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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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5answers
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Strongest travel sunblock?

A friend who burns easily is travelling to Africa during the dry season. What is the strongest sunblock on the market, and is it actually sensible to use - that is, would it potentially prevent ...
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6answers
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If I travel to Paris, can I get by with just English?

If I plan on visiting Paris, but not really the rest of France, is it still important for me to learn at least enough French to get by? Are people in Paris going to be willing to speak English if they ...
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4answers
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Proper policy on using electrical plug outlets in Toronto Pearson International Airport

I tend to be always on long layovers, delayed or even cancelled flights from Toronto. So I like to do work on my laptop and most of the times, I am already out of charge from the previous flight. Are ...
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2answers
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Is sleeping in tents / hammocks allowed in Malaysian beaches?

Whenever I have visited beaches in Malaysia, I have stayed in beach-side chalets or shacks. I know that most island beaches there are designated as 'marine reserves', so is it allowed to set up a tent ...
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1answer
315 views

Touring opal mines in Australia

I would like to visit some of the opal mines in Australia (Coober Pedy, Lightning Ridge, etc.). Are tours available to the general public at any of the mines? Do any of them offer for-fee ...
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8answers
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Is tea and coffee on the street safe to drink in India?

There are many street tea/coffee sellers around India, and although the water has been boiled at some point, often the pots are out for a long time. The clay cups are also lying around in the dust. Is ...
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2answers
190 views

Diving safety in Australia

I'm going to Australia next October and I was wondering if it is safe to go diving (near Cairns) even though it will be my first time doing so. Should I take a course locally before the trip?
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0answers
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Does anyone have any advice for an English person going to Positivus festival in Salacgriva, Latvia? [closed]

I'm finding it hard to find English-written reviews/advice of Salacgriva or the festival in general. In particular I'm wanting to find out if there's anything worth doing in the town or nearby, what ...
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2answers
590 views

Where can I get information on freighter travel?

I want to go from New York City to any destination in Europe on a freighter. The only place I've found information for doing this requires a round trip. I don't want to go round trip. I want to ...
2
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0answers
103 views

Working the ski season in France [closed]

A friend and I will be looking to work in the French Ski fields during the coming winter. If you have done this before: Where is the best place to start looking? Do you have any tips on best places ...
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2answers
445 views

Motorbikes in Thailand and Laos

Does anyone know of a place to hire motorbikes in Thailand, say Bangkok or Chiang Mai, and ride them into Laos and back? The trip will be self-guided and should take no longer than two weeks.
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1answer
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Are there any programs in British Columbia in which a U.S. citizen could get a visa to work temporarily (and travel)?

I'd like to explore British Columbia, for maybe a few months. I see this being expensive and difficult without a visa, but I don't mind working, even in a stipend position that only covers living ...
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2answers
94 views

Where in Boston should I head on the Fourth of July? [closed]

I am flying into Boston on Monday night from Australia and I am wondering where I should head to enjoy the festive spirit. Boston was the site of the early part of the Revolutionary War, so ...
5
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1answer
606 views

If I have status on one airline, can I transfer my status to another airline?

I've heard that if you have status on one airline and move to a new area and can't fly them any more, you can call up an airline and get them to match your status. Is this true? Which airlines offer ...
8
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3answers
3k views

Inexpensive way to use my US iPhone's data connection in Turkey?

I want to use my AT&T iPhone – specifically the data connection – while in Turkey in September. What's the easiet, cheapest way to make my phone work in that country? How good is the service? ...
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3answers
576 views

Getting a Chinese tourist visa with an expired UK criminal conviction

A group of us are travelling to China this year. One of the members of our group was convicted five years ago for possession of Ecstasy; as it has been five years, the conviction is now spent / ...
8
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1answer
450 views

Does a US citizen need a visa to go to Australia to put on a conference and go on vacation?

I'm going to Australia for both business and pleasure for two weeks. Do I need a special visa for this?
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4answers
534 views

How far away can I get with my car starting in Amsterdam?

It is a question I have been dreaming about since I can remember. Could I for example drive to Argentina from Amsterdam, or can I drive all the way to South-africa? What are the extremities of a ...
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4answers
4k views

Is there a boat that will take tourists to Iceland from North America?

I'm certain that the lucky Europeans have a boat that will get them from there to Iceland. Is there a way for tourists to get from the US or Canada to Iceland?
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1answer
599 views

What US airports don't require removing CPAP for scanning at TSA?

I've gotten a number of different responses at airports. Atlanta requires removing a CPAP, but Reagan didn't. Any others know what airports require/don't require it? (And why its inconsistent)?
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77 views

How to find travel deals for a very specific area? [closed]

It's relatively easy to find a flight and a hotel in a kind of bundle deal for any particular city. But, I'm on business and I'd ideally like to find a hotel in the specific area of my business trip ...
10
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4answers
600 views

Traveling to USA with tripod attached to my camera bag

I like to travel with my DSLR and I have nice slingshot bag for it which I can take with me on the plane along with my carry on. This picture shows what I want to do while boarding the plane. Would it ...
8
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2answers
248 views

What are the rules/regulations for public transit passengers in St. Louis, Missouri?

What or where are the rules/regulations for the transit services operated by Bi-State in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, especially Metrolink? I'd like to know what rules I must follow as a passenger if I ...
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2answers
2k views

Is it possible to get from the Philippines to Taiwan to Japan (or the reverse) without flying?

It's not that I have a fear of flying but it seems the best way to see Island countries is by island hopping and these three countries are all relatively close to one another if you take into account ...
7
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2answers
188 views

How can I get to view the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland?

