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Road Trip to The Western of United States
Posted November 5th, 2012 - 3:51 am by from Nanjing, China (Permalink)
A road trip throughout the Western part of America can bring tourists through the deserts of Arizona, California and New Mexico, the wild coastlines of Washington and Oregon, the high peaks of Colorado and Alaska, and along the winding Colorado and Columbia rivers. With such a vast area available for you to choose from, detailed planning is quite essential to enjoying yourself fully during the trip.

The first thing you have to do is to get a map made for the Western United States that presents main cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Albuquerque and Phoenix. Paper maps are far easier for plotting navigational points when compared with GPS units. They present more local scenic spots just like state parks, and tend to be more trustworthy. Also they come in handy when you need to get locals to show you the place in which you get turned around.

Next write down a schedule for the trip. If national parks and monuments are exactly your goal, list the ones you can manage to visit during the period you have. Whether you want to visit Native American ruins, notorious cities of the Old West, rock art, highlighting scenic spots that are on the map will let you determine how much time it may take you to the destination.

What's more, you should book accommodations in advance during the heavy travel season. Campgrounds and hotels in high tourist areas along the coast tend to fill up during summer or high-ski season. Having several nights is quite important during your trip while on the road, and having accommodations for no less than several nights can surely take the strain off a long day in the car.

Eventually, check the road conditions and weather forecast often. Lots of the mountainous areas of the West continue the snowy weather well into May, with some roads not open until June. Blindly following guidelines up into the mountains or onto the forest roads can get individuals stuck. Remember, always check with the local authorities before taking a road off the interstate highway.

Posted November 6th, 2012 - 5:25 am by from Marrakech, Morocco (Permalink)

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