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How can I estimate how much noise nearby trains will make?

When choosing hotels or other temporary accommodation (e.g., Airbnb) in the United States, I'm sometimes concerned regarding the noise that nearby trains may make. E.g., some train tracks are unused, ...
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How can one know ahead of time if an airline offers a complementary blanket during a flight?

I wonder how one can know ahead of time (= before going to the airport) whether an airline offers a complementary blanket during a flight.
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Noise in hotels in Spain (outside party locations)

I've heard that Spain is one of the loudest countries in the world, where noise ordinance is not very valued. How it looks like in hotels? I'm interested in the locations near the shore or mountains, ...
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How do you keep a sleep mask on while asleep?

I have started wearing a sleep mask on trips as I find it fairly hard getting to sleep in odd places. It works for getting to sleep but almost 100% of the time the mask will no longer be covering my ...
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Are there electrical outlets in Amtrak California Zephyr bedrooms?

How many electrical outlets are there in a bedroom on the California Zephyr? Where are they located? Any photos showing this?
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16 Hour Marine Atlantic Ferry Trip with no Cabin

Marine Atlantic operates 16 hour overnight ferry trips from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Argentia, Newfoundland on the MV Atlantic Vision. As I understand it, you can bring a car, but you cannot ...
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What are options for sleeping when doing the Via Alpina in Switzerland?

Disclaimer: Bear in mind this a trip planned for the summer of 2021, where hopefully Covid restrictions will be reduced. A friend of mine will be hiking the whole Via Alpina and I am looking to ...
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Where can I get custom-fitted earplugs in Bangkok?

I use custom-fitted earplugs sometimes when in transportation, e.g. airplane or sleeper train. Where can I get custom-fitted earplugs in Bangkok? Note to close voters: the question is not about "...
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Sleeping during a long layover during a travel ban

As a USA citizen, I am not allowed to enter Portugal (due to Covid-19 risk, regardless of my apparent health). But I have a 25 hour layover in Lisbon, so I am thinking to search the international ...
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Sleeping overnight at Reagan National (DCA) airport

I am trying to book a domestic flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) at the end of this month. The itinerary I am looking is such that the flight will land at DCA at around 11:00 P....
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Why don't most business class seats fold out fully?

My issue is as follows: Why almost all business class seats do not recline to a full flat configuration? Is it a design challenge that is difficult to overcome? I understand that it may save space (...
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Sleeping in Sardinia

Is it allowed to sleep outside (with a tent or just in a sleeping bag; not in the car) in Sardinia? Especially due covid rules, which require registration before travelling where it requires address ...
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How to deal with a loud fridge when staying in a studio apartment/hotel?

I'm currently staying in a studio so the fridge is close to the bed. Unfortunately the fridge is quite loud, which is slightly annoying during the day but can make it hard to sleep during the night. I ...
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Can I sleep overnight at Stansted Airport?

I'm travelling with Ryanair with no bag drop at the end of September from Stansted airport. My train arrives the night before. Is it possible to go through security when I arrive and sleep overnight ...
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Is it legal to sleep in a park in Germany using a hammock?

So I'm planning on going to Germany using a 15€ flight deal sometime this summer and I hope to spend as little as possible. I was wondering if it is legal to sleep in a park or on the streets and ...
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Options for Overnight Between Flights in NYC? [closed]

I could arrive in JFK one night, and catch a cheap flight to my smaller city the next morning. So, I'm thinking of over-nighting there. What are my best options? Is sleeping in the airport feasible? ...
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How can I deal with extreme temperatures in a hotel room?

Recently I've been on a business trip in Germany and I had a temperature problem in my hotel room. Since it was an attic room without air conditioning the temperature rose to uncomfortable levels ...
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A decent over night sleep at Brussels Charleroi Airport

Is it possible to arrive at night and sleep for a couple of hours inside the Brussels Charleroi Airport before taking an early flight? If so, are there any decent places to sleep/rest?
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Best seat for sleeping on megabus red-eye trip in USA? [closed]

Do all the seats on megabus lean back? Are some some seats better for sleeping than the others? I am planning a 9-hour trip, and I would like to be able to sleep.
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Is traveling inherently sleep inducing? [closed]

I always find it curious how no matter: the time of day, the mode of transportation, the duration of the journey - traveling seems to be incredibly sleep inducing. By traveling I mean - taking ...
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Are hotel beds rated?

Is there any kind of bed rating system for hotels? I would like to only rent at hotels with extremely firm mattresses. It seems to be nearly 100% hit or miss. I've stayed at hotels expensive hotels ...
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Below standard baby crib

Recently, I went to a hotel in Switzerland. I phoned weeks in advance to make sure they had a baby crib for my 5 month baby. They told me “Sure”. When we arrived in the room, the crib was so old and ...
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How to avoid taking bed bugs along with the luggage

Today me and my girlfriend faced a problem while staying in a airbnb rented room in barcelona - we woke up with bed bug bites all over our bodies. We've instantly decided to move out of this place. ...
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Sleep in car on road trip from San Diego to Laredo [duplicate]

I am planning a trip from San Diego, CA to Laredo, TX around December. The itinerary takes me from San Diego, CA to Tucson, AZ, then on to El Paso, TX on the first day; the next day it is straight ...
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A place to sleep during a 13-hour layover in Charles-De-Gaulle airport?

I will likely have a layover of 13 hours, from 20:45 (evening) to 10:30 (morning) in Paris CDG, flying in from outside the EU. I want to get the closest thing to a full night's sleep, in a bed, in a ...
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Why do US hotels sandwich the blanket between two sheets instead of putting it inside a duvet cover?

