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Road Trip From Medford to Reno Via Lassen

We are driving from Medford, OR to Reno, NV with a stop at Lassen Volcanic area in two weeks. I was curious about the roads between these places. [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Aug 26, 2014 - 4 answers

San Francisco to Boise

Is it crazy to drive from San Francisco, CA to Boise, ID (around Labor Day weekend)? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Help planning route from Boston to Vegas

I'm leaving at 10am tomorrow from Waltham, MA and driving to Las Vegas. Stressing over the weather. I plan on taking it slow...driving maybe 8-9 hours a day and not at all after dark. I've never driven in bad weather so I'm really nervous. If I take Northern route I'll be in snow in Denver and if I take Southern route there are severe thunderstorms (and poss tornadoes?) in OK and TX by Wed. and Thurs. I'm driving alone and this is my first road trip. BTW I have a Nissan Rogue that will be packed full. Looking for advice planning route home...details appreciated! Thanks!
posted by camfys on Mar 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Best Driving Route from Vegas to Boston (avoiding CO)

My brother is moving to Boston (Waltham area) and he's driving there from Vegas tomorrow morning. What is the best way to get there (avoiding Colorado) and what cities would you recommend stopping for a motel to crash along the way? Can it be done in 3 days? He's traveling alone and would like to avoid snow when possible. Not looking to sight see. Just want to find the simplest way to get there. Thank you.
posted by camfys on Jan 19, 2014 - 9 answers

Anything worth stopping for on a drive from Brooklyn to Emerald Isle?

Driving from Brooklyn, NY to Emerald Isle, NC ā€” via the NJ Turnpike, Delaware 1 and US-13, and Route 17 past Norfolk VA into NC. Anything truly worth checking out along the way, or taking a reasonable detour for? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Nov 10, 2013 - 12 answers

It's off to the mountains we go...towing a trailer!

I'll be towing a UHaul trailer 4500 km across Canada next week with my 2005 manual Toyota Rav4 (4 cylinder), including across 2 mountain ranges. As a relative newbie to towing, how do I not doom my transmission or new shiny vehicle to a early demise? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Sep 11, 2013 - 19 answers

Best stops between Montreal and Chicago?

Where to stop and sleep on a road trip between Montreal and Chicago? [more inside]
posted by gillianr on Sep 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Roadtrip advice needed: Portland and other areas!

Roadtrip advice needed: Portland and other areas! [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Can I drive across the Mexico border in my partner's car?

Can I take a road trip to Mexico in a car that's not registered in my name? [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp on Jul 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Scenic trucks?

Driving from Montreal to the Florida Keys, what's the best route? [more inside]
posted by coust on Jun 21, 2012 - 23 answers

Should I take California or Utah to get to Texas?

Oregon to Texas Roadtrip: which is the better route, down through California/AZ/NM or through Utah/NM? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Mar 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Just me, my FJ, and the highway.

Help me make it through 2 days of driving alone! [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Feb 12, 2012 - 48 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

Suggestions for stopovers during roadtrip from GA to AZ?

I'm about to embark on a solo cross-country roadtrip from Georgia to Southeastern Arizona- what are some cool/interesting places that I should check out along the way to break the monotony of travel? [more inside]
posted by robobrent on May 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Roadtrip through Oregon!

What should I make sure to see on a short roadtrip through Oregon after xmas? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Dec 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Least-terrifying route from Washington, DC to Vancouver, BC?

Least-terrifying route from Washington, DC to Vancouver, BC? Cross-country driving pros: your insights, please. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Dec 8, 2010 - 18 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

Do I need to change my car's fluids before this trip? Which ones? Anything else?

Taking my car (previously mentioned here) on a cross-country road trip on Saturday. Need some more advice. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Sep 1, 2010 - 21 answers

Roadtrip through the American West

Hey folks ā€“ Iā€™m pondering a two week roadtrip through the American West this fall and would like your input. [more inside]
posted by Coyote at the Dog Show on Aug 12, 2010 - 14 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

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

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

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

LA to SF not on the PCH

Los Angeles to San Francisco: Help me find an alternate route! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Driving Time Google Map Mash Up?

