I am new to this forum as well as road tripping. I live near the Twin Cities, MN. This summer I wish to take my first road trip. The tentative plan is to venture East to Chicago, South to Gulfport, MS, then West to Dallas, TX. I will be visiting friends/family at these locations. In between the destinations is wide open as far as what I do.
Places of interest are Highway 101, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Planning is still in the first stage.
I will be taking this trip solo in my 2000 Mustang convertible. It is a V6 thankfully so gas consumption will be minimized. I need to put some real miles on this thing since it has only gone to and from work since I got it.
A little about me;
I am 25 and used to work at an asset manager in Minneapolis. I was laid off in October of 2008 and decided to apply to grad school to obtain my MBA. In the meantime I got a temporary job in income taxes that will continue until 4/15. Therefore, I'm looking to take a long road trip in June during the warm summer months prior to the start of the MBA program in August. The time/miles of the trip are a non issue since I will be once again unemployed after 4/15. I will have a simple job at a golf course to pass the time and pay the bills, but I'm not worried about time off.
So, I'm looking for suggestions. I plan on making an itinerary, picking up a TomTom/Garmin, and spending some time at the library reading travel books.