A trek, like the one's I participated in, is a trip were you go from
campground to campground. The organization provides the transportation,
a maxi-van, the trek-leader (also the driver), the tents and all the camping
equipment. You should bring your own sleeping bag and other stuff you think
you need. All the stuff is transported on top of the van, and it has to
be put up there every morning.
The treks go from campground to campground. Most of these are in state-parks or national parks. These campgrounds are good, but usually they don't have many extras on the campground. If you stay outside of a park most of the time you stay on a KOA campground, and these are good. Most of them have a swimming pool, laundry, etc. In cities you often stay in a hotel.
The trek-leaders are often young, and know a lot about America and the areas you are travelling through.
Here are my reports about the trips that I made until now:
|Holiday 1995:||Los Angeles, San Diego, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite and San Francisco|
|Holiday 1996:||Miami, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Panama Beach and Orlando|
|Holiday 1997:||New York to San Francisco visiting Chicago, Yellowstone and Yosemite|
|Holiday 1998:||New York to New York, via Cape Cod, Boston, Niagara Falls Washington and Atlantic City|
What impressed me most during these trips was the nature. In the Netherlands you can always see a city somewhere, there are always roads, and if you see two trees parked together it's called a Forrest. But if you see those gigantic areas in the States, like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon area, you can't compare it to something we have in Europe. Also the fact that there are areas where there are no other people for miles around, that's something that's impossible over here.
Here a couple of links to pages about the areas or cities from my trips:
|National Park Service|
|Great Outdoor Recreation|
|The Grand Canyon:||The Grand Canyon Explorer Homepage , Grand Canyon Photo Gallery|
|Navajo National Monument:||DesertUSA Navajo National Monument Page|
|Jerome:||Jerome Home Page|
|House of Blues||House of Blues homepage|