Do you like going on road trips?
>>2267740Have driven from the east coast to the west coast twice and it was fun seeing the country as someone who has spent most of their life in the north east and midwest. Up until that point I'd flown to cities all over the country, but never experienced being in middle of nowhere places outside of where I'd lived.That being said, road trips are kind of expensive for my taste. I cannot for the life of me get any quality sleep in a car and only sleeping options are hotels or camping (lots of planning required). I've also looked into renting an RV but that gets expensive as fuck.Also, eating on the road is expensive. I only eat out once a week to save on groceries. Road food options are much more limited.
yes and no. cheaper than flying is always nice but it takes too damn long. the scenery and long silences are very calming.
>>2269181this, I like seeing the trucker and nightshift roadstop culture. speeding in the dark while slamming redbulls and listening to some throwback music is super fun too.
but OP is right, it's very expensive and there's not consistent campsites along the I-5.
Im not a fan of driving long stretches of time, but if I can hand over the wheel after 2 hours and we make a few stops along the way, yes road tripping is great.
>>2270039>cheaper than flyingHaha, you can fly LAX to JFK round trip like $100 if you book it like a month out (using prices for Jan/Feb). Driving would be 2,800 miles each way. Not even accounting for food, lodging, miles on the car, you are still paying a shit ton more in gas than you are on the plane ticket.
>>2267750How does road food differentiate from camping food? Just bring a gas stove and cook your own like you would when camping.
>>2270448I'll bring some basic camp food with me to hold me over and have an insulated cooler bag with me that has additional food, but 1) Its a lot easier to live off the same shit inna woods when there are no other options around. Plus, anything tastes good after covering 16+ miles.2) Part of the fun of a road trip is the different food in my opinion. Like when driving through the south and trying the different varities of BBQ. Of course the cost of food pales in comparison to the cost of hotels.
>>2270885You can get airbnbs for 40-60 in most places
>>2272289I remember car traveling with my vegan friends and eating their shitty, same, overpriced food for two weeks.
>>2267740Sure. Apparently it was a lot more fun before they built the interstates and you really had to crawl your way through the country. GPS takes some of the mystery out of it as well.
I drove from Georgia to Colorado and I will never do it again. There were some nice views but I would rather sell my virgin ass than become a truck driver.
>>2270048>it's very expensive>along the I-5That's your fucking problem. You live in California where gas prices are nearly twice the national average. That adds up quickly.
>>2270374Roadtrips scale much better than flying the more people you have.
>>2273855Truck driving is great. You get paid to meditate.
>>2271066Lol no you fucking can't. You can get a literal campsite on Airbnb for that price or maybe a private room in somebody's house but for an old house that is dilapidated but at least its a full house you don't have to share it is generally 140-180 a night in the mountains here. Road trips are about planning and flexibility. I recommend saving a list of possible destinations to your notepad or google maps. Google maps makes it easy to save gps coordinates as favorites and you can also add a note with details like what the hours are for a museum or coffee shop or historical information if you like.We bring a large cooler for overnight trips and I try to bring/make as much food as possible. Generally road food is going to consist of sandwiches and something that can be wrapped and eaten on the go. Chips, pretzels, fruit, chocolate rounds it out. >>2273464If you are taking a road trip and spending most of your time on the interstate you are doing it wrong.
I enjoyedIve done 3, one up the new england coast in an RV which was enjoyable, one up and around huron and erie in an RV to see relatives which was enjoyable, and one from east to west coast in a pickup to go and grab some of my grandmas crap after she passed. that one was alot of fun but it gave my dad a blood clot from sitting too much since it was still a quick pace with 7 hour driving days. Would do again but further south or further north, we went through VA->WV->OH->IN->IL->IO->SD->WY->ID->OR and while the sights were great id like to see ND, MN and north idaho or something new down south
>>2267740Anything over 5 hours of driving isn’t a trip, it’s a chore.
YES. You get to see the world and the landscapes slowly change.. put on some tunes or have good company and get wheelin
I'm planning to go on my first proper road trip when it warms up later this year. Planning to go from NJ to Ohio through PA, stopping several times for fishing and hiking.Any essential information I should know?
>>2278070Yea I'm like this. I really hate driving in most situations.
>>2267740I grew up in the middle of SD traveling to do anything. The grocery store is an hour away and so is everything else that isn't gas or sold at a gas station which is still a half hour away. Anything fun is 3hrs away and I was raised on the rodeo circuit so sitting/driving anything less than 6hrs I don't even think about it I just do it. I average 2-4 40hr+ back and forth trips a year.