Does a Google Maps (or other mapping service) mash-up exist that will show me the driving time to various places in a heat map type format? So basically what TripTop does for the NYC subway system, but for driving instead? [more inside]
posted by John Frum on May 21, 2009 - 9 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

Roadtrip filter: world's largest ball of twine?

Roadtrip Filter: what can I stop and see for fun when I drive from Boston to St. Louis this weekend? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Feb 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Preventative medicine for our Jeep?

What should we be doing now and over the next several months to keep our elderly vehicle in the best possible shape for a long, long trip? [more inside]
posted by Neofelis on Feb 19, 2009 - 8 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

SLC to PDX in Three days.

SLC to PDX. Driving, 2-3 days. Best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Aug 7, 2008 - 9 answers

How to fairly split costs on a roadtrip

What's the fairest way to split gasoline and other costs between riders on a roadtrip? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Jun 23, 2008 - 12 answers

First roadtrip ever

In two months I'll be going to a conference in Denver, CO. I want to drive there. I am a new driver (at age 30, and have owned my car for six weeks). Really, I've been on a ton of long roadtrips before -- but never driving, and never by myself. Can I make the 18-hour trip?? Any tips? [more inside]
posted by oldtimey on May 11, 2008 - 28 answers

Where should we go?

Planning a multi-state road trip - where should we go and what should we see? States include: IL, MN, SD, NE, WY, CO, UT, NV, and CA. [more inside]
posted by Lizc on Apr 16, 2008 - 20 answers

Phoenix, AZ to Portsmouth, NH

I'm driving from Phoenix, AZ to Portsmouth, NH next week. Which route does the hive mind recommend? [more inside]
posted by MiaWallace on Mar 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Advice on driving cross-country and back?

How long will it take, and how much will it cost, to drive cross-country and back? [more inside]
posted by lunit on Mar 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Driving from Austin to Salt Lake--NEED SUGGESTIONS!

I'm driving from Austin to Salt Lake City the last week of April and need suggestions on things to do, see, stay, eat and drink. All suggestions and ideas are appreciated as I've never been there before! [more inside]
posted by jenlyn1123 on Mar 3, 2008 - 15 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

Getting there isn't really the point.

Driving from Philadelphia, PA to Springfield, MO for about the fifteenth time. I've taken the northern route (I70), the southern route (I64), and the southern route + backroads Missouri and Kentucky. The interstates are boring. I have three days to make the trip. What novel and entertaining routes can you suggest? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Dec 12, 2007 - 8 answers

I want to cross 3 more countries off my list.

Driving from Accra, Ghana to Lagos, Nigeria, and back...bad idea? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 11, 2007 - 11 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

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

What is the best way to live-blog a cross-country road trip??

What is the best method & location for live-blogging a cross country trip using a MacBook, DSLR camera, DV camera, t-mobile EDGE and intermittent wifi? [more inside]
posted by tarthur on Jun 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Ride, Sally, ride.

If I were to drive from Columbia, SC, to Montgomery, AL, in the next few weeks, how much money would I need to set aside for gas? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Apr 8, 2007 - 9 answers

The coolest roadtrip ever?

Travel advice for a couple of Guys looking to make a drive to northern Florida a little more interesting? My 26 year old brother and I are planning to drive from Toronto to Destin, FLA in February. We have a few days to make the 20 hour trip and so would like to make it more interesting. [more inside]
posted by Richat on Jan 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me cross Australia in March

Driving across Australia, totally excellent, or totally awful? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 3, 2006 - 38 answers

Places to see on a road trip?

A friend and I are taking a long drive from Philadelphia to Taos, NM. Which route should we take, and what should we see along the way, particularly in terms of national parks and campsites? What sites and campgrounds are a must? And what's some good advice for two people planning to be on the road for about a week? [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Jul 13, 2006 - 17 answers

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