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Title: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 08, 2014, 04:14:00 PM
I'm going start by making a list of road trips I want to go on. If you want, just list trips you would like to make as well.

1) Terre Haute, IN - Muskogee, OK - Mazatlan, SIN (MEX).
2) Terre Haute, IN - Toronto, ON - Sudbury, ON - Terre Haute, IN
3) Terre Haute, IN - Montreal, QC
4) Lisbon, Portugal - Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France, - Warsaw, Poland
5) Brisbane, Australia- Perth, Australia
6) Drive around Botswana on A1, A2, and A3
7) Drive Chilean Route 5 from Santiago to northern Chile.
8) Terre Haute, IN - Anchorage, AK
9) Haifa, Israel - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel
10) Snowmobile in Antarctica  :-D
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: froggie on September 08, 2014, 04:37:33 PM
In no particular order:

1)  NC 12
2)  US 1 to Key West
3)  Los Angeles freeway system
4)  Pacific Coast Highway
5)  I-70 west of Denver
6)  Amtrak's California Zephyr (not a "road" trip per se, though railroads are a type of "road")
7)  Amtrak's Empire Builder
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: corco on September 08, 2014, 04:56:04 PM
1) I have a 3 week loop planned from Croatia to Germany to Romania to Bosnia to Croatia I have wanted to take for a while, just need the resources
2) Dempster Highway
3) Montana to Quebec, hoping to do that next year maybe in conjunction with the UP meet.
4) Trans-Laborador and Newfoundland
5) Paris to Istanbul
6) Clinch US 1, 6, and 62
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Zeffy on September 08, 2014, 05:00:45 PM
Of the top of my head (in a loose order):

1. Hillsborough, NJ - Pittsburgh, PA
2. Hillsborough, NJ - Boston, MA
3. Hillsborough, NJ - Hartford, CT
4. Hillsborough, NJ - Chicago, IL
(you get this now?)
5. To Miami, FL
6. Pacific Coast Highway
7. To Denver, CO
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: kkt on September 08, 2014, 05:48:14 PM
Hmm. 

Alaska Highway-Dalton Highway
Overseas Highway
Grande Corniche
Baja Highway
Cape Breton loop
Pan American Highway

Title: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Pete from Boston on September 08, 2014, 08:32:50 PM
Of the top of my head (in a loose order):

1. Hillsborough, NJ - Pittsburgh, PA

An excellent first choice.  A playground for anyone interested in infrastructure.

I have so little flexibility to just take off anymore, but I really want to drive up to James Bay.  It would somehow tie the world together a little more for me.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Duke87 on September 08, 2014, 08:41:28 PM
Planned near term:
- UK/London. Drive all over for one week, ride trains all over for another.
- cross country, northern tier - visiting the remainder of the lower 48 I have not been to

Planned longer term:
- cross country through Canada from Ontario west, then to Alaska
- Canadian maritimes/Labrador

Pipe dreams, may or may not happen someday:
- Japan
- Australia
- Italy
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Roadrunner75 on September 08, 2014, 08:51:17 PM
Of the top of my head (in a loose order):
1. Hillsborough, NJ - Pittsburgh, PA
An excellent first choice.  A playground for anyone interested in infrastructure.
I just did this recently...great place to visit.  If you like bridges and tunnels, this place is for you.  If you want a tunnel all to yourself, drive the Wabash.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 1995hoo on September 08, 2014, 09:21:00 PM
In no particular order:

—The Overseas Highway to Key West
—The Hana Highway (and the continuation around the south side)
—The entire Kahekili Highway (especially the super-narrow windy part)
—The Alaska Highway
—The Saddle Road and the Waipio Valley Road
—The Eyre Highway in Australia
—The Guoliang Tunnel Road
—A road trip around Scotland, including Campbeltown (Springbank Distillery!) and the Road to Applecross
—A road trip around Ireland

I think it'd be interesting to travel the Road of Bones to Magadan, but I'm not crazy or stupid enough actually to think I'd ever do it. I'd also love to be able to travel from Istanbul to Delhi via the historic route through the Khyber Pass, but I doubt that will be viable or even remotely safe in my lifetime.

The next major trip we're discussing, aside from our Christmas visit to see relatives in Florida, is a trip to Rome roughly a year from now, and if we make that trip we won't be renting a car or doing any road-tripping.

Regarding Hawaii, I've been to Oahu (did not rent a car) and Kauai (did rent a car and drove all over except for Polihale).

Of the trips listed above, obviously Key West is the most realistic in the short term, though I've struggled to figure out how to fit it into any of our Florida itineraries due to our desire to spend time with our relatives while their kids are still kids.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Rainking75 on September 08, 2014, 09:22:15 PM
I-70 Denver to western terminus
PCH
US 50 across Nevada
I-94 across Montana
US66
I-24 over Monteagle

There's more I'm sure I'll think of later...
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US71 on September 08, 2014, 09:22:55 PM
-Lincoln Highway
-Jefferson Highway
-Route 66
-US 71
-National Road
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: corco on September 08, 2014, 10:00:08 PM
Quote
I-94 across Montana

That...is an interesting choice. Mind if I ask why?
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: hbelkins on September 08, 2014, 10:16:36 PM
In no particular order:

1)  NC 12

I'm a bit surprised you haven't done this one. I know I've told the story of how I tricked my mom into taking US 70 east out of the Raleigh area instead of US 64 when she had taken over driving for my dad on a family vacation to the Outer Banks so we could ride the ferry. My dad didn't get too mad about that one; he was a bit of a roadgeek himself.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: RoadWarrior56 on September 08, 2014, 10:24:00 PM
I have already made the ultimate road trip.  Atlanta to Anchorage, AK in 12.5 days back in 2005.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: KG909 on September 08, 2014, 10:28:21 PM
This is long and going to last 7 weeks but here:
Starting point: Fontana, CA
2. Flagstaff, AZ
3. Albuquerque, NM
4. Dallas, TX
5. Memphis, TN
6. ATL, GA
7. St. Louis, MO
8. Chicago, IL
9. Detroit, MI
10. Cleveland, OH
11. Ashland, PA
12. NYC, NY
13. Philadelphia, PA
14. Washington DC
15. Savannah, GA
16. Miami, FL
17. Key West, FL
18. Tallahassee, FL
19. New Orleans, LA
20. Houston, TX
21. San Antonio, TX
22. Las Cruces, NM
23. Yuma, AZ
24. Julian, CA
25. Perris, CA
End
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Pete from Boston on September 08, 2014, 10:35:51 PM

Of the top of my head (in a loose order):
1. Hillsborough, NJ - Pittsburgh, PA
An excellent first choice.  A playground for anyone interested in infrastructure.
I just did this recently...great place to visit.  If you like bridges and tunnels, this place is for you.  If you want a tunnel all to yourself, drive the Wabash.

I describe Pittsburgh as a region-sized machine for the production of primarily one product, one which it doesn't make much of anymore.  It is still fascinating to look at the massive scale of organization that exists around this one goal, both extant and vestigial.  Any lover of the built environment can keep busy for days. 
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Zeffy on September 08, 2014, 10:56:23 PM
An excellent first choice.  A playground for anyone interested in infrastructure.

Well, Boston was originally a number one destination, but then I saw the view of the Pittsburgh skyline from the Fort Pitt Tunnel and was mesmerized. Once I get everything I need for the trip, I will make it as soon as I can. My route basically utilizes I-70 from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and goes to I-79 to get to I-376 so I can hit the tunnel (I believe that was it).
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Alps on September 08, 2014, 11:36:05 PM
I have a lot planned, so here are the unplanned:
* Dalton Highway (I'll drive one way, not both)
* PEI remaining route clinch
* HI remaining route clinch
* Pan-Am Highway
* Cross country and back on non-freeways
* US 61
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on September 09, 2014, 04:32:17 AM
I'd like to go from home all the way to China :sombrero:. Also at least one road trip in the US.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 09, 2014, 08:20:12 AM
I'd like to go from home all the way to China :sombrero:. Also at least one road trip in the US.

Just go through Belarus and you'll be fine. (Stay away from Ukraine.)
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: english si on September 09, 2014, 09:50:43 AM
For Spain-China, across to Turkey and then through Iran (then through the ex-soviet -stans) is a better bet than Russia. Especially given Russia-EU tensions over Ukraine (and Belarus will support Russia more than Russia does!). Also not as much driving across boring plains as a more northern route.

A few people have mentioned the Future People's Republic of Scotland. While there's lots of roads I want to do there, this grand tour I've made up (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=B7076&daddr=54.8029326,-3.9919122+to:54.9899738,-4.0792283+to:55.230383,-4.283736+to:55.9448251,-4.8696435+to:56.0328384,-4.7980991+to:56.2903838,-5.4703828+to:56.4218604,-5.4691456+to:56.6888388,-5.6201258+to:57.4719464,-6.4417575+to:57.4359661,-5.8084781+to:57.85928,-5.446275+to:58.201991,-5.0068578+to:John+o%27+Groats+to:58.0026252,-4.3980035+to:57.6099066,-4.4092998+to:57.4687424,-4.4613096+to:57.4860198,-4.05573+to:57.2225319,-3.3065037+to:57.1514449,-2.1582169+to:57.0429321,-3.1850098+to:56.264707,-2.6341431+to:56.0644876,-3.2104407+to:55.5447628,-2.9973755+to:A7&hl=en&ll=56.438204,-2.373047&spn=5.596192,16.907959&sll=56.353078,-2.510376&sspn=2.80341,8.453979&geocode=FT0fRwMdgGrR_w%3BFfQ5RAMdmBbD_ynBZlv-0eBiSDF1-QKElF7YUQ%3BFZUURwMdhMHB_ynPPjeW-etiSDG-pG5hQl2_cQ%3BFa-_SgMdqKK-_ylDGGcOhY9iSDGfGufenMMWxw%3BFXmmVQMd9bG1_ykDr7CUO6WJSDE2MyJW2lvQfw%3BFUb-VgMdbcm2_ymBo7i80KiJSDEIpURg8is31w%3BFU_sWgMdUoes_ylVFpbNlGSJSDHFG6RZaGsKmg%3BFeTtXAMdJ4ys_yk5oXnNn2eJSDGsWPN_SldS_w%3BFcYAYQMdYz6q_yk1ZnRyllaJSDEIaocON5Dv_g%3BFcrzbAMd47Sd_ymD5ymwyUqMSDEXEOBZ-ghk5A%3BFT5nbAMdol6n_ynlVuq6doGOSDE3_sbdOnhJZA%3BFdDccgMdfeWs_ymz8uACJkCOSDGoxHMgf4qsEg%3BFYcXeAMd95mz_ymhDal7y9SPSDEb0h8x06Tf7Q%3BFYDGfgMd0CfR_ynDUr64It-aSDF0xbX1N9v4hg%3BFcEMdQMdTeS8_yn5ZB4mNOqPSDGZqejeH0kvyQ%3BFbIObwMdLbi8_ylDsSkb06GPSDHzxkSNwbVoFA%3BFUbnbAMdA-27_ymLBRxFCQyPSDFMRJJdqmYGZA%3BFcMqbQMdTh3C_yn9VahXKnqPSDFGl6VN16CsPQ%3BFYMlaQMd-YvN_ynZmtp0E8CFSDElsaHIXfW06g%3BFdQPaAMdeBHf_ykr5unOlxGESDFp4dyhFF_7qQ%3BFfRnZgMdj2bP_ykzJqx5XNuFSDGO-9_XbAD07g%3BFQOIWgMdYc7X_ynvDYl3U_mGSDGRCxZ-i4QtvQ%3BFed5VwMdOAPP_ym_OmMH-8mHSDEMRD2k4pnXaw%3BFbqLTwMdgUPS_ykzO_KWVImHSDHu4Z7Su8ND0g%3BFav5RwMdp9LS_w&oq=John+o+&mra=dpe&mrsp=22&sz=8&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23&t=m&z=7) seems to cover a lot of the more scenic routes on the mainland (though I do use two ferries in order to see Skye), including most of most National Tourist Routes (http://www.visitscotland.com/travel/around-scotland/national-tourist-routes).
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 09, 2014, 09:59:07 AM
For Spain-China, across to Turkey and then through Iran (then through the ex-soviet -stans) is a better bet than Russia. Especially given Russia-EU tensions over Ukraine (and Belarus will support Russia more than Russia does!). Also not as much driving across boring plains as a more northern route.

