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Help me get from South Bend, IN to Indianapolis, IN

I am traveling to Indiana from California for work. I need to get from South Bend to Indianapolis. I was originally planning to just rent a car, but I've never driven on snowy roads and my family is convinced I'm going to kill myself. Can you help me travel safely? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on Feb 18, 2014 - 16 answers

[Traffic] Driving on 95 on X-Mas & New Year's Day DC-BOS-DC: Bad idea?

How is driving on I-95 on Christmas and New Year's Day? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Blue Ridge Parkway trip probably ruined - suggestions?

With the government shutdown, everything but the road itself is closed. Wife has declared that just driving without stopping at the parks and attractions is stupid and a waste of time, so has nixed the idea. [more inside]
posted by Old'n'Busted on Oct 9, 2013 - 24 answers

Central America backpacker travel porn thread.

With a month, a thousand bucks, Puerto Vallarta as a starting point, and a hot travel partner, what's our best backpacking travel option? Cross-Mexico drive? Hop down to Costa Rica/Panama? Something else? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Oct 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Visitors to L.A: Was traffic better or worse than you expected?

I reply to a fair number of L.A. travel questions here and many of the answers (including mine) often contain dire warnings about traffic. This happens even if traffic isn't directly related to the question being asked. So, visitors to our fair city, how bad was the traffic really, and what information/advice can I give to newbie LA tourists who drive? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 29, 2013 - 60 answers

Driving from Seattle to Whistler. Anything I need to know?

Tomorrow night, I'll be driving from Seattle to Whistler, BC. What's the drive going to be like, and is there anything that I should know? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Feb 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Driving right on the left side of the road

Canadian wishing to drive in Scotland and the Hebrides - never drove on the left side before - how to prepare? [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Oct 29, 2012 - 29 answers

Mouse on Wheels

It looks like we won't be able to afford flying for our Disney trip this November, so we're driving. Point of origination: Madison, Wisconsin. Drive time is 22 hours. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 15, 2012 - 20 answers

Thrills and spills in the Pacific Northwest

Exciting things to do within driving distance of the BC-WA border? [more inside]
posted by eldindeer on Sep 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Pitfalls or advice for a family of 4 driving a rental car from upstate NY to FL right before X-mas?

Got any advice or pitfall warnings for a family of 4 who may be driving a rental car from upstate NY to St. Augustine, FL, on December 22-23 (weekend)? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Aug 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Advice on driving the TransCanada highway.

Help me figure out my route, travelling from Edmonton to Toronto on the TransCanada highway! [more inside]
posted by pytar gucchy on May 18, 2012 - 9 answers

What to do between Toronto and Boston?

Please suggest places to see, things to do, places to stop/stay overnight, and routes to take for a five day car trip between Toronto and Boston? It should only be about 10 hours of direct driving, so plenty of time to stop and visit. Are there any really cool things I've never heard of and shouldn't miss? (Niagara Falls and Montreal are possibilities, but I've already heard of them :) Thank you!
posted by Salamandrous on Aug 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Road Trip Filter: Ithaca, Buffalo, Niagara Falls

I am going on a road trip next week that will include Ithaca, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and points in between. I'd love some suggestions of fun, amazing, quirky, or air conditioned things to do along the way. We'll be coordinating rest stops so any 'in between' suggestions would be especially appreciated. Moderately physically active OK, strenuous not so much. Trip includes very small children.
posted by bq on Jul 21, 2011 - 22 answers

How to make the trip from Baltimore to Chincoteague nice?

Travelling from Baltimore to Chincoteage with Grandma (late 80's) and daughter (4). Where should we stop along the way to make the trip more pleasant? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Jun 29, 2011 - 6 answers

A romantic weekend from LA?

What's a great weekend getaway from Los Angeles at a resonable price? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on May 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Don't let my fiancé drown!

