Adventure Chat #7-Road Trips

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When I began participating in Twitter chats I loved the amount of interacting and great information I was seeing. I also noticed that most chats were about travel. While I love traveling, I am more of an adventure junkie and enjoy local activities like camping and hiking and the occasional road trip. So, I started my own Twitter chat called #adventurechat on Monday's at 10 am pst. It's a fun and informative way for me to learn from everyone else's adventures. I've had more than one person ask me for a blog transcript so here we go. I've taken out all retweets and responses that are confusing as well as putting all Q and A's in order. While the pictures were beautiful I do not have the right to include them here but they are all a part of the full transcript on Travelogx.com. For the seveth chat, my guest co-host was @DonNadeau talking about road trips! Here are the questions and transcripts from that chat.

QUESTIONS: 

Q1:  What’s the longest road trip you’ve taken & where? Photos?
Q2:  What tips do you have to plan great road trip itineraries?
Q3:  Besides a super itinerary, wha do you do to make your road trips special?
Q4: Favorite road trip songs or albums?
Q5:  Your safety tips for on the road? Have you ever had problems?
Q6: Tell us about your most horrific road trip experience if you can bear it. Photos? 
Q7:  What was your best road trip? Why? Photos?
Q8: Where do you usually sleep on road trips and why? Tips?
Q9: What road trip would you most like to do next and why? 
Q10: How have road trips changed you as a person?

• @monicagoesshow Happy Monday adventurers! Who’s ready to talk road trips with our awesome guest host @DonNadeau #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau You're too kind. Here we go! #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd Hallo from Germany. #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait I'm stoked for today's #adventurechat! Perfect since I'm in the process of planning my own road trip!

• @roamingcurator looking forward to connecting with peeps today on #adventurechat

• @momfari Popping in late from #Colorado! #adventurechat

• @hovelstay We'll be in and out of today's #AdventureChat brewing up big things at HQ!

• @DonNadeau Q1: What’s the longest road trip you’ve taken & where? Photos? #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd A1: 7 month cycling in UK and Ireland, 8400 km. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/GUqqjT9mlG

• @bernasconi A1: San Diego to Vancouver, Canada back in the 80s. However, I did none of the driving since I was around 8 yrs old. #AdventureChat

• @BRBearBait A1: None yet, but I'm planning a month long trip out to Colorado from North Carolina in August! #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow a1: Michigan to California, once for vacation, once to move here, and once for my honeymoon 😊 #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/ZiGJYnaCUq

• @DonNadeau @BRBearBait Great! Get your hand @NatGeo's "Scenic Highways & Byways. #adventurechat

• @roamingcurator A1: A recent roadtrip was a section of #Route66.I loved visiting the old-ghost towns, like #Rhyolite. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/2V0vA5jMmA

• @monicagoesshow I loved Deadwood! Such a cool town! #adventurechat

• @funkey_brewster A1 Denver to Baltimore was the longest. #adventurechat

• @theurbanenomad A1: From LA to Chicago via Route 66 #adventurechat #CadillacRanch pic.twitter.com/1NlZGyDYk4

• @BGJensen A1: Los Angeles to Chicago in 2011, 4624 awesome miles. I love Albuquerque. #adventurechat #roadtrips pic.twitter.com/boy9wdyClc

• @DonNadeau @BGJensen Did you hit the Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque? Yum! #adventurechat

• @BGJensen I did :) #roadtrips #adventurechat Yummy #food pic.twitter.com/QtjhWxNlyB

• @momfari A1 Drove from #Colorado to @GlacierNPS in 1998. Pics so old I'd have to scan! :-) #adventurechat

• @CharlesMcCool A1 16 months, all around USa and Canada RT @DonNadeau Q1 longest road trip you’ve taken & where? Photos? #adventurechat @monicagoesshow

• @CeecesTravel A1: 26 long hours, from one side of my country to the other via bus :-( #adventurechat

