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Please do not rely only on the suggestions from those who contribute on this forum to get ideas of where to do. You really do need to do your own research on this, otherwise, you will be having our trip, not your trip. Thus, for ideas, do some good research. Where to get ideas of where to visit include scanning this forum, though. At the top of the list of questions is a sticking where travellers have posted their road trip reports. There are hundreds of them, but few are honeymoons or to areas you might want to visit, so skim the list and read only the ones that are relevant.

Also, on the right side of the forum page, under the TopQuestions heading (not visible on the app, or small devices, you need to use the full version of the forum page) are some headings which you may find useful. These includes suggestions of trip on the west or east side of the country (although ideas for Canada seem to be limited), and that should also provide some ideas.

However, for basics and other general ideas, you may find visiting a library and borrowing a few guide books for North America in general, and separately for USA or Canada. Skim those for ideas and info. They do not need to be up to date for ideas (it’s usually the pricing that dates fast, but you’re not researching that yet).

Now to the RV idea. Lots of folk have a very romantic and frankly very misguided idea of the RV. On the right under the already mentioned TQs is an RV topic. In that topic are lots of embedded links, one includes whether the RV is suitable for you. That would be a good place to start. Some key points for now, though:

RVs are almost never a low cost choice when it’s just 2 of you. There’s a big difference between a true RV (that is designed to be hooked up at night in a camp site so you have electricity, water and plumbing) and basic campervans that have cramped sleeping quarters, primitive cooking facilities and no washing facilities or toilet.

The other key issue with RVs is they’re a lifestyle and travel style specific choice too. They are not good for trips where you plan to drive long distances and move on every or most days. They are major nuisance in cities for many reasons, so unsuited to city heavy itineraries, and actually there are one or 2 national parks where they’re not the best choice. If you plan to self cater almost exclusively, plan to park up somewhere quiet and rural for several days at a time and keep yourself to yourself, with no plans to find bars at night, then they just may be perfect!

Pick no more than **three** must-see destinations. I don’t mean "California", that’s too big, I mean "Yosemite" or " San Francisco". Do some reading on travel blogs or the travel section of a newspaper or a travel magazine. Find a destination or experience that really fires you up:

Next, figure out how much time do you need to dedicated JUST to those top three destinations. You do NOT want to leave those three things feeling like you didn’t really see or do them properly. Eg, if you put Disneyland on that list, then don’t try to see it in a day. Dedicate 3-5 days and really see the place.

NOW you can ask us. You can tell us what you have and what you still have to fill and we can suggest some good secondary stops that fit well with your top three. Some may be places you want to go, some may be things you have never heard of but are so glad you did. We’re pretty good at pacing and timing here, so we can help you plot out something realistic – the main novice mistake is trying to do too much and rush around and ending up with a very exhausting and frustrating itinerary.

Please do not rely only on the suggestions from those who contribute on this forum to get ideas of where to do. You really do need to do your own research on this, otherwise, you will be having our trip, not your trip. Thus, for ideas, do some good research. Where to get ideas of where to visit include scanning this forum, though. At the top of the list of questions is a sticking where travellers have posted their road trip reports. There are hundreds of them, but few are honeymoons or to areas you might want to visit, so skim the list and read only the ones that are relevant.

Also, on the right side of the forum page, under the TopQuestions heading (not visible on the app, or small devices, you need to use the full version of the forum page) are some headings which you may find useful. These includes suggestions of trip on the west or east side of the country (although ideas for Canada seem to be limited), and that should also provide some ideas.

However, for basics and other general ideas, you may find visiting a library and borrowing a few guide books for North America in general, and separately for USA or Canada. Skim those for ideas and info. They do not need to be up to date for ideas (it’s usually the pricing that dates fast, but you’re not researching that yet).

Now to the RV idea. Lots of folk have a very romantic and frankly very misguided idea of the RV. On the right under the already mentioned TQs is an RV topic. In that topic are lots of embedded links, one includes whether the RV is suitable for you. That would be a good place to start. Some key points for now, though:

RVs are almost never a low cost choice when it’s just 2 of you. There’s a big difference between a true RV (that is designed to be hooked up at night in a camp site so you have electricity, water and plumbing) and basic campervans that have cramped sleeping quarters, primitive cooking facilities and no washing facilities or toilet.

The other key issue with RVs is they’re a lifestyle and travel style specific choice too. They are not good for trips where you plan to drive long distances and move on every or most days. They are major nuisance in cities for many reasons, so unsuited to city heavy itineraries, and actually there are one or 2 national parks where they’re not the best choice. If you plan to self cater almost exclusively, plan to park up somewhere quiet and rural for several days at a time and keep yourself to yourself, with no plans to find bars at night, then they just may be perfect!

Pick no more than **three** must-see destinations. I don’t mean "California", that’s too big, I mean "Yosemite" or "San Francisco". Do some reading on travel blogs or the travel section of a newspaper or a travel magazine. Find a destination or experience that really fires you up:

Next, figure out how much time do you need to dedicated JUST to those top three destinations. You do NOT want to leave those three things feeling like you didn’t really see or do them properly. Eg, if you put Disneyland on that list, then don’t try to see it in a day. Dedicate 3-5 days and really see the place.

NOW you can ask us. You can tell us what you have and what you still have to fill and we can suggest some good secondary stops that fit well with your top three. Some may be places you want to go, some may be things you have never heard of but are so glad you did. We’re pretty good at pacing and timing here, so we can help you plot out something realistic – the main novice mistake is trying to do too much and rush around and ending up with a very exhausting and frustrating itinerary.