>>2267750>not sleeping in your car at truck stops and rest areasamateur
>>2267740I'm new here and want to do a road trip across my state (South Australia) or my country (Down Undah). I'd like to visit the coast, but would also love hiking mountains and deserty areas. What's some tips for visiting the outdoors generally and Australia specifically? Do I have to plan out my trip and stop at a driver's rest stop every two hours for fifteen minutes like the rules say?
>>2278991I’m from SA. Have driven up to 2,500kms a week for the last 6 years or so, mostly north of Port Augusta.What kind of car do you have? If you don’t have something with decent ground clearance, you won’t get far in the outback. It’s true that you can take any car pretty much anywhere, but it’s not really sustainable without major repairs n shit.
>>2279008I’ve converted the back of this. I have a single mattress over the rear drawers and a folded-down rear seat. I pull over and sleep literally wherever I get tired. I just put my mosquito netting over the rear windows and roll them down a tad, then jump in bed.
>>2278102Travel westbound go northern PA if you want good camping, there’s great camping near the Allegheny forest. On the way back you should go through mid-southern Pennsylvania for the good food and to really get a feel of the place. A lot of history was made in Pittsburgh and the Conway train station, if you’re into that. You’re missing out if you don’t see as much of PA as you can. Ohio is nice but avoid the big cities and visit rogers flea market if you get there on Friday.
>>2267740My parents would take me on road trips when I was a child. I hated it then, but now I kind of miss that feeling of getting dropped off in the middle of fucking nowhere and exploring whatever logging roads were there.This is probably the only reason I still browse this board.
>>2278070How could you say that about nearly the only situation in which you can listen to an entire audiobook at a time?
>>2279168>audiobookkys faggot, books are meant to be read.
>>2279168Yea bitch youre supposed to read and drive at the same time
>>2279180He's fucking driving
>>2279040>You’re missing out if you don’t see as much of PA as you can. Is PA really that good of a state? I live in NJ and been thinking of moving out in the near future. Property taxes are much lower in PA and gun laws are really lax compared to here, but all my friends who lived there say it's horrible, and I understand after seeing the shithole that is Philly and how thousands of spics are being imported there in the past year.
>>2271066>You can get airbnbs for 40-60 in most placesSure you can, there will just be a $60 per night cleaning fee and local taxes added onto that. $60 a night for airbnb? hahaha.>>2279315>Is PA really that good of a state?I've lived all over, east coast, midwest and the west coast but spent almost a decade in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh was a nice balance of city with access to the county. Its a small city (population 300kish and just under 60 square miles), but it still had good restaurants, bars, good colleges (CMU, Pitt) and while there were plenty of sketchy spots, overall the crime wasn't as bad as other cities and people tended to have an education.For nature, there were a few parks in the city that you could easily walk into and less than 15 mins later forget you were in a city. Frick Park for example was awesome. If you really want to go into nature, you can be completely out into the country in only a half hour or so. My friends and I would frequently do 16 mile hikes and only see one or two other people, a few times we didn't see anyone else at all. Def a good /out/ area.As for guns, I don't know them currently but in 2017 there was no assault weapon ban or magazine capacity laws. Had a CCW permit which only requred going downtown for fingerprints and a picture, permit got mailed out just a few weeks later.Philly is definately a big city, with a lot more crime and shit going on. Pittsburgh is smaller, chiller.
>>2279180Prior to writing all stories were recited orally
>>2278102Whatever the fuck you do, do not take the highway from Philly to Pittsburgh. It costs like 300 bucks for a cross-state trip. I circumvented it because I was broke and ended up driving through beautiful amish country.
>>2267740>Do you like going on road trips?Yea I love the road and I’m a vanchad. I did three major road trips in 2020:>Socal to Mississippi to Texas: 28 days>Texas to Kansas to Colorado and back: 10 days>Texas to Socal: 3 daysRight now I’m planning another long (15+ day) Socal to Texas trip going through northern AZ and northern NM.
>>2267750I'm getting a wagon type car and setting down a mattress in the back, gonna take it to quiet areas so I can sleep
>>2280216 are you fucking retarded?
>>2267740>Do you like going on road trips?It depends. Highway driving is dreadfully boring. Old narrow roads are were the fun is. The scenery is much nicer to look at and the roads themselves are a lot more stimulating.
>>2267740not with the 2 euro/l gasoline prices
>>2267740Yeah, roadtrips are better than flying. You get to stop and enjoy a lot of things along the way you wouldn't see otherwise. The US101 is my favorite, tons of stuff to do along the way.
>>2283514>Highway driving is dreadfully boringworst ones are the ones where you have to drive 12 hours or more and you can´t even listen car radio because your friend/friends are sleeping and you got the night shift
No. I am scared of cars. I don't trust anybody nor myself on the road.These things are deadly weapons and they destroy any vista.I hate cars.
