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  1. Default 3 month summer road trip

    In 2 weeks we will be leaving on a summer long road trip. This site has been a great inspiration/planning tool for Megan and I.

    I want to post are current itinerary to see what everybody here thinks. Any advice would be appreciated.

    The first half:

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...,86.572266&z=4

    The second half:

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...,86.572266&z=4

    Thanks for reading
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 05-09-2011 at 04:43 AM. Reason: added maps

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    Default but points

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    When you are talking about a trip of this size, it is very difficult to throw out generalized information, but really the only thing we've got to go on is points on map.

    There is certainly nothing wrong with those points, but there isn't much to comment on either.

    Are there some specific questions or topics that you were looking for help with?

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    Thanks for adding the maps.

    Am I missing something that is must see?

    Is it hard to find camping out west? In the National Parks?

    Is there a better route to hit all 48 states?

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    As far as "must sees" or "better route," there's simply no answer to those kinds of questions. The "best route" is one that goes to all the places that you want to see. With 3 months, you can go practically anywhere you want.

    Camping generally isn't hard to find, especially out west where there is a lot of public owned land. Inside of National Parks, you can have limited options and the most popular places will fill up in the summer. However, there are lots of camping options other than national parks - like state parks or national forest lands for example - and if you are including all of those, then finding an available campsite it a much easier task.

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    With a trip that goes across country twice and over a period of 3 months, the route and attraction options would be in the thousands and that as Michael said, makes it impossible to answer in a meaningful way. Certainly if you post up an outline of your itinerary, timeline and interests we can certainly make suggestions of bits between 'here and 'there' and answer specific questions but it's just to general looking at map route.

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    Well hey there welcome to the site! We made a similar trip several years ago (went to california through the north and came back through the south), have you thought about keeping food with you along the way?

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    First thanks so much for the input so far. I'm working on an itinerary to share. I kind of realize I'm asking very general questions so thanks for being so nice about it.

    Travel Toad: We are bringing a cooler that we are restocking along the way. We are bringing a camp grill so we can cook along the way too. There are only 3 or 4 places that we want to eat along the way. 99% of the time we will be either camping or couch surfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megan and Tony View Post
    Travel Toad: We are bringing a cooler that we are restocking along the way. We are bringing a camp grill so we can cook along the way too. There are only 3 or 4 places that we want to eat along the way. 99% of the time we will be either camping or couch surfing.
    ahh Ok, glad you have a plan that's half the battle! Cooking along the way will save you a ton of money, though there are a few eateries that are out of this world according to the travel channel. Hope your trip goes well!

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