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Urbex road trip
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So a friend and I are considering goin on a road trip next summer to a bunch of states for the sole purpose of urbex. I think it'll be super fun if it ends up happening, just gotta plan shit out. Anyone here done a road trip like this before?




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Re: Urbex road trip
< Reply # 1 on 9/27/2017 6:48 AM >
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I did a 6 day motorcycle trip visiting old coal and railroad towns in the Virginias.

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< Reply # 2 on 9/27/2017 5:28 PM >
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I did a 6 day motorcycle trip visiting old coal and railroad towns in the Virginias.

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That's insane dude, would be so fun.




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< Reply # 3 on 9/27/2017 6:45 PM >
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So a friend and I are considering goin on a road trip next summer to a bunch of states for the sole purpose of urbex. I think it'll be super fun if it ends up happening, just gotta plan shit out. Anyone here done a road trip like this before?


You really should do this, sounds amazing

I never have done anything to this extent, but I plan to one day




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< Reply # 4 on 9/27/2017 6:49 PM >
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I'd love to do this someday.




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< Reply # 5 on 10/3/2017 3:41 AM >
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Did something similar with some pals this past summer! We went on a trip to watch the eclipse in Southern Illinois, and on the way back made a couple stops to explore some places. Definitely going again next summer, it's a really great way to explore some new areas and really get to know your friends.




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< Reply # 6 on 10/3/2017 1:03 PM >
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Did something similar with some pals this past summer! We went on a trip to watch the eclipse in Southern Illinois, and on the way back made a couple stops to explore some places. Definitely going again next summer, it's a really great way to explore some new areas and really get to know your friends.


That sounds like such a good time




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< Reply # 7 on 10/3/2017 3:20 PM >
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My mother and I have actually being doing annual urbex road trips for the last 2 years, some of the greatest memories we have. Half of my family lives in Lethbridge, AB so we head out there to visit them once a year. I usually spend a couple of weeks in advance working on a route through regions of BC that I haven't yet explored, plotting as many locations from the UE DB as I can along the way. My mother drives on the way there while I save the coordinates of anything interesting that I see along the way and add them to the return route. I drive on the way back and she gives me free reign to stop wherever I want and as much as I want, she actually requests that I don't tell her about any of the locations in advance, so that when we pull in it's a completely novel experience.




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< Reply # 8 on 10/3/2017 3:37 PM >
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Yes. Do it.




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< Reply # 9 on 10/3/2017 4:13 PM >
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It's the only way to live.

I've done the same if you count travelling from the UK to the USA once or twice a year for the sole purpose of exploring. It's the best decision I've ever made.




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< Reply # 10 on 10/3/2017 5:43 PM >
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I did a two-day road trip with a couple buddies, bouncing around the province to visit a bunch of locations. It was tons of fun, saw some amazing locations, took tons of pictures, had plenty of deep conversations, and listened to lots of music. Was pretty cheap too since we slept in the car (I slept in the trunk in case you were wondering how 3 people could all sleep in one car)and brought all our food. All we had to pay for was gas.

One of the guys I went with, previously we tried to something similar but on bikes, as in bicycles, and head from Ottawa to Toronto, but we planned poorly, slept in, and the weather was horrible... We only got to Kingston by the first day, when the plan was to be another 80ish km west by end of day (Mostly my fault, during the previous summer I had biked 260 km in 15 hours so I figured we could do 200 km in 10. Didn't even bother checking the weather and went for a tempo run beforehand, such arrogance lol). The next day one of the bike wheels popped and that was the end of the adventure. Still, it was tons of fun! We learned a lot and got great stories from the trip.



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< Reply # 11 on 10/4/2017 1:12 AM >
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Life's too short to turn down fun ideas like this. Ngl I wanna do the same thing now, it sounds like a ton of fun.




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< Reply # 12 on 10/4/2017 1:38 AM >
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Doing something like this is a long term goal of mine. I'd love to either take a camper or retrofit a van to live out of, take a few months off work, and travel the country. Maybe I'd use a bus if I ever found some friends who enjoy exploring and have similar goals.

I would explore everywhere I could. First, the abandonments of Milwaukee and Chicago. Then I'd swing through Gary on my way to Detroit, where I'd spend some time before heading East to the subway tunnels of Cincinnati. Maybe I'd head to Toronto, since it's one of the cradles of urbex- then towards the East coast- New York or Boston, maybe. I'd then head South in search of old military forts, before turning West and hitting a few ghost towns and mines. Eventually I'd reach Seattle, where I'd spend time before coming back to Wisconsin along the Northern half of the US. Maybe if I was really ambitious I'd head North into Canada and eventually Alaska, in search of Cold War era military stations.

For now, it's a dream. Maybe I'll pursue it once I get my degree. Who knows.




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< Reply # 13 on 10/9/2017 3:45 PM >
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My mother and I have actually being doing annual urbex road trips for the last 2 years


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< Reply # 14 on 10/9/2017 6:55 PM >
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Sounds like something the whole community could do together every summer.




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