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Tailgater Haters

I don't tailgate though I am tailgated a lot. Sometimes they're so close that I can't see the hood ornament. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 11, 2016 - 47 answers

Two weeks in Ireland

To celebrate finally getting my Irish Citizenship, I'm planning a trip to Ireland. Two weeks in Ireland: What shall I do, where shall I go? [more inside]
posted by sarahdal on Jun 2, 2016 - 14 answers

California Dreamin': Road Trip Edition

What would you see in California if you were starting out in LA and had a car and 7 days to travel, only caveat being that you need to be in San Diego on the morning of the 8th day? We're going to LA for a family wedding in August. Taking an extra week afterwards to travel around and see as much of California as possible. However, we have to prioritize as we only have 7 days. Flying out from San Diego on the 8th day. We will have a rental car and we're interested in seeing as much as possible, as it will be my first time in California. Driving a lot is not a problem; we love roadtrips, and both of us drive so we can take turns. Please help us plan an itinerary! [more inside]
posted by spicytunaroll on May 19, 2016 - 18 answers

Moving tales

What are some good stories about transitioning from one place to another? [more inside]
posted by ariadne's threadspinner on Mar 13, 2016 - 15 answers

Is two weeks too young for a road trip to Death Valley?

Teeny Everyday was born ten days ago, and mom and baby are doing very well. To celebrate paternity leave ending, Mom had the bright (or maybe not so bright) idea of a road trip to her favorite national park, Death Valley. However, I've only been there once, and am somewhat hazy on the details of how we got to certain places of interest, like Zabriskie Point. Is this trip unrealistic with a newborn? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Feb 22, 2016 - 33 answers

Road Trip with the dog

We're considering our Memorial Day weekend plans and want to take a road trip with our dogs - can you recommend dog friendly cities/towns/lakes in the Midwest? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jan 27, 2016 - 3 answers

Bumpy squirrels need not apply

The other day I drove past a Squirrel Level Road in Virginia. Where did the name come from? [more inside]
posted by metaquarry on Dec 13, 2015 - 11 answers

Why does driving make people angry?

Yesterday I had a rather disturbing encounter with a fellow suffering badly from road rage. Having worked as a commercial driver, I really don't understand what causes this? [more inside]
posted by 8LeggedFriend on Oct 18, 2015 - 37 answers

Any travel suggestions for the central coast of California? With dog.

Need a quick getaway from LA after I meet several deadlines next week. I'm planning to visit a friend in Cambria Friday and Saturday but would like to hit the road and see Monterey, Carmel and/or Santa Cruz (or somewhere else you might suggest in the area) on Sunday. [more inside]
posted by parkerposey on Oct 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Toronto to Maritimes: Road Trip Routing

Your tips for a road trip from Toronto the East Coast of Canada, please! [more inside]
posted by spicytunaroll on Sep 9, 2015 - 12 answers

NYC to Falling Water Road trip

NYC to Falling Water road trip info. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by tulim on Jul 3, 2015 - 7 answers

Mapping out kid-friendly road trip?

Is there an app or online tool that helps map out kid-friendly pit stops if you give it a general route? (In our case, Western Mass. to Morgantown, WV) [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on Jun 1, 2015 - 4 answers

Driving from Portland, OR to Phoenix, AZ.

Google Maps gives me a range of times between two routes depending on the time of day I query, so I'm curious if anyone has personal experiences between these two routes and suggestions for others. I'm trying to minimize driving time as much as possible. [more inside]
posted by gucci mane on Jan 28, 2015 - 13 answers

What should a father & daughter do in Oklahoma City & Albuquerque?

My 12 year old daughter and I are taking a three week cross-country road trip later this year. We’re hitting many of the places that you’d expect a father and daughter to check out while driving around the US, as well as some cities that we’re pretty excited about, but we have a few interstitial days between the Grand Canyon and Graceland that I’m not quite sure about. What should we do in, or near, Oklahoma City and Albuquerque? Any suggestions are much appreciated!
posted by SafetyPirate on Jan 26, 2015 - 28 answers

Holiday Road

Where can a family of four Floridians drive to have a fun vacation? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jan 3, 2015 - 7 answers

Escape From New Orleans

Can you please recommend to me an overnight road trip approximately 2-3 hours from New Orleans where I can do some low-key exploring (preferably outdoor), have a couple of quiet beers, eat some awesome (vegetarian) food, and mellow out? [more inside]
posted by justjess on Nov 10, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me be safe in this driving situation! (USA Driving-Filter)

This intersection with a turning lane is usually very busy causing gridlock, and I need advice to stay safe. Basically both driveways are offset from each other so people in the turning lane need to occupy an overlapping space. Diagram and further details inside! [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Aug 4, 2014 - 15 answers

Do I need to book in advance in Iceland?

