This is probably my last post for this trip, as we're heading to Knoxville, trying to beat Florence. We've had a wonderful time, even though we had to cut some major chunks out of our trip. We had plans to tent-camp from Whitehorse to Tuktoyaktuk (check Google), about 500 miles each way. After looking at the weather forecasts, we decided that driving 100 miles on mud and gravel and tent camping in 20-40 degree temps and rain would not be fun. Then, wildfires and smoke helped us decide that driving through British Columbia to the coasts of Washington and Oregon was probably not a good idea. I've included a picture of my planning and cancellation pages -- it got pretty complex.
Tom and I are a retired couple who live in Tennessee USA and love to travel, especially in Asia. Since 2008, we've spent chunks of time in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam (this is our third trip), Laos, China (twice) , India, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Japan (this is our second trip). We're in our late 60s and travel on our own, carrying 25-30 pound backpacks rather than suitcases, plus small daypacks. We like to stay most of the time in small 2-star hotels, guesthouses, monasteries, etc., punctuated by short (2-3 night) stays in 4-5 star hotels to clean up and decompress. Our goals on these t... full info