A few people have mentioned the Future People's Republic of Scotland. While there's lots of roads I want to do there, this grand tour I've made up (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=B7076&daddr=54.8029326,-3.9919122+to:54.9899738,-4.0792283+to:55.230383,-4.283736+to:55.9448251,-4.8696435+to:56.0328384,-4.7980991+to:56.2903838,-5.4703828+to:56.4218604,-5.4691456+to:56.6888388,-5.6201258+to:57.4719464,-6.4417575+to:57.4359661,-5.8084781+to:57.85928,-5.446275+to:58.201991,-5.0068578+to:John+o%27+Groats+to:58.0026252,-4.3980035+to:57.6099066,-4.4092998+to:57.4687424,-4.4613096+to:57.4860198,-4.05573+to:57.2225319,-3.3065037+to:57.1514449,-2.1582169+to:57.0429321,-3.1850098+to:56.264707,-2.6341431+to:56.0644876,-3.2104407+to:55.5447628,-2.9973755+to:A7&hl=en&ll=56.438204,-2.373047&spn=5.596192,16.907959&sll=56.353078,-2.510376&sspn=2.80341,8.453979&geocode=FT0fRwMdgGrR_w%3BFfQ5RAMdmBbD_ynBZlv-0eBiSDF1-QKElF7YUQ%3BFZUURwMdhMHB_ynPPjeW-etiSDG-pG5hQl2_cQ%3BFa-_SgMdqKK-_ylDGGcOhY9iSDGfGufenMMWxw%3BFXmmVQMd9bG1_ykDr7CUO6WJSDE2MyJW2lvQfw%3BFUb-VgMdbcm2_ymBo7i80KiJSDEIpURg8is31w%3BFU_sWgMdUoes_ylVFpbNlGSJSDHFG6RZaGsKmg%3BFeTtXAMdJ4ys_yk5oXnNn2eJSDGsWPN_SldS_w%3BFcYAYQMdYz6q_yk1ZnRyllaJSDEIaocON5Dv_g%3BFcrzbAMd47Sd_ymD5ymwyUqMSDEXEOBZ-ghk5A%3BFT5nbAMdol6n_ynlVuq6doGOSDE3_sbdOnhJZA%3BFdDccgMdfeWs_ymz8uACJkCOSDGoxHMgf4qsEg%3BFYcXeAMd95mz_ymhDal7y9SPSDEb0h8x06Tf7Q%3BFYDGfgMd0CfR_ynDUr64It-aSDF0xbX1N9v4hg%3BFcEMdQMdTeS8_yn5ZB4mNOqPSDGZqejeH0kvyQ%3BFbIObwMdLbi8_ylDsSkb06GPSDHzxkSNwbVoFA%3BFUbnbAMdA-27_ymLBRxFCQyPSDFMRJJdqmYGZA%3BFcMqbQMdTh3C_yn9VahXKnqPSDFGl6VN16CsPQ%3BFYMlaQMd-YvN_ynZmtp0E8CFSDElsaHIXfW06g%3BFdQPaAMdeBHf_ykr5unOlxGESDFp4dyhFF_7qQ%3BFfRnZgMdj2bP_ykzJqx5XNuFSDGO-9_XbAD07g%3BFQOIWgMdYc7X_ynvDYl3U_mGSDGRCxZ-i4QtvQ%3BFed5VwMdOAPP_ym_OmMH-8mHSDEMRD2k4pnXaw%3BFbqLTwMdgUPS_ykzO_KWVImHSDHu4Z7Su8ND0g%3BFav5RwMdp9LS_w&oq=John+o+&mra=dpe&mrsp=22&sz=8&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23&t=m&z=7) seems to cover a lot of the more scenic routes on the mainland (though I do use two ferries in order to see Skye), including most of most National Tourist Routes (http://www.visitscotland.com/travel/around-scotland/national-tourist-routes).

I'd rather chance it through Russia, than through Iran and Pakistan. Isis is also in the area and they are beheading captured Americans.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: NE2 on September 09, 2014, 10:12:20 AM
I'd like to drive over a bridge that collapses while I'm on it.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 09, 2014, 10:16:52 AM
I'd like to drive over a bridge that collapses while I'm on it.

This comment is so off topic and stupid. And this is exactly why most people haven't missed you not being on here.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 1995hoo on September 09, 2014, 10:18:37 AM
For Spain-China, across to Turkey and then through Iran (then through the ex-soviet -stans) is a better bet than Russia. Especially given Russia-EU tensions over Ukraine (and Belarus will support Russia more than Russia does!). Also not as much driving across boring plains as a more northern route.

A few people have mentioned the Future People's Republic of Scotland. While there's lots of roads I want to do there, this grand tour I've made up (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=B7076&daddr=54.8029326,-3.9919122+to:54.9899738,-4.0792283+to:55.230383,-4.283736+to:55.9448251,-4.8696435+to:56.0328384,-4.7980991+to:56.2903838,-5.4703828+to:56.4218604,-5.4691456+to:56.6888388,-5.6201258+to:57.4719464,-6.4417575+to:57.4359661,-5.8084781+to:57.85928,-5.446275+to:58.201991,-5.0068578+to:John+o%27+Groats+to:58.0026252,-4.3980035+to:57.6099066,-4.4092998+to:57.4687424,-4.4613096+to:57.4860198,-4.05573+to:57.2225319,-3.3065037+to:57.1514449,-2.1582169+to:57.0429321,-3.1850098+to:56.264707,-2.6341431+to:56.0644876,-3.2104407+to:55.5447628,-2.9973755+to:A7&hl=en&ll=56.438204,-2.373047&spn=5.596192,16.907959&sll=56.353078,-2.510376&sspn=2.80341,8.453979&geocode=FT0fRwMdgGrR_w%3BFfQ5RAMdmBbD_ynBZlv-0eBiSDF1-QKElF7YUQ%3BFZUURwMdhMHB_ynPPjeW-etiSDG-pG5hQl2_cQ%3BFa-_SgMdqKK-_ylDGGcOhY9iSDGfGufenMMWxw%3BFXmmVQMd9bG1_ykDr7CUO6WJSDE2MyJW2lvQfw%3BFUb-VgMdbcm2_ymBo7i80KiJSDEIpURg8is31w%3BFU_sWgMdUoes_ylVFpbNlGSJSDHFG6RZaGsKmg%3BFeTtXAMdJ4ys_yk5oXnNn2eJSDGsWPN_SldS_w%3BFcYAYQMdYz6q_yk1ZnRyllaJSDEIaocON5Dv_g%3BFcrzbAMd47Sd_ymD5ymwyUqMSDEXEOBZ-ghk5A%3BFT5nbAMdol6n_ynlVuq6doGOSDE3_sbdOnhJZA%3BFdDccgMdfeWs_ymz8uACJkCOSDGoxHMgf4qsEg%3BFYcXeAMd95mz_ymhDal7y9SPSDEb0h8x06Tf7Q%3BFYDGfgMd0CfR_ynDUr64It-aSDF0xbX1N9v4hg%3BFcEMdQMdTeS8_yn5ZB4mNOqPSDGZqejeH0kvyQ%3BFbIObwMdLbi8_ylDsSkb06GPSDHzxkSNwbVoFA%3BFUbnbAMdA-27_ymLBRxFCQyPSDFMRJJdqmYGZA%3BFcMqbQMdTh3C_yn9VahXKnqPSDFGl6VN16CsPQ%3BFYMlaQMd-YvN_ynZmtp0E8CFSDElsaHIXfW06g%3BFdQPaAMdeBHf_ykr5unOlxGESDFp4dyhFF_7qQ%3BFfRnZgMdj2bP_ykzJqx5XNuFSDGO-9_XbAD07g%3BFQOIWgMdYc7X_ynvDYl3U_mGSDGRCxZ-i4QtvQ%3BFed5VwMdOAPP_ym_OmMH-8mHSDEMRD2k4pnXaw%3BFbqLTwMdgUPS_ykzO_KWVImHSDHu4Z7Su8ND0g%3BFav5RwMdp9LS_w&oq=John+o+&mra=dpe&mrsp=22&sz=8&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23&t=m&z=7) seems to cover a lot of the more scenic routes on the mainland (though I do use two ferries in order to see Skye), including most of most National Tourist Routes (http://www.visitscotland.com/travel/around-scotland/national-tourist-routes).

I'd rather chance it through Russia, than through Iran and Pakistan. Isis is also in the area and they are beheading captured Americans.

ISIS is certainly a valid concern, but I wouldn't necessarily be worried about Iran per se. I'd be more worried about the US government's retaliation against any of its citizens who might travel to Iran—I'd be concerned that I'd probably wind up on a no-fly list or the like. With all that said, though, I've read the crossing from Iran to Pakistan is particularly dangerous and should be avoided. Unfortunately, the alternative is probably worse because it requires going through Afghanistan. From Tehran you could always turn northeast towards Turkmenistan and on to China through the former Soviet Central Asian republics (the old Silk Road).

Regarding Russia, I've long wanted to travel the Trans-Siberian Railway, taking a few days to see parts of the country at the western end before or after the train trip, but since I don't speak more than a very few words of Russian and I can't read their alphabet (again other than a few words I recognize, like "PECTOPAH" being "restaurant") I don't think it's a practical idea. There's so much history in Russia I'd love to see and I know we didn't even really scratch the surface during our brief two days in St. Petersburg in 2007.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: english si on September 09, 2014, 11:02:13 AM
I'd rather chance it through Russia, than through Iran and Pakistan. Isis is also in the area and they are beheading captured Americans.
1)who mentioned Pakistan? I certainly didn't. I was explicit in my reference to ex-Soviet -stans.
2)Isis being 'in the area' is like saying that you won't go to southern Texas or California as Mexican drug lords are in the area. Sure, ISIS are the biggest threat to world peace at the moment*, but they are a good way from the area in question with NATO and the Iranian Republican Guard stopping them crossing the border (plus the mountains and the lack of strategic objectives heading north compared to heading south).
3)Russia really hates EU nationals currently - sure they won't kill you, but they will be less friendly than the Iranians and probably won't let you in the country in the first place if your purpose was merely to get to China.
4)We're talking about a Spaniard, not an American, so US-Iran relationships (plus you'll be increasingly best buds as you team up, with Russia maybe, to take out ISIS) don't matter much.

*and the reason the two American hostages (who went out of their way to risk their lives for a story) have been front and centre is the media's way of dragging the xenophobic Americans attention to the war there: 10s of thousands of Iraqi/Kurdish/Syrian Christians, Shiite Muslims, etc slaughtered means nothing. The Yazidhi as they are rare and PC got enough press to get Americans behind an aid relief effort by the US military, but you need killing American captives to get the public behind what needs to be done - going back into Iraq to contain these monsters as part of the 'you break it, you own it' promise behind starting the Iraq war (and being a responsible superpower).
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: agentsteel53 on September 09, 2014, 11:06:06 AM
The Yazidhi as they are rare and PC

also: to the approximation that the unaware and uneducated are willing to make - they are white.