I love being on the road. I picked up a sweet old camper van last year and took it took out west. Did a mix of motels and camping. Camped with the van for a week straight throughout Colorado Wyoming and Idaho. It was a great time and I can wait to get back out there with some upgrades done to the van
>>2280708Are you working or how do you get all the long solid blocks of time to do this?
>>2279180His parents never read him bed time stories. I'm sorry for you.
>>2267740Got 6 days between classes so going to go to the Cairngorms and look for creatures.
>>2289559most of his mom's boyfriends buttfucked him in their cars.
>>2289559>These things are deadly weapons and they destroy any vista.
>>2294149handcuffs and bondage ropesin a goddamn rape vani don't know if i should feel creeped out or impressed by the sheer level of depravity on display here
>>2294229When I pick up hitchhikers I'll show them a few tricks and eventually I say I'll show them how to get out of handcuffs and once their cuffed I tell them the secret is to have the key.
>>2294354the real road trip turned out to be all the STDs we made on the way
>>2267740Yes, but I have top be the driver.Have done a few 20 hour drives all on my own, and even got to do a 20 hour round trip in a 26 foot box truck from Northern NY to Maryland and back when I worked for a vending machine company that was liquidating.Honestly, if you like cars, trucks or anything along those lines, I would recommend road trips.If you feel the need to be in control, or whatever, the feeling of transporting your friends long-distance in your vehicle is second to few.Honestly considered cross-country trucking after my trip to Iowa this summer.
>>2294354Okay Mr Gacy.
gonna turn my Honda Civic into a camper and roadtrip the pnw:D
>>2277550Just knock on peoples doors and ask if they will host your group. You'd be surprised.
It seems like most of my road trips I end up driving mostly in the dark. That gets pretty old. Last road trip I got to bed pretty late after driving for 4 hours, but I got up before the sun and got to drive with the sunrise which was very enjoyable. I think my problem is that I try and get as much of the packing up and driving done as possible on days that I work. So I pack up and leave after work rather than leaving the next morning.
>>2267740never done one, planning a trip with two friends from Belgium to Albania though. pretty excited
What's the longest stretch you've done in a day? I just had to get over that border.
>>2278070I agree with this anon. Did a cross country US road trip typical day was going to eat truck stop food for breakfast and dinner. Drive for 8 hours. Only stop at a national park for 10 mins to take photos. We never went hiking or anything outdoors, only driving for 3 hours stop for 10 mins drive 3 hours back. They literally sat on the couches and watched some documentary about some of the parks and decided that was just as good as going there irl. For that reason I hate road trips.
>>2298957went from Darwin down to Taswish I could have taken my time instead of rushing it
>>2267740Not really. I make myself go if I'm invited but I really don't like being so far away from my house and animals. Weekend trips a few hours away are better and you don't have to use vacation time.
>>2267740Only in spring, summer and fall. I don't drive more than a few miles from home in winter and avoid interstates then - picrel
>>2303320You head SOUTH in the winter time.
>>2304316Sure but those of us who actually work for a living can't rotate between regions all year like retired RV-driving boomer assholes do
>>2278102Visit Amish country
>>2267740It depends. Pic related is the type of car I have (not my exact car but the same model and trim), it's very small and cheap inside. The seats are comfy around town but after about 2-3 hours of driving my legs start cramping and I either need to pull over and walk around or turn on cruise control and move my legs around while driving. I don't know how people can do 8-10 hour drives without worrying about blood clots and shit. As far as sleeping goes, I have slept in my car before but only in the back seat, or in the hatch with the rear seats folded down. My buddy has a Challenger that he takes on trips and will lay the driver seat all the way back...I can't do this in my car, it's not enough space and the angle is uncomfortable. >>2267750Liquid options help more IMO. A half gallon of milk will sit in your stomach and keep you full the entire day and costs about 4 bucks.
>>2305673swap it for a non turbo Volvo 240. or swap the seats for the seats from a 240. Unironically the most comfy seats i've ever sat in. It's unreal.
>>2278884>not sleeping in your car in dark church parking lotsabsolute mongrel-tier travel tips anon
>>2267740I live to roadtrip, it's the only time I ever get laid
>>2273953Not if you're an enlightened car-sleeping manlet.
>>2280708Northern AZ/NM is beautiful, anon. I spent a few weeks of Jan 2020 down there after road tripping from MT. Make sure to hit Chaco Canyon, it's a bit off the beaten path but it's amazing
When I've got the money I plan to fly from Aus to US and drive the whole west side of the country. Probably fly in to LA, then up PCH to Washington, across to Montana and then to Yellowstone NP, down through the mountains to Texas for the space centre, then into the deserts for Area 51 (because why not) and all the national parks around there. I'm ballparking 2-3 months for it, with lots of exploration time. Around here if I'm on holiday I'll just look at a map in the morning, find what looks interesting and go see it in the day.
