Woohoo, we are heading to the US and Canada this Xmas. Our preliminary (very lose) plan at the moment is: Arriving at Los Angeles on 19th December. Thinking of staying around El Pueblo, and travelling to Harry Potter world (my girls will not let me skip that) and Disneyland. We need to be in Las Vegas arount the 23rd December for a Cirque Du Soleil show. Wanting to stay Xmas eve at a small town at the Grand Canyon. We will then head to Yellowstone and stay a couple of days. Next major stop is San Francisco for New Years eve. Then drive to Seatle. We need to be in Vancouver BC on the 6th January for my daughter to be back at uni. We will then spend two weeks wandering around, Whistler for a few days as we are all skiers, maybe Victoria island as well, with a bit of luck catch up with Randy for a ..insert favourite beverage here.. during this time. Is Canadian Club big there? its big here but I also know Fosters beer is known the world over except nobody here actually drinks it. Happy to meet anybody else on our travels time permiting. The plan is to hire an SUV to carry the five of us and luggage. I would like to do nothing but hike some of your best parks, but my girls (9, 18 and 21 + wife) want to shop and see shows, I'm thinking we will meet somewhere in the middle, but will settle for 40/60, reality might end up 20/80 (I'm a firm believer on only fighting battles you know you can win). I don't use major highways here, so see no point in using them there, but I also know our time constraints and winter snow might force me to change that. Please fell free to advise on places to see, or places to avoid, and any tips you might want to share. Looking forward to it.