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61. Posted by emilyfrew (Inactive 9 posts) 2y

New York

Las Vegas

Hollywood (LA)

San Francisco

Alaska

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Sep-2014, at 03:52 by emilyfrew ]

62. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 171 posts) 1y

I am going to add just one trip. A canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in n. east Minnesota and the neighboring Quetico Provinvcial Park is one of the least known and best trips in N. America. paddling and portaging from lake to lake amongst the rocks and pines is amazing.

63. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 1y

Quoting katzgar

I am going to add just one trip. A canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in n. east Minnesota and the neighboring Quetico Provinvcial Park is one of the least known and best trips in N. America. paddling and portaging from lake to lake amongst the rocks and pines is amazing.

Hi everyone. I haven't been on this board in years, new PC and I didn't get to save all my bookmarks. Happy and a bit surprised to see this thread is still running, well sort of.

I found this post interesting because this was one I had considered as well. As the years go by my thirst for adventure is slowly being replaced by a thirst for comfort so even though we will always be campers I'm not so sure I'm up for this anymore. But I hope you do make it up there but be careful A friend of our's brother tipped and he almost froze to death. Not sure why he didn't have his stuff in water proof bags but whatever.

64. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 171 posts) 1y

RE: your friend I suppose this is where A crack about Darwin gets inserted. It has been a lot of years since I was up there and I recall we used a 3hp outboard on our canoe but a portage is still a portage. I have traveled all over the American west. Mexico and central America. I grew up in St Paul and lived in Seattle many years, Miami 2 years and can assure you our trip into the BWCA is my fondest memory. Sitting in a small cove at dusk with a light drizzle going on casting daredevils and have 2 very tall poplar trees fall over(beavers) just yards from the canoe is an experience like no other.

65. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 1y

You did a portage with all your gear AND an outboard motor and gas? Oh man.....

66. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 171 posts) 1y

the route we did the portages had the canoes in a cradle on RR tracks...lazy

67. Posted by COACHDOCVINCE (Budding Member 2 posts) 48w

Quoting DaveinMD

What the hell, I'm bored. So let's have a little fun. I know for me this is a tough one but I'll try to list my favorite destinations, in order.

1. US Virgin Islands. Specifically St. John. The Caribbean is my favorite place on Earth, period. Crystal clear water, palm trees that are instant beach umbrellas, snorkeling 50 feet from your beach chair. Yep, this is it for me. I guess I should list the Cayman Islands as well at #2 but I don't want to be redundant.

2. Canadian Rockies. The drive from Jasper to Banff is one everyone should take in their lifetime.

3. Grand Canyon. Yep, the reason I joined this board. As good as I had anticipated and I had high expectations.

4. Alaska. Some may be surprise that it is this low. Amazing place but to be honest most of it looked like places I've been before such as British Columbia

5. Coastal Maine. The food may have swayed my vote here but it really is beautiful.

I have to admit that having spent so much time in the west, particularly Colorado, made me pass on several places such as Yellowstone, Badlands, northern California parks etc that many here will probably list. But my list is diverse for a reason.

I've been in the US only once, july 2013 and I went in Arizona, near Phoenix for a basketball Camp; I visited some nice places like Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, Montezuma Castle but, the day my host family took me to the Grand Canyon, was the best day of my life; I've never seen a so beautiful place, with terrific landscapes...unforgettable experiece I hope to repeat with my wife and my daughter....:)

68. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 45w

Quoting COACHDOCVINCE

Quoting DaveinMD

What the hell, I'm bored. So let's have a little fun. I know for me this is a tough one but I'll try to list my favorite destinations, in order.

1. US Virgin Islands. Specifically St. John. The Caribbean is my favorite place on Earth, period. Crystal clear water, palm trees that are instant beach umbrellas, snorkeling 50 feet from your beach chair. Yep, this is it for me. I guess I should list the Cayman Islands as well at #2 but I don't want to be redundant.

2. Canadian Rockies. The drive from Jasper to Banff is one everyone should take in their lifetime.

3. Grand Canyon. Yep, the reason I joined this board. As good as I had anticipated and I had high expectations.

4. Alaska. Some may be surprise that it is this low. Amazing place but to be honest most of it looked like places I've been before such as British Columbia

5. Coastal Maine. The food may have swayed my vote here but it really is beautiful.

I have to admit that having spent so much time in the west, particularly Colorado, made me pass on several places such as Yellowstone, Badlands, northern California parks etc that many here will probably list. But my list is diverse for a reason.

I've been in the US only once, july 2013 and I went in Arizona, near Phoenix for a basketball Camp; I visited some nice places like Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, Montezuma Castle but, the day my host family took me to the Grand Canyon, was the best day of my life; I've never seen a so beautiful place, with terrific landscapes...unforgettable experiece I hope to repeat with my wife and my daughter....:)

Hi there Coach, thanks for your post. To be honestt I had forgotten about this thread and the entire board until I got an email notifying me of your post. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the GC had such an effect on you. Happy I still remembered my log on info

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Nov-2015, at 04:39 by DaveinMD ]

69. Posted by elliots (Budding Member 57 posts) 25w

Top 5 -
1 By far the most spectacular & diverse drive I've seen in my 80+ countries visited - the drive from Denver to Las Vegas via Leadville, Ouray, Silverton, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, The Serpentines, Capitol Reef, Zion, Bryce & the Grand Canyon
2 New Orleans - hot, sultry, so much music & laughter plus food, but I was there before Katrina
3 The coast road from SF to LA via Carmel & Monterey
4 Lake Tahoe & Yosemite area
5 Hawaii - sun & surf

70. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 25w

Yeah that drive down the Coastal Highway should have been on my list, there is a reason they film car commercials there. But I was 13 and traveling with Mom, just not the same as experiencing things as a grown up

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