Americas - United States of America
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We are a family of 4 with 2 children who will be 19 and 16 in August this year. We would like a mixture of city, surf beach and nature taken on a 2 week road trip. We have been to LA so don't particularly want to include that but would like to go to San Francisco and Yosemite. We are interested in seeing the retro/Steinbeck, kitsch side of the state. May be a tall order but would be really grateful of any advice
I'm 18 years old and I would like to go abroad for one year after my graduation.
I have family living in San Francisco so i would like to move in with my uncle for one year and repeat my last year of high school or start in a university. Problem is the high price of entrance fees. Is there someone who knows a proper local school/university or international school that doesnt requires a high entrance fee? Or are there any proper local exchange programs with a reasonable price?
Husband and I are looking to celebrate our anniversary with some R&R early May.
Things interested in:
-beautiful scenery (up for easy hiking - less than 5 miles r/t)
Not interested in:
-driving a lot
Husband is interested in Maui. We're going to Kauai for a wedding already this year, and are open to suggestions. I've realized Hawaii is darn expensive, so I guess $3k with airfare from LA.
Hi! I am looking for some help in organising a road trip through the southern states of America. I will be starting my journey in Texas, probably Houston, hiring a car and driving for two weeks before finishing up in Miami. I am looking for a true taste of Americas deep south, New Orleans is a must and i would love to catch a few shows of blues and roots music, I want to learn more about the history of these parts and I'm looking forward to trying the food. If anyone has any suggestions of what to do, possible itinerary and places I should stay please let me know. Thank you.
Looking at going to New York City around Christmas/New Year. As a family of 4 we increasingly find aparments rather than hotels the way to go but I've heard that short stay apartments in New York are discouraged by the authorities and hard to find. Is this the case? Can anyone suggest any suitable sites? If apartments are problematic what's the best family accommodation option?
Thanks for such amazing travel advice - we use Lonely Planet on every trip. Only just found this forum and already have seen some great topics.
Planning a trip to Alaska in September.
Our plan is to fly straight to either Anchorage or Fairbanks and explore Denali for a couple of days then down to Seward, Kenai Fjord, and perhaps, Katmai, Kodiak or Homer - not sure yet. From there we want to go via the Ferry system through from Whittier to Prince Rupert. We were thinking of using the train system from Anchorage or Fairbanks to Denali. But we have also considered hiring a car or campervan and using campsites.
Can anyone suggest some main MUST SEEs as the ferries are limited in the dates available and we will have to omit some stops. We are trying to avoid the big cruises as its just not our style.
So far I have on the to do list:
Kenai Fjord, Denali, flight to Mt McK... more »
We're a group of med students hoping to do Key West on a low budget. Can anyone recommend any good tent-friendly camping sites with bathrooms, preferably by the water? Trees available for hammocks would be great.
Also looking for cheap no-frills eco-tours such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing. Would appreciate any suggestions!
I'm wondering if i can get some tips on what is the bare cheapest I can spend to get to Portland from London.
In terms of getting a greyhound or trains or even connecting flights
anything you can suggest I will very much appreciate!
I'm gonna need to put it quite strictly between Feb 28th until 10th March.
I am planning my 3oth birthday in September, I am I deally looking for a travelling experience of a lifetime as its my 30th without it breaking my bank. At the moment im torn between two places. I have about 2/3 weeks wich i will split.
I am looking for the WOw factor amazing beaches, snorkelling trips, busy and quiet beaches not ones surrounded by high resorts.
we will rent a car. Flights are fine coming from London just need to know more about what to expect once im there.
1) Singapore and PhilIppines.
2) Los Angelas ad Hawaii.
I am looking for peoples opinions/advice on these places to help make my decision.
my questions are :
- Where in Hawaii can i get that 'Hawaii feeling' and WOW factor?
- Which are the most amazing / must see beaches where I can spend my birthday ?
- Can i enjoy Hawaii without spending a fortune ?
- Do you recommend LA...
I'm planning a trip to the Ft Lauderdale area towards the end of February. I'd like to rent an efficiency - small apt - close to the beach for a month. Is it difficult to find this type of accomodation? The vacation rental sites online seem to be fully booked. Any help/advice would be appreciated.
Will be in San Francisco for half marathon in April and hope to hire a car and tour around afterwards. Have from 8th April until 24th when I will have to fly to NY. Haven't booked that flight yet so need not be from San Francisco. Hope to visit Yosemite for a few days if weather is OK then ?, Grand Canyon - a few days ?, Monument Valley, Las Vegas. Any suggestions on itinerary, tips on what to do, where to stay etc. would be appreciated.
I'm going to visit Mount Rainier national park on June 4th and June 5th. We plan to rent a car in Centralia, drive to Mount Rainier from there, spend the night somewhere in or close to the park, and return back to Centralia on the 5th.
I've been looking at information about the park and lodging, but I can't figure out what the best itinerary would be. I was first thinking to take the National Park highway (706) and visit some interesting spots or do some short walks on the way, and ending in Packwood at the end of the day. However, I'm not sure how feasible this is, as I have no idea about driving times in the park. The second day I thought to drive from Packwood back to Centralia, and again make some stops on the way. I know we're outside the park then, and I don't know if many interesting things are on our way.
What would you recommend? Where would you advise us to stay... more »
We are a Belgian family of four (2 adults, two girls aged 8 & 10). After visiting relatives in Boston, we'd like to spend some time in the Northeastern states (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, upstate New York). We're interested in quiet places, nature, scenery, wildlife, small towns and meeting locals.
I know it's high season, so we'd like to know where the best areas are to escape the crowds. Also weather-wise, are there areas better than the others? We don't mind heat, but we were wondering if certain areas are as rainy or changeable as much of Western Europe tends to be in summer.
All your "insider's information" will be very much appreciated!
Bart & Co
i am 18yrs old and i want to go to America this summer for a yr to work, what kind of visa will i need and how do i get it? also how do you go about trying to save money from work do you have to open an american bank account? im an irish citizen. any replies welcome . thanks.
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