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Is it possible to drive to Hawaii?

I know there aren't any roads across the Pacific, obviously. But is there any possible way to drive a car to Hawaii? Let's say you were attempting to drive to all 50 states in the U.S., is there a ...
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Where can I get a student ID in Poland (Wroclaw) using my American Student ID?

I am a student in America and I have just traveled to Poland. There are a lot of trams here and tickets are cheaper for student tickets then for normal tickets. I have my American student ID card but ...
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Are there any techniques, tricks, or tactics to avoid a one-way fee when renting a car?

Very often, when renting a car and dropping it off at a different location than where you picked it up, you have to pay a huge one-way fee. Have you successfully used any technique, trick, or tactic ...
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Is there an aircraft hostel in Canada or USA?

Today we talked about hostels in funny locations, e.g. old prisons. Since I'm going to Canada and USA very soon, I would really like to spend some nights in an old aircraft that is now a hostel. Is ...
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How to allow my wife to stay in Poland for more than 90 days

I am spending summer in Poland and I bought a return ticket that will make me come back after a 90-day period (I will be in the country for 92 days). I wonder how I can get some paperwork that will ...
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Car rental in California with no credit history

I do not have a credit card I'm under 25 but older than 21 I do not have a credit history I'm traveling to LGB airport and want to rent a car. They say there's no way to do that without a major ...
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First week of August in Scotland : What kind of clothes to pack?

In a couple of weeks I will be going to Edinburgh, Scotland. I've been told that the weather is very unpredictable throughout the year. Can you suggest what I should pack as regards clothes?
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Is Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA a good home base for sightseeing?

Is this area a good homebase for sightseeing in New York? To be more concrete: How long do I need by public transport to the major sights? How much does this cost? Is it a safe area in New York?
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Where can I see this Darth Vader church?

Recently, I saw a picture that shows a Darth Vader bust: It seems to be a church or something similar. For me it looks like a big fake, but my friend swears that this is not photoshopped. Therefore, ...
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Daytrip castles outside Paris

We will spend a couple of days in Paris early fall and would like to spend at least one day visiting a castle or small town with old city centre. What options are there? We have already done ...
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Hurricane season in Mexico

September is in the hurricane season. But are there parts of Mexico that are pretty much hurricane free and have sunny weather (I want to spend the days on the beach) during that month?
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From Tallinn harbour to the main bus station

From Tallinn harbour it's a relatively long way to the main bus station (Tallinna bussijaam; Lastekodu 46). From terminal A (e.g. Viking Line, Eckerö Line) it's a 3.1 km (~40 min) and from terminal D (...
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Deposits policy for holiday accommodation in Spain

I am in the process of booking an apartment somewhere in Spain and I've been told that I need to pay 30% of the total booking amount in advance to confirm the booking (fair enough) and after that I ...
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What's the difference between VIP and normal sleeper-bus from Vientiane to Pakse?

Since I discovered the sleeper bus between Vientiane and Pakse I discarded to flight to the south, but I have a doubt: what's the difference between VIP and normal sleeper-bus accommodation from ...
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How to obtain a Cambodia tourist visa in Bangkok?

I've read that some people go to Khao San and pay about 20 USD to a travel agency in order to obtain a tourist visa for Cambodia. That's ok with me, but I don't know the exact date when I'll enter ...
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If a program is registering me for my hotel stay and paying for it, could I still use those nights for a rewards program?

Say, if an academic program has already registered for my hotel stay and paid for it. Then can I count the nights I've spent in the hotel for a hotel awards program?
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What public transport options are there between Universal Studios and Disney World?

What public transport options are there between Universal Studios and Disney World? How much would catching a cab cost?
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Multi-bedroom or separate bedroom/living room areas at Orlando theme parks?

I'm trying to find somewhere to stay in either Disney World or Universal Studios (Orlando) with either multiple bedrooms or a separate bedroom and living area with a sofa bed or similar in the living ...
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Re-checking luggage at connecting airports

I'll be leaving Morocco within the next week, and I'm wondering whether I'll need to re-check my luggage after my connecting flights. I fly from Casablanca to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to London via ...
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If a frequent flyer program allows you to earn "250 award miles per stay" at a hotel, then does staying for more nights increase the miles?

So the Best Western Hotel Rewards program rewards 250 award miles per "stay" for American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines. I'm just wondering though - is it 250 award miles for each night, or do ...
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What is the most efficient way to use Best Western Rewards after staying at a hotel?

So I'm staying in a Best Western Hotel for around 7 nights and would like to use my rewards for either United Airlines, American Airlines, or Delta (or maybe for additional Best Western Hotel stays, ...
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Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?

I'm trying to plan a trip route, which includes traveling from north Thailand to Vietnam. Since I don't have a strict time limitation, I thought that maybe instead of taking a flight I could travel by ...
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Is there any interesting place to stop between Siem Reap and Bangkok?

Travel from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Bangkok (Thailand) could take you the whole day (by bus/train). I'm wondering if there is any sightseeing between Siem Reap and Bangkok where I can stop, sleep one ...
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Is it possible to drive your own motorbike in/around Siem Reap?

According to this site: Tourists are no longer allowed to rent motorcycles or cars, or drive a vehicle in Siem Reap. I have read several blog posts about Angkor Wat and that's the first time I ...
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How to get to São Tomé and Príncipe?

