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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Hi, I'm planning to visit Yosemite in one day in September. I'm thinking about sleeping outside the park the day before and in the evening drive through Tioga Pass and sleep to Bridgeport or June Lake, as I am visiting Bodie the next day. I'm not sure in which city to sleep the day before (I'll be driving from San Francisco). Do you think it would be possible to visit Yosemite and driving through Tioga Pass the same day? Probably I should leave before down but it won't be a problem to get up…

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Hi all,
My family and I have been invited out to California in August to attend a friends wedding at Pilot Hill in El Dorado County. We will flying to San Fransisco on the 10th of August and the wedding takes place on the 24th, leaving us two weeks to make our way there.

My brother, sister and I are all big outdoor enthusiasts who love to hike and set ourselves a challenge. We thought it could be a fun idea to set off a few weeks in advance on foot, and hike north through Yosemite, Stanislaus…

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Hi guys,

I will be traveling in North America for a month and I'd like your opinion on my itinerary.

27th May - 6th June : New York
7th -11th Boston, night coach to the niagara falls.
11th : Niagara falls, night coach to Toronto
12th-16th : Toronto
17th - 21st : Montreal
22st - 26 : Québec City
28th : Flying out of Montreal back home.

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Alaska

Hi Everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone has ever thought about, or is actively planning, giving up job etc and moving family to the wilderness, say Alaska.

One family did it, which you can read here....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-39418054

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Hello everyone

We are finally ready to finalize our roadtrip for the end of june, at the moment I am tuck trying to find lodging at Yosemite, does anyone have any suggestions what city I should try booking that is closest?

This is the route we are planning..

Jun-23 – Las Vegas
Jun-24 – Las Vegas
Jun-25 – Las Vegas
Jun-26 – Las vegas
June 27 -Mammoth Lakes (after Death Valley NP)
Jun-28 – Yosemite
Jun-29 – Yosemite
(4 hour drive btw Yosemite and S.F)
jun-30 – San Francisco
July-1 – San…

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How reasonable would it be to buy a rail pass, cross the country from Chicago to Flagstaff, ride a shuttle to the Grand Canyon, camp 2-3 days, ride back to flagstaff, etc (with several national/state parks throughout the country) on a shuttle pass, without renting a vehicle but using buses as a primary means of transport and stopping in larger cities (Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, etc) and smaller cities along the way as well to somewhat "refuel," find a cheap hotel to shower and…

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Hi, I can´t seem to find anywhere the bus /shuttle/ subway timetable to go from LGA to the centre. I could be getting out of there around midnight or so. Also, would it be safe for a woman by herself? thanks for any advice. Unfortunately the early flight is not showing anymore .