(http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/5669592-3x2-940x627.jpg)
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: on_wisconsin on September 09, 2014, 11:38:24 AM
Most road trips I fantasize about going on are in Europe:
*Paris to Warsaw via Frankfurt am Main and Berlin
*Dover to Glasgow via London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Newcastle
*Madrid to Turin via Monte Carlo
*Vilnius to Amsterdam
*Prague to Rome via Vienna and Venice

Two US ones:
*I-95 from D.C. to Boston via The Garden State Parkway
*New Orleans to Charleston via Birmingham and Atlanta (Never spent much time in the south...)
 


 
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 1995hoo on September 09, 2014, 11:41:30 AM
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3)Russia really hates EU nationals currently - sure they won't kill you, but they will be less friendly than the Iranians and probably won't let you in the country in the first place if your purpose was merely to get to China.

....

The Russian visa regime is pretty complicated. You can't just drive up to the border and expect them to let you through. You're also subject to hefty penalties (including not being allowed to leave the country) if you overstay beyond your visa's expiry. I remember looking into the visa process when we visited St. Petersburg and ultimately deciding it was too much trouble because we were there on a cruise and could enter the country without a visa as long as we went on one of the cruise line's shore excursions and remained with the tour guide at all times (aside from obvious things like using the restroom and the like).
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: bandit957 on September 09, 2014, 12:59:40 PM
Anywhere!

But it's just not realistic. That's what Google Street View is for.

One of my goals is to visit international waters, but there's no roads there. One place I'd like to go on a road trip is Cuba.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: vdeane on September 09, 2014, 01:30:27 PM
Note: items don't have to be in the same trip even if listed in the same bullet.

Hope to do in the next few years:
-NYC/Long Island
-Ontario/Quebec trip covering ON 401 between Toronto and Kingston (and nearby King's Highways), ON 15, ON 34, A-50, and A-5
-Clinch the New England interstates

Longer term:
-Cross-country US (visit every state in the lower 48 at least once)
-New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/PEI
-Newfoundland/Labrador/St. Pierre et Miquen
-Possibly clinch Quebec's autoroutes
-Clinch NY's touring routes
-Clinch everything in DC

Longer term still:
-Cross-country Canada
-Alaska

Interested in but may never happen (in large part because I don't like flying, if applicable):
-Northwest Territories/Nunavut
-Hawaii/Puerto Rico
-Mexico
-New Zealand
-Italy
-Russia (including Siberia)
-Clinch VT's touring routes
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: hbelkins on September 09, 2014, 01:56:08 PM
My list, in no particular order...

US 60, end to end.
US 23, end to end.
Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive.
Both sides of the Great River Road.
US 62, end to end.
Straight-line drive from the midwest to the Atlantic Ocean or Chesapeake Bay through the Appalachian Mountains. (Probably OH 32/US 50 from Cincinnati to Annapolis unless someone could suggest a better route).
US 6, end to end.
I-70 from Denver west.
Moki Dugway.
US 1, end to end.

Finish up what I lack of US 11 (need most of New York, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi; I already have it clinched in LA, GA, VA, WV, MD and PA).
Finish up US 52 (need North Dakota, Minnesota, most of Iowa, most of both Carolinas).
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 02 Park Ave on September 09, 2014, 03:45:19 PM
From Baie Comeau in Quebec to Goose Bay in Labrador.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: CtrlAltDel on September 09, 2014, 06:23:15 PM
My current road trip goal is to travel through all 48 of the contiguous United States. So far, I have 30. The ones I have missing are in the northwest and southeast. And I hope to take one road trip per year for the next two years to get them. We'll see if I can swing that.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on September 09, 2014, 08:09:18 PM
The only trip that I am really thinking of right now, involve the Pacific Northwest.  I'd really like to finish the Pacific Coat up from San Francisco through Oregon.  In particular, Oregon has some pretty funky bridges that I'd like to see along US-101.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: hbelkins on September 09, 2014, 09:04:24 PM
Straight-line drive from the midwest to the Atlantic Ocean or Chesapeake Bay through the Appalachian Mountains. (Probably OH 32/US 50 from Cincinnati to Annapolis unless someone could suggest a better route).

To add to this thought...

I've driven all of Corridor D, and have also driven all of US 50 from the Kansas/Missouri line to just shy of Winchester, Va. So this would not be new territory for me at all.

What I would like to do is start out at a point west of the Appalachians and drive east along as straight a route as possible, staying on the same road if it could be practically done, through the foothills, the mountains, then the foothills again and then to the coastal area -- preferably all in one day during daylight hours.

I've driven I-64 from Frankfort, Ky. to Staunton, Va. in one fell swoop (which almost got me out of the mountains) but it's hardly a straight drive. I've also done I-64 from Morehead, Ky. (already in the mountains) to the US 15 exit in Virginia, but again, it's not straight.

US 50 from some point between Cincinnati and Chillicothe east to D.C. or Annapolis seems to me to be the best candidate for this excursion, but I'm sure there are other options too.

Perhaps US 6 from somewhere near the Ohio/Pennsylvania line to somewhere in Connecticut or Rhode Island?

Or maybe US 64 from somewhere in middle Tennessee to the Raleigh area?

US 33's NW-SE jaunt in Ohio disqualifies it; if there was a good E-W route that one could follow from some point in the middle of the state to Pomeroy, that combination might work.

Anyone have any good suggestions?
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: oscar on September 09, 2014, 09:23:40 PM
From Baie Comeau in Quebec to Goose Bay in Labrador.

Via QC 389 to Labrador City?  Or are you planning to wait for QC 138 to be completed (a wait that might take a good chunk of your lifetime)?  Or both, to do the full Trans-Labrador Highway loop past Goose Bay to Blanc Sablon?

Worth it, either way.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Pete from Boston on September 09, 2014, 09:53:43 PM
Ok, having given it more thought, and partly nudged by hbelkins's last post, I would like to drive in a generally west-southwest direction, off-interstate, as far as possible... with no map.

I would bring my phone, of course, but try not to consult it. Really, the joy for me in exploring is in reading the roads and the towns and the landscape fir their clues.  My favorite parts of my favorite road trips have been like this, letting the brain get some exercise.

I think going too far into rural Québec—my other recent fixation—like this would be a little scary, given my scant French though scary might be fun.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: wphiii on September 09, 2014, 10:41:58 PM
US 33's NW-SE jaunt in Ohio disqualifies it; if there was a good E-W route that one could follow from some point in the middle of the state to Pomeroy, that combination might work.

Honestly, I think 33 would be the way to go. In the big picture, its course is really more NW/SE, but to me, that's okay because the Appalachians are roughly oriented NE/SW anyway, so you're still cutting across them transversely. Plus, starting in, say, Columbus, you really get the feeling of coming out of the totally flat plains, into the rolling southern Ohio hills, then the more defined hills of the Appalachian Plateau in WV, then dropping down the Allegheny Front into the Ridge and Valley before cutting across the Blue Ridge formation into the piedmont and then on to Richmond, which is where the fall line actually is in the James River between the piedmont and the coastal plain. You hit all the physiographic regions of the Appalachians on one numbered route, which to me makes it okay to cheat a little bit in that route not necessarily running perfectly W-E the whole way.

If the east-west thing is still a big hangup, U.S. 50 would be your best bet I think, starting roughly in Hillsboro, OH.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: rschen7754 on September 09, 2014, 10:52:23 PM
San Diego to Phoenix, as that's probably the closest part of the Interstate Highway system I haven't been on.

At some point I want to go across the country...
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: wphiii on September 09, 2014, 11:22:37 PM
Anyway, as for my own list, it's pretty simple: anywhere to anywhere, as long as it's two lanes. Really, I'd just spend my life rambling, if I could afford to.

But I do have a few ideas of some more concrete itineraries that I'd like to do, first some things that I could probably take care of with just a weekend trip here or there:
* Philadelphia to Erie, roughly following the route of the original U.S. 120.
* OH 3, approximately the original Three-C road, still mostly two-lane Midwestern goodness.
* The full NY 28 loop, Hudson Valley through the Catskills, Cooperstown, Adirondacks.
* MA 2 (2A where applicable) across Massachusetts.

Then there are some grander, longer-term aspirations:
* U.S. 11
* U.S. 20
* U.S. 50
* U.S. 60
* U.S. 191
* The SR 200 chain from the Minnesota northwoods to Sandpoint, ID.
* Want to run the Ohio River roads, north bank going out, south bank coming back.
* There are a few places I wouldn't mind just roaming around for a week or so, such as Michigan, which is still pretty much a big blank spot on my personal map. Washington state is another. And I can always get immersed in New Mexico.
* Really want to do a loop around Nova Scotia some day.
* BC 3, the Crowsnest Hwy, looks like a lot of fun
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 02 Park Ave on September 10, 2014, 08:44:01 PM
Oscar,

Via QC 389 to Labrador City?

Yes
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: JMoses24 on September 14, 2014, 04:04:16 AM
From Cincinnati, I would go to:

1) St Louis > west end of I-70 to clinch MOST of that road > Salt Lake City > Chicago area > Louisville (getting I-65 in Indiana). All that would be needed for a full I-70 clinch is from I-79 in Washington, PA east to the PA Turnpike; from the Turnpike to I-68, and from I-270 in Frederick to the east terminus, and those would be grabbed before then.
2) St Louis > Oklahoma City (via I-44, almost clinching it) > Los Angeles (via I-40/15) > Dallas (via I-10/20) > OKC (possibly using the rest of I-44?) > Knoxville (clinching I-40 west of the Appalachians)
3) the UP of Michigan (clinch of I-75 in MI/OH)
4) Miami > Charleston, SC (clinch I-75 south of Florida's I-275 [and, thus in combination with #3, in totality], I-95 in Florida, and I-26) > Wilmington, NC (getting me I-95 in South Carolina) > Knoxville (clinch of I-40, if combined with #2, that gets a full clinch).
5) Similar to #4, but instead of west on I-40 I backtrack to I-95, run up I-95 all the way to Canada thus clinching it entirely. Then cross Maine and NH, south on I-93 to 90 (clinching THAT), west on I-90 and clinch the little bit I have left in MA and NY. Then back home via 90 to 71.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: roadman65 on September 14, 2014, 04:45:29 AM
The entire western US 2 from St. Ignace to Everett.
The entire I-10 across Texas.
Las Vegas to San Francisco for sure. 
Clinch all of I-81 as south of Harrisburg to Front Royal, and from Roanoke to its terminus as I have yet done those.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Jim on September 14, 2014, 09:38:34 AM
I'm fortunate to have done many of the US and Canada trips on some of the lists posted so far, but there are plenty left.  Here are some of mine, most of which aren't happening any time soon.

In the US and Canada:

- a month or so during summer or early fall driving to the national parks in the western US, aiming mainly for ones I'm missing with return visits to some favorites
- an entire winter spent driving throughout the western US and Canada, doing a whole lot of skiing and seeing some of those national parks during the winter season
- return visit to northwestern Canada and Alaska, this time via some routes I missed on my first trip, ideally with a side trip to Yellowknife
- a big loop through Labrador, ferry to Newfoundland, ferry to Nova Scotia, side trip to PEI, up through New Brunswick to the Gaspe crossing back into the US at Fort Kent
- more of US 101
- a trip around the north side of Lake Huron and Lake Superior
- drive as far as one can on the Mississippi delta
- Rio Grande valley and coastal southern Texas
- ultimately, anywhere I haven't been via roads I haven't traveled, which I think summarizes it for many of us

Europe:

- My travels to date have been fairly limited, so nearly anything would be interesting, but a driving tour visiting major cities and other points of interest throughout western Europe would be excellent.

