An Australian "G'day" to everyone.
I have started this post as my family of 4 plus another family of 3 are planning on travelling to the US in early December 2007 for 4- 5 week holiday with the intention of having a white Xmas.
There will be 4 adults & 3 children aged between 11 & 14 in the group.
At this stage it is very much in the planning stage & one of our ideas is to fly into LA, hire a car & drive up to Seattle or even Vancouver (Canada) for XMas. Rather than the using coastal highway, our plan is to travel via the following locations (yes I know...the usual tourist sight seeing spots) taking approx 2 weeks for the trip:
* Las Vegas
* Grand Canyon
* Salt Lake City
* Yellowstone National Park
We do not know a great deal about these places, weather/road conditions etc, so if anyone would be so kind as to give us a heads up/tips on the following will be greatly appreciated:
1. Is this route feasible?
2. What will the road & weather conditions be like? (Have no experience driving in snow)
3. What type of vehicles would be available for rent in LA that would fit 7 passengers comfortably (we were thinking of some type of 4wd vehicle??) 4. Are one way rentals available from LA to Seattle/Vancouver?(we were intending to fly back to LA).
5. Any suggestions for any other places of interest/tourist stops on or near our proposed route.
Any information provided will come in extremely useful for our planning of what we are calling "our trip of a lifetime".
Look forward to hearing from you.