On March 5th I am going to embark on a monumental 10 to 12 day roadtrip from MSP airport in Minneapolis and heading east to Fort Drum, NY over to Lake Champlain, to Bar Harbor, ME to Cape Cod, to NYC to Washington D.C thru W. Virginia to Lexington, KY to S.E Tennessee thru North Carolina to Charleston Harbor, SC to Savanna, GA to Panama City Beach, Fl to New Orleans, to Texarkana, Arkansas to Oklahoma then onto Dallas down to San Antonio, TX thru New Mexico to Four Corners to Elko, NV to Lake Tahoe, CA onto Napa, CA then to Portland, OR, then Seattle, WA thru Idaho, Montana, Cody, WY, and finally thru N.Dak and returning my rental car to MSP and driving home to S. Dakota.
I would like this trip to be on backroads so I can see the backbone of America. Granted I have already done this type of trip but only in certain portions of this amazing great country of ours. Now is my chance to drive a completely nonscripted trip and see what most people driving on interstates don't get to see. I"ll be Facebooking the whole trip and blogging somewhere (not sure where yet) ideas?
Anyone want to figure out mileage for this trip? I think it is somewhere btw 8500 miles and 10,000 miles.
I have ten days plus a few if it needs be. Sleeping in car, hostels and couch surfing then showering in fuel stops on interstates and friends homes.
I have already travelled througout all 50 states and this is just a spontaneous roadtrip b/c I have just found out wife is pregnant and due in Nov. so my roadtripping days are coming to a slight end here shortly.
My main goal of this is to get sponsored by a car company to take a 10,000 mile, if not longer, roadtrip throughout Europe next Spring or Fall. I did a Munich, Germany thru all of Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, France and back to Germany in 2 weeks and 4500 miles last Fall. I rented a BMW 3series station wagon getting a average mpg of 42.6 which was crazy since I found out the car went 138 on the autobahn in Austria and I raced a Porsche in Monaco.
Has anyone ever been sponsored by car companies to showcase lastest and greatest most fuel efficienct model? I love travelling and seeing the world's backroads. I would think that a car company would love to sponsor someone like me driving the most fuel efficient car in the lineup to prove to buyers that their car gets the best gas mileage. Any takers out there?