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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Going from the extreme northwestern Indiana to the southeastern corner, we visiting the Ohio County Historical Museum in Rising Sun, Indiana. The report is here

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still looking for someone to drive a car from SF to Minneapolis with an arrival date of July 8th in Minneapolis.

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Hello,

My husband and I will be in New Orleans for 4-5 nights at the end of July. In early August, we are going from New Orleans to Miami. We can't decide whether to drive, or fly? Flying is obviously way faster and quite cheap. But just wondering if the drive is worth it at all? If we do drive, we would do it over 1-2 days, not longer.

Thanks in advance from a couple of Canadians!

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Hi there
My husband & I are staying in San Francisco for a week in October. Planning to spend about 4 days in SF itself & 3 days driving around the area. Looking at maybe staying in Alameda or Oakland (airbnb)& getting public transport into SF. Is this practical or will it just be too difficult staying at one of these places?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated & help us make some decisions!
Cheers

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Hi all, will be driving from Calgary, AB down to Napa, CA in July. We will be going through Seattle, down the Oregon coastline, Redwood forest, etc.

Question is, on the way back, should we take the route through central Oregon and Washington (Bend, Spokane, etc.) or through Nevada/Idaho/Montana. We will have about a week to get from Napa back to Calgary, and we are hoping to camp as often as possible. Mainly looking for camping/scenery, although cultural stops and wineries are always fun as…

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Hi All,
I am trying to map out a road trip with 2 kids(aged 8.5 and 6) starting from SF and exploring the national parks and places of interest in Arizona and Utah. My current thought is this: SF -> Palm Springs-> Scottsdale/phoenix/Sedona -> Page(for visiting Antelope canyon, horseshoe bend and lake powell/glen canyon dam) -> Grand canyon national park(south rim) -> zion -> bryce -> moab(for arches and canyonlands) -> salt lake city -> SF. Would love your feedback on the feasibility of this…