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Roadtriping all around Canada and the USA what are your ''Must see''?

 
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Feb 20, 2013 01:04 |  #61

Yes well weather was pretty cold up the coast, rainy also. We drove the 101 and the 1 up to SF today. Tomorrow we'll visit Alcatraz than head down to Los Angeles. Hopefully some POTNers will like to meet while I'll be down there!


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Feb 20, 2013 01:19 |  #62

Look up AirButchie in Southern Cal!


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Feb 20, 2013 01:29 |  #63

Oh yes had forgot he was in Cali, PM sent!


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Feb 20, 2013 01:36 |  #64

Rivest wrote in post #15630643 (external link)
Oh yes had forgot he was in Cali, PM sent!

Good for you, he will be a great "host"!!


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Feb 20, 2013 21:00 |  #65

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Personally, I'd rather go to san diego rather than LA, but I'm biased and I hate LA. :D


I was told that, but I liked LA. I didnt like Olvera st, Santa Monica wasnt as impressive as I hoped, but the pier was cool. Hollywood aint vat u see on TV either.
But, do see LA.
Do skip Miami, not much to see there at all. As for Vegas, I dont like the fake Italian and French architecture, NYNY, etc. the restaurants were packed, long lines, it was hot, lots of drunks, but it was a break from the usual sites and nature trails.




  
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Feb 20, 2013 23:17 |  #66

As far as Southern Cal, there are a lot of places I enjoy!

Malibu has a "reputation", of course, there are some interesting "spots", but for photography of a scenic nature, I'd suggest a place a bit north of Malibu, Leo Carillo State Park. The beach area is "cliffy" and cool!

Venice Beach is a cool "people place", with a "boardwalk" than can be full of characters...

Hollywood can be a fun walkaround "street photography" scene with some interesting sights. The "street"scene is good on Hollywood Blvd, less so Sunset Blvd. Rodeo Drive is good for a quick "been there and done that" but that's all unless you want a spendy place to shop.

Santa Monica, meh (unless you want to see the pier/amusement park), but then continuing south, Airbutchie and his Shouthern California 'gang" of photogs have been spending time in Long Beach and coming back with some good results. This is to me interesting, because having grown up in Southern Cal Long Beach was not to me a "destination". It was largely overrun by oil drilling fields and all in all just not interesting to me. But, they've "upgraded" the place, especially the waterfront. And then, you can hop a boat from there to Catalina Island, a nice "day trip"!

But, movin' on, one of my favorite "hang outs" was Huntington Beach, which has been "officially crowned" as Surf City USA, definitely a place to hang out!

And then my other favorite hang out was Laguna Beach, a very picturesque/photogenic spot, it would definitely be on my list!

From there, well, there are all sorts of "spots" as you travel the coastal road down to San Diego. The "storied" Mission San Juan Capistrano is a cool stop, and then a cool "scenic" place is San Clemente Beach/Park...

I haven't spent enough time in San Diego to really explore, but the Waterfront/Bay is a nice spot!


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Feb 20, 2013 23:19 |  #67

Oh and if you want to take a "day trip" away from the coast, look up Joshua Tree National Monument, a place filled with some amazing "high desert" rock formations and such. It's a bit north of Palm Springs (go there for dinner after your Joshua Tree visit:)!


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Feb 21, 2013 10:06 |  #68

Thanks for the shout-out, Tony!!! hehehehehe... So David, where are you at the moment?

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Feb 21, 2013 10:55 |  #69

Gomar wrote in post #15634042 (external link)
Do skip Miami, not much to see there at all.

I forgot to say besides flamingos, and girls in bikinis, and sometimes topless. But, ifcourse, NYC's Coney Island and Jones Beach gets its fair share of hot latinas who like to pose on the beach as well.
In fact, lately, some Russian, European, African, Latin girls have taken to swimming and showering topless in public on Coney Island. BTW, on Mermaid's Parade it's all on display.




  
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Feb 21, 2013 15:10 |  #70

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Thanks for the shout-out, Tony!!! hehehehehe... So David, where are you at the moment?

:D

Heh! You SoCal guys remind me of the classic song "I'll Be Seeing You"...

"I'll be seeing you in all the familiar places"...

SoCal has so many "familiar places"!

Oh, and I edited my post where I mentioned Long Beach, since LB has definitely "upgraded" its "look", and also I threw in a mention of a day trip to Catalina Island!


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Feb 22, 2013 12:41 |  #71

airbutchie wrote in post #15635748 (external link)
Thanks for the shout-out, Tony!!! hehehehehe... So David, where are you at the moment?

:D

Right now I found a friend of a friend of a friend who can host us in Baldwin Hills. We'll be here for around a week, mostly visiting around, shooting and having fun!

Let's try to hang out together before I leave, just let me know what, where and when you want to shoot and I'll be up for it!


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Feb 25, 2013 19:15 |  #72

Rivest wrote in post #15592955 (external link)
Oh and we are very polite and look normal too :lol:

I thought you said you were from Canada! :rolleyes:

All kidding aside, I'll give a +1 to the east coast. Lots of historical sites to shoot. And if you have the time and are willing to risk a trip to the interior, hiking the Appalachians for a day, a week, or a month would be quite memorable. http://www.appalachian​trail.org …nd-a-hike/interactive-map (external link)


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Mar 03, 2013 21:30 |  #73

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IMHO the bottom line is this:

You're taking a lot of time and a good chunk of money for gas to explore the world. To get the most out of it, you want to maximize the time you spend in the places which make certain geographical areas famous or unique and to make cool pictures.

Considering those are your goals, you would want to pay 10-20 bucks a night (split with your friend) for a campsite simple because it allows you the opportunity to do the stuff you've set out to do. The reason they regulate a lot of national parks with campsites in US is the fact that the places are REALLY COOL. You get unique geological formations, great views and amazing ecology. Paid campsites are usually right smack in the middle of those cool features or a hike away from them.

IF you choose to go free, you'll end up driving through the country waking up in random dirt roads, fields or forest patches and missing out on the stuff you've set out to do.

I'm exaggerating for the effect and oftentimes it's not the case, but if you're covering this much land I believe at least some of it should be in developed campgrounds. You can put up with some neighbours and presence of a fire pit with a table, but you'll be able to wake up before dawn, hike for 5 minutes and hit a famous spot while the light is still awesome.

Campsites are cheap and you usually can meet wonderful other campers along the way which will enrich your travel experiences.


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Mar 10, 2013 23:16 |  #74

Any updates on this trip? No grizzly bears wandering around with a camera strap stuck in their teeth are there?


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Apr 05, 2013 23:27 |  #75

Well, time for an update!

Back in Los Angeles, had a blast in Costa Rica! Here's a couple of shots, that's what I'm here for!

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