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Is it possible to take the airtrain from JFK-Terminal 4 to Howard Beach Station so that I can transfer to the manhattan bound A train? How do I go about doing this and how is payment made to use the airtrain? P.S. I have never used the airtrain b4 so any additional info wud b appreciated!
In Alaska's guide, it frequently uses the terms campsite and tent site for campground, but I wonder what's the difference between them. My guess is that a campsite is for a RV, whereas a campground is just for a tent.
What if I have a regular car + tent, what should I go for?
I am a 29 year old British guy who's just about to undertake a string of travel writing assignments across America. Unfortunately, I don't drive so I thought I'd get on here and enquire if anyone is heading across The States from San Diego aaaallllll the way up and over. I'm planning to stop on route in Baja, the Sonoran desert, Joshua Tree Park, take in a little stargazing in Nevada, shoot some video in New Mexico, check out an annual Alligator roundup in Texas, canoe the Louisiana bayous, explore the Okefenokee swamp in Georgia and whole heap of other things right up to Badlands National Park in South Dakota. If you're planning a trip across the U.S between late July/early August till october/Nov, have a spare seat, want to save some cash and really fancy going offbeat a little (or even better, are a photographer embarking on a similar mission and fancy working togeth... more »
I am planning a 10-days journey starting from Seattle. I must start at Seattle because I am there professionally.
My question is: which places to visit within the 10 days. I like hiking (even climbing), I live very close to the swiss alps. Therfore I thought to go less to "alpine scenery" like cascades (is north cascades really so similar to swiss alps - who can answer me this??) but go more to the coast area e.g. Olympic NP or Vancouver island.
You see, my question spans two threads: pacific northwest of US and Canada.
I do not want to rush from one place to another therefore I want to concentrate on about 3-4 different places. Then I could do some day-long hikes (even with sleeping/camping during the hike).
I wonder if it is a good idea to camp in rainy (?) Olympic NP?
What I read about coast-line (west) Olympic NP and Vancouver Island (western part): both seem to be quite simi... more »
I am going wuith a friend to the west coast of USA and would like your advise on the itinarery
Its my first time in that area
also I have a few questions
would love ur input
1- what is a good hotel and not expensive to stay in at Vegas and SF
2- What is a good area to stay in at SF ( we will be renting a car for our whole trip )
3- Do we need to reserve hotels/Motels in advance ?
4- How much is the tax on shopping ,hotels ,restaurant etc ?
9.9.12 ZION PARK
10.9.12 BRYCE CANYON
11.9.12 HALF DAY BRYCE CANYON , HALF DAY DRIVE TO VEGAS STOPPING AT HOOVER DAMN
14.9.12 death valley
18.9.12 SF MAYBE NAPA VALLEY / MUIR WOODS
21.9.12 SF DRIVE DOWN... more »
Hello, I will be driving from Death Valley to Yosemite and will have 2 nights stay in Yosemite.
There are various places to stay available in Yosemite, but I am not sure what the best option is. I am thinking of staying in Grovelands but I dont want a long drive to see the sites each day. There is also some tent options available in Curry Village, but I am frightened that I may be exposed to bear attacks during the night and therefore won't sleep very well.
If possible please can you let me know of your personal experiences with accommodation in Yosemite and which is the best options, for a short drive and no bear attacks!
I will be driving into Yosemite via the Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass).
My budget is not too restricted however I have looked at the Ahwahee Hotel and it is all booked up. I think the Tenaya Hotel might be quite a long drive from Hwy 120.
Thank you for any... more »
Are the factory outlets worth going to in LV. I am particularly interested in shoes, handbags, and homewares.
I will be in August and would like to buy some cheap causal clothing like shirts. Is there a store or brand in downtown Boston that you can recommend. If you know Uniqlo I am looking for this kind of shop.
On July 7th my wife an I are arriving in Atlanta to start an 8 day road trip which will include a good part of the Grand Ridge Parkway starting from Asheville and will ultimately end up in Washington DC. Our usual mode of road trip style holiday is to "wing it" when it comes to accommodation, however being peak season (which we usually try and avoid) I'm not sure how viable this is.
