Some friends of mine have this theory. They decided that the country is really only about 280 miles wide, and the highways all just loop around to make us think it is bigger. It's this whole government conspiracy. I don't know if they are on to something but it has sure been fun testing the hypothesis.
I looooooooooove to drive. Sometimes I have a destination, sometimes not. Sometimes I drive nearby, sometimes I wind up at the far corners of the country. Sometimes I am in a car that is happy to come along, sometimes not. But among all the cars I have driven are over 100,000 miles worth of exploration of America's highways, streets, and back roads. Survivor, shmurvivor! Before Richard Hatch ever became the most famous fat naked gay guy in the world, before Eco-challenge set up shop in Borneo, before Road Rules All-Stars, my friends and I were setting our own reward challenges, like making it to Florida with nothing but a car, some goldfish crackers, and waffle house, and then tracking down orange face paint, a cooler, and a portable TV, all for under $100. Survive that, Ogakor!
Anyway, if you have some free time, you'd like to do some cheap travelling within the United States, and you're looking for some cool places to go, follow me… it will be much easier if you live on the east coast like I do, but I would never discourage those of you out west from heading this way…
Please pick from the list of states I have visited
(any state I have ever set foot in is listed here, they don't all have
useful information yet). Until I can post more information, * will mark
the states that I have posted stories to so far. I have started adding
some scrapbook stuff to these pages as well, states with scrapbooks are
indicated by a +. I highly recommend checkin out Florida with my
"Diary of a Road Trip" extravaganza. Unlinked
stated will be up soon.
Other resources to help plan road trips (tho some of the best ones don't involve planning at all!):