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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:44 AM

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I am a huge fan of road trips. Last spring, my husband and I took a two month, 8.600 mile cross country trip and did almost all of it off the highways. We called it our "no chains" tour, as we never stayed in chain motels, ate in chain restaurants or shopped in chain venues.

I would love to share with other like minded people ideas on how to plan and execute these kinds of trips. I have some great websites I use, but I am always looking for more.

UPDATE: We will be leaving on a cross country and back trip in just a couple of weeks. I have been (over)planning it, of course. The thing about staying off highways and out of chains is that it really is better if you have designated and reserved some specific places to stop. Ferries fill up. Motels can be in short supply for a hundred miles. Not all small town cafes are great.

GPS has made this so much more fun, to say nothing of how much easier it is.

Anyway, will check in from time to time.

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