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Best time of year to bicycle from NYC to SF?

I want to ride from NYC to SF in 2015. I have 8 to 10 weeks (maybe 12) to do it. When would be the best time of the year to do so? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Dec 19, 2014 - 8 answers

Driving Cross Country, NY to Cali

We are considering driving across the country from NY to California via a southern route sometime between January - March. Have you ever done this? [more inside]
posted by kmr on Sep 4, 2014 - 17 answers

Cross-country driving, the pleasant way!

I've enjoyed the discussion on this post about America's worst highways, but I have a particular interest in seeing the other side of the coin - I'm going to be driving from DC to San Francisco in early October (in a minivan full of everything I own that is too delicate/bulky/valuable to send by mail--it's not much but it's not nothing) and I want to know: what route is the least maddening? At least, which parts have better options than others? I'm going to take about a week at it (hoping to not do more than 7-8 hours of driving a day). Bonus points for suggesting ideal places (not far from the interstate) to start the day with an ~hourlong bike ride.
posted by psoas on Aug 7, 2014 - 9 answers

Moving cross-country, will need car--but when and where?

In a few months I will be moving across the country from Delaware to California for a year to maybe indefinitely. In which state should I buy a car and how should it be paid for? (Snowflake details below the cut.) [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Mar 24, 2014 - 11 answers

Moving to California from NYC: How... to do that.

So I've just gotten a job in San Francisco and my GF and I will therefore be leaving New York and moving. I've never lived more than 125 miles from NYC before, so I need help with understanding the logistics here. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Feb 10, 2014 - 22 answers

Across America by bicycle … in about 8 weeks!

I've always harbored an ambition to ride across the U.S., but I thought I might have to quit my job to do so. My company just implemented eight-week sabbaticals though, so maybe I won't have to! I'm considering doing it next year, and I'd like some advice from people who've done a similar trip. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Sep 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Sacramento to NYC by way of 40 hours of driving

Driving cross country for the first time from Sacramento to my soon to be new home in NYC with my dog and my brother. Tips, advice, route help are all welcome, please. [more inside]
posted by veronicacorningstone on Sep 22, 2013 - 25 answers

Should I risk buying (x-country) ski boots second-hand or overseas?

I need to buy (NNN) cross-country ski boots for classic-style skiing, mostly day tours in the back country. My local ski shop sells them for $200 (for these) or $400 (for these). Those are their only two options. Ebay often seems to have boots for about $50 (with $50 extra for postage to Australia). If I know my size in one brand (from hiring boots in the past), how transferable is it to another boot in the same brand, or to another brand I haven't tried? Is it madness to buy ski boots without trying them? Alternatively, I am likely to be in Minneapolis in January. Should I wait and look for boots there? Are they heaps cheaper in the USA? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Aug 28, 2013 - 10 answers

I like to move it, move it

Trying to plan a cross-country move. Having trouble finding a company to actually move my stuff. Alternatives to PODS? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Jun 13, 2013 - 13 answers

Moving Cross Country on Budget: Book Rate/Media Mail and Other Questions

I'm an academic, and am moving across the country (SF to Boston) for a one year gig. The new university is unfortunately not paying my moving expenses (nor a very high salary), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get my stuff there. I'll be driving with a station wagon full of stuff, which should be fine for most of my stuff. But I'm not sure *all* of the boxes will fit, and I have a piano and couple of pieces of furniture that I would like to, but don't have to, bring. More below. [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on May 31, 2013 - 14 answers

Best cross country route right now from MI to WA?

I am moving from lower MI to the Seattle area very soon. I was planning on taking 80 or 90, but both of them have recently been closed due to snow. Will going that way be okay, or is there a better way to go? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Apr 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Buy a house from 3,000 miles away as a first-time buyer?

How (Should?) we buy a house on the other side of the country? We know we want to move there, but we can't go yet. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2013 - 15 answers

Hypothermia, be gone! XC skiing in Norway, seeking clothing help

Cross-country Skiing Outfit: I'm seeking clothing advice so that I don't freeze when XC skiing for the first time this winter (in Norway). [more inside]
posted by fakelvis on Dec 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Where to go to camp, learn, eat, and have fun between NYC and Colorado.

My boyfriend and I will be driving from New York City to the Colorado Rockies via Appalachia, MO, and KS, and would like specific suggestions of things to do and places to eat along the way, camping style! [more inside]
posted by Emms on Oct 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Most cargo capacity for cross country move: minivan vs. SUV?

My girlfriend is moving from New York City to Miami for a yearlong clerkship. A one-way rental of an SUV or minivan seems to be our best option to move her stuff. What would have the most available cargo space? [more inside]
posted by theory on Sep 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Finding a driving partner for a very long one-way Canadian trip.

What would be the best and safest way to find a ride share on a long one-way (Toronto->Yellowknife) Canadian road trip? [more inside]
posted by jpziller on Sep 18, 2012 - 6 answers

When you come to a fork in the road, take it: Seattle or San Francisco?

You've been offered the same position with the same company in your choice of two offices: Seattle or San Francisco. The salary is the same in both positions but, due to a cost of living adjustment, the pay is higher in SF. What are some of the factors you'd consider in deciding where to go? Which would you choose and why? [more inside]
posted by IdRatherNotSay on Aug 26, 2012 - 50 answers

Algonquin in the winter

Algonquin Park in the winter. Do you have experience/advice/recommendations? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Aug 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Cross country train trip USA -- sleeper or no?

Cross country train trip -- sleeper or no? Terrible idea? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Jul 27, 2012 - 44 answers

Drowning in details! Throw me a life ring!

