I am planning a cross-country road trip at the end of July with two friends from New York to Los Angeles, partly to get home and partly because I've been wanting to do so for as long as I can remember. I want to drive through the south--I am mostly interested in seeing Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and New England, etc I really want to find small towns and also check out pretty old-fashioned cities like Charleston.
-Would three weeks be enough time?
-Should I be worried about hurricane season if I plan on travelling at the end of July? My dates are fairly flexible, is there a better time of Summer/early Fall that would be better?
-What cute quaint Southern small towns can anyone recommend?
-Any other suggestions in general would be much appreciated!