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Old 08-28-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: NYC, CHI, UK
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Coastal CA and Route 66
Same. I've driven on stretches of Route 66 in the west, but I'd love to do the traditional Chicago to Santa Monica trip (or reverse). I want to do coastal CA on two separate trips - by car, and by train.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My dream road trip would be from my house to Hawaii.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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I love road trips.

I met a group of ladies one time who were trying to go south to north from Nebraska to North Dakota driving only on gravel or dirt roads.

Wouldn't that be fun, just about anywhere in the country? Just try to go the longest stretch you can without ever driving on a paved road, staying only on dirt or gravel. Wonder where the longest stretch you could go doing this would be?
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:21 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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Route 66 from beginning to end. Hopefully in 2 1/2 years when my friend who will go with me retires.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:29 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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100% of the Blue Ridge Parkway is on the list.

But Western BC and Canadian Rockies is first (and closer)

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When in WY, I always LOVE Beartooth and Snowy range
Beartooth Highway
https://scenicbyways.info/byway/2054.html
There are several lodges on the Blue Ridge Parkway but reservations need to sometimes be made the year before. You can go off the parkway to stay but the lodges such as Peaks of Otter would be a way to stay on the trail. Just an FYI for you to consider before making your plans. Most of the lodges would be about a day away from each other. About 100 miles a day would be a good goal. Most speed limits are 45 and sometimes 35 mph.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:34 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I would like to leave our home and travel one day to a timeshare and use RCI last calls to rent it and then stay a week and travel to another timeshare about 300 miles from that one and spend a week there and continue until I have covered the upper Midwest to Northwest states. This would just about finish up all the states being visited by us.

www.extraholidays.com

www.rci.com
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: London U.K.
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I have no desire to be out of step, but after 12-14 years pushing 18 wheelers all over Europe, from Brussels, Belgium, to Bucharest, Romania, then 28 years driving a London taxi, plus a few longish (for a Brit), trips like Atlanta GA to Key West FL, and D.C. To Montréal, Québec, the only road trip I want, is to the airport with someone else driving.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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New Mexico? Road trip? Your state had one of my most-interesting, and entirely inadvertent, road trips ever for me.

There is no place in the CONUS I know of like that stretch of Hwy 64 all the way west in northern NM. Talk about "God's Country," some of the remotest places I've ever seen and brother I've been over the bulk of this great nation, one end to the other.
I was just on Hwy 64 today for a bit....coming home from a big circle trip up through Dulce, Durango, Ouray, Grand Junction, Moab, Cortez, and back home. New Mexico is gorgeous but part of the appeal is that it is almost empty and you have the road to yourself. Beauty and solitude.

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Old 08-28-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I have some major surgery events that are going to keep me local until next spring, but then I'm going to drive from Seattle to Fogo.

I'll stop and see friends in Sacramento and family in Philly on the way and friends in Montreal on the way back. No idea how long I'll be gone but I've already got a commitment for house and dog sitting.

I'll stop at Cape Breton Highlands NP and take the ferry over to St. Pierre Island so I can say I've driven almost all the way to France from Seattle. I may do the trip in late summer or early fall and catch some autumn foliage in eastern Canada.

In case Fogo doesn't ring any bells, here's a map of the (probable) route - https://goo.gl/maps/61qbnh1a66x

Fogo Island Hotel -



Cape Breton Highlands -



St. John's (NL) Narrows



St. Pierre Island (FR) -

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Old 08-28-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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New England road trip in the Fall. When the weather is crisp and the leaves are starting to change into the beautiful Fall colors.
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