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    Default Solo roadtrip - BC to Ontario, by way of the USA?

    Hey everyone,

    I am planning a roadtrip for the summer of 2008. I have 3 weeks vacation booked from late July to early August. The following trip is what I'm planning for and I have a few questions (which will appear further down)..

    Saturday, July 26 - Depart from Vancouver, BC. Destination: Thunder Bay, Ontario.

    I am travelling solo, which is cool because I love to drive and the call of the open road must be answered!

    So, with 3 weeks available for there and back, my questions are:

    A) Is it a good idea to travel either eastbound or westbound using the U.S. highway (interstate) system?
    B) Is it safe? I'm not worried so much about my personal safety while driving as I am about being alone in a "foreign" land...
    C) Also, are there any websites where people can find "travel buddies"? Is that even a good idea to consider?
    D) 420 is something I enjoy. Will I be able to find some along the way? Any tips on that?

    I just can't see driving both ways in Canada.



    Thanks for allowing me to post this thread. Any comments, thoughts, suggestions, opinions, recommendations and feedback in general is much appreciated.

    PS - I'm not so much concerned about seeing "touristy" things....For me, the highlight of the vacation is the trip itself.

    Cheers,

    Bob L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
    A) Is it a good idea to travel either eastbound or westbound using the U.S. highway (interstate) system?
    The interstate system is one of most used and the safest in the world. Is there a particular concern that you have?

    B) Is it safe? I'm not worried so much about my personal safety while driving as I am about being alone in a "foreign" land...
    Thousands of people travel solo every day, in fact, some people prefer it.

    C) Also, are there any websites where people can find "travel buddies"? Is that even a good idea to consider?
    In addition to the share the gas section of this forum, there are several other sites that specialize in that field.

    D) 420 is something I enjoy. Will I be able to find some along the way? Any tips on that?
    Its illegal everywhere in the US, and planning to break the law while traveling in a foreign country is never a good idea.

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