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  1. It Gets Worse

    It's not just the hoi polloi either. Very early in this outbreak (January!) I laid in a stock of PPE. By a stroke of good luck, my son-in-law is actually a sales rep for a major supplier of such...
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    That's a Route, Then

    Bear with me, because this is going to get a bit complicated. But if you have the time and your objective is to see the country as you drive along rather than visit cities or do a lot of hiking, then...
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    What Works Best

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    There are any number of travel website out there that will give you generic lists of what they think are the main attractions in any given area or...
  4. Good Choices

    Well, I will say you've already made a couple of outstanding choices! Not flying, especially now that two of the four major airlines have gone back to pre-pandemic cattle car standards is perhaps the...
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    Follow the Rivers?

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The sights in Colorado and Utah are largely mountains and desert rock formations, so one way to look at the drive out (and/or back) is to make it as...
  6. We Have Lists

    ...of just such places, both embedded in the workings of our own mapping software and as stand alone of quiet attractions every couple of hours along the major cross country Interstates. If/once you...
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    Tough One

    Recommendations for places to stay are always the hardest to make. As you can tell from Donna's response, personal experience is almost a must to give meaningful advice, and with over 85,000 motels...
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    Once Around the Block

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    For two relatively simple reasons, I'd suggest making your loop to the Washington National Parks in a counter-clockwise direction. Doing so will put the...
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    Navigation

    My Android phone came with a GPS-based app (called Maps Navigation) which you can probably download through the Play Store if you don't have it installed already. I have only used it for following my...
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    The Nature of the Beast(s)

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The simple fact is that you're asking for too much. I suppose there might be software out there that will do the job, but not as well or as cheaply as...
  11. Time Shifting

    When I was younger, I used to work rotating shifts, sometimes during the day and sometimes overnight, and occasionally back-to-back. It was exhausting even though I was allowed to catch catnaps on...
  12. Make the Drive Part of the Vacation

    As others have pointed out, the 850 or so miles to San Juan National Forest (SJNF) is simply too much to do in a day. So rather than "plan[ning] the long single day drive to get the most out of it",...
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    Your Call

    Swinging south from Paducah to include Nashville, Memphis and Branson would add a full day (430 mi and 7.5 hrs) of driving to your trip. Plus any time spent sightseeing or backroading. Only you can...
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    OK, A Basic Route

    I-80 will still form the backbone of your driving out west, but to avoid the toll roads out east, and the congested cities you'd be paying to get around or through, a slightly different route could...
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    That All Depends

    Well that would depend on where, exactly, in New Jersey you're headed for. If you let us know that, and any specific interests you or your family might have, we can make some suggestions that are...
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    The Week Will Disappear

    Reread Michael's last sentence. Please. Then realize the following: You will not have use of the RV for a full week. When you factor in the time to pick it up, take the introductory lessons on how to...
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    More History and Scenery

    Taking you at your word about your choice of route (i.e. assuming Kansas City is a 'must see' stop for you) and interests (history and scenery) I've got a few suggestions for you. But as always the...
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    Simple

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Given your severe limitations including having only two days for the drive and the presence of other family members, presumably children, your sole...
  19. The Full Link

    Zion National Park Limited Resumption of Operations page:

    https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/limited-resumption-of-operations.htm

    AZBuck
  20. Little Help, Please?

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Here's the thing. What you will find on this site are people willing to help you plan the best trip for you that best meets your needs. You will find...
  21. Big Picture First

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    From your initial description, you have the possibility of a great RoadTrip. You've got the time, a companion, and (apparently) enough money to make it...
  22. Less Driving, More Options

    As others have pointed out already, 14 days will disappear quickly. Just a quick survey of your proposed route means that you'd be spending at least 10 of your 14 days IN the RV and only 4 days at...
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    Just a Thought

    You say that you are planning your trip to "be around less populated areas" and yet you intend to use Interstate Highways through major metropolitan areas, in particular Dallas/Fort Worth. The other...
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    Details Matter

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Where in Arizona are you headed? It would be two completely different routes depending on whether you're headed for southern Arizona (Tucson or even...
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    So Many Sights, So Few Roads

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Actually, I think you can include almost everything on your list if you keep a few things in mind. First and foremost is the fact that many if not most...
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