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Colorado hotels and resorts are offering discounts and value-oriented deals for those willing to commit early to a Colorado ski trip.
Among values at resorts, Arapahoe Basin is offering a season pass that is good for two seasons instead of one. And Aspen/Snowmass is teaming with Alta in Utah, Jackson Hole in Wyoming, and Squaw ValleyAlpine Meadows in California to offer a $349 pass that includes two free days at each of the four destinations, plus steep discounts on lodging and additional lift tickets. The regular one-day ticket at Aspen was $108 last season.
The number of resorts where Monarch Mountain's season pass holders can ride for free or for a discounted rate is up to 31 this season, including a few international destinations. This winter, Vail Resort Inc.'s Epic Pass offers three days at Verbier and the other resorts that make up Les 4 Vallees in Switzerland. The Ep... more »
Me and a few friends are hoping to do a road trip next year exploring western USA. We would only have 2-3 weeks. Maybe flying into San Fransisco.
Am just looking for some suggested itinerary's as we are struggling a bit to plan it out. I think we would like a bit of mix, national parks (really keen on hiking), great cities and the coast.
Does anyone have any ideas? and how much to roughly budget for on a daily basis(there would be 3 of us)?
Any suggestions would be brill!!!
Edited by: Lithy
My husband and I are looking to go to undertake a road trip Aug/September 2013, covering Aug 26th and have 14 to 21 days to spend. Previous trips have been San Francisco to Las Vegas, via Yosemite, Death Valley Grand Canyon, Mesa Verse, Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion NP's. Last year was Vancouver round trip including Vancouver Island, Wells Gray, Jasper, Banff and Kelowna.
this time we want to see Grand Teton and Yellowstone with Rockie Mountain, Glacier, Olympic, Mount Rainier, North Cascades potentially but realise sacrifices may be required. We would look to fly in and out of Denver and/or Seattle (BA direct flights).
- Primary activity is hiking, quite happy doing 8-10hour hike but not overnight.
- Geology (ie, visited Walcott quarry Fossil beds)
- Aviation museums
- Nice relaxed hotels and b&b's with good breakfast
- good local tasty food with local beer ...
In January I'm going travelling around North America for 3 months. I'm struggling to find a decent way of taking my across though, as I refuse to pay £1.50 to use my card (with my current bank) and don't really want to bring £10,000 in cash. I've looked at either Barclays (who are part of the Global Alliance banking group) or getting a MoneyCorp travel card to take my money, and just wanted to see if anyone has used these systems before, and if they're actually good/useful. Many thanks for all your help in advance.
P.S. Apologies if their is already a thread with this info on, I don't have the time or patience to traverse the 25,000 available :).
I am travelling to the USA for 6 weeks in August next year and looking for some ideas.
So far I land in NYC on 20 August and spend 2 days there.
I then fly to Miami and pick up a car for 6 days where I intend to spend 3 days in the keys and 3 days in Fort Lauderdale with a day then back in Miami. (Not doing Disney, I've been lucky to have done that twice already)
I then fly to New Orleans (for southern decadence festival) to spend 3 days there up to Labour Day
From there I fly to Los Angeles for 4 days, Las Vegas for 3 and then onto San Francisco for 4 days
I leave San Fran around the 12th Sept.
From the 12th septI have no real firm ideas expect that I need to be in Boston to meet a friend from the 24th Sept, where we intend to travel to Washington and NYC to return on the 30th September....
So over those 12 days, I want to do so many things...! But I want ... more »
Hi there, I have a conference to attend in San Diego in early Jan (2nd to the 6th) and am planning to stay longer after the end of the conference. Its me and my boyfriend, who wanted to have a 7 days road trip somewhere in Cal after the conference.
