After our high school graduation, my friends and I are planning on taking a road trip from St. Louis to San Francisco (and to the site of Jack Kerouac's book, Big Sur), and we were wondering if anybody had any suggestions as to what we should go see along the way. We're kind of more interested in nature sightseeing, cacti, native american ruins, history stuff, so anything like that would be greatly appreciated!
Also, our parents are voicing some concerns about safety on this trip. I didn't think that we would run into any trouble, but if you have any tips or words of advice on that matter, please let us know!
And finally, I was wondering how common youth hostels are along the way. We'll be paying for this trip by ourselves, and we would really like to find cheap, but comfy housing, so if anyone has information on that, that would be wonderful as well!