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    Default Driving the I90

    Hi, first time poster here, just discovered the site. I'm planning a road trip from Boston to Seattle along the I90 (with some detours), and would welcome comment and advice. My full planned itinerary can be found at this website.
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    Default Post specific questions here

    Quote Originally Posted by madbrit
    Hi, first time poster here, just discovered the site. I'm planning a road trip from Boston to Seattle along the I90 (with some detours), and would welcome comment and advice. My full planned itinerary can be found at this website.
    Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum. Normally a thread like yours would be deleted because it nearly fits our definition of spam. Rather than have us look at your site, if you have specific questions (that you post here) we would be happy to respond.

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    Thanks. Guess it does pay to actually read the terms and conditions before checking the box once in a while!

    The main question I have at the moment may be a little off forum as well! When I go to Niagara Falls I plan to stay on the Canada side as there seems to be more to do there. However I am unsure about time it will take driving over the border and what paperwork I would need (apart from passport)?

    Thanks again.

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    Default Pretty Easy

    The only significant delays you will likely have to worry about would simply be traffic delays, if the number of would-be-border-crossers overwhelms the number of border guards.

    Your passport is the only thing you'll really need for paperwork to cross the border by yourself.

    However, are you doing this trip in your own car or in a rental. If its your own car, then I would bring your proof of registration and insurance (which you should have with you anyway).

    If you are in a rental, you'll need to first make sure you will be allowed to drive it across the border. Most rental agencies will not allow this, at least not without special permission. If you do get clearance, you will want to make sure you have that written proof with you when you cross.

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    Default caution

    I-90 closer to Seattle can be EXTREMELY horrendous during rush hour. There are several good detour highways that I'd get maps for, if I were you. Nothing like almost getting to the destination city, but sitting in traffic! Not sure how further out is, the passes have been known to be quite yucky as well during the week.

    Quite a trek you have in your midst. Best wishes for a safe and happy journey!

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    Default And Rush Hour is most of the day...really.

    The best "window" to get into Seattle is between about 9:30am-2:30pm. Traffic is thick before/after those times. If you can't make it into Seattle before then, it's best to wait until after about 6:30-7:00pm before trying. If you find yourself near Seattle during rush hour, you might enjoy a stop at someplace like Snoqualmie Falls for awhile.

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    Default Thanks

    Thanks for all your responses. I just noticed in my original post I put my journey the wrong way around - I'm actually doing Seattle to Boston so I have a shorter flight home. But the advice on the rush hour helps when planning flight times etc. Thanks again.

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