Hi. I just discovered this wonderful site and already feel more comfortable with my decision to hit the road in a month. I have always wanted to go on a road trip and now I have booked the car, took vacation time off work, saved a little money and outlined an itinerary....I guess I'm actually going to do it! And now...I need help!
I will be leaving Toronto with my boyfriend on December 15th and return on January 15th. We are planning to go from Toronto to Nashville, stay a few days there, then go to Memphis, New Orleans, New Mexico and then travel the west coast to British Columbia and then back across Canada through the prairies to Toronto. We are pretty flexible and I'm sure many cities will add themselves to this list. I really want to see the beauty of nature rather than big cities. I've lived in NY so I'm more into small towns or different and excentric places. Open spaces, nice people...I'd love to hear different accents and see different ways of living eventhough I understand it's still north-America.
My boyfriend isn't one to plan and wants to let the road lead the way which I'm rather comfortable with but I also rather be safe than sorry. I'm hoping that some road trip veterans can help me to think about things that I should plan for or bring along. I would also like suggestions on great roads to choose. Tips on what to expect in terms of weather? I imagine I can expect to face warm and absolutely freezing weather. Car maintenance? Tires? I would appreciate any advice or recommendations. Thanks!