• Is late November a bad time to travel cross country by car?

    I currently live in Virginia and want to move to Seattle to participate in a Data Science Bootcamp with either Galvinize U or General Assembly. I can't stand my current job nor the drama and bs I'm around at this moment. I'll have everything I need around Thanksgiving and I plan on rolling out that... show more
    I currently live in Virginia and want to move to Seattle to participate in a Data Science Bootcamp with either Galvinize U or General Assembly. I can't stand my current job nor the drama and bs I'm around at this moment. I'll have everything I need around Thanksgiving and I plan on rolling out that weekend and arrive before the first of December. Before I go, I plan on investing in some warm clothes, water, emergency kit, brand new tires, and a tune up. The two quickest routes go through I-64 and various other hwys through WVa, OH, IN, IL with one diverging through IA,MN, and connecting to I-90 in SD and onto WY, MT, ID and WA. The other from IL to WI on I-90 to I-94 through MN, ND, MT and re-emerging on I-90 in MT through ID and WA. The beginning of the trip in the Eastern Mid-Western states I'm not concerned about and anticipate it being a breeze (with the exception of all of those tolls in IL). My biggest concern is the weather in either of the Dakotas and getting through the Rockies in MT, ID, and WA. I've heard many horror stories of Avalanches and extreme Sub-Zero temperatures getting as low as -40°F. I've considered taking the Southern "Panhandle" on I-40 from TN to CA and take I-5 along the coast once I get to CA. However, that would lengthen my trip considerably and cost me more time and money. Any helpful tips? I'm particularly interested in hearing from people who live or have traveled to the high concern areas of the Dakotas, Montana, Idaho, and East Washington.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Im moving across country. Any tips?

    I am a 19 yr old female and for the record Im 4’11” so Im pretty small. Next year I will be moving from California to New York alone and I will have family there so Im set in that sense. However I would like tips on driving there what I should avoid, where should I sleep, etc. Also I would not like to sleep at... show more
    I am a 19 yr old female and for the record Im 4’11” so Im pretty small. Next year I will be moving from California to New York alone and I will have family there so Im set in that sense. However I would like tips on driving there what I should avoid, where should I sleep, etc. Also I would not like to sleep at campisites or motels and such I just want to sleep a few hours and be on my way. I am trying to get there as quick as possible with the least amount of money spent.
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is lake powell,AZ, worth visiting?

    I'm planning a vacation there. I got 2 kids boy age 10 and girl age 8. Is it worth in winter too? or should I stick to my original plan of going there next summer. I'm from Fl so it's a long way till Az and I want to know if some of you who has been there reccommends it or not and why
    I'm planning a vacation there. I got 2 kids boy age 10 and girl age 8. Is it worth in winter too? or should I stick to my original plan of going there next summer. I'm from Fl so it's a long way till Az and I want to know if some of you who has been there reccommends it or not and why
    5 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Can cities in different states merge?

    Best answer: No. Each state incorporates cities, towns, villages, etc. It would be impractical for one city to operate under two different states' laws, regulations, tax policies, etc.
    Best answer: No. Each state incorporates cities, towns, villages, etc. It would be impractical for one city to operate under two different states' laws, regulations, tax policies, etc.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Would you consider Maryland, and Delaware the Southeast or Northeast?

    Best answer: They're in what's called the "Mid Atlantic".
    Best answer: They're in what's called the "Mid Atlantic".
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Which should I move to as a 20 something? New Hampshire, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maine, or Alaska?

    Best answer: Location is just part of it. What is it you really want from a particular location? A decent job? A reasonable rate of pay. A place to live YOU can afford. Stuff to do when not dealing with the essentials. When not at work what is it you would like to do often, once a week or once a month. That might be play on... show more
    Best answer: Location is just part of it.
    What is it you really want from a particular location?
    A decent job?
    A reasonable rate of pay.
    A place to live YOU can afford.
    Stuff to do when not dealing with the essentials.
    When not at work what is it you would like to do often, once a week or once a month.
    That might be play on the team, go fishing or curl up in front of the fire with a glass of wine.
    and a cuddle buddy.

    Maybe you want city stuff like a different club every week or that new place to taste the menu.

    BEFORE moving in you should visit for at least a few days both summer and winter.

    Have some money in your pocket many one time expenses you need to pay before that new income gets to you.

    What does being 23 or 27 have to do with wanting to go ice fishing ,mountain climbing.or going to the big league game at the big stadium.
    ONLY YOU can place a value on the many intangibles each place has for you. The birds out your window in the morning, The number of places you can get a meal delivery, the paved and snow plowed road from home to where you need to go.
    All of them have weather. If you are prepared it does not really matter.You do not have to go out in a blizzard for a loaf of bread.
    If you are in a remote place you do not have to have your own generator. It might be a very good idea to have one. Only you can place a value on the pluses and minuses of each state and the particular village, town or city you want to go to.

    Alaska has very long days to explore in the summer and very long nights that can allow lots of cuddle time.

