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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
    West Point, New York, United States

    Default Massachusetts to Georgia in 7-10 days, route/site tips or suggestions?

    So, This summer i'll be graduating from college and, after a month of leave, will be moving to Fort Benning, Georgia for the next ~8 months. I've always had dreams of blazing a trail and taking a road trip across the country, so I'm planning on taking maybe 7 to 10 days of my leave/vacation to drive down the East coast, from my home in Massachusetts to Georgia. While I'd like to spend the nights in major cities along the way or with friends from school, I want to avoid the monotony of I-95 and instead take a more scenic and meaningful route between rest stops.

    I should also mention that I'm a student of Human Geography: studying people and their different cultures is what I hope to do some day for a profession, so I'm hoping to find some great sites or slices of small town life that I can take pictures of or write about.

    Lastly, my plans are flexible, so I can do anything from 7-14 days.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default It Should All Work Together

    The thing that strikes me about your stated goals is that they are complementary, synergistic, however you want to put it - fulfilling one should help fulfill the others. What I'd suggest, then, is that you look into driving around some very general areas where you are more likely than not to find pockets of distinct cultures. These can be as well known as the Amish around Strasburg PA or as obscure as the Gullah of the South Carolina and Georgia coastal islands, but would also include pockets of Scotts-Irish in the Appalachians and isolated communities like that on Tangiers Island in Chesapeake Bay,

    I have previously described a couple of basic routes up and down the east coast that avoid I-95 like the plague, and those would serve well as a starting point in planning your travels, but since this is a one way drive, you'll have to work out how often and where to jump back and forth between them.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    West Point, New York, United States


    Great, thanks a lot, this is a great starting point for researching routes and destinations!

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