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Hello, I am planning on driving North from Atlanta to drive the whole skyline drive from the starting point near to Waynesboro, Va. I could drive up there from the way google maps directed me to go, or I could drive from Atlanta to Ashville and then to Waynesboro. Will the additional 1hr. Drive to Ashville enable me to enjoy a more scenic route then going directly to Waynesboro?
Approx. date of trip 18th of Oct., which is the beginning of a weekend.
Will it be very hard to find a motel?
From the end of Skyline drive, I will be heading to Lancaster Pa. Does anyone have a recommendation of how to find interesting places to visit there in a short period of time?
I heard that going through the white mountains is a good path to take.
I will be traveling this around the 24th of Oct.
Will this be a busy season? Hard to find motels?
We happened to schedule a tourist visit to Chicago during the marathon. We are staying just off the Magnificent Mile and arrive on Thursday morning leaving on Sunday afternoon. Are the any special events associated with the Marathon that non-runners would enjoy? What things should be moved to the early part of the to avoid the crowds? What places get shut down on Saturday or Sunday? We already have tickets for the Architecture River trip on Friday morning. Sunday might not be a lot more than mass at the Cathedral.
I'll be arriving in Newark and need to go to Williamsburg. The plan is to take the NJ Transit to Penn Station. Then one of the southbound red lines to 14th st. And Then the L line to Bedford Ave.
However, when I look at this subway map (http://www.mta.info/maps/submap.html) there's a small black line from 14th street to 6th Ave. What does that mean? I'm just wondering if it means I'll have to get up on the street and walk to from 14th st. to 6th Ave. or something?
Sorry if this is a completely obvious thing I just don't get... :)
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Dear TT friends
End october we fly to San Fransisco. We are planning 8 days to "go down" direction Baja (where we will stay 2more weeks for beaches, tacos and diving)
This is the plan:
Day 1 - 3: San fransisco
Day 4-6: yosemite
Day 7: santa cruz
Day 8: LA
Day 9: arrival baja
No car rental is planned, we would like to take public transport. As for Yosemite we would search for an organised trip from SF.
We are curious to see SF and LA but prefer nature and thus don't want spend to much time in cities.
Please feel free to comment on this plan. All critics, suggestions and ideas are very welcome!
If you could give us an idea budgetwise this would also help. Ps we love spending time in hostels ;)
Kim - belgium
I've just recently decided to take a 3.5 week trip to Hawaii before I go back to graduate school. I'm going to be doing a lot of scuba diving but would also like to do some golfing and maybe hiking.
I'm looking for a laid back, relaxing vacation. Not into the resort stuff, more the couch surfing/hostel type stuff.
Right now I'm debating how to spend my time between: Oahu, Big Island, and Kauai. Not sure if I'll do all three or not but if people think its doable I may try to.
I stopped with my family in the little town of St. Mary's, GA, during a road trip this summer and thought the GA coast looked like a nice place to visit. I was pondering a three-day fall camping trip to the region. Any thoughts on which islands are, in this order: logistically easiest, prettiest, most interesting in terms of cultural/natural resources? Any help appreciated!
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Just a quck query, after filling out an ESTA form there isn't anything else you need to do in order to get into the USA right> Visa waiver programme works fine I presume, checked most websites and had no issue. Just checking because I have a British friend who is visiting me and he is worrying!
I'm planning to be in the US (haven't planned it yet but I’m looking at NYC, FL, California) any time between mid-Oct till end-Dec for approx 20 days. I’m keeping it open depending on the availability of other peoples schedules. I'm a 26 year old male, and it will be my first time in the states.
Anyway I'm hoping to get two things out of this trip 1) as much sightseeing/activities as possible 2) meeting new people.
I'm looking to basically to explore new things…music (I have a wide taste), outdoor activities (parks/hiking/sea side and boats..etc), clubbing, arts (museums/galleries)..
Anyone who is planning a trip at that time and is looking for someone I would love to discusses and arrange the trip together. I’m traveling solo so new people (experienced or not) that will create a nice group/crowd are welcomed!
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Please advise about hotels near the United Nations Bldg which are reasonable. A friend of mine from Asia is going there and needs an inexpensive hotel.
thanks so much,
Hi there people of Lonely Planet.
My names Megan and I am 19 from the UK.
I am planning to travel, at first I wanted to do a world trip but with there being so many different places it seemed impossible so I have finally decided on traveling to South America, Caribbean and North America (Inc Canada).
It has been harder than I expected (who knew America was soooo big!), anyway I am writing here to any previous travelers to help narrow my list down as it is still too big.
The list is below:
- The Amazon
- Puerto Rico
- Dominican Republic
- The Bahamas
- St. Lucia
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I'm trying to organise a trip from New York down to New Orleans with only 10 days in October. We have flights booked into New York on the 4th October then back out of New Orleans on the 13th. First weekend going to spend in New York then the options are open. I looked into driving down so we could go down the blue ridge parkway but it's just too far and we wouldn't have chance to enjoy any of the area with such a distance to cover.
Currently I'm planning on flying down to Tallahassee and driving to St Marks Refuge (is this worth going to?) and staying there to do some kayaking / hiking then driving west towards New Orleans. Are there any suggestions of places to stop and stay? I was thinking of maybe a couple of nights in Pensacola but really don't know this part of the US at all so kinda flying a little blind.
Has anyone been to stay in a plantation anywhere along that ... more »
Hi everyone, It's Miriam from Malaysia.
I'm planning to do internship in the state and wish to stay more than 90 days.
And i understand it'll be a little more difficult for me since Malaysia is not a Visa Waiver member country,
wondering can i actually stay more than 90 days or not, and how?
Due to human error in setting up a fare structure they were (accidentally) giving away free tickets. You just pay the taxes and airport fees.
SO have any of you scored some free tickets courtesy of their error, and to where?
KOAT/ABC-TV and KRQE/CBS-TV are forecasting that the Rio Grande through Albuquerque will reach 8-10 feet flood stage this evening and tomorrow morning with heavy rains at midnight. The Rio Grande is currently at 5 feet. The river has not flooded since 50 years ago. The Indian Pueblo Villages and Espanola, Los Alamos, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Truth or Consequences, and other cities alongside the Rio Grande are preparing with sandbags and evacuations. The heavy monsoon rains throughout New Mexico, similar to those in Colorado, are flooding cities alongside Interstate-25, including Las Vegas, which I visited just a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately, Santa Fe has not yet experienced the heavy flooding that the other nearby cities are. The Pecos River has already been flooding Carlsbad, Roswell, and nearby communities. Hundreds of people were evacuated, even by helicopter because boa... more »
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