Our family did an 11-week trip through the USA and Canada between late March
and mid-June 2004.
The travellers were Dom, aged 42, Narrelle, (41), our daughter, (11) and son (10).
We had a wonderful trip to North America, one that we will remember fondly for
All up, we drove about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) and spent at least one night in
18 states and provinces. These are: California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, DC, New York, Massachusetts,
Vermont, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We briefly visited, but
did not stay, in Arkansas, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Hampshire, Connecticut
and Rhode Island.
This website has been created mainly for the benefit of our friends and family, to allow
them access to some of our (many!) photos and the various notes we made on our
experiences in America. However, we also thought that our experiences may be of
some use to fellow Australians (and maybe others) planning to travel to North America.
Our website contains some comments on what we found to be the best way to
access funds while in America, our experiences with renting cars, staying in various
hotels/motels and flying with two different airlines within the United States. We should
emphasize that we are in no way presenting ourselves as experts in these fields, but are
merely offering others the benefit of our experiences, which may or may not be useful
or relevant to others in planning their own trip.
We encourage anyone preparing for a trip to North America or anywhere else to seek
the advice and assistance of professionals in the travel industry or, if planning the trip
yourselves, to research it thoroughly, using the wide range of material that is now
available, both on the internet and in more traditional media.
Click on the link below to read about some resources that we found useful, both in
planning our trip and while we were in North America:
Dom & Narrelle