Travel Tips for the USA| When You Travel To The US

Walk the Golden Gate in San Fran. Do Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz. Ride the Cable Car. Don’t be put off by the long queue as it goes down pretty quick.

If you can’t afford to fly between cities then take a train if you can. I hate the Greyhound buses in the U.S. The ones in Mexico and Sth America leave there’s for dead. They are old, dirty and the seats recline about 2inches. The security for getting on board is ridiculous and time consuming and annoying, to say the least. A cheap domestic airline is Southwest. Catch a shuttle into San Fran. From the airport, no need to book, and the cheapest way into the center.

Go right and then to the very end of the terminal. There you will find a bus to catch into the center of the city. Tacoma Airport is some distance from the center and the bus will drop you off at the closest point to your accommodation.

If you have time then get out into the lesser know places as I have. Williamstown in Massachusetts and Montana. Both places I will go again. For information on other places then check out Lonely Planet. Later this year I will be going to Salt Lake City.

Be sure to go to other places on the West Coast like Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz, Museum of Flight in Seattle, Pikes Fish Market, Seattle.

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Cheap Shopping

I like visiting the US. Los Angeles is a favorite as is New York. One can’t say much about traveling here because it’s so easy. There are buses and the metro in all your cities that are simple to work out.

If you are static not too far from LAX like I do, you will be 2-2 ½ hrs from Hollywood, Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland and the center of L.A. No matter as the public transport system is good.

Venus beach

Hit Venus beach for some cheap shopping and fun at Santa Monica Pier. Don’t forget all the Hollywood tours but best of all for me was Universal Studios. If you want to Six Flags then be prepared for a long day. It’s way north of L.A.

If you go here then make an effort to go to Santa Cruz. It’s a small student town about 2hrs by bus south of San Fran.

SEATTLE is the home of Starbucks. Microsft and Amazon started here too. Seattle is one of the main ports for boarding to do a cruise up to Alaska so you can go and see some huge cruise liners berthed at the port.

On my second trip to Seattle, I went here and spent 4 hrs. You can easily spend more time than that.

There is a lot of flat lands in Montana and a lot of not flat land. Actually, the contrast is so different. I stayed in a small town of about 250 people and went to the Radon Mines in Basin. I caught a ride on Calgary in Canada to see my great aunty again as I did last year.(more under Canada)

New York – I do love the Big Apple too. Plenty of places close to get a coffee! I went to Ground Zero again and took another batch of photos as I did last year. (stolen camera – don’t have those anymore). You will find guys on the street selling the bus and Liberty tours and they are cheap and worth doing.

From New York

I went to Williamstown in Massachusetts. You wouldn’t also own there was a University here, let alone a great Art Museum. WHY, well there are so many high trees you can see the town until you are in it. I relaxed here for a few days with Mark which I needed to do as I was still suffering from the rollercoaster ride way back in Santa Cruz!

If you go there with the intention of seeing an Oprah show and you have not booked at least 6months in advance then you will be out of luck. Don’t worry there is always the Sears Tower which is 9th highest in the world. (3 of the highest are still under construction) And go to Macy’s. I do love shopping here. It has lots of computers which you can print off, full-time tourist help desk and you can sign up to go to something every night. One night I did a picnic in the park and watched a movie there on a huge screen. Lots of locals came with their children and it costs nothing, only what you buy for dinner. There is a good walkway down along the lakefront. Metro is easy to work out and you can take it to the airport.…

New Zealand: The Ultimate Travel Guide

New Zealand is beautiful, it’s people are also beautiful, and there simply is no better place to be if you are living there or on holiday.

New Zealand’s landscape is only unique in its variety not in its individual features. You can see beaches and mountains all over the place. But in New Zealand, you can see all of these things and many more within the space of a day (although you’ll probably need a whole month to appreciate them fully). If you’re living here or working here this means you can go where you want and do what you’d like to do at the drop of a hat and generally without the crowds of people you might expect to find at attractions in other countries.

