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14 Things You Need To Know Before Driving California's Big Sur. The rugged stretch of California coastline between San Simeon and Carmel has always done its best to ward off interlopers.

14 Things You Need To Know Before Driving California's Big Sur

Even the otherwise-ambitious Spaniards gave it a miss at first. Centuries later, there was still no road through the land that explorers referred to as “el país grande del sur,” which may or may not translate roughly as “that place where the parking was so bad, we left and went somewhere else.” When the project to build what would become the most adored segment of California’s Highway 1 was finally started, it took 18 years to complete. Residents, what few there were, remained largely off the grid until the 1950s. Today, visitors to Big Sur can glide through roughly 85 miles of stunning scenery in a couple of hours, but the region remains an overwhelming and somewhat unknowable place to many. 1) If you’re in a rush, take the freeway. 2) Plan ahead. 3) Overnighting is not essential. 4) If you do stay over, be smart. 8) Stagger your start time. 9) Don’t be a snob. Steep Ravine. 14 Things You Need To Know Before Driving California's Big Sur.

Campsite with Human Nest - Treebones Resort. Beginning at $175 Our exclusive HUMAN NEST offers one of the best views at Treebones.

Campsite with Human Nest - Treebones Resort

Are you ready to go beyond the comforts of a yurt and fall asleep cradled in a human-sized nest? Extreme ”eco- sleep” is here! This unusual work of woven wood-art was created & built by Big Sur artist Jayson Fann. Bring your own sleeping bags & other gear for this night aloft. This is a walk-in campsite which includes private use of the wood-woven nest, and comes with a picnic table & nearby access to water. Two night minimum. Human nest is NOT rainproof – bring a tent to set up nearby in case of rain! As with other campsites, there is no late check-ins permitted – it is very dark after sundown.

Confirmation - Wisecars. Kayak New Orleans Wetlands. Tour Description Louisiana’s still-massive cypress and tupelo forests, meandering bayous and sprawling wetlands, which once laced the city itself, are dwindling at an alarming rate.

Kayak New Orleans Wetlands

This integral part of the local landscape sits literally at our doorstep, yet remains lamentably off the radar for many whose lives and futures depend on it…. Lost Lands takes you 40 miles away and a million miles from home.” – Renee Peck, Nola Vie Although vast areas of South Louisiana cypress and tupelo forests were eliminated by loggers and real estate developers, outdoors enthusiasts can go back in time, paddling kayaks through haunting and mesmerizing forested swamps in the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area about 40 minutes outside the city.

Tour Info Our kayaking tours start in New Orleans near Tulane University with an educational session about environmental issues affecting coastal Louisiana. Does this sound like what you are looking for? Go Travel Yunnan : where to take your bus in Kunming. Geolocating myself in front of the Baoshan Express in Kunming Most travelers to Yunnan have to transit in Kunming 昆明.

Go Travel Yunnan : where to take your bus in Kunming

The city is a major transportation hub. The lucky ones will be able to take a plane to either Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, Tengchong, Mangshi, or Jinghong, but budget travelers will have to take the bus. Bus stations have been moved to the outskirts of the city. In this post, I want to help you find where to go to catch your bus. Four main bus stations I list below the four bus stations with some their most popular travel destinations.

This Chinese-only webpage will (maybe) help you find additional information about bus timetables and pricing. How to get there With the expansion of Kunming subway system, getting to these bus stations will get easier. The art of taking the bus in China. ESTA - Application Status. To strengthen the security of travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, requirements to travel visa-free have been enhanced.

ESTA - Application Status

Nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries will still be eligible to travel without a visa but will have to obtain an approved travel authorization prior to their travel to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security and the United States Customs and Border Protection have provided a secure public Web site with an automated form for you, or a third party, to complete in order to apply for a travel authorization. Once you enter the required biographic, travel, and payment information on the secure Web site, your application is processed by the system to determine if you are eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program without a visa. ESTA approval authorizes a traveler to board a carrier for travel to the United States under the VWP.

Private carriers must be a signatory visa waiver program carrier.