Hey all, my friend and I are college students planning to roadtrip from California to NJ (one way) leaving Santa Barbra, CA on Aug. 14th, and arriving in NJ on Aug. 22nd. So far all we have planned is staying the night in Vegas on the 14th and leaving the morning of the fifteenth... and from there on out I need the forum's collective wisdom about roads to traverse, places to experience, sites to see in this beautiful country.
As for what interests us, the criteria is anything new, different, and/or exciting. We want to experience the small towns, the bustling cities, the breathtaking vistas, the unique flavor of regional cultures... everything and anything! I know that this is very broad, but that's what we're hoping to experience - the breadth of the diversity of the United States. Nothing is too small or too big. For example I would absolutely travel down to the Chesapeake Bay to sit back and relax on the porch of Waterman's Crab House, cracking open some Chesapeake Bay blue crab (...already done this, but I highly suggest this to anyone remotely close to the bay).
I suspect that the absolute upper budget limit is 3000 dollars for both of us (good bye summer earnings :( ), but hold nothing back! we want to look back fondly on this adventure when we're old men passing around stories about the good 'ol days. Thank you for the listen roadtrip america!