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Tell me where to stretch my legs.

Traveling from Indy to Austin, Tex. in July by car with my 1.75-year-old son, my wife and my mom for a wedding. Where should we stop? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Apr 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Lost Location

[Colorado-filter] I awhile ago I asked this question. I'm now driving around Western Colorado, seeing if we can find where this was originally filmed. Anyone have any ideas where it might be? [more inside]
posted by TheRoach on Mar 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Road Trip!

Where should I take my international student friend to show him the best parts of the US? [more inside]
posted by benthegirl on Mar 26, 2011 - 28 answers

Where to stay between Chicago and Miami?

Driving from Chicago to Miami over 5 days in June from the UK and all your hotel/must-see/misc recommendations for pregnant girlfriend and I would be gratefully received. [more inside]
posted by splout on Mar 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for some enchantment

Looking for fun places to go on and off the beaten path in northern Arizona and New Mexico. [more inside]
posted by dunadan17 on Mar 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Traveling from NYC to Chicago via Memphis - Suggestions? Warnings?

Traveling from New York to Chicago for a wedding and taking a major detour... [more inside]
posted by lieberschnitzel on Feb 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Is 'Duck' a place or an instruction?

Help two Londoners plan a road-trip to the Outer Banks - we have no idea where to start! Advice from Americans is needed... [more inside]
posted by Encipher on Feb 18, 2011 - 34 answers

Interesting War Museums or Memorials?

A friend's 16 year old son has picked up an interest in history, particularly war memorials. She'd like to take him on a trip over spring break to encourage him but is lacking choices other than Civil War sites in VA/MD and the Pearl Harbor Memorial, both of which they've visited before. Places in the United States are preferable but she'd consider other English-speaking countries (she doesn't want to hire a tour guide). Where can they go to get a real sense of history and blow this teenager's mind?
posted by nuala on Feb 7, 2011 - 51 answers

Weather along the west coast in March?

In late March, I'm going to drive from Seattle to Los Angeles via 101 and 1 (hugging the coast as closely as I can while staying on highways). Are there any spots along that route which have the potential for bad weather? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Jan 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Prairie grasses and thrifty lasses

What are the best thrift stores in central/southern Illinois? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jan 23, 2011 - 6 answers

What should I know before doing a long road trip in New Zealand?

I'm going on a road trip around New Zealand and also around Australia. What should I know about before doing a long road trip like this? [more inside]
posted by Bron-Y-Aur on Jan 22, 2011 - 25 answers

LA to NOLA

My girlfriend and I are driving from L.A to New Orleans next week, and are looking for any advice you might have. (best route, food, lodging, speed traps, tourist traps, etc.) [more inside]
posted by St. Sorryass on Jan 19, 2011 - 19 answers

I suspect this trip would be much easier if we were going to New Mexico instead.

I'm heading to Arizona for 3-4 days of unfettered roaming with my boyfriend. We are a strange pair of humans, and up for anything that sounds interesting. We're renting a car, and don't mind driving ridiculous distances for a small payoff. We'll need to find 3 places to sleep during the course of this little trip, as well. Any ideas, the more outlandish the better? We almost never get to travel together, so here's hoping for some strange fun if we can get it! [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Jan 3, 2011 - 32 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

Driving south from SF

Driving south from San Francisco to southern California over an entire week. What's interesting on the way? [more inside]
posted by pantsrobot on Dec 21, 2010 - 29 answers

On the Read

I'm taking a roadtrip through the United States and am looking for book recommendations - books that have been written by authors who are from the cities I'm visiting, books that take place in some of the cities I'm visiting, or even book about travel in general. [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Dec 19, 2010 - 19 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

European road trips

Where do Europeans stay when traveling overnight? What is the typical agenda during a long-haul road trip? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Nov 12, 2010 - 9 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

Help me ause my ears for 36 hours of driving!

Need help finding new music for my roadtrip. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Where should I pitch a tent?

Help me plan a camping road-trip (starting from Kansas City, MO) in early October? Challenge: 1 toddler & 1 pre-schooler. [more inside]
posted by jferg on Sep 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to stop on a Chicago to SF road trip.

A friend and I are taking a road trip from Chicago to San Francisco. We'll be staying on I-80 for the most part. Do you have any suggestions on places we should check out or places we should stay away from? [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Sep 16, 2010 - 21 answers

What's the best, sleep-able, road-trip car I can buy for under $3k?

What's the best, sleep-able, road-trip car I can buy for under $3k? [more inside]
posted by rolex928 on Sep 15, 2010 - 12 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

Twain-esque Road Trip

Road trip filter: what should we see on our trip up the Mississippi between St Louis and Iowa City? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 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

Autobahn appetite!

Calling all frequent Portland-Seattle drivers: where are your favorite places to pull off I-5 and eat? [more inside]
posted by sapere aude on Aug 8, 2010 - 10 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

NYC - Seattle: how?

