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    Default Kenilworth, New Jersey (North NJ) to Sacramento/Davis, California (North Cali)

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm planning a 10-day (ish) trip starting the third week of August (2015) and ending the fourth week of the month. I would like to drive about 10 hours a day and will have another person helping me drive. Any advice on scenic or artistic stops/highways/or any other tips you can offer?



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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia

    Default Here's a start.

    Hi Vanessa and Welcome to the Great American Roadtrip Forum.

    The best advice I can pass onto you is the following paragraph:

    Quote Originally Posted by AZBuck
    Start with maps. Not GPS, not software, not Google, but real honest-to-god paper maps that show you your entire route, that you can mark up (and erase), that you can stick pins in, and that show something about the land you'll be driving through. Those are your essential tool in any RoadTrip planning process. Start by marking all the places you know you want to visit. Then connect the dots. Then look for more places of interest and scenic routes along the lines connecting the dots. Repeat until you've got as many sites and roads as you think you want.
    There's no shortage of places in NJ to get hold of good maps. Among the best are AAA - if you are a member they will be free. Any big box or stationary store will have a Rand McNally Road atlas which is also excellent. No doubt you will use the interenet to find places specifically to your interest. But if you look carefully, you will see scenic roads marked on all those maps.

    A third source for maps is State Welcome Centres and Visitor Centres.

    Don't be tempted to rely solely on electronics. Many have done so at their peril - some fatal.


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    Thanks a lot for your response!

    One thing I didn't mention is that I will be moving out to Davis, California for graduates school. Thus, this is not only a road trip, but also I will be carrying a lot of stuff in my car. Does that make a difference? I just became an AAA member. I'll see how I can get maps from them.Thanks, again!
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 07-28-2015 at 01:41 PM. Reason: Removed reference to outside website, quote of entire previous post

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    To get maps if you are a AAA member: go to your nearest branch and present your card. Too far away? Get a road atlas at your local big box store.


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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    There's a AAA office on US-22 in Union.

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