Questions tagged [road-trips]

Travelling over a large distance driving any kind of vehicle. Usually through multiple states, provinces, or countries. Some other tags related to travel by road (whether or not in a vehicle, or for large or small distances) are listed in 'tag info'.

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What is the widest road in the world?

What is the widest road in the world? (road / avenue / street / highway) Searching online it's quite difficult to find something approaching an accurate answer. What I could find mentioned: Monumental ...
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Van office, DIY or bought? [closed]

First, this is more of a "What-if" type of question, open for discussion. I am currently a student at a German university and I dream of working remotely, in the IT sector, from a van, so ...
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Will the speed camera trigger on M1 UK if driving below 70?

If I’m driving on the M1 motorway in the UK, and the caution speed (smart motorway) is lowered because of some congestion ahead perhaps, say 60 mph, will the camera trigger if I'm going at 68mph? Or ...
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Driving from Tulsa to Salt Lake in the Winter

Me and a group of friends are planning to drive from Tulsa, OK to Salt Lake City, UT in the winter. Are there any roads we should avoid for safety reasons? Is there also any equipment we should bring ...
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Travelling from the UK to Portugal via road

I am looking to travel from UK to Lisbon for my wife's passport renewal, I have found Google maps taking us from France, I do not have British passport, I am a UK resident, my kids British nationals ...
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Is it possible to travel by car from Europe to Thailand?

Since mainland Thailand and India on mainland Asia are land connected with mainland Europe, would it be physically possible to travel by car from, for example, Frankfurt, Germany to Pattaya, Thailand, ...
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Can you travel by car from Europe to the Middle East?

Is it possible to go on a road trip by car from, let's say, Berlin, Germany to Doha in Qatar or Dubai in the UAE?
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What is the maximum number of countries one can pass through in total of 1,236.9 km by car? [closed]

I am only interested in the maximum number of countries one would pass through in a total of 1,236.9 km in any one of the continents by car. Time spent, dates etc are not important. Route does not ...
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Travelling to Windsor from Michigan (expired passport)

Travelling to Windsor from Grand Rapids MI next week but my passport expired 8 months ago... I have no criminal record and will have proof of citizenship and my ID. Will I be able to go through the ...
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Cross Country Road Trip on a Moped

As a college student who is considering buying a motor vehicle in the not-too-distant future, I am interested in either a car or a moped. As of now, I'd prefer a moped: they're cheaper, more fuel-...
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Traveling from Dubai to Saudi Arabia for Umrah

As per new Visa rules in Saudi Arabia, Visa-holding expats can perform Umrah. My question is, can we travel there via personal vehicle now, or is travel by road in private vehicles still not allowed ...
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Hazards on solo road trip through British Columbia (around Vancouver) in November

I will be in Vancouver in November and plan to rent a car for a road trip. It will be a 7 day round-trip and I do not plan to go to the US. Idea is to visit several tourist spots there and do some ...
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Travelling to Saudi Arabia by road in private car

I am Abu Dhabi resident, and would like to go on a road trip in private car to Saudi Arabia. It was restricted earlier, so I would like to know if it's possible now?
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Private roads to Bristol from Leeds

We are going to travel from Leeds to Bristol by Road next week. When checking in google maps, i see that "Continue onto A42 Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or on certain days&...
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Driving from San Jose to Kansas City with a Uhaul Trailer I-80 vs. I-40?

My girlfriend, our two dogs, and myself are moving from San Jose, CA to Kansas City, MO leaving in late August. I am not worried about snow in the more northern I-80 because of the season, what I am ...
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Drive from Detroit MI to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Is it scary?

I want to drive to pigeon forge with my family and I see that going from where I am to pigeon forge is a good 8 hour drive. I've driven a lot through Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois but not further down....
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Costa Rica: How necessary is a 4x4 car?

