My boyfriend and I are planning a weeklong road trip down South, from our home in Baltimore down to Savannah, Ga. Two important rules:
1) We’d like to avoid highways (for the most part) and check out some pretty local scenery.
2) We’re trying to keep it cheap, so the plan is to camp for 2 nights on the way down, stay in a B&B when we get there, then camp for 2 nights on the way back.
Can you help me come up with routes, places (cities, towns, beaches, restaurants, bars, roadside food shacks) to see on the way, national/state parks where we can camp? The boy has never been to the South, and I’ve never been the driver in charge on a road trip, so we’d both like to soak up local flavor on the way down but are basically clueless how to get there and how to see the best the region has to offer. We don’t mind meandering a bit, but not too far off our destination, and though we're pretty adventurous we would prefer to stay away from dangerous or unfriendly areas.