cehulic familiy big europe road trip

Nov 11th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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cehulic familiy big europe road trip

Hi

My family (wife& 2 big teenagers & me) have already completed our big whole EUROPE road trip.

In next few years we would like to do the same thing in USA & CANADA

Links to pages of people who already has such experience or any other kind of support will be welcome.

thanks

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Nov 11th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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Since you are campers, you might be interested in my trip reports:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=35084132

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=34540668

You can purchase your camping equipment cheaply in chain stores like K-Mart, Target or some big camping store. Renting a station wagon or even a van would be cheaper than renting a camper and would be easier to handle. The Southwest would be hot, but if you camp above 5,000 ft., it usually cools down at night.
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Nov 11th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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thanks for fast reply

Yes, we are campers because during our Europe trips we found out that minivan & tents is winning combination for such projects

Almost all European cities have nearby center facilities for campers and tents with good public transport connection

If you have smaller car there is possibility for car city tours (we prefer Sundays) which is impossible to do with RV-s

After all 10 or 15 minutes of setting up tent is quiet good recreation after half thousand kilometers ride


It was quiet easy for us to do trips in Europe because we have used our own small minivan (mazda premacy). Right now I am exploring “to rent” or “to buy” car solutions in USA

Do you have any suggestions?


PS: I have browsed your great photos of US nature treasury



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Nov 11th, 2007, 12:16 PM
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Aside from some major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, I would concentrate on natural sites. That is what is truly exceptional in the American west.
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Nov 12th, 2007, 07:42 AM
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Thank you
Let me describe how we are making a plan for trip

1 – GENERAL IDEA
- After Europe trips it was quiet normal to go overseas making our trips, but we have had a big problem with this – May wife is afraid of planes! We have discussed this subject a lot and finally found out solution: a proper amount of vodka with will keep her cool during flight. Green light for planning is now ON!

2 – MUST GO THERE MAP
According to our information of selected area we are pitching the markers on
MUST GO THERE MAP for places we would like to visit. Each member of our team can put as many as want places on the map, but should prepare information regarding this place. This very interesting part because we are learning lot about places we will visit. European education makes our knowledge about overseas countries quiet poor and some tips from natives are always very useful.


3 - ITINERERY
Connecting the marked places on the map within a circuit we will get itinerary of a trip.
Distance between places should not exceed 700 km of driving within one day. In selected places (towns or same nature monuments) we are staying 1 to max 3 days. This system produce some10000 km of driving for one month trip. After finishing this part of the project there will be a lot of places which won’t be in itinerary but we will have much more knowledge about them than before.
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Nov 12th, 2007, 08:04 AM
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You should switch your posting to the U.S. board, where others might have suggestions.
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Nov 12th, 2007, 09:41 AM
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In Canada I can suggest some great places:

Vancouver Island - Tofino is beautiful and popular with surfers in summer months, also great whale watching, Victoria - very quant and nice to visit for a couple of days

Gulf Islands - very arty and naturally beautiful - good kayaking etc

Vancouver - beautiful mountains and water all in one place

For info on above check out: http://www.hellobc.com/en-CA/default.htm

Jasper and Banff - you can visit glaciers and icefields and be in the BC Rocky Mtns

http://www.discoverjasper.com/

Calgary during the Calgary Stampede - crazy cowboy events all over town

http://www.tourismcalgary.com/visitors/infoandtips.htm

http://calgarystampede.com/

Toronto and Niagra Falls - moving even farther east to Ontario, our world famous waterfalls http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/

Montreal and Quebec City - MOntreal is probably the most metropolitan city in Canada. Quebec City is hte closest to Europe you will likely get. Both are beautiful and French! Quebec is our french speaking province.

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/B2C/00/default.asp

http://www.quebecregion.com/e/

There are some suggestions across Canada. I think this sounds like a really fun trip. I hope to do somehting like it someday.



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Nov 12th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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I love families that travel! It really is the best isn't it?

Looks like a great trip and we have covered a lot of the same ground ( and some different) here in Europe in the last 14 months.

http://www.soultravelers3.com/

We will hit lots more in next spring/summer/fall's 7 months of travel, but at the moment we are looking forward to basking in a warm winter at our home away from home in Andalucia.

This is a great website that will lead you to other families that have done and are doing extensive travel in the U.S., Canada and Mexico;

http://www.familiesontheroad.com/

I did a tent trip from Boston down to Key West across the south and then up the California coast when I was young. Spectacular! I will be posting about that experience on our blog soon.

Don't forget Morocco and Turkey while in Europe..they were two of our favorite countries and wonderful places to camp too.

Happy Travels!! Carpe Diem!

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