North American Travel

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Road Tripping in the Eastern USA – From an Australian/NZ Perspective

We drove 4300 miles over 4 weeks from Philadelphia and back via the Atlantic Coast, northern Florida, New Orleans and the Appalachians. It was quite a different experience – and because much of what is written about American road tripping is from an American perspective, I thought it might be fun to  write from a…

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The Real Costs of a USA Road Trip

The short version – travelling the USA for 4 weeks in a hire car cost us around $800 for the car – plus US$240/day for all costs for 2 adults.  To see where we went see my  Road Trip Plan post. Note these costs do NOT include the far more expensive cities of Philadelphia, New…

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Wellington Train Station

East Coast USA Itinerary – Well an Outline Anyway!

Starting to get excited now – I know living in the “now” is a big thing is some corners of the Interwebs – but I love to dream and plan! It’s a cold, wet and miserable  Maundy Thursday as I write this, and we will be locking the door behind us on Easter Sunday –…

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Horseshoe Bay, BC, Jan 1988

How To Get From Vancouver To Victoria – And Why You Might Want To

When my friend asked what she should do on a Vancouver stopover – I immediately answered, “Go to Victoria”. “Where’s Victoria?” she asked “On Vancouver Island” – which elicited a confused look.  You know the big island off shore British Columbia, where the state capital Victoria is. “Vancouver isn’t the capital??” Yeah I remember being surprised…

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view from Vancouver Lookout

Travel Agent DIY: Vancouver Stop Over

Its a been a long time since I’ve been to Vancouver, but I lived there for most of 1988. Yes the photos on this post are real genuine, scanned, print original photos! However friends are stopping over on a trip from New Zealand to Europe (AirNZ if you are interested). So how to plan a…

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