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

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Places to visit in Maharashtra India [closed]

Next month I am planning a trip for Maharashtra India by hiring a car. Can anybody tell me about the places in Maharashtra which I should definitely visit? I would also like to go to places which are ...
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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?

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 ...
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Going to the Wimbledon tennis championships while in London

My wife and I are traveling to London this year and will be there for the start of Wimbledon 2017. While we'll be in London for 10 days, we'll only be there for the first two days of the tournament. ...
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Are there any tool/sites I can use to plan my route?

I am planning to ride to Moscow next year from Calcutta, India. I am not able to figure out which route I should take. I heard that you have to go via Myanmar, China, Mongolia and finally Russia. Is ...
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Can I use external movie source on Ethopian Airlines 787?

I just booked a flight on Ethiopian Airlines and I saw that the plane is a Boeing 787-8. (Dreamliner??) I'm traveling with a child and I was wondering if it's possible to plug an external USB with my ...
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Non credit card holder travelling turkey [duplicate]

I am an Indian who has booked my flight tickets from someone else credit card from Turkish Airlines which travels from Istanbul to other city in Turkey. Will there be problem since I am not the credit ...
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Transit layover visa requirements for Indian citizen travelling to Turkey [closed]

I am planning to travel from New Delhi to Turkey. The possible stopover choice for me are Bishkek, Riyadh, Almaty. Assuming the stopover is about 14 hours maximum, what are the transit visa ...
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Are hotel reservations necessary in Iceland in April?

We just decided to visit Iceland April 1-9; that's in 3 weeks, which means we haven't done much planning or organization. We are wondering how practical it will be to improvise once we leave Rejkavik, ...
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Travelling to Izmir, Turkey, as a Sikh

As a Sikh who wears a turban as a part of my religion, should I have safety concerns or take precautions in order to travel to Turkey? Are there other things I need to think about while being there, ...
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Should I pre-book/prepay for activities before landing in Bali?

I am looking into several packages Tours like Sunrise Treking in Mt. Badur and Rafting in River. Should I pre book them via website or should I book them day before the event or on the spot? Which ...
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Getting from Khao Sok to Bang Saphan, Thailand by public transport

Travelling as a family of four, aiming to get from Khao Sok National Park to a hotel near Bang Saphan on Jan 22 2017. Have tried several options but none brings me there. Have tried to reach the hotel ...
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Daily budget for a week in Las Vegas? [closed]

I am planning a week (Wednesday to Wednesday or Tuesday to Tuesday) in Las Vegas later this year (2017) and am wondering what sort of budget I should aim for. Assume: All accommodation is paid for. ...