My question for people more familiar with the area is, is it possible to get accommodation along (or near) the Grand Ridge Parkway without booking ahead during peak season? We aren't too fused in terms of accommodation style as long as it is clean & comfortable (B&B,motel, etc), however with a pregnant wife we will need a private bathroom rather than shared facilities. If bookings are essential, can anyone offer suggestions north of Boone on a budget of around $100~150 a night (including all ... more »
So my wife and I are planning a trip to northern California and we will be traveling from San Francisco up to Cave Junction, OR and then we will be headed down to Yosemite from there. I understand there is a lot of driving involved but I am wondering if there is anything between Cave Junction and Yosemite. I was thinking of stopping at Tahoe for a night/day but I am not sure if it would be worth it. We will be starting our trip on July 4th and we will be heading home on the 18th. Anyway, I plan on being in Cave Junction on the 14th (and leaving in the afternoon) and want to finish up in Yosemite from on the 15th, 16th and 17th before heading back to Sacramento to catch a flight early on the 18th. Will the drive from Oregon to Yosemite be rather boring?
Do you think I am trying to cram too much into the trip? We will be driving north via the 101 and will stop in Sonoma for a c... more »
I've booked tickets for a US and Canada trip and applied under the ESTA for a visa waiver (as an Aussie).
I have just realised that my stay (in both countries - mostly Canada) is 91 days (if day of arrival is Day 0).
I fly into New York then travel across Canada and then out of LA.
Changing my flight is going to cost me in excess of $600 which I can't afford.
Do I risk it or do I sell myself to come up with the cash to change the flight?
There is no US consulate in my city so it's probably close to the same amount to apply for a tourist visa by the time I factor in flights for the interview to Sydney or Melbourne.
I honestly saw 90 days and didn't think that would take Canada into account. I fly on the 25th of one month and then return on the 24th three months later... it's just that that makes 91 days.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Th... more »
This coming Friday I'm heading out on a solo trip, accompanied by my rigged soccer mom van, around the beautiful states. It's man vs. himself with nothing but an open road. I've got two weeks off and a family reunion coming up. I've got about 7 days to get from the Central Valley of California to Estes Park in Colorado for the reunion on the 5th of July. I originally planned to spend a couple days in Yellowstone, but am going back on that as I tend to get too ambitious and over plan, robbing my experience of any certain area. I know Yellowstone is one of those places you cannot rush. May I say, I'm not a luxurious traveler. I'd rather camp or stay in my car than in a hotel any day.
My first destination is Boise, Idaho where I plan to try to find a place to camp. I do want to check out the city, as Boise is such an enigma to me.
From Boise, on to Grand Teton (unless I change my ... more »
My husband and I are planning a month long roadtrip Boston to San Francisco this September. Would like to do it at a nice leisurely pace and not have to feel like we spent all the time in the car. A friend suggested we ship the car back and fly back one way - sounds like a great idea. Flights are reasonably priced for a one way at the moment. Just not sure on getting the car back - Our car is sedan size and 2 years old. Who is a reputable company? There are brokers and transporters and I'm not sure which is better. What is reasonable cost to pay? (looks like range is $800 for open and over $1000 for protected from what I've seen on the web) sounds like we'd want to go with a protected transport as car is relatively new. Also, I see that most companies say they will not insure the contents of the vehicle - I'd like to leave some things in the car (like the tent, sleeping bags... more »
Hi, I'm planning on going to NYC and Washington next september. I'm gonna stay 4 days in each city. I'm considering if it's worth visiting apart from these two, also Cleveland.
Is there anything fun to do in Cleveland besides the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? is it worth going only to see this attraction?
Any feedback will be much appreciated!
Looking for tips and suggestions for our Honeymoon to the US in April 2013. It will be our second time visiting the US.
Our plan is to spend 5 weeks away. We want to fly to Boston and stay 5 nights, bus to NYC (4nts), train to Philadelphia (1-2nts) and pick up our car there. The plan is then to spend three weeks driving to Washington, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago and then to Bozeman via Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Then from Bozeman to Salt Lake City and to Las Vegas where we will drop off the car, spend 3nts and fly home to Sydney via LAX.
We'd love to know your tips and suggestions if this is the best route to take? (We want to see Boston, and visit NYC again, as last time we spent more time on the West Coast. And the second part of our plan is to spend a lot of time driving and getting over to Yellowstone National Park.) We're open to suggestions!
We'd also love ... more »
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