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

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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. ...
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Does purchasing tickets for the Empire State Building in advance allow me to skip the queues?

I went to the Empire State Building today and it was obviously very busy. The queue to get in was 1h30m long so I decided to come back later, and maybe even book tickets in advance. Now, I see that ...
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Any other season apart from low, high, off and shoulder season? [closed]

I just came to know about shoulder season/shoulder period. Apparently, it is the time between low and high season so rates for hotels/hostels/sight-seeing everything would be middling. Are all the ...
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When are there buses from Skopje to Pristina on 5-6 January?

I'm going from Skopje to Pristina by bus, and have to arrive in Pristina on 6 January no later than 04:50 to catch a connecting bus to Sweden. I now want to know what bus I should take from Skopje. ...
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Where do I get some locals' help or advice about traveling to their country? [closed]

I love traveling and I travel a lot either solo or with friends. But in some countries I face specific problems connected with different languages, peculiar traditions and lifestyle, or simply with ...
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Is there a hotel booking site which allows to filter for refundable rates?

I have a trip coming up at rather short notice and while I should be covered I would like to book some backup accommodation within my price range just in case. While searching for rooms on the usual ...
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How can a person living in the tropics be better prepared to travel to snowy areas?

I live in a hot and humid part of India, and plan to vacation for a week at one of the hill-stations close to the Himalayas, to experience snow for the first time. This might involve a bit of light ...
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Searching Flights [duplicate]

Planning a trip overseas that goes from A to B; B to C; C home to A. How do I search flights for this if I don't know best cities for multiple stops on each leg of trip.
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Rome2Rio alternative for the Balkans/Eastern Europe?

So I've quickly come to find out that Rome2Rio is terrible when it comes to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Here's some examples: When trying to go from Levoča (Slovakia) to Lviv (Ukraine), R2R ...
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How much time I need to spend on visiting Border Abbeys, south from Edinburgh? [closed]

I want to do an extensive car trip through Scotland next year in June and I started to gather information and plan it in time. Particularly, one of the areas I am looking at is south from Edinburgh. ...
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Easiest way to organize hire car to travel North and South Island of New Zealand

I am landing and leaving from Auckland and would like to hire a car to see the north island and south island. I've heard that to go from the North and South islands there is a ferry however, it is ...
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How strongly is the requirement to have return tickets when getting a visa-on-arrival being enforced in Thailand?

I have found this website that claims that to get visa upon landing in Bangkok I will need passport and return ticket. My passport is European (Lithuanian) so this one is covered, however I am ...
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What are the legal consequences for a tourist who runs out of gas on the Autobahn?

There are many international travelers and tourists that enjoy driving cars on Germany's Autobahn every day, some of them would be unaware that running out of gas on the autobahn is illegal. ...
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Is there a good way to get from Levoča to Lviv?

Due to a change of plans, I'm now going to visit the Ukraine after I visit Slovakia. Right now I'm looking at options for going from Levoča to Lviv. Rome2rio is not showing any good options. I'm ...
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Notifying banks of travel to Florida

The last time I travelled to Florida (about 2 years ago) I had 2 different credit cards from Wells Fargo put on hold within literally 1/2 hour of arriving due to the bank assuming that the legitimate ...
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What do I need to avoid bringing into Dubai? Other precautions?

I've been traveling full time for over a year. In a couple of weeks, I'll be passing near Dubai, so I decided it would be nice to spend a week there, since I've always wanted to see it. I've got a few ...
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Which entrance to use for the Louvre?

Is there a good thought process as to which entrance to use to enter the Louvre? I understand the Pyramid can have very long queues, however, I am wondering if next week will be low-season, such that ...
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Source for Climate Maps of Europe

I'm planning a long trip to Europe and looking for maps of its climate during various months. For example, a color map of average high temperatures over all of Europe (not just a particular city) in ...
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What tools could help you plan a trip to attend concerts of major European symphonies?

