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. 1 week 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! 3 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!! 14 months ago
How I did it: While it could have taken me a week to drive straight through, I took time to drive most of the southern states and up into the midwest and on through the pacific northwest. Since I was moving to the Pacific Northwest anyway, I just took more time than average to make the move so I could see things I would never get the chance to see again. Read how I did it… 18 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. 22 months ago