In May, I will be driving across the country with a friend. We will be going from Pennsylvania to Oregon along the southern coast (sort of - picture a smiley face across the USA). We will pass through Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho.
I am looking for suggestions of where to stay and what to see. We plan on camping out just about every night, so suggestions of cool camping spots would be nice.
We are the adventurous type who like to visit places "off the beaten path." We prefer isolated natural beauty (natural phenomenons, mountains, lakes, etc.).
I would love to hear some suggestions as to beautiful spots that are not crowded with tourists. Unique places to eat are also good, though keep in mind we are poor students!
Thanks so much!