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I am travelling with my friend to Hawaii for two weeks in mid May, 2014. We are planning on staying on Oahu and Big Island for the majority of our stay and would like to know what is the best and cheapest budget or backpacker accommodation around? Any ideas would be great!
Hi all, I'm an Aussie Female in my late 40's travelling solo.
I'll be making my way from Memphis to LA in August 2014, ( I will be on my home stretch after already visiting NYC, Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans and Memphis) Stopping in Vegas for a week ( meeting family)
we will be doing the GC from Vegas, hiring a car and staying a night at GCNP
I'm wanting to stop in Arizona for a few nights on my way to Vegas, Not sure of where, any suggestions would be great.
Should I fly or train it to Arizona.
My interests are history, (the wild west, Route 66, cowboys and Indians) people watching, music, food, local sites.( Not into Hiking)
Is there anything in Winslow, apart from the corner.
Also can anyone recommend day trips from Vegas. And good accommodation
Once in LA where is the best location to stay, And any recommeded day trips from LA. We are in LA for a week ... more »
Hi guys! So in March I'll be leaving England and heading to the United States, Los Angeles. For just under 3 months I plan on travelling through a good chunk of the western half of the US; hitchhiking, walking or travelling in a group with people I meet.
I'm a 21 year old, but I'm not completely new and naive to this. I spent 8 months last year doing the exact same thing across Europe, alone, hitchhiking. I carried protection, and only had to use it once in the 100 or so cars I travelled with, but it was enough for me and I want to try and avoid hitching where I can. Especially since a lot of america banishes hitchhiking by law.
But still, I have no interest in travelling by coach or train or whatever. I want to do this my way, or not at all. I hate being hindered because of my gender and age (a 30 year old man doing this wouldn't be considered strange), but statistics are stati... more »
I'll be road tripping from Tampa, FL to Jackson, WY. Google maps says its about 34 hours drive and I'm hoping to do it in 4 days/3 nights. I have a rough itinerary figured out but am open to suggestions. But the main part I need help with is Day 3...a good stop in Nebraska along I-80 that would put us only about 8 hours away from Jackson, WY.
Day 1: Tampa, FL --> Chattanooga, TN (588 miles; 8 hours 22 min)
Day 2: Chattanooga, TN --> Columbia, MO (562 miles; 8 hours 18 min)
Day 3: Columbia, MO --> Some where in Nebraska...somewhere maybe between North Platte and Sidney?
Day 4: ... --> Jackson, WY
Any comments/thoughts/suggestions on the above timeline? Maybe we need to be driving a little more day 1 or day 2 in order to make it to Jackson easier in 4 days?
I also noticed Google Maps had 2 other routes...
1) Took you west out of Atlanta and through Birmingham, AL, ... more »
Will be traveling via land in Nov 29 to 31 from Los Angeles to Napa Valley I would like to ask for a feasible itinerary which we could do...must see's, tourist spots, affordable eats and culture and historical attractions. you're responses is much appreciated... We're 9 in the group 3 children ages 5, 2 and 1 and 6 adults age range from 27-33 thanks a lot _
Hi fellow travelers! We're off to Hawaii for the first time in February. Yes, we'll read all the top ten lists etc, but we would welcome tips and suggestions of what not to miss from those in the know. We are not beach people or shopping people or dining people or nightlife people. We're nature people, both fit but in our 60's. We snorkel but don't dive. We've been around the world and want to be sure not to miss the distinctive beauty of Hawaii. Remembering that our best tip on where to see yellow eyed penguins in New Zealand came from a bar tender and not from any official information source, we're just askin'. If February is not a good time to go, we're open to different timing. Thanks for any advice!
I am in San Diego.
I have an international flight leaving LAX about 11 pm.
Would any locals be able to tell me how to get from SD to LAX on public transportation?
Cheapest possible please.
Sacred Dances at American Indian Pueblos -- the Public is Invited
Please follow rules of etiquette during ceremonial dances. (Telephone ahead in case of cancelations. Check with the La Fonda Hotel to see if there are cancelations.)
December 24, 2013
Acoma Pueblo -- social dances at midnight.
Nambe Pueblo -- Christmas Eve Mass followed by Buffalo, Deer, and Antelope dances.
