ADVICE ON AMERICAN TRIP!!!!!
24 Oct 2006 Hubble06 said
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8 Nov 2006 PinaI said
I did the Grand Southern on Dec 3 last year and it was amazing. It’s the best way to see a bit of everything and it really does give you a feel for the true American life.
You have plenty of time in most of the cities to see everything you want to see. Towards the end of the tour, from Orlando onwards, things can be a bit hectic as there a few one night stops but hey, it is what it is and they don’t detract from the tour as a whole.
Unfortunately we didn’t get to go to New Orleans, we were re-routed through Nashville which was also a great city. Shame about missing out on the South but sometimes these things happen.
My best advice is to go with an open mind and take everything you see and do as a new experience. Don’t expect anything and you can’t be disappointed!
Also, do everything you want to do while you get the chance. I made the mistake of not going to Disneyland in LA because I knew we were going to have 3-days in Orlando on our tour in which to see the sights. Unfortunately in Orland I got struck down with bronchitis and a chest infection so I only got 4hrs at Disneyland as opposed to 3-days! I still got to see enought of Disneyland in that time, the main part, but I didn’t get to go to any of the other ‘Disney Worlds’ which was a real shame.
Buy you want when you see it too, don’t think you will find it better somewhere or cheaper, it’s inevitable that you won’t!
My fav places and things to do were:
Memphis – Graceland and Sun Studios (even if you’re not an Elvis fan, you will be spellbound…get that tingley feeling and all)
New York – one of the best cities in the World and now, I understany why! I’m not sure what tour you’re doing in New York after the trip but I’m not sure it would be necessary. Heaps of people from your bus will stay on for a few days at least (who wouldn’t) and you can see most of the city with them and in your own good time. New York is really easy to get around, both on foot and by subway and you will know what you want to see there without needing a bus and tour guide to tell you so!
Disneyland – of course, it really is the happiest place on earth!
Grand Canyon – Breathtaking. Do the helicopter ride, even if it’s just the short 30minute one. It’s amazing.
Vegas – Party capital. Awesome casino’s. Great fun.
Oh, who am I kidding, it was all good. GO FOR IT and enjoy! Message me if you have any other questions, be glad to help.
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