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  1. Default Spontaneous trip

    I decided to sell everything on eBay, put the rest on storage and hit the road looking for adventures.

    I have no tourist mentality. Love landscapes but I rater write about them than take pictures out.

    Basically I want to expose myself to destiny. Eat and sleep on cheap places, enjoy sunsets and maybe ride people between states.

    I will stop for one out of two reasons: whether I get a job or fell in love. I'm electronic engineer but I would love to hide that and try my casino dealer days again.

    I will also need to have internet connection at least once a day to move my stocks. I would like to hear recommendations of one of those nationwide wireless services.

    I don't drink and consider myself a safe driver, but I have never seen snow in my life and don't what to I be stuck in the middle of a storm. My car is a Pontiac Firebird and I donít think it is the best for extreme weather. I'm in Miami right now and would like to go up to north and then find an interesting path through the west.

    So this is my question: If you were on NY or Boston with my profile, what routes would you take? Should I head Chicago and try the route 66 or go straight to the west trough the states bordering Canada until the Pacific Ocean and then go south?

    My trip begins on April the first.

    Hey, and let me know if you need a ride; I am plenty of space :)

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    Default RoadTrips as Transmformational Events

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizano View Post
    I decided to sell everything on eBay, put the rest on storage and hit the road looking for adventures.
    That is pretty much what I did a few years back -- except that in my case, the "stuff" part was much easier -- it all burned up in a wildfire. Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum! You will find plenty of kindred spirits herein.
    I will stop for one out of two reasons: whether I get a job or fell in love. I'm electronic engineer but I would love to hide that and try my casino dealer days again.
    One of the things I learned during our 6.5 years sojourn on the road was the wisdom of being NOWHERE -- which is really pronounced as NOW HERE.
    I will also need to have internet connection at least once a day to move my stocks. I would like to hear recommendations of one of those nationwide wireless services.
    My recommendations are well documented here -- but the short version -- don't bother with a wireless platform. Broadband Internet access is available in plenty of convenient places and unless you want to feel like you are "cutting edge" nation-wide wireless is just a good marketing campaign. But if you want some good tips for Wi-Fi access -- look at this article.
    So this is my question: If you were on NY or Boston with my profile, what routes would you take? Should I head Chicago and try the route 66 or go straight to the west trough the states bordering Canada until the Pacific Ocean and then go south?
    I would go south before it gets too hot and humid!

    Mark

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    Thank you very much for your response.

    That story about your house is exciting. It looks like we can follow our destiny or wait for him to get us. Good suggestion about the south. Maybe I should start in the opposite direction.

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    Default Destiny is male?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizano View Post
    That story about your house is exciting. It looks like we can follow our destiny or wait for him to get us.
    That has got to be the first time I ever heard destiny being described as being either human or male.

    Key West is a great place to hang out, much of the south is fun. You might enjoy the folks who frequent this bar (just never mention that "we" won the civil war...)

    Mark

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    Default Driving around

    The weather up here is starting to turn around - I say this whilst looking at the thermometer and realizing that 20 degrees could be considered "hot" compared to the past week's temperatures.

    I drove around in New England winters for five years in a Trans Am, we both survived but in the snow it was always hairy. She sits in my brother's garage now, barely driven. If I ever decide to give drifting a try, I think I'd do quite well at it. Just keep an eye on the weather reports, and you'll be okay.

    Anyway, I agree with Mark about going through the Southern states now, while Spring is springing and the weather is agreeable. Once you've done that, by the time you get up North, you should be in time for Spring to show up around here.

    I suppose it's different when you already live in a warm climate. For us up here, this is a perfect time of year to hit the road - not so many people on the roads and everything is "waking up".

    If you enjoy casinos, don't forget to stop at the largest in the world in Ledyard, Connecticut of all places- Foxwoods.

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