Laguna Pueblo -- Christmas Eve Mass, 10 p.m., Deer, Harvest, Arrow, and other dances after Mass.
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo -- Torchlight procession of the Virgin, Vespers, and matachin.
Picuris Pueblo -- Christmas celebrations and matachin.
Sandia Pueblo -- Dances at St. Anthony Church, 7 p.m.
San Felipe Pueblo -- Dances after Christmas Eve Mass.
San Ildefonso Pueblo -- Christmas Eve Vespers.
Taos Pueblo -- Vespers and Procession of Virgin Mary around sunset.
Tesuque Pueblo -- Christmas Eve procession.
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Hello everyone, thanks in advance for your help.
I am a UK citizen, I have flights booked to Houston, Texas arriving march 19th and departing 87 days later from the same location, I had planned to travel exstensively throughout the western seaboard during this time under the visa waiver programme. However I would now like to terminate my travel towards the end of the 90 day visa waiver period in the USA via land crossing into Canada and continue my travels there. Perhaps several months later I may re-enter the USA on the east side. Is it possible to terminate my visa waiver at the border? As i will be arriving by air initially will I still have a I-94 to hand in and if so will I be able to relinquish it at the border crossing? If i don't have a I-94 will i be able to end my waiver period electronically or by some other means? Will I experience complications later on if I don't use ... more »
Hi, My partner and I are flying in to Denver for three weeks. We would like to spend time exploring the Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. If we were driving around, would three weeks be okay for this? What routes would people suggest and what else should we see in the area?
I am going to the USA on march 1st- april 22nd 2013
So far the places I have planned to go to are, LA, Arizona, Texas, Miami, NY and possibly Canada
I am 23 and interested in a little bit of sight seeing, animals ( zoos and aquariums), sporting games, good food and relaxing.
Would be really good if some of you could please give me some suggestions on what to do in the places stated above as I am not really sure.
Have friends in La arizona and Miami, the rest I will be doing solo.
If there are some great places that I have not planned for please let me know. So far only booked my international flights and no domestic flights yet.
Thanks alot, really appreciate it
Hey, need a bit of help..
I will be flying to the US early next month and will be proposing to my girlfriend over there. She's an american citizen and I'm not. I'm simply flying there on a tourist visa and have every intension of flying back to Hong Kong.
For some reason I'm finding it pretty hard to get a straight answer to the following question and people give me different answers all the time..
What Is the best way to bring an engagement ring through US customs once arriving in the United States?
The following thoughts came to mind... Is it considered a gift cause I'm giving it to someone? Do I have to declare it cause it's over $100USD in value and then pay a certain percentage of duty? If so, how much duty would I have to pay? Or should I just try and walk through without declaring and hope for the best?
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you i... more »
My mate and me are planning a road trip with a campervan through the western USA. I post this request to the lonely planet forum, cause we’re kind of greenhorn travelers and are glad if you could help us with some advice.
For better imagination with whom you have to deal with and what kind of traveler we are, I’m shortly gonna tell you something about us.
We’re both 21-year-old med students from Switzerland, have a great interest in adventure (for example river rafting, hiking and climbing etc.) and love the nature enormously. Despite visiting National Parks and “the outback” we also want to experience some cities.
Our idea of traveling can be reduced in less words: no-mainstream travelling, that means, we sure want to see the beautiful side of the country like places you have to be visiting, but are more interested in cultural backgrounds, nature and its hidden “un... more »
pre booking or take a chance - Deep South USA trip
In UK - apart from high days and holidays - you can generally drive around armed with various town guides, finding accommodation (BB guesthouse style) without loads of pre booking
How feasible is that in the southern states..
I had been thinking late Feb 2014/ mid March ...but Ive been told that it'll be cool if not cold - so maybe shift the dates to early May
Thinking fly into Atlanta / cover Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans ... a day on a warm beach would be lovely but certainly not essential
Im plodding through hotel chains such as Hampton Inns, Best Western, Holiday Inn .. dependable, soul less.
There are tour companies but they're quoting accommodation styles such as Sheraton and Plantation stays - all very lovely - but impact heavily on the tour price.
all advice .. weather.. things not to miss .... more »
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