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Questions tagged [recommendations]

For soliciting suggestions about travel destinations. It's unlikely that such questions will be acceptable though since it's very difficult to ask one that's not too general yet not too localized.

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What are the good spots to view anything lava related in Big Island Hawaii [on hold]

After the recent volcanic eruptions (last year or so) I have been reading but not getting clarity on which spots are accessible and which are not. Lot of public sites still say to call and find out. ...
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Writing retreat to Ireland [closed]

My girlfriend and I are planning a one-week writing retreat to Ireland, but we're finding it difficult to find a place that is: Relatively cheap (i.e., around 300 euros for 6 nights) "Traditionally ...
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Alternatives to get from Belize international airport to Belize City

I know there are taxis to the city by 25 USD but think I could walk the Airport Road to the Northern Hwy (about 3 km) to get a (cheaper) bus to Belice City so I can take the ferry to the islands. Is ...
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What can I do in Hong Kong to learn more about the city? [closed]

If I have a few days in Hong Kong, what can I do there beyond the normal tourist activities to learn more about the city? I am particularly interested in learning more about HK's economy and socio-...
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Looking for meadows in December [closed]

I am looking for a December time vacation destination in USA. A meadow type terrain. Somehow flat vast lush and green area and if possible has wild flowers and rivers around that'd be ideal. Does ...
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Multi-Dimensional Knapsack-Problem or Web application that shows if boxes fit into a bigger box (luggage)

I am looking for a web application that essentially can show if smaller boxes will fit into a bigger box (ideally also visualize it, give recommendations on effective placement of the boxes). I need ...
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Website for travel suggestions in a given week with a given budget

I'm looking for a website that gives me travel advices, based on the following information: City of departure. Ex: Stockholm Budget for flight tickets. Ex: 1000 euros Travelers. Ex: 2 adults + 2 ...
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Vienna, Austria: Recommendations for affordable overnight parking?

I was searching for hotels in Vienna, Austria. I found a good value Hotel but the hotel does not offer any overnight parking. I tried to search over the internet for overnight parking but the ...
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Mushroom grilled sandwich in Budapest

I was in Győr a few years back and had an amazing grilled sandwich with sautéd mushrooms and cheese. I am asking this here, because it looked like it was a Hungarian specialty. Being in Budapest for ...
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Travelling alone to Brasil [closed]

I'm Chilean and I want to go to Brazil next summer (that is, either January or March, I want to avoid February because of the carnival). So I'm looking for suggestions. So far I wanted to do Rio-...
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Bangkok roof top bar/restaurants recommendations [closed]

I am looking for suggestions/recommendations on which roof top bars to go and take some sunset photos in Bangkok. Here are some things I've already researched and found out, which is less than ideal ...
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Good destinations to travel as a family with a 2 year old [closed]

Me and my wife are after a relatively exotic destination (travelling from the UK) with our currently 18 month year old son. We want to have a bit of a splurge before he becomes two and we'll need to ...
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Sunny coffee house in Vienna

I would like to find a sunny coffee house in Vienna. That is one with enough glass in the roof or huge windows, so that on sunny winter days one can sit inside and still enjoy the sunshine. Any ...
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New Year's Day events near Milan/Geneva

I am planning a vacation for my fiancé and I. So far, we will begin in Amsterdam, then spend a week in Hamburg, next train to Florence (which is a secret to him!). There we will spend the midnight of ...
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Pasta in San Francisco! [closed]

Is there any good place for pasta in San Francisco? I tried 2-3 restaurants, but wasn't really satisfy.. I am Greek, which might make it harder to get satisfied, but I don't know the city, so a local/...
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What St-Jacques de Compostelle routes offers the most sightseeing while remaining well supported?

I wish to do the St-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage. I am deciding which path would be best for me. My main criteria is having lots of support infrastructure (albergues, water access, food, etc.) ...
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Suggestions for 15 year old ( child / teen ) travelling alone

I'm traveling to Albania from Australia next week alone. I'll be taking multiple airlines (mainly emirates) Last time I traveled overseas was when I was 12, I traveled with my family. Any things I ...
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Should I plan a single route across Australia or split them with a flight?

I'm considering migrating to Australia, but before I can make that decision I want to explore the country. I've set my sights on Perth, but relocating through my employment will probably see me ending ...
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Year of Shakespeare in England [closed]

This year is 400 years since Shakespeare's death in 1616. I want to visit, for my first time, London in the autumn (approximately in September). Can someone recommend some good performances and ...
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South Africa for students [closed]

I've planned to travel to South Africa this year, around August. I've joined a group of six friends of mine and actually we're in the dark about everything that concerns security, prices and guides in ...
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Where is the cheapest place on earth to rock climb?

To narrow the scope of my question, by "place" I mean rocks with a variety of routes with bolts in place, and by "cost" I refer to equipment rental and access to walls (excluding food, lodging, and ...
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What gear is needed/recommended to bring from outside the country for a climbing trip to Cuba?

I am going rock climbing in Viñales and other spots around Cuba and want to know if helmets, quickdraws, rope, etc. are easy to borrow from fellow climbers or rent from locals? Or does everyone bring ...
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How to make dining alone less awkward?

When travelling, I'm often alone in a city. This is okay for me, except for one situation: dining out alone is just awkward. Guests in restaurants are almost always either couples or groups and being ...
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A cosy café in central Paris that is open late at night?

