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Old 09-11-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Moved to Portland Oregon 5 years ago and done many road trips and seen some cool places. I've run out of new places to see, and its time for a move.

I'm looking for a city were the climate is warmer, and if possible whitewater kayaking rivers near by. (also love river fishing)

I would like to hear suggestions for cities were there are plenty things to do and see within a 6 hr drive or less.

From Portland, I've driven my Prius all the way to Vancouver island BC and down to north California. To the ocean on the west coast, but not to much east of the cascades (roads to barren and boring).

The only thing I would like to avoid is long drives over monotonous landscape.

I like rivers, mountains, Canyons, deserts, as well as Cites, theme parks, museum's (if there really good, and I don't care to much for zoo's either).

Anyway, I've been stuck on an Island for most of my life, and love exploring new places, while still doing the mon thru fri work thing.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:06 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Baltimore So much to see from Washington D.C to Annapolis and surrounds.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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I'd second Baltimore and add Pittsburgh, Albany and Atlanta, GA.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Moved to Portland Oregon 5 years ago and done many road trips and seen some cool places. I've run out of new places to see, and its time for a move.

I'm looking for a city were the climate is warmer, and if possible whitewater kayaking rivers near by. (also love river fishing)

I would like to hear suggestions for cities were there are plenty things to do and see within a 6 hr drive or less.

From Portland, I've driven my Prius all the way to Vancouver island BC and down to north California. To the ocean on the west coast, but not to much east of the cascades (roads to barren and boring).

The only thing I would like to avoid is long drives over monotonous landscape.

I like rivers, mountains, Canyons, deserts, as well as Cites, theme parks, museum's (if there really good, and I don't care to much for zoo's either).

Anyway, I've been stuck on an Island for most of my life, and love exploring new places, while still doing the mon thru fri work thing.

Portland and a prius, why does that sound like it just fits together so well, anyways I would try the backroads of everywhere and the little towns, I like to get off exits and explore whatever town it is or if I have the time I will explore roads here and see where they end up.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I've found that every city provides a great opportunity for great road trips. Well except for Honolulu. LOL
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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I am thinking of cities with a latitude on par with northern TX. not to hot or to cold from east to west.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I used to fly to a city and go on a big circle road trip.
Great starting points for you would be ABQ, Denver, Salt Lake City.
Even Boston but head north to Vermont, Canada, and back down through Maine.

And use small roads, no Interstates.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I used to fly to a city and go on a big circle road trip.
Great starting points for you would be ABQ, Denver, Salt Lake City.
Even Boston but head north to Vermont, Canada, and back down through Maine.

And use small roads, no Interstates.
That sounds like a lot of fun.
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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If you're not burned out on CA yet, I always thought Scaramento would be a great place to use as a hub for day & weekend trips; San Francisco & the Bay Area, the Gold Rush Country, Reno & Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park.

I also have to agree with the other posters that recommend the Baltimore/Washington/Annapolis area. Tons of stuff to do, as well as mountains to the West. Albuquerque always made me wish I had more time to explore NM when I trucked through there.
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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I think I may need to clarify a bit. I am interested in moving (not visiting) to a new state that is; 1. warmer then Portland Oregon. 2. a hub were on weekends i can drive in all directions and see lots of cool things, enough to keep me busy for the next few years. Take Charlotte, never been there, but have read you have mountains, beaches, Disneyworld the Smithsonian NYC all withing reach of a road trip. Maybe the same can be said for all cities, except for my old home town of Hawaii. Read more: what city is a great hub for road trips?
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