Outside of that, I'm much less adventurous than many here.  I think I'd want to be traveling with a native or at least a speaker of the local languages in most of Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Jbte on September 14, 2014, 05:56:54 PM
Anywhere in North America west coast (Canada, US, Mexico)
-Calgary to Fairbanks
-North of San Francisco to Seattle, using US101
-I-70 west of Denver to Las Vegas or Salt Lake
-Santa Fe, NM to Grand Junction, CO (Using the 5 million dollar hwy between Durango-Silverton, CO)
-Independence Pass in Colorado (Aspen, CO to Colorado Springs)
-Calgary-Vancouver (Banff National Park)
-Flagstaff-Phoenix (by Sedona, not I-17)
-Flagstaff, AZ to Moab, UT (Grand Canyon, Monument valley, Canyonlands, and Archers)
-Denver, CO to San Francisco, CA (by Yosemite National Park)
-All I-10 from Santa Monica CA to Jacksonville, FL, then Jacksonville to Miami, FL then Keywest.
-Fort Stockton, TX to Big Bend, then Presidio/Ojinaga to Chihuahua.
-San Diego to Calexico (I-8)

Mexico:
-Mexicali to Tijuana (Rumorosa scenic highway, similar to I-8)
-All 1 down to Los Cabos in Baja
-Chihuahua-Hermorsillo Mexico (scenic forests)
-Chihuahua-Batopilas-Los Mochis (Chepe train)
-Durango-Mazatlán (new highwaw, with 61 tunnels and 120 bridges)
-Durango-Tepic (scenic road between mountains)
-Mexico City-Tuxpan Ver (new highway with 6 tunnels and 100 bridges with one of the tallest nation wide)
-Mexico City-Zihuatanejo (by Toluca)
-Mexico City-Veracruz (by Puebla)
-Mexico City-Acapulco (scenic highway)
-Tampico-Veracruz (gulf coast scenic highway)
-Toluca-Cuernavaca (Zempoala Lagoons)
-Guadalajara-Manzanillo
-Pachuca-Tampico
-Oaxaca-Huatulco
-Tuxtla Guiterres Palenque
-Monterrey-Saltillo
almost every road in Mexico sierra madre its scenic... (desert, forest and jungle... sometimes snow in winter)

Someday I hope I can make a huge road trip from Mexico to Tierra de Fuego (all by spanish speaking countries)
Central america (basically to Panama City):
From Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala
Guatemala-El Salvador
EL Salvador-Managua
Managua-Panama City

South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru Chile and Argentina)
All way south to Tierra de Fuego (south point of the continent in Argentina)

Colombia:
Barranquilla, Colombia to Medellín
Bogotá to Medellín

Peru:
Lima Peru to Cuzco
Cuzco to Puno
Puno to Arequipa

Chile and Argentina:
All chilean highway 5 south to Valparaiso
Valparaíso-Santiago
Santiago-Mendoza (scenic highway at Andes, there's a long tunnel of 2 miles crossing the Andes.)
Then Zapala going to South and jump again the Andes to Chile to Puerto Montt
Puerto Montt cross again to Argentina, then south to Punta Arenas, then Tierra de Fuego and finally Bariloche.

For now... I'm not interested in traveling in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Just America (continent).
Title: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Laura on September 15, 2014, 09:04:07 AM
In no particular order:

Local:
Corridor H
US 6 in Pennsylvania
US 11 in Virginia

East Coast states:
The entirety of Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway
Clinch US 1
Burlington, VT
White Mountains of NH

National:
Fly into Las Vegas and drive around Arizona
US 101 in California
Drive all the way across the county - I would like to do a more southern route
Drive all of US 66
Drive all of I-70
UP of Michigan

I want to visit every state at least once. The 16 that I have yet to visit are AK, HI, WA, OR, ID, MT, ND, NV, UT, CO, NM, OK, TX, AR, LA, MS.

I'm happy to go anywhere in the US and see new roads and new places, even if they aren't places I'd initially consider that I must do before I die.

International:
Drive around the UK and Ireland




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Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: adventurernumber1 on September 15, 2014, 11:32:41 PM
Some possible road trips I'd absolutely love to go on:

(all starting in Dalton, GA, where I reside)

- Dalton to Roanoke, VA (using back roads through the Appalachians) to Washington D.C to Baltimore to Philadelphia to NYC to Boston (now going west) to Niagara Falls, NY to Erie, PA, to Pittsburgh to Charleston, WV to Lexington to Knoxville to Dalton.

- Dalton to Birmingham to D/FW to El Paso to Denver to Salt Lake City to Reno to San Francisco to L.A. to San Diego to Phoenix to Tucson to Houston to New Orleans to Dalton.

- Dalton to Miami to Key West and back to Miami to St. Petersburg (trying out The Sunshine Skyway {I-275}) to Tampa to Dalton.

- Dalton to Nashville to Memphis to St. Louis to Chicago to Milwaukee to the upper peninsula of Michigan then down to Detroit to Cincinnati to Dalton. 

- many more.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: KG909 on September 15, 2014, 11:42:59 PM
Some possible road trips I'd absolutely love to go on:

(all starting in Dalton, GA, where I reside)

- Dalton to Roanoke, VA (using back roads through the Appalachians) to Washington D.C to Baltimore to Philadelphia to NYC to Boston (now going west) to Niagara Falls, NY to Erie, PA, to Pittsburgh to Charleston, WV to Lexington to Knoxville to Dalton.

- Dalton to Birmingham to D/FW to El Paso to Denver to Salt Lake City to Reno to San Francisco to L.A. to San Diego to Phoenix to Tucson to Houston to New Orleans to Dalton.

- Dalton to Miami to Key West and back to Miami to St. Petersburg (trying out The Sunshine Skyway {I-275}) to Tampa to Dalton.

- Dalton to Nashville to Memphis to St. Louis to Chicago to Milwaukee to the upper peninsula of Michigan then down to Detroit to Cincinnati to Dalton. 

- many more.
That second one has a bunch of great places, I'm going to 5 of them.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: renegade on September 16, 2014, 03:57:53 AM
US 250, end-to-end.
The Kentucky parkways.  All of them.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 16, 2014, 04:57:37 AM

Someday I hope I can make a huge road trip from Mexico to Tierra de Fuego (all by spanish speaking countries)


When you get to Panama City you'll have to go north to Colon and ship your car to Cartagena, Colombia. For some odd reason a road hasn't been built from Panama to Colombia. Colombia is building a road to the Panamanian border, but Panama seems uninterested in connecting Highway 1 with it, right now. The shipping is expensive too. It's about $1000 (USD). I'm hoping that one day I will be able to make this trip too.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: froggie on September 16, 2014, 08:11:02 AM
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For some odd reason a road hasn't been built from Panama to Colombia.

Cost?  A huge expanse of jungle?  Not wanting to make it easier for the cartels?

From my Navy visits to Panama, the first two were the ones I heard cited the most.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 16, 2014, 08:27:03 AM
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For some odd reason a road hasn't been built from Panama to Colombia.

Cost?  A huge expanse of jungle?  Not wanting to make it easier for the cartels?

From my Navy visits to Panama, the first two were the ones I heard cited the most.

The estimate was 300 million USD. The US also has agreed to pay for 1/3 of the construction costs. So Panama essentialy has to come up with 100 million USD (since Colombia is already building their section for 100 million) to pay for it. I'm sure they could find a way if they really wanted it. Not to mention all the money they probably get from having the Panama Canal.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: cabiness42 on September 16, 2014, 08:48:56 AM
Houlton, ME - Portsmouth, NH - Boston, MA - Buffalo, NY - Cleveland, OH - Detroit, MI - Grand Rapids, MI - Hammond, IN - Chicago, IL - Milwaukee, WI - Madison, WI - Minneapolis, MN - Fargo, ND - Billings, MT - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Seattle, WA - Portland, OR - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego, CA - Tucson, AZ - El Paso, TX - San Antonio, TX - Houston, TX - New Orleans, LA - Biloxi, MS - Mobile, AL - Tampa, FL - Miami, FL - Jacksonville, FL - Savannah, GA - Florence, SC - Fayetteville, NC - Richmond, VA - Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD - Wilmington, DE - Elizabeth, NJ - Staten Island, NY - Brooklyn, NY - Queens, NY - Bronx, NY - Greenwich, CT - Providence, RI - Boston, MA
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: froggie on September 16, 2014, 10:12:46 PM
Even with the low wages down there, that dollar figure seems awfully low.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Jbte on September 17, 2014, 10:08:23 PM
Found this:
http://www.mstarz.com/articles/36616/20140909/top-10-best-road-trips-travel-channel-breaks-down-getaways.htm

Might be interesting for some to know...
I found interesting the road between Creel-Batopilas in top 10 best road trips...
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 17, 2014, 10:13:32 PM
Found this:
http://www.mstarz.com/articles/36616/20140909/top-10-best-road-trips-travel-channel-breaks-down-getaways.htm

Might be interesting for some to know...
I found interesting the road between Creel-Batopilas in top 10 best road trips...

Interesting. In Bolivia there is a road made of salt. Hopefully one can't get salt poisoning from licking the walls in the salt hotel. :D
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: cjk374 on September 28, 2014, 11:39:39 PM
My list of no order:

US 80:  San Diego to Tybee Island, GA  (I live on 80 & seen lots of it, including Tybee Island, but wanna do it all at once).

US 66

US 1

LA 1: and any other SR 1, because they should be long, important highways...but many aren't (I'm looking at you MS & AR)!

US 51 because it gets no love in Mississippi, and I know there is more to it up north.  :no:

US 50, especially out west.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: oscar on September 28, 2014, 11:52:14 PM
My list of no order:

US 80:  San Diego to Tybee Island, GA  (I live on 80 & seen lots of it, including Tybee Island, but wanna do it all at once).

US 80's west end is now near Dallas TX.  The old signs in Tybee Island say San Diego, and there's some stray old US 80 signage west of Dallas (such as in downtown Deming NM), but those signs are seriously outdated, since the highway got truncated ages ago. 

So unless you really want to follow the old US 80 alignment, that trip will be a lot shorter than you might've expected. 
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: froggie on September 29, 2014, 08:59:37 AM
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LA 1: and any other SR 1, because they should be long, important highways...but many aren't (I'm looking at you MS & AR)!

Mississippi set up their 1/2-digit state highways in a grid format.  It may not be long or important, but it fits their grid.  It should be noted that, had they set their state highway system up before the US highways came about (Mississippi didn't get to it until ca. 1930), US 61 would have supplanted most of it's likely route.

As for AR 1, true it's not all that long, but it is an important route...important enough to where AHTD got it included on the National Highway System (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/arkansas/ar_arkansas.pdf).
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: cjk374 on September 29, 2014, 09:52:15 AM
My list of no order:

US 80:  San Diego to Tybee Island, GA  (I live on 80 & seen lots of it, including Tybee Island, but wanna do it all at once).

US 80's west end is now near Dallas TX.  The old signs in Tybee Island say San Diego, and there's some stray old US 80 signage west of Dallas (such as in downtown Deming NM), but those signs are seriously outdated, since the highway got truncated ages ago. 

So unless you really want to follow the old US 80 alignment, that trip will be a lot shorter than you might've expected. 

That's what I wanna do...follow the entire original route.  I have lived on it all my life and have been very curious about what it looks like now & imagine what it may have looked like back in the day.

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LA 1: and any other SR 1, because they should be long, important highways...but many aren't (I'm looking at you MS & AR)!

