United States of America

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USA branch FAQ

This branch covers: Mainland USA, Hawaii & Alaska

So many posts request the impossible - that a bunch of people who have never met you magically intuit how much you have to spend and what will make you happy on vacation, generally planning out your route for three months and helping you get discount flight reservations.

So, what can you do to get great travel advice?

1. Do your homework
The web is filled with basic information like how far it is from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, or how to…

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  1. Before you post. Search to see if someone’s already asked a similar question. Ask a better question and you’ll get a better answer. (Please fill out your profile, it’ll help us to help you.)
  2. Travel companions. If you’re looking for someone to travel with, the best place to post is in our travel companions forum.
  3. Keep it travel-related. We want to remind you that this forum is a place for travellers and travel enthusiasts to share tips, information, and their experiences about the United
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Hi guys We need you guidance :-)!
My girlfriend and I will be traveling in the US for something around 14-17 days at the end of September. We're cool with driving but we don't mind taking some flights if needed. We really like country music so we'll go to some concerts on the way. We don't care much about museums, historical sites, amusement parks or fancy restaurants. we don't like hiking. We like romantic places, nice views and happy places in which you can go out at night.
What places do you…

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We are planning a 3 week trip to Colorado in September, with our 6 month old baby. This is our first big trip with the baby so any ideas or suggestions on our itinerary below would be greatly appreciated. We were very active hikers before we had the baby and loved long hikes, kayaking, rafting, etc...We would like to do some short hikes (less than 5 miles) with the baby; this will be our first time hiking with him. We really love outdoorsy stuff and are less interested in cultural/city…

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Hi, I posted a few general questions here a few months back, now with 7 weeks to go (arrive sat 9 Sept for 3 weeks) am wanting to firm up the itinerary (though no campsites booked so we can change our minds as we go).

As a recap, we have hired a car from Oakland airport. Flying back from Vegas to Oakland is not an option, we will be returning the car to Oakland. Will be camping and have all our own gear. We like moderate/strenuous hiking, cycling, canoeing, wildlife, so outdoors generally.

I…

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Ok so. We have a trip planned to Havasupai early October. We will be staying in Peach Springs AZ Wednesday October 4th and driving to the trail head early morning Oct 5th. We will hike out Sunday Oct 8th and drive back to Vegas that afternoon. Flying out early Monday morning.

Originally, my sister and I had planned on flying into Phoenix the Monday before, catching Sedona on the way up on Tuesday and staying in/close to GC for sunrise and a short morning hike before heading to Peach Springs…

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So it looks like I'll be heading out to the park this weekend arriving around 11AM Saturday and leaving Sunday morning. Yes... I know it's not enough time but I want to make the best of it!

I'm a photographer, so shooting the Moulton Barns Sunday morning is a must. Other than that, I'm open. I'll have a car and will be setting up a tent at either Colter Bay or Gros Ventre, depending on availability or activity location.

Sunset is pretty late so it looks like I'll have a pretty good day in the…

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Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

Anyone who has been to Zion in recent years during the high season probably saw this coming.

"National Park Service rangers struggle to cope with overcrowded tour buses and to alleviate damage to Zion's natural wonders that includes soil erosion and human waste near trails."

"Public comment on the plan runs through Aug. 14. It could take at least two years before officials begin phasing in a reservation system."

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Hi there,
We are driving from Portand to LA and have 7 full days to do it in. We want to spend 1 full day in San Francisco. On a previous forum i was advised to not go to Redwood Forest as there were more beautiful parts to see. We will have a tent so are ready for some primitave camping.
Any suggestions would be most welcome as we are up for a beautiful adventure.
Many thanks.