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This week’s question comes from Jennifer, who’s looking to take her travel adventures beyond Europe.
Hi, I’m a lone traveller, not particularly young, but have travelled all my life, mostly through Europe. Do you have any suggestions of other places outside of Europe that I could go? Nothing too simple/basic though please as I like to travel comfortably. Jennifer.
Say no more Jennifer, Amy is on the case. Let’s see what she’s got up her sleeve for you…
Yosemite National Park.
Amy Pearson from STA Travel Leeds Vicar Lane says…
A really good option for you would be to explore America, you can spend two weeks or your solid 90 day visa. A fantastic way of doing this would be travel coast to coast, so from New York City and finishing in Los Angeles. You can do this quite simply by using internal flights within the states or maybe even purchasing an Amtrak pass and enjoying the scenery as you travel. Hotels and hostels are also very cheap and they’re are some fantastic budget chains if you are wanting to economise, so your options are endless. Alternatively we have some great adventure tours if you want to relieve the stress of trying to do it on your own.
I would highly recommend spending some time in New Orleans, experience some authentic jazz and local cuisine in the French quarter. Memphis and Nashville would also be personal favourites of mine, as the home of country music you really can’t fail to have a brilliant night out. Austin in Texas is also a really interesting destination, as the home of ‘BBQ’ and the phrase ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ you may need to prepare for a few extra pounds in weight gain.
Also, definitely worth doing would be to stay in a lodge in a National Park. Yosemite is a popular choice and we have some beautiful, affordable lodges situated in the Park itself. If you want to experience nature a bit more hands on, it may even be worth doing one of our tours and spending a couple of nights camping in some of the specially constructed camp sites, Yellowstone and the grand canyon all offer this option.
America has some different experiences to offer and you will see the landscape change dramatically as you travel between states, so I can guarantee you will never be bored, and as there isn’t a language barrier you should find this a relatively easy trip.