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How to avoid accidental trespassing while exploring rural US?

I trespass for a living (I'm a geologist) in Georgia mostly, but have in pretty much all of the Eastern U.S. So, when planning field work the first thing I do is get on the internet and search for ...
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How to avoid accidental trespassing while exploring rural US?

When you're out driving around If you're not on a road, you're probably on private property unless otherwise indicated (at least for places East of the Rocky Mountains... the situation in the West and ...
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Longest uninhabited road segments

There are some very remote roads in northern Quebec. The James Bay Road (Route de la Baie James) is one option. Located in northeastern Canada, in the province of Quebec, the James Bay Road runs ...
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Is it possible to travel by car from Europe to Thailand?

In order to get from Europe to Thailand by car, you would have to pass through at least one of these three countries: Afghanistan, Iran, or China. Afghanistan: extremely dangerous and unstable. Out ...
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Driving through Croatia: can someone tell me where I took this photo?

On the E65 interchange north of Stupica...
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What is the highest road in the world that is accessible by conventional vehicles?

For paved roads accessible to ordinary rental cars, I nominate Ruta 27 in Chile, a 156 km road between San Pedro de Atacama and the Argentinian border. At its highest point it is 4,832m (15,853 feet) ...
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How to buy a car for a road trip in the United States?

First off, don't let anyone tell you it's not worth it: you can find cheap cars that are very likely to keep running for a the duration of your trip. They won't be in the best shape, but that's true ...
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Do road signs showing a country and a city as destinations really exist?

Sure they do, here's a few: (credit ojdo.de, CC licensed) However, these are uncommon for anything larger than city states, because drivers are usually trying to go a specific city, not an entire ...
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Which is flatter for a trip from Los Angeles to Kansas in August, I70 or I40?

With all other things being equal(1), I-70 runs through the rockies , while I-40 runs south of them. So based on your desire not to travel on mountain roads that would make I-40 the better choice. I ...
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Is it possible to travel by car from Europe to Thailand?

It is actually possible. Definitely not easy but feasible. A friend of mine did this a little over 3 years ago, driving from Paris to Kuala Lumpur, passing through Russia, Mongolia and China. It took ...
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Longest uninhabited road segments

A good contender should be Russian Р-297 Amur, from Chita to the Svobodnyi fork. It's 1400 km of road accompanied by Transsib, but it is barely inhabited and barely traversable. Maybe it got better in ...
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How to rent a car quiet on the inside - Netherlands

Here are a few things you can do: Rent a car in a higher category (a Fiat Panda is typically the cheapest one you can get). There are still differences between different makes and models but ...
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Do road signs showing a country and a city as destinations really exist?

Yes, they do exist. The first situations that come to my mind are: On motorways when you are approaching the border and there are not many "big cities" ahead. For example: Sign for France When you're ...
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How to avoid accidental trespassing while exploring rural US?

Unlike some European countries where one is expected to hike through what look like fenced private property, the U.S. is generally more like New Zealand: private property is usually marked, often ...
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Is it possible to cross Switzerland without using a vignette?

It is totally possible to cross Switzerland without a vignette and avoiding motorways and expressways, as @jcaron mentioned. Swiss highways are indicated by green signs and are usually easy to spot. ...
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Which is flatter for a trip from Los Angeles to Kansas in August, I70 or I40?

Do not like heights... Wow, that's not even a contest. I-70 was such a difficult and perilous road to build that it wasn't even finished until the 1990s. It goes right through the center of the Rocky ...
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Bangalore to Tiruvannamalai : Even, asphalt road

As I said in chat, I have been living in Tiruvannamalai for the last four years and have traveled to Bangalore by road several times. However, I haven't done it since 2013. Back then, the road was ...
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Is it possible to cross Switzerland without using a vignette?

I did the similar trip this year, starting in Worms, Germany with Zurich stopover and finishing in Milan, Italy. I've decided to pay for the vignette for two reasons: to avoid any fines if I ...
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Do road signs showing a country and a city as destinations really exist?

There exists plenty, even if they are way common than in old times. Scope of road signs is not always the same, but generally they should help you move to a destination and at the same time give you ...
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How to avoid accidental trespassing while exploring rural US?

Taking North Carolina as an example, since you did, if the property is not posted, you are not trespassing if you do not enter any buildings, and until someone tells you to leave: First degree ...
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How to avoid accidental trespassing while exploring rural US?

Generally most law in the US goes like this: you must reasonably search some length of every fenceline for "No Trespassing" signs, e.g. Every 500 feet. You don't need to search a length of ...
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Is it possible to cross Switzerland without using a vignette?

Yes, the vignette is only required for motorways and equivalents. If you avoid those completely, you don’t need a vignette. You can find a map of the roads that require it here: Note that I wouldn’t ...
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Is it possible to travel by car from Europe to Thailand?

There are roads and famous journeys using them so it's possible in that sense (there is nothing like the Darién gap on the Eurasian landmass). Customs (for the car) and visas will not be trivial to ...
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Will the speed camera trigger on M1 UK if driving below 70?

It's probably safe to assume that on a smart motorway the cameras are as smart as the variable speed limit. Note that many of the cameras don't measure your speed, but record the time that you passed, ...
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Longest uninhabited road segments

On questions where all answers are nearly equally good it is hard to pick the "winner" for the "accept". So, I'm accepting the most upvoted answer. Also, as I promised, here is a ...
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Will the speed camera trigger on M1 UK if driving below 70?

There are two types of display you can find: The ones that look like a proper speed limit signs, just digital: These are mandatory speed limit signs and are considered the same as a "real" ...
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Do the road rules change from DC to NY in USA?

While every state has its own traffic rules, most common situations are standardized, and you won't find much in the way of major differences. You can consult the AAA Digest of Motor Laws for state-...
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Longest uninhabited road segments

There are some roads in northern Saskatchewan that would be in the same league as well. SK 905 from Sucker River to Points North Landing, SK is 433 km of gravel with no towns en route, although there ...
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When travelling through Dagestan by car, how far can risks of crime, harassment or political/cultural trouble be managed?

This is challenging task, especially if you do not know the Russian. Moreover, it'd be considered as dangerous even for native Russians. North Caucasus is a place for unclaimed civil war for years, ...
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