Three years ago, with a different screen name, I wrote to you all looking for advice on a cross-country road trip I was planning to take. With some of the recommendations given by members of the forum, we went across the country (from New York to Florida, Florida to Calfornia, back to Florida, and then back up to New York). It was a great trip, and I'm thankful for those that helped.
Anyway, before I go to graduate school this summer, I'd like to take another trip. Because I will most likely be going by myself, I don't think that I will be going across the country again (even though that may be what I prefer). With that said, however, I'd like to ask a few questions:
1. I've heard from friends that there are websites that "advertise" people that are willing to let you stay with them in their homes or apartments and other websites that help "advertise" people that would like to take trips from one point to another. Obviously, there are some positives to taking part in these websites; however, they sound a little sketchy to me. Has anyone heard anything about these websites?
2. Since I will be going by myself or with only one other person, I don't think it will be wise for me to take such an ambitious, costly trip. Instead, I'm considering taking a trip from New York up into Northeastern Canada (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Quebec). Does anyone have any experience taking road trips up there or have anything of note that I should know about those areas (interesting cities, nice lakes, ect)?
Any information or advice is greatly appreciated!