Hello to all.
My name is Joseph G. McKinley and I am a film-maker and I love to travel and see new things. In my next project I am going to combine these two things. I am going to make a documentary on a 15,000+ mile road trip.
So here's the plan...
Go from Augusta, Maine to Key West, FL. app. 1800 miles
(along the way here will probably stop in Boston, NY, Philly, DC, Outer Banks NC or Myrtle Beach)...
Go from Key West, FL to Somwhere in TX. app. 1500 miles.
(stop somewhere on FL. gulf side and New Orleans)
Possible Detour into Mexico... app. 800 miles.
(mexico city, cancun?)
Go from TX to Arizona app. 1100 miles.
(possible white wate rafting through the grande canyon...or at least hiking and staying a few days)
Go from Arizona to San Diego, CA. app. 550 miles
(see the sights hang out at the beach)
*here we drive up the California coast stopping in LA and other california cities*
Go from San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA. app. 1300 miles.
Go from Seattle, WA to Anchorage, Alaska. app. 2500 miles.
(along the way plan to stop in Vancouver and other cool canadian places)
Go from Anchorage Alaska to Salt Lake City, UT. app. 3000 miles.
(along the way hit more canadian places and potatoe farms in Idaho :) )
Go from Salt Lake City, UT to Durango, CO (and surrounding areas). app. 400 miles
the rest of the trip is not planned, but I'm thinking maybe drive though mid-west go through Kansas, St. Louis Missouri, Memphis/Nashville TN, up to Kentucky, through West Virginia, ending in VA Beach. app. 2500 miles.
Along the way I plan on videoing the whole experience... I plan on taking tents and camping as much as possible and taking in as much of the local experience as I can in the different states or provinces I am in. AKA hiking grand canyon, driving blue ridge parkway, catching broadway show in NY, surfing in CA, skiing in Alaska, etc etc...i'll probably bring some golf clubs too :)...
As I venture into different parts of the country/world, I plan on interviewing people etc asking them questions on life, philosophy, politics, religion, education etc...
I plan on making a full length documentary out of it when I am done. Just in time for film school eh?
TOTAL TRIP......MILEAGE = app. 16,000 miles...(AT LEAST)
OK so i'm figuring gas for this trip is going to be between 3,500 or 4,000.
is this a good estimate?
Are there any other areas you would suggest going to...
Are there certain attractions you would suggest we do in the areas we have planned? We really need help with this in Alaska/Canada/Midwest...
4 guys are going total and we plan on camping...if you know of good specific campgrounds let us know.
If you live in some of the places listed or anywhere in between and would like to help by offering a stay over night, tour around town, interview on camera, or a homecooked meal let us know too!