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Things to do while preparing for your trip, including planning where to go, budgeting, etc.

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How can I find out where to buy uncommon (for the location) items while traveling?

I'm looking for ways to find brick&mortar stores where I can buy a given item in person, in a given city. For example, Q: Where can I find kale in Cancun? (A: at Chedraui) Q: Where can I buy a ...
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Which of the London passes include more of London's headline tourist attractions? [closed]

I am traveling to London on 24th December and planning to spend 4-6 days there. I am checking the tickets for the main attractions in London to purchase them in advance to avoid long queues and last ...
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How to understand quality of Google Maps transport info in advance?

Traveling around Europe I grew to rely more and more on Google Maps (GMaps) public transport data. That is if I am in a new city and need to get from A to B, GMaps is normally very effective in ...
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How early should I arrive for same-day tickets for the Washington Monument?

Quoting https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/234635, Same-day, free tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis daily, starting at 8:30 a.m. My question is... at what ...
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Flight and hotel prices after Thomas Cook bankruptcy [closed]

Starting to plan my 2020 holidays, I was wondering if bankruptcy of such a big travel group from the tourist perspective (of course not the one stranded in one of the resorts) planning a trip in a few ...
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Should I wait until Black Friday for buying my plane tickets for December [closed]

I am going to participate in a series of academic events this December in South America. (I myself am from Perú.) The first starts at December 4 in Santiago (Chile), then I'll be about ten days in ...
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Can I cross the US border by land without a US Passport if I am a US Naturalized citizen

I am a naturalized US Citizen and don't have a passport. Can I travel back to US from Mexico with my US Citizen Naturalization certificate and driver's license?
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meeting in CDG & transferring to Orly

3 friends and I will arrive at CDG on different flights from US (to terminals 2a & 2e). We want to rendezvous at CDG somewhere & all transfer together to Orly for a separate flight on Air ...
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How do I purchase an admission to Jasper national park in Canada?

I am shortly travelling to Canada to do an RV trip with my wife. The middle itinerary looks like: Day 5 - Arrive in Jasper & stay in Waipiti Campsite for 2 nights Day 7 - Move to A Campsite in ...
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Route/Travel planning tool like Rome2Rio with options for Bus/Train/Flight for China trip

I'm planning for I and my significant other's trip to China (25-30 days). I found this tool called Rome2Rio which is very helpful but I'd love to know if there's any other similar tool to make a ...
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How to find bus maps for Paris outside the périphérique?

I'm staying in a little town just outside of Paris, and it seems to have plenty of bus service, but the train station is a bit far away AND it seems that you can't transfer from the train to a bus ...
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What is an efficient way of planning solo-trips with so many unknowns? [closed]

I love traveling, and have always traveled since I was a kid. Now that I have more freedom of movement, I'd like to take the chance to see the rest of the world. While living in Europe, it's easy and ...
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Any other airlines that offer a non-stop Madrid-Cairo flight? [closed]

I can only find EgyptAir offering a non-stop flight from MAD-CAI. Are there other options?
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Road trip distance/driving time planning

I am planning a cross country, point-to-point road trip that will total about 26 hours of driving. The purpose of this trip is not sight seeing, but just to get from point A to point B. I can plug ...
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Preparing in case ATM/debit cards might go missing during a long trip

I've been pickpocketed twice and had debit cards swallowed by ATMs twice over the past decade or so. I've also had cards expire during a long trip. For my upcoming trip which I envision will last ...
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Does a small back pack purse counts as luggage on the Greyhound bus?

I want to take a carry on, and another luggage that will go under the bus. However, I don't know will the count my backpack purse as luggage? And if so will I be allowed to take it and what's the fee?
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Which is the nearest airport if I have to travel to Harrow?

Which is the nearest Airport, if I have to travel to Harrow*? * Harrow is a suburban town in the London Borough of Harrow, in the north-west of Greater London, England, 10.5 miles northwest of ...
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Are there US-oriented travel planning sites which split a route into daily chunks?

I am planning a trip next year to the South-West of the US (starting and ending in SF, with a road tour across the major attractions). There are several sites to help with the planning (notably ...
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Requesting information about Norway roads [closed]

I'm planning to cycle up mountains which I can ski in March. Now, I'm searching for the roads free from snow in March. Could you please give me information about roads in Norway or introduce sites ...
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Can I live in Berlin comfortably for one month with 1,000 euros if housing is free? [closed]

I'm traveling to Germany in December. My budget is 1,000 euros. Housing will be free, because a friend of mine will let me stay at her house at no cost. I'm planning on partying around once a week, ...
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Can I buy and tow an RV trailer pop-up with USA license plates with a car with Mexican license plates in the USA?

I have planned to make a road trip to USA. I travel in a car with license plates and Mexican license but I would like to buy a pop-up trailer and be able to use it since I would be visiting several ...
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What are the most important things to do when preparing to leave home for an extended period? [closed]

I'm going to be traveling out of the country for about 2 months, and I don't want to forget anything important as far as preparing my home to sit vacant during that time. I own my home. I know I ...
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Reschedule a student group visit to Fujioka to avoid the Tokyo Olympics?

My sister-in-law is involved with a group that does a biannual student exchange event between prairie Canada and the Fujioka area of Japan. In odd years, Fujioka students come to Saskatchewan; in even ...
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Flight search with NOT (region) as destination and/or origin?

Say you are willing to go almost anywhere, but you MUST be out of Schengen by a particular date. Or you have a warrant for your arrest in a particular country. Several search engines allow "anywhere" ...
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Does a flexible date car rental price matrix tool exist, a la Google Flights?

