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How can I visit Antarctica?
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There are a few ways to visit Antarctica. Remember that nothing is ever guaranteed and it's quite possible with weather that you might not make it there. Cruises: Larger cruises often will get you ...

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How can I find a guide who will take me safely through the Amazon jungle?
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One way would be to go through an Adventure travel company that offers trips in the region. They'll have their own trained guides that have extensive knowledge of the area and will generally have lots ...

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References for tipping etiquette in different countries?
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Here's a pretty good compile list of different countries. It obviously doesn't have every country but it should get you started... http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travelbuzz/738653-foreign-tipping-...

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How can I protect camera equipment in checked baggage?
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While taking it as carry-on is really the only way to guarantee safe travels as you said, sometimes it's not possible. If you 100% cannot take it as carry-on I would suggest investing in a case made ...

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What is the LONGEST Tour operated by travel companies?
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G Adventures still has an 82 day trip.

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How can I find a guide that will take me safely up Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus?
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For Mount Kilimanjaro you have to book your trip through a Kilimanjaro trekking agency/climb operator that has been approved by the Kilimanjaro park authorities. You can book with a travel company ...

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Can anyone recommend a good trekking tour for Machu Picchu?
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Gap Adventures has tonnes of Machu Picchu trips (80 in the search) that go around and trek through Machu Picchu. They're not overly expensive (21 days is only $2800). Gap always have very experience ...

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Travel insurance with regards to luggage being stolen/lost
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I've had my luggage lost on a number of flights before and a couple times at hotels (I have no idea how this happened). My suggestion for flights is to always pack the essentials in a carry-on. Make ...

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Can I take my liquid medication on a plane?
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If you're flying out of the states you can take it in carry-on provided you declare that it's over 3.4 oz. It's always easier if you can pack it but it's understandable if you can't. If you have a ...

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How short notice can you fly to USA?
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As long as you meet these requirements you should be fine. As Tom said, they'll ask where you're staying so I would have a cheap motel booked for at least one night.

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Can I visit the castles/fortresses in the mountains around Turin, Northern Italy?
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Here's one that you can definitely visit. Rivoli Castle: Cost: €6.50, free for under 11 Open: Tue-Thu 10am-5pm; Fri-Sun 10am-9pm

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Strongest travel sunblock?
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My brother burns really easily and has started using SPF 75 He has noticed a difference between this and SPF 30.

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Are there advantages to using private car service over taxis from the airport?
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When using a regular taxi make sure it's with a reputable company or you agree upon the rate upfront. In a lot of countries taxis will take every opportunity to rip off tourists. You'll generally ...

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Online resources/communities especially for travelling to remote islands
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Here are two great communities for discussing travel and could definitely help you talk about different remote islands / travels. I think this place will also blossom into a great community so if you ...

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I want to go to Las Vegas this weekend, but my Mexican passport expired in March, would I have problems?
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Yes you will have problems, you will not be allowed to enter with an expired passport.

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What are the most effective rideshare sites in the US?
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I've used Carpool World a few times (not in NY) and have always found it quite good. It doesn't have a way to validate users (AFAIK) except based off email. It does charge people money to share their ...

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What kind of questions should I be asking about tropical destinations?
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Google's your friend. I would definitely search for things like 'Best tropical beaches', 'Best tropical hiking spots' and then go through all the different information. It's always fun learning about ...

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What measures can one take to keep a motorcycle safe during a road trip?
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Easiest and cheapest in my opion: Buy a couple bike locks Put them around each wheel. If someone really wants to steal your bike they will (even if it's in your hotel room), this should deter most ...

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For US travel are Wireless mice banned?
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There are no laws against bringing a wireless mouse on an airplane. This was probably an individual screener who was having a bad day.

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Climate in Peru in September
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Cusco: High: 70F Low: 40F This is just before the rainy season (Dec-Mar) and crowds are general less. The nights can be rather chilly so dress in layers that you can take off. Lima: High: 70F Low: ...

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Nappies (diapers) and baby wipes in Panama and Costa Rica
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Lonely Planet advises that you bring them (or stock up in San Jose). I'm not sure about Panama but I would assume the same.

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Taking a tripod on an Aeroflot, Kingfisher or Air India flight?
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If it can fit inside a backpack it's definitely no problem. I've never had an issue with mine (strapped to the outside of my pack) on international flights. I've never flown on Aeroflot, Kingfisher ...

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What to do with your valuables on a low-cost holiday while swimming/diving in Central America?
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For the larger stuff that you don't necessarily need to always have with you, I'd keep them in a safe at the hotel room. Even at cheap hotels most now have a digital safe. When the room doesn't have a ...

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What is there to do in Orlando, Florida?
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Lots. You can see all the attractions at http://visitorlando.com

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