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Hi all, I am hoping for some advice. We are a family of 5, children ages 13,11,9. We are in the beginning stages of planning our trip from South Africa to U.S.A. next year May 2014 for approximately 8 months. We will be shipping our own small motorhome/minivan that we are used to travelling in together. Our main interest is surfing and the outdoors(cycling, hiking). We would need hook-ups, electricity to recharge but not always necessary. The places we would like to cover Redwood Forests, Pacific coast, Sonoma Valley, Disneyland, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, San Diego, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Montery, Coronado, Big Sur, Santa Barbara and then hopefully into Mexico. We would also love to do some snow skiing and snowboarding. Any advice regarding places to visit, places to stay. As we will be there over high season, how long in advance would we need to book or if things are fully booked are there other places we could,’park’. We would prefer not to be wildly tied down by pre-bookings as if we are enjoying somewhere we would like the flexibility to stay. With our currency taking a massive hit and being a family of 5, we are hoping to do it as economically as possible. Any advice regarding any of the above aspects would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.

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