I Need Help!
Okay, here's the deal. I'll be turning 18 very soon and I really would like to take a lengthy road trip with some friends. Sort of a coming of age thing. Anyways, I have no clue where to go or what to do. I've been reading up on all the essentials...traveling cheap, lodging, food, necessary baggage, etc... The first thing I really need is a good location. I'll be leaving southern Indiana and hopefully in the next few weeks. I'm thinking maybe 1 1/2 - 2 weeks. It doesn't have to be far, but I want a good drive, movie style, and fun places to check out. The destination isn't important, more the trip there and back. I would prefer to take a different route home then to the destination.
Please, any info is helpful and feel free to ask whatever questions you need to.
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You really haven't given us much to go on, because there are a million possibilities of directions that you could travel.
But since you say you want to make the destination secondary to the drive, I'd say don't pick a destination! Pick a road, and when you get to an intersection, pick a direction, and just see where you end up. Once you get to the 5-7 day mark, take a look at where you are and start making a trip back towards home.
Like Michael Said...
Pick a road, or even a river. I myself prefer to stay off the interstates whenever possible. Just drive down the road and you never know what's around the next bend. And those little towns you'll encounter are a real treat.
Perhaps pick a stretch of the Mississippi River which is really a beautiful drive through the Midwest. I like the town of Galena, Illinois, the town that time forgot. Then, nearby is Dubuque, Iowa, also a town with lots to see and do.
Keep on Down that Two Lane Highway. --RoadDog