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Old 09-30-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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For those who need help calculating, there's http://maps.google.com .

Within an approximately 11-12-hour driving radius of Duluth there is:

> Devil's Tower, Wyoming
> Billings, Montana (12 hours if you're really in a hurry!)
> Regina, Saskatchewan
> Tulsa, Oklahoma
> The Ozarks
> Louisville, Kentucky
> Cedar Point amusement park
> Detroit, MI
> Sudbury, ON

Very limited compared to Chicago, where you can theoretically get to NYC, Atlanta, Baltimore, Ottawa, the Wall Drug Store in western South Dakota, and even Monroe, LA within +/- 12 hours.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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are very long drives for leisure more part of the culture out there? 12 hours sounds extreme to me, but it seems like there's more of a road trip culture in the middle of the country.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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are very long drives for leisure more part of the culture out there? 12 hours sounds extreme to me, but it seems like there's more of a road trip culture in the middle of the country.
Everything is so spread out in the west that a 12 hour drive is typical on a road trip. Seattle to San Francisco is 12 hours and lots of people make that trip! I guess it's not as big of a deal over here.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Chibougamau, Quebec
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Elkhart, Indiana
Wilmington, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Johnson City, Tennesse (in the mountains)
Prince Edward Island
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Los Angeles, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Yosemite Park, Mammoth Lakes, Sacramento
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: The City
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For me

Chicago to the west
Atlanta to the South
Major Canadian Cities to the North

So some highlights

Chicago, Indy, Cinci, Columbus, Cleveland, Louisville, Nashville, Charlotte, RDU, Atlanta, Hampton Roads, Richmond, DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Toronto, Detroit, Montreal, Quebec City, Boston, NYC, AC and many many other smaller ones

though would fly to any over say 3-4 hours
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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New York, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, Toronto, Minneapolis and most points in between I guess.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Everything is so spread out in the west that a 12 hour drive is typical on a road trip. Seattle to San Francisco is 12 hours and lots of people make that trip! I guess it's not as big of a deal over here.
That isn't exactly true, and not feasible for say, a weekend. Either way you lose 2 days making that trip. Not really sure what the point is. And I would imagine there are far more people who drive from say, the NE and Midwest to Florida...

My weekend limit is about 4-5 hours for a weekend trip and maybe 8 hours for a 3-4 day weekend. 12 hours+ is more of a week+ trip.

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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From Nashville:

Tampa
Savannah
DC
Buffalo
Madison
Omaha
Dallas

And everywhere in between.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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For those who need help calculating, there's http://maps.google.com .

Within an approximately 11-12-hour driving radius of Duluth there is:

> Devil's Tower, Wyoming
> Billings, Montana (12 hours if you're really in a hurry!)
> Regina, Saskatchewan
> Tulsa, Oklahoma
> The Ozarks
> Louisville, Kentucky
> Cedar Point amusement park
> Detroit, MI
> Sudbury, ON

Very limited compared to Chicago, where you can theoretically get to NYC, Atlanta, Baltimore, Ottawa, the Wall Drug Store in western South Dakota, and even Monroe, LA within +/- 12 hours.
You cannot easily get to NYC from Chicago in 12 hours. DC, yes, but not NYC (*edit: maybe if you go 80 mph with no traffic). Also, you seemed to forget that the Twin Cities are within 12 hours of Duluth -- more like 2.5 hours.

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