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January 25, 2013

Tips for US road trips

As an American, I found this an interesting and informative article. However, this comment struck me: "Turn off the air?con, open the windows and let the warm Nevada breeze wash over you ..." Trust me. You won't do that in August! Nor between May and October. When I was in Las Vegas last August, the taxi driver told me it was a "nice day" because the temperature had dropped to "only" 42C.

If you go off-road in that part of the country, make sure you pack water and food in case something goes wrong. Have a GPS and tell someone where, and when, you expect to get off the road; if you do not return around the promised time, they should call the park service or police. Ken Starr



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