My friend and I are driving the Iceland Ring Road the first two weeks of August. Should I book accommodations in advance? Or would it be OK to book along the way (or just show up at places). [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Jun 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me ride my new bike

Cyclists of MeFi: I recently acquired a lovely new ride but wow, is it ever different from my daily commuter. Help me get used to drop bars and downtube shifters. [more inside]
posted by avocet on Jun 16, 2014 - 25 answers

Driving from Dallas to Boston for a move -- any advice / pointers?

I'm moving to Boston and driving up there with my car and belongings. While the adventurous part of me would want to extend the duration of the trip to make stops and check out scenery, the practical part of me wants to get this 23 - 27 hour trip done ASAP. I want to go with the latter. [more inside]
posted by 6spd on May 19, 2014 - 12 answers

Driving from Pittsburgh to Austin: if you had to, how would you go?

What’s the most swift, interesting, safe, and/or inexpensive route by car through the Southeast? [more inside]
posted by lordcorvid on Feb 22, 2014 - 9 answers

Googling "weird camel thing" surprisingly proved fruitless

I am trying to remember the name of a fantasy book I read around 1990 or so. It was written for pre-teens/young adults, took place on another planet, involved a longish journey on some sort of camel-esque creature and the development of a relationship between a trainee warrior-type and some sort of novitiate. Any ideas as to what this book could be? [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Feb 6, 2014 - 4 answers

What is the longest developed stretch of road in the world?

I am curious to know the longest drive you can take where you will not see any undeveloped land, such as farmland, forest or field, on either side of the road. The route does not have to be one single road, although I suppose I would be curious about the longest individual developed road, as well as the largest developed area(s). This question came about because I was thinking about urban sprawl and mega cities. This question could also potentially be phrased as what is the longest/widest urban area in the world, although I imagine it could also be possible to have a string of smaller municipalities all linked together along a major road. It could also be possible to have an urban area that snakes around in multiple curves, as opposed to being a straight shot across (or up or down).
posted by PigAlien on Jan 5, 2014 - 42 answers

Hybrid vs. Cyclocross bikes?

Back in the day, there were two styles of bikes that I was aware of – road bikes and mountain bikes. Now there are road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, and cyclocross bikes. This is very exciting – as more options – but also subtly confusing. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Dec 29, 2013 - 17 answers

Christmas mother-daughter road trip in America

My mom and I are hoping to get away over Christmas and explore the States a little bit. GIve us good ideas for where to go and what to do? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Nov 9, 2013 - 18 answers

I want to ride my bicycle... but I don't have a bike

All my good friends are getting bikes and going on rides on local green lines/green ways, or having group rides. While I had only kind of wished I had a bike before, I rented a bike at a local park and went on a 14 mile ride with a couple of friends yesterday, and now I really want one. I also know now some of the things that I definitely want in a bike, that I would have thought didn't matter before. How to select one at a reasonable price?! [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Sep 23, 2013 - 25 answers

Bike & crosswalk rules and behavior in Somerville/Cambridge, MA

What is the legal and/or good behavior when you are riding a bike and come upon a pedestrian crosswalk (no lights) and want to cross the street? What about as a rider who is riding on that street, and there are other riders right behind you, and you see the person trying to cross the street? I'm in Somerville, MA, very close to the Cambridge border. [more inside]
posted by miomiomio on Aug 14, 2013 - 11 answers

What are good coop games for tweens on iOS for a road trip?

What games would tweens (11-13) like to play together on an iPad or coop with their own iPods during a road trip? Are there other non-electronic games you recommend for road tripping? We have Rubberneckers, which is fun up to a point, as is the alphabet game. There are only so many DVDs they will watch. They've both got iThingies, but I'd like for them to interact with each other and/or us rather than be nose-deep in their own screens, oblivious to the world. Family time and such.
posted by Addlepated on Jun 17, 2013 - 18 answers

[RunningFilter] Converting trail miles to road miles

What's a rough rule of thumb for converting trail miles to road miles, taking into account elevation change? More details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Help us plan our roadtrip to San Francisco!

My girlfriend and I are planning on taking a roadtrip from home in San Diego to San Francisco at the end of June in time for Pride weekend and I feel like my numbers might be off. Calling all fellow AskMeFites with travel/roadtrippin/fun grown-up experience/better math skills. [more inside]
posted by HiphopAnonymous on May 30, 2013 - 19 answers

Farm equipment on public roads?

What are the laws about driving farm equipment on public roads? [more inside]
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Sockpuppetry on May 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Supporting Oneself with Freelance News Photography: Possible??

It's looking like I'll be jobless this summer. Would it be possible to keep myself alive by taking photos of newsworthy events and selling them to news organizations? [more inside]
posted by Sheila Nagig on Apr 25, 2013 - 8 answers

How to eat well on a long-distance drive.

How can I successfully avoid the full-on self-destruction of my stomach on a cross country drive? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Jan 17, 2013 - 38 answers

An impromptu English road trip

Driving north from Bath - what should we see? [more inside]
posted by superfish on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

UK-onlyRoadSafetyFilter: how do I get a pavement put in our dangerous road for my kids and others?

I want to get a couple of neighbours (directly or via the municipality) to put a pavement in the currently pretty dangerous piece of road that connects me and my kids' house to town so we can walk there safely. UK only please. [more inside]
posted by KMH on Dec 26, 2012 - 4 answers

What should I do to prepare for a road trip?

What should I do to prepare for driving from SF to NY this January? [more inside]
posted by Peemster on Dec 26, 2012 - 19 answers

road safety snafus

I have been driving a lot more these days and have come across rather curious situations on the road, involving pedestrians and abandoned / malfunctioning vehicles. Wondering who would be at fault if something were to happen. [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Dec 7, 2012 - 22 answers

Two Canucks Lost in New York!

Help me plan a relatively carefree (yet amazing!) trip to NYC! From Ottawa (potentially by car) in January or in a later month. Looking for a place to stay that won't drain bank accounts and sights to see with someone who has never been. Bonus points if anyone can suggest a fun route there and back. Time limit: I'm only going for a weekend.
posted by Danithegirl on Dec 5, 2012 - 14 answers

Road trip from California to Chicago in late December. Are we crazy?

Is planning a late-December road trip from California to Chicago madness? Mr. Quince, our sweet pup, Lincoln, and I would like to take a road trip from Northern California to Chicago and back. We've done it several times taking I-80, but always during non-winter seasons. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by quince on Oct 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Wandering in inland Brazil

Wandering in inland Brazil. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Oct 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Sheltered Meets Extroverts

Your friends scare you with their kindness. Now we're going on a roadtrip - advice? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Sep 21, 2012 - 17 answers

Tell us about our next three vacations!

You can take three trips. Where do you go? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jul 31, 2012 - 32 answers

Guy at bike shop, who appears to be a reputable bike fitter, tells me he can make a bike I like less fit like a bike I like more. Is he right or just trying to move last year's product?

Truth or hyperbole: Guy at bike shop, who appears to be a reputable bike fitter, tells me he can make a bike I like less fit like a bike I like more. Is he right or just trying to move last year's product? [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Jul 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Great gift idea for someone about to drive cross-country (USA)?

Great gift idea for someone about to drive cross-country (USA)? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jun 25, 2012 - 24 answers

Road Trip from RI to CO

[Road Trip] My sister and I are road tripping from RI to Colorado, along a southern-ish route. What are some cool cities, landmarks, or things to do we should make sure to check out along the way? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Jun 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Scotland - Road Trip & T in the Park

Upcoming Trip to Scotland: Itinerary, Road trip & T in the Park [more inside]
posted by angsolom on Jun 23, 2012 - 11 answers

We're on a road movie to MN...

Help plan a one-way rental-car trip from Toronto to Minneapolis... [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Jun 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you still get your kicks on route 66?

Recommendations for routes and things to do on a two week road trip from Illinois to California and back? [more inside]
posted by xammerboy on May 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Black and White Road Stripes

What are the deep black stripes on highway lane markings immediately following white stripes? [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on May 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me plan a road trip with kids.

Road trip! My wife and I are taking our two kids on our first real road trip, from the mid-Atlantic to the Midwest. I’d like advice on routes, activities, and must-see stops along the way. Lots of details and specific questions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on May 14, 2012 - 13 answers

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