I’ve wanted to do this forever and just got home from my trip. Coast to coast and back in 6 days. It was incredibly therapeutic for me. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. 9 months ago
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I can’t believe it was ten years ago when I did this on my own! I was lucky that the old Dodge pickup I just bought got me there in one piece and the weather was wonderful at that time of year, perhaps a little too hot in the desert. To my surprise I found that people are very friendly and helpful towards someone who is just passing through. My next big road trip for the very near future (Spring ‘14?) is to couchsurf from England to my brother’s place in Turkey. Happy trails one and all! 12 months ago
If you have any questions, I would be glad to answer them! A girlfriend and I traveled cross country for 3 weeks in August 2011 and it was amazing!! We starting in NJ and hit the following points/cities: Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Seattle, WA, the Redwoods, San Francisco, LA, Grand Canyon National Park, Route 66, and Dallas. We would have hit New Orleans, Nashville, Charleston, SC, and Virginia, but my road trip partner’s Dad passed away. We jetted home straight from Dallas to NJ with a hotel stop in Memphis. I can give all sorts of points on various campgrounds, bars, dinner spots, music spots, transportation around various cities, cheap hotel choices, budgeting you’ll need to do, food to bring with, and sites to see. Do this when and while you can!! 23 months ago
I-10 all the way! My first trip to New Orleans. Long rolling hills in Texas. Saw my first saguaro cactus in Arizona. Beautiful, beautiful. 2 years ago
In June 2008, my brother and his friends who just graduated HS set out to cross the country. We bought a minivan because if we rented a minivan they would nomt have been allowed to drive.
We left from newtown PA and headed south. Through Virginia into Tennessee and then to new Orleans, Galveston, San Antonio, new Mexico, Vegas and then San Diego.
We made t-shirts called the Keys to Life Tour. It was great time and we eventually sold the minivan for $2000 loss right as the e anomy tanked. 3 years ago
Drove from NJ to CA in January 2010 all along the southern states. Now I’ll be driving back doing all the middle states, then hopefully all the Northern states in August! 3 years ago
I actually only went as far as Nevada. Didn’t cross into California, but pretty close. Did it in 2003 and 2004. 3 years ago
Aloha, Planing another CC road trip, LOOKING FOR THOSE OUT OF THE WAY PLACES & PEOPLE.I have been cross country 5 x’s and reaching out to those who have found kool places that are not on the map to explore .This road trip will be in our Jeep Wrangler so we can hit those hard to reach area’s …..looking forward to hearing from you and about your trip,funky people & places 3 years ago
I’ve been as far west as Spokane, WA and as far east as Cleveland, Oh in a car…I think that’s close enough. 4 years ago