While browsing through Google Maps, I struck on São Tomé e Príncipe, an island country which seems like a very interesting destination. I immediately started looking for ways to get there. This seems ...
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Tent in hand luggage?

Can I carry a tent in hand luggage on a flight? Do poles/pegs present a threat? I mean, they could but they're going to be tightly packed and actually attempting to get them out would draw a lot of ...
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How to get to Battambang from Siem Reap?

I have found a route to Battambang from Siem Reap via Phnom Penh. Is that the only way?
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How to get to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) from Pakse by land?

If I'm in the south of Laos and would like to go to Siem Reap, what are my options by land? (include river boat if necessary in my 'by land' definition). I've found one which is going from Pakse to ...
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Backpacking in Pärnu in the summer

Are there any (backpacker) hostels in Pärnu, the "summer capital" of Estonia? If not, how about cozy B&Bs or guesthouses... or well, anything other than big hotel / spa complexes? I'm more ...
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Beaches accessible from central Porvoo

I'm visiting Porvoo (known for its historic centre) tomorrow. It's going to be quite hot (for Finland anyway) at 26°C, so, besides sightseeing, chilling at a beach and maybe even dipping in the ...
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Online resource for reconnecting with other travelers?

Last summer I spent some time in St. Petersburg, Russia. On the bus from Tallinn to St. Petersburg I met a nice girl. We also spent some time in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, I've lost the email ...
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Visa requirements for Indian Nationals transiting through Schengen to the UK, by train/ferry?

I'm looking into the cost and complexity, for a colleague, for them to come over to the UK from India during August. Normally, I'd lean towards suggesting they get a UK visa and fly into Heathrow or ...
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Google maps in China

Using smartphone in China's cities, how can I navigate by foot? Does anyone has a creative idea if I don't read or write chinese? Any recommended foot-navigation to China main cities? (offline maps ...
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3G internet / data package in China

I'm going to do a backpacking trip to China. I have a smartphone. What is the most economic way to buy a data package? I don't need a sim for calls at all, data only. I have got a 'simless' but it ...
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Via Rail Canada: What are the different booking classes?

Today, I tried to book a seat in a train on the Via Rail Canada Homepage. There are 6 different booking classes: SuperSaver Discounted Regular for both Economy and Business. While I can imagine the ...
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Is there a website that allows me to filter on number of rooms in a suite?

My wife and I will be travelling through the US and Canada with my mother-in-law at the end of the year. I'm finding that almost all hotels, when they offer a "two double bed" or "two queen bed" ...
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Getting from Bosnia to Kosovo

What are the best options for getting from Bosnia & Herzegovina to Kosovo? I suppose there are two interwoven parts to this: 1) border crossing possibilities and 2) transport options. Image from ...
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Where do they speak Dutch?

I would like to be able to state that I have travelled to all countries where there is a native community that understand and speaks Dutch. So far I have been in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, ...
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Trip in the south of Germany [closed]

I am planning an approximately 6-day trip in Germany with some friends(20-30 years old). From what I have read, there are plenty to see, so we will focus only on the southern part, namely the Bayern(...
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How to order reservations for European trains online (with pass)?

I have a European rail pass, bought in the US, but to go really long distances I still have to order reservations (without ticket). The lines I'm particularly interested in are TGV in France, ICE, and ...
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How do I get compensation for messed-up flights?

Short form: the airline I'm traveling on managed to mess up every leg of my round trip (international trip), ultimately costing me most of a day at each end and also some money for expenses along the ...
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Montreal on public transport: what kind of tickets to use?

For a 3-4 day visit in Montreal, what would be the most convenient & cost-effective way to use the city's public transit system? Single tickets, some kind of day travelcard, or something else? ...
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Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?

I've just read this question Travelling to Brazil without return ticket which suggests that I will need to prove that I am leaving Brazil before the 90-day visa expires. If I was planning on leaving ...
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Is it feasible to travel daily from Gavà to Barcelona?

We are planning a 5 day trip to Barcelona and due to a limited budget we were thinking of staying in Gavà and then travelling to Barcelona, practically every morning. Do you consider this as feasible ?...
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Is it possible to book an hotel being a minor?

I've been in Morocco nearly a month, and it will soon be time for my return. During my stay here, checking into hotel rooms hasn't been an issue, but businesses aren't nearly as lenient about that ...
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Cheapest way to get HON circle status?

I'm looking for the absolute cheapest way to get the Star Alliance HON circle status. For that you have to collect 600,000 status miles in two calendar years. I don't care about long layovers or a lot ...
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Travelling with computers in the US

Last time I went to the US I travelled with a laptop and spent a lot of time taking it out at airport checks and removing the battery from it. This time I may be travelling with an iPad - do they ...
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Renting a car in Canada and drop it off in USA

I already asked a very similar questions here. But this time I'm looking for a car for two weeks (end of August until first week of September). I want to pick it up in Montreal and give it back in ...
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Travel from the UK to Finland with a Spanish Schengen visa

I have a Spanish Schengen visa. I am now In Spain and I will go soon to the UK, and then I'm planning to go to Finland, Does a multiple entry visa allow me to go from the UK to Finland rather than ...
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One slightly groggy day in Sydney alone - what to see? [closed]

Tonight I leave for Sydney, Australia and I will arrive early Thursday morning. The event I am attending kicks off Friday. I plan to sleep as much as I can on the flights (I am good at sleeping on ...
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