a few months. Budget? [closed]

So haven't decided 100% which countries I'm going to but preliminary plan is Vietnam, Cambodia and either Thailand or Malaysia. Going to be travelling for at least three months but probably longer if ...
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Non-EU spouse of an EU citizen - is visiting EU without needing a visa possible?

I have a relative who has an EU passport. They emigrated out of the EU many years ago and have married (in Australia) an Australian citizen. They are planning on travelling around EU/Europe later this ...
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Looking for a very last minute adventure trip (5th -13th May)

Basically, due to a break up and cancellation of previous arrangements, I find myself with a free week next week and I really fancy doing something active and outdoors. Most of my trips recently have ...
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Acquiring an international driving permit in the US

After reviewing "Are international driving licences really necessary for any country?" it seems like it might be worth my while to look into acquiring an International Driving Permit. I'm having some ...
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Is my US Driver's License valid in Costa Rica for Motorcycles?

I will be in Costa Rica for an extended period — long enough that it would make sense for me to rent a vehicle for the duration rather than rely on taxis. Based on what I've observed of the traffic ...
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Rent a rental car without a valid driving license?

A friend plans to go to USA in June. There he wants to rent a car to travel through the country. Unfortunately, he got a speeding ticket during the last weeks now his driving license is suspended for ...
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9 Days between Minneapolis and New York? [closed]

Me and my fiancée are travelling from Minneapolis on June 9. June 18 we are departing from New York, JFK. What should we do/see in between? Suggestions may very well include: A nice train itinerary ...
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Travelling for the May 20th eclipse in the US - recommendations for a location?

Similar to the question @Droogans posed - "Annular Solar Eclipse - Adak Island, May 2012: Airfare help?", I'm also keen to see this eclipse. I originally thought it went over Vancouver, but it ...
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Apartments in Jakarta, Indonesia

I am planning to spend 3-4 months in Jakarta, with my little family (wife and kid) I don't want to stay in a hotel for this long, I heard there are nice apartments with reasonable prices in Jakarta (2 ...
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Can I get a short-term visa on arrival in Turkey?

I'm visiting a friend in Turkey for two weeks in early June. I'm a US citizen and have a valid US passport, but I did not apply for a visa. Are there short-term tourist visas that I can use? I heard ...
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Cumbria Way in June. Do I need to make reservations?

Anyone here who has walked the Cumbria Way in the lake district in June? Is the weather moderate? Is it recommended to pre-book B&Bs or are there enough accommodation facilities along the trip? ...
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I ordered 'print at home' tickets at Greyhound, but cannot take print out before the bus time

I ordered 'print at home' tickets from Greyhound (Binghamton to NYC), but I do not have printer at home. My university library, where I usually print, closed earlier than expected due to some reasons. ...
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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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Photogenic Places Between Williamsburg, Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia along I64

I'm planning on making this trip in a few weeks and I'm looking for nice places to stop that is slightly off of I64 to snap a few pictures. Using OnTheWay, I'm planning on stopping at Lake Monticello; ...
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Traveling from Anaklia Georgia to Greece? [closed]

I will be in Anaklia Georgia from May 25- July 8 and Wanted to look into traveling to Greece at the end and then Italy from Greece (If possible it would be nice to squeeze egypt in there also). I am ...
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How to get a tax refund for computer accessories purchased on a visit to USA?

I am about to buy two Mac accessories in the Apple Store in Manhattan which cost a total of $98 before tax. I would like to get a refund for the tax before I get back to Europe. My question is what ...
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What are the standard border checks when traveling between Warsaw and Berlin by various types of transit

I know that there is always a passport check when traveling by air. Is that the same case when traveling by train, bus, and car?
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Tourist guide in Philippines

I'm planning to take some members of my family in a trip to the Philippines, and I would like to know what would be the best way to find a Tourist guide? (Preferably someone who can speak Spanish) I ...
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1answer
62 views

What recommended festivals are there in San Francisco during Aug- Sep?

I would like to go to some cool festivals in SF in AUG or SEP, something like this, are there any stuff like this?
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What is the emergency phone number in different countries?

I know that the emergency services can be called FREE in the UK by dialing 999 and in the US by dialing 911. What I don't know is the number to call in other countries and if there is a cost ...
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Getting a SIM card (prepay) in India

Unlike in the UK and most of the European countries (where one can buy a SIM over the counter in any of the shops), getting a SIM in India is a tedious process. One has to provide a copy of ID proof ...
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Why did my flights make unscheduled fuel stops?