I'm looking for a late night café in Paris which has the following requirements: Open late or all night (until at least 1 AM) on Fridays or Saturdays Café or a wine bar No crowd, as few people as ...
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Apps to find local events

I will be traveling around Central Europe by the end of this month and I would like to know if you could recommend me any app for finding events been held in some particular city the same day that I ...
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Short trekking close to Oslo

I plan to spend 5 days in Norway, landing in Oslo. Most trekking trips I found are at least 300 km from Oslo, which means 4-5 hours of travelling before getting there. So getting there and back would ...
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Zurich to Japan and South Korea for three weeks [closed]

I'm planning to travel alone to Japan and South Korea for three weeks (20 June - 12 July, 2015) and I'll depart from Zurich, Switzerland. My main question is about getting to both places, which is a ...
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Half day in Dublin for oldies [closed]

I'll have six hours break in Dublin, when I'll be travelling with my old parents (70+). What should I show them, so the trip wouldn't be too tiring for them? Price is less relevant than comfort. ...
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Where to buy unlocked smartphone in Japan? [closed]

I am thinking about buying a smartphone while in Tokyo. Do you have any physical store (I leave on Monday morning) to recommend? I've already been to Yodobashi, where they showed me about 15 models.
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Hiking trails on Bainbridge Island to see the skyline of Seattle?

Bainbridge Island is a relatively small island that can be reached from downtown Seattle by ferry in about 30 minutes. I read that there are a lot of hiking trails on the island, and I even found a ...
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What are my options to get from Vancouver to Seattle over the Easter weekend?

I want to go from Vancouver to Seattle over the Easter weekend. I plan to leave Vancouver late Thursday or early Friday and come back to Vancouver Monday evening. I'm looking for the options I have to ...
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Where should I stay in Lisbon? [closed]

We are going to Lisbon in April and I have been doing research on where to stay there. The books I have been reading say that Bairro Alto is fun but loud. We like fun but to a certain extent (we don't ...
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A European city to visit during the end of December [closed]

I planned to visit Vienna at this time of the year but searching the internet, most of people do not recommend traveling to central Europe at this time since it is too cold and showery. The following ...
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Where can I spend a peaceful and relaxing night at DEL airport?

I'm flying with Swiss to New Delhi (IGI Airport) and after a 7 hour layover, I have another domestic flight with Air India. Since the layover is during night time, I would like to relax at the airport,...
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Where to go in India in June and avoid the hot climate as well as the monsoon?

In June I'm in India and I'd like to spend a couple of days in India before flying home. So first I thought that Delhi is a good choice, but then I read that the temperature can rise well above 50° C ...
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Which town/city is worth a day visit north/north-east of Paris? [closed]

We are planning to stay in Paris for a couple of days in a month or so. After that I need to go to another city to meet with some family that comes from Germany (Giessen) and they don't want us to ...
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What are some nice places to visit and some exciting things to do in Cyprus? [closed]

I am looking for a destination to go this summer in the net, and I have discovered a country called Cyprus, which looks very, very nice. Actually I am considering going with my friends there. Do you ...
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Which loyality program should I use for my Aerolineas Argentinas flights?

In December 2013 and January 2014 I did a couple of flights with Aerolineas Argentinas. Since some of them would let me earn a lot of miles, I'd like to join a loyalty program where I'll get miles for ...
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What Bur Dubai or Deira attractions open on Friday mornings?

As the Dubai Metro starts operating only at 1 p.m. on Fridays, can someone please tell me what attractions (say, under AED 30) accessible by foot or abra from Deira open before that in January 2014?
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Flying around the world: Which direction is best? [closed]

If I want to fly around the world, should I travel west or east? I keep getting confused about the effects of shorter days or longer days and can never figure out the dateline correctly.
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Which other Schengen countries should I visit from Munich such that the cost is minimal? [closed]

I will visit Munich for a business trip. I have purchased around trip flight tickets from my home country to Munich. I have a week for doing nothing so I want to visit one or more other countries in ...
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Top 3 to see/do in Reykjavík [closed]

I am travelling because of my job, and in a few months I'll go to Reykjavík. I'm very excited because it is my first time in Iceland, and I'm managing in having more or less one free day to spend as ...
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Most thrilling roller coasters in South Carolina?

I am going to SC this summer. I wanted to visit some theme/amusement park in the neighborhood (Myrtle Beach) Can anyone suggest decent place with thrilling roller coasters? I could only find the ...
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External hard drive for storing photo backups whilst travelling

Can anyone recommend a sturdy external hard drive specifically designed for travelling that I can back up photos and videos on?
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Croatian island hopping suggestions

I'm planning a seven day trip to Croatia and am starting my research on possible Mediterranean islands to visit. I will be traveling with my girlfriend and we would like a few nights in: a lively, ...
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Offroad experience in Germany

I'm looking for a offroad park in Germany, where I can rent an offroad vehicle (but not an ATV) and have some fun for 2-3 days. The best case would be such a place in Hesse or Rhineland-Palatinate, ...
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Travel literature about cycling along the Rhine

I'm looking for traveling literature that covers the topic of cycling along the Rhine river. There are a lot of books, but I couldn't find any that covers all my needs: It should be written in ...
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Perfect beach in Central America / Mexico?

I've been to Tamarindo in Costa Rica, Caye Caulker, Belize and several places in Mexico. Of all the beaches I've been to in Central America, Tulum, Mexico offers the ideal combination of pleasant ...
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Looking for travel quotes [closed]

I'm looking for inspiring travel quotes. I'm not entirely sure it is an appropriate travel question according to the FAQ, but when you ask non-travelers for travel quotes, usually the term 'travel' is ...
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Opaque hotel booking sites?

In this question, I first heard of opaque hotel booking sites. It sounds very interesting, but I don't know such a site. So my question is: Where should I start to look for opaque hotel booking sites?