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Old Mar 19, 20, 9:43 pm
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Going for a drive, since we can't fly...

WE ARE PLANNING A CROSS COUNTRY TRIP JUST TO SEE THE SIGHTS. KINDA HARD TO DO FROM 35,000 FEET UP. Yes, it would be cheaper to fly, but that isn't the point. You can't rent a car and see Boston and Niagra Falls in the same trip, if you fly.
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Old Mar 19, 20, 10:06 pm
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westbound from BOS, you’ll often see Niagara Falls on a clear day ... it’s impressive even from seven miles up
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Old Mar 19, 20, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by halby58 View Post
WE ARE PLANNING A CROSS COUNTRY TRIP JUST TO SEE THE SIGHTS. KINDA HARD TO DO FROM 35,000 FEET UP. Yes, it would be cheaper to fly, but that isn't the point. You can't rent a car and see Boston and Niagra Falls in the same trip, if you fly.
You really can't get a good view of the falls in the same trip now, even with a car. Border is closed-ish. Even with United Statesians allowed, not the best idea. You can also plan on shelter in place orders popping up in many places, and possibly nationally, with hotels closed in many places and no food available other than take out.
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Old Mar 20, 20, 1:42 am
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Spreading COVID-19 from town to town in hotels and restaurants as you go...
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Old Mar 20, 20, 2:38 am
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At least with a car, youíre not restricted to the changing/disappearing mass transit service options and should be able to drive home unless there is a lockdown preventing that. But even if managing to avoid lockdowns of various sorts, donít be surprised to find lots of hotels closed down and food service en route a different world than usual, inside entertainment/recreation venues closed down and so on. And donít be surprised to encounter social pressure for not staying at home and avoiding non-essential travel .... especially if/when others find out about it.

I would advise against making any firm travel plans for quite some weeks and then some. Even if itís a road trip. There is a lot of uncertainty about what comes next, so I would suggest revising your plans by postponing them for now.
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Old Mar 20, 20, 9:09 am
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Keep in mind that some rest stops are closing as well.
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Old Mar 20, 20, 9:33 am
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Keep in mind that some rest stops are closing as well.
"Officer, when I came back to my car, the windows were all smashed and the toilet paper was gone!"
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Old Mar 20, 20, 10:56 am
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A lot of hotels are closing. Restaurants are closed in many areas. Museums are closed.
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Old Mar 20, 20, 11:32 am
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I completely understand the desire to travel. As a country we are being asked to do something quite different. We are being asked to stay home and help slow this pandemic. It works if we all do our part. Dream of a road trip, plan a road trip, but don’t take a road trip at this time.
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Old Mar 20, 20, 9:11 pm
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Instead of being selfish and irresponsible, perhaps it would be best to stay home.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by pt flyer View Post
I completely understand the desire to travel. As a country we are being asked to do something quite different. We are being asked to stay home and help slow this pandemic. It works if we all do our part. Dream of a road trip, plan a road trip, but donít take a road trip at this time.
Maybe this thread would get more traction if it was moved to the USA forum? Usually all country-specific threads get moved to the respective forum.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by Scots_Al View Post
Maybe this thread would get more traction if it was moved to the USA forum? Usually all country-specific threads get moved to the respective forum.
Does it need traction? Personally, I think the people that have already responded provided all the feedback necessary to the OP.

To me, this is the perfect response to anyone experiencing wanderlust:

Originally Posted by pt flyer View Post
I completely understand the desire to travel. As a country we are being asked to do something quite different. We are being asked to stay home and help slow this pandemic. It works if we all do our part. Dream of a road trip, plan a road trip, but donít take a road trip at this time.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 5:02 am
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A friend who had to drive to another state to deal with a family emergency told me their biggest issue was there was nothing that had bathrooms open, even rest stops.... So, if you do decide to drive somewhere, be aware...
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Old Mar 24, 20, 7:37 am
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To be fair to OP, they didn't specify when they planned to travel. Could be next year.
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Old Mar 24, 20, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post
To be fair to OP, they didn't specify when they planned to travel. Could be next year.
I would have thought you are correct, but for the title "since we can't fly." Had it been for health restrictions on flying, we'd probably have learned of that in the OP.
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