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  1. Thread: NC to Miami

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    Shoot . . . I had a good post typed out, and then...

    Shoot . . . I had a good post typed out, and then the power company guy came to my door to fix something, and I lost it -- if this is a repeat post, I apologize . . .

    While I normally agree with...
  2. Thread: NC to Miami

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    Ah, I wasn't really thinking about multiple...

    Ah, I wasn't really thinking about multiple opportunities to switch over to the other road. Thanks!
  3. Thread: NC to Miami

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    NC to Miami

    Hi, folks. I could use some help with my driving plans:

    We're driving from North Carolina to the Port of Miami. Actually, we're driving to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, and then we're doing the...
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    Keep in mind that Wilmington, the Outer Banks,...

    Keep in mind that Wilmington, the Outer Banks, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are VERY FAR APART. North Carolina is one wiiiiiiiiiiiide state.

    I live in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, and we...
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    Gas is running $2.70-2.80 in the Carolinas these...

    Gas is running $2.70-2.80 in the Carolinas these days.

    A Mustang is a wonderful car, but it's going to rent for a premium price and the Mustang is known for enjoying a good drink at every gas...
  6. I see that you're planning to visit BOTH the...

    I see that you're planning to visit BOTH the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon. With limited time, choices have to be made . . . I'd suggest that you choose between these two. They are both...
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    I live near enough that I've visited both...

    I live near enough that I've visited both Charleston and Savannah multiple times. Both are wonderful cities, but they are quite alike in atmosphere. If I were you and my time was limited, I'd...
  8. If you can stay in Hiltons and Holiday Inns for...

    If you can stay in Hiltons and Holiday Inns for $10/person/night, you should ditch the tents.

    Consider the money first: A tent site will cost you $15-30, depending upon the area. In addition...
  9. I don't know what it's like in Canada, but this...

    I don't know what it's like in Canada, but this is completely unrealistic on American highways. 60-65 is reasonable for the highways. Some smaller roads -- especially those within national parks or...
  10. No, Moab to Grand Tetons is not a one-day trip. ...

    No, Moab to Grand Tetons is not a one-day trip. Even if you did this marathon drive in one great swoop, you'd be so exhausted the next day that you'd sleep away that "extra day" that you'd gain.
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    I have to agree with the others. My husband...

    I have to agree with the others.

    My husband and I share the same philosophy about traveling: We can sleep at home for free, so let's make the most of every minute. A 7-hour drive is nothing to...
  12. Thread: Trip to London

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    Trip to London

    I know that lots of Brits frequent this board in search of information about trips to America . . . I'd like to take advantage of so many of you being on this board, and I'd like to turn the tables...
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    I can only make one recommendation here: We...

    I can only make one recommendation here:

    We stayed in Cortez, Co, which isn't far from Durgano. We really enjoyed the Best Western Turquoise Inns & Suites. We had a two-room suite, each room...
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    When we began planning a trip similar to yours,...

    When we began planning a trip similar to yours, we started with the idea of renting an RV . . . but when we started looking at prices, we discovered that (although many people are devoted to the RV...
  15. We were in this area last July, and we had such a...

    We were in this area last July, and we had such a good time! I'd love to go again. But that wasn't your question . . .

    Your wife is right about making reservations. You're traveling in summer...
  16. That's pretty much what I was going to say. All...

    That's pretty much what I was going to say. All the plans in the world don't equal personal knowledge of your level of responsibility.
  17. Thread: Cheap hostels?

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    I like hostels and have had some great...

    I like hostels and have had some great experiences staying in them . . . however, the biggest problem you're going to encounter is that there simply aren't very many of them in America. You'll find...
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    My brother likes to buy those cheap-o frozen...

    My brother likes to buy those cheap-o frozen burritos from Walmart, wrap them in foil, and cook them in his engine. We're a cheap and simple family.
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    These are the kind of things we ate on our road...

    These are the kind of things we ate on our road trip last summer, and it was a great option. Not only are these low-cost meals, they're also low-stress and quick. The #1 money-saver, though, was...
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    Positive: You've budgeted for gas at $3/gallon...

    Positive:
    You've budgeted for gas at $3/gallon . . . in my area anyway, it's in the $2.50 range, so you have a little padding built in there. Since gas varies so widely from place to place, and...
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    Fix-a-flat has been in my car -- well, cars --...

    Fix-a-flat has been in my car -- well, cars -- since college, and it is one of THE BEST PRODUCTS on earth. As long as your expectations of it are realistic.

    Realistic: Oh, no! I have a flat...
  22. From Chicago, Mt. Rushmore is about 900 miles . ....

    From Chicago, Mt. Rushmore is about 900 miles . . . ONE WAY . . . round trip, that's about 30 hours in the car. Too much for one 3-4 day weekend.

    How about a campground on the Great Lakes or...
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    If you're not going to do any hiking or rafting,...

    If you're not going to do any hiking or rafting, I think you have too many national park days. You'll find plenty of little strolls that aren't really hiking, but they also aren't going to take all...
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    We also started with the idea of renting an RV,...

    We also started with the idea of renting an RV, but when we started looking at costs . . . well, that idea fizzled in a hurry. We didn't know how expensive an RV rental was, and when we added in...
  25. Thread: Hydration pack

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    Hydration pack

    My husband wants a hydration pack.

    Can anyone give me any hints about what's desireable in choosing a good one? Any name brands that're reliable? I think he'd want a relatively small pack, but...
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