Hi everyone! I have been lurking for a couple of days. I'm actually in the middle of a solo cross-country road trip right now. I started from New Hampshire and my end destination is Southern California.
I intended to take the regular, central route to Cali - I90 to I80 to I76, so on and so forth. But I remembered the bad altitude sickness I got last time I went that route... (I've done 3 cross-country road trips, this is my fourth). Plus, I have plenty of time on my hands because I'm self-employed and basically can work so long as I have my laptop and aircard. So I have decided to stay on I90 and go up to Minneapolis. From there, I'll go to Seattle, WA, then take I5 all the way down to Orange County, CA.
I'm wondering - does anyone have suggestions how (safely) I can meet other travelers? I'm 29 and female and alone, so I want to stay safe, but how can I meet other people without just going up to people in hotels? I have read your stories about making friends on the road... I want to do the same but not sure how.
Also, if anyone has any suggestions for me of things to see once I get out of MN, that would be great. I'm going to the Mall of America Thursday. From there, it's open. I'll be taking I94 to I90 to Seattle.