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    Weather: The Bigger Picture

    Hi Guys,

    Been a while since i've been on here, hope you are all well! Unfortunatley my big USA roadtrip had to be put off but i am planning once again...

    The trip is from Minneapolis > Las...
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    They are either end of the UK, Lands End being...

    They are either end of the UK, Lands End being the furthest South and John O'Groats North. Quite a trip for a photo opportunity, but Scotland has some stunning scenery to make up for it. The South...
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    Hi Carol, thanks for your informative reply, very...

    Hi Carol, thanks for your informative reply, very useful!

    Chicago has only been chosen because of the flight price. In an ideal world it would been New York but then trip would be too long.

    I...
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    Can't say i share Craig's exuberance for Stone...

    Can't say i share Craig's exuberance for Stone Henge. I went last year and wondered why i bothered going! Going to the South West is no bad thing though.

    Personally if i was visiting the UK as a...
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    I suppose now isn't the best time to mention that...

    I suppose now isn't the best time to mention that Ryan Air have the best customer service record in the UK. I'm not sure what that says for the airline industry lol...

    I think the point you make...
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    Yes i saw Sabine, but didn't actually meet her as...

    Yes i saw Sabine, but didn't actually meet her as she was busy ferrying people in the Ring Taxi! If you want the full experience her family runs a hotel nearby.

    We took a direct journey, nothing...
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    Thanks for the advice guys, i'm very appreciative...

    Thanks for the advice guys, i'm very appreciative of all of that!

    Good point brought up there Craig, i hadn't yet thought of luggage and camping equipment when flying. I will be taking a rucksack,...
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    Good tip, thanks! Do you know how far they are...

    Good tip, thanks! Do you know how far they are from each other?

    Have been looking in the papers but Chicago doesn't seem to be listed often. Good deals to Las Vegas though.

    Any other...
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    That's reassuring. I'd spend 3 or 4 weeks there...

    That's reassuring. I'd spend 3 or 4 weeks there if i could but the reality is that i am dominated by budget here... so 2 weeks really is a maximum.

    Thanks for the advice :)
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    Tenting Equipment

    Embarrassingly i was in the scouts as a kid yet don't remember an ounce of what i had learnt!

    I'm just wondering what other essentials i need to have a pleasant tenting experience, in terms of...
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    OK, fair enough then! Do you still think 2 weeks...

    OK, fair enough then! Do you still think 2 weeks is OK? Is doing it any less (therfore saving a couple of days of hotels and general expenditure) possible, or would it be rushed?

    Cheers

    -Rob
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    Ok, i may of made some headway! I got my...

    Ok, i may of made some headway!

    I got my sister to speak to her manager (who's american) and she suggested South West as like an EasyJet of the US. She's certainly right, managed to get restricted...
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    Likewise i wouldn't mind knowing the seasons of all major US sports (baseball, American football, ice hockey, basketball) so i could catch a game when i'm over there.
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    Have you taken a look at the shocks, any oil...

    Have you taken a look at the shocks, any oil coming out of them? Simply pushing down on the each of corner of the car should let you know if one is dodgy.

    Perhaps it would help to ask here?
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    Thanks for the advice, shame about the tax issue...

    Thanks for the advice, shame about the tax issue then! So Sunday Times and Mail would be good for flights? I'm guessing this would be nearer the time of the holiday?
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    Thanks for the advice. Currently letting the...

    Thanks for the advice. Currently letting the websites do the work for me is proving cheaper. It's $200 cheaper to go from London > Minneapolis and return from Las Vegas that do a simpler return from...
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    Thanks Craig! The biggest problem i have now...

    Thanks Craig!

    The biggest problem i have now is the flights. I've taken your advise and spent all day looking at the money saving forum and have started a thread there.

    At the moment i've...
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    Thanks for the links Craig, they look very...

    Thanks for the links Craig, they look very useful! Just checked out the hire car and it's already over £200 cheaper than my Avis quote :D

    The only problem is age, i don't suppose anyone knows how...
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    Thanks Tim! Good idea with checking out the...

    Thanks Tim! Good idea with checking out the manfacturers.


    I changed my start destination to Minneapolis because it seems to be easier to get a direct flight from London Gatwick. Thing is, i'm...
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    A nice write up there, especially as i will be...

    A nice write up there, especially as i will be visiting many similar places!

    I guess the only alarming thing for me is i am going from Las Vegas all the way to Minneapolis and yet worked out...
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    If you do ask the AAA i'd be interested too. I'd...

    If you do ask the AAA i'd be interested too. I'd like to be prepared if the worst was to cover.

    I've tried contacting the AA here in the UK but they only seem to do european cover.
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    I know what you mean Craig, to be honest i didn't...

    I know what you mean Craig, to be honest i didn't find it as fun as i was hoping.

    There are plenty of Yanks who take the trip, in fact one of the instructors was a n American guy who had lived in...
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    Thanks for the help, i'll rely on the good...

    Thanks for the help, i'll rely on the good American people to help me along my way ;)
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    Trying to get indicative costs for car hire for...

    Trying to get indicative costs for car hire for my Minneapolis to Las Vegas trip next Spring. I am 22, and as most seem to like being 25 i guess i will be paying a premium.

    With Avis, i'm being...
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    I imagine there must be a lot of spring breakers...

    I imagine there must be a lot of spring breakers who carry alcohol in the car without any worry..?
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