• @kurtkutay Exciting NEW Trip! A 21-day journey of discovery through SE Asia: bit.ly/JourneyOfDisco… #TRLT #adventurechat

• @onecarryon A1: the @PutFootRally a journey across 7 countries in Southern Africa #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/6HA6qkEzLL

• @Jessisawanderer A1: my longest road trip was 6000 miles around #australia in 3 wks! Amaaaaaaazing! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/YHvARMP8E0

• @SabineLoeprick #adventurechat A1almost two months in Indonesia

• @rustysheba CHINA! 22 days, from #Beijing all the way to #HongKong 4 night cruise too. AMAZING! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/MF3noEIpVH

• @rustysheba 5 flights within #China 1 High speed train ride, amazing food, loved the people, and History. #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau Q2: What tips do you have to plan great road trip itineraries? #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow A2: Have a plan but give yourself an extra couple of days for unexpected fun stops along the way. #adventurechat

• @roamingcurator A2: A few tips for road-trips: have a good map (don't just rely on your phone), bring along good snacks, be open to detours. #adventurechat

• @funkey_brewster keep track of weather. Research scenic/historic things to see on the way. #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait A2: Be flexible and open to changes in your itinerary. Road trips are meant to be fun so relax! #adventurechat

• @Flightsdotcom A2: Our best tip for roadtrips is to research the towns you'll be driving through beforehand so you don't miss anything! #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd A2. Not to plan too much. The best tips for yout trip you´ll get from the locals. #adventurechat

• @roamingcurator I have been amazed by people that don't bring paper maps on road-trips! #adventurechat

• @Airstream2Go A2. Twitter chats, @roadtrippers and we're big fans of Off The Beaten Path bit.ly/1EJQSqs #adventurechat

• @CeecesTravel A2: @Airbnb stays, quick stop coffee shops! Packed picnics and light luggage! #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer A2: tips for road trips - don't always take the most direct route, stop and talk to locals for what to see on the way #adventurechat

• @WeretheRussos A2: Our best tip is only to plan the first night and talk to locals along the way for the best recos! #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau Q3: Besides a super itinerary, what makes your road trips special? #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow A3: The people you go with, the people you meet, and the random photo ops and great food! #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait A3: I think it's all about the memories you make and the people you meet along the way. #adventurechat

• @CharlesMcCool A3. unpaved roads, scenic views, local food RT @DonNadeau Q3: Besides a super itinerary, what makes your road trips special? #adventurechat

• @theurbanenomad A3: The people you meet along the way and the quirks of small towns #Adventurechat

• @momfari A3 If by "special" u mean "frustrating," I'd say my kids! Ha! #adventurechat

• @Flightsdotcom A3: Good company, music and snacks definitely make a road trip special! Otherwise it's just a long car ride ;). #adventurechat

• @NatureTourYukon A3: Our little competition on who's car is dirtier! #adventurechat #NatureToursYukon pic.twitter.com/2kJHUXpTcd

• @monicagoesshow just returned from a country music festival in the desert, I might be able to give you a run for your money! #adventurechat

• @funkey_brewster I drove from Denver to Vegas through 2 snowstorms. My car was unrecognizable #thestares #adventurechat

• @funkey_brewster A3 the people you go with, be willing to stop & explore new places #adventurechat

• @BGJensen Exactly my Top 3: unpaved roads, scenic views, local food. #adventurechat #roadtrips #travel

• @RadreiseNerd A3: The unexpected situations: breakdowns by bike, meeting hospitality locals, contact with several animals, tricky settings. #adventurechat

• @Airstream2Go  An open mind and good company. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/wR1WVSNLXu

• @theurbanenomad haha, i love the unexpected; the good with the bad, the strange & entertaining somewhere in the middle all #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau Tip: Roadfood.com your gateway to great regional food in the U.S. Click “Restaurants” tab #AdventureChat

• @roamingcurator A3:For me it is having a chance to come across funky #museums,such as AbitaMysteryHouse in #Louisiana. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/huYIikOYgi

