My father and I are planning the trip of a lifetime to the USA from England - where should we go?
As you might have guessed from my previous question, my father and I are planning a giant trip to the USA, he's growing older and wants to travel abroad before he is unable to do so.
We both consider ourselves as capable outdoorsmen and would like to reflect this on our trip; hiking, fishing, and camping. We'd both prefer no big cities or hotels. Our plan is for a stay of around 2 weeks.
Quite a few people have recommended Montana, but it seems quite pricey to get to from the UK.
Where else could we experience the 'Great Outdoors' of America, that is a little closer to the Eastern areas where we will likely land (NYC/ Washington DC etc)?
What about the 'Appalachian Trail', is this close by?
One other thing... Are the American people friendly towards us Brits or will we encounter some hostility? I just want to be sure of what to expect, I definitely don't mean to offend anyone.
Oops...there is one last thing I wanted to know. I've heard America has a lot of dangerous wildlife...exactly how dangerous is the wildlife to two British men, traveling alone?
We'll be visiting sometime between February and June.
A great big thanks from your friends over the pond.