I can't seem to find information online about trains, buses, to take to get there etc. I would be travelling in from Stainach in Austria. Is there a mountain station or similar that I can view it ...
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2answers
1k views

Bringing a camping knife to Japan

And before you ask, YES, it is for camping. I have travelled to Japan a couple times and enjoyed it. I know Japan law allows knifes of a certain size (under 6cm the last time I checked, but I'll look ...
10
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1answer
3k views

Is it possible to go directly from Siem Reap to Vientiane over land?

I'm planning on going to Vietiane in Laos, but I wanted to cross over land from Cambodia. Are there direct bus connections from Siem Reap to Vientiane, and if so, how long does the journey take? I ...
11
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1answer
343 views

In Rome, are some days less busy than others?

I'm spending a couple of weeks in Rome in July, and I'm thinking about how to schedule the things I want to do. I appreciate that this is the high season, and everywhere will be busy, but are weekends ...
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4answers
6k views

What class of travel is suitable for a woman travelling alone on Indian railways?

What class should a lone woman travel on a sleeper train to be safe at night?
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3answers
587 views

What is the best time of year to go to Disney World to avoid crowds?

When is the least busy time of year for Disney World? When should I go there such that there are the least number of people there?
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4answers
2k views

In Malaysia, how should I deal with taxi drivers wanting to go off-meter?

I've been to Malaysia three times: once to Penang and twice to Kuala Lumpur. I mostly used taxis to get around, and I found that drivers always wanted to negotiate a fare up-front (which was much ...
18
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5answers
742 views

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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0answers
224 views

Is it cheaper to mail a small package to Germany from Turkey, Bulgaria, or Romania? [closed]

I'm travelling from Turkey slowly to Romania via Bulgaria and I have a package that must be sent to Germany. Which country has the cheapest rates for a small package? Is there a tradeoff versus ...
8
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2answers
137 views

Is dengue fever still on the rise in Mexico or is it subsiding?

On my last few trips to Mexico, I met more and more people on the Oaxaca coast who had caught dengue fever. But now that I haven't been for a few years - is it less of a concern now or has it become ...
8
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1answer
3k views

Best way to go from Sepang KLIA to downtown Kuala Lumpur?

WikiTravel listed multiple ways to get to the Malaysian capital after landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. What would be an easy, cheap and quick way to get into the city from the airport?
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3answers
3k views

How can I get to Gatwick Airport from London at 5am?

A friend has booked some cheap flights that mean we need to be at Gatwick airport at 5am to catch our flight. We can stay in London the night before, but how can we get there as cheaply as possible? ...
15
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6answers
3k views

Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?

Sources seem to differ on what precautions are required. Is there an authoritative source I can check, or is it better to drug-up anyway (or not to)?
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1answer
322 views

Are there currently any international ferries that travel to Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Years ago I was in Europe and decided it would be a great idea to go to Saint Petersburg by ferry since it is regarded as a beautiful city and is a port. I didn't mind departing from Finland, Estonia, ...
14
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3answers
556 views

Visa for European countries when traveling from the U.S

What documents do I need when I fly from the U.S. to Germany? Assume I'm going for a few weeks of vacation. Obviously I need my passport. What about a "visa"? Anything else?
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1answer
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Visa-on-arrival scheme in Philippines

According to Wikitravel, for nationalities who are not covered under the 21-day visa waiver, Philippines issues visa-on-arrival. The page linked to reads more like a press release with no further ...
5
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1answer
352 views

Aktau, Kazakhstan to Bukhara, Uzbekistan?

I'm currently in Aqtau/Aktau, Kazakhstan. The trains look really tricky to get to Bukhara, and I'm wondering if there's a better way, as currently it looks like going back up the line to Beynou (no ...
7
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2answers
518 views

Where is the cheapest punt hire in Cambridge?

I am interested in a self-driven punt - without a tour guide. I want to travel through the colleges. I imagine the trip will take an hour.
10
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2answers
758 views

Charge iPhone in Europe

I currently charge my iPhone with a "regular" charger purchased in the U.S. Will this charger work in Europe?
10
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3answers
357 views

Is it usual for Japanese sentos to offer cheap overnight stays like their Korean counterparts (jjimjilbangs) do?

Japan and Korea both have similar concepts of communal bath houses. In Japan they are called sentos and in Korea they are called jjimjilbangs. In Korea it is usual that jjimjilbangs offer very cheap ...
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6answers
424 views

Are there any analogs of the Malbork castle in Poland or Germany?

Some time ago I was in Malbork castle and was amazed by its size and beauty. I want to know - are there some castles similar to the Malbork's, may be not so famous. I'm interested in castles in Poland ...
7
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5answers
3k views

Is there a resource for crime statistics in Spain - especially robbery

I'm going to visit Spain, and my wife is very worried about thieves in Spain. What cities should we be aware of? Are there any ways to protect myself from them? eg Barcelona has a reputation for ...
9
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4answers
8k views

LAX to Anaheim - how much slower is the Super Shuttle than a cab?

I am flying to LAX and need to get to the Anaheim Hilton (essentially the convention centre). Although it's only 29 miles, I am told it will take 90 minutes and cost $100 by cab. That's quite a cab ...
5
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2answers
475 views

Is it cheaper and/or easier to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag in Turkey or Bulgaria?

I'm currently in Istanbul but will soon head west to the Romania/Bulgaria border (hitchhiking) and intend to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag on the way. I don't need a famous brand. Just something ...
5
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0answers
506 views

Any beaches along the New York - Boston corridor? [closed]

I want to stop between Boston and New York for a day on my travel to go swimming near a sandy beach, traveling by car. Are there convenient places located along the route?

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