I can't wait until we can have more free time in semi-retirement and take a month or more to travel. We're always rush rush or a quick extended weekend, so don't get to enjoy the trip to our destination.
That's one of the reasons why I refuse to fly. Worn out before we arrive.
2009 DRV Mobile Suite 38TKSB3 (38RSSB3)....our custom home w/2011 upgrades
2010 Ford F450 KR CC 4x4......his office
Working Fulltimers since 3/2005
"Shoot for the Moon! Even if you miss it, you will land among the Stars."
I'd say to take a three week trip, a one week trip, and 5 - 3 day weekend trips.
Atchafalaya_man is right that you've seen everything close.
Make a mad dash to where you want to go, than meander your way for the next 2 weeks heading to a far point then starting to swing back toward home. Then make you dash home. This way, you get your long trip, you still have a week trip in reserve and several long weekend trips to keep work from driving you nuts because you used all your vacation at one time.
I'd *2 this one!
2011 Dodge Ram 3500 4*4 Black dually Laramie 4.10 gears
2011 Arctic Fox 1150 Drybath
2009 Polaris RZR w/fun parts
2011 Polaris Sportsman 550 XP EPS w/stuff
2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 w/stuff
1977 K5 Blazer 1 ton modified
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid (her car)
I would take one long trip. Cover more ground, have more time to relax, and if fuel is a concern you would burn it at a slower rate over five weeks, right...?
That's me though, there sure seems to be a lot more to see and explore on this side of the Mississippi, get away from home for a while!
2006 F150 SuperCrew FX4 - Bilsteins, Hellwig sway bar, Firestone air bags, BFG KM2s, 4.56 gears, F&R lockers, Torklifts w/ Fastguns
2011 Travel Lite 700