Mississippi set up their 1/2-digit state highways in a grid format.  It may not be long or important, but it fits their grid.  It should be noted that, had they set their state highway system up before the US highways came about (Mississippi didn't get to it until ca. 1930), US 61 would have supplanted most of it's likely route.

As for AR 1, true it's not all that long, but it is an important route...important enough to where AHTD got it included on the National Highway System (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/arkansas/ar_arkansas.pdf).


I didn't realize AR 1 covered that much territory.  The map you provided definitely paints a different picture than what I had.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US81 on September 29, 2014, 11:00:46 AM
My list of no order:

US 80:  San Diego to Tybee Island, GA  (I live on 80 & seen lots of it, including Tybee Island, but wanna do it all at once).

US 80's west end is now near Dallas TX.  The old signs in Tybee Island say San Diego, and there's some stray old US 80 signage west of Dallas (such as in downtown Deming NM), but those signs are seriously outdated, since the highway got truncated ages ago. 

So unless you really want to follow the old US 80 alignment, that trip will be a lot shorter than you might've expected. 

That's what I wanna do...follow the entire original route.  I have lived on it all my life and have been very curious about what it looks like now & imagine what it may have looked like back in the day.


It's on my list, too. I've been as far as El Paso before its decommissioning, and posters on this site and others have documented so many remnants in the southwest that would be so cool to find.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: wphiii on September 29, 2014, 04:53:15 PM
As for AR 1, true it's not all that long, but it is an important route...important enough to where AHTD got it included on the National Highway System (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/arkansas/ar_arkansas.pdf).


I didn't realize AR 1 covered that much territory.  The map you provided definitely paints a different picture than what I had.

If you want to drive any route in Arkansas front to back, AR 7 is where it's at, IMO.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: KG909 on September 29, 2014, 05:25:26 PM
This is going to be first major trip
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Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: cjk374 on September 29, 2014, 11:34:36 PM
As for AR 1, true it's not all that long, but it is an important route...important enough to where AHTD got it included on the National Highway System (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/arkansas/ar_arkansas.pdf).


I didn't realize AR 1 covered that much territory.  The map you provided definitely paints a different picture than what I had.

If you want to drive any route in Arkansas front to back, AR 7 is where it's at, IMO.

I have clinched all of AR 7 from the AR/LA line up to Diamond City.  It is a most excellent journey!  :nod:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: The High Plains Traveler on October 11, 2014, 03:02:37 PM
Finish U.S. 50. I would start at St. Louis and go to the east coast from there.
Finish I-70. I would have to start in mid-MO and go east from there (or vice versa).
Having just filled a lot of gaps on I-80, that looks pretty achievable as well.

One or two of these could fit with an interesting east coast road meet.

Alaska Highway.
the Baja Highway (Mex. 1)
Anything in Europe.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: KG909 on October 11, 2014, 05:19:11 PM
Finish U.S. 50. I would start at St. Louis and go to the east coast from there.
Finish I-70. I would have to start in mid-MO and go east from there (or vice versa).
Having just filled a lot of gaps on I-80, that looks pretty achievable as well.

One or two of these could fit with an interesting east coast road meet.

Alaska Highway.
the Baja Highway (Mex. 1)
Anything in Europe.
Mex 1 isn't all that great actually
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: MrDisco99 on November 07, 2014, 04:43:54 PM
Done and recommended:

US1 to Key West - my favorite drive in the US
Ireland west coast (Dingle-Shannon ferry-Slea Head-Cliffs of Moher-Burren-Galway-Clifden-Westport-Cong) - my favorite drive in the world
Las Vegas to Four Corners and back via old 66, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce, and Zion - just a few weeks ago
US129 near NC/TN border - never made it past 3rd gear :)
Blue Ridge Pkwy - more great views, would be spectacular in the fall
NY Thruway - the whole thing, from the Bronx to Erie via Niagara Falls... surprisingly pretty drive
PA Turnpike - also very pretty, particularly the western half... skipped past Pittsburgh, though... maybe next time
OH pike/Indiana Toll Rd/Chicago Skyway - Classic historic highway... not much to see, though
I-55 end to end - New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, and Chicago... checked off lots of attractions on this trip

Want to do:

Garden State Pkwy down to Cape May/Delaware ferry to Chessapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
I-35 into Mexico through Monterrey, Mexico City, and Villahermosa to Palenque
Detroit then up into Canada via Windsor, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City
Tijuana to Vancouver
Alaska Highway
Edinburgh-Glasgow-Belfast-Dublin (can even be done with a single bus ticket!)
more driving in Scotland (Campbeltown, Islay, Skye)
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: english si on November 07, 2014, 06:07:01 PM
Edinburgh-Glasgow-Belfast-Dublin (can even be done with a single bus ticket!)
Megabus? Certainly a coach company, rather than buses.

Depending on the ferry route that could be a total borefest or it could have some nice scenery between Ayr and Cairnryan (and cool motorways in Glasgow) to give something other than boredom, but it's still just about the most boring thing to do with a day from Edinburgh - it's not like you'd be able to get out and look at the places inbetween. I'd spend more time doing the west coast (of Scotland, as you've done Ireland) and the north coast of Northern Ireland than travelling in discomfort missing all the fun stuff.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: MrDisco99 on November 08, 2014, 06:30:38 PM
Citylink and Ulsterbus do a combined service with Stena line on that route.  I just thought it was interesting that one ticket gets you on four different vehicles... Citylink from Edinburgh via Glasgow to Cairnryan, Stenaline to Belfast, Ulsterbus to Belfast bus station, and either Ulsterbus or Bus Eireann to Dublin.

But yeah I'll more likely do that as a way to get from one country to the other rather than to check out scenery.

I hate that we didn't spend more time in northern Ireland while we were there, but... only so much time... we did at least take a day trip up to Belfast to look at the murals on our last day before flying out.

Any particular routes in Scotland that shouldn't be missed?
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 09, 2014, 12:31:14 AM
US1 to Key West - my favorite drive in the US
I wouldn't mind driving that.

Blue Ridge Pkwy - more great views, would be spectacular in the fall.
I was at least on the Skyline Drive once.


NY Thruway - the whole thing, from the Bronx to Erie via Niagara Falls... surprisingly pretty drive
PA Turnpike - also very pretty, particularly the western half... skipped past Pittsburgh, though... maybe next time
I've been on parts of both, but I'd love to drive either of them in their entirety.

Now here are some others I wish I could do;

The entire Atlantic City Expressway.
The entire Garden State Parkway.
Hutchison River/Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway.
NY 22 from the Bronx to the Canadian border.
The Adirondack Northway from Albany to the Canadian border.
The entire Bronx River Parkway.
The entire Sprain Brook Parkway
The entire Saw Mill River Parkway.
The entire Taconic Parkway... by myself.
The entire Palisades Interstate Parkway... by myself.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: MrDisco99 on November 10, 2014, 01:18:53 PM
Some of those parkways are pretty short.  You could knock a few of them out in one day.  I went to a wedding in north Westchester one time and took the whole Saw Mill up and Bronx River back down.

I really like the Saw Mill.  It's long and curvy and a really fun drive, particular on the northern half where there's not as much traffic.  The Bronx is prettier and older and more interesting from a road history perspective, but it gets a lot of traffic which makes it not as much fun to drive.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Pete from Boston on November 10, 2014, 04:15:20 PM

Some of those parkways are pretty short.  You could knock a few of them out in one day.  I went to a wedding in north Westchester one time and took the whole Saw Mill up and Bronx River back down.

I really like the Saw Mill.  It's long and curvy and a really fun drive, particular on the northern half where there's not as much traffic.  The Bronx is prettier and older and more interesting from a road history perspective, but it gets a lot of traffic which makes it not as much fun to drive.

All of those Westchester parkways minus the Taconic could be done in one afternoon. The Palisades is another hour, depending on where you are when you plan to start it. The Taconic is the only real time-consuming one out of them.  All told, though, this is all easily doable in one day as long as you are planning right.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 1995hoo on November 10, 2014, 05:20:46 PM
Another possibility is to combine the Taconic and the Northway in a single day, perhaps en route to Montreal.

The Northway is one of my favorite Interstate segments, especially in winter.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: riiga on November 10, 2014, 06:08:51 PM
Overseas:

Europe:
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 02 Park Ave on November 10, 2014, 06:23:11 PM
You could go to Cyprus to drive on the left.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: riiga on November 10, 2014, 06:29:04 PM
Already been there, but that was in 2003 and I was only 11...   :-P
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: NE2 on November 10, 2014, 07:51:33 PM
You could be an asshole and drive on the left in a right-hand-drive country.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 02 Park Ave on November 13, 2014, 06:36:33 PM
Too bad you can't go back in time; Sweden itself used to be a left-hand drive country.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: riiga on November 13, 2014, 07:05:09 PM
Indeed. I would really like to if I could, this place looked much cooler back in the day.

Downtown Stockholm then (neon lights, left-hand drive traffic and yellow markings)
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vs now
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Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on November 14, 2014, 06:13:26 PM
I feel like it would be really hard to turn a left side driving country into a right side driving country. First off it would take a lot of construction, sign movement, and paint.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 02 Park Ave on November 14, 2014, 10:22:12 PM
It took 29 hours back in September of 1967.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: english si on November 15, 2014, 07:15:19 AM
The last changes were drive-on-right to drive-on-left (Samoa, Falkland Islands after liberation) and took a couple of hours overnight.

But they were small countries with not a huge amount of traffic (plus the Falkland Islands was a reversion after the invading Argentines changed the side of the road driven on, so it wasn't difficult).

I think the DfT costed converting the UK as a bit of fun - it was massively expensive and would take ages to fully sort the signs out (you'd spend a year or two placing the safety critical ones, but bagged up). Not even the conformity zealots think it a reasonable idea (though they still think the UK having the Euro would be a good idea :no:)
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: SSOWorld on November 15, 2014, 02:50:47 PM
Given what I've driven already I'm running out of easy ones First here is what I've driven/been a passenger on already
* CA 1 Big Sur
* I-70 KC to west end
* I-55 end-to-end in fragments.
* New Jersey Turnpike (both the urban and the scenic) and Garden State Parkway (both suburban and scenic)
* CA 2 (Angeles Crest Hwy)
* Trail Ridge Road (RMNP)
* NC 12
* Southern Tier Expwy (I-86/NY-17) to Deposit NY from West end
* I-15 from I-70 southward (Virgin River Gorge, vastness through NV and CA)
* UT-9 (Zion NP)
* US-163 (Monument Valley)
* Freeways in SE Louisiana (oh the bridges - ka-dunk, ka-dunk, ka-dunk,... and all are raised - no digging.)
* Name that bridge in SF or NY.

Now, for the drives of my dreams - most of which I must face reality for and not bother doing.
* drive through Canada into Alaska.
* Trans-Canada Hwy
* Autobahnen
* Going-to-the-Sun Road (Glacier NP)
* Hawaii Highways
* Along the West Coast (US-101) and inland (I-5) - NOTE: No need to go south of I-80 for this one :awesomeface:
* Finish I-70 (KC eastward, skip between Indy and Morgantown since I have that and don't want to drive it again
* finish I-80 (Cheyenne to Reno)
* finish I-90 (Black Hills to Missoula, MT - I just have small gaps left - biggest being between I-25 JCT and Butte)
* finish I-35 (South of Dallas - only a 3-day texas drive :P)
* Overseas Highway
* US-6 Cape Cod
* I-95 to Canada - such a lonely road
* speaking of loneliest roads - US-50 in Nevada.
* UK Motorways - like backing-up at high speed, but not. :awesomeface:
* Traversing Australia - pipe dream for sure, but I'll settle for patches of it.

