Lolo's Extreme is a place for adventurous families to explore ideas for their own RV road trip travels across the USA and Canada. Do it now, before the kids don't want to travel with you anymore!

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 12 times in 19 years, covering 114,000 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

September 9, 2017 Update

We have now lived in Sonoma Valley for just over a year, and are even more enthused than ever about our choice to move to Oakmont.

Still, the lust for travel will never cease, and we have taken a four more trips since our last official update of the website last year.

In February, we spent 3 weeks exploring the Southern California Deserts. We visited Anza Borrego and Joshua Tree National Park. Highlights included hiking to our first desert oasis, visiting some of the artists colonies of Slab City, traveling off-road with our Subaru Forester, and climbing with the boys in Joshua tree.

We enjoyed the 4WD camping with the Subaru so much that in April we took a car camping trip to Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra - 4WD.

It was certainly a much less complicated means of camping than the Lazy Daze, and I think we both enjoyed the relative freedom of dealing “less stuff”. Still we got to see a lot of new places including the Eureka Dunes and Saline Valley of Death Valley National Park. We also revisited and explored the Long Valley Primitive Hot Springs in the eastern sierras.

In June we flew to Munich, Germany and rented a 6 metre Possl Camper Van and traveled for 4 weeks throughout central Europe. This was Lorry’s first time to Europe, and my first time to Germany. Lolo has just completed the monumental task of updating this trip in record time. The documentation for this trip is available at European Alps. The trip has a lot of highlights and should be useful to anyone considering renting a Camper in Europe and going on their own adventure.

In August we made the short but very exciting trek to Solartown in Madras, Oregon where we would view our first total solar Eclipse. This trip is documented at Totality

Finally, I think the lesson learned over the past 6 months is that there is no single "best" mode of travel. Traveling via our Lazy Daze, Rental Camper, Car Camping, or Backpacking are all rewarding modes of travel and I think we will try to mix it up a bit more in our future adventures.

I continue to be negligent in updating the videos, but for now the list of my favorites remains unchanged at:

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.

Go to About to learn more about our setup and who we are.

Thanks for visiting!!

Herb