• @CeecesTravel A3: The people travelling with you can make or break a trip! Also try & keep the mood light & happy #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer A3: my road trips are made special by detours, unexpected finds and random side of the road rest-stops #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau Q4: Favorite road trip songs or albums? #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd A4: "I´m singing in the rain": good song for cycling on a biketrip through rainy days. #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow A4: I know it sounds strange but the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack is the BEST! But I usually make mixed cd’s #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait A4: Im all about creating the perfect mixed album/playlist for road trips! #adventurechat

• @SGSwritereditor A4 @TheB52s' Cosmic Thing album. Especially if you have a Chrysler that's as big as a whale! @DonNadeau #adventurechat

• @mcnuttsc A4: Jumping in late! My favorite road trip album is This One's From The Heart by James Darren.

• @funkey_brewster A4 classics. Old rock or Motown is my go to for road trips #adventurechat

• @CharlesMcCool A4 Just yesterday I thought of challenge. 1 artist to listen to on drive across USA. For me, Buddy Guy. You? RT @DonNadeau Q4 #adventurechat

• @momfari Q4 Fave road trip songs or albums? A4 Greatest Hits of #Queen anything from 1980s. Oh, & @jtimberlake when hubs/kids let me! #adventurechat

• @roamingcurator A4: I have to admit.. .I never get sick of #1980s music on a roadtrip. #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau I'd go with Green Day. Can't play Holiday here. I'd have to defer too many complaints to Monica :) #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait Songs like 'Life in the Fast Lane' and 'Mustang Sally' must be included #adventurechat

• @CeecesTravel A4: Always time for @Saosin @fouryearstrong #TheMountainGoats :-) #adventurechat

• @luxlifeblog Our family roadtrip song is 'holiday road' from National Lampoons 😅😂 #Adventurechat

• @bernasconi A4: Before child - audio book(s). After Child - Elmo songs and plenty of board books. #adventurechat

• @BGJensen "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake is what I like when roaming the open road. #adventurechat #roadtrips

• @monicagoesshow And Born to Be Wild! #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau How about some quintessential North American road trip music? #adventurechat https://t.co/2gLSeUS5r0

• @BRBearBait I think I need to start a list for my road trip from today's suggestions #adventurechat

• @Flightsdotcom A4: It's hard to choose just one type of music to listen to on a road trip! #adventurechat bit.ly/1O4aGpw

• @momfari Can't go wrong with any of the hair bands! Monsters of Rock are also faves for us! #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer A4: any catchy singalong tune's perfect for a road trip - no drive is complete without belting out classic beats on the way #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau Q5: Your safety tips for on the road? Have you ever had problems? #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow A5: First road trip we lost all the luggage on top of the car and blew a tire! Have a spare tire and an open mind! #adventurechat

• @AdrianTrvlTales A5) Don't go to an area you know a typhoon is coming. I experienced a flood in Vietnam by ignoring that tip #adventurechat

• @CeecesTravel A5: Be able o fix minor things on your vehicle. Tyre's, punctures, seat belts etc. Safety first! #adventurechat

• @funkey_brewster A5 have a kit with food&water, first aid stuff.Give a copy of itinerary to someone & check in with them regularly. #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd A5: Travel with open eyes and ears and pay attention in dangerous areas. Tips from reliable locals. #adventurechat

• @NatureTourYukon A5: Carry at least two spare tires when you're this far out!! #IceRoad #adventurechat #NatureToursYukon pic.twitter.com/fvdDIbMyBZ

• @bernasconi A5: Watch your speed when driving through rural communities. They love handing out speeding tickets. #AdventureChat

• @Flightsdotcom A5: Always bring an actual map when traveling! There's always the chance you could lose cell phone service! #adventurechat

• @mcnuttsc A5: Always keep an emergency stash of medicines handy so it's easy to get to. And stay hydrated!