I liked it more when gas was cheaper. Lately I've felt more inclined to stay within 1-2 hours of home. Thankfully I never seem to run out of places to explore round here. Tomorrow I'm going to re-visit some caves that I haven't visited since I was a teenager.
>>2280216Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is roughly a 330 mile journey on the highway. That's one tank of gas. You're gay and retarded.
If by myself then it's like meditation. If with someone then it's time to talk to them. If with more than two people then I'd rather kill myself.
>>2310061He probably means the toll roads.
>>2310074I drove from Wisconsin to Maine, down to Philadelphia, then back, and only paid around $150 in tolls. We drove 2k+ miles through Chicago, the Niagara falls area, Boston, and NYC. You're retarded for thinking that driving through Pennsylvania would be $240 in tolls.
>>2267740I did a few road trips with my Navy buddies back when I was in the service, but I much prefer solo roadtrips or trips with just a grill. That being said, I usually treat extended drives as something to get done with so you can reach your destination. I even drove from Chicago to Key West in one trip once (27 hour drive if I remember, never stopped to sleep and only ate fast food). I hit the mountains at like midnight and that was the worst part by far. It was dark as shit and being from Florida I was pretty sure I was going to just plunge off the side of a cliff into the dark.
>>2280216This but for a car it's like 60 bucks for a car with ezpass. The main reason you should avoid it is that it doesn't go anywhere good If you want to camp and fish go north and take 80, then you can at least hit the ANF and dip south towards Pitt. Plenty there. Maybe on the return take the long way along 30 and hit Caledonia or something. See some amish stuff. 76 is just desolate and boring.
>>2279678mostly by prehumans and nonwhites, the written word is one of the most powerful tools we ever invented.
Road trips are the only fun thing left in my life. I love riding shotgun, driving down some country roads. Checking out some cool places and castles (Bavaria, Germany).
Yeah, try to do a blend of /out/ and city stuff, only do 8-9 day trips so we try to pack a lot of different things in and unfortunately can't spend as much time or do as involved stuff as we like but we see a lot so it's still pretty cool to do a couple of short day hikes in different scenic areas.Usually fly in to a location and drive to a destination 1000+ miles away, not too bad on price with friends.With friends (3 people total):I've done Vegas to LA (went east first so we did Grand Canyon (West, not GCNP), Zion, Glen and Antelope Canyons in Page, lave tubes in Flagstaff, Slide Rock in Sedona, then mostly non/out/ stuff unless you count zoos and whale watching as /out/.San Fran to Seattle (Yosemite to Olympic) with (usually quick) stops at Muir Woods, near Napa, Whiskeytown/Shasta, Crater Lake, Mt Theilsen, Willamete NF near Bend, Base of Mt Hood and Olympic, plus city stuff along the way. Didn't expect there to be a lot of snow since it was early May but due to that we didn't get to do Rainier and St Helens maybe next time.Yellowstone to Banff/Jasper, so mostly /out/ stuff like the main attractions of Yellowstone a quick hike in a state park in Idaho, Helena NF, a Flathead Lake trail, Glacier, some stuff in Fernie/Elko AB, the premiere lakes of Banff, Athabasca, some waterfalls in Jasper, short canoe thing in Emerald Lake in Yoho, and a couple waterfalls in Kootenay. Then boring shit before we flew home from Calgary. NY metro area to the Smokies and back was also good, did bits of Shenandoah, Pisgah NF, Smokies, and AssategueAlso a few short trips to the AT in Harpers Ferry and Seneca Rocks in one, NY metro to Acadia with longer hikes there and White Mountains NF (solo), NY metro to Niagara with the top state parks of NY in between, some trails in PA on the way to OH (shithole, but I still wanna check out Cuyahoga), and a revisit to parks around Vegas like Red Cliffs, Spring Mountains NRA, DeVa, Zion, Bryce, and Dixie NF
>>2267740I'm planning to drive cross country sometime this year, gonna be interesting for sure.
>>2267740I hate driving but like seeing new places. So it's a necessity for my goals, not an enjoyable part of any trip. I truly don't understand 4x4 enthusiasts.
