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America in 4 weeks for a family of 4. What should we see?

America in 4 weeks for a family of 4. What should we see?

Dec 27th, 1999, 09:52 AM
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It's hard for me to believe that NO ONE on here has provided any information about New England. I don't think any visit to the United States is complete without touring the region where the country truly got its start.

The six New England states--Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont--possess some of the most diverse scenery found in the United States. Although other regions have taller mountains or more breathtaking water views, most people who visit from other parts of the world consider images of New England to be quintessentially American. Think small white churches on a charming town common or green with colonial or Victorian homes dotting the landscape. That's New England.

New England also has more than its share of cultural attractions, from the oldest public museums to the finest colleges (think Yale, Harvard). Although it's best to visit in the autumn, when leaves create the country's most spectacular displays, winter is not a bad time to see some of our stately towns bundled up for the cold.

If you'd like more information, email me. Many visitors from Europe come here and spend more than their four weeks just visiting these six states. If you'd like to fit in some history and some tradition, New England is the place to go. Hope to see you here.
Dec 28th, 1999, 11:45 AM
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Please disregard the ridiculous remark made by "santa claus", He is an idiot who does not know what he is talking about. Disneyland in California is not even close to disney world in Orlando. and the racial remarks are ludicrous as well and are not worth rebutting. Orlando is a wonderful place to visit as you can tell if you read the numerous posts on this site.
Dec 29th, 1999, 08:08 PM
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To the previous reply by Tom:
I kind of think Santa was right and that you are most definitely wrong. I have been to the Orlando tourist attractions and nearby Disney attraction several times just out of curiosity and I recall witnessing a very samll number of Blacks and other minorities visiting these attractions. Apparently minorities do not have a good time at these attractions due to what I believe is the result of ongoing racism and bigotry that is prevalent in the Orlando area. This may represent a white backlash to ethnic rivalries that appear to be worsening in Florida.
Dec 30th, 1999, 05:31 AM
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All the above advice is OK, but I can help from a different standpoint: how to travel with kids and not come home totally broke. First: become familiar with American supermarkets. Buy a styrofoam chest there -- very cheap. Fill it with block ice or ice cubes, and keep food perishables in it. Second: familiarize yourself with the deli counter in supermarkets. Let the kids make their own selections and put them i the free styrofoam clamshell containters supplied at the deli counter. Third: buy yourself a cheap coffee-maker or electric immersion heater. Make your own breakfast in your motel, get going early, save time and money, warm snacks at any hour. Fourth: eat out no more than once a day. Don't scrimp -- become familiar with such bargain chain eateries as Sizzler where you can eat all you want for a set price. Fifth: get plenty of rest. Endless travel leads to fatigue, and fatigue leads to lowered resistance to illness. Sixth: ask Americans what to do along the way because we have a reputation for friendliness toward "different-sounding" strangers -- just as we have experienced when traveling Down Under. Seventh: ask for discounts when traveling as a family. Many motels will extend discounts IF YOU ASK. Eighth: have fun.
We offer these points from experience traveling with kids and grandkids -- and you will pick up many others, too. Oh, yes, be sure to use your credit cards as much as you can to avoid bank fees and get the best rates of exchange. This last point can save you big-time.
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