• @BRBearBait A5: Don't fight the sleep. Rest when you need to. Always have a spare tire. And stay off your phone! #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow Yup, my husband and I slept in our car at a gas station on our roadtrip honeymoon! We’re super classy #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd A5: Often we´ve technical problems: broken rim, puntures in late evaning, ... But it´s a great feeling after found solution. #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer A5: put a Yaris in the ditch in Canada - ask a local to help out & spend the day ice-fishing! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/x9znLkOtNa

• @theurbanenomad A5: Have a mechanic on call.... blew a fuse an hour into a cross country road trip...#adventurechat

• @DonNadeau Q6: Tell us about your most horrific road trip experience if you can bear it. Photos? #adventurechat https://t.co/gS7p58qnEa

• @roamingcurator A6: Bad road-trip experience: once had the front windshield smashed while driving on gravel road in #Patagonia. #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow A6: No pictures but definitely my parents gathering luggage that fell off the roof of the car, then blowing a tire #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd A6: Snap in the bottom bracket on a biketrip and only lawn mower tools. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/Evuz8ZZvln

• @mcnuttsc A6: Thankfully nothing too horrific.One time my bladder almost exploded, no bathrooms anywhere!

• @funkey_brewster winter storm closed road we were on. Got stranded in a storm,drove on ice down mtn when road reopened #adventurechat #scary

• @CharlesMcCool A6. Car towed in Portugal. RT @DonNadeau Q6 Tell us about your most horrific road trip experience if you can bear it. Photos? #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer A6: most horrific experience was driving a Yaris through the Canadian Rockies in December. Blizzards+all-season tyres= :o #adventurechat

• @momfari Q6 Trouble on road? A6 Drive 2 #LakePowell as kid, trailer tire melted & rolled ahead. Car in front rolled. No one was hurt! #adventurechat

• @WeretheRussos A6: Literally had a tire come off while driving cross-country and stuck will trying to find a new one! #adventurechat

• @SabineLoeprick A6 getting a very expensive parking ticket in Jersey not knowing why

• @BRBearBait A6: My friends were in a car ahead of us and ended up in a wreck. Everyone was fine though! #adventurechat

• @DonNadeau Q7: What was your best road trip? Why? Photos? #adventurechat

• @mcnuttsc A7: The beautiful albeit long (23 hours straight) trip from Montana to Bakersfield. So scenic!

• @monicagoesshow A7: best roadtrip was definitely my honeymoon! Michigan to California #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/OqMuEjRcH6

• @funkey_brewster A7 Our honeymoon trip. Denver-Vegas-LA spent a week in LV and LA. Best. trip. Ever. #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow The questions are all at wp.me/p5qIBr-7Q And there will be a recap of the chat on the same page later today =) #adventurechat

• @NatureTourYukon A7: Driving the Dempster Highway all the way to the Arctic Circle was my fav! youtube.com/watch?v=ovfnYj… #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/pqM1lv3sT8

• @WeretheRussos A7: Best road trip was going across Costa Rica in a small 4x4 #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/Yj3gt7S7l3

• @Airstream2Go Through the American west! Here's why: bit.ly/1FrTnwj #AdventureChat pic.twitter.com/EaneyTjNOY

• @RadreiseNerd A7: Oh, difficult. Nearly each trip is a special experience. We´ve tryed to test extreme situations. And all trips were top. #adventurechat

• @roamingcurator A7: A top road trip for me was the #history on #Route66. A pic of the famous barbershop in #Seligman. #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/uaLiHclZB3

• @markenroute We once traveled the Pan-American Highway from Mexico to where to road disappeared in the jungle in Panama. Amazing trip! #adventurechat

• @Jessisawanderer A7: best road trip was across Iceland looking for Northern Lights - found them among other beauties! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/gLY1yrLXOv

• @roamingcurator Seeing the #NorthernLights is a top trip I want to take! #adventurechat

• @Wanderedandco I could just live in a hammock! #travel #adventurechat #explore pic.twitter.com/xev4F8uIRQ

