I've never taken on a journey of such length and scope, but I'm planning on going coast to coast (West to East) in July of 2009. I'm planning on 9-10 days of travel. I live in Boston and plan to fly to the West Coast to begin my journey. Obviously since I'm flying out, I'll be renting a car for the trip. Whether I start in Washington, Oregon or California really doesn't concern me too much. It's about the journey, not the starting point or the destination.
I'm looking for the following:
1. Advice on potential routes to take - I have no preset agenda and no particular areas I NEED to see. As such, I'm receptive to all sorts of ideas. I grew up near the ocean and it is a major part of my life. But, I also love nature in any form.
2. Information on where I might post a listing looking for a travel buddy. My friends and family are all pretty much married with kids and unable to do such a road trip. I'd like to find at least one other person interested in making the trip with me. I can't fathom making this trip alone as I think after 2 or 3 10 hour car days I would be burned out.
Thanks for any help the community might be able to give.