We are currently in the planning stages of our Great American Road Trip that will be taking place next Summer.
We will purchase a vehicle of some description in Vancouver, leaving town on 1 July to drive down the west coast, across to New Orleans, down to Florida and then up the East Coast before a quick cross over to Montreal, Niagara Falls, and then back across to Nevada for the Burning Man Festival in late August.
We realise we are being ambitious with the ground to cover and while we have a semi-itinerary, we want to make sure we don't miss any essential sites along the way, so are asking for your help to guide us.
We are all for quirky, eccentric landmarks, amazing scenery, national parks, great food and good old fashioned fun.
So far the big stops we have planned, but are far from finalised, are:
Salt Lake City
Black Rock Desert, Nevada
My questions are
1. Is there a better route? There are reasons for most of these stops (friends, always wanted to go, sites we want to see...)
2. Are there things we should see along the way
3. Have you done a trip like this, or any part of it, before and do you have any tips?
There will be a group of us hailing fom various parts of the world - Australia, New Zealand and Canada primarily and we are all in our mid 20's. We have lived together so compatibility will not be a problem. We are willing to take cheap options and will be camping or living in our RV for most of the trip.
Any hints, tips or advice are welcome!