I'm planning a cross country road trip with at least one other person through a southern route.
We know that we want to see different deserts in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and California. We also know that we want to travel the deep south; mostly for it's music and southern culture.
I heard that traveling by train can be an exciting experience but then again, by choosing to do so we won't be able to reach all our destinations.
Does anyone have any tips on how to travel, what trails and sites we should see at our destinations, preferably places that aren't bombarded by tourists.
Any other recommendation from your personal experience in these specific areas or any other area in the southern region of the u.s will be greatly appreciated.