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Author Topic: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life  (Read 42591 times)

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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #150 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).
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #151 on: September 21, 2015, 12:05:17 PM »

So... which of the U.S. states is it not your goal to drive through?
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #152 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...

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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #153 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.
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #154 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

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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #155 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.
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #156 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.
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #157 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.
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #158 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
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #159 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.   
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #160 on: November 01, 2015, 12:20:51 PM »

I just thought of another road I'd love to go on... NY 9D.
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #161 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)
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #162 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.
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #163 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.

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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #164 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.
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Re: Road Trips You Want To Go On At Least Once In Your Life
« Reply #165 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.
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USA (38)= AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV, WI
Canada (5)= NB, NS, ON, PE, QC
Mexico (6)= CH, CO, DG, NL, SI, TM

 


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