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Sunday Times: Ask the team

As a regular contributor to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Travel magazine, I am sometimes asked to share my travel tips and answer readers’ questions.

Here are some of the questions I’ve recently answered. Click on the links to reveal the answers.

We are travelling independently to Croatia in October, and want to organise a trip to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Can you help?

We plan to travel from Nashville to New Orleans via Memphis in 2016. We want to finish at the beach, but we have no knowledge of the area. Can you help?

My husband and I are spending six weeks travelling in Australia next year. It will be my birthday while we’re there, and we’ve got a bit of cash to splurge on a special experience to celebrate the occasion. What would you recommend?

It’s my brother-in-law’s 60th birthday this year, and he likes the idea of riding Route 66 on a Harley-Davidson. When is the best time of year to go, and would you recommend an organised tour?

For our silver anniversary, my husband and I are visiting Australia. We would love to see Uluru, but it seems expensive. Must it cost a fortune? 

I am taking my family of five to California this August. We have planned the usual highlights — Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tahoe, Yosemite — but are stuck trying to find a laid-back farmstead-type place near Coloma, in the Gold Country, to break up the San Fran to Lake Tahoe drive. Any thoughts?

I would like to go to Canada or America and watch grizzly bears catching salmon. When and where should I go?