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1. Posted by Ange61 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone...
I just stumbled upon this site whilst doing a bit of googling...

Im 47 yrs young and planning to go to North America in May /June this year.
I will spend about 70 percent of my time travelling alone and as Ive never ever travelled alone before Im hoping some of you can give me some good tips.
I plan to land In LA and then take the train from LA up the west coast to Seattle... then Across Montana .. Dakota to St Pauls. ( I will be met by friends in Seattle and over in St Pauls) Then down to St Louis and across Kansas over to Colorado.
Denver down to Las Vegas and back to LA ... LA down to San Diego .
Im allowing 6 to 8 weeks...
Full on.... I know.. but I think the whole train thing will be right up my alley and that I will get to see lots of the the US countryside which holds more appeal to me than the cities... I think.

As Ive mentioned Ive never travelled overseas and Im sure it will be an eye opener and that I will learn lots about the country and about myself :) One of my reasons for going is to sort of challenge myself.. get out of my comfort zone etc and add some excitement to my life.

thanks for any advice you might be able to give me.


2. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Welcome to TP Ange!!!

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan for seeing the West and Midwest USA. Check out the Amtrak website for all the info you need on train schedules, fees, etc. Good time of year too.....shouldn't be any train delays because of winter weather. Also, check out various weather-related websites for help in planning what clothes to bring....even in June, St. Paul can be a little chilly. It's -15C here right now (northern Illinois), so "little chilly" is kind of a relative term for me. Plan for temps that could be only 10C or so.

Keep searching the North America Forum for all the answers you need!!!

3. Posted by Ange61 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

thanks so much for your reply..

Im learning lots already since joining this forum.
I have a post in the USA section and getting some good tips there too..

this will be my first time travelling overseas and in fact my first time travelling anywhere.. very exciting but also a bit daunting at the same time.

thanks again

4. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi Ange,
Sounds like an awesome. Just one thing, Don't forget to keep a diary. Who knows who'll read it in many years to come. Have a great trip.