My two best friends and I are taking a two week trip leaving the day after Christmas from Atlanta, GA. Following the schedule, I will have some questions. Here is the itinerary:
12/26/06: First (sleep) stop, Washington, D.C. staying in Hostel.
12/27/06: Second (sleep) stop, Philadelphia, PA, staying with someone.
12/28/06-12/31/06: Four nights in New York City including NEW YEARS EVE! Staying in hostel 3 nights and hotel 1 night.
1/1/07: (sleep) stop Buffalo, NY, staying with someone.
1/2-1/4/06: Toronto, ON, CA staying three nights in hostel, plan on snowboarding (suggestions?)
1/5/06: (sleep) stop Detroit, MI... going to rock show? staying with someone
1/6/06: (sleep) stop Lewisville, IN staying with someone
1/7/06: tour JD (loretto, ky) & makers mark (lynchburg, tn) distilleries and drive back to Atlanta...
As you can see, we won't be spending too much on lodging, as we are staying in hostels or with someone for the majority of the time. However, I have a few concerns. This trip has been "in the making" since we were high school seniors (we are now 21, 22, 22)... my concerns are a) three girls, dangerous cities b) we're from GEORGIA, hence not really driven too much in the snow/mountains c) we really don't have much "planned", so just looking for general suggestions. What precautions should we take, as we have had the danger of this trip drilled into our heads by everyone we know :)
Please reply with precautions and/or suggestions! We want to do a bit of touring in EVERY state, but within budget... We love things that are cheap/free/on the way... THANKS in advance!