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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…

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Hi Folks!

In August 2014, I moved from Nova Scotia to Alberta. My mother accompanied on the cross-country drive in her old sedan and we had a great time, even if we were a little cramped!
Now that I've gotten settled and have purchased a compact SUV, we are thinking about taking a trip down the US West Coast. I'm going to fly back to NS during the summer for 1-2 weeks to visit friends and family who are still there, but we have been toying with the idea of her (and maybe my father) flying back…

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The Avanti Resort is offering very good rates during our stay in Orlando. I have read such mixed reviews about the Avanti. I wondered if any one who has stayed there can comment on the cleanliness, quietness and ambience of their stay at the Avanti Resort. Thank you.

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What is your favorite things to do in Door County early to mid June?? Go :)
Thanks! :)

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Hi,

My partner and I are arriving in the US on the 31st of July in San Fran and we need to be in Chicago by the 6th of August.

We have already explored San Fran and down towards Monterey. We were thinking of heading to LA, but given the time of the year, accommodation prices are a bit over the top.

Has anyone done a road trip from San Fran to Chicago? Any suggestions for a possible route and stops would be greatly apprecaited

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Some friends and I are planning to hike down the Grand Canyon this October. We want to backpack and spend 2 nights down the canyon. We have all already been to the Grand Canyon, but none of us have ever hiked there.

The plan was first to do the trails in Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel and South Kaibab), but my friend has seen some pictures of Huvasu Falls and now thinks we should go there instead.

Has anyone done both trails and can tell me which you prefer, which you think was a…

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We're planning on spending approximately 25 days travelling from Atlanta to Seattle - between 17 July to 12 August.
We are poring over maps and ideas but can anyone please offer some interesting thoughts for this journey?

We will have a vehicle, are happy to camp, and most particularly, are keen on wilderness and natural areas. Natural history, cultural history interest me, and hiking and climbing are on our cards. although we will be travelling in high season, we would rather miss the crowded…

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We are driving from Alabama and going to work on having fun during the trip there and while staying. Its my wife and I along with 13yr old daughter and 10yr old son. We all enjoy hiking but no experience with anything on GC level with long steep inclines, ect. I need a little advice on kids shoes, we are most likely only doing South Kaibab to Cedar Ridge and it being only 3 miles do I need to spend $500 getting everyone good hiking boots or will trail runners/good nike tennis shoes be okay if we…