Yo! We are Cloe and Bernard Van De Velde

Hi folks! We are a happy couple from Belgium, who decided to leave our cozy home in Antwerp in favor of discovering the magic of faraway lands. Our thirst for adventure calls to us and we are always looking for new interesting places to visit.

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USA travel deals

  • A good place to start is the www.seeamerica.org website. It has suggested itineraries and links to all the key states, cities transport systems and attractions
  • Tour the Big Country in a motorhome, stopping off to stay in lodges for a night or two when you fancy a little more luxury. El Monte RV has seven nights in a five-sleeper wagon from £253. The hire company’s Platinum Package for international travellers includes unlimited mileage, a generator, all bedding, crockery, and cutlery for an extra £232 for the week. For inquiries, call 01483 440 470
  • Put your feet up while travel coast to coast or to anywhere in the USA with an Amtrak 15-day National Rail Pass, £240 (peak) and £160 (off peak, from May to September). For details, www.amtrak.com
  • Another great US institution is the Greyhound Discovery Pass that allows unlimited bus travel. Seven days cost £115, but best go for at least 15 days (£169) to allow for the distances involved. Buy online at www.greyhound.com or from any travel agent/tour operator.
  • US hotels are good value, with rates always quoted per room. Starwood Hotels (www.starwood.com, 020 8283 4570) can book chains such as Westin, Sheraton and the very stylish W. Also, Choice Hotels (www.choicehotels.com; 0800 444 444) has a series of Good Deals offers with good-standard b&b rooms available for as little as £21 per night.
  • Jetsave Florida, Jetsave America & Canada Tailormade Holidays and Jetsave America & Canada Escorted Touring Holidays have over 40 self-drive itineraries, over 30 escorted touring holidays, plus fly-drive packages, city or shopping breaks or holidays tailormade to suit each customer’s individual requirements. Packages include flights with Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines and Northwest, and hotels range from two-star upwards and include well-known hotel groups such as Best Western, Sheraton, and Marriott, with car hire through Dollar in the USA and Hertz in Canada. For brochures, call 01235 824 428, quoting SUTS.

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