My fiancé had plans to drive from Houston to Saint Louis over the next two days. Now it's looking like there is a lot of flooding in the Memphis area and Southeast Missouri. Should she worry, or re-route her drive? What's the best route to take given current conditions? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Apr 30, 2011 - 18 answers

Driving around Detroit, MI

I have business in the Bloomfield Hills suburb of Detroit in a couple of weeks. Google Maps gives me two routes from the airport car rental to my destination with roughly the same travel time and a third that appears slightly longer. Which is best in terms of ease of navigation for a solo driving Detroit area newb, safe road conditions (especially if it snows), and likelihood that the travel time is accurate (i.e. not prone to massive unexpected delays)? [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Driving from St. Augustine, FL to Atlanta

Driving from St. Augustine to Atlanta, what's the best route to take? [more inside]
posted by shinynewnick on Aug 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Must-See Scenic Drives and Attractions Driving West from Cincinnati to Seattle

What are some must-see scenic drives and attractions to be found on a one-way roadtrip West from Cincinnati, OH to Seattle, WA. Mid-40s opposite-sex couple who love photography, don't like hiking very much but appreciate a good hot spring, and are what you would call "foodies". We're thinking about the Badlands and Black Hills, but what else? Also, what stretches of road can we avoid to stave off boredom, and where should we drive instead of them? We can go a bit out of our way, but would like to be back at our jobs within a week.
posted by matildaben on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

iRoad Trip!!

I'm not new to road trips, but I am new to iPhone apps. Which apps have you found helpful when traveling by car in the US? [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Jul 1, 2010 - 22 answers

to blink or not to blink, that is the question

are new (beginning) drivers taught to use turn signals? if so, is turn signal use required by law? [more inside]
posted by msconduct on May 20, 2010 - 31 answers

Go West! ... then north.

What should I see and do on a roadtrip to northern BC? [more inside]
posted by ouchitburns on May 20, 2010 - 6 answers

RI to MN roadtrip with 4 kids: so not the Griswolds

We're planning a drive from RI to MN with four kids and need some logistics suggestions (e.g., lodging ideas, construction warnings, etc.). [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on May 11, 2010 - 10 answers

One-stop shopping for road conditions

Is there a good one-stop website or iPhone app that covers more-or-less real-time driving conditions across the USA, including weather, road closures, traffic, etc? [more inside]
posted by doift on Feb 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Roadtrip!

I'll be driving from coast to coast soon. The only place I know for sure I want to see is the Grand Canyon. Help me get the most of this trip. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Jan 29, 2010 - 25 answers

Where to take "me" during "me" time.

Driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in four days: what sights would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Jan 14, 2010 - 26 answers

On The Road To Feeling Weird

Why do I feel so weird when I return home from a long car trip and how can I prevent these feelings? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on Nov 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Italy or bust

Traveling the Italian coast [more inside]
posted by sundri on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I get licensed to drive through Mexico?

I live in the central USA and am thinking about taking a trip to Mexico City in August to catch a world cup qualifier game. I was wondering how difficult it would be to get the proper licensing/what licensing would be required to drive there?
posted by mikeo2 on Jun 11, 2009 - 21 answers

Road trip: Minneapolis to . . . ?

We have four days to take a road trip from Minneapolis to wherever we want. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by sciapod on Apr 21, 2009 - 18 answers

Help my foreign friends enjoy their American experience...

Any ideas on a route (and some great points of interest) for some Italian visitors to take from Mt. Vernon, Ohio to Fargo, ND? It'll be their first time in the U.S. and would like to see as much as possible. [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Apr 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Chicago to Louisville

Are there any fun places to stop between Chicago and Louisville? We'll be making the drive on a Sunday. Restaurant ideas are also appreciated.
posted by ae4rv on Feb 25, 2009 - 10 answers

I usually go in the middle of the day...

TrafficFilter: Help me get to San Diego! [more inside]
posted by Korou on Jan 16, 2009 - 11 answers

What are the best places to stop (for great PHOTO ops and delicious FOOD) along Hwy 101 from San Francisco to Seattle?

