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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…
I'm currently planning a one week trip to San Francisco with my husband from Feb 14-21. We would love to go hiking in yosemite national park for 1 night/ 2 days but not sure how much hiking we can actually get done in winter. I'll be 23 weeks pregnant so I'm restricted with some of th winter activities and would like to avoid icy trails if possible. Is this possible in winter? Is it still worth it?
If so, which budget accommodations would you recommend in the area? We will rent a car so…
My partner and I are planning a trip to Alaska in late May for about 10 days. We are most interested in being outdoors, and going hiking, kayaking (flat water), and seeing beautiful scenery (e.g. glaciers) and we plan to camp as much as possible. I have been doing lots of research but seem a bit overwhelmed with everything we want to do in such a short period of time. I would love any feedback on our (very rough) itinerary, particularly for the end of the trip.
DAY 1: Fly into Anchorage
I would really like to get your inputs on our travel plans.
My partner and I will be driving back and forth from Seattle to San Francisco seconde week of May. Our plan is to follow the coast as much as possible, and on our way back up to drive inland. I would like to go as far as Death Valley. We are really not familliar with the West Coast and I would be very greatful if some of you would recommand some of your fravorite places.
We want to see beachs, desert, forest, cities (big and…
we are thinking about this trip and yesterday I called the park about accommodation and it was hard to get something.
Here is our tentative plan.
May 23 -- fly to salt lake city, spend the night there
May 24 -- drive to Jackson, WY ... Check out the town and stay there
May 25 -- go to Grand Tetons and spend night in Jackson
May 26 -- see and do something local in Jackson
May 27 -- drive to YNP, we have accommodation in Grant Village ... See YNP sights
May 28 -- see more sights, stay in Grant…
I'm planning a trip this July with my soon-to-be college grad daughter up the coast of Maine and then New Brunswick, PEI, and Cape Breton Island. It all begins w/ a family reunion in York. Coming from WA state so we plan to fly out (I've been told that Portland is the closest airport?) and rent a car. I've never been to the NE so any advice would be welcome! Looking for tips on inexpensive but clean lodgings (we DO NOT need amenities like TV), best roads (Hwy 1?), places to hike (we're fairly…