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

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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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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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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 ...
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Amsterdam to Berlin - Hire Car

I am hoping to hire a car to travel from Amsterdam to Berlin for a few days. Are there any issues I need to be aware off when taking a hire car between these two countries? I hold an International ...
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Which car should we rent to visit several European countries? [closed]

We are planning a road trip from Darmstadt - Milan - Pisa - venice - pula - Vienna - Budapest - Bratsilava - Prague - Darmstadt. Countries covered are: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Austria, ...
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Transit by road through Kenya [closed]

I am planning to travel to Jinja in Uganda from Malawi. I wish to transit through Kenya spending probably max two nights in the process, possibly only one night. We can't get a Carnet for the vehicle ...
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Road condition B6 From Mbeya to Tabora. How long should it take to drive in a 4x4

I want to drive from Johannesburg South Africa to Kigali Rwanda in August 2015. One leg of the route is concerning me. I see the distance from Mbeya to Tabora in Tanzania is 560km along the B 6 and ...
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Driving with a CB (citizen band radio) in the US

I'm thinking about buying a CB to put in my car so I can use it for a long road trip. I'm debating it though because I'm not sure if the benefits will outweigh the trouble of installing the unit as ...
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How to pass time / manage a very long drive (25+ hours) with a group of people [closed]

We have a group of 8 that are taking two vehicles on a long drive. Our plan is to not have to stop besides for gas, food, and restrooms. What is the best way to manage this scenario in terms of ...
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What is the most campsite-dense route between Belgium and the Tatras?

We would like to hike in the Tatras this summer. Due to our kids we can't drive there in one go and would probably like to just take the easy route. Google maps gives us three options. Given that we ...
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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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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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Can the gasoline in Mexico or Central America mess up a US-made car?

I have been thinking about taking my car (an AWD Ford Escape 2014) for a road trip to Mexico or maybe as long further south as I can find paved roads. Is there a risk that the regular unleaded ...
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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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US road trip for UK citizen before work

I'm a UK citizen who has a full time job offer for a US company in San Francisco starting next September. They're fully sponsoring my visa. I'm planning on a road trip down the west coast from Seattle ...
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Yosemite and Lake Tahoe Road Trip Assistance [closed]

I'm starting to plan a road trip that will take place in late August of this year. I'm looking for any guidance or recommendations for places to stay in both Yosemite and in Lake Tahoe. For ...
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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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Traveling by own car from USA to Panama

I have been thinking about driving from USA (Texas) down to Panama. My concern is about safety, such as whether the risk of getting robbed or killed would make this sort of trip dangerous? One ...
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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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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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Road Conditions on drive from Washington, DC to Quebec City over Christmas

** Revised based on comments We are planning a road trip from Washington DC to Quebec City around the 3rd week of December, following the route prescribed by Google Maps (broadly, Interstate 95 to NJ ...
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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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Cross-country landmarks/tourist spots near I-40 [closed]

I'm driving cross-country from New England to San Francisco in a few days. I'll have company all the way up until Memphis. After that, I'm on my own. I'll be taking I-40 through Arkansas, Oklahoma, ...
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Unplanned backpacking across several European countries

I'm an undergraduate student, and upon graduating from my university a year from now, I want to travel solo across Europe. I want to be on this vacation for a month and a half. The catch is that I ...
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Can you suggest an interesting route from Spain to Switzerland for a 2-4 day journey?

I'm going from north Spain to Switzerland crossing France and part of the Alps by car. The exact starting point is not defined, but I suppose it will be "La Jonquera" (AP-7 highway) or Andorra. The ...
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What kind of Canadian drivers' license do we need to rent a car in the USA?

My boyfriend and I are planning a roadtrip to California in June. We'll both be 26 at the time, and we both have drivers' licenses - just different kinds. Mine is a Class 5 license, which is the ...
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Road trip planner online

I'm considering a cross-country (USA) road trip sometime in the near future -- the consideration of it keeps me alive until I can get out on the road... I messed around on Google Maps, but it stopped ...
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What type of car do I need for a trip in Finland?

