Travelling over a large distance in a car. Usually through multiple states, provinces, or countries.

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Car rental vs. buying a car for 1 month, when visiting the USA?

I would like to visit a few places in the states sometime next year, and I was thinking of doing a road trip while I'm at it. I could start in either Los Angeles or Montreal, and then I would like to ...
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Most scenic route from Dothan Al to the Grand Canyon [on hold]

We are retired so we have time to make the most of this trip. The last long trip we did we did we took 3 and 1/2 weeks up the east coast. I want to see all we can on this trip. I want to see all the ...
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Driving moving van towing car Nashville to salt lake best route?…

Driving moving van and towing car August. To salt lake from Nashville. Recommendations for time and safety. Worried about me roads in the moving van and tow but would like a fun place to stop. Any ...
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What are the laws regarding sleeping in my vehicle by state

I want to plan an ultimate road trip to every state in the US. I am faced with researching each state for their laws regarding sleeping in owned vehicles. Is there an easier way to gain this ...
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May kids ride in the back of a 5th Wheel in the US?

I'm investigating changing to a 5th wheel RV - that's the kind of travel trailer that you tow behind a pickup. In such a setup, there is no access from the driver in the truck to the living space ...
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Is it possible to ride a motorbike through Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa & Flores?

I believe it is possible to ride a motorbike from west to east of Indonesia in the following order: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa & Flores. Obviously, this epic journey would involve weeks ...
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would it be safe to travel from Europe to South-East Asia overland with an ex-USSR-military truck?

I am thinking of travelling overland from Europe to South-East Asia with my own truck, but I concerned about personal safety in some areas. Would it be safe to drive from Europe, via Georgia (...
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Contain the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario any 'drive-through' parks or wildlife areas?

'Southwestern Ontario' means Wikipedia`s definition, as depicted in the reddened area of Wikipedia's map below: it includes the Georgian Triangle, but excludes the Niagara isthmus and Golden ...
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What measures can one take to keep a motorcycle safe during a road trip?

I'm mostly thinking in terms of theft prevention. I have heard solutions from, "Keep her chained in the parking lot," all the way up to, "Get a ground floor hotel room and ride/push the bike inside ...
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What campsites exist between Gaborone and Windhoek?

We are planning a trip from Gaborone, Botswana to the Namib desert, not far from Windhoek, Namibia. By google its about 15h drive. We are looking for campsites along that route, without diverting too ...
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Exploring Switzerland with a car - where can I park?

I'd like to explore Switzerland with a car, because it gives me the opportunity to stop wherever I want. I see some interesting chapel or church or a rock - I stop there and explore. I can also park ...
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Cycling England to Northern Sweden - bike lanes, cycle paths and camp grounds?

I'm planning on cycling from England to Northern Sweden, near Umea. My route would go through the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark. Are there long distance cycle paths I could take on the route? Is it ...
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Safe route through Death Valley to Vegas?

I will be driving through death Valley the last week of July. I will be leaving Ridgecrest, CA at 4-5am, stopping for a few pictures at the most easily accessible spots, and then carrying on to Las ...
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Pet Travel: UK to Romania by Car

I have a road trip planned in July (England - France - Belgium - Netherlands - Germany - Austria - Hungary - Romania and back) on which I will be taking our three dogs, but I am wondering if there are ...
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Going from Berlin to Munich by car [closed]

I have one day to go from Berlin to Nuremberg (hotel checkin until 22hs). And next day going to Munich (hotel checking until 21hs) Which stops do you recommend? Would be it ok to go from Berlin to ...
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What should I consider if I want to lend my camping van to friends?

I agreed with some friends that they can borrow my camping van for a short roadtrip in Europe. I'm currently thinking about what should be done before the trip, and here's the list that I came up with....
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How can I know if I have to pay road tolls between Los Angeles and San Francisco?

I made a small road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco during the last 7 days. I only discovered today that there are tolls to pay on some roads, without any barrier to pay (we have to pay online?)...
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Does Central Ontario contain any 'drive-through' national parks or wildlife areas?

Meaning of 'Central Ontario': Henceforth, Central Ontario refers to Wikipedia`s definition and the reddened area of Wikipedia's map (abridged by me) below, which excludes Manitoulin Island. Central ...
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Is the Cairo - Cape Town Highway passable?

The Cairo - Cape Town Highway sounds like a very interesting route to discover Africa by car. The Wikipedia web site says that some parts are still not finished. So my questions are: Is this highway ...
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The importance of staying central in a visit to Amsterdam with car

For a group of people driving to Amsterdam to stay for a few days with the following diversified agenda: Visiting tourist attractions Relaxing: Enjoying the summer weather Visiting bars and cafés ...
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Indian national travelling from Kuwait to Dubai by road

I am an Indian national, and am currently staying in Kuwait with legal residency. I want to travel to Dubai by car with my family. Can you please guide us on the complete procedure with any ...
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Can you actually do a road-trip in Greenland?

There is of course the epic Top Gear episode where they went for the North Pole. I came across this short youtube film on some driving the only "freeway" in Greenland. It seems you can drive on ...
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Which road shall I take from Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT: I-80 or I-70 w/ US-6?

I'm interested in what route to take between Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah, and vice-versa. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Denver,+CO++to++Salt+Lake+City,+UT It would seem like there is ...
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How to access the internet during a road trip in the USA?

