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Travel Forums North America ROAD TRIP LOMO!!!!!

1. Posted by moxxo (Full Member 32 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I have won a road trip in a lomo contest... I was thinking about AMERICA or NORTH AMERICA, im from Portugal EUROPE...
I have 15 days and a BMW to do this trip. I need some advices and tips of places to visit and to see... ANy advices will be great...


2. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Wow! What a wonderful trip to win!

I've been on two major road trips in North America. First was from Montreal to Orlando, Florida (which I will be doing again in two weeks). Second was from Montreal to New Orleans, Louisiana. For your time constraint, there are a few ways to take on a road trip.

You can do Boston-Miami, or Chicago-New Orleans, or Seattle-San Diego, or even go from east to west from Miami to San Diego in about 15 days. Big cities on each "trip" are:

1. Boston-Miami: Boston, New York City, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Washington (D.C.), Orlando, Key West, Miami.

2. Chicago-New Orleans: Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus (not a huge city, but I've been and it's pretty nice), Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans.

3. Seattle-San Diego: Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego.

4. Miami-San Diego: Miami, Orlando, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, pass through the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Fransisco, Loas Angeles, San Diego.

I'd say an important thing to do on any road trip (of grand proportions) is to choose the cities you want to visit and those you'll pass through.

These are really cool road trips that I would love to take (if I had the time)! Have fun!


3. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Wow moxxo! Congrats! (Can you take me along with you? hee hee ;))

I definately agree with what Tam said about choosing your cities based on what you want to do. If you're more of a beach person, stick to the south. If you like the rustle and bustle of big cities, the East coast and mid-west have a bunch of those. If you are allowed to travel within Canada as well, I'd recommend starting in Montreal and working your way south. But that's just cuz I'm biased (lived here going on 24 years...)and Montreal is such a beautiful city! It also depends on when you decide to take your trip. If it's in the winter, I would stick to a similar route to the Miami-San Diego route that Tam suggested.

I hope you have fun on the trip! (Do lots of shopping! hee hee)

Katie ;)