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11. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 7y

Try some of these budget airlines.
http://www.budgetairlineguide.com/budget-airlines-in-united-states
The site forum might be worth the registration.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Nov-2009, at 00:41 by jambo101 ]

12. Posted by Melka (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y

Thanks jambo, that site was very helpful. Looks like we'll be able to get quite a cheap flight back to LA.
I know its probably been asked before by a lot of people but does anyone know of a good long term car or camper rental company?
I found one site but im not sure whether its a genuine company or a scam. Also do many car rentals let you take the car out of the state your hire it in? because most of the companies i've looked at seem to restrict you to a certain area of travel.

13. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 7y

After doing a bit of recent research on car rental prices i noticed that most companies let you drive to adjoining states before mileage charges kick in,the easy fix would be to go with a national rent a car chain and just rent another car when you come to their imposed boundaries..

14. Posted by JenniferR (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hey!! I understand exactly where you are coming from! Myself and a friend are planning our World Trip and leave on the 5th of December.
We arrive in LA same time as you, mid July...and are finding it really hard to figure out where we want to go and how to get there. Her parents are going to be coming out for 2 or 3 weeks, so we need to figure out at which point in the 3 months trip from LA to NY would be best for them to join us, as they will be renting a car so could take us to the National Parks and places that buses just wouldn't get us.
There's just so much and we never realised how HUGE the journey is going to be until we sat down and really looked at it!!
Can't wait to get going obviously, but it's a lot more work than we thought trying to get best routes and make most of our time there!!

15. Posted by Melka (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y

Thanks Jambo you've been such a great help!
and i know what you mean jennifer. Id never given much thought to just how big the US is until we got a map and started trying to plan our trip!
theres so many places we want to visit but we dont want to spend all our time just driving!

16. Posted by frank.g (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Quoting jambo101

A few Must see suggestions on your trip.

San Francisco
Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
Yosemite National Park
Zion National Park
Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway
Washington DC
New York City
Montreal and Quebec's Gaspe region.

That should take care of 3 months.

This is a great advise.. I have been to San Fran and Yosemite park.. If you choose this root I think you will be satisfied with your trip.

17. Posted by frank.g (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

And also you can get advise for your roadtrip in this website: http://www.roadtripamerica.com
You can plan your trip here and ask advise from other members.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Nov-2009, at 01:34 by frank.g ]

18. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

I think four places in the south I would add to jambo101's list would be:
New Orleans (Louisiana)--go to the French Quarter and visit Bourbon Street at night

San Antonio (Texas)--visit the Alamo, Riverwalk, and consider a short trip to nearby Austin, Texas' Sixth Street at night;

Orlando (Florida)--Orlando has Disney World and Universal Studios and is closeby to the Kennedy space center; and

Miami (Florida)--has South Beach and nearby Fort Lauderdale and the alligator farms and places to ride airboats through the Everglades (this is a must--as it is loads of fun)

Enjoy

19. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

Oh, and for those who come during the autumn, consider going to a SEC conference (college) football game on a Saturday afternoon or evening--as they really take their football serious in the south.

20. Posted by Melka (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y

great tips thanks. Ive got a rough list of just a few of the places we really want to see so far, havent even started to have a good look yet, as ive been very busy at work!

but heres some places - if anyones heard of them or been there id love to know what you thought of them!

Alcatraz, San Francisco (of course everyones probably heard of this one!)
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose
Museum of the Unexplained, Reeds Spring
The Myrtles plantation, St Francisville
Galveston Island
French Quarter, New Orleans
Salem
Port Arthur (just cos we live in the aussie version of it!)

plus a few major ones like the Grand Canyon, some of the big cities too.

I know these are all spread out all over the place so we'll have to choose and narrow it down, but any info or advice is very welcome!