One issue with out-of-USA (besides the usual Big Brutha shit) - knowing how to drive stick is definitely something I gotta recall.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: leroys73 on November 16, 2014, 05:25:15 PM
The only state I have yet to drive in is Alaska so a road trip to there along with Yellowknife is my number one.  I want to do it by motorcycle and again by 4 wheels.

Next would be to ride my motorcycle up to Newfoundland and Labrador.  I have driven to Nova Scotia but didn't make the ferry trip to NL.

These both should be finished by 2016 if my plans are not interrupted again next summer.   

I've driven from Munich to Athens via Yugoslavia (August 1968) but I'd still like to do it on a motorcycle and continue on to Istanbul with a return up through Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Czech Republic.  I know there are tours for this but the $$$ are the limiting factor. 
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: ZLoth on November 23, 2014, 06:04:33 AM
My list of roads:I know, minor list.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on November 23, 2014, 09:03:14 AM
My list of roads:
  • Trans-Canadian Highway from Victoria, British Columbia to Newfoundland
  • US-50 from Carson City to Delta, Utah
  • I-70 from Cove Fort, UT to Denver, CO
  • US-6 from Tonopah, NV to Ely, NV
  • US-50, I-80, I-90 Cross Country
  • Atlantic Ocean Road (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUm-Ns2Ea6w) in Norway
I know, minor list.

I would be willing to do all those except the one in Norway. I think for now on I will be keeping my travels in North America (US, Canada, and Mexico). I hate flying and all though Mexico can be risky, it is a lot safer than Central American countries.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: english si on November 23, 2014, 10:50:34 AM
^^ They have these things called cruise liners that can transport you across the ocean.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: vdeane on November 23, 2014, 03:24:26 PM
^^ They have these things called cruise liners that can transport you across the ocean.
Aren't they expensive and take a long time?  Probably more of a thing to do if you win cash a day for life or something than for a normal vacation.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: froggie on November 23, 2014, 03:46:12 PM
Cunard Lines schedules 7 days for the trip between New York and Southampton, though from personal experience it can be done in 5ish.  But yes it's expensive...several hundred dollars for one-way steerage.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Mapmikey on November 24, 2014, 07:37:41 AM
Cunard Lines schedules 7 days for the trip between New York and Southampton, though from personal experience it can be done in 5ish.  But yes it's expensive...several hundred dollars for one-way steerage.

Deals can be had on this journey if you are willing to go during the winter...definitely recommend an inside cabin for the trip back to NY no matter when you go.  Excellent for sleeping/recovery and 5 of the 7 days are 25 hour days.

The bigger problem is having their schedule coincide with yours...if they are just turning around and coming right back that is not useful for traveling around Europe.  They also do a different extreme and go all over the place over several weeks before coming back across the pond.

I feel fortunate to have been able to do this where my stay in England was 9 days back in 2012.  Have been trying to find a way to do it again with the intent of cruising to Norway but haven't found a schedule that fits into the maximum amount of time off my boss will allow (31 days including the weekends...).

Mapmikey

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: leroys73 on November 24, 2014, 03:01:55 PM

  • Atlantic Ocean Road (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUm-Ns2Ea6w) in Norway


    Done most of those on your list. This one I didn't know it existed. I definitely would like to do it either by car or motorcycle but It'll have to go to my dream list as I doubt I'll ever get to Europe again.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.  Hope you get to drive it.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: RoadWarrior56 on November 24, 2014, 03:08:40 PM
I have already driven the entire Alaska Highway nine years ago ( I highly recommend it, BTW).  I want to drive I-70 west of Denver at least once.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on November 26, 2014, 11:31:51 PM
Lisbon to Warsaw.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: leroys73 on November 27, 2014, 03:03:38 PM
I have a lot planned, so here are the unplanned:
* Dalton Highway (I'll drive one way, not both)
* PEI remaining route clinch
* HI remaining route clinch
* Pan-Am Highway
* Cross country and back on non-freeways
* US 61

great choices.  I am doing the Dalton, both ways next July on a motorcycle.  Many have went before.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: OCGuy81 on December 19, 2014, 04:30:31 PM
The one that's really more a pipe dream than anything would be driving coast to coast WITHOUT getting on a freeway.  It'd take a long time, and require some planning in advance, but sticking to mostly US and state routes that aren't freeways.  Probably get tougher as you head east.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: vdeane on December 19, 2014, 05:05:51 PM
If anything I'd think the opposite... interstates out east tend to have parallel local roads... not so much out west where the interstates were built right on top of the US routes.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: NE2 on December 19, 2014, 05:24:01 PM
I'll try Boston to Frisco avoiding major cities. US 20 gets you to Erie (20A in Springfield; detour via Troy if you must avoid the Albany-Rensselaer bridge), then US 19 to Meadville, US 322 and PA 18 to Sharon, old route to Warren, SR 5 to Ravenna, SR 59 and old alignment to Akron, SR 18 to Medina, US 42 to Lodi, US 224 to Huntington, US 24 to Lewistown, US 136 to Edison, US 6 to Sterling, SH 14 to Baker Mountain, US 40 to Duchesne, US 191 to Helper, US 6 to Ely (old alignment in Spanish Fork-Payson), US 50 to Carson City, SR 88 to Stockton, SR 4 to Brentwood, Vasco Road to Livermore, then you have multiple choices to hook around through San Jose.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 02 Park Ave on December 19, 2014, 05:32:38 PM
How about the full lenghth of the PCH?
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Takumi on December 19, 2014, 10:54:55 PM
-the entirety of the Blue Ridge Parkway
-Tail of the Dragon
-NC 12 end to end
-US 17 end to end
-US 58 end to end
-US 1 to Key West
-Pacific Coast Highway
-trips to Toronto and Vancouver
-Transfagarasan in Romania
-going on the unrestricted Autobahn in a Porsche 911 Turbo
-a trip in southern Europe
-the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line
-the Isle of Man TT course
-various trips in the UK
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: oscar on December 19, 2014, 11:24:49 PM
I'll try Boston to Frisco avoiding major cities.

Hopefully also avoiding the use of "Frisco" anywhere near San Francisco.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: kkt on December 19, 2014, 11:42:52 PM
How about the full lenghth of the PCH?

There are sections of freeway.  Capitola to Santa Cruz, for instance.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: NE2 on December 20, 2014, 12:00:59 AM
I'll try Boston to Frisco avoiding major cities.

Hopefully also avoiding the use of "Frisco" anywhere near San Francisco.

If you're old and white. (http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/dont-call-it-frisco-if-youre-old-and-white/Content?oid=2828709)
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: kkt on December 20, 2014, 12:10:13 AM
I'll try Boston to Frisco avoiding major cities.

Hopefully also avoiding the use of "Frisco" anywhere near San Francisco.

If you're old and white. (http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/dont-call-it-frisco-if-youre-old-and-white/Content?oid=2828709)

Frisco is offensive to the Spanish language.  The author of that article had maybe half a dozen people, and the only ones who were not offended by Frisco were young and black.  They are nowhere near a majority of the city.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: NE2 on December 20, 2014, 12:27:30 AM
Frisco is offensive to the Spanish language.
So is pronouncing the G in Los Angeles. Sorry, don't give a fuck.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: froggie on December 21, 2014, 08:51:10 AM
I've always preferred "San Fran", if I don't just pronounce the whole name outright...
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: wphiii on December 22, 2014, 05:23:41 PM
The one that's really more a pipe dream than anything would be driving coast to coast WITHOUT getting on a freeway.  It'd take a long time, and require some planning in advance, but sticking to mostly US and state routes that aren't freeways.  Probably get tougher as you head east.

Now this is my kind of road trip!
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: D-Dey65 on December 24, 2014, 08:03:02 AM
I really like the Saw Mill.  It's long and curvy and a really fun drive, particular on the northern half where there's not as much traffic.  The Bronx is prettier and older and more interesting from a road history perspective, but it gets a lot of traffic which makes it not as much fun to drive.
I always wanted to go to that restaurant at the Woodlands Park rest area. Sadly, I missed my chance. I'm debating whether or not I should go there and take a picture of the old Woodlands NYC station along the Old Put line. Nevertheless there are too many intersections that have to be either converted into interchanges or closed.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Cemajr on April 28, 2015, 09:03:58 AM
- Pacific Coast Highway (CA, OR, WA)
- AlCan Highway
- Pan American Highway, US to Argentina
- I-80 across the US
- I-94 across the US
- US 50 in Nevada
- US 163 Arizona
- US 212 Montana
- I-70 Colorado

PCH is the one I'm burning to do the most right now.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on April 30, 2015, 06:05:00 PM
Frisco is offensive to the Spanish language.  The author of that article had maybe half a dozen people, and the only ones who were not offended by Frisco were young and black.  They are nowhere near a majority of the city.

I don't see 'Frisco' as offensive, and my mother language is Spanish. :confused:
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: SignGeek101 on April 30, 2015, 06:33:14 PM
Even though I don't really like driving, I would like to drive

-The entire Trans Canada including the areas where it branches off.
-Eastern US, probably on I-95
-Highway 401 in Toronto (I've been on it several times, but I was too young to drive).



Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: 1995hoo on May 17, 2015, 12:36:40 PM
Something I thought of while watching last week's F1 race on the DVR: The Nürburgring!
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: slorydn1 on May 19, 2015, 09:51:35 AM
A big circle (rectangle?) of the US heading down to I-10 and going all the way across to California, then up the Pacific Coast Highway/US-101/I-5 to I-90, back across to the Atlantic Coast and back here to NC. I think it would take 3 weeks to do it properly, so it will have to wait until my wife and I retire.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Mergingtraffic on June 04, 2015, 05:48:32 PM
any place in the US where there are large clusters of original interstate state-named shields and non-reflective button copy.  Speaking of button copy....CA is a long term goal.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: pumpkineater2 on June 05, 2015, 12:46:23 AM
-Phoenix to Denver by way of I-17> US 89> US 160> US 163> US 191> UT 128 >I-70
-Phoenix to SLC by way of US 160> US 163 or 191> I-70/US 6, and then back by I-15> UT 20> US 89/89A.
-Phoenix to Las Vegas
-All of AZ 87
-All of AZ 80
-All of US 60 in Arizona
-All of I-40 from west to east
-I-10 from Phoenix to Jacksonville. This probably could be merged with the I-40 trip.
-I-90 from its west end at least to I-15
-All of I-19

...........Aaaaand every inch of all the Phoenix area freeways.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Brandon on June 08, 2015, 03:37:13 PM
I'll try Boston to Frisco avoiding major cities.

So you want to drive here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisco,_Colorado)?

I've heard the skiing's good.  :bigass:
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Sykotyk on June 21, 2015, 04:40:14 PM
Still on my bucket list/dream drives I probably won't take for various reasons:

Drive to Alaska and back, hitting all the municipalities while there.
James Bay up and back
Labrador/Newfoundland round trip


If I ever became insanely wealthy, I'd want to drive every U.S. highway end to end. But, being a realist, one trip I would like to make, maybe once I'm done hitting counties, is to drive the entire length of U.S. 2.

I've been on a big stretches of it, including a fun trip a few years ago from Spokane through Shelby, MT. I'd also like to add U.S. 6 to that across the country as well. Driven on many many stretches of it in my life, including all of PA and most of Ohio.

One other trip I'd like to make some day is if I get out west again without another destination in mind and drive U.S. 50 from at least the CA/NV line to I-15.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Desert Man on June 21, 2015, 06:59:45 PM
Frisco is offensive to the Spanish language.  The author of that article had maybe half a dozen people, and the only ones who were not offended by Frisco were young and black.  They are nowhere near a majority of the city.

