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1. Posted by GaryMLeader (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

We're leaving on Saturday and the excitement is almost unbearable, although it has dawned on us just how much we still have left to do and how little time we have to do it in...!

So...We have booked as far as Houston, TX and we are wondering what to do next...!? We are Greyhounding everything and all our accommodation has been organised through CouchSurfing.

We are going to spend about a month going from NYC to Houston via Bristol, TN, Nashville, TN, New Orleans, LA and finally Houston, TX. We arrive in Houston on 3rd May and we are wondering where to go next. Ultimately we want to end up in Vegas and California and are very tempted to fly straight to Vegas but dont want to miss anything that we should most definitely see in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. We want to see the Grand Canyon and cant decide whether to go from Phoenix or Vegas? Is it worth taking the time to see the aforementioned States or should we bite the bullet and catch a flight straight into Vegas?

Basically any help and lots of advice would be much appreciated...?

Cheers guys.

Gaz and Spence

2. Posted by GaryMLeader (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Very tempted to just fly into Vegas and rent a car before road tripping to the Grand Canyon area. At least that way we wouldnt have to worry so much about reservations or our lack of having one when visiting the area.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Since you are 25, male, and single, I suggest you get yourself to Austin, Texas for some fun with the students from the University of Texas down on sixth street.

will tell you what's going on.

Now, if after attending this you haven't fallen in love and decided to move to Austin permanently, then get a plane flight over to Las Vegas and visit the Grand Canyon and then on to the beaches of Los Angeles (Santa Monica, Huntington Beach or Newport Beach) or San Diego (Ocean Beach, Black's Beach, Torrey Pines or Pacific Beach).

Lastly, take a drive/flight north to SF before returning home.

4. Posted by GaryMLeader (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Sounds incredible...just been on the Greyhound site and seen a trip to Austin for $1 obviously had to book it. A week in Austin is now sorted and then we'll head to Vegas. Cant wait for this part of the trip.

This time tomorrow I'll be on a plane...Cant wait!!!