Before I begin, let me tell you a little about myself. I am a 50-year-old single male who has been road-tripping since I was 17 years old. I have been all up and down the East Coast and since 2011. I have been venturing West & Northwest to see our beautiful country. Every road-trip seems to be getting longer and more adventurous. I am an avid photographer and my road-trips involve a lot of exploring, hiking, camping and going just about anywhere to see the sights. I have been taking my Son on my trips over the years and he is now at that age, where he is not interested in driving cross country right now. All my road-trips have been taken by car and I have tent camped just about everywhere. This year is going to be something very different.
I have wanted to do this for so long and I just cannot wait anymore. I’m prepared to do this on my own, but would much rather enjoy the trip with others.
I am planning the largest road-trip I have ever been on and plan on leaving my job to do it. The trip is not etched in stone so dates are a little flexible and the venue is open to plan together with anyone who plans on joining the trip. I am shooting for leaving mid-July 2018.
This trip will begin where I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL and will be heading West towards California (Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley National Park depending upon temperatures at that time), Oregon, Washington (Seattle & Mt.St Helens), Vancouver BC, Juneau AK, Anchorage AK, Fairbanks AK, all the way to the Northernmost city of the USA, in Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay) AK. Then from there exploring part of Canada NW Territory, Yukon Territory, Jasper National Park, Yellowknife, Banff National Park, and who knows where else before returning home. Estimated trip will run 1-3 months based on what we plan together.
I am looking for (2) things.
1) I am looking for (1) compatible travel partner to split the travel expenses with in a Class B RV doing as much dry camping as possible. RV sleeps (2). This person should have a love for National Parks, remote locations, beginner to intermediate hiking and love photography since I will be doing a lot of picture taking and blogging along the way.
Requirements: Male or Female, at least late 20's on up. Should be in good physical health with no major health issues. Must have a clean background, have valid passport, drug free, does not smoke or vape, trustworthy and honest.
2) Looking for other people who are interested in caravanning along with on the trip either for the whole trip or segments of the trip. We would all travel together and do things together as a group, (rest stops, meals, camping, hiking, etc.) We may decide to do different things along the way but still meet back up by days end. We will all keep in constant communication along the road via 2-Way radio. More about this later.
This is an adult trip, so no little ones, however mature teens are welcome with parents.
One of my concerns is safety and I would rather travel with 1 or more persons for personal safety. It's always nice to have someone there in case the unthinkable happens. I have driven over 1 Million miles on my own over the years and will be nearing almost 2 Million miles very shortly. I love to drive places and explore. It is my hope to find others interested in sharing the experience with.
I have a lot of photos of past road-trips on my Instagram page. Please feel free to check them out so you can get a feel for what you will be in store for and so you know I'm the real deal. IamTheRoadWarrior on Instagram.
Please feel free to ask public questions here, PM me here or PM on Instagram. I am open to all ideas, suggestions and locations/venues. I want this to top all road-trips so I can top it again next year! :)
Hoping to form some lifelong friendships on this trip.