On 2 occasions about 20 years ago my trans-Atlantic flights made unscheduled fuel stops. Once from NY to Europe (Geneva IIRC), it stopped in Shannon, Ireland and once from Europe (Brussels IIRC) to ...
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2 days in Orlando region — nature and wildlife?

I've got a weekend in the Florida region, and need to be in Orlando on Monday morning. I have no interest in amusement parks, but I am very interested in what Florida nature and wildlife is like. I ...
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7 hour layover in LHR - enough time to visit London for a couple of hours?

My flight lands around noon at LHR terminal 5 and my connecting flight departs also from terminal 5 at 7pm the same afternoon. Will that give me enough time to take the express train into London ...
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Do airlines block out a large section of seats online?

A family friend tried to book a last minute holiday for their family but when they tried to book online they couldn't get seats together. When he rang the airline up they had no problem putting them ...
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Book multiple flights with Ryanair and save on Administration Fee

I need to book 2 different flights with Ryanair, but if I book them separately I have to pay GBP 6 as administration fees because I'm paying with a Visa Debit (and most cards are charged GBP 6). I can ...
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What is the most expensive train ride in India?

Considering a lot of people use trains in India, train tickets tend to be cheap, depending on class of travel, of course. What I am interested in is finding out which train ride or which route (since ...
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Where can I get a Sitar lesson in New Delhi?

Is there any English friendly music school in New Delhi that allows one off lessons for Sitar? Particularly one that would provide the Sitar for you.
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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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183 views

How safe are vacation rentals by owners in Hawaii (Big Island)?

I am going to be traveling to Hawaii (Big Island) and I plan to stay for about a week. I will be going with a group of between 4-8 people and I was looking to find a cheaper way to figure out lodging ...
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1answer
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List of holidays for Île-de-France weekend/holiday pass?

The Île-de-France ticket jeunes week-end is valid on Saturdays, Sundays, and other holidays. Where can one get a list of dates on which this ticket will be valid?
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Baby supplies in Paradise Island, Bahamas

We are travelling with a 7 month old, who for some reason tends to run through an extremely large number of supplies (diapers, wipes, clothes) when he is removed from familiar surroundings. Given the ...
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Not flying the last segment of the first half of a return flight

I have booked a A->B->C | C->B->A flight. What I want to do is to not fly the B->C segment. While skipping the final B->A would be totally fine (just walk out of the airport), I'm afraid that the ...
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1answer
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Maintaining a healthy spine when working while traveling? [closed]

Often when I travel, I have to work long hours: programming In many cases there is no office chair, resulting in an uncomfortable work position on a regular chair and table, and ultimately in back ...
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1answer
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Cheapest way to get to/from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to the city center and approx. How long does it take?
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Biking in Arizona: Homebase in Phoenix or Scottsdale?

I have two days of vacation before a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona and I'd love to spend them biking in the area. For (single day) biking trips in the nature, what are the pros and cons of each ...
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217 views

Resources to find overseas volunteer opportunities with technical skills?

I'm a software engineer, and I want to volunteer my abilities in a foreign country for a month or two, preferably for a charitable organization. I previously did some work for the Grameen Foundation ...
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2answers
186 views

How to enjoy traveling with more people

I usually work a lot alone with computers at the University while doing research and the like. I spend on average 10 hours per day. At the weekend I do not work and try to enjoy the free time with my ...
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1answer
615 views

How difficult is it to get a chinese “L” visa when traveling alone

I am a Filipino passport holder working in Singapore. I am planning to go to Beijing this August, and I'd just like to know how difficult it is to get a Chinese tourist visa if you are traveling alone ...
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3answers
374 views

Where can I find tickets to Burning Man event?

I would like to get tickets to the Burning Man festival, Where can I find ticket for it? It seems they are sold out months ago.
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US Domestic Airline Baggage Allowance?

I have been checking to see what the Domestic Flight baggage allowance is for flights in the US. I will be using mainly United Airlines and American Airlines. Some sites are saying 23kg others are ...
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Where can I find air-fare predictions?

Yesterday I saw a documentary where some showed software that predicts developments in airfares. Similar to weather and traffic predictions a user would get a prediction of price developments when ...
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1answer
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How to search for accomodation when traveling as a family with some company

We started traveling with our kids. Luckily they seemed to have inherited the linking of traveling. In our no-kids travel era, finding accommodation was never an issue. Now it has become a major ...

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