I am a recent college grad (22 y/o male) and I am planning to pack my car up to drive back home in the next few days (Leaving this Monday...Santa Barbara CA to Rockville MD). This is going to be my first road trip (driving it along too) and I just wanted to put up a general post to see if I could get advice on a few things:
*My car doesn't have air conditioning (but has air/heat), will driving the southern route be too hot (I40/I44/I70)
*I am planning to take my time and make this a semi-leisurely trip with about 6-7 hours of driving a day...I would like to see a few places but I don't want to wander off the interstates too far. Any good recommendations?
*I am going to try and spend as few nights at hotels as possible to save money...would I need to reserve spots at campsites this time of year? Are there any good hostels that you would recommend?
This website has been incredibly helpful to me the past few days... thank you in advance for your advice/insight!