hey! i'm so excited to be a part of this forum and website.
i'm a 26 year old woman looking to get away for a while. i moved back to my hometown in the southern oregon this year after 8 years of being away. since i moved, i thought about going on a solo road trip across america. i've always wanted to do it, and as a photographer, there are a million opportunities for me to shoot along the way. i recently drove to boise, id, and had an amazing journey with my medium format camera.
*the few larger gaps in between cities that i'm staying in--where i need somehwere to stay.
*i'm not planning on sleeping in many hotels, so i need to figure this out before i go.
*gas prices: OUCH. i'm just going to deal with it, but should i fill up in certain parts of the country that are significantly cheaper than others?
*getting lost. i've travelled all over in the last 8 years, but my experience with things like mapquest--is that there are "gray" areas...where i have to make an educated guess of what the directions mean.
*equipment: GPS? emergency kits, protection (ie...weapons?) as a woman, i feel like i need to be prepared
*exercize - driving so much that my body will feel the toll. i'd like to be able to stay fit on my trip.
*getting tired of driving on my own. never went this far, do any of you ever feel like giving up?
so far, destinations/stops along the way possibly include:
(starting in so. oregon)
*missoula, mt (best friend moved there recently)
*salt lake city, ut (friend lives there, will spend a few days exploring different areas south of slc)
*yellowstone national park
*denver, co (for fun, need ideas. built a house there last year, but never lived there)
*grand canyon (any of the southwest would be awesome, mostly would like to explore old towns or amazing landscapes
HUGE GAP TO FILL HERE!
*little rock, arkansas (friend lives there, but not a sure stop)
HUGE GAP TO FILL HERE!
*Georgia (don't care where, give me ideas. i want to explore the south. huge area of interest for me on so many levels. no family or friends live here)
*Jacksonville, FL (staying for a week)
*Charlotte, NC (staying for a week)
*Onancock, Virginia (staying for a week)
i have no return date, only places to go. i'm sure i'll be posted before my return home just so i have ideas about things to do on the way back. i'm so excited, yet want to be fully prepared about what to expect.