Post # 1
Anyone have links to where I can order some for receiving in the mail? I’m doing a lot of research for locations but it’s so overwhelming having dozens of websites bookmarked and not even knowing where we want to go. I like looking through the travel guides because all the pictures really give me a feel for how that place is and some recommended things to do help me get a start on researching more.
Any guides or brochures for cities, states, resorts, or attractions in the U.S.
The one’s I have found and signed up for are just general state visitor guides for: Hawaii, Lousiana, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
Post # 2
Post # 2
There is usually a visitors bureau in each state. I would email them all and ask them for pamphlets or their interesting sites and/or events. They usually have the best hook-ups for those things and usually can send you discounts too anything your interested in.
Post # 4
I’m not sure where you are, or if this is even something that you can access (or if there is an equivalent / “sister organization” wherever you are), but AAA (American Automobile Association) has all kinds of useful travel information that I have used many times. You have to be a member to get the info, though. So I know that in Canada the same organization is CAA, and I’m reasonbly sure that they can get info on the US too. If you’re in Canada, maybe you could check that out, or if you’re elsewhere maybe there are other related organizations?
The other thing that I’ve done when I’ve taken road trips across the US (which I’ve done many times), is buy a book that lists all of the great places to see and the best things to do, region by region. National Geographic has some great books, and they give great insight on what is a “must see” and what is not.
I know you said that you have info on NC, but just in case you don’t already know, http://www.visitnc.com is a great site.