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Old 07-29-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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40 hours from Florida to Scotland, including an unplanned overnight in Atlanta due to mechanical/weather issues on a final routing of VPS-Atlanta-Boston-Amsterdam-Edinburgh.
I did that yesterday and it was 22 hours door to door.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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But I bet your version didn't including the exciting fight between prostitute and john in the parking lot of the only hotel in Atlanta that has available rooms during a ground stop event.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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Back in 2010 I took 2 back to back cruises....a transatlantic, then a Mediterranean cruise. I was on the same ship (the Disney Magic) for 24 days. Best vacation of my life! I saw:

Madeira
Cadiz & Sevilla
Gibraltar
Barcelona
Tunis
Malta
Pompeii/Naples
Rome
Corsica
Nice
Monaco

Best. Vacation. Ever!

ETA it was cheap, too! The total cost for everything, including airfare, for 2 adults and 4 children was right around 10K. Not bad when you take into account how many days we traveled (24) and that airfare alone was right around $3600.
This sounds awesome!!!!

Took 3 days to drive from South Texas to Utah. Total driving time was about 24 hours. Longest drive at one time - 13 hours. Stopped 3-4 times to grab something to eat and restroom break.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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The longest trip I had ever taken was in 1984 right after Thanksgiving from the Cleveland area to Hollywood, Florida. My great uncle had passed away, and my mom pulled me out of school so that we could go to the funeral. We left on a Monday evening around 8PM, and pretty much drove straight through, with the exception of my parents stopping at a rest area in northern Georgia or southern Tennessee for a quick nap. We got to my great aunt's house in Hollywood around 10PM Tuesday evening. Definitely a long trip, but I can't say that I didn't enjoy it.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I rode with a neighbor who was a trucker once, from Oregon to Elkhart, Indiana, to Atlanta, Georgia and back to Oregon. It took 9 days, and I ended up with a lot of respect for how hard truck drivers work. We picked up the load in Portland, and the first time we shut the truck down was in Denver, because we had to wait to be unloaded at a delivery.

For fun, the longest journey I ever took was buying a 3 month Eurail pass and heading for Europe.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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My longest non-stop car trip has been about 16 1/2 hours. I did it several times in the Army going between Newport-News, VA back and forth to Chicago. Long drive but very pretty going through the Appalachians.

Longest "trip" by car would be about 2 1/2 years ago driving from Phoenix to Denver, then to Iowa, then to Chicago, down through St. Louis and Kansas City, then down to Amarillo and back to Phoenix. It was over 4,000 miles of driving all together and my now wife and I did it over 17 days, stopping to visit family and friends in various places along the way.

Longest plane ride was Norfolk, VA to Panama. Roughly 7 1/2 hours of flying. I've also done Hawaii non-stop and that was pretty close to that amount of time in the air, as well.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Forgot one of mine. Uganda to Detroit about 24 hours.

The longest I've been on a plane was 14 hours then a transfer and 7 more hours.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Twenty four hours from Chicago to Maroochydore Australia. Then a 30+ hour train ride from Queensland to Cains. A three day drive in a rental truck towing my car when I moved myself back from California to Illinois.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:53 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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Shannon to Gatwick to LAX to Honolulu. I was younger then.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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My work once had a sudden emergency I needed to deal with in Germany, I had just arrived in Malaysia....and had to turn around and get back on a plane. But they couldn't find me a direct route as all the planes were booked....soooooo

Oregon->Malaysia->Oregon->Washington DC->France->Germany.

I don't remember my total flight time, but it was crazy. I got off the plane in Germany, took a taxi.....and arrived to a customer asking why I was there-there wasn't anything important going on, but they could use my help in a couple days with a minor issue.

Salesmen suck.
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