>>2310313It is retard
>>2267740Yeah, its nice to put on a playlist or some audiobook and just soak in the scenery
Only decent way to road trip is with a MPV or van so you can save on hotels. I flew from Japan to Seattle, rented a car in Seattle bought a Speed 3 in Spokane and drove to Key West and then to Houston. Many stops. Probably all up it cost me $35,000 lmao…2 months road trip of course. Fuck me dead hotels in the US are shit and over priced. Japan literally shits on the US. No niggers and they actually clean the hotel.Would love to actually sell my fucking car mind you, it’s rotting in Fort Bragg being hooned by a Sgt, since the DMV in Spokane are useless faggots. Been 2 years now lmaoo
>>231169460 bucks just to drive a few hours on a highway? What the fuck? Thank god I live in texas
>>2307921You will be thrown out, by the local police, for this.>>2278884this one too
Yes, it's my dream to drive across the country. Hiking would be nice but let's be honest most of it would be gay. I'd rather travel to specific areas then /out/. Driving at night is also comfy to me and makes me fall asleep even if I'm the one driving
Yeah, they’re comfy.
>>2267750I had to take a road trip across my state with a teacher and it was so fun
>>2319547You really fucked yourself over.
>>2267740In the summer I'm going on a road trip from Washington to Texas then back. Any tips? Got a truck with a cap, probably just gonna throw some foam in the back and sleep somewhere secluded when I need to.
>>2267750Most efficient way to eat on road trip is to premake your own compact meals. It's really not that hard as long as we're talking about a trip of no more than a week.
>>2267740They're epic if you're with friends and you all agree to not use your phones.
Road trips are nice.
>>2329716This sense I took one of his students on a trip to California for sex. It didn’t turn out too well for him. Also based Louisiana judge gave the killer/father a suspended sentence and community service, and all was well in the universe.
>>2298995How obese are your friends?
>>2298957Its fun fun fun to see family.
>>2307923>this guy fucksGet a load of this Chad guys
>>2298957It was... fun. Especially in peak winter through the rockies
I love road trips.Drove from LA to Portland to visit friends last March. Then in July drove to Colorado for a family reunion, followed by a road trip with my brother through Wyoming, Montanta, and Idaho.In-between long trips I take trips out to the desert or forest for backpacking/camping.
>>2270047what was deleted?
>>2278102Roadtrippers is unironically a really helpful sight for planning them out, you can filter available campsites within 30miles of your route, places to sight see, outdoor recreation, etc. It'll show you the entire trip with drive times between locations you pick, calculate gas and overall drive time. It's $20 for complete access, but it's worth to really get the details hammered out.
>>2298957my mother can clear a 16 hour drive in one day from south ohio to south georgia/north florida to see family. she often does this multiple times a year. a real mad-lass
>>2331382I love that fucking video. That shit was ice cold and that dad regained his family's honor.
>>2291747what are the upgrades anon?
>>2343063>issue, stoves ?
I'm going from Miami to Maine with stops at several other states to see friends who have moved. I have an air bed in my car, but would you guys suggest a light tent for sleeping in instead of sleeping in my altima? It's going to be 16 days of roadtripping but spending some days at friends places in those two weeks. I've calculated 4 days worth of driving back and forth.
>>2267740I've driven about 65,000 miles in the past 5 years.Live in the midwest. Driven to West Coast 4 times from LA up to Vancouver on different trips. 5 trips down south and Florida.Haven't dont New England Yet.Trying to drive the full length of every interstate and camp along the way,
>>2343862Most grueling one was when a college friend was getting married in LA and then a family member died and I had to be in Florida for a funeral in 3 days.Left the midwest on a Wednesday and was back home 9 days later having been to both coasts.Night 1 Grand Junction 2 Las Vegas3 Los Angeles4 Grand Canyon5 Dallas6 New Orleans7 St. Augustine8 Stayed in Florida9 12 hours back to midwest
driving is fun for about 5 hours of constant driving during the day, id multiply it times 2/3s or half for night time driving. Ive done a few trips myself, a leisurely drive from DCish to bend oregon(i think we spent like 9 days taking it in and stopping in a buncha places), which was fucking amazing and i hope to do again. a drive from DCish to Toronto canada(11 hours including me having border patrol look through my shit) which was alright on the way there but sucked ass on the way back, probably gonna do it again to see my friends. Another one I did an RV trip from DCish to indiana to the UP to ontario to toronto through new york and back to DC. was good, nothing much to say. took one from DCish up to maine, was pretty fun though i was pretty young so i dont feel like I fully appreciated it like i did the rest.and the most recent one our flight got cancelled in salt lake city so I had to drive from SLC to bend oregon. this one sucked ass but was a good experience.
>>2331382>>2339749>gets away with itthis story has two heroes if you count the judge
>>2267740I like being high as fuck on psyhedelics while driving on roads, if that is what you mean.
>>2267740Can we all agree that driving through the I-10 corridor between west Texas and California is probably the worst drive out there? It’s all flat desert (and not good desert), and there are government checkpoints demanding to see your papers even if you don’t look like a Mexican. I-40 is pretty shitty as well but I think the really crappy section is between Arkansas and Albuquerque. Those two stretches of interstate are just wasteland hellscapes.
