We are doing it.
The Mother Of All Road Trips. #motherofallroadtrips
USA. Canada. 12 months.
So you want to know where we are going?
We have a multitude of fans in the US and Canada and if we could visit each one we would. So let’s make life easier and I’ll let you know where we are going to be over the coming year so that if we do happen to be in your neck of the woods, perhaps we can meet.
How Much Did It Cost?
First things first. I’ve been intensely monitoring the flight prices to the US for months to get an idea of what was going to be the best way to get there.
In the end I couldn’t beat the price we found from Kuwait Airways.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kuwait City: 7 hours and 45 mins
Layover: 2 hours and 55 minutes
Kuwait City to New York, USA: 13 hours and 20 minutes
Total: MYR 6,207.60 (AUD $2,166 or US $1,650)
That’s US$412 per person!
It’s going to be a long flight and I believe there is no in-seat power; so I’m hoping the laptop batteries will survive. They do promise above-average legroom on the upside, which would be a welcome bonus considering my 6 foot 9 (205cm) husband.
We will be arriving in New York City on 19th June. We won’t be spending long there, because we have a housesitting assignment in New Brunswick, Canada, starting 25th June. We will be in town just long enough to (hopefully) get over our jet lag, catch up with family, pick up a bunch of items we’ve purchased online (hurray for Amazon!), hire a car and embark on our epic road trip.
Hiring a car in the US has been far more complicated than other countries we have been to. I’ll write some tips about that in a future post.
So Where Will We Be In 2015?
Our year is going to look something like this:
New York , Boston, USA
New Brunswick, Canada
I (Erin) will return to New York for 5 days to collect a prestigious blogging award. I will also be attending BlogHer and BloggerBash. Josh and the kids will remain in Canada.
Indiana, Kentucky, USA
Flying to the west coast…
Picking up on the locations we missed on our previous Pacific Northwest road trip…
And then back to Canada…
British Colombia, Alberta, Canada
Heading south as the temperature drops…
North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, USA
Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, upstate New York, USA
Meeting family in New York City for Christmas and New Years Eve.
And What About 2016?
Plans are pretty fluid at this stage, but depending on our visa situation we plan on escaping the winter blues by road tripping south from New York towards the Deep South:
Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, USA
(Maybe a detour to the Caribbean or Mexico if it's too cold)
Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, USA
Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and back to Oregon, USA
We will most likely fly out of Los Angeles towards Asia after spending an absolutely incredible year of discovery in Canada and the US. P.S. We did get a US Visa so we can stay longer, we knew 3 months would not be enough.
So where do you fit into this picture?
Do you have a housesitting assignment for us?
Shall we meet for dinner?
Is there a state you can’t wait for us to write about?
Please fill us in with your comments below. We can’t wait to share our next epic road trip with you. The mother of all road trips!