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Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2012 8:39 AM Last Post By: nickiwi007
Feb 5, 2012 12:49 PM
Advice needed, if you like …… come join!Hi guys my name is Nicole I’m 22 from New Zealand. I came here to the USA to go off the beaten path and do something a little more different from the norm. I’m traveling by myself, it has been a truly rewarding and powerful insight into understanding the real America culture. My time in the USA is almost up and in April I will be making my last adventure, I will be returning to LA and what I have in mind is one last trip and it will be to travel the southern states to the east coast. I have found through my travels that the local people know the best attractions and can offer the best advice!. Information that can’t be found in travel books.
The line I was looking to take is San Diego, Las Vegas grand canyon (Kaibab trail), Santa Fe, San Antonio Houston(?) New Orleans and from there i‘m not to fixed/ set into my plans, I would really like to experience some of the east coast as well, Im not a huge city person though . I don’t have a vehicle, but that hasn’t stopped me from traveling all over yet, if anyone could suggest heads up on attractions, must see places that you have experienced and would like to share with me, I would appreciate that.
Couchsurfing and word of month from people that have been interested in what I’m doing have made my trip possible as I am a world traveler on a budget, my hobby isn’t cheap!
I am a recreation and outdoor education major, so for me the experiencing the outdoors and engaging in the strong cultural diversity is the reason for my travels.
Further more if anyone would be eager/interested to experience this journey/ adventure with me that would be awesome!
Hope to receive some valuable feedback, Thanks
Feb 5, 2012 10:12 PM
1Are you planning to use the train, AMTRAK? The train from Los Angeles to Chicago has a stop at Lamy, which is closest to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It think that Las Vegas and Grand Canyon access are along that route from Los Angeles. There are shuttlebuses from the train depots closest to these points. There is a commuter train between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, which takes about one hour ride. Southwest Airlines may have cheap fares to San Antonio and Houston from Albuquerque. There is also a small commuter jet service to Houston and to other cities in Texas and possibly also to New Orleans.
There are cheap, discount bus services between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, and New York City. I don't know if there is also a cheap bus service to Boston.
Feb 6, 2012 6:04 AM
Skip Houston, spend a few days in Austin. It's a smaller city with a lot more to do. Tons of night life, outdoor activities, good food, and more live music than you can handle. Lots of the live shows are free or just a few dollars cover as well, so good for a budget.
I'm not sure what time you plan to be in Texas, but the massive movie and music festival SXSW (south by southwest) takes place in mid March here in Austin. Here is a link where you can see a few hundred of the bands that will be in town.
Check out the calendar at http://www.austin360.com/ or http://www.austinchronicle.com/ for other stuff to do in the city.
Feb 7, 2012 5:22 AM
3All of your stops seem to be pretty firmly on the well-beaten path, so if you're looking for things off said path, a way to blend that with your parks/rec education could be to check out trail-building activities in places such as Missouri ( Ozark Trail ) or where IMBA 's got plans for the spring.
Feb 7, 2012 8:53 PM
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