Ive been planning this 850 mile jaunt for a while now and cant believe its taken this long to find this board.
Im from England and in April am driving from Washington to meet family in Orlando.
Ive scoured the board for all sorts of tips but I could still do with some specific advice.
Safety - Ive heard you shouldnt really stop at Gas stations on your own. This will be pretty much unavoidable but are they safe? Am I ok to stop and get a drink?
I'm going to need at least 1 night in a motel. Are the ones off the I95 generally safe?
Accommodation - I planned to just stop at any motel I saw on the I95 when I got tired but Ive read on here some are a dive. Are there any chains that are universally cheap and clean? I am ok to just pull over and get a room off the duff right?
Sights - I dont mind taking my time and stretching it over 2 or 3 days. Ive read Carolina is nice, touristy and has nice cheap shops but is there anything major I should be aware of?