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matrix allows you to specify almost any conveivable trip combination. You can specify the cities or airports to fly through, the layover times, the airline alliance or airlines and even the aircraft that you're willing to fly. Example: If you wish to fly from London to San Francisco via New York with a stopover in New York of more than 48 hours on the ...


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I got the JR Pass online from jrailpass.com. If you buy two 14-day standard passes, shipping is free. For 7-day passes, I think you have to buy two to qualify for that discount.


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I recommend checking out the below links. Hopefully these will tell you what you need to know. Link 1: ...


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There is also chimpando and CleverFlight. Future Travel has a hire a helper/expert which is similar but not a contest. Flystein is another beat my price site.


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We just created https://bookwithmatrix.com, a site that lets you simply copy and paste the itinerary from ITA Matrix and get links to the major OTAs (online travel agents) where you can make the booking. As jpatokal mentioned, for the most complex fares you may have to talk to a travel agent, but this looks at the fare construction and tries to build the ...


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The problem that you state is known in academia as the Traveling Salesman Problem as pointed out by @ZachLipton. Googling for that expression in combination with app/website/software gives a few good finds. As apps I could find e.g. Concorde TSP and Route4Me (no affiliation nor experience). A nice online tool is Optimap which seems to use Google ...


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http://www.uscampgrounds.info has a database of over 13000 of them. The site really needs a cleanup, but it works and it's useful. It has an interactive map of them, with info for each marker. This site also happens to have some info for Canada, but that's irrelevant :)


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Does GeoMidPoint accomplish what you have in mind? It calculates the midpoint between different addresses. I punched in 5 cities around my area, and it indicated the location that was in the middle. This would not indicate, specifically, what is 3.5 hours from each of you, but it would give you the opportunity to all drive an equal distance.


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I've used Google Maps for cycling in the US. So far it's been great - it gives you cycling roads and avoids the more "dangerous" roads, gives you a small graph of the hills you need to go through, works on the phone/watch etc. Hope that helps!


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Wikipedia maintain a list of car-free places, organised by continent and by country (credit to choster's comment). It includes many that aren't islands, but it's easy to find islands on the list. There's also a French-language list restricted to car-free islands on French Wikipedia. Here's a selection of notable islands taken from that site, I've tried to ...


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Google Maps has that capability. It is probably not the greatest in the world, but free, and many people have it anyway. After you have chosen you target and directions as usual, you can switch to different locomotion modes; car is on the very left (and the default), but there is also public transportation, pedestrian, bicycle, and plane. in addition you ...


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Take a look at GPSies, people share routes there and you can find one fitting your criteria. You may also like to combine it with OpenStreetMap.org and Wikimapia.org to select the most appropriate route.


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I've always quite liked http://cycle.travel - UK oriented but the map interface is OpenStreetMap based so can handle overseas as well. Website not an app, but may still be useful. It defaults to low-traffic-roads (calculated from known traffic data, not simply road classification) and includes a very useful height mapper display, so you can tweak a proposed ...


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I use Strava for ride route mapping, and it works okay. Some local knowledge helps avoid possible pitfalls. It doesn't specifically avoid main roads, but the "use popularity" switch will favour roads where cyclists go. You can also "minimise elevation" if you would rather go around than over something. Example - here's our planned lunchtime route at work ...


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adding to the excellent list by @Willeke also directions of google maps can be worth a try. It does also calculate itineraries for specific times of travel. Their selection of means of transport isn't as good though (they are missing some metro lines in some city for example) and in your example it fails: Sorry, we could not calculate transit directions ...


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For UK based routes (this is where I think you are, judging by your profile) you can use CycleStreets. It’s also available as an app on most phone platforms (Apple, Android, Windows Phone). Input your start and end points then when you get a route select the "Quietest Route" tab. That should give you either cycle paths or quieter roads.


