I've got about 2 weeks off, and my fiancee and I plan on taking a road trip. We have a few thumbtacks on the map, as it were, but much is still up in the air.
Here's what we have so far:
leave Philadelphia Saturday April 18th
Maker's Mark distillery (a bit south of Louisville)
Something coastal (Myrtle Beach? Outer Banks? Something else?)
return to Philly Saturday May 2nd (Sunday at the latest)
Are there any particular routes between these points that we should be sure to take/avoid? Any destinations that we should flesh out our schedule with? ("if you're near X, then you may want to check out Y", if you're going to Nashville, you should (or should not) continue on to Memphis, etc.)
We have a broad spectrum of likes: nature, weird things, music, bars, art, to name a few. We'll be camping mostly, interspersed with (hopefully) inexpensive motels when we're desperate for a real bed. If you know of any good books/movies that would enhance our experience of where we're going, that would be much appreciated as well.
Extra miles for good views/sights/etc. are ok, we're currently clocked in at around 2000 miles, and even if we do 25% above that we're only driving 3.5 hours a day at 50mph. That being said, I don't think we have the time to, say, head on over to New Orleans, not without sacrificing the ability to stay an extra day somewhere.
Thank you so much for your advice, both that we've already received from past posts, and what we hope to gain going forward.