Hi, I'm new to the site, found it googling. I'm a photographer and have been wanting to take a road trip w/ my dog through (see title). I live in Long beach, ca. I've heard Oct, Nov., is the best time to get great sunset pics. I plan on leaving the eve of the 14th of Nov. that will give me 11 days before landing in San Francisco, and drive back home the following day. I have never done this kind of trip, especialy not by myself.
My question is this: How can I navigate my trip to find pet friendly hotels in populated areas (concerns about traveling alone), and to make my drive time not so long that I am to tired to check in & go back out to see sites etc.
Is there a web site that includes all this kind of info?