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    Default Road trip: Key west --> New York (East Coast)

    Dear Road trippers, I open this thread for my questions.
    For this summer holiday we will come to The States.
    Our plan is to Drive from Key west tot New york.

    1 What is the best time to drive this road trip?
    2 when does the east coast high school having there summer holiday?
    3. We are looking for interstening places between Orlando and Washington (our intrests: Technology, nature, scuba diving, abandon buildings(urban exploring)).

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    Welcome!

    1. There really isn't a "best" time - any time during the summer holiday would have essentially the same conditions. The hottest and most humid time will generally be later in July into August.

    2. Generally, from around June 1 to September 1.

    Before we can answer (3) we need to know how many days you have allotted for the trip. Just to drive from Orlando to Washington via Interstate highways would take 2 days.

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    We want to spent 4 weeks in the US this include the Flight from and to Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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    As far as we now can see we will go in juni. The flight prices are little cheaper than.

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    We have now a concreat plann. The 2th of juni we travel from Ams to Orlando. On the 5th we pickup our car and driving first down to the everglades, than to key west, after that we drive back up north to Miami, Cape Canaveral to jacksonville.

    And there i'm goin to be stuck i can take the I95 to colombia and pickup there the US route 1 or take direct after jacksonville the US route 1?

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    Default From Jacksonville - North

    Once you make it to Jacksonville the quickest route to WashDC is I-95 which runs through Jacksonville. (You'll probably already be on it since your traveling from Miami.)

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    Default in search of Amish village

    Where can i find in Pennsylvania a Amish village or town -ship, witch is not a tourist trap?
    Last edited by AZBuck; 02-26-2011 at 03:20 PM. Reason: Merged with previous posts. Please do not start new threads for the same trip.

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    Default Pennsylvania Amish Country

    I have spent considerable time in the area of southeastern Pennsylvania that is known as 'Amish Country', but I know of no particularly Amish towns. The Amish are by nature and choice a rural people who live mostly on their own farms, not in towns or cities. I think you'd do best to simply explore some of the back roads in the triangular area roughly bounded by Lancaster, Coatesville, and Oxford Pennsylvania. Avoid US-30 which is chock-a-block with "Authentic Amish" experiences which are neither and stick to roads like PA-340, PA-896, PA-472 and the like. If I had to pick any towns which are associated with the Amish more than others, while avoiding being tourist traps, I'd suggest Strasburg and Oxford. And although it is not particularly Amish, Lititz is a charming town in its own right.

    AZBuck

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    I live in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. The amish are everywhere!!!! Just drive down the back roads late afternoon, and evening on a Sunday, and you will be sure to run into tons! Strasburg, pa is a very nice quaint town. Stop by the creamery for some old fashioned ice cream.

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