People who travel in New Zealand always find they have somewhere to visit or place to stay because the locals will have shown them the best the area has to offer and probably even given them a spare bed for the night (failing that a sofa).

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For those who are lucky enough to have the privilege of working in New Zealand, you’re probably already familiar with the kiwi custom of inviting the new guy/gal to at least two barbecues in their first week on the job. This number of course only grows with the number of people you meet in your workplace and it might be advisable to find some good excuses to avoid the excessive barbecues else the waistline may expand beyond all reasonable proportions.

It’s not usually a matter of what to do in New Zealand, but how to do it. Many people choose the option of traveling independently – using a rental car, camper van or even bussing or cycling through the country. Others believe a New Zealand escorted tour makes better sense because you’ve always got an expert on hand and all the hard work and planning has been done for you. Both have their pros and cons, but it’s a good idea to think about your decision beforehand to make sure you choose the right holiday for your stay in New Zealand.

Traveling independently doesn’t necessarily mean traveling alone. You may be with one or more people, traveling as the whim takes you, staying a while when it suits and moving on when you’ve had enough. Independent travelers may also have fairly set timetables. Some travelers do plenty of research and prepare a route – from somewhere like Auckland in the North Island to Christchurch in the South Island – using ideas from travel brochures.

You can spend as long as you like tasting wine in Marlborough and spend a few extra days in Wellington to visit Te Papa and travel on the cable car up to the Botanical Gardens. If things go smoothly, you’ll be happy. However, that may not happen. Traveling times can be deceiving, your information could be wrong and any number of things can occur to upset your carefully planned timetable.…

Here Are Some Tips To Help You In Planning Your Hawaiian Trip.

First things first. Decide on when you plan on going there. Although your decision will always base on your availability, never forget to take into consideration the different travel trends in Hawaii. We all know that summer is always the best time to go there because of the great deal and low rates, but this doesn’t mean that it’s not good to go to Hawaii during the winter season. Hawaii is a tropical island with an almost perfect weather so basically, anytime is really a great time.

Also, consider the peak-season and the off-season. Expect high airfare and accommodation rates but if you’re lucky enough, you could find a great deal by looking for vacation packages which are budget friendly. During the off-season which normally runs from April to mid-December, expect low airfare and accommodation rates and fewer crowds. So choose carefully the date when you plan on going.

Where do you plan to stay? Hawaii has 6 beautiful islands where you can choose to stay in. You can choose to stay in affordable Hawaii hotels located in the different islands of Hawaii or live in luxury by lodging in pristine hotels in Lanai Island. The key to really enjoying your stay here finds the right travel package suited for your travel preferences.

Research & Research

It is important that you open your eyes for the best and affordable deals because prices may vary depending on what type of vacation package you choose. Look out for those packages which already include airfare expense, accommodation, and food. Hawaii-Aloha Travel Agency offers an “All-inclusive Experience True Hawaii Package” for only $999.00 per person. They also have “Super-saver Package”, an all-inclusive but affordable package and the “Carefree Package“, where everything is already planned for you.

For adventure seekers, check out those multi-island tour packages so you can explore the different islands of Hawaii. Travel agencies like Hawaii Travel Bureau offer “5-nights on Kauai Package” or “5-nights on Maui – go snorkeling and swimming at Kaanapali Beach” or avail the “12 days Most Popular Package”. All packages are inclusive of accommodation, food (usually breakfast) and the island adventures.

For couples and honeymooners, Maui and Kauai Island is the best places to go to. Most of the time, Hawaii resorts and hotels offer couples with their romance packages so better check that out or you can always check through travel agencies like Hawaii Travel Experts. They offer honeymoon packages like the “Maui Honeymoon Package Deals” or the “Kauai Honeymoon Package Deals”. Inclusive of accommodation and special activities designed for two.

If you’re traveling with the whole family then I suggest you go to Big Island as they have a lot of recreational activities compared to the other islands.…