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We went up the US coast from Mass. and into Canada and up to Prince Edward Island. Wonderful trip. Loved the small beach comunities along the east coast but couldn't get used to all the private beaches and pay-to-use beaches there (we were used to California's free beaches). Canada was wonderful to travel in -- very friendly and helpful people. Prince Edward Island reminded me of Ireland with it's small lanes, towns and incredible greens everywhere. Seafood everywhere along the coast and Canada was wonderful -- expecially lobster and mussles.
I also would like to hear from anyone who has rented an RV (or caravan as they say down under) in New Zealand and/or Australia. I think that would be a wonderful way to see Australia.
I have scoped out renting a caravan in New Zealand some time. Would want to go in January so as to be at the end of their summer. I think our money exchange is currently good, being from the US. Even our Canadian exchange rate is getting better lately. Just wish they drove on the same side of the road as we do. We have rented an automatic car (small one) two times in England and as the navigator, it really took a lot of my time to keep my husband where he needed to be, esp. in a country new to us with roundabouts, small lanes, etc. Ireland is on our list as well as Scotland. My husband does geneaology as a hobby and we've found relatives below and above ground and they were very nice.
Go with your dreams. Put it on the calender. While at the local library visiting with one of the staff (I volunteer there), she happened to mention that one needs to go and do before age 70 (my husband is a very young 68), as most places do not like to rent vehicles of any sort to people older than 70 which would make me the driver! Being totally left handed, left brained or whatever (maybe right brained actually) and a little dysletic, driving on that other side of the road scares me. I prefer to read the maps.