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  • Check out this article for a great idea for a road trip through ancient midwest travel.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/travel/escapes/15mile.html
  • Ok these tickets are great if a little confusing. It starts by choosing either two ways to determine how much you can fly; you can choose total miles or number of continents visited. Flying in the same direction is a good idea because it eats up le…
  • Germany is outshined by its neighbors, usually Austria, and its best mountains such as Garmisch and Oberstdorf are close to Austria. Most the other regions such as the Black Forest are for low altitude and cross country skiing. The downhill runs may…
  • You can rent a car or RV easily online, and most major car companies let you drop off the car in branches in major cities. Rv's are a bit more limited for drop off locations but it is still very possible. For foreigners to ren a car in the states th…
  • In my experience it is best to choose between real camping or a real resort as resort/camping places tend to be RV parks with little cabins and a swimming pool. For campsites near boston try Pearl Hill state park, or for camping a bit farther away,…
  • Well at least you will be next to New York. Kidding, there are great things to do in Jersey. For the outdoorsy type try the Wet Lands Institute which offers a hike on the Salt Marsh Trail. It's Unique to hike in salt water wetlands. There are a host…
  • There are a number of great places in California to ski, maybe the best is Mammoth. To get here it is best to fly into the Reno/Tahoe international aiport in Nevada and drive to California. For truly world class skiing it may be worth the extra tr…
  • ok, good questions, firstly, Ayuttaya is the old capitol and has ancient and huge pagodas worth the visit but is short on rice paddie workers. If you are looking for tall terraced rice field hills you will have to find this up in the far northern Th…
  • That is a great detailed plan for Thailand, you will really cover a lot with all of this. I would choose between Chiang Rai and Pai, Chiang Rai isnt much of a city and is mostly known for the scenic beauty of its surroundings. Pai has both the scen…
  • Please be very careful in HCM if you are having surgery or have a serious condition. Make sure the doctor belongs to a well known group and private enterprise and did not recieve their medical credentials from Vietnamese institutions. Things do go w…
  • Wow, that is a lot to do in less than two weeks, i would do less and enjoy the places you visit, otherwise you will be on a bus or train for the whole trip. Because you are on a budget i would fly into Bangkok as it usually has the cheapest tickets …
  • I would recommend changing to all dollars before you arrive to Cambodia. Dollars are their second currency so changing any currency to dollars is inevitable anyway, you may as well do it at home at a place you trust. In Vietnam it is a bit more of …
  • To travel in the far northwest on motorcycle (don't try on a motorbike which won't be able to handle the roads) it takes about a day's ride to reach each new town large enough for small hotel. There are many small villages and sites of interest inbe…
  • Look into the Dodecanese islands, a group of 14 different islands. Most of these islands have ferry service running a few times a week making the trip not exactly easy but not too difficult not to overcome with a bit of pre-planning. Astypalia is li…
  • There were recently protests that closed down the airports that are now re-opened in Bangkok. Some violence has also occured between police and protesters. None of this has been directed towards tourists. State department warnings advise to be caref…
  • I would not recommend taking a bus from Aurora to downtown without first knowing the city. It is a 35 mile trip. The metra train is the easiest and fastest way to travel. From the Aurora station take the line all the way to Oglivie station which is…
  • I would recommend staying in Santa Monica, its easy enough to drive into downtown and Hollywood and the area is much nicer and on the beach. A lot of the fun and sites are downtown or on the sunset strip but the areas aren't very picturesque. A trip…
  • My experience has been that travelers checks are not worth the hassle. Crime is a concern for many tourists so i would not convert my money into Rand before coming either. Bring your ATM card and withdraw money as needed as ATMs are readlily avail…