• @BGJensen A7: Hard to choose, but Road Trip 2012 with lots of hiking in Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/Cfyv71Jxe3

• @Jessisawanderer we drove a campervan the whole way! Was one of my most fave trips ever!! #adventurechat

• @BRBearBait A7: Does a future road trip count? 1 month 5,000mi round trip to Colorado! #adventurechat

• @CeecesTravel A7: Going to #SaniPass. We drove to the bottom before we started hiking up! Awesome drive #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/vDtrPhTga4

• @iamvagabond A7: #adventurechat Love road trips .. so many of them.. and love to collect those state signs usimages.blogspot.com/2012/03/state-… pic.twitter.com/VNzIX0GFbC

• @DonNadeau Q8: Where do you usually sleep on road trips and why? Tips? #adventurechat https://t.co/lj9L0s6Ruu

• @BRBearBait A8: In a tent! The 5 billion star hotel #adventurechat

• @NatureTourYukon A8: @BRBearBait We agree!! #adventurechat #NatureToursYukon pic.twitter.com/kL7T0iDz6r

• @monicagoesshow A8: I usually just stop at cheap hotels along the way so I can save money for food and adventures or a @hovelstay of course! #adventurechat

• @roamingcurator A8: Ideally on road-trips I try & stay in places unique to the area: be it a #historic hotel or a cool #campground. #adventurechat

• @Airstream2Go Q8. A luxury Airstream is pretty hard to beat! (There's always an amazing view.) #AdventureChat pic.twitter.com/o04RWRuHEH

• @funkey_brewster A8 we pack a tent & hammocks. We sleep at campsites or hotels if weather isn't conducive to being outdoors. #adventurechat

• @BGJensen A8: Motels, sometimes hotels, maybe tent, or funny and weird places like the Wigwam Motel on #Route66. #adventurechat #roadtrips

• @RadreiseNerd A8: Sleeping in a tent. You feel and hear the pure nature: storm, rain, straying animals. Good. #adventurechat

• @rustysheba definitly clean hotels/motels; we've had our share of hell holes! but finding we are flying more these days #adventurechat

• @CeecesTravel A8: Back packers,@Airbnb finds,guesthouses.'Because I like connecting with ppl & investing to the locals direct. #adventurechat

• @ThousandTrails A8 a tent under the stars sounds pretty ideal to us! Anything to get out and camp! #adventurechat pic.twitter.com/2pKBKnTmnl

• @DonNadeau Q9: What road trip would you most like to do next and why? #adventurechat

• @CharlesMcCool A9. Prudhoe Bay to Patagonia on unpaved roads RT @DonNadeau Q9: What road trip would you most like to do next and why? #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow A9: Through Northern California to Washington is my #1 to do. And through Canada would be amazing! #adventurechat

• @funkey_brewster A9 cross country WA state to DC.We just like to explore. #adventurechat

• @rustysheba Question 9 I would love to do a road trip in the USA from coast to coast, before old age takes over! #adventurechat

• @iamvagabond A9: #adventurechat - From Los Angeles to Boston ... YaY !! http://t.co/IZPz29kZEf pic.twitter.com/Kt1E4MmbcQ

• @CeecesTravel A9: I want to travel the coast line, of my country, pref by water. #Boattrip? #adventurechat

• @RadreiseNerd A9: Biketrip direction Asia, starting in June, traveling for a few years. Why? For fun before to old for it. #adventurechat

• @WeretheRussos A9: Our dream was to see the US, so we're planning on taking a RV through the lower 48 starting in a few months #adventurechat

• @NatureTourYukon A9: We can't wait to go out on a #roadtrip and go Canoeing wherever we find water! #adventurechat #NatureToursYukon pic.twitter.com/z9V0ppVKIp

• @monicagoesshow Wow, fast hour! Another amazing #adventurechat! Thank you so much to our guest host @DonNadeau who has the best videos! #adventurechat

• @monicagoesshow If anyone is interested in guest co-hosting an #adventurechat DM me