- Migration West
- Final Family XC Trip
- Colorado Rockies
- Graduates' XC Trip
- Yosemite & Nevada
- Colorado & Utah
- Best of Utah
- Southern Loop
- Pacific Northwest
- Northern Loop
- Los Angeles to NYC
- East Coast Trips
- 1 Week in Quebec
- Southeast Coast
- NH Backpacking
- Martha's Vineyard
- Canadian Maritimes
- Ocracoke Island
- Edisto Island
- First Landing '02
- Hunting Island '02
- Stowe in Winter
- Hunting Island '01
- Lake Placid
- Hunting Island '00
- Acadia in Winter
- Boston Suburbs
- Niagara Falls
- First Landing '99
- Cape Hatteras
- West Coast Trips
- RV Rentals
Cross Country RV Road Trip Planner - Plan Your Route!!
During a 3 ½ week trip each summer with our two boys we've...
- Crossed the country 9 times in 14 years, covering 99,800 miles in our Lazy Daze motorhome
- Traveled through 49 states and 10 Canadian Provinces
- Visited 61 National Parks and over 50 State Parks
- Hiked, mountain biked, fished, and rafted in some of the most beautiful places in North America
- Made enough memories to last 4 lifetimes!
Contents of this 500 + page site include...
- Index of Cross Country, East Coast, and West Coast Trips
- Best Cross Country Driving Routes and Itineraries - with stops and mileages for each trip
- Travelogues - our personal experiences at each stop
- Overview Map - of the USA and Canada with push pin links to each stop we've been to
- Activities - that we have done (such as hikes, mountain biking, etc.)
- Best Cross Country Travel Books - references we've used in planning our trips
- Photographs & Videos - of the various places we've visited
- Motorhome Rentals - Why and How you can rent a motorhome of your own
- Top Highlights - places and activities not to be missed
- Tips - to maximize your travel experience
March 1, 2016 Update
In early November, after the culmination of almost 9 months of preparation and downsizing of 30 years of personal possessions, it finally happened. We sold our home in northern NJ. This was the first home Lolo and I bought after getting married. It was the place where we raised our two boys and the base camp for 15 years of motorhome explorations.
Finally we were free to start the process of moving ourselves, and the balance of our “stuff” to the west coast. Benefits of this long anticipated move would include:
- Proximity to the boys who had both migrated to San Francisco.
- Easier access to the wonders of the west that we had known and loved during our travels.
- Relief from the cold and sometimes snowy east coast winters.
Despite our initial concerns, the move went smoothly and we headed out in the Camry Hybrid to beat the moving van to our storage facility in Santa Rosa. It was the first time we traveled cross-country in a car as a couple and it was actually a lot of fun. Lolo made sure we got some exercise by finding climbing gyms along route. It is documented as Herb and Lolo's Migration West.
Once again, we reunited with our Lazy Daze which was now elevated in stature to our “primary residence” instead of just a vacation rig. We got a monthly pass for the KOA and started to adapt to life in the RV, while we started the search for a new home. However, Thanksgiving was soon arriving and Lolo had already booked another family gathering at Yosemite. This trip and its side trip south can be found at Yosemite Thanksgiving and San Diego.
We returned to Yosemite over the Christmas holidays and are now actively seeking a new home from which to base our future travels.
I continue to be negligent in updating the videos, but for now the list of my favorites remains unchanged at:
- Sliding on Saucers down the sand dunes of White Sands National Monument
- Boating and Camping on Heron Lake State Park
- Sliding down the rocks in Slide Rock State Park
- Boating in a raft on Lake Powell
- Rafting the Colorado River north of Moab, UT
On a personal note... something that this website has given our entire family that was not part of the original goal is an awareness of how documenting one's travels will both preserve and enhance your appreciation of the experience, for years after the trip was taken. I am regularly amazed at how little of our previous travels we can recall, unless they were preserved with photos, videos, and hopefully a compelling narrative. While it might initially seem a bit of bother to pose the family photos or stage a video shoot, the value of these moments seems to grow exponentially with the passage of time. This is especially true when the subjects include children that rapidly evolve into adolescents and adults with the passing of every year.
Finally, if anyone is reading this, we would love to hear from you, especially if you are planning your own road trip adventure. Comments from experienced travelers on each of the stops are also greatly appreciated. We plan on revisiting many of our favorite locations, and if you could add a bit of local knowledge beyond that which we have already included, it would help us to continue our explorations.
A word of warning
This mode of travel is not for everyone. Some of the daily mileages are well above what many would consider recreational, and the pace of activities could be described as frenetic, so you might want to add a few days or remove a few stops to make your trip more relaxing. Still if you like..
- Exploring natural wonders
- Being physically active - hiking, biking, swimming, etc.
- Getting away from the crowds
- Bonding with your offspring or significant other
then you might find something of use in this site. Check out the routes we traveled by hovering your mouse over the year links on the map, and then select one that might be of interest. From that trip's itinerary, select a place of interest.
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Thanks for visiting!!