Please recommend the best places to stop for PHOTO opportunities and delicious FOOD along the 101 from San Francisco to Seattle on a 3-day road trip? [more inside]
posted by dcruzin on Oct 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Please evaluate my route from Italy to Spain by car

I plan to drive from Venice, Italy to Valenica, Spain in April or May 2009 using the following route. I will stay for a few days or weeks in little spots along the way. I should have about six weeks in total. I mostly want to see a little of Spain and Italy, the French Riviera, Montpellier, Marseilles and finish at Valencia. Apart from that anything else I should try to see? Any parts of the chosen route I should avoid? What's driving like along that route? Any rental car companies which will let me pick up in Italy and drop off in Spain?
posted by zaebiz on Aug 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Leaving New York, Never Easy... Car hire?

I'm currently in Astoria, NY, and planning to drive to DC tomorrow in a hired car. [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jun 3, 2008 - 20 answers

Driving routes from Cincinnati to Ann Arbor?

Please tell me about your experience driving the main or alternate routes from Cincinnati, OH to Ann Arbor, MI. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on May 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Austrian villages

Pleasant towns in Austria? [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling on Apr 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Hudson River Crossing - Pro Tips?

GW vs. Tappan Zee: Pro tips for deciding on route? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 1, 2008 - 23 answers

Doing the Dingle Run

I'm going to be in Dingle, Ireland for a week in May, and I had a question about driving and the relative sanity of my plans. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Mar 30, 2008 - 14 answers

Driving across country where to stay (no hotels).

I'm driving across country in a month (Oregon to NY). I drove out here 2 years ago and stayed in hotels both nights on the way out. I don't have the funds to do that this time around. Any advice about sleeping in my car at rest areas? I'm trying to marathon it and camping would probably slow me down more than I'd like. [more inside]
posted by huxley on Mar 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Driving is fun, for a while.

What's the best way to drive from Chicago to Seattle in February? [more inside]
posted by 517 on Jan 20, 2008 - 13 answers

How do we go from NYC to LA in a week in the most interesting way?

My brother is moving to LA and I'm going to drive out there with him. I can only take about one week off of work so we want to keep it within 8 or 9 days. Where should we stop on the southern route from NYC to LA? We're thinking route 81 south then another highway west to California. [more inside]
posted by minicloud on Jan 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Road Trip to say Bye Bye to Michigan

Need help planning a 2-3 week road trip in spring for a new place to live. We're starting out in Michigan. 2 spots we know we want to hit are Colorado and Oregon (Portland area). [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Dec 4, 2007 - 5 answers

How to get to San Carlos?

What's the best way to get from Tucson, Arizona to San Carlos, Sonora (Mexico)? [more inside]
posted by cior on Oct 27, 2007 - 4 answers

What to worry about while driving to Ensenada, Mexico?

9 other friends and I are all planning to drive down into Mexico for our fall break. We will be going in two cars, one of which we borrowed from someone not coming on the trip. We would be staying for about 72 hours (maybe just slightly more). What do we need to do to prepare? Any other general tips for a weekend trip to Ensenada? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Oct 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Color me Griswold

Heading to the Big Easy for a couple of weeks around X-mas. Driving ~1,800 miles from PA with a 2 and 3 year old. Suggestions on making it bearable for them, and us? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Oct 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Japan maps in english

Where can I get driving directions in Japan in English? [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Sep 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Transit times between Vancouver, Seattle, and Los Angeles

Quickie road trip! How long does it take to drive from L.A. to Seattle? And how long to drive from downtown Seattle to downtown Vancouver, BC? And how long from Seattle to L.A.? How would you budget your time in each city? We're leaving on Sunday evening and we have to get back by Friday night. We might skip Vancouver if the timetable gets too tight. [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Aug 11, 2007 - 21 answers

Snow in Mountains for Aug. Road Trip?

I'm going to drive from Boston to San Francisco in August. Will I encounter snow or other weather hazards in the Mountains? [more inside]
posted by morallybass on Jul 20, 2007 - 14 answers

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