We are going to visit Costa Rica in the following months. I have been reading a lot about how necessary is a 4x4 car or a standard car could be enough. Some of the pages I read say one thing, some ...
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How is the part of a route between two consecutive waypoints called?

What is the name of the part of a route/path/flight between two consecutive waypoints? Do "Route leg" or just "Leg" appropriate terms?
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What bypass routes are available for I-70 in Colorado?

A friend is going to be traveling this week from Kansas to Utah, presumably via I-70 through Colorado. As a Colorado native, I am aware that certain sections of I-70 (eg, Glenwood Canyon) are ...
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Dundalk Ireland to Newry Northern Ireland with Bus Eireann, is a COVID test required for an unvaccinated person?

When travelling from Dundalk Ireland to Newry Northern Ireland with Bus Eireann, is a COVID test required for an unvaccinated person?
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Which is flatter for a trip from Los Angeles to Kansas in August, I70 or I40?

I have a toyota yaris (small car) loaded with my stuff. I need to choose a route based on: I need to refill gas very frequently. I am afraid of heights and can't drive on mountain roads. I need safe ...
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How to rent a car quiet on the inside - Netherlands

We are renting a car to go on holiday. As we will be driving about 3500km total, large parts of it in one go, we would like it to be somewhat quiet(1) inside. Rental companies offer a specific size ...
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What is the highest pass in the world that is kept open (plowed) in winter?

Winter is here (for those in the Northern Hemisphere at least), and with it comes the bane of travelers just about everywhere, snow. Furthermore, snow tends to be more prevalent at higher altitudes, ...
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What is the highest road in the world that is accessible by conventional vehicles?

I'm looking to drive up the highest road in the world but I don't have access to any special vehicles. Where can I do so? The exact conditions are: The road must be accessible to civilians, so ...
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Roads classification in Spain

While I am looking for some nice roads in Spain for my next roadtrip, I noticed that the roads there have different numbera A-, B-, N- etc, some of them have even a letter at the end (C-1412a) What is ...
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Is it safe to drive a Motorhome on the Swiss Alps during Winter? [closed]

We are planning a motor-home trip to Switzerland where the plan is basically to do sightseeing and staying away from crowd cities. I would like to ask if it's safe/doable in general to drive ...
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Traveling without an ID [duplicate]

I turned 18 on August 23rd, and have not been able to obtain a photo ID yet. The DMV's have been closed because of COVID. The one that I need to go to in my area is one of the few that's open, so it's ...
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How to find quiet place to stop close to a motorway junction?

We are making a long journey by car across England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It will take around 16 hours of driving which we are splitting over two days. We have the hotel ...
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Park and Ride in Southern Denmark

A friend and I are planning a road trip through Denmark, but since we want to avoid the toll of the Storebælt bridge and the problems of having the car in Copenhagen, we'd like to park our car ...
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State or Visitor Permits for Drivezy/Self Drive Cars in India?

I am travelling to Goa from Pune in a Karnataka passing Drivezy car. I am told that the car has national permit and all the necessary documents like valid insurance, road tax, self drive etc. As I ...
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Booking lodging along the west coast of USA

My girlfriend and I are planning to travel down the west coast of USA for a few weeks in the spring (late April to May). We've heard in Europe you almost have to book lodging ahead of time otherwise ...
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Best apps for motel booking while road tripping in the US

I'm planning to do a road trip in the US (West Coast mostly), and I don't want to book my accommodation in advance, in order to be flexible. What are the best apps for booking motels for the same day?
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Is it possible for an expat living in UAE to go to Umrah by road?

I am an Indian citizen living in Abu Dhabi, would like to perform Umrah with family. I would like to travel by road in own car. Is it possible to do so with out taking any travel agency package?
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Dolomites in September end using public transport

I am planning a 4 day trip to Dolomites, 2 days near Cortina d'Ampezzo and 2 days in Val Gardena in September end (25 - 28 Sep). I mainly plan to do these hikes: Lago di Braies, Lago di Sorapis and ...
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When do campaign signs go up for US Presidential Elections?

