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In UK - apart from high days and holidays - you can generally drive around armed with various town guides, finding accommodation (BB guesthouse style) without loads of pre booking
How feasible is that in the southern states....
we're thinking late Feb 2014/ mid March ...but if that's going to be too cool, we could move the trip out to early May
Thinking fly into Atlanta / cover Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans ... a day on a warm beach would be lovely but certainly not essential
Im plodding through hotel chains such as Hampton Inns, Best Western, Holiday Inn .. dependable, soul less.
There are tour companies but they're quoting accommodation styles such as Sheraton and Plantation stays - all very lovely - but impact heavily on the tour price.
all advice .. weather.. things not to miss .. known accommodation loved / or to be avoided .... greatly appreciated. more »
I am 18 years old and going on my first solo trip ever. I will be going to Europe staying in one spot for 5 months in Italy, then will travel around for 1-2 months after that. I am a female, 5'7 53kg. I will mainly be using a bag to get from one place to the other, not for hiking or camping or anything. Also what size capacity do you reckon?
These are the bags I am looking at so far
What seems the best? or what bag do you use? or what do you recommend? I am from New Zealand so would need international delivery. Thanks for any help. more »
I currently have a Marmot Limelight 3P tent .... which has been great.
But, especially when we are car camping .... its kind of small, and not the place to hang out in etc!!! ... so I'm thinking of getting a bigger tent for pure car camping (2 of us).
I like the REI Kingdom 6 person .... the split room, and the venting options .... and it would probably be my first choice. But, one of the cons of this tent is that it may not hold up to high winds/rain etc.
I'm also looking at Marmot Capstone 6, and Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6.
Any opinions on these, or other options. Does anyone have the REI Kingdom ... experiences in bad weather?
Thanks a million
I am planning on heading to Puerto Princesa over christmas. I am only there for 4 days. What are the best places to go to? I ideally would like nice beaches and out door hikes and adventures. Do I have to trek to El Nido (which I hear is a 3 hour journey) or are there other options closer to Puerto Princesa?
Thanks : )
.... and other traditional English dishes, like Bath chap for example?
According to the Daily Fail, Facebook recently shut down someone's site because they said they liked the above, accusing him of homophobia. ... "Robert Wilkes, 54, received a 12-hour ban from Facebook when he posted 'I like faggots' on his account and was accused of 'homophobic language'
So this post is just a test, really, to see what our automated censor picks up.
Ha - we are more sensible than Facebook, it seems...
I'm puzzled by how many non-native speakers of English write "I wanna go to...." on the destination branches here. I know it may sound like that when we are speaking, but are they just trying to save 2 keystrokes, or do ESL teachers actually teach that it is OK to write that?
So I've started booking flights for my upcoming RTW trip, and thought I'd share my experience so far with using United Airlines / Star Alliance frequent flier miles.
About five years ago, I started a FFM account with United Airlines after a trip to Japan. Shortly afterwards I signed up for their Mileage Plus Visa credit card, which got me a bonus of 45,000 miles at the time (I think it's lower now, but still enough to actually use for a trip). Unfortunately it does have a yearly fee, but the first year was waived and I've sucked it up and paid it.
I put everything on this card, and pay the balance off, in full, at the end of the month. I've flown United and other Star Alliance airlines and racked up miles from that, as well as from every dollar I put on the card, including times when I put a family member or friend's purchase on the card and had them pay me ba... more »
I am going back to China in a few days. Last time I traveled I had to find a way of how to access Facebook in China. This time I found this blog post on how to unblock and access Facebook, as well as my other social media and YouTube. Is there anyone in China now who is using Securitales? Can you please let me know how it works? The free trial worked very well. Thanks.
I am travelling all around the globe, after a few months of travelling i really got the need to do something.
Since a lot of people start to volunteer or work in Australia, i would like to learn something, doing courses, and so on..
I am searching for special thing you can learn just on specific places, like Muay-thai Boxing in Thailand.
I also did Stone-carving in Cambodia, siem reap, or painting im Chiang Mai.
I would like to know and collect some information here,
please write down what ever you guys know and lets share this information with everybody who has the same need ;)
I'm 18 and looking to take a gap year backpacking around Central America next year. I plan to travel anywhere between four and ten months, depending on what my budget allows for. The exact amount of it is still uncertain, but anyways it's unfortunately very low.
To go around this issue, I started looking at the volunteering organisation called WorkAway. Does anyone have any experience with them, or any advice about them to give ?
And even if you don't, I have another question ! That is, how much does life cost on average for a backpacker in the cheaper countries such as Guatemala and Nicaragua ? If you have any experience backpacking in this region, could you please make a short list separating daily expenses, basically accommodation, food, transportation and others.
If I end up volunteering with WorkAway, my food expenses will be largely reduced, and my accommo... more »
Looking for a low key beach -please no resort or big hotels - where other travellers with children stay. Is there such a place in the Philippines, around Capetown S.A., Namibia or China? Am a single mom travelling with a toddler and been to most of Asia already, want to avoid malaria and would like to see something new but also link up with other travellers with kiddies. Am grateful for any advice.
Hello, my goal is to go from Melbourne to Adelaide. I think the smartest thing to do is to arrange public transport or shuttle service to Apollo Bay, which will be the starting point. From there I plan on following the Great Ocean Walk Trail, which my sister has given me plenty on info on, and also said it was unbelievable. The difference is that I don't like to pre-book where I will end up, as my sister paid for someone to book her campsite and bring the tent & gear each day. Sounds good, but it's not my way of travelling. Is it possible to just turn up to campsites? I'll be carrying my own gear.
At the end of the Great Ocean Walk, I would love to just keep going to Adelaide. I just got back from a 5 month travel and the normal working life is boring me! I have been working & saving, and I am only casual, so I was just going to quit. This will mean that time factor on how long it wi... more »
I'll be traveling with some expensive tech such as: MacBook, Canon DLSR, point and shoot camera, and gopro with all the accessories. I'm planning on getting travel insurance through Travel Cuts (Canada) rather than BMO (my current bank). Most insurance companies I've noticed only cover up to around $700CAD for personal effects. I'm not a home owner therefore don't have home insurance. I technically live at home with M&D, so I guess that makes me a renter. How have others gone traveling and insured their expensive tech equipment?
Any tips or links to this info would be greatly appreciated.
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