Every US hotel I've stayed in so far sandwiched the blanket between two sheets, instead of putting it inside a duvet cover (example of what I'm talking about) like most people do at home. The first ...
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Is it possible to sleep at Podgorica airport?

I will fly to Podgorica, Montenegro. My plane arrives about 23:30, so I would like to sleep at the airport until something like 06:00 and then go to the city. Is it possible to sleep at the Podgorica ...
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How do I effectively block out sunlight in a hotel room in a place where it's sunny for long periods of time?

I'll be flying to Anchorage, Alaska, very soon. In Anchorage during the time I'm traveling, it's common for the sun to not set until it's past 11:00 PM, and for the sun to rise very early in the ...
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Places to seat/sleep at SFO pre-security

I wonder if there any seat or couch at the pre security area in SFO. Best,
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Is there a good place to sleep/wait 9 hours in Nairobi Airport?

It appears that I will need to leave the secure area in NBO to collect my bags and re-check for my next flight, which is early the next morning. Is there a safe/quiet place in the general airport (...
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Sleeping in Yosemite park

I was thinking of renting a camper van and wondered if it's safe to sleep in the van. Are there designated areas where one can park and stay overnight in a van?
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Hourly hotels/capsules near Haneda Airport that allow late morning stays?

I will soon have the dubious pleasure of landing in HND at 5 AM, after an overnight flight that I know from experience won't let me get much sleep. I have a hotel for the night, but check-in time isn'...
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Can I exit the airport on a layover in China?

I am a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport, I am considering a flight with an overnight layover in Chengdu. I am just looking for a place to crash. Will I be able to stay in a hotel? How will I ...
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Is there an inflatable pillow that can be inflated by hand : a piston, hand pump or a rotating handle? [closed]

Is there an inflatable pillow, preferably ultra-light material, and inflatable by hand, not by blowing with the mouth. May be with a small hand piston or hand pump. There are these torch lights that ...
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Sleeping bus laws in Europe? [closed]

We are working on a project to set up a sleeping bus service within some European countries and between different European cities. But we are not sure about national laws related to safety belt ...
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Double bed in Germany

I recently slept in a hotel in Berlin. The hotel is a 4 (maybe 4.5) stars respectable hotel which belongs to a known brand, near the Alexanderplatz. I specifically ordered a king size bed, but when I ...
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How far in advance can I pass security and enter the airside in Schiphol?

I have a very early flight in Schiphol. Since I don't have any other way to arrive there in the morning I will have to go the previous day. Although I will be arriving quite late, it would be nice ...
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Switzerland - sleeping in the car?

Is it allowed in Switzerland to sleep in the car (2 people, small car, in small vilages)? I want to go there (near Lozana) but I have not much money, so I don't want to spent it on hostels. Is it ...
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Sleeping at Toronto Pearson YYZ airside?

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/northamerica/toronto-airport.htm says A few free sleep pods are available airside. Unfortunately, we don't know the exact locations. Can we do better? I will have ...
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Are there places to spend the night inside San Jose Airport?

I'm planning one day visit to San Jose, California (morning to evening). I'm arriving at SJC around 11.30pm and hoping to go to the city early morning, the next day. Until that is there a place where ...
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Is it safe and legal to sleep in car -*not* RV- in Canada (Alberta and BC)?

I'm going to be driving from Edmonton to Vancouver in August and splitting it into 3-4 days. I also don't want to spend money on accommodation and want to experience living in a car for sometime. Is ...
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Is it good courtesy to leave the bed made when checking out of accomodation? [closed]

I was always taught to leave the room in a clean condition when checking out of an accomodation. When staying somewhere with my parents, we gave the room a look-over and tidy it up into the condition ...
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Does the Sealdah-Puri Duronto Express train have regular sleeper coaches?

The Duronto express trains have mostly AC coaches. Are there also any normal sleeper coaches on it?
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

I'm a 16 year old citizen of Ukraine, living in Poland, and I want to travel to Lofoten, northern Norway, by hitchhiking from Warsaw. One of the adventure's goals is to spend as little money as ...
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Good movie/cinema theaters in Manhattan for sleeping through a movie?

I have an unusual plan for spending a Sunday night in Manhattan -- I'll be busy until 11pm or so, and my flight leaves at 6am from Newark. This means I'll likely have to leave Manhattan by 3am at the ...
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Sleeping in sleeping bag at Helsinki Vantaa airport

I’m going to have a trip through Helsinki Vantaa airport in June 2017. I will arrive late in the evening, but my train won’t leave until early the next morning, so I need to spend one night somehow. ...
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What is the overnight wait room situation in bigger rail stations in Spain (Madrid and Valencia)?

I'm currently building my itinerary for crossing Spain by land (need to get to Almeria) and the better train connections I found unfortunately arrive to their transit destinations (Madrid Chamartín or ...
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How to manage with an unusually hard bed?

The bed in the hotel I am staying at has the rigidity of wood! It gave me a terrible night as I woke up every hour or so with loss circulation in my limbs. Even after spending the whole night in bed, ...
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pros and cons of air mattress, sleeping pads, folding foam futon, sleeping bag in long layover? [closed]

I have been trying to figure out what is cheaper, lighter and has a long shelf life between an air mattress or/and sleeping bag. The obvious use case is sleeping on the floor when on a long layover ...
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Work in exchange for food and dorming at a Buddhist temple

For a while, I've been fantasizing about running away to a Buddhist temple for a month or so to work in exchange for hours of group meditation time, dorming, and food. I'm going to be spending the ...
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