    You make it sound like it is impossible to explore each place for a few days.and that you can only move once and it is permanent.
    Pick one and move in. If you like it stay if not try the next one. the place you like at 25 may not be the place you like at 35 , 46 or 65.
    You do not have to buy the new house your first day there.
    A few hours by plane can take you almost anywhere for the weekend get away if that is your thing.
    The toys for the outdoor stuff are not free and it takes time to get the stuff needed for that fishing excursion , a weekend of hunting or whatever it is you desire to do when not at work or dealing with the daily necessities.those little things like having some food to eat, some heat and maybe some lights.
    Some places in Alaska not much use for a car. Do you think the plane for flying in and out is FREE. that your village of a few hundred has all that city stuff.

    The place I prefer is probably not the one you will like.

    YOUR OPINION is really the only one that matters.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Searching for a particular place to live when I retire. Need help finding it. (Trees, mushrooms, flowers, damp).?

    Searching for a particular place to live when I retire. Need help finding it. (Trees, mushrooms, flowers, damp).?

    I have 8 years before I retire from the military. I am trying to find out where I want to live when I get out. I want to find some place that is extremely similar to the way Waveland Mississippi was before hurricane Katrina. It was a magical place to live. We lived 2 blocks from the beach and there were trees that... show more
    I have 8 years before I retire from the military. I am trying to find out where I want to live when I get out. I want to find some place that is extremely similar to the way Waveland Mississippi was before hurricane Katrina. It was a magical place to live. We lived 2 blocks from the beach and there were trees that covered the roads and houses and everything. It was like living in a forest with huge old trees and the earthy smell of mushrooms and flowers. I really miss living there but now its a completely different place and I want to find somewhere as similar to that as possible. It doesn't matter what state, as long as it has warm summers, lots of trees, clean air. I really love the musty forest smell. I prefer to not be in hurricane paths. Any suggestion is greatly appreciated. That place was truly magical with single lane roads and just a real down to earth vibe.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is California a good state to live in?

    Best answer: It is over populated bad traffic whole area covered in smog (cancer) you have to pay for parking just to walk your dog at the park
    Best answer: It is over populated bad traffic whole area covered in smog (cancer) you have to pay for parking just to walk your dog at the park
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • I am struggling planning an American Road Trip (I'm from UK). I want to visit LA, San Francisco and Portland in 2 weeks! Where do I Start?

    Best answer: What is the struggle REALLY If you are under 25 very hard and expensive to rent a car. You could do this by Amtrak trains. You start with getting a MAP Google has a good one. You plan to get up early and just go. Breakfast down the road. Your choice to take the freeway/motorway and just get from one place to... show more
    Best answer: What is the struggle REALLY

    If you are under 25 very hard and expensive to rent a car.

    You could do this by Amtrak trains.

    You start with getting a MAP Google has a good one.

    You plan to get up early and just go. Breakfast down the road. Your choice to take the freeway/motorway and just get from one place to the next or take the side roads and explore a bit.
    Obviously you are not used to driving hundreds of miles at a time. For one driver plan on about 300 miles per day. I assume you actually want to get out of the car and do some stuff

    A one way car rental can be expensive
    .Renting a recreational vehicle? Your hotel room on wheels?
    Shall we all guess if you want to spend hours staring at the Pacific Ocean , exploring some winery, climbing some hills or mountain?

    San Francisco is expensive to park in. Recommend you stay just outside the city and ride Public transportation for San Francisco.

    As a tourist do not expect to be driving top speed the entire distance. Your on the road driving time is closer to 20 hours. Three driving days for ONE driver.

    For planing purposes plan on no more than two sightseeing things per day.. Each takes 2-3 hours from the time you park and then on your way to next place.

    Oregon caves is a nice stop.You can use this stop to switch between either the coast road slow with nice scenery or the faster route that also has good scenery.

    Redwood or sequoia forest are worth a stop. The trees are really big.
    Suggest you start reading the various tourism websites and make a list of the things that are of interest. TO YOU.
    You then research a bit more and narrow it down. Leave a little time in budget for the unexpected thing you find along the way.
    If this is a one way trip you have lots of time. If going on a return drive allow more time for the return. No need to be racing to Airport to catch your flight.

    DO NOT plan on doing very much your first day. JET LAG happens and you deal with it.

    About 1000 miles One way not too bad.by North American standards. Things of interest can be a hundred or miles apart plan for this travel time.

    Train not the best Just once or twice a day. for most places along the route. The train is a great ride. Seeing stuff along the way usually means a 24 stop and then figuring out how to get to and from station. Limited public transit between cities on the West Coast.


    Just a wee bit more information from you can get a much better answer. Up to you if you just want to drive and watch things pass by the windows.or get out of the car and do something.What is it you might want to do.? Hike to a hot spring for a swim.a bike ride, maybe you want some white water rafting?

    https://www.getyourguide.com/portland-or...

    https://www.nps.gov/orca/index.htm

    https://www.amtrak.com/deals-discounts/r...

    You budget for sleeping? You do not really need all the extras every night. A room and bed for most nights is more than enough, Splurge for the extras near the end of trip if you have money left.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What can you buy in America that you cannot buy elsewhere, apart from guns?

