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    • alligators + tourist attractions

      Tampa Jan 31, 2017 at 5:46 AM

      I have a phobia about alligators and yet I want somewhere warm for an end of Nov/Dec break. Are there any alligators on the beach at this time of the year - does anyone have personal knowledge of the situation

      Apart from Disney what other attractions are there - we would like to do some touring but looking at the crime rate in Charleston/New Orleans we are scared as we came close to being run off the road in Washington DC near the Jeffereson library Plan to stay about 2-3 weeks so could do 1000/1500 miles comfortably with hotels interspersed

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    • Arizona/Utha in Fall

      Arizona Jan 29, 2017 at 9:49 AM

      Hi :)

      I need some advice for travel. I want to go to Las Vegas this fall and then drive by car to Grand Canyon and etc.
      My plan looks like this:

      First Day - Pick up the Car, drive to Hoover Dam and then to Tusayan

      Second Day - Visit Grand Canyon. We are not really "hiking people", so everything that takes more thatn 2hrs round trip is probably to much.But as i seen on then internet, most places are pretty accesible by car or shuttle.

      Third Day - Drive to Page, visit the Slot Canyons arount 11 AM (tours start then). and visit Horseshoe Bend in the afternoon

      Fourth Day - Drive from Page to Bryce Canyon (about 3hrs). Anything nice to see on the way there?

      Fifth Day - Visit Bryce Canyon

      Sixt Day - Drive to Springdale for Zion NP (about 2hrs). Anything nice to see on the way there?

      Seventh Day - Zion NP (visit The Narrows)
      Eight Day - Zion NP - What should we do too?
      Ninnth Day - Spend morning in Zion then drive back to Vegas, Anything nice to see on the way there?

      What do you think, is it a good plan? Should we spend less/more at a specific place? We have read that roads in this area are usually straight and not crowded, so driving shouln't be a hussle.

      Any help is appreciated

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      International Falls Jan 26, 2017 at 12:27 AM

      Hi! Dies anyone know of a room for rent or an apartment for rent that has weekly rates? I will be staying in International Falls for 3 weeks. Staying at a hotel would be costly. Thanks!

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      Tillicum excursion from Seattle during the week in May

      Seattle Feb 18, 2017 at 9:34 PM

      I'm going to miss this site!!!Love getting replays from locals as much as I like helping others when they come to Australia.
      Anyway.....Anyone know the best tour company to visit Tillicum? A tour that offers either a Tuesday /Wednesday or Thursday in May?

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      Houston Feb 7, 2017 at 6:49 AM

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    • alligators + tourist attractions

      Tampa Jan 31, 2017 at 5:40 AM

      I have a phobia about alligators and yet I want somewhere warm for an end of Nov/Dec break. Are there any alligators on the beach at this time of the year

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      Miami Beach Feb 18, 2017 at 8:05 AM

      We are considering to visit Miami beach in January 2018
      Does anyone know if this is a good time for a beach holiday?
      We are living I Norway and would like to have some sun and warmth when it is winter time here.
      Does anyone have facts about a nice not to expensive hotel as well?
      Best regards
      Turid in Norway

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      Newport Beach Feb 2, 2017 at 11:51 PM

      Staying at the holiday inn express Newport for 3 car...
      Already booked and paid after I realised not walking distance to beach at all...
      Can uber to Laguna one day and I thought these 2 islands would be a great idea...

    • Weather November

      California Feb 1, 2017 at 1:44 AM

      I know I asked yesterday about Florida but we are also looking at Palm/Desert Springs California - what is the weather liable to be like in November

      Will the roads be snow free to Las Vegas and what is the weather liable to be like in Vegas in November.

      Plan to possibly fly to Los Angeles - use Desert/Palm Springs and tour from there and possibly take a few days out to visit Vegas - could even fly into Vegas if the flights were cheaper

      Many thanks for so many questions

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      Miami Feb 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM

      We will be travelling in America this March, so we have decided to rent a car. We have heard that there are roads which require payments. 1. How can we pay these fees? Cash, credit card? Could rented car use sunpass and toll-by-plate? If yes, how to get it online? 2. What insurance car needs to have zero excess?
      Thank you in advance :)

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      subway access

      New York City Feb 3, 2017 at 7:55 AM

      Is it easier to catch the subway from John F Kennedy or LGA? thanks (typed out JFK for enough words to get it in the system.

