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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  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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Question about ESTA

Hi,

My family and I are crossing the boarder from Canada to US by car. We are going to Boston and NY.

I was checking and the flights between those cities have the same price as the train so I think it will be more confortable going by plane.
My question is I don't need to request for ESTA because I am enter US by land but do you know if I will have any trouble on the airport doing a domestic flight?

Thanks

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I will be flying into Salt Lake City at 4 pm, July 24 renting a car, stopping at Dicks Sporting Goods to buy fuel cannisters, then need a place to camp for the night - want to be there before dark, so don't want to drive too far. I see Lodgepole Campground at Heber. I can reserve a spot for $20. I've researched dispersed camping without solid results. I know July/Aug is peak season for this area (heading to Yellowstone). Shall I snag this Lodgepole site with a reservation? Are there better…

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los angles lodging

Thank you for all the great information, where would be the best area to sleep in Los angles so we would be close to most everything ?

Best things to do there with kids not including disney and universal park?

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Hi, we will have two weeks in California beginning of May with two kids (4 and 6 years). We start in San Francisco and plan to see both some nature (parks) and beaches (more south, Santa Barbara or San Diego).

For this nature part, we consider Yosemite or Sequoia but still have some doubts regarding which one to choose (or both?). Any comments or adivces?

thx a lot!

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Hi there,
I will be venturing on a three week hike in the Brooks range with five others.
For the food drop and for our backpacks we need a small armada of bear barrels.
Buying those seems pointless as we will not need them in the future and we cannot even take them back on the airplane we were hoping to be able to rent them.

Does anyone know whether it possible to rent these things in anchorage?

We start from Kotzebue so if rental is available there that is also fine.

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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…