Q. I would like to hitchhike or catch buses following the Mississippi River. What do you recommend? I am 66.
Tommy MacDonald, Chelsea, London
A. Hitchhiking could be risky, as well as tiring.
Rides on Greyhound buses from Minneapolis in Minnesota to New Orleans in Louisiana, stopping for a few days at St Louis in Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee, to get a flavour of life by the river, would come to about £200-£250 (greyhound.com).
Long and winding: The Mississippi River is one of the longest rivers in the world and the route along it is well-served by Greyhound Buses
Q. We are going to a wedding in Positano in Italy, flying in to Naples. Can you advise on the best, and cheapest, way to get there from the airport?
Mrs Sam Pugh, via email.
A. For an adventure, take the 20-minute airport bus (£4.30) to Garibaldi Station in Naples.
Then catch a 68-minute Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento (£3.90). From Sorrento, it’s a 35-minute ferry to Positano (£18, directferries.co.uk).
Or, much easier, a shared shuttle bus direct to your Positano hotel is from £48 for two (positanoshuttle.com).
Pretty as a picture: To reach Postitano, pictured, from Naples take the train to Sorrento then a 35-minute ferry for £18
Q. We want to go to Florida for a holiday, then hop over to Cuba for a week before flying back to Florida. Can we do this?
Chrissie Mobbs, via email.
A. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office says: ‘Travelling for tourism reasons directly from the U.S. to Cuba is not allowed under U.S. law.’ See gov.uk.
If you fly direct to Cuba from the UK, you need a ‘tourist card’. These cost £25 (cubavisa.uk).
Colourful: If you fly direct to Cuba from the UK, you need a ‘tourist card’ costing £25
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