We've been suggested two options, and we are very unsure of what's best, especially considering we're going in deep winter:
1. drive from san diego to monument valley, then grand canyon, hoover dam, death valley, l.a. and back to san diego
2. fly from san diego to san franc, rent a car and then drive to lake tahoe, yosemite, and back to san franc.
i've been in both yosemite and grand canyon, when i was very young, but in summer.
my boyfriend has never been to states.
what do you think is a nicer trip?????? please advice....
we're worried that the trip being in winter makes a lot of difference to places like the grand canyon
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I have a weekend in Miami in mid-December. Looking for itinerary ideas. Local cultural stuff, good eats, especially local fare like Cuban or other Caribbean influenced stuff. Also like relaxing on the beach, but more swinging in a hammock type beaches without the crowds. Not a fan of stuff like nightclubs.
Or I'm also thinking about just picking up a rental car and getting out of town for the weekend, to Key West or one of the other Keys. Any recommendations for other spots within a couple hours of Miami? I like nature, too, is it easy to arrange visits to the Everglades or Dry Tortugas by ferry by just showing up or should I reserve in advance or with a tour?
... its been a while
North Dakota snow - yippie !
I recently received a 5-year Schengen ban for overstaying my resident permit by 3-4 weeks (I was a student at a university and they had all my documents, so I couldn't leave the country before I got my documents back, which took time and therefore I overstayed).
Right now I am considering to study in the USA or UK, however I'm not sure whether I'll be granted a visa to go there.. Also, what if I applied for a tourist visa (just to visit and check out the Uni programs before I commit)?
Would I be granted the visa in either case or not? Does my Schengen ban affect my chances of getting a US/UK visa? Should I wait for a few years before trying to apply for a visa (I received my ban in October 2012, so it's very recent).
I'm new to the forums. In December I'm going to be driving from Newark westbound on I-80 through Pennsylvania on my way to Portland, OR. I've never driven this route and am not familiar with traffic in the region so I thought I'd ask anyone who is approximately how far I'd get in say 4 hours assuming normal road conditions and also if I left around noon?
I want to book accommodations in advance but not sure where that timeline would land me. :-) I'll be on the road with a dog so any suggestions for an area with a good selection of restaurants, etc. but also close to an area for dog walks would be gratefully received. Given the time of year I'd like to stick as much as possible to main roads.
Many thanks! :-)
We are going to travel in Alaska next July for 3 weeks in a rental car. I reckon Hertz won't allow us to drive to McCarthy. Does anyone know about the condition of that road? It sounds a nice place but like so many places seems out of reach.
We have booked the ferry from Homer to the Aleutians for July 2013 and are now looking for a place to stay the night before flying back to Anchorage.
The Grand Aleutian is rather pricey, the other inn has received very poor reviews and camping is due to the weather and lack of facilities not really an option.
Does anyone know of a nice good-value for money place to stay? Does anyone rent guestrooms in the summer months or is there a B&B?
Thanks for any advise!
I posted here a few weeks ago for help planning our mammoth roadtrip from Vancouver to Atlanta over a four week period!
I have managed to find things to see/places to stay with this forum but wondered where we could stay between New Orleans and Atlanta for one night?
We leave for our trip next Wednesday and are very excited to discover new places.
I'm going to be spending a weekend in Atlanta, Georgia and I'm not really keen on transit (I'm not experienced with buses as I always drive). I will have a Thursday evening to Sunday mid day and I am wondering if I should rent a car? I am staying at the Hyatt in the Bunkhead area and I'm not sure if everything/enough is just in walking distance?
Also, any great bbq/southern food restaurant recommendations would also be fantastic.
I'm having a hard time pulling together a 21 day itinerary for the US: New York to Miami. Instead of following the coast line, and after some reading, I'm thinking of doing the itinerary below. Tell me if you would suggest something else.
My current itinerary is way too packed - at least I think it is. The questions are... What to drop (or to add)? Where should I opt for an internal flight instead of driving for hours? Any specific highlights on the road that could help to break long trips?
I'm for example thinking to skip the Appalachian Mountains - I'd rather go for the American way of life experience (and yes, I might be spending too much time in the car to actually do so) than hiking mountains I can also see in Europe (or have seen on previous holidays around the world). So, I was thinking about taking the plane between Washington DC and Nashville. Your advi... more »
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