Questions tagged [road-trips]

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

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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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What do I need to know in preparing to rent a car for an international road trip in the EU [Prague->Munich->Innsbruck->Vienna->Budapest->Prague] [closed]

I am planning a road trip across 4 countries with a rental car from Prague. I plan to cover Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Gyor along the way and come back to Prague to end my trip. ...
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Where can I learn about rules of the road in Europe? [closed]

I've been to Europe numerous times (more than 20 countries so far) but never hired a car yet primarily because of being intimidated with too many rules. I'm from India, driving cars since the last 10 ...
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Longest uninhabited road segments

I am wondering about the road(s) where the traveller must travel the furthest to meet some (sort of) civilization, e.g. a place where they could get some food or help or some fuel, electricity, etc. ...
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Road conditions for Guwahati to Tawang in November

I am planning to travel to Tawang via Guwahati in November by road [by taking a cab]. But while googling I found conflicting info on road conditions in November, and some are advising against going ...
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Are there any recommendations for pair-driving long distances? [closed]

After chatting with some sailors about their watch schedule (the group happened to do 4 hours on, 12 hours off), it got me to wondering if there is an optimal way to split up driving long distances ...
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Why did 511paconnect lie to us? [closed]

Yesterday, I was travelling West bound on I76/I70 near mile post 118.4 in Pennsylvania. Traffic stopped and after a while my phone got a message, to register at 511paconnect.com (cool this is new and ...
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How to avoid accidental trespassing while exploring rural US?

I am planning a road trip through some rural locations in Tennessee and North Carolina, US. The intention is to visit some places of particular interest (e.g. filming locations of certain movies). ...
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Can I legally drive in France with an Indian driving licence?

I am travelling to France for a week during summer vacations and I'm planning to do a road trip with the family. Do I need to get an IDP, or is a valid Indian driving licence sufficient? I'll be ...
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Albania traffic requirements

Is it required to pay a vignette (road tax) in Albania, just like in Bulgaria and Romania?
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Long distance (16 hours) car trip with rental car and driver

I want to go to Riverton (WY) from Seattle (WA). Last time I went by flight but this time I want to go (and return) by car. Problem is I do not know driving and all my searches are giving me links to ...
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Italian rest areas: Is it OK to sleep in a camper van?

I am renting a camper van for a road trip through Italy. Is it ok to stop at a rest area to sleep over? Do you just find a parking space or have to tell someone? Is it legal? What are the rules? Is it ...
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Switzerland - sleeping in the car?

Is it allowed in Switzerland to sleep in the car (2 people, small car, in small vilages)? I want to go there (near Lozana) but I have not much money, so I don't want to spent it on hostels. Is it ...
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Is it safe to drive in the Baltic countries during winter? [duplicate]

I am planning to drive from Kaunas 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. And ...
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Bhutan Tourism - Medieval Places to visit in Bhutan [closed]

Can anyone help me with some historic and medieval places to visit in Bhutan. I am planning to go a ride from India to Bhutan with a group of 8 people. Any other travel tips will be helpful. Our ...
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Driving from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau

My boyfriend and I will be travelling from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland in October. I have been trying my hardest to figure out the cost of the toll roads, but as I don't have a great ...
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Road standards in Morocco? [closed]

I'm planning a casual roadtrip through Morocco with a small car. I notice there are three "ranks" of roads in google maps: Blue A-X Red N-X Yellow R-X Yellow P-X What should i expect on each rank? ...
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