Working as a tour leader for TrekAmerica, I often end up hearing of things that my Trekkers wished they'd brought along on their trips. Sometimes you don't even think something will be useful until you're actually out there on the road.
One of the biggest decisions to make in the planning stages of your trip, apart from the itinerary, is whether to take a suitcase or a backpack.
You're super excited about your trip to the States, but before you can throw yourself into the experience, you've got to pack. So how hard can that be? Pretty damn hard actually.
A campfire is absolutely essential to the camp experience. It provides warmth, light, heat for food and an excuse to stare at something for minutes on end without feeling useless or creepy. The fire is the focal point of the camp site.
Ah, we've all been there: to tip or not to tip? And trust us when we say that there are few social customs in the USA more confusing than tipping.
When it comes to saving, patience is most definitely the key. If there was a quick and easy way to save money, we'd all be doing it.
Have you ever been so desperate for cash that you considered stripping for it? You may think it sounds a bit extreme, but 10% per cent of you lads (yes, we're looking at you) would seriously consider it.
Maybe you've booked a three-week long adventure from New York to Los Angeles on the classic Southern Sun or maybe you're touring the Rocky Mountains and California Coast on the Pacific Dream; the question is, are you ready for it?
You see a group of tourists standing in front of Mount Rushmore, they are all just clicking away with their camera, iPhones, iPads, (yes, that's right an iPad, there's always one)! But, taking a photograph is a lot harder than simply clicking away on your camera till your heart's content.
Now, if you follow the photography tips on our previous blog post, then it doesn't matter whether you have the best gear, but it can't harm to look the part ! It's just another excuse to go shopping and treat yourself to a fancy camera...