    Best answer: Firearms are legally sold in many countries but the difference is the amount of bureaucracy or red-tape that a buyer has to go through for licencing and purchase of firearms in other countries compared to that within the US. Some branding is unique to the US such as Exxon. ExxonMobil, the parent company, operates... show more
    Best answer: Firearms are legally sold in many countries but the difference is the amount of bureaucracy or red-tape that a buyer has to go through for licencing and purchase of firearms in other countries compared to that within the US.

    Some branding is unique to the US such as Exxon. ExxonMobil, the parent company, operates in many other countries but is known as Esso elsewhere.

    Some foods are mostly unique to the US. For example, Baby Ruth, the candy bar, is not openly available in other countries. You can buy it from speciality stores that may import it but it's not readily available as it would be in a typical US variety or grocery store.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the most beautiful city of Usa?

    What is the most beautiful city of Usa?

    Best answer: This one!
    Best answer: This one!
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are there adult only areas at Disneyworld/ land?

    Are there any exclusively adult only areas at Disney world or land? Or any adult only times to go? I want to go but I don’t want to be surrounded by kids, please don’t answer if you have nothing to say, thanks.
    Are there any exclusively adult only areas at Disney world or land? Or any adult only times to go? I want to go but I don’t want to be surrounded by kids, please don’t answer if you have nothing to say, thanks.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where is a really good place to visit for a family vacation?

    Best answer: Depends on the Family and budget. Some families think a journey to amusement park is what to do. For some it is a week at the lake, swimming and fishing. For others it is scenic drive through some majestic countryside. Maybe your family would like a bicycle adventure on some long abandoned rail trail. Shall we... show more
    Best answer: Depends on the Family and budget.
    Some families think a journey to amusement park is what to do.
    For some it is a week at the lake, swimming and fishing.
    For others it is scenic drive through some majestic countryside.

    Maybe your family would like a bicycle adventure on some long abandoned rail trail.

    Shall we all guess if you want some winter get away to go snow skiing or water skiing on a tropical island.

    Some like to go do things in the big city. Others like a more rural small town adventure.
    For a few days? A week or two? Your reasonable budget?

    Nice beach in Sydney Australia the ones in Tampa are currently being hit by a hurricane.

    Do you plan to drive or fly?

    Need just a little more detail to narrow down the thousands of nice places for a family vacation. Be that some sea coast, the lake country, maybe the mountains , a big city.
    AGE of children Physical ability/desire to do stuff like hiking . riding a bike or a white water raft down river.

    Maybe your children have some ideas of things they might like to do on their vacation.

    A five year old wants a playground , an ice cream stop and a nap.Doubtful they desire to tour a civil war battle ground or care if the hotel has a fitness centre.

    Just inside your state. Maybe you want to explore some other country.

    Lake Erie has many things both on the south shore and the North shores.
    Want some roller coasters?

    Maybe a big league team game as part of your time.

    A random list of a hundred nice places will not mean much if they are of no interest to the Parents.

    I liked the Butterfly museum. also the lad loved the dinosaur one and just walking on a suspension bridge that could be made to wobble if you jumped on it. The lad liked the historic park and seeing old fashioned things. Grandpa thought it was waste of time as he had all that stuff at home when he was a child.

    Maybe it is an adventure to the state fair in some far away state.. A winter festival is for some.
    Does everyone have to do everything together or can mom go one way and dad the other for a few hours with children changing parents the next day?

    Add a few more details and you will get many good suggestions of appropriate places for YOUR family adventure.

    Of course you can just put a map on the wall throw a dart and find something near that place too. As parent you have narrowed down the possibilities as the children pick a place.or two by which map you use.
    Want random turn the map over before you toss the darts.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the most popular vacation spot in the United States people travel to for a week?

    Best answer: Disney World, or a beach of your preference.
    Best answer: Disney World, or a beach of your preference.
    14 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Where is Walt Disney World located?

    Best answer: On a drained swamp in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista in Orange county just south of Orlando Florida. about 40 square miles in size give or take an acre or two.
    Best answer: On a drained swamp in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista in Orange county just south of Orlando Florida. about 40 square miles in size give or take an acre or two.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Montana - Questions?

    I was curious about some of the things in Montana, since its on my list of potential places to move to, and I was hoping I could get some answers, especially from someone who lives there, or has at some point. 1) What are the most common natural disasters in Montana? Someone mentioned to me that it floods a lot,... show more
    I was curious about some of the things in Montana, since its on my list of potential places to move to, and I was hoping I could get some answers, especially from someone who lives there, or has at some point. 1) What are the most common natural disasters in Montana? Someone mentioned to me that it floods a lot, but I would have thought the most common ones would be blizzards, since I also heard that it snows for almost half of the year. What's the truth here? 2) I've been told the people are very friendly and welcoming, so I hope it wouldn't be a problem if someone from outside Montana moved there? 3) I know Montana is very rural, but on places like the main highway, is there enough commodities (gas, food) to be able to get around without any problem? What about off the main highways? Anything else I should know about Montana, anything, please add this in as well! Thanks!
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago