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    Random travel questions

    I didnít see a thread with random travel questions, so here goes:

    In early summer, for a trip to hike and explore, would you recommend the Canadian Rockies around Banff or the Alps (maybe a road trip from Geneva to Chamonix, then onward to Zermatt)? Which are more jaw dropping and stunning in person?

    Are the castles of Ireland worth a visit?

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    Machu Picchu.

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    Random travel questions

    Is it hot there?
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    Have you checked VRBO listings in Ogden, UT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Connecting refugios in Italy.
    Connecticut refugees becoming locals in Italy?
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    If you want jaw dropping and stunning sites, look no further than Gatlinburg Tennessee.


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    Road tripping 950 miles one way with a 10 month old. Am I going to die?

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    Ooh, I've got one:

    Climbing Mt. Whitney and Mt. Russell soon. If all goes well, we will have 2 extra days to make it back to LA. Looking for something else cool to do on the way- doesn't have to be super outdoorsy but we will have backpacking gear. Already been to Death Valley and it's going to be 110. Sequoia? Mammoth? Palm Springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    Road tripping 950 miles one way with a 10 month old. Am I going to die?
    Lulz. Amateur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    Lulz. Amateur.
    I have a Sienna. Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    Road tripping 950 miles one way with a 10 month old. Am I going to die?
    No, but you may know all the Thomas the train songs by heart at the end.

    They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight, shunting trucks and hauling freight...

    Sing it with me...
    sigless.

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    Fuck Thomas the Train and his “useful little engine” brainwashing bullshit. Kindergarteners… Turn on, Tune in, and Drop out!

    Finger paint forever!

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    ^^lol. I have an old-ass sienna with the rear overhead DVD player. No AV a hookups but luckily MIL and FIL kept all the Disney DVDs. So I have that going for me, which is nice.

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    This thread didnít go as planned 🤦♂️

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    ^haha! can I ask what you were expecting with the thread title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    Road tripping 950 miles one way with a 10 month old. Am I going to die?
    nah, we did 750 miles without issue.

    Some pointers:
    • You said you had a DVD system, use it as much as the kiddo will pay attention to; throw out all "screen time" rules that you might normally have. The goal is to keep baby occupied by any means necessary.
    • Have a bag of new cheap toys/books, so you can pull out something new and shiny as baby gets bored, over and over.
    • Plan on regular stops, maybe every 2 hours, and plan on making stops when you have to, even if the last stop was 30 minutes ago. You're simply not going to be able to "power through".
    • Get up and get on the road crazy early (compared to baby's normal wake up time) and put baby in her car seat in her jammies. With any luck, baby will sleep for the first few hours while you churn out some miles.



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    ^thanks! All good ideas and things weíve thought about and planned for. Hopefully she isnít so pissed about viewing the DVD screen through her mirror since itís a rear facing seat. We have the bench/bed I built setup in back so mom can lounge while I drive. Iíll be sure to update this thread hourly on Friday and Saturday with horror stories, tender moments, and queries on stops through Indiana, Ohio, WV, and VA. Thanks SnowShow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    All good ideas and things weíve thought about and planned for.
    when we did a pretty long road trip with our young son, I remember it was an unforeseen challenge to shade him from the sun at various angles while on the road all day long. we had one of those things that stick to the window next to the child seat and pull down, but ended up having to rig something to handle back window since the babyís seat was rear-facing.

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    Is early summer after peak runoff?

    the white mountains (ca) are interesting 🤔

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    Random travel questions

    Quote Originally Posted by acostiga View Post
    when we did a pretty long road trip with our young son, I remember it was an unforeseen challenge to shade him from the sun at various angles while on the road all day long. we had one of those things that stick to the window next to the child seat and pull down, but ended up having to rig something to handle back window since the babyís seat was rear-facing.


    Homemade insulated black out shades FTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    ^haha! can I ask what you were expecting with the thread title?
    To get some travel discussion going. Specifically Banff vs the Alps for me.

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    Do you want to sit on an airplane for 2.5 hours, or 9.5? There's your answer.

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    one town vs a whole mountain range? does shitty ass Air Canada even fly to them fucking “alps”?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    To get some travel discussion going. Specifically Banff vs the Alps for me.
    been to the bow valley in June. Was Near peak river runoff, some trails not yet open, potential for record flooding depending on alignment of time. Bears might be really hungry.

    Geneva to chamonix is a short drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    one town vs a whole mountain range? does shitty ass Air Canada even fly to them fucking ďalpsĒ?
    I mentioned the Canadian Rockies near Banff originally.

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