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We will be in LA next April, on the way back from a trip to New Zealand.
There are four of us traveling - myself, my boyfriend, and my parents.
We plan to hire a car at LAX and use it for the duration, but I'm not sure where is best to stay, and what kind of things to do with them.
My parents will be there for three nights, Sun - Weds. Realistically they will only have time to 'do' anything on Monday and Tuesday.
They'd probably like museums and galleries, but not sure about theme parks.
So my questions are:
- what should we do on Monday and Tuesday that all of us will enjoy (my bf and I are around 30 yrs old, give or take)
- where should we stay that will be a good base to do the above?
- any hotel recomme...
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Flying into LA 30th Aug and out of San Fran on the 20th with my friend from school Greig.
Rough itinerary is LA for 5-6 nights staying in a Hostel, then drive down to Vegas for 2-3 nights. Once this is out of the way we are going to rent a car and make our way to San Fran for a few nights via Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. This is just the spine of our plan, alot will depend on when we get there with us possibly just hitting the road when we feel the time is right.
This is a unfimiliar territory to us compared to the usual holidays I have been on so what I am looking for is some advice from people who have done similiar or seen this part of the world.
I am open to suggestions on what we should see, places to visit etc. We were hoping to camp in Yosemite and hopefully meet some people during the trip that are doing similiar. Dont know much about campin... more »
Hello everyone I hope you can help me out:
I'm italian and currently working for DisneyWorld on a q1 "temporary working visa".
My VISA expires on march 2013..but I've decided to resign next week.
My plan was to stay for a 10 days vacation in the US (Los Angeles) but my boss told me that my last day of work they'll send the comunication to the US immigration that I'm no longer working there.They also say they will delete my q1 visa...but there are rumors around that they don't do it,as it costs them money. So,to not risk anything I wanted to fly to Canada and come back in the US after 5 days..but they told me i'd be risky.
I don't want to risk anything so i decided to just not re-enter the US. I will go to Canada for 5 days to visit a friend and then I'll fly home.
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I am considering taking this system instead of a cruise to travel the Inside Passage. Has anyone done this? I would like to know what side is better to stay on for great views? I am planning to get an outside cabin travelling from Bellingham to Skagway. Hope somebody has some experience with this.
Located an hour south of Lexington and resting in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky is the Red River Gorge. The gorge is 44 square miles of beautiful cliffs known for some of the best rock climbing in America, gorgeous hikes, and most other things an outdoor enthusiast dreams of. It seems like an extremely underrated travel destination and for this reason I'm creating this trip report.
I can't find how to insert photos so I'll give the links..
Looking off the cliff -- http://i48.tinypic.com/28btnyd.jpg
One lane tunnel you could drive through on a 36 mile scenic drive - http://i50.tinypic.com/15frf6b.jpg
One of the many natural arches. This trail takes you under it and then you walk on top of it. http://i49.tinypic.com/11il846.jpg
Moving on with the trail looking at the natural arch above. http://i50.tinypic.com/34zjepz.jpg
Looking off a cliff. This looked... more »
Wasn't quite sure where to post this but thought this might be a good start. I am an events professional with 6 years experience and a UK citizen born in Hong Kong (I have read on a few sites this can make a difference??! although I highly doubt).
I want to go travelling a little in Asia and then onto Oz(where I plan to work) and New Zealand. But eventually I want to work in America - I am totally confused about visas etc. If there was the possibility of getting a sponsored job preferrably in events that would be ideal - but I am unsure of how likely this is?? I would like the opprtunity to work in a hotel as I think this would expand my experience.
Anyone who has any experience in this or tips/advice etc would be most helpful?? Im not quite sure where to start.
I really dont know what my options are.
I'm heading to New Jersey shore in August with my family; I'm looking for suggestions on hotels and resorts as there's a huge choice and I don't know the area. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Central Florida is a treasure of historical sites and beautiful old homes... not everything begins and ends with the Magic Kingdom.
Last week of august i have 1 week vacation and looking for suggestions on where to go. I will be travelling solo and am interested in beaches, markets, maybe some tour group ideas, relax and enjoy some sunshine! Any suggestions would be great. Also looking for more of a cheap appartment or b&b rental but nothing too costly. Thanks in advance!
We plan to do the "most famous" part of the route 66 on our way from Page to Los Angeles. So we start the day in Page an like to do the route 66 part from Kingman-Oatman.. then I need accomodation for overnight. I couldn't find anything in internet? Has anybody reccomendations whats next or if there is no cheap motel in Oatman, which would be perfect!????
Thx in advance,
First time poster here. We are driving from San Francisco on 9-24 and have to be back on 9-27 to fly home to Florida. We are looking for some "must do/see" activities in Oregon or surrounding areas for first time visitors. We are in our late 50's, physically fit, looking for sightseeing bicycle and hiking trails that are easy to moderate-not too steep for flatlanders. We enjoy charming local coffee shops restaurants and hotels in the moderate price range-hotels up to $100 per night. Don't require frills, but will make exceptions for something special. Enjoy walking around cities or wilderness areas.
Would appreciate any suggestions from those who have been there. Thanks
My new husband and I are planning a road trip for our honeymoon, we planned to travel the old route 66 but I've heard its not a great trip and that there are better! Am now thinking maybe a west coast route. Can anyone recommend one? I'd also like a recommendation for a good RV or camper hire company as my own bathroom is essential!! We're think 10 days to 2 weeks of travel. If anyone has any good routes not on the west coast please mention them, more options are always a good idea :D thank guys
I'm hoping for some help and advice re a trip my partner and I are hoping to make next year (possibly June/July time). We are open to a range of ideas and advice, however we both want to visit Las Vegas and Monument Valley. So we figure a road trip (perhaps starting and finishing in Las Vegas) would be a good idea. We love exploring the natural world, so looking at a few maps we noted that Zion NP and Bryce Canyon are en route which may be good to visit. However at this stage of planning it really is quite a blank canvas so any ideas on the following would be much appreciated:
- When is the best or cheapest time to visit these areas?
- What is a suitable route for such a road trip and roughly how long should we consider spending in each place?
- Are there any hidden gems, or places off the beaten track that are worth visiting that are often overlooked?
- Are there an...
I'm trying to book tickets to fly from the UK to Charlottesville. The best flight has a short layover time in Washington of just over an hour to get the connecting flight. Is this long enough? I'm worried that we will just be bumped onto the next flight and end up in the airport for hours. Is an hour long enough? I've had this in the past where i've booked tickets and then been told the layover time is too short so dont want that to happen either! Anyone had experience of this?
Where's best to stay south rim party of 4 (2 adults 2 kids) we don't plan on doing a lot of hiking just want to see sunrise/sunset and do a short hike weather permitting.
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