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I would be grateful if someone could give me some advice on who generally offers the cheapest flights for families going from the UK to New York.
We are a family of five (two adults and three children who are all in there early teens) and we are looking to go from the UK to NYC direct sometime in late June to early July of 2012. I have checked all of the usual sources such as Skyscanner, Expedia, LastMinute and individual airlines and I am getting prices of between 650 - 700 pounds.
Does anyone take this route regularly or has flown it recently with a family and have any advice on finding cheaper flights?
Any advice would be gratefully received even if it was something along the lines of 'that's the going rate'.
Looking for a romatic cabin, within 2-3 hours of Newark/NYC (though flexible on this) for the first weekend in February. We will have a car, so proximity to trails, small towns etc is unimportant- we'd quite value privacy.
Our budget is up to roughly $300 per night, though again flexible for the right place.
We stayed in a log cabin over the Summer in Georgia and it was wonderful. Our favorite thing was the hot tub (this was where we spent most of our time), but I am struggling to find something similar. Am I simply looking for something that doesnt exist- ie NY cabins dont generally have hot tubs because of the difference in climate?
I have googled extensively without success, so if anyone can recommend somewhere from personal experience, I would really appreciate it- Thanks so much!
Planning for a week-long California trip with my husband. I voted for Bay Area/central coast, but he's been a few times and would rather go to Southern California. As he stopped flying while still a teenager, he has never had a lounging-on-a-tropical-beach-cold-drink-in-hand experience (I know California isn't the tropics, but it's the closest we can get to it via Amtrak from Seattle).
What I'd like to know is, what are your favourite Southern California beach getaways?
Wish list: the greatest possibility of hot weather and swim-able water (thinking early September?), lovely, clean and not-too-crowded public beaches, good local Mexican and health/vegetarian food, plus a cool location with lovely architecture. Small town is fine, as long as it has enough worth seeing. We are in our mid-30s, not into shopping, aquariums or chain restaurants. We intend to stay in B&Bs, max $100/nig... more »
I'm a student from Belgium (almost 23 yrs old) and I'm planning a road trip in the US, from july 1st to august 15th. Somewhere around that time and probably for 6 weeks. I've read some topics here and have seen that some of you are real experts when it comes to planning trips in the US and giving advice about the national parks. I have worked some things out already. My questions are: Is it doable and do you have any hints or advice you can give me...?
This is what I've planned so far: http://mapq.st/z1WrDV . I need to explain a few things:
I would be leaving from Knoxville, because I'm doing the trip with someone who lives there. I've calculated it a bit and driving west with that person's car would be cheaper than flying and renting a car over there. Plus, I don't mind doing a few extra kilometers, I'm used to driving 10hours straight.
I've also didn't include a... more »
I'm likely going to Seattle in late june and would like to know from anyone who has been to Olympia whether it's worth more than just a couple days. I'm interested in some hiking, sitting at lakes, etc. I'm very familiar with Rocky Mountain National Park. Is Olympia about the same? Thanks for any info
Going to be in Hawaii in the last 2 weeks of February and plan on doing some hiking. Possibly considering taking 3-4 days to hike to the top of Mauna Loa. From what I hear there may be snow? Anyone know if this is just a stupid time to do this hike? We're from Canada and are used to snow but if it's deep, cold and unsafe to do it at that time we'll pass on it. Also plan on camping a bit in the lowlands and wondering about the weather. Do people often camp at this time of year there or are we going to look like morons and is it just best to leave our tent and camping gear at home? We are going to be in Maui for 4-5 days, Lanai for a day and Hawaii for 9-10 days.
We are planning to fly from Buffalo to Las Vegas around last week of April / First week of May for 10 days , return flight is from SFO (San Francisco). Me and my wife are in late 20’s and are interested in following
Little bit sightseeing famous places
Hiking / Biking - easy trails
Little bit of night life
My understading is Scenic / best sections of highway 1 drive from LA to SFO are
A) Santa Monica through Malibu to Oxnard
B) Around Big sur , Monterey
Source > http://gocalifornia.about.com/cs/bigsur/a/highwayone.htm
Night 01 - Las Vegas
Night 02 - Grand Canyon
Night 03 - Las Vegas
Night 04 - Las Vegas
Night 05 - ??
Start: Highway 1 drive
Night 06 - ??
Night 07 - Monterey
End: Highway 1 drive
Night 08 - Sa... more »
My somewhat crazy parents just booked a trip to Alaska in February in hopes of fulfilling my dad's lifelong dream of seeing the Northern Lights. They are flying to Anchorage on a Friday, then taking the train to Fairbanks the next day. They are then picking up a rental car (a 4WD SUV) and driving to a lodge about 15 minutes from Fairbanks, staying a week, and then flying home from Fairbanks.
I was wondering if anyone had any tips on things for them to do in Fairbanks in the winter when the "light show" isn't on. They are older and not very active, so things like snowshoeing and dogsledding are off the table. They were planning on driving out to Chena Hot Springs one day, but beyond that have no ideas. As mentioned, they will have a car. And since this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, their budget-capacity is high.
Thanks for any help!
is there one right downtown?
Hello everyone,we are a couple heading to los angeles at the end of november for 5 nights, we have been looking at some cheap places to stay that is close to all the usual main attractions.
We have found one called the coral sands motel, which although very basic seems to offer a great cheap base to explore, we get there thu and will have a hire car friday, saturday and drop it back of sunday. We are going to magic mountain on the saturday which is the main reason we are hiring the car!
Has anyone had any experience of this motel?
I'd like to spend a few months in the summer working an a ranch in the US (probably Montana). I'm aware of the H2A visa but I'd like to hear from anyone who has experience of getting a farm to sponsor their visa.
1. Are these visa's commonly attained by Europeans working/traveling? - I'm aware that thousands of Mexicans and Central Americans use them each year in the southern states...
3. After completing you're contract on the farm can you then use the common 90 day travel visa to do some further traveling?
Any other views from people who have done something similar would also be greatly appreciated. FYI I am a male, 23, Irish passport, years of agricultural experience, traveling alone.
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Can anyone tell me what visa i need for U.S,A? I am driving from Canada to U.S.A. Tony
I'm looking to go away with my boyfriend for about 8-10 days, flying in to NY from London and preferably spending 4-5 nights there, followed by a trip to a beachside area? My budget, including flights, is £1400 (flights are approx 400/pp).
My first problem is when to go: I originally loved the idea of going in early Autumn when there's still some heat but the leaves are turning but I'm also up for Spring? Which time of year is cheaper/better.
My second problem is where the spend the second half of my trip: I was originally thinking the Hamptons but after reading some forums I'm under the impression it's too expensive? Is this still the case in Spring/Autumn if it's still open? I just want somwhere that will break my trip up from a city break into a 2-3 day relaxing seaside holiday. I'm 23 so I like to go somewhere young, with nightlife, bars etc (however I understand th... more »
Is it even worth the extra money to stay near the beach? Reviews were spotty for LR..?
I'm interested in going to Vancouver / Victoria during my trip here to the U.S. and would like to know the best way to get there from LA. Does anyone have any recommendation for discount or affordable flights or train routes?
Preferrably, I'd like to go to Vancouver next week sometime - Maybe Monday, January 9.
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