United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report The Great North American Road Trip

Jump to last reply

Can I post a trip report before the trip has been taken? This is more like a preview of coming attractions. At the end of the week, we are heading off on the Great North American Road Trip. A workshop in Toronto will be followed by a run to Detroit, and then 2 months of travel south, west, and then north and east...some of it planned, some not; some old favorites (Big Sur, Lake Louise) and some new explorations (Santa Barbara, Portland).

Ground Rules:
1. Maximize time in national parks and focus on good hiking options
2. Minimum one hour of exercise a day
3. Order wine by the glass, not the bottle, and split sandwiches
4. Spend no more than four hours a day in the car.

I tried to have a “no hamburger” ground rule, but I couldn’t muster the votes.

DH and I both love to travel, but have been restricted to 2, or very occasionally 3 week blocks, always with work looming in the background. This trip is different – nothing pulling us back. It has been challenging to pack for two months, three seasons, settings rural and urban and a real mix of activities...but now it is (mostly) done and I am getting pretty excited. Come along for the ride!

61 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Suggested route for National Park's drive, starting in Glacier NP.........
  2. 2 Budget hotels in Ft Meyers
  3. 3 Prince of Wales or Many Glacier? WHY?
  4. 4 Student-budget trip to NewYorkCity HELP please
  5. 5 California San Diego area lodging
  6. 6 Portland to San Fransisco in 7 days in mid March
  7. 7 Advanced Reservations for USS Arizona Memorial Available Again
  8. 8 Favorite Casual D.C. Restaurants?
  9. 9 Hotel: Union Sq. or Fisherman's Wharf?
  10. 10 Chicago to New England Road trip
  11. 11 Utah 2
  12. 12 Fiery Furnace Hike in Arches national park
  13. 13 zion, Bryce,grand canyon
  14. 14 16 Days in Utah and Colorado with Our 2 Young Boys!
  15. 15 Bar Harbor and Boston
  16. 16 Best to do list on Hawaii
  17. 17 Jersey Shore to NYC?
  18. 18 Trip Report Kauai Garden tours
  19. 19 Flight Deals to Hawaii From Nashville?
  20. 20 Kaanapali Beach Hotel- Maui
  21. 21 Taking the St. Charles streetcar - looking for a stop along the way . . .
  22. 22 Where to stay and what to do in New York!?
  23. 23 Broadway show suggestions April 22 or 23
  24. 24 Why you shouldn't hang your purse over the back of your chair in Boston
  25. 25 Charleston, SC 5 days
View next 25 » Back to the top