We are going to Alaska leaving Jun 1st 2014 and will stop at the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier National on the way there. We have most of our time in Alaska mapped out with plenty of room for flexibility. Now, I am looking for sites to visit on the return trip.
We are from and returning to NE Florida. We've been to Devils Tower, the Black Hills and the Bad Lands in 09. We may stop there again but it is not important. We thought a stop at the DRV factory in Howe, IN for a tour would be nice (we have a DRV although we are using a smaller TT for this trip).
So any suggestions of things worth seeing in states like Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, etc, etc. would be appreciated!
We're going to make a run through the southern states in 2015 to CA so that will be the subject of a future post.
I prefer Mapquest.com for routing. You can add stops and rearrange them easily. Never had a problem with the miles or hours. Mapquest gives 3 different routing options. From Williston, I would go up US19 to I-10, up US 231 through Dothan AL, Memphis TN. We stick with US Highways except through major cities. We make just as good time and lots less stress.
If you have plenty of time, I would go the SD, MT and WY route into Alberta. Glacier National Park, Banff and Lake Louise is worth stopping for.
Is there some way to get Mapquest to remember a map I am working on? It seems to remember a map name but not the stops. This is something I will have to work on over a long period of time so it would be nice if I didn't have to recreate the map every time I wanted to add to it.
I'm just starting to work on our route to Alaska next summer. We will start from Williston, FL and going to Dawson Creek, BC initially.
I was using Google Maps and then used GoodSam to print out a route. I was surprised to see they use radically different routes. Google goes up through Wisconsin, Minnesota and into Saskatchewan. GoodSam goes up through SD, WY and MT into Alberta?
Is there an advantage to one over the other?
,,,and while I'm on this, I saw the mileage was different between the 2! The first day I was considering stopping in Cartersville, GA. Google says its 385 miles but Sam says it is 417. They are both using the same route. Thats a 10% difference! What that heck is that about?
The KOA I am at here in Starke, FL charges electric only for those that rent monthly. They do read the meters and use what ever the local utility company dictates for KW rate which is usually %0.15 to $0.16 per KW.