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Road Trip: New York to LA

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Traveling from New York to LA or vice versa, it’s one of the trips that can lead to an epic adventure no matter which route you take. It’s 100% American. 100% Fun. But choosing which route to take really just depends on what type of adventure you want to take. Here are our favorite routes with our favorite adventures.

The Northern Route – If Mountains and Parks are your thing.

Road Trip: New York

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New York
New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.

Niagara Falls/Cedar Point
With 3 staggering waterfalls the views are epic. If you want to get a little closer try the ‘Maid of the Mist’ cruise taking you under the falls. If jaw dropping thrills are more you style, stop in at the Cedar Point adventure park.

Chicago
If cities aren’t your thing, check out the Shipshewana Amish Community.

Minnesota
visit the famous Jolly Green Giant Statue in the ‘City of Blue Earth’

Badlands National Park
The rugged beauty of the badlands will make you feel like you’re walking on the moon.

Mount Rushmore
The sculpture on Mount Rushmore features presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln at a staggering 18 metres (60 ft).

Wild Wyoming
If you’re passing through in from June to August be sure to check out an authentic Cody Rodeo.

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is America’s first national park complete with spouting geysers, waterfalls and mud pools.

Grand Teton National Park – Jackson
White water raft Snake River, or go for a hike and take in the beauty of jagged peaks and picture perfect lakes in Grand Teton.

Grand Basin Nevada – Lake Tahoe
Stop for a swim in the crystal clear Lake Tahoe.

Yosemite National Park
Follow the Sierra Mountains into Yosemite. Opt for some world class rock climbing, float down the Merced River or explore this extra ordinary park on foot.

San Francisco
San Francisco is home to hippy vibes, cafe culture, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39. You’re sure to have an experience.

California Coast to Santa Barbara and LA
Travel down the beautiful highway 1 to Santa Barbara and into LA.

The Southern Route – If cities and soul are your thing.

New York
New York boasts everything you would want in a city. From the Empire State Building to every kind of food you can possibly imagine. Stay a few days and explore.

Washington, DC
Check out the White House and the Smithsonian Museums. Finish the day off with a drink in Georgetown.

Asheville
A road trip just isn’t the same unless you see mountains. Take in the mountain vibes and epic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Nashville
Visit the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame as the home of country music takes you in.

Memphis
Memphis is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Need we say more? Head down Beale Street, visit Graceland and take in a tasty Memphis BBQ.

New Orleans
If you’re after some soul, New Orleans is the place for you. Check out a ‘Voodoo and Graveyard’ tour, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River or fill your face with Cajun and Creole grub or some authentic gumbo.

Austin
If you haven’t had enough music on this trip, Austin is a must stop as they are the ‘live music capital of the world’ after all.

Amarillo
Everything just seems bigger in Texas. Stop at Cadillac Ranch to see all the classic cars you can handle and if you’re hungry along the ol’ route 66, try your hand at the Big Texan Steak Ranch and see if you can finish your dinner.

Santa Fe
The best Mexican food in the USA plus all the sunshine you can handle at 325 days a year. Who can say no to Santa Fe?

Monument Valley
The red rock vistas await on your trip to Monument Valley.

Grand Canyon and Las Vegas
The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas are a must stop. Both enormous in their own beauty

San Diego to LA
Leave the desert behind and head to the coast. Stop in San Diego for some sun and swim. Travel from to LA.

Road Trip: LA

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Class C RV Rentals

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Class C RV’s are the most common type of RV. Class C RV’s are characterized by the large bed directly over the drivers cabin. Class C’s are available in many sizes. I have seen them as small as 22’ and as larger are 35’. These motorhomes tend to sleep more people than a similar sized Class A as you get that extra bed over the driver. Most Class C RV’s allow you to walk from the driver’s area into the cabin of the RV, but I have seen exceptions to this, so it is always good to ask before you rent the RV if this is important to you. This RV will tend to be a little easier to drive compared to a Class A motorhome because the wheelbase is much more similar to regular passenger vehicles. In the end this is the most popular type of RV simply because of the extra sleeping space that it provides. Class C RV’s can be rented from almost any major city across the US including, Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN),Boston (BOS) Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Ft Lauderdale (FLL) Las Vegas (LAS), RENO (RNO), New York City (NYC), Dallas (DFW), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Seattle (SEA).

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Chicago RV Rentals – Top 5 Activities

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Chicago, also known as the Windy City or Chi-town, received the Travellers’ Choice award from Trip Advisor. This city has plenty to do and is in a great location to start your North America RV trip as it gives you close access to US and Canada. Don’t forget to discover Chi-town before continuing on your road trip. These are our five favourite things to do in the Windy City:

SkyDeck

seattle skyline

If you arrive in a Chicago on a clear day, this should be your first experience. The tallest building in the western hemisphere offers views from the 103rd floor. What’s unique about this is the glass cubicles that you walk out onto and you can see the four states around Lake Michigan. This is a guaranteed way to conquer your fear of heights and should not be missed.

