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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After a couple museums, we needed some down time at a casino, so we stopped here. The report is here.

Don

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Vancouver to LA

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help or give any advice. My boyfriend and I are visiting Vancouver in January 2017 and we are considering driving from Vancouver down to LA. It wouldn't be a return trip as our next flight would be from LA.

Does anyone have any recommended routes to take (we'd be looking for a scenic route)? We thought about stopping off in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco along the way and perhaps detouring slightly to visit Yosemite National Park. We're thinking about…

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Hi. Is it worth it to rent a car in Juneau, or would it make more sense to just walk and take taxi cabs? We'll be there for five days, spending a bit of time being tourists in town and a good amount of time going on day hikes and being active in a low-key, vacationy way. At first, the rental car seemed like a good way to do excursions outside the city, but upon hearing that the city is basically cut off from the rest of the world, I'm thinking that such a plan might not be an option (aside from…

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I will be visiting Dalllas from July 2-5. Mainly to visit the art museums and galleries. We are staying in Fort Worth Saturday night to go to the Modern and Kimball. The spending the rest of the time in Dallas. We are staying downtown in both cities. I'm looking for low key bars and other fun stuff to do. I heard there are some great thrift stores. What area might this be in? Also what areas should we check out outside of downtown? We will have a car but I'm hoping to use public transport too…

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With my boyfriend we will visit the west coast in July. So far we are working on the following itenary:

July 10 arriving and staying in Las Vegas (renting a car)
July 11 spending a day there
July 12 leaving early and driving to Grand Canyon, spend the night in Tusayan or Williams
July 13 drive to Los Angeles, visit Venice beach, Rodeo Drive
July 14-16 malibu pismo beach carmel
July 16 Big Sure to Yosemite and spend the night there
July 18-20 San Francisco
July 20 Return the car and Fly back home

Any…

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What do you do when you fall in love with a place? You go there again and again. And that is what we did! This was our third trip to Alaska. After lot of planning around the dates and routes, we came up with an itinerary that allowed us enough time to explore and capture each place through the lens. This was a 7 day trip and we prepared ourselves to drive a lot.
Our trip started with flying to Anchorage from LA, then a drive to Denali National Park followed by a trip to Valdez with a stop over at…