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11. Posted by hayleypotts (Budding Member 11 posts) 34w

That sounds like a good idea, something i will definitely consider thank you! is it still decent weather around spring and fall? i was looking something either around then or summer time.

12. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 670 posts) 34w

Quoting hayleypotts

Also, can anybody tell me what time of the year is best to travel?

That is debatable - If you mean best weather, your places are so diverse & USA is so big you will have to look at individual places with a site like this .

You will have to consider if you want to ski or go to the beach or be in hilly areas or plains or mountains.

Or maybe 'best' is when there are festivals or something special, a concert maybe or whatever you hope to see or do.

Lots of things to think about & good fun & you haven't even left home yet.


13. Posted by hayleypotts (Budding Member 11 posts) 34w

Yeah I'm looking more about the weather but your right something to look at closer the time. No skiing for me! but all other things/places I'm looking at doing/going. Pretty sure the time will fly by with all the things i need to consider and plan before hand!

14. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 670 posts) 34w

You might want to check for extreme weather to avoid ... USA does experience extremes .. Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Heat & cold. Personally, I would like to see a Tornado, but not toooooo close.

Check out the websites of National & State Park - always worth a visit if you are nearby.

Don't neglect looking into Visa / ESTA requirements.


15. Posted by hayleypotts (Budding Member 11 posts) 34w

Yes i was thinking about the tornadoes and hurricanes, not something I'm interested in bumping into! ha ha. Yes i will have a look at their websites would be lovely to visit. Ive started my research on the Visas, something ill look into getting in about a year, a bit early to apply for one now.

16. Posted by OldPro (Respected Member 343 posts) 34w

Before you get ahead of yourself, I would like to ask a couple of basic questions.

First, how much time do you intend to spend on this trip? If it is 2 weeks, your list is crazy, if it is 2 months it is doable, if it is 3 months it is even better.

Second, is budget. How much in US $ do you expect to spend either in total or on average per day. If it is under $100 per day you better be planning to camp everywhere. If it is in budget motels then you will need closer to $200 per day including car rental, gasoline, food and accommodation.

Working out a route is fine AFTER you have confirmed your time scale and budget make it doable. Otherwise, it is a waste of time for everyone.

17. Posted by hayleypotts (Budding Member 11 posts) 34w

I don't believe any of this is a waste of time for anybody, I'm asking advice regardless of time and money the plan can be amended to suit me as and when, I'm seeking as much advice and other peoples ideas as possible so i have a better understanding of what can or needs to be done. I completely understand where your coming from but time and money aren't an issue as of yet. I like to plan what i want to to do, where I'm going to do it and how I'm going to do it before then i plan my length of stay and the amount of money i will need. Thank you for your post though as i understand it is an important factor in all of this, its just not for me as of yet :)

18. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 563 posts) 34w

If traveling in the spring, start from the south and head north. If in the fall, start in the north and head south. There is a peak season for hurricanes:

In the South, afternoons often are subject to thunderstorms with the heat of the day.

An Australian friend will visit the Southeast next year. I've recommended a visit to my home in April or May, rather than summer or early fall.

19. Posted by hayleypotts (Budding Member 11 posts) 34w

Thank you very much for that I'll take a look at the website and bare those times in mind :) I don't mind rain and thunderstorms would just like to try and avoid the Hurricanes where possible! :)

20. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 563 posts) 34w

Although I haven't used Airbnb before, I'm considering it on future trips. I looked at the accommodations offered in my area; and some of them are good (I know the neighborhood) and are reasonably priced. Some of my friends have used Airbnb before and enjoyed their stays. Hope this helps with your planning.