>>2307929Fuck off we're full.
>>2349333a weird post to sage
>>2349314i drove on mushrooms after the girl i was sleeping with's boyfriend came home from work and was mad i had fallen asleep on their couch. it was fun, felt like i was piloting a space shuttle or something. beam me up scotty
>>2305912ahh good times in Volvo 240s, may be low powered but can still drift it if you commit
i like to every few months
>>2349355I like mushrooms.
What are you going to do when the government bans internal combustion engines?
>>2356468Never gonna happen.
>>2313308Would you mind sharing your route your SF to Seattle trip? Was thinking of taking a road trip from San Jose to Olympic this summer.
I hate cars, don't own one, and can't even drive.I'll only get in a car when I absolutely have to, after exhausting all other vehicular options. Cars are loud, dirty, they have no place in the environment and their users ruin the world with ceaseless hysterical screaming for roads.Roads have no place in the environment either. Cars are an astonishing waste of money, metal and minerals. You could have 6 axeheads, or a wheel. You could have 4 spades, or a wheelA single car represents all the metal a family needs in their collective lifetimes. Petrol is cheaper than fruit juice. It comes from a perpetual war zone, spills into the ocean, pollutes the air and we NEED it. Fuck cars.
>>2267740I live for it.
>>2267740I'm mentally ill and can't have a driving license so I ride a bike
I've done a couple good ones. Went from Edmonton to Helena to Yellowstone to Denver then across through Beave Utah to Carson City via highway 50. Then down to San Jose, San Francisco, and up to Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, then home.Other one was Edmonton to Glacier NP, then Twin Falls, Salt Lake City, Zion NP, Vegas, Los Angeles then took the coast highway all the way to Port Townsend, then back to Edmonton via Abbottsford, Kamloops, and Jasper.
>>2362021Are you still in Edmonton? >>2360025 is at Red Deer River by Sundre
>>2362426Yeah, in the city.
>>2267740Only west of the mississippi.
>>2368548first time on a slow board?/an/ had a tern thread going from august that just 404d recently and still has one about some goldfish shit from octoberim sure the even slower boards like /po/ have even older threads
>>2368783>goldfish thread>is slowNice.
>>2362021>Edmonton to Glacier NP, then Twin Falls, Salt Lake City, Zion NP, Vegas, Los Angeles then took the coast highway all the way to Port Townsend, then back to EdmontonThat's way too much driving.
>>2267750Road trips defo too expensive in modern times unless y'all got a jobjob.
>>2267740no I fucking hate being in a car in generalI do like short night drives sometimes but that's it
>>2267740No car rides kill my back.
>>2270374>foodThis is an expense normally so doesn’t count.>>2279180???It is being read though?
>>2373012Road trips are only expensive now because gas is through the roof :(>foodSame as always, except maybe a bit higher to budget for eating out more often>accomodationCamping is free>fuelThis is killing me guys
>>2373571Just do a propane conversion on your car, propane is half the cost there like it is here right?
>>2267740I once drove 1000 miles (15 hrs) over 2 days (875 + 125) to ski and give a 15 minute presentation, then drove back (500 + 500). Don't regret it but it was exhausting
>>2270039Went from NY to CO in ~2 days on I-70 once. Will never do that pace or highway again. 40>80>bumpy backroads>70
>>2373585At that point you should've just flown.
>want to go on road trip>gas prices too high
>>2267740I absolutely do, especially in the summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzrLb7tQZKs&ab_channel=AcidClear
>>2358348t. cityinsect who has never hunted
>>2343844That is a grim drive
>>2310313Why do eastoids tolerate toll roads?
>>2313179>the browner parts of the Mediterranean basin were writing before whites>Persia was writing before whites>China was writing before whites>India was writing before whitesI get it man, whites rule the world now but lets not pretend we did it first
>>2376922How do you not tolerate them besides finding alternative driving routes? If I had it my way, only out-of-state drivers would be charged by our electronic toll system since in-state residents already pay enough in taxes.
>>2377596You vote against them. The french burn them down. There are no toll roads in arizona. They already enslave you and steal 40% of your earnings why the fuck is it okay to steal money for roads you already fucking paid for by being a slave? Thd most disgusting thing out there is you guys put your tolls at the borders of you babby little states like highwaymen robbing people for going through you tiny state. Even more disgusting is when it is a FEDERAL interstate like delaware does to steal peoples money. Like burn that shit down you statist pussies. Set all those ez pass booths on fire.
>>2377565Do you not know about sumeria and the fertile cresent or something? Is this the power of state run american education?