I am planning a six-month road trip throughout the USA, and I have a pretty broad timeline for when it could start, but I’m hoping to go sometime within the next couple years. I want to film the drive ...
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What is the experience of driving in Thailand? [closed]

Planning to go to Phuket, Thailand this summer and I am considering to rent a car for transportation. I want to know whether it is easy or not to drive in Thailand. As a newbie driver, I am a bit ...
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Do I need an IDP for California, Utah, Arizona, or Nevada?

I'm travelling through the Western USA — California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada — and have only whole a 'paper' UK driving full driving licence (no photograph). Is this adequate with my passport, or do ...
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Circumnavigating North America in an Electric Car - where to buy? [closed]

Having recently completed a 50,000km road trip through 30 countries from Australia to the UK, we’re now planning the next stage of the journey, a 6 month circumnavigation of North America, this time ...
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Road trip distance/driving time planning

I am planning a cross country, point-to-point road trip that will total about 26 hours of driving. The purpose of this trip is not sight seeing, but just to get from point A to point B. I can plug ...
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Does a small back pack purse counts as luggage on the Greyhound bus?

I want to take a carry on, and another luggage that will go under the bus. However, I don't know will the count my backpack purse as luggage? And if so will I be allowed to take it and what's the fee?
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Is it possible to cross Switzerland without using a vignette?

We're planning a road trip from Germany (Frankfurt area) to Italy (Milan area) next summer. The main focus is on driving on nice roads so we want to avoid driving on highways. We don't mind if we have ...
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Belgium to Spain road trip through France next week. What should I be aware of considering the riots and rumours of impending revolution? [duplicate]

Next Friday, I'm going on a 3 day road trip to Spain, and then will stay there for 3 weeks. I will come back in the first week of January. The problem is that because of the Gilets Jaunes, France is ...
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ESTA: Do I need to tell all my trip itinerary?

I'm an Italian citizen and I'm planning to visit the USA for a trip of 2 weeks, driving a car from LA to San Francisco. Reading the ESTA declaration, I found a part where I need to declare ...
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Road trip to Tromsø (polar circle) in late May: what tires?

I’ve got my eye on a new epic adventure: driving up to Tromsø to see the midnight sun. I will probably start in Netherlands. In my home country Netherlands, the weather is very pleasant in May. In ...
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Driving my car from Tangier to Nouadhibou

I plan to drive my Seat from Ghent to Nouadhibou via Tangier and to sell it there. Timing will be the first two weeks of January. I'm preparing, and in search of practical information. Anybody know ...
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International vehicle registration sticker [closed]

I will drive my car, registered in the Canadian province Alberta, in Europe. Do I need the country (CDN) sticker on the car? My licence plate shows Alberta, but not Canada. I have no idea where to buy ...
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Sleep in car on road trip from San Diego to Laredo [duplicate]

I am planning a trip from San Diego, CA to Laredo, TX around December. The itinerary takes me from San Diego, CA to Tucson, AZ, then on to El Paso, TX on the first day; the next day it is straight ...
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Can I buy and tow an RV trailer pop-up with USA license plates with a car with Mexican license plates in the USA?

I have planned to make a road trip to USA. I travel in a car with license plates and Mexican license but I would like to buy a pop-up trailer and be able to use it since I would be visiting several ...
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Is it possible to drive from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh? If yes, what is the procedure?

I am planning for a road trip to Riyadh from Abu Dhabi. I have a UAE residence visa. I need to confirm whether it is possible. If possible, what is the procedure that I need to go through?
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Renting camping equipment in Nambia [closed]

I am planning a 3 week road trip in August in Namibia for 2 people. At first, I wanted to book a van or a 4x4 with a rooftop tent but it's quite expensive in August (more than 100$ a day). As I saw ...
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