I don't see 'Frisco' as offensive, and my mother language is Spanish. :confused:

My wife from the SF Bay area NEVER referred to San Francisco by the term "Frisco", and she's half-Mexican descent with some Filipino roots and Italian family from St. Louis MO, so she's familiar with some Spanish words. There is an actual Texas town named Frisco, an upcoming suburb north of Dallas. I had visited the SF Bay area with my parents when I was in my teens in the 90s, and I like to travel to Norcal again beyond Gilroy south of San Jose (few of my wife's relatives live there) if I have the opportunity.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Rothman on June 21, 2015, 07:11:13 PM
When I lived in San Francisco, it was anathema to refer to it as "Frisco."  Caused sneers and the like...

...despite the fact I think the population there has a decent turnover!
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: sipes23 on June 21, 2015, 11:19:49 PM
In the last year, I've made a Pacific to the plains drive, which had kind of been on my bucket list. I can only really think of two road trips I'd like to claim before the big journey is over.

1. The whole of US 20. I've got large stretches of it already. I suppose because I've spent much of my life living nearish to it.

2. The Dempster Highway. Totally a crazy idea. Yes, I've read the trips of what it takes. If the road to Nunavut ever gets built, I might add that too.

I'd also like to drive to Mexico, but I'm in no hurry for that.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on June 21, 2015, 11:27:18 PM
Some clinches I would love to do in my life. (Not in any order)
Pennsylvania turnpike.
Blue Ridge parkway.
I-40 in North Carolina.
I-75. (I've clinched all of it from downtown Dayton to the southern end actually)
All freeways in urban areas!  :-o
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Rothman on June 21, 2015, 11:41:28 PM
Eh, oldies but goodies:

--Clinch "western" US 2
--Clinch US 83
--Tail of the Dragon (can't believe I haven't done this yet)
--McCarthy Road (Chitina to McCarthy, AK)
--Alaska Highway
--Overseas Highway
--Drive US 202 in its entirety.  Not sure what draws me to it, other than it just seems like a very strangely routed "spur" off of US 2 (I guess a lot of people in Bangor wanted to go to Delaware), the fact that I grew up near the road, and the variety of landscapes it passes through (rural & urban).  Heck, even just in Massachusetts, it passes through the hills west of the Quabbin and then hits the decaying cities of Holyoke and Westfield. 

Used to dink around with the idea of doing the Dempster Highway, too.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: slorydn1 on June 22, 2015, 07:39:56 PM
Some clinches I would love to do in my life. (Not in any order)
Blue Ridge parkway.
I-40 in North Carolina.


Yes, do it. Add Skyline Drive and US-441 through the Smoky Mountains National Park to that as well. I just did the whole shebang from Front Royal, VA to Gatlinburg, TN last month and it was absolutely stunning. Because of the lower speed limits and all of the overlooks to pull over at it took me 2 days but it was time well spent!
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on June 22, 2015, 07:42:38 PM
Some clinches I would love to do in my life. (Not in any order)
Blue Ridge parkway.
I-40 in North Carolina.


Yes, do it. Add Skyline Drive and US-441 through the Smoky Mountains National Park to that as well. I just did the whole shebang from Front Royal, VA to Gatlinburg, TN last month and it was absolutely stunning. Because of the lower speed limits and all of the overlooks to pull over at it took me 2 days but it was time well spent!

That is a long way off for me because I am only 12 (That is the thing I hate most about myself amoung others) and also I live near Cincinnati.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: D-Dey65 on June 23, 2015, 09:43:45 AM
-US 17 end to end
Eh, oldies but goodies:
--Drive US 202 in its entirety.
Those two seem like they might be interesting. I'm not sure why Rothman thinks US 202 is an oldie but goodie, but it still raises a little curiosity for me.



Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Takumi on June 23, 2015, 10:00:22 AM
Something I thought of while watching last week's F1 race on the DVR: The Nürburgring!
Until last week I would have agreed with you, but track management just put speed limits on certain sections of it. I get why they're doing it, to some extent, but it kind of defeats the purpose of a race track!
http://www.carscoops.com/2015/06/nurburgring-ceo-officially-confirms.html
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Rothman on June 23, 2015, 12:42:44 PM
-US 17 end to end
Eh, oldies but goodies:
--Drive US 202 in its entirety.
Those two seem like they might be interesting. I'm not sure why Rothman thinks US 202 is an oldie but goodie, but it still raises a little curiosity for me.





Just typing quickly past my bedtime.  I thought others had at least mentioned US 2 and Alaska and Overseas Highways are pretty common, as well as Tail of the Dragon.  I suppose McCarthy Road and US 202 aren't in that mix.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: roadman on June 25, 2015, 05:02:25 PM
I'd like to drive over a bridge that collapses while I'm on it.
Reading this comment reminded me of the afternoon in January 1996 when a commuter train I missed boarding by 30 seconds wound up hitting a tractor-trailer in Wakefield (MA).  A couple of days later, my boss, who knew I was a train guy, asked me if I would have liked to have been on that train.  My response was an immediate and emphatic "No way!". (BTW, to this day I will never curse at having missed a train or bus)

To get back to the topic at hand, my two "would love to do at least once" road trips are the Overseas Highway and the Dalton Highway.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Pete from Boston on June 25, 2015, 05:45:57 PM

--Drive US 202 in its entirety.  Not sure what draws me to it, other than it just seems like a very strangely routed "spur" off of US 2 (I guess a lot of people in Bangor wanted to go to Delaware), the fact that I grew up near the road, and the variety of landscapes it passes through (rural & urban).  Heck, even just in Massachusetts, it passes through the hills west of the Quabbin and then hits the decaying cities of Holyoke and Westfield. 

Right there with you.  I have lived, worked, gone to school, and played at multiple points along this route that I like to think of as the Northeast (Service) Corridor, sort of the back hallway to US 1's main drag.  Runs through and near many of my favorite places. 
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: JakeFromNewEngland on June 26, 2015, 01:28:56 AM
I'd love to travel the whole length of US 1. I know someone who drove down US 1 all the way from it's starting point in Maine all the way down to the Keys and they said it was one of their most favorite trips. It'd be awesome to see the change in scenery on the way down. I'd also love to travel the whole length of I-90 from Boston to Seattle.
Title: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Pete from Boston on June 26, 2015, 07:02:41 AM
I'd love to travel the whole length of US 1. I know someone who drove down US 1 all the way from it's starting point in Maine all the way down to the Keys and they said it was one of their most favorite trips. It'd be awesome to see the change in scenery on the way down. I'd also love to travel the whole length of I-90 from Boston to Seattle.

In the late 70s or early 80s, there was a National Geographic piece called "A Journey Down Old U.S. 1."   After that piece, I always concluded Route 1 had "been done"—it was the 5s and 202s that held true mystery.

That said, I get 1's allure.  It tells a much more evolutionary tale of its ancient (for the U.S.) surroundings than 95 does.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on June 26, 2015, 11:50:56 AM
US 61 (and decommissioned/remarked MN portions).
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Buffaboy on July 02, 2015, 11:31:28 AM
- Cross country on both I-90 and I-80

- Any interstates with deserts near them (I-10, I-8)

- The I-55 bridge north of New Orleans

- A fully completed 219 and beltway around Buffalo NY
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: wphiii on July 03, 2015, 02:17:22 PM
In the late 70s or early 80s, there was a National Geographic piece called "A Journey Down Old U.S. 1."   After that piece, I always concluded Route 1 had "been done"—it was the 5s and 202s that held true mystery.

That said, I get 1's allure.  It tells a much more evolutionary tale of its ancient (for the U.S.) surroundings than 95 does.

I also feel like U.S. 1 has lost its romance somewhat due to the extensive chunks of it that have been made into big four-lane arterial or limited access freeway that traverses a sprawly, homogenous built environment. If I ever do undertake following a single long-distance U.S. route from beginning to end, I'd want it to be one where there's something new and different around every bend, and I just think that goes missing enough on 1 to diminish any desire I might have had to tour the whole thing some day. But horses for courses and all that.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: D-Dey65 on July 15, 2015, 09:04:52 PM
In the late 70s or early 80s, there was a National Geographic piece called "A Journey Down Old U.S. 1."   After that piece, I always concluded Route 1 had "been done"—it was the 5s and 202s that held true mystery.

That said, I get 1's allure.  It tells a much more evolutionary tale of its ancient (for the U.S.) surroundings than 95 does.
Back in my November trip to the New York Tri-State area, one of the items on my itinerary was some pictures of Mount Kisco's old New York Central Railroad station, but on the way back, rather than stopping at Grand Central Terminal, I decided to stop at Fordham Plaza, and I walked Fordham Road from there to Pelham Parkway station on the IRT White Plains Road Line. Along the way, it barely phased me that this was part of U.S. 1.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: sipes23 on July 18, 2015, 10:37:49 AM
- Cross country on both I-90 and I-80

Luckily there's plenty of concurrency between the two.

90 has some really wonderful parts. It's also got some tremendously boring parts, but on the whole the wonderful beats the boring. 80, on the other hand, is brutal across the plains. The levels of truck traffic on it are much higher (in my experience) than on 90. Both are pretty busy though.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: noelbotevera on July 18, 2015, 04:16:39 PM

-Finish off The Netherlands highway system
-Finish off I-95 start to finish
-Finish off US 322
-Start on I-40 west of Raleigh


It's short.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: ET21 on July 21, 2015, 01:51:14 PM
Chicago to:

1. Denver
2. Oklahoma City (storm chasing  :D )
3. Dallas
4. Miami

Pacific Coast Highway
US-101
Historic Route 66
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: skaguy on July 21, 2015, 04:42:21 PM
I've always wanted to drive all of US 50.  I've been on pieces of it from Colorado to Maryland, but the longest contiguous stretch I currently have is from Clarksburg, WV to Ocean City, MD. 
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Rothman on July 22, 2015, 08:19:41 AM
I should add that I also want to drive the length of MN/ND/MT 200.  I worked for attorneys in Duluth, MN that would take that route on the return from courthouses in Fargo and Grand Forks since they could stop and fish at whichever lake they chose along the route.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: berberry on August 14, 2015, 07:43:26 AM
There are several, but the one that has been in my mind recently is the highway that runs through China's Guoliang Tunnel. Google that and have a look if you haven't heard of it; it's one of the world's most remarkable tunnels, mostly because of where it goes and how it was constructed. In fact, I think the story of the tunnel's construction would make a great movie.

There are some excellent videos of this tunnel on youtube.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: TravelingBethelite on August 14, 2015, 08:18:06 AM
Definitely clinch US 6, 20, 30, 52, and 62
Also clinch US 1, 41, 281,  and the other long n-s highways
A grand tour of the United States (Perhaps see all the lower 48 capitals)
A trip around the Canadian Maritimes
Clinch the Trans-Canada Highway
The entireity of I-90-always wanted to.  :cool:
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on August 14, 2015, 07:42:52 PM
Click I-75 North of Dayton and south of the FL turnpike extension.
Grand tour of Seattle, Memphis, and Phenoix.
Grand Tour of California, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas and Northeast.
I-70 in Utah and I-70 Denver and west.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: jwolfer on August 16, 2015, 09:18:13 AM
I'd love to travel the whole length of US 1. I know someone who drove down US 1 all the way from it's starting point in Maine all the way down to the Keys and they said it was one of their most favorite trips. It'd be awesome to see the change in scenery on the way down. I'd also love to travel the whole length of I-90 from Boston to Seattle.

In the late 70s or early 80s, there was a National Geographic piece called "A Journey Down Old U.S. 1."   After that piece, I always concluded Route 1 had "been done"—it was the 5s and 202s that held true mystery.

