Wahey! Rep++ for you! You have provided me with a very good route and we did actually consider going to Houston via Colorado Springs. I quite like the idea of popping into Mexico, however it's likely I will go to Mexico in the future so I'm not too fussed. chrisb2e9, As for the couch, there are 5 of us, have you 5 couches? Nah, we'll be camping, staying in hotels and hostels. Its not going to be luxury in terms of comfort but we'll get the luxury of seeing all these places. Ghys, I have already been to Montreal and Toronto as well as Niagara Falls, however my friends have not, We won't be covering that much of Canada unfortunately. The world is just too big to fit everything in! People can travel their whole lives and still not see everything! What I'll do is put up the planned route through USA and Canada and everyone can chip in with places to visit and adjustments to the route. Still would like info on the other countries though, especially China.