I'm planning to go on a 3 week road trip from Winston-Salem, NC to Portland, OR. I'll be driving an old BMW 3 series convertible by myself and would like any advice on things to see, places to stay, ways to save money, etc. Is it safe for me to tent camp by myself? I'm thinking of heading through the deep south and then up through CA. I'd like to spend a whole week in CA because there is so much to see. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!