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1. Posted by Lucym777 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 1 Oct '13 07:42

Hi, I've recently been made redundant and so am taking the opportunity to travel America for a month.

I can't decide whether to go it alone or through and organised company, any recommendations of good companies would be much appreciated. And if I go it alone some help with my route, accommodation tips, transport etc.

The places I must see are New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, and ending in Vegas poss la, San Francisco. Please do offer more ideas.

I have about 10k to play with so can really go for it although obviously I don't wish to spend it all on this one trip so would love some idea on how much I will spend in a month.

I don't really want to spend too long planning I just want to get on with it and go in the next couple of months (oct, nov, dec)

A bit about me, I'm 32, female from UK, I love festivals, music, theatre.

Thanks

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 1 Oct '13 10:40

If I had £10k to spend on a holiday, I would spend the winter months in Asia, November to March.

America is expensive and it will soon eat into your money, particularly if you go to Vegas.

Much of Asia is cheap. I had a nice apartment in Bangkok last winter for £230 a month and I travelled around in Thailand and to other countries from there.

December and January, you could be sunning yourself on a beach somewhere. Lots and lots of British people about in Asia that time of year.

Whatever you choose, do be careful of your money. Maybe take pre-payment cards?

3. Posted by Lucym777 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 1 Oct '13 12:28

Thanks but this is a trip I've always wanted to do so I think it's worth the money, also I've been on holiday to Vegas a few times and not sent too much. I don't plan on spending a lot of time there would just like to spend a couple of days topping off a great trip!

I've also been to China and yes I had a great time but I've done it now, and I've never really been that fussed about Thailand.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Oct-2013, at 12:30 by Lucym777 ]

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3536 posts) 2 Oct '13 09:38

Lucy,
Since you have been to Vegas before, you know where to stay, what to see, etc. Contact me via PM before you get here and I will try to make your Vegas experience better. Free shows, perhaps drive you to sights that need a car. Mike

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 3 Oct '13 11:23

Sorry, but I have to agree with Cyberia about my own country. SE Asia is far nicer and certainly much friendlier. Do you really want to see the homeless and unemployed walking the streets of the USA?

But you haven't been to Vietnam - friendliest country in my opinion!

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Oct-2013, at 11:24 by Daawgon ]

6. Posted by luckypig (Budding Member, 2 posts) 6 Oct '13 02:46

you have to drive the PCH either from LA up to SF or vice versa. - I am from the UK and have lived here 20 years and it still blows me away. Big Sur and Santa Cruz - beautiful.

Nashville Memphis and all sound fab too.

Have a great trip! America is not as expensive as the UK that's for sure.

7. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator, 1871 posts) 6 Oct '13 19:00

The colors in New England in late October are gorgeous, but it will start getting cold at that time, so heading south and west is the best choices after spending just a few days in the NE area. The winery harvest festivals are still in full force, and everybody's tailgating at football games right up through the first week of December.

As far as whether to do a tour or go on your own, I'd go on my own--since you have already been here once and have a great idea of where to go. Strangely enough, the weather in southern California will stay great all the way through New Years Day, and December is actually about the single best month to visit Texas since the hot, dry summer months will finally end.

Enjoy your trip.