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

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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 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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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 ...
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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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Is it possible to get from Canada to Greenland by road or ferry?

Are there any roads (or ferry service) that would allow a person to travel from Canada to Greenland without taking a plane?
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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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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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Peru expats (CE cardholders) needs visa to enter Bolivia and Brazil by road? (Indian citizen)

I'm Indian and looking to travel by road/train to Sao Paulo from Peru to catch my flight to India. I have working visa in Peru (CE card). Will the borders allow entry or advance visa in required for ...
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Road taxes between Sofia and Berlin

me and my sis are trying to plan a road trip from Sofia, Bulgaria to Berlin, Germany. My question is does anyone know what are the road taxes at Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech republic and Germany ...
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How to estimate duration of road trip for vacations?

I'm planning on going on a road trip through north eastern parts of the USA. I have up to two weeks vacations at work, but I'm not sure how to split them. My current plan is to drive from Quebec to ...
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Is there an easy way to calculate the total cost of tolls for a trip within the United States?

Is there a convenient way to calculate the cost of tolls between two arbitrary points within the United States? I'm planning to take a trip along the Eastern seaboard and will be passing through ...
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VWP for Japanese nationals [duplicate]

My wife (Japanese national but Permanent Resident of Canada) and I will be traveling by road from Canada to the USA, then Mexico (90-day visa-free combined stay in both countries under the US VWP), ...
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Roadtrip in Southeastern Europe [closed]

I'm already planning my next vacation in next May or late August/early September. I'm planning to visit the Southeastern part of Europe. Im especially interested in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
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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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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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Road conditions in Latvia and Lithuania in Winter

I am planning to drive from Vilnius to Riga between Christmas and New Years Eve. I would like to know how the road conditions usually are in this time of the year? Especially on the smaller roads. ...
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What should I bring for a lightweight motorcycle trip across Vietnam? [closed]

In November, myself and two friends will land in Ho Chi Minh, buy motorcycles, drive them to Hanoi over the course of 1.5 months, and sell the motorcycles in Hanoi before flying home. We are all US ...
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What is a good way to get list of sights for a road trip (e.g. for a roadtrip from Chicago to Niagara falls?)

I would like to get a list of sights along the route from Chicago to Niagara falls via Cleveland. How can one proceed when trying to obtain a list of sights in unknown area for further selection?
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Entertaining family stopovers on a driving trip from Pittsburgh, PA, to Chicago, IL

We are planning on driving to Chicago in November. We will be taking a 14 month old toddler, so driving straight through, stopping only for gas and food, is probably not going to be practical. I'm ...
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Is it possible to cross the Wagan border by car?

I was planning a trip by car when I found something a bit weird in Google Maps:if you try to cross from Lahore to India, it tells that you have to 6457 km detour. Is it possible to cross this border ...
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Can I pump my own gas in New Jersey, USA?

I've read conflicting reports online so I'm hoping someone can clear up my confusion.
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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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Do the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario, contain any 'drive-through' wildlife parks or areas?

Henceforth, Southwestern Ontario refers to Wikipedia`s definition and the reddened area of Wikipedia's map (abridged by me), which includes the Georgian Triangle that particularly interests my ...
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Now that NGT has banned private vehicles from entering the Rohtang pass, what route should I take?

I had planned to take a road trip from Delhi to Ladakh on my Royal Enfield from 31st August to 13 September. But I came across the news that the National Green Tribune (NGT) has banned private ...
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Any food or sights worth stopping for? [closed]

So I am going on a small road trip with some girlfriends to New Orleans, I am coming from Fort Lauderdale. I would like to plan some stops for sights and great food on the way. We are taking I-10 all ...
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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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How bad is the road work on I-80 between Iowa and Colorado? [closed]

I am traveling from northeastern Iowa to Colorado Springs, Colorado. I came in on I-70 as I was told there was a lot of road work on I-80. However that was quite a bit out of the way and I would like ...
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Understanding Greek road signs

I will shortly be driving around Greece. I do not know Greek, but I would like to learn the Greek alphabet, so that I can recognise road signs for town/city names, so that if there is a sign that is ...
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Salt Lake City, UT to Phoenix, AZ - Which route is less mountainous?

Google Maps Route Options Screenshot from Google maps So I've got two different options for an upcoming trip from SLC to Phoenix. The western one goes through Las Vegas, the eastern one through ...
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Shortest route to Mariposa Grove's from Las Vegas

I'm in the process of refining my road trip itinerary. According to Google Maps it seems that if you want to get from Las Vegas to Sequoia National Park (to see the Mariposa groves) you have to travel ...
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Where and how to get a Carnet de Passage for a Pakistani Vehicle?

I am planning to travel to Europe on my Suzuki jeep. Where and how can I get a Carnet de Passage in Pakistan? I might even decide to do it on a motorbike if the Carnet turns out to be super ...
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What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.)

I'm driving for the first time in Europe—in Munich, Germany—and I came across an intersection where there seemed to a "main" signal above, straight ahead, and a "side" signal to the right, near the ...
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Driving Through Austria, Liechtenstein & Switzerland

I am planning a road trip though Europe this summer. The car is registered in Ireland. Is there any documents I need to drive in the countries listed above. I am aware I need a sticker for the ...
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Road-trip in USA: can a foreigner buy a car?

We are planning a road-trip in USA (and maybe part of central-america). Our first idea was to rent a car on each stage of our trip, but we realized that this option is about $1000 per month and breaks ...
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Where can I find maps of temperature gradients for a road trip in the USA?

I'm doing some driving along I-80 and I-70 in the western part of the US of A, and there is a possibility to take different routes and do different stops. For example, for night-time travel, it would ...
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road trip with my dog [duplicate]

I am going from NYC to San Antonio TX- about 28 hours- and have planned several stops. My dog loves to be in the car. I am wondering if it is better to go a short (ie 4 hr) day and then a long one (ie ...
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What is the optimal place to meet in NYC to begin a road trip? [closed]

Me and three friends are headed on a July 4th trip up to New England. I'm doing the trip planning and procuring a vehicle, so I need to figure out where all of us should meet. It's quite a drive, so ...
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How accurate is Google Maps for travel times?

I have this route planned in Google Maps as a rough plot for travel times to 4 locations from Tokyo Tower, it's by no means finished. Now I am well aware that there are other factors such was road ...
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Roadtrip in Mongolia WITHOUT guide possible?

My friend and I are planning a trip in Mongolia this summer. We saw on the internet that most people hire a driver and a guide. We couldn't find anyone talking about going there without a guide. Is ...
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Are there European equivalents of “Route 66”

Is there an equivalent to Route 66 available in Europe? Here I am not talking about the actual road with the number 66, but about a "trajectory" with a mythical connotation to its name. I did not ...
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Can I travel by car or van with unusual objects like furniture?

I am visiting several countries in Europe by car. Namely France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and maybe a few others if possible. A friend currently living in Paris and moving near Amsterdam offered ...
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Car rental vs. buying a car for 1 month

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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Driving time around Iceland

Hi I am going to Iceland the second week of May and was thinking of driving. I would like to have my route down but haven't been able to find anything that gives exact driving directions And duration ...
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Tour: SanFrancisco, LA, SanDiego, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon -> insider sights [closed]

In this summer my girlfriend and me will be on vacation for three weeks in the USA / California. We want to make a round trip and already booked a flight to SanFrancisco. From there we plan to rent a ...