I'm currently planning a trip to Finland for one week, and think we will go to the following places: Arrive in Helsinki Step to Tampere Step to Jyväskylä Step to Kuopio Step to Savonlinna Step to ...
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Is it safe to take a road trip going through Northern Mexico? What precautions should I take?

To get to southern Mexico from the US you obviously have to drive through the North (or fly). The British Foreign Office advisory makes it sound like the northern regions are a lot more dangerous ...
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What external batteries can I get to charge a tablet during long road trips?

So there is an external battery available at on Amazon. I'm just wondering though - would this only provide around 8 hours of additional power for most tablets? Are there any options that provide ...
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Crossing by car from Bulgaria into Turkey and then into Georgia

We live in the UK. Next summer we're planning a long-ish (2 months long) trip to Georgia - family visit. Flying with three children (especially small) is doable, but not the best thing ever, plus ...
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Things to see/do between Victoria and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island?

I'm planning to spend a few days on Vancouver Island with some friends in a few weeks time. Our rough plan is a day or so in Victoria, then drive out to Ucluelet to go sea kayaking, then return to ...
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Philadelphia to Cape May - Route 55 or Atlantic City Expressway [closed]

I'm going from Philadelphia to Cape May. It seems like the Atlantic City Expressway, then the Garden State Parkway is the way to go. I noticed Route 55 to 47/347 also leads to Cape May, with quicker ...
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I-95 from Baltimore Maryland to Florida [closed]

I am going on road-trip from Baltimore Maryland to Florida what can I on the way near the I-95 that's not too expensive?
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Want to Drive from Barcelona to Madrid

I want to drive from Barcelona to Madrid (Around 600kms) this december. Is it beautiful? What are the safe car hiring options for foreigners?
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When you go for a multi day hike in the Tatras, where do you leave your car?

We will be doing a road trip through Czech republic, Slovakia and Poland. At some point we would like to do a multiday hike through the tatras. Since we won't be carrying all our camping gear and ...
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Do I need any additional insurance from the car rental?

I am planning to drive a car rented from enterprise.com to Canada from Baltimore. I would like to have, what people say, the "full coverage" insurance. From this link, I understand that following ...
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Road Trip from Pakistan to Spain [closed]

I am planning a road trip with 2 of my friends to Barcelona, Spain. We are based in Lahore, Pakistan. We have no idea how to start and go about this trip. Google Maps shows a 100 hour drive from ...
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What are my accommodation options when doing a road trip in the Czech republic with children?

I am planning a road trip to the Czech republic. Everywhere I read that the czech republic is a relatively cheap destination. However, whenever searching online I can only find quite expensive options ...
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How can I go from Morocco to Mali by car?

How can I go from Morocco to Mali by car? I can't cross the border with Algeria because there aren't. So what can I do?
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What is a good way how 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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Roads in Japan during Golden Week

We are going to Japan during Golden Week. We were planning to buy a Bus Pass and travel by night. Our first destination is Tokyo (arriving by plane) we will take the bus from Tokyo to Osaka hopefully. ...
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May I cross closed gates in Iceland?

I've found looking in Google Street Map that in Iceland sometimes you find gates in public roads like this. In my country (Spain) these are very rare, but when they exist is because there are free ...
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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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Good, safe place to spend a night by a roadside - Austria, Germany

In summer I want to travel a bit about Western Europe. I think I would start with Austria and Germany. Is it possible to (easily?) find place, where I can just sleep in a car, a place that is free ...
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Are petrol prices in a USA state the same in every Petrol Station?

I'm wondering how petrol price works in USA in general, specifically in California. Do prices remain the same regardless of where the Petrol Station is located? Are prices fixed for every fuel ...
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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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Is the Cairo - Cape Town Highway passable?

The Cairo - Cape Town Highway sounds like a very interesting route to discovery Africa by car. The Wikipedia web site says that some parts are still not finished. So my questions are: Is this ...