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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Former Member ·
Hey, Dan Carter...when are you doing your trip? I'd love to hear more about how it works, because a cross-country with no agenda and no turnpikes is one of my big dreams...maybe come true someday! Anyone else here ever done one? Love to hear!
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting tripod, TravelandNature, but you won't catch me on anything that potentially could launch me as a projectile at 60 mph. And, unless you're very macho, you'll not enjoy yourself in bad weather. So if you want to walk on the wild side, rent a convertible, or buy an older one, drive it for a month and sell it in Seattle (not exactly a city for convertibles, except on rare days). Regarding on where to go and how to plan the trip, I'd make a point of going by my local AAA...
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Former Member ·
That is a very good suggestion to think in terms of planning your trip as a connection of national (and state !) parks. The parks tend to be, by definition, in the scenic places, which are along the scenic drives. What a coincidence ! How handy ! The champions of finding scenic drives off of the interstates and shunways are the RVers. Check the sites used by RVers for ideas. Here is a good one: http://drivecrosscountry.net/T...r/Trip_Planning.html
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

Dan Carter ·
Hey, guys...thanks for a bunch of good ideas! I think the 3-wheel bike is not for me, but the idea of buying an old ragtop and then selling it appeals to me. Not even sure I'll need a car living in Seattle, but don't know yet (job is near the waterfront, but don't know where I can afford to live!) National Parks idea sounds really good to me...I've loved the ones I've been to before. Shunpiking? I didn't make that up! This is from Merriam Webster:
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Re: Road-Trip in Patagonia: El Chalten to Torres del Paine

TravelingCanuck ·
Such a magnificent and beautiful place. I think the vast remoteness adds to the appeal of Patagonia. One of my top bucket list places to visit some day. Thank you for the awesome pictures.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

PHeymont ·
Aix is a favorite with us, even though we've spent only limited time there...but long enough to have posted a Picture of the Day featuring the local market , not far from the scene of your picture...it's really a great walking town.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

DrFumblefinger ·
An evocative image, Islandman, and no -- I can't think of any place this could be but France. Thanks for sharing the photo and the story behind it!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

Travel Rob ·
You sure captured France!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Draws me in...and back to my days in Provence, too many years ago. Thanks for the reminder of France's southern beauty.
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Re: Traveling in the USA in the 1930s and 1940s

PHeymont ·
Wow! I missed this the first time around...and while the scenics are great, it is the touching close-ups and groups of "ordinary" people that are truly outstanding; they remind me of the work of Louis Hine and Beatrice Abbott...but in color. Speaking of color...I'm also reminded of how much better early Kodachrome was at reds than at blues and greens...
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Re: Traveling in the USA in the 1930s and 1940s

PortMoresby ·
Thanks so much, DrF, for sharing these with us. I especially love the ones of San Francisco in 1940, where I can picture my teenaged father walking. And of Tucson, my own stomping grounds for many years. So many familiar places. Just fantastic.
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (first things first, where to go?)

PHeymont ·
While I've never (unfortunately) been away long enough to worry my insurance company, the rest of the tale feels so familiar—all the possibilities spread out before me, all the questions, the doubts and self-doubts, and finally the sense of really "owning" the journey. I'm looking forward to the rest!
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (first things first, where to go?)

Jonathan L ·
I have to say, i have never seen that much bouncing around of flights, except when one of my daughters took Air Pakistan to Europe in the mid-90's. I am also looking forward to what else happens with your trip.
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (beyond eating & drinking...mostly)

DrFumblefinger ·
I certainly look forward to hearing and seeing more of your in-the-field reports about Oaxaca, esp the markets. Hope you're having a wonderful trip, PM!
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (Why Oaxaca?)

Mytraveledroad ·
Traveling can definitely be an addiction. I feel there are so many Mexican dishes to choose from.
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Re: Anatomy of a Trip (Mezcal for the Uninitiated)

DrFumblefinger ·
So I'm dying to know....Is this your drink?????
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

GarryRF ·
Some wonderful pix of Australia that bring back so many memories of my visits Islandman I could look at those rock formations for hours. Looking into a million years of history. Australia is certainly like nowhere else on Earth and every day is a fascinating adventure. Certainly is a well written comprehensive Blog you've presented. I've enjoyed it. Thanks.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this interesting and most beautiful roadtrip with us, Islandman! Another one for my bucketlist.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Travel Rob ·
Wow Islandman ,thank you for this blog. it really moved Australia up on my list. When i saw your photo of the Loch Ard Gorge i immediately thought of the Calanques near Marseilles, France .
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2

Travel Rob ·
Another great set of ideas!
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Re: Shunpiking Through Northern Pennsylvania

Marilyn Jones ·
What fun! I love a good road trip and I enjoyed reading about your...great photos!
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Re: Shunpiking Through Northern Ohio

GarryRF ·
I enjoy your journeys around " Small Town USA". The US has such a wealth of history. You should write a book so that Brits like me know where to search for new ventures - ready for my next trip across the pond. Thank You.
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I know it's high up, but there is still an awful lot of snow up there. What time of year did you take the photos, Samantha?
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger, it was the middle of May! Crazy huh? lol
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Re: Important Winter Camping Trips

Amateuremigrant ·
A big temptation among new campers is to dive into your bag with some of your day clothes still on - the insulation value of keeping a fresh outfit just for sleeping is immense. If you have a small fire, put a saucer sized rock in it; when you retire, (after a short brisk stomp around to get circulation going), you can wrap the stone in a dirty t-shirt and put it in the bottom of your bag. It'll keep your feet warm for ages !
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Re: Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa - My Embarrassing Story