What's the best way to get from New York to Seattle without losing too much money (or my life) and possibly getting a great experience too? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me plan our road trip from Ohio to Massachusetts please.

What interesting things should we stop at, or what interesting places should we stay at on the course of our roadtrip from Columbus, Ohio to Stockbridge, Massachusetts in mid-August? [more inside]
posted by pixiecrinkle on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Cincinnati to Boston, what should we see?

My best friend and I are taking a road trip from Cincinnati, Ohio to Boston, Massachusetts. What should we see? Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by LittleKnitting on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

If you were an unsupervised 18 year old dude, what would you want to do in Chicago? Other than that?

[Chicago Filter] My just-turned-18-about-to-go-to-college cousin from Florida is taking a road trip with two of his buddies across the country, and will be visiting me here in Chicago for about 24 hours on (probably) August 3 and 4th. Where should I take them so as to cement my place as the cool one in the family? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Show Me the Show Me State

We're spending a week in Nowheresville, Mo. What to do? [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Jul 12, 2010 - 13 answers

St. Louis Hotel recommendation for a concert at The Pageant?

Need a StL hotel recommendation for a weekend in early August around the Wash U/(North Side) of Forest Park area (or easily accessible to there via MetroLink/Taxi). Primary target that Friday night is The Pageant, prefer Saturday night options in walking/reasonable taxi distance. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Jul 6, 2010 - 12 answers

TX-NM-CO Road Trip

Houston-Telluride road trip-- best places to stop along the way? [more inside]
posted by jschu on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

food souvenirs you can't get online

So remember when people used to travel they'd bring back native treats from the places they'd go as souvenirs? With the internet, it seems that many of these things are available online. So sad. Know any treats you still have to go and get? (USA only) [more inside]
posted by SarahWriter on Jul 6, 2010 - 50 answers

Road trip ideas?

I need all of you clever, fun mefites to help me figure out were to go on my road trip from Chicago... [more inside]
posted by muxnaw on Jul 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Stay Tuned, True Believers!

Is there such a thing as Comic Books On Tape? What are some sources of (free-ish) audio material to occupy my young son on a road trip? [more inside]
posted by Overzealous on Jul 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Sneaking puppy through the alley?

Can my husband sneak the dog into a motel, or is that just a recipe for disaster? [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Jul 1, 2010 - 37 answers

Is taking a roadtrip through the midwest over a couple weeks during the winter (around the holidays) a horrible idea?

Is taking a roadtrip through the midwest over a couple weeks during the winter (around the holidays) a horrible idea? Tentative idea is Detroit to Tulsa via a bunch of stops to see things/cities/people. Tentative route - Detroit to Fargo via I-94 (via Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul), Fargo to Kansas City via I-29 (via S. Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska) and then down to Tulsa. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Jun 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Road trip to Long Island, Hamptons, North Fork

I'm going on a two-day road trip through Long Island, Hamptons, North Fork with my parents. Help me find stuff to do! [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jun 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Where to stay and what to do on the drive from Montreal to Halifax

We are taking several days to drive from Montreal to Halifax next week and we're looking for interesting things to see and do along the way. Never been to the east side of Canada before. Bonus points for suggestions of good vegetarian restaurants. [more inside]
posted by metaname on Jun 16, 2010 - 18 answers

How long does it take to drive from Monterey to Hearst Castle, along Highway 1?

My family and I will be taking a road trip along California's Highway 1 from Monterey to Solvang in mid-September. We want to stop for a tour of Hearst Castle along the way. What time should we leave Monterey, and by extension, which tour timeslot should we schedule? [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Jun 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Advice regarding extended road trip or living out of a vehicle...

Suppose I wanted drive around North America for 6 or 8 months and live out of the vehicle ... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jun 13, 2010 - 31 answers

Help my plan my two week road trip from Boston via Nashville to Miami

Help my plan my two week road trip from Boston via Nashville to Miami [more inside]
posted by pandini on Jun 12, 2010 - 2 answers

to make our QLD coast roadtrip amazing

Seeking advice for a north east coast Australian road trip. Planning to drive from somewhere north of Brisbane (?) up to Cairns or further, in a fairly low-fi style. Looking for tips on car/van rental, places to see and accomodation. Anyone done this? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Jun 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Dallas: Threads & Eats (and stuff)?

Where do I go in Dallas, TX today for vintage western shirts without breaking the bank? Hopefully in an area with books, CDs and records, etc. Also, where for lunch? [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Jun 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Road Food for vegans?

Is there a comprehensive vegan/vegetarian restaurant guide for the US? A vegetarian road food guide? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Jun 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Road trip with two 13 year old girls ā€“ need audio book recommendations.

Please share your suggestions for short and fun middle-school audio books. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on May 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Can I beat the heat in the dessert in July?

How can I beat the heat on a summer road trip through the southwest? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on May 24, 2010 - 13 answers

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