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We are leaving Ponte Vedra on a Monday (late morning/early afternoon) and have to be down in Miami by lunchtime on the Friday. That gives us 3 nights to do the trip at a leisurely pace. How would you suggest we broke the journey up? Any areas to particularly aim for? Palm Coast? Melbourne? W Palm beach? Without input from those who know the areas they're just names on a map to us. We don't need to be in "party" resorts or anywhere too exclusive and expensive. Somewhere we can get a room for around the $100 mark with a few restaurants/bars in walking distance, preferably not just by the side of the interstate. Happy to head in land a little if worth it, we don't need to be right on the coast the whole way down. We're not planning on doing orlando or the theme parks.
I hope someone can help!
My boyfriend and I are visitng L.a in March 2013 a a stop over for NZ, we arrive in the evening of the 5th and depart the evening of the 10th.
We have no idea what to do with our 5 days. Would you suggest staying in l.a and visitng the usual tourist sites. i.e walk of fame, venice beach, santa monica,beverly hills etc. If so what area would be best to stay.
Or hire a car and do a bit of a road trip we would love to see san fran and yosemite but is 5 days enough for this? Also if we hired a campervan would it be too cold in March.
I would prefer the latter but is it realistic for such a short amount of time. If we stayed in l.a our budget would be roughly $100pn but i would expect it to be abit more if we did a road trip.
Thanks for your help
Im seriously thinking of driving 3.5 hours to hear her speak there. Anyone have good recs for a hotel under 100$ ? I could even go for a hostel. I suppose most motels are under a 100$ so if you know if one is better than another please share. Ideally Id like something interesting ( and no interesting is not in quotes :). If anyone else is going from the Dayton area or even Cincy or Columbus maybe we could take my car and share a room. I spent a few weeks in Burma in 07.
Or state parks? I'm thinking I might be in the South West late next year, and am interested in working in the national parks. Anyone have experience? Or can direct me to listings on the web?
This is my first post here,first timer in the US!!
I've done my homework but am confused as regards accommodation.I need somewhere cheap to stay walking distance from The Bus terminal at Port Authority New York.There will be 4 of us with at least 4 big luggages(the reason I do not want something too far...I do not want to take the subway with all those luggage as there's an elderly person in our group)..I cannot find anything for the moment and it's quite confusing!
My brother in law stayed at the Pan American last time but that involves going there by subway...I am keeping it as last resort.
p.s I will be arriving by bus from Oneonta.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
In my last day in Fairbanks, I drove to Chena hot spring. On the Chena road, the traffic is very light, only saw a few hunters, their ATV on the shoulder. A pickup in front of me stopped on the shoulder, while on the other side of road a guy with binoculars looking into the wood. I pulled over about 6-8 yards behind the pickup. The driver get off the car, and he look at me and shrug. I turn off my engine and scan the woods. He turned to me and said "what you stop for?" and use gesture like cop asking me to leave. I suspect a moose or some sort might be in the wood, so I didn't move. Then he started to raised his voice and asked me to drive on, so I did. And when I passed him, he said "what the xxxx these gringo". I could not let it go, so I stop, and rolled down my window and asked him why he use the f word. He said he don't like people stop behind his car and could have an accident. ... more »
Next 13 May we will be driving from Yosemite NP to Lake Tahoe, probably via Sonora, Placerville and Hwy 50 (or possibly via Hwy 88). We have two nights planned at Lake Tahoe. Our booked accommodation at Cal Lodge (near Donner Pass) has been cancelled on us, so I am just seeking some advice on the optimum way to spend those two days-two nights in the area.
Is it a good plan to stay one night at South Lake Tahoe, navigate around the Lake (east side or west side - or nice to do both?) and then have a second night at Truckee? Or two nights in one spot? We will be leaving from there for Sacramento, via Nevada City etc.
Any advice appreciated ... we normally keep our room budget under $US100 per night. We like the natural world, mountain scenery, and even slightly remote places - do not need the bright lights so much, and we generally self-cater.
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I asked a bit ago about a 27 year old female friend who lives in Saratov, Russia coming out to visit me for my birthday in February. Well I just stumbled upon this article and was wondering if this new agreement (Visa easement) between the US and Russia will now easily allow her to come out and visit for a few weeks? Or am I just being silly and overlooking something?
Hello lonely planet friends and globe trotters,
I am planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park... We have no time frame, which is why I am posting. When is the best time to visit? Best places to go? We like to hike and bike. Not opposed to camping but we are coming in from chicago so maybe a cabin or motel would be a better option.
Thanks so much!
Let's see if you folks can help out here.
We're headed up to Cleveland next weekend. (Husband and me -- adults, early 50's.) College-age daughter will be doing other stuff, leaving us on our own for most of Friday and Saturday. We have our hotel, staying out in the burbs.
We like museums and natural scenery and good (but not terribly expensive) food. Not into clubs or nightlife, though we might be tempted by a not-too-loud jazz or blues club, and enjoy theater.
We definitely plan to see the art museum -- been there before and enjoyed it, but didn't have enough time to see everything.
No interest in the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame.
What else would y'all recommend?
The Steamship Mather looks interesting, but a bit expensive for a boat. Is it worth it? We do enjoy maritime museums as a rule. Is there parking?
Does the science center have exhibits that would appeal t... more »
We're a couple going to Hawaii for 10 days in October: 5 days on Oahu and 5 days on the Big Is. My wife doesn't drive and I don't have a current licence after living in HK for 14 years and don't have time to get one. What's the best option for a bit of sightseeing on the Big Island without a private car? We hate big group tours and are looking for something more tailored and intimate without spending all our time touring. We're not backpackers but not tycoons either. We're in our 30s and fit. We're staying in the Mauna Lani area and don't want to pay a hotel surcharge to organize anything. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I gather public transport is ok but not ideal on Oahu so won't ask the same question about there. Thanks
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We are a bunch of Asian girls planning a 10–12 driving vacation to Vegas & the Pacific Coast in end Nov. After some research (including reading through this forum!), our itinerary as of now is :
1. 2 days in Vegas, including a day trip to the Grand Canyon
2. Drive to San Diego – spend 3-4 days in San Diego & LA
3. Spend a couple of days driving leisurely along the Pacific Coast from LA to SF, and then to Napa Valley
4. Spend a couple of days in Napa, another 2-3 days in SF
We love natural beauty, food + wine, culture (that gives us a better feel of a place) and activities that are unique to a place.
Need some advice on:
1. We love driving, so any recommendations on recommended driving routes, apart from the Pacific Coast drive between SLO & SF, will be gratefully embraced! (we’d initially planned to drive from Vegas to SF through Yosemite & Death Valley but had to drop th... more »
I was having a look at the website, Zillow, which provides online real estate estimates. I'm seeing a lot of foreclosed properties and am interested in Las Vegas.
Does anyone have any experience purchasing foreclosed properties in the U.S. as a non-citizen, particularly in the Las Vegas area?
I can't believe how cheap some of these properties are, most being in the 10 year old range.
I will be going to the USA on the 30th October to complete a week's internship with the Obama for America campaign in Virginia. Will visit Washington DC and the campaign offices of Arlington, Fairfax and Alexandria.
After the work is over I would like to see more of the USA! I have about 10-15 days and around $600 to do so. Would anyone advise any trips? If I could find my way back to DC after 10 days that would be great. I can probably afford 1 internal flight and apart from that will be on Megabus / Greyhound.
Would love to see New York, Chicago and some of the "real" USA. Will be a lone traveller on a budget so have that in mind!
I'm from the UK.
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