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  1. Default 3 British girls looking to do the deep south?!

    Hi there

    We are 3 late twenty-somethings looking to do a two week adventure trip in the USA. Was thinking of Texas to Miami but really need some advice as to whether this could be a good trip or not. Would love to hear from someone who has done something similar. We are keen to have a contrasting trip, lots of great things to see and do and meet new people as well as the open road and then perhaps finish up partying in Miami.

    We are open to ideas and suggestions but really want to avoid the Vegas, San Fran, LA options.

    Thanking you in advance of your replies.

    Tanya :)

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Why Not?

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Two weeks is more than enough time to get a good once-over-lightly view of the Deep South. If you want to do a one-way drive from 'somewhere' ending in Miami and Texas is roughly how far away 'somewhere' should be, then you might also want to look at other cities for possible starting points including San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth, St' Louis or even Chicago. All of those would put you within roughly the same distance of Miami. But you might also be able to save considerably by flying into/out of Miami and doing a loop trip that returns you there at the end of your trip. This might save on airfare over an open jaw ticket and will almost certainly save you a few hundred dollars on the car hire. Finding stuff to do to fill the 10 days or so of the RoadTrip portion of your holiday will not be hard. Take a look at some of the places I found for a trip I took through that area a few years ago. Once you've determined where you'll be starting from and can tell us what sort of attractions you're interested in we can offer some more specific recommendations for you.


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    Here is an option you may have. The middle of a November 2008 trip I was on went through the deep south. You can get some casino gaming in at Shreveport, Louisiana. IF you are into history Vicksburg is along that route. There are a ton of pine trees and rural areas through Mississippi. You can take I-20 east and get on I-59 south to New Orleans. I-10 is in that area and you can take it through the gulf coast. Mobile, Alabama and the Florida panhandle (including Apalachicola State Forest) are here. Off of I-10 is I-75 and you can take that south into Orlando. From Orlando take I-75 south to I-95 to the Florida coast and enjoy it.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    You can take I-20 east and get on I-59 south to New Orleans.
    I-49 from Shreveport to I-10 is the most direct way, or if you go to Vicksburg you can take I-55. I-59 is a considerable backtrack.

  5. Default Thank you

    Thanks guys for your helpful info. I need to crack on and start mapping out a route etc and might have even convinced a 4th to join us!


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