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      Los Angeles Jan 26, 2017 at 10:37 AM

      We are arriving at 26.September at LAX

      Our flight - LX40 Swiss - will arrive at 4:30PM, we checked online that is usually on time.

      We want to fly the same day from LAX to Las vegas. How much stopover time should we calculate?

      Possible flights:
      7:05 PM - Delta
      9:05 PM - United
      10:40 PM - United

      We currently looking at the 7:05 PM, but we don't know, is 2.5 hrs enough for transfer - to less or to much?

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      United States of America Feb 19, 2017 at 9:28 PM

      hi, we're going to the USA with our twelve year old daughter and need to choose between New York and Orlando for a four to five day trip. we need to go to indianapolis after this trip to visit relatives. Please advice as to which is the better option with respect to both, activities and expense. Thanks in advance.

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      Thanks in advance for answer!

    • Train Rides through to Rockies

      by Carie_E Online Now Jun 17, 2015 at 6:24 PM

      I am going to visit my son and his family who live near Denver (Monument is the name of the town that he lives in). We want to take a day trip to the Rocky Mountains. We would really like to take a train ride through the Rockies. We will have three small children (ages 2 to 8) with us, so it has to be kid friendly. Does anyone know of a company that gives train tours through the Rockies? Like I said, this will be a day trip so I think I am looking for a train ride that lasts between 2 to 4 hours, but I am open to suggestions. If possible, please list the web address so that I can check it out.
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      Best Hikes and things to do.

      by Oneill2905 Online Now Jun 21, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      Me and my husband will be spending 2 and a half days in RMNP during August and staying near Estes Park. I have been looking at things to do and wondered if anyone could help narrow down to the best things to do in the short time we have. We love hiking and being out in nature and have found the following things:

      Drive on Trail Ridge and visit the Alpine Visitor Centre (considering this on the day we arrive from Casper)
      I have seen trails for Bear Lake, and Nymph to Emerald Lake is this all on the same trail?
      Alberta Falls Trail
      Adams Falls Trail
      Sky Pond Trail
      Chasm Lake
      Ghost Tour at Stanley Hotel

      As we will not have time to do all of these any help or advice on what to pick over another would be great, we do plan to head off early to try and beat some of the crowds at this time of year.

      4 Answers Jul 4, 2014 at 4:30 AM
    • what should we do

      by pburks Online Now Apr 27, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      we have 4 days to spend in rocky mountain national park. How should we spend our time?

      7 Answers May 31, 2014 at 5:17 AM
    • September Adventure Activities for 18 & 20 year old kids & mom

      by lorikletschka Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      Going to spend a week at a cabin in Estes Park on the river. Although I want to do a lot of hiking & taking photoes & viewing wildlife, my kids are at the age where they also want adventures. They are both very physically fit, outdoorsy & extremely adventurous. In or around Rocky Mtn Park/Estes Park do they offer activities such as off road adventures with ATVs, Jeeps or Rzrs? Maybe some zipline courses through the forest? Rafting? Any other exciting activities? Thanks

      3 Answers May 31, 2014 at 5:19 AM
    • Where to go and what to see.

      by MarkJohns Online Now Nov 27, 2013 at 1:00 AM

      My wife and I are planning on spending 3 months this summer (June -Sept) driving our motorhome from Dallas, Texas up through RMNP, on to Yellowstone and Grande Tetons then on to Calgary and Canadian Rockies ending in Vancouver. As we are from Australia we need some help with all there is to see. We will be towing a car so can use that to do sight seeing, etc.

      8 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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      Accessing RMNP from the western entrance.

      by PatF36 Online Now Jul 14, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      We will be staying in grand lake during the last week in July. What is trail ridge road like in the pre dawn hours, or in the late evenings? How long does it take to reach the eastern trail heads from the west? Do you have any suggestions for visitors staying near the western part of the park?

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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      Accessing the park from the western entrance.

      by PatF36 Online Now Jul 14, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      We will be staying in the grand lake area during the last week in July. What is trail ridge road like in the pre dawn or In the evening? How long will it take to reach the eastern trail heads from the west?

