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Other I want to go on holiday! :D

Discussion in 'General' started by Bogomip, 24 Mar 2013.

  1. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    EXCEPT that I am a teacher - this is only a problem because it means my friends cant get much time off in one go, and my teacher friends or indeed my gf dont have the money to spend. We want to go to america but they can only do 1 week - I was thinking of staying out an additional one or two weeks as its not often I will be able to afford america!

    What I want to know is, if anybody know of any organisations that plan group things in the american national parks? Im interested in doing lots of camping, walking, nature and wildlife seeing but really dont want to do it on my own- esp with things like bears and whatnot being indigeonous to many parts of the northen us.

    Anyway, does anybody know how to make a one person trip to the US a less lonely affair? :)

    UPDATE: (Posted here)

    Right, so I am keen on not spending zillions on this which sadly, for me, means no west coast this year - however I am now quite keen on the Adirondacks in New York. That would tie things up neatly and I could get a good 4-5 days hiking with some nice scenery and good walks, maybe some cycling and kayaking.

    Problem now is that I would like not to go alone. Does anybody know of a good way to meet up with people who might also want to go on a big multiday hike? They dont have to be holidayers but I would prefer if I could sift out the oldies and the slowies :p

    Cheers :)

    Bogo
     
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  2. Seeks

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    Youth hostels... No idea on your age, but I still go to youth hostels now (I am 25) and its a brilliant way to meet people. Most people are friendly, approachable and you make very quick friends.

    Back in 2007 when I went on my own to New Zealand I mentioned what I was interested to to the person at reception and they told me some others were doing that sort of thing, and we all mixed up. Same sort of thing happened in the US but less so with the introductions...
     
  3. sp4nky

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    Some of my friends / co-workers use youth hostels or the YMCA. Nowadays, you don't even have to be a man to stay at YMCA - they have changed greatly since the 1970s.

    Also, have a look at travel companies that don't have single supplements. There are some that specialise in organised holidays that appeal equally to single as well as couples. Voyages Jules Verne is one that springs to mind.
     
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    Have you checked out trekamerica.co.uk. I went with them a few years back and highly recommend it.
     
  5. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    That looks pretty good - do many people do it on their own? Lots of walking involved yes? :)
     
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    There is a fair bit of walking. There was 19 of us I think and most people are there for the same reason so you don't get many idiots.
     
  7. Bogomip

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    UPDATE:

    Right, so I am keen on not spending zillions on this which sadly, for me, means no west coast this year - however I am now quite keen on the Adirondacks in New York. That would tie things up neatly and I could get a good 4-5 days hiking with some nice scenery and good walks, maybe some cycling and kayaking.

    Problem now is that I would like not to go alone. Does anybody know of a good way to meet up with people who might also want to go on a big multiday hike? They dont have to be holidayers but I would prefer if I could sift out the oldies and the slowies :p

    Cheers :)

    Bogo
     

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