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December 28, 2012

Chris asks…

What must we know about Notting Hill, London?

So my 2 friends and I (it’s 3 of us) Are planning a trip to Notting Hill,London. And we are wondering. What MUST we know about it before we go there? We live in Las Vegas. How long will the flight be? But my main question is what are the most important things we need to know about there? Like the weather, the people, the attractions, how do they dress there, should we try to pick up on the accent, etc. Thanks BEST ANSWER GETS FULL POINTS :D

Administrator answers:

Notting Hill is a small area in London. It doesn’t have an airport, you don’t just get off the plane and are in Notting Hill. Why not look up the flight yourself and then you’d know, how long it will be, how much it will cost. Then you need to book a hotel/hostel/b and b, and then from there you’d know how far away your journey is going to be to Notting Hill.

The weather is the same as the rest of London.
There aren’t any “attractions” is a residential area. There is Portabello Rd I suppose. Why are you going somewhere you clearly know nothing about?
No you should not “try to pick up their accent” you’ll sound like an idiot.

James asks…

Record low temperatures are reported accross the US. Does that mean that the Earth is getting warmer?

Data recently compiled show that record low temperatures are being matched and broken in many states. Snow in Las Vegas and Malibu.
Would an environmentalist global warming waccko please explain the temperatures? Serious question. I don’t understand
All I know is that Al Gore has never been richer.

Administrator answers:

Record low temperatures don’t mean anything. These temperatures are being caused by changes in weather patterns while global warming is a change in climate. Global warming will take decades to show its effects. You’re still going to have below average temperatures.

Sandra asks…

What is Las Vegas, Nevada like during Spring Break week?

I want to go to Las Vegas, Nevada for Spring Break 2013. I need to know what to expect please.

Administrator answers:

Las Vegas caught my eye – Normally you get more answers in the Las Vegas travel sub-category.

Las Vegas is a very popular 21st birthday destination, arriving sometime after midnight or the next days after a birthday. It is not as common for Spring Break, because it is typically only a 2 to 4 day visit, by which time even the strongest burn out. It is also rather expensive when adding in night clubs and shows and meals. The weather is early for pool parties, so summer weekends are more peak visiting for the Hard Rock party or others like it. Less than 21 year olds is particularly inappropriate, where in some venues people still can go to 18+ clubs or make their own room parties. Although there are activities for under 21, it is less “party” oriented.
Spring Break is different weeks for different schools, mostly late March to about 3rd week of April if I remember my days. Average Highs and lows of temperature:
March69° F (21° C)44° F (7° C)
April78° F (26° C)51° F (11° C)
So, the Florida coast and San Padre Island in Texas and occasionally Southern Cal are more spring break, as is Puerto Rico and Mexico cities.


Now that I was clear and honest, that other places get more Spring Break, Las Vegas does get on the list; and most other travel lists with 40 million visitors a year.


MTV was at the Palms in 2011 and 2012. It seems a bit early on 2013 planning.

Since Spring Break actually occurs over a few weeks, there is always something going on, and it is normal to be drinking heavily and gambling and night club house music, but can’t yet say MTV is taking over the Palms Hotel-Casino in 2013 again for a few days

Try here for detailed reading:

They announce packages at hotels in January, like this from last January:

Palms 2012:
Fremont Street:

George asks…

I’m planning on moving to Sante Fe or Albuquerque. How is the job market their?

I’m graduating from University Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Hotel Management and I hope to land a job in some of the hotels around Sante Fe or Albuquerque. Is it possible to find a job out their despite this economy? How is the weather? Living? Etc. What should I expect? Thanks

Administrator answers:

The job market is about the same as anywhere else. It is cooler, temperature wise, then Vegas but the overall culture is about the same.

Joseph asks…

Is snow a problem in the Siskiyous in early December?

Taking greyhound from Portland, Oregon to Las Vegas, Nevada the first week of December. Do you think the Siskiyous will be a problem for the bus? I’ve done the Portland to San Diego trip a few times but never during the winter. Thanks.

Administrator answers:

Most definitely!!, Better check the weather before you leave.

Susan asks…

What were popular places to travel in World War 2 in Poland?

Doesn’t have to be as popular as Las Vegas or Hollywood, just a place in Poland where people traveled a lot and also places where people couldn’t travel. It’s for a project on The Invasion of Poland where we’re creating a news paper on current events and other things like entertainment and, for me, travel.

Administrator answers:

Well, the German officers who occupied Poland like to travel to the Baltic coast during the summer as the weather was nice and the scenery was beautiful. It was popular with Germans both before and during the war.

Jenny asks…

How busy is the Mirage pool in the winter?

I am going to be in Las Vegas in February at the Mirage. I see that the pool is open and heated but will it be comfortable at the poolside or only in the water? Also is it busy at that time?


Administrator answers:

It’s not that comfortable at the pool side. The highs are going to be 60 degrees and it gets windy. It’s the wind that makes it cold when you get out of the pool. As far as crowds go, there will be none.

Betty asks…

How can my granddaughter keep warm in Minnesota?

My granddaughter is 11 and will be in Saint Paul this winter for the first time. She is from sunny Las Vegas.

How on earth do people stay warm, not get frostbitten, etc. in that cold? (I am in California.) She has several blocks to walk to school each day, although a ride is possible if her mother’s car holds up!

I’d appreciate any responses from people who survive each winter in such climates…. thanks.

Administrator answers:

See this Link on dressing for winter weather


Wearing lots of clothes in the cold and removing them layer by layer as you get warm up with activity is an age-old idea. With modern garments, this system gives you a versatile, thermally-efficient, and convenient way of dressing for all outdoor activities. By applying the layering approach you’ll find that the clothing you put together for your camping trip will serve you in other seasons as well.

Clothing is classified in three layering categories (the three “W’s”), as follows:

1) The Wicking Layer keeps a comfortable climate next to your skin by wicking away sweat,
2) the Warmth Layer absorbs moisture and provides insulation,
3) the Wind Layer protects against wind, snow and sun.

Here is a checklist describing the functions of each layer of clothing you’ll need.


One synthetic long underwear top
One synthetic long underwear bottom
An extra set of each (not essential but recommended)

FUNCTION: While the long underwear layer provides some insulation, its primary function in winter activities is to draw perspired moisture away from the skin to prevent chilling. Wet skin loses heat 26 times faster than dry skin. If you are active and perspiring, the new synthetic fibers like polypropylene, Thermastat, Duofold, Capilene keep your skin far drier than absorbent natural materials like cotton, wool or silk. Rather than absorbing moisture, synthetic fibers work by repelling water. They actually wick the water towards the exterior where it can dissipate in other clothing layers and evaporate.


One thin insulating top (i.e., fleece shirt, sweater)
One thick insulating top (i.e., fleece anorak warm hooded jacket)
One pair insulating pants
One insulated vest (not essential but recommended, particularly for camping trips)

FUNCTION: Warmth results from trapping body-warmed air and keeping it from swirling around to prevent heat from escaping. This layer should have ample fabric loft and the cut should be roomy to hold more body-warmed air. For active use, the reliability of an insulation when damp is especially important. In this regard, synthetics are superior to their natural counterparts because they retain more loft and insulation while absorbing less water. Duck and goose down is virtually useless when damp. And because half or more of your body heat can be lost through your head, it’s best if your thick insulating top includes a hood. An insulated vest offers an extra edge of torso warmth and is easy to stow — an oversized one is ideal because you can slip it over your jacket for rest stops and lunch breaks.

Thin insulating top options include synthetic fleece sweater or shirt, turtleneck with zippered collar, wool shirt, light V-neck wool or wool blend sweater, polyester pile pullover. Thick top options include long, (preferably hooded) parka or pullover made of thick polyester pile or nylon fleece, or having synthetic insulation like Quallofil, Hollofil or Polarguard. For your legs, choose thick polyester pile or heavy wool pants, or pants insulated with synthetic batting. (Avoid cotton tops and cotton pants like jeans, corduroys and khakis as they hold moisture and feel clammy in the cold.)


One windshell jacket
One pair windshell pants

FUNCTION: A shell may be your most important garment in the layering system. Outer shells are designed to protect you from wind, snow and even sun. Furthermore, windshells can add up to 25 degrees of warmth in calm weather and twice that in windy weather. Choose a long, hooded lightweight jacket or pullover made of 60/40 cloth, Supplex, Sierra cloth, or other breathable nylon or polyester blends. Three basic types of cloth are used in constructing shells;

1) cloth that is windproof but not waterproof, thus allowing maximum evaporation of perspired moisture (uncoated nylon or nylon/cotton blends). This choice is the best for winter use.

2) cloth that is windproof and waterproof but allows no evaporation (rubberized rain coats, urethane coated nylon). Unbreathable rain jackets are unacceptable for winter use. Unsure about you have? Put your mouth against the fabric to see if you can force any air through it.

3) cloth that is both windproof and waterproof but allows some evaporation through microscopic pores (Gore-Tex, Entrant and similar fabrics). They work well if rate of perspiration is low and if outside temperature is above freezing. Below freezing the pores tend to clog with frost. They are acceptable, though not ideal, for winter use.


One or more pairs insulating mittens
One or two pairs shell mittens
One or two pairs liner gloves (not essential but recommended, especially for camping)

FUNCTION: Again the layering system applies. A tight-fitting, thin liner glove wicks away moisture and allows you full dexterity when you need to work with mittens off. Thick mittens serve as the insulating layer. Over that you need a water resistant shell. Long cuffs help seal out the wind. Choose one or two pairs Thermax or polypropylene liner gloves plus warm mitts made of wool, wool/nylon blend, Polar Plus or other polyester pile. Overmitts made of leather (called “choppers”) are the most durable for camping trips though nylon shells (made of Supplex or Cordura) are lighter. Mittens that combine insulation and shell in one, such as snowmobile mitts, also work but are more difficult to dry.

BOOTS (this applies for extremely cold weather)

Snow boots with removable liners
One extra pair of liners (for camping trips)
Insulated camp booties (for evening use on camping trips)

FUNCTION: Don’t skimp here. Cold feet on the trail will cause a dip in your fun meter faster than anything else. ‘Pac boots’ with rubber soles and leather or Cordura nylon uppers are best. Avoid boots with rubberized uppers (they don’t breath) and steel shanks (the metal tends to conduct heat away unless the soles are specially insulated). Removable liners are essential (the ones with built-in liners can’t be dried). Foam liners dry faster than felt ones. Removable foam insoles add an extra edge of warmth. Make sure the fit of the boot and liners is not tight – you should be able to wiggle your toes with ease. We recommend wearing one pair liner socks and two pairs insulating socks when you’re getting fitted for boots. Tight boots mean cold feet. Choose LaCrosse, Sorel, Timberland, Boundary or other quality snow boots with rubber soles and lowers, leather or breathable nylon uppers, removable felt or foam liners and rated to at least -40.

Inevitably, your boots and liners will become dampened by perspiration during the day on a Wintergreen trip and must be dried each evening. That’s why –for camping trips– we also recommend bringing lightweight camp booties insulated with Polarguard, Quallofil, or down (available through most camping stores). They’re not essential but they sure make your feet sing after a day on the trail.


2 or more pairs light liner socks
2 or more pairs thick insulating socks

FUNCTION: The layering system applies here as well. Synthetic liner socks wick perspired moisture away from your feet while heavy socks provide insulation. Choose Thermax, polypropylene or Olefin liner socks along with polyester, wool or wool/nylon hunting socks


One lightweight ski hat
One warm hat or balaclava (an open face mask)
Neck gaiter (not essential but wonderfully versatile for keeping neck & face warm)

FUNCTION: Over half of your body heat can be lost through your head. Choose a lightweight wool, wool blend, polypropylene or Thermax ski hat; thick insulating hat, cap or mask. Optional headwear items that you may choose to bring include a scarf, ear muffs, neck gaiter and ear warmers.

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