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I read awful reviews of the Santa Fe International Hostel:
This is by far the worst hostel I have ever visited or stayed at. From the moment I arrived, the staff seemed confused and apathetic.
“Absolutely disgusting. Worst hostel experience EVER.”
I have stayed in several hostels in the U.S. and Europe, and the Santa Fe International Hostel is hands-down the grossest, most disappointing and unsanitary "hostel" I have EVER stayed in.
I was chewed out complete with swear words for taking the "barrier" pillow cases off of my pillows upon cleaning my own room during check-out. Too bad the instructions scrawled on the back of the room door weren't clear enough; randoms from Santa Fe hung out here offering a super creepy vibe.
And on and on! Eek! Are there any budget options for staying in or near Santa Fe? more »
My girlfriend and I are touring, by car, coastal Georgia and South Carolina from February 13th to 24th. Our tentative itinerary is as follows:
Feb 13,14 - Cumberland Island National Seashore
Relax and enjoy the outdoors. Any recommendations on the campsites? Like quiet, private sites, will walk a long ways for a beautiful spot!
Feb 15,16 - Okefenokee Swamp
Would you recommend the east or west entrance for better tours and scenery? Are there any decent campgrounds (with secluded tent sites) near the east entrance or is Stephen C. Foster SP the best option within the swamp?
Feb 17,18 - Savannah
Stroll historic center. Visit Fort Pulaski. Take historic home, ghost tour... any recommendations? Camp at Skidaway Island State Park.
Feb 19, 20 - Beaufort
Camp at Huntington Island State Park or Edisto Beach State Park? Again, looking for private sites, hiking or bik... more »
We'll be heading to the Big Island and Oahu in July/August, and I'm looking at booking car rental soonish.
Do you think we'll need a 4 wheel drive for the Big Island? And would we be better booking when we got there as opposed to in advance?
I am looking to take a long weekend trip in January somewhere in the continental US. I want to do something adventurous- hiking, kayaking, sledding, rafting, yoga retreat...anything along those lines. Can anyone recommend a weekend trip that is happening in January ? Everything I've found on my google search seems to be closed for the winter. :/
Just a quick - and possibly silly - question.
We'll be visiting a few national parks in July - Yosemite, Zion and Petrified Forest - and we're wondering if we'll need to bring our walking boots. We have some that we use here (Scotland) for hillwalking, but they're very heavy and as we're away for a total of 4 weeks I'm concerned about our luggage allowance.
Could we get away with sturdy trainers (sneakers)?
I am a young adult (mid twenties) moving to tampa florida and would appreciate any suggestions anyone may have for nice save and interesting places to look for an apartment. thank you
The wife & i are coming over from Australia for a few weeks & will be hiring a car for 9 days from Oct 8 next year & are curious on things to see in & around Virginia & the Carolinas. Our only pre-requisists are going to somewhere with a beach for a day or 2 (likely either Virginia Beach or the Outer Banks) & seeing a college football game on Saturday the 13th. We both enjoy museums, good bars & places to drink & nature. Asheville looks top of our list for places to visit & lots of people have recommended Savannah & Charleston as cool towns. Any other places that are must see's whilst driving around? Anyone stayed at Lake Lure Resort?(the wife is a huge Dirty Dancing fan). I'd like to possibly do a days rafting if people have any recommendations also? Cheers for your help
I'm torn between these two places. In a couple weeks I'll be making the 8 hour drive to either one of the two. I'm looking for Stark rugged desert beauty. I've heard good things about both, but I only have a few days so I have to choose only one. If anyone has been to both and can give me some feedback as to which one would be the better choice for someone who loves photography, hiking and impressive views. I want to camp as well. Not sure which one would suit camping better. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
I'm planning a 3-week roadtrip from Santa Cruz, CA, to El Paso, Texas, in June-July.
I'll be travelling with my husband and two kids (4, 9).
We're not Americans, and we don't know a lot about the SouthWest - although we're reading up on it.
Just to help us to get started and focus our search, could you give us a few tips about interesting places to visit or stay?
We like the outdoors, culture (Native American, Mexican, Americana, whatever), swimming, hiking, music, literature, art, and, last but not least, food! And I guess we have to plan something for the kids as well.
We're not terribly interested in LA or Disneyland, we're ambiguous about Las Vegas, and we're definitely going to Santa Fe.
Any more tips, please?
Need some raves of the best place you've spent time for adventure and photography. I will be in Arizona or New Mexico, I've been to both and love both, the light, inspiration, redrock, old west in places, desert and cactus. I list these things to give you an idea of what I'm looking for. I love the Mexican influence, (and food!) the pinon in the air, the architecture and historic atmosphere, the big geography. I want to photograph both buildings and nature, hike and induge in an artisan's creativity, but I am on a bit of a budget and need to base somewhere to get around from. Where has the most atmosphere, proximity to different geography, SW atmosphere? NOT Abequerque, or Phoenix, but almost anywhere else. Ideas?
I am driving Winnipeg to Arizona in January, probably Winnipeg, Kansas City, Albequerque, Las Cruces (Texas) then into Tucson. How is the driving then, and approximately how long does it take if one drives all day, stops for the night, and doesn't push it? No field trips this time. All experiences are welcome to hear.
I'm planning a day visit to Latrobe this summer by car. Does anyone have recommendations on sights to see?
Sad to learn the Rolling Rock Brewery is no longer there. Do the new operators offer tours of the brewery?
This is mostly laziness on my part as I could put together the answer with a lot of trawling of guidebooks and sites but thought I'd check with the good people of thorntree first and see if anything comes up.
Me and my girlfriend have booked a trip to DC and NYC next year. We are going to land in DC have a few days there and then get the train up to NYC and fly out of there.
We have been to the states quite a few times so are happy with all kinds of public transport and this trip isn't rushed so don't mind multi connecting stuff. But equally we're not on a micro budget so cabs aren't out of the question just a waste of money.
So here's the question... we don't want to hire a car in DC. We would like to get from the airport into the city, then stay a few nights and then get the train out, headed to either Philly or New York but either way I imagine they go from the same... more »
My first post on here so be gentle guys!
Im from the UK and have been to the states on vaccation quite a few times and LOVE it. We have mainly gone to Orlando ( I have a 11 year old and I am a big kid at heart) and did a great trip in California a couple of years ago (San Fran, LA, Vegas) which was the best holiday ever.
I have just made an impulse purchase of flights to Boston on the 30th March, flying back from NYC 2 weeks later - Flights were too cheap to be true and right in the Easter holidays so Jnr doesnt have to take time of school. But now I am spoilt for choice on what to do and getting in to forum analysis paralysis!
So can you help us?
I know i want to spend 3 nights in Boston (want to see the Celtics game on the Sunday Night) - think I have found a good 1 bedroom, 1 livingroom appartment right in the thick of it at $500 total - which while expensive seems ... more »
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