I'm traveling from Europe (Belgium) to USA soon. While on a road trip from New Orleans to Miami, I'd like to access the internet without paying exorbitant amounts of money on roaming fees. I was ...
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Application to plan optimal route between multiple cities

I have looked at rome2rio and few other sites, but it did not fit what I was looking for. I want an application or site, where in, if I feed it a list of cities it should tell me which city should be ...
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Road trip from UK to Romania & Mobile Data

I'm doing a road trip from UK to Romania this summer but I don't have a GPS. I'm looking to use Google Maps on my iPhone. How could I get mobile data (I have a UK mobile)? I of course would like to ...
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How much do roof racks hurt gas mileage?

I'm going on a big national car trip, and I want to increase cargo space by getting a roof rack, but I'm wondering how much the additional drag will increase my gas bill. Is there any way to figure ...
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Trip to Canada by car [duplicate]

I would like to know how many tolls are between Maryland and Canada. Planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, Canada and need to know how much in tolls I'll need to pay?
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How do I find good motels on a trip from California to Alabama?

The total distance is around 2300 miles.I am thinking of the following: Drive probably 500 miles per day and stay at motel over night and then start next day for another 500 miles drive How should I ...
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Is it possible to travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike?

A friend and I plan to go from Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike. Each of us will drive a Honda Win 100cc. I have only found a couple of articles mentioning this route so I'd just like to get feedback ...
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Long road trips in Iceland - where to relieve ourselves?

We are planning for a road trip in Iceland. The trip consists of Golden Circle in a day, and another day to Jokulsarlon from Reykjavik and a third day of returning from Jokulsarlon. I understand ...
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Why is renting a car through a broker cheaper than directly through a car rental company?

I have noticed that renting a car in some countries through a broker is ridiculously cheaper than directly through an agency. For instance, I am travelling to Macedonia for a road trip and would like ...
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One way car rental in US [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Chicago to San Francisco and wanted to drive and was looking for one way car rentals and there charging upto a $95 daily return fee making a 7 day journey with $1200. I looked ...
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Refugees situation in Macedonia [closed]

I am travelling to Macedonia for a roadtrip in May. I am flying to Skopje and planning to travel by the west side down to Ohrid and then return back to Skopje through the middle part of the country. ...
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Is it possible to travel from Dien Bien Phu to Lai Châu by motorbike?

I have a question that is very similar to "Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike", "Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike" & "Son La to Dien Bien Phu by motorbike" but for Son La to Dien Bien Phu. A friend ...
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Indian Citizen crossing US to Canada by road

I am an Indian citizen, and plan to drive from Washington DC/Virginia to Toronto. I have a B1-B2 visa for USA as well as Canada (tourist visa). How long will it take me by road, accounting for customs ...
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Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?

I am planning a road trip in the US with some friends and plan to rent a car for the purpose. Are there any legal requirements for renting a car. Do they require a US driver's license? Do I have to ...
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Solo driving in Iceland in late March

I'm from San Francisco and am planning to visit Iceland March 22nd - 31st. My goal is to do a lot of photography at Vík and Jökulsárlón. I decided to rent a car instead of joining tour groups. I am ...
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Crossing the Amazon, route 319

Google shows highway 319 crossing the Amazon River. Satellite view shows nothing there. Is it a ferry? Or just wishful thinking?
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Motorcycle ride to Malaysia from Singapore avoiding expressways

I am planning to get a cruiser bike in Singapore and I have a valid Singapore license. I want to go visit the Malaysian towns and villages on my motorcycle. I want to do it alone. But I heard some ...
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Road trip from New Delhi to Leh via Manali or Srinagar? [closed]

Me and some friends are planning a trip to India and go to Leh from New Delhi by road later this year. Which route from Delhi to Leh is better out of the two and why?
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Moving a Piaggio Ape from Germany to Spain [closed]

I am planning to move a Piaggio Ape (pictured below) from Southern Germany (Munich Area) to Northern Spain (Galicia) for a road trip through Northern Spain & Portugal next summer. I don't want to ...
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Is it safe to drive the Baja Peninsula?

I want to drive from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas but I've heard of people being pulled over by corrupt cops and being hassled by people on the peninsula. I speak fluent Spanish and I'm pretty street ...
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From North America to South America [duplicate]

We are a family of 3. We are planning to travel from the United States to South America, specifically from Los Angeles to Santiago, Chile. We want to do it by car, anyone has information good or bad ...
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One Way Road Trip [closed]

Is it possible to ship a car to a destination in order to drive it back? I would like to take a long road-trip through two or three of the Americas but wont have the patience to do it twice. Can I ...
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Getting 3rd party car insurance for Iran from Pakistan

We are Australians driving our New South Wales (state in Australia) registered vehicle from Sydney to the United Kingdom. Currently in Sri Lanka, we head next back to India, Pakistan then Iran and so ...
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Is it possible to travel from Son La to Dien Bien Phu by motorbike?

I have a question that is very similar to "Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike" & "Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike" but for Son La to Dien Bien Phu. A friend and I plan to go from Son La to Dien Bien ...
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Is it possible to travel from Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike?

I have a question that is very similar "Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike" but for Mai Chau to Son La. A friend and I plan to go from Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike (around 190km). Each of us will ...
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Is it safe and legal to sleep in my car in California (L.A. area)?

I will be visiting California and some parts of the US West Coast in the coming September. I'd like to rent a car for travelling, and to reduce travel expenses I would like to sleep in it some nights. ...
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Vehicles required/allowed in weigh stations on US interstates

On US interstates, there are weigh stations for trucks. Are they for trucks only? What are the exact categories of vehicles that must/may enter? If I rented a UHaul or Penske truck, would I be ...