I am curious if there exists a travel planning tool which can help organize a trip around concerts of the major European symphonies. As an example, let's say I really want to see the Berlin ...
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Why is it cheaper to fly to Mumbai, connecting through LHR, than it is to fly to LHR? [duplicate]

I swear I cannot understand the airlines. Today I did a search for one traveler from ATL to BOM (Mumbai) using Kayak. The date range was from May 18th, 2017 to May 24th, 2017. The cheapest cost was ...
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Information on visiting Iceland - tourism [closed]

I am planning to travel to South Iceland for 3 days and 4 nights in February or March 2017. I want to do the following: Jökulsárlón Lagoon Tour i.e. just see the glaciers floating on water from a ...
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Should I buy a return ticket if I'm staying for more than a 6 months? [closed]

I am planning to travel to USA from Europe for a 6 month internship. The problem is that the return tickets for dates above 6 months are too expensive. Almost like buying two one-way trips (EU-US &...
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Is it possible to pay in advance for hostel booking?

I have tried booking at different hostels using HostelWorld and Booking.com and I could only be able to make a reservation using my credit card, but not pay for the whole stay. I haven't found that ...
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How much time to reserve for a visit to Mucha Museum in Prague?

Roughly how long do people take on average when visiting the Mucha Museum in Prague, say is it an hour or two, half day or all day? I am trying to plan a day in Prague and I can't find any proper ...
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Flight Search from anywhere to a specific destination

Many flight search engines allow you to pick a departure airport and search for flights to anywhere. E.g. Google flights gives you a nice map with prices next to destinations for a set of dates and an ...
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Last fuel stop before airport

This morning I returned a rental car to LHR T5. I'm approaching along the M25 and am looking for petrol stations along the way and, as usual, I don't find one. I look on my iphone for fuel and it ...
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How to find dates of big events in any city? (e.g. to avoid price surge during trade fair)

Is there a resource that warns me for (almost) any city / destination when my travel dates coincide with some big event there? Illustrative example: Say I want to travel to Frankfurt and I'm fairly ...
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Bus service between small towns in Spain

I'm planning to rent a car for a road trip in Spain for this coming August, but I could also consider just going from town to town using bus, if available. Is it possible to get from any city to any ...
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Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada?

I have had a working holiday visa before and I am applying again, do I say yes to this question or no. I have to explain if I say yes
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Is there poker in southwest Europe?

A little more focused than my other question. I'm an American, going to southwest Europe soon. I want to play a little poker (Texas Hold 'Em preferred) while I am there. Googling for poker rooms in ...
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Unique experiences of southwest Europe [closed]

I'm an American, going to southwest Europe soon. I'm looking for unique things to do. By unique I mean things where I could not get a similar experience at home or even other places in America. For ...
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Book ahead in Bali?

We are going to Bali and Lombok at the end of July. Some colleagues told us not worry about booking hotels or B&Bs in advance, others said the complete opposite. We do not need luxury or "popular"...
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What are the least crowded times to visit the Aquarium in Brooklyn, NYC?

If having less crowds is an important consideration, when is the best time to visit Brooklyn Aquarium? (which times of year - preferably summer, which days of week, which times of day).
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Start of a Schengen visa's validity period [duplicate]

If I have a Schengen visa example starting from 1 August can I take a plane leaving my country at 31 July but reach my destination at 1 August or do I have to also ride the plane from my country 1 ...
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Can I travel by boat from the North Sea to the Mediterranean passing via Paris?

Can I rent/charter a boat to go from the North Sea to the Mediterranean through France ? I'd like to start from the Netherlands and go through Paris on the way. What are the canals that make up the ...
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Is it normal for a guided tour of Mongolia to cost a couple of hundred dollars per day?

I understand that guided tours offer a lot that unguided tours don't. I don't have to worry about choosing destinations, activities, booking accommodation, the language barrier, and the like. And that ...
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How to tell if a travel location is “affordable”?

Disclaimer: The locations are just examples to set up the question and all prices are made up for the sake of the example and question. Background: Let's say I want to visit London or Busan, and my ...