GarryRF ·
Nudity is something you soon get used to in Europe. Anywhere there's changing rooms or at the seaside it's a common occurrence. After 2 days you don't notice anymore. I feel your pain on the fall you had. Always embarrassing. I swam out from the beach on an inflatable bed. I caught a wave and returned to the beach at speed - lying face down. I hit sharp rocks on the beach and my inflatable turned to shreds. I was laying face down in 3 inches of water - struggling to turn over and get my...
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Prairie Lake north of Dauphin, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
Prairie Lake north of Dauphin, Manitoba
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The Swan River, west central Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
The Swan River, west central Manitoba
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Re: July 11, 2017: North Yorkshire Landscapes

Amateuremigrant ·
Really beautiful evocative views - things I miss about Yorkshire - drystone walls, limestone crags and a sense of space on the doorstep of even large towns
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Re: July 11, 2017: North Yorkshire Landscapes

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful landscapes, Paul! Thanks for sharing these!
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Planning a Road Trip

Dan Carter ·
I'm 33, and about to be between jobs for a month. I'm living (well...) in New Jersey, and my new job's in Seattle. I've gotten kinda hipped on the idea of an old-fashioned road trip, hopefully all the way across without touching a turnpike....
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Best Trips of 2014: National Geographic

PHeymont ·
National Geographic Traveler has posted its top destination list for 2014. U.S. must-sees on the list include New Orleans and Rocky Mountain National Park, but, as the magazine puts it, the list goes "from Argentina to Oz." Click HERE for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

IslandMan ·
       On a recent visit to Marseilles in southern France, we took a day trip by train to Aix-en-Provence. It was a pleasant 50 or so minute ride in a clean, comfortable and modern carriage, and the passing scenery of Provence was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 27, 2014: The Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Ottoman ·
  Years ago, when I was in elementary school, I remember one of my teachers showing my class a photo of some really interesting and eerie looking trees.  Being quite young at the time, I thought the picture was really cool, but unfortunately...
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The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

IslandMan ·
Australia is a vast country, and, if you have ever been there and traversed it in some way, you will appreciate the sheer size and expanse of this island continent. The best way I have discovered to see the true beauty of this country is to drive...
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Traveling in the USA in the 1930s and 1940s

DrFumblefinger ·
A friend recently sent me a link to a great collection of color travel photos from the 1930s and the 1940s.  Photos are derived from the private kodachrome collection of Charles W Cushman.     It's a fascinating collection of photos!...
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Travelocity survey: What bugs you on road trips?

PHeymont ·
This may be one of the best road trip years ever, with much lower gas prices than over the past few...and Travelocity's new survey of 1000 potential vacationers says that 65% more are considering a road trip than were thinking about it last year....
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A man, a dog, and 300,000 miles by motorcyle

PHeymont ·
Remember Travels with Charley? Move over, John Steinbeck. Here's another story of a man on a mission, traveling America's roads with his dog—and this time it's by motorcycle.   The journey began several years ago, when Ara Gureghian's son...
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$299 Round Trip Paris from NYC/BOS/BWI

PHeymont ·
Wow Air, the Icelandic discounter, has some under $300 fares to Paris from New York, Boston and Baltimore...but you'll need to move fast!
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Anatomy of a Trip (first things first, where to go?)

PortMoresby ·
  To date, all my travel stories on TravelGumbo have been in the past tense.  And all my travels out of the country have been multi-month, multi-country affairs.  Now, after a move home to California and short adventures closer to home,...
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Anatomy of a Trip (Why Oaxaca?)

PortMoresby ·
  In a word, food.  More on the subject later.   I’ve lived most of my life between 10 and 500 miles from Mexico.  For 24 years my house was 10 miles from the port of entry at Naco, Arizona/Sonora, in Bisbee, 1988 to...
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Anatomy of a Trip (planning begins in earnest)

PortMoresby ·
  I love planning a trip and that may have been what kept me thinking about the next one, even when I wasn’t sure there would be a next one.  After a couple of decades traversing the planet, the process of putting them together had...
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Anatomy of a Trip (Mezcal for the Uninitiated)

PortMoresby ·
  from:  PortMoresby to:  Al vin Starkman date:  Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM subject:  Mezcal for the Uninitiated.     Greetings Alvin -   I'm going to be in Oaxaca for 3 weeks, beginning in late...
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Anatomy of a Trip (beyond eating & drinking...mostly)

PortMoresby ·
  I believe I mentioned, or alluded to, the fact that roaming the earth alone has lost its glow. If there’s an English language library in a foreign place, it’s a magnet for me, just to visit and admire, if not to officially...
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Road-Trip in Patagonia: El Chalten to Torres del Paine

DrFumblefinger ·
Some snapshots and memories of a roadtrip across the empty Patagonian steppe.
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Important Winter Camping Trips

Ruby Daub ·
Camping in winter feels like freezing in the chilled atmosphere, and therefore, many people prefer camping in summers. But, if you think otherwise, you can enjoy the real beauty of nature in winter. Trees have shed their leaves, rivers and lakes are frozen and it looks just beautiful outside if you see the scenery. Winters offer a completely different landscape, which adds to the beauty of the surrounding. Even when it snows, winter can be fully enjoyed outdoors. You can find lots of people...
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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