That said, I get 1's allure.  It tells a much more evolutionary tale of its ancient (for the U.S.) surroundings than 95 does.
Someone wrote a book about their road trip on the entire length of US 1. I read it about 25 years ago. I couldn't tell you the name.
Something I thought of while watching last week's F1 race on the DVR: The Nürburgring!
Until last week I would have agreed with you, but track management just put speed limits on certain sections of it. I get why they're doing it, to some extent, but it kind of defeats the purpose of a race track!
http://www.carscoops.com/2015/06/nurburgring-ceo-officially-confirms.html
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: leroys73 on August 30, 2015, 04:41:29 PM
I just finished a 9000 mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and Yellowknife, Northwest Territory, so that is one trip off of my list below.  Newfoundland along with Labrador is on my schedule for early to mid June 2016. 

Now I have driven all states (including DC) and all Canadian provinces with paved roads except Newfoundland.  I've seen Mexico while driving also.  I have ridden my made in the USA Honda VTX 1300R motorcycle in 49 states; Washington, DC; and 8 provinces. Might do a small part of Mexico in October on it.

The only state I have yet to drive in is Alaska so a road trip to there along with Yellowknife is my number one.  I want to do it by motorcycle and again by 4 wheels.

Next would be to ride my motorcycle up to Newfoundland and Labrador.  I have driven to Nova Scotia but didn't make the ferry trip to NL.

These both should be finished by 2016 if my plans are not interrupted again next summer.   

I've driven from Munich to Athens via Yugoslavia (August 1968) but I'd still like to do it on a motorcycle and continue on to Istanbul with a return up through Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Czech Republic.  I know there are tours for this but the $$$ are the limiting factor.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: The Nature Boy on August 30, 2015, 10:34:51 PM
I really want to finish my clinch of I-95.

I just need Bangor to Houlton and the last 20 miles or so down in Florida.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: sipes23 on August 30, 2015, 10:54:46 PM
I just finished a 9000 mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and Yellowknife, Northwest Territory, so that is one trip off of my list below.  Newfoundland along with Labrador is on my schedule for early to mid June 2016. 

I've heard the Trans-Labrador Highway is amazing. I'll live if I don't make that trip, but it is on my radar.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: D-Dey65 on September 10, 2015, 11:02:16 PM
--Drive US 202 in its entirety.  Not sure what draws me to it, other than it just seems like a very strangely routed "spur" off of US 2 (I guess a lot of people in Bangor wanted to go to Delaware), the fact that I grew up near the road, and the variety of landscapes it passes through (rural & urban).  Heck, even just in Massachusetts, it passes through the hills west of the Quabbin and then hits the decaying cities of Holyoke and Westfield.
Again with US 202; if you haven't been through Croton Falls, you might consider getting a shot of this;

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?61697

I'd almost consider getting a shot myself if I get a chance to go up there this month.

Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 18, 2015, 12:15:58 AM
My newest goal is to drive through 49 US states, 10 Canadian Provinces, 2 Canadian territories, and 31 Mexican states. (Hawaii, Nunavut, and any other US territory is not on my list. If a road is ever built to Nunavut then it will be on my to do list.)

Currently I've drove in 13 states and 2 provinces. (However I have been to 31 states.)

Basically a road trip to Alaska and to Cancun is on the distant radar. I don't plan on ever leaving North America (US, Canada, and Mexico) again in my lifetime. Spain was a great experience, but there are plenty of places to see in North America. God put me on this wonderful continent for a reason.

Another goal of mine is to never fly in a jet ever again. I literally hate flying. This is a pretty big factor in the above plan.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Rothman on September 18, 2015, 02:53:47 PM
My newest goal is to drive through 49 US states, 10 Canadian Provinces, 2 Canadian territories, and 31 Mexican states. (Hawaii, Nunavut, and any other US territory is not on my list. If a road is ever built to Nunavut then it will be on my to do list.)

Hawaii is a state, not a territory. :ded:
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 18, 2015, 05:42:02 PM
My newest goal is to drive through 49 US states, 10 Canadian Provinces, 2 Canadian territories, and 31 Mexican states. (Hawaii, Nunavut, and any other US territory is not on my list. If a road is ever built to Nunavut then it will be on my to do list.)

Hawaii is a state, not a territory. :ded:

Give me some credit here. I'm not that stupid. I know Hawaii is a state. I'm just saying I will probably never visit Hawaii since I can't drive there as I hate flying. There is also no way that I'm taking a ship there either. The same is also true for US territories (like Puerto Rico, Guam, and a few others).
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: kkt on September 21, 2015, 12:05:17 PM
So... which of the U.S. states is it not your goal to drive through?
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Mapmikey on September 21, 2015, 12:36:20 PM
Iceland Ring Road...spectacular scenery and easy access to several substantial waterfalls and fjords.

Since I don't fly this one may have to wait for retirement, since no cruise ship routinely goes to Iceland from the US and I haven't found any cargo ships that go there either who accept a handful of passenger fares...

So this may require cruising to England first then Iceland and doing the reverse to get back home...

Mike
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 22, 2015, 09:48:18 AM
So... which of the U.S. states is it not your goal to drive through?

Just Hawaii. My goal is to drive to all the lower 48 plus Alaska.

I was trying to say that my goal is to drive to every North American (US, Canada, and Mexico) state / province / territory that is possible before I die. It is not possible to drive to Hawaii, Nunavut, or US territories (like Puerto Rico and Guam). And since I don't like to fly I don't ever intend on going to any of those places.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: SignGeek101 on September 26, 2015, 10:45:02 AM
I would love to see the roads in Western Europe. The coast of France and the Alps come to mind. Though, I think I'd be nervous to drive along the more narrower mountain roads  :-D
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: oscar on September 26, 2015, 12:25:39 PM
I was trying to say that my goal is to drive to every North American (US, Canada, and Mexico) state / province / territory that is possible before I die. It is not possible to drive to Hawaii, Nunavut, or US territories (like Puerto Rico and Guam). And since I don't like to fly I don't ever intend on going to any of those places.

Depending on your remaining lifespan, there's a proposed highway connection from northern Manitoba that would let you get Nunavut. Decades away at best, but be patient.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on September 27, 2015, 01:18:13 PM
I was trying to say that my goal is to drive to every North American (US, Canada, and Mexico) state / province / territory that is possible before I die. It is not possible to drive to Hawaii, Nunavut, or US territories (like Puerto Rico and Guam). And since I don't like to fly I don't ever intend on going to any of those places.

Depending on your remaining lifespan, there's a proposed highway connection from northern Manitoba that would let you get Nunavut. Decades away at best, but be patient.

Awesome!!! I hope it happens. As long as it doesn't take 60-70 years to complete it, I should still be around.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: leroys73 on October 23, 2015, 09:37:36 PM
I just finished a 9000 mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and Yellowknife, Northwest Territory, so that is one trip off of my list below.  Newfoundland along with Labrador is on my schedule for early to mid June 2016. 

I've heard the Trans-Labrador Highway is amazing. I'll live if I don't make that trip, but it is on my radar.

I have heard the same about the Trans-Labrador.  I have also heard a little more is paved but still very rugged.  I am sort of like you.  It is one I'd like to do but at my age,67, if I travel it, it will have to be in a 4x4 pick up not on a motorcycle.  My Newfoundland-Labrador trip will be by way of Nova Scotia and ferrys.   

I didn't get to do the Dalton this year by motorcycle but next year is pretty certain.  My cruiser is not the one for me to go on.  I'll be on a dual sport.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on October 26, 2015, 11:47:09 AM
I would love to see the roads in Western Europe. The coast of France and the Alps come to mind. Though, I think I'd be nervous to drive along the more narrower mountain roads  :-D

I have often thought about doing a road trip from Lisbon, Portugal to Warsaw, Poland. Unfortunately I don't know if I could do two eight hour flights again. (I've been to Madrid and Barcelona.) Flying has to be one of the most boring things to do, especially if you don't have a window seat.
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I'll add this to my list of roads I want to drive on (MX 24).
https://www.google.com/maps/@27.582651,-105.926841,3a,66.8y,183.08h,95.81t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sQTHaqkspEkiKl0EW5Q2K7Q!2e0
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: leroys73 on October 27, 2015, 02:38:12 PM


I have often thought about doing a road trip from Lisbon, Portugal to Warsaw, Poland. Unfortunately I don't know if I could do two eight hour flights again. (I've been to Madrid and Barcelona.) Flying has to be one of the most boring things to do, especially if you don't have a window seat.

That would be an awesome trip. 

I used to fly a lot with a friend who had his own airplane (turbo with oxygen) and really enjoyed it.  But I am with you on commercial flights.  I ride a motorcycle or drive a car for 18+ hours but 8 hours on a commercial plane is pushing me to become suicidal.  :crazy:  I guess that is why they serve booz.   
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 01, 2015, 12:20:51 PM
I just thought of another road I'd love to go on... NY 9D.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: Katavia on November 28, 2015, 09:18:05 AM
The Blue Ridge Parkway. I just went on it from the VA border to Boone. There was ice and lots of scenery. (that doesn't sound interesting, does it? lol)
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on November 30, 2015, 07:34:31 PM
Something I would recommend to all the AARoads Members if you ever get a chance. Drive through El Paso on I-10 at night. It is one of the coolest cities to drive through at night. It sits at a higher elevation than the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, which is what makes the drive through El Paso so neat. You can see the whole city of Juarez lit up at night. It's really cool. I will definitely do it again at some point.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: wphiii on December 02, 2015, 05:34:15 PM
Something I would recommend to all the AARoads Members if you ever get a chance. Drive through El Paso on I-10 at night. It is one of the coolest cities to drive through at night. It sits at a higher elevation than the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, which is what makes the drive through El Paso so neat. You can see the whole city of Juarez lit up at night. It's really cool. I will definitely do it again at some point.

The first time I ever came into El Paso was on I-10 from the east. I had fallen asleep shortly after Van Horn and woke up to see all those lights (and the famous star in front of me). It was definitely a surreal experience.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: wanderer2575 on December 14, 2015, 10:43:04 AM
US-83 end-to-end.  I read about it in Jamie Jensen's Road Trip USA.  He calls it "The Road to Nowhere" because it doesn't pass near any major cities or tourist attractions.  Sounds perfect to me.

A long loop of state and US highways in west Texas.  Same reason.

The single-digit US routes in the east so I can get photos of the shields.  A photo of the US-1/US-2 concurrency in Houlton ME is a must.
Title: Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
Post by: US 41 on December 14, 2015, 11:34:50 AM
US-83 end-to-end.  I read about it in Jamie Jensen's Road Trip USA.  He calls it "The Road to Nowhere" because it doesn't pass near any major cities or tourist attractions.  Sounds perfect to me.

A long loop of state and US highways in west Texas.  Same reason.

The single-digit US routes in the east so I can get photos of the shields.  A photo of the US-1/US-2 concurrency in Houlton ME is a must.

I'm not really crazy about tourist attractions either. Usually what I've found is that when you drive to places that most people never go to, you end up finding places that are way better than tourist attractions. Most tourist attractions seem to something that is man-made. I prefer seeing rural areas and nature. Often going to unknown places is a lot easier on the wallet too.

Most people in my area seem to always want to go to Florida. I would rather go to New Mexico any day of the week over Florida. I've been to Florida 6 times in my life and honestly 2 times was enough. I only want to go back to Florida one more time, and when I go back I am going to take US 41 across the Everglades and drive all the way to Key West. Most people in my area have never been west of St. Louis which I find very odd. I guess New Mexico is the unknown for most people. New Mexico is by far my favorite state to visit. Two times in New Mexico is not enough for me. I could visit NM 50 times and it would never get old.