Arranging a trip is not always as simple as it sounds, especially when the trip is over 2,300 miles and has over six hours of total flight time. One needs to organize these types of trips well in advance to have an easy and enjoyable journey.
I started planning for my Californian dream vacation by researching my final destination, Los Angeles. I researched its main tourists’ attractions like Disneyland, Universal Studios, City Walk and the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Downtown LA, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills and the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
I found schedules and locations for these tourists’ attractions and for where we could buy their tickets. I also checked for restaurants where we could eat and the routes we could take to get to these destinations after we rented our car at LAX.
After all of my research was completed, I calculated the time we would spend in all of the places and locations we would be visiting. I also made a list of all of the addresses of these sites and I made another list with what we should take in our suitcases, for my husband and me to wear, to take in the plane with us and for the five days of our trip.
I estimated the following expenses for the two of us, for the five days of the trip.
Plane tickets for two
Greenville, Atlanta, L.A. round trip
Weekly rental with car insurance
Tickets to all attractions
Universal and Disneyland
$50 a day per person
Extra expenses like: souvenirs, gas, tolls, etc.
Larger expenses: gas and souvenirs
Total for 5 days
We are estimating we will be spending close to $4,000 on this trip. Most of this money, close to 60% of it, will go to pay for our plane tickets and hotel lodging. The other big expenses will come from the car rental, the tickets to the attractions and from our meals. Luckily, we have been... [continues]
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