Museum of Science and Industry

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MSI Is the biggest science museum in the western hemisphere and there is plenty to see and experience! One of the most favoured exhibits here is a German submarine that was captured during WW2. There is also a model railroad, a life-size coal mine replica, and Apollo 8. With over 2,000 exhibits, at least one full day is required here to do it justice.

North Avenue Beach

chicago beach

North Avenue Beach is on Lake Michigan. If you want a break from sight-seeing and city driving, enjoy a picnic here and people-watch until your heart’s content. Rent a bike to take along the riding paths, or join in a game of beach volleyball.

Michigan Avenue

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Catch a trolley to Michigan Avenue after spending the morning at a nearby attraction such as Lake Michigan or Navy Pier then stretch your legs while taking in all Michigan Avenue has to offer. Cross the Chicago River, window-shop, pass landmark buildings and dine.  Make sure to get a picture by the river on Michigan Avenue when it starts getting dark for a beautiful back drop of lit-up sky scrapers reflecting on the water.

Grant Park

art sculpture chicago grant park

Grant Park is Chicago’s version of Central Park, and is known as Chicago’s ‘front-yard’. The Park is huge and offers many attractions such as Buckingham Fountain. One of the world’s largest fountains that has delightful water shows and nightly light shows from April-October. The second largest art museum in the country, the Art Institute of Chicago is also in Grant Park.

Millennium Park is about 25 square acres on the northwest side of Grant Park, it contains a music pavilion and a Ferris Wheel and was constructed to celebrate the second millennium. This section of Grant Park is known for being extremely well laid out with a Play Garden for kids and art structures to entertain the grown-ups. Cloud Gate, a famous art structure, is in Millennium Park.

You may have heard that Chicago has a fierce rivalry with the Big Apple for best pizza but Chicago is also known for its variety of ethnic foods. As a ‘city of neighbourhoods’, each neighbourhood has different specialties to tease your taste buds! Besides the food, Chi-city has very approachable locals and with museums to beaches to parks to events, the city has lots to keep you entertained.

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One Way RV Rental Special

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Book now for pick up between Nov 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 and we will waive the one way fee. With 14 locations to choose from you will be sure to find a holiday to suit you. With the cold weather setting in why not get away from the snow and head south for a few weeks. You could pick up in Chicago, New York, Boston and Seattle and drop off in Orlando, Ft Lauderdale or how about Los Angeles. You could even do a cross country trip from San Francisco to Atlanta. Or look at Dallas, Salt Lake City or Las Vegas. With these 14 cities to choose from there are endless possibilities for this years winter vacation.

  • waived one way free is only between these 14 locations
  • only unit code MTR are eligible for this special
  • subject to availability

Chicago – Local Attractions

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Navy Pier is the place that even the locals hang out. Visit the 3300 foot pier that runs along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. At Navy Pier you can take in Cirque Shanghi’s visually spectacular Dragon’s Thunder. View the breath taking fireworks set to music every Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer, either from the pier or on an evening cruise, the view will be stunning. Visit Pier Park and ride the 150 foot Ferris wheel or the musical carousel. How about A”mazing” Chicago where you will get lost in the Mirror Maze then stagger through the Spinning Tunnel. Join a Segway tour or rent a bike, what a way to spend the day.

At Shedd Aquarium be prepared to take a trip of the imagination to an underwater world like no other. Touch the Stingrays, go eye to eye with the dolphins, and take a walk to the south Pole with the Penguins. The Shedd is located at 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.

Chicago is the home of the Blue Man Group. Running since the late 1980’s the Blue Man Group can still be seen at the Briar Street Theatre. Their unique blend of music, technology and comedy appeals to people of all ages. The Briar Street Theatre is located at 3133 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60657.

Alder Planetarium was the first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere in 1930 and is now the oldest planetarium in existence. Learn about the Curiosity Rover by viewing NASA’s full size replica, our solar system and the mysteries of space. The Alder Planetarium is located at 1300 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.

Taste of Chicago 2012

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
  • When? July 11th to July 15th, 2012
  • Where? Grant Park, Chicago IL
  • What? This is the world’s largest outdoor food festival, with food and activities for the entire family.
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Official Website:   http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrative/events___special_events/special_events/mose/taste_of_chicago.html

Chicago Jazz Festival 2012

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
  • When? August 30th to September 2nd
  • Where? Grant Park
  • What? Local Jazz Festival
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Official Website:   http://www.chicagofestivals.net/2012-jazz-festival

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Chicago Blues Festival 2012

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
  • When? June 8th to 10th, 2012
  • Where? Grant Park
  • What? Featuring Blues Music across 4 stages.
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Official Website:   http://www.chicagofestivals.net/music/blues

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Ukrainian Village Festival

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
  • When? September 8th and 9th, 2012
  • Where? Superior St & Oakley Blvd.
  • What? Local singers and dancers will be entertaining in the streets as you browse through the market and taste the Ukrainian cuisine.
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Official Website:   http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/mose/ukrainian_village0.html

79th Street Renaissance Festival 2012

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
  • When? September 8, 2012
  • Where? 79th  Street between Racine & Loomis
  • What? This is a free neighborhood festival that showcases Chicago’s local talent and authentic south side cuisine.
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Official Website:   http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/mose/auburn_gresham_79th.html?

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