I know there are comparison rental tools like Kayak and Expedia, but I'm specifically thinking of a tool similar to Google Flight's flexible date matrix, where they'll show you the lowest prices for a ...
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Is it possible to drive from Southeast Asia to Europe? [closed]

My band and I are wanting to buy a vehicle in Vietnam, pack it with our music gear, and drive to Europe. Can anyone give me economically efficient information on 1) the safest route to take, and 2) ...
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Portuguese phrasebook using IPA

I'm looking for a European Portuguese phrasebook that uses IPA. A major problem with most phrasebooks is that they attempt to describe pronunciation with some pseudo-phonetical approximation in a ...
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Is it safe to visit Istanbul? [closed]

I'm from Portugal and I'm planning my summer trip at the moment. Going to Istanbul is one of the options I have. I have some fears about it though since recent problems we hear about in the news. But ...
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How to pay for things in Greece?

My boyfriend and I are headed to Greece (Athens for some time and islands for some time). We plan on bringing euros that we ordered from our personal banks in the States. But I am curious what the ...
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Travel planner app/website to plan by attractions/beaches/zoo/amusement park/pubs/Uber

Is there an app which lets me select a destination based on its proximity to certain types of attractions/facilities? For e.g. I would like to search for places which have a zoo, an amusement park, ...
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How can I get information about bus lines between towns within Poland?

In the country I'm from (Switzerland), the standard way to travel between towns is by train, which is effective and fast. However, from my understanding, it seems that in Poland, aside with a few rare ...
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How can I choose FRA without HHN on kiwi.com?

I'm a big fan of the flight search engine kiwi.com but there is one feature of it that annoys me over and over. When I specify as departure airport FRA (Frankfurt International Airport), I am ...
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Looking for a good online itinerary organizer / travel planner [closed]

I am looking for a good itinerary organizer. I want it to be able to store and organize all the following aspects: Travel details (flying, driving) Accommodation details Activities Available online ...
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Travel Money & Expenses In Russia [closed]

Can anyone recommend how much travel money I should be prepared to spend in Russia? I'll be spending 3 days in Moscow and 3 days in St Petersburg half board. I will need money for lunch and ...
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What sightseeing activities are available in winter in the Rocky Mountains? [closed]

I will be in NYC in the first week of January. Since I prefer sightseeing and not doing classical winter activities (ski etc), I wonder what sightseeing activities are available in winter in the Rocky ...
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Does it make sense to have a trip to Florida? [duplicate]

I have planned a trip to Florida (Orlando-Cape Canaveral-West Palm Beach-national Park-Miami) it includes Miami 0.01-10.05. How do you think, does it make sense to spend there 5 days and overall 2 ...
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Return trip flight search with fixed takeoff/departure date and landing/arrival date

When I search for flights from A to B flying on X and returning from B to A on Y, often the date of departure and date of arrival differs due to distance and time of flight. Therefore, lots of results ...
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How can I find out all the stores in a particular street before going there?

If I am going to shopping destination, I would love to be able to browse through all the stores on the street before going there so I know what my options are. I am most interested in the fashionable ...
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How to plan a UK train route avoiding the tube?

Planning a train journey in the UK using any of the major booking services allows you to specify stations to avoid or travel via. I would like to avoid taking the tube. In this case it is only a ...
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Hoover Dam Parking

Planning to drive to the Hoover Dam tomorrow and would not be surprised if it were busy base on high rental car activity. Google indicates it is open at 9AM and I would like a parking spot. Can I ...
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How to travel to Svalbard? [closed]

I am interested in visiting Svalbard, but I do not know where to start. I know I can maybe book a travel pack or something similar to go there, have some place to sleep and make some tour, but they ...
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Is it risky to book with Qatar Airways?

I am looking to fly mid-July on Qatar Airways round trip between Cape Town, South Africa and Paris, France. With the political situation at the moment, would there be any recourse for potential flight ...
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How do I select a beginner destination? [closed]

I'm hopeful that I'm being specific enough to avoid being too broad/subjective. I would appreciate any pointers or edits where required to make this question work here. I am a non-road-warrior/...
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Travelling to Scotland [closed]

I have some doubts about my trip, at the moment particularly about Scotland. We arrive on thursday morning (10 am) to Glasgow and we part on saturday evening (19:00), we already have accomodation in ...
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Ferries route planner?

I'm currently in Sofia, Bulgaria, and I'd love to move to Lisbon for the summer, at the beginning of July. Problem is...it's a 3500 kilometres route, and as much as I like to ride my motorbike this is ...
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From Asia to Lat America on the cheap [closed]

I'm looking for a way to get cheaply from Asia, SEA or India to Lat America: Mexico, Colombia, Dominicana, Cuba or Equador. Maybe Peru also. not through the US preferably not through Japan or Europe ...
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how to plan a round the world trip? [closed]

On my bucket list there is a Round the World trip. I will start from Europe and I’d like to visit Asia/Australia/any pacific island/South America. Is there any website that allows to build a trip like ...
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How to search for weekend flights?

I'd like to search for flights departing either Fri PM or Sat AM, and returning either Sun PM or Mon AM. In Google Flights, this requires 4 separate searches. Is there another site/tool that allows ...
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Are there Ijen Crater tours from Bali that finish at Yogyakarta? [closed]

I can see tours starting at Yogya but I cannot find anything that starts at Bali and finishes at Yogya. The plan is to start at Bali, visit the Ijen Crater, visit Mt. Bromo (not a deal breaker if not ...
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How to manage route if we need to visit Yogyakarta and Komodo Islands from Bali and then return to Bali?

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Indonesia for 5 weeks this summer. We land and leave from Denpasar airport in Bali. Here's the tricky bit - we want to visit Yogyakarta (west of Bali) and the ...