Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Default 48 State Road Trip in 22 Days: Day 1

    Hey all! This is my first time posting to this website. Last year in May, I used all of my vacation time to go on a road trip through 48 states. Starting from Tampa, Florida, I made my way to California, then up the west coast, across the northern states to Maine, then back down to Tampa. I took tons of pictures and recorded over 14 hours of video, which I'm currently in the process of editing into a 22 part series on YouTube.

    Starting at around 10:00 AM, the first part of my trip was a 278 mile drive from Tampa, Florida to the Museum of Florida History in Tampa, Florida.

    After touring the museum, I made my way out of Florida and over to Mobile, Alabama--a 257 mile drive along the panhandle of Florida. While I've been on road trips outside of Florida with family, I've never done it on my own, so visiting the Alabama Welcome Center was a mini-rush for me (I know, I'm lame).

    In Mobile, I visited the Mobile Botanical Gardens. However, I arrived a little after hours, so while the park was open, there were no tour guides or anything. Still, it was a peaceful stroll before heading back to my car and finalizing my trip.

    Finally, I drove 138 miles from Mobile Alabama to the Super 8 Motel in New Orleans Louisiana so I can rest up for sightseeing the next day.

    I tried uploading pictures, but it didn't work for me. Should I upload them elsewhere and link them?

    Let me know if you have any questions. I can't wait to share the rest of the trip with you all!
    Last edited by Southwest Dave; 03-03-2015 at 02:29 AM. Reason: Removed off site links. [Not permitted to new members]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    10,749

    Default 'How to'.

    Hello and welcome to RTA !

    Thanks for dropping by to share your road trip adventure with us. We would like to read more and take a look at some pictures. This is how to upload pictures into your posts. If you have further problems just say, but new members are not allowed to post off-site links as we get people using this site to promote their own and it is also designed to keep the site spam free. Thanks.

    Dave.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    6,936

    Default That was a lot of driving for such a late start.

    That first day must have been some day. If you did not get on the road till 10am, visited the museum, stopped to stroll through the botanical gardens in Mobile and covered well over 600 miles in the day. I was glad to read day two was a sightseeing day, and not another long haul driving day.

    Looking forward to reading more of your trip.

    Lifey

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lifemagician View Post
    That first day must have been some day. If you did not get on the road till 10am, visited the museum, stopped to stroll through the botanical gardens in Mobile and covered well over 600 miles in the day. I was glad to read day two was a sightseeing day, and not another long haul driving day.

    Looking forward to reading more of your trip.

    Lifey
    I got to go sightseeing for most of the trip with the exception of the final 2 days. I severely overestimated how long I would go sightseeing in some places and ended up running behind for the majority of the trip. But each day was between 400 and 600 miles of driving. Actually, one stretch of the trip was me driving for 10 hour straight! Now that I know how to add photos to posts, the next post should be a bit more visually appealing.

  5. #5

    Default

    Would love to see the YouTube videos, please let us know if you get them uploaded. My wife and I love extreme road trips and have done several of them ourselves.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-16-2011, 08:28 PM
  2. 5 day road trip: Orange County to State College PA
    By Frankiefitz in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-11-2011, 03:31 AM
  3. My 90 day, 15,000 mile, 40 state American Adventure - Summer 2009
    By Misty2k in forum RoadTrip Field Reports
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-28-2009, 01:20 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Find the Perfect Hotel
    Search RoadTrip Motels
    Enter city name

    Loading...



  • MORE STORIES