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I will be traveling solo to Oahu from the 31 of January until the 8th of February and need advise, would be really happy if anyone can give some help. I am backpacking.
I am planning to stay in Waikiki for the weekend, Any advise where to stay?
I want to go diving, visit Pearl Harbour, and take the lost tour and perhaps take a surf lesson while I stay in Waikiki.
Then I would like to go somewhere nice where I can spend a few quite days but he beach where I can snorkel, maybe do a hike or two.
Does anyone know a place that is affordable with good vibe, with other backpackers? that I can get with public transport.
If you have any advise about places to eat, stay, visit. I would be very happy for any help.
I've planned a road trip in October this year - traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas via Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks. There will be three of us renting a car and starting out from Chicago on October 1st, gradually making our way to Yellowstone on or around October 12th.
I've been researching the schedules for 2013 and it seems that most accommodation closes about the time that we will reach the park. It also seems that weather can be an issue around this time and I was looking for some guidance...
Would it be possible to drive from Cody, through the park and on to West Yellowstone for a place to stay if there is no accommodation in the park? Is this journey achievable in one day?
As we will be renting a car, will we need chains for tyres along the way if there is snow? (We are planning to rent a 4WD SUV).
We would really like to see most of t... more »
I'm heading to the West coast of the USA this May. So it'd be great if I could find someone to travel and hang out with!:)
I'd like to see as many cities as it possible, of course - LA, SF and Las Vegas!
Looking forward to hearing from you, guys!!!
I am looking for a companion to drive with me from Vegas to Southern Ca. on February 21 or 22, 2013. I am male; 49 years old married but will be driving alone. I would prefer a woman 30-60 years old. Small side trip is possible, depending on what and where.
I am going to be in San Francisco for a week in May (15-22) and am looking for some advice on a few things.
1. It's recommended to book in advance for Alcatraz night tours- how far in advance do I need to book for this time of year?
2. I think it might be fun to see a baseball game while I'm there- the Giants have 2 night games and a day game that I could attend. Is it easy to get tickets to a game when I get there, and is a day or night game more fun?
3. I've seen day trips which go out to Yosemite- using a combination of bus/train/shuttle, with 5 to 6 hours on the ground in Yosemite Valley. Has anyone had any experience with one of these tours, and if so any recommendations? Is it worth it if I only have time for a 1 day tour?
Thanks in advance.
I'm sorry if this is already been answered on the forum, but the search function is not working.
I'm going to Dallas with my husband and almost 1 year old daughter, and I'm trying to decide where we should stay. This is a rather impromptu trip, and there aren't a lot of must-sees, beyond a Stars game. Probably the Dealey Plaza and 6th Floor Museum, maybe an aquarium. We're not big shoppers. We will be renting a car. I'm just wondering what part of the city we should be staying in? Downtown? Uptown? Market Center? Where ever we can find a suite hotel so we can stay up after the baby goes to bed?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
The United States logically are one of the most expensive parts of my RTW trip. I do not mind slow travelling and rough conditions with not much comfort. I have a budget of $20 per night to sleep.
So, I plan on backpacking from San Fransisco to Los Angeles in April, sleeping over for a night or more on the following stops: San Jose, Santa Cruz, Carmel, Big Sur, San Simeon and Santa Barbara to eventually arrive in Los Angeles and settle down for few nights in a hostel.
Campgrounds and cheap hostels are quite expensive in Big Sur and quite rare in the other cities I mentioned so I thought about (wild, free?) camping with my tarp and bivy in these neighbourhood (all along the Highway 1). Do they have 24-hour food venues where I could come late, eat, and have a nap there to leave early?
Looking forward to reading your advices!
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Hi , my husband and I are travelling to Arizona in February and hiring a car to explore. We have booked the first few nights accomodation . We have not booked yet for Flagstaff / Sedona or San Diego. Is it easy to get a room on the day, or do I need to pre book? We live in Scotland , so not too familiar with how to do everything In The US.I am a little reticent to pre book as we are not quite sure how long to stay in different areas. If we left it to the day does anybody have any advice on how to find suitable accomodation. Is snow likely to be a problem driving near Flagstaff at this time of year?
Also , going to San Diego. What would people advise to do in 2/3 days.
Many Thanks for any advice.
Hi guys, just wanted to ask you opinion on something.
I'm planning on flying from Amsterdam to Los Angeles (LAX) in april, and I've found a cheap flight with a stopover in Chicago O'Hare. The transfer time is 2 houres. Will I be in time for my connection with all the immigration and re- checking in of the luggage??
Both the flights (AMS-ORD and ORD-LAX) are with Lufthansa.
Thanks for your help.
Hello, me again. It is now settled on where we are going and transport all arranged for our 5 week trip around the US in May. Now I need to get going on the accommodation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
In the list of areas/cities below, what suburb/area should I be looking for accommodation? I really feel like I'm going in blind when it comes to booking the accommodation because there is so much available and all so widely spread around the areas. Is there an area that is most popular among tourists? Somewhere where "its all happening and we have to stay there"?
- Boston (possibly a bit out of the city to find a cheaper option but then close to public transport into the city)
- New York City (possibly a bit out of the city to find a cheaper option but then close to public transport into the city)
- Washington DC
- New Orleans
- Las Vegas (how do we find a good d...
I am currently planning a rtw trip with my boyfriend starting this October.
We live in the UK and are probably going to book our tickets with travel nation. They also offer travel insurance but the highest cover including the US will cost us over £500 which seems a lot.
Does anybody have any advice on which travel insurance company to use? Did you have to make a claim? Were they helpful?
Any advice would be really appreciated!
My names Paul, Nice to meet you all!
I'm in the fledgling stages of planning a trip to Hawii , oahu to be exact. It's going to be a surfing trip, I'm not the best surfer in the world (I longboard and body board) so I want to go in September when the surf is a little smaller and more managable for my meagre skill level!
I'm planning this for 2014, to give me time to raise the funds.
I'm looking for basic accomodation, prefrably just a b+b. I only need somewhere to get my head down and store my Stick when I'm not in the water.
A quick scan of the internet was a little disheartening, $100 a night for a B+B. Is this a typical price? As I'm thinking of a 3 week stay $2100 seems a little pricey, thats before flights, food, drink , car hire (i'll need a car to travel around the surf spots) etc.
Anyone have any ideas on how I can cut down on these costs?
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Hello I'm currently travelling with my girlfriend and we're heading to the US in March. We're planning to campervan around however will be spending a few days in LA first. I have been looking into hotels and hostels but they all seem to be in dodgy areas (well the reasonably priced ones are anyway). Can anyone reccommend a good area and maybe a decent hotel/motel/hostel in that area? We want to be near some tourists sites including somewhere with fairly good access to disneyland. We won't have a car. I have looked at places online but it's such a massive place and accomodation seems to be a bit of a minefield. I don't mind compromising on a few things but do want to be in a safe area.
Hi I noted the great responses to a previous query on what to do in NY. All helpful and I have noted all.
My fella and I are having first US holiday from 9th March. 2 weeks in New Orleans and wandering around that area and then 2 weeks in NY and looking around that part of the country.
We are mid-aged, like small towns, walking in the bush, history, music and good food (not all necessary in the one place). We can hire a car or travel by train. We want to go slow and take in the scenery, not too much rushing from place to place.
All ideas appreciated.
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