Americas - United States of America
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Hi. A group of us are making a 3 week road trip from Calif. to Chicago on Rt. 66 next fall. We are a 55/56/57 Chevy Club and there will be about 12 old chevys making the trip....along with one lone ford who we love. Is there anyone out there who has done the Route 66 trip over the last year or two who could give us some information about the route? We've bought all the booksmaps and done as much studying as we can, but I think it would be helpful if we had some hands on experience info. How bad are the roads? We know there are sections that are closed - how many and how far are they? Do you have any ideas or recommendations about the accomodations along the way? Are there any particular sites/places you think would be great for us to see - or to avoid?? Any and all advice you have the time to give would be much appreciated by our group! The more details the better....:). Be... more »
We're doing a three week road trip next year and 16th - 18th August we plan to visit Yosemite. Which is the best area to stay in? I have been researching but I'm a bit lost!
Please can you offer some advice?
I’m planning on an extensive trip at the end of April next year(2013) around the US and as I don’t drive, I’ll be relying on Amtrak for travelling between cities and states. I’ve not been to the US before, but have wanted to visit for ages and while I’m there I’d like to see as much as humanly possible in a relatively short time! So it will be more like a whistle-stop tour. I know there’ve been a lot of other posts covering the same sort of issue, but I’ve not come across one (that I could find online at least) which is quite as epic as the trip I’ve got in mind. Having done some research it all seems doable on paper in terms of logistics, but I’m aware I may be aiming for a little too much so was wondering if there is anyone who has done something similar could shine a light on if it’s actually possible to do it in reality in terms of time scale. Just a litt... more »
I will be travelling to Hawaii next May on a very strict budget, does anybody know a nice tour to Mauna Kea Observatory Summit which is I-can't-spend-too-much friendly? Thank you in advance!
Hello all.. its my first time posting here. My plan is to travel by car rental for 10 weeks. starting in orlando, heading north along the east coast, going across towards west and down west coast and across the southern states down towards miami and return to orlando in Aug 13. (also looking for anyone who wants to come with)
Anyway we are currently working out insurance. and need to find a reliable insurance for medical in case we get injured or hospitalised in this period and wondered if you guys have any recommendations. also wondered if there is a difference between travel insurance and medical? usually i just buy travel insurance with virgin travel when travelling in europe and ive bought it when i went to Hong Kong.
I have an iphone 4s and would like to also get a pay as you go type sim card.. so i can keep in contact with group in case we get separated, browse the intern... more »
I'm planning several trips. This April/May I plan to hit these areas in the southeast in this order. Can everyone please help me pick specific activities/things to do?
I'm in my early 30's --- and like fishing, outdoors, hiking, sports, eating healthy food, drinking unique beer, drinking wine, bars/music/jazz all great.
Oh, I'll have a rental car the entire time - and I plan to fly to areas where the drive is more than 4+ hours.
Money/time is not an issue, I can go wherever and stay wherever.
Gulf Shoes, AL
New Orleans LA
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Jan 1-9th, Flying into Vegas, over one night, then driving to San Fran to stay at least 3 nights. Want to drive hwy 1 back and plan to stop and stay in San Simeon at least one night. Mom and 3 late teens - 16-20
Mixed interest, but since packing light, no hiking, camping, etc.
I've found some great hotel deals, but in January seems like it will not be an issue, all are cancellable.
We were going to stay overnight in Bakersfield and try to see Yosemite, but reading forums decided the weather will make it a hassle, so what route would you take TO San Fran? A good one night stop on the way? My game plan is flexible, but want enough time to see the sites in San Fran. Booked the Motel Capri, because we will have parking, but would reconsider. IS a budget trip, however, would like to stay at decent interesting hotels and am planning on getting a go card? for SF sites.
So - on the co... more »
My boyfriend and I are travelling to the USA next year for 46days in total, 23days of our trip we will be one an organized tour which includes the majoirty of our breakfast, lunch and dinner aswell as guided tours. We will also be staying with family for 9 days. All of our accomodation has been budgeted seperately. We have budgeted roughly $5000 for all other food and activity costs, does this sound a reasonable amount? The main cities we will be in which don't include meals and excursions are Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
We might have relatives moving to Mexico to work on a long term construction project. One is a Spaniard and his partner and her daughter Brazilian. If leaving the U.S. to Mexico does not count as leaving, how can they come to the to visit us? Would ESTA only work the first time IF they come before the have been in Mexico for too long?
Hi, me and a friend are travelling across America in a couple of weeks. Flying into New York then moving down south, eventually going through California and finishing in Las Vegas. All accommodation and transport has been booked and paid for. We are basically wondering what a good amount of money will be to take with us. This money basically has to cover us for food drink etc. Planning on going out quite a bit and visiting attractions, although a few of those have been paid for already. We are travelling for just over 10 weeks and are looking at taking around 6000 dollars each. does anybody know if these seems like a good amount to take. cheers
Hey everyone. I'm spending a few days in Chicago and then planning to head to St Louis, Kansas City and maybe even Memphis and Louisville for 10 days or so - giving me 2-3 nights in each place, give or take. I'm wondering what the easiest, cheapest way would be to get around. Are buses out of the question? I figure they'd add a few hours to each leg of the trip, which I'm trying to keep within 4-5 hrs. Any advice about renting a car in Chicago?
Looking at driving from Chicago to Kansas City at the end of June. Will have to rent a car in Chicago, unless I want to resort to buses. Can anybody advise what the route is like and roughly how long I should budget? Trying to limit hours in the car. Also, is KC pretty reasonable as far as navigating the streets enough to get off the highway and to a hotel?
if I only have 2 days in San Francisco, what would you recommend to do? Bus tour and Alcatraz?
I am considering a holiday to Hawaii in April next year. I haven't visited the US since 2006, so the ESTA system is new to me. Does anyone know how long it takes to process? How much time before I travel should I allow to apply for my ESTA? Should I apply when I book my flight, or can I wait until after I have booked accommodation (which won't happen until early next year)? On the ESTA it asks what your address in the US will be during your stay - if I apply now and the address where I stay ends up being different from the address I put on my application, will that matter? Are there any reasons that one wouldn't be approved for an ESTA? Any info appreciated.
I have the opportunity to d a few small jobs in San Antonio Texas (End of January) and Salt Lake City, Utah 1 1/2 weeks later. My wife adn I being a bit adventurers thought about doing a road trip from our home in Charleston, SC all around the US and making a few stops at the following cities and areas:
Salt Lake City
I am hoping to stay within that trajectory. I will be traveling with my 5 children, my wife and possibly my mom. We have a diesel excursion that fits us all comfortably and gives us amazing gas mileage.
I am hoping to do this in less than 30 days. I am aware of challenges in traveling the Northern states during the winter. It worries me a bit but wanted to get y'alls advice. Also, wanted to get suggestions... more »
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