Planning my honeymoon in August and my head is spinning with
all the options Thailand has to offer. Current plan is as
follows:

Day 1: Depart from US Day 2: Land in Bangkok late night Day
3: lunch temple in Bangkok/ fly to Chiang Mai in the evening.
Day 4-5: Chiang Mai sightseeing/temples/elephant sanctuary.
Day 6: fly to Koa Samui Day 7-8: relax at resort on beach.
Day 9: Fly to Bangkok in afternoon with a 10:30pm departure
home.

Questions: 1) Is this too much to cram into one trip? It will
be our first international vacation and want to see it all
but also have time to enjoy it. 2) Is there anything that is
a must do if you can only do Thailand once? 3) Is Samui the
best (and easiest to get to) island to hit for a honeymoon in
August?

Thanks for the help!

Spent 3 weeks living and teaching in Andorra this January. This was the view from my homestay.

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I am currently driving in USA and it has not been a year
since my entry.

I am reading a lot of articles that the IDP is not a
requirement and if you have a valid foreign driver’s license
with a passport, you are ok if you get pulled over.

Is that true? Technically speaking, because IDP is
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TL;DR:

Dates: late March-early April (March 25-April15)

Duration: 10-12 days

Destination: cities in Italy, Spain, Portugal

Hi all! I have about 10-12 days I can swing for a vacation
and since I’ve never been to Europe I thought I’d give it a
shot. It’s open ended right now but financially it’s making
more sense to do late March/early April. I also prefer the
weather during this time.

I’ll be doing solo travel and I’ve narrowed it down to the
following cities:

Spain: Madrid & Seville (maybe moving
things around and do Valencia for Las Fallas?)

Portugal: Lisbon & Porto

Italy: Not sure yet, most likely northern

I know Holy Week is the last week of March, and as far as
I’ve read it’s probably not a good time to go to Spain during
this time.

I’ve got a few ideas of what I’d like to do:

Madrid: Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace, Reina
Sofia Museum

Seville: Spain Square, Alcazar of Seville

Porto: Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes, Museu
Nacional Soares dos Reis, Clérigos Tower, Palácio da Bolsa.

Do any of these cities have big events going on that are
worth checking out? I’d like to explore food, drink,
architecture, art, history/historical sites, and interact
with the locals. I’m also a photographer so anythings
(buildings, landscape views) worth capturing would be
fantastic.

Brazil recently rolled out a new electronic visa program for
US citizens. It was originally suppose to launch January
15th, but it was delayed until January 25th. I submitted my
application, but two days later, I was told the photos were
not accepted. I instantly resubmitted new photos, but
received no response. I tried emailing and calling vfs global
(the company who handles the e visas) for a week before I got
a response, they finally reviewed the photos and submitted
the application to the ministry yesterday. The website says
the ministry’s review may take up to 3 business days. I’ve
been trying to get a hold of the consulate in D.C. but they
only accept emails, and they’ve not answered my emails in
weeks. I’m really at a loss of what to do. My flight for
Brazil leaves later today. I would reschedule it, but I don’t
know if or when the visa will be approved. Any ideas or
suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I used to do this, but now I just take a photo of everything
(credit cards, visa stuff, passport, license, booking info,
etc.) and email it to myself… even if you lose your phone
or whatever you can always find a computer and login to your
email to print it as needed.

What exactly about insurance do you mean?

Hi everyone,

I am planning a trip to from US to Japan -> Thailand ->
Lebanon -> US in March. Initially I was just going to buy
a one way ticket from US to Tokyo and just get my other
flights as I go. I called a travel agent to check on prices
and he told me I can’t just buy one single way ticket –
saying that airports would question me blah blah. How should
I go about doing this? I didn’t have set dates for my flights
except for the first one because I might want to stay
longer/shorter but maybe I should get all my tickets in
advance? Any advice would be appreciated.

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So we are between 8-10 people and we want to go somewhere
where there’s sand and sea (or ocean), but we are torn when
it comes to the destination.

When: in July for 7 days

Destination: I personally was thinking about Palma de
Mallorca, but we’re open to any suggestion for places in
Spain, Italy, Portugal, Italy, Greece. The most important
thing is to have sandy beaches and not ones with rocks.

Budget: some of us are students so the budget for the hotel
or bnb shouldn’t pass 600-700€ for the whole stay. (price per
room) And also it would be great if the prices for eating out
weren’t too high to dry us out.

Interests: We are active people that like to visit places, we
like staying out late so it would be great if there were some
places where we could dance, and last but not least we also
want to sunbathe.

That should be it, looking forward to your answers. If I
forgot to mention anything of if I need to clarify something
please let me know.

Thank you!

Hubby and I did a trip to Kanab, Utah to volunteer at Best
Friends Animal Sanctuary. Many of the volunteers there are
older, retired people, so they can’t do anything too
physical. Although we did get to play with the cats and dogs,
we also did stuff that the older volunteers weren’t able to.
We spent a lot of time walking large dogs and doing grunt
work like cleaning kennels. I was glad we got to do that
stuff because it made me feel like we were able to actually
be useful. We would love to go back sometime and volunteer
again.

ETA: as others have said, though, you should also consider
volunteering at a local shelter or rescue. We’ve been
volunteering weekly for the last three years at a local cat
rescue, and the rescue always seem to need more volunteers.
From what I’ve seen, I get the impression that most other
rescues/shelters are the same.