Amy and me have been talking about a cycle-related vacation this summer. With all the bread we are saving due to the New Way/New Day Campaign we will easily be able to swing some type of week long trip somewhere.
In an effort to avoid the traditional & overdone vacation of "drive somewhere, pay a boatload of dough to stay in a hotel, eat every meal out, do some touristy stuff-come home rested perhaps... wallet emptied definitely", we were thinking about doing it all on our cycles instead.
Something like... stay in a tent in a couple sleeping bags, eat one (or maybe two) pot meals over a campfire or Dragonfly stove and cycle around looking at things, taking photos... relaxing.
Anyone out there have any suggestions on a great area in the east to do this? Couple requirements...
1. Can't be too far away from the NYC area for reasons of transportation otherwise the whole deal gets defeated due to the expense of "getting there" (especially with 2 cycles, 1 tag-a-long, 8 panniers full of gear and the three of us).
2. An abundant amount of camping areas so that we aren't very far away from our "tucking in area" each night... very important when at the mercy, whim & mood of a 5 year old.
3. Not too hilly... this would be a new experience for us and I can see where the whole deal would quickly turn into a nightmare if we are so loaded down that we basically spend everyday walking our cycles/gear everywhere.
Opinions-thoughts, gladly welcomed...