>>2377565Mycenaean Greeks were not brown.
>>2377666Neither were the scythians. Eurasia was much whiter before the turkoids.
>>2377639>Set all those ez pass booths on fireThe EZ Pass booths in my state were taken down a few years ago. It's all electronic now. What I usually do is drive on highways that don't have tolls. Much easier to do now that I no longer live in the city where they get you coming and going.
>>2377675So destroy the cameras. Public schooling truely is mental circumcision.
>>2377679>just risk imprisonment instead of simply taking different routes that get you to your destination just as quickly if you don't live in the major cities
>>2377684If everyone decided to destroy them as the french did they could'nt stop you. It's our horrific public education that neglects to teach any anarchist philosophy that does this to people. They teach social contract theory as if it were true.
>>2377690>If everyone decided to destroy themYeah, that's not going to happen. Good luck convincing anyone to stand up for anything besides BLM and abortions in the toll-heavy states
>>2377696I hope the lolberts can save us from this fake 2 party system with the power of their autism. They want to abolish public schooling, the irs, federal reserve, cia, nsa, fbi, etc. Then after the lolberts burn everything down we can rebuild with less corruption and no federal income tax, only state tax so insects in fucking nyc can have no control over somebody in idahos stolen money.
>>2267740When it's for leisure and sightseeing yeah. Not if I gotta travel like if I'm visiting relatives.
>>2377640>don't write a comprehensive list of every civilization to ever invent writing>is this the fault of the american education systemI'm just lazy
>>2377767People actually go on road trips to visit relatives?
>>2285667What the fuck? Are your friends some kind of babies ?
whats the longest road trip you guys have been on?any tips?
>>2382069in one sitting? 11 hoursin one trip? 1.5 weeks across the USfor doing one sitting i recommend leaving as soon as its bright out and bringing some music to listen to. driving 11 hours alone is actually alot easier than with people, as you dont have to engage in any conversation and can dedicate all brainpower to driving and contemplation, which makes time fly. I assume you dont actually need tipes for a single trip as thats just enjoying whats on the way
>>2267740only if I'm alone, can't sleep for shit around another human being..last time I went with someone I had shadow dogs racing alongside the car and the center lines were flashy lights, fucking shadow people rushing towards me in the dark and shit.
>>2382146What did he mean by this?
>>2382273no-one but druggie schizos understand druggie schizos
>>2267740I can't belive this thread it still going on
>>2267740Yes but only when I am alone. The sense of freedom is lost as soon as you have whining passengers who don't want to listen to AM radio or need to piss but refuse to piss on the side of the road. I enjoy driving but not chauffeuring.
>>238206924 hours straight driving onceor 3100km in 8 days
>>2385311>listening to AM radio
>>2278102See Amish land then head NORTH. Northern PA is where you want to be for /out/ stuff. If you are coming from North Jersey just go through Honesdale and stay NORTH.
>>2358348Why can't we just bring back this guy
>>2388956the rich have monopolized control of this kemono friend
>>2358169Sorry anon, haven't checked this thread in a while. Most of the stops were /out/ related but if you're going to Olympic I assume you're ok with that. Also, it was 9 days so we did really short hikes/checked out must see spots, didn't get to stay long in many places which is unfortunate, but we also saw a lot in a short time. If you haven't done it yet:>SF touristy shit (Botanical Gardens, Lombard Street, Presidio)>Yosemite>Back to SF for tourism/Golden Gate NRA/Muir Woods>Napa Valley and Lake Berryessa "Glory Hole">Stayed the night in Redding>Whiskeytown NRA (just checked out Lake Shasta for a few mins)>WEED (LMAO), CA. My friends are annoying and wanted to visit on the way up but there are great views of Mt Shasta and some caves nearby>Crater Lake scenic drive up rt 97 is great, but it was late April and the snow hadn't cleared so we went on rt 230 to get up to Bend, Mt Theilsen is on that road, great view.>Bend, OR>Proxy Falls in Willamete NF>Mt Hood NF, wanted to get to Trillium Lake but couldn't (forgot why) so ended up going to Timothy Lake, it was ok but the views of the mountain aren't great from there>Portland>Columbia River Gorge NRA/Multanomah falls. Parts of the park have Lewis and Clark NHT run through it if you like historical trails>Mt Rainier (couldn't actually get close due to road conditions, but could see it along the way, next time will go in June)>Seattle, tourist stuff (Pike place, Volunteer Park, Space Needle)>Crescent Lake, Sol Duc falls, and Sol Duc hot springs in Olympic. Stay near the river if you go to the falls to see salmon jumping.>Back to Seattle, flew homeYou may have to live off of rest stop fast food if you do it like that but if you have more time, I'd do a day at Rainier and add Mt St Helens. If you want to do a coastal trip, there was a spot in Oregon that let you hold baby tigers/bears etc which we couldn't get to and an aquarium in Tacoma I think that lets you swim with sharks.
I hate cars so much it's unreal
I just went from Souther Ontario along Lake Erie towards Cleveland, got rained on pretty hard first night camping and my gf was afraid of the lightening. Headed into the city to check it out and it started getting pretty hot, AC in car not working, at least can swim in the lake. Headed to Pittsburgh for 2nd night and had a cabin to stay in which was pretty nice. Pittsburgh was cool but we got fucked with weather again, nearly 40c with humidity. We didn't bother camping third night in Allegheny because severe storms forecast, and also tornado warning, I still drove through it and got home really late.
Currently doing Maryland to Voyagers national park in Minnisota. Camped out in the Indiana Dunes National park and I’m finnaly in Wisconsin. I’m so damn bored
>>2267740haven't really gone since i was a teenager but they were the best parts of my life>last kid awake>completely exhausted because its 3am>joke with dad while we listen to bangers on the radio as i nod between sleep and wakei think this was my first spiritual experience desu
>>2381244yea thats fuckedIf they expect you to drive alone while they sleep, they should expect to deal with some noise while they get all cozy in your
>>238206914 hoursTips?make sure you have the room>the cooler we brought forced tha passenger seat up too much, we could have brought a smaller cooler if we knew in timethink about when youre leaving and how that will affect youfigure out driving shifts before handif youre bringing kids or obnoxious friends make sure they have shit to docar snacks, obviouslynot much too it, just be prepared to be bored and have music/podcasts/audiobooks ready to go
>>2393424based but also cringe
>>2278102Stop through Benton, PA and say hi to my parents
>>2267740They're ok, but..I hate it while being a driver,always have to pay extra attention to the road and what's happening around so I am missing a bit on the view. Luckily, getting a stop is whenever I demand so that's that. ;^)
Having a good quality cooler makes a huge difference.
I frequently get car sick if I'm not driving. The likelihood is increased if I try to occupy myself (read something), even somewhat stressed, or most importantly if the driver isn't that steady - my dad was a terrible example. He'd constantly be tapping off and on of the gas (every half second it felt like sometimes) rather than gradually modulating pressure when it was required, and he'd try to avoid any the tiniest imperfection in the road. But while that's an extreme case I generally don't tolerate car trips except of the shortest duration, even when I drive I find it stressful unless I'm driving on an absolutely deserted road. I generally much prefer other forms of transportation. Whoever first put radios in cars was a genius - I can't imagine a long drive without a podcast or music.
>>2267740>when this thread was made, driving distances was an option
>>2401404>the oldest active thread on the board got crippled by... gas pricesThis makes me irrationally upset.
>>2279012Could you show a picture? Im curious what it looks like
>>2298957I do CQ-BNE in a day and it nearly kills me every time. Did CQ-Atherton in a day not too long ago and that was ass. Everything after Charters Towers was a blur.
>>2267740my wife and i absolutely love going on drives in the country to see all the small towns and find secluded camping/hiking areas. we dont go as often these days since gas is almost double what it was last year.... but thats a more political comvo than i want to see on /out/
>>2400131>I frequently get car sick if I'm not driving. The likelihood is increased if I try to occupy myself (read something), even somewhat stressed, or most importantly if the driver isn't that steady - my dad was a terrible example. He'd constantly be tapping off and on of the gas (every half second it felt like sometimes) rather than gradually modulating pressure when it was required, and he'd try to avoid any the tiniest imperfection in the road.Are you me? I mean I've sort of grown out of it, but I definitely still get car sick more than my friends. I can still go on long trips but if I read or already have a headache or I'm, dehydrated I get really nauseous
>>2395341You're probably not there anymore, but parts of the Ice Age NST in WI look nice
best thread 2021/2022
>>2400131>>2404044I regularly drive long distances and have driven for 8-16 hours several times and am always fine but 30 minutes with someone else driving is enough for me to start feeling uneasy. No idea why, because it happens even with people I consider good drivers, and it's only marginally improved by sitting in the front passenger seat.
>>2267740Love it. Get to see all the different kinds of people on the open road. I love getting in a roomy comfy car with a bunch of friends and driving halfway across the country. Having some kind of screen to play movies on for everyone is a great move to pass the time. Always lots of good laughs and conversations and fond memories to make. Even solo, I'll listen to entire albums or listen to audiobooks or even stand up. Both are great. Just so fucking MAD that gas is so fucking expensive. I live in a state that sucks for /out/, so I have to drive at least a few hundred miles to get to anything interesting.