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Besides Rome2Rio, which works internationally, I know several 'one country only' versions who do or might not do ferries. OV9292 (link in English) is the Dutch one, designed and started before internet searches became easy and named after its phone number, (which still works but has become expensive.) It claims to do all 'within the Netherlands' travel by ...


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There is a good collection of sites, however be aware that these are mostly in German, so Google translate might be useful. Here are some examples but there's more. At least travel-dealz is somewhat transparent about their sources so check where they get their inspiration from and follow these as well. Also they typically publish vacation/hotel deals as well ...


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Last minute deals on train tickets are not generally allowed - for instance, such deals are prohibited by ORCATS (the inter-company ticket settlement system) rules in the UK. Discount tickets in the UK must be available from when reservations are first made available (normally 90 days before departure). This is why the prices rise, as the cheapest class of ...


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Deutsche Bahn offers "Sparpreis" saver fares up to a few minutes before departure. However, these are the regular saver fares that only rise and almost never fall in price if you are getting nearer to departure, Up until last December Ltur offered such tickets however that promotors on has stopped. A month ago they once again had a few without long notice ...


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I don't think such a thing exists, because unlike airline tickets or hotel rooms, train tickets aren't generally sold as a limited resource - for most European trains you can walk up to the station and buy a ticket 5 minutes before the train leaves, at full price. As these on-the-day tickets aren't usually tied to a particular train or seat, they also don't ...


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You've found one reason why it's important to check many different websites if you want the cheapest fare. In this case, Travelocity has offered you an itinerary from CCU-SCE for INR 60144, while on Kayak the same itinerary redirects to Gotogate, where it costs INR 74068. There are two big differences between these itineraries. One is the plating carrier, ...


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I am not sure which sites you have tried, but if you buy your ticket directly from the Danish Railways, you seem to get everything you want: If you order a seat reservation, you can also select exactly which seat you want. You will be shown a drawing of the carriage, so that you can see where the tables are and which seats are free. You can have the ticket ...


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Google flights can do this, you can select airports, places, countries, continents or just "Everywhere", you can also select interests (eg, Outdoor, food, etc) You can set a price range, and then see on the map where you can go. I spent a day in Copenhagen for about £20-30 thanks to this. (and it also used to have a really nice bar chart for each ...


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Google Maps now has this feature built-in: Start navigating from your current location by car: Click on the search button: Select a pre-defined POI type or search for something else: Voila! You now have a list of locations to visit, as well as how much time the visit would add to your drive.


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I am a fan of Adioso, it allows you do all of what you've asked for, the only catch is you have to specify at least a city in the departure field, but any other field is capable of accepting broad values. You can specify a time, or chose "any time". For the destination, you can specify a city, a country, etc. You can then sort the results according to the ...


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WhichAirline has a similar functionality to whichbudget as far as I can see. You can enter countries but it might give you an error that this search is too broad, in that case it might help to search to "Anywhere" and then sort the results by country. Also Skypicker might be useful. You can do countries or draw circles on a map for departure/destination ...


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Skyscanner allows what you're looking for. Just type the country of origin and destination. It even allows you to set the destination as all the world instead of country. In Skyscanner you will also be allowed to make broad searches regarding time. You can specify the time windows of your flight as specific days, but also as a month (eg.: departing in ...


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Similar to @rvs's comment, I have also used "Tripadviser"'s app which gives you such feature. Wherever you are, just go to the app and you can choose what kind of attractions, ... you are interested in. Although, since it is mostly based on reviews and feedback, it may not be so informative for all locations. By the way, watch out for the battery usage on ...


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Looking at their website, their internet presence, their blog and the fact that they seem to be very active to date as they update their social media profiles very often, it is safe to assume that the business side of things is legitimate: they seem to be actively looking for customers and are doing their marketing properly. A simple google search for "the ...


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I'd suggest my site, ExchangeMouse where you can search among all 60+ home exchange websites, and find matches for a Cyprus-UK home swap. There is an option for long term exchanges, a "few months" is regarded such.



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