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We are looking at doing a 7 day cruise in Alaska in July 2014. There are a lot of choices so it would be helpful to hear of any experiences. We prefer a smaller ship if possible.
Thanks in anticipation.
My girlfriend and I are planning on heading to Yosemite for two nights in mid-January. Ideally we'd like to rent a car in San Fran, drive to Yosemite and then afterwards head south and return the car in LA.
We would probably be looking to stay in Yosemite Valley (Curry Village), but I've also looked at Yosemite Bug and would be happy to stay there. Would appreciate thoughts on pros/cons of each?
My main concern is that it seems like snow chains will definitely be required to drive into the Valley at this time of year. I'm happy to take the risk and buy them to put on the rental car if I have to (irrespective of the hire terms), and have driven in snow/ice before, but if there was another option to get there I'd be happy to take it just to save on driving and risk.
There seems to be a few regular bus tours that do shuttles from San Fran into the Yosemite Valley, but I can't ... more »
Next summer, my family and I are doing a trip around parts of the US, and one section of our route is from Richmond, Virginia to Nashville, Tennessee - we are planning to hire a car and drive, so I was just wondering whether anyone had any recommendations of nice drives? It seems route 81 is the most direct, but I just wondered how scenic it is, or whether there are other, more scenic alternatives? We'd like to take 2-3 days over the trip, so I was also wondering whether anyone had any suggestions of nice places to stop along the way?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Headed up to Portland Jan 8-13th. I'm looking for a nice hotel to stay in, with price not really being a factor. I think I'd prefer downtown to be close to nightlife. I've looked at several online and here are my thoughts: I want something close to nightlife, comfortable, preferably with a gym/fitness area, and hopefully an attached bar/restaurant where I can meet some folks. I'm a 40 year old male there just for a quick vacation
Mcmennamins properties - Considering the Crystal, but rooms look loud, uncomfortable and the whole scene seems a bit young for me?
Ace/Jupiter - Again, rooms look loud and uncomfortable, but probably nice to be able to stay on site to drink/meet folks/etc.
Heathman/Monaco/Nines, etc.... - These look more luxurious and probably quiet, but the attached bar/restaurants are probably a little sterile.
Any thoughts? I know I'm being picky, bu... more »
What's the first place or city to visit in Texas?
I need help finalising the first part of our itinerary :) Was on a roll with my planning but the last month has just disappeared!
We end up in Orlando from 10th - 20th Jan where we will do theme parks, shopping,theme parks, shopping...and a day trip to both Crystal River (manatees!!) and Cape Caneveral before heading home to Australia. By now we would have spent six wonderful weeks in the USA. (And will be totally themed parked out and over shopped no doubt)..but I digress.
We (being 2A and 4 teenagers) arrive the 6th in the afternoon in Miami after spending two weeks in New York and Washington DC so the sunshine will be very welcomed!
We would like to spend a day in The Everglades and also to go down to Key Lagos ( and drive along the bridge) on another day. then I thought we could stay around Naples and then another night in St Petersburg before arriving in Orlando... more »
Here is my tentative itinerary:
Flight to Seattle
(We will be getting the City Pass.)
Take the monorail to Seattle Center. Visit the Space Needle, EMP, Chihuly Garden & Glass, and Pacific Science Center. Other possible activities include visiting the Center for Wooden Boats, Myrtle Edwards Park, Elliott Bay Waterfront, and/or Olympic Sculpture Park if time allows. (I already know you will all say it won’t!)
Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island in the morning and have lunch in Winslow.
Visit Pioneer Square in the afternoon: Underground Seattle Tour, Klondike Gold Rush Park, Waterfall Garden Park, Columbia Center Sky View Observatory?
Stroll around Fremont and see the troll and other statues.
Woodland Park Zoo.
Discovery Park or Golden Gardens Beach?
Hang out downtown. See the Gum Wall, Aquarium, Pike Place, Pu... more »
I am planning for a trip to the western part of USA mainly as I would like to spend my time in Universal Orlando (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter). I have research Orlando and it seems like there's so many things to do in Florida itself in which i do not want to miss out too.
I am now contemplating on should i spend my entire 2 weeks in Florida only or to travel along the rest of the cities in western side of USA and how long should I spend in Universal Orlando?
If i were to cover the entire western side of USA, where should i begin with? (start - end location).
Any kind of advise is highly appreciated :)
I've searched for similar posts to mine, but can never find what I'm looking for. I am sorry if the answers to my questions are somewhere in this forum; I've truly looked though! ;)
I would be very grateful for your opinions on my travel plans.
I am eighteen, in Ohio, and have never traveled before. I have two jobs and am saving up to leave in the spring. I hope to wander around places like California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Oregon for at least a year. I plan on taking the "California Zephyr" amtrak route from Chicago to San Francisco. For accommodation I will use resources such as couchsurfing, and free camp sites.
I would love to spend a lot of time in nature/hiking, and also make great friendships and connections with people from all walks of life. I will only "indulge" in the simple things of life.
I am concerned about safety, and not a... more »
Tell me your experiences please...:D
I've heard good things about this city...have you never been??? Some people say that it's quite livable...what do you think?
Your opinion guys, in which American State the lifestyle is better than others?
This question really only applies to people in Seattle or people who know a lot about Seattle.
I am taking a trip to Seattle and would love to buy my mom a bag of the BEST coffee grounds in Seattle. Anyone have any suggestions or tips as to their personal favorites?
My friend and I are planning a 2 week road trip to southeastern USA (including NC, SC, GA, FL, TN). Our plan is to start at North Carolina. We are in our late 20's and would like to explore including sightseeing, wineries, breweries, and other attractions. We have a few places we definitely want to explore including:
Myrtle Beach, SC
Tybee Island, GA
St. Augustine, FL
We're not sure if these are the best places to go or not. Any advice on things to do and see on our trip, would be TRULY appreciated. Thank you!!!
Im going to Miami for New Year Eve.
I want to know where to go to spend the night. I would like a fine place to have dinner and wath some Fireworks.
All suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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