One of the coolest cross-country trips a traveler can take is along I-40. The third longest interstate in the United States, the route runs all the way from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina (that's a 36-hour drive from end-to-end, in case you're wondering). Yet, it’s not the length that makes I-40 appealing for travelers. Rather, it’s the amazing and unique sights that decorate this stretch of highway.
Middlethorpe Hall, Middlethorpe, York, North Yorkshire. It is a perfectly symmetrical red brick + stone house built in 1699. Like many grand houses of the time, it is influenced indirectly by Sir Christopher Wren, especially Hampton Court Palace with its similar horizontal skyline. Built in c.1699–1701 for Thomas Barlow, a prosperous master cutler who bought the Middlethorpe estate in 1698 as a bid to establish himself as a country gentleman.
This trip planner route is a long one. It covers 48 of 50 states and would most likely require 3 ½ to 4 months to complete. However, it’s the most comprehensive of cross-country RV trip routes out there that encompass as many cultural and sightseeing experiences as one could possibly want
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Nassington, Peterborough: 1-Night 4* Country Break For Two With Breakfast and Dinner Discover the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire with a 2-night rambling break Stay in luxury at the AA-awarded 4* Queens Head Inn, nestled on the banks of the River Nene Tuck into breakfast, and dine in decadence with dinner The restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary...