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  1. Default Planning trip from East Texas to Oakland, California

    Leaving June 13 for California from Sulphur Springs, Texas. Other than the Grand Canyon, what would be good to stop and see or do along the way? Then, from Oakley, California to the Redwoods in northern California for 2 day. Where to stay? BeckyD

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    There is not a generic set of "must sees" when it comes to planning a roadtrip. If you'd like some specific ideas, you're going to have to give us more specifics about your plans - like who is going, how long you'll be on the road, and what kinds of things you are interested in, etc.

    In the meantime, I'd also suggest simply spending a little time looking around this site, as there are a lot of resources available to find additional ideas - including the RTA Map Center which will find recommended places right near you route.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia

    Default The details are on good maps.

    If you are trying to plan this trip without good maps, may I suggest you go to AAA and pick up some good detailed maps (free to members) of all the States you will traverse. Or you might be more comfortable with a road atlas such as Rand McNally. All those maps will show you what there is along the way. Then sit down and spend some time following the advice in this 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.
    Good maps are invaluable during the planning and essential when on the road. Don't be tempted to rely solely on your electronics. Many have done so at their peril - some fatal.

    Enjoy the planning.


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