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Can anyone advise on whether one can drive direct in one day from San Fransisco to Chico ( looks to be 200 miles or so )
We are Australians and used to driving long distances , but can someone suggest a pleasant place midway or so for us to have an overnight stop en route if we don't feel like a longish drive
Have been trying to research catching a train from LA to San Fransisco , looking at Amtrak websites and others
On the site I see they substitute sections by coach , I'd prefer train only travel , is it possible ? , also can one book a first class or equivalent type ticket , prefer some comfort in the middle of Summer.
Any one does this trip please comment and anyone who could direct me the appropriate site where I could book would be a great help
So, I might get the opportunity to travel to Boston sometime this summer and I've got plans, things I want to see and do and such, but I'm going to need my caffeine. I'm looking for the best places to get a good cup of coffee, preferably local places not the big chains, in Boston. If there's any special place with a great setting or view, a good location, friendly and such or just something that makes it special I'd be happy to hear about it. I can't give anyone the specifics of where I'll be staying because nothing is solid but any recommendation would be appreciated.
Hi everybody I hope to go backpacking in Glacier National Park this summer.
We only have one car, and wish to do a non-loop backcountry hike starting in Two Medicine.
Does anyone know if there is a shuttle operating to/from Two Medicine?
Is hitching feasible in Glacier?
Any input much appreciated!
i will be embarking on my first major overseas trip this year. I will spend a few days in Vancouver then plan to drive across USA staring at LA and heading east. I plan to take a few weeks to get to NY - then spend a week in the NY area before heading to the UK - any suggestions as to which route to take - what to stop and see - i have only been out of Australia once before so it's a whole new world for me. I am travelling solo.
Could someone tell me a good store in Manhattan where I could go to buy one
Thank you very much in advance
Hello! My family will be driving a large moving truck as well as our vehicles to Mesa. We have driven there once before and were a bit overwhelmed with the elevations that needed to be dealt with on the last leg of the trip, mainly in NM and AZ. We were wondering if it would be better to enter AZ further up North and make our way down to Mesa through Flagstaff and Sedona or would that be even worse regarding steep inclines and descents? Looking for the best, easiest route to Mesa from Central WI. Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer advice. Hoping to be in Mesa soon.
Can anyone recommend a fun filled road trip itinerary from Los Angeles - Las vegas and San Francisco for two weeks? Preferably wouldn't like to drive for hrs on end for 10 minutes of site seeing if we can help it.
Any suggestions on hotels (not seedy), good bars (also not seedy LOL) and restaurants etc. In case there are some weird imposters / stalkers here surfing for their next potential victims (just incase)....I have 6 army guys in a group of 12 that will be taking this tour...just so you know :)
Thanks in advance
I'm planning an 18 days trip in the Pacifc NorthWest (USA), already booked a flight to Seattle.
I'll land there on May 19, coming back on June 5.
In this period I hope to visit these parks: North Cascades, Glacier, Olympic, Mt Rainer and Crater Lake. The road is plenty but I'm used to drive a lot. I'll also drive the Oregon coast from about Crater Lake's height to Tillamook or up there.
What I am absolutely concerned is SNOW. I've read a lot about Glacier and North Cascades' snow accumulations in that period (late May) and it seems that I'll not have many opportunities to hike there. The Going to the Sun road will not probabl open until July 1st this year.
So that's my question: *should I start my route driving eastwards from Seattle to take a sightseeing of North Cascades and Glacier to then focus my attention more in depth on the remaining route, or should I give a shot to... more »
I'm plannig a couple of week in the southwest and would like to add also 2 or 3 full days in yellowstone. Trip will be in summer 2013, but seems that to have a room in yellowstone I need to book one year in advance... so I'm start thinking now...
The nearest point to Yellowstone we'll reach by car will be Moab and surroundings. The problem is that using a car I would need al least a full day to go and onother to came back... considering I travel with my wife and two kids 9 and 11, this is not the best option for us.
So I'm asking if someone out there knows an affordable way to get to the Yellowstone Nat Park from LosAngeles / Las Vegas / Southwest parks. Not budget at all, but I don't want to spend too much, let's say that around 150 $ / person would be ok.
Flights are welcome, but I would like to avoid companies such as Allegiant Air, that seems not so reliable...
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A group of 6 of us will be going to New York City for about a week in August, and I've heard it can be cheaper to rent an apartment for a week instead of staying in backpackers/hotels etc.
I have done some research, but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with holiday rentals? Or if anyone has any other cheap accommodation ideas for a group?
Thanks in advance!!
Need your suggestion and recommendation. My original idea was to travel to NYC during August 4th and then head off for a business convention at Salt Lake City by 14th. I have check the airfares and they are reaching about $2000pp. Up and all traveling from Melbourne, so I was thinking it is quite expensive and actually want to spend less on airfare, so instead if taking the east coast I'm open up for options on where to travel as a side travel before heading to SLC on 14th. Last year round I have visited LA and Las Vegas and Grand Canyon and would like to visit other cities and have a different experience of US. I would like to explore food, culture, theme parks and love photography so any good landscapes, buildings, streets is great. Not picky where I go but would like to spend minimal $$$ on airfare and have more money to spend at an shopping or food. Looking to Trav... more »
I'm planning a move to Hawaii and considering which island and town will be best for me. Obviously everyone has a different opinion of what makes one island better than another and for that reason I have thought about coasting island to island in search of what might best suit my interests, but would prefer to try and figure it out in advance so I can focus on one island opposed to spending a lot of time and money traveling around each if possible. If anyone wants to share experiences or opinions for what they like about one town or island, it would be most appreciated. I'm an active person (32) who likes being occupied around the clock. I'm all about fun exercise and planning on doing a lot of surfing, hiking, skydiving, snorkeling, scuba and whatever else I can get into. I'm not trying to be a tourist so I'd like a true Hawaiian experience. I enjoyed Mal Pais, CR for the beach... more »
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