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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      4-5 days in rocky mtns where should we go?

      by deb101 Online Now Jun 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM

      We are driving from Las Vegas ending up in the Rocky Mountains for 4-5 days before going to Denver and flying home to Australia.

      We are happy to walk as long as it isn't too strenuous and not for more than an hour or two.
      Need some help as to where we should visit as the arabis so laege

      Should we base ourselves in on or 2 locations? where?
      We would want budget accommodation
      Also in rockys what are the must sees?


      3 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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      How many days in RMNP?

      by Homanded Online Now Jun 15, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      I usually go to Grand Tetons/Yellowstone once a year and have been doing so for about 25 years.
      How many days do you suggest in RMNP? 2 full days or 3?
      We'll be staying in Estes

      4 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 1:58 PM
    • Best place to stay to visit the Rocky Mountain NP, CO?

      by Twish77 Online Now Jun 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      Hi, just wondered if anyone had any advice please? Visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park in August and just wondered where the best place to stay would be? Boulder, Longmont, Estes Park or Loveland? We will be heading north after RMNP to Mount Rushmore, therefore wondering whether Loveland would be best as it would shorten our travel time north, whilst still being a gateway to RMNP city. Plus Boulder seems to be booked up :( Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

      5 Answers Jul 5, 2013 at 1:01 AM
    • A week in Rocky Mountain National Park

      by stewiee Online Now Feb 27, 2011 at 2:11 PM

      What do you think about a week for such a beautiful place.
      Do you know any MUST see places?


      3 Answers Feb 28, 2011 at 8:55 PM
    • traveling in a travel bus

      by rcamarig Online Now Jun 3, 2010 at 12:52 PM

      We have a 40' travel bus. What roads in RMNP are easy to access in a vehicle of this size?

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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      by lomi Online Now Mar 19, 2010 at 10:24 AM

      I am considering this area for a month in August and traveling from Europe.

      Can you suggest the best places to stay? My husband and I are in our 50's/60's, but are fit and love hiking, we love rural life (but not camping). Are there log cabins for rent for example anywhere?

      2 Answers Mar 23, 2010 at 3:41 PM
    • High altitute health risks?

      by kimjacocks Online Now Apr 14, 2007 at 2:55 PM

      We will be traveling to Estes Park, near Rocky mountain National Park in June. I'm bringing my elderly father who has some health heart and mild enphazema. Also bringing my 4 lb yorkie that's like my child....any health risk for her? We live in Louisiana. The highest altitude my dad has been is the Smokies.


      3 Answers Apr 28, 2007 at 6:48 AM
    • Best place to stay while visiting?

      by gvtraveler Online Now Jan 14, 2006 at 8:09 AM

      We are from the Gulf Coast and are planning a late May, early June trip to the Park. We're probably flying into Denver (have considered driving) I had thought Estes Park would be the best place to stay for around 4 days, but now that I've found this forum, I thought I'd ask. Is there a better place to stay? We're not looking for lots of "town" things like mini golf of such.


      2 Answers Sep 23, 2006 at 12:59 AM
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      Driving with kids, where to stop, what to see

      by Packerman Online Now Jun 27, 2005 at 6:49 AM

      I have been in this park at least twice now, but I forget what route or stops to make. This will be the first time I do it with children. Any particular stops or a certain route I should take?

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2005 at 10:56 AM
    • Driving to Rocky Mountain National Park

      by decb Online Now Jun 22, 2004 at 9:56 PM

      Estes Park and the National Park have been recommended as a great vacation. I am from the gulf coast and I am uneasy about driving in the mountains on winding roads. Can anyone tell me what the road would be like from Denver to Estes Park, say using Hwy 36? decb

      4 Answers Jul 6, 2004 at 10:58 AM
    • Aspen Wind

      by Carrot_Top Online Now Feb 6, 2004 at 10:39 AM

      Has anyone stayed at Aspen Wind in Estes Park? It looks new and has a decent rate. Just wanted some feedback! Thanks!

    • Colorado Rt. 34 or 36?

      by bbopper Online Now May 26, 2003 at 7:39 AM

      I am going to Drake CO, just east of Estes Park. I want the fastest route to take. WOuld going up Interstate 25 to 34 be the quickest or would going up 36 be faster. I don't want lots of traffic lights and windy roads. Thanks! Please email me your

      1 Answer May 26, 2003 at 7:41 AM