Trip Report

American cross-country road trip

Ten day trip from New York to the San Francisco Bay Area with my brother

by cormacthorpeAbout Me:I'm a friendly New Yorker taking some time off from school to work and travel. read more

North AmericaUnited States9 days / September 2019

Highs & Lows

Too many to pick one, but an unexpected highlight was Terra Studios in Arkansas

Not finding some small attractions

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I wish we had more time in Richmond, Asheville, Atlanta, Memphis, Santa Fe, and Death Valley.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Not really - we could have started our days a little earlier to get the most out of daylight.

  • How was the food?

    All of the places I mentioned in this report were incredible.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Look for a combination of things to do on your trip - good food, interesting sites, some walking, some museums, some random adventures - and definitely have backup plans. I planned our nights and booked hotels first and then filled in the gaps for what to do (some of that research was before the trip, but a lot of it was in the car or after our days were over).

  • Transportation Tips?

    Split driving time with the other people on the road trip, and make sure whoever isn't driving is helping navigate, plan, and look around for interesting sites on the road.

  • Any surprises?

    So many interesting things to do and see in parts of the country that don't normally get talked about for travel!

Lodging