Looking for help planning an upcoming cross-country move and logistics planning and options. Move: Baltimore, MD to Berkeley, CA, with a LOT of leeway, but it's still hella complicated! Lots of special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Apr 20, 2012 - 3 answers

This has to be better than the road trips of our youth, because our van has air conditioning!

Cross-country road trip with three children aged five and under in an aging minivan! Great idea, or GREATEST idea? [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on Mar 16, 2012 - 36 answers

Home is where the heart is en route to

How does one rent an apartment out-of-state, sight unseen, so it's ready to move in upon arrival? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Relocating from Upstate NY to the Silicon Valley/San Francisco. How do I get myself and my belongings there?

Relocating from Upstate NY to the Silicon Valley/San Francisco. How do I get myself and my belongings there? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Jan 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Just can't wait to get on the road again...

What jobs involve spending most of the time driving across the country, that AREN'T truck driving? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Dec 4, 2011 - 22 answers

Cross Country Ski Binding Adapters?

I have funky extra-wide 6E feet, and they don't make cross-country ski boots in my size. Where can I buy an adapter that fits over footwear I already own? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Oct 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Driving from CA to IA with a cat. Halp.

Help me plan my drive from Oakland, CA to Clinton, IA. Complication: cat. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Sep 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Get me and my stuff from Point A to Point B (possibly via Point C?)

Transitioning from car-free East Coast existence to Southern California sprawl. What's the most efficient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 28, 2011 - 17 answers

safe long-distance ridesharing?

Ride-sharing on Craigslist: how to do it safely? Or should I just not? [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Jul 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Fill my many hours of driving with anticipation

Cross-country road trip diversions that transform boredom into anticipation. City roll call: Nashville, St Louis, Kansas City, Lincoln, Laramie, Salt Lake City, Reno, and points between. [more inside]
posted by dino might on Jun 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Hydraulic brakes better for long descents?

I am looking for a cross-country bike for use in a mountain-y watershed area. I am not a skilled or graceful descender, and there is going to be a lot of descending. Bike shop guy, who I have known for a while and trust, says hydraulic discs are the way to go because of how they handle heat. Is this really a factor I should account for? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Apr 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Cross-country moving company rec?

MovingFilter - please suggest a moving company for a CA->MA move. [more inside]
posted by synapse on Apr 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Kansas City, here I come

What do I need to know about moving to Kansas City, MO? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Feb 27, 2011 - 9 answers

John O'Groats to Land's End equivalents

How do they walk cross country in your country? [more inside]
posted by muhonnin on Nov 13, 2010 - 22 answers

Need help finding good, trustworthy cross country movers

Looking for recommendations for reliable cross-country movers (San Francisco to DC). [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on Oct 16, 2010 - 7 answers

I'm Driving Across The Country in November

How do I prepare for a drive across the country (probably on I-80) in early November? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Oct 16, 2010 - 21 answers

Please help us plan our move.

Please help us complete a cross-country move efficiently and cheaply. How? Keep the cars? Keep the stuff? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 29 answers

Most cost-efficient way to move from MA to CA?

What is the best way to move from Boston, MA to Santa Barbra, CA? Cost is the major issue. [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy on Feb 24, 2010 - 24 answers

How do I move across the country?

Moving from Peterborough Ontario to Vancouver BC... how do I do this? [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 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

King and Queen of the Road

Planning a move from Brooklyn to Seattle by car in late February/early March, and need advice. My husband and I are cheapskates in our mid-20s who have never driven cross-country before and want to make an excursion out of this move. [more inside]
posted by doift on Jan 27, 2010 - 25 answers

City-Hopping in the USA and Europe

I'm wanting to spend a month or so in each of some of the coolest cities of the USA/Europe. I've got a full-time work-from-anywhere-there's-wi-fi job that'll keep me going but still want to keep expenses down. Done something similar? What was your best way to find lodgings? [more inside]
posted by chbrown on Jan 4, 2010 - 11 answers

vroom, vroom

RoadtripFilter: Where's a cool place to stop for a night between Chicago and Syracuse? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jun 8, 2009 - 7 answers

The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond. ~Edward McDonagh

My husband and I have a longstanding dream of driving cross country on the small highways and byways of America. As we inch closer to this reality (we're now fairly firmly looking at doing this in five years, when our son is old enough to remember the trip), we've started doing the financial planning for it. My question to you: What is the best car (type or brand) for a very tall family of three to drive across America in? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jun 2, 2009 - 32 answers

X-country Near DC

Good cross-country skiing near Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Feb 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Snowshoeing, skating, or skiing for n00bs

How can two oldsters, two college students, and a 15-year-old boy have fun in the snow or on the ice? My 21-year-old nephew and his girlfriend are coming to stay with me, my wife, and son in the Denver area right after New Year's. We'd like to take them to the mountains for a day trip or possibly overnight, but we're totally lame and don't know how to ski or skate. They probably know how to skate, but I don't think they ski. What would be fun and easy to learn? [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Dec 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Scammed by the movers

Interstate movers gave a binding estimate ($2300) based on an accurate list that we supplied, but after all the furniture was loaded on the truck they told us it was more than twice the price ($5300)! What can we do? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Aug 27, 2008 - 25 answers

Flying a dog cross country?

Flying a dog cross country? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 - 6 answers

There's got to be an easier way...

Is there an easy and relatively inexpensive way to ship a pallet of furniture and household goods halfway across the country? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Jun 4, 2008 - 9 answers

From DC to Dallas.

My girlfriend and I are moving across the country, from DC to the metro Dallas area. I've never moved cross-country on this scale, so what tips/advice/warnings can you give me about this sort of move? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on May 27, 2008 - 16 answers

Seeing the 2nd largest ball of twine

